Tag Archives: data center

CyrusOne Begins Construction of Future Data Center Campus in Allen, TX

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2017 — CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) has held a ceremony to break ground on a future facility in Allen, Texas, that will comprise three data centers to serve customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the first data center will cover an area of 340,000 square feet, with …

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CyrusOne to Offer Direct Access to AWS Cloud Services Via Private Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 19, 2017 — CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) has partnered with Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) for the availability of AWS cloud services via a private network to customers of the data center services provider, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The AWS Direct Connect service will be available through CyrusOne’s National IX internet …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: ‘Zero Trust’ Model, Automation Key to Application Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies seeking to ensure security of applications within the network should initially change their mindset through the adoption of the “zero trust” model. Schneider wrote that implementing such a model “means you have to …

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Iron Mountain Unveils 1st of 4 Planned Data Centers in Northern Virginia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has launched a new 165,000-square-foot data center in Northern Virginia following an $80 million initial investment in efforts to address the security and compliance requirements of government and enterprise customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the facility is the first …

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Akamai’s Tom Ruff: Agencies Should Adopt Agile Tech As Part of Cyber ‘Defense-In-Depth Strategy’

Tom Ruff, vice president of public sector at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), has said government agencies should establish a comprehensive “defense-in-depth strategy” to protect networks from distributed denial-of-service attacks, cross-site scripting and other cyber threats. Ruff wrote such a strategy seeks …

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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Military, DOJ Turn to Hybrid Cloud to Support Field Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 25, 2017 — Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said the military services under the Defense Department as well as the Justice Department utilize hybrid cloud to support operations amid security challenges associated with data centers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. WTOP reported Wednesday that …

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Criterion Systems to Supply IT Staff to USDA Under $85M Alliant SB Task Order

Criterion Systems has secured an $85 million task order under the General Services Administration‘s Alliant Small Business contract vehicle to provide information technology support staff to the Agriculture Department‘s National Information Technology Center. The company said Tuesday it will supply 75 full-time personnel to help NITC as it operates USDA’s enterprise data centers in …

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NASA Issues RFP for $145M HQ IT Support Services III Contract

NASA has released a request for proposals for a potential five-year, $145 million contract to provide information technology services to all mission directorates and support offices at the agency’s headquarters. The Headquarters Information Technology Support Services III contract covers information systems management, application and technical architecture support, systems engineering, IT security, …

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Microsoft Adds Arizona, Texas as Azure Government Data Center Regions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 13, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has expanded the availability of its Azure Government cloud platform to two additional data center regions in Arizona and Texas in efforts to support government customer workloads and data, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Tom Keane, general manager of engineering for Microsoft Azure, wrote in …

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Fulcrum to Support Federal Housing Finance Agency’s IT Operations; Jeff Handy Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2017 — Fulcrum will provide data center services in support of the Federal Housing Finance Agency‘s information technology operations in California and Virginia under an $11.6 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said it received the contract through the General Services Administration‘s Alliant vehicle. Fulcrum CEO Jeff Handy said …

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