The ADACEN Solution
Dive into a new age of data resilience and 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 all other ‘as a service’ solutions, 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 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 NOW. 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 solves a problem that has stumped scientists for more than fifty years.
Edge computing focuses on maximizing data storage and operations on phones and PCs—such as 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, as well as 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 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 takes up less space, uses less power, has a very low PUE rating and enables the highest performance and efficiencies possible.
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 cloud:
Physical Data Centers
ADACEN’s data centers 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, it is provided as a service to them.
IaaS is typically understood as virtualized computing resources, defined as virtual or bare metal machines. ADACEN manages the hypervisors. End users can then programmatically provision virtual “instances” with desired amounts of compute, memory, and sometimes storage. ADACEN offers both CPUs and GPUs for different types of workloads. Cloud compute often comes paired with supporting services like autoscaling 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 allowing easy data access over HTTP, and scale is essentially limitless with performance scaling linearly as the cluster grows.
ADACEN 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 backup systems
- Lack of truly secure / air-gapped data vault as an emergency backup of critical data
- Limited physical security of the data centers
- Scarcity of power and water make 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 computing 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 seen in the following 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 two standard racks
- 30% increase in hardware lifespan
– No moving parts, no dust particles, no vibration
– More even heat distribution
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.