Here’s a roundup of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- Interxion selected by Atrium networks. Interxion announced that Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, has extended the footprint of its services by locating a Point of Presence (POP) in Interxion's Stockholm data center. “We already have many clients connected to the Atrium Network London POP. By building an additional POP in Interxion’s facility in Stockholm, we are increasing the choice for the latency-sensitive Stockholm trading community," said Atrium CEO Emmanuel Carjat. Atrium's ultra-low-latency network connectivity in London and now Stockholm has been measured on a one-way basis at less than 13 milliseconds.
- NetApp and Fujitsu extend partnership. NetApp (NTAP) announced they are extending their strong, long-standing global partnership to help customers maximize the value they get from their IT investments. The agreement calls for one-stop shopping of integrated storage solutions and extended resale agreements. Fujitsu will resell more of NetApp's unified storage systems worldwide and NetApp will resell the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS800 S2 Data Protection Appliance in 22 countries across EMEA. "Customers are looking for ways to move to more integrated, shared IT infrastructure solutions to increase the flexibility and speed of the response of IT to the business," said Rick Scurfield, vice president and general manager of Global System Partners, NetApp. "The partnership between NetApp and Fujitsu provides powerful storage products and solutions designed to address this need, along with services and support to help customers accelerate the move to a more integrated and flexible shared IT infrastructure."
- Blue Coat introduces 'stream-split' in ProxySG product. Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) announced its Blue Coat ProxySG WAN optimization product now fully integrates Optimized Video Delivery, including the capability to 'stream-split' video delivered live with Adobe Flash technology. The stream-split technology allows a single video stream to serve a large number of viewers in each location, enabling video scalability, providing quality viewing and freeing bandwidth on the Wide Area Network for other business critical applications. "Companies want to use more live video internally and also need to contend with video from the Web, but both can undermine networks," said Joe Skorupa, Research VP, Gartner. "Video caching and stream-splitting are two important technologies that help enable the adoption of video in the enterprise while managing its impact on the WAN or Internet gateway."