Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
RightScale partners with Tata. RightScale announced a global partnership with Tata Communications and is InstaCompute cloud offering. InstaCompute is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and the RightScale service will bring fully automated functionality to it. RightScale has pre-configured Solution Packs for InstaCompute that include pre-designed and ready to go Server Templates. "Tata Communications has created a powerful cloud offering through InstaCompute with many unique capabillities and a truly international level of service. We look forward to the partnership, supporting their growing cloud services and global rollout," said Josh Fraser, RightScale VP of Business Development.
Customer wins for Nimsoft. Extreme Networks (EXTR) announced that it has partnered with cloud performance management leader Nimsoft to better address managed hosting and cloud service providers who need to monitor and optimize their hosting connections and environments. "The need to have management tool-based visibility into the network is key to helping ensure optimized performance and service level agreement (SLA) compliance," said Kevin Ryan, director of data center marketing for Extreme Networks. "Nimsoft has proven to be an innovator and market leader in the emerging Managed Hosting and Cloud market places and is an ideal ecosystem partner to deliver cloud solutions to the marketplace." Nimsoft announced that Mahindra Satyam, a global business and IT services company has deployed Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) on its Unified Service Management Platform (USMP), a managed services platform developed to optimize client infrastructure performance and service levels. “By integrating NMS with our USMP, we will enable clients to seamlessly gain a single view of their IT environments and to effectively embrace the cloud even in multi-provider scenarios," said Jothiganesh Nagarajan, Mahindra Satyam vice president.
Microsoft introduces System Center 2012. During the Microsoft (MSFT) Management Summit Tuesday Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson introduced the new System Center 2012, which will enable IT managers to deliver private cloud services, provide greater insights into application performance, and allow IT to carry forward current investments as they adopt public cloud computing. With an expected release date later in the year System Center 2012 will enable building of private clouds with existing infrastructure, including other vendors' platforms and virtualization technologies. "Virtualization and server consolidation are important steps toward cloud computing, but it’s essential to have management tools that provide intelligence about how the apps themselves are doing, not just management of virtual machine black boxes. Microsoft’s management solutions provide that insight, along with the needed oversight," said Anderson. System Center 2012 as a beta release, is available today.