Host in Ireland Adds IT Industry Leader to Its Advisory Council

Originally posted Data Center POST,

The global telecommunications industry now recognizes Ireland as a top location in Europe to host digital assets. This can be attributed to the tireless work of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to raise awareness about hosting on the Emerald Isle, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location.

Change Is in The Air at PTC ‘17

You can’t walk more than two feet in any direction at PTC’17 in Honolulu this year without hearing about change. With “Changing Realities” as the theme of the event, just about every company is focused on progress and growth.

HostingCon Global 2017: Where Networking and New Business Happen

Early Bird Registration is Now Open

This spring, the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem is coming to the city of sunshine, palm trees and movie stars. For its 13th annual conference, HostingCon Global 2017 will take place April 3-6 in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center. The agenda features in-depth workshops, educational sessions and an exhibit hall targeted at key decision-makers from hosting, cloud and managed services providers, hardware and software vendors, value added resellers, ISPs, domain registrars and others who make the internet work.

Data Center Providers Are Evolving to Overcome New Security Challenges

Businesses today are facing an uphill battle in the fight against cybercrime, as threats are increasing in both volume and complexity year over year. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 60 percent of digital companies will suffer major service failures due to an inability to properly manage risk.

As the threat landscape continues to intensify, data center providers will need to evolve to offer more cybersecurity solutions for businesses. In fact, this trend is already starting to occur. Webair, for instance, a high-touch, agile cloud and fully-managed service provider, recently announced a groundbreaking partnership with global managed security services provider Oxford Solutions that will grant businesses easy access to advanced cybersecurity offerings as well as a 24/7 security operations center in Webair’s NY1 data center.

Behind Every Subsea Cable Network is a Reliable NOC

Subsea cables are the backbone of the global economy, delivering 95 percent of IP voice and data traffic across the world. Because these cables are so important, they must be monitored for quality and performance at all times and this requires the service of a full-time network operations center (NOC).

This week at PTC’17: Changing Realities in Honolulu, INOC, a leading NOC and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring and support services, announced new NOC services for subsea cable companies across multiple disciplines, including documentation, organizational procedure, event monitoring, customer on-boarding and quality control.

New Peering and IP Traffic Routing Services Are Available on Long Island

Long Island is now a hotspot for colocation and connectivity, as the area is home to numerous subsea landing stations and data center providers. By connecting through Long Island, it’s possible to bypass the generally crowded Manhattan market and still access world-class connectivity services.

Just recently, for instance, 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me-Room for network interconnection and colocation, announced a partnership with DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange operator featuring multiple platforms across the U.S. as well as a distributed platform that extends across major data centers and carrier hotels throughout the New York-New Jersey market. DE-CIX also has an exchange in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan market.

Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms’ AEConnect subsea cable

Data sharing between the U.S., Africa and Europe is now three times faster, furthering discovery around the globe

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. January 17, 2017 Research flowing between the United States, Europe and Africa got a significant boost early this year when Indiana University and its partners flipped the switch on a new 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) transatlantic link. The new network runs over the America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system provided by vendor Aqua Comms DAC in support of the Networks for European, American and African Research, or NEAAR, grant.

The Transition to Third Network Services is About to Gain Greater Traction MEF Appoints SDN Visionary Dan Pitt to Senior Vice-President

The communications industry is transitioning to Third Network Services, which combine the performance and security assurances of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) with the agility and ubiquity of the internet. At the heart of this shift is MEF, which is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network Services powered by LSO, SDNFV and CE 2.0.

Just recently, MEF reinforced its commitment to accelerating the industry’s transition to Third Network Services by naming Dr. Dan Pitt as Senior Vice President. Dr. Pitt is the former executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), as well as a software-defined networking (SDN) visionary. He will be tasked with evangelizing the MEF Third Network Vision and technical program. Dr. Pitt will also work to harness open APIs and SDNFV in the Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework, and expand the MEF community and ecosystem.

GTT to Sponsor National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show

McLean, VA, January 13, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that it will be a bronze sponsor of the NRF Big Show. The event will be held January 15-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, and will focus on the retail sector and the specific business strategies and technologies that are shaping the future of business.

NEDAS Philly Registration Rates Increase January 16

Host in Ireland Adds IT Industry Leader to Its Advisory Council

Originally posted Data Center POST,

The global telecommunications industry now recognizes Ireland as a top location in Europe to host digital assets. This can be attributed to the tireless work of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to raise awareness about hosting on the Emerald Isle, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location.

Change Is in The Air at PTC ‘17

You can’t walk more than two feet in any direction at PTC’17 in Honolulu this year without hearing about change. With “Changing Realities” as the theme of the event, just about every company is focused on progress and growth.

HostingCon Global 2017: Where Networking and New Business Happen

Early Bird Registration is Now Open

This spring, the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem is coming to the city of sunshine, palm trees and movie stars. For its 13th annual conference, HostingCon Global 2017 will take place April 3-6 in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center. The agenda features in-depth workshops, educational sessions and an exhibit hall targeted at key decision-makers from hosting, cloud and managed services providers, hardware and software vendors, value added resellers, ISPs, domain registrars and others who make the internet work.

Data Center Providers Are Evolving to Overcome New Security Challenges

Businesses today are facing an uphill battle in the fight against cybercrime, as threats are increasing in both volume and complexity year over year. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 60 percent of digital companies will suffer major service failures due to an inability to properly manage risk.

As the threat landscape continues to intensify, data center providers will need to evolve to offer more cybersecurity solutions for businesses. In fact, this trend is already starting to occur. Webair, for instance, a high-touch, agile cloud and fully-managed service provider, recently announced a groundbreaking partnership with global managed security services provider Oxford Solutions that will grant businesses easy access to advanced cybersecurity offerings as well as a 24/7 security operations center in Webair’s NY1 data center.

Behind Every Subsea Cable Network is a Reliable NOC

Subsea cables are the backbone of the global economy, delivering 95 percent of IP voice and data traffic across the world. Because these cables are so important, they must be monitored for quality and performance at all times and this requires the service of a full-time network operations center (NOC).

This week at PTC’17: Changing Realities in Honolulu, INOC, a leading NOC and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring and support services, announced new NOC services for subsea cable companies across multiple disciplines, including documentation, organizational procedure, event monitoring, customer on-boarding and quality control.

New Peering and IP Traffic Routing Services Are Available on Long Island

Long Island is now a hotspot for colocation and connectivity, as the area is home to numerous subsea landing stations and data center providers. By connecting through Long Island, it’s possible to bypass the generally crowded Manhattan market and still access world-class connectivity services.

Just recently, for instance, 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me-Room for network interconnection and colocation, announced a partnership with DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange operator featuring multiple platforms across the U.S. as well as a distributed platform that extends across major data centers and carrier hotels throughout the New York-New Jersey market. DE-CIX also has an exchange in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan market.

Indiana University and international partners light 100G transatlantic link over Aqua Comms’ AEConnect subsea cable

Data sharing between the U.S., Africa and Europe is now three times faster, furthering discovery around the globe

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. January 17, 2017 Research flowing between the United States, Europe and Africa got a significant boost early this year when Indiana University and its partners flipped the switch on a new 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) transatlantic link. The new network runs over the America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system provided by vendor Aqua Comms DAC in support of the Networks for European, American and African Research, or NEAAR, grant.

The Transition to Third Network Services is About to Gain Greater Traction MEF Appoints SDN Visionary Dan Pitt to Senior Vice-President

The communications industry is transitioning to Third Network Services, which combine the performance and security assurances of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) with the agility and ubiquity of the internet. At the heart of this shift is MEF, which is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network Services powered by LSO, SDNFV and CE 2.0.

Just recently, MEF reinforced its commitment to accelerating the industry’s transition to Third Network Services by naming Dr. Dan Pitt as Senior Vice President. Dr. Pitt is the former executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), as well as a software-defined networking (SDN) visionary. He will be tasked with evangelizing the MEF Third Network Vision and technical program. Dr. Pitt will also work to harness open APIs and SDNFV in the Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) framework, and expand the MEF community and ecosystem.

GTT to Sponsor National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show

McLean, VA, January 13, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that it will be a bronze sponsor of the NRF Big Show. The event will be held January 15-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, and will focus on the retail sector and the specific business strategies and technologies that are shaping the future of business.

NEDAS Philly Registration Rates Increase January 16

New App Possibilities with the Internet of Things

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

By Harnil Oza, Founder and CEO, Hyperlink Infosystem,

The Internet of Things is the phrase explaining that all items, no matter if they are entertainment or communications devices, can be potentially wired to respond via the internet. Smart items used to be relegated to only a few sectors: entertainment, information and communication. Smart watches and wearable tech are broadening the scope of useful tech, and app developers are taking it much further. Now accessories and household necessities like appliances can be smart app-ready too.

EdgeConneX® to Speak on Business and Benefits Associated With Delivering Content, Cloud and Applications at the Edge

Don MacNeil and Phill Lawson-Shanks to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – January 11, 2017 – EdgeConneX®, the leader in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief technology officer, Don MacNeil, and chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will present at PTC’17: Changing Realities, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).  The event is taking place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Sun Rises at PTC’17 in Honolulu

The global telecommunications industry is set to converge on Honolulu for the 39th annual PTC’17 conference, Asia-Pacific’s premier telecommunications event. This year’s theme, “Changing Realities,” will focus on the dynamic industry changes that are affecting the global digital economy, customer demands and the current regulatory landscape.

