Kundra: Fed Data Centers 7 Percent Utilized

Many federal agencies are using just 7 percent of their server capacity, according to federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who called that low utilization level “unaccaptable.” In an appearance Wednesday, Kundra continued to make the case to shift federal IT infrastructure to a cloud comuting model. Read More

Roundup: NetApp, Riverbed, Savvis

NetApp (NTAP) acquires storage provider ByCast, Gartner highlights Riverbed (RVBD) as market share leader in WAN optimization, Savvis (SVVS) announces managed hosting contract with All Nippon Airways. Read More

Growth Ahead for Low Latency Colo Market

As the market for low-latency financial trading continues to grow, data center providers are likely to see growing demand from smaller trading firms, even as larger players continue to chase ever-faster “feeds and speeds.” Read More

Carbon Regs Seen Boosting Outsourcing

Will carbon regulation drive companies to relocate their data center operations to third-party providers in colocation and hosting centers? Or even move them offshore? Both options are getting scrutiny following the April 1 onset of the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Read More

Equinix Opens Third Paris Data Center

Equinix (EQIX) has opened its third International Business Exchange data center in Paris, the company said today. The PA3 IBX data center was built to handle growing demand for Equinix’ colocation and interconnection services. Read More