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Roundup: Rackspace, Phoenix NAP, Datapipe

Rackspace Hosting launches Cloud Builders training programs for OpenStack development, iMemories selects Phoenix NAP to host infrastructure, Datapipe facilities complete SSAE 16 audits.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for August 25:

Rackspace Offers Hands-on Training for OpenStack - Rackspace Hosting today announced the availability of professional training for OpenStack, delivered by Rackspace Cloud Builders. OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system that is quickly becoming the industry standard for public and private clouds. Hands-on training courses for OpenStack developers and administrators will cover the fundamentals of setting up, administering and troubleshooting OpenStack clouds via real-world situations in a training lab environment. The initial five-day training course, Fundamentals Training for OpenStack, will be offered in Boston before the OpenStack Design Summit, at the Rackspace campus in London, and at the Dell campus in Austin, with additional dates and locations to be announced.

iMemories Selects Phoenix NAP - Phoenix NAP announced today that iMemories, a website for digitizing, storing and sharing personal videos and photos, has selected the Phoenix NAP facility to support its growing technology infrastructure needs. "We are excited to expand our U.S. data center capacity by fully leveraging Phoenix NAP's modern facility and advanced capabilities," said Mark Rukavina, Founder and CEO of iMemories. The photo service will offer cloud-based storage and sharing of personal videos and photos through Internet, mobile devices and Web-connected TVs out of the Phoenix NAP location.

Datapipe Facilities Complete SSAE 16 Audits - Managed services provider Datapipe announced today that its San Jose, Calif. and Somerset One and Somerset Two, N.J. facilities have completed SSAE 16 audits. The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 was finalized by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in January 2010 and became effective on June 15, 2011."Our clients trust us to manage their mission-critical information and ensure a compliance record that consistently reaffirms the continual security and integrity of their organization,” said Joel Friedman, Chief Security Officer for Datapipe. "Successfully completing the SSAE16 audit in all of our U.S. facilities enables our clients to meet new standards of control governing financial reporting."