PTC’17: Changing Realities will also offer an opportunity to network and engage with some of the industry’s biggest influencers, such as Gold Sponsor SUNeVision Holdings Limited of Hong Kong, which is a premium carrier-neutral data center service provider. Since 2000, SUNeVision has owned and managed four facilities throughout Hong Kong including MEGA-I in Chai Wan, MEGA-Two in Shatin, ONE in Kwan O and JUMBO in Tsuen Wan (through its subsidiary iAdvantage Limited).

How 60 Years of Innovation Turned Ireland Into Overnight Success for Digital Hosting Industry

Vinci Consulting Corporation: A Brutally Honest Assessor of Networking

Originally posted to CISCO.CIOReview,

Vinci Consulting Corporation CEO Paul Vinciguerra is a straight shooter, and it trickles down to every aspect of how he runs his company. From the way they engage with customers to the way they approach their space, making an easy sale is secondary to a straightforward and honest critique, and that’s what makes Vinci so interesting. While other Cisco resellers create designs with an end-goal of selling their clients more hardware, Vinciguerra will directly tell his clients that what they want to do, most likely won’t work, if that’s the case. And it’s this kind of candor that gives his team a clear overview of everything that goes on in their space, whether it involves overworked system administrators or questionable sales tactics employed by other resellers.

PTC’17 to Explore Changing Realities in Telecom

Telecommunications providers today must navigate an ever-shifting sea of customer demands, economic conditions and regulatory policies. Survival is impossible without a thorough understanding of the major changes that are happening across the industry.

Global Capacity to Speak on the Flexibility of a Network Marketplace for Orchestrating Edge Connectivity

Jack Lodge, President, to Join Industry Leader Panel at Metro Connect 2017

Waltham, MA, USA, January 4, 2017 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its President, Jack Lodge, will be speaking at Metro Connect 2017, taking place January 31 – February 1, 2017 in Miami.  Metro Connect is the definitive meeting place for C-level delegates from the metro fiber, cable and local access markets in the U.S. to share insights and strategize for the year ahead.

Enterprise Is the Current Buzz, But Large Venues Are Still the Biz

Originally posted to AGL Media Group by Mike Collado, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20

In Roman theology, Janus – the god of transition – is famously depicted as having two faces to represent the dichotomous nature of change which includes beginnings and endings, opportunities and threats, and wins and losses. This ancient perspective is still applicable today. As author and Fortune columnist Dan Lyons observes, “Transformation is hard – but not changing can sometimes be fatal.”

Surging Connectivity Demands Are Driving Global Data Center Growth

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

The massive demand for connectivity is fueling the need for reliable data center services, particularly in emerging and secondary international markets. For this reason, many data center providers are expanding their global footprint to provide critical backend data transport and storage in key locations.

Etix Everywhere, which experienced exponential growth and international success in 2016, is a noteworthy example. In February, the company opened new offices in New York and San Francisco, and then launched six data centers in various Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the U.S. and Europe, as well as emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavia and South America. Eight additional facilities are also under construction.

Bulldog Stars of PR Honors iMiller Public Relations With Gold Award for ‘Technology Agency of the Year’

iMiller Public Relations Recognized for Its Marketing Communications Campaign Executed on Behalf of EdgeConneX®

Mamaroneck, New York – December 22, 2016 – iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations and content marketing consulting firm, announces today that it has won the Bulldog Stars of PR Gold Award for ‘Technology Agency of the Year.’ iMPR was recognized for its marketing communications campaign on behalf of its client EdgeConneX®.

MEF16: Josh Goodell, VP, AT&T – Driving Market Momentum With On-Demand Services

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote by Josh Goodell, Vice President, AT&T Network On Demand – In this keynote, Josh provides a progress report on AT&T’s network transformation and new innovative services  that are enabled by service orchestration (LSO), SDN, and NFV.

Aqua Comms to Speak on Strategic Relationships Integral to Delivering Content to the Network Edge and the Convergence of Subsea and Terrestrial Networks

Aqua Comms CEO Nigel Bayliff and Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI

Aqua Commons logo - 07.2016DUBLIN – December 20, 2016 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff, and Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at PTC’17.  The event takes place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cybersecurity Needs More Women: Here’s How to Fix the Problem

Originally posted to J Patrick + Associates by Alysa Wishingrad,

One of the cornerstones of an effective cybersecurity strategy is agility and the ability to think ahead of the curve. In order to defend against, or better yet stave off attacks you need a team with a diverse set of skills and abilities. Research conducted by Catalyst found that diversity is key to an organizations ability to inspire higher levels of performance, productivity and creativity, which in turn lead to better employee satisfaction and retention.

TelecomTV/MEF16: Allan Langfield, Comcast – Journey To Interoperable On-Demand Services Powered By LSO, SDN & NFV

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

TelecomTV at MEF16 – Allan Langfield, Exec. Director, Product Development, Comcast Business; Board Director; MEF; Operations Area Co-Director, MEF – MEF’s work on CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) is a lynchpin for effectively doing on-demand services managed services that ultimately will transit multiple provider networks. Allan notes, “We need those services specifications. We need those operational constructs that are going to support this entire new ecosystem of services that customers are starting to ask for.” Carriers are coming to the MEF and asking the organization to help them orchestrate services (with LSO) not just over their own networks but carrier-to-carrier-to-customer in a way that is very consistent, very reliable, and on-demand.

New Approaches Needed to Unlock the Enterprise Market

Originally posted to AGL Media Group by Mike Collado, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20

Change is disruptive. It creates opportunity and challenge, and catapults some industries and businesses forward, while it and leaves others behind. Well-known examples include the automobile and the horse and buggy; Netflix and Blockbuster; digital and smartphone cameras and Kodak.

MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote – Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF discusses major work to enable Third Network services for the digital economy. This includes (1) development of orchestrated connectivity (wavelengths, CE 2.0, IP) & NFV-based services (security and other), (2) development of the LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) architecture and standardized open APIs, (3) open initiatives with OpenLSO and OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) reference implementations, and (4) the evolution of certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals.

Telecom TV/MEF16: Travis Ewert, SVP, Level 3 – Evolving From On-Demand Services To Customer-Defined Networking

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

TelecomTV at MEF16 – Travis Ewert, Senior VP, Global Network Software Development, Level 3 Communications explains how customer usage of on-demand services has evolved since the company first began offering dynamic capabilities several years ago. 

MEF16: Chad Haggerty, Comcast – Network Service Transformation & Digital Customer Expectations

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote by Chad Haggerty, Senior Director of OSS Systems, Comcast – The digital customer and software-based network technologies require transformative changes to business processes and ecosystems. SDN, NFV, and cloud-based networks enable dynamic, real-time customer-controlled services.

Improved Connectivity Is Coming to the Mid-Atlantic

Stretching from New York to Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic is one of the most competitive and fast-paced business regions of the country and home to a large concentration of finance, media, communications and government entities. It goes without saying that efficient and reliable connectivity is vital for success in this market.

New Whitepaper Outlines MEF’s Vision for Third Network Services

Year after year, it becomes ever more interesting to consider the top trends that will shaping the telecommunications industry. One of the more important drivers is the acceleration of Third Network services. These services combine the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security of CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet) networks to bring users new capabilities.

Experience Datacloud Asia 2017 Where Deals Are Made in the Asia-Pacific Data Center and Cloud Community

Singapore city skyline at sunset.According to Gartner, various economic, regulatory and technology advancements throughout the Asia Pacific region offer tremendous opportunities for global telecommunications enterprises. In light of this growth potential, Datacloud is making its way to the Far East on February 23 to host the first-ever Datacloud Asia 2017 conference at the Capella Singapore luxury hotel. The foremost networking and business deal-making forum for the data center and cloud community, Datacloud converges enterprise end-users, industry professionals, investors and suppliers from around the world to facilitate deals and learn about today’s most influential trends in technology.

Indoor Public Safety, E911 Location May See Growth

Originally posted to AGL Media Group by Mike Collado, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20

indoor-public-safety-e911-location-may-see-growthChange is often viewed as a catalyst for opportunity. Yet the SWOT planning method, which considers the strategic viability of a business plan or market initiative by assessing the upside (strengths and opportunities) and downside (weaknesses and threats) for both internal and external dynamics, informs that change can also be inauspicious.

Abacus Data Systems Selects IO Colocation to Host Cloud Customers

io-logoPhoenix, Ariz – December 12, 2016IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus) has selected IO’s data center infrastructure to support its Abacus Private Cloud customers. Abacus is using IO colocation services in Phoenix and London to deliver Virtual Desktop as a Service solutions in a reliable, high availability environment.

IO Successfully Completes SOC2 Type 2 Certification for Data Centers

Coalfire Systems Inc. affirms IO’s commitment to security, reliability, and operational excellence

io-logoPhoenix, Ariz – December 8, 2016IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that the company has completed a SOC2 Type 2 audit covering their six operational data centers.

Webair to Present at PTC’17

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on Ensuring a Secure Hybrid Cloud via Direct Network Connectivity

Host in Ireland Now Accepting Partners for 2017

Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland, Reflects on the Growth of the Initiative and Looks Forward to 2017

Host in IrelandDUBLIN – December 13, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the release of their 2017 Premier Partner Prospectus Video, highlighting the company’s 2016 accomplishments, while also looking forward to what lies ahead in 2017.  As demonstrated in the video, the growth Host in Ireland has experienced in the last year should encourage more industry leaders to consider joining as a partner.

Orchestrating Hyperconnectivity for the Global Enterprise

Businesswoman hand press web telephone button sign. business, technology andGlobal enterprises now require on-demand access to borderless voice and data services across disparate devices and diverse communications technologies. Obtaining this access, however, can be challenging when working with multiple service providers.

