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Equinix to Connect its Data Centers Globally to Expand Interconnection Opportunities for Businesses

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Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the next phase in the evolution of its global platform through the direct physical and virtual connection of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers around the world, enabling customers to connect on demand to any other customer from any Equinix location. Over the coming months, Equinix will announce a series of coverage, connectivity and service initiatives that will deliver increasing value to customers by enabling them to rapidly scale their digital businesses through a dynamic data center and interconnection platform.

The new inter-metro connectivity will be delivered through the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX), which has been renamed the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). It will leverage the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently built into ECX to enable any customer to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix locations or connect to any other customer on the Equinix global platform, regardless of location. Customers can customize their connectivity to partners, customers and suppliers through an interface that provides all the benefits companies have come to expect from "as-a-service" models. This includes real-time provisioning via a portal or API, pay-as-you-go billing increments and the removal of friction in establishing elastic connectivity between metros.

Cloud Carib Extends Reach by Opening New Data Centers Across the Caribbean and Latin America

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Cloud Carib Limited is extending its reach across the Caribbean and Latin America, bringing several new data centers to the region. Cloud Carib is the premiere managed cloud service provider in the Caribbean. The organization has data centers located on the islands of Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas and is launching a newly rebuilt CaribPod data center in Panama. Cloud Carib has announced service extensions into Barbados and Jamaica and additional regional sites planned in Trinidad, Cayman, and other locations before the end of 2017.

"Our strategic expansion demonstrates our continuing commitment to clients that we're delivering best in-class services directly to them and allowing our clients to choose a location that best suits their needs. We're helping clients design a solution for them, not providing cookie cutter solutions and forcing them to work within those constraints -- Cloud Carib is dedicated to service excellence for our clients," said Scott MacKenzie, Chief Commercial Officer at Cloud Carib.
 

Clash of the Titans: Alibaba sets up data centre in Singapore to rival Amazon in the cloud

Grazed from FirstPost. Author: Editorial Staff.

Just weeks after announcing its plans to make a foray into the cloud computing market, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it was "on track" to open its data centre in Singapore in September. The Singapore data centre will serve customers in Southeast Asia.

Alibaba, which will invest $1 billion in the next three years into its Aliyun cloud computing arm and set up data centres in the Middle East, Singapore, Japan and Europe, hopes "to overtake Amazon (AWS division) in four years, whether that's in customers, technology, or worldwide scale."...

Microsoft plans two Canadian data centres to address CIOs' cloud concerns

Grazed from ITWorldCanada. Author: Shane Schick.

Here’s the mayor of Toronto, not an IT professional, but John Tory has no problem articulating why he sees potential in cloud computing. “I’m of the age where I still ask my children for advice about these things, but even I knew an 18-year-old email system was not something to be admired,” Tory told a press conference where Microsoft announced it is building two new Canadian data centres to support its cloud-based software products.

Since City Hall moved from Groupwise to Microsoft outlook, Tory added, “We’re now in a situation where we can respond properly.” Tory’s example is just one of the ways that Microsoft is hoping to encourage more businesses to make the leap from running legacy technology on their on premises to a cloud or software-as-a-service model...

Local or Hosted? Weighing Your Options for the Private Cloud

Grazed from ITBusinessEdge. Author: Arthur Cole.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, and judging by the continued interest in private cloud solutions, it is fair to say that the sky is always bluer on the other side of the cloud, as well. Cloud providers have made no secret of the fact that they can deliver advanced IT services at a fraction of the cost of in-house infrastructure, but for organizations that have invested millions, if not billions, in their own data centers, it isn’t just a simple matter of dumping the old for the new. Rather, many CIOs are asking themselves: If a third-party provider can deliver IT more cheaply and effectively, why can’t I?

This is one of the reasons why private cloud adoption is about to undergo a dramatic shift over the next year or so, says Technology Business Report. According to the company’s latest research, the percentage of private clouds delivered by third parties is showing a steady decline – from 70 percent to 65 percent in the past year – while in-house clouds are on the rise – 30 percent to 35 percent...

Seattle Takes Oracle's Cloud

Grazed from NYTimes. Author: Quentin Hardy.

Score another one for Seattle. On Tuesday, Oracle kicked off its new cloud computing technology center in Seattle. On hand were several recruiting executives; initially designed for 100 cloud engineers, the facility is expected to hire a lot more and serve as an education and training facility as well.

“We expect this to be a big deal,” said Prashant Ketkar, the head of products for Oracle’s public cloud business. “We intend to hire more and more.” This is the biggest move by an established software applications company into Seattle, an important development if Seattle is to continue as the center of the cloud computing industry...

How Storage is Shaping The Cloud Data Center

Grazed from DataCenterKnowledge. Author: Bill Kleyman.

Several converging trends, such as IT consumerization, increased number of users, more devices and a lot more data, have pushed the storage environment to a new level. Now, these new technologies aren’t only driving the cloud — they’re pushing forward all of the technologies that support cloud computing. At the epicenter of the cloud sits the data center. This is the central point where all information is gathered, and then distributed to other data centers or to the end-user.

Because of these new initiatives and new ways to deliver data, the data center has been forced to evolve to support more agile and scalable platforms. Part of the conversation revolves around unified computing systems, while the other part revolves around something even more specific: storage...

Moneycorp Selects Adapt For Next-Level Virtualisation

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Adapt, the independent IT managed services provider, has announced that Moneycorp, the UK’s foreign currency & payments specialist, has selected Adapt’s Enterprise Virtual Data Centre (eVDC) to deliver a fully hosted and managed solution. The agreement will see Adapt deliver all of Moneycorp’s production services at a significantly increased level of availability and performance, as well as strengthening the company’s existing disaster recovery capabilities.