Rackspace Launches Colocation Services to Support Enterprises with Digital Transformation

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Rackspace announced the launch of Rackspace Colocation, a new service that allows customers to deploy their own hardware in Rackspace data centers. Leveraging resilient critical infrastructure, network and on-ground support services, Rackspace is focused on delivering true transformation as a service across applications, data, security and infrastructure. The new Rackspace Colocation offering enables organizations to reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO), while improving scalability, strengthening disaster recovery capabilities, reducing application latency and helping IT meet stringent security and compliance requirements.

According to 451 Research, the colocation market will grow at a 12 percent compound annual growth rate through 2020. Enterprises are using colocation to kick off their cloud journey by getting out of their self-managed data center to lower their TCO as they seek to optimize their IT portfolio across public and private clouds. Beyond the financial implications, businesses are also adopting colocation solutions to achieve geographic diversity, forge strategic low latency connections with cloud services providers, augment disaster recovery strategies and to ensure their workloads are running in facilities that meet specific security and compliance mandates.

CloudLink Enables Colocation Customers of H5 Data Centers to Seamlessly Connect to Over 180 Cloud Service Providers

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H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced access to Zayo's CloudLink services from its data centers in Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle. Initially connecting to four H5 Data Centers locations, Zayo's CloudLink provides dedicated, high-performance bandwidth options, enabling secure connectivity directly to major public cloud providers.

Zayo's CloudLink provides on-ramps to the company's extensive fiber network, enabling global connectivity to the world's largest cloud services providers, thousands of on-net facilities, data centers and cloud service providers. H5's customers may choose traditional, aggregated bandwidth or FlexConnect, Zayo's usage-based Ethernet solution.

ByteGrid Rolls Out Comprehensive Compliance-as-a-Service

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ByteGrid Holdings LLC, a leading provider of highly compliant hosting solutions, today announced a new portfolio of compliant colocation, managed hosting, and cloud IT infrastructure services delivered from a national platform of data centers.

ByteGrid has expanded the availability of highly compliant Life and Health Science hosting platform to ByteGrid's Seattle, Chicago and Washington DC Metro data centers. These ByteGrid locations have been formally qualified to offer the highest levels of technology, security and compliance of any national IT infrastructure services provider.

Re-thinking Colocation in the Age of Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing has swept through the IT infrastructure industry and made it easier for companies to use servers, storage and software applications on demand and “as-a-service.” But what about the data center colocation industry? It has changed very little over the last eight years and remains as inflexible as ever with multi-year term agreements and big minimum space requirements.

Businesses want more flexibility to run temporary workloads, build private clouds and have a less risky path to migrating applications to a hybrid public-private cloud model. What can be done to make colocation easier and more “cloud-like?”...

Cloud Computing: Rise of location independent computing

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Driven by a growing demand for an application which helps in running businesses efficiently, albeit with a reduced IT infrastructure cost, US-based network solution provider Riverbed Technologies has come up with location independent computing (LIC). “Very simply put, location independent computing is a concept that helps efficient delivery of applications and data from private data centres or the cloud, regardless of where it actually resides and regardless of where the actual user resides,” said Steve Dixon, senior vice-president, sales, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Japan.

Riverbed’s location independent computing solution includes an industry-leading WAN optimisation solution that accelerates delivery of applications between the branch and the cloud and helps in prioritisation of mission-critical apps...

ServerCentral Brings Real Power to the Cloud

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ServerCentral, Chicago’s leading provider of colocation, cloud, network connectivity, and managed services, is launching new cloud capabilities today by rolling out an enterprise-class high performance cloud offering. The multi-tenant infrastructure complements a robust portfolio of data center services employed at ServerCentral’s top-of-the-line facilities worldwide.

“Feedback has already been overwhelmingly positive,” said Peter Berg, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our customers are not only leveraging our powerful underlying infrastructure to deliver the fast and reliable cloud service they require, they’re hearing performance accolades from their own customers ever since moving to our platform.”