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TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

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September 08, 2012

TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

Many enterprises today are implementing cloud, or considering shifting to cloud, to gain the benefits of multitenant, hosted resources whether software, platforms or infrastructure.

Some benefits include affordable access to enterprise-class IT solutions, predictable cost structures and rapid scalability. However, as a recent ViaWest whitepaper points out, there are many different “flavors” of cloud computing, and different models fit different businesses.

The three primary cloud models are Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), which are outlined in a recent TMCnet article.

Click here to read about the different cloud models and how to maximize the benefits of cloud in a data center environment.

In life, we can tell a lot about a person by the company he or she keeps. In business, you can tell a lot about a company by its partners. Recently, two leading-edge cloud and data center specialists have joined forces, as VeriStor and ViaWest are teaming up, TMCnet’s Rich Steeves recently reported.

Atlanta-based VeriStor is a provider of enterprise data storage, cloud and virtualization solutions that serves the southeast region of the United States. Its new relationship with ViaWest – one of the largest privately held data center and managed services providers in North America – will help VeriStor extend its cloud service infrastructure into the western portion of the United States. ViaWest owns and operates 23 enterprise-class data center facilities in western states such as Texas, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and ViaWest’s home state of Colorado.

To learn more about these cloud data center specialists, click here.

In other cloud data center news this week, FiberMedia is a data center services company that provides three distinct services: colocation, managed services and cloud. It has been a busy summer for the company, which has been moving to expand its business, achieving a new certification and rolling out a new customer acquisition strategy dubbed “Project Velocity.”

According to Michael Bucheit, CEO at FiberMedia, the firm looks to be certified in areas that help it serve its customers, typically in the media, healthcare and financial services verticals. It seeks certification for its facilities and processes as well as industry-specific certifications.

Recently, FiberMedia achieved SSAE 16 certification. This certification is essentially an update of SAS (News - Alert) 70 certification, and was therefore necessary for FiberMedia. It accredits the facility and processes for colocation, looking at matters of security, financial control, etc. Bucheit pointed out that FiberMedia exceeded all specifications across all six of its data centers. The company also achieved SOC accreditation for its cloud services.

To read more about how FiberMedia is working to expand its data center services, click here.

For more cloud data center news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments. 

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