Here’s our review of noteworthy news in the data center industry:
Cotendo and Citrix Accelerate. Cotendo announced the availability of Citrix NetScaler CloudConnector for CDN within the Cotendo Acceleration Cloud. NetScaler CloudConnector for CDN combines Cotendo’s cloud-based acceleration services with Citrix NetScaler to create unique new solutions that seamlessly extend the traditional networking footprint beyond the four walls of the enterprise datacenter to points of presence all over the world – creating a true end-to-end service delivery fabric. “While other vendors have talked about on-site/cloud offerings that benefit both enterprises and content publishers, the hybrid networking solution offered by Cotendo and Citrix provides this capability as a service, not an integration project,” said Melanie Posey, research vice president of hosting and managed network services, IDC. “This hybrid networking solution – available as a seamless end-to-end offering — provides a compelling set of benefits for enterprises and content providers with Internet-facing applications.”
Radware provides ADC for Juniper. Radware (RDWR) announced that it has provided advanced application delivery control (ADC) software for use with the Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router. With the full integration of the ADC with Juniper’s Junos operating system users can improve their service delivery capabilities while avoiding the cost and complexity of deploying ADC-appliances. The new ADC software is the latest addition to the Service Delivery Gateway (SDG), Juniper Networks’ comprehensive set of advanced applications that are easily added to MX 3D Series Universal Edge Routers. “Juniper sets the bar in high performance networking and we are proud to partner with a company that shares this common vision,” said Yossi Vardi, Vice President, Business Development, Radware. “The ADC application provides Juniper customers with service optimization, resiliency, and scalability, enabling faster, more efficient service delivery and improved subscriber experiences.”
Nasuni: Global multi-site access. Nausni announced the addition of multi-site access to its Data Continuity Services. Multi-site allows organizations with several locations to work on a single set of shared data. It is a controller architecture that allows multiple storage controllers to have live access to the same volume of snapshots. The new capabilities extend Nasuni’s already strong file-level snapshots to create an industry first: a controller architecture that allows multiple storage controllers to have live access to the same volume of snapshots. “This could be game changing,” said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at ESG. “Being able to decouple logical volumes allowing for many controllers to have simultaneous access to the same data set and yet maintain data consistency opens a whole new model for branch office support and disaster recovery. Being able to stream file changes from multiple locations and having those changes automatically consolidated into a single snapshot history makes for a safe, cost effective and practical way to handle data protection and distribution.”
Infineta Pay-as-you-go WAN Optimization: Infineta Systems announced today the availability of its Data Migration Accelerator, a first-of-a-kind, pay-as-you-go WAN optimization service offering built around the company’s flagship Data Mobility Switch (DMS) solution. The DMA service allows enterprises cut migration project times by 80 percent or more, without any additional capital expenditures or long term financial commitments. On the WAN link they are at 10 Gbps rates, while expanding WAN capacity by 5-10X and guaranteeing network capacity for critical inter-data center traffic flows. “Infineta’s DMA service offering is an innovative use of optimization technology. Its ability to accelerate massive data migrations and minimize the time to value for new data centers and equipment should definitely be welcomed by both enterprise IT and storage vendors. Anything to reduce the amount of time, the cost and the risk associated with data migrations between data centers is a good thing,” commented Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “This is a smart move by Infineta to leverage its technology as a service offering and will help to introduce its capabilities to a much broader audience.” The DMA service is available immediately and is offered as a 3-month initial rental.