It’s much more efficient to consult with a single source that can orchestrate the hyperconnectivity of these disparate elements seamlessly, securely and without interruption.

Infrastructure, Transport Will Play Pivotal Role in Indoor 5G

Originally posted to AGL Media Group by Mike Collado, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20

infrastructure-transport-will-play-pivotal-role-in-indoor-5gThe wireless industry is undergoing evolutionary and revolutionary changes whose ramifications upon the in-building ecosystem conjure the proverb, “May you live in interesting times” – an adage that has the double-meaning of a blessing and a curse or, stated differently, opportunity and threat. These interesting times include megatrends such as 5G, as well as market-level trends like segment saturation.

iMPR: Five Years of Helping Telecom and Technology Companies Reach Audiences and Influence Markets

impr-5yr-celebrateAt iMiller Public Relations, we measure success by the success of our clients, and as you will see, 2016 has been a banner year for every one of them. It’s an honor to support global telecom, data center, industry associations and network provider organizations that continue to have a profound impact on our interconnected world.

iMiller Public Relations Reinforces Leadership Team, Hires New VP of Events

cherylheadA public relations firm is more than just an arm for media outreach. It’s also a trusted advisor that businesses depend on to navigate the ever-shifting media landscape. So it pays dividends to partner with a public relations company backed by a team of skilled and experienced leaders.

One company that knows the value of strong leadership is iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations, content and digital marketing consulting firm. Recently, iMPR made two critical leadership decisions by adding Cheryl Kemp as Vice President of Events and by promoting Daniel Highet to Director of Content.

GTT to Sponsor and Speak at Capacity Asia

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, December 1, 2016GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that it will sponsor and speak at the upcoming Capacity Asia conference in Hong Kong. The event brings together representatives from more than 200 carriers, data centers and cloud service providers in the APAC region, to build new business relationships and discuss key issues facing the industry today.

MEF16 Advances Third Network Services for Hyper-Connected World and Digital Economy

mef16-advances-third-network-services-for-hyper-connected-world-and-digital-economyThe Third Network made quite the showing at the recent MEF16 global networking event in Baltimore. Hosted by MEF, MEF16 attracted more than 1,000 registrants from 30 countries and 260 companies. There were more than 120 sponsors, event partners and participating companies on hand as well.

“MEF16 provided an extraordinary opportunity for attendees to engage with world-leading service and technology innovators and to be inspired by their diligent efforts to usher in a new era of on-demand services that will reshape the communications landscape,” stated Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF.

Data Center Efficiency, the New Mark of Leadership

data-center-efficiency-the-new-mark-of-leadership-1Originally posted to Data Center POST,

What does it take to be successful in business today? It requires more than just turning a strong profit. Now, businesses must also prove they can efficiently and responsibly manage their data center resources.

LinkedIn is an enterprise that takes this message to heart.

Healthcare Providers, Are You Struggling With Cloud Computing?

healthcare-providers-are-you-struggling-with-cloud-computingOriginally posted to Data Center POST,

The cloud is supposed to streamline operations and reduce costs for businesses, but many healthcare organizations are learning that the cloud can be complex and challenging too.

For this reason, Gartner just released a new report that helps to clarify the current challenges, industry trends and notable players in the cloud market for healthcare organizations.

Do You Have the Skills You Need to Become an IT Project Manager?

skills_to_master_on_your_road_to_becoming_a_project_manager_in_it_7Originally posted to J Patrick + Associates by Alyssa Wishingrad,

As the IT field increases to expand, so does the demand for qualified Project Managers. This role not only demands technical expertise, but also cohesive soft skills. This complex position can be broken down into three categories of expertise: Business Management, Human Resource Management, and IT skills.

Overcoming the Geographical Barriers that Inhibit Bandwidth-Intensive Business Applications

overcoming-the-geographical-barriers-that-inhibit-bandwidth-intensive-business-applicationsNot all areas of the country have equal access to Ethernet, and for enterprise businesses in underserved regions, it can be very difficult to keep up with the competition.

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, has solved this problem by expanding its One Marketplace network backbone with high-speed Ethernet that utilizes Ciena’s® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.

Global Capacity Recognized at MEF16

global-capacity-recognized-at-mef16The Network and Carrier Ethernet community recently gathered for the MEF16 Excellence Awards, a special presentation at MEF16, to recognize service, technology and applications as well as professional excellence and innovation within the field.

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, was presented an MEF16 Excellence Award in the “Best Service Innovation – North America” category for its Ethernet Cloud Connect service.

Passion and Inspiration at 200 MPH

On the Company’s Fifth-Year Anniversary, iMPR’s Team and Clients Reflect on Their Experience

impr5yr

To celebrate iMiller Public Relations’ fifth-year anniversary, we asked members of our team how working at iMPR has impacted them personally and professionally. Additionally, several of our valued clients shared how they viewed their relationship with our organization.

GTT CEO Rick Calder Talks Company Growth for 2017

gtt-ceo-rick-calder-talks-company-growth-for-2017It’s been a busy few weeks lately for Rick Calder, president and CEO of GTT Communications, Inc (NYSE: GTT). In early November, GTT announced its acquisition of Hibernia Networks, continuing the company’s growth trajectory and further solidifying its dedication to meeting the needs of multinational clients. Rick recently spoke with Don Witt, ‎a writer and commentator at Telecom Reseller. The conversation focused on the GTT’s strategy moving forward in 2017.

Etix Everywhere and Angola Cables Partner to Connect Africa and the Americas

angola-cables-etix-everywhere-smart-data-center-sacs-projectOriginally posted to Data Center POST,

If there’s one thing Africa’s emerging digital economy critically needs, it’s direct subsea connectivity to the Americas. Right now, data must pass through Europe, which is highly inefficient, but that’s about to change.

Solving the Need for Flexible and Agile Transatlantic Connectivity

solving-the-need-for-flexible-and-agile-transatlantic-connectivityThe last thing an enterprise needs is to get locked into a costly, long-distance subsea connectivity service. Flexibility and agility is critical for success, as multinational businesses experience varying levels of network traffic.

PCCW Global Wins Awards in Europe & USA with Transformative Digital Solutions

pccw-global-logoHKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, November 15, 2016 – PCCW Global is delighted that our continued focus on delivering innovative and highly reliable services has been recognized yet again on an international level on two recent occasions.

These innovations are part of an ongoing programme of strategic developments which continues to demonstrate PCCW Global’s ability to deliver digital solutions globally whilst maintaining our all-important passion for service excellence.

Swyx and Clevir sign cooperation agreement

swyxSwyx provides Unified Communications through the Clevir platform

Technology company Swyx has entered into a cooperation with Clevir Software Solutions, provider of advanced solutions for virtual work environments and workspaces. Both parties signed the cooperation agreement during the HostingCon 2016. As a result, Swyx’s Unified Communications solution is now available through Clevir’s ClouddesQ platform.

Not All Data Center Providers Are Created Equal

not-all-data-center-providers-are-created-equalPartnering with a data center provider requires trusting a third-party organization to transfer, store and manage your company’s sensitive information. And it’s not always easy to tell at first glance whether another company can be trusted to do so. Many facilities claim to offer top-tier services, but fall short when it comes to delivering on their promises.

It’s for this reason why the Uptime Institute, the globally recognized data center authority,  created the Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval.”

In the Cloud and Now Undersea, GTT Acquires Hibernia Networks

in-the-cloud-and-now-undersea-gtt-acquires-hibernia-networksRecently, GTT Communications, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owners of subsea and terrestrial fiber assets. This includes Hibernia Express, the lowest-latency, transatlantic cable system.

So, how will the acquisition benefit GTT?

MEF 2016 Excellence Award-Winners Moving the Third Network Forward

mef-tnr

This week, the telecommunications industry gathered at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, for the MEF16 (www.MEF16.com) global networking conference. The event, hosted by MEF (www.MEF.net), featured the presentation of the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards.

Aqua Comms Continues to Make Waves, Wins 2016 Global Carrier Award for Best Subsea Innovation

aqua-comms-global-carrier-2016This year started off on a high note for Aqua Comms DAC when it launched America-Europe Connect (AEConnect), Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber optic network interconnecting Dublin, London and New York.

After AEConnect went live, Aqua Comms built off of its momentum by forming strategic partnerships with multiple top-tier terrestrial networks, global data center hubs and interconnection facilities. Aqua Comms also made an agreement to use Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) facilities in London and New York as carrier-neutral access points for its transatlantic submarine network.

A Moment with Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations, on the Company’s Fifth Anniversary

Ilissa-240x300On the fifth anniversary of the global telecom and technology public relations and marketing firm that she founded, we recently sat down with Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations (iMPR). In a brief interview, Ilissa looked back the launch of iMPR, what innovations she predicts will have the greatest impact on the telecom industry in the future, the increasing influence of social media and where she sees iMPR headed in the years to come.

A New Way to Engage Network Operators

By Aayush Barot, Bankai Group, Chief Business Management Officer (Global Carrier business),

aayush-barot-bankai-group-chief-business-management-officer-global-carrier-businessIn today’s competitive telecommunications market, there is no room for poor call quality, or low answer-seizure ratios (ASR), average call durations (ACD) or post dialing delays (PPD). These types of issues can lead to negative ratings and high customer churn rates.

