Data Center Briefs: July 1, 2008

July 1, 2008 —  (Page 1 of 2)
Avocent Execs Jumping Ship

Data center provider Avocent will undergo a number of management changes, starting with William Dambrackas retiring as executive vice president of advanced technology. Executive president and CTO Christopher Thomas will leave in the third quarter of this year; the company said he intends to pursue other interests. Also leaving is Douglas Pritchett, executive vice president of corporate strategy, who will also pursue other interests. Avocent said it named Ben Grimes as CTO. Grimes has been with the company since 2007 and is responsible for corporate strategy and research and development.

NetApp Joins Tools With Liquid Computing

IT equipment provider Liquid Computing and NetApp have combined networking, computing and storage capabilities for a joint data center offering. The two companies call the combination a “data center in a box” and claim that customers can provide services without the complexity of day-to-day management or integrating individual nodes, disks, appliances or servers.

Brocade Releases Reporting Utility

Brocade has released a free downloadable utility and related assessment program to help customers address the growth of file data stored across their distributed networks, the company said. Brocade executives said that its File Insight product is a reporting utility for Microsoft Windows administrators in charge of managing distributed file environments using Server Message Block protocols. File Insight lets administrators obtain an overview of Windows file data by collecting file metadata and producing meaningful reports on file age, size and type. Brocade said it is able to report across heterogeneous SMB/CIFS-based storage environments.

HP Puts EYP Into Portfolio

Hewlett-Packard has rolled data center services from consulting company EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc. into its portfolio, melding the main assets of a company it purchased in February to expand its data center offering in the Asia-Pacific region. EYP specializes in technology planning and operations support for large-scale data centers. HP executives said that the services would focus on the consulting and design of the data center, and they would help customers create scalable facilities that reduce the cost of data center operations with more energy efficient cooling technologies.

SAVVIS to Host Trading Apps in Chicago

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