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TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

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December 08, 2012

TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

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 it marks 85 years in business, Quebec, Canada-based Telus has opened a new $65 million data center in Rimouski, with plans to invest an additional $13 million in added IT infrastructure to offer cloud-based services to Canadian businesses.

The new facility ranks among the top performing data centers in North America and is designed to provide Telus customers with improved reliability and security, according to François Gratton, president of Telus Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

To learn more about the new facility, click here.

In other cloud data center news, iSoftStone Holdings, a China-based cloud services provider, offers an integrated suite of IT services and solutions including consulting and solutions, IT services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. The company serves both Greater China and global clients.

iSoftStone Holdings recently joined the China Smart City Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance (CSCITISA).

The membership helps iSoftStone collaborate closely with all alliance members in multiple areas, such as resource sharing, technology transfer and personnel training. The company will also strengthen its capabilities in Smart City planning, development and operation through active participation in various cloud computing and smart-city projects.

To read more about the partnership, click here.

The common phrase, “the more things change the more they remain the same” is true in the tech world, believe it or not. Think about the changing dynamic of the data center. What causes the same problems to occur – underfunded budgets, altering the status quo without vetting the consequences and procrastination?

It is these challenges that create the need for the cloud data center.

Changes in the data center require a high degree of planning, according to a Panduit report. The playing field has changed due to consolidation and virtualization. The importance of engineering a network and planning the architecture of the IT system, however, which includes the racks, servers and all the components that make up the physical environment, cannot be understated.

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

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