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Roundup: DataPipe, Peak 10, Equinix, APC

A roundup of data center industry news from DataPipe, 3PAR, Peak 10, VMware, APC, Equinix (EQIX) and Microsoft (MSFT).

Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

  • DataPipe rolls out 3PAR services. Utility storage provider 3PAR announced Monday that Cloud-Agile partner DataPipe now offers differentiated virtual private array (VPA) and disaster recovery (DR) services as a part of their Stratosphere cloud services, which are powered by 3PAR Utility Storage.  DataPipe's cloud platform leverages VMware and 3PAR to offer a managed, secure virtualized service. "We now have the opportunity to expand our cloud service offerings in the areas of security and compliance to increase the value we offer our customers," said Michael Parks, Chief Technology Officer for DataPipe.  The 3PAR ASSURED product allows DataPipe to use remote copy, data replication, DR and automatic data backup to end users.  The 3PAR SECURED product offers isolated, secure virtual private array servies.
  • Peak 10 deploys VMware vSphere 4.  Data center operator Peak 10 announced the delivery of Private Cloud Infrastructure Solutions, via VMware's vSphere 4 platform.  The platform offers customers pools of virtualized resources that federate between on and off-premise environments on-demand and with ease.  By using vSphere 4 Peak 10 customers can maintain the integrity of their data and applications, while migrating to the cloud platform.  Peak 10's leadership team are in San Francisco this week attending the VMworld 2009 conference.  Enhancements allowed from Peak 10's vSphere 4 platform include twice as many virtual processors per virtual machine, four times the memory, three-times increase in network throughput, and additional SAN tiers available for high-end databases.

  • Equinix hosting annual Asia Peering Forum. Equinix announced Monday that it is hosting the annual Asia Peering Forum in Bangkok, from August 31st to September 2nd.  The south east Asia market has been growing in popularity and the peering forum offers a place to match network service providers with content providers, looking for interconnection strategies.   A key speaker at the event will be former Equinix senior network engineer Louis Lee.  Lee is the Chairman of the Address Council, The Address Supporting Organization, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN ASO) and he will provide an update on the current global policy proposals that relate to IP addresses and AS numbers.
  • APC by Schneider Electric joins Microsoft System Center Alliance. APC has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance to enhance and provide support for critical physical infrastructure monitoring and management through the integration of APC InfraStrucXure Central with System Center Operations Manager 2007.  The integration of the two products will give managers the ability to view and manage physical infrastructure, including power, cooling, physical space and security, as well as a comprehensive view of servers, applications, and clients within the data center.  APC's Alistair Pim said "Linking the physical and server environments with the APC Management Pack through Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 allows customers to better understand the impact of physical layer changes on business applications."
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