Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- Patriot Act and its Impact on Cloud Computing Adoption. Mike Vizard's IT Unmasked blog over at IT Business Edge has an interesting article about how the Patriot Act may hamper the adoption of cloud computing. The focus of the article is on email and Sendmail's CEO Don Massaro's comments about enterprise data sensitivity. The argument is that enterprises prefer private clouds because they don't want their data in the hands of cloud providers who, under the Patriot Act, would be required to turn over records and data if asked to to so by the Federal government.
- Stratavia receives funding. Data center automation software provider Stratavia received $450,000 in debt funding according to CrunchBase. Additional $300,000 and $450,000 amounts in debt funding were received in November as well. In September they obtained two patents for the technology driving its Data Palette platform. Earlier this month Stratavia announced that they signed a definitive agreement with Hostway Corporation to be one of the first partners under its "Automation by Stratavia" program.
- 3Com and Spirent showcase solutions. Network companies 3Com and Spirent announced a live data center proof of concept demonstration that showcases the industry-leading capabilities of 3Com H3C S12500 and S5820X switches under a host of rigorous next-generation data center scenarios. Spirent Communications provides enterprise network testing solutions. The data center switches will be demonstrated in the Spirent Proof of Concept lab through January 2010 allowing data center operators to visualize the design and performance capabilities of a next generation multi-terabit data center. Visitors to the lab will also witness the H3C Intelligent Resilient Framework, which allows network operators to seamlessly manage thousands of GbE adn 10 GbE ports as single virtual IP address. 3Com was purchased by HP for $2.7 billion in November 2009.