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IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia

October 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia 

Dallas, TX — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a new SoftLayer data center in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne data center follows recent launches in Toronto, London, and Hong Kong, and is part of IBM’s $1.2 billion global investment to expand its cloud footprint farther into Asia-Pacific and throughout the world.

“Melbourne is our first data center location in Australia and a significant milestone for SoftLayer. We can now bring all the benefits and advantages of SoftLayer’s cloud platform to customers in country or to customers looking for an Australian location,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, an IBM Company. “This facility meets all the demands for deploying secure, in-country enterprise-grade IBM cloud services which will help accelerate cloud adoption among organizations responding to the current IT sea change.”

SoftLayer’s strategic global partner Digital Realty built the Melbourne facility, along with the Toronto, London, and Hong Kong locations. The design of the Melbourne data center matches that of other SoftLayer data centers around the globe, with capacity for more than 15,000 physical servers initially.

SoftLayer’s complete portfolio of infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, and networking, will be available out of Melbourne. The new facility will provide 10Gbps network connections to SoftLayer services with less than 40 milliseconds of latency from anywhere in the world.

In addition to Atmail, other SoftLayer customers in the region include FluccsRightshipLoft GroupHotelsCombinedDigital Market SquareBugwolf, Cartesian, and Portland Software.

“We’ve been a SoftLayer client for more than 10 years,” said Angus Thomson, managing director for cloud hosting provider Fluccs. “SoftLayer has always been our preferred cloud supplier in the U.S. due to the simplicity of setting up new servers, the speed of deployment, and the ability to customize something exactly to our requirements.”

SoftLayer will start taking orders for the Melbourne data center immediately with a special offer of up to $500.00 USD off new orders in the data center, for a limited time. More details about the discount and updates on the opening of SoftLayer’s new Australian data center are available at www.softlayer.com/melbourne.

The facility provides customers with Australian data residency and an even faster way to reach local end users, all with SoftLayer’s secure and resilient platform that can be easily integrated with existing infrastructure to provide a robust hybrid environment. The Melbourne location will complement SoftLayer’s Hong Kong and Singapore data centers, offer APAC customers redundancy options within the region, and provide interoperability between all of SoftLayer’s global locations.

“SoftLayer’s new location in Australia is huge for us. Data sovereignty issues are top-of-mind for many of our customers in Australia, so the ability to now move data to this particular region is very advantageous to us,” said Mark Phillips, vice president of global sales at Atmail, a Queensland-based company that provides an email-messaging platform to more than 4,500 customers worldwide. “We have customers in 123 countries, so SoftLayer’s expanding global presence is fantastic for us.”

About Softlayer, an IBM Company
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 devices under management and a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible unified platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a worldwide network for secure, low-latency communications. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com.

About IBM Computing
IBM is the global leader in cloud with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions to enable clients for the hybrid cloud era with integration, control over data and expertise. IBM Cloud has helped more than 30,000 clients around the world. Today, IBM has 100+ cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a growing global network of data centers. Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 17 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. In fact, IBM for the 21st consecutive year topped the annual list of US patent leaders. IBM processes more the 5.5M client transactions daily through IBM’s public cloud. For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud. Follow us on Twitter at @IBMcloud and on our blog at www.thoughtsoncloud.com. Join the conversation #ibmcloud.

Interxion London Data Center Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

September 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion London Data Center Powered by 100% Renewable Energy 

Web Hosting ToolboxLONDON – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that its London data centre has taken another step forward in reducing its carbon footprint by signing up to 100% renewable energy from UK provider SmartestEnergy.

SmartestEnergy is the UK’s leading purchaser and supplier of electricity from independent generators, sourcing all power from renewable energy sources including wind, hydro and biomass, in addition to Good Quality CHP (Combined Heat and Power). Being as transparent as possible was key for Interxion, as SmartestEnergy provides a clear audit trail and also records relevant renewable energy certificates for Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) this was a major factor in Interxion’s decision.

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Power Assure CTO Provides Insights into Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating Systems

August 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Power Assure CTO Provides Insights into Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating Systems 

Web Hosting ToolboxSanta Clara, CA – Companies are now paying very close attention to power consumption throughout their data centers. To support this growing need, the industry has created both the metrics and tools required to measure and manage power utilization effectively.

Clemens Pfeiffer, CTO of Power Assure, Inc., has outlined the various rating systems available, and recommends how each can be used to improve energy efficiency throughout any data center. Read more

The Bunker and CNS Announce IT Security Partnership

July 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on The Bunker and CNS Announce IT Security Partnership 

Hosting Services – The Bunker delivers ultra secure Managed Hosting, Cloud Computing, Colocation, and Outsourced IT from within Europe’s most secure data centres, and is pleased to announce a partnership to offer CNS’s COMPLIANCEngine and payment card industry (PCI QSA) compliance services alongside The Bunker’s ultra-secure data centres.

