Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Peak 10 selected by Wastequip. Peak 10 announced that it will be delivering virtualization, managed hosting and disaster recovery services for Wastequip Inc., a North American manufacturer of waste handling and recycling equipment. Wastequip will utilize the Peak 10 Cloud Plus infrastructure to secure key enterprise and shared service systems. “Our team of experts will relocate Wastequip’s IT infrastructure to our Cloud Plus environment to boost the security and availability of its mission-critical data," said Pat O'Brien, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Charlotte. "Wastequip can now focus on the priorities of its core business, allowing its internal IT staff to concentrate on the delivery of its business application systems."
ZL Technologies leverages SunGard Availability Services. ZL Technologies announced they are leveraging Enterprise Cloud Services from SunGard Availability Services to deliver a new Software-as-a-Service offering. The ZL Unified Archive production applications will be supported on Sungard's fully Managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering and provide multiple layers of protection and network services. "SunGard is helping us break a major price barrier by moving our production solutions to a cloud-based, multi-tenant platform – allowing us to reshape the economics of enterprise records management, archiving, and e-discovery solutions," said Stephen Chan, co-founder and vice president of business development at ZL Technologies. ZL can now offer a customer an application environment for testing without committing to a new supporting IT infrastructure as well as ramp up processing and storage quickly to handle a data surge.
Online Tech achieves SSAE-16 Type II. Online Tech announced they have achieved SSAE 16 Type II certification for its Ann Arbor and Mid-Michigan data centers. With the final audit report delivered May 13th, the company was found to be fully compliant. SSAE 16 (Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements No.16) has replaced SAS 70 (Statements on Auditing Standards No. 70). SSAE 16 provides better alignment with international standards and requires a written assertion from management on the design and operating effectiveness of the data center controls. “We’re embracing these new data centers standards aggressively” said Mike Klein, President of Online Tech. “We believe these new audit standards will further differentiate data center operators by the quality of the service they deliver. The new standards are perfectly aligned with our business model with a focus on process, quality and repeatability, which we believe is key in delivering top tier colocation and managed private cloud hosting.”