Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
Equinix selected by inContact. Equinix (EQIX) announced that global call center service provider inContact has chosen to expand its offering in Europe with Platform Equinix. inContact will serve its fast-growing European customer base through Equinix's Frankfurt and Munich IBX data centers. The move follows a recently announced global distribution agreement between inContact and unified communications leader Siemens Enterprise Communications, which meant inContact needed to expand rapidly in Europe with no impact to performance. “Organisations are increasingly looking to the cloud for business-critical infrastructure platforms and software applications, and cloud-based contact center solutions are one of the fastest growing areas,” said Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA. “The fact that a market leader like inContact selected Equinix for such a latency-sensitive platform is testament to the high application performance and the quality of user experience that can be delivered through the Platform Equinix ecosystem in Europe.”
Cisco powers Woodstock medical-grade network. Cisco (CSCO) announced Toronto, Ontario-based Woodstock Hospital (WH) has selected a Cisco Medical-Grade network for its new facility, providing a highly resilient, innovative and economical solution to improving health services and advancing patient care. Highlights of the WH project included 1,000 IP phones, a 802.11n wireless network to support applications and real-time Location Based Services with RFID tracking, and Cisco products such as Catalyst 6500 series switches, Virtual Switching System 1140, firewall and packet inspection modules and Cisco Aironet 1142 wireless access points. "We applaud Woodstock Hospital's use of an advanced medical-grade network, allowing them to drive enhanced clinical workflows while delivering the right information with a high degree of security to the right people at the right time, saving time for the staff and speeding up the delivery of care for patients," said Brantz Myers, director, Healthcare Business Development, Cisco Canada. "Working with our ecosystem partners EllisDon and FlexITy, we are bringing together building design, construction and technology to build a leading-edge facility to advance patient care."
Jamcracker and KPN partner. Cloud Services Brokerage company Jamcracker and Dutch IT provider KPN announced they are partnering to create a cloud services aggregator platform for enterprise customers. Delivering on the KPN services aggregator strategy, the platform encompasses Jamcracker’s cloud services brokerage platform, enabling KPN to provide value-added services for their customers. This technology and business partnership is underpinned with a strategically important contract between the two companies. "The KPN cloud aggregation and delivery platform leverages our telecommunications and IT expertise to help us deliver on our strategy to converging information, technology and telecommunications and to optimize opportunities for our customers," said Steven van Schilfgaarde, CEO KPN Corporate Market. "By partnering with Jamcracker, we are able to work together on this vision and utilize the JSDN to quickly deliver a platform that sets a standard among enterprises."