The partnership will enable both companies to offer a range of complimentary services ranging from consultancy and network-auditing processes, accreditation to QSA, CESG, CHECK and CLAS standards, through to colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing in ultra secure, ex-military nuclear bunker data centres. Read more

PEER 1 Hosting Makes Data Center History with 1.1 PUE

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Hosting Makes Data Center History with 1.1 PUE 

Hosting ServicesSouthampton – PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider, is bringing a new standard in data centre efficiency to Britain, offering a predicted PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) rating of 1.1, the lowest in the country by a considerable margin, to customers of its new data centre in Portsmouth, UK.

By signing with Excool, a UK-based, innovative cooling technology specialist, PEER 1 Hosting will become the first data centre in the world to work with Excool, delivering the greenest state-of-the-art facility for managed hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud and co-location, all under one roof.
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Digital Realty Trust Enters Sydney, Australia Data Centre Market

July 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on Digital Realty Trust Enters Sydney, Australia Data Centre Market 

Hosting ServicesSINGAPORE – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, announced today that it has entered the Australian data centre market with the acquisition of a 3.48 hectare development site in Sydney, Australia for a purchase price of approximately $10.7 million.  This represents the first acquisition in Australia for Digital Realty Trust.

The site, located in Erskine Park, an industrial precinct located in the Western Sydney Employment Hub, is capable of supporting approximately 18,600 square meters of data centre development with over 11.5MW of IT capacity.  The Company has secured permitting for the development and plans to commence construction on the first phase of 9,300 square meters in the fall of 2011, which will consist of building out the first of two data centre facilities.  The building is designed to support four 1440 kW Turn-Key Datacentre PODs.
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AboveNet to Connect to Cervalis Data Centers in Connecticut and New Jersey

July 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on AboveNet to Connect to Cervalis Data Centers in Connecticut and New Jersey 

Hosting ServicesWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it will connect to the Cervalis data centers located in Stamford, Connecticut and Totowa, New Jersey. Customers located in the facilities will have access to AboveNet’s private, optical network and extensive fiber footprint for connectivity in and between top metro markets in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

AboveNet will provide Cervalis customers with diverse, low-latency routes to other top business centers. For example, a company operating in the Cervalis center in Stamford or Totowa can establish an Ethernet connection to its office location, remote data center and to business partners within top metro locations.
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Equinix Launches Second Phase of State-of-the-Art London Data Center

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Equinix Launches Second Phase of State-of-the-Art London Data Center 

Hosting ServicesLondon – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of data center services, today announced the opening of the second phase of its latest London (LD5) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. This expansion of Platform Equinix™ adds another 4,000 square meters of customer space and capacity for 1,400 cabinet equivalents in the London metropolitan area.

Russell Poole, managing director, Equinix UK, said, “London is one of the largest and fastest growing data center markets in the world and the opening of LD5’s second phase underlines our commitment to support our customers’ growth. We have been focusing our efforts on providing a global platform to meet the demand for colocation and network exchange services from the whole market. At the moment, this growth in demand is particularly strong from financial services firms and cloud service providers.” Read more

Interxion Reduces Data Center CO2 Emissions by 94%

July 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion Reduces Data Center CO2 Emissions by 94% 

Hosting ServicesZURICH – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that its Swiss data centre has taken another step forward in reducing its carbon footprint by signing up to 100% green energy.

Since January 2011, Interxion Switzerland has been using the energy product “Aquastrom”. Aquastrom means hydroelectricity and is supplied by local energy provider Energie Opfikon AG. The “Aquastrom” product sources its energy purely from hydroelectric power, which is produced using naturally flowing water, rather than originating from pumped-storage plants – this is backed up by the energy producer’s proof of origin and is checked on a regular basis by independent auditors. Read more

Interxion Joins the Cloud Industry Forum

June 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion Joins the Cloud Industry Forum 

Webmaster ToolboxLONDON – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the body established to promote trust, security and transparency within the cloud sector. The partnership illustrates Interxion’s dedication to the cloud and support in achieving a common standard of best practice within the IT industry.

Interxion is a leading provider of colocation data centre services, operating Cloud Hubs in 13 of Europe’s leading metropolitan areas. Its Cloud Hubs provide the optimum environment for cost-effective development, launch and management of successful cloud-based services for both enterprises and service providers. Read more

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