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  • Redstation Rackcentre Nears Completion

    Redstation has announced that its £1.5m data centre development Rackcentre 1 in Gosport, Hampshire, is in the final stages of construction. There has been significant interest in the new facility from both local and regional businesses looking for a highly secure and fully redundant data centre outside of London. As a significant amount of rack space has already been pre-sold Redstation is now in the very early stages of planning Rackcentre 2 and is currently reviewing several suitable locations in the Southampton/Portsmouth area.

  • PEER 1 Expands In Hottest Co-Location Markets

    PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX-V: PIX) has completed its data center expansion in Vancouver, increasing the company's co-location capacity by over 140 cabinet equivalents. In addition, PEER 1 has announced an expansion of its Toronto data center that will accommodate a further 125 cabinets, with completion scheduled before the end of June 2007.

  • Verizon Business Helps Chr. Hansen Leverage Strategic Applications By Managing Secure, Global MPLS Network

    Chr. Hansen, one of the world's leading producers of natural ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agricultural industries, will seamlessly and securely link its global sites using a Verizon Business managed Private IP network under an agreement announced today. The MPLS-based PIP network, supplied and managed by Verizon Business, will enable Chr.

  • Digital Realty Trust Acquires Dublin Datacenter And Begins Building Another Dublin Facility

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading owner and manager of corporate datacenters and Internet gateways, has announced the acquisition of Unit 9, Blanchardstown Corporate Park in Dublin, Ireland. The purchase price for the datacenter facility was 36.3 million euros. The property consists of a 120,000 square foot datacenter facility, which is being managed by Digital Realty Trust, and is currently 90% leased.

  • Denit Chooses euNetworks For Integrated Colocation And Network Solution

    euNetworks (SGX: H23.SI)- owner and operator of Europe's highest capacity fiber network and provider of mission critical communication infrastructure and services - has announced that it has signed an agreement with Denit, one of the Benelux's fastest growing hosting and Internet solutions companies, for the deployment of an integrated, secure colocation and Private Fiber Network solution in Amsterdam. The solution comprises high power density colocation and a dedicated Private Fiber Network enabling Denit with the highest levels of resilience, capacity and security.

  • UK National Outsourcing Association Predicts further Growth Based On BPO

    UK companies will turn to outsourcing their business processes this year as much as they use suppliers to run their IT infrastructure, according to predictions by the National Outsourcing Association (NOA). The industry group says that business process outsourcing (BPO) deals based on the use of recognised industry standards is driving the growth of the market. The move to service delivery based on ITIL (IT infrastructure library) and project management standardisation reduces risk for users.

  • Outsourcing Of Finance & Accounting Services set To Grow

    The global Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) market is predicted to grow in excess of 30 percent in 2007. This is in large part due to Finance & Accounting solutions that take advantage of low-cost offshore talent and more robust supplier process offerings according to a new report by the Everest Research Institute. The global FAO market has grown by more than 45 percent since the beginning of 2005 and reached USD2 billion in expenditures in the United States last year, according to the Institute's Finance & Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) Annual Report 2006.

  • Indian IT Companies Gain Market Share In The Global Outsourcing Market

    NASSCOM, the trade body of the IT software and service industry in India has indicated that the Indian IT industry has grown ten-fold in the past decade, from USD4.8bn in FY 1997-98 to USD47.8bn in FY 2006-07. Its contribution to GDP is estimated to have grown from 1.2% to 5.4% in the same period. For 2007 it predicts that revenues will grow to over USD47 billion, and increase of 28% year on year. Service and software exports remain the mainstay of the sector contributing USD31.3bn and beating the forecast to register a 32.6% growth.

  • Accenture Plans 35,000 Staff In India By August 2007

    Consulting firm Accenture Ltd. plans to raise its staff numbers in India to 35,000 by August, overtaking its home country the United States as its biggest employment hub. The company currently employs 27,000 people in India, spread across six cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, and Chennai.

