Cloud Links: Savvis, PEER 1, Interxion

News from the cloud and colocation sectors includes: Savvis Symphony launches in Canada, PEER 1 rolls out on-demand HPC cloud and Interxion unveils its Eucalyptus-based Cloud test lab.

Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links about cloud and the data center industry:

Savvis Symphony available from Canada.  Savvis, a CenturyLink company (CTL) announced the availability of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud solutions to clients in Canada through Savvis' data center in Toronto. Symphony VPDC meets a range of needs for building enterprise-class virtual private data center cloud solutions. VPDC can be integrated seamlessly to support hybrid cloud solutions that leverage Savvis' managed hosting, colocation and network services. "As a Savvis colocation client based in Toronto, moving to the cloud was a natural progression. And now, with Symphony VPDC available in Canada, our options for powering our mzero platform are even stronger," said Paul Burden, director of software development at Meridian. "Savvis provides us with industry-leading, flexible cloud and managed hosting solutions that meet our business requirements."

PEER 1 launches on-demand HPC cloud.  PEER 1 Hosting announced the launch of HPC Self Serve Cloud, powered by the company's Zunicore public cloud platform. Launched late last year PEER 1's Zunicore division delivers Cloud Hosting, including persistent SAN storage, user-defined resource thresholds, and availability in three geographically dispersed PEER 1 data centers.The HPC Self Serve cloud is available on a pay-by-the-hour or monthly basis and can provision up to 665 teraflops in as little as fifteen minutes. "In today's competitive market, businesses with intense graphic processing requirements simply can't wait months or years for improvements to their in-house IT infrastructure," said Greg Rusu, General Manager of Zunicore, a division of PEER 1 Hosting. "With PEER 1 Hosting's new HPC Self Serve Cloud, businesses will benefit from maximum performance on-demand – whenever they need it ¬– while managing ever-tightening constraints on business resources and budgets."

Interxion launches Eucalyptus-based Cloud test lab.  Interxion (INXN) announced that it is launching a new Cloud Test Lab based on Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Systems provides the most widely deployed, on-premise cloud computing platform for Web 2.0 businesses, enterprises, and government organizations. This Test Lab is developed for enterprises and systems integrators looking to deploy private and hybrid cloud environments. Located at Interxion's Frankfurt data center, the test lab offers a free, turnkey, proof-of-concept environment combining industry-leading software, connectivity, systems and colocation capabilities. Eucalyptus maintains high-fidelity performance with the Amazon Web Services API, enabling Cloud Test Lab customers to build and test a hybrid cloud deployment, and move workloads between the Test Lab and the AWS cloud. “Enterprises across Europe are looking to the cloud to accelerate their high priority business initiatives,” said Paul Holt, vice president of EMEA sales at Eucalyptus. “Through its work with Eucalyptus, Interxion is providing customers with an open, scalable and secure Test Lab for AWS-compatible clouds. Customers can easily test how applications and services perform in the cloud, and more rapidly deliver high-quality applications to the market.”

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