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Cisco Delivers Containerized Data Center

May 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco Delivers Containerized Data Center 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco unveiled the Cisco® Containerized Data Center to address the evolving computing and networking needs of both public and private sector organizations.  Designed and manufactured in the United States, the Cisco Containerized Data Center is a modular data center solution in a weatherized ISO container that offers an open architecture and transportable platform coupled with a unique management platform for cost-effective data center deployments. Designed to help meet the unique needs of government and commercial organizations for mobile rapid deployment, disaster recovery, support in remote areas, and better cost utilization, the Cisco Containerized Data Center offers efficient continuity of operations, increased energy efficiency, increased power density and reduced risk.

According to a recent report from Pike Research, global investment in energy-efficient data center technologies is set to reach 28 percent of the $150 billion data center infrastructure market by 2015. Designed to efficiently use power in meeting cooling and serviceability requirements, the Cisco Containerized Data Center extends the capabilities of traditional brick-and-mortar data centers, including a more energy-efficient platform that lowers operating expenses and decreases the environmental impact. Read more

VMware Users Get Faster Migrations From SanXfer 3.0

April 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Users Get Faster Migrations From SanXfer 3.0 

Hosting ServicesAUSTIN, TX – InQuinox announces SanXfer release 3.0 which simplifies the process of moving into (or out of) Cloud Computing environments by supporting a virtualized environment more rapidly than any other enterprise solution. SanXfer 3.0 now supports Cloud and Virtualized environments, especially VMware and VMDK files. In four (4) simple, automated, wizard-driven steps, SanXfer 3.0 moves Windows clients from Physical to Virtual (P2V) within minutes, saving days of project time.

“Our customers asked InQuinox to simplify the move from physical to virtual environments for VMware users, and today, SanXfer meets their needs,” said Brad Hargett, InQuinox’s CEO. “SanXfer 3.0 is the most robust product to support server and data migration needs today and offers easy ‘Drag and Drop DataCenter Migration’ features for fast implementation.” Read more

Kaspersky Lab to Support VMware vShield for Virtual Data Centers

April 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab to Support VMware vShield for Virtual Data Centers 

Hosting ServicesAbingdon, UK – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has today announced that it will support VMware vShield Endpoint from later this year.  Kaspersky Lab’s support of VMware vShield Endpoint will offer comprehensive protection for virtual machines from the latest malware threats without compromising speed and performance.

New online research undertaken for Kaspersky Lab by YouGov reveals that around one in four (26 per cent) of IT managers surveyed considered security to be a major concern when implementing virtualized environments.

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Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

April 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment 

Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco’s entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco’s internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach through improved resilience, performance and use of resources, while delivering IT services such as video, mobility, security, and collaboration to Cisco employees, customers, partners, and other constituents.

In 2007 Cisco created a vision to deliver IT as a service and developed a long-range plan to deliver that vision through data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. Cisco’s newest data center combines the best in environment-friendly facility design, green approaches to power and cooling, and an architectural approach optimized for virtualization and cloud computing, with the aim of delivering “everything as a service.” Read more

TekLinks Announces Opening of Third Data Center

April 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on TekLinks Announces Opening of Third Data Center 

Hosting Services – TekLinks, a regional I.T. services provider headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, announced today their third data center is officially open. This state of the art facility will triple their data center space in the Birmingham area. TekLinks already owns and operates one facility in Birmingham and one in Hattiesburg, MS. The new facility is located at 200 Summit Parkway and was built utilizing some of the most current green approaches to data centers. The building is over 20,000 square feet with over half of the building dedicated for data center space with room for expansion.

“In the past few years, we have seen unprecedented demand for data center space, and this facility will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our clients,” says Don Monistere, Vice President of Sales at TekLinks. This data center, located at 200 Summit Parkway in Homewood, will not only provide data center for clients, but will allow TekLinks to increase its offerings around managed services and continue to be an industry leader in cloud computing. “Cloud computing has, in the past 12 months, moved from something that had a lot of hype around it to something that has become an integral part of the customer’s IT strategy. This new facility will allow us to continue to provide cloud-based services, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, in a high density computing environment. This facility was designed with that approach in mind,” says David Powell, Vice President of Managed Services and frequent speaker on the cloud. David continues, “TekLinks has taken a leadership position in the cloud services market. In December, we were ranked 4th in one report, ranking among companies like Google, Microsoft and Amazon. That is a real testament to the vision of TekLinks’ leadership and to the technical expertise of the staff that we have running our environment.” Read more

