Here’s some of this week’s noteworthy news tidbits in the data center industry:
Hurricane Electric Expands with Cologix: Hurricane Electric, which operates the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has established a point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s facility in the Harbour Centre at 555 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Vancouver PoP will allow customers of Cologix to exchange IP traffic and “peer” directly with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone. The new PoP will expand access to next-generation Internet and IPv6 systems and services through 100BaseT, GigE (1 gigabit Ethernet) and 10GE (10 gigabit Ethernet) network connections. “This new PoP in Vancouver follows our December, 2010 addition of a PoP in 151 Front Street with Cologix in Toronto, Ontario,” said Reid Fishler, Hurricane Electric’s Director of Carrier Services. “The new Cologix PoP continues Hurricane Electric’s rapid expansion in Canada and improves the reach and appeal of our connectivity service offerings.”
Terremark Builds Hybrid Cloud for Direct Insite: Deploying a hybrid solution that matches its precise needs, Direct Insite is leveraging Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud to improve application speed and responsiveness, the companies said today. Direct Insite's e-invoicing portal has more than 100,000 active users around the world, representing 35 currencies and 17 languages. Direct Insite’s infrastructure is deployed in Terremark's cloud-enabled Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas and the recently expanded NAP West, which provide direct access to all major continents. “As a leading provider of financial supply chain automation solutions to the Fortune 2000, our infrastructure must be highly scalable, secure, and available," said Direct Insite President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew E. Oakes. "Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud has helped Direct Insite meet those requirements, while providing a better return on investment than any other option we evaluated."
Online Tech Hosts Publishing Company: Renaissance Media, a custom publishing media company, has partnered with Online Tech, the leader in Michigan colocation, to host and archive their clients’ and publications’ data, content, stories, and pictures in their Michigan data centers. The company's search for secure data backup is based on experience. In 2000, a fire completely burned Renaissance Media’s building to the ground. The only thing that was spared was one file cabinet that contained disks storing the The Detroit Jewish News, a Renaissance Media publication that is nationally recognized as one of the most respected Jewish newspapers. “If we would lose our records, photos and history; we would lose our business overnight,” says Browett. “I needed a safe colocation data center that I had a deep trust that no matter what happened here (Renaissance Media), there was another location that was completely secure and our data was protected, backed up and available.”