Roundup: Equinix, CA Tech, Internap, Peak 10

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

ACTIV partners with Equinix. Equinix (EQIX) announced that ACTIV Financial Partners has extended its presence in Asia-Pacific and North America by adding the Equinix Tokyo 2 (TY2) and Toronto 1 (TR1) data centers to its existing presence in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore.  ACTIV provides high-volume, ultra low-latency market data services to customers within the Equinix financial services community. “Our work with Equinix represents our commitment to providing fast, cost-effective access to ultra-low latency global market data solutions,” said Frank Piasecki, president of ACTIV Financial. “Equinix’s rich network density and close proximity to our financial partners enables us to optimize our customers’ experience as they leverage ACTIV’s global data sources across the electronic trading ecosystem.”

CA Tech unveils AppLogic 2.9. CA Technologies (CA) announced that version 2.9 of CA 3Tera AppLogic will be available in October. AppLogic helps to build cloud infrastructure quickly and then pull from a catalog of reusable applications to rapidly compose, deploy and manage complex, online applications. New features in version 2.9 of AppLogic include high availability for networking, increased IP flexibility and security, improved storage health monitoring, increased support for database replication, and full compatibility with previous versions of the platform. “Cloud computing enables customers to share infrastructure resources and dynamically match IT costs to business requirements. In order to reap all of the benefits that cloud computing offers, IT professionals need to standardize, simplify and automate how they provision and manage end-to-end business services,” said Mary Johnston Turner, research director at IDC.  “CA 3Tera AppLogic addresses this set of requirements by helping organizations to reduce operational complexity by automating rapid deployment of complex applications and associated infrastructure.”  See this blog post from Peter Nickolov for a detailed report of AppLogic 2.9.

Internap powers DTI Cloud Platform.  Internap Network Services (INAP) announced that Digital Technology International (DTI), a provider of audience-centric multimedia publishing solutions, has made available their DTI Cloud in Europe for time-sensitive, mission critical publishing. The DTI Cloud is build on Internap’s Performance IP network. The service will be offered to newspapers and publishers as a complete cloud solution. “Internap’s reliable and high-performance worldwide network is the cornerstone of the DTI Cloud computing strategy,” said Jim Knudsen, director of Support Services at DTI. “Thanks to the success we’ve had in the U.S. we have limited our data centers exclusively to Internap facilities, utilizing their full suite of Colocation, Managed Hosting, Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Performance IP solutions.”

Peak 10 selected by Curse Network. Peak 10 Inc. announced that they are hosting the core IT infrastructure of Curse, the largest Massively Multi-player Online property in the U.S. Peak 10 will provide Curse Networks with high-speed network interconnectivity, network management services, advanced DDoS protection and consultative infrastructure services. “When we evaluated our technology and data center options, Peak 10 was clearly the leader in quality connectivity, advanced managed services and reliability. Peak 10 has become essential to our ongoing success and provides us with the network performance and security we need to meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry,” said Michael Comperda, chief technology officer at Curse.

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