Zayo Acquires Austin Provider Core NAP

Zayo Group expands its nationwide footprint by acquiring Core NAP, SunGard launches Managed Oracle Services, and Savvis extends its cloud-based application database to Asia.

Zayo acquires Core NAP. Zayo Group announced its acquisition of Core NAP, an Austin-based data center operator. Core NAP’s Austin data center offers carrier-neutral colocation consisting of a dense enterprise footprint with over 220 existing customers. This acquisition expands Zayo Group’s zColo national footprint to 21 data centers. “The purchase of Zayo’s latest zColo facility marks our first data center in the region and a great addition to our zColo roster of colocation facilities,” said Chris Morley, President of Colocation at Zayo. “Austin is a thriving technology community as well as an attractive market for disaster recovery due to proximity to other major markets and its low risk to most natural disasters.”

SunGard Launches Managed Oracle Services. SunGard announced support for virtualized platforms for its SunGard Managed Oracle Services..  Known as Oracle Red Stack the managed services are designed for ERP applications and Oracle Databases with pre-certified Oracle server and storage hardware and software. Key benefits of the offering include day-to-day technical support for managing the Oracle E-Business Suite application environment, personnel who provide application and database administration as well as infrastructure support services, and a configurable infrastructure which allows Oracle ERP users to manage both performance and licensing requirements. “We’ve worked with SunGard Availability Services for 12 years now, relying on them for management of our Oracle E-Business Suite,” said Nicole Khoshnoud, vice president, Accounting, DecisionQuest, a SunGard Availability Services customer. “SunGard is an extension of our group that feels like part of our organization. They know who we are and have the relationship and expertise to consistently support our business.”

Savvis extends Cloud Database to Asia.  Savvis, a CenturyLink company (CTL) announced the expanded availability of its Cloud Application Database service to Asia. Serving Oracle and Microsoft SQL environments, the Cloud Application Database service supplies everything necessary for a complete, secure operational database or disaster recovery solution. The service, now available in Asia, Europe and North America, complements the Savvis cloud solutions portfolio and Savvis’ commitment to global expansion. “Companies value our Cloud Application Database service because it offers them instantly scalable, pay-per-use solutions without software lock-ins or costly hardware provisioning,” said Mark Smith, Asia managing director at Savvis. “Businesses can scale the database service up or down for as short or long a term as needed, giving them the agility they need and expect from a cloud-driven database solution.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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