MOD Mission Critical Partners with Cologix to Expand Availability of its Colo by the ‘U’ Solution

Latest Case Study Examines Implementation of MOD’s Flexible Colocation Solutions Throughout 24 Cologix Data Centers

MOD LogoDENVER – November 09, 2016 – MOD Mission Critical (MOD), a global Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Managed IT Services and Managed Colocation solutions, today announces the release of a new case study with partner Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company.  The case study examines MOD’s newly available Colo by the ‘U’ solution within 24 Cologix data centers throughout North America.

Product Showcase Opportunity Available: Increase Your ROI by Exhibiting at NEDAS D.C. on November 29

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Best and Brightest of the Third Network Community

best-and-brightest-of-the-third-network-communityThe Third Network, built on the capabilities of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) and the ubiquity of the internet, is the name to remember in telecommunications. These standards and capabilities enable carriers, service providers, content delivery networks and enterprises to deliver reliable, on-demand NFV-based services and connectivity.

Global Capacity Simplifies Cloud Connectivity

Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, November 2, 2016 — Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces today that it is a finalist in the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards “Best Service Innovation” category for its Ethernet Cloud Connect service.  Leveraging a combination of established interconnects and software orchestration, Global Capacity’s MEF-compliant Ethernet Cloud Connect service simplifies cloud connectivity and delivers improved service performance and a better user application experience to customers.

The New Must-Have for Commercial Property Owners: In-Building Cell

Originally posted to PC Magazine by Alyson Behr,

It’s no longer about just adding value to your commercial or hospitality property; now it’s about competitive survival.

520583-the-new-must-have-for-commercial-property-owners-in-building-cellWe’ve all been there. Pick almost any multitenant building, hotel, or office tower and try to get a strong cell signal while inside it. People usually end up going to a window, where they pick up whatever remnants of their carrier’s signal make it through the glass. And good luck if the windows have been treated with low-E film since that stuff turns buildings into virtual Faraday cages. That used to be just an inconvenience. But today practically everyone not only has a smartphone but everyone relies on it for the majority of their voice communications. And those cell-hungry business mobile applications that used to be just nice-to-haves are turning into critically important, frontline business apps. That means getting solid cell reception when tenants are inside is something landlords and real estate developers are being forced to take seriously.

The Vision That is Transforming Telecommunications

ken-dilbeck-tm-forum-talk-1Gaining force every day, there’s a shared vision in the telecommunications industry where standardized solutions will work together to enable on-demand connectivity and NFV-based services. A future where network providers and equipment manufactures work across multiple network technology domains as well as multiple interconnected cloud and service providers.

Looking for Fiber Optic Customers?

Fiber optic technologyRight now there is massive demand for fiber optic connectivity among businesses. The challenge, however, is discovering customers who need it and connecting with them.

This process just got a lot easier, thanks to FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader for high performance fiber optic network solutions. Just recently, FiberLight released a near-net building list which identifies 4,500 buildings across its footprint that can be lit with its best-in-class data services.

Looking for a Cloud Service Provider You Can Trust?

408422logoWe get it. Selecting a cloud provider is not easy. It requires trusting another organization to handle your sensitive data and manage critical backend processes. This can be risky. It’s therefore critical to consider a provider’s reputation when purchasing cloud services. 

Is There a Weak Link in Your Network?

fiber optical cablesWhat would happen if your business were to suddenly lose connectivity to a major U.S. market? Your entire operation would be disrupted, which would cost a fortune.

For this reason, you need to take point-to-point transport seriously. Your business is only as strong as its connections between U.S. hubs.

Global Capacity to Speak on How SDN Will Influence the Future of Carrier Services

 VP, Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope to Lead Industry Leading Panel at Capacity Europe 2016


Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, October 25, 2016
Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its VP of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will be speaking at Capacity Europe 2016, taking place November 7-9 in Paris, France. Capacity Europe is the premiere C-level networking event for the European communication community, bringing together wholesale carriers, data center, cloud providers, and content providers for two days of education and networking opportunities.

With Peering Infrastructure and Internet Connectivity, Experience Matters

with-peering-infrastructure-and-internet-connectivity-experience-mattersReliable internet access is critical for today’s global enterprise. Just a few seconds of downtime cause far-reaching and adverse consequences. So it’s vital to partner with an exchange provider that has the technical wherewithal and experience in delivering critical connectivity services.

TXW Solutions to Discuss Network Optimization and Maintenance at The 2016 INCOMPAS Show

TXW CEO Don Eben to Speak on the Network Management Panel October 24 

txwTualatin, OR – October 20, 2016 TXW Solutions (TXW), a leading engineering professional services and consulting company, announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Don Eben, will speak at The 2016 INCOMPAS Show, taking place October 23-25, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  INCOMPAS is the leading trade association for competitive networks.  The 2016 INCOMPAS Show explores critical trends in business, technology and regulations that are impacting the industry, in addition to providing attendees valuable networking opportunities with existing and prospective customers and partners.

Setting the Pace in Subsea Connectivity

UnderwaterIf there is one common thread among successful global connectivity providers it’s this: a never-ending drive to expand and improve network services. The most forward-looking operators are continuously looking to find new routes and increase their capacity.

One company that is setting the pace in the global subsea connectivity market is Aqua Comms DAC, which recently completed a co-investment agreement with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

Word Is Spreading About ‘The Third Network’

word-is-spreading-about-the-third-networkIf you haven’t heard about the Third Network, now’s the time. The Third Network combines the internet and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) and enables the delivery of on-demand, assured network services like software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) directly to businesses.

Global Capacity to Speak on Growing Demand for Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Services

Senior VP of Product, Chris Alberding, to Join Industry Leader Panel at MEF16


Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, October 18, 2016
Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its Senior Vice President of Product, Chris Alberding, will be speaking at MEF16, taking place November 7-10 in Baltimore.  MEF16 is the global gathering of the Carrier Ethernet (CE) community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization technologies.

How Far Does Your Data Center Reach?

data-center-ring-1Connectivity is vital to your enterprise. Your business needs to connect with companies and carriers in key markets outside of your local area. And the best way to do this is to partner with a wholesale data center provider offering access to a vast amount of strategic fiber routes.

One such provider is Infomart Data Centers, which recently partnered with privately-held, Oregon-based service provider CoastCom, now a Wave Broadband entity.

Analyst Angle: How to target campus-wide cellular and public-safety communications

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Higher education campuses are prime opportunities for cellular operators to grow coverage and expand services

GTT Partners with WAN Summit London

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, October 13, 2016 – GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its partnership to sponsor and speak at TeleGeography and Capacity’s 2016 WAN Summit London. This event is the third in a series of global conferences focused on bringing together buyers and sellers of wide area networking services.

Network Operators, It’s Time to Embrace the ‘Third Network’

Business People Meeting Discussion Working Office ConceptNetwork operators today are face a great deal of pressure to deliver on demand, SLA-backed, self-service offerings over interconnected data communications networks. To accomplish this, many are turning to a cutting-edge solution, which MEF, the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet (CE), refers to as the “Third Network.”

A Welcome Surprise for a Weary Traveler

hyatt-guest-of-the-day-btn-addedTravelling for business isn’t always as glamorous as it sounds. While having the opportunity to experience unique cultures and meet new people on a regular basis truly is a wonderful experience, there is another side to the journey that remains unseen. Long flights, delayed trains, stuffy hotel rooms and weekends away from your family are enough to quickly drain the fun out of travel. So when something out of the ordinary happens, it’s a welcomed relief from the typical.

Reduce Costs, Not Performance in Your Data Center

reduce-costs-not-performance-in-your-data-centerYour company is facing a tough challenge. In today’s digitized economy, virtually every business process, from email to billing, runs through a data center. So your company needs access to high-quality IT services in order to operate and grow.

MEF Announces 29 Participants in 14 Proof of Concept Demonstrations at MEF16 Event

Showcase and Event Focus On Enabling Agile, Assured and Orchestrated Third Network Services Powered by LSO, SDN, NFV and CE 2.0

MEF LogoLOS ANGELES, 11 October 2016 — MEF (www.MEF.net), the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, is pleased to announce that 29 companies in 14 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations of pioneering service and technology innovations that promise to reshape the communications landscape.  The live PoC Showcase will be the focal point of the MEF16 global networking conference (www.MEF16.com) taking place 7-10 November 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore/Washington, USA.

Agenda Set for the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s Toronto Symposium

Symposium to Provide Keen Insights About In-Building and Metro Wireless Solutions

NEDAS logoNEW YORK – OCTOBER 11, 2016 – The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), an association of in-building wireless solution providers including Distributed Antenna System (DAS), Small Cell professionals, Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) solutions and end-users throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, announces the agenda for its second Toronto Symposium, set to take place on October 25.

Canada’s Largest Business Hub Just Got More Connected

toronto-one-marketplace-pop-2Toronto is flourishing. The city underwent an economic resurgence last year and is expected to perform strongly through 2017. Employment is increasing at an above-average pace and residential and non-residential construction is on the rise.

The Importance of Scalable Connectivity, Now and Into the Future

underwaterIt’s not easy for a business to predict future growth. Bandwidth needs can increase virtually overnight, which could impact application performance and leave the organization in a pinch for connectivity.

Showcase Your Solutions at the NEDAS Toronto Symposium

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Aqua Comms to Present at Submarine Networks World 2016

Chief Executive Officer Greg Varisco to Discuss Transatlantic Subsea Cable AEConnect and the Future of Subsea Cable Network Design

Aqua CommsDUBLIN – October 6, 2016 — Aqua Comms Limited (“Aqua Comms”), a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer, Greg Varisco, will present at Submarine Networks World 2016, taking place 17-19 October at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center.

