Tag Archives: data center

F5 Offers App Delivery Controller Platforms Through Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud

F5 Networks has begun to offer its application delivery controller products through Microsoft‘s Azure U.S. government cloud platform. Sarah Weldon, a Microsoft program manager, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that F5’s BIG-IP Virtual Edition ADC offerings are designed to help users manage application speed, availability and security. She added that government customers can also use F5’s …

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Unisys to Support Philippine Civil Registry System Modernization Project

Unisys has received a 12-year contract from the Philippines’ statistics authority to provide digital government services intended to help modernize the country’s civil registry system. The company said Wednesday it will manage a process to originate, authenticate, secure and issue civil registry documents to citizens as well as lead a public-private partnership to design, develop, …

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CyrusOne Continues Phoenix Data Center Campus Expansion Efforts

CyrusOne has acquired an additional 29 acres of land at the Continuum Business Park in Chandler, Arizona, in support of the company’s expansion efforts in the West Coast. The land purchase extends the company’s Phoenix data center campus to above 85 acres and approximately 2 million square feet of data center space to deliver cloud, internet and data center …

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CyrusOne Constructs Data Hall to Expand Phoenix Data Center; John Hatem Comments

Carrollton, Texas-based data center builder CyrusOne will construct  a new data hall at the company’s Phoenix campus in an effort to add 32,000 additional colocation square feet and six megawatts of power. CyrusOne said Tuesday its Phoenix data centers work with cloud, internet and other companies that seek infrastructure to support applications and want to …

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Ceres Power, Cummins to Build Data Center Fuel Cell Tech Under DOE Contract

Cummins and Ceres Power will collaborate to develop fuel cell power generation technology for potential use in data centers under a $4.9 million contract awarded by the Energy Department. The partnership seeks to create a modular solid oxide fuel cell system in efforts to increase the efficiency of electrical systems by at least 60 percent and support distributed power applications up to 100 kilowatts, Ceres …

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QTS Attains PCI DSS v3.1 Certification for Colocation Services at Dallas-Fort Worth Data Center

QTS has attained the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard version 3.1 information security certification and attestation of compliance for the company’s colocation services at its data center in Dallas, Texas. The company said Monday the certification makes the Dallas-Fort Worth data center its fourth PCI DSS v3.1 compliant center. QTS added it implemented a network architecture …

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CyrusOne Plans New Sterling, VA Hyperscale Data Center; Kevin Timmons Comments

CyrusOne has purchased a Sterling, Virginia-based shell building that the company intends to develop into a data center facility as part of efforts to help address customer demand for hyperscale computing services. The 129,064-square-foot building at 511 Shaw Road is close to CyrusOne’s other data centers in Sterling, the company said Thursday. “Given the unprecedented speed of …

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VA to Procure Enterprise Cloud Services Through NIH NITAAC Contract Vehicle

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to acquire enterprise cloud computing services through a contract vehicle managed by the National Institutes of Health’s national information technology acquisition and assessment center. VA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday the initiative is part of the department’s efforts to update its information technology infrastructure …

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Dan Bennewitz: QTS to Open Mega Data Center in Downtown Chicago

QTS Realty Trust will open a 317,000-square-foot data center in downtown Chicago Friday to provide a range of information technology infrastructure services to government and enterprise customers. QTS said Tuesday it collaborated Mortenson Construction and consulting-engineering firm ESD to design and build the mega data center on the former Chicago Sun-Times  complex. The facility is built to offer direct access to long-haul fiber networks …

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STG to Provide IT Support to Army Civilian Information Services Division

The U.S. Army has awarded STG Group a potential $11 million contract to provide information technology support services for the service branch’s civilian information services division. The 23-month contract covers data management, software engineering, training, quality assurance, system security, software application support, backup and recovery assistance, and software integration services …

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QTS to Offer Hosting Services to Georgia Hospital Association Via Atlanta Data Center; Brandon Hargrett Comments

QTS Realty Trust will host Georgia Hospital Association’s information technology systems through the company’s Atlanta-Metro data center under an agreement between QTS and GHA. QTS provides data center migration and managed hosting services in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, …

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CyrusOne Seeks to Expand Data Center Footprint with 40-Acre Northern Virginia Land Purchase

CyrusOne has acquired a 40-acre parcel of land Loudoun County, Northern Virginia, as part of the data center services company’s expansion initiative. The company said Tuesday the land it bought at the Kincora mixed-use development  site and upcoming facility construction activities will bring in approximately $1 billion in new investments to the county. “Adding this …

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