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the leading e-magazine

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Nexenta and HGST increase performance and reliability for global social media analytics company

Nexenta has collaborated with HGST to create an all-flash storage solution for Tracx, a global provider of next generation social media platforms for the enterprise.

Established in 2010, Tracx provides an end-to-end solution that enables customers to manage their entire social media presence intelligently. Tracx’s next generation social media management solutions (SMMS) are quickly gaining momentum with operations in the US, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Israel.

Like many organisations where data is essential to operations, Tracx needed an extremely high performance storage solution that delivers 100 per cent reliability for the mission critical database that runs the real time analytical section of its social media platform.

Erez Zarum, dev ops team leader at Tracx, said, 'We originally implemented Nexenta with another line of SSDs but experienced some performance issues that we knew could cause greater issues down the road as we continued to grow. We took Nexenta’s advice and replaced the incumbent SSDs with drives from HGST and have been amazed with the difference in performance and reliability.'

Since implementing the all-flash solution, Tracx has reported improvements in performance, capacity utilisation and reliability, with no failures to date. IT admins at Tracx can now easily manage the highly available (HA) storage environment and the high level of IOPS created without suffering performance degradation.

Virtus Data Centres art competition challenges students to conceptualise the intelligent data centre

Virtus Data Centres has launched an art competition, challenging young students and artists to create a work of art conceptualising data centres and colocation, with the winner receiving £2,000 and the runner-up picking up £1,000.

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Hurricane Electric extends global presence in Equinix

Equinix has announced that Hurricane Electric is extending its global IPv4 and IPv6 network to Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Asia and Europe. This expands Hurricane Electric’s global footprint to a total of 17 IBX deployments in anticipation of rapid global Internet traffic growth and the widespread migration to IPv6 as the Internet of Things becomes fully realised.


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euNetworks’ dc connect brings instant bandwidth to London’s businesses

euNetworks has announced its dc connect service, an £8m infrastructure investment providing near instant, scalable high bandwidth connectivity across 35 data centres in London with onward connectivity to 250 data centres in Europe.

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DataCentred announces partnership with Codethink to deliver multi-architecture OpenStack cloud services

DataCentred has partnered with Codethink, a specialist in advanced software engineering services.

The partnership is designed to deliver multi-architecture OpenStack cloud service infrastructure for customers requiring access to specific architectures to run targeted workloads.

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October 2014

Carrie Higbie of Siemon delivers an insight into cooling in the real world and looks at the most popular green technologies currently being deployed

Vinay Rathore of Infinera explains how the data centre industry can stay ahead of the game and ensure its energy efficiency and green credentials as data centre traffic increases

Paul Silver of Tegile discusses the green credentials of flash storage

Harvey Roft of Synapsys takes a look at what the new Climate Change Agreement means for

Miquel Moreira of Portugal Telecom discusses sustainability and examines the green credentials of one of the most environmentally friendly data centres in the world
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