Capacity Global Carrier Awards: Industry Players Receive Peer Accolades

venue-awards-style-photo-kelly2Industry accolades are a great incentive for companies to strive to be better today than they were yesterday.  At iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) we encourage industry leaders to flex their muscles and look back on their accomplishments. One way to do so is through industry award submissions.

Infomart Data Centers to Present at IMN’s Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West)

SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Counsel Andrew Gold, and CFO Bruce MacLean to Discuss Data Center Business Models, Expansion Options and New Revenue Opportunities

infomart200SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – October 5, 2016 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Counsel, Andrew Gold, and CFO, Bruce MacLean, will speak at the IMN Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West), taking place October 17-18, 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA.  The program focuses on the critical business issues faced by C-level executives at data center, colocation and cloud service providers.  The agenda will address optimizing business models and strategies for growth, expanding to new service offerings, cost reduction and mitigation strategies, and cost-effective infrastructure investment and future-proofing.

Host in Ireland to Present at HostingCon Europe 2016

Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland, to Discuss Key Considerations When Selecting an Out-of-Country Data Center

host-in-ireland-logo1DUBLIN – October 5, 2016 – Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will speak at HostingCon Europe 2016, taking place October 11-12 in Amsterdam.

MOD Mission Critical Adds 18 Managed Service Global Points of Presence

mod-mission-critical-adds-18-managed-service-global-points-of-presenceMOD Mission Critical is on the verge of explosive growth.

This week, MOD announced the addition of 18 new global managed service Points of Presence (PoPs). The new managed service PoPs are strategically located in key markets across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, taking the total number of its managed service PoPs to 26, globally.

Last Call to Register for HostingCon Global 2016

registerIt’s the last call to register for HostingCon Global 2016, the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. In anticipation of this event, taking place July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, hosting and cloud providers, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Value Added Resellers (VARs), and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), among other industry professionals, are already packing their bags for four days of networking, education, exhibits and fun.

Global Capacity to Speak on the Evolution of the Enterprise WAN to Simplify Cloud Connectivity

Mary Stanhope, VP of Global Marketing, to Join Leadership Panel at WAN Summit London

Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, September 29, 2016 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its Vice President of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will present at WAN Summit London, taking place October 18-19.  WAN Summit London brings together buyers and providers of enterprise WAN Services to discuss common challenges, gain new perspectives, and explore the latest enterprise network design trends and business demands that shape today’s hybrid WAN strategies.

Content Delivery to Take Center Stage at Capacity North America 2016

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Cloud providers, wholesale carriers, content distributors and providers are set to converge at the 16th annual Capacity North America conference, October 5-6 in Toronto.

EdgeConneX® to Present at Capacity North America in Toronto

Chief Technical Officer, Don MacNeil, to Speak on How Data Centers are Delivering Content to the Consumer via the Edge

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – September 28, 2016 – EdgeConneX®, the leader in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief technical officer, Don MacNeil, will participate on a panel at Capacity North America. The event, which takes place October 5-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, brings together cloud providers, content distributors and providers, and wholesale carriers.

MEF Releases Two White Papers on Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance

Global network backgroundMEF just released a pair of new white papers to help businesses understand carrier Ethernet service assurance.

Assurance is a foundational element of widely-deployed MEF CE 2.0 (carrier Ethernet) services. It’s very important, especially when considering the widespread business migration to dynamic Third Network services over combined virtual and physical networks powered by technologies, such as LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV technologies.

CloudFlare Joins TELEHOUSE’s LAIIX and NYIIX EXCHANGES

cloudflare-joins-telehouses-laiix-and-nyiix-exchangesTELEHOUSE announced this week that CloudFlare will join its Los Angeles and New York International Internet Exchanges (NYIIX and LAIIX).

Plasma Air Launches Nationwide Equipment Leasing Program

Flexible Leasing Options Targeted at Casinos to Provide Cutting-Edge Air Purification Technologies at an Affordable Cost

Global Capacity to Speak on the Value and Flexibility of a Network Marketplace for Connecting at the Edge

Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, to Join Industry Leader Panel at Capacity North America 2016

Global Capacity Logo

Waltham, MA, USA, September 26, 2016 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its participation at Capacity North America 2016, taking place October 5-6 in Toronto, Canada.  Capacity North America is the premiere C-level networking event for the North American wholesale communication community, bringing together wholesale carriers, cloud providers, and content distributers and providers for two days of education and networking opportunities.

Aqua Comms Announces New PoP at Long Island’s 1025Connect

greg-varisco-aqua-commsAqua Comms Limited announced this week the addition of a new point of presence (PoP) at 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation.

Unitas Global to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud

CTO and Founder, Grant Kirkwood, to Discuss the Evolution of the Multi-Tenant Colocation and Cloud Services Data Center

UnitasLOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – Unitas Global, the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announces that CTO and Founder Grant Kirkwood will be a featured panelist at the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Colo + Cloud conference, being held September 26-27, 2016 at the Intercontinental Dallas.  DCD Colo + Cloud brings together senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s major colocation, cloud, telecoms and other data center and managed service providers to discuss the future of this rapidly growing data center sector.

INOC to Speak at Capacity North America

Vice President of Technology, Jim Martin to Discuss the Changing Role of the Data Center

inoc150NORTHBROOK, IL, September 20, 2016 INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring, reporting and support services, today announces that its Vice President of Technology, Jim Martin, has been selected to speak at Capacity North America, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Toronto October 5-6, 2016.  Capacity North America brings together telecommunication stakeholders, including wholesale carriers, cloud providers, and content distributors and providers with the sole purpose of joint collaboration to ultimately deliver and improve on services meeting the demands of future customers.

Cloud and Hosting Providers Expand Their Horizons at HostingCon Europe 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABusiness leaders from the cloud and service provider arenas are gearing up for the third annual HostingCon Europe conference and trade show, October 11-13 in Amsterdam.

EdgeConneX® to Present at DCD Colo + Cloud Conference in Dallas

Chief Technical Officer, Don MacNeil, to Speak on the Future of Multi-Tenant Colocation and Cloud Services Within Modern Facilities

JMA Wireless Announces NWAV Antenna and Filter Technologies

antenna-1316427-1279x1705New portfolio combines numerous innovations that significantly reduce footprint and operational costs while increasing mobile network performance

Las Vegas, NV, September 7, 2016 [CTIA – Super Mobility] — JMA Wireless, a global leader of wireless communications solutions, announced today its new NWAV™ portfolio, which offers leading-edge antenna and filter technologies.  The modular design of the NWAV antennas provides significantly increased network performance while the NWAV filters take size, weight, and performance to an unprecedented level.

“With the NWAV portfolio we really focused on what the mobile carriers are looking for – b

GTT, Exclusive Partner for WAN Summit Singapore, Travels to the Lion City

singapore city top viewAs the exclusive event partner, GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), will sponsor and speak at the WAN Summit Singapore, hosted by TeleGeography and Capacity. Taking place September 20-21, 2016, this event will examine Wide Area Network (WAN) market drivers and evolving technologies affecting the enterprise and service provider communities.

Partnership Between Webair and DE-CIX Brings Direct Peering Services to NY1 Data Center

partnership-between-webair-and-de-cix-brings-direct-peering-services-to-ny1-data-centerWebair, a provider of high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure services, announced this week a strategic new partnership with DE-CIX,  the world-leading Internet Exchange operator out of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

GTT Partners with WAN Summit Singapore

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McLean, VA, September 15, 2016GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a partnership to sponsor and speak at TeleGeography and Capacity’s WAN Summit Singapore. The event examines WAN market drivers and evolving technologies for the enterprise and service provider communities, with topics that include the future of the wireless WAN and how the cloud is changing the enterprise network.

Chayora to Present on Data Centre Opportunities in China at DCDConverged SE Asia in Singapore

Chayora to Unveil its Shanghai Data Centre Plans at Event Taking Place 14-15 September

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Hong Kong, 12 September 2016 — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, announces today its participation in DCDConverged SE Asia, taking place 14-15 September 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.  During the event, Chayora’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer,  Oliver Jones, will give a presentation on the challenges and opportunities of data centre builds and investments in China on Wednesday, 14 September at 15:50 in Hall 1 of the Convention Centre.

GTT’s SIP Trunking Service Awarded TMC’s 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year

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Rick Calder, GTT CEO

Global cloud networking provider GTT Communications, Inc. announced this week that its SIP Trunking service won the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from worldwide media company TMC.

Vertical Systems Group: Mid-Year 2016 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Originally posted to Vertical Systems Group,

Orange retains the top rank; Level 3 advances

global-lb-mid-2016-e1472652953500BOSTON, MA, September 7, 2016 – Vertical Systems Group’s Mid-Year 2016 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): Orange Business (France), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Level 3 (U.S.), Verizon(U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Global Provider LEADERBOARD is the industry’s benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence, ranking companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s 2016 Toronto Symposium

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GTT Releases Frost & Sullivan White Paper on the Role of the Network in Cloud Success

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, September 8, 2016GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the release of an executive brief published by market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, titled “Choosing the Right Network Service Provider for Your Global Enterprise.” The white paper outlines why enterprises are turning to the cloud and the importance of the network in a holistic cloud strategy.

DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud A Constellation of Telecom Stars and Opportunity Shines Above Dallas

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Originally posted to Data Center POST,

On September 27, the scene is set in Dallas for disruption, paradigm shifts and challenges to conventional wisdom, as the movers and shakers of the colo, cloud and data center ecosphere come together for DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud, the data center service provider transformation conference.

