AWS Adds Canadian Region to Its Estate Through Montreal Data Center

AWS announces the opening of its new Canadian region that is carbon neutral and powered by renewable hydro power as well as a new test drive service of its cloud services buyers.

Canada Amazon Web Service (AWS) is keeping the pace with its growing customer base and in the continuation of the launch of its new data centers; it announces the opening of Canadian region. The new data center in the Montreal, Quebec, Canada will be totally carbon neutral and the power to this data center will be provided through a clean and renewable source which is hydro power.

“The planned Canada-Montreal region will give AWS partners and customers the ability to run their workloads and store their data in Canada. As a reminder, we currently have 4 other regions in North America—US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), and AWS GovCloud (US)—with a total of 13 Availability Zones, plus the planned but not yet operational region coming to Ohio in 2016” said AWS chief technology evangelist Jeff Barr.

The Montreal amenities are not restricted to Canadian customers and partners, but it is open to all the existing AWS customers who would like to route and store their data in Canada.

He further said “Today’s announcement means that our global infrastructure now comprises 32 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide, with another 5 AWS regions (and 11 Availability Zones) in Canada, China, India, Ohio, and the United Kingdom coming online throughout the next year.”

In the meantime, AWS also announced a partnership with data platform provider MapR to produce a ‘try before you buy’ service. MapR will offer free test drives of the AWAS services Data guise DgSecure, HPE Vertica, Apache Drill and TIBCO Spotfire, these services will run from its integrated Spark/Hadoop systems.

The AWS Test Drive service will provide the customers with private IT sandbox environments, it will be pre-configured with the servers, so that cloud service customers can start, login and discover about popular third-party big data IT services as they explore their buying options.

The MapR claims that the system is so easy that the entire procedure, from beginning, to the learning, can be accomplished within an hour using its step by step lab handbook and video. The test drives are powered by AWS Cloud Formation.

The MapR is presently the only Hadoop distribution of the AWS Cloud that is accessible as an alternative on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), AWS Marketplace and now via the AWS Test Drive.

Equinix will Start the First Phase of Dubai Data Center by January 2013 with Emirates Telecommunications

Equinix and Emirates Telecommunications

Equinix and Emirates Telecommunications on Dec 22, 2012:: The giant Data center operator Equinix has partnered with Emirates telecommunications to deliver data center and interconnection services to the Middle East business owners. Equinix has acquired a new data center in Dubai with a capacity of 44,000 square feet and approximately 650 cabinets.

Equinix’s partnership with Emirates Telecommunications will establish the “first world-class, carrier-neutral hub in the region where carriers, content providers, cloud providers, financial service and enterprise customers colocate critical data infrastructure,” according to the press release.

Equinix will complete the first phase of the data center for a public opening by January 1, 2013. The data center operator says it will invest approximately $40 million for the acquisition, upgrade and future expansion of the data center. The move follows Equinix’s recent data center openings of phase two of its Sydney SY3 International Business Exchange data center, the third phase of its London LD5 International Business Exchange data center in Slough, UK, and SH5 data center in Shanghai.

Emirates Telecommunications also recently developed datamenabrand, which it expects to further invest the datamena platform and portfolio of services over time. The datamena Services, which will be available at Equinix and Emirates Telecommunications’s data centers, constitute a transit zone in which international customers will be able to host and distribute content, as well as trade data capacity in an affordable way.

Along with investments in the datamena hub, Emirates Telecommunications has also secured the capability to offer its enterprise customers Emirates Telecommunications managed data center services and data center capacity. The partnership gives customers of Emirates Telecommunications and Equinix the benefit of being located close to the UAE and regional market, providing them with access to more than 4,000 customers across Platform Equinix.

This will greatly benefit those customers seeking to expand their global footprint, and will help to facilitate growth among businesses in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East region. UAE-based companies will have a competitive edge through the provision of the new data centers located within the country, while Emirates Telecommunications will be able to provide network, interconnection and data center services to its existing UAE customers.

“The Middle East continues to strengthen its position as an important business hub and we are seeing increased demand from our customers for data center services across the region,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix EMEA. “We see Dubai and the UAE as a key business gateway and are excited to open a new data center in the area to help facilitate growth. Many companies are looking to expand their operations into and out of the area, and we will be working with Emirates Telecommunications to provide the connectivity and services they require to succeed.”

Web Hosting and Domain Registrar Godaddy to Recruit More Than 200 Professionals through Job Fair in Pheonix

Godaddy Recruit Professionals through Job Fair in Pheonix

Godaddy Recruit Professionals through Job Fair in Pheonix on Oct 15, 2012: Web hosting and domain registrar Godaddy has announced that it is going to recruit more than 200 information technology professional for the expansion of its operation in USA. This recruitment will be done by holding an open job fair in the Phoenix City of Arizona State in USA. This job fair would be held on October 16, 2012 starting from 04:00PM to 07:00PM. This announcement was made public by Godday management on Friday October 12, 2012.

Web hosting and domain registrar is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. The company has grown very rapidly and sustainably since last three consecutive years. The growth rate was recorded at more than 80% consistently. The company has announced the expansion of its operation and business in web hosting across the USA; it would also expand its Iowa customer center by a huge recruitment of more than 300 employees. Web hosting and domain registrar Godaddy is growing very rapidly in this domain of business; and it is maintaining its position in fortune 5000 companies of USA. The growth of the company can be anticipated from its revenue of fiscal year 201, which is about $894.3 million.

Domain registrar Godaddy would recruit different technical professionals during this job fair. The major categories that web hosting company is looking for are information technology professionals, software developers, business intelligence professionals, and customer support and customer care representatives. The company is also considered among those best companies that provide perfect working environment for their employees. In year 2009, web hosting and domain registrar Godaddy has achieved the position in the list of “Valley’s best places to work’ for six consecutive years.

One important thing about the staff is that it has still not finalized its permanent CEO as yet after stepping down of Mr. Warren Adleman in June 2012.