Data Center Industry Links for June 11

Analyst upgrades Equinix (EQIX), CEO says Digital Realty (DLR) likely to raise guidance, Dell refreshes data center gear, Emulex Buys ServerEngines, plus news on Infiniband, Army server consolidation.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 11th:

  • Equinix shares rise on improving domestic growth - Shares of Equinix Inc. rose Wednesday after an analyst upgraded the stock on prospects that domestic revenue growth is improving and the risk to the company's business from the European financial crisis is becoming more clear. From the AP.
  • Digital Realty may raise 2010 view, dividend - Digital Realty Trust (DLR) likely will raise its forecast for funds from operations and dividend, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday. From Reuters.
  • Dell Refreshes Most of Its Data Center Wares - Dell, keeping a literal open mind about all things data center, June 9 introduced a bevy of new open-standards servers, storage and networking equipment for older enterprise IT systems that might need refreshing. From eWeek.
  • InfiniBand Hits the Accelerator - Last week, the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) used the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'10) to unveil the new roadmap for InfiniBand. In a nutshell, the IBTA is upping the signal rate from the current 10 Gbps to 26 Gbps on a single lane. From HPC Wire.
  • Emulex to Buy ServerEngines for $150M-Plus - Data center equipment provider Emulex (www.emulex.com) announced on Monday it will acquire semiconductor provider ServerEngines (www.serverengines.com) for more than $150 million, including cash and stock. From The WHIR.
  • Army steps up data center consolidation - The Army has established two area processing centers that will help facilitate a sweeping data center consolidation effort that kicked off earlier this year with a moratorium on the purchase of new servers and voice switching to decrease energy and equipment costs. From Government Computing News