  • HP Agrees Outsourcing Contract With Rockwell Collins

    HP has announced that Rockwell Collins - a global leader in aviation electronics - has awarded a seven-year, USD175 million global services contract to provide industry-standard solutions for IT infrastructure management a range of services which include help desk, desk-side support and server management.

  • Unilever To Award Infrastructure Management To HP

    After awarding HR, BPO and application management to Accenture, F&A to Capgemini and North American procurement BPO to IBM, Unilever is now finalising its infrastructure management. HP and Unilever have signed a memorandum of understanding under which HP could be in charge of data centre services (including severs and database management) and hosting in the US, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

  • Accenture Win BPO Outsource From AIG To Romania

    Accenture has signed a 10-year, USD100 million business processing outsourcing (BPO) agreement with AIG Europe S.A. to provide an IT platform and insurance support services to AIG Entrepreneur, an AIG unit specializing in Property and Casualty insurance for small and medium enterprises. The agreement which aims to maximize operational efficiencies and enhance services will be implemented in several European countries starting initially with France.

  • Orange Selects Ericsson In Netherlands

    Ericsson has entered into an agreement with Orange for a major managed services cooperation in the Netherlands. The agreement covers operations, rollout and field maintenance of the Orange mobile network. 190 jobs will be transferred to Ericsson. The agreement, which covers a time frame of five years, will allow Orange Netherlands to better focus on the changing telecommunications market.

  • Equinix Financial News

    Revenues were USD79.8 million for the fourth quarter and USD286.9 million for the year-ended December 31, 2006, representing an 8% increase over the previous quarter, and a 30% increase over 2005 revenues; however, excluding a non-recurring revenue adjustment that the Company recorded in connection with its adoption of Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108 (SAB 108), pro forma revenues were USD81.0 million for the fourth quarter and USD288.1 million for the year-ended December 31, 2006, representing a 10% increase over the previous quarter, and a 30% increase over 2005 revenues.

  • Online Gaming In Asia Set To Boom

    The international online gaming market is set to boom throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Total online gaming market revenues for Asia-Pacific in 2005 stood at USD3.2bn and will rise to USD6.8bn in 2010, according to market research firm In-Stat. The research, predicts that Japan will lead the regional online gaming market with estimated revenues of USD2.8bn by 2010. China is expected to be the second largest market in the region, with revenues of USD2.1bn by 2010. Some 53.2 per cent of respondents indicated that they play online games.

  • Terremark Worldwide Reports Third Quarter FY 2007 Results

    Terremark has relased its third quater FY 2007 results. Highlights include: - Revenues increase 31% year over year - Adds 39 new customers including Banco di Caribe, Sapin Ltd.,and - Existing customer expansions include the U.S.

  • Microsoft Confirms New Data Centre Build In San Antonio Texas

    Microsoft has announced plans to spend $550 million USD on the construction of a new Data Centre at San Antonio in Texas. The new facility will be used to house part of Microsoft's Live (software-on-demand) business. The proposed Data Centre is to occupy some 400,000 square feet on a 40 acre site. Microsoft is said to have won exemption from the payment of personal or property taxes on the centre for a period of 10 years.

  • Bharti Acquires Cable Network Assets From SingTel

    India's largest mobile telecoms operator, Bharti Airtel, has announced the acquisition of the 49.99% shareholding in Network i2i from SingTel. Network i2i provides a submarine cable between Singapore and India. Bharti Airtel now owns 100% of the cable company and has stated that it intends to make further cable acquisitions. The President of Bharti Airtel, Manoj Kohli said: We expect a significant increase in global traffic entering and exiting India in the next five years. This is a move to become a global carrier.

  • AON To Offshore Back-Office Operations To India

    AON, a Chicago-based insurance brokerage firm with global operations, has announced its plans to offshore some part of its back-office operations, including accounting and administrative support services, to Genpact, an Indian BPO services provider.

