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Monday, 26 September 2016 00:00

TierPoint to Build Second Dallas Data Center

Leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions started in the Dallas area in 2010 Metro area among the fastest growing data center markets in the country

DALLAS — TierPoint LLC today announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art data center in the Dallas metropolitan area.  

Partnering with Compass Data Centers, TierPoint’s ultimate plan calls for approximately 90,000 sq. ft. of building space in Allen, Texas, with the initial phase including an investment of over $20 million and 16,000 sq. ft. of raised floor. The new carrier-neutral facility will also include infrastructure support and office space and is expected to be operational by spring 2017.

“The location we selected in Allen is beneficial for several reasons,” said Chris Parsons, TierPoint’s Regional Vice President for the area. “It offers an ideal disaster recovery option for our current customers and provides expansion capabilities for them while remaining local.  Allen is a high-tech community in the rapidly growing US 75/State Highway 121 corridor, offering easy access from all points in North Texas and close proximity to the IT workforce, rapidly expanding population, and business growth in the area.” 

Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell said: “We’re proud to support the new TierPoint facility in our city.  This is yet another example of how the proactive efforts of the Allen Economic Development Corporation attract new and beneficial business investment to our community.”

TierPoint’s roots can be traced to Dallas and the company’s first data center acquisition, Colo4Dallas, in 2010.  The original 68,000 sq. ft. facility, built in 2000, was one of the first in the area to provide true 2N power, an important factor in preventing outages and giving the company a strong entry into the market.  Since then, TierPoint has added 38 more data centers.  The new Dallas-area facility will bring the total to 40 nationwide.

“Dallas is one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S., offering a technology hub with abundant power, connectivity, and a business-friendly climate,” said Jerry Kent, TierPoint’s Chairman and CEO.  “Our decision to invest in this second facility in the area is based on strong, regional demand for hybrid IT services and is a testament to the unique blend of world-class products, top-rate professionals, and superior customer service for which TierPoint is increasingly known.”


About TierPoint

TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

KEMP, Texas – Larson Electronics, a leading industrial lighting company, announced the release of a 36 watt self-contained LED light tower that offers high power, maximum portability, and a versatile lighting configuration in a compact and durable design.

The WAL-TP-RPS-1XLED-CPR rechargeable LED light tower from Larson Electronics features a unique light assembly that consists of a single LED light head attached to a bracket and an articulated center support. The light head can be removed from the telescoping tripod by loosening the hand knob and sliding the light assembly off the center support. Specially chosen for their high lumen output and extreme longevity, this light head is constructed with Cree T6 LED emitters that produce a total of 2,000 lumens of cool white light. The light head is housed within a rugged aluminum alloy body and protected behind a shatter resistant polycarbonate lens.

This five and a half foot tall tripod work light weighs less than 20 pounds and can be quickly collapsed and stowed inside an included carrying bag. A 13 foot lead protrudes from the light head allowing operators to connect to the rechargeable battery pack or a DC vehicle charger. The battery pack offers a full four hour run-time and requires eight to ten hours of charging time from a fully depleted state. This battery powered light tower comes with a duffle style carrying bag, a 12 volt 8.8ah lithium ion battery pack housed within its own carrying bag, and a DC and AC charging cord.

“This new portable light tower is a self-contained lighting solution designed to be easily deployed for applications such as emergency rescue, fire, police, and utility maintenance,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics. “For storage and transport, the light assembly and tower can be easily stored within the duffle style carrying bag.”

Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED light towers, portable power distributions, explosion proof lights for hazardous locations, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights. You can view the company’s entire line of lighting by visiting them on the web at Larsonelectronics.com. You can also call 1-800-369-6671 to learn more or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.

Boston, Mass. – Permabit, a Red Hat Technology Partner and expert in data reduction for the cloud, is collaborating with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to deliver advanced data reduction for Red Hat Storage. Permabit has tested and certified its VDO data reduction for Linux® with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage software to help data center IT organizations to reduce their storage footprint.

