There is no disputing the fact that small cells, and their role in LTE deployment, are becoming a hot-button conversation-starter amongst technology juggernauts. That’s because the statistics speak to the importance of small cells in future, next-generation deployments. Just consider the following figures:
- 98 percent of mobile operators say small cells are essential to future strategy.
- The surge of smartphones will push small cell backhaul revenues past $500 million by 2017.
The fact is that wireless network traffic requirements are in a constant state of flux and network planners, carriers and product managers must constantly deal with the shifting dynamics. Many next-gen strategies include the incorporation of small cells, or low-powered nodes, used to complement mobile phone service from larger macrocell towers. Small cells can take on a variety of forms from femtocells, which are the size of a small book, to large equipment that can be used inside commercial offices.
As carriers continue to search for more spectrum and quicker ways to transmit data, many are casting their eyes toward LTE deployment, which refers to Long Term Evolution that increases the capacity and speed for carriers. The interest in LTE stems from operators’ desires to improve the quality of their offerings to subscribers—particularly in a world characterized by consumers who want anywhere, anytime connectivity and access—while still streamlining costs. Small cells offer a cost-effective solution to carriers looking to move to LTE, which is why over 50 percent of recently surveyed operators said they would like to deploy small cells in 2014. The technology offers operators a solution to macro-only deployments that does not break the wallet, as small cells are low-cost access points that are self-installed or easily installed by a single person.
One company making a huge splash in the small cells market is EdgeConneX, a provider of space, power and connectivity solutions that enable digital content to be delivered like never before. With EdgeConneX, data delivery is optimized by placing Edge Data Centers, Edge Small Cells and Edge Points of Presence (PoPs) at strategic locations—as close as possible to the end-user’s point of access.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its small cell offerings, visit http://www.edgeconnex.com/services/edge-wireless/.
In today’s ever-evolving business climate—ripe with technological innovations, bleeding-edge solutions, and chief differentiators—the lifeblood to any good business hinges on its ability to form partnerships, solve challenges, and build lasting professional relationships. And that’s exactly the message Telx is hoping to spread to its 600-plus attendees at its inaugural MarketplaceLIVE West Event.
Designed to bring together leading cloud computing providers, service providers, capital markets firms, large enterprises, and media and entertainment companies, this first-ever event will explore next-generation topics and hopefully inspire the conceptualization of new ideas. This year, iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) will be on hand for the Dec. 5 kick-off event at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA.
Founded in 2011, iMPR has firmly established itself as an independent public relations and marketing communication services company committed to much more than just PR and marketing. Conversely, the company is steadfast in its goal of presenting holistic and integrated marketing solutions that drive results.
Joining iMPR’s on the West Coast are some of its clients, including Global Capacity,Hidalgo Communications, INOC, Open Data Centers, Pacnet and Unitas Global. To schedule a meeting with iMPR, or any of its clients at Telx MarketplaceLIVE West, email email@example.com.
INOC, LLC recently announced the completion of a temporary Network Operations Center (NOC) for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) 2013 Annual Meeting. The conference, taking place December 1-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, is regarded as the world’s largest annual event in medical imaging.
Located in the convention center, the NOC provides 100% uptime and critical availability for the RSNA network (RSNAnet) throughout the duration of the event. It is backed by INOC’s primary and Disaster Recovery NOCs in Madison, WI and Chicago, IL, enabling INOC’s experienced engineers to monitor and manage RSNAnet 24×7. The network delivers premium Ethernet services using a flexible Juniper virtual switching fabric along with equipment from Extreme, Fortinet, and Blue Coat. A virtual server infrastructure using VMware is used to run DNS, DHCP and a variety of additional monitoring tools, including NetFlow and sFlow, to support remote and on-site incident response teams.
According to RSNA Assistant Executive Director Steve Drew, securing the highest level of network uptime was critical to the success of the annual event. With the support of INOC, RSNAnet provides 700 exhibitors and over 55,000 attendees the ability to seamlessly access meeting programs and exhibit and session information, surf the Internet and efficiently exchange bandwidth-intensive radiological images.
Leveraging state-of-the-art software and technology, INOC’s team of experienced support professionals proactively monitors, detects and measures service availability and network performance in real-time – 24×7. INOC customers benefit from significant reductions in downtime, speedy resolution of network issues around-the-clock, increased staff productivity and enhanced end-user satisfaction. From reporting to troubleshooting to escalation, INOC customizes its services to the specific infrastructure, staff and budgetary needs of its customers.
To schedule a meeting with INOC at the RSNA Annual Meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The communication lines of ownership and operator continue to blur as cable broadband operators deploy bandwidth-hungry applications and race to fulfill end-users’ insatiable appetite for content.
A recent report by analyst firm Vertical Systems Group finds that for the first time, MSOs have installed more new Ethernet ports than incumbent carriers over a six-month period. This growing trend highlights the growing importance of Cable multiple systems operators (MSOs) on the communications infrastructure and their requirements and capabilities to serve the needs of end-users.
A recently published case study written by Global Capacity explores the growing demand by Cable MSOs for high-speed data services – not only to support triple-play bundles for consumers, but also to deliver high capacity files such as media, applications and video.
The case study illustrates the costly endeavors required to build-out a network to meet these demands and the challenges on achieving the optimal Return on Investment (ROI) required to do so. The regional focus of cable MSOs further complicates this matter due to the limited number of network operators to choose from and challenges to procure solutions both within their customer footprint and beyond. Network reach, accessibility and cost competitiveness are the key challenges to cable MSOs seeking to expand their networks while reducing interconnection complexity and cost.
Interconnection Complexity Solved: One Marketplace
Needless to say, interconnection complexity is… complex. Finding ways to cost-effectively monetize both used and unused network assets is challenging. And the more stagnant assets a company has, the more it costs them. Global Capacity’s case study highlights a key solution to this problem: One Marketplace.
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform provides MSOs the opportunity to reduce costs of operating off-net extension services while increasing revenue opportunities by ensuring quick turnaround of competitive quotes for services. By streamlining the procurement process with a single vendor, One Marketplace provides MOSs the ability to order, provision, and provide network management assurance on all of their off-net services.
Simplifying interconnections and streamlining vendor relations while gaining ubiquitous access is a win-win for Cable MSOs.
For more information about Global Capacity’s cable MSOs solutions, visit www.globalcapacity.com/solutions/cable-mso.
To download the case study in its entirety visit http://info.globalcapacity.com/download-cable-case-study.
Open Data Centers has announced its recent membership in www.FISPA.org, joining the association’s extensive community of 190 members whose connections span over 480 service providers and 685 emerging CLECs.
FISPA provides a neutral forum for collaboration and the sharing of ideas amongst industry-leading ISPs, CLECs, and MSPs, providing small and mid-sized CLECs and Service Providers the ability to compete against an work with incumbent carriers and application providers. FISPA also provides its ISP and CLEC members the ability to increase access solutions via new partnership opportunities. Open Data Centers also gains greater exposure for its proven colocation services and connectivity solutions by way of participating in FISPA’s regional meetings and educational and networking events, as well as aggregate buying and vendor participation programs.
Open Data Centers is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation and alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers in the New York / New Jersey metro area. Its Piscataway, NJ data center features diverse power feeds and N+1 redundancy, fulfilling the low latency needs of financial institutions and high-availability requirements of Cloud services and applications while serving as an ideal location for carrier Points of Presence (PoPs). The facility currently serves multiple network and fiber providers including: Zayo, Sunesys, Lightower, Level3, Verizon, Verizon Business, Wolfe.NET, MetroOptical, Cablevision, Core Technology Services, Endstream Communications, and many others.
To learn more about Open Data Centers and its Piscataway, NJ facility, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
For more information about FISPA, visit www.FISPA.org.
There are many reasons why businesses turn to Ethernet access for achieving improved application performance and business productivity. In fact, in a previous post, we discussed the top 10 factors for choosing Ethernet connectivity, including availability, performance and bandwidth scalability, among many others. Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 applications that benefit from connecting with Ethernet and why.
- Layer 2 VPNs for IT Infrastructure: Ethernet Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) maximize the performance of existing IT infrastructure increasing network control.
- Cloud Computing: The deterministic and dynamic service attributes of Ethernet benefit the way cloud computing is used and consumed.
- Site to Site Access: Provides added performance and higher bandwidth levels along with service standardization at all locations.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – December 2, 2013 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center Interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, announce the appointment of iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a leading international marketing and public relations firm serving the telecommunications and technology industries, as its agency of record. iMPR has been selected by OIX to develop and execute an integrated marketing communications program encompassing corporate positioning, messaging and organizational branding as well as social media, analyst relations and thought leadership outreach. iMPR will advise OIX on its communications strategy, develop marketing collateral, evaluate current marketing processes, and prepare a framework for media outreach and response.
“iMPR is proud to be the association’s strategic partner and to serve as an extension of the OIX team,” says Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations. “It is an honor to help spread the positive message and evolve the marketing efforts of a visionary association such as OIX, whose ultimate goal of increasing competition and reliability of inter-connections will benefit the industry’s service providers, businesses and consumers alike.”
“We chose to work with iMPR because of the team’s in-depth expertise in the Internet and telecommunications arenas, as well as their extensive market knowledge and experience gained from working firsthand with the very providers and consumers we aim to serve,” adds Martin Hannigan, co-founder and Treasurer of Open-IX Association. “Leveraging iMPR’s strategic capabilities, we are confident that the firm can greatly advance our presence and message of lowering costs, expanding power solutions and increasing reliability for bandwidth consumers in the marketplace.”
OIX is a non-profit and neutral community comprised of volunteers from the Internet community with the common goal of creating fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory standards for Internet connectivity, resiliency, interconnect security and cost. These beneficial industry standards are divided into sub-committees, including IXP, Data Center, and Membership. OIX is seeking to help unify a highly fragmented industry and change the way networks connect with one another in the North America by creating a new network of member-governed Internet exchange points (IXPs) housed in multiple neutral data center facilities that allow participants to interact and exchange content without the usual fiscal burden of commercial providers.
Information about OIX and general media or analyst inquiries should be directed to OpenIX@imillerpr.com.
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The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve IX performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including Paul L. Andersen; Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.
About iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing communication services firm. iMPR provides a custom set of services to meet each client’s individual needs, including the development of a comprehensive and strategic marketing communications plan that encompasses Strategic Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Creative & Content Development, Social Media, Crisis Management, Event Planning, Media Outreach Competitive Analysis, and more. Leveraging vast experience in sales, marketing, business development and product management, iMPR has the insight, knowledge and industry understanding to take your company to the next level. For more information about iMPR, visit www.imillerpr.com.
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- First high-speed wireless network connects financial markets from Slough to Basildon in the UK
- New wireless microwave technology providing a 40% reduction in latency
LONDON – 02 DECEMBER 2013 - Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, High Precision Time™ and market-to-market networks today announced a new wireless service that connects the London based financial markets of NYSE Euronext, BATS Chi-X, London Stock Exchange, London Metal Exchange, iCap EBS and Thomson Reuters.
In October 2012, Perseus was first to offer a commercial wireless service between the markets of London and Frankfurt, while also being a leading operator of a fast fibre route. The wireless technology enabled network from London to Frankfurt measures in at 4.6ms RTD whereas the fastest fibre route comes in at 8.3ms RTD. This new offering met high demand among industry participants who purchased all of the initial capacity within a month of the service going live.
The Perseus London metro wireless network gives customers the ability to connect across the London metro as well as with the wireless network to Frankfurt. This innovation gives financial institutions a higher level of precision when using time-sensitive trading applications that go from market-to-market, sometimes hundreds of miles apart.
The Perseus London metro wireless service is available from the data centres of: London Stock Exchange and Thomson Reuters LHC, in the City of London; Equinix LD4 in Slough and the NYSE Euronext data centre in Basildon.
The use of microwave technology was chosen for building the Perseus London metro wireless network as it better performs in weather conditions particular to London. This service offers a high 99% availability with customers further assured of availability through a Perseus fibre solution running in tandem and thus extending total network availability to 100%.
Elaborating on today’s ground breaking announcement, Dr. Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus Telecom said, “Connecting the London exchanges wirelessly is a significant milestone for the industry and the market. We are also very excited to bring this network together with our microwave connections to Frankfurt currently the fastest as well as with QuanTA™ our fastest trans-Atlantic product.” Percy concludes, “Global multi-asset trading customers can now benefit from having the fastest market-to-market connections between Frankfurt, London, New York and Chicago.”
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About Perseus Telecom
Perseus Telecom is an award winning global facilities based licensed carrier of enterprise and telecommunications services with a focus on ultra-low latency global connectivity. Perseus provides many of the world’s fastest market-to-market routes between Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, Brazil and Mexico. The company was recently awarded for the fastest trans-Atlantic route between New York and London (QuanTA™) and Brazil and USA (LiquidPath®). Perseus has also been operating the fastest routes between London and Frankfurt over its wireless microwave service since October 2012.
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Held at the Yards Brewing Company
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We warmly invite you to join us at the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association’s Philly Social Event on January 7th, 2014! Blow off some steam, relax and mingle with industry friends for an interactive evening at Yards Brewing Company!
Kick off the new year by enjoying delicious eats, drinks and even a tour of the brewery.
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Early bird rates of $50.00 are only available through December 24, 2013.
Admission is FREE for carrier customers and vertical real estate end users (requires prior authorization).
To learn more about our event and our fantastic sponsorship opportunities email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Tis the season for giving thanks. Many – including business execs and decision makers – are taking this time to reflect on what they are most grateful for this holiday season. Among the many things businesses should be counting their blessings for this holiday season is Carrier Ethernet.
Here are 10 reasons why:
- Ubiquity and simplicity: Most companies today are well-aware of Ethernet due to its simplicity and proven performance in the LAN. They are familiar with the capabilities of Ethernet networks and, because of this, look to extend their existing service to cover wide area and multi-site networks.
- High performance and bandwidth: Channel Partners’ “Ethernet Services & The Channel: State of the Market 2013” report shows that Carrier Ethernet is becoming a must-have option for meeting expanding bandwidth demands in a cost-effective manner.
Discover more reasons why you should be thankful for Carrier Ethernet; view this post in its entirety by visiting the Global Capacity blog at http://blog.globalcapacity.com/blog/bid/354347/Top-Reasons-to-be-Thankful-for-Carrier-Ethernet.
There is no disputing the power of the corporate event industry. After all, according to the Convention Industry Council, in 2011, 205 million people attended 1.8 million events that cost more than $263 billion in direct spending in the U. S. alone. When it comes to your business, every cent spent on a corporate event counts.
So, what are the top five things you need to consider when planning your next gathering?
- A Date that Works: The likelihood of filling the trade show floor or breakout tracks hinges greatly on the date you choose to host your event. Many executives like to avoid weekend travel any chance they get. Therefore, start your convention no earlier than Tuesday, which gives your key stakeholders one full day of travel before your show gets started. Similarly, do not plan anything exceedingly close to mass-observed holidays.
- A Manageable Daily Schedule: Nobody wants to feel like they are running a marathon at your event—trekking several miles to go from one breakout to the next. In addition, nobody wants massive lull periods, which make them second-guess their decision to forgo a normal work day for your event. Therefore, plan your schedule carefully. Schedule breaks, hold giveaway contests to make it worthwhile for attendees and never underestimate the power of a conference party.
- Pay Attention to Details: From ensuring that you have a well-designed website to securing hotel blocks for your guests, pay attention to the little extra touches that provide value-add (such as an itinerary and description of the area when they check in).
- Day-of Prep: While the prep work leading up the event may seem exhausting, your day-of prep should certainly steal the cake. Make sure the venue looks good, that your team is organized and that all hands are on deck to deliver the ultimate customer experience.
- Branding, Branding, Branding: Your entire event should ring true to your corporate identity. Make sure your event is in line with your core value proposition and allow your attendees to feel a part of shaping your brand persona.
Whether you are hosting a conference, trade show, grand opening, product launch, corporate party or any other type of event, iMiller Public Relations has the industry insight, expertise and experience to help make your next event a success.
DAS Provides Fast, Reliable Wireless Service Across 7 Million Square Feet of Marketplace
CORNING, NY–(Marketwired – Nov 19, 2013) - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that its distributed antenna system (DAS) has been installed at AmericasMart®Atlanta to help deliver improved wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds for exhibitors and guests.
“Our investment in innovative technology solutions like the Corning DAS speaks to our commitment to doing whatever is necessary to ensure our merchants’ success,” said Jeff Portman, president and chief operating officer, AmericasMart Atlanta. “The DAS allows us to provide AmericasMart attendees the ability to do business without having to worry about slow data speeds or spotty voice coverage.”
Comprised of nearly 1,300 antennas and more than 250 fiber-fed remotes, the DAS enhances cellular coverage during high-traffic events when thousands of people might be trying to access the network simultaneously.
“Corning is excited to provide the DAS to AmericasMart Atlanta, the nation’s premier wholesale trade center,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “We’re continuing to see a growing demand for indoor cellular systems not only from wireless operators, but also from organizations like AmericasMart, who want to ensure their customers receive the best service possible. Our DAS addresses the needs of each of these groups.”
AmericasMart Atlanta is the world’s only global wholesale marketplace, containing 7 million square feet of space across three buildings and 15 floors, including showrooms and exhibit halls. The DAS was installed by H&M NetWorks, one of the leading national network design and integration providers, in just 12 weeks while the AmericasMart remained open for business
The solution provides visitors to AmericasMart Atlanta’s largest events with the ability to make calls and seamlessly use their smartphones, tablets and devices to access the Web, send texts, upload photos and videos — all while staying connected at significantly increased speeds. Those events include AmericasMart Atlanta’s January markets and the March Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market®.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace, housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories — all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel areas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com. Follow us at #americasmartatl or #atlapparel.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) recently announced the completion of its major network expansion in North America to deliver greater reach, more diversity and higher performance to its customers. The announcement was made at the TSIC press conference during Dreamforce ’13 in San Francisco, CA. Media and analysts converged in the Hampton Room of the Westin St. Francis, joining TSIC President Erik Hallberg; Ivo Pascucci, Regional Director, Americas; and Rickard Bäcklin, Marketing Director, as well as virtual attendees who participated via Webex.
Mr. Hallberg also participated on a panel at the Dreamforce event on Tuesday, November 19th. The session, entitled ‘Communications Industry Kickoff: The New Communications Customer’, explored the current state of the industry as well as the evolving roles of operators as they adapt to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of today’s customers.
The project is the company’s largest network build-out in the Americas since its original U.S. fiber investment in 2000. Building on its success of landing 50 new, large-scale customers in 2013 alone, TSIC added 11,500 miles of fiber (18,400 km) to its already expansive global backbone, further strengthening its commitment and ability to provide customers with high performance and business critical connectivity. In addition to TSIC’s increased reach in the U.S., the build-out also provides customers with a diverse connection into the rapidly growing region of South America with Points of Presence (PoPs) in Boca Raton, Jacksonville and Miami. The completion of this network expansion will extend TSIC’s reach to 32 American cities and 44 Points of Presence (PoPs) by December 31, 2014.
