11/6/2012 1:28:00 PM
Albany NanoTech computing facilities to host nfrastructure's cloudtricity® and key customer applications
nfrastructure Headquarters Managed Services Team at Albany NanoTech
ALBANY, N.Y. – nfrastructure and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) are pleased to announce that the Albany NanoTech Complex will house a high-availability, secure, scalable and functionally rich cloud computing solution, Cloudtricity®, for the delivery of mission-critical applications. These new cloud services will meet a variety of needs for a number of public and private enterprises in academia, research, higher education, state and local government, healthcare and technology.
As part of its commitment to the cross-regional, public-private partnership with CNSE, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), and New York State, nfrastructure will support a variety of advanced applications at the Albany NanoTech Megaplex. This includes the RF for SUNY’s Oracle e-Business Suite, as well as email and web applications for RF for SUNY, as well as those for a number of semiconductor global corporations.
“This site, combined with our facility at SUNYIT Utica/Rome, will offer our partners and customers a solution to improve operations effectiveness and efficiency, enhance technology planning and better manage capital and operational finances,” said Daniel T. Pickett, nfrastructure chairman and CEO. “This furthers nfrastructure’s commitment to investing in our people, facilities, process, and technology to deliver innovative solutions for the enterprises we work with.”
“As further demonstration of New York’s innovation economy led by the vision of Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNSE is pleased to welcome nfrastructure to the Albany NanoTech Megaplex with its cutting-edge computing resources and data security applications that will benefit a wide variety of businesses in the Empire State and beyond,” said Michael Tittnich, CNSE Associate Vice President for Technical Operations. “This announcement represents yet another example that Governor Cuomo’s strategy for making targeted investments in nanotechnology is paving the way for high-tech, economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.”
nfrastructure’s managed services team, 15 employees to start, will operate out of a new state-of-the-art office and data management location within the Albany NanoTech Megaplex. The nfrastructure managed services team is part of the nfrastructure Center of Competency in Information Technology (NCCIT), and will manage the data center and provide technical support.
Additional benefits of nfrastructure’s Cloudtricity® offering include:
• Service Flexibility— provides choice by offering both virtual, dedicated and hybrid service delivery models
• Dedicated Private Cloud— dedicated computing power and data storage can be designed to exact specifications including availability, scalability and security
• Virtual Private Cloud—resource pooling combines reliable, logical segmentation and best practices with the agility and cost efficiency of multi-tenancy
• High Availability Architecture—cloud infrastructure at CNSE in Albany and SUNYIT in Utica provide a resilient architecture
• Security—protects the integrity of data and guards against service interruptions
• Comprehensive Technology Operations—help desk, systems, network and security operations centers in Albany and Utica provide 24x7x365 customer support About nfrastructure.
nfrastructure helps large enterprises design, build and operate mission-critical technology infrastructure. Combining proven methods and tools, world-class engineering talent, on-site technical service in every major North American market and tightly integrated low cost remote support, nfrastructure collaborates with customers to deliver sustainable disruptive value. With industry practices in public sector, financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, communications, public safety and energy, nfrastructure works with leading technology hardware and software vendors to provide comprehensive data center, network, security, unified communications, end-point, structured cabling, staffing and outsourcing solutions. About CNSE.
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics. With more than $14 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,700 scientists, researchers, engineers, students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Lam Research. An expansion now underway, part of which will house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells, supporting its leadership of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC). CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in Syracuse. For information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu