Here’s a roundup of some of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
- Peak 10 selected for Private Cloud. Peak 10 Inc. announced the signing of Pure Fishing, Inc. to a multi-year contract to use managed services delivered via the company's private enterprise cloud. Critical systems from Pure Fishing will use Peak 10 services for Enterprise Resource Planning and back-office application infrastructure. “Being able to integrate from a virtualization, storage, network and security standpoint without having to differentiate between our physical servers and the computer resources we have contracted from Peak 10, took a lot of the complexity out of the solution," said Larry Pritchard, vice president of information technology for Pure Fishing. Earlier this month Peak 10 expanded its credit facility from $60 million to $95 million.
- NaviSite Announces Hosted Lotus Services. NaviSite (NAVI) announced Hosted Lotus Services powered by NaviCloud at IBM Lotusphere 2010. Solutions that will be hosted include Lotus Notes, Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections. The hosted services give customers on demand access to the latest Lotus software for predictable monthly fees, skipping the up-front capital expenditures. Services are hosted in NaviCloud which is powered by Cisco's Unified Computing System, VMware's Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 and vSphere 4.0, and IBM XiV SAN. NaviSite CTO Denis Martin said “our latest platform is a culmination of that experience and includes the latest Lotus Email and Collaboration Applications, best of breed Compliance Archiving, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam solutions, and support for virtually every smart Mobile device in the market, all of which are sold on a simple, easy-to-understand per user basis.” Also announced at the Lotusphere 2010 conference, IBM detailed the technology and business expansion of its LotusLive cloud collaboration platform. LotusLive cloud services provide integrated email, Web conferencing, social networking and collaboration with IBM's focus on security, reliability and enterprise integration.
- Level 3 Delivers High-speed Internet to Pan-Asian network. Level 3 (LVLT) announced an agreement with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) that allows PLDT use of Level 3's landing station connectivity at the Asia America Gateway submarine cable system. The cable landing station connectivity provides a critical component of the global network architecture for international carriers. "In an increasingly connected world, Level 3 provides reliable network infrastructure and services for global carriers to extend their networks around the world," said Andrew Crouch, president of Wholesale Markets for Level 3. "Level 3 is proud to support PLDT as they continue to transform their next generation network and set new standards for global communications."