As a ‘top five’ carrier in the Americas, TSIC focuses extensive resources to support the performance needs of its American clients. Internet intelligence authority Renesys ranks TSIC as one of the top two global IP backbone providers. The company owns and operates its own network across Europe, North America and Asia. TSIC leverages its vast global fiber backbone with over 200 PoPs worldwide to provide its customers with a scalable and secure network, enhanced quality of service and access to anything, anywhere.
For more information about TSIC and its American expansion, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
Pacnet has announced the appointment of Keith Russell Shaw, a telecommunications and engineering veteran with over 30 years of experience, as its new Director of Data Center Sales for the Carrier Market. Shaw, headquartered in Hong Kong, is responsible for overseeing all data center requirements for Pacnet’s global carrier customers, leveraging the company’s unparalleled infrastructure backbone in the Asia-Pacific region. This appointment serves as a strategic step towards furthering Pacnet’s goal of expanding its data center footprint throughout APAC in order to meet the increasing compute, storage and power demands of its global carrier customers.
The integrated network and technology solutions firm currently operates data centers in 14 major markets including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan, most recently launching its brand new facility in Chongqing and completing a data center expansion project in Sydney. Pacnet also recently announced new plans to build an advanced data center facility in Singapore.
According to John Garrett, President of Carrier Services for Pacnet, Shaw will prove instrumental to Pacnet as the organization enters its next phase of strategic investment in data center services targeted at the carrier market. Shaw has a proven track record within the industry, holding senior-level positions at a variety of telco companies. Prior to working at Pacnet, Shaw served as Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Asia at SEACOM and Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific & Africa Regions at Interoute. He has also worked as Sales Director, Europe, at CNT, an IBM affiliate, and Dynegy. Shaw began his career as an apprentice at BT Global Services, progressing to a Data Sales Specialist by the end of his tenure in 2000 when he then went on to serve as European Sales Director at Pangea Networks, Ltd. for two years.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
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Doug Wiest, Executive Vice President of Wireless Services at EdgeConneX, is set to speak at the Small Cells Americas conference taking place December 3-4 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Small Cells Americas is the meeting place for the small cells industry in the United States. Mr. Wiest is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in telecom, wireless networks and tower companies. At EdgeConneX, he is tasked with overseeing the development of the company’s extensive wireless portfolio of intelligent space, power and connectivity solutions.
Mr. Wiest will be speaking alongside Hugo Lombardo, CTO, Telecom Personal; Raj Singh, General Manager, Wireless Broadband Group – Cavium; and Sameer Wasson, General Manager, Communications Infrastructure, Texas Instruments, on the panel ‘LTE Roll-Out and Looking Ahead to the Role of Small Cells’, taking place at 9:55 AM on Wednesday, December 4th. This panel will be moderated by Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts.
As the market migrates from 3G to LTE networks to accommodate the expectations of the modern-day mobile consumer operators become increasingly reliant on small cells to provide more bandwidth, expanded network coverage and capacity, as well as better quality of service for their customers. The panel aims to provide attendees with a better understanding of small cells and their role in LTE adoption. It will also address the common challenges faced by operators during LTE and small cell roll-out, including gaining sufficient small cell backhaul capacity for LTE and seamlessly integrating the new technology with existing systems and applications. The panel will further explore available interference migration solutions as well as the importance of macro parity in LTE small cell roll-outs.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to mobile and data communications, visit www.edgeconnex.com or email email@example.com.
For more information about Small Cells Americas, visit www.smallcellsamericas.com.
Over 170 of Lam Cloud’s customers, media, friends and family converged in the conference center of the company’s Cranbury, NJ-based Technology Campus on Thursday, November 14th for its inaugural open house. President Lawrence Lam kicked-off the event with an introduction to Lam Cloud and its expansive portfolio of Flexible Work Area and Disaster Recovery™ solutions. Following Mr. Lam’s introduction, attendees enjoyed presentations by Andrew Blum, Author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, who presented on The Grass-Fed Internet; Marvin Wainschel, Founder & CEO of McWains Chelsea, Inc., who presented ‘This is W. A. R.! How to Calculate Requirements for Work Area Recovery’; and Paul Sullivan, VP & GM, Agility Recovery Services, whose presentation was titled ‘A Year in Review: Valuable Lessons Learned and Best Practices’.
Once the presentations concluded, guests enjoyed light appetizers, refreshments and Lam Cloud-branded giveaways while networking with fellow attendees, exhibitors and the Lam Cloud team. Many partook in guided tours of the company’s 500,000 square foot Technology Campus and its many amenities, including 4,000 work area recovery seats, an on-site SSAE 16 compliant, Tier 2/3 data center, Tech Lounge for relaxation and entertainment, and much, much more. Lucky raffle winners also took home signed copies of Mr. Blum and Mr. Wainschel’s books, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet and Knowledge at Risk.
Lam Cloud would like to extend a special thanks to event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors, including Platinum Sponsors Agility Recovery, Blue Diamond Solutions, Gold Sponsors American Info Systems, Jersey Datacomm & Cable, Inc., Specialized Fire & Security and Thornhill Utilities, and Silver Sponsors Brocade, Federal Security, Graybar, KSI, Staybridge Suites, and Reliable Office Systems & Supplies. Their presence and generous support not only made the open house possible, but also memorable for years to come.
As New Jersey’s largest Workplace Recovery Center, Lam Cloud offers a multi-tiered portfolio of proven, Flexible Workplace and Disaster Recovery™ services, encompassing custom client solutions, backup & archiving solutions, server & desktop virtualization, carrier-neutral connectivity, redundant power and fiber, VoIP services, mobile work area recovery, equipment provisioning and Ethernet. It is designed to provide small and medium-sized customers with the best possible WR/DR solution based on their unique service level and fee structure requirements.
For more information about Lam Cloud, visit www.lamcloud.com.
Unitas Global recently announced it has become an Equinix Solution Partner, offering its private cloud and managed services to over 2,000 companies connected to Equinix’s 95+ colocation facilities across five continents. As an Equinix Solution Partner, Unitas Global offers fully managed solutions to Equinix clients, including the design, deployment and management of each individual customers’ IT infrastructure. The partnership fulfills a growing market need for single-source solutions, specifically fully-managed, custom-built private cloud at the enterprise level. It also enables Equinix to continue providing the same level of unmatched service and expertise expected by its customers in today’s increasingly complex IT environment.
Unitas was a natural choice as a Solution Partner for Equinix, an established data center market leader with global reach and consistent exemplary service. With Unitas’ global team of technology specialists and its cornerstone Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) service, enterprise customers seeking to deploy complex IT environments can be confident that their single-source solutions will come from a proven leader in the enterprise private cloud space. In the words of Equinix Vice President of Global Indirect Channels and Alliances Scott Walker, “Unitas Global’s ‘boutique’ mentality provides clients with a custom, flexible, and personalized experience with an expert IaaS provider, while producing economies of scale for growing organizations.”
Unitas’ veteran Infrastructure Architects design unique IT environments suited to cater to each client’s specific needs. These infrastructures, once completed, are build out and deployed completely vendor and provider-agnostic. Unitas’ customer environments are managed by MISSIONCONTROL, the company’s unified management platform, providing customers such as T-Mobile, Fandango and Health Access Solutions with 100 percent visibility and full control over their IT environments.
The new partnership between these two industry leaders will provide Equinix clients the ability to utilize Unitas Global for enterprise private cloud, managed services, and dedicated hosting across over 31 established markets. These services come complete with Unitas’ top-of-the-line engineering team monitoring and managing each client’s IT environments 24x7x365 from its Support Operations Centers located in Los Angeles, Brussels and Hong Kong.
For more information about Unitas Global, visit www.unitasglobal.com.
Enterprises around the world rely on large data centers to facilitate the storage and transfer of important information. Unfortunately, data centers are a huge tax on the environment. In fact, research shows that on a global scale, data centers use 30 billion watts of electricity and waste about 90 percent of the resources they consume.
Therefore, in the past few years business leaders around the world began taking active measures to promote responsible, environmental data center use. Now, more and more businesses are starting to realize the importance of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in data centers, which is a points-based system that rewards green businesses. This rating system promotes the construction, design, operation and ongoing maintenance of green construction.
In addition to green objectives, as we prepare to turn the corner into 2014 many businesses are currently facing a lack of power and space in their data centers that could become a major issue over the next year. As IT budgets continue to shrink, there will be an even greater effort amongst businesses to search for cost-effective solutions to maximize resources and upgrade facilities without going bankrupt in the process.
One such solution that can help businesses maximize resources without parting with undue capital expenses is the Silver Bullet water treatment system. The Silver Bullet solution helps promote green data center practices by taking a non-toxic chemical approach to water purification. Through the use of hydrogen peroxide and oxygen radicals, Silver Bullet attaches to existing plumbing systems and purifies water naturally to prevent bacteria buildup, scaling and corrosion in water cooling towers. Silver Bullet requires very little maintenance and reduces water bleed-off by up to 35 percent. Additionally, Silver Bullet keeps calcium in a dissolved state longer and at higher levels, which increases concentration cycles.
For more information on how Silver Bullet can help your organization go green and save money in the process, please click here.
Open Data Centers, LLC CEO Erik Levitt spoke at the Data Center Users’ Group (DCUG) 2013 Fall Conference this morning at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, TX. DCUG is a membership-driven organization whose goal is to promote an educational and non-commercial forum for 24×7 mission-critical infrastructure companies, which includes: trending best practices, discussions with industry leaders and methods to optimize data center operations.
DCUG’s Fall event brought together data center managers, owners and operators across the Americas, providing an interactive technical exchange of ideas among experts and peers. The board-approved session topics brought to light common problems encountered by data center professionals while providing an open forum for companies to discuss industry best practices and processes.
Mr. Levitt kicked-off conference sessions with his presentation: ‘Data Center Planning: The Good, The Bad and the Disastrous’. During his presentation, he provided invaluable executive insight into the common oversights associated with data center builds or expansions. Mr. Levitt also shared industry best practices regarding critical aspects of data center planning, including: site selection; design; capacity planning; construction; power; cooling; and overall TCO considerations.
Erik Levitt maintains extensive, firsthand executive experience within the wholesale voice and data telecommunications arenas. As CEO and Founder of Open Data Centers, Mr. Levitt is responsible for the executive oversight of the company’s Piscataway, NJ data center. The facility, located just 16 miles South of New York City, features diverse power feeds, 2N redundancy, access to multiple network and fiber providers, and truly diverse communications – making it an ideal location for cloud services, carrier Points of Presence (PoPs), and the colocation of financial services applications.
To learn more about Open Data Centers, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
AMS-IX USA INC. TO BUILD AN INTERNET EXCHANGE AT DUPONT FABROS TECHNOLOGY’S PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY DATA CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC – November 7, 2013 – DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), and AMS-IX USA Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for AMS- IX USA Inc. to build and operate a neutral Internet Exchange in DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.’s (“DFT”) NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey.
The AMS-IX New Jersey node will be built within DFT’s NJ1 data center and will become part of AMS-IX New York; a neutral distributed Internet exchange point for the New York/New Jersey area. AMS-IX is based in Amsterdam and is the largest Internet Exchange in the world, connecting over 600 IP networks from nearly 60 countries with around 1,130 ports.
DuPont Fabros Technology has built a robust tri-lateral underground conduit system that encompasses a 3 mile radius of its NJ1 data center. This conduit system provides three fully diverse and redundant underground fiber entrances into the facility. At present, there are 20 network carriers including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) Network which provide connectivity services to DFT’s NJ1 customers. Additionally, NJ1 offers its customers connectivity to hubs in the NY/NJ area and to sub-sea cable landing stations in Long Island and New Jersey connecting the Eastern seaboard of the United States to Europe and South America.
The AMS-IX New Jersey node at NJ1 will be built both as a core-switch and as an edge-switch site of AMS-IX New York. The switching architecture will be based on Brocade MLX routers with full peering services provided by AMS-IX USA Inc., while DFT will provide Cross Connects to the exchange. AMS-IX USA Inc.’s agreement supports DFT’s plan to host an Open-IX certified Internet Exchange in each of its four markets. The AMS-IX New Jersey node at NJ1 is expected to be live before the end of 2013 and AMS-IX New York will offer incentivized port pricing to DFT’s customers through the end of 2014.
The Open Internet Exchange (Open-IX) Association is a member-governed non-profit organization working at a fast pace to drive the expansion of neutral Internet Exchanges, reduce interconnection complexity and cost, and improve access to networks within critical interconnection markets. DFT and AMS-IX USA Inc. intend to apply for Open-IX certification of the NJ1 data center and AMS-IX New York respectively. Open-IX information can be found at: www.open-ix.org
“DFT’s Piscataway data center provides us with a great peering location outside of Manhattan. It is strategically located in New Jersey and enables a straight line in the shortest possible distance East of Chicago”, said Job Whitteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “We expect this Internet Exchange to evolve into a major interconnection hub outside of Manhattan furthering complementing DFT’s interconnection services for its customers.”
“We are pleased to be partnering with AMS-IX USA Inc. in making our NJ1 data center in Piscataway the first New Jersey site to be part of the AMS-IX New York distributed internet exchange”, said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DFT. “The AMS-IX New Jersey node at NJ1 will offer DFT customers a unique opportunity to directly peer their IP traffic on the AMS-IX New York’s distributed peering fabric and experience improved network performance.”
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company’s customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AMS-IX interconnects over 600 IP networks and its business traffic has a peak of around 2.5 Terabit per second, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and hosting and cloud parties. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two other Internet Exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region and AMS-IX Caribbean based in Curacao. Currently, the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point is being built. For more information on AMS-IX Corporate, please visit www.ams-ix.net, and on AMS-IX New York: https://nynj.ams-ix.net
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Upon first glance, a barn full of cows might seem worlds away from the fluorescent lights and metal infrastructure of a data center. Take another look, however, and you’ll find that there is actually more in common between the two than meets the eye.
That’s because for both the data center manager and dairy farmer, the work is never done. One of the tasks that plague both is the accumulation of bacteria called biofilm in water. A naturally occurring slime, biofilm can accrue on both living and nonliving things, meaning it can easily grow in untreated water.
While biofilm itself is not-toxic, if left untreated in data center cooling towers it can reduce the overall effectiveness of its cooling capabilities. Likewise, cows that consume biofilm are prone to poorer health and will in turn produce less milk. Therefore, both data centers and farms require an efficient solution for safely destroying biofilm without using dangerous chemicals.
The answer to this problem is the Silver Bullet solution, which passes air through a UV lit processor. After a diffusion process, water is transformed into hydrogen peroxide, which acts as a natural, non-toxic, bacteria-killing biocide that does not leave behind any odor or taste. This safe and efficient solution can drastically reduce the amount of cleaning time that is typically required in cooling towers.
Just like an optimized data center will produce more money for a company, a cow that drinks healthy water will in turn produce more milk. After using Silver Bullet, for example, Bijou Hill Dairy farm claimed a 10,000-fold reduction of Coliforms, a 100-fold reduction in HPC and a tenfold reduction in both Staph and E.Coli. Listeria has been nullified as well.
In addition to helping companies considerably drive down their CAPEX budgets, Silver Bullet minimizes water usage and brings significant energy savings thanks to the cost savings achieved through water and energy rebate programs. On the data center side, Lerner Enterprises, one of the largest private real estate developers in Washington, D.C., saved enough water to fill more than 75 Olympic-sized swimming pools after using the Silver Bullet system for only 16 months. The technology also saves the company more than 1,000 megawatt hours of electricity on an annual basis. Additionally, Lerner is able to realize substantial cost savings across manual labor, significantly reducing the time that it would otherwise have to spend cleansing its data centers.
To learn more about Silver Bullet and its water treatment technology, visit www.silverbulletcorp.com.
Presentation Addressing the Value of NaaS and SDN to Meet Growing ICT Demand in Asia-Pacific
HONG KONG, 08 November 2013 – Pacnet announces its President of Enterprise Markets, Cardi Prinzi, has been selected to give a keynote presentation at Light Reading India’s Next Generation Packet Transport Networks India (NGPT) 2013, taking place at The Leela Kempinski in Gurgaon on November 12, 2013 and at The Leela in Mumbai on November 14, 2013.
Mr. Prinzi will deliver the International Service Provider keynote ‘Moving up the Value Chain with SDN’ at 2:50 PM local time at The Leela Kempinski in Gurgaon on November 12 and at 2:25 PM local time at The Leela in Mumbai on November 14.
Mr. Prinzi’s ‘Moving up the Value Chain with SDN’ keynote will:
- Discuss the growing demand for cloud, and challenges and requirements of Asian customers;
- Address the growing interest in dynamic and scalable compute, storage and network resources in the market;
- Present revenue-generating opportunities to capture this demand ¾ for local and international service providers; and
- Explain how an SDN architecture can provide a better customer experience through on-demand bandwidth delivery, real-time provisioning of network, compute and storage resources.
As more enterprises embrace cloud computing to meet their business needs, the rapidly increasing volume and complexity of data traffic place severe strains on networks that are based on traditional hierarchical architectures. Pacnet’s newly launched Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) puts companies at the forefront of industry efforts to meet the networking challenges prompted by the growth of cloud computing.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
For more information about NGPT 2013, please visit http://events.lightreading.in/ngpt2013.
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More and more, enterprises are adopting Cloud computing, virtualization and big data to support ongoing business operations and objectives, causing computing environments to grow more complex – placing a growing strain on traditional hierarchical network architectures. These mounting bandwidth and scalability demands require today’s enterprises to have high performance networks that are cost-efficient, reliable and agile.
Pacnet, Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions understands this and has answered the call with the beta launch of a new paradigm in networking, the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN). Powered by Pacnet’s innovative Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model, PEN is a service platform that leverages Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to deliver flexible and scalable bandwidth configurable by customers – the first of its kind in the industry. PEN gives customers the ability to customize, configure and monitor network-based on their specific performance and quality of service (QoS) needs via an API or Pacnet Connect, the company’s web-based customer portal. Unlike traditional service agreements, PEN’s flexible pricing model also allows customers to pay only for the amount, quality and duration of bandwidth used.
Built on Pacnet’s wholly owned, enterprise-class network of robust data centers and telecommunications infrastructure throughout Asia-Pacific, PEN provides customers with extensive coverage, high performance and reliable connectivity throughout the region. The platform also utilizes OpenFlow, giving enterprise customers the flexibility to extend their data center or private cloud to the external cloud vendor of their choice in the Pacnet network.
Pacnet will host a live demonstration of PEN at the OpenStack Hong Kong Summit 2013 in Asia World-Expo on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:20 PM local time.
