Data Center Links: CoreSite, Data Foundry, RagingWire, SunGard
November 11th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for November 11th:
SunGard and Univ. of Texas Partner on Cloud Research Center – SunGard Availability Services has announced a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin to create a Cloud Computing Research Center. Through the partnership, SunGard and UT Austin will jointly identify relevant and unsolved research problems in the cloud-computing field, pursue targeted research initiatives to solve those problems and commercialize as appropriate the resulting research. It is anticipated that the results of the research will have an impact in such areas as mobile computing, networking, verification and fraud protection, encryption, and large-scale distributed processing. SunGard will contribute its expertise—as a leading service provider of cloud computing, managed hosting, and application recovery to the Center—which is located on the University’s Austin campus.
Golden Frog Selects Data Foundry’s Texas 1 – Software developer Golden Frog has selected Data Foundry’s Texas 1 for its new cloud storage service, Dump Truck online storage. Data Foundry’s fully redundant and secure data center will support Golden Frog’s high-density colocation and high bandwidth Internet connectivity needs. Dump Truck online storage is Golden Frog’s professional-grade, massive online storage service that allows users to store their documents, photos, and files online using an intuitive web interface with a drag and drop upload feature.
RagingWire Names Director of Wholesale Sales – Data center provider RagingWire Data Centers announced on Thursday that it has appointed Tim Nichols as its director of wholesale sales. Prior to RagingWire, Nichols was director of enterprise sales at QTS and was instrumental in building critical wholesale channel relationships at the company, according to the announcement. From The WHIR.
CoreSite Announces Sale of Stock Held by Carlyle – CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) today announced the sale of 889,610 shares of its common stock by investment funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group to Citigroup, as sole underwriter in connection with the offering. Upon completion of the offering, investment funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group will continue to hold 25.3 million units in the Company’s operating partnership.