Permabit Technology Corporation recently announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6 - the only modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack. VDO delivers Permabit-patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial Linux software package for enterprise hybrid cloud data centers and cloud service providers. 
Organizations struggling to keep up with demand for cloud storage are suddenly confronting the need for huge data center expansion which can run up to $3000/square foot. (1)

Combining Permabit VDO with open source private cloud storage maximizes data center density, reducing the need for expansion while also lowering operational costs of power and cooling. Permabit Labs testing of VDO with unstructured data repositories on Red Hat Storage saw data reduction rate of 2:1. Permabit Labs Testing in Virtual Disk Image environments saw VDO compression and deduplication deliver up to 6:1 data reduction rates with Red Hat Storage. 

Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that supports unified storage for cloud environments. With object and block storage in one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage can more efficiently and automatically manage the petabytes of data needed to run businesses facing large data growth. Red Hat Gluster Storage is an open, software-defined file storage platform that combines with standard X86 server platforms to enable a cost-effective alternative to traditional NAS appliances for unstructured and semi-structured data.

“Red Hat is excited to be working with Permabit to enable its data reduction technology on top of Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage for customers considering dedupe and compression as a solution for increasing storage density in expanding data centers,” said Ben Cherian, Director of Partnerships, Alliances, and Channel for Red Hat Storage. “Partners such as Permabit play an important role in supporting Red Hat enterprise customers as they move toward hybrid cloud architectures using open, software-defined storage.”

“Data reduction has become a requisite component of today’s Linux hybrid cloud solutions, enabling businesses to optimize their storage consumption and costs and minimize the need for expensive data center expansion,” said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “We are pleased to be working with Red Hat to make VDO available to its customers who want to increase their effective storage capacity and lower data center costs.”

To learn more about Permabit VDO Data Reduction software visit: 

About Permabit
Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable customers to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain a competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.
Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit www.permabit.com.
Red Hat, Ceph, and Gluster are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. 

(1)	Google Data Center @ $3658/sq.ft. http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2015/04/google_opens_new_oregon_data_c.html
Subscriber Data Management solution can handle encrypted and non-encrypted sessions


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced the launch of Smart Identity Manager (SmartidM) for mobile operators to effectively manage their subscribers’ data, and launch new services. SmartidM is part of the company’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) portfolio of products. Use cases for SmartidM include centralized ID management for fraud prevention, delivering BingeOn type services and introducing micropayments that require collaboration between mobile operators and OTTs.


SmartidM is able to handle both encrypted and non-encrypted sessions and a number of operators are deploying Openwave Mobility’s technology ahead of Apple’s deadline for new protocols. From January 1 2017, Apple will force all apps to comply with its App Transport Security (ATS) HTTPS encryption protocols. This will adversely impact mobile operators that do not have the technology to manage encrypted traffic. What’s more, mobile operators will not be able to use header enrichment to deliver a personalized experience to subscribers and monetize services.


“Apple’s mandatory move to HTTPS is part of a challenging trend for mobile operators” said Indranil Chatterjee, SVP of Product & Sales at Openwave Mobility. “In some regions, nearly 80% of the data travelling on the network is encrypted and mobile operators are losing the ability to collaborate with app developers and deliver more tailored services to their subscribers. Our SDM technology is designed to help mobile operators deliver a more secure and higher quality app experience to their subscribers.”


All SDM solutions from Openwave Mobility, including SmartidM are NFV-enabled and future-proof. The robust security capabilities on SmartidM allows operators to transmit data and information with network applications and trusted third parties securely.


More information for mobile operators on managing Apple’s new protocols can be found here: http://landing.owmobility.com/sdm-apple-security/


About Openwave Mobility

Openwave Mobility empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize encrypted traffic. Based on the industry’s most scalable NFV platform, our solutions alleviate RAN congestion, create new revenue opportunities and unify subscriber data. The company provides solutions for mobile data optimization, targeted promotions and subscriber data management.