For more information about PEN, visit http://pen.pacnet.com/.
In today’s business world, corporations are making a widespread effort to remove employee desktops from physical user devices and transfer them to the cloud. This is because virtualizing employee desktops creates both efficiency as well as resilience while reducing overall costs.
Unfortunately, many business executives are afraid to make the jump to cloud-based desktop virtualization. There is a lot of resistance occurring that is preventing a greater widespread adoption of what is now referred to as Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).
On October 23rd, cloud service provider Ajubeo released a live webinar hosted by President & CEO Chuck Price and Danny Allan, Senior Director of End-User Computing at VMware, in which they answered 10 questions currently facing the virtual desktop and Desktop-as-a-Service industry. The webinar was designed to mitigate concern and promote the benefits of the DaaS solutions.
Here are the top three questions that the webinar addressed:
Q: Can the cloud deliver the same amount of uptime as my data center can?
A: Many executives are currently under the impression that the cloud cannot provide the same amount of guaranteed uptime of which data centers are capable. In fact, uptime could actually increase depending on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that is selected. Right now, 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies have an average of 1.6 hours of network downtime every week. As the webinar explains, a typical cloud provider will offer a guaranteed 99.95 percent uptime service level agreement (SLA). For that matter, Ajubeo offers 100 percent uptime.
Q: Can cloud use be riskier due to the threat of network downtime?
A: The fact is that when your corporate network crashes, your whole business will stop producing. Virtual networks avoid this problem by searching for Internet connections and establishing one before the network shuts down. Additionally, cloud networks will have numerous Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in order to ensure that uptime is a non-issue.
Q: Will the Internet slow cloud activity?
A: One reason why executives are afraid to jump to the cloud is the concern that their Internet speed will slow their cloud’s performance. For a 100-employee company, however, only 20Mbps is needed to ensure zero latency. While companies may need to purchase more dedicated Internet access (DIA) to ensure an optimal experience, there is no risk of the Internet slowing cloud speed.
Do you have additional questions about the cloud? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Ajubeo and its cloud-based Virtual Desktops, visit www.ajubeo.com.
London Internet Exchange (LINX) to Build an Internet Exchange at DuPont Fabros Technology’s Ashburn Corporate Campus
WASHINGTON, DC – October 30, 2013 – DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), and LINX USA, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for LINX to build and operate a member-owned Internet Exchange in Ashburn, Virginia on DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.’s (“DFT”) Ashburn Corporate Campus (“ACC”).
The LINX NoVA node will be built at DFT’s ACC5 data center and will become part of LINX NoVA, a member-owned internet exchange point for the Northern Virginia region. LINX is the world’s largest Internet exchange, reaching more of the global routing table than any other point on the globe and currently connects over 480 networks from nearly 60 countries with more than 1,100 ports. Internet Exchanges, such as LINX, allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), content providers, eye-ball networks and other organizations to connect directly to one another to exchange Internet traffic.
DFT’s Ashburn Corporate Campus has a robust multi-lateral underground conduit system that interconnects each of the company’s five data center facilities located on its ACC campus. This conduit system provides diverse fiber entry points into each DFT data center on the campus, and will include ACC7 which is currently under development. At present there are 26 network carriers on DFT’s Ashburn campus providing connectivity services to DFT customers.
The newly-formed Open Internet Exchange (Open-IX) Association is a member-governed non-profit organization working to drive the expansion of business-neutral Internet Exchanges, reduce interconnection complexity and cost, and improve access to networks within critical interconnection markets. LINX’s agreement supports DFT’s plan to host an Open-IX certified Internet Exchange in each of its four markets. The LINX node at DFT’s ACC5 data center is expected to be live before the end of 2013 and LINX will offer incentivized port pricing through the end of 2014.
“Ashburn has been high on our list of potential sites since the beginning of the LINX NoVA project. We are pleased to be partnering with DFT to build a LINX node in their Ashburn campus, which will contribute significantly to the number of networks able to join the LINX NoVA exchange,” said John Souter, CEO at LINX.
“We are very excited to be partnering with LINX NoVA to provide our customers and the Internet community a neutral Internet exchange ready for Open-IX certification in the fiber- and content-rich Ashburn region,” said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DFT. “The LINX NoVA node will enhance network density at our Ashburn campus. In addition to providing our customers with additional connectivity and peering options, we anticipate the exchange to attract additional content, network and cable providers to our campus to connect to LINX for cost-effective peering and improved network performance.”
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For professionals in the technology industry, success depends heavily on gaining access to key individuals and other peers working in the same space. IT professionals need to network, collaborate and debate on important issues.
The Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association (NEDAS) is one organization that facilitates such dialogue by promoting a nonpartisan environment where attendees can gather and engage for learning and socializing purposes. Through public outreach programs and educational seminars related to the DAS and Small Cell industry, IT professionals can gain access to all of the resources needed to stay well-connected and one step ahead of the game.
Recent examples of successful NEDAS events have included a midsummer social at Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy’s restaurant next to Fenway Park in Boston as well as a Fall educational conference on Oct. 2 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The educational conference included guest speakers Prasad Ravi, CEO of INOC, Doug Wiest, EVP of Wireless at EdgeConneX, and Ahmed Abogendia, CEO of ATEC Wireless, amongst several other thought-leaders.
Next, NEDAS will join the Pennsylvania Wireless Association for a one-day conference on Nov. 6 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The event will be designed to promote DAS, E911 standards, public venues and challenges related to both DAS infrastructure and deployment. The event is open to all levels of the DAS industry, from beginners to experts.
Here is a list of upcoming NEDAS events for 2014:
- NEDAS Social: January 7, 2014; Philadelphia
- NEDAS Educational Summit and Social: April 2, 2014; New York
- NEDAS Social: July 16, 2014; Boston
- NEDAS Fall Training and Social: October 22, 2014; location TBD
For more information on NEDAS and to see how you can participate in the next event, please click here.
Pacnet recently announced it is now part of the Intelisys Supplier Partner program. The new agreement allows Intelisys agents to sell Pacnet’s flexible, carrier-class Data Center, MPLS, Ethernet Private Line, IP Transit, Dedicated Internet Access, and Content Delivery Network services to enterprise customers throughout one of the fastest growing regions of the world – Asia-Pacific.
This partnership comes at a critical time for the industry, as more US-based companies look to expand their operations in the Asia-Pacific region or create new operations – particularly in China and India. The Pacnet / Intelisys alliance plays a key role in alleviating explosive demand for international services and providing agents with new customer opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Upon meeting strict criteria both in terms of commitment to the channel and quality of services, Intelisys Supplier Partners are hand-selected to meet the specific needs of the company’s sales partners and their customers. Pacnet serves as a strategic Supplier Partner for Intelisys as the technology services distributor seeks to expand its service offerings and address data connectivity and data center opportunities in the growing APAC region. The company provides additional services for expansion, enabling extended reach of Intelisys customers to key Asian markets, including China, Australia, and India, as well as a proven platform to address new opportunities.
Pacnet operates Asia-Pacific’s largest high-capacity submarine cable network, which offers direct connectivity to data centers located in 14 of the region’s key markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and China, as well as other network Point of Presence (PoPs) in the US.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
According to the Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI), an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications, global IP traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years, and will increase threefold over the next five. Global IP traffic is expected to reach 120.6 EB per month by 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% from 2012 to 2017; in Asia-Pacific, that rate will reach 43.4 EB per month by 2017, at a CAGR of 26%. Bandwidth demand throughout Asia-Pacific as well as the rest of the world is growing, generating huge demand for high capacity, low latency optical networks.
In order to fulfill the dynamic requirements of carriers and enterprises that support compute-intensive operations in the APAC region as well as across the globe, Pacnet recently announced the deployment of its 100G-enabled optical mesh network between Asia and the United States on its EAC Pacific fiber optic cable system integrated with Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching over its high-capacity submarine cable systems in Asia-Pacific. The upgrade boosts the company’s bandwidth capacity and scalability, improves quality of service (QoS) with no increase in total cost of ownership (TCO), and enables Pacnet to offer reliable 10G, 40G and 100G network services between key APAC markets including China, India, Japan and the U.S.
Pacnet owns and operates the APAC region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems, collectively known as EAC Pacific. EAC Pacific, made up of Asia’s largest state-of-the-art fiber optic submarine cable network, EAC-C2C, and trans-Pacific cable system EAC Pacific, combined with Pacnet’s connectivity to robust data center facilities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, give the company unparalleled reach to major business centers across APAC as well as the U.S.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) recently announced that NANOG 60 is set to take place in Atlanta, GA February 10-12, 2014. Technical professionals from major North American carriers, as well as content providers, hosting and cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, and interconnection service providers will gather in the South’s largest city to enjoy three days of networking and educational sessions featuring prominent industry topics such as: traffic engineering; applications of new protocols; privacy concerns; routing scalability; and network security. NANOG 60 will be hosted by Telx.
NANOG 60 is aimed at educating engineering and product staffs while enhancing and enriching the Internet throughout North America and the rest of the world. The February event is set to build on the success of its predecessor, NANOG 59, which set record attendee numbers exceeding over 700 people.
The meeting program is set and thoroughly researched by the NANOG Program Committee, who is appointed by the elected Board of Directors. The agenda is strategically selected to arm attendees with unbiased education, guidance and insight into overcoming industry challenges. The approved sessions range from large-scale backbone operations to technologies that are currently – or in the process of – being integrated into the core Internet backbones and exchange points across North America.
NANOG hosts three non-profit meetings per year year to discuss issues that arise relating to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet. If you are interested in sponsoring NANOG 60, email email@example.com. Sponsorship opportunities are limited.
For more information about NANOG as well as membership, meetings and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.nanog.org.
What would you do in the event of a natural disaster, security threat, virus or computer crime? More often than not, the true impact of these business interruptions is realized too late or after the fact. Your enterprise cannot afford to lose any of its mission-critical information and network failure can be expensive. In fact, even a few minutes of downtime would wreak havoc on your organization, seriously affecting your business and causing large amounts of financial loss.
According to recent research from SDN Communications, 87 percent of businesses that go more than seven days without access to their corporate data go out of business within one year. Additionally, 80 percent of businesses that experience a major disaster but fail to implement a contingency plan will fall into liquidation within 18 months.
For this reason, downtime is not an option. In order to survive in today’s competitive market, companies must have a presence that extends beyond the immediate physical location.
Lam Cloud is a leading provider of Business Continuity, Workplace Recovery, Data Center and Network solutions, including over 3,000 work desks, desktop and server virtualization, secure backup, storage and archiving, and virtual office environments. The company has also developed strategic alliances with a variety of proven DR/WR/BC partners to deliver a comprehensive Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solution to customers in the New Jersey/New York Metro market as well as across the U.S.; these include Agility Recovery, Brocade, Risk Masters, Inc. and Telx, amongst others.
A Lam Cloud solution will ensure that your business is supplied with 100 percent uptime and all of the scalability, reliability and security your company needs for a secure and efficient solution. This means that in the event that your network goes down, your business will keep on operating as usual, even in the event that your office is not accessible and your equipment is damaged beyond repair.
Additionally, customers can take advantage of Lam Cloud’s proven Business Continuity offerings, including BC planning, stress tests, gap analyses and business impact analyses. Your company will gain access to everything it needs for a complete DR solution at a fraction of the cost, without having to worry about any of the headaches that come with unexpected business interruptions. Additionally, there will be no reason to worry about how to run a business without a physical location. Revenue, reputation and customer trust will remain unscathed.
To learn more about Lam Cloud’s Workplace and Disaster Recovery solutions, attend the company’s open house event on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM. To RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or register here.
For more information about Lam Cloud Solutions, visit www.lamcloud.com.
Well I did. TeliaSonera International Carrier’s (TSIC) recent launch and support for whatisIPX.com is a step forward for any beginner and professional alike. TSIC has brought together an expert panel that includes independent analysts and commentators – all focused to promote better understanding of IPX, including responding to your specific questions.
The site contains multiple interactive resources to aid visitors in what IPX is, what it is not, what it’s capable of, and what it means for the future of communications. There are contributions from a growing panel of experts that include equipment maker F5 networks and independent analyst Innovation Observatory.
The site’s slides take visitors, step by step, through the platform’s concept, components, capabilities and its implications for emerging IPX-based services. The IPX blog features insights from thought-leaders including Simon Dodsworth, VP Voice and Mobile, TSIC; Bernd Hoogkamp, Director of Product Management Voice and Mobile, TSIC; Simon Sherrington, Founder, Innovation Observatory; and Peter Nas, Solution Engineer, F5 Networks.
The panel of “IPXperts” provides answers to your specific questions, although many of my questions I found had already been answered.
I learned that there are currently 206 4G-LTE networks in 79 countries, a substantial uptick since the first 4G-LTE networks were launched in 2009. But today those 4G-LTE users largely ‘default’ back to 3G when roaming. IPX, first proposed the GSM Association, enables the industry to meet the rising demand and expectations of these new mobile customers who expect the same high-quality service they experience on their home network anywhere and everywhere they go.
TSIC, part of the TeliaSonera group of 17 mobile operators, is a leading provider of fiber-based network infrastructure and services. The company owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones which encompasses 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout Europe, North America and Asia (including Russia).
MOD Mission Critical (MOD) recently announced the onboarding of Gregory Sadler as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sadler rounds out MOD’s executive team, taking his place alongside co-founders Scott Charter and Michael Hollander. Mr. Sadler oversees the financial management of the company, which includes: financial reporting and transparency; budget management; accounting; financial controls; resource allocation; and tax compliance. He is also responsible for developing and deploying the financial strategy and long-term plans to achieve and exceed corporate financial goals.
Gregory Sadler holds 25+ years of experience building and financing global telecom and technology companies. Well-respected within the industry, he frequently draws praise for his strong leadership and successful track record in leading companies to success. Prior to MOD, Mr. Sadler worked as CFO of WBS Connect, a service provider recognized as a Fastest Growing Company by Inc. 500 and the Denver Business Journal. He was also appointed CEO at Ricochet Networks, Inc. and served as a founder and Vice President of Finance at VeloCom. Mr. Sadler has spent his career as a financial expert helping to shape business strategies and financial plans for some of the leading telecommunication and technology companies around the world. This financial prowess is integral to MOD as it enters its next phase of growth and prosperity.
MOD is a network service provider that combines countless years of network experience with comprehensive, proven and mission-critical network solutions. These solutions combine facilities and non-facilities-based assets to provide customers with a personalized solution that caters to their unique needs.
Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (China) (“PBS”), was recently awarded an Internet Data Center (IDC) license by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The IDC license allows Pacnet to expand its network footprint throughout China and deliver data center network services in Chongqing, a marquee megacity and hub for the company’s data center network throughout China and the rest of the APAC region.
Pacnet is the first foreign invested company to be issued a license to provide data center network services in Chongqing since the MIIT’s announcement in December 2012 to resume the grant of new licenses. To obtain the license, PBS underwent a stringent evaluation of its Internet Content Provider Record-keeping Management; Accessing Resource Management; Information Security Management; and Datacenter Operation Security Management systems.
Pacnet’s Tier III data center in Chongqing fortifies the company’s presence in the region, which includes existing data centers and network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an. The new, self-managed facility is built on Pacnet’s unrivaled infrastructure and offers direct access to PoPs in China as well as Pacnet’s extensive, wholly-owned subsea cable network. The data center is also capable of holding 2,000 racks of carrier-neutral colocation and, like its counterparts, provides flexible, customized solutions to meet the expanding business requirements of multinational organizations across the globe.
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Power, pollution and waste—these are three words that may certainly come to mind when thinking of the modern data center. But would conservation make the list? Most likely not when you consider the fact that modern data centers are power-hungry and consumption-driven.
However, the truth is that when it comes to conservation, there is a pretty large movement taking place in the data center space—not just in rainforests and drought-ridden areas—as managers search for ways to embrace sound water use practices to conserve water.
There is no disputing the fact that data centers consume excessive amounts of resources, and in the process produce large amounts of waste with one of the most widely wasted resources being water. That’s because massive amounts of water are needed to keep data centers properly cooled, due to the unfathomable amount of electricity that runs through a typical data center. In fact, digital warehouses use a total of 30 billion watts of electricity—or the equivalent of the output taken from 30 nuclear power plants, according to a “New York Times” article.
As explained by data center designer Peter Gross, most people fail to understand the magnitude of how much power a data center uses.
“It’s staggering for most people, even people in the industry, to understand the numbers, the sheer size of these systems,” said Gross. “A single data center can take more power than a medium-size town.”
As a result, enterprises are constantly searching for solutions to cut back on the amount of water that is consumed in a data center and to reduce the amount of stress placed on resources.
One such available solution is the Silver Bullet water treatment system, a non-toxic, electrochemically engineered solution designed to eliminate bacterial growth and reduce both scaling and corrosion rates in water towers. Additionally, it saves the overall amount of water and energy that is needed to power a data center. As an added bonus, companies that implement the Silver Bullet solution can gain LEED credits, which can lead to LEED Certification and a green, environmentally friendly data center.
For more information on how your company can save money and clean up the environment without sacrificing its integrity, visit www.silverbulletcorp.com.
On October 16, readers of New Jersey’s weekly printed newspaper “U.S. 1” opened the publication to find a very important question from Lam Cloud: ‘Is your business prepared for disaster?’
As the advertisement shows, businesses today face more security challenges than ever before. Natural disasters, terrorism, security threats, human error and computer crime are just some of the concerns enterprises need to be mindful of when aggregating massive amounts of important customer and client information.
Executives heed these warnings for fear of downtime, lost revenue and customer loyalty, and destroyed reputation. In today’s high speed, mission-critical business environment, even a small amount of downtime could be enough to cause catastrophic financial losses. In fact, recent research from SDN Communications indicates that 87 percent of companies that go more than seven days without access to critical information will go out of business within a year. Additionally, 80 percent of companies that suffer from a major disaster will go into liquidation after only 18 months.
For this reason, it is strongly advised that enterprises have a comprehensive Business Continuity plan complete with proven disaster and work area recovery resources to ensure that in the event an office is not accessible or sensitive network equipment is damaged or destroyed, business can continue without a hitch. Lam Cloud is a company that provides this solution.
Lam Cloud’s business and continuity options include 3,000 Workplace Recovery seats. Additionally, the company provides secure options for the backup, storage and archiving of critical information. This includes server and desktop virtualization, virtual office environments and competitive, customizable packages beginning at just $150.
For more information on how you can ensure that your business continues through even the worst disaster, please click here.
These days, companies everywhere are abandoning traditional brick and mortar solutions in favor of a new approach to business communication: mobility.
As more and more companies continue to embrace mobility for the purpose of boosting production and increasing worker flexibility, the playing field is changing. As BridgePoint Technologies’ Vice President and Chief Technology Officer John Gavilan explained in a recent Daily Herald article, it is more important than ever to be able to transmit information in real-time, on-the-go.
