Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the global data center industry:
Oracle opens Japan data center. Oracle (ORCL) announced that it is opening a data center in Japan, to support its RightNow Cloud Service. With a data center in the region Oracle can manage service level objectives and data governance for local customers. Oracle RightNow Cloud Service combines Web, Social and Contact Center experiences for a unified, cross-channel service solution in the Cloud, enabling organizations to increase sales and adoption, build trust and strengthen relationships, and reduce costs and effort. “We are dedicated to simplifying IT so customers can focus on driving business innovation,” said Oracle President Mark Hurd. “Oracle’s latest data center is a signal of our commitment to the success of Japanese companies. It will free them from the burden of software management, allowing them to have more resources to engage with their customers.”
Akamai and Korea'S KT expand partnership. Akamai (AKAM) and Korean telecommunications company KT announced that the companies will expand their strategic partnership. Using Akamai's Aura Managed CDN, KT will have dedicated CDN capacity that is available for its own content applications or third party CDN services. "The era has come where culture and digital content are leading the market. Our main priority is to ensure access to content from any device, at anytime, anywhere," said Heekyung Song, Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT BU, KT. "Through this partnership with Akamai, KT will provide a CDN platform specializing in media delivery, web performance and security so companies can focus on developing quality content and web applications without concerns about delivery."
ITG expands with Interxion in London. Interxion (INXN) announced that ITG, an agency brokerage and financial markets technology firm, has expanded its hosting relationship with Interxion by adding a new London based data center. ITG currently maintains data center space with Interxion in Stockholm, and selected Interxion London for its central city location and access points to leading trading venues. “We are committed to continued investment in technology where performance benefits can be passed to our clients," said Rob Boardman, CEO of ITG Europe. "Whether you’re looking for sophisticated automated tools, the highest quality dark block liquidity, or personalised high-touch trading, you can rely on our continuous history of innovation to improve your performance while reducing costs.”