Global News: Brocade, Interxion, Savvis
March 29th, 2011 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of recent headlines from the data center industry around the world:
Brocade invests $100 million in Asia-Pacific. Brocade (BRCD) announced a number of investments, including a $100 million evaluation program designed to enable eligible customers in the Asia Pacific region to quickly deploy Ethernet fabrics as the foundation for highly virtualized data centers. “Brocade intends to compete aggressively for the virtualization and cloud computing business in Asia Pacific because this region is so important to our company’s long-term growth strategy,” said Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade. Brocade cites research data showing a $2.5 billion growth in investments in virtualization and cloud computing related technology in the Asia Pacific region. Components of their investment include access to a $100 million product evaluation program, a series of executive-level roundtable meetings and a technology workshop series on building virtualized data centers.
Interxion selected by Burgundy. Interxion (INXN) announced that Burgundy, a trading platform for Nordic securities, has gone live at Interxion’s Nordic Financial Hub in Stockholm. “We’re extremely pleased to work with Burgundy to provide colocation services to market participants in the Nordic region,” said Peder Bank, Interxion Nordics Managing Director. “This service will allow investment and trading firms to benefit from faster and more cost-effective access to this strategically important regional trading venue.”
Savvis IaaS selected by UK Ministry of Justice. Savvis (SVVS) announced will provide hosted operations and services to the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of a five-year, 14 million pound agreement. The agreement gives the MoJ access to Government Wide Service (GWS), an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform recently made available to all government departments and third-party suppliers in the U.K. The new platform will be used for their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which is being designed by Steria and implemented by Accenture. ”By selecting Savvis’ GWS, the Ministry of Justice gains instant access to secure infrastructure and obtains the interdepartmental connectivity required for the ERP system,” said Neil Cresswell, managing director, EMEA, at Savvis. “The platform also eliminates the extensive and costly design, construction and testing process typically associated with infrastructure required for this type of project.” The MoJ joins the U.K. Home Office in using the GWS for delivering centralized applications.