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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...

“Tandem Comes With a Lot of Perks That Most Reseller Programs Don’t” – Dan Ushman, SingleHop

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh. We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA. The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through...

Managed Web Hosting Provider RackHigh Now Offers Colocation In Its Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Data Center

Managed web hosting provider RackHigh announced today that it now offers colocation space in its Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Data Center. RackHigh’s colocation services will be available from the Riyadh, SA data center in August 2013. We’ve seen an influx of technologies in our space over the past few years, but colocation services in Saudi Arabia offer a strategic geographical coverage that many companies are looking for. – Ibrahim Mohammad Gazzawi, Chief Operating Officer, RackHigh. RackHigh recently revamped their data center for other managed services including cloud, dedicated, and smart servers and has now updated its designated colocation space for use by customers. “We’ve seen an influx of technologies in our space over the past few years, but colocation services in Saudi Arabia off...

Savvis Launches Cloud Data Center Services Built on vCloud Director 5.1

Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider Savvis has launched  Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies. Some of the key features of Savvis Cloud Data Center are: 1] It uses VMware’s vCloud Director 5.1 cloud stack on top of infrastructure from Cisco, Intel and Dell to simplify infrastructure provisioning and enables IT to move at the speed of business. 2] It deploys  VMware’s  Linked Clone technology, enabling  end users are able to rapidly clone base vApps into children vApps by only storing changes made by children and reading all other data from the base. This enables significant storage savings for IT and acceleration for end users who have highly cloned applications. 3] E...

Concert Technologies Launches New Data Center Support Services Program

Concert Technologies today launched  its data center support services program to provide a variety of cabling and physical infrastructure services for data centers of all sizes on a nationwide and international scale. The new program will see Concert Technologies support data centers  24/7 with cabling, management, support and maintenance services  at single location or multiple locations spread across the globe. Concert Technologies has released a new video to  inform its data center customers of the full suite of physical infrastructure and cabling services available to them: The data center services reviewed by the video include: 1] Installation of data center equipment and physical infrastructure cabling: Concert Technologies will provide structured cabling solutions for large and smal...

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