Internet Exchange NL-ix Establishes Point-of-Presence at EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Amsterdam

EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, has announced a new partnership with NL-ix - which interconnects over 100 carrier neutral data centers in 15 European countries. NL-ix has established a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center (EDC) in Amsterdam. NL-ix customers have access to its suite of local, regional and pan-European transport, routing and cloud connect services, … [Read more...]

“Legacy Server Rooms Unable to Meet Compute Power and IT Energy Efficiency Requirements”

OPINION – Enterprise server rooms will be unable to meet the compute power and IT energy efficiencies required to meet the demands of fluctuating technology trends, states Roel Castelein, Customer Services Director at The Green Grid. Mr. Catelein argues that legacy server rooms are failing to keep pace with new workload types and causing organizations to seek alternative solutions.  Citing the latest IDC research, which predicts a growing fall … [Read more...]

Brocade Extends Its Gen 6 Fibre Channel Portfolio with New Entry-Level Switch and Virtual Machine Visibility for Storage Networks

Brocade has announced its Brocade G610 solution, a storage switch for always-on connectivity to the all-flash data center. This new switch would leverage the power of Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology, providing up to 32 Gbps performance, simplicity and enterprise-grade functionality. This would help organizations adapt to dynamic workloads and new demands for always-on business operations. The Brocade G610 is an entry-level switch … [Read more...]

Toyota and NTT Agree to Collaborate on ICT Platform R&D for Connected Cars

Toyota and NTT Group have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardizing technology in the connected car field. The agreement would result in combining the automotive vehicle-related technologies of Toyota with the information and communication technologies (ICT) of NTT Group companies. Sharing their technologies, knowledge and expertise, and making use of Big Data obtained from automotive vehicles, Toyota and the NTT Group … [Read more...]

NTT Communications Acquires 100% Ownership of Data Center Company RagingWire, Names Douglas Adams as CEO

NTT Communications (NTT Com) intends to purchase the remaining shares of data center solutions provider RagingWire and acquire 100% ownership of the company. In addition, RagingWire named long-term RagingWire executive and current president, Douglas Adams, as CEO, while RagingWire’s founder, George Macricostas, who had served as Chairman and CEO of RagingWire, was named Executive Chairman. Founded in the year 2000 by George Macricostas, … [Read more...]

Data Center Solutions Vendor Minkels Receives FM Approval Certification for Its Drop Away Panels

Data center supplier Minkels, part of the publicly traded company Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR), has recently extended its data center product portfolio with Drop Away Panels. Meanwhile, these panels have been ‘FM Approved’ (in class 4651 - Suspended Plastic Ceilings) by FM Approvals, the testing arm of international insurance carrier FM Global.  Minkels introduced its Drop Away Panels in 2016 to increase fire safety in data centres. “Drop … [Read more...]

Dell’Oro Group Report: Cloud Data Centers Drive Transition Toward 400 Gbps by 2019

Cloud data centers are forecast to drive the transition toward 400 Gbps by 2019, according to a recently published report by Dell'Oro Group - a source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries. The overall ‘Ethernet switch – data center’ market is expected to reach over $14 B by 2021. "Cloud Service Providers are entering an expansion and mega-upgrade cycle driven by increased capacity demand and … [Read more...]

Lumos Networks Buys North Carolina Based DC74 Data Centers for $23.5 -$28.5 Million

Lumos Networks, a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving carrier, enterprise and data center customers, has closed a transaction to acquire Charlotte, North Carolina based DC74 Data Centers. Lumos Networks will acquire DC74’s three data centers for a total cash consideration of $23.5 -$28.5 million, depending on future growth earn-out projections, implying a multiple of approximately 8-10x Adjusted EBITDA in 2016. “I … [Read more...]

Juniper Networks Introduces Unite Cloud for the Data Center to Simplify Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments

Network solutions vendor, Juniper Networks, has announced the launch of Juniper Networks Unite Cloud - a transformative data center framework that gives enterprises an end-to-end solution to simplify the creation and management of hybrid, multi-cloud environments. Unite Cloud, part of the Juniper Networks Unite architecture, is designed to reduce the total cost of ownership while increasing long-term return on investments. In addition to … [Read more...]

QTS Expands in Dallas with Acquisition of 53-Acre Mega Data Center Campus from Health Care Service Corporation

QTS Realty Trust, an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, has completed the purchase of a 260,000 square foot data center in Fort Worth, Texas from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). The new facility becomes QTS' second mega data center in the broader Dallas-Fort Worth-Irving market. It would strengthen the company’s ability to serve Fortune 1000 enterprises as well as regional financial services, … [Read more...]