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Akamai CDN now available on IBM Cloud

IBM and Akamai Technologies announced the availability of Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN) on IBM Cloud. The new offering aims to create one of the world’s fastest and most reliable content delivery network. The new IBM Cloud CDN with Akamai will accelerate and streamline the content delivery including general web delivery, content caching, content purge, ability to view historical metrics for up to 90 days, HTTPS support with wildcard certificates, access control, and more. “Enterprises are increasingly relying on the cloud to transform and deliver a spectrum of critical business applications to their users,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, general manager, IBM Cloud. “By combining the global reach of IBM Cloud with Akamai’s delivery and optimization capabilities, we’re giving businesses th...

Data center services provider Switch surges on its market debut

Switch Inc, the data center provider, rose as much as 45% on the day of its market debut, which helped the company in capitalizing market of more than $5.6 billion, as reported by Reuters. IPO of Switch was priced above the top end of range ($17 per share) previously expected ($14-$16 per share), helping it raise $531.3 million in its initial public offering, which made it the second biggest U.S. technology IPO followed by Snap Inc. that had raised $3.4 billion in March this year, as per data by Thomson Reuters. The company’s shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday under the ticker symbol SWCH. Switch is a Las-Vegas based corporation that helps enterprises managing data by leasing its cloud service infrastructures on a contractual basis. A few of the major customers...

Data Center Infrastructure Market Growth Lags, Public Cloud Flourishes: Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group’s new Q2 data shows that the quarterly spending on overall data center hardware and software has grown by only 5% in the last 2 years, while spending on the public cloud portion of the same has grown by 35%. The spending on traditional, non-cloud data hardware and software has also decreased by 18%. But private cloud infrastructure market has grown, though less compared to public cloud. The total revenues of data center infrastructure equipment (cloud & non-cloud hardware and software), in the second quarter were over $30 billion, of which 30% accounted for public cloud infrastructure. Operating Systems, networking, servers, storage and virtualization software accounted for 96% of the overall data center infrastructure market, with the remaining being compr...

Cisco to begin Early Field Trials of AVE to extend ACI to Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google

Cisco had recently announced its plans of extending Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) – its Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, to the public cloud – Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google. This will allow quick innovation and digital transformation as enterprises will get to access ACI anywhere along with the flexibility of running their applications across their private and chosen public cloud, while maintaining constant network policies along complete multi-cloud domain. ACI helps in reducing data center complexities by providing hardware and software capabilities jointly via one environment. Approximately 4,000 customers of Cisco are currently using ACI platform. In the wake of this development, Cisco made another announcement of commencing Early Field Trials (EFT) of its...

3rd Datacentres Central & Eastern Europe to Take Place on September 26 at Poland

3rd Datacentres Central & Eastern Europe, a data center and cloud conference and exhibition event focused on the central and eastern Europe region will take place on 26 September at Warsaw, Poland. The event has a stellar speaker academy, content of tremendous value to all attendees and outstanding networking opportunities with peers across the region. – Steve Wallage, Managing director, BroadGroup Consulting. Having a  250+ attendance, the event will feature new research from BroadGroup with current trends in demand in datacentre markets across the region and growth forecasts, customer case studies, cloud panels, a critical focus on datacenter energy management and DCIM, finance and investment for datacenter and cloud business in CEE, colocation business models, sustainability and eff...

The Life of Kenneth Brill: A Tribute to the Father of the Data Center Industry [Infographic]

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute,  passed away earlier this month. Mr. Brill pioneered several innovations in the  data center industry over the past 25 years, including  dual power, the industry’s Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement. His research  into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT’s declining economics have had a a major impact on the data center performance and sustainability. The infographic below by Who Is Hosting This takes a unique look at the life Mr. Brill and examines the legacy he left behind.

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute, Passes Away

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute, has passed away. Mr. Brill pioneered several innovations in the  data center industry over the past 25 years, including  dual power, the industry’s Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement. His research  into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT’s declining economics have had a major impact on the data center performance and sustainability. Mr. Brill founded the Uptime Institute, often called the  “The Global Data Center Authority” in 1993.  In 2009, the Institute was acquired by The 451 Group, a technology-industry analyst company. Mr. Brill  held an undergraduat...

Colocation provider Cologix to Build a 15,000 SQF Data Center in Downtown Vancouver

Cologix today announced plans to build a  15,000 SQF data center in  downtown Vancouver at 1050 West Pender Street. The expansion  builds on Cologix’s existing presence in 555 West Hastings. No other downtown Vancouver provider can offer the access to capacity for growth and network neutral connectivity that we will provide at 1050 West Pender Street. – Grant van Rooyen, President and CEO, Cologix. The news comes just a month after Cologix’s 26,000 SQF expansion in downtown Montreal at 1155 University Street. Intended to meet the strong demand for network neutral colocation space, the new data center site will have Phase 1  available in Q 1 of 2014. The new facility will provide for access to multiple carriers with Points of Presence (PoP’s) in the building as well as connectivity ba...

WebNet Hosting’s Reseller Hosting Packages Now Available With Data Centers Based in Europe, Asia

WebNet Hosting yesterday announced that its  reseller hosting plans will now be available in European and Asian data centers too. WebNet Hosting has been offering reseller hosting across the United States since its inception in 2002. The news comes a few months after WebNet  launched a new platform of online audio information sharing- audio hosting packages featuring SHOUTcast software. Demand for reseller hosting is growing, and Amsterdam and Tokyo are two global locations with great connectivity that serve the entire globe. We get many requests from our resellers–asking for multiple locations–and now we have a solution for them. – PJ  Taei, Director of Operations, WebNet Hosting. With WebNet’s reseller hosting plans, individuals will be able to use their wholesale-priced hard drive...

DataBank Announces New Managed Services Including Security Solutions, DCIM and ‘IT Stack’ Monitoring

Custom data center and multi-tenant colocation provider DataBank today announced a new suite of Managed service offerings. The new range of services will include security solutions, DCIM and ‘IT Stack’ monitoring. Clients will now have enhanced visibility of their colocated IT equipment and infrastructure housed within DataBank’s data centers. The news comes nearly two months after  DataBank expanded its white-floor capacity to its recently acquired VeriSpace data center in South Minneapolis. The service rollout will include an expansion of data collection and monitoring with the addition of DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management), ‘IT Stack’ monitoring tools, and security solutions for Threat Management, Log Management, Scanning, and DDoS Mitigation. “Da...

“When it Comes to DR and BCP, Preventive Maintenance is Absolutely Critical”- Brad Ratushny, INetU

As Hurricane Sandy ravaged East Coast last year, causing more than $68 billion in damage , it also brought significant attention to the disaster readiness of data centers. Various data center facilities struggled with power problems amid widespread flooding and utility outages, immediately impacting the businesses that rely on those resources. While several data centers who downplayed the adverse geological contingencies were caught completely off-guard, various state-of-the-art facilities with meticulous DR planning also found it difficult to stay up and running in face of the unprecedented scale of Sandy. The storm exposed gaping holes in the the scope of existing disaster plans and hard-pressed the need of better monitoring measures, preemptive testing , backup power, and several other ...

Bit Refinery Chooses Digital Fortress’ Seattle Data Center to Host its Hadoop Hosting solution

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider  Bit Refinery has chosen Digital Fortress’  Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop Hosting solution. BitRefinery’s Hadoop Hosting solution allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure. In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure. – Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery. Other features...

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