Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

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.

VMware Adds vCloud Data Centers, Acquires Desktone

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At VMworld 2013 in Barcelona this week VMware expanded its Hybrid vCloud Service by adding vCloud data centers in the U.S. and the UK, vaulted into a leader position in the Desktop as a Service market by acquiring Dessktone, and expanded capabilities for the software-defined data center. Read More

Zayo Acquires Fiberlink

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Juniper achieves Microsoft Lync certifications for its wired and wireless campus portfolio, Zayo adds more midwest dark fiber by acquiring FiberLink, and Brocade targets the government market with a new PoE switch. Read More

AMD SeaMicro Servers Will Power New Verizon Cloud

A customized version of the AMD SeaMicro SM15000 server (shown above) will power a new enterprise IaaS offering from Verizon Business. (Photo: Verizon)

Seeking to optimize for speed and performance, Verizon will use AMD SeaMicro SM15000 servers to link hundreds of cores together in a single system to power its new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud platform and cloud-based object storage service. Read More