Dive into the new age of Data Resilience, Compute Performance coupled with maximum Efficiencies
Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS)
Artificial intelligence as a service (AIaaS) refers to out-of-box AI services rendered by ADACEN to potential subscribers. AI refers to a paradigm where computer systems perform human-like tasks by reasoning, picking up cues from past experiences, learning, and solving problems. Broadly, disparate technologies such as machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, and robotics are referred to under AI.
Like ADACEN's backup as a service (BaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), ADACEN's AIaaS provides a complete ‘as a service’ package that ADACEN hosts. This is a very cost-effective and reliable alternative to software developed by a client's in-house team. As such, AI becomes accessible to everyone in the corporate ecosystem.
With ADACEN's AIaaS, end users can harness the capabilities of AI through application programming interfaces (APIs) and tools without having to write any complex codes. Like any other ‘as a service’ solution, AIaaS uses cloud computing models effectively to leverage AI. It adds substantial flexibility in overall organizational operations and enhances efficiency, thereby driving productivity levels. AIaaS is highly dynamic and adaptable. It is primarily effective in optimizing the outcomes of big data analytics projects. These readily available AI services allow companies to extract the key benefits of AI without making huge capital investments (or even bearing the related risks) to build and execute their cloud platforms.
Ultra High-Performance Compute (UHPC)
When it comes to high performance computing, the future is closer than imagined. Transformative technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain systems are supported and enabled by high performance computers. Application of HPCs has recently yielded unprecedented results in the field of protein folding, using AI to solve a problem that has stumped scientists for more than fifty years.
Unlike edge computing, which focuses on maximizing data storage and operations on phones and PCs—making driving instructions available and effective offline, or caching media from a streaming service temporarily on a personal laptop to create a seamless playback experience—high performance computing is all about powerful processing and utilizing the cloud.
Experts in HPC and artificial intelligence solutions predict that the future of high performance computing will include improvements in scalability and computing power. Improvements through hardware and cloud computing, along with a possible convergence with quantum computing systems.
The number of computing nodes will likely increase in future HPC systems. Successful implementation of cloud-based input and output technologies stand poised to influence high-performance computing trends. Larger workflows require more compute power, but they also call for a streamlined approach to managing data input and output. When this is outsourced to the cloud, the efficiency of the third-party providing data I/O as a service must be assured before it becomes a bottleneck.
In the future, the sustainability of high-performance computing will be as much a concern as its scalability. With essential industries relying on these services, their continuance must be assured for generations to come. The benefits of high-performance computing are immense. Greater data storage capacity, scalability, and cloud computing support are just the beginning of the laundry list of advantages a high-performance computer can offer. However, high-performance computing systems do have a downside. They consume large volumes of energy and emit huge amounts of waste heat.
ADACEN has solved the environmental impact of this technology by building green data centers and optimizing for maximum energy efficiency in very unique ways. As a result, ADACEN offers the highest density of computing cores on the market. This means that the installation take up a smaller space, use less power, have a very low PUE enabling the highest performance and efficiencies.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
IaaS is made up of a collection of physical and virtualized resources that provide consumers with the basic building blocks needed to run applications and workloads in the ADACEN's cloud:
Physical data centers
ADACEN manages its data centers that contain the physical machines required to power the various layers of abstraction on top of them and that are made available to end users over the web or private networks. In most IaaS models, end users do not interact directly with the physical infrastructure, but it is provided as a service to them.
IaaS is typically understood as virtualized compute resources, defined as a virtual or bare metal machines. ADACEN manages the hypervisors and end users can then programmatically provision virtual “instances” with desired amounts of compute and memory (and sometimes storage). ADACEN offers both CPUs and GPUs for different types of workloads. Cloud compute also typically comes paired with supporting services like auto scaling and load balancing that provide the scale and performance characteristics that make ADACEN's cloud desirable in the first place.
Networking in the cloud is a form of Software Defined Networking in which traditional networking hardware, such as routers and switches, are made available programmatically, typically through APIs. More advanced networking use cases involve the construction of multi-zone regions and virtual private clouds.
The three primary types of cloud storage ADACEN provides are block storage, file storage, and object storage. Block and file storage are common in traditional data centers but can often struggle with scale, performance and distributed characteristics of cloud. Thus, of the three, object storage has become the most common mode of storage in a private cloud given that it is highly distributed (and thus resilient), it leverages commodity hardware, data can be accessed easily over HTTP, and scale is not only essentially limitless but performance scales linearly as the cluster grows.
ADACEN's DATA OASIS™ Advanced Data Centers - Full Customer Experience Service
The Data Oasis concept was developed in response to five critical vulnerabilities and shortcomings of existing data centers:
Dependency on public electric grid and inadequate back-up systems
Lack of truly secure / air-gapped data vault as an emergency backup of critical data
Limited physical security of the data centers
Increasing power and water requirements are making Data Centers harder to provision
Lack of long-duration operator/customer support for DR and COOP activities
ADACEN addresses each of these vulnerabilities in its DATA OASIS™ suite of facility services.
Furthermore, today’s demands for power-hungry high-density and high-performance compute have outpaced the inefficient capabilities of legacy data center technologies. A new, more efficient approach is required.
As a leader in data resiliency, ADACEN brings together a suite of innovative solutions and technologies that define the future of secure, high density, high performance, scalable and power efficient data center operations.
When used in totality, ADACEN’s ultra-green solutions save time and money, as examples:
95% reduction in cooling costs
Power usage efficiency (PUE) of 1.03 (third party verified)
98% less use of water
50% reduction in CAPEX building costs
Rapidly deployable in raw spaces, no need for raised floors
40% reduction in power consumption
10x increase in computing density
More than 100kW in the space of 2 standard racks
30% increase in hardware lifespan
No moving parts, no dust particles, no vibration
More even heat distribution
ADADEN's DATA OASIS™ facilities are custom outfitted and constructed data centers designed to be more efficient, secure and resilient overall. These facilities are constructed on Federal land within secure perimeters, adjacent to dual use (commercial and military) runways, under protected airspace, coupled to pre-grid power, connected with enhanced networking and tethered to other locations via air-gapped data transport. Optional remote (forward deployable) facilities are also available on a smaller scale in mobile self contained units.
We Integrate With Your Ecosystem
According to Forbes, in 2018, Warren Buffett said he'd invested in Apple for two reasons: its brand and its ecosystem. We all know the Apple brand, but what did he mean by "ecosystem"?
Essentially, "ecosystem" means everything that revolves around the manufacturing and delivery of a company's products. That includes customers, suppliers, logistics providers, financial institutions, data providers and more. There's value in the processes that connect all these stakeholders, and many companies today are quickly discovering ways to unlock it through a software or technology called "ecosystem integration."
Credit: Forbes 2021
ADACEN's ecosystem integration is different from traditional "internal" integration approaches because it brings an "outside-in" approach to integration. Traditional integration was always enterprise-centric, concerned primarily with connecting a company to a standard set of business partners and internal applications.
In the age of the cloud, that's changed out of necessity. As a technology paradigm, ecosystem integration is about opening up a company to as many suppliers, customers, marketplaces, service providers and SaaS applications as necessary so that it can conduct frictionless business in real time. ADACEN strives to be in the center of that integration.