Data Center Industry Links for May 20th

Data center industry news from Layered Tech, QTS, Horizon Data, IBM, Latisys and Adobe. Plus blogger takes on Google's video codec and openness in data centers.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for May 20th:

  • Google Has A Problem: VP8 Is Not As Good As H.264 - "Based on test results published, it's clear that the quality of VP8 is not as good as On2 said it was and makes one wonder why Google isn't setting forth proper expectations since they now own the VP8 codec." From Dan Rayburn at the Business of Video.
  • Human Factors and the Data Center - "Openness and transparency is not compatible with many existing approaches in data centers where keeping things secret is a standard practice." From Dave Ohara at the Green (low carbon) Data Center Blog
  • Layered Tech Chosen to Host JDA - On-demand IT infrastructure provider Layered Technologies has signed an agreement with the JDA Software Group to provide dedicated hosting, storage, virtualization and managed services. From The WHIR.
  • IBM Updates IDataPlex Server With GPUs - IBM on Tuesday updated its System x iDataPlex servers to include graphics processors from Nvidia as it tries bring high-performance capabilities to its scale-out servers. From PC World.
  • Latisys Awarded $3.4M Deal By State of Illinois - Colocation and data center operator Latisys announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a $3.4 million contract to provide data center colocation services to the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services. From The WHIR.
  • Horizon DCS Names New National VP of Sales - Horizon Data Center Solutions has promoted Jeff Crawford to national vice president of sales. Crawford will be responsible for leading the company’s sales efforts and strategy as well as expanding the company’s customer base as Horizon continues its tri-coastal expansion. Press release.
  • QTS Appoints Simon Tusha as Chief Technology Officer - QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, today announced that it has appointed Simon Tusha as its Chief Technology Officer. Press Release.
  • Stuart Miniman Departs EMC - "There’s no easy way to say this—I’m leaving EMC. There will be plenty of time to talk later on about where my journey continues." At DCK we've featured several of Stu's videos on FCoE.
  • Adobe Flash To Eliminate Bandwidth Costs With P2P - The upcoming release of Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 will enable publishers to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs by outsourcing media distribution to users. From TorrentFreak