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TMCnet Cloud Data Center Week in Review

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January 19, 2013

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:


Today’s users are storing and sharing data more than ever. Cloud services like Google (News - Alert) Drive and DropBox offer consumer friendly services that only accelerate this trend. Users are also engaging with this data, and for enterprises these capabilities are becoming fundamental in productivity. Although, how do you allow users to interact and share content while maintaining the security and governance that IT requires? EMC (News - Alert), a company that offers cloud computing and storage services for enterprises, has a new offering which embraces cloud storage without giving up control.

The new offering involves technology from Syncplicity, a firm it acquired in May 2012, which offered cloud-based storage, sync, sharing, automated backup and mobile device access prior to its acquisition. EMC customers will now have mobile and remote file access to their data without subjecting it to third-party data centers. You can read more about this new technology here.

Data centers continuously face higher demand for physical infrastructure, as the IT landscape is ever changing. As the enterprise market keeps evolving, even data centers must change and augment accordingly to meet the needs of the customers.

In this regard, VAZATA – a provider of complex managed hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and collocation services – has completed enhancements to its newly available DFW data center space. The new footprint is within the “Dal I” data center facility of VAZATA, and is ideal for customers seeking a private pod featuring more flexible power options within a Tier III, highly compliant data center. To read about the new improvements, click here.

In other cloud data center news this week, China National Petroleum Corporation recently installed five of GE’s ecomagination-qualified, Jenbacher cogeneration systems at its new data center located in the Beijing district of Changping, TMCnet reported. The Beijing data center is being built by CNPC to support its new Technology Innovation Base in the National Independent Innovation Park in Changping.

Officials said that the new power facility will meet an industrial data center’s on-site cooling and heating requirements. The 16.7-MW combined cooling and heating power plant, powered by five of GE’s 3.34-megawatt J620 Jenbacher cogeneration units, will provide a total efficiency of up to 85 percent to minimize the data center’s energy costs.

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










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