  • Off-Shore Hosting Set To Be The Fastest Growth Sector

    Preliminary research to be published in BroadGroup's forthcoming Tax Efficient Hosting 2007 Survey indicates that the low-tax and off-shore sector is going to be a prime source of growth for the industry in the future. Up until now the attraction of off-shore e-commerce locations has been apparent to particular sectors such as the online gambling and financial services sector.

  • BT Announces Contract Extension With Liverpool Council

    BT has announced a contract extension to its existing outsourcing and contact centre arrangement with Liverpool City Council Ltd (LCCL). Under the original agreement BT and the LCCL set up a joint venture subsidiary to run the contact centre, IT services and Data Centre for the Council. The partners have now agreed to extend the joint venture agreement for a further 7 years. Additionally the services provided through the Joint Venture company are to be sold to other local authorities through-out the UK.

  • i/o Data Centers Launches Tier 4 Facility In Arizona

    i/o Data Centers has launched a new state-of-the-art Tier 4 managed data centre, located in the Perimeter Business Center business park in North Scottsdale, Arizona, which will be fully operational by July 1, 2007. The site features 12 Mw of redundant power, standby diesel generators, and highly robust mechanical systems supporting in excess of two acres of raised floor data centre space. i/o Data Centers is the data centre operations affiliate of private equity firm IO Capital, LLC.

  • EDS To Expand In Hungary

    EDS have stated that they intend to expand the staff employed at their Hungarian operation by at least 300 people to a headcount of 1,750 by the end of 2007. The Hungarian operations of EDS supply four Best Shore Centres, which specialize mainly in providing applications and support for EDS client in the financial services and telecommunications sectors.

  • HP Announces Worldwide Distribution Of Consolidation Client Infrastructure (CCI)

    HP has announced that its Consolidation Client Infrastructure (CCI) application service is to be rolled out on a global basis up to now the CCI has been available only in the US. CCI centralizes desktops into a server room using blade PC's in a rack-mounted enclosure. Access is made via a thin client on the users' desk. HP claim a reduction in management costs over a four year period of up to 50% over the use of a VPS (Virtual Private Server) solution.

  • VM-Ware Reports On Growing Virtualisation Trend

    VMware, a virtualization software company, believes that the need to reduce energy cost is now the main driver behind the growth in virtualization in the Data Centre. VM-Ware President Diane Greene speaking at a New York conference predicted that the energy rebates for the use of a shared virtualization server replacing independent servers offered initially by Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) will become common place as other electricity providers follow suit.

  • T-Systems Announces New Contracts From International Firms

    T-Systems has announced a series of new contract wins for its international subsidiaries. The company will set up and operate a standardized voice and data solution for Allianz New Europe Holdings in Eastern Europe (a subsidiary of the German insurance and banking giant). The new network will include: Croatia, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The new high-performance network will support the insurer and financial services provider in its international growth strategy.

  • CH2M Hill Opens New Facility

    CH2M HILL's Managed Services line of business is opening a new 5,000 square-foot data centre facility with the option to expand to a total 20,000 square-feet. The acquisition of the new data centre space allows CH2M HILL to expand their operations beyond their global data centres located at CH2M HILL's corporate headquarters, the Managed Services headquarters, as well as national data centres located in Atlanta, Geogia and Idaho Falls, Idaho.

  • BT Acquires US Consultancy Firm, INS

    BT is to acquire International Network Services (INS) - a California-based company of IT consultants - to bolster its expansion into North America. INS, which employs around 900 staff, designs and installs networks for larger businesses. It claims to have won contracts with three-quarters of the Fortune 500 and builds on a series of acquisitions that BT Global Services has been making in the professional services and consultancy sectors.

