Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Fortress closes $27 million in new business. Fortress International Group (FIGI) has been awarded $27 million in new business through the first week of April 2010, the company. The revenue breakdown includes 1.7 million for technology consulting, $21.7 million for construction management and $3.6 million for facility management services. “With the addition of these new contracts to our backlog at the close of 2009, we are increasingly confident that we will experience revenue growth during 2010 as the economy normalizes,” said CEO Tom Rosato. Notable contract awards include a $17.8 million second phase project for a major colocation provider, design and install services for UPS systems for a major colocation provider across five cities, and over 70 service project awards totaling $2 million.
Rackspace selected by eBillingHub. Rackspace (RAX) announced that eBillingHub, which provides simplified electronic billing for law firms worldwide, has selected Rackspace Managed Private Cloud offering. eBillingHub selected Rackspace in order to achieve the scalability, flexibility and resource optimization of the cloud required by the continuous worldwide customer base for scalable and continuous electronic billing operations. “Worrying about our IT infrastructure and cloud deployment takes time and energy away from our core mission of automating the process, and reducing the related costs of law firm electronic billing,” said Ryan Ladisic, VP of Sales and Marketing for eBillingHub.
Enomaly launches Intel high security cloud. Cloud computing platform software provider Enomaly announced the availability of the High Assurance Edition of the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform. The new product enables telcos and service providers to offer their customers a cloud computing service with a higher level of security than has previously been available in inrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. The new edition utilizes hardware security mechanisms in certain Intel processors and chipsets, including Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). “We believe that customers with higher security requirements, such as banks and government agencies, have been right to be cautious about the security capabilities of existing public clouds,” said Reuven Cohen, founder and CTO of Enomaly. “Our new technology will enable these customers to begin to reap the benefits of cloud computing,”