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Data Center Links: Limelight Appoints New CEO

Limelight Networks appoints Lento as new CEO, Nirvanix adds cloud storage to Intel AppUp SMB Service, Nimblestorage selected by Virtacore for cloud services.

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

Limelight appoints new CEO.  Limelight Networks (LLNW) announced the appointment of Robert Lento as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Lento has been serving as the Company's Interim CEO since November 2012. With over 30 years of experience Lento spent 14 years at Convergys, serving a decade as the senior sales executive. Lento will be joining Limelight's board of directors. Former CEO Jeff Lunsford is stepping down as board member and chairman. "Over the past two months I've had the opportunity to work closely with our board and many of our employees," said Lento. "I'm extremely impressed with the people, products, and services we offer in the market. I'm excited about our future and proud to be part of Limelight Networks."

Nirvanix announced that its cloud storage services offering will be available in the Intel AppUp SMB Service, a subscription-based service built on the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform. MSPs (Managed Service Provider) can nowNirvanix adds cloud storage to Intel AppUp SMB Service. offer their SME and SMB customers enterprise-level cloud storage services for on-demand, secure storage, specifically designed for backup, archiving, and recovery of business data anytime, anywhere, from any device. Leveraging the integrated and easy-to-install solution comprised of Nirvanix CloudNAS gateway software and the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform, customers can start backing up and archiving data to the Nirvanix cloud in minutes. "SMB customers are looking for cost-effective ways to manage exploding data growth. With the Intel AppUp SMB Service, we are providing MSPs with industry-proven solutions they can offer their customers," said Bridget Karlin, General Manager at Intel. "Adding solutions like the Nirvanix service allows us to enable MSPs to offer leading enterprise-class cloud storage as part of their SMB customers’ Intel AppUp SMB Service subscription. This gives customers on-demand, secure, usage-based storage capacity for backup and archiving applications."

Nimblestorage selected by Virtacore for cloud services.  Nimble Storage announced that Virtacore Systems, a leading cloud services provider that specializes in virtual infrastructure solutions utilizing VMware, has made the Nimble Storage CS-Series a core element of their cloud infrastructure framework. Using the high-performing Nimble Storage CS-Series, Virtacore expanded their Cloud Services offering to include large databases and performance-oriented workloads including Business Intelligence, Oracle and SQL Server based transactional databases—expanding opportunities for growth. “Nimble Storage is committed to building successful partnerships with the service provider community and helping them succeed," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. "Virtacore is a great use case on how the SmartStack ecosystem delivers highly scalable and efficient to deliver ROI.”

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