Friday, July 29, 2016

Amazon Prime Video Suffers Widespread Outage

Amazon Prime Video, which is the company's consumer video streaming service, suffered a widespread outage across the United States lasting several hours during peak viewing times on Friday evening.

As tracked by downdetector.com, the outage appeared to be extensive.


Netrality Buys St. Louis Carrier Hotels from Digital Realty

Netrality Properties has acquire two fiber-rich, network-dense carrier hotels in St. Louis, Missouri: 210 N. Tucker, a 400,000-square-foot building, and 900 Walnut, a 100,000-square-foot building.  Additionally, the company has acquired a colocation business located within 210 N. Tucker from 365 Data Centers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Netrality said these buildings are the most critical core interconnection sites in St. Louis, serving as a gateway to long haul fiber in the region.  Each facility offers carrier-neutral, building-owned and managed Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs).  210 N. Tucker and 900 Walnut offer customers access to over 43+ and 45+ network operators, respectively.

Netrality intends to integrate the operations of the two buildings along with the 365 Data Centers business under common management.

“The acquisition of this portfolio enhances Netrality’s growing national footprint,” said Gerald M. Marshall, Netrality’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “St. Louis is a key interconnection point for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers in the region.  It was a pleasure working with Mike Darragh and the entire Digital Realty team on this transaction, and we look forward to building on their tremendous legacy in St. Louis.”

http://www.netralityproperties.com

Red Hat Enhances Lifecycle Mgt Tool for Clouds and Containers

Red Hat released an updated version of its systems lifecycle management tool (Red Hat Satellite 6.2) for physical, virtual, and private and public cloud environments. In this release, Red Hat introduces remote execution and extends capabilities for container management and security.

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 offers several new features, including:

  • Container host provisioning, supporting and managing Red Hat’s lightweight container operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. Red Hat Satellite supports enterprises who are migrating to a lightweight container architecture, enabling them to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Hosts as a compute resource and directly deploy containers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. In addition, Red Hat Satellite now supports the Open Container Initiative format and registries.
  • Remote execution, enabling users to take multiple actions against a group of systems while automating workflows. With these new capabilities, users can reboot a system after a patch install, or conduct rolling upgrades across hundreds of systems with the same ease and consistency as updating a single system. New scheduling features and dashboards enhance interaction with systems under Red Hat Satellite management, bringing increased efficiency to its provisioning and discovery processes.
  • Support for disconnected environments. Red Hat Satellite 6.2 provides the ability to synchronize and export content from one Red Hat Satellite server to another, a new feature designed for workloads that may require systems management solutions to run disconnected from the Internet for security purposes.
  • Expanded capsule management. The Red Hat Satellite Capsule Server, which provides federated services especially helpful for scaling, can now provide deeper insight into the health of the capsule, including service run statues from the centralized Red Hat Satellite console. 
  • More flexible provisioning via new discovery enhancements in Red Hat Satellite, helping to simplify the process of building systems and enable end users to more efficiently provision systems in secured environments where DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) may not be available.
  • Enhanced migration services via the ability to import existing hosts running on any version of Red Hat Satellite 5 or 6 thanks to new feature scripts and automation capabilities. This bootstrap script automates the process of registering systems to Satellite, reducing the steps needed to add existing systems to Red Hat Satellite.
http://www.redhat.com

CoreSite Appoints Paul Szurek as CEO, Succeeding Tom Ray

CoreSite Realty announced the appointment of Paul Szurek as President and CEO, effective September 10, 2016, replacing Tom Ray, who is retiring.

Szurek has been CoreSite’s lead independent director since September 2010. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Biltmore Farms, LLC, a residential and commercial real estate development and operating company, since 2003. Prior to joining Biltmore Farms, LLC, Mr. Szurek served as Chief Financial Officer of Security Capital Group Incorporated, a publicly traded real estate investment, development and operating company with extensive REIT engagement.

 “It has been a privilege to have served CoreSite over the past 15 years. We have a strong team in place, and now is the right time for new leadership to continue to build upon what we have assembled. I am humbled by what the team has accomplished, and honored to have worked alongside such talented and committed professionals. I look forward to supporting a seamless transition with Paul and am confident in leaving the Company in his hands and under his capable leadership, along with the deep bench of talent we have built over the years,” stated Tom Ray.

http://www.coresite.com

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