Data Center Industry Links for May 21st

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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

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.