“As the cornerstone of the modern day business, an effective mobile strategy could mean the difference between success and failure,” Gavilan stated in the article.
According to Gavilan, the success of this strategy hinges on choosing a provider that responds quickly and efficiently versus one that falls behind the competition. There are still mobility issues that must be overcome in order for successful communication to take place. BridgePoint’s purpose is to help businesses sidestep these hurdles by providing a tool that allows for the streamlining of worksite information directly from an off-site location.
BridgePoint’s solution, Digital Workorder, is a mobile application that streamlines management processes directly to the iPad. This gives employees the ability to complete custom forms and incident reports, take photographs, transfer real-time data and perform updates directly from off-site locations. DWO is also useful for scheduling crews and for location as well as asset tracking purposes. The application is designed to work in conjunction with Microsoft’s SharePoint platform for the purpose of secure data storage and easy access from multiple locations.
To see how BridgePoint can help your company achieve its mobile goals, please click here.
This week, hundreds of Tier 2, 3, and 4 service providers will converge at TelcoVision as this year’s conference looks to set the course for innovative new services, revenue and profit growth in an all-IP broadband future. Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, will be among them. The conference is taking place at The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from October 23-25.
Mary Stanhope, Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product & Marketing, will participate on the panel ‘Emerging Technologies and Services – Planning for Next-Gen Access Services,’ speaking alongside Wilf Sullivan from Alcatel-Lucent; Eric Presworsky from Zhone Technologies, Inc.; and Ross Ferson from Ninestar Connect. The session, taking place Thursday, October 24th at 2:30 PM local time, will be moderated by Andy Mitchell of TelcoVision.
The speakers will give their input on how Gigabit-capable networks in rural communities are being developed for economic benefits, along with data centers operating in these regions, as well as weigh the economic impact they will have on these communities. Ms. Stanhope will draw upon her 23 years of industry experience and expertise in business development, product marketing and systems implementation to explore how local operators can respond to rising customer demand and compete with larger providers.
Through its award-winning One Marketplace platform, Global Capacity offers local network providers the ability expand their footprint more competitively than their regional or local carrier counterparts while simplifying the process of designing, quoting, and ordering ubiquitous network connectivity solutions. One Marketplace customers benefit from automated, real-time pricing and access to competitive market rates, the capability to source multi‐vendor Ethernet & TDM access services through a single interconnection, and streamlined, consistent service delivery for the best customer experience.
To learn more about TelcoVision 2013 or to register, visit www.telcovisiononline.com/lasvegas.
Telecom for Charity Announces New Design, Website, Video and Commitment to Effective Socially Responsible Business
NEW YORK, Oct. 02 /CSRwire/ – Telecom for Charity (T4C) is an initiative that helps clients save on business telecommunications solutions while helping support nonprofit organizations: T4C donates 5% of clients’ monthly telecom expenditures to any charity of the client’s choosing. T4C seeks to increase charitable giving by introducing its unique embedded philanthropy model into the telecommunications procurement vertical.
The new website and video will help T4C share its message with potential clients and not-for-profit partners.
The video, to be released this week on the Telecom for Charity website (www.telecomforcharity.org), is an animated short produced by Ecodeo Group, a digital media firm focused on environmental sustainability.
The branding and redesign of the Telecom for Charity website, designed by Melissa Mesku, highlights the initiative’s fresh take on telecommunications procurement. T4C’s embedded philanthropy model and value proposition for companies and organizations is explained in bold detail. T4C seeks to become a leading alternative fundraising method for nonprofits, and a special section on the website invites nonprofits to grow their support base by partnering with T4C. Every Day is Earth Day, a featured promotion on the website, underscores T4C’s dedication to mission-driven growth: when a potential client calls T4C for a free consultation, Telecom for Charity will make a contribution to cleaner air with partners Trees for the Future and Carbonfund.org.
Telecom for Charity’s new messaging consistently conveys its commitment to social responsibility and better business, helping companies save money and support a cause they love.
Telecom for Charity is an initiative of Nice Touch Communications, an established telecommunications consulting firm with over 15 years of industry experience, resources and relationships.
Jay Frank is the program director of Telecom For Charity, a founding partner at Nice Touch Communications (established in 1997), and a longtime environmental advocate.
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The North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) 59th meeting was held just outside of Phoenix, Arizona, and highlighted critical information and trends for Network Operators. The event took place at the Sheraton Wildhorse Pass with engineers, operators and CEO’s in attendances to learn more about how to design a reliable and stable network with easier troubleshooting processes and reduced maintenance requirements.
NANOG had many professionals speak on a variety of topics such as choosing and implementing an IGP, Deploying BGP in a scalable manner, peering policy creation and management, amongst many more. All of the videos are released on Team NANOG’s Youtube channel here. This channel provides access to information about a multitude of varying topics ranging from Extending SDN into the Transport Network to Best Current Operational Practices’ while providing speakers to reach out to a larger audience online.
If attended but didn’t have an opportunity to listen to all of the presentations, NANOG has provided you with links to each individual session on their agenda here. We also remind those who attended NANOG 59 remote or onsite, to complete the NANOG 59 surveys, found here.
NANOG is the professional association for Internet engineering and architecture focusing on systems that allow the Internet to run such as core routing and switching, Internet domain routing, peering and interconnection and Internet core security. This association also expands into areas that are closely related or critical to the Internet such as data centers and optical networking. This organization is membership driven with core engineers and product staffs across North America’s network operator companies and service providers. Learn more by visiting www.nanog.org.
- Jeff Gyzen joins WiredRE with expertise in data center design, standardization, and best practices.
- Robert Joyce brings over 30 years of transactional law and power development experience to the WiredRE.
- WiredRE has advised two of the top three global telecom firms and over half of the top banks in the US in transactions up to $100 million.
Las Vegas, NV – October 22, 2013 – Wired Real Estate Group Inc. (“WiredRE”), the nation’s leading data center advisor, has announced the addition of two new members to its advisory board, Robert Joyce and Jeff Gyzen.
Joyce is proficient in the power industry, where he has used his legal background to develop energy and infrastructure projects in the U.S. and internationally, and brings to the table 30 years of business and transactional legal services in connection with real estate, infrastructure and community development, project finance, business structure and strategic acquisition. His power and legal background provides a strong compliment to the WiredRE team.
Gyzen brings a background in critical facilities and data center design. As Principal at Gyzen & Associates, a firm he founded in 1986, Gyzen has been involved in the design of over 200 critical facilities throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Pacific Rim, Central America and Australia. Gyzen was actively involved in the establishment of the first nationally recognized infrastructure Standard for Data Centers acknowledged by ANSI, CSA, EIA, and TIA and in the development of data center design best practices published in 2011 by ANSI/BISCSI 002-2011.
“The addition of Jeff and Robert to our advisory board is a reflection of our growth and diligence in developing a board that serves our clients in this maturing industry,” commented Everett Thompson, CEO, WiredRE. “These additions are a reflection of our singular focus on mission critical infrastructure design, planning, leasing and finance.”
WiredRE uses its proprietary research to advise enterprises on cloud, colocation, and data center investment, public relations, design, planning, brokerage and finance. For more information about WiredRE and its approach, or to search over 2,000 data center listings, visit www.wiredre.com.
Open Data Centers Selected to Present at the Information Management Network’s 4th Annual Data Center Conference in San Jose, CA
CEO Erik Levitt to Discuss the Economic and Demand Drivers of Today’s Data Center Industry
PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 22, 2013 – Open Data Centers, LLC (ODC), a carrier-neutral data center operator in Piscataway, N.J., announces today that its CEO Erik Levitt has been selected to speak at Information Management Network’s (IMN) Financing, Investment and Real Estate Development for Data Centers (West), taking place October 28-29, 2013 at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose, CA.
Mr. Levitt joins moderator Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, and fellow panelists Zane Alsabery, CEO of Alchemy Communications, Inc.; Kaushik Joshi, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at Equinix; and Tom Watts, Managing Member at Watts Capital, LLC, on the panel titled ‘Macroeconomics and Demand Drivers of the Industry’, taking place Monday, October 28 at 8:45 AM. This session will explore the impact of the oversaturated cloud market, examine the next demand driver of the data center business and discuss the growth outlook for traditional colo vs. wholesale data centers and whether customers are migrating towards server warehouses or staying with traditional colocation services. Mr. Levitt will provide executive insight and best practices to identify lucrative opportunities for data center investment and take a deeper dive into how colocation has evolved today as a driver of data center growth.
Open Data Centers provides carrier-neutral colocation options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers at its Piscataway data center. Featuring diverse power feeds, 2N redundancy and close proximity to New York City, ODC’s Piscataway facility is purpose-built to fulfill the low latency needs of financial institutions and high-availability requirements of Cloud services and applications while serving as an ideal location for carrier Points of Presence (PoPs). The data center also provides tenants with available access to multiple network and fiber providers including: Cablevision, Cogent, Core Technology Services, Endstream Communications, FiberTech, Level 3 Communications, Lightower, Sunesys, Verizon, Verizon Business, and Zayo.
To schedule a meeting with the Open Data Centers team during the IMN conference, email email@example.com.
To learn more about Open Data Centers and its Piscataway, NJ facility, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
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Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers. For more information about Open Data Centers, LLC, please visit www.opendatacenters.net.
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While speaking at the NEDAS Educational Summit, Wiest addressed the operational challenges and ROI effectiveness of DAS and small cell alongside fellow panelists Ray Hild of Corning MobileAccess and Joshua Broder of Tilson. He then went South to speak at the Wireless Infrastructure Show, participating in a panel discussion titled, “Small Cell Installation: Location, Power, and Backhaul” before heading to Las Vegas for the WISPAPALOOZA event. While at WISPAPALOOZA, Wiest participated on a NEDAS-sponsored panel discussing, ‘New Business Opportunities: Small Cells and Wholesale DAS’ alongside fellow panelists Jorge Forero of Taqua and moderator Art Meierdirk of INOC network solutions.
EdgeConneX designs, builds and deploys edge of network solutions for the enhanced delivery of digital content. The company’s Edge Data Center, Edge Wireless and Edge PoP solutions are strategically designed to dramatically improve delivery of digital content from any device, anywhere, anytime.
Mr. Meierdirk, alongside executive panelists Doug Wiest, EVP of Wireless Services at EdgeConneX and Jorge Forero, Business Development Director for National Accounts at Taqua, LLC, will explore two key drivers of demand for DAS and small cell solutions. The panel will take an in-depth look at the unique coverage needs of large venue owners in the healthcare, education and entertainment industries as well as the many challenges faced by carriers when offloading large users from the macrocell.
Mr. Meierdirk is an industry veteran with over 35 years of telecoms and data communications experience. As Senior Director of Business Services for INOC, his primary focus is on developing markets for wireless and fiber networks across the globe. In addition to core business development, Mr. Meierdirk is responsible for INOC’s extensive Professional Services portfolio, overseeing the development process, taking part in business planning and actively managing various complex projects. Prior to INOC, he held various roles in product, program and outside plant management at AT&T and Tellabs.
INOC provides 24×7 NOC monitoring and reporting services for a multitude of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network equipment. For nearly 14 years, INOC has been monitoring, reporting and helping run networks and IT services for companies of all types and sizes around the world. INOC’s goal is to provide customers with complete satisfaction, which stems from ensuring high network availability, and reliability and supporting ubiquitous wireless coverage in both in-building and outdoor environments.
For more information about INOC, visit www.inoc.com.
To learn more about WISPAPALOOZA 2013, click here.
In fact, they often use as many resources as a small city—one of the most widely used operational elements being water. Water is used in data centers to combat the excessive amount of heat that is generated from servers that are constantly in use. Surprisingly, a single data center can use upwards of 360,000 gallons of water every day. This water, which is stored in cooling towers, must be treated in order to prevent corrosion, scaling and the formation of mineral deposits. If left untreated, dangerous microorganisms can also grow that can be harmful to humans.
The Silver Bullet Solution
Lerner wanted to do its part to promote eco-friendly data centers without going bankrupt in the process. Since water plays an integral role in ensuring system uptime, the development company needed to find an affordable cleansing solution.
As a solution, Lerner implemented the Silver Bullet Water Treatment Solution, an electro-chemical system that conditions water to disinfect and de-alkalize the liquid. The water treatment technology has been found to remove 99.8 percent of bacteria in cooling towers, as well as the growth of Legionella, which causes Legionnaire’s disease.
After only 16 months of use, Lerner saved enough water to fill more than 75 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Silver Bullet’s water treatment technology is installed in 19 Lerner data centers across the country, saving the company more than 1,000 megawatt hours of electricity as well as more than one million gallons of water annually. Additionally, the company is able to realize substantial cost savings across manual labor, significantly reducing the time that it would otherwise have to spend cleansing its data centers.
For more information on how the Silver Bullet technology plan brought efficiencies to Lerner, and to see how it can benefit your organization, visit www.silverbulletcorp.com.
“In August, the GSM Association counted 206 4G-LTE commercially launched networks in 79 countries. With many more in deployment, that’s a rapid take up since the first 4G-LTE networks were launched in Sweden and Norway in 2009.” says Simon Dodsworth, VP Voice & Mobile, TeliaSonera International Carrier.“The key to supporting 4G-users ‘home’ network experience when visiting another mobile network when travelling abroad, is IPX. Yet there is widespread confusion about what IPX actually is.”
Bernd Hoogkamp, Director, Product Management, Voice and Mobile, speaking at the conference said, “With IPX networks and services still being defined, industry analysts have highlighted a considerable lack of understanding around IPX. TeliaSonera International Carrier is home of the TeliaSonera IPX, part of the TeliaSonera group of 17 mobile operators, and talks to interested parties about IPX every day. We want to share and raise the level of understanding to move IPX forward, assembling high quality resources and offering the ability to ask questions to an ‘IPXpert’ panel of experts.
The new website is now accessible globally at www.whatisIPX.com.
At the Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association’s Fall Educational Summit held on October 2, 2013 at the Kellogg Conference Center Hotel in Washington, D.C., the first panel of the day, titled ‘Putting the Converged Network Together’, discussed exactly that.
Putting the Converged Network Together – Like a Quilt
The panelists included Joshua Broder, CEO of Tilson; Ray Hild of Corning; and Doug Wiest, EVP ofEdgeConneX. The session was moderated by Peter Murray of CCI Systems. While Hild cited that we were on the verge of a tsunami, in relation to the need to deploy and install DAS and small cell systems, Wiest urged end-users to seek more holistic solutions. The panelists discussed the need to stitch together the different defined solutions – like a quilt – to help manage the growth and data expectations.
But the hurdles are common across the board. Many companies seek solutions in a ‘herky jerky way,’ commented Broder. While ‘herky jerky’ may not be a technical term, his point was as follows: “different strategies are happening all at once, they just aren’t happening by all carriers,” meaning that not one single carrier has a holistic approach to the design needed to bring the converged network together. At least not just yet.
Tsunami Meets the Tip of the Iceberg: Challenges Still Exist
Wiest of EdgeConneX was apt to advise that we are just at the tip of the iceberg in that macro networks are starting to break – an observation he is fully entitled to make based on his professional tenure. Prior to EdgeConneX, Doug was the COO of American Tower and the President and CEO of Lightower – both companies known for trailblazing the macro cell, cell tower and operating side of this industry sector. According to Wiest, there is currently a mind shift with the carriers. It’s like a light bulb has finally switched on.
There’s a different story in corporate than the working level. There are two fundamental challenges: site acquisition and backhaul. According to Wiest’s comments – perhaps there’s a larger third challenge lingering though – convergence of the thought process between executives and those in the field. But more importantly, from the top level all the way down, providers must set expectations with real estate owners. At the end of the day, “traditional utilities don’t care about you, I worked with one for a long-time,” adds Wiest. “Deploying one small cell at a time just won’t cut it.”
Competition Looms…. at Home
With arenas taking center stage on deploying DAS solutions to provide attendees across disparate service provider networks access to stronger signals and greater bandwidth, the competition at home still looms. “The 60-inch screen in our homes is sometimes a greater draw than fans attending and using technology in the arenas,” commented Peter Murray.
While at home, comfortably watching the game on a large high-definition T.V., viewers have endless access to food, drinks and of course, their toilet. If DAS and/or small cell were truly to be considered the fourth utility, ‘would you build a stadium without a toilet?,” commented Murray. In other words, would you give the faucets away for free?
For more information about the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association’s Educational Summit and to view the presentation slide deck, click here.
Pittsburgh serves as a gateway to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast, enabling businesses in the Pittsburgh area, as well as those located throughout rural Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, with easy access to the One Marketplace PoP. Located within a 315-mile radius of the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York Metro areas, the PA PoP also allows Global Capacity customers to connect clients locally to Internet services providers, MSPs, and Cloud application providers. 2500 Allegheny Center Mall is home to a variety of interconnects including Comcast, CenturyLink, Fibertech, Lumos Networks and AT&T, amongst others. This broad selection of new carrier networks and Internet backbones provides One Marketplace customers with access to diverse route options, competitive pricing and a wide range of services.
One Marketplace offers an interconnected, physical network aggregation platform with a cloud-based application that automates the design, pricing, and ordering of network solutions. The platform provides customers with bi-directional interconnections and enhances market-competitive opportunities for buyers and sellers. It also enables businesses to increase the breadth and reach of their network capabilities while providing them the means to support increased supply and demand volume.
It is Global Capacity’s mission to deliver ubiquitous reach and competitive pricing for the delivery of data, voice and video services as it seeks to further expand the One Marketplace footprint to extend to the highest level of interconnectedness for customers.
To learn more about interconnecting to Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, visitwww.globalcapacity.com/products-services/interconnection or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints are the catalyst.
If you’re building an in-building system, it must be technology agnostic. Ultimately, it’s the end-user experience that will justify the cost – or the loss. But deciding on what type of system and how much you should build is rather challenging.
According to Benoit Fleury, who is responsible for iBwave’s overall product portfolio, the project must be well-defined and right-sized. “If you over-design a project, it will be more costly,” he stated. Fleury also added that a solution must be future-ready. And in the lifecycle of a real estate development project, we all know that 10 years is not a long time for gaining a return on an in-building project.
Butchko added to Fleury’s remarks that today’s building owners and even enterprises don’t have a cohesive way of doing things. They want it, but they want it on the cheap and therefore, ‘no future proofing is considered.’
“There’s still a level of sticker shock,” added Chris Graff, a Regional Sales Manager for SOLiD who also partook in the discussion on the panel. “Companies should consider their goals and then the ROI should be tied together.”