  • EMC Increases Quarterly Profit

    The world's largest storage company EMC, which also owns VMware and RSA Security, announced a doubling of its fourth quarter profit to USD322 million USD on an increase in revenues to USD3.22 billion USD over the period. The company attributed the increase to a greater proportion of software and maintenance revenues. For 2007 EMC has forecast that revenues will rise by 14% and net income by around 19%.

  • Sun Microsystems Reports Quarterly Profit Increase

    Sun MicroSystems has reported its second quarter fiscal results, which saw a profit of USD126 million USD (compared with a loss of USD223 million USD a year ago). Revenues for the three months to the end of December 2006 rose by 7% to $3.57 billion USD.

  • Peak 10 Announces Acquisition Of bayMountain

    Peak 10, Inc., a leading independent data center operator and managed services company in the eastern United States, has announced the acquisition of bayMountain, a Richmond, Va.-based data center company that specializes in managed hosting and colocation services. The acquisition expands Peak 10's geographic presence and enhances the company's technical capabilities and service offerings, especially with regard to security, disaster recovery and business continuity.

  • Data393 Earns Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program

    Data393, a provider of managed IT infrastructure, colocation and hosting solutions, has announced it has earned certified status in Microsoft Corp.'s Partner Program recognizing Data393's expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. In becoming a Microsoft Certified Partner, Data393 completed the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency with specialization in Hosting Solutions. The hosting specialization confirms Data393's ability to design and deliver dedicated server solutions using Microsoft Windows Server for business clients.

  • FalconStor And EMC Extend Contract

    FalconStor has announced that it has extended its technology supplier relationship with EMC Corporation until 2013. FalconStor and EMC co-develop the software management platform, which is based on the EMC UltraScale architecture, for the industry-leading EMC Disk Library family of easy-to-use, secure and intelligent open systems backup and recovery solutions. Together, FalconStor and EMC have led the open virtual tape library (VTL) market since 2004 by providing virtualized storage solutions for data protection.

  • TeliaSonera Selects Juniper To Support Managed Services Offering

    TeliaSonera, has selected the Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN family of appliances as the basis for a new enterprise remote secure access managed service offering. The initial service rollout will cover Finland, with plans to extend to other Nordic countries and Baltic regions in the future. Juniper's Secure Access technology enables browser-based mobile secure access via broadband, wireless, DSL and dial-up connections, and can also provide aN alternative to traditional extranets for secure third-party access from the same platform.

  • Server Technology, Inc. Launches

    Server Technology, Inc has announced the launch of their blog This new blog will act as an open dialogue with Server Technology customers, data center managers, IT and Network administrators, and anyone from the general public with an interest in power management news and related issues.

  • KUB Malaysia Launches Managed Security Services

    KUB Malaysia Bhd is to launch an an end-to-end, round the clock information technology (IT) threat management service for businesses and government agencies. The company will provide managed security services (MSS) to protect organisations' IT infrastructure at the backbone down to network desktop anti-virus. KUB chief executive officer, Izham Yusoff, said its MSS services would be derived from its US-based partners, Cybertrust and Trend Micro. KUB would hold a public workshop on Feb 15 with the theme Keeping Pace With Security Threats Via MSS in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Q9 Networks Opens Toronto Data Centre

    Q9 Networks Inc, a Canadian provider of outsourced data centre infrastructure, has opened its new Toronto data centre. The C$20 million facility, which has a capacity of 1,000 cabinet equivalents, is the first of three major expansion projects to open. The other projects include a second data centre in Calgary and a significant expansion of the existing Brampton data centre. When complete, these expansions will establish Q9 as one of the largest operators of data centre facilities in Canada with a projected total capacity in excess of 7,500 cabinet equivalents.

  • Injazat And Aldar Partner To Build Data Centre IN Abu Dhabi

    Injazat Data Systems, an Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services provider, has partnered with ALDAR Properties PJSC to develop the facilities of its Data Centre and Corporate Headquarters at Madinat Mohammed Bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi. Construction of the Injazat Data Centre has an estimated cost exceeding AED 360 million. The project, located on a 17,000-square metre area, will comprise of a two-storey Tier IV Data Centre, a five-storey Injazat Headquarters, and an eight-storey car park.

