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projects & agreements ManageEngine announces data centres in Amsterdam and Dublin ManageEngine has announced the opening of its two new ISO27001 certified data centres in the EU – one in Amsterdam and another in Dublin. This announcement is a part of its efforts to help IT teams move operations seamlessly to the cloud while adhering to the data privacy and security standards of the EU. With cloud adoption in Europe on a trend of high growth, software vendors are taking steps to protect customer data. To remove security concerns associated with the cloud, the new ManageEngine data centres are certified Service Organisation Controls (SOC) type II and reinforce the company’s efforts to facilitate cloud adoption by IT teams in the EU. ‘Our European customers are subject to some of the world’s strictest data privacy regulations, which apply to both on-premises and cloud applications,’ said Rajesh Ganesan, director of product management at ManageEngine. ‘Our on-premises Apps have maintained the highest degree of data privacy and regulatory compliance for years. With our new EU data centres, we’ve set the same standard for our cloud apps and eliminated the privacy barrier to adopting our cloud based IT management solutions.’ The company also announced the availability of ServiceDesk Plus, its flagship ITSM product, from its newly commissioned EU data centres. For further information visit: www.manageengine.com/me_ partners.html QTS deploys Ciena’s Waveserver platform To support a range of economical high-bandwidth options and a variety of customer applications, QTS Realty Trust is deploying Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform. Ciena’s Waveserver will power QTS’ HyperConnect platform. With this upgrade, QTS will provide its customers up to 400Gbs connectivity between its new Chicago data centre and Lakeside technology centre. Ciena’s Waveserver allows QTS to offer more competitive solutions, as it can now cost effectively offer high capacity connections on a scalable and reliable network. The platform’s openness and high programmability enable quick and simple integration and service automation for fast, easy service activation and monitoring. Waveserver also offers massive capacity and density – 400Gbs of line capacity plus 400Gbs of client Ethernet ports in a compact, 1RU form factor. It leverages a data centre operations model so QTS has the flexibility to quickly turn up new services and support customers’ dynamic web-scale DCI applications on the schedule they require. The scale of QTS’ data centres helps support growth of hyper-scale cloud providers, including offering Amazon Web Services Direct Connect. For further information visit: www.ciena.com SCOTLAND’S FIRST PREP SCHOOL SEALS DEAL WITH IT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER Opal has added Cargilfield School, the oldest independent boarding and day prep school in Scotland, to its client list. The organisation had previously experienced major problems with its IT infrastructure and turned to Opal in a bid to find a robust long term solution. Opal created a multi-site server virtual environment to protect the school against loss of data and downtime. The work included a comprehensive disaster recovery system for Cargilfield’s main school building, the installation of a 40Gb fibre optic cable with ultra fast Wi-Fi and a secure cloud based back up solution to protect critical school data. Ross Murdoch, deputy head at Cargilfield School said, ‘Previously we had a three-year contract with another provider but we weren’t satisfied because we were finding glitches and problems with the network on a regular basis. We decided we’d look for another provider because we knew we needed someone with experience in installing an infrastructure that would allow children and staff to use our newly integrated iPads. ‘Thanks to Opal, we now have a more reliable and robust network that’s scalable and can evolve with the development of our school.’ For further information visit: www.opal-it.co.uk 52