Openwave Mobility and the Openwave Mobility logo are trademarks of Openwave Mobility Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Monday, 26 September 2016 00:00

Third millennium BC objects move to the cloud

The University of Manchester’s digital collection of rare books, medieval manuscripts, maps, and historic archives, including 4500-year old clay tablets and contemporary email correspondence, is moving to Preservica, a digital preservation and access solution hosted on the AWS cloud, to ensure it is accessible and future-proofed indefinitely


The University of Manchester Library has begun moving its digital Special Collections to the AWS cloud with the help of Preservica’s cloud based digital preservation and access system, deployed in April. As one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK, the University of Manchester Library holds one of the world’s outstanding collections of rare books, manuscripts, maps, archives and visual collections, which are being digitised to make them more widely available to the academic and research communities.


Chronologically, the library’s collections span many centuries, from the 3rd millennium BC to the 21st century, encompassing a wide range of formats. Virtually every medium that has ever been used for writing can be found in its collections, including papyrus fragments in many languages. The most famous fragment is the piece of St John's Gospel, which is believed to be the earliest example of New Testament writing in existence. Physical objects are being photographed, documented and archived using the Preservica cloud-based digital preservation platform.


“We’re in the process of moving 30TB of digitised and born digital material to the cloud,” says Andy Land, Digital Programmes Manager at The University of Manchester Library. “It’s part of a University wide initiative to capitalise on the cost and accessibility efficiencies offered by the cloud. We’re pleased to be consolidating our Special Collections in one system that will ensure our digital materials are both digitally preserved and more widely accessible.”


The University Library is also pioneering the way forward in preserving emails and attachments, a practice not often considered in other large-scale digital preservation programmes. A unique part of its Special Collections are over 250,000 emails to the Carcanet Press, an internationally important publisher of poetry and works in translation. “These emails are a perfect example of how we need to preserve newer materials with the same care we allocate to ancient manuscripts,” says Land. “For the past 15 years, many people have been writing emails rather than letters to editors, and we need to preserve this important part of written history. Email applications, and formats have changed over the years, so ensuring emails and their attachments are entrusted to a digital preservation system, so that they can be readable in the future, is extremely important to us.”


The Library is also unique in selecting Preservica’s Enterprise Edition hosted in the Cloud in order to use the platform’s APIs to integrate the system to serve as the backend to its many search-based applications, such as its ‘Discovery’ application. “It’s about letting people use the tools they are used to and giving all customers access to the collections,” says Land. “For a long time people have had to use various systems to get access to different objects that were stored in different places. Now they can just use the application they prefer to access everything in the collections, which, when we are finished, will all live in Preservica.”


The University Library did a three-month pilot test of the Preservica platform in early 2015. Preservica was selected from a series of vendors, and the platform was deployed in April. Training on the platform was conducted in June and the digital programmes team have now begun moving what will eventually be 30TB+ of files in to the system.


“As part of its digital programme, The University of Manchester joins a community of universities and colleges we are working with in order to future-proof vital history, and we are pleased they have selected Preservica as their digital preservation partner,” says Jon Tilbury, Preservica CEO. “It is encouraging to see the University Library include digital preservation in its cloud based strategy, and we look forward to seeing the new exhibitions and initiatives this programme will bring.”


The University Library is looking forward to using the Preservica system to help make its Middle Eastern studies collection more widely available. Middle Eastern Studies have been offered at the University since 1851 and Iranian studies has been a key part of this since the late 19th century. Its collection of Iranian newspapers and periodicals offer unique insight on the minute details of historical developments of major consequences, such as the Coup of 1953, the Revolution of 1979, or the "Tehran Spring" of 1999-2002.


Over the coming months, the Library’s team of archivists, photographers and IT specialists will work to digitise and ingest files in to the Preservica platform via the Preservica Bulk Upload Service, which works in conjunction with AWS Import/Export Snowball to accelerate moving large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud.


About Preservica

Preservica is a world leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Our active preservation solutions are used by leading businesses, archives, libraries, museums and government organisations globally, to safeguard and share valuable digital content, collections and electronic records, for decades to come. These include the UK National Archives, the UK Met Office, Transport for London (TfL), Wellcome Library, Yale University Library, BT, Lloyds Bank and HSBC, to name a few.