  • Elisa Selects Ericsson For Hosted Solutions

    Ericsson is to provide Elisa, the Finnish operator with a hosting solution for music and content downloads. Elisa will also utlise Ericsson's hosting solution for mobile TV. Ericsson's hosted entertainment and application tools (HEAT) will enable Elisa to offer subscribers mobile content such as full-length tracks, ringtones, games, pictures, and video clips. This is the result of cooperation between Ericsson and companies such as EMI, Pocket Group, Warner Music, and Sony BMG.

  • AMD Launches New High Energy Efficient Processors

    AMD has launched Opteron processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes. AMD has expanded the breadth of its low-power solutions with AMD Opteron processor Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. Designed to offer performance-per-watt at only 68-watt maximum thermal design power, these processors are targeted at customers looking to reduce power and cooling bills and to achieve greater density in the data centre.

  • Virtela Triples Sales Of Managed Security Services

    Virtela, the secure network solutions company, has recorded the largest-ever sales and revenue growth as the company integrated managed network and security services to meet surging demand from multinational enterprises. The privately held company achieved more than a 90% increase in new sales, fuelling growth of more than 20% in overall revenues compared to the prior year.

  • Nokia And 3GIS Extend Managed Services Agreement

    Nokia and Swedish mobile operator 3G Infrastructure Services AB (3GIS), joint venture between Telenor and Hi3G have extended their managed services agreement. Nokia is responsible for alarm monitoring, performance and configuration management, preventive maintenance, site and line maintenance, spare part management, emergency and help desk services, and software maintenance. Support to the network will be provided by the multivendor, multitechnology Nokia NetAct network and service management system, including Nokia NetAct Traffica and Service Quality Manager.

  • SoftLayer Adds New Data Centre

    SoftLayer Technologies announced the addition of a new data centre designed to create maximum automation, efficiency and control in all facets of the outsourced environment. With over 500 watts per square foot and several hundred tons of cooling capacity, the new facility is created for mass deployment of infrastructure with a power rating of 12kW per rack. Located in Dallas, Texas, Phase One of the new facility went online with 5,000 square feet of usable space able to house over 12,000 servers.

  • New Data Centre Under Construction In Netherlands

    Reports provide information that a new data centre is under construction at Eemshaven. The identity of the new tenant has not been disclosed. The data centre has capacity for 100k servers and is located near a 2.4Gigawatt power plant, a windfarm, and a "green" power cable making landfall from Norway.

  • Easyspace Opens 8k Sq.Ft Data Centre In Glasgow

    Easyspace has opened an 8000 Square feet data centre facility near to Glasgow's 'New Media' district last week to accommodate strong growth from the internet and enterprise markets as well as to provide expansion for its own network. The company has redeveloped an existing facility within 3km of the city centre into a state of the art data centre. The new facility has dual resilient and direct fibre links to London with individual racks able to support up to 8kW.

  • QLayer ?Datacenter-As-A-Service? Raises ?7m

    Belgian based QLayer has closed a 7M round with Munich based Wellington Partners, and San Francisco based Partech International and Big Bang Ventures. QLayer provides a datacenter-as-a-service solution by combining server, networking and storage infrastructure virtualisation software on commodity hardware for commercial data centres. QLayer plans to use the proceeds of this round to build a presence in Europe and the US. The company was founded in 2005 by a group of data centre veterans, and raised 1.4M in May 2006.

  • BladeLogic Signs Distribution Partnership With Macnica Netwprks In Japan

    BladeLogic, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Macnica Networks, a leading distributor and integrator of IT solutions in the Japanese market. Under the terms of the agreement, Macnica Networks will resell and provide value-added services for BladeLogic's award-winning data center automation software solutions to its corporate and service provider clients in Japan.

