Cloud News: PEER 1, CA, Telx, Cirracore

PEER 1 launches Zunicore cloud division, CA Technologies and iTRACS collaborate on DCIM, Telx hosts Cirracore's cloud offering.

Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing sector:

PEER 1 launches Zunicore cloud division.  PEER 1 Hosting (PIX) announced today that it has launched its public cloud division, Zunicore, to offer Cloud Hosting. Utilizing its own infrastructure and network, PEER 1 allows for customizable resource pools, hands-free auto-scaling, and transparent pricing. Core features of Zunicore Cloud Hosting include persistent SAN storage, user-defined resource thresholds, and availability in three geographically dispersed PEER 1 data centers.  "Zunicore gives us advanced feature capabilities that allow us to meet the specific and changing demands of our customers," said Douglas Cebik, director of business development for Sorenson Media, the global leader in video encoding and publishing.  "In particular, we fully appreciate the ability to scale our use of the Zunicore cloud and create our own customized pool of resources, which allows us to optimize the cloud resources for a given video encode preset and priority." Zunicore Cloud Hosting is available immediately.

CA Technologies and iTRACS partner.  CA Technologies (CA) and iTRACS Corporation announced a partnership agreement to  develop solutions to help customers break through current DCIM limitations and better manage data center power, space and cooling. The joint solutions will pair CA ecoSoftware and iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Management (CPIM) to leverage their respective systems management expertise. Together they will evolve a comprehensive DCIM model - DCIModel, enabling the holistic management of the interdependencies of asset, space, time, power, connectivity and processes. “We’re excited to join forces with CA Technologies to help customers unleash the true potential of DCIM,” said Elizabeth Given, president and CEO, iTRACS. “The capabilities provided by the integration of iTRACS CPIM and CA ecoSoftware will empower customers to see, manage and optimize their enterprise infrastructure holistically, enabling the knowledge-based decisions that drive positive business outcomes. This, we believe, is what DCIM is meant to be.” The companies will demonstrate the integration of CA ecoSoftware and iTRACS CPIM at CA World (November 13-16) in Las Vegas.

Telx hosts Cirracore's cloud hosting.  Telx announced that Cirracore, a global provider of enterprise cloud hosting services, has joined the Telx Cloud Xchange. Housed in Telx Atlanta data centers Cirracore is able to offer Telx's colocation customers direct, dedicated access to its Cirracloud turnkey hosted cloud solution. Cirracloud, is a vendor-neutral, customized solution that delivers optimized cloud server and storage uptime, high performance, security, control and flexibility in utility cloud computing, based on VMware architecture.  “As our customer base continues to grow, we find significant value in partnering with a trusted colocation and interconnection provider to contain costs and rapidly expand services in regions where demand is high,” explained Fred Tanzella, CEO of Cirracore. “Telx’s Cloud Connection Center in Atlanta offers the carrier density and dedicated interconnection capabilities that can help us power the cloud, while exposing us to a significant number of new business opportunities with their customer base.” Telx will showcase the Cloud Xchange at the 2011 Cloud Computing Expo, November 7-10 in Santa Clara, California

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