IT News Online – Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

IT News Online Vertiv Introduces New Plug and Play Micro Data
Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com/en-emea) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S (https://bit.ly/2SXnbAi), a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites. Available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Vertiv VRC-S incorporates a rack power distribution unit (rPDU), the Energy Star 2.0 certified Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 uninterruptible power supply (https://bit.ly/3wgINpM) (UPS), monitoring sensors and software, and the latest Vertiv™ VRC rack cooling system (https://bit.ly/3yjizV8) in a highly-efficient, all-in-one IT rack. “Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it can even be experienced virtually with our new augmented...

KubeCon Europe roundup: Key developments for Kubernetes on the edge

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Kubernetes (K8s) is the key component in the data centres modernising and adopting cloud-native development architecture to deliver applications using containers. Capabilities such as orchestrating VMs and containers together make Kubernetes the go-to platform for modern application infrastructure adopters. Telecom operators are also using Kubernetes to orchestrate their applications in a distributed environment involving many edge nodes. But due to the large scale of telco networks – which includes disparate cloud systems – Kubernetes adoption requires different architectures for different use cases. Specifically, if we look at a use case where Kubernetes is used to orchestrate edge workloads, there are various frameworks and public cloud managed Kubernetes solutions are available that offer different benefits and gives telecom operator...

Germany to support quantum computing with 2 billion euros

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will spend about 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) to support the development of its first quantum computer and related technologies in the next four years, the economy and science ministries said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2021. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERSThe science ministry will spend 1.1 billion euros by 2025 to support research and development in quantum computing, which uses the phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver a leap forward in computation.The economy ministry will spend 878 million euros backing practical applications.Germany’s Aerospace Center (DLR) will receive the bulk of the subsidies - about 740 million euros - to team up with industrial companies, medium-sized enterprises and start-ups to forge two...

Finnish quantum computing firm IQM raises $46 million

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Nov 10 (Reuters) - Finnish quantum computing technology firm IQM has raised 39 million euros ($46 million) from investors including MIG and Tencent to boost its position in the emerging industry, it said on Tuesday.IQM, founded in 2018, develops quantum computers for research laboratories and computing centres, and has now raised a total of 71 million euros - making it one of the best-funded European firms in the sector.“Europe is ideally positioned to become a quantum leader for the future. Our decades of investment in science and research which are needed to power quantum breakthroughs play to our strengths,” it said.Quantum computers could operate millions of times faster than today’s advanced supercomputers. The technology is based on quantum bits, or qubits, that exponentially increase the amount of information that can be...