Meet the boss of Infovista

18 June 2021

José Duarte, CEO, Infovista

José Duarte, CEO, Infovista


What was your big career break? 

• Back in 1993, I was offered the opportunity to establish SAP in Portugal. I took it, starting as a consultant in a small part of what was this gigantic company. Through hard work, we established a foothold in the market. I evolved to become SAP’s president of Latin America, later President of EMEA and, finally, global president services and corporate Officer. It was the ride of a lifetime. I worked 20 years at SAP and have been privileged to meet with talented people and witness technological revolutions. That experience has shaped me as both an executive and on a personal level.

Who was your hero when you were growing up?

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Edge

17 June 2021

Edge and the micro data centre have become essential elements in the expanding data network that is the platform for our data economy.

Gains in processor performance and the need for location specific compute for the myriad applications that require ultra-low latency communication, means that features that were based in traditional data centres are now deployed where the user and the data source reside.

The micro data centre is a means for processing Edge data, which may be gathered from vehicles, traffic automation systems, surveillance devices, local 5G networks, office and factory facilities.

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Nvidia Bluefield -2

17 June 2021

The Nvidia BlueField -2 data processing unit (DPU) is the world’s first data centre infrastructure-on-a-chip optimized for traditional enterprises’ modern cloud workloads and high-performance computing.

It delivers a broad set of accelerated software-defined networking, storage, security, and management services with the ability to offload, accelerate and isolate data centre infrastructure.

With its 200Gb/s Ethernet or InfiniBand connectivity, the BlueField-2 DPU enables organizations to transform their IT infrastructures into state-of-the-art data centres that are accelerated, fully programmable and armed with “zero trust” security to prevent data breaches and cyber-attacks.

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Kstar

17 June 2021

Kstar says its IDU micro data centre is a new generation of alternative solution to small IT room, with complete integration of a “dynamic environment monitoring system, power supply, distribution systems, battery, cooling system, cabinets and containment and the hot aisles and cold aisles are isolated to lower PUE to 1.3.”

It is designed to meet the IT room infrastructure optimisation needs and mainly used in small- and medium-sized enterprises, microenterprises, large enterprises, governments and other branches in finance, education and energy industries. Kstar reckons “the forward-looking enterprises have realised that the intelligent single-Cabinet IT room (micro data centre) with high reliability and availability is the future trend” from the perspectives of both current short-term investment and future long-term operating costs.

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