Infomart Data Centers to Present at the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit and VERGE 2016

President John Sheputis to Discuss Creating a Renewably Powered Data Center Infrastructure

infomart logoSANTA CLARA, CA – September 7, 2016 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its President, John Sheputis, will speak at the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) hosted by 451 Research, taking place September 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.  Mr. Sheputis will also speak at VERGE 2016, taking place September 19-22, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, data center and internet infrastructure sectors, while VERGE is a global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world.

Compu Dynamics to Present at the Fourth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit in Dulles, Virginia

President Steve Altizer and Director of Sales and Marketing Dan Ephraim to Speak on Data Center Design and Government Cloud Computing


CompuDynamicsSterling, VA., September 7, 2016
 – Compu Dynamics, a provider of mission-critical electrical, mechanical and infrastructure services for data center and commercial properties, today announces that its President, Steve Altizer, and Director of Sales and Marketing, Dan Ephraim, will present at the Fourth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit.  The premier national event that convenes developers, investors and end-users will take place September 14-16, 2016 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles North Loudon in Dulles, Virginia.

The Jersey Shore Meets the Fast and Furious: NJFX Set to Unveil its Data Center Campus

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

The Jersey Shore Meets the Fast and Furious NJFX Set to Unveil its Data Center CampusWe may be exaggerating, but only just a little. On September 21, 2016 in Wall Township, NJ, the New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) will be hosting its Phase II Grand Opening extravaganza.

Infomart Data Centers Announces Security Enhancements for Dallas Facility

Infomart Data CentersInfomart Data Centers Announces Security Enhancements for Dallas Facility is planning a massive security overhaul for its Infomart Dallas facility.

EdgeConneX® to Present at IBC2016 in Amsterdam

Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Speak at Global Conference for Entertainment and News Content Creation and Delivery

GTT Wins Executive of the Year in 2016 International Business AwardsSM

Rick Calder.2016The 13th Annual International Business AwardsSM named Rick Calder, President and CEO of GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), as winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year in the telecommunications category.

MOD Mission Critical Earns a Place on Inc. Magazine’s 35th List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

MOD Mission Critical (MOD)Inc5000_medallion has been ranked number 216 on Inc. Magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, the global Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Managed IT Services and Managed Colocation solutions was ranked number 20 in IT services, as well as top five in Colorado.

2016 Golden Bridge Awards® Honors iMPR Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller With ‘Public Relations Executive of the Year’ Gold

IMPR logo copy-resized-600The 2016 Golden Bridge Awards has named iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller a gold winner in its ‘Public Relations Executive of the Year’ category. The eighth annual program recognizes accomplishments by organizations and businesses in every major industry throughout the world.

Solving the Enterprise Connectivity Challenge

Greg HoughOriginally posted by: Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing at Global Capacity,

Businesses are changing how they communicate, connect and collaborate.  Traffic growth to new destinations is growing exponentially and IT procurement leaders expect more than traditional WAN services can deliver.

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Address DCOI

Originally published to LinkedIn PULSE,

symmetrical futuristic modern server room in the data center withEarlier this month, the federal government put some real teeth into the mandate to improve efficiency and reduce waste within the massive network of government-owned data centers. By September of 2018, government agencies must take concrete steps to monitor their power-intensive infrastructure and implement energy improvement solutions if they wish to continue operating their own data centers. The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) will drive many data center managers to close inefficient sites, and others to move aggressively to the cloud. The balance will either enhance their own sites, migrate into shared space, or outsource data center services to commercial colocation providers.

Sponsorships Now Available for NEDAS Toronto Symposium

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Datacloud Nordic 2016: Data Center and Cloud Industry Heats up in the Land of Snow and Ice

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Discounted Registration Ends September 11

Compu Dynamics White Paper Examines the Optimization of Government and Enterprise Data Center Environments

Originally published to LinkedIn PULSE,

^FFB9A43B5B906FDC3E29F1EC95A971F615338AB2AA0C01FDD4^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrGiven the widespread adoption of cloud computing, the explosive growth of Over-the-Top (OTT) content and the increased use of virtualization in both federal and large enterprise networks’ compute and storage infrastructure, government-run facilities, enterprise data centers as well as colocation and cloud computing environments have become singularly focused on reducing waste in their IT infrastructure and underlying platforms.

In a white paper titled, “Essential Elements for Data Center Optimization: What Every Government and Enterprise Facility Operator Should Know,” Dan Ephraim, Director of Sales and Marketing at Compu Dynamics, explores solutions for data center optimization in light of new federal regulations, as well as best practices for increasing both government and enterprise facilities’ efficiency and performance. Providing a comprehensive overview of the proven methodologies facility operators can adopt to minimize risk and capture the full potential of their data center deployment, the white paper also examines recent federal regulations, including the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), which mandates the planning and ongoing measurement of progress toward energy efficient IT operations.

ADRF Introduces PSR-78-9533 FirstNet Compliant Public Safety 700/800 MHz Channelized Digital Repeater

ADRF_PSR-78-9533P_datasheet-1A revolutionary public safety repeater with FirstNet support, both narrowband and wideband capabilities, and fully compliant with the latest IFC and NFPA codes   
 
 
 
 
 

Small Cell Forum Appoints AT&T’s David Orloff as Chair

David_OrloffNew Chair to lead work programs focused on laying the practical foundations for 5G including the deployment of hyperdense networks and digital enterprise

The Paradox of Cloud and Colocation Solutions

colocation Cloud technologies. Computer icon server. design elementBy Michael Hollander, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of MOD Mission Critical

Infomart Data Centers Awarded Stamp of Approval from Uptime Institute

FOIL_MO_FTN7327_Hillsboro_160613_Exp180613_opt.1This week, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Portland and Silicon Valley facilities were recognized with Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” recertification award.

ZenFi Named Best Dark Fibre Infrastructure Provider – New York at this Summer’s 2016 Telecoms Awards

telecom awards 2016This summer, TMT News held its annual Telecoms Awards, which recognizes and celebrates innovation and technical excellence in telecommunications. ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, was named the Best Dark Fibre Infrastructure Provider – New York.

NJ Tech Council – Call for Presentations Summer 2016

NJTC_20YEARS_RND2Summer Research Projects – 2016

October 13, 2016 – Philadelphia – 130 North 18th Street

October 20, 2016 – Paramus, NJ

GTT Reports Strong Second-Quarter Growth

gtt-logoThis week, leading global cloud networking provider GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) released its second-quarter financial results, which demonstrated strong continued growth.

HostingCon Europe 2016: A Leading Event for Europe’s IT Professionals

Registration is Now Open

hostingcon europe.2016.logoThis fall, get ready to travel to the “Venice of the North” for HostingCon Europe 2016. Taking place October 11-12 at the Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, HostingCon Europe is the premier conference and trade show for cloud, colocation, domains and hosting companies.

MEF Appoints New Board of Directors For 2016-2017 Fiscal Year

company higher consilWorld-Class Team Focused On Accelerating Industry Transition To Third Network Services Enabled By LSO, SDN, NFV, CE 2.0

EdgeConneX® Portland Edge Data Center® Earns OIX-2 Certification

EdgeConneXEdgeConneX® announced this week that its Portland Edge Data Center® (EDC) has been awarded Open-IX OIX-2 certification.

OIX-2 certification confirms that Portland EDC’s infrastructure reduces complexities and enables the implementation of business-critical environments, content platforms and international IP networks.

A Front Row Seat at Telecom Exchange’s CEO Roundtable, Featuring ZenFi President and CEO Ray LaChance

TEX-PanelOn June 21-22, the ZenFi team took a short trip from their Manhattan offices downtown to Cipriani Wall Street to participate in Telecom Exchange NYC 2016.

EdgeConneX® Portland Edge Data Center® Achieves OIX-2 Certification

Portland Facility is the First and Only OIX-Certified Data Center in the Pacific Northwest

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA –  August 4, 2016 EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, today announces that its Portland Edge Data Center® (EDC) has been awarded OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certification.  Earning OIX-2 certification validates that the Portland EDC’s infrastructure reduces the complexity that restricts interconnection and enables the implementation of business-critical environments, international IP core networks or content platforms.

Cisco & Amartus Co-Lead MEF OpenCS Packet WAN Use Case

Project Is Part Of MEF’s Open Initiative To Accelerate The Industry Transition To Agile, Assured & Orchestrated Third Network Services

Broadband Forum and ON.Lab Collaborate on CORD

Organizations to work together to advance next-generation broadband networks built on SDN, NFV and Cloud technologies

VIRTUS Data Centres Expands Global Footprint with Global Cloud Xchange

Originally posted to Data Center Post

London – 25 July 2016 – VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, today announced a partnership with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, to expand its connectivity globally, offering enterprises, carriers and media companies robust cloud solutions to drive new business opportunities. 

Compu Dynamics Releases White Paper

‘Essential Elements for Data Center Optimization’ Offers Methodologies to Minimize Risk and Capture the Full Value of a Data Center Deployment

CompuDynamicsSterling, Va., August 2, 2016 – Compu Dynamics, a provider of mission-critical electrical and mechanical services for data center and commercial properties, today announces the release of a white paper, “Essential Elements for Data Center Optimization: What Every Government and Enterprise Facility Operator Should Know.”  The white paper provides proven methodologies for data center operators in the public and private sectors to minimize risk and capture the full value of their data center deployments.

HostingCon Spotlight: Kirill Bensonoff, Founder of Unigma, Talks Cloud

Originally posted to CloudPost.

