Shared Private Networking Capable Datacenter AMS2 Started In Amsterdam By DigitalOcean Cloud Computing Company

digital ocean Cloud ComputingAMS2 state of the art data center supports shared private networking with many exciting features. File storage, database replication, private communication between host to host and many other security related features are the salient ones to name. This data center is second after NYC2 data center capable of such rich features and capabilities.

It was announced by the digitalOcean this week that they are going to start a modern state of the art data center in Amsterdam city – it will be highly featured and capable of providing shared private networking. Previously, this kind of feature was available through New York datacenter NYC2; it is the first data center of DigitalOcean that will provide these kinds of facilities to its European customers directly from within the European area. This is second datacenter of DigitalOcean cloud company – AMS1 is already operating in the city. This data center is located in the facilities of TelecityGroup in the city of Amsterdam.

This AMS2 data center would increase the capacity of servers and shared private networking capabilities of the company in Europe and across the globe. The shared private networking capabilities will provide additional features and capabilities to the customers such as database replication, private communication between host to host and file storage. Another important feature of this shared private networking service is that the bandwidth used for private communication would not be counted for the account bandwidth. This is a value addition to the cloud servers and cloud computing services of the company.

The details of how to activate the shared private networking was also given in the statement. According to the details, the customer should select the private networking checkbox during the process of creating the new droplets from the creation screen. Meanwhile, already created droplets can also be enabled to shared private networking features through settings on the control panel.

At the meantime, this cloud computing service provider disclosed some futuristic ambitions of the company – according to the statement, the company is planning more security related features such as IPV6, charts and graphs of private networking use in the near future. Also, the company is planning to start more cloud data centers in European as well as other regions. The UK market of cloud computing is being explored to start another state of the art data center.

Web Hosting 21Vianet Started Construction Huge Datacentre in China for Microsoft

Huge datacentre in China, will be ready this year for Microsoft and a the local Chinese datacentre provider 21Vianet is constructing the building. 

Web Hosting 21Vianet Started Construction Huge Datacentre in China for Microsoft

Web Hosting 21Vianet Started Construction Huge Datacentre in China for Microsoft

Greatresponder.com on Feb.08, 2013:  Cloud and web hosting company 21Vianet announced that it had started construction on the datacentre in the Daxing, a southern district of Beijing. The China’s largest datacentres company is building the new project  for Microsoft on a lot size of more than 6 football pitces.

Microsoft will be involved in the project from the outset. web hosting 21Vianet’s CEO, chairman and founder Josh Chen, said in a statement: “We will also utilise this datacentre to power Microsoft’s premier commercial cloud services” — presumably Azure.

Construction of the 42,000 square metre facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. During the first phase of operation, it will be capable of holding 3,000 cabinets and will later expand to 5,000 cabinets.

The Shanghai municipal government, web hosting 21Vianet and Microsoft “joined hands” in 2011 to celebrate 21Vianet’s licence to provide Office 365 and Azure cloud computing, storage, database, integration and networking services across the whole China.

web hosting 21Vianet operates the cloud services from a datacentre located on the high-rise filled Pudong side of Shanghai’s Bund, providing a locally hosted alternative to direct Microsoft Office 365 services that are delivered from other facilities across the Asia-Pacific region. Promoting its own Office 365 offering, 21Vianet noted that time: “Services from these [foreign] datacentres will be subject to relevant the laws of regions in which the datacenters are located.”

Although large, web hosting 21Vianet’s Daxing datacentre pales in size to the cloud datacentre IBM and Chinese firm Range Technology are developing in northern China province Heibei. The 620,000 square metre datacentre will be about 96 football fields in size, or as Forbes put it, nearly the same size as the Pentagon. That facility is expected to be completed by 2016 and was touted by IBM as Asia’s largest cloud computing centre.

Digital Realty Opens Data Center in Sydney

New data center was opened in Sydney, this new data center runs by Digital Realty.

Digital Realty Opens Data Center in Sydney

Digital Realty Opens Data Center in Sydney

Greatresponder.com on Jan. 28 2013: Digital Realty’s first local data centre in Sydney to provide social networking giant Facebook in the US — will pump a total of $350 million building data centres in Australia. The value of the Erskine Park site was not revealed. As the sun soared down on the 8000 square metre facility, Mr O’Farrell described the data centre as a major economic fillip for western Sydney.

“Digital Realty a worldwide player in data centres is welcome in this country,” Mr O’Farrell said. The multi-million dollar hub had created roughly 250 jobs during development — both the investment and job creation a sign that foreign investment was welcome in the state, he said. “All those jobs who rely on data centres … that’s welcome at a time when the need for families for jobs and an income has never been bigger

“… at a time when there are those who question the value of overseas investment we see through the $350m (that) Digital Realty are putting into Australia that it’s not only supporting direct jobs (and) indirect jobs but it’s also supporting Australian businesses.”

The foreign investment issue made headlines last year when Nationals MPs, particularly Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce, slammed the sale of giant cotton farm Cubbie Station to a Chinese consortium. Former prime minister Bob Hawke said people shouldn’t be worried about foreign investment or immigration. “Australia was built on people and capital investment coming into the country,” Mr Hawke said. “And they can’t pack up and take the bloody land with them.”

Digital Realty Asia-Pacific chief Kris Kumar expects staff numbers at the data centre to hit up to 100 roles from the 20 people currently employed full time. The Sydney site is home to global web hosting company Rackspace, while National Australia Bank will house its wares at Digital Realty’s Melbourne data centre.

Digital Realty has another hub in Sydney’s Macquarie Park.