Available on premise or in the Cloud, Preservica’s award-winning digital preservation and access software is a complete, standards-based (OAIS ISO 14721) trusted repository that includes connectivity to leading Content Management, Email and Catalogue systems to ensure long-term usability, trustworthiness and preservation of vital digital records, emails and content.


Visit: www.preservica.com Twitter: @preservica


About The University of Manchester Library

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries. With more than 3 million printed books and manuscripts, over 41,000 electronic journals and 500,000 electronic books, as well as several hundred databases, the library is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the UK.

The Library’s primary aim is to support students and staff of The University of Manchester in all areas of their study. But it is also fully committed to widening participation, and access to many of its services provided for individual researchers, schools and the local community.

New, Cloud-Based, End-to-End Disaster Recovery Service is a Robust, Yet Affordable, Option for the SME Market 


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Zetta, a leading provider of high-performance business continuity solutions, today announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-first disaster recovery (DR) solution that offers sub-five minute failover with the push of a button. The new solution enables small and mid-sized enterprise (SME) customers and partners to continue accessing business-critical applications with minimal disruption during a downtime event. The cost-effective service offers high availability and reliability for even the most demanding recovery time objectives (RTOs). 


“From human-led malicious attacks to unexpected system downtime to natural disasters, unforeseen events can be costly, even devastating, for today’s data-driven business,” said Mike Grossman, CEO, Zetta. “With the new Zetta Disaster Recovery, applications and databases can failover in less than five minutes, so businesses and their employees can continue working without interruption.  This delivers true peace-of-mind without the cost and complexity that has been traditionally associated with disaster recovery solutions.”


“At EMA we have estimated that the cost of downtime can vary from as much as $90,000 to $6 million an hour, depending on the industry and its application environment. But, no matter how you slice it, downtime is a cost most businesses simply can’t endure,” said Jim Miller, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates. “Disaster Recovery in the cloud can be an efficient and cost-effective way to avoid the potentially high cost of downtime. With Zetta Disaster Recovery, Zetta delivers cloud-based business continuance with a complete service that features both simplicity and affordability.”

Easy-to-Achieve Disaster Readiness and Recovery

Zetta Disaster Recovery is an end-to-end service that provides complete deployment-to-failback coverage. It includes upfront network, firewall, VPN and connectivity configuration and automated DR testing, which can be easily customized to accommodate an organization’s unique network environment, ensuring that, in the event of a disaster of any kind, a company can be fully operational in the cloud.  


The new DR service also supports incremental failback, allowing companies to continue to run their systems in the cloud, while Zetta Disaster Recovery manages sequential failback in the background. As a result, final switchover from cloud to local operations can happen painlessly – in minutes.  


Enterprise-Grade DR Solution at an Affordable Price

Zetta Disaster Recovery is a cost-effective option for companies that cannot afford to invest in a secondary DR site but who require rapid failover with truly dynamic scalability and rapid throughput rates. Zetta Disaster Recovery bundles network and VPN configuration, and DR testing and planning, eliminating the need for companies to engage outside professional service firms to perform these functions.

Optimized for Complex IT Environments

Zetta Disaster Recovery has been architected with the needs of larger enterprises in mind: to rapidly protect very large data sets and complex IT environments using fewer system resources and in less time than alternative options. Key features of Zetta Disaster Recovery include:

      Comprehensive support for end-to-end DR including backup, failover and failback

      Failback flexibility with support for incremental failbacks 

      High-performing IO, CPU and RAM resources to support workload demands of SME organizations

      Pre-provisioned virtual VPN and firewall to ensure that an organization’s workers have on-demand access to applications running in the Zetta Cloud

      Power-on DR testing to validate that systems and applications will be operational in event of disaster 


All protected data is encrypted via SSL in flight to and via AES at rest in the Zetta Cloud. For additional security, options for secure VPN connectivity to the recovered environment in the Zetta Cloud include Point to Site, Site to Site and IP takeover. 

