NYSE chooses London based Interxion data centre
The NYSE has selected London-based service provider Interxion for its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI). Interxion will play host to the SFTI, linking it to the NYSE’s data centre in Basildon, Essex, known as the European Liquidity Centre, and offering access to its other locations, including one in Mahwah, New Jersey. The move is part of a strategy to expand technology offerings into key financial data centres that already exist.
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VMware announces new BlueLock and Colt and Verizon services
VMware is set to provide an enterprise hybrid cloud service called vCloud Datacentre Services through BlueLock and Colt, as well as beta services through Verizon. The service is built on a cloud infrastructure that includes VMware vSphere, vCloud Director and vShield. The service allows customers to move computing workloads from internal virtualised infrastructure to a VMware vCloud Datacentre service and back. VMware also announced vCloud Connector, a free plug-in, which allows vSphere administrators to deploy and manage virtual machines across vCloud-powered cloud services from within a vSphere client.
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Amazon expands into 240,000-square-foot Dublin data centre
Amazon has acquired a 240,000-sqaure-foot space near Dublin as part of its data centre expansion plans. The former Tesco storage facility in Greenhills Industrial Estate will be used by Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the underlying cloud infrastructure for online retailer Amazon. AWS also sells a number of cloud services to businesses. AWS already has data centres in Dublin that were opened to service its European market.
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Microsoft releases service packs for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
Microsoft has released the first service pack (SP1) for its server and desktop operating systems Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. SP1’s main server feature is RemoteFX, which is a software designed to target firms that want to improve consolidation of Windows 7 desktop systems when moving over to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This feature aims to improve network bandwidth and processing requirements for VDI. The service pack will be generally available on 22 February.
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Savvis and Equinix to expand their reach
Data centre service providers Savvis and Equinix have revealed new expansion plans. Equinix has said it is building out the second phase of its Amsterdam- and London-based data centres, and Savvis said it will grow its New Jersey, Atlanta and Seattle data centres. Equinix has also decided to buy the two Amsterdam buildings it is currently leasing. Savvis added about 55,000 square feet of sellable data center space in 2010. Expansions took place in New York, Slough, UK, Washington, and Chicago.
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Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.