Here’s a roundup of recent headlines from the data center industry around the world:
RightScale boosts distribution with Korean partnership. RightScale announced it has formed a partnership with Korean Internet Neutral eXchange (KINX) to be a RightScale authorized distributor in Korea. The partnership makes KINX a reseller of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform and will allow Korean companies to manage their applications on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. Customers will also have access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace, which includes pre-built cloud-ready server templates, scripts, and complete architectures published by RightScale, Independent Software Vendors, and Systems Integration partners. "This partnership is an important part of our Asia Pacific strategy," said Josh Fraser, Senior Vice President of Business Development at RightScale. "KINX’s broad reach in Korea will further extend our business, and give our Korean customers a trusted local partner. We look forward to supporting KINX’s growing cloud services."
EvoSwitch adds 100GE AMS-IX backbone location. EvoSwitched announced that it has been added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP). After becoming an AMS-IX reselling partner in 2010 EvoSwitch will also be the first data center of its kind for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection. AMS-IX launched its 100GE ports last year. The increase in capacity was a step in preparation to the traffic peaks many Internet networks and providers will be facing. "The greater Amsterdam region is growing fast and attracting more and more IP density. This demand is partially created by companies such as EvoSwitch and its customers," says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "It is an impressive step forward to both the region and the collocation market that EvoSwitch’s Green and e-efficient datacenter will roll out a 100GE connection on a full basis, including backbone." EvoSwitch’s AMS-IX PoP will go live in February 2012
Ciena selected by UK Operator Vaioni. Ciena Corporation (CIEN) announced that Vaioni, the UK's largest Ethernet aggregator, is deploying a range of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet solutions as part of its enhanced Ethernet service offerings to enterprises, carriers and cloud providers across the country. After a detailed analysis and evaluation Vaioni selected Ciena's Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery Portfolio for all network infrastructure equipment across an aggregated Ethernet fabric in the UK that also spans the globe. Vaioni selected Ciean's 3916, 3920 and 3930 Service Delivery switches and 5150 Service Aggregation switch. "As our business grows and our customers demand faster and more effective service turn-up than ever before, the low-touch provisioning model of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet platforms allows us to accelerate deployment times and significantly lower the cost of bringing new customers onto our network," said Sachin Vaish, managing director at Vaioni. "Coupled with the reliability and scalability inherent in Ciena’s portfolio, these benefits are key in enabling us to offer industry-leading Service Level Agreements to our demanding customers and thrive in an increasingly competitive market. We will be the only UK operator to offer a full Carrier Ethernet proposition coupled with complete autonomy from Telecoms Carriers.”