Recently, Data Center POST spoke with Unigma’s Founder, Kirill Bensonoff about the problems Unigma is attempting to solve, key market trends pushing companies to the cloud and what Mr. Bensonoff accomplished at HostingCon, the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. The conference took place between July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

HostingCon Spotlight: Host in Ireland’s Founder and President, Garry Connolly, Discusses the Organization’s “5 Ps” and Greatest Accomplishments

Originally posted to Data Center Post.

Data Center POST had the opportunity to speak with Garry Connolly, Host in Ireland’s Founder and President, during HostingCon Global 2016, which took place between July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The conference is the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. In our Q&A, Mr. Connolly speaks about recent developments at Host in Ireland and their biggest accomplishments.

Movers & Shakers: 10 Innovators North of the Rack

Originally posted to Data Center Dynamics by Sebastian Moss

DCD 10 Innovators North of the RackOpen source, cognitive solutions and big data analytics – here are ten software heavyweights behind the data center software revolution

With software taking control of the upper layers of the data center, we profile some of the leaders responsible for the ongoing software transformation.

Wilcon Receives SSAE 16/SOC 1 Type II Attestation and HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Report

Wilcon.2016LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 — KirkpatrickPrice announced today that Wilcon, a fiber optic and data center infrastructure provider, has demonstrated through an independent review of their information security control structure, their compliance with the SSAE 16/SOC 1 Type II Audit Standards, as well as the HIPAA Security Rule. The completion of these engagements provides evidence that Wilcon has a strong commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by demonstrating they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place to protect consumer data and comply with industry standards and regulations.

FiberLight Announces New Fiber Construction to Connect Texas Networks

On July 26, 2016, FiberLight announced that the company will continue to invest in its Texas-based network.

FiberLight LogoMoving forward, FiberLight will provide low-latency transport to growing rural communities across Texas. The expansion will establish additional low-latency connectivity between its Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston (DASH) footprint, and areas across the western part of its network including Amarillo, Abilene, Midland, Lubbock, Odessa, San Angelo and surrounding areas.

EdgeConneX® Joins Host in Ireland

EdgeConneX® is now a strategic partner of Host in Ireland, the global initiative for encouraging businesses to host digital assets on the Emerald Isle.

EdgeConneXIreland is now a prime location for hosting data. Its data center industry provides enhanced connectivity, cost control, security and renewable energy for businesses of all sizes. Host in Ireland, which operates out of Dublin and through satellite offices in New York, defines five key elements (called the “5 Ps”) as the foundation of its success: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power.

HostingCon Spotlight: Leon Kuperman, CTO of ZENEDGE, Discusses Cybersecurity and the Launch of Its Single IP Protection

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Kathy Xu.

Data Center POST recently spoke with ZENEDGE’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Leon Kuperman about the launch of the company’s Single IP Protection, and what ZENEDGE is hoping to accomplish at HostingCon. The conference, taking place between July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world.

HostingCon Spotlight: GTT CMO Gina Nomellini Talks Growth and Keeping Pace with the Global Cloud Networking Industry

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu.

Data Center POST recently spoke with Gina Nomellini, Chief Marketing Officer of GTT Communications, Inc (GTT). In this Q&A, Ms. Nomellini discusses how GTT won the ACG 2016 “Growth Company of the Year” award. We also explored topics such as keeping pace with the global cloud networking industry and upcoming developments for GTT.

The Rise of On-Premise Network Centers

Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse, By Stephen B. Altizer, President, Compu Dynamics

network cables connected to switchWe’re in the midst of a very significant phase change in the data center industry. As someone on the front lines, I find it truly fascinating to witness. Unlike major shifts of the past, advancements in technology are transforming data centers much more quickly. You can actually see trends altering the course of history if you’re paying close enough attention.

HostingCon Spotlight: How Infomart Helps Hosting Providers Excel

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu.

Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to speak with Scott Mitchell, Senior VP of Sales, Infomart Data Centers, about the company’s goals for HostingCon Global 2016. The event, taking place July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world.

Netrality Properties Announces Key Acquisitions in St. Louis

Originally posted to Data Center Post.

On July 19, Netrality Properties, the owner and operator of premium colocation facilities and network-neutral carrier hotels, announced the strategic acquisition of two important properties in St. Louis, Missouri.

V-COMM Named Top Consultant of 2016

V COMMCranbury, NJ (July 15, 2016) — V-COMM, an industry-leading telecommunications engineering firm, has been nominated and named by readers as one of the top consultants of 2016, according to RadioResource Media Group’s MissionCritical Communications magazine.

HostingCon Spotlight: Webair’s Sagi Brody Discusses Company Goals, Customer Demands and Emerging Technologies

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Kathy Xu.

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 1.59.42 PMData Center POST recently had the opportunity to speak with Webair CTO, Sagi Brody, about his company’s goals for HostingCon Global. The event, taking place on July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world.

Telenor Selects Ranplan for Outdoor/Indoor Small Cell and HetNet Planning and Optimization

Growing demand for bandwidth and QoS drives need for new generation of design and optimizations tools

IBuildNet_V3_2July 21, 2016: Telenor has completed a Supplier Agreement with Ranplan, an innovative and fast growing company that has developed a powerful range of tools for efficient and accurate in-building and outdoor/indoor wireless network planning and deployment. Ranplan has worked closely with the Telenor wireless network team based in Belgrade to ensure its iBuildNet® suite provides the advanced features and functionality required for the design and optimization of complex Macro, Small Cell, HetNet, DAS and Backhaul networks.

HostingCon Global Spotlight: DE-CIX’s Ed d’Agostino Talks Peering Exchange with Data Center POST

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu.

Data Center POST recently sat down with DE-CIX North America’s Vice President, Ed d’Agostino to discuss what the company hopes to accomplish at HostingCon Global 2016. The largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world, this year’s event will take place July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Open-IX Annual General Meeting and Interconnection Summit 2016

Originally posted to Data Center Post.

open-IX interconnection summit 2016Mark your calendars for Nov. 13-15, and plan to attend the Open-IX Interconnection Summit 2016 and Annual General Meeting. Your host will be the Open-IX Association, a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit association dedicated to furthering standards for data center Internet exchanges and interconnections.

Aqua Comms Now Supporting Transatlantic Broadband Traffic for CenturyLink

Aqua Commons logo - 07.2016On July 20, Aqua Comms Limited — the scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions provider — announced that CenturyLink, Inc. is actively running on its America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable network.

CenturyLink has activated two 100-gigabit waves of high-capacity connectivity between New York and London.

Coming Soon: GTT’s Earnings Call for 2Q16

gtt-logoGTT Communications is garnering a great deal of attention throughout the Internet ecosystem as a leading global cloud networking provider. After all, its Tier 1 IP network was recently ranked in the top five worldwide.

Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

EdgeConneXOn Friday, July 22, EdgeConneX® will team up with Light Reading to present on the topic, The Future of the Metro Data Center Interconnect at Upskill University. EdgeConneX specializes in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, and “Upskill U” is an online educational resource that delivers must-have information on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the telecommunications industry.

Music to All Ears: Webair to Provide Colocation and Customized Managed Services to the New York Philharmonic

Originally posted in Cloud POST,

Webair logo june 2016Webair has been chosen as the provider of colocation and customized managed services to the New York Philharmonic. Webair is a respected industry leader and will provide the United States’ oldest symphony orchestra with Managed Cloud, Cloud Storage, Backups, Colocation and network connectivity. The organization has also deployed a direct network tie-in from Webair’s NY1 data center facility on Long Island to its New York City location that will enable it to leverage all of these managed services quickly, securely and with low latency.

Don’t Sleep on Northern Virginia: Prince William County is Data Center Ready

Originally posted to LinkedIn PULSE by Dan Ephraim.

When it comes to determining a location for new data center builds, organizations have multiple considerations to keep top-of-mind in order to ensure successful site planning, development and design. Northern Virginia, particularly Loudoun County, is one of the most highly sought-after regions for data center construction, tax incentives, a robust ecosystem of cloud providers, unprecedented connectivity via a world-class fiber network, and readily available access to reliable power and water sources, in addition to a highly trained IT workforce.

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INOC Names New Vice President of Technology

Jim_Martin_Gray_Background 2It has been announced that Jim Martin has been named INOC’s new Vice President of Technology. In this role, Martin will oversee next-generation technology strategy and lead software development and infrastructure. INOC is a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring, reporting and support services and Martin will bring over 30 years of industry experience to the organization.

Last Call to Register for HostingCon Global 2016

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

don-t-forget-1239720-1280x960It’s the last call to register for HostingCon Global 2016, the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. In anticipation of this event, taking place July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, hosting and cloud providers, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Value Added Resellers (VARs), and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), among other industry professionals, are already packing their bags for four days of networking, education, exhibits and fun.

Strategy And Innovation The Key Themes Of October’s Total Telecom Congress

120 speakers confirmed for London event dedicated to the telco debate from 5G to Connected Cars

brochureimage1Strategy and innovation across an industry experiencing dynamic change is a constant theme running through two days of discussion and networking at this year’s Total Telecom Congress at the Hilton Canary Wharf in London in October (4-5th).

iMiller Public Relations to Present at HostingCon Global 2016

Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller to Speak on the Strategies and Tactics Leveraging Media and Analysts at Events

iMILLER PR LogoMamaroneck, New York – July 13, 2016 – iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing consulting firm, announces today that its CEO, Ilissa Miller, will speak at HostingCon Global 2016, to be held July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

On Monday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m., Ilissa will lead a Marketing Speed Roundtable, “How to Leverage Media at Conferences and Events.” During these interactive sessions, attendees will be divided into small groups and meet with five individual workshop leaders for substantive dialogue on such topics as branding, thought leadership and content marketing in the telecommunications and technology sectors.  For her roundtable, Ilissa will lead a discussion of the strategies and tactics a company can apply to engage media representatives and analysts attending conferences to ensure they convey their firm’s core offerings in an accurate, effective and compelling manner.

