CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for June 28

Jun 28, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for June 28, 2018:

  • GTRI Announces acquisition of Network Professionals Group: Global Technology Resources Inc (GTRI) has closed on the acquisition of Network Professionals Group  (NPG). With this acquisition, GTRI is now able to better serve their customer’s IT needs. As a top-tier partner with Cisco, NetApp, AWS, VMware, Citrix, Palo-Alto and many other OEM vendors, the acquisition of NPG provides flexible financial models and scale to clients for GTRI’s services including managed network, security, data center, cloud, collaboration, OneHealth and Help Desk services.
  • data center summitInspur launches innovative i48 server optimized for AI, HPC and NFV: At the International Supercomputing Conference 2018, Inspur launched the i48 server, optimized for data-center application scenarios. The i48 server is a high-density computing module that supports the IT infrastructure required by AI, HPC and NFV, and can complete consistent, high-density and rapid deployment of an entire system as well as flexibly configure compute and storage nodes according to application data capacity and processing performance requirements. Featuring innovative design and advantages of both servers and rack servers, i48 supports 8 high-density compute nodes, 4 computing-storage balanced nodes and 2 large-capacity storage nodes in a 4U chassis.
  • Quobyte Data Center File System Selected by Science and Technology Facilities Council: The UK Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Scientific Computing Department has selected storage system software developer Quobyte’s Data Center File System to manage the JASMIN Phase 4 super-data-cluster with an initial managed capacity of 42 petabytes. According to the press release, “JASMIN, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Space Agency, provides the UK and European climate and earth-system science communities with a globally unique data intensive analysis and computational e-infrastructure. Quobyte’s Data Center File System gives the JASMIN data facility the ability to unify their file, block, and object storage datasets in a centralized environment consisting of 11,500 cores on 600 nodes.”
  • Swiss Start-up Launches Cryptocurrency Wallet for Children: After raising $6 Million USD in pre-sale, Swiss start-up Pigzbe has unveiled a crypto-currency wallet for children that utilizes a game controller. The wallet, aimed to introduce children to the world of investing, is based on Stellar, an open-source blockchain network authored by Jed McCaleb. Stellar utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate quick, cheap cross-border payments. The coin in question for the wallet is known as Wollo – which like Bitcoin has a fixed supply.
  • Chinese Police Arrest Cryptocurrency Miner for Stealing Power: Chinese authorities have detained an un-named individual (known only by his surname of “Ma”) who has been running an illegitimate crypto-currency mine for Etherium and Bitcoin. The authorities have also confiscated 800 computers he used for mining in two different states. The man will also be charged for power theft from a local power utility, who clued in officials when 150,000 kilowatts were unexpectedly consumed.


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