ROI Be Damned
Douglas J. Barnett, a 20-year veteran in the wireless industry, led the lively ‘ROI Analysis – Does a DAS or Small Cell Network Deployment Pay’ conversation among participating panelists. Rounding out the panelists was Rene Pachinbhayag, In-Building Solutions Manager at AT&T. While the panelists seemed, at times, to team up against the industry giant, Rene explained that not all projects can be (or should be) carrier-funded. Graff concurred and rightfully pointed out that while the carriers may hold the majority stake on ROI, the end goal is to make the end-users happy and encourage them to use as much technology as possible. In which instance, venue holders themselves have a large stake since they too want happy customers. But Graff emphasized, rightly so, that ultimately it’s the end users who pay the monthly bill and use the services.
Building owners shouldn’t cry wolf. They have the opportunity to fund the projects themselves. Rene pointed out that designing a building to be more energy-efficient saves the owners money. They should be looking at putting the savings from a more efficient design to use elsewhere, such as bringing the signal inside the building.
Who has the most at stake?
“Whoever is tied to the perception of the end-user experience has the most at stake,” Fleury pointed out. And that, my dear reader, is the name of the game. In the end, perception is key.
For more information about the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Association’s Educational Summit, and to view the presentation slide deck, click here.
The company will be exhibiting at booth #929, where the Silver Bullet team will be displaying the innovative and revolutionary water treatment technology of the Silver Bullet System to observant industry professionals. The team will display how companies can minimize water use, reduce cleaning time, and realize substantial energy savings by implementing the Silver Bullet water treatment solution.
Silver Bullet’s mission is to provide its customers with quality water to better protect their assets while simultaneously offering increased savings by taking away unnecessary costs associated with water and energy use. The innovative system provides data center customers with a means to protect their cooling towers from biological growth and corrosion while reducing scaling, saving water, and providing a safer work environment.
If you would like to schedule a meeting with Silver Bullet at Data Center World, email: email@example.com.
EdgeConneX’s Doug Wiest to Discuss ‘Putting the Converged Network Together’ at the NEDAS Educational Summit
NEDAS aims to bring together professionals within the DAS and Small Cell community through educational conferences and social events. The leading caucus of Northeast DAS and small cell professionals and end-users looks to promote discussion amongst industry leaders on issues such as deployment, operational challenges and ROI effectiveness of DAS and small cell network solutions. Mr. Wiest, along with fellow panelists Ray Hild and Joshua Broder, will share insights regarding these challenges and how to successfully avoid or overcome them. He will also explore the topic of integrating small cell network solutions into a broader communications infrastructure.
EdgeConneX is a premier edge-of-network solutions provider and proud leader in the small cell market, boasting vast experience leading small cellular network deployments throughout the Northeast.
If you wish to learn more about the NEDAS Educational Summit or register for the event, visitwww.northeastdas.com.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to mobile and data communications, visit small cell.edgeconnex.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BridgePoint Technologies and Symphony Clinical Research℠ recently announced an exclusive partnership which provides the global service leader in in-home and alternate-site clinical services to patients in all phases of clinical trials with remote Help Desk support as well as technical monitoring and maintenance. BridgePoint was brought on to support Symphony Clinical Research in their search for ways to achieve operational excellence through technical advancement and innovation.
As part of its comprehensive Managed Services offering, BridgePoint is providing Symphony Clinical Research with monitoring and administration of its critical IT infrastructure as well as on-site technical maintenance in support of the company’s international customer base and 24×7 availability requirements. Acting as Symphony’s dedicated technology partner, BridgePoint is also working with the company’s technical teams to support the planning and deployment of various highly technical initiatives that will ultimately provide an enhanced approach to Symphony’s remote employment, critical uptime, and Disaster Recovery processes.
The partnership with BridgePoint has enabled Symphony to focus on its core business and provide higher-value services to its customers in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Furthermore, the agreement allows Symphony to optimize its budgeting process and operating margins via BridgePoint’s fixed-cost service.
Learn more about BridgePoint’s Managed Services by visiting http://mybridgepoint.com/IT_managed_services.
NEDAS’ Washington event has attracted highly respected thought-leaders and prominent speakers such as Prasad Ravi, CEO, INOC; Doug Wiest, EVP, EdgeConneX; Ahmed Abogendia, CEO, ATEC Wireless; Walter Cannon, VP, Metro Network Services; Douglas Fishman, PMP, Director of DAS Design and Implementation, SQUAN; and many more. The speakers will share their insights into prominent industry topics that include: ‘Putting the Converged Network Together’; ‘ROI Analysis – Does a DAS or Small Cell Network Deployment Pay?’; ‘DAS/WiFi/Small Cell Solutions for Hi-Rise Residential Applications’; ‘Budget Approved! What Happens (Should Happen) Once the Customer Says Yes’; and ‘Peering Into the Future: How Does the Prevalence of VoLTE, WiFi, eMBMS, Carrier Aggregation and New Spectrum Opportunities Shape the Future?’
This NEDAS Fall conference is aimed at engaging and empowering participants to question and understand how the need for growing connectivity will change the world we live in, and how to be a step ahead as we enter the “Era of Convergence.”
To view the full agenda, please click here.
Registration for the conference is still open; free passes are available for end-users. Limited sponsorships are still available. Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Bernd Hoogkamp, Director of Product Management – Voice and Mobile at TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), will speak at the COMPTEL PLUS FALL 2013 Convention & Expo, taking place September 23-26 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.
On September 25th at 11:00 AM, Mr. Hoogkamp will join fellow expert panelists from Global Capacity, Cbeyond and Neustar on the ‘TDM to IP: Preparing Your Business for the Transition’ panel, part if COMPTEL’s The Game Changer: Innovation Strategies for a Competitive Advantage series. The speakers will examine the evolution of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to IP technology, looking closely at signaling systems and databases as well as the operational and economic benefits of VoIP interconnection and transport.
Mr. Hoogkamp holds 14+ years of telecom expertise in the areas of roaming, IP and TDM technologies, interconnection and LTE. His perspective will showcase how today’s innovative service providers such as TSIC are leading the TDM to IP transition and meeting the growing demands of the mobile customer community through new technical innovations such as the TeliaSonera IPX platform.
TSIC launched TeliaSonera IPX in May of 2013. As of the largest IPX networks launched to date, TeliaSonera IPX delivers Voice, Roaming, Signaling, Messaging and Video services to customers across the globe over a single port. Purpose-built to meet the exploding bandwidth and mobility demands of today’s generation of end-users, TeliaSonera IPX exceeds GSMA and i3forum requirements and offers its operators a scalable and secure network complete with end-to-end SLAs while providing end customers with enhanced quality service and connectivity. The platform is carried on TSIC’s 100G-enabled network, which connects North America, Europe and Asia, and spans 200 Points of Presence worldwide. TeliaSonera IPX is just one of TSIC’s driving forces behind the ‘Anywhereization’ trend, providing ‘always on’ connectivity to meet the demand for content anywhere-not just somewhere.
Think of how frustrating it feels when you are having an emergency and your go-to store for the product you rely on has gone out of business, or is closed. As a consumer, it is easy to feel completely stranded when there is nowhere to turn for an immediate solution to a critical problem.
Unfortunately, this scenario has become a major problem for IT executives as of late. Large-scale consolidation, bandwidth price compression and job cuts have created an unstable market in the data center space. As a result, end-users and network providers are often left with fewer options to choose from when searching for network solutions. Likewise, the options that are available are typically of lesser quality.
As the adage goes, however, the show must go on. When a required network solution is mission-critical, there is no time to wait. Equipment failure and downtime due to cable or server malfunctions can have astronomical financial implications and can leave both employees and consumers in a state of panic. IT executives cannot wait for network solutions that require immediate attention.
This is where MOD Mission Critical comes in. MOD provides a complete set of network solutions designed to address the needs of data centers of all sizes. This includes wholesale IP, layer 2 and 3 network access, international private lines and submarine cable capacity. Additionally, since the company purchases access assets, customers can enjoy reduced prices that average commodity carriers cannot otherwise provide.
MOD will go the extra mile to provide both parts and services to networks to ensure uptime when it is needed most. While the state of the network hardware industry might be in a state of fluctuation, MOD offers a stable solution that organizations can rely on to perform necessary network tasks. To learn more about the company, visit www.modmc.net.
When a network is declared mission-critical, it means that there is no room for failure. That is because even a few minutes of downtime in such an environment is enough to cause catastrophic losses for the organization that relies on it.
Networks, however, are complex entities. They require constant maintenance and oversight in order to remain functional. Servers, switches, routers and cables must all be monitored and maintained in order to ensure constant uptime. That’s where MOD Mission Critical, a network service provider, comes in as it combines facilities and non-facilities-based assets to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, mission-critical network solutions.
Capacity’s Global Carrier Awards recognize the telco community’s most visionary and innovative companies. Global Capacity was nominated in the ‘Best Service Innovation’ category for its One Marketplace Ethernet services alongside DE-CIX, iBasis, Liquid Telecom, and Telekom Austria Group. The ‘Best Service Innovation’ award recognizes companies and technology partners who have excelled in the use, development and deployment of carrier services throughout the year.
The 2013 Leading Lights Awards serve as the marquee awards for next-generation communication within the telecom space, recognizing the achievements of telecom companies in services, application and equipment. Global Capacity earned its nomination as one of the three finalists in the ‘Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service’ category for its One Hub Interconnect, the company’s industry-leading network interconnection to the One Marketplace platform. One Hub’s key innovation is its ability to enable Global Capacity customers to leverage an Ethernet interconnection while still being able to utilize legacy TDM end links over the same connection without the need to procure additional equipment.
Global Capacity’s nominations for these leading communication awards further fortify its commitment to addressing the transparency, efficiency and simplicity needed for Ethernet connectivity in today’s complex, fragmented market with innovative, award-winning products and services. The company purpose-built its One Marketplace platform to improve efficiency by streamlining and simplifying the pricing, procurement and delivery of access network services.
One Marketplace provides customers with real-time design, pricing and ordering of Ethernet services, allowing users to source multi-vendor Ethernet access services leveraging a single External Network to Network Interface (ENNI). The platform also serves as a procurement system that enables seamless ordering and tracks provisioning, delivery status, and performance of each circuit purchased through One Marketplace.
2013 Leading Lights Awards winners will be announced at the Leading Lights awards dinner, held October 1st at The Out in New York City. Winners of Capacity’s Global Carrier Awards will be announced November 19th at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Global Capacity, to Present at COMPTEL PLUS
Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product and Marketing Mary Stanhope will serve as an executive panelist at the COMPTEL PLUS FALL 2013 Convention and Expo, as part of the series The Game Changer: Innovation Strategies for a Competitive Advantage.
Ms. Stanhope will be participating in the session entitled ‘TDM to IP: Preparing Your Business for the Transition’, taking place Wednesday, September 25th from 11:00 to 11:45 AM in Sun Ballroom A. Mary is one of four expert panelists who will enlighten attendees with multiple varying methods for implementing TDM to IP transition strategies. Ms. Stanhope will also provide her unique insight on successful migration from legacy ATM / Frame infrastructure in order to add value to network and clients by decreasing operating expenses, increasing productivity and allowing a competitive offering to the market.
Global Capacity’s award-winning One Marketplace platform offers customers a flexible and cost-effective way to migrate service while simultaneously upgrading their underlying network infrastructure to support new revenue-generating, high-bandwidth services. One Marketplace also allows customers to extend their network reach efficiently and economically, delivering the network coverage necessary for businesses and mitigating the complexity associated with managing multiple suppliers.
To meet with the Global Capacity team at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention, visit http://info.globalcapacity.com/comptel-fall-2013.
Learn more about how customers are using Global Capacity’s One Marketplace by visiting http://globalcapacity.com/news-resources/case-studies, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaska Communications Chooses Lone Star for Proprietary Provisioning & Engineering Database Enhancement
Managed services and strategic network operations resource provider Lone Star Corporate Services has been selected by Alaska Communications to complete a data migration, consolidation and integration project as well as an in-depth inventory analysis for SPARKS, the company’s proprietary network inventory system. The improved, feature-rich network inventory system will provide real-time IT asset visibility and enhanced asset management for Alaska Communications.
Enhanced accessibility to high quality, accurate and timely customer data will enable Alaska Communications to decrease its time to market and more efficiently satisfy the demand of its enterprise and other data-driven customers. With optimized visibility into its IT assets, the leading broadband solutions provider can also improve its abilities to manage assets while making more informed business decisions.
The experts at Lone Star leverage best practices and proven network inventory management methods and tools across all of their engagements, providing personalized, effective and efficient business solutions that fulfill the specific needs of their customers. From an extensive research and discovery process through strategic solution deployment, Lone Star manages the entire project lifecycle for its customers, eliminating redundancies and improving processes to create effective workflow environments and ensure overall system quality.
To learn more about Lone Star and its managed services and strategic network operations solutions, meet with the Lone Star team at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & Expo, taking place September 23-26, 2013 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. To schedule a meeting, email email@example.com.
More information can also be found by visiting http://lonestar-cs.com/.
Ajubeo is expanding into the New York metro market with the help of FORTRUST, its longtime data center provider in the Denver area and significant contributor to Ajubeo’s 100% cloud uptime track record, and IO.Anywhere® modular data center components. The high-performance cloud infrastructure provider recently announced the deployment of its new modular cloud hub in New Jersey.
Ajubeo’s IT equipment will be housed by FORTRUST in a Tier III design certified IO.Anywhere® modular data center inside IO’s Edison, NJ facility . Ajubeo chose the new modular facility for its abilities to provide unparalleled energy efficiency for high-density colocation environments, as well as enhance operational efficiency and optimize security features thanks to its new access denial features. A ‘Powered by IO®’ Partner, FORTRUST exclusively leverages IO modular data center technology across its colocation and disaster recovery services. According to David Shepard, FORTRUST’s SVP of Sales & Marketing, IO.Anywhere® is designed to handle increased per rack densities and enable expedited cloud hub commissioning as well as data center expansion.
Ajubeo’s Northeast expansion is driven by strong demand for the provider’s top tier services and high-performance cloud infrastructure as well as a recent capital investment in the company by Boulder-based private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners.
For more information about Ajubeo and its high-performance cloud infrastructure, visit www.ajubeo.com.
INOC, LLC, a single-source provider of streamlined, scalable, comprehensive NOC support, has announced the launch of its enhanced, streamlined and scalable Network Operations Center (NOC) Support Services. The revamped solutions portfolio will provide customers with a top of the line management platform for network, systems, public, private and hybrid cloud, virtualization, environmental and applications monitoring, as well as rapid incident identification and response.
INOC seamlessly integrates world-class software technology, highly resilient and redundant NOC infrastructure, proven processes, and expert IT staff to ensure maximum uptime and availability of customers’ critical IT infrastructure. The company provides customers with real-time monitoring of critical infrastructure components as well as rapid incident response and resolution 24×7, so clients are aware the minute an issue occurs. INOC’s data center and cloud NOC Support Services are designed to not only provide stability and security, but also seamlessly integrate with customers’ exiting environments and operational tools to ensure streamlined turn-up and maximum efficiency.
To learn more about INOC and its enhanced NOC Support Services for data center and cloud environments, meet with the INOC team at booth #539 at the Cloud Partners Conference, taking place September 11-13, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Learn more about INOC by visiting www.inoc.com.
Global Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond will partake in this year’s Ethernet & SDN Expo, a Light Reading conference co-located at INTEROP, taking place October 2-3, 2013. Mr. Edmond will share his vast knowledge of connectivity and provide valuable industry insight into simplifying the delivery process of Ethernet services in a complex, ever-evolving and multi-vendor network on the ‘Ethernet & SDN Executive Council Roundtable – Wholesale Services Trends, Opportunities & Challenges’, taking place on Thursday, October 3 at 10:55 AM.
The panel, moderated by Heavy Reading’s Stan Hubbard, will offer perspectives on the ever-evolving Ethernet market, near-term growth opportunities for companies in the future, and industry predictions regarding how software defined services will affect the Ethernet market.
Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, is a leader in Carrier Ethernet. Leveraging its innovative and award-winning platform One Marketplace, Global Capacity streamlines the sourcing and procurement of Ethernet access services, providing carriers with the means to extend their network beyond their own infrastructure while benefitting from the scalability, cost, reliability, and speed of Ethernet services. One Marketplace offers a single interface through which clients can design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single SLA, contract, point of contact and full network visibility and management.
Hidalgo Communications announced today that it has been selected as a Premier Agent by Sabey Data Center Properties, the largest privately owned, multi-tenant data center owner and developer on the West Coast. The partnership’s key advantages are four-fold: Hidalgo enables Sabey to better serve its carrier and enterprise customers, offering strategic consulting and guidance as well as streamlined access to a wide array of turnkey connectivity solutions, reducing its time to market; the firm also provides Sabey with additional revenue opportunities by way of its global network of trusted providers, proactively facilitating new business partnerships between Sabey and industry-leading carriers interested in its New York City-based Intergate.Manhattan facility. While helping Sabey facilitate the growing communication demands of its customer base in New York, Hidalgo has also enabled the company to seamlessly and cost-effectively extend its reach beyond the New York City market and into prominent markets across the globe.
With 20+ years of deep industry expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the market, Hidalgo serves as a true extension of the Sabey team – not just an outsourced consulting firm. With its vast interconnectedness to an ecosystem of telco and service providers, Hidalgo provides Sabey and other customers with access to solutions, competitive price points and markets traditionally available only to carriers and large enterprise customers. The firm sources, designs, implements and supports a broad suite of proven voice, data, networking, colocation, Cloud and managed infrastructure solutions by way of partnerships with best-of-breed technology vendors such as Global Capacity, Cross River Fiber, Telx, and many more.
Hidalgo simplifies the carrier selection process for customers in today’s complex and fragmented marketplace, finding the provider best equipped to fulfill each customer’s specific service requirements utilizing less time and resources than traditional vendor selection methods.
To learn more about Hidalgo Communications, visit www.hidalgocommunications.com.
Find out how you can future-proof your IT Operations with FORTRUST Data Centers and Ajubeo Cloud Infrastructure September 10th-11th at the Hyatt Regency Denver. This is your chance to connect with two innovative companies at the forefront of Colo and the Cloud.
FORTRUST, one of the premier data center and colocation services companies in the United States, and Ajubeo, provider of the highest quality Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud platform, are teaming up at APEX 2013 to demonstrate their IT superhero powers. Visit booths 16 & 17 to see what this duo can do for your business. While you’re there, demonstrate your own superhero powers and try your hand at our strength games. Visitors will have a chance to receive giveaways, win jaw-dropping prizes, and get their picture taken with legendary comic book heroes – classic and current.
Schedule a meeting with one of the knowledgeable FORTRUST/Ajubeo team members at APEX 2013 today and get answers to your data center, colocation, cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, virtual desktops, or backup & BCDR-related questions. Click here to get started.
