Data Center Industry Links for June 7th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 7th:

  • HP, Intel and Enomaly Partner on Cloud Platform: Enomaly has partnered with HP and Intel to offer a complete end-to-end cloud IaaS platform for cloud service providers, hosting firms and Internet Data Center (IDC) providers. The solution is built on an optimized stack of HP products including ProLiant servers, StorageWorks storage and ProCurve Networking running on Intel Xeon processors. From Elastic Vapor.
  • Red Hat is looking for cloud computing acquisitions – James Whitehurst, Red Hat’s CEO, continues to offer interesting details about his company’s strategy around cloud computing. He recently said that clouds can become the mother of all lock-ins and now he’s openly saying that Red Hat is looking for acquisitions in the virtualization and cloud computing space. From Virtualization.info.
  • Emerson: Monitoring and Management Top Data Center Concerns – Emerson Network Power announced on Friday the results of its biannual Data Center Users Group survey, which showed growing concern regarding adequate monitoring and data center management capabilities as well as continued concern about data center availability and heat density. From The WHIR.
  • Is there a storm brewing around HP’s XSP/cloud business? – HP could become a competitor to a large number of it’s current XSP/cloud services customers, many of whom might decide to turn to other vendors for their servers if they feel threatened by HP’s XSP/cloud business. Analysis from Marc Farley at Storage rap.
  • Gartner Posts a Way-Positive Q1 Storage Revenue Report – Gartner came out with its quarterly storage industry market report June 4, and the double-digit, up-and-to-the-right numbers map pretty well with with IDC had earlier in the day. From eWeek Storage Station.
  • The New World Order – Industry trends come and go. The ones that stay with us and have lasting impact are those that fundamentally change the cost equation. Public clouds clearly pass this test. From James Hamilton of Amazon.
  • Australian Telco Telstra Launches New CDN For Video – Telstra announced the initial launch of their new content delivery network across their IP backbone with nine nodes deployed around Australia. The company also detailed their plans to spend $14M over the next three to five years to further expand their CDN and cloud computing efforts. From Dan Rayburn.
  • Google Does The Hard Sell On Security For Its Enterprise Apps – One challenge in enterprise cloud adoption has been convincing businesses that a move to the cloud promises security. To mitigate these concerns, Google has released a white paper to give enterprise customers greater transparency into Google’s security practices, policies, and technology involving Google Apps. From TechCrunch.

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.