Tag Archives: data center

TechAnax-Datapipe Team Lands VA Data Center Migration Support Contract; Byron Athan Comments

A team comprising Datapipe and TechAnax have secured a potential five-year contract to provide information technology support services for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The IT firms will work with a group of contractors to plan and carry out data center migration and offer hosting services to VA, Datapipe said Tuesday. Under the …

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Avnet Technology Expands Distribution of Veeam Software’s Backup Platforms to Canada, US; Sergio Farache Comments

Avnet Technology Solutions will now integrate Veeam Software’s platforms with its portfolio of services in the U.S. and Canada following the expansion of a distribution agreement. Avnet said Wednesday Veeam’s software tools are designed to provide disaster recovery, backup and virtualization management support for data centers that enterprises use for …

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NTT Com Security, Fortinet Seek to Help Enterprises Secure Data Centers Through Partnership; Ken Xie Comments

Fortinet and NTT Com Security have forged a partnership to combine their platforms in an effort to help enterprises protect their data centers and other information technology infrastructures from network threats. Both companies will work to provide consulting services for commercial firms on various areas, such as risk reduction, incident management and …

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IBM Receives FCC Nod to Operate Federal Cloud; Anne Altman Comments

IBM has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission to host federal workloads in the company’s Softlayer cloud environment, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes IBM’s Ashburn, Virginia and Richardson, Texas-based data centers received the FCC’s authorization to run government applications. “IBM’s federal cloud business has reached another milestone as we continue …

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Erin Hawley on Cloudera’s Cloud Security Collaborations With Agencies, Hadoop Training Initiatives

Erin Hawley serves as director of national security programs at Cloudera, an integrator of open source technologies such as Hadoop for federal agencies and commercial businesses. Hawley joined Cloudera in December 2011 after five years at Composite Software and is also a veteran of firms such as Blackboard and Sun …

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CenturyLink Picks Central Washington Site for Hydro-Powered Data Center; David Meredith Comments

CenturyLink has launched a hydroelectric-powered data center that can back up to 30 megawatts of information technology workload in central Washington. The company said Wednesday the Moses Lake, Washington-based facility will get part of its electricity supply from Columbia River and will provide colocation, network, cloud and managed services to …

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Stewart Ewing: CenturyLink Explores M&A Opportunities for Portfolio Expansion

Stewart Ewing, executive vice president and chief financial officer at CenturyLink, said the company continues to consider potential mergers and acquisitions that would grow its business services portfolio, FierceTelecom reported Tuesday. “We’re trying to build out the portfolio for the cloud platform and for the IT services platform that we hope to grow …

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VMware Government Cloud Service Achieves FedRAMP Certification

VMware has received certification under the government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to provide cloud services to public sector customers, Data Center Knowledge reported Wednesday. Yevgeniy Sverdlik writes VMware’s vCloud government service has been confirmed to meet federal security requirements for cloud offerings. VMware’s partner Carpathia provides the government …

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Carahsoft Adds QTS Data Center, Cloud Offerings to GSA Schedule; John Lind, John Lee Comment

QTS has partnered with Carahsoft Technology Corp. to offer U.S. government customers access to QTS’s information technology service offerings through a General Services Administration acquisition program. QTS said Thursday its data center, colocation and cloud offerings have been added to Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule 70 contract. The QTS 3Cs suite includes …

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Jim Jensen: Satcom Direct’s New Data Center to Offer Multiplatform Security Services

Satcom Direct has launched a data center services company that offers cybersecurity, colocation and cloud computing services to enterprise customers, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Monday. John Keller writes TerraCom Direct runs a facility in Melbourne, Florida, and aims to help organizations monitor data traffic and detect malicious threats. Jim …

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