Roundup: CiRBA, IO, Savvis, ViaWest

CiRBA updates control console for cloud infrastructure, Matrix Medical selects IO Anywhere modules, SendGrid and Standing Cloud team on email service, Savvis partners with Compuware, ViaWest receives SSAE 16 report.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for January 10th:

CiRBA Updates Control Console for Cloud Infrastructure - CiRBA Inc., a provider of Data Center Intelligence (DCI) software, has announced the general availability of Version 7.0 of CiRBA DCI-Control. CiRBA's new Control Console enables IT organizations to see in a single glance where attention is required at the VM, host, and cluster level, and then provides explicit instructions on what to do in order to eliminate risk and increase efficiency. "CiRBA's Control Console is the brain for new school data centers, giving an unprecedented level of control over virtualized infrastructure," said Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO, CiRBA. Press release.

Matrix Medical Network Adopts IO's Modular Infrastructure - Modular data center sepcialist IO announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Matrix Medical Network, a leader in multidisciplinary care management and medical assessment services. As part of the agreement, IO will provide Matrix Medical Network with Data Center as a Service at IO Phoenix, delivered through its modular data center technology platform IO Anywhere. This approach provides Matrix Medical Network a high performance, cost-effective solution – without having to invest resources in building and maintaining its own data center. Press release.

SendGrid and Standing Cloud Team on Email Service - Cloud-based application management specialist Standing Cloud has teamed with SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability, to make SendGrid's leading email delivery, analytics and scalability available to Standing Cloud customers. SendGrid is a simple and easy cloud-based email service that solves core transactional email deliverability issues for web applications and developers. Standing Cloud’s platform gives cloud users the ability to deploy and manage any of 100 supported applications across 15 leading cloud service providers. For cloud customers running hosted applications on Standing Cloud, the integration with SendGrid reduces the complexity of sending high-volume transactional emails while improving their deliverability, reliability and ROI. Press release.

Savvis Partners With Compuware - Compuware Corporation (CPWR) announced Tuesday that Savvis, a CenturyLink company, has expanded its application performance management (APM) partnership with Compuware. Savvis uses the Compuware Gomez platform to monitor the performance of its cloud and hosted infrastructures as well as to improve the performance and availability of the mission-critical applications of its hosted client base. With the ability to monitor user performance across the entire application delivery chain, Savvis and its clients now have complete visibility into application health and can proactively resolve performance issues. Press release.

ViaWest Receives SSAE 16 Type II Report - Cloud and managed services provider ViaWest has recently obtained PCI report on compliance for sections 9 and 12 of the PCI DSS for ViaWest’s Cornell and Synergy Park data centers, received a dual-standard Type II SOC 1 report prepared in accordance with the AICPA’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) and the International Standards for Assurance Engagements No. 3402 (ISAE 3402), and obtained the SysTrust Seal on the Security Trust Services Principles and Criteria, also known as a SOC 3 report. Press Release.