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:
As cloud-based services continue to grow in popularity, companies that specialize in the technology are actually growing in size and scope. Pittsburg-based Expedient, a cloud services company, just announced its plans to double the current space taken up by one of its data centers. The firm has announced a project that will grow its Pittsburgh data center to 8,000 square feet.
To increase the company’s operations, the project will reportedly take about six months to complete at the cost of several million dollars. This particular data center will be rated as top of the line, and include features such as two 2,200 kw generators, as well as 500 tons of cooling power and four UPS systems. To read more about Expedient’s expansion, click here.
The widespread adoption of mobile devices is driving the proliferation of cloud applications, which need to be properly supported by enterprises. Traditional on-premises infrastructures are increasingly unable to support the demands for highly intensive mobile and Web-based applications.
With this trend in mind, cloud infrastructure provider Joyent has launched Joyent7, a fabric-based cloud infrastructure platform designed to support the increasing demands of large enterprises and cloud services providers, which is scheduled for a full enterprise release in early 2013. To read more about the new platform, click here.
In other cloud data center news, as part of its Security-as-a-Service Implementation Guidance Series, the Cloud Security Alliance has released its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) guide aimed at providing enterprises with best practices for deploying cloud-based SIEM services.
Specifically, the new document, which was prepared by the SecaaS Working Group, provides guidance for best practices on how to evaluate, build, and deploy cloud-based SIEM services to enterprise and cloud-based networks, infrastructure and applications, according to Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director for the CSA.
For more cloud data center news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.