Check out the latest in deals, new development and innovative strategies in hyperscale, colocation, 5G, cloud migration, cloud services, edge compute, Hybrid IT, power, cooling and energy efficiency for March 13, 2020:
Huawei launches Intelligent Data Center Service Solution: Huawei officially released its Intelligent Data Center Service Solution. This service can help customers design, build and operate the world’s high-reliability (Tier-4), green and intelligent data centers. With the aid of Artificial Intelligence, the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) can be reduced by 8%-15%. Based on Huawei’s years of practice in ICT this full-lifecycle, one-stop service solution, provides customers with consulting & design, integration implementation, intelligent operation and maintenance (O&M), and operation support.
Netcracker and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Telcos Modernize Business and Operational Systems: Netcracker Technology announced today the deployment of its entire Digital BSS/OSS and Orchestration stack on Google Cloud. Telecommunications companies can now scale and purchase their mission-critical IT applications on demand, with access to Google Cloud resources, reducing the total cost of ownership and accelerating the availability of new services. Netcracker will leverage Anthos, Google Cloud’s open application platform that helps telecommunications customers deploy, manage, and optimize their applications, whether they are on-premise or in the cloud, to deliver its suite of products across multiple private and public clouds, on-premise environments, and at the network edge.
Franciscan Health Migrates Epic’s Electronic Healthcare Records to Virtustream’s Mission-Critical Cloud: Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, has announced Franciscan Health’s migration of its Epic electronic healthcare records (EHR) to the Virtustream Healthcare Cloud. The successful movement of its EHR platform is an integral part of the healthcare organization’s long-term strategy to exit the data center business and expand its cloud strategy in order to focus more staff resources on patient care initiatives. With 18,000 full and part-time employees serving patients in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, Franciscan Health expects to benefit greatly from Virtustream’s IT staff augmentation model, allowing the healthcare organization to focus more on optimization – versus daily operations – of its mission-critical EHR platform. The migration also addresses an important need to enhance the speed and agility of its business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities, as well as improving overall flexibility to make it easier to add new IT capabilities in the future.
vXchnge Bolsters Cloud Access and Interconnect Options Through CenturyLink Partnership: CenturyLink has deployed its Cloud Connect Solution in vXchnge’s edge data centers. CenturyLink’s Cloud Connect Solution offers secure, high-performance and virtualized networking functionality, including SD-WAN, to leading public and private clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, among others. CenturyLink’s Cloud Connect is available in vXchnge edge data center markets across the US, including Santa Clara, Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis, Raleigh-Durham, Portland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Austin. The company’s global reach and extensive Wavelength, Carrier Ethernet and IP VPN connectivity options meet today’s demanding hybrid cloud business requirements. Available dynamic, SDN-based controls provide customers with a network experience that matches their cloud experience. The partnership with vXchnge strengthens this ability and adds another top tier provider to vXchnge’s cloud connectivity fabric and interconnection ecosystem.
DE-CIX Joins CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange: DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator with the largest carrier and data center-neutral IX in the major markets of New York and Dallas, and CoreSite, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced that DE-CIX has joined CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange. Through the CoreSite SDN-based Open Cloud Exchange, which provides a single port into a layer 2 Ethernet switching platform, customers can now reach DE-CIX New York to access over 220 networks through a single interconnection. CoreSite customers in Boston and Northern Virginia can now provision connections to DE-CIX to reach networks not available in each local market. Through CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange, customers gain easy access to global and specialized networks through a single interconnection.