Kelly Ireland, CEOWith enormous amounts of data flowing in from email, social media, mobile devices and cloud computing, “CIOs today are required to make both structured and unstructured data relevant to their businesses,” says Kelly Ireland, CEO, CB Technologies (CBT). However, companies are looking for new methods to consolidate information, search through it expeditiously and present results in a discernible format. Using their foundational talent and selecting partners with cutting-edge technologies, CBT creates advanced solutions to expand data analytical processes and gain data insight for effective decision making.
The Orange County-based company helps organizations deploy methods for amalgamating various data sets into one centralized medium to present results in a digestible format for business leaders. “In some cases where data consolidation may not be cost-effective, we find toolsets that can search and analyze the data in its present residency,” says Kelly. Most importantly, CBT effectively solves the corporate problem of asset tracking and management through its Asset Intelligence Platform (AIP). “An estimated 40 percent of engineering time is spent locating and validating physical asset information across the manufacturing value chain,” points out Kelly. “Our AIP is an innovative solution for capturing physical assets and integrating data with disparate systems of record.” AIP aims at achieving improved asset lifecycle and work order management along with Maintenance, Repair and Operational (MRO) efficiency. Additionally, digital enterprises can integrate geospatial asset information into the platform to lower operating costs, improve productivity and offer deep learning analytics providing corporations a holistic view of their businesses.
Serving a wide range of customers from diverse industries, CBT helps clients solve problems associated with personnel movement, lost or damaged goods and operational efficiencies. The company recently helped a nuclear energy firm better utilize existing data repositories for the speedy development of their new reactor. The client needed an easy-to-manage high performance computing solution that scaled well against unique applications and requirements like big data management, computational fluid dynamics and media-rich simulations.
Our AIP is an innovative solution for capturing physical assets and integrating data with disparate systems of record
With deep knowledge in HPC and software-defined storage, CBT created a highly-scalable solution that delivered performance beyond the customer’s expectations. Using HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 compute and gateway nodes, MSA 2040 storage for the data-node grid, and HPN FC switches, the solution generated revenue of $5M over two years. The solution allowed CBT to provide a customized grid management architecture that made it easy to manage and scale the storage for a broad set of HPC applications from big data management to video transcoding for media applications.
Among its various partners, HPE’s highly scalable, fast search database product called Vertica serves as an intermediate data platform to integrate with multiple data repositories including real-time geo-spatial data. It provides the asset’s whereabouts and condition throughout their life expectancy. The company has also employed HPE’s key technology functionalities of pattern matching algorithms such as HPE IDOL. “Having realized significant success through our alignment with HPE, we aspire to grow this partnership to the point that CBT becomes one of HPE’s ‘go to’ solution providers in the Americas,” says Kelly.
Kelly firmly believes in providing sound solutions coupled with best technologies to gain a competitive edge over others. As a result, CBT delivers a unique solution that brings virtualization and analytics together in a remotely-accessed platform to present real-time data. Going forward, CBT aims at utilizing Cloud Computing and Infrastructure as a Service to bring enterprise solutions to the SMB marketplace.