Here's a roundup of data center news from around the industry:
- Savvis Inc. (SVVS) has upgraded its connectivity with major global financial exchanges, electronic communications networks (ECNs) and liquidity markets. The company said the moves were a response to growing customer demand for low latency connectivity solutions for electronic trading. “We are focused on understanding our customers existing and evolving IT infrastructure and market data needs particularly in today’s volatile marketplace,”said Varghese Thomas, Savvis Vice President, Financial Services Business Unit. The new connectivity options expand Savvis'access to exchange feeds NYSE Euronext, NASDAQ OMX Group, BATS, CME Group and the London Stock Exchange.
- CA Inc. (CA) today unveiled its Data Center Automation Manager to help enterprise IT organizations and cloud computing providers deliver, scale, and manage dynamic computing resources on demand. The product enables real-time provisioning and performance management between on-premise and off-premise clouds.
- Managed hosting provider CyrusOne announced today that Halliburton (HAL) has selected the company, as its strategic data center partner to service its mission-critical IT infrastructure needs. Halliburton will relocate and consolidate its hardware systems to occupy several thousand square feet of data center space in CyrusOne’s newly constructed facility in Lewisville, Texas.
- IT automation software company Tideway has launched the beta version of Tideway Foundation Community Edition, a free downloadable version of the company's automated discovery and application dependency mapping software. Users can now use Tideway Foundationfor free in their own IT environment to accelerate cost-saving initiatives like server consolidation, virtualization, and data center migrations. Foundation automates data center discovery to provide a complete, accurate inventory of all servers, software and applications, as well as crucial inter-system dependencies and relationships.