Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for December 3, 2019:
- NTT Com’s Osaka 7 Launched as One of the Largest Data Centers in Japan’s Kansai Region: NTT Communications Corporation has launched the Osaka 7 Data Center (Osaka 7) on December 1 to expand the company’s data center capacity in the Kansai region. Osaka 7 boasts server space of 3,800 square meters, top class in the region, and will eventually offer 9,500 square meters and 4,200 racks. The state-of-the-art data center will be situated in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, within easy access of major cities including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. Osaka 7 in Ibaraki City will be just 30 minutes by public transportation from downtown Osaka and about one hour from Kyoto or Kobe. The carefully chosen location combines easy access with reduced risk of disruption due to disasters such as floods or earthquakes. The data center will be connected directly to Osaka’s Dojima area, a major interconnection point for ISPs and data center operators. NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One service for global networks and OCN and Global IP Network services for internet connectivity will be readily available for major cloud service providers, multinational companies and other customers.
- Juniper Networks Appoints New Chief Technology Officer: Juniper Networks has announced that Raj Yavatkar will be named Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Rami Rahim. Mr. Yavatkar will be responsible for heading Juniper’s technology strategy and for leading and executing several of the company’s critical future-focused technology innovations. Mr. Yavatkar is anticipated to begin his employment at Juniper this month. Mr. Yavatkar brings a wealth of experience and strong technical expertise in cloud services and infrastructure, as well as networking systems and software. He will further Juniper’s vision of enabling high-performance, highly automated, AI-driven networks. Mr. Yavatkar is currently an IEEE Fellow and previously headed the development of Network Virtualization Infrastructure and products for Cloud Networking at Google, delivering network software solutions for Google Cloud customers.
- Insight Moves PCM Canada Operations Under Its Insight Canada Brand: Insight Enterprises has consolidated the PCM Canada brand under its Insight Canada operations. PCM Canada joined Insight as part of the company’s acquisition of PCM, Inc. in August. The addition of PCM gives Insight Canada a nationwide presence, augmenting Insight’s multi-vendor technology solutions for small, mid-sized and corporate/enterprise commercial clients; state, local and federal governments; and educational institutions across Canada. The combined organization gains about 200 technical/service-delivery professionals and scales Insight Canada’s sales power with the addition of 400 teammates overall across offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Insight Canada has been elevated to a top-three solution provider in the country, adding PCM’s Cisco Gold Certification in enterprise networking, security, collaboration, data center virtualization and service provider technology.
- T-Systems North America and Hitachi Vantara Partner To Deliver Targeted Managed Services for Healthcare and Life Sciences Customers: T-Systems North America and Hitachi Vantara today announced a collaboration to develop new Hitachi Vantara-powered managed services. These services target the challenges and opportunities that face healthcare and life sciences customers, particularly around enterprise imaging and other business operational systems. The Enterprise Imaging Data Protection solution is comprised of two as-a-service offerings: Cloud Data Storage and Cloud Data Replication that protect clinical, diagnostic and analytics data. It also allows consolidated access to Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine and non-DICOM data generated by Picture Archiving and Communication Systems and image analysis solutions. The solution is available via a consumption model that allows healthcare and life sciences organizations to move from capex to opex business models. They will be able to meet stringent performance, security and compliance requirements and improve business agility and cost predictability.
- Cisco Names Insight Canada as Sales Acceleration Partner of the Year: Insight Enterprises was recognized as the Cisco Canada Sales Acceleration Partner of the Year during the Cisco 2019 Partner Summit in Las Vegas. The Canadian honor adds to Insight’s global recognitions from Cisco as the 2019 Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Customer Experience Partner of the Year, 2019 Marketing Partner of the Year and 2019 Meraki Growth Partner of the Year-Americas. The Cisco Partner Summit awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across all geographical regions. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner organization and regional executives. Awarded to channel partners who rise to business challenges, the Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize superior business practices and reward best-in-class methodologies.
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