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Peak 10 Actively Assisting Companies in Preparation for IPv6

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today that it is hosting IPv6 Engineering Series events throughout its 10 markets in order to help business and IT leaders prepare for the impending IPv6 adoption. In addition to the IPv6 Engineering Series, Peak 10 has released a white paper on the topic and recently sponsored the South Florida Technology Alliance event in which John Curran, the president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, spoke about the imminent transfer from IPv4 to IPv6.

“We want to ensure that our customers as well as other businesses in our markets are adequately prepared for the addition of IPv6 to their network, and education is our key initiative. It is important to not only educate IT managers, but everyone in the business about IPv6 as it could affect many aspects of a company,” said Ronnie Frames, the director of network services at Peak 10. “There are many misconceptions surrounding IPv6 and we want to provide clarity and guidance on the subject.” Read more

ServInt Completes Build-Out of its Newest Data Center

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxMcLean, VA ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced it has completed build-out of its new data center facility in Reston, Va., and that customers are now being turned up in the new location.

The Reston data center – built to accommodate ServInt’s strong recent growth – initially adds more than one-half a megawatt of capacity to ServInt’s existing North American data center footprint, and provides ample, additional on-site capacity for further expansion. The Reston location, which joins three other ServInt facilities in McLean, Va., Washington, DC and Los Angeles, offers excellent power and connectivity redundancy, and meets the highest standards for environmental sustainability.

“ServInt has been growing rapidly over the past year,” said ServInt CTO Matt Loschert. “This new private data center – built to our exacting specifications within one of the most advanced facilities on the East Coast – will allow us to easily accommodate that growth. The fact that our new location, like our DC facility, has access to some of the highest-quality connectivity in the country is an additional plus.”

ServInt’s new facility is a true private data center, built within a state-of-the-art complex which features the following important specifications:
–SAS 70 Type II certified;
–Six public utility feeds from two separate substations;
–2N/N+1 UPS power configurations;
–Four 2.25-megawatt emergency generators with two 20,000-gallon fuel tanks;
–24/7/365 manned security with multiple man-traps, CCTV monitoring, biometric scanners and mag-key card access points;
–Seven 400-ton cooling plants.

For more information about ServInt, please visit www.servint.net.

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SoftLayer Launches San Jose Data Center

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced the launch of its first California data center facility, located in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Designated SJC01, the new facility has capacity for more than 12,000 servers in three data center pods. With an advanced dual-path network structure, including redundant network interface cards (NICs) in every server, customers can select up to 2G of connectivity for any SJC01 server and configure their networking resources to achieve all new levels of efficiency.

“SJC01 increases our rapidly growing footprint. We now have a total capacity for more than 155,000 servers in 11 data centers, and seven additional network Points of Presence (POPs),” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers in the region, as well as customers around the world that have end users in the area, are excited to leverage the better end-user experience that closer proximity can bring. And we’re excited to be a new local option for some of technology’s greatest companies.”

“SoftLayer is the Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider of choice for customers that want innovation, the best network, and the ultimate control,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “Those advantages make a huge difference to software and technology developers, social media operations, and more. And nowhere do you find more of those enterprises than Silicon Valley. It’s a perfect fit for hosting’s innovation leader to come to technology’s innovation capital.

Key features of SJC01 include:

– Redundant network infrastructure
– Fully-automated platform
– SAS70 Type II compliance
– Multiple tier 1 carriers
– Unique pod design concept

Like all SoftLayer data centers, the San Jose facility is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, and fully integrated through SoftLayer’s revolutionary network architecture, allowing seamless inter-data center capabilities. SJC01 has 24×7 onsite support and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the facility. It is fully connected to SoftLayer’s data centers located in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and the Washington D.C. area, and to the company’s network Points of Presence in seven additional U.S. cities.

SJC01 servers can be ordered starting today at www.softlayer.com or through the company’s leading Customer Portal. Read more

Fortune Data Centers Recognized as Finalist for Energy Award

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxSan Jose, CA – Fortune Data Centers, which provides premium wholesale data center space for corporate customers, is being recognized by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal for its leadership and innovation in energy efficiency and environmental consideration. Fortune Data Centers and the other finalists for the 2011 Energy Awards will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 3, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

“During construction, we recycled or re-used 1,100 tons of material that was diverted from landfill. We are proud to be innovators in the area of cleantech, and appreciate the recognition for our efforts,” Read more

VISI and Microsoft to Co-Host SaaS Seminar on May 5th, 2011

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Webmaster ToolboxEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Business executives seeking to explore Software as a Service applications are invited and encouraged to attend a complimentary breakfast seminar at Microsoft’s Bloomington office on May 5, 2011.

