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Primeur weekly 2011-05-09

EuroFlash

Bright Cluster Manager chosen for TOP500-class HPC Cluster in France ...

Bull to issue key figures for the first quarter of 2011 ...

CA Technologies enables Logicalis UK to deliver flexible, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud computing services ...

Tiscali chooses Cisco Solutions to strengthen its backbone network and renew its data centre ...

Italtel and Cordys partners in Cloud computing ...

Oracle Next Generation Data Centre Index reveals businesses in Iberia, Italy and the Middle East are falling behind in sophistication of data centre usage ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure calls for One Year Project Grants on three Tier-0 Computers and pilots a synchronized Pilot Call for Tier-1 Grants ...

Single atom stores quantum information ...

USFlash

Cisco delivers Containerized Data Center ...

Study: Rare deep-sea starfish stuck in juvenile body plan ...

Explorys recognized by analyst firm as a Cool Vendor 2011 ...

HP launches early access programme for upcoming Enterprise Virtual Array ...

ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Health Sciences Cloud ...

Oracle SPARC servers demonstrate outstanding performance with new benchmark results ...

Platform Computing introduces comprehensive monitoring and analysis tools for Platform LSF environments ...

Several baffling puzzles in protein molecular structure solved with new method ...

New software to support interest in extreme science ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology to add CULA library to TSUBAME 2.0 ...

Tracker Software Products announces launch of new on-line PDF Viewer Cloud Applications ...

Windstream opens new data centre in Charlotte ...

Red Hat delivers the Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for open source developers ...

The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto selects NextIO vCORE Express 2070 GPU computing solutions ...

Intel reinvents transistors using new 3D structure ...

Red Hat Cloud helps customers build Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds with HP CloudSystem matrix and services ...

Windstream opens new data centre in Charlotte

2 May 2011 Charlotte - Windstream Hosted Solutions, one of the nation's premier providers of enterprise-class Cloud computing and managed hosting solutions, has opened its third state-of-the-art data centre in Charlotte as part of the company's continued expansion. Windstream now operates three SAS 70 Type II certified facilities within the Charlotte market. The company also operates data centres in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; Newton, Iowa; State College and Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Windstream Hosted Solutions provides disaster recovery and business continuity, SaaS, compliance, infrastructure assessments and data centre consolidation and relocation to protect customers' mission-critical IT systems and applications. The company's data centre operations include a hardened physical infrastructure, the highest level of security and a complete managed services portfolio that enables companies to reduce operating costs and lower the risk of downtime.

"We are known for being a trusted data centre partner to companies of all sizes, from small to mid-size enterprises to some of the largest Fortune 100 companies in the world", stated Kip Turco, senior vice president of data centre operations at Windstream Hosted Solutions. "Because of this reputation, we are experiencing tremendous demand for data centre outsourcing in all of our markets, including Charlotte, and are well-positioned to continue on this expansion path as more companies move their IT infrastructures to the Cloud."

The company opened its first Charlotte data centre in 2003. The new 7,200-square-foot centre increases the company's critical load capacity in the market by over 35 percent and is located on one of the city's primary power grid arteries, which virtually eliminates downtime during power outages and provides customers with crucial access to necessary underground fiber networks.

The centre's design incorporates highly redundant 2N (A-Side/B-Side) power distribution and high efficiency chilled water cooling solutions. The power distribution design allows for easy maintenance of all critical infrastructure with no impact to customer environments, and the mechanical design allows for easy adaptation to changing cabinet power densities. A building monitoring system monitors all critical infrastructure and provides real-time alerting and trending to ensure the proper health and operation of the environment. The facility is secured with third-party security guard services, a multi-security zone access control system, including biometrics, and a digital video surveillance system. The facility is also staffed 24 x 7 x 365 by Windstream Hosted Solutions' data centre operations staff who provide remote hands and eyes support and frontline troubleshooting.

Source: Windstream

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Primeur weekly 2011-05-09

EuroFlash

Bright Cluster Manager chosen for TOP500-class HPC Cluster in France ...

Bull to issue key figures for the first quarter of 2011 ...

CA Technologies enables Logicalis UK to deliver flexible, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud computing services ...

Tiscali chooses Cisco Solutions to strengthen its backbone network and renew its data centre ...

Italtel and Cordys partners in Cloud computing ...

Oracle Next Generation Data Centre Index reveals businesses in Iberia, Italy and the Middle East are falling behind in sophistication of data centre usage ...

PRACE Research Infrastructure calls for One Year Project Grants on three Tier-0 Computers and pilots a synchronized Pilot Call for Tier-1 Grants ...

Single atom stores quantum information ...

USFlash

Cisco delivers Containerized Data Center ...

Study: Rare deep-sea starfish stuck in juvenile body plan ...

Explorys recognized by analyst firm as a Cool Vendor 2011 ...

HP launches early access programme for upcoming Enterprise Virtual Array ...

ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer ...

Oracle unveils Oracle Health Sciences Cloud ...

Oracle SPARC servers demonstrate outstanding performance with new benchmark results ...

Platform Computing introduces comprehensive monitoring and analysis tools for Platform LSF environments ...

Several baffling puzzles in protein molecular structure solved with new method ...

New software to support interest in extreme science ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology to add CULA library to TSUBAME 2.0 ...

Tracker Software Products announces launch of new on-line PDF Viewer Cloud Applications ...

Windstream opens new data centre in Charlotte ...

Red Hat delivers the Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for open source developers ...

The SciNet Consortium at the University of Toronto selects NextIO vCORE Express 2070 GPU computing solutions ...

Intel reinvents transistors using new 3D structure ...

Red Hat Cloud helps customers build Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds with HP CloudSystem matrix and services ...