Silver Bullet is a nominee for the 2013 APEX Award for ‘Technology Company of the Year’, presented by the Colorado Technology Association (CTA). Recognized for its demonstrated excellence in technology, innovation and social entrepreneurship, Silver Bullet was also selected for its unique corporate culture as well as the ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation through the development and deployment of its Silver Bullet Water Treatment System. Award winners will be announced during the APEX Awards gala to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Denver on Tuesday September 10, 2013.
Boasting a $49.6 billion technology industry (one of the fastest growing sectors in the state), Colorado is ranked second in the nation for its high-tech business concentration. The APEX awards recognize and showcase the best of the technology innovation and leadership in Colorado, honoring the successes, vision, leadership, and contributions of the state’s remarkable technology leaders and innovators. This year’s APEX judging panel is comprised of experts from several Colorado-based organizations, including BI Incorporated, Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP, Hein & Associates LLP, Statera, SpireMedia, St. Charles Capital, and Swiecki Enterprises, Inc., as well as representatives from Google’s Boulder office.
Silver Bullet continues to stay ahead of the curve through its innovative and strategic business practices. Its innovative Water Treatment System is a new paradigm in water treatment technology, replacing conventional methods with a modern, unique electro-chemical system that disinfects and conditions water to eliminate microorganisms and scale formation while simultaneously minimizing corrosion. The system is currently utilized across a number of commercial and industrial locations throughout the US, Mexico and Canada; some of the its latest applications include the cooling towers of data centers and the drinking water of livestock for the agricultural services industry.
In addition to helping its customers realize significant savings across electricity, water, labor and maintenance by dramatically reducing their water usage and increasing electrical efficiency, Silver Bullet also places a firm focus on giving back to the community and fostering an educational, engaging and collaborative work environment. The company supports several charitable initiatives and provides its staff with an engaging and collaborative professional atmosphere as well as competitive employee benefits.
This prestigious nomination is not the cutting-edge water treatment company’s first recognition; Silver Bullet is a current finalist in the Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards, People’s Choice category, a recipient of the 2012 Best Venture award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for its cost effective and environmentally responsible water treatment solution, and a finalist in the 2012 Colorado Cleantech Awards.
For more information about Silver Bullet’s water treatment systems, visit www.silverbulletcorp.com.
For more information on the 2013 APEX Awards, visit APEXcolorado.com.
- XP Investimentos connects with the Perseus ULL network for order routing to BM&F Bovespa
- XP Investimentos choose RCB compliant Perseus network for sponsored international trading
SAO PAULO and NEW YORK – 28 August 2013 – Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra-low latency, high capacity global networks today announced that XP Investimentos with offices in Sao Paulo and New York, has established an ON-NET presence on the Perseus Telecom global exchange network.
XP Investimentos is a market leading broker dealer and the largest independent broker dealer in Brazil. XP executes approximately seven percent of the Bovespa equity volume on a daily basis and is responsible for twenty percent of all options volume on the Bovespa. XP Investimentos is also the second largest Ibovespa futures broker on the BM&F making it a full service broker deal in all Brazilian exchange securities.
The strategic network connection with Perseus allows XP Investimentos clients in the US, Europe and Asia to access Brazilian exchange market data and trade execution over the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award winning link to Brazil. An XP customer connects through sponsored access over the Perseus ultra low latency network with more than sixty global points-of-presence.
Perseus has operated the fastest market-to-market network connection between New York and Brazil from the datacenters of Nasdaq OMX and the BM&F Bovespa for almost two years while working tirelessly to enhance performance. Dozens of companies within financial markets including exchanges, banks, brokers, high frequency traders, market data and order management vendors have all found advantageous opportunities with accelerated speed over this unique Perseus network.
Customers have selected Perseus Telecom for the fastest connections from Chicago to New York, New York to Brazil, New York to London, London to Frankfurt and with other key market-to-market connections. Moreover, Perseus customers rely on best-in-class speed to market backed by a performance driven “Walk-Away” Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Brian Sweeney, Managing Director of XP Securities in New York, said, “the Brazilian trading market continues to expand its appeal around the world, making it more important for XP to offer simplified access to our customers and interested counter parties.”
Marcio Castro, Chief Information Officer of XP Investimentos and XP Securities added, “By having the Perseus connection in place, XP will provide clients with the option for the fastest sponsored access to the BM&F Bovespa from many points around the world. Mr. Castro added, “XP chose Perseus because it is the fastest network between our two most important markets New York and Brazil. It is highly reliable and meets the RCB compliant features needed to move trades into the BM&F Bovespa exchange.”
Dr. Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus Telecom, commented, “Perseus has built a global network from market to market precisely for major market leading broker dealers such as XP Investimentos. We are very happy XP has chosen to allow its buy-side customer to connect with XP over Perseus, further bringing markets together regionally and internationally.”
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About XP Investimentos
Established in 2001, XP Investimentos is the largest independent broker in Brazil with over 120,000 clients. The company is based in Rio de Janeiro and has offices in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and New York, represented by XP Securities. XP is present in all of the Brazilian states through its distribution network of 500 affiliated offices and 1,800 authorized advisors. The XP business model is based on capital markets capabilities, broad retail distribution and a strong product platform for both institutional and individual clients. XP has made large investments finance education with more than 200,000 students in paid courses and offered more than 300,000 free lectures.
For more information about XP Investimentos, please visit www.xpi.com.br
About Perseus Telecom
Perseus Telecom is an award winning global facilities based licensed carrier of enterprise and telecommunications services with a focus on ultra-low latency connectivity. Perseus provides the fastest routes between New York and Brazil exchange markets and was recently awarded for QuanTA, the fastest trans-Atlantic route between New York and London. The company also operates the fastest route between London and Frankfurt over its high-tech wireless/microwave service as well.
The Los Angeles Business Journal received over 400,000 submissions from L.A. area businesses for its 7th Annual Best Places to Work Awards, which recognize the achievements of 100 local employers in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. The weekly publication honored Unitas Global as one of the region’s top ‘Medium-Sized Companies’ at its ‘Best Places to Work’ Awards luncheon, which took place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.
The submissions required each company to complete an Employer Benefits & Policies Questionnaire, an online survey that captured critical information regarding company policies, practices and demographics. Employees were also asked to complete the Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey, consisting of approximately 72 statements that the staff responded to on a five-point agreement scale, as well as two open-ended questions and seven demographic questions. Unitas Global was selected based on its performance across the surveys’ eight core focus areas including: leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall engagement.
The award speaks volumes for Unitas Global CEO Grant Kirkwood, who says that the company takes great pride in its global team of diverse technology professionals. According to Mr. Kirkwood, Unitas brings a unique approach to corporate culture, creating a professional environment that fosters creative and communicative freedom, engagement and collaboration to drive employee productivity as well as personal and professional development. An employee wellness program featuring organized group activities, competitive benefits package, stock and ownership options, educational and career development opportunities, green-incentivized commuting compensation, weekly happy hours, and Taco Tuesdays are just a few unique attributes that help set Unitas Global apart from the competition.
Yet these are not the only aspects of Unitas culture that have gained recognition. The company translates the same level of trust, commitment and professionalism that is omnipresent in its work environment into daily customer collaboration, business operations and world-class solutions. Its Enterprise Private Cloud, Datacenter Operations Management, and IT Outsourcing solutions have been recognized around the world for making customers’ businesses more productive, cost-efficient and agile.
For more information about Unitas Global, visit www.unitasglobal.com.
With today’s rapidly evolving mobile technologies, cross-platform mobile applications are becoming a necessity. BridgePoint Technologies is already at the forefront of the mobile movement, developing high-performance, cost-effective and cross-functional mobile apps. Yet, it’s still seeking to go further through its new partnership with Xamarin, a software company empowering more than 380,000 developers to build fully native mobile apps across all major platforms. Their partnership allows BridgePoint to use Xamarin’s software as the underlying development platform for all of its cross-platform applications.
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Open Data Centers, LLC is pleased to announce that its CEO Erik Levitt has been selected to present on an expert panel discussion at ITEXPO Las Vegas, the premier communications and technology trade show in the world, taking place August 26-29, 2013 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Levitt will partake in a panel entitled “Do Your Customers Trust Your Cloud?” on Tuesday August 27th from 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM, moderated by Charlene O’Hanlon, Managing Editor of The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud.
Presenting alongside industry experts from Server Farm Realty, Windstream, and EarthLink, Mr. Levitt will provide a unique perspective on the importance of being a trusted cloud partner and provider in a competitive market as rapid cloud adoption yields new concerns around trust and cloud security.
Open Data Centers has generated much popularity due to the company’s ability to continuously evolve its data center architecture and control processes in order to meet the ever-changing demands of cloud-based solution providers. Most recently, the company’s Piscataway, NJ data center was selected by iAreanet to host its high availability, cloud-based office solutions. The facility provides iAreanet and other cloud-based solution providers with 8,500 square feet of scalable data center space, a 24-hour on-site Network Operations Center (NOC), and N2 infrastructure, as well as the choice, flexibility and responsiveness of a more personalized data center.
Open Data Centers is exhibiting at booth #326, collocated with its sister company, Endstream Communications. To schedule a meeting with the Open Data Centers team at ITEXPO, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ajubeo Secures Additional Funding to Support the Expansion & Enhancement of its Leading Cloud Infrastructure Offering
As Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) becomes a necessity over traditional methods and entities architect their IT-based products and services around a diversified cloud strategy, more and more customers are turning to companies such as Ajubeo, a national provider of high-performance Virtual Datacenters and cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (laaS), for high-performance, production-ready cloud services.
In order to support this growing demand, Ajubeo has secured additional funding from Grey Mountain Partners, a Boulder-based private equity firm, to fund its continued expansion in the New York Metro Area, as well as new product development, staffing, and sales and marketing initiatives. With 600% quarterly revenue growth over the past 12 months, Ajubeo has proven their enterprise-class Virtual Datacenters, Virtual Desktops, Backup and Restore-as-a-Service, and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service offerings provide their clients with top-of-the-line cloud infrastructure solutions.
Grey Mountain Partners believes that Ajubeo’s management team holds the experience and know-how to maximize and continue the gains seen in both 2012 and 2013. With approximately 60+ years of combined executive IT experience, 45+ years of combined public company experience, and 30+ years of combined financial services IT experience, Ajubeo’s President and CEO Chuck Price and Colorado CIO of the Year Tom Whitcomb hold the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to lead the cloud provider into the future.
Ajubeo’s cloud Infrastructure is built by CIOs for CIOs, providing performance-sensitive customers with a 100% uptime cloud solution and outperforming current market share leaders such as Amazon Web Services.
For more information about Ajubeo, visit www.ajubeo.com.
Only a week until the world’s largest and best-attended technology trade show event, ITEXPO Las Vegas, begins – and presenting is a familiar face, Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product and Marketing, Mary Stanhope.
Mary Stanhope is representing Global Capacity on an executive panel entitled ‘QoS in the Cloud: Your Revenue Guarantee’, taking place on Tuesday August 27th at 2:45 PM. Ms. Stanhope and fellow panelist Steven Shalita of NetScout Systems, Inc. will delve into the topic of cloud computing, discussing best practices for delivering quality end-to-end business solutions and how hybrid cloud offerings could be used to extend coverage beyond existing infrastructure.
Cloud services offer a variety of new opportunities for companies looking to provide the highest quality network solutions for their clients. Mary Stanhope will further discuss companies’ rising dependency on connectivity for business activities, and service providers’ growing requirement to provide scalable cloud connectivity for increased security, performance and scalability, enhancing the value of cloud computing services as user experience, application performance and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) improve.
Leveraging its award-winning One Marketplace platform as well as partnerships with cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global interconnection and data center company Equinix, Global Capacity provides some of the most innovative access network solutions and cloud services in the market today. One Marketplace Points of Presence (PoPs) at key aggregation points such as Equinix provide customers with the flexibility to connect to over 400 cloud and 600 IT service providers while improving time to market and total cost of ownership. Global Capacity also provides a dedicated, private and high-performance connection between AWS and customers’ data centers, offices or colocation environments.
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace leverages hundreds of underlying networks interconnected to deliver end-to-end managed network services, including tens of thousands of on-net locations and access to over 2,250 data centers worldwide. Unlike public IP networks, connecting into your cloud environment leveraging Global Capacity’s private connection provides predictable latency and high-performance access.
For more information about Global Capacity and its Cloud Connectivity solution, visit http://globalcapacity.com/solutions/cloud.
More than 120 guests wined, dined and networked at Tuesday’s first annual Connectivity Wireless Solutions’ Summer Celebration reception in Chicago. Experts in DAS and Small Cell technologies as well as end-users in the government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, and commercial real estate sectors forged mutually beneficial business partnerships while enjoying premier views of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Loop, and both Millennium and Grant Parks from the Chicago Yacht Club’s Monroe Harbor venue.
The energy and excitement of the evening not only left attendees with a fresh new perspective on solving the challenges of today’s connectivity and wireless service dilemma, but also with plenty of giveaways and gear from one of the country’s most distinguished yacht clubs.
Earlier in the day, American Tower provided a group of eager viewers a visit to the rooftop of the John Hancock building where it owns the wireless infrastructure. Great views accentuated the exciting, first-hand look into one of the city’s most notable building’s communications technology.
A tremendous thanks to Connectivity Wireless Solutions for being the brainchild behind the organization of this event; the company continues to deliver best-in-class consulting, engineering, project management, installation, and staffing services to wireless carrier and enterprise customers, supporting the growing trend of in-building wireless coverage expansion.
On behalf of the Connectivity Summer Celebration event, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to the evening’s sponsors, American Tower, PCTEL, Doucette, Graybar, Talley, Axell Wireless, Commscope, Corning, and the Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum. Their presence and generous support made the memorable event possible.
To learn more about Connectivity Wireless Solutions, visit www.connectivitywireless.com.
Lone Star Corporate Services is a strategic network operations resource provider that uses their certified personnel and advanced software delivery systems to reduce expenses while promoting effective workflow for their clients. On July 31, 2013, the company announced their decision to bring on Sean Flippo to serve as Lone Star’s new Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales. Mr. Flippo will be responsible for overseeing the company’s profitable growth while driving customer satisfaction, corporate strategy and overall messaging.
Sean Flippo brings over 20 years of IT and telecom experience to Lone Star, encompassing previous positions as District Channel Manager and Chief of Staff at EMC, as well as heading up the Mergers and Acquisitions Division for McLeod USA. In these roles, Mr. Flippo provided strategic support for his companies, helping shape the business strategy for both the present and future.
Lone Star President and CEO Todd Lechtenberg expressed his excitement to bring someone of Mr. Flippo’s caliber into the company. Mr. Lechtenberg is confident that Sean’s extensive tenure within IT and Telecom will be an asset to Lone Star’s goal of “delivering operational efficiencies that reduce expenses, identify redundancies and create effective work flow environments that streamline our customer’s network operations.”
For more information about Lone Star Corporate Service’s proven service and solution portfolio, visit www.lonestar-cs.com.
TeleGeography’s WAN Summit: Updated Agenda Available
August 01, 2013
TeleGeography’s WAN Summit will bring together the managers of large corporate networks with service providers in London on September 9. Join Chevron, Volkswagen, Bosch und Siemens, Wells Fargo, AT&T, BT, China Telecom, Vodafone, Telstra, PCCW, Equinix, KDDI, and many more to discuss shared challenges, learn from other’s experiences, and build business relationships.Early registration for the WAN Summit ends soon! Register by Friday, August 9 to receive the discounted early rate.The WAN Summit agenda was shaped by senior network strategists at large enterprises, and revolves around the needs and interests of service buyers. Topics include:
- Designing future-proof networks
- Matching network architectures to business needs and budgets
- Network considerations for cloud and data center services
- Service availability and provider options in emerging markets
- Brady Rafuse, CEO, euNetworks
- Keith Langridge, VP of Network Services, BT Global Services
- Jim Poole, General Manager, Global Networks and Mobility, Equinix
- Mike Van Den Bergh, CMO, PCCW Global
- Eric Celeyrette, Director of Telecom, Nielsen
- Dipesh Patel, Senior Network Architect, Cisco
- Nick Polydorou, Deputy Director and Head of Network Consulting & Planning, KDDI
To view the updated agenda, register, or to learn more about the WAN Summit, visit www.wansummit.com.
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Fierce Telecom recently named Mary Stanhope, Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product and Marketing, one of ten Top Women in Wireline in its fourth annual Women in Wireline feature. With this recognition, Mary joins an esteemed group of women from companies such as AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, FTTH Council Americas, BTI Systems, Massachusetts Broadband Institute, Lumos Networks, Google, and COMPTEL. Mary is a telecom veteran with a broad knowledge of network connectivity as well as the applications enabled by it. She has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years, focusing on a wide range of communication products from Private Line, Wireless, Ethernet to Voice, Cloud, and Collaboration services at the application layer. She has the unique ability to understand technology as well as how it enables solutions and impacts business’ bottom lines. Stanhope and her fellow Wireline counterparts have been recognized for their abilities to identify innovative opportunities as well as trends within the telecommunications sector. Her innovative abilities have allowed her to launch new products for Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, an automated platform that provides ubiquitous access network solutions enabling customers to accelerate time to market by automating the procurement of network connectivity.
Global Capacity is the network connectivity marketplace, committed to improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of purchasing and operating network services. Through its unique marketplace, Global Capacity brings together telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, system integrators, and large enterprise customers with available network capacity across multiple networks globally. One Marketplace provides ubiquitous network connectivity solutions, both TDM and Ethernet-based, for customers leveraging an automated platform that simplifies the process of designing, quoting, ordering, provisioning, and managing critical network connectivity services.
Upon speaking to Ms. Stanhope, she was honored to be included in such an influential group of women and companies. “It is a true honor to have my talent and industry influence be recognized amongst such a high-caliber group of female executives,” she said. “I am excited for the opportunity to work at Global Capacity and impact such a unique product set that enables the market through aggregation, interconnection, automation, and efficiency. No other company offers a solution that combines physical network connectivity, software automation, extensive market intelligence, and network management to deliver ubiquitous network connectivity. This is an exciting time in the market with the rapid adoption of new technologies. The solutions Global Capacity is bringing to market are impacting how networks are sold, delivered and consumed. There is no better time to be working in telecom and no other company on the forefront of breaking barriers in the industry.”
Continued new customer wins and network expansion are testimonial to the innovation and benefit of One Marketplace. Recently, service providers and system integrators including EarthLink, Equinix, United Network Services, Inc., and Cerner have chosen Global Capacity’s One Marketplace to gain a competitive advantage. In addition to Mary’s recognition as one of ten Top Women in Wireline, Global Capacity has also received considerable recognition in the last year, including being named Best Technology Partner by Capacity Magazine, 2012 Leading Lights Best New Ethernet Service finalist, and COMET Innovation Awards ‘Innovation in Networking’ finalist.
