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 ...

Juniper: simplifying datacentre opps

Automating network management. Juniper Networks updated its EX and QFX Series switches, along with its Junos operating system, to include new capabilities for simplifying data center operations and automating network management. Among these updates, Juniper said, is the integration of Puppet Labs’ automation software into its own Junos OS, an enhancement Juniper said will allow ...

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 ...