Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 10

NEWS Uptime Institute announces strategic partnership with CBRE ptime Institute, the global data centre authority, and CBRE Data Centre Solutions, a leading integrated data centre operations service provider, have announced a strategic partnership. U The partnership will enable CBRE to offer its customers the industry’s only purely operations focused data centre risk assessment solution as part of CBRE’s ‘Critical Environment Risk Management’ (CERM) portfolio. Mike Doolan, Chief Reliability Officer, CBRE Data Centre Solutions, said: “Our data centre customers look to CBRE to proactively offer the means to reduce their risks associated with delivering business services. “In response, we sought out the industry’s most respected provider of data centre risk assessment services to become an integral part of our risk management solution. By adding Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations stamp of approval assessment service to our own operational offerings, we can make available unparalleled risk mitigation services to our customers.” Key indicators considered during the Uptime Institute assessment include the review of operational processes in place, expected behaviours and the risk mitigation methods that need to be in place to ensure efficient and effective data centre operations. Huawei recognised for data centre networking solution uawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced that its CloudEngine Switches have been named an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Networking. H Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice analyses more than 200,000 reviews across more than 300 markets posted to Gartner Peer Insights. These reviews are based on direct peer experiences of purchasing, implementing and operating a solution. In markets with sufficient data available, Gartner Peer Insights recognises the vendors who are the most highly rated by their 10 Issue 03 customers through the Customers’ Choice distinction. Huawei has been operating in data centre network markets. Since its launch in 2012, Huawei’s CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Network Solution has been deployed in more than 7,800 enterprise data centres in over 120 countries. “The real test for product is the customer experience and we believe this recognition on Gartner Peer Insights represents the commitment we have to our customers to provide world-class products for improving their ICT infrastructure,” said Leon Wang, President of Huawei Data Center Network Domain. “We strive to provide our customers with the data centre networking solutions that meet their needs and we will continue to innovate new offerings and build on their feedback.”