Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Enterasys takes on Cisco and Brocade. Siemens network infrastructure and security division Enterasys announced its vendor agnostic data center strategy, and unveiled the first in a series of new offerings and partnerships. “The Enterasys data center solution provides integrated visibility and decentralized control of physical and virtual data center networks, enabling customers to provision servers and network services via a tightly integrated workflow and approval process tools,” said Steven Schuchart Jr., principal analyst at Current Analysis. The agnostic approach is designed to interoperate with virtualization products from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, and multiple storage vendors including Dell, HP and IBM. The intelligent switching infrastructure in the S-Series switches can store and apply service provisioning profiles to servers, virtual machines and storage devices. It also employs a policy-based operational model, intended to automate many processes, and allocate priority access and appropriate bandwidth to specific business applications. The S-Series switches scale from 48 to 576 Gigabit Ethernet ports and Enterasys claims the switch architecture is “ready” for 40 Gigabit Ethernet and “future proofed” for 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
PARADE Picks New York Internet for Digital Push. PARADE Magazine, the most widely read magazine in America with a circulation of 32.2 million, has selected The New York Internet Company (NYI) to manage the digital expansion of its content. “NYI knows what’s at stake as we evolve our digital product to reflect our print model,” said Alex Baxter, VP & GM, PARADE Digital. “Delivering multiple forms of content, be they games, video, RSS, and so on, to a variety of platforms is no small task. Among other things, it requires a dedicated, reliable and flexible data services vendor that realizes the value of maximum user engagement across a vast network. With NYI, we have found that vendor.” PARADE is distributed by more than 510 Sunday newspapers.
TEAM Companies selected by CTCA. Data center provider TEAM Companies announced the addition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a growing national network of destination cancer hospitals, to its Madison, Wisconsin area data center. “Like all of our facilities, the Madison Data Center is built to protect the vital information, including electronic medical records, and virtually eliminate the chance of catastrophic failure,” said Mark Kittrell, Vice President of Business Development at TEAM Companies. The new partnership required TEAM Companies to adhere to federal HIPPA regulations, reinforcing a commitment by CTCA to patient privacy and security of patients and their families throughout their journey. TEAM opened a Des Moines, Iowa data center in partnership with Iowa Health System in January of this year.