Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- Egenera Raises $3 million in new venture funds. Data center hardware and software provider Egenera has been given $3 million in new venture capital funds, bringing a total of at least $180 million. The Dell-Egenera partnership has been been very successful for Egenera and earlier this month they announced availability of the Dell PAN System 2.1. Chief Marketing Officer Christine Crandell said Egenera plans to use the funds to boost efforts to create channel sales relationships for its server fault-tolerance and high availability products.
- Consonus announces cloud solution. North Carolina based Consonus announced a cloud computing solution designed for businesses that have rigorous uptime requirements but don’t have the capital or time to build additional capacity themselves. The Consonus Virtual Infrastructure Service (VIS) is hosted and managed in a fully-redundant and secure SAS 70 Type II data center and features an integrated disaster recovery solution. Data center and managed service provider Consonus has partnered with Infrastructure-as-a-service provider BlueLock to offer the new VIS program.
- Rackspace 3rd annual Green Survey. According to the third annual Green Survey conducted by Rackspace Hosting, IT is not yet convinced over the green benefits from cloud computing. The survey polled 150 Rackspace customers and 54% admitted that cloud computing is now part of their overall environmental strategy. 25% of respondents felt there was too much hype around the green benefits of cloud computing. The vast majority of IT still needed to be convinced, and were instead relying on more traditional green initiatives.
- DataSite Orlando achieves SAS 70 Type II. Central Florida-based DataSite Orlando announced that they have receieved SAS 70 Type II designation. Controls audited in the SAS 70 included security monitoring, change management, service delivery, support services, backup and environmental controls, and logical and physical access.