  • Maxnet To Build New Zealand Data Centre

    Maxnet is reported to be building one of New Zealand's largest Internet Data Centres. Established in 1998, it is now a leading ISP and offers high availability colocation, web hosting and managed services and is also one of the few to offer a blade server environment.

  • Microsoft Thailand And TCC Technology Cooperate In Seminar IO Workshop For TCC Group

    The TCC Microsoft IO Workshop Day is organized by Microsoft Thailand and TCC Technology, at Plaza Athenee Bangkok Hotel. More than 70 executive from 27 companies in TCC Group joined the workshop. Topics discussed include IT Infrastructure Optimization (IO) Model, and alternative model, to help organization save cost and improve business agility and the sample of possible steps for TCC to address certain IT issues or attain business objectives by using technologies.

  • Industrial Real Estate Expert Joins Equinix Board Of Directors

    Irving F. Lyons, III has joined the Equinix board of directors, increasing the size of the board to six members. Mr. Lyons is the Principal at Lyons Asset Management, a California-based private investment firm. Mr. Lyons has spent his entire career in industrial real estate. Prior to founding Lyons Asset Management, Mr.

  • More Than USD1Billion Invested In Blade Server Development, the open collaborative community has stated that the global venture capital community has invested more than USD1 billion during the last two years to fund companies developing emerging technologies and solutions to help customers simplify business computing with blade servers. In 2006, technology leaders, including Blade Network Technologies, Brocade, Citrix, IBM, Intel, NetXen, Nortel and VMware joined to form, an open collaborative community is dedicated to building blade-based solutions for customers.

  • KPMG Study: Outsourcing Likely To Increase But Organisations Lack Benchmarks

    A new report based on global research conducted by KPMG provides an insight into the current state of play in the global sourcing environment, and highlights significant opportunities for organisations to better capitalise on the strategic value of outsourcing.

  • SAVVIS Launches Managed Security Service

    SAVVIS, Inc. an IT infrastructure services for business applications, has launched a new managed security service for its business customers through which SAVVIS configures, supports, manages and monitors the newest and most advanced security device from Cisco -- the Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). The Cisco ASA is a core component of the Cisco Self-Defending NetworkTM, the company's security solution framework. The Cisco ASA family features advanced security appliances that offer self-aware, active threat defense to protect businesses of all sizes.

  • General Dynamics Selects BladeLogic For Data Center Compliance Assurance

    BladeLogic, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software, has announced that General Dynamics, a leading supplier of sophisticated defense systems to the United States and its allies, has selected portions of BladeLogic's award-winning suite of data center automation solutions to ensure continuous compliance to regulatory and operational polices across all of its data center environments.

  • Spry Migrates To New Fortress Data Centre

    Spry Hosting is to migrate its hardware and their clients to the new Fortress Datacenter in Seattle, WA. The new data centre has involved extensive design and has been engineered from the ground up for mass scale hosting on a reliable foundation. The facility has 18" raised floors, controlled access, FM2000 fire suppression, security monitored, and is 24x7 patrolled. Qwest, AboveNET, XO, Savvis, ELI, Level3, and Mzima all provide fibre connectivity access to the facility. The data centre has a long term capacity of over 45,000 servers in a footprint of 18,000 sq ft.

  • Power Consumption Doubles In US Data Centres, Study Finds

    Data Centres in the US consume 45 Billion kWh annually according to a new study conducted by Jonathan Koomey, a consulting professor at Stanford University and staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and commissioned by microprocessor vendor Advanced Micro Devices has revealed that power consumption by Data Centres in the US has doubled since 2000. In US data centres in 2000, there were approximately 5.6 million servers installed in total, including about 4.9 million low-end servers; 663,000 mid-range servers; and 23,000 high-end servers, according to Koomey's study.

