Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
nlyte selected by Computacenter. nlyte Software announced that IT infrastructure services provider Computacenter has extended the use of nlyte Software’s DCIM suite to support its new C3 cloud initiative, which offers organisations the ability to adopt the cloud using an optimal blend of onsite and offsite IT delivery models. After an extensive product comparison Computacenter chose nlyte due to its ease of use, ease of deployment, and ease of integration with existing applications, as well as its impactful visual representation and flexibility. “The nlyte suite provides time and energy savings that allow us to offer our customers highly competitive managed data services,” said Simon Brickett, head of data center services at Computacenter. “We have slashed audit timescales from three weeks to less than one, by automatically planning and scheduling maintenance across Computacenter’s data centre landscape. We are also minimizing our customers’ data centre energy usage and carbon footprint with tailor-made services that meet their exact requirements. This will become even more important when organisations start paying their share of the UK Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficient Scheme (CRC EES) carbon tax bill in 2012.”
CoreLink selected by Ivytalk. CoreLink Data Centers announced an agreement to support Ivycorp’s suite of business messaging services and technology from its nearby Seattle data center and a geographically diverse Las Vegas data center for resiliency. Ivycorp has turned to CoreLink to further ensure it delivers the high service levels it provides to clients, which depend on Ivycorp’s communication tools for timely and reliable delivery of crucial business-related messages and data. “CoreLink’s relentless commitment to service and security, along with their well-defined customer support, were major factors in our selection to data center hosting and managed services for our company,” said Mary Jesse, Ivycorp’s founder and CEO.
Oracle acquires InQuira. Oracle (ORCL) announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire InQuira, a leading provider of best-in-class service knowledge management software that supports web self-service and agent-assisted service. Privately-held InQuira is based in the San Francisco Bay area and will further extend Oracle’s CRM product with web self-service, customer communities and knowledge management capabilities. After the acquisition is completed InQuira employees will join Oracle and the solution will enhance Oracle’s Siebel CRM and Oracle Fusion CRM Service products. “The acquisition of InQuira provides Oracle with a complete knowledge management suite, integrated with self-service support, online customer forums and agent-assisted CRM,” said Anthony Lye, SVP of Oracle CRM. “We expect InQuira to be the centerpiece for Oracle Fusion CRM Service. With InQuira, Oracle will provide an integrated suite of proven solutions that deliver a comprehensive and highly personalized experience for every customer, across all channels.”
Fusion-io unleashes I/O for STATISTICA. Fusion-io (FIO) announced that StatSoft, provider of a comprehensive array of data analysis, data management, data visualization and data mining technologies, recently tested Fusion’s ioMemory platform with its flagship STATISTICA software, comparing Fusion ioDrives to disk-based storage components. StatSoft achieved 300 and 500 percent data performance and latency reduction improvements when compared to legacy disk-based storage. “Our global client base shares a common need for the fastest possible data access in order to perform analyses that drive business-critical decisions,” said George Butler, Vice President, Platform Development, StatSoft. “STATISTICA is already among the fastest data analysis software tools on the market. With the Fusion-io memory platform, STATISTICA customers can analyze information from even the largest data sets more quickly than ever before through a solution that greatly improves the efficiency of their current infrastructure.” To view complete StatSoft results, read their white paper “STATISTICA Performance with Fusion-io ioDrive.”