Roundup: Teraco, Digital Realty, Isilon Systems

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Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

Teraco Opens Second South Africa Site: Teraco Data Environments has switched on the first phase of its new data center in Johannesburg. The facility near ambo International airport is being billed as a “central node” to new national telecommunications networks. The facility is the second carrier-neutral data center Teraco has built in South Africa, joining the company’s existing Cape Town site. Telehouse has leased space in both data centers, marking its entry into the South Africa market. See TechCentral for additional details.

Digital Realty Competes for Australian Contract: Wholesale data center operator Digtial Realty Trust (DLR) has teamed with Macquarie Capital Group to compete for a contract to consolidate 130 data government data centers in New South Wales in Australia. Other organizations participating in the bidding process include Canberra Data Centres, CSC, Equinix (EQIX), Fujitsu, Global Switch, Oracle and Sun. See Australian IT for additional details.

Isilon to provide data storage support to Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium.  Isilon Systems (ISLN) announced that Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium has selected Isilon IQ as the primary repository for all of its Winter Games raw footage and video package content.  Using a single, shared pool of storage for all content to streamline ingest, encoding, editing and delivery of coverage will allow the Consortium to create a Video Gateway broadcast portal.  CTV, a leading broadcaster in the consortium currently uses Isilon scale-out NAS as a primary storage system, including integration with Harris Nexio servers for high definition content as well as all standard definition media. “This Winter Games will raise the bar yet again for broadcast coverage, as the proliferation of mediums, formats and delivery methods continues to increase in-step with audience demand,” said Sam Grocott, senior director of product management, Isilon Systems.

Early 2010 Merger and Acquisition News. The first week in 2010 has already seen a number of mergers and acquisitions by the tech titans.

  • Apple buys competing (to AdMob) Ad platform Quattro Wireless for $275 million
  • EMC to acquire Archer Technologies, a leading provider of IT governance risk and compliance software.
  • Oracle acquires Silver Creek Systems – a leading provider of product data quality solutions.
  • Cisco leads series C investment in Quantcast, joining Polaris Ventures in $27.5 million round
  • Cisco acquires start-up Rohati Systems, a cloud security firm started by former Cisco engineers in 2008.
  • Gartner acquires Burton Group

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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