Data Center News: PeakColo, AIS, Phoenix NAP, Verne Global
January 30th, 2013 By: John Rath
Here’s some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
PeakColo expands vCloud with NYI. PeakColo announced the expansion of its VMware vCloud-Powered platform into the New York and New Jersey metro areas through its partnership with New York data center services company NYI. This brings the PeakColo cloud footprint to a total of six geographies, including Chicago, Denver, London, New York, New Jersey, and Seattle. “NYI is a long-standing specialty data center provider, with a very high-touch, personalized approach to serving the greater New York/New Jersey metro areas,” states Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of PeakColo. “With the addition of NYI’s two East Coast data centers to PeakColo’s cloud footprint, our cloud architecture is strengthened, ultimately lowering our cloud’s overall latency, and making PeakColo one of the fastest clouds in the marketplace. With this expanded presence, we can further deliver world-class services coast to coast and allow our channel partners to maximize their profitability with full cloud economies of scale.”
DAR.fm signs with AIS. AIS (American Internet Services) announced that DAR.fm, provider of premier web services that allow users to record, pause, and play radio content, has chosen to host its services in the flagship AIS Lightwave facility in San Diego, California. Cited as highly influential in selecting AIS was that its direct peering relationship with several subscriber networks including AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Sprint, and Verizon provides a very short and extremely reliable network path between end-users and DAR.fm servers. “Our digital audio recorder service, which works a lot like TiVo for radio, enables users to record radio content, such as popular talk shows, and play them back on demand,” said Michael Robertson, founder and CEO of DAR.fm. “As you can imagine, sound quality and total reliability are ‘must-haves’ for a service like ours – which is why we turned to AIS, where connectivity is king.”
Phoenix NAP selected by CCH SureTax. Phoenix NAP announced that CCH SureTax, a leading transaction tax calculation provider, has selected the data center for its hosting needs. Reasons listed for selecting Phoenix NAP were top-level security standards and high level of quality products and services the data center supplies. “We are excited to welcome CCH SureTax to Phoenix NAP,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. “With the large amount of data CCH SureTax supplies, ensuring the company receives reliable service from a dependable data center is extremely vital and we are glad to be able to assist in this and look forward to establishing a long lasting relationship.” Phoenix NAP also recently announced that Red Fork Hospitality Solutions, a leading mobile, web based service that provides restaurants with the ability to accept mobile orders quickly and easily, has selected the data center for its hosting needs.
Verne Global receives ISO 27001 certification. Iceland data center company Verne Global announced that it has received he International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certification standard for information security. The ISO 27001 standard recognizes Verne Global’s concentrated effort to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, as well as maintaining a focus on the security of all vital information assets, all of which are critical for ensuring campus security and continuing customer confidence. Receiving the ISO 27001 certification provides assurance for clients, employees, partners and investors that necessary steps are in place ensuring their critical and confidential data is secure and that pertinent laws and regulations are being observed,” said Tate Cantrell , chief technology officer for Verne Global. “The ability to protect data from attack is critical in the data centre industry. Verne continues to drive efficiency and security measures into the business operations while providing customers with a best-of-breed infrastructure.”