Congratulations to Mary for her hard work in putting Global Capacity and its customers on the top with efficient, streamlined solutions that deliver ubiquitous coverage without complexity. We look forward to seeing the next innovative solution Global Capacity delivers to the market.
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Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, and Equinix, the global interconnection and data service provider, have announced a partnership that will simplify connectivity solutions for network service providers and enterprise businesses. The partnership provides Global Capacity with an expanded footprint within Equinix IBX® data centers while providing a more streamlined and automated network procurement option for customers within the facilities.
Global Capacity and Equinix’s technologies complement each other. Global Capacity will be adding its One marketplace Points of Presence into eight Equinix data centers in North America. By leveraging Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, buyers of Ethernet, SONET and Wavelength network connectivity can gain access to real-time competitive quotes for circuits and automated ordering.
Equinix, founded in 1998, has optimized network infrastructure with almost 100 data centers worldwide and 4,000 customers. Its partnership with Global Capacity will tremendously benefit network service providers and enterprise customers. Network service providers will gain from the ignition of competitive rate structures, which in turn, opens network options for Tier II and III providers. On the other hand, enterprise customers will benefit from the transparency of network connectivity options, which will enhance their decision-making capabilities. Furthermore, Global Capacity can provide Equinix clients with more meaningful analytics.
This is a win-win partnership for each company and the entire marketplace. Service providers and enterprise customers now have the ability to design, price and execute on an improved network, allowing for mutual customers to greatly benefit.
For information about pricing and procuring network connectivity to Equinix data centers, visit http://www.globalcapacity.com/equinix.
The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Forum (NEDAS) has announced the dates for its highly anticipated Fall Conference, taking place on October 2, 2013 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. The association is currently seeking to fortify its list of confirmed speakers, which includes Aaron Cunningham of A&T Mobility Services, Miles Mattingly of AT&T Antenna Solutions Group, Ahmed Abogendia of ATEC Wireless, Walter Cannon of Metro Network Services, Ken Wedholm of STEALTH®, and Doug Fishman of SQUAN. These industry thought leaders will share their insights regarding the ‘The Era of Convergence’ as well as the growing demand for access to more content and the ability to share this content from nearly anywhere.
According to Researchmoz, DAS, Small Cell and Wi-Fi deployments are expected to carry more than 60% of all mobile network data traffic by 2020. This desire for continued connectivity and endless amounts of data is forcing the industry to improve upon current infrastructure and industry standards. NEDAS is looking towards the future, providing a positive, nonpartisan and invigorating platform for the innovation of DAS and Small Cell technology.
The Fall Conference will bring together some of the industry’s most prominent professionals and end-users. In addition to fostering an environment of networking, socialization and collaboration, the conference will also provide real-world insights and solutions to implementing hybrid wireless systems to meet today’s in-building and intra-community converging communication needs.
The deadline for speaking submissions is September 1, 2013. If you wish to submit a speaking proposal, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/Fall2013NEDAS.
To register for the NEDAS Fall Conference, please click here.
Pacnet Improves Customer Experience Through the Launch of Enhanced Customer Portal and Onboarding of New VP of Costumer Operations
Pacnet is once again pushing the envelope in customer and technical support through the integration of Pacnet Connect, its enhanced customer portal that provides online information and communication. The portal allows customers to access service details, monitor network performance, process billing information, and request support. Pacnet Connect improves the experience for customers, allowing for real-time service monitoring and management as well as seamless accessibility via desktop, notebook, tablet, and mobile devices from anywhere in the world. The portal is a perfect complement to the company’s vast customer and technical support capabilities, including its Customers Service Center, NOCs and global field operations team,
Pacnet also onboarded its new Vice President of Costumer Operations, Paul Cooney. Mr. Cooney is tasked with the management of Pacnet’s global customer support team. His focus is to promote costumer and technical support as he draws upon his 28 years of experience working within costumer operations at Ericsson Global Services and Asia Netcom. The onboarding of Mr. Cooney, combined with the release of Pacnet Connect, demonstrates the company’s continued innovation and commitment to improving overall customer experience.
For more information about Pacnet, please visit www.pacnet.com.
Disasters happen every day. In some cases, we have an opportunity to prepare ourselves, while others take us by surprise. With the marketplace becoming more competitive than ever, companies need to secure their data to ensure business continuity. Losing your own office building, as many did after Hurricane Sandy, was frustrating enough. What if there was a way to not only save your business data, but to also have a place ready to accommodate your needs post-disaster?
Lam Cloud Solutions, your gateway to tomorrow’s technology, is the answer. It is a New Jersey based data center located away from flood zones midway between New York City and Philadelphia, and offers a unique solution. Launching later this year, it will not only offer a data center, but also the ability to colocate and hold any sized event in its Conference Center.
Lam Cloud offers the perfect combination: ample space and industry leaders. The 500,000 plus square feet building will have 275,000 net square feet available for data storage. Each room is properly equipped with both back-up generators and air conditioners, and several areas are already up and running. The solutions that Lam Cloud provides include secure backup and archiving plans, and server and desktop virtualization.
Fortunately, Lam Cloud has the industry experience in order to exceed expectations in an ever-changing world. The masterminds behind the organization include registered architect and project manager of high level projects such as LaGuardia’s US Air Terminal 33, Lawrence Lam, and information technology and data center project management and services specialist with 25 years of experience, Mike Castañaenda.
Unlike many other data centers, Lam Cloud offers colocation as part of its high quality business continuity services. Its mission is to provide resources to its clients in order to minimize losses and allow business to continue as normal as possible. To accomplish this, Lam Cloud will have a customized seating plan with over 3,000 spots available, large executive technology offices overlooking the city, conference rooms, a café and a restaurant within the facility.
It does not stop there. Not only is there a warm seat awaiting you, there is also “the technology campus.” This encompasses a fitness center with lockers and showers, and a recreation center complete with numerous couches and entertainment activities known as the “Cloud Comfort” Tech Lounge. Lam Cloud is ready to help you cope with any disaster.
Lam Cloud goes beyond traditional data center roles with the launch of its 30,000 square feet Conference and Trade Show Center connected to the main building through a hallway. Equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, both clients and other businesses can take advantage of this space to hold an event, meeting or even holiday party. It is complete with numerous nearby private rooms available for networking opportunities.
For more information, please visit us at http://www.lamcloud.com/.
Following their premier 2012 event that garnered the largest gathering of angel investors and venture capitalists in Syracuse’s history, StartFast Venture Accelerator will hold its second Demo Day event on August 22, 2013 at the historic Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse. The event will showcase the achievements of several entrepreneurial companies, including StartUp Labs (Syracuse), HTR Launchpad (Rochester), Z80 Labs (Buffalo), and the 2013 Syracuse Student Sandbox, following the completion of the three-month StartFast program.
StartFast is a mentor-driven startup accelerator that provides software and Internet companies with the opportunity to complete an intense, three-month program that helps them get the funding and resources necessary to scale and achieve a successful exit. In addition to providing support from exceptional, globally connected mentors and program leaders, the program also guides participants through the daily challenges they may face as business owners. The program culminates in a Demo Day where each startup, hand-chosen by StartFast, has the opportunity to present to hundreds of investors.
For those interested in attending the event, invites can be requested by visiting http://startfast.net/investors/.
For more information, please visit http://startfast.net.
- Global Telecoms Business Innovation awarded fastest network from New York to Brazil increases in speed
- Perseus customers see ‘Evergreen’ latency enhancements with CME, NYSE, Nasdaq OMX with BM&F Bovespa connection
NEW YORK and SAO PAULO – 24 July 2013 – Perseus Telecom, a leading global provider of ultra-low latency, high capacity networks from market-to-market, today announced it has made the company’s industry leading network between Nasdaq OMX in New York and BM&F Bovespa in Sao Paulo, 2.5 milliseconds faster than the already fastest recognized connection by the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in 2012.
Perseus has operated the fastest market-to-market network connection between New York and Brazil from the datacenters of Nasdaq OMX and the BM&F Bovespa for almost two years while working tirelessly to enhance performance. Dozens of companies within financial markets including exchanges, banks, brokers, high frequency traders, market data and order management vendors have all found advantageous opportunities with accelerated speed over this unique Perseus network.
Customers have selected Perseus Telecom for the fastest connections from Chicago to New York, New York to Brazil, New York to London, London to Frankfurt and with other key market-to-market connections. Moreover, Perseus customers rely on best-in-class speed to market backed by a performance driven “Walk-Away” Service Level Agreement (SLA).
The Perseus SLA is a standard for all customers allowing them to enjoy the benefit of having one contract to negotiate the lowest latency routes with a given expectation that as a lower latency solution becomes available, the customer will benefit from the service enhancement at no extra charge.
Andrew Kusminsky, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer at Perseus said, “Optimizing our network to and within Brazil in an effort to keep our commitment to our customers is a part of a daily regimen for our team. We are committed to ensuring our network meets the performance requirements our customers demand.”
Brazil continues to surge in appeal for high performance trading from foreign institutions in the US, Europe and Asia participating in the markets of the BM&F Bovespa exchange. Financial markets are a major part of Brazil’s attraction for low-latency networks, but as Brazil hosts the world’s main attractions FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Rio de Janerio Olympics in 2016, there is increasing need to serve BIG data, real-time broadcast and digital media add to the driving need to have service providers meet lower and lower latency metrics.
“Perseus has taken all of the necessary steps through our operations unit in Brazil to ensure we meet the regulatory environments as a licensed facilities carrier,” Kusminsky added. “The Perseus connection from New York to Brazil is now optimized through custom built networks spanning from Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro and on through Sao Paulo, ideal for trading, broadcasting and the movement of big data.”
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Perseus Telecom is an award winning global, facilities based licensed carrier of enterprise and telecommunications services with a focus on ultra-low latency connectivity. Perseus provides the fastest recognized routes between the New York and Brazil exchange markets, was recently awarded for QuanTA the fastest trans-Atlantic route between New York and London and also operates the fastest route between London and Frankfurt over its high-tech wireless/microwave service.
Perseus connects the globe with significant points of presence New York, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Mexico, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Moscow, Madrid, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Boulder, CO, July 23, 2013 – Ajubeo, a national provider of high-performance virtual datacenters and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS), today announced that its cloud-based Graphics Virtual Desktop now features NVIDIA® GRID™, the industry’s most powerful GPU technology for the cloud. The addition of NVIDIA GRID technology contributes to a 35 percent or larger reduction in desktop total cost of ownership (TCO) when compared to traditional hardware-accelerated workstations. Additional corporate and end-user benefits include accelerated time-to-market, faster loading and rendering of large files, and improved end-user experience and productivity. Ajubeo Graphics Virtual Desktops featuring NVIDIA GRID technology are available for immediate purchase and will be delivered from the company’s primary cloud hub datacenters in Denver and New York.
Ajubeo’s Graphics Desktop is the high-end of the company’s three-tier performance virtual desktop offering, launched in Q4 of 2012. The product is marketed to organizations using hardware-accelerated workstations for the creation of enterprise-grade 3D architecture and engineering models, high-definition video and graphics, and production-grade animation. The Ajubeo Graphics Desktop features dedicated compute resources in a high-availability architecture for maximum security and availability. Ajubeo’s virtual desktop offering is native to Ajubeo’s Unified Cloud Platform, which features best-of-breed compute, storage, networking, security, and virtualization technology for unparalleled performance. Ajubeo cloud infrastructure has a 100% uptime track record and is backed by a 100% Cloud Uptime SLA.
“Ajubeo Graphics Desktops are the next generation of Desktop as a Service, maximizing the benefits of cloud computing for IT personnel by enabling the migration of even the most resource-intensive desktop environment to the Ajubeo Unified Cloud Platform,” added Ajubeo co-founder and Colorado CIO of the Year Tom Whitcomb. “As with any Ajubeo cloud infrastructure service, our technical team provides in- depth consultation for virtual desktop customers, before and after the sale, to ensure maximum performance and end-user satisfaction.”
“With this launch, Ajubeo has established itself as a leader in delivering high-performance desktop-as-a- service with no compromise in graphics performance for computer-aided design, video and production- grade animation users,” said Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. “Powered by NVIDIA GRID, even the most graphics-intensive 3D applications can now be delivered efficiently from the cloud.”
For more information on Ajubeo’s Graphics Desktop or other Virtual Desktop products, please visit
Ajubeo is a pure-play, cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider offering high-performance cloud computing and storage services via Virtual Datacenters (public, hybrid & private) with a 100% uptime track record to date. These off-premises, software-defined datacenter (SDDC) solutions, all managed via the MyAjubeo online portal from any secure Internet connection in the world, feature advanced cloud monitoring, networking and security services, cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity services, and tiered enterprise virtual desktop (VDI) services. Ajubeo’s diverse cloud partner program includes referral partners, master agents, and managed IT service providers including private label Ajubeo IaaS resellers.
Ajubeo is a national provider of high-performance, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, founded and built by CIOs for CIOs. The Ajubeo IaaS offering includes virtual datacenters, virtual desktops, cloud-based disaster recovery, cloud-based data backup and restore, and cloud-based systems and application monitoring. Discerning organizations select Ajubeo for the increased business and architectural agility that comes from flexible, high-performance cloud infrastructure built to handle the scale, integration and compliance of today’s enterprise. Ajubeo backs its cloud services with a 100% SLA and corporate commitment to customer satisfaction. Cloud hubs are deployed in the world’s most reliable and interconnected carrier-neutral datacenters, accessible via secure, private network connections from anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.Ajubeo.com.
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Rub Elbows with the Who’s Who of the DAS and Small Cell Technologies Sector at Connectivity Wireless Solutions’ Summer Celebration
Connectivity Wireless Solutions’ Summer Celebration event in Chicago is just around the corner. As the premier developer of comprehensive in-building wireless network services, Connectivity Wireless is bringing together a variety of experts in the DAS and Small Cell sector, fostering an ideal environment for networking, innovation and business development.
The first Annual Summer Celebration will be held on July 30th, 2013 at the Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe Harbor from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Event sponsors include American Tower, PCTEL, Doucette, Graybar, Talley, Axell Wireless, Commscope, Corning, and NEDAS.
The event promises to be a night to remember with a wide variety of confirmed attendees as well as food, drinks, and a beautiful view overlooking Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Do not miss out on an opportunity to network with the leaders in DAS and Small Cell technologies as well as end-users in the government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, and commercial real estate sectors.
To register for Connectivity Wireless Solutions’ Summer Celebration, click here.
To learn more about Connectivity Wireless Solutions, visit www.connectivitywireless.com.
PCTEL Inc., a premier developer in antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions and services for both public and private networks and sponsor of Connectivity Wireless Solutions’ Summer Celebration in Chicago, is optimizing in-building wireless testing with their SeeGull® scanning receiver, the core of the company’s SeeHawk® In-Building Test Suite.
PCTEL’s wireless testing hardware and software substantially reduces the time needed to scan a venue while efficiently reading multi-technology networks across multiple channels. This allows for reduced costs as well as more accurate testing results.
The SeeHawk suite as well as the SeeGull scanning receiver were both put to the test when selected to test DAS deployments within a convention center located in a major U.S. city as well as landmark North American office building. Each location presented a unique set of challenges, ranging from multiple wireless operators implementing different wireless technologies to requiring an optimized network that catered to both office employees and building visitors that passed through everyday.
In both cases, PCTEL’s unique SeeGull scanning receiver and SeeHawk software were able to accurately and efficiently gather accurate data and reliable measurements while limiting the number of building walk-throughs. PCTEL’s in-building scanning technologies allow the company to identify low power signals in the presence of high power signals, produce accurate LTE RF path measurements and support MIMO antenna parameters (when present), and find existing channels and bands to limit in-building network design errors. PCTEL’s scanning receivers and in-building test suite make in-building testing more efficient, accurate and effective, enabling on-time and under budget project delivery.
Learn more about PCTEL’s in-building testing solutions at Connectivity Wireless Solutions’ Summer Celebration, taking place on July 30, 2013 at the Chicago Yacht Club – Monroe Harbor. The event brings together a wide variety of DAS and small cell industry peers and colleagues as well as end-users in government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, and commercial real estate.
To learn more about PCTEL, visit www.pctel.com.
To register for Connectivity’s Summer Celebration, click here.
For more information about Connectivity Wireless and their in-building wireless solutions, visit www.connectivitywireless.com.
BridgePoint Technologies and Nintex Strengthen Partnership to Improve the SharePoint Experience for Users
BridgePoint Technologies is proud to announce that it has strengthened collaboration with business partner Nintex, the world’s leading SharePoint workflow company. According to the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), one in two corporations are now using SharePoint Server and in 22% of the companies, every employee uses the popular collaboration tool. With approximately 50 percent of all U.S. companies using the software platform, this extended partnership allows BridgePoint to deliver the most economical and innate third party SharePoint solutions to its customers. As a full service information technology consulting firm, BridgePoint maintains extensive expertise in the implementation, customization and back-end support for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013 environments.
To read the entire blog, please visit http://blogs.mybridgepoint.com/bridgepoint-technologies-and-nintex-strengthen-partnership-to-improve-the-sharepoint-experience-for-users/.
In order to meet the growing national connectivity demands of its wholesale and enterprise customers, Global Capacity recently expanded the capabilities of its One Marketplace (OMP) platform by adding 30 Gigabits of bandwidth to their core network deployed between its OMP Points of Presence (PoPs) in North America. This expansion of network capacity enables Global Capacity customers to gain access to cost-effective TDM and Ethernet access connectivity and consistent network solutions to over 3,000,000 commercial addresses in North America, regardless of where they interconnect to OMP.
Global Capacity’s Executive Vice President Greg Hough believes One Marketplace customers interconnected at one PoP can now seamlessly leverage the valuable access networks of other One Marketplace PoPs to extend their network reach while simultaneously automating the pricing and delivery of solutions more cost-effectively across the U.S.
This true, one-stop network procurement solution simplifies how customers buy network connectivity. In addition to being delivered with a single MSA, centralized online ordering and standardized delivery, as well as an ongoing single point of contact for management of network connectivity, the solution also eliminates the complexity of managing multiple local and long-haul venders.
To learn more about extending your reach with an interconnection to Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, visit http://www.globalcapacity.com/onemarketplace.php.
Global Capacity’s VP of Product and Marketing Mary Stanhope to Present at the MEF Service Operations Summit
Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, has announced that its Vice President of Product and Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will be speaking at the MEF Service Operations Summit taking place on July 23, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. The MEF Service Operations Summit is collocated with the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting.
The MEF is a global industry alliance accelerating the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. Global Capacity is an active member of the MEF, and is a valued representative on the forum’s quarterly meetings, panels and committees.
Ms. Stanhope will join fellow industry experts on the panel entitled Service Operations Standards and Best Practices: Where Will Service Providers Implement Standards-based Approaches In Their Organizations?, taking place at 11:45 AM. This segment explores the scope and current state of service operations, examining the potential standardization and automation opportunities for Carrier Ethernet.
