Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- CoreSite plans 6 megawatt expansion in northern Virginia. National data center and colocation provider CoreSite announced Tuesday that they are planning a six Megawatt expansion (PDF) of their northern Virginia data center. Other initiatives planned for this site include water-side economization, variable speed fan air conditioning units, 95% efficient UPS units, Tier II generators and zoned lighting. When completed later this year the site will offer a total power capacity of 12 Megawatts.
- NaviSite awarded GSA contract for Managed Hosting. NaviSite announced that it has received a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract allowing it to sell a full range of managed hosting and infrastructure services to U.S. federal government agencies and all branches of the military. NaviSite Chief Revenue Officer Brooks Borcherding said “the new GSA contract is a significant milestone for NaviSite as it allows us to extend the benefits of our enterprise class infrastructure solutions to government clients.”
- Verari Systems offers up to 26 Petabytes in 2nd generation FOREST container. Verari Systems announced two storage related items Tuesday by integration of a 2TB hard drive. The first was increasing the total storage capacity of a FOREST container, up to 26 Petabytes. The second was supporting up to 1.3 Petabytes of storage per platform in Verari’s BladeRack 2 X-Series. The Verari FOREST recently won the 2009 Uptime Institute’s Energy Efficient Products: Facilities category. The 2TB drives for the FOREST container and BladeRack 2 X-Series blade platforms are available immediately.
- 3Com’s H3C sets new performance standard. 3Com announced Tuesday their H3C S12500 large core/data center switching platform. Results from Tolly Group and Spirent TestCenter validate the unmatched performance of the platform. 3Com Senior vice president Saar Gillai said “3Com set out to develop an industry-leading large core/data center switch with its H3C S12500 platform that delivers on the reliability, security, scalability and performance required to meet the demands of today’s network operations.” Testing categories included performance and efficiency, advanced video support, ultra resiliency and reliability.