VISI and Microsoft are partnering to co-host the seminar, entitled Leveraging Partners to SaaS-Enable Your Business. The seminar is designed to provide business executives with practical information regarding Software as a Service. Topics include understanding the SaaS model, the challenges in offering a SaaS application, key considerations when choosing a hosting partner, and what business leaders need to know to optimize results from an SaaS initiative. Read more

Accelerate Time to Market with EPiServer Cloud

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Webmaster ToolboxLondon, UK – EPiServer, the world’s fastest growing provider of platforms that drive online engagement, has launched a cloud version of the company’s innovative content management solution. Packaged and hosted on EPiServer’s Everweb service, the web-based solution combines EPiServer CMS and EPiServer Composer to allow interactive marketers and web developers to quickly create key components of their online presence and operate them in a cost effective way.

EPiServer CMS is already reputed as a flexible, dynamic system for managing online properties, and EPiServer Cloud delivers the same comprehensive functionality that is easy for developers, simple for marketers and engaging for visitors. The offering’s platform-as-a-service model allows developers to configure, customise, and integrate websites to meet marketing and communication requirements. The cloud version enables marketers to move at the pace their global business dictates while allowing IT professionals to focus on their priorities. Read more

Data Center World Spring 2011 Breaks Attendance Records

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Webmaster ToolboxORANGE, CA – AFCOM, the world’s leading data center association, recently wrapped up the largest Spring Data Center World ever. Both attendee and exhibitor numbers grew 10 percent from the Spring 2010 conference.

During the conference, AFCOM awarded the 2011 Data Center Manager of the Year title to Tom Roberts, Manager, Data Center Facilities, Trinity Information Services. Roberts was recognized from a competitive pool of finalists, which included Billie Haggard, Senior Vice President, Data Centers, CoreSite and Abdulaziz Al-Shafi, Administrator of IT Computer Operations, Saudi ARAMCO. Read more

Securities Firm Boosts Data Center Performance with Solutions from HP

April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxPALO ALTO, CA – HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that Samuel A. Ramirez & Co Inc., a New York-based full-service securities firm, has chosen HP 3PAR Utility Storage, a key element of the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy, to improve customer responsiveness and lower costs.

Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., which manages more than $2 billion in customer assets, needed to improve customer response time to support future growth objectives. Due to its aging storage infrastructure, the firm continuously encountered access issues when searching the database on its storage area network (SAN). This resulted in delays of several minutes, which can lead to lost revenue in the securities business. Additionally, storage administration tasks and manual data backup activities required up to four hours a day to complete. Read more

Interxion to Implement Fiber Optic Infrastructure between Its Six Paris Data Centers

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Webmaster ToolboxPARIS – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, has chosen Sipartech, a neutral, dark-fiber-optic infrastructure operator in Paris and its surrounding region, to interconnect its data centers.

Sipartech has implemented a fiber optic infrastructure between Interxion’s six data centers located in Paris. The network built by Sipartech will enable Interxion data centers to be connected to existing and future data centers via short and secure routes. Read more

PowerDNN Hosts DNN4Free In The Cloud

April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxOmaha, Nebraska – PowerDNN’s DotNetNuke Optimized Cloud Environment will be powering DNN4Free, a Dotnetnuke hosting company providing free Dotnetnuke websites. These sites are built on DNN portals and best suited for small DNN websites worldwide.

DNN4Free considered other DotNetNuke support providers, but it was obvious that only PowerDNN’s Cloud could provide them with the level of support and quality that they need. “Reliability of our services and technologies are paramount to our customers, and for continued growth of our brand,” says Joseph with DNN4Free. PowerDNN’s DotNetNuke Hosting allows companies to have 24/7/365 access to PowerDNN’s enterprise support staff . “We are excited that DNN4Free chose the PowerDNN cloud for their infrastructure,” says Tony Valenti, CEO of PowerDNN. “Many people think of PowerDNN as only a hosting company for end-users. However, we serve as the backbone for many other hosting providers as well. We are excited that DNN4Free has selected us as their new hosting provider. Whether end-users are hosting with us, or our customers, we consider it success. At the end of the day, people who need a simple DNN site may choose DNN4Free, and customers who need a more robust or customized solution will choose PowerDNN.” Read more

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