Switch Announces Its New Proprietary Tier 5 Data Center Standard

Mentioning shortcomings in the way data centers are evaluated, global colocation provider Switch is introducing a new proprietary Tier 5 Data Center Standard that it expects will be the most comprehensive standard in the industry. Switch’s Tier 5 standard would not only encompass the resiliency and redundancy in other data center ratings systems, but also evaluate more than 30 additional key data center elements, such as long-term power system … [Read more...]

Data Center Supplier Minkels to Showcase Its Strategic Partnerships During Datacloud Europe in Monaco 

The Datacloud Europe event in Monaco (6-8 June), organized by BroadGroup, plans to attract investors, market leaders and their customers from the data center and cloud sector. Part of the publicly traded company Legrand, Minkels will contribute to the speaker program and discuss innovation, sustainability, hyperscale solutions and the importance of strategic partnerships.  On the 7th of June, Minkels and their customer MainOne will present how … [Read more...]

Extreme Networks Buys Avaya ‘s Networking Business for $100 Million

The assets of Avaya's networking business unit will be sold to Extreme Networks for approximately $100 million, as the software-driven networking solutions company has won its bid for Avaya's networking business. "This strategic acquisition will be another milestone in the execution of Extreme's growth strategy and clearly establishes Extreme as the third largest competitor in our enterprise markets and the only company in the world … [Read more...]

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...]