Roundup: Phoenix NAP, Tier 3, CloudSigma, HP, F5
May 8th, 2012 By: Colleen Miller
Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
Inteliquent Enhances Phoenix NAP Bandwidth – Phoenix NAP said today that Inteliquent, a leading provider of global interconnection and interoperability solutions, has been added to the Secured Servers bandwidth blend. “We are thrilled with the addition of Inteliquent to our bandwidth solution,” states Ian McClarty, President of Phoenix NAP. A global provider of advanced network solutions, Inteliquent ‘s bandwidth services, including IP Transit, provide improved connectivity to Phoenix NAPs Secured Servers clients linking to Europe, and across the globe. As a top 5 global IP carrier, the addition of Inteliquent in the Phoenix NAP data center dramatically increases Phoenix NAP’s clients’ access to locations that are otherwise inaccessible.
Tier 3 Expands Cloud Platform with Web Fabric – Tier 3, Inc. today announced the next release of the Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud Platform, which now features Web Fabric, a multi-framework enterprise platform as a service (PaaS) and Data Fabric, a high availability database as a service (DbaaS). These services enable businesses to accelerate “greenfield” application development and deliver critical legacy business systems in one cloud platform. Businesses around the world today rely on Tier 3’s Enterprise Cloud – a VMware vCloud Powered Service – to run their back office and line of business applications in a secure virtual private cloud, counting on the platform’s availability, security, performance and built-in disaster recovery capabilities.
CloudSigma Launches SLA-Backed SSD Storage Cloud – CloudSigma today announced SigSTORE, an SLA-backed distributed SSD storage solution, for its public cloud IaaS offering at Interop Las Vegas. SigSTORE effectively eliminates growing storage bottlenecks and variable performance in the cloud, while achieving seamless delivery and unprecedented cost efficiency. “The performance, cost and reliability of cloud storage solutions have historically been major barriers to companies’ cloud adoption,” says Robert Jenkins, CloudSigma CTO. “No one else in the public cloud space is offering a distributed SSD storage solution like this, let alone with an associated performance and availability SLA. It is a truly innovative product that will increase the rate of cloud adoption among enterprises.”
HP Speeds Cloud Application Deployment With Help from F5 - HP today introduced technology that allows enterprises to deliver policy-based orchestration across applications, networks and users, eliminating manual configuration. HP is collaborating with F5, a leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), to offer solutions that converge application and network orchestration. The new solutions provide management through HP Intelligent Management Center and offer clients the ability to meet the speed and agility requirements of the cloud era. The new solutions are based on the integration of HP Virtual Application Networks technology, which virtualizes networks and automates configuration, and F5 ADN technology, which does the same for application configuration.