Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
Intel ships Atom processors. Intel (INTC) announced the availability of the latest Intel Atom processor-based platform, formerly codenamed “Cedar Trail.” This latest platform is designed to provide small, compact, on-the-go computing with great battery life. The new design’s dedicated media engine enables full 1080p high-definition playback of videos and Blu-Ray content and includes additional digital display and output options including HDMI and DisplayPort. The dual-core Intel Atom processor N2600 and Intel Atom processor N2800 are paired with the Intel NM10 Express Chipset and feature a small form factor package size that saves system board real estate and enables thinner netbook designs. Devices with the new Atom processor will be available in early 2012 from major OEMs including: Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba.
IO selected by Solugenix. IO announced that it now provides IT consulting firm Solugenix with data center as a service at IO Phoenix, via its modular technology platform IO Anywhere. IO Anywhere adds capacity through data center as a service, which is delivered in a range of colocation cabinets, shared and dedicated modules, multi-megawatt, customer-dedicated data centers, and solutions that are deployed as a product. "Today's traditional data centers will soon become obsolete when you consider all the benefits modularity has to offer," Shashi Jasthi, CEO at Solugenix said in a statement. "After reviewing a number of solutions, IO's next-generation modular technology puts us at a significant advantage from a scalability, cost and reliability standpoint, to better support the dynamic needs of our IT customers."
Fire at Airtel data center in Mumbai India. A fire was reported Tuesday at the Bharti Airtel data center that took down mobile network service across the city for several hours. The fire gutted the server room, damaging the entire electrical installation. Worst hit were data services offered by the company, particularly a large number of corporate customers from Mumbai. Airtel responded with several tweets throughout the past few days and a company spokesperson said, “a technical outage has affected our network in the western region, resulting in disruption of some services. We are working toward rectifying the outage at the earliest. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to our customers."