Data Center Industry Links for May 21st

Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for May 21st:

  • Rackspace Will Expand Its Cloud to the UK – Rackspace Hosting (RAX) announced this week that it plans to bring public cloud services to the UK by the end of the year. Press Release.
  • Telstra International completes ‘Black Building Test’ – Telstra International has today announced the completion of its latest annual Black Building Test at its London Hosting Centre (LHC) – Docklands. The tests simulate a full electrical outage to test all business continuity systems. Press Release.
  • Amazon Redefines Durability with Reduced Reliability Storage (RRS) – Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat – Before Google could announce their new “Google Storage for Developers” cloud storage offering in their I/O conference keynote, Amazon hit back with a new low-cost “Reduced Redundancy Storage” option for S3. The titans are at war, and cloud storage is the new battle ground. From Stephen Foskett.
  • Datapipe to Provide Managed Hosting for Startup 2010 Winner – Datapipe is sponsoring Startup 2010: The Mobile Revolution, a one-day conference and business plan competition co-hosted by Silicon Alley Insider and New York University’s Stern School of Business.Ten startups will compete for the grand prize which includes $5,000 in managed hosting services from Datapipe.
  • Realistiq Colocates at CoreLink Data Centers – Colocation provider CoreLink Data Centers said Thursday that it is providing colocation services to real estate technology solutions provider Realistiq. From The WHIR.
  • Oh My! Chuck’s Blog – Many of us are still contemplating the enormous implications of VMware’s announcement from the Google I/O conference. Without getting too technical on you, the pitch is simple: build your applications on SpringSource’s enhanced Java stack. If you do, you can run them on any cloud: VMware’s, Amazon’s – even Google’s. From Chuck Hollis of EMC
  • DDOS – “There was a DDoS attack to which caused our load balancer to get a bit overwhelmed which also took down some other services. We are working on restoring access to right now and more updates to come.” From DreamHost Status.
  • IBM adoption moves NVIDIA into the big leagues – While its not clear that NVIDIA’s accelerator hegemony will last forever — both Intel and AMD are pursuing plans to include accelerators into their base silicon — the company is in an outstanding position in the near term. From InsideHPC
  • QuantHouse Selects Interxion to Complete its London Based Data Centre Coverage – Interxion announced today that QuantHouse, an independent provider of low-latency trading solutions, is now delivering its services from Interxion’s Financial Hub in its City of London data centre. From the A-Team Group

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.