Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Cotendo announces $17 million in funding. Cloud acceleration company Cotendo announced the completion of a $17 million private funding round that will fuel the company's long-term growth strategy and continued technology development in the delivery of dynamic content for mobile and web applications. Strategic investors and new business partners Citrix Systems and Juniper Networks, through its Junos Innovation Fund, participated in this round of funding along with existing venture backers Sequoia, Benchmark and Tenaya Capital. The complimentary Citrix products will address enterprise requirements to accelerate cloud-based and mobile applications, while the Juniper relationship will address the demand of service providers for technologies that will enable them to offer value added services and over-the-top services to content providers. Cotendo will also launch and commercialize its new Mobile Acceleration Suite, and announced today the new frontier of acceleration services. "The architectural fabrics of the original content delivery systems were not designed for the modern era and have been swamped by the growth of the mobile Internet,“ said Michael Moritz a partner at Sequoia Capital. “Cotendo's approach is for today and tomorrow which is why customers all over the world have chosen to build on its new and impervious foundation."
Power Analytics introduces Paladin DesignBase 4.0. Power Analytics Corporation announced Paladin DesignBase 4.0, the fourth generation of its power systems modeling platform for mission-critical infrastructure design. The new version adds a number of powerful, unique features and functions, including enhanced capabilities for smart grid and alternative energy infrastructure projects involving solar, wind, nuclear and other non-fossil fuel sources. New features in version 4.0 include modeling tools for projects incorporating alternative energy components, the ability to create complex power network models of virtually unlimited size, and a number of user-suggested enhancements to the Paladin DesignBase Protective Device Coordination (PDC) and Harmonics programs. “Paladin DesignBase 4.0 extends the capabilities of what was already the most proven modeling platform for mission-critical facilities,” said Mark A. Ascolese, Chairman and CEO of Power Analytics. “More than $100 billion dollars of customer assets – and trillions of dollars of financial data center transactions annually – are entrusted to the Paladin family of products; it truly is the only software platform to ensure lifecycle-long power system reliability and energy efficiency for demanding customer environments.”
Cariden updates MATE software. Cariden Technologies announced availability of Cariden MATE Software Release 4.4. The new version introduces customer-driven features for Layer 1 and virtual private networks, thus further strengthening MATE software’s position as the industry standard for IP/MPLS capacity planning and traffic engineering. Utilizing a new Layer 1 integration feature to view physical layer topology version 4.4 gives network operators a more complete view of the network, enabling their planners to more effectively design the network to meet performance and protection requirements. Commenting on the new features, Alan Gous, Vice President of Product Management at Cariden, said, “Our mission is to build the most usable tools for managing the life cycle of networks from planning and design, through network engineering, to operations. These new features improve visibility into and control over the operation of both planned and existing networks. We believe they strengthen our position as the leader in traffic assurance for network operators.”
Limelight granted eleventh patent. Limelight Networks (LLNW) announced that the company has been granted its eleventh patent by the United States Patent and Trademark office (7,961,625 — Routing under heavy loading). In 2009, Limelight initiated a formal program to recognize developers' first class innovations. This most recent patent is the ninth one issued since the start of the program.