Liqid | September 16, 2021
Liqid, provider of the world’s most comprehensive composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) platform, today announced integration and support for composable hosts in VMware virtualized environments. With this new capability, Liqid customers can now deploy and scale host servers via software in seconds and centralize both physical and virtual infrastructure management within VMware with Liqid’s new vCenter Plug-in. By bringing Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) to virtualized workloads, Liqid helps customers manage costs by improving resource utilization and reducing physical management of host servers – further driving the flexibility and agility of the cloud to datacenters and the edge.
These ecosystem integration-focused features expand the catalog of integrations begun with the recent launch of Liqid’s Dynamic SLURM Integration that automates the creation of bare metal servers to meet a SLURM job’s precise requirements from a multiverse of possible options. With VMware vCenter integration, Liqid is continuing to extend the tangible benefits of CDI into a growing number of significant areas within IT, further allowing more customers to realize revolutionary datacenter efficiencies with their existing physical servers composed with GPU, FPGA, and NVMe storage resources.
VMware has successfully redefined infrastructure efficiency and flexibility for decades now,” said Matt Halcomb, Principal Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology (WWT). “We believe Liqid's composable software will enable our customers to extract increased value from VMware virtualization by drastically accelerating virtual host deployment and scaling straight from vCenter. As modern workloads increase in complexity, Liqid’s software defined hardware allows customer to deploy a fully adaptive bare-metal host environment that compliments VMware’s capabilities.”
While enterprise organizations have been utilizing VMware’s virtualization solutions to address high-value applications such as AI and machine learning, the conventional servers used to host these applications delay time deploy and scale, lack flexibility, and are inefficient, ultimately limiting the value of virtualization by restricting configuration possibilities and increasing datacenter costs. Further, these server configurations prevent critical accelerator resources such as GPU, FPGA, NVMe, and memory from being shared across the network, leading to poor utilization. The manual tasks of moving resources and deploying and scaling hosts increase operational costs.
For organizations utilizing VMware’s virtualization solutions to derive maximum value from their data center, Liqid introduces composable hosts for virtualized environments. With Liqid Matrix CDI, bare-metal host servers can be created via software and matched perfectly to the resource requirements of any given virtual machine to accelerate time-to-value, and increase the agility and efficiency of their new and existing VMware virtual server, desktop and hyperconverged infrastructure environments.
The Liqid vCenter Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server provides a web-based tool integrated with the VMware vSphere Web Client user interface that allows customers to compose bare-metal hosts, add and remove resources, and view key configuration information in their VMware vCenter.
The new features offer customers the following:
Be More Cloud-like: Realize cloud-like, dynamic resource orchestration for bare-metal resources for data centers on-prem, at the edge, or within traditional cloud environments.
Accelerate Host Deployment: Reduce host server deployment times from days or weeks to minutes via software composability for accelerated ROI.
Scale Physical Resources on Demand: When host severs need more storage or accelerator resources, add them hands-free, in seconds without regard for what will physically fit in a server.
Meet Impossible Workload Needs: Liqid composability removes the server chassis as the limiting factor when designing a host server. Since GPU and storage resources can reside outside the server, anything is possible, including 1U servers with 16GPUs.
Be Change Ready: With Physical hosts that are as nimble as your virtual environment, you can adapt to new reality quicker and realize the benefits sooner.
Increased Resource Utilization: Overprovisioning often leads to trapped, unused resources. With Liqid, only deploy the resources a host needs today. If GPU resources aren’t utilized at night, redeploy them during off hours to maximize results.
Reduce Manual Tasks: Instead of spending time manually doing physical adds and changes, leverage vCenter to complete tasks, hands-free.
Leverage Existing Investments: Most importantly, Liqid plugs into the existing infrastructure, making VMware virtual environments more flexible, agile and efficient.
