Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- The Planet announces permanent price reductions. Hosting provider The Planet announced sweeping price reductions from servers, to CDNs, bandwidth, services and hardware. “We’re focusing on value and how we deliver even better, more responsive customer experience from every vector of our business,” said The Planet’s Chairman and CEO Douglas J. Erwin. The Planet Evangelist Kevin Hazard addressed the price breaks in a Jan. 26 blog post and elaborated on some of the pricing changes. Prices on new server orders are reduced from 7 to 30 percent, while RAM and hard drives are reduced by 50 percent.
- Nirvanix and CommVault partner. Cloud storage provider Nirvanix and data management software company CommVault announced a partnership to connect CommVault Simpan 8 customers with an integrated storage connector for the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN). The combination of products reduces the complexity of moving, managing and protecting data in the cloud, while lowering overall costs. “Customers now have the unprecedented flexibility to choose how and where they store their data. With Simpana software and Nirvanix, businesses gain all the operational and cost benefits of cloud storage, while retaining the full range of data and information management capabilities inherent in our single platform approach," said David West, CommVault's President of Marketing and Business Development.
- Extreme Networks announces virtualized infrastructure. Extreme Networks (EXTR) announced new next-generation data center products to enable the migration to virtualized data centers and new infrastructure solutions that feature market-leading scalability, performance and simplicity. Aimed at managed hosting and enterprise data centers the new networking infrastructure supports multilayer switching and routing allowing companies to transition from physical, to virtual, to cloud networks. Extreme announced new core and edge data center switching solutions that deliver multiple network architectures and topologies to be deployed. New products include BlackDiamond 8900-xi modules and Summit X480 fixed configuration 48 port 10/100/1000 switch. Both products will be available for shipment this quarter.