DCN December 2016 - Page 36

projects & agreements BSO signs with Netrality Properties, expanding into third on-net data centre in Chicago BSO has announced its new relationship with Netrality Properties, to establish a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in BSO’s third on-net data centre in Chicago at 717 South Wells. This expansion benefits both BSO and Netrality customers, providing financial traders and other clients looking for fast, diverse, reliable connections with a single point of entry to BSO’s global, ultra-low latency network, which offers local infrastructure while also linking the Americas to Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The move is BSO’s latest in its comprehensive and aggressive US expansion plan. One of the city’s most connected buildings, 717 South Wells serves as a gateway to local and long haul infrastructure, offers reliable interconnection for its customers and features a carrier neutral Meet Me Room. BSO’s move into 717 South Wells further emphasises the company’s dedication to bringing its unique approach to connectivity to Chicago, the centre of the derivatives market and one of the world’s top financial trading hubs. BSO also has PoPs in Chicago’s E. Cermak and Aurora DC3 data centres; this third entry point provides increased diversity to customers accessing the network.  For further information visit: www.bsonetwork.com LENOVO AND NIMBLE STORAGE PARTNER TO TRANSFORM THE DATA CENTRE Lenovo and Nimble Storage have announced a strategic partnership intended to transform data centre capabilities by delivering new levels of efficiency and scale, and slashing the time IT teams spend managing infrastructure. Lenovo and Nimble will enable the use of predictive analytics in infrastructure management to automate service activities, allowing data centres to redeploy their resources from maintenance and support tasks to strategic projects that deliver value for their organisations. According to recent data from industry analyst firm, Forrester, for 2016, US enterprises are allocating only 29 per cent of their tech budgets to new project spending and 45 per cent of the balance to ongoing operations and maintenance, keeping the lights on, and maintaining the status quo. This partnership brings together Lenovo’s server technology with Nimble’s innovative all-flash storage offerings and InfoSight Predictive Analytics as a means to address this issue, enabling the IT professional to spend less time on maintenance and more time innovating. In the first wave of these offerings, Lenovo announced its ThinkAgile CX series of converged infrastructure solutions, which has storage capabilities powered by Nimble Predictive allflash arrays. For further information visit: www.lenovo.com and www.nimblestorage.com