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Cobalt Data Centers Announces Appointment of Jefferson S. Brown as President

Co-location and datacenter solutions provider Cobalt Data Centers today announced the appointment of Jefferson S. Brown as President of the company. Brown replaces Mike Ballard, Cobalt’s previous CEO,who has  stepped down to pursue other interests. Brown has over 20 years of experience with high-tech operations, having most recently served  cloud hosting provider Savvis as Vice President of Sale. Attracting someone of Jeff’s caliber to Cobalt is enormous validation for our business model. His experience and track record are exactly what Cobalt needs to ignite our growth and meet the growing demand for datacenter alternatives in Las Vegas.  We wish Mike well in his future endeavors and look forward to helping Jeff build Cobalt into an industry leader. – Philip Lamb, Cobalt Board Membe...

Equinix Expands AWS Direct Connect service to Seattle Data Centers SE2 and SE3

Nearly two months after announcing  availability of NetApp Private Storage for AWS in its Datacenters, Equinix  today expanded the AWS Direct Connect service to its IBX data centers in Seattle, SE2 and SE3. The announcement comes with the launch event  of Equinix’s new Washington, D.C. data center DC11. The company has released a new infographic  on the DC 11 facility drawing some very interesting analogies to show the state-of-the-art infrastructure that is in place. (Please see at the end of the post.) AWS Direct Connect helps customers reduce network costs and  increase throughput by establishing a private network connection between their infrastructure and  Amazon Web Services. By leveraging AWS Direct Connect inside Equinix data centers, customers can take advantage of the cost ...

Equinix announces availability of NetApp Private Storage for AWS in its Datacenters

Equinix, Inc.,the global interconnection and data center company, today announced availability of NetApp Private Storage for AWS in Equinix International Business Exchange data centers where AWS Direct Connect is deployed including the United States and Asia. The new solution enables organizations to leverage on-demand cloud compute services while retaining full control of their data; data remains secure on a private NetApp storage array. NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows organizations to balance private and public cloud resources to best meet their business needs. This enables companies to maintain control of their data, comply with the most stringent privacy and security standards, and deliver sub-5ms performance. Our partnership with Equinix puts NetApp in the perfect position to gi...

Equinix Appointed Sara Baack as Chief Marketing Officer

Equinix, global data center services provider, announced on Monday that it has appointed Sara Baack as Chief Marketing Officer. As CMO, Baack is responsible for Equinix’s global brand, product and service portfolio, industry analysis, communications and vertical market development. Baack joins Equinix from Level 3 Communications, Inc., where she was Senior Vice President of Voice Services, in charge of a $1 billion business unit with responsibility for strategy, product management, pricing and commercial support, interconnection/regulatory policy, vendor management, network planning and routing. During her 13-year tenure at the company, Baack held a variety of positions including Senior Vice President of Wholesale Markets, Vice President for Colocation Services and supported due diligence ...

Equinix’s Newest Australian Facility Receives LEED® Gold certification

Equinix, a global data center service provider, has been awarded the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ Gold Certification. This certification is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for Equinix’s high building standards in their SY3 facility located in Mascot, Sydney. LEED was developed by USGBC in 2000 and provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. It takes into account factors such as energy savings, water efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction. Tony Simonsen, Managing Director, Equinix Australia, quoted, “This award acts as a testament to the ongoing commitment from Equinix to bui...

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