Zetta Disaster Recovery is an extension of the Zetta Business Continuity Suite of solutions that also includes Zetta Data Protection, an award-winning cloud-first backup and restore solution. The Zetta Business Continuity Suite provides organizations with uninterrupted access to their business-critical data and applications and currently supports more than 2,000 SME customers and partners.


Zetta Disaster Recovery is available now on a subscription basis. For more information visit: http://www.zetta.com/zetta-disaster-recovery


About Zetta
Zetta is an award-winning provider of high-performance cloud data protection and disaster recovery solutions that are a worry-free choice for businesses and managed service providers. The Company’s direct-to-cloud approach provides businesses a fast and reliable way to protect, access and quickly recover their business-critical data and systems—both physical and virtual – without the need for costly extra hardware. For more information, visit www.zetta.com.

AUSTIN, Texas – Scale Computing, the market leader in hyperconverged storage, server and virtualization solutions for midsized companies, and Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity and integration solutions, today announced a new BI and analytics appliance, the Scale Analytics Appliance, at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West.

The Scale Analytics Appliance enables companies to get sophisticated reporting and analytics without requiring significant IT support. It combines Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Business User Edition software and Scale Computing’s HC3 virtualization platform to address the broadest range of business intelligence and analytic needs – from data preparation and integration to self-service reporting and data discovery. It delivers reports, charts, and visualizations and is oriented to less-technical users.  Scale Analytics empowers users with an app-like environment that will enable midsize organizations to leverage information from any source for better decision-making at a fraction of the time and cost.

“We considered implementing Business Intelligence for a long time. We don’t make widgets or fit the standard mold and we don’t speak the language that enterprise Business Intelligence folks speak,” said Melanie Ellingson, Director of IT of Empire Air. “We were aware of Information Builders, but when we saw the Business User Edition and who it was built for and having it packaged as an appliance on a Scale platform, we thought this is finally a solution that fits our mold. The support and training were great, along with the learning tools provided. Having our data on premises is a real big deal for us and this new appliance helped make it a reality.”

"A business intelligence and analytics appliance is really a unique offering,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “It is easy to deploy, administer and use, and it eliminates large upfront investments in software and hardware. Information Builders is proud to work with leading-edge companies like Scale Computing to help small and medium-size organizations achieve their business goals."

“We are proud that Scale Computing and Information Builders have selected the Midsize Enterprise Summit West for their announcement,” said Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “Both companies have independently and repeatedly won top awards for excellence at this conference, and it’s great to see them form a partnership that specifically targets this marketplace. MES brings together one of the largest independent gatherings of mid-market CIOs and senior IT executives, and I think our community will be excited to see a combined offering.”

“Midsize organizations want business intelligence but their IT staff say that they need to buy more capacity to make it happen, or that they need more servers or more storage, or that there are other projects that need to be done first,” said Jeff Ready, CEO, and co-founder of Scale Computing. “The Scale Analytics Appliance eliminates all of that friction. It is easy to install and quick to deploy with tons of pre-existing reports, charts, documents and dashboards available that can be used with data discovery to identify trends, patterns and opportunities for their businesses. This has never before been possible until Scale and Information Builders created this easy-to-use solution.”
Scale Computing (Booth #401) and Information Builders (Booth #205) are exhibiting September 18 - 20 at MES West at the JW Marriott in Austin Texas. 

Scale Analytics starts at less than $50,000 and is available through Scale Computing’s reseller channel. For more information, interested parties may contact Information Builders at http://www.informationbuilders.com/ or contact Scale Computing via the company’s website at http://www.scalecomputing.com or by calling 1-877-SCALE-59.

About Information Builders 
About Information Builders Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page. 

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.

CHICAGO – Neurensic, a fintech artificial intelligence (AI) startup, today announced that its CORE™ product has been selected by Vine Street Trading for its market surveillance and compliance capabilities. Vine Street Trading is a Chicago-based, principal trading group that has focused primarily on electronic futures markets throughout its 10 year existence.

