Roundup: Gartner, SGI, Interxion,
May 13th, 2010 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Gartner says power, cooling and space to increase rapidly. Gartner reported Thursday that a significant increase in server sales during the next two years will lead to a further acceleration of data center power, cooling and space problems. Gartner argues that the effects of new deployments must be quantified and to take action without delay. To help battle the space, power and cooling issues Gartner identifies a number of potential actions to take: quantify the problem, use monitoring tools, accelerate consolidation and virutalization projects, and access the benefits of delaying new server purchases.
SGI expands storage product line. SGI announced a global initiative with LSI corporation to expand its SGI InfiniteStorage products with compelling new configurations power by LSI. “SGI is bringing to market a powerful range of differentiated LSI storage solutions that are important for many clients,” said John Fliss, president and CEO, Arcscale. “It is essential to have performance solutions delivered in a format that is completely interoperable in a heterogeneous compute environment.” New storage solutions range from entry-level and mid-range enterprise RAID-based storage to iSCSI, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and SAS. The SGI Global Channel Network will have all information regarding SGI and LSI products, enabling partners to have what they need in order to be success.
Interxion selected by Trunk Networks. European colocation provider Interxion announced an agreement with Trunk Networks, a hosted-solutions provider, to deliver equipment housing and connectivity services in Interxion’s London City data center. Low latency and connectivity options are key to Trunk Network’s business and this drove them to selecting Interxion’s facility, connecting to 18 leading European Internet Exchanges and over 350 carriers and network service providers across Europe. “A choice of 36 carriers means we can get the best deal, with the best rates of bandwidth and critically the best resilience,” said Drew Marshall, Director at Trunk Networks. “Overall the experience of working with Interxion has been very good from day one. They were the only data centre to really understand our needs and to make a real effort to meet them.”