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:
Some of the hype around cloud computing seems to be translating into actual adoption. According to market research firm iSuppli Corp., the consumer cloud surged forward in the first half of 2012 with subscriptions to online storage services almost reaching projected estimates for the year. The survey report indicated that tech giants like Apple, Microsoft (News - Alert), Google and Amazon have their own cloud offerings, other cloud storage services, and have the financial power to withstand anything.
Translated into actual figures, the number of global consumers adopting the cloud reached about three-quarters of the estimated total of 500 million by the end of 2012, predicted to touch 1.3 billion by 2017. This is a huge leap forward, said HIS, considering the amount of trepidation that surrounded the cloud in 2011, when it was newer and untested. To read more about the survey, click here.
Offering quickly scalable, worldwide coverage for the more than 1,500 users currently running numerous Aprimo solutions in the cloud, Aprimo has announced the expansion of the capacity of the Aprimo Global Cloud. According to the company, Aprimo Global Cloud now includes numerous data centers in the U.S. and Europe, TMCnet reported.
This improved capacity will be useful to the users who are using the company’s Digital Messaging Center, the company has stated. The product is available with company’s Integrated Marketing Management (IMM) suite and it can also be purchased separately.
With data centers being the literal power houses they are, managing energy within them is a priority for data center managers, as keeping things neat and efficient helps keep costs down. Finding the optimal cabinet system is essential to reducing cooling costs and boosting energy efficiency.
Panduit announced its newest system speaking to these needs. The unified physical infrastructure leader made available its new Energy Efficient Data Center Cabinet System, a system that, for cloud data centers and other data centers, offers air sealing, ducting and containment features.
What this means is that cooling capacity is optimized through air bypass, as well as the mixing of cold air and exhaust air within the cabinet, leading to a reduction in cooling energy consumption by 40 percent. To read more about Panduit’s data center product, clickhere.
For more cloud data center news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.