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Roundup: nlyte, ABB, IO, Kleiner Perkins

ABB to embed nlyte DCIM in data center suite, IO selected by BTI Communications,

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

ABB to embed nlyte DCIM.  nlyte software and ABB announced that ABB will embed nlyte Software’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite as part of the ABB Decathlon Data Center Enterprise Management (DCEM) product offering. Together the nlyte DCIM suite and ABB's DCEM will present a unique combination of intelligent capacity planning for the optimal placement of data center assets and business process automation that improves availability and operational excellence. “ABB is taking the approach of integrating best-in-class software by combining their real time power and control with nlyte Software’s move/add/change management and what-if capacity planning,” said Andy Lawrence, research director at The 451 Group.  “Together they deliver a full set of capabilities for enterprise-class data center management.”

IO selected by BTI Communications.  IO announced today that it has been awarded a contract with BTI Communications Group, Ltd., a leader in providing on premise and private cloud based managed voice and data communications systems for multi-site businesses. Delivered in the IO Phoenix facility BTI will receive IO's Data Center as a Service through its modular data center technology platform IO Anywhere. "IO's modular data center increases our hosting and managed services capability and provides us flexible expansion of our private cloud services. IO has saved us time to market and costs which helps us to help our customers save money," said Scott Staver, COO, BTI Communications. "Leveraging the modular IO platform has provided us flexibility and the ability to customize according to our customers' unique needs."

Kleiner Perkins considering Cloud startup fund.  Bloomberg reports that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is considering starting a new fund focused on startups selling cloud services to corporations. Kleiner Perkins has backed such companies as Zynga (ZNGA) and Groupon, and could invest $100 million in the market this year.  Companies’ comfort level and willingness to adopt the cloud is hitting an acceleration point,” said Matt Murphy, a partner in the Menlo Park, California-based firm. “Now’s the most interesting time in the last 10 years to be investing in enterprise-based companies.”

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