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Roundup: nlyte, Global Switch, Juniper, SOASTA

nlyte announces version 6.2 of DCIm software, Global Switch expands its Paris data center campus, Telus adopts Juniper Networks (JNPR) solution for "bring your own" corporate mobile devices, SOASTA integrates real-time testing from AppDynamics.

Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

nlyte releases version 6.2.  nlyte Software announced nlyte 6.2, a DCIM solution designed to provide large scale data center project lifecycle management. The project lifecycle management inside the DCIM software can auto-allocate hundreds of assets and create what-if models for any number and size of data center projects, the company said.  It will then also automatically convert those models into actionable project plans with associated work orders, and predict the impact those projects have on the availability of power, space, cooling and connectivity. "Using predictive intelligence and analytics to automatically create actionable outputs is extremely useful to operators who need to make moves, adds and changes in the data center," said Andy Lawrence, Research Director for Datacenter Technologies at The 451 Group. "I would expect data center professionals involved with planning and executing large scale initiatives who use the capabilities in nlyte 6.2 to generate substantial time and cost savings."

Global Switch expands Paris campus. Global Switch announced that it has launched a major extension to its Paris data centre campus. The expansion, to be called Paris West, is 17,200 square meters and is adjacent to the existing Paris East. The combined campus has 48 megwatts of diverse power and offers between 800 watts per square meter and 2,400 watts per square meter. "Our investment of around €200 million in the West Building as well as mechanical and electrical upgrades to our Paris campus was a direct response to the needs of our existing customers and to demand from leading French companies within the financial services, digital media, and IT service provider sectors," said Yves Tavernier, Global Switch's Managing Director, Paris. "Our expansion of the space and power in our Paris data centre campus will ensure that we are able to support our customers' future growth plans."

Juniper selected by TELUS.  Juniper Networks (JNPR) and Canadian telecommunications company TELUS announced today that TELUS has selected Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite for a mobile device security and management offering.  To address a "bring your own device" initiative TELUS is providing enterprises and small businesses robust security services to help manage devices while maintaining their data and network security. "With threats to mobile devices and enterprises at an all-time high – and hackers turning their attention from the desktop or laptop to the smartphone and tablet – our customers are looking for an easy to deploy, mobile security offering, and Juniper’s mobile security suite fits that bill perfectly," said Yogen Appairaju, vice president, TELUS Security Solutions.  "In addition to mobile security, loss and theft protection, and back-up features, our customers are demanding technology services that support, manage and secure a wide range of mobile devices to access their corporate networks."

SOASTA and AppDynamics real-time testing.  SOASTA and AppDynamics announced the integration of the AppDynamics real-time application monitoring solution with the SOASTA CloudTest Platform.  The solution lets users quickly set up and run full-scale performance tests of production systems using SOASTA with Java and .NET performance analytics collected through AppDynamics. “Web application performance can be critical to a business, and the integration of SOASTA CloudTest and AppDynamics’ best-of-breed APM solution gives organizations everything they need to conduct fast, comprehensive real-time tests with visibility into virtually every aspect of the application’s performance,” said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. “Advanced monitoring and testing tools have previously not been aligned or built for live production testing.  SOASTA and AppDynamics are breaking all the old rules with a powerful combined solution built for speed.”

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