  • Schneider Completes APC Acquisition

    Schneider Electric has completed its USD6.1 billion acquisition of American Power Conversion (APC). The combination of APC and MGE UPS Systems creates a major new competitor in the power and cooling services market. Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire said the acquisition will generate value for customers through a broader choice of tailored solutions.

  • Internap Completes Acquisition of VitalStream

    Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) and VitalStream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTH ) has announced that each company's respective stockholders provided the approvals necessary to complete Internap's acquisition of VitalStream and that the transaction has been completed. The acquisition will allow Internap to facilitate the accelerated growth of VitalStream's global platform, which enables the delivery of rich media and includes streaming audio and video services.

  • IXEurope Extends Partnership With Citibank

    IXEurope, one of Europe's leading datacenter providers, has extended its relationship with Citibank, which has been a significant customer since 2004. The financial services sector, which is a key customer focus for IXEurope alongside major Internet players, is increasingly seeking larger and more resilient datacentre facilities to provide primary hosting, business continuity and disaster recovery services. This trend has been fuelled by recent banking regulation, including the Basel II Capital, the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 and the more recent MIFID directive on trading processes.

  • OpTier And DataSynapse Partner

    OpTier, providing Business Transaction Management(tm) for the enterprise, and DataSynapse, a global provider of application virtualisation software, have announced a technology and business partnership that will allow customers to optimise infrastructure investments, meet stringent SLAs and manage their virtualised environments based on business parameters.

  • HP Makes Virtualisation Practical

    HP has launched a new version of the HP-UX 11i operating system and new HP Integrity servers to help make mission-critical virtualization practical for businesses of all sizes. The latest release of HP's strategic UNIX operating environment, HP-UK 11i v3, makes virtualization easier to deploy and delivers mission-critical virtualization by combining virtualization and mainframe-class availability. Also, with HP-UX 11i v3, important applications, including business intelligence and data warehousing, are now simpler to secure and manage.

  • Fujitsu Deploys Aperture's Data Centre Management Solution

    Fujitsu Services, the IT services companies, has deployed Aperture's data centre management solution, VISTA, to provide visibility into all the physical aspects of data centre management including space, power and cooling. Fujitsu Services has data centres across Europe and Africa including locations in the UK, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Sweden. The company manages data centre services for leading private companies and public sector organisations.

  • SecureMyCompany And TecLink Join To Provide Managed Services

    SecureMyCompany and TecLink join forces to deliver an industry-leading helpdesk solution for Managed Services Providers. SecureMyCompany customers can now offer their clients unlimited, remote technical support from a US-based helpdesk starting at only USD25/month MSRP. Leveraging the trend towards outsourcing, TecLink's domestically based support agents and system engineers provide Managed Services Providers with Level 1 and Level 2 technical support for their clients.

  • COOP Systems Selects Verizon Business Data Centres For SaaS Services

    COOP Systems Inc. has selected Verizon Business' data centre services. The services include remote backup and restore capabilities that help back up the databases that COOP Systems maintains for its enterprise customers. Coop believes that Verizon has the track record to meet the unique demands of a 'software-as-a service' provider.

  • Managing Director Ansett Of Europe EYP Joins Pentadyne Board

    Pentadyne Power Corporation (, a leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology, has announced that Ed Ansett, Managing Director of Europe EYP Mission Critical Facilities Ltd., has joined Pentadyne's Board of Directors.

  • Diveo Expands Data Centres Business In Colombia

    Diveo, the telecoms provider for corporate business in Colombia, is investing USD2 milion (4.440 milion pesos) to launch its data centre business during 2007. Arturo Wills, the company president, said this investment is in line with the company's interest to grow in the corporate segment. The resource will be used to enlarge the data centre installations in Bogota. However, Diveo may well have to build a second data centre. The company has the intention to grow its corporate internet business, targeting new deals with medium size companies.