Liqid provides the world’s most comprehensive software-defined composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) platform. Liqid Matrix™ software enables users to dynamically right size their IT resources on the fly. Liqid empowers users to manage, scale, and configure physical, bare-metal server systems in seconds and then reallocate core data center devices on-demand, via Liqid Matrix software, as workflows and business needs evolve.
Spectrum Evolution Inc. | October 12, 2020
Spectrum Evolution Inc. (SEI) and VSatcast Inc. (VSI) announce the successful implementation of the first “touchless deployment” of a Network Function Virtualization (NFV), cloud-hosted, Broadcast Internet service. This is a significant step in deploying the broadcast component of the 5G network and delivering broadband content and data services to home, office, and mobile end users on a one-to-everyone basis. Massive demand for video streaming creates bottlenecks across the internet, as thousands of separate files of the same content are individually transmitted to viewers. The SEI and VSI hybrid broadcast-broadband network will pre-position popular video content in consumer homes, eliminating IP bandwidth bottlenecks and maintaining content quality.
PKT | January 04, 2022
Bittrex Global announced PKT, the world’s first layer-1 blockchain for bandwidth, will list on its exchange later this month.
PKT is an open-source community project that monetizes unused internet bandwidth and provides an economic incentive for people to expand internet connectivity and network infrastructure with minimal technical knowledge required. The blockchain is Bitcoin-fork designed for microtransaction scalability with near-zero fees and 60 second block times.
PKT divides the Internet Service Provider (ISP) roles of infrastructure provider and network operator. In effect, this lowers the barrier of entry for entrepreneurs to become ISPs, and decentralizes internet access for billions of people worldwide.
We are excited to welcome such a unique blockchain project onto the exchange. Bittrex Global is pleased that it can serve as a vehicle of momentum for PKT and we look forward to seeing its many use cases come to fruition over the coming year.”
Stephen Stonberg, CEO of Bittrex Global
“I am excited to see the PKT community activated around the vision of taking the internet back from monopolistic telecom companies,” says Caleb James DeLisle, lead developer of PKT, “and for Bittrex Global providing the community with an on-ramp to participate.”
There are an estimated 200,000 cores mining the PKT Network globally and the mining pools have reported seeing over 100 Gb/s of sustained bandwidth, powered entirely by people from around the world. Mining difficulty and network bandwidth have increased more than 10,000% since January 2021.
The PKT Network use cases will include free VPN, launching in 2022, localized mesh networking, internet sharing, and a new token issuance protocol called Token Strike, which provides token and NFT issuance with near-zero cost gas fees. TokenStrike will launch in 2022 and enables anyone to tokenize and trade bandwidth in a decentralized bandwidth market. PKT is an internet built by the people, for the people.
PKT is a decentralized high-speed data network that enables anyone to monetize their unused internet bandwidth. Powered by PacketCrypt, the world’s first bandwidth-hard proof-of-work, people who connect to the PKT Network are paid in PKT Cash ($PKT) every 60 seconds. PKT provides an economic incentive for people to grow internet connectivity and infrastructure with minimal technical knowledge. As the network grows, PKT drives bandwidth demand, which in turn drives down the cost of bandwidth, increases the speed of the PKT Network, and improves internet connectivity in both urban and rural areas worldwide. PKT is a decentralized community project with no company, no investors, and no pre-mine. The project is an extension of the open source cjdns mesh networking protocol, created by PKT lead developer Caleb James DeLisle in 2011, which makes it so people can get onto the internet without requiring a traditional ISP.
About Bittrex Global
Bittrex Global, the most secure digital asset exchange in the world, serves both retail and institutional clients, globally. Committed to helping users build wealth, Bittrex Global facilitates the purchase and trade of over 250 tokens. Through its use of cutting-edge technology, advanced security protocols, and a sophisticated elastic multi-stage wallet strategy, the company provides a high-level experience for professional and novice customers alike. Bittrex Global is a key player in driving widespread adoption of secure and decentralized methods to building wealth while remaining compliant and adhering to the wide array of regulatory measures across the globe.