VMware Delivers Cloud Foundry, The Industry’s First Open PaaS

April 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Delivers Cloud Foundry, The Industry’s First Open PaaS 

Hosting ServicesPALO ALTO, CA — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today delivered Cloud Foundry™, the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS). Available today, Cloud Foundry represents a new generation of application platform, architected specifically for cloud computing environments and delivered as a service from enterprise datacenters and public cloud service providers. Cloud Foundry streamlines the development, delivery and operations of modern applications, significantly enhancing the ability of developers to deploy, run and scale their applications in cloud environments while embracing the widest choice of public and private clouds, industry-standard high productivity developer frameworks and application infrastructure services.

“The shift to cloud computing is fundamentally transforming what businesses and consumers expect from applications, profoundly challenging traditional application development and infrastructure,” said Tod Nielsen, Co-President, Application Platform, VMware.  “Cloud Foundry delivers a dramatically simplified approach that embraces the diversity and speed of modern development that is at the heart of today’s most successful applications while exploiting key trends in mobile, social and cloud computing.” Read more

NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering

April 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Announces Commercial Availability of New Private Cloud Offering 

Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the first commercial availability of its enterprise private cloud hosting environment, built using VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Director virtualization and cloud infrastructure software. The new utility-based computing solution, the NTT America Enterprise Cloud, is designed to appeal not only to mid-sized customers, but also to large enterprises seeking a flexible approach to managing their IT computing resources through cloud computing.

NTT America, who first announced the platform integration with the VMware platform at VMworld®in August 2010, is one of the first providers globally to launch cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director that provide customers with additional computing capacity on demand as needed. With the new NTT America Enterprise Cloud, customers will now have available and scalable access to a pool of dedicated and/or shared computing resources that deliver private cloud services to users at NTT America’s premier data centers without having to purchase their own physical servers. Read more

SingTel and VMware Launch On-Demand Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution

April 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on SingTel and VMware Launch On-Demand Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution 

Hosting ReviewsSingapore – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and VMware today announced the launch of SingTel PowerON Compute enabled by VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services.

This ground-breaking enterprise hybrid cloud computing solution enables enterprises to upgrade their IT resources without the heavy cost and complexities of purchasing and managing additional servers and systems, thereby reducing operating costs by up to 73 per cent.  Companies will be able to seamlessly expand the resources of their private cloud infrastructure into PowerON Compute’s secure public cloud without the hassles of re-installing and re-configuring their software applications.  This means customers can fully utilise current IT infrastructure investments while benefiting from on-demand, pay-as-you-use, public cloud computing resources. Read more

Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack

March 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud.com Releases New Version of CloudStack 

Hosting ToolboxCUPERTINO, CA – Cloud.com today announced CloudStack™ 2.2, the latest version of its innovative open source cloud computing platform. CloudStack is a comprehensive, open source software solution that accelerates the deployment, management and configuration of highly-scalable public and private infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds. Using CloudStack as the foundation, data center operators can quickly and easily build cloud services within their existing infrastructure to offer on-demand, elastic cloud services. CloudStack is available for immediate download from the open source cloud computing community.

“Interest in building clouds, public or private, has significantly increased. Companies are looking to optimize how their IT is managed and delivered by moving to the cloud. The goals include cost savings, but more importantly improving the speed and quality of service delivered by using self-service requests and rapidly provisioned services,” said Michael Coté, industry analyst at RedMonk. “Cloud technologies are evolving quickly, now, and you want to pick a company that’s moving features out the door, across a wide-range of supported platforms and infrastructure so that you can not only get your own setup up and running, but be ready to take advantage of new cloud computing innovations.” Read more

Cloud Hosting Security Service Unveiled By StratoGen

March 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud Hosting Security Service Unveiled By StratoGen 

Hosting ToolboxEast Sussex, UK – Cloud hosting company StratoGen today launched a range of security features designed to enhance cloud security and help prevent malicious attacks.

The new service called SharpLock is free and available exclusively on StratoGen’s VMware hosting service. SharpLock acts as an additional firewall to protect administrator access to your cloud hosting account using a range of sophisticated security measures. Read more

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