“We are proud to partner with an established market maker with complex futures trading strategies in Vine Street Trading,” said David Widerhorn, founder and CEO of Neurensic. “With our goal of providing clarity for traders, firms and regulators on the issue of disruptive trading, we are pleased to add a new partner to leverage our AI technology.”

CORE uses self-adaptive technology that automatically provides firms with a continuous assessment of the compliance risk associated with complex trading behaviors. This enables compliance professionals to more effectively reduce market harm and minimize potential liability to their organizations. Vine Street Trading will integrate CORE to analyze its futures trading strategies.

The new partnership with Vine Street Trading comes on the heels of the announcement regarding a recent relationship with Chicago-based principal trading firm DV Trading. In addition, Neurensic has opened an office in Silicon Valley this year led by Chief Technology Officer Dr. Cliff Click, who is responsible for the ongoing development of the firm’s compliance and operational risk tools. He and his team are bringing to life the infrastructure that will allow for cross-asset surveillance of the global financial system.

About Neurensic:

Founded in 2015, Neurensic’s mission is to strengthen and protect the financial services industry by using machine learning technology to reveal insights from data and empower organizations to evolve into the future. Its vision is to be the migration path for the industry to transition beyond legacy IT, and into the modern world of complex information systems. Neurensic’s solutions combine Silicon Valley artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities with deep financial markets domain expertise, in order to solve urgent and relevant industry problems.

For more information on AI, compliance, and disruptive trading follow @neurensic on Twitter.

About Vine Street Trading:

Founded in 2006, Vine Street Trading LLC is a Chicago-based principal trading firm that participates in the electronic futures markets.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today unveiled plans to expand its footprint to Boston. At its new facility, located at 300 A Street in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston’s Seaport District, Red Hat plans to bring open source to life in new ways, with a world-class Executive Briefing Center, the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, and a new Red Hat Engineering Lab. The facility is expected to open in mid-2017.

Red Hat, which was recently named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes, has a long history in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with its existing 175,000 square foot worldwide engineering and product headquarters located in Westford, Mass. The Boston facility will add 40,000 square feet to Red Hat’s footprint in Massachusetts. Boston was rated as one of the world’s best tech hubs in 2015 by Expert Market, a business consulting firm, and is home to several world-class universities. With its presence in Seaport, Red Hat plans to be an active member of the Boston technology community.

Executive Briefing Center

The Boston facility will feature a world-class Executive Briefing Center that will deliver an innovative, interactive and immersive experience that brings open source innovation to life by showcasing Red Hat’s full portfolio of enterprise-class open source software and creates collaborative experiences that embody the open source approach. Visitors - who are expected to include senior executives from many of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations - will have an opportunity to learn firsthand how open source can drive innovations across industries and understand Red Hat’s initiatives to advance the technology industry with its open source leadership to address customers’ business challenges.

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

In April 2016, Red Hat introduced Open Innovation Labs, a residency-based initiative for helping customers jumpstart modern application development and gain the skills and tools to accelerate innovation in the future. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs participants learn how to build and containerize applications on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, while working closely with Red Hat subject matter experts to understand and integrate DevOps approaches and methodologies. Red Hat's new Boston facility will be the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, and its largest facility to date.

Red Hat Engineering Lab

As an expansion of its worldwide engineering and product headquarters in Westford, Mass., Red Hat’s new Boston-based Engineering Lab will focus on research and new development around emerging open source technologies in a collaborative development environment designed to foster and accelerate open source-based innovation. With Boston's vibrant high tech communities and renowned universities, this facility will provide a state-of-the-art environment for research and development. Co-locating the Engineering Lab with Red Hat Open Innovation Labs will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration and joint development between Red Hat engineers, customers, and partners.

Supporting Quotes

Martin J. Walsh, mayor, City of Boston

“I am excited to welcome an innovation leader like Red Hat to the City of Boston. By choosing to expand and establish a global showcase location in our city, Red Hat further reinforces Boston's reputation as a thriving hub for talent and technology. I look forward to collaborating with Red Hat as they contribute to our local economy as a community partner and engaged member of our business community."

