IO launches an OpenStack cloud running on open source servers

  SUMMARY:IO, which is known for its modular data center designs and specialized data center management software, is getting into the cloud provider space with a new service called IO.Cloud. It’s very open at the foundational level, at least, running OpenStack software on Open Compute hardware. Modular data center expert IO is getting into the cloud ...

Windows Azure Connections Enabled at Equinix Data Centers

  Today Equinix announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft that enables cloud connectivity to Windows Azure in key markets globally through our data centers. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables customers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications. By leveraging Azure, enterprises can flexibly build applications using any language, tool ...

Macquarie Telecom Set to Open Australian Data Center

Macquarie Telecom is set to launch Intellicentre 4 Bunker, a data center in Canberra designed for government Internet gateways and hosting. Australian managed hosting and cloud provider Macquarie Telecom announced on Monday it is set to launch Intellicentre 4 Bunker, a data center in Canberra designed for government Internet gateways and hosting. The move comes a few ...

Data centers are getting more sophisticated, so why aren’t our metrics keeping up?

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: Microsoft SUMMARY:As the web giants, co-lo providers and cloud companies add millions of square feet of data center space we need to start getting more sophisticated in how we view these rooms full of servers. The word is out. Legislators in Iowa say Facebook is the company behind what ...