Weekly Data Center Roundup January 25-31

This week, we’re going to try a slightly different format for the roundup. Bear with us.


On Friday: Xand detailed plans to add new disaster recovery space to its Westchester County data center, citing increased demand from Hurricane Sandy; The State of New jersey’s primary data center; NetApp and Cisco broadened the scope of their partnership, with the intent of Flexpod integration; TelX developed an advanced data center campus in Clifton, New JerseyGDS expanded its services to the Hong Kong Market in response to demands from its Chinese Financial Institute Customers;  and the Article 29 Working Party in the EU approved the use of Binding Corporate Rules for international data transfers by data processors.


Over the Weekend:  InfoRelay announced the expansion of its compliant IT services for health care and government clients



On Monday:  Dot Commodity, Japan’s largest online commodities futures broker, established its first overseas data center in Hong Kong; Schneider Electric launched a new white paper app for tablets and mobile devices which grants users free access to over $90 million worth of research and over 150 papers ; the government of Catalonia and SAT Modular began collaborating on the Barcelona Data Cluster: a modular data center park; tech firm KIO Networks detailed plans to invest between $120 and $130 million over 2013 to establish two new facilities at its campus in Mexico; Linxdatacenter constructed a new facility for Gazprom Neft (the fifth largest oil producer in Russia); and AppliedMicro announced plans to present two sessions at the Linley Tech Data Center Conference.


Other news from Monday:  CoSentry selected 8×8 software to manage its Vblock cloud infrastructure; Mellanox took home first place at the Datacenter Interconnect awards; Joyent announced a new Apache Hadoop-based solution via a partnership with Hortonwork;  Gigamon announced a new high density 40Gb server blade designed to address scalability and visibility issues within the data center;


On Tuesday: Emerson launched a line of lower-capacity Liebert DSE cooling systems; VMware announced plans to cut somewhere around 900 jobs in order to “streamline operations” by the end of 2013; Total Systems Services (one of North America’s Largest card payment processors) experienced a power outage at one of its data centers, causing widespread service interruptions across several countries; Compass Datacenters announced the availability of a data center comparison shopping application; PLX detailed plans to present on PCI Express as a Fabric at the Linley Tech Data Center Conference;  Data Centers Delivered appointed Helen Gagliardi as its new business development executive; and Accenture completed its migration milestone for its Australian Defense facility.


Other news from Tuesday: Borri was named the primary UPS supplier for a 50,000 square foot colocation facility located in Reading in the UK; Cisco unveiled several new networking solutions at the Cisco Live! London conference; Spirent launched Spirent Axon – an easy to sue application and network testing platform designed for network professionals; Lightpath announced the availability of Managed backup for mid-market businesses; PCM Incorporated revealed that it plans to add to its PCM/Sarcon division through the construction of a data center in New Albany;  and Infinitely Virtual revealed that it will be shifting its backup data center from San Diego to Boston.


On Wednesday:  Microsoft Utility Architect Brian Janous revaled that he will present the keynote address at the 2013 Data Center World Spring conference (April 28-May2); Microsoft, meanwhile, made plans to invest an additional $348 million into an expansion at its South Virginia data center; Rackspace Hosting created three new Private Cloud Open Reference Architectures; QTS detailed plans to install blanking panels across all its data centers (at no charge for any customers using the facilities); Opengear upgraded its data center management software with the addition of a deployment option for Dell servers; Sidera extended its network to a large data center park situated in Elk Grove, where it will offer dark fiber and lit services between 100MB and 100GB; Digital Reality unveiled its next generation data center architecture; GoGrid announced a new dynamic load balancing service;  and an Arbor Networks report revealed that data centers and online cloud services both stood as prime targets for online attacks.


Other news from Wednesday: PTS Data Center solutions constructed a new data center for the World Wildlife Fund; No Limits Software released a new white paper on intelligent rack management; and IBM began offering a new suite of Platform-as-a-service SAP business applications.


On Thursday: a report from the International Data Corporation revealed that the Big Data Market might hit $23.8 billion by 2016; The Sequoia Supercomputer broke past the one million computing core mark; Power Assure revealed that it will spotlight its DCIM software at the Technology Convergence Conference in Santa Clara, California; Leviton successfully tested its Opt-X Unity 40G/100G Pre-Terminated MTP Trunk Cables; F5 debuted a new integrated firewall along with a portfolio of new and improved Application Delivery Networking tools; Cavium announced the availability of its Project Thunder Software Development Platform;  and the CPCC data center was issued a building permit valued at roughly $2.4 million for renovation work on the Citizens Building.


Also on Thursday: Earthlink deployed Virtustreams xStream cloud solution in its Rochester data center; and PCM made plans to build a new cloud data center;


That’s all for now – see you next week!