Global Capacity provides customers with automated, real-time pricing, ordering and provisioning of network services in a matter of seconds through their award-winning One Marketplace platform. One Marketplace effectively streamlines Ethernet delivery to ensure the best possible client experience.
In addition to leveraging technologies and equipment that conform to Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards, Global Capacity also employs skilled Carrier Ethernet experts such as to facilitate its mission of accelerated Ethernet delivery. Rick King, the company’s Principal Network Engineer/Architect, recently joined an elite group of telecom professionals who hold the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) certification.
To learn more about Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, visit www.globalcapacity.com/onemarketplace.php.
Download a copy of Accelerating Ethernet Service Delivery with Automation & Enhanced Customer Experience by Mary Stanhope at http://info.globalcapacity.com/accelerate-service-delivery-with-automation-download.
For more information about the MEF Service Operations Summit, visit http://metroethernetforum.org/page_loader.php?p_id=3380.
Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated network services and data center platforms, recently announced their ability to deliver their full array of high-speed international connectivity solutions including IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) including MPLS, Ethernet International Private Lines (EIPL), International Private Lines (IPL), IP Transit, and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) to enterprise and carrier costumers in India.
Pacnet’s expanded Points of Presence in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and New Delhi support the region’s ever-growing demand for high-speed connectivity. According to Pacnet’s President of Enterprise Markets Cardi Prinzi, the country has seen a recent surge in India-based enterprise companies expanding into international markets; it has also seen a rise in US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific-based companies requiring connections to their remote offices in India.
Combined with the company’s 46,000 km of wholly-owned fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 16 cities in the Asia-Pacific region, Pacnet’s newly expanded PoPs provide enterprise and carrier customers in India as well as the rest of the world with the tools to sustain growth and expand their global connectivity.
For more information about Pacnet and its international connectivity solutions, visit www.pacnet.com.
by Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services, Pacnet
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are essential for the distribution of high quality content on the Internet to audiences and end-users around the world. Content creators, depend on CDNs to deliver their content to mass or niche audiences anywhere in the world; CDNs give them the ability to create revenue generating services and applications. Public Internet networks, as we all know, have many performance issues, so CDNs make use of a variety of services and technologies to provide seamless content delivery.
Jim Fagan is the President of Managed Services for Pacnet based in Hong Kong; he has 15 years of diverse experience, including product management and financial management. Mr Fagan previously worked at Rackspace as Managing Director of Asia Pacific. where he also served as Director of Financial Operations. Prior to joining Rackspace, Mr Fagan was at Dell most recently as Finance Controller for the Managed Service business, responsible for the overall financial management and pricing structure of the company’s services division. Previously, Mr Fagan worked at Chase Manhattan Bank and Sei Corporation.
Jim Fagan holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in Finance from Villanova University.
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), which enable the serving of content on the Internet to audiences and end-users around the world, offer many possibilities to the content delivery value chain. For content creators, it means the opportunity to monetize content by reaching mass or niche audiences anywhere in the world. For service providers, it means the ability to create revenue generating services and applications. For end users, it means endless possibilities for entertainment, learning, self- improvement and even personal income.
However, content delivery on IP networks is riddled with performance issues that get in the way of service stickiness, content usefulness and a favourable user experience. When a CDN network fails in its effort to deliver consistent service quality, content distributors are torn between delivering substandard service they cannot profitably monetize, or provide high-quality experience and pass the cost to end-users.
Meanwhile, millions of people around the world are demanding more from content providers – they want on-demand high definition video that runs smoothly, multiplayer games that do not lag, e-commerce sites with video and live chat capabilities, speedy transfer of large files and live streams that simulate TV broadcasts.
Thirst for content
Asia is the biggest consumer of content by default and by design. The region has well over 1 billion Internet users, with an annual household Internet penetration growth rate of 15 per cent between 2009 and 2013. With its 3.5 billion mobile subscribers, the region accounts for 50 per cent of the global mobile subscriber base.
Incidentally, Asia is also home to some of the most tech savvy ‘netizens’. Over 811 million people in Asia use social media, representing 50 per cent of the global social media user base. China has nearly 242 million online shoppers, the largest e-commerce user base in world, and two-thirds of its citizens engage in online game playing. Japan and Korea, on the other hand, are the acknowledged global leaders in M-payment applications.
Moreover, Asian-produced content, from Taiwanese and Korean soap operas to Bollywood movies, are in high demand in the region and around the world. We expect 26 n Asia-Pacific II 2013 Content delivery networks greater demand and proliferation of Asian- produced content as the increasing number of tablets and assorted boxes connected to TV, drive the demand for high-definition video over the Internet.
Content Delivery Networks, deliver content closer to the users through a large distributed system of Internet servers deployed in multiple data centres throughout the region. CDNs serve a large portion Internet traffic today, which includes web objects (text, graphics, URLs and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.
CDNs ensure that content is delivered as fast as possible, despite the different platforms, whether HTTP, Flash or Windows media and is accessible using different devices including smart phones, tablets, PCs or laptops and other IP- connected devices such as set top boxes, gaming consoles and Smart TVs.
CDNs enable faster downloading of content, minimizing the service degradation issues associated with latency, thereby enhancing the user experience. This is why the network or the medium, over which the content is served, is just as important as the content itself in terms of delivering immersive digital experience.
CDN service providers today comprises pure play CDN players that lease capacity and data centre space to service providers and telco CDNs that own and control the network. Recently, mobile service providers are joining the CDN fray, deploying CDNs to meet the increasing demand for content on the mobile platforms. Mobile providers do not build CDN networks to launch CDN services per se, but rather use them to optimize content delivery, adding intelligence around device detection and content adaptation to address performance issues associated with serving content on wireless networks. A number of Asian mobile carriers in Japan, Korea and Indonesia have announced deployments and trials of CDN networks since last year.
A good customer experience is essential to monetize Asian content, so what can service providers do to provide the high quality experience customers rely on and to ensure they meet the needs of digital consumers?
Points of presence
Recent reports indicate the shifting of IP gravity from the US to Asia as Trans- Pacific traffic declines and Intra- Asia traffic increases. CDN providers need, then, to expand their CDN footprint in the Asian region. We are seeing an increasing number of pure play CDN providers partnering with Asian telcos and joining interconnected CDNs to increase their footprint. Telcos, on the other hand, must continue installing PoPs (points of presence) in their biggest broadband markets, while keeping an eye on developing Internet economies and serving as catalyst for building content delivery ecosystem in those countries.
Big data and content
Content suppliers outside of Asia host data in origin servers outside the region. To minimize the time it takes to draw content from these servers, content suppliers may opt to save their big data and frequently accessed content, such as videos or documents, in Asian data centres. Data centres provide secure and scalable environments to store content without huge capital expenditures. Some of these services are available on a subscription-based model, making it even more cost effective for content distributors.
Complete visibility and control of a CDN network is necessary to enable easy monitoring of network performance and issue resolution. CDN telcos have the advantage in this area as they can configure network resources and allocate bandwidth on the fly to meet unexpected peak in content demands. CDNs built on redundant infrastructure have the added advantage of network resiliency ensuring the availability of capacity and protected routes in the event of network failure.
Network as a service
An ideal network for CDN services is one that is not only redundant, but fully- interconnected with network, data centre and PoPs, all managed and maintained though a scalable cloud-based service delivery engine. This is a prototype of a true software-defined networking (SDN).
Software-defined-networking employs Network as a Service (NaaS) – a computing model that optimises resource allocation by considering network and computing resources together as a unified whole. The more common types of NaaS are:
• Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) use public networks (Internet, etc.) for private, secure, managed traffic, offering, in effect, the services and convenience of a private network;
• Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD) dynamically assigns bandwidth in an IT or telco network based on the needs of each user or network node; and
• Mobile Network Virtualization allows Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) to offer services riding on a mobile provider’s network.
The ideal NaaS model for supporting CDNs is one where the network owner is not simply a traffic-carrier but an application- enabler and IT service provider. In this software defined networking service model, the CDN service forms part of full service IT solutions. CDN, along with other services including, but not limited to, private network connectivity, Internet access, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and other cloud-based services. With a single interface for ordering, billing and requesting services and support, NaaS makes the deployment, monitoring and management CDN network seamless to the customer.
The biggest advantage of NaaS is its ability to flexibly scale network resources according to peak and off-peak demands. ‘Virality’ of content or increased user access to such content, will not affect the speed of download and content delivery and performance. By giving control of the CDN network to the CDN providers, they can allocate resources according to the needs of their customers. This should help content providers make business decisions based on readily available usage data.
The ultimate winner will be the end-users who will be able to consistently access high quality content, download big data faster and more efficiently and enjoy rich digital experience anytime, anywhere and on any device.
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Based on Data Center Map’s database, there are 1,152 colocation data centers in 48 states across the U.S. The most populous state is California with 156, followed by Texas with 108, New York with 89, Illinois with 67, Florida and Ohio with 56, and Washington with 47. The rest of the 41 contiguous states have more than 531 colocation data center facilities dispersed among them.
According to data center industry professionals, access to affordable, fortified space, power, and network connectivity are the three key elements to a successful data center. With more and more end-users accessing data from mobile devices coupled with the streaming of content and video across the Internet and cable networks, as well as the ubiquitous need to access information from nearly everywhere driven by cloud-based applications, connectivity is a core enabling factor for any company seeking a viable data center or colocation facility.
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- Perseus Telecom Brazil Connects BLK Sistemas Financeiros to Brazil Exchange in less than 50 microseconds
- BLK Sistemas Financeiros Enhances Liquidity options with Perseus Ultra-Low Latency DMA Connectivity
SAO PAULO– 15 July 2013 – Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of ultra-low latency, high capacity global networks, today announced BLK Sistemas Financeiros has connected to the BM&F Bovespa through the Perseus Telecom LiquidPath connection of sub 50 microseconds. LiquidPath launched late in 2012 by Perseus, connects the ALOG/Equinix (SP1) datacenter with the BM&F Bovespa data center (CT1) in less than 50 microseconds Round Trip Delay (RTD).
Perseus Telecom winners of the Global Telecoms Business Innovation award in 2012 for building the fastest connection between the Nasdaq OMX datacenter in New York and the BM&F Bovespa data center in Sao Paulo, has since launched its LiquidPath product, which furthers the commitment to market-to-market trading. LiquidPath assists brokers, vendors and their customers, with international communications, infrastructure support and ultra low-latency last mile connectivity to exchanges.
Rogério Paiva Managing Director at BLK Sistemas Financeiros said, “We carefully selected Perseus Telecom, who is well known in Brazil for its exchange connectivity platform, LiquidPath, which has helped ensure the best performance locally for our customers.”
BLK Sistemas Financeiros specializes in electronic & algorithmic trading with new infrastructure developed in Brazil called ‘Proximity Colocation’ for high speed electronic trading operations. BLK customers utilize sophisticated ultra low-latency straight through processing environment, based on the latest technological advancements available.
“BLK Sistemas Financeiros is a great new addition to the Perseus Telecom community connecting to our global network from Brazil, said Marcos Guimaraes, President of Perseus Telecom Brazil, “BLK can now help its customers take advantage our LiquidPath infrastructure to provide access to the BM&F Bovespa for its trading customers, but also to other exchanges in the 60 global markets Perseus serves.”
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About Perseus Telecom
Perseus Telecom is an award winning global, facilities based licensed carrier of enterprise and telecommunications services with a focus on ultra-low latency connectivity. Perseus provides the fastest routes between New York and Brazil exchange markets and was recently awarded for QuanTA, the fastest trans-Atlantic route between New York and London. The company also operates the fastest route between London and Frankfurt over its high-tech wireless/microwave service as well.
Perseus connects global markets with significant points of presence in New York, Chicago, Mexico, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Moscow, Madrid, Milan and Dublin. The company’s management team has decades of experience in major finance, telecommunications and technology companies operates from offices in London, Dublin, New York, Chicago and Sao Paulo.
Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity, will be presenting at CANTO’s 29th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition taking place July 14-19 in Aruba. CANTO is the leading trade association of the ICT sector for shaping information and communication in the Caribbean.
Mr. Edmond will participate on a panel entitled “Smart Connectivity: Smart Partnerships” on July 17th at 9:00 AM. His emphasis will be on “Enabling Reach: The Solution to Connecting a Global Ecosystem of Local Providers.” During the discussion, Mr. Edmond will share his thoughts on distinguishing how partnerships with key players can help telcos leverage existing network infrastructure, large customer bases, distribution channels, and solution providers to drive profit.
Mr. Edmond will further discuss the values of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, as well as the platform’s ability to provide local carriers with the automation and interconnection necessary to compete with larger players in the global marketplace. Having an automated system that provides multi-vendor access network solutions will help these carriers generate more business and allow local industries to serve their customers more accurately and efficiently.
To request a copy of Ben Edmond’s presentation, ‘Enabling Reach: The Solution to Connecting an Ecosystem of Local Network Providers’, please visit http://info.globalcapacity.com/connect-local-providers-download-canto-2013.
To learn more about Global Capacity, visit www.globalcapacity.com.
An ever-growing influx of users is driving the demand for connectivity and wireless service across the globe. Connectivity Wireless ensures wireless service inside your building through a comprehensive professional suite of engineering, installation, and maintenance services.
Connectivity Wireless is a nationwide leader in in-building wireless solutions. The company recently announced they would host their first annual Summer networking event in Chicago on July 30, 2013 at the Chicago Yacht Club – Monroe Harbor. This event, dubbed Connectivity’s Summer Celebration, brings together a wide variety of DAS and small cell industry peers and colleagues as well as end-users in government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, and commercial real estate.
Connectivity’s Summer Celebration opens a door to partners, customers, vendors, and prospects interested in learning about DAS and small cell technologies enabling wireless connectivity solutions throughout the area. It is a great opportunity to network and learn about how we can fix the connectivity issues so many of us face.
Sponsorship opportunities are available including Premium, Associate and Partner Packages. All sponsorships include invitations for the sponsors as well as their direct customers and prospects. Ticket package bundles of 10 or more are substantially discounted from the individual ticket price of $80.00, which includes admission to the social, access to a 3-hour open bar and heavy appetizers from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
To register for Connectivity’s Summer Celebration, click here.
For more information about Connectivity Wireless and their in-building wireless solutions, visit http://www.connectivitywireless.com.
iAreaNet’s goal is to provide businesses with an array of technology solutions. The company does this through its iAreaOffice, or “Office-in-the-Cloud” suite, which includes phone service, integrated unified communications, hosted exchange, conferencing, and applications. Their state-of-the-art technology infrastructure provides customers with data, voice, collaboration, and mobile connectivity through one comprehensive IT and communications solution.
Open Data Centers’ Piscataway location was an ideal complement to iAreaNets’ geographically dispersed facilities in both California and Georgia. The Piscataway location ensures iAreaNet’s customers receive the highest level of service, complete with the greatest uptime, disaster prevention, and instant access to their mission-critical business data.
Open Data Centers’ facility boasts 15,000 square feet of scalable data center space, complete with advanced monitoring and security, N+1 redundant connectivity, reliable power, and maximum uptime capabilities. These specifications guaranteed by Open Data Centers’ Piscataway data center make the facility ideal for housing cloud solutions and carrier Points of Presence (PoPs), as well as the colocation of data-rich applications requiring high bandwidth and optimal security.
Server Farm Realty, LLC (SFR) has partnered with DSA Encore, the nation’s leading provider of data center solutions, to purpose-build a state-of-the-art data center for one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class managed hosted solutions – Windstream Communications.
The new data center will be Windstream’s fourth Charlotte facility and seventh data center in North Carolina. Equipped to house Windstream’s comprehensive suite of cloud computing, dedicated hardware, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, the joint operation by Server Farm Realty LLC and DSA Encore will provide Windstream with a data center boasting top of the line capabilities and infrastructure.
CEO of Server Farm Realty Avner Papouchado recently described the Charlotte facility as the “epitome of SFR’s commitment to innovative, efficient and flexible data center design.”
“Our success in developing the Charlotte data center demonstrates an ability to serve the critical connectivity, colocation, and overall data center needs of enterprise organizations such as those served by Windstream, in turn enabling them to reciprocate that same superior service and success onto their customers,” he added.
Along with its fully redundant, 2N modular design for as-needed, seamless capacity expansion, the new Windstream facility features access to multi-tenant infrastructure, such as Enterprise Cloud, EMC and NetApp SAN/NAS, F5, high-capacity, burstable and carrier-neutral Internet connectivity, 1215kW of day 1 usable UPS capacity, GTM/LTM platforms, as well as Cisco and Juniper network and security platforms, 24×7, on-site Network Operations Centers (NOCs), true A- and B-side power distribution, high-efficiency chillers, state-of-the-art fire suppression, and more.
For more information about Server Farm Realty, its data centers in Santa Clara, CA; Chicago, IL; Moses Lake, WA; Toronto, ON; and Charlotte, NC, as well as its build-to-suit, custom data center solutions, visit www.serverfarmrealty.com.
July 1, 2013 took New Jersey by storm, literally. With torrential rains, huge gusts of wind and tornado touch downs confirmed in the State of New Jersey, it is just another reminder to ensure our businesses have a continuity and disaster recovery plan for any time of the year. The storm report for 2013 has already touted increased chances of Hurricanes. Since we are not in the Midwest, we often forget that Tornadoes and other extreme weather conditions can affect the New York metro area, and on a moment’s notice.
I remember yesterday receiving text warnings of potential flood conditions. Looking out the window, it appeared overcast, damp – the humidity sat in the air. In about 5 minutes from the receipt of the warning, torrential rains poured down. Within another fifteen minutes I looked out the window to watch a heavy stream of water pouring down the street. This type of weather pattern is quickly becoming the norm for the Northeast. Couple these storms with winds, high tides, and an already saturated ground, the chances of floods, downed trees causing downed wires, structural damage to buildings and homes is inevitable.
While businesses can’t protect the homes of their employees or ensure their ability to perform their jobs during these stormy conditions, companies must ensure their business operations remain online, accessible and functional at all times. Lam Cloud Management operates a fully integrated data center, business continuity, disaster recovery and workplace recovery facility in Cranbury, N.J. Just off exit 8A of the NJ Turnpike, the facility is highly fortified with secure infrastructure and provides businesses locally and beyond a dependable facility to ensure their business operations. Not just for the technology brains of a company, Lam Cloud’s facility provides workplace recovery solutions that enable employees to continue to do their job, even if your corporate facilities are inaccessible.
Stormy weather doesn’t mean your business must ride the waves, battening down the hatches, hoping it will stay together and afloat. Lam Cloud’s solutions provide you that business assurance so that you can focus on the needs of your customers, provide a safe haven for employees and continue business operations regardless of what Mother Nature spurs on us.