Roundup: Equinix, Nirvanix, Nasuni, Ixia
March 12th, 2010 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Equinix selected by Boston Options Exchange. Equinix announced that the Boston Options Exchange (BOX), an all-electronic equity options market, is moving its operations featuring an ultra-fast matching engine, to the Equinix NY4 data center. According to BOX Senior Vice President Alan Grigoletto, “Equinix provides a healthy exchange ecosystem – in essence a ‘living reef’ – where all participants can access additional data feeds and other technology vendors via cross-connects, and where market makers, high-frequency traders and order flow providers can co-exist.” Participants of BOX services can now connect from Equinix hubs in Chicago and New York, or directly from space in the NY4 facility. Adding BOX to the Equinix eXchange Ecosystem opens up opportunities for all community members through Equinix cross connect services.
Nirvanix added as cloud provider by Nasuni. Enterprise cloud storage provider Nirvanix announced that it has been added to the list of cloud storage providers by Nasuni. Nirvanix will provide Nasuni customers with unlimited cloud capacity, allowing companies to use and pay for only what they need, when they need it. Last month Nasuni unveiled the Nasuni Filer, a gateway to cloud storage, running on VMware as a virtual NAS. “The Nasuni gateway is a technological milestone in the cloud storage industry that enables organizations to easily benefit from Nirvanix’s unique enterprise cloud storage offering,” said Jim Zierick, President and CEO of Nirvanix.
Ixia hosts low-latency measurement summit. Converged IP network test solutions provider Ixia (XXIA) announced the world’s first Low-Latency Measurement summit, which took place Thursday in Santa Clara. The summit was designed to help data center planners and enterprises that require low-latency communications create and deploy next generation converged data centers. “Low-latency devices are critical to the delivery of time-sensitive data flows, as in financial transactions,” said Douglas Gourlay, Vice President of Marketing for Arista Networks. “Low-latency testing, as performed at iSimCity, is crucial for data center equipment and network deployment.” Ixia is a global company, offering test systems to validate the functionality and reliability of complex IP networks, devices and applications. Earlier in the week Ixia and AT&T announced that the Ixia K2 100 Gigabit Ethernet test solution was implemented in AT&T’s testing of a standard-ready, single-flow, 100GE field trial.