Data Center Industry Links for June 8th

Data center links featuring news from C7 Data Centers, Rackspace Hosting (RAX), Conformity and Equinix (EQIX). Plus a Q&A with cooling pioneer Bob Sullivan, and an analysis of trans-Pacific bandwidth pricing from TeleGeography.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 8th:

  • C7 Data Centers and AtTask Sign Multi-Year Colocation Agreement: C7 Data Centers, Inc. (C7), a national provider of colocation, disaster recovery and virtualization solutions, announced today that AtTask, Inc. has completed migration of their production site to a C7 Data Centers SAS 70 Type II facility. Press release.
  • Dr. Bob Sullivan on the future of data center cooling: - Sullivan: "The thing that infuriates me is tRackspace Hostign (RAX)o see computer rooms that have been designed in the last three to five years that still have a legacy layout. Give me a break." A Q-and-A from
  • Hope is not engineering - Gartner's Lydia Leong at CloudPundit: "My enterprise clients frequently want to know why fill-in-the-blank-cloud-IaaS only has a 99.95% SLA.A service provider might be willing to offer you a higher SLA. It’s going to cost you, because once you get past a certain point, mathematically improving your reliability starts to get really, really expensive."
  • Rackspace Strikes Strategic Distribution Deal with Ingram Micro - Rackspace Hosting has signed a distribution agreement with one of the largest technology distributors, Ingram Micro, bringing managed hosting and cloud computing offerings to its growing base of North American channel partners. From The WHIR.
  • Transatlantic Pricing Stable, Transpacific Pricing – Not So Much - According to Telegeography, prices have been amazingly stable on the New York to London route, with the cost of a 10Gbps wavelength falling just 3% over the past year. In the Pacific, however, prices have been pressured over the past year. From Telecom Ramblings.
  • Conformity Adds $3 Million in Venture Funding - Conformity, creators of a suite of on-demand solutions to enable organizations to centrally manage users of SaaS and cloud applications, this morning announced it has secured an additional $3 million in Series A financing led by Guggenheim Venture Partners. From TechCrunch.
  • Australian Securities Exchange picks Equinix for Hosting Solution - The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), operator of the Australian futures market has deployed its new hosting solution within the Equinix Chicago (CH1) International Business Exchange data center.