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Data Center Industry Links for July 26th

California legislation could be costly for data centers, why Amazon EC2 clusters won't kill science grids, Internap enhances managed services, Chicago firms boost Lexent, SunGard buys Fox River, Equinix earnings preview.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for July 26th:

  • Will pending law make California too costly for data centers? - Building a data center in California may get even more expensive. A perfect storm of legislative possibilities is brewing in Sacramento with potentially reverberating effects for data centers being planned in the Golden State.
  • Equinix: Earnings Preview - Equinix (EQIX) will be reporting 2Q 2010 results on Wednesday, July 28th. This call will be particularly interesting as Equinix completed the acquisition of Switch and Data in the quarter. From Paolo Gorgo on Seeking Alpha.
  • The reports of grid's death are greatly exaggerated - Craig Lee of the open Grid Forum writes on the impact of Amazon's EC2 for Clusters: "The fact that a range of computing resources can now be acquired on-demand for a reasonable market price will certainly drive the marketplace. But is this the end of the story?"
  • SunGard Acquires Fox River Execution - SunGard Data Systems has acquired Fox River Execution, a nine-year-old firm whose algorithms are designed to mimic the experience, thinking and knowledge of a smart trader. From Securities Technology Monitor.
  • Why OpenStack Has its Work Cut Out - Assuming the provisioning engine comes to fruition, OpenStack will undoubtedly see adoption from service providers wanting to offer cloud computing, enterprises wanting to build their own internal clouds, and IT vendors looking to beef up their cloud software offerings. However, competition for dollars and developers is plentiful, including large cloud providers, software vendors and even other open source options. From GigaOm.
  • John Palley joins Denver Colocation Provider, PeakColo, as COO - PeakColo, a Denver colocation company announced the addition of John Palley to their management staff as Chief Operating Officer. Press release.
  • Chicago Financial Firms Use Lexent Metro's Dark Fiber Routes in NY and NJ - Lexent Metro Connect says it is experiencing a surge of Chicago-based financial firms utilizing its New York and New Jersey dark fiber routes to connect to major carrier hotels, financial exchanges and financial data centers throughout the metro area. Press release.
  • Internap Enhances Managed Hosting Solution - Internap Network Services has announced significant expansions to its Managed Hosting solution. Internap is now extending its core offering to include high-performance servers, multiple enterprise-class storage options, a layered approach to data protection and the addition of a new managed security service. Press release.