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TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

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October 13, 2012

TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

Many enterprises today are implementing the cloud, or at least considering it to gain the benefits of multi-tenant, hosted resources – whether it’s software, platforms or infrastructure.

Cloud data center solutions not only provide results for optimized physical infrastructures, but also enable organizations to be more responsive, improve operational efficiency and increase strategic relevance to their business. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest cloud data center news. Here are a few highlights:

Telx recently unveiled its Datacenter Connect service for enhancing cloud applications. The service will ensure the implementation of an economically viable virtual fabric across Telx's Cloud Connection Centers (C3 (News - Alert)). The organization’s victorious model of interconnection within facilities and metros will be expanded with Datacenter Connect, ensuring perfect connections between facilities.

Customers can now quickly associate services and applications in an affordable manner with the simplified and flexible Datacenter Connect. This service also allows interoperability with customers’ preference of carrier services.

To read more about the Datacenter Connect Service, click here.

In other cloud data center news, Equinix (News - Alert) has partnered with PT DCI in Indonesia to offer data center infrastructure and colocation services to Indonesian companies.

This new partnership is expected to provide various data centers such as colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring services to the customers. Phase one of the new project is expected to be completed in 2013, and the 65,000 gross square feet facility will house 1,250 cabinets, company officials stated.

Lastly this week, Cyan announced an update to its Z-series switch platform, which aims to be an alternative to complicated routers for service providers using Software Defined Networks (SDN).

Cyan’s new XC-2800 multi-layer switch fabric for packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTP) lets metro network providers simplify their infrastructure without the expense of routers. It also allows existing users of the company’s Z-series platforms to implement scalable packet-optical switching within their networks. It supports Cyan’s packet, SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN and DWDM/ROADM (News - Alert) service modules, and works with a variety of third-party hardware.

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

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