Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:
QTS selected by Chenega Logistics. QTS (Quality Technology Services) announced that it has been selected by Chenega Logistics, a leader in full lifecycle professional services and technology innovations for federal and enterprise customers, QTS will host host the company's data center and cloud services customers in a custom data center in its Richmond Data Center campus. "The government-grade physical and logical security offered by the QTS Richmond Data Center was very attractive to Chenega Logistics and enables us to offer robust data center and cloud solutions to our customers," said Mike Montgomery, president – Chenega Logistics. "As our customers strive to meet the goals of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), they need hardened, redundant infrastructure to meet their growing compute and security requirements. This agreement provides a secure compound for CL to provide services at scale to customers whose uncertain future needs require the availability of ample power and space to grow into."
AIS selected by Hold-Free Networks. AIS (American Internet Services) announced Hold-Free Networks, a provider of social CRM solutions for Web and mobile platforms, has extended its datacenter footprint at AIS to accommodate rapid enterprise expansion. AIS is providing a complete colocation solution in a private locking cabinet that includes the AIS BusinessCloud1 (BC1) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for an extra layer of reliability. “Besides our native hot standby resiliency, our enterprise customers value the geographic redundancy we provide with AIS data centers in San Diego and Phoenix," said Lance Fried, CEO of Hold-Free Networks. "We over-engineer to handle peak traffic and have the ability to offer business continuity with redundant databases and load balancing between sites. The bottom line is we are operating with the fault tolerance of a world class service provider, which is an important consideration for the Fortune 500 enterprises we are working with."
IO selected by Myron F. Steves. IO announced the company has been awarded a contract by Myron F. Steves and Company, a Houston-based insurance wholesaler. The IO Data Center as a Service product will be served out of IO's Phoenix data center. IO will act as a secondary data center that supports a VMware-based virtualized IT architecture in the Myron F. Steves and Company disaster recovery program. "We made a major shift in our disaster recovery strategy, moving from an outsourced service to a VMware solution where our production systems failover to a backup location," said Tim Moudry, Associate Director of IT, Myron F. Steves and Company. "We are confident with IO that our secondary site will always be on – so if we need to use our disaster recovery systems, we will have the data center infrastructure ready to support our business."