With the rapid adoption of cloud computing, data centers are expanding fast. In fact, cloud data centers are gaining popularity as they provide optimized physical infrastructures, and enable organizations to be more responsive, improve operational efficiency and increase strategic relevance to their business.
Hence, this past week, the cloud data center space was buzzing with activity as investments poured in and virtualization intensified.
Per contributing editor Susan J. Campbell’s column, companies are readily adopting the concept of the cloud data center to properly manage and use that information. Panduit’s cloud data centers are in demand because they deliver a comprehensive and intelligent approach to supporting best practice methodologies. In fact, the company’s cloud data center solutions enable logical and physical architecture integration to ensure the delivery of robust and scalable physical infrastructures, wrote Campbell.
With regard to virtualization, TMCnet contributor Rahul Arora reported that Composite Software’s composite data virtualization platform was selected by Vodafone (News - Alert) Netherlands to complement its current computing infrastructure, comprising Teradata’s data warehouse of 20 terabytes of customer data, Ab Initio for data integration and SAP (News - Alert) /Business Objects for reporting and analysis.
As per the report, the composite data virtualization platform’s streamlined approach to data integration simplifies information access, delivers faster time-to-solution and saves money.
In other news, U.K.-based cloud call center company NewVoiceMedia (News - Alert) raised $20 million in its second round of funding, according to TMCnet contributor Tracey E. Schelmetic. The story suggests the cash will help the company to deliver its telephony solutions to more customers in the U.S. as well in developing new products.
NewVoiceMedia’s flagship ContactWorld solution is a multitenant cloud-based call center solution that allows organizations to add as many users as they need, from just a few to a thousand or more. There is no hardware or software, and no upfront capital expenditures.
It also offers 99.99 percent uptime as well as robust security and disaster recovery, wrote Schelmetic.
Similarly, TMCnet contributing editor Laura Stotler reported that NEC (News - Alert) Corp. of America has chosen Cyber Innovation Labs (CIL) as its core data center platform for delivering cloud computing solutions to the North American Market. As per the report, the partnership is expected to help NEC expand its North American cloud offerings, which include IaaS, UCaaS, SaaS (News - Alert) and managed services targeted toward the financial services, healthcare, government, education and legal markets.