The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich has chosen IBM's hot water-cooled supercomputer, dubbed the Aquasar. IBM claims the technology consumes up to 40% less energy than a comparable air-cooled machine, through the use of wasted heat. This heat is used to provide warmth to the university's buildings.
Vblock hits Europe through service provider Cobweb
Integrator MTI has shifted its first Vblock 1 solution within Europe to manage service provider Cobweb. The package is designed to simplify the adoption of private cloud environments. Vblock infrastructure packages stem from the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, meaning it is based on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), EMC's CLARiiON storage system and VMware's vSphere 4 platform.
Interoute connects with Equinix LD4 International Business Exchange
Network provider Interoute announced its connectivity to Equinix's LD4 International Business Exchange data centre, located on the outskirts of London. The location means that financial institutions in the area can use Interoute's Fast Trade service to connect to multilateral trading facilities and trading venues within the Equinix IBX data centre, in addition to financial exchanges across Europe.
IBM System z for Italian university's cloud project
The University of Bari, based in Italy, is helping local businesses adopt new business models with IBM's System z mainframe. The solution will be used as part of a cloud computing project to help fishermen, winemakers and trucking companies, to name a few. For example, using a touch screen installed on fishing boats, fishermen can enter the type of fish they just caught and instantly start a virtual auction with wholesalers on the docks. If the auction price is too low it can be thrown back. If the price is right, the system provides the distribution details so the fish can be box for delivery before it reaches the shore.
Certeon signs distribution agreement with CDG
Virtualised WAN optimisation vendor Certeon has signed a distribution agreement with CDG. Certeon's aCelera virtualised WAN is designed to improve performance of applications running over the WAN, including Microsoft SharePoint, Office and Exchange Server, and IBM Rational. aCelera is supported on both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual operating systems.
Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.