Equinix Opens Osaka Data Center

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Equinix opens its Osaka Japan data center, SunGard finds its third quarter sweet spot with customer success stories, and Online Tech is set to exhibit its HIPAA compliant products at the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C.

Equinix opens Osaka data center. Equinix (EQIX) has announced the opening of its data center in Osaka Japan, called OS1. The OS1 data center was opened in partnership with K-Opticom, one of the largest access providers in the Osaka/Kansai area, and Kanden Energy Solutions (KENES) with support from O-BIC, an Osaka government agency. As a carrier-neutral data center, OS1 will provide multinational telecommunications companies the ability to interconnect with multiple local network services through K-Opticom. Given the prevalence of earthquakes in Japan, OS1 has preventative measures in place in case of power supply issues or floods. With power systems that have built-in redundancy and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure, the structure is built to sustain potential environmental disasters. OS1 is also built with the most sophisticated seismic resistant system, handling maximum movement in response to anticipated large earthquake motions. ”The opening of our first data center in Osaka with the support of K-Opticom, KENES and O-BIC allows our customers around the globe with a diversity of networks and connectivity options in Osaka, driving synergies with our Tokyo operations,” said Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix, Japan. ”With the two key hubs in Japan, cloud, content and network providers, as well as financial services firms, can access the broadest choice of networks in the region, enabling them to rapidly and cost effectively expand their business, while better serving their international customers.”

SunGard sees Third Quarter Sweet Spot.  SunGard Availability Services announced that it saw an uptick in customer migrations across several lines of business in the third quarter including managed services, cloud and disaster recovery services. Advanced Energy (AE), a global leader in reliable power conversion solutions, turned to SunGard Availability Services to provide full support for 13 different SAP landscapes supporting all AE processes within a private cloud environment, along with disaster recovery. SunGardassisted the company in its full migration to the SAP landscape which resulted in a 30 percent performance improvement in the cloud. Jonas Fitness, a leading provider of enterprise management software and billing solutions to a variety of industries, was seeking a partner to help position the company as a trusted provider of ‘software for life.’ SunGard Availability Services’ solution for Jonas is comprised of production managed hosting with replication to a disaster recovery environment, the SunGard Managed Recovery Program and consulting services for mainframe data migration.

Online Tech to exhibit at 2013 mHealth Summit. Online Tech announced that it  will exhibit its HIPAA compliant products at the upcoming 2013 mHealth Summit. Customers instaRounds and DocView Solutions host in Online Tech’s enterprise-class and fully-encrypted cloud, and will be guests of the company at the mHealth Summit. instaRounds allows physicians to communicate over HIPAA compliant servers, share call schedules, follow appointments, allow cross coverage and give physicians a mobile patient sign-out application. instaRounds CEO Kurian Thott said, ”future growth potential includes extending its use to pediatrics, urology, trauma and other specialties. Thott chose Online Tech as his hosting provider because it was HIPAA, PCI and SOX audited and his data would be encrypted throughout the process. They took care of compliance so we didn’t have to spend a lot of time, effort or money proving it.”

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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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