Channel News Briefs: Week of Aug. 10

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Channel News Briefs

This week's briefs include a number of partnership announcements and more channel news.

Vantage Launches Cloud Direct Connect

Vantage Data Centers has announced a partnership with Level 3 that gives enterprise customers access to the Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem. The agreement enables customers in Vantage's Santa Clara, Calif., data center to privately connect to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other cloud service providers.

"The benefits of a private connection include reduced latency for mission-critical apps and lower bandwidth costs when moving large workloads in and out of the cloud," said Vantage.

Datalink Bundles Cloud Services in Single Package

Datalink, a provider of data center services and solutions, has announced its Datalink Cloud Complete solution that bundles cloud technologies and services in a single package to reduce the time required for IT teams to offer brokered services as part of their new role as IT-as-a-service organizations (ITaaS). The offering is said to reduce the ramp-up timeframe from months to weeks by bundling converged infrastructure, service automation and orchestration, a services catalog, and multiple support services into a single package.

Aggregating all the building blocks required to create a cloud delivery system, the offering includes converged infrastructure with a choice of platforms based on the customer's IT environment, service automation and orchestration enabling automated provisioning of compute, storage, network and operating system requests submitted through the self-service portal, and a starter cloud services catalog pre-populated with core operating systems, databases and applications. Datalink also offers support, technical and advanced services.

SilverSky Partners With CTC to Expand Operations

SilverSky, an independent provider of cloud-based managed security services, has partnered with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions, an IT solutions provider in Japan, to expand operations in Asia Pacific. CTC will leverage SilverSky's advanced technology and information security expertise to deliver managed security services to its customers. CTC will officially launch its managed security business unit (CTC-MSS) and open its first Security Operations Center (SOC) on Oct. 1. CTC’s SOC infrastructure will be based on SilverSky’s Network Security Platform.