Weekly Data center Roundup December 7-13

Weekly Data center Roundup December 7-13

Other news from Tuesday included an agreement between RagingWire and Trendpoint Systems with the aim of attaining LEED Gold Certification; expansions by Online Tech to help fill the need for safe data in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; improvements in the New Jersey real estate market for data centers; and a claim by Napatech that it made it to 100Gbps using Dell’s PowerEdge servers. [divider] Full Story: On Friday, the DataCenterDynamics Industry Census 2012 found that, over the next five years; the data center market in China is going to grow by at least 20%. Over in Arizona, meanwhile; NextFort’s next-gen modular data center neared completion. The facility features a wholly unique approach to modular data, giving each tenant its own 20-rack module complete with scalable cooling. KVH announced the launch of its Busan Disaster Recovery pack; in light of a small Tsunami which struck Japan earlier in the day.   Some interesting aerial photos also surfaced on Friday which demonstrated just how close Apple’s planned Prineville data center is to Facebook’s – the one lies literally in the backyard of the other. The photos don’t just show us that, though – there’s some decent shots of the construction pit, as well as the tactical data center Apple’s using to construct the main facility. We also saw Inforelay announce the expansion of its ORD1 data center’s network infrastructure; and last, but not least; the $1.5 million grant for Microsoft’s Cheyenne data center received the final go-ahead.   The biggest story of the weekend –and this week – involved an amazing new chip design from IBM.  The silicon nanophotonics chips combine optical and electrical circuits in the same infrastructure, rather than side-by-side; as with traditional chips. This product is the result of “more than a decade of research,” says Senior VP and Director of IBM Research Dr. John E. Kelly; “this allows us to move nanophotonics technology into a real-world manufacturing environment and have an impact across a range of applications.”   Other news from the weekend: An application filed by Apple with the North Carolina Utilities Commission indicated that the tech giant intends to double its biogas fuel capacity to 10 megawatts; the application was filed in November, and Apple hopes to have all the paperwork out of the way before the year is done.  Meanwhile, RagingWire was noted for possessing the highest customer loyalty score in the data center industry.   On Monday: ChinaNetCenter signed with Equinix in order to expand its service delivery to American soil. The organization will be setting up colocation space in Equinix’s LA1 Data Center. Speaking of Equinix; they made plans Monday for a major expansion in Toronto, with substantial space leased at a building near 151 Front Street; the organization also achieved the winning bid for a deal with LMAX Exchange.   We also the launch of Savvis Direct as a Beta Compute service, nary a week after their launch of the Symphony Cloud Storage platform; this brings Savvis’s cloud offerings one step closer to being a straight competitor to Amazon’s AWS service. Meanwhile, Intel prepared for the launch of its first microservers; helped along by its purchase of SeaMicro earlier this year. The microservers will make use of Intel’s low-power Atom microprocessors; the whole thing has been in the works for quite some time.   Other news from Monday: Macquerie Telecom announced plans to construct its next data center, the Intellicentre 4 Bunker; which will be situated in Canberra and used for government gateways and hosting.  Palo Alto-based Pico 8 announced the release of a new open SDN reference architecture; The London Internet Exchange completed the final phase of its network refresh project;  Big Data management startup Coveo was awarded $18 million in funding from a VC firm; Asetek was selected by the Department of Defense for a $2 million retrofitting project; and Dimension Data achieved Global Cisco Cloud Provider Certification coupled with Cloud Service Designation.   On Tuesday: Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems was selected by Presbyterian Health Care services to manage data center operations in Mexico; HP Licensed ActiveState’s Platform As a System technology for the OEM integration of Activestate Stackato with HP Cloud Services; QTS received LEED Gold Certification for its Richmond data center: it was additionally recognized as one of the world’s best high performance buildings; Pacnet, meanwhile,  received LEED Green Certification ; Opera Software signed an infrastructure services agreement with Latisys for East Coast colocation space;  and Immedion expanded its Upstate data center.  

Other news from Tuesday included an agreement between RagingWire and Trendpoint Systems with the aim of attaining LEED Gold Certification; expansions by Online Tech to help fill the need for safe data in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; improvements in the New Jersey real estate market for data centers; and a claim by Napatech that it made it to 100Gbps using Dell’s PowerEdge servers.

  As Wednesday rolled around; this week’s brief Gmail outage was explained as the result of Google’s load balancing software not behaving as it should. Sterling Bay purchased property in Chicago for the site of a potential data center; TelX opened up its Oregon site and continued expanding through the Northwest; Maintec opened an 8,000 square foot data center in Raleigh, North Carolina for Mainframe colocation; HP launched a new program with the aim of getting its networking gear into the telecommunications market; and Savvis and VMware teamed up in order to expand the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program.   We also saw Emerson find a rather unique use for the iPad: data center cooling.   CloudVelocity debut its cloud cloning software, designed to assist in the automation and operation of hybrid clouds. The software ‘clones’ cloud applications, allowing simple replication of applications in new cloud environments; this is designed to make for easier failover and deployment. We also saw Digital Reality implement a hybrid solution to reduce data center cooling usage by 66%; while Level 3 was awarded the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3402 Type II Certification for four of its data centers; and Minkels announced that it was in running for the DataCenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2012 “Data Center Blueprints” category.   NTT Com was licensed to launch network services in Vietnam; Windstream opened a new facility in Mclean, Virginia; Curacao Technology Exchange announced the construction of a major landing station for regional cable operators;  Sidera and Continuity X partnered with one another to deliver cloud, disaster recovery, and managed services; and ManageEngine added storage monitoring to its DCIM package.   On Thursday, i2c brought a new facility online in Shanghai, China; Green House Data expanded to New Jersey, opening up its first East Coast Data Center;  CoSentry opened a Lenexa, Kansas facility; Huawei launched OceanStor Dorado2100 G2; and we saw two large sales: The agreement between Equinix and 365 Main was finalized, and GI Partners purchased a facility in San Diego.   Other news from Thursday: ProfitBricks spoke a bit about “next generation infrastructure-as-a-service;” hackers held the Miami Family Medical Center’s patient data ransom; And the Uptime Institute set the date for its Eighth Annual Symposium: The Global Digital Infrastructure Evolution will be held from May 13-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.   That’s all for this week. See you next time.

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