The Green Grid and Gimelec to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Strategies

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Hosting ServicesParis, France – The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems, and Gimelec, a group of electrical manufacturers working on the development of new regulations and standards, have signed an agreement to work more collaboratively in developing measurements, metrics and specifications, and establishing best practise guidelines for data centres.

The agreement between the two parties will provide a framework to increase the effectiveness of the work done by The Green Grid and Gimelec, leading to an improvement in awareness, standards and energy efficiency within the data centre industry. Read more

Power Assure to Demonstrate Power Management Software at Data Center World Conference

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Hosting ServicesSanta Clara, CA – Power Assure™, Inc., a data center optimization company that replaces today’s costly “Always On” operating model with a dynamic and efficient “On Demand” solution, today announced it will feature its data center power management software at AFCOM’s Data Center World Conference.

Included will be its recently unveiled Dynamic Power Optimization software and Dynamic Power Management software, version 3.5. Read more

NetSuite Brings Business Cloud Event to Sydney

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Hosting ServicesSan Mateo, CA and SYDNEY — NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced the details of a special Sydney-based event to help Australian enterprises tap the power of cloud computing to run their global business operations while slashing IT costs and driving high performance. As part of NetSuite’s Business Cloud tour of the important IT hubs across the region, the Sydney event will be on Tuesday 12 October, 3:30-7:30 p.m., at the InterContinental Hotel. For more information and to register for this free event, please visit here.

The program will feature NetSuite’s visiting CEO Zach Nelson’s keynote address on how cloud computing is streamlining the financial and management operations of companies all over the world and the success of companies leveraging cloud computing to drive high performance in Australian businesses. Also featured will be business leaders from Australian-based companies who will detail their real world experiences of moving key business operations to cloud computing along with best practices in the new environment. These executive panelists include Paul Brooke, Operations Manager from BearingPoint Australia Pty Limited; David Owyong, Financial Controller from Virgin Money Australia; David Mills, Founder of The Chefs Toolbox; and James Pegum, CEO, Parrimark. Read more

Comodo Launches Internet Security Checkmark

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Hosting ServicesJERSEY CITY, NJ – Comodo, a leading Internet security organization, has implemented a new logo design and seal, which customers can use on their websites protected by Comodo SSL certificates. The design which utilizes a check mark design consistent with Comodo’s firewall products, is scheduled to rollout immediately and was created in order to reposition the Comodo check mark icon more prominently in bold green lettering on every site in order to assure customers the highest level of security protection.

These design changes extend Comodo’s ability to help businesses and their customers secure and manage their most critical information. By creating the green Comodo check mark icon prominently featured within a stylized letter “C”, it helps businesses conducting eCommerce transactions on the Web to display a universal “seal of trust” for their customers to realize that the websites and transactions they are on are fully protected. Read more

NTT Com to Launch Biz Security Global Management

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Hosting ServicesTOKYO – NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that its Security Operation Center (SOC) will begin offering on October 1 a managed security service, Biz Security Global Management, that provides customer networks with secure, real-time global protection.

The latest addition to NTT Com’s BizCITY® portfolio of secure, cloud-based enterprise services, Biz Security Global Management enables customers to quickly and easily establish seamless global security management systems. The service, targeted primarily Japanese companies operating global businesses, frees customers from the costly and complicated burdens of assembling professional security personnel and systems, constantly monitoring and analyzing security threats, updating security systems on a daily basis, and maintaining unified security levels throughout global networks. Read more

Hitachi Data Systems Announces Data Center Milestone

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Hosting ServicesSANTA CLARA, CA – Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today further solidified its position as the leader in storage virtualization with a series of announcements that represents a major milestone in the company’s vision of data center transformation. At a Hitachi Information Forum event today at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Hitachi Data Systems will unveil its new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) and new Hitachi Command Suite management software that together set a new industry benchmark for virtualized, enterprise-class IT solutions.

“Under conditions of shrinking budgets, organizational change and increased competition, enterprises are being challenged to make information both available and secure while their IT organizations are asked to do more with less,” said Jack Domme, CEO, Hitachi Data Systems. “We are solving the industry’s most pressing challenges with our approach of one platform for all data, coupled with our leadership in virtualization technology. Our new Virtual Storage Platform represents another major step toward transforming the way companies implement IT and turn their raw data into valuable information that offers scalability and adaptability for the future.” Read more

Dell Helps Customers Accelerate Cloud Computing Models

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Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, TX – To help customers quickly capitalize on the efficiencies of the Virtual Era, Dell today introduced new capabilities and services for its Virtual Integrated System (VIS) architecture. Dell recognizes businesses have made significant technology purchases and its approach to converged architectures allows them to preserve and fully leverage their existing data center infrastructure without creating technology silos or undertaking a rip-and-replace strategy.

“IT organizations are closely evaluating the cost, management, and agility benefits of IT infrastructure and cloud-based computing models,” said Matt Eastwood, GVP, Enterprise Platforms, IDC. “There are currently two general approaches to converged infrastructures: single-vendor solutions and open architecture solutions that focus on interoperability and extending legacy investments. Dell’s Virtual Integrated System architecture is consistent with its commitment to open technology architectures. IDC believes this approach will resonate with customers that are looking to preserve these legacy investments while reaping the benefits of cloud computing.” Read more

i/o Data Centers Maintains Always-On Availability with BMC Software

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Hosting ServicesHOUSTON – Leading provider of colocation and data center services, i/o Data Centers (“i/o”) is using BMC Software’s (NASDAQ: BMC) Service Desk Express Suite to help maintain its commitment of being always-on during a time of phenomenal growth and heavy demand.

i/o is experiencing the growth companies crave. The speed of that growth required that the company examine its existing systems and processes to ensure that customer service levels remained high. To maintain service quality while supporting more customers, a larger infrastructure and growing staff, i/o implemented BMC’s Service Desk Express, a support automation tool that increases efficiency and improves service. Read more

Equinix Plans to Build Third Tokyo Data Center

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Hosting ServicesFOSTER CITY, CA & TOKYO – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced plans to build its third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center, called TY3, in Tokyo, Japan. The $70 million, 79,600 gross-square-foot TY3 IBX data center, targeted for completion in mid-2011, will offer 960 cabinet equivalents to data centric industries including cloud and IT services providers, online content and financial market participants doing business in Japan.

The new TY3 IBX data center will feature Equinix’s industry-leading standards of security, environment control and power availability. It will have direct fiber connectivity to Equinix’s two other IBX data centers in the city, TY1 and TY2. Current and prospective customers will have direct access to more than 50 networks including both international and domestic carriers. In addition, the strategic location of the TY3 IBX data center within the Tokyo City Center offers financial market participants the advantage of close proximity to the major financial exchanges in the Japanese capital. Close proximity to these exchanges combined with the vast network choice and Equinix interconnection services to strategic partners helps the financial market participants achieve high performance trading. Read more

Carpathia Extends Leadership in Compliant Hosting

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Hosting ServicesAshburn, VA – Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and businesses, continues to lead the industry in delivering compliant hosting solutions for commercial enterprise and federal agencies seeking to meet HIPAA, PCI, FISMA and DIACAP requirements and standards.

“In the past year, we’ve seen compliant hosting gain significant momentum. Now more than ever, both enterprise and federal customers are becoming more focused on finding the right hosting partner to help them achieve compliance,” said Peter Weber, CEO of Carpathia. “Our customers truly are driving our continued focus and innovation in the compliant hosting industry.” Read more

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