Roundup: SGI, Akamai, Data Centers Canada
December 18th, 2009 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- SGI extends support to Verari customers. Capitalizing on the recent troubles at Verari, SGI (SGI) announced Monday that they will provide customized support for Verari Systems customers on a global basis, beginning immediately. “In an effort to provide Verari customers confidence in their business continuity and an ability to map their technology futures, SGI is now adding Verari Systems to our multi-vendor service offerings for both Customer Service and Professional Service,” said David Yoffie, senior vice president of services at SGI.
- Akamai Introduces Cloud Firewall Service. On Monday Akamai Technologies (AKAM) expanded their cloud-based suite of security capabilities with the introduction of its Web Application Firewall managed service. The new service is based on the open source ModSecurity Core Rule Set supported by Breach Security. Akamai customers can subscribe to the firewall service to protect their web applications and easily manage their own security rule set through a customer portal. “Cloud-based security offers an innovative approach to helping organizations overcome the limitations of traditional perimeter solutions by adding a globally-distributed layer to their defenses,” said Tom Leighton, co-founder and chief scientist at Akamai.
- Data Centers Canada adds Internap. Canadian data center servcies company Data Centers Canada announced Wednesday that they have added Internap (INAP) service to their Toronto North facility in Vaughan, Ontario Canada. “Bringing together the capabilities of Internap and Data Centers Canada creates a powerful package of high-performance data center and Internet routing for Canadian customers,” said Peter Evans, senior vice president of marketing at Internap. The Toronto North facility was expanded in October 2009 and provides colocation and disaster recovery services.