  • Dundee REIT Selects Q9 Networks

    Dundee REIT, Canada's provider of business premises, has selected Q9 to provide a high-availability solution for its business-critical e-mail servers to minimize the risk of interruption to more than 300 users in 11 offices across Canada. Under the terms of the contract, Q9 is providing Dundee with secure data centre space, guaranteed power, highly reliable Internet bandwidth and other managed services.

  • Deutsche Borse And Colt Join Forces To Provide Low Latency Trading

    Deutsche B?rse Systems and COLT, a European provider of business communications, will provide 'Proximity Services' to members of Deutsche B?rse's trading platforms. The new offering enables financial trading organisations to place their order management systems as close as possible to Deutsche B?rse's trading infrastructure, so that they can exchange data and process orders with minimal latency delay.

  • Data393 Donates Servers To Host Websites Supporting Scouting Organization

    Data393, a provider of managed IT infrastructure, colocation and hosting solutions, has announced it donated servers to continue operation of more than 20 Scouting-related websites managed by the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP), a not-for-profit organization serving tens of thousands of youth members, their parents, program volunteers and employees belonging to multiple Scouting organizations across more than 70 countries.

  • Liebert Launches Data Centre Cooling Architecture

    The Liebert Adaptive Architecture is a set of solutions and services that include precision cooling, power protection and monitoring. Comprising of the Liebert XD and Liebert XDFN ranges, the Liebert Adaptive Architecture provides the level of cooling flexibility required by data centres. Liebert XD is an adaptive precision cooling platform for applications producing from 5 to 15kW per rack that target hotspots. The XD solution uses gas coolant, thus eliminating water circulation inside the data centre.

  • Scandinavia Pitching Cool And Green Data Centre Location

    Securing sufficient power and maintaining a cool environment without using masses of energy, staying green and zero carbon footprint, represent the greatest challenges confronting data centres today. So, why is IT by Scandinavia any better? A number of benefits accrue to the region. One is power. The UK and other western countries have in recent times been at the mercy of Russian energy pipelines. Norway however has now given its pledge on 'reliable energy supply' and is well-placed to provide continental Europe with secure energy supplies.

  • Green Grid White Papers Launched For Energy Efficiency In Data Centres

    The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres has announced the completion of its formation, membership structure, technical charter, and made available three new white papers. The consortium believes that energy efficiency is the key challenge facing data centres today, due to exponential increases in power and cooling costs over the past few years. Customer demand for concentrated computing is outpacing the availability of clean reliable power in many places around the world.

  • EU Considers Voluntary Code For Data Centre Energy Efficiency

    The European Commission is considering introducing a voluntary code of conduct on energy efficiency for data centre operators. The Renewable Energies Unit of the Commission's Joint Research Centre will meet in London to discuss the idea. Environmental agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol, which placed limits on greenhouse gas emissions for countries, are driving government interest in reducing energy consumption.

  • Verizon Steps Up Managed Services

    Verizon is stepping up its global managed security services by extending the reach of its denial-of-service (DOS) Defence Mitigation service to 11 European countries and offering a new secure gateway network-based firewall that allows customers to provide security for both private networks and secure tunnels through the Internet.

  • BT Ploughs ?14m Into New London Data Centre

    BT is spending £14 million to enhance its data centre in its South London facility (within the M25). The data centre occupies 930 square metres and will launch in September this year. The new data centre will make use of biometric security measures particularly required by its financial services and government customers. In addition, BT also says that the building will meet industry standards of availability performance criteria as set by the Uptime Institute. BT sees growth of 20 per cent per annum in the data centre services market.

  • BroadRiver Expands Data Centre

    BroadRiver, Inc., a managed services provider of hosted solutions plans to build out a 3rd secure, managed data centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Rapid growth in the Southeast and operating at near full capacity in its two existing managed data facilities prompted the move. The new 15,000 square foot facility will increase BroadRiver's capacity for colocation and managed voice, and hosted data services by more than 400 percent. Completion is expected by the end of the first quarter 2007.

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