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

“The IT industry is transforming, and much of that transformation is rooted in open source. Our facility in Boston will be designed to give open source innovation a global stage and help drive the next wave of open source engineering advancements and customer initiatives. Boston is home to one of the world’s most dynamic tech communities and students coming out of its world-class universities have grown up on open source and Linux. We are excited to bring Red Hat to Boston to help foster the next generation of open source talent through collaboration with the city’s universities and keep Red Hat at the forefront of innovation through the projects we plan to house there. I’d like to thank Mayor Walsh and his office for their support as we identified the home for this exciting facility.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Innodisk, the service-driven flash, DRAM and peripheral module provider, presents its new series of SSDs that obtain European E-Mark certification. Innodisk is the first peripheral supplier to obtain the European E-mark certification two years ago, and we will continue to add more certified SSDs. In addition, Innodisk is the only storage solution provider with multiple in-vehicle computing compliant standards for EMI resistance. This series of SSDs are also compliant with SAE J1113(US), ISO 7637-2 and the United States Military Standard, MIL-STD-810F/G.

There are many challenges when it comes to designing products for in-vehicle computing systems, such as dirty power sources, harsh environments, or road instability. Innodisk products are designed to manage these issues, making us one of the world's most reliable storage provider for in-vehicle applications. There are multiple peripherals and electronic devices in many modern vehicle, each of which can create electromagnetic radiation that disturbs the function of other electronic components. Innodisk's in-vehicle SSDs are certified products that cause no electromagnetic interference. 

Innodisk's Flash, DRAM and embedded peripheral products for in-vehicle computing systems are designed to operate under harsh conditions, while supporting the flexibility of the sealed system's placement within the automobile. These reliable storage and memory solutions are heat and shock resistant and have low power consumption that can prevent vehicle challenges caused by power volatility. 

Characteristics of Innodisk's In-Vehicle Computing Storage Solutions:

  • EMI certified by automotive standards (Flash)
  • Exclusive iCell and iData Guard technologies to prevent data loss during power failures (Flash)
  • Low power consumption design (Flash)
  • Thermal sensor and wide temperature operating range (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Military standard shock-resistance and rugged DRAM design
  • Conformal coating protectant for open components on a circuit board
  • Support systems using the ARM architecture (DRAM)

Product Availability

Innodisk's in-vehicle solutions include:
Flash module

  • CFast: MLC from 8GB to 256GB / SLC from 4GB to 64GB
  • CF card: MLC from 8GB to 256GB / SLC from 512 MB to 8GB
  • mSATA 3MG2-P: MLC from 16GB to 512GB.
  • 2.5" SATA SSD3MG2-P: MLC from 8GB to 2TB.

DRAM module

  • DDR3 wide temperature solutions up to 16GB
  • DDR4 2400 wide temperature up to 16GB
  • DDR2/DDR3/DDR4 rugged DIMM series

Embedded peripheral

  • mPCIe CANBus module EMUC-B201
  • Serial module EMP2-X402 / X403

Exhibition Information


Innodisk will showcase its in-vehicle storage solutions at International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, InnoTrans, September 20th to 23rd in Berlin, Germany. Innodisk will be at Hall 4.1, Booth 225. 

About Innodisk

Innodisk (TWSE: 5289) is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules and embedded peripheral products for the industrial and enterprise applications. With satisfied customers across the embedded, aerospace and defense, cloud storage markets and more, we have set ourselves apart with a commitment to dependable products and unparalleled service. This has resulted in products, including embedded peripherals, designed to supplement existing industrial solutions and high IOPS flash arrays for industrial and enterprise applications. The expanded business lines are leading our next step in being a comprehensive solution and service provider in the industrial storage industry.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Innodisk supports clients globally with engineering support and sales teams in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States. With abundant experience and an unrivaled knowledge of the memory industry, Innodisk develops products with excellent quality, remarkable performance, great cost-efficiency, and the highest reliability. For more information about Innodisk, please visit http://www.innodisk.com.

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