Data Center Industry Links for Dec. 2

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for December 2nd:

  • Mattress Firm selects Data Foundry’s DR Solutions – Mattress Firm, a leading specialty bedding retailer has selected Data Foundry’s robust disaster recovery solutions for fully redundant, secure colocation and diverse network connectivity to support its data infrastructure and e-commerce operations. With its operations based in Houston, Texas, Mattress Firm utilizes Data Foundry’s secure Austin data center as a redundant site, backing up its core data infrastructure. Press release.
  • Adobe Opens London Data Center for Omniture – Adobe is opening a data center in a colocation facility outside of London that will serve its Omniture Business Unit customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the help of this data center, Omniture will be able to offer online business optimization to its customers. This new data center will be available to new Omniture Business Unit customers in the first quarter of 2011. From TMCNet.
  • NTT America Provides Low Latency Connections – NTT America announced this week that it is supplying major commodity exchanges, investment firms, and hedge funds with low latency routes available for transpacific data connections. NTT America is now offering off-the-shelf services between Chicago and Tokyo, and New York City and Tokyo, as well as industry leading service level agreements (SLAs), including some of the lowest transpacific latency available in the industry. These data routes have proven critical in the success of high-frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading for the financial markets and are available through NTT America via NTT Communications’ acquisition of Pacific Crossing and the PC-1 transpacific cable system. Press release.
  • Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Receives FISMA Approval - Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure has received its Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO). Meeting the requirements of FISMA is an important security requirement for US Federal agencies. The ATO was issued to Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services organization. It covers Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure that provides a trustworthy foundation for the company’s cloud services, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, which are currently in the FISMA certification and accreditation process. From the Microsoft GFS blog.
  • Digital Realty Trust Gets NAIOP Award - Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) announced that it received the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 2010 Award of Excellence from the Northern Virginia Chapter for its new data center facility at 43915 Devon Shafron Drive, located in Ashburn, Virginia. This 138,000 square foot facility achieved the award due to its technological design features, superior infrastructure, and best-in-class asset management services. The property was also recognized for achieving 100% lease-up prior to delivery. Press release.
  • Global pool of IPv4 addresses set to run dry in weeks - Yesterday, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA, part of ICANN), allocated two blocks of 16.8 million IPv4 addresses to the RIPE NCC and another two blocks to ARIN. The RIPE NCC and ARIN are the Regional Internet Registries that give out IP addresses in greater Europe and North America, respectively. This brings the global pool of still available “/8″ address blocks that IANA maintains from 11 down to 7. From Ars Technica.
  • Data center space drives record sales for Ethernet switches – The Ethernet-switch market reached record shipments and revenue in the third quarter of 2010, with 33-percent revenue growth year over year, according to a new market research report by Dell’Oro, an analyst firm that focuses on the networking and telco industries. The analysts warned, however, that the sector will grow at a much slower rate in 2011. From DataCenterDynamics.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.