It was an eventful week in the Cloud Data Center arena, but not all in one element. From smaller network developments in Gandi, to precedential changes in capital cloud storage, the industry didn’t sleep much. Toshiba (News - Alert) even saw a pickup – not to give too much away.
A domain name registrar and source of cloud hosting services, Gandi released its own Private VLAN system, available at no cost to all customers of Gandi Cloud VPS – the first for a cloud service provider, according to the report. The integration of private virtual networks with public cloud VPS instances is a creative arrangement for the company – allowing private VLANs to scale to and interact with public network fabrics – but once approved, will be a technology accessible by everyone as open source software.
In another piece, Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies added two new Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) solutions – MetroDX TX6000 and MetroX TX6200 – to its MetroX product line, allowing IT departments to interconnect company data centers close together and far apart. The firm, which serves big names like Comcast, IBM and Oracle (News - Alert), boasts RDMA programs that are especially helpful in disaster recovery. In the event of a problem at one facility, protocols that transfer data both nearby and more remotely, to another, are available depending on how far information needs to travel.
Next up was NextFort Ventures Chandler, which selected Toshiba International to supply the firm with uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for its facility in Arizona – a first-of-its-kind modular data center for the company. Toshiba’s iconic system, the G9000 UPS, operates on 100 percent uptime and fits closely with NextFort’s business plan to reduce company expenses and provide its customers with superb savings. See the article for more developments on the organization’s new southwest locale.
TMC’s (News - Alert) Exec Editor, Erin Harrison, rounds out our week in the Cloud Data Center industry with a discussion on Ultimate Risk Solutions, and new ways the firm allows big company models to cut back on the operations required to run on the cloud. Its Risk Explorer Software, according to the story, brings processing time for numerous capital-level tasks from hours to just minutes, allowing decision makers to invest more of their assets into the immediate revenue generators.
Risk Explorer also provides services related to risk management and pricing, strategy evaluation and others.
That’s it for this week, but don’t let President’s Day keep you from the wires!