“Adopting a proactive approach to media and analyst relations at trade shows, conferences and events is the difference between an organization’s message being heard and making an impact or getting drowned out in the din,” comments Ilissa Miller.  “The nature of the symbiotic relationship is that the media needs to be informed of a company’s products and services, while companies need to reach out and effectively nurture relationships with these market influencers to ensure their stories rise clearly above the competing voices in the room.”

In addition to the Roundtable session, Ilissa, a globally recognized public relations professional with over 20 years’ experience in the telecom and technology sectors, will share her marketing expertise with a broader audience during the “Ask the Experts 2” panel on Tuesday, July 26 at 4:45 p.m.

In its 12th year, HostingCon Global attracts telecommunications and technology professionals throughout the hosting and cloud services community to network with industry peers, and explore the technologies and trends impacting the cloud and hosting ecosphere.  This four-day event will serve as a platform for thought-provoking, education-based presentations and panel sessions in addition to an exhibition hall featuring today’s most innovative hosting and cloud services technologies.

If you are interested in meeting with iMPR at HostingCon Global 2016 to discuss your company’s event, media relations or overall public relations strategies, please email impr@imillerpr.com.

To learn more about iMiller Public Relations, visit www.imillerpr.com.

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Infomart Data Centers to Present at DatacenterDynamics Webscale

President John Sheputis to Discuss Fast-Tracking Products Within Megascale Data Centers and the Broker’s Evolving Role with the Growth of Commodity Facilities

Infomart LogoSAN JOSE, CA – July 11, 2016 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its President, John Sheputis, will speak at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Webscale, taking place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, July 19-20, 2016.  DCD Webscale brings together over 1,200 senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s largest Internet companies to discuss the future of digital infrastructure in the Zettabyte era.

On Tuesday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m., Mr. Sheputis, alongside Jeff Bonwick, Co-founder and CTO of DSSD, now part of EMC, and Chris Chin, Principal Global Program Manager, EMC / DSSD, will present “How EMC’s DSSD Went from Lab to Production in 90 Days.”  Taking place in Hall 1, the discussion will explore how EMC took its new DSSD flash storage solution from an in-house lab to a 1.2 MW data center in less than 30 days, and began production in under 90.  Mr. Sheputis, Mr. Chin and Mr. Bonwick will examine the tactical solutions implemented and lessons learned while executing this initiative.

“The breathtaking speed with which EMC fast-tracked its DSSD flash storage solution to market is a prime example of the productive synergy that can exist between data centers and innovative technology brands when they work together,” says Mr. Sheputis.  “Given a competitive business climate that is further accelerated by M&A activity, end-users and data center providers are working closer than ever to ensure fast and successful deployment of IT solutions.”

Later that day, at 2:50 p.m. in Hall 3, Mr. Sheputis will participate on the panel, “In the New World of the Commodity Data Center, Whither Goest the Broker?” alongside representatives from JLL, Infinity SDC, DCI Technology Holdings, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE and Vantage Data Centers.  The panel will explore the role of the data center broker as commodity facilities and autonomous products become more prevalent.

To request a meeting with Infomart Data Centers’ President John Sheputis at DCD Webscale, email infomart@imillerpr.com.

To learn more about Infomart Data Centers, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com.

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Infomart Data Centers offers wholesale and colocation facilities in four markets throughout the United States: San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Fiber Infrastructure Market Participation

By Ben Edmond, CEO & Founder, Connected2Fiber

Fiber Infrastructure Market ParticipationIn the world of connectivity, an $80 billion-plus U.S. and $370 billion-plus global market, location matters. Across the nation, more than 8.3 million non-residential buildings exist, locations that increasingly need more connectivity and want fiber for that increased connectivity requirement.

GTT Completes Debt Repricing to Enable Growth Strategy

gtt-logoGTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has completed an amendment to its credit facility. The amendment, which will give the leading global cloud networking provider the flexibility to pursue its growth strategy, will lower the interest rate on its $430 million term loan and $50 million revolving line of credit.

Making an Impact and Being Heard

At HostingCon Global 2016, iMPR Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller Will Discuss How to Effectively Leverage Media and Analysts at Industry Events  

hostingconAdopting a proactive approach to media and analyst relations at industry events is often the difference between your company’s message being heard and making an impact, or getting drowned out in the din. HostingCon Global 2016 will take place July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, attracting several thousand executive level decision-makers in the hosting and cloud provider industry across the world. On Monday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m., Ilissa Miller, Founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations, will lead a Marketing Speed Roundtable, “How to Leverage Media at Conferences and Events.” For attendees endeavoring to raise their company’s profile at such gatherings, the timing could not be more fortuitous.

Webair to Present at HostingCon Global 2016

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on Technology, Security and Connectivity Trends Impacting the Hosting and Cloud Services Community

Webair logo june 2016NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at HostingCon Global 2016, to be held July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Five Tips for Keeping Your Data Center Cool and Energy Bill Low This Summer

Originally posted to Data Center POST By Erich Hamilton

Five Tips for Keeping Your Data Center Cool and Energy Bill Low This SummerWhile many people welcome summer’s warmer weather and sunny days, for data center operators it is often some of the most trying and expensive months of the year.

Why and How to Choose Cloud Storage Service

Originally posted to Data Center POST by Anushka Chakrabarti

DocupWith the increasing access to the information, storage requirement for that information has also increased. Online Cloud Storage helps to store data online that can be accessed from anywhere, without carrying data servers.

Ubersmith Provides Data Centers with Chargeback Capability

Originally posted on Data Center POST by Boo Van Alstyne

Boo Van Alstyne - UbersmithIncreasingly, data center managers are being asked to bill out – or chargeback – to business units for services provided. This sort of subscription billing is not trivial. Consider, too, that data center managers are responsible for overall management of the infrastructure, which includes having an inventory of all components and software, as well as tracking and responding to all help requests from users. All of this tracking and reporting can be overwhelming.

GTT CEO Receives 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award

GTT Rick Calder EY AwardsGTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced that Rick Calder, president and CEO, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Mid-Atlantic award. Calder won for the Technology Services category and is now eligible for consideration in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Program.

Unitas Global Selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Originally posted to Business Wire

CkiJ-vTUoAEvWleNEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Wednesday, Red Herring announced its Top 100 North America award winners in recognition of the leading private companies from the region, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Unitas Global was chosen for impressive growth (118% CAGR in the passed 24 months), ability to meet the demands of the enterprise IT market for agile hybrid cloud solutions, and team experience. Unitas Global utilizes leading hybrid cloud technologies to optimize clients’ enterprise IT environments. By designing, deploying, and managing infrastructure globally, Unitas Global enables clients to focus on their core business.

New PoP in Sydney Expands GTT’s Presence in Asia-Pacific

ID-100336064GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced that it has increased its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the expansion of its Point of Presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia. This network deployment allows GTT to better serve multinational enterprises doing business in Australia by providing a comprehensive suite of wide area networking EtherCloud® services, Internet services and managed services in addition to its previously established voice offerings.

NJFX’s Gil Santaliz Discusses Wall, New Jersey’s “Tier 3 by the Subsea”

Originally posted on Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

NJFX Gil Santaliz ITW 2016Data Center POST recently sat down with Gil Santaliz, Founder and Managing Member at New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), to discuss the company’s “Tier 3 By the Subsea” facility in Wall Township, New Jersey.  NJFX is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet. This new facility generates the ability for customers to take control of their networks as they are no longer forced to rely on traditional backhaul solutions.

DataGryd Introduces Core Cloud Core Ecology™ (Cx2)

Originally posted on Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

DataGryd teamData Center POST recently sat down with DataGryd CEO and Principal, Peter Feldman, Arthur Valhuerdi, SVP of Operations, Mona Weisberg, Director of Real Estate, and John Sarkis, Head of Business Development – Cloud Program.  DataGryd is a premier data center company headquartered in the heart of New York City at the iconic 60 Hudson Street.  It offers efficient space with state-of-the-art power and cooling infrastructure for multi-tenant colocation, data network, telecommunications, cloud, and large enterprise companies to operate.  It meets the demand for data processing and data storage centers in New York’s urban market. The company provides 16 MW of primary power and introduced the first planned application of superconducting cable in the world.

Verizon Approves ADRF’s ADX V DAS and ADX DAS

ADRF_logo_wTagline-620x242BURBANK, Calif., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (“ADRF” or the “Company”), a leading provider of wireless coverage and capacity solutions, announced today that the Maintenance Engineering Department of Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States with more than 112 million subscribers, has officially approved both of ADRF’s active fiber Distributed Antenna System (DAS) platforms, the ADX V Series and the ADX Series.

NJFX Names New Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations

NJFX-LogoNew Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) has announced the appointment of Doug Corbett, a telecommunications industry veteran with over 25 years of sales leadership experience, to the position of Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations. Mr. Corbett will be responsible for the development of strategic domestic and international subsea partnerships for interconnection within the NJFX facility.

BridgeVoice CEO, Bankim Brahmbhatt, Discusses the Company’s New Online Funding-Bidding-Earning Portal

BridgeVoice CEO Bankim BrahmbhattOriginally posted to Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

Data Center POST recently spoke with BridgeVoice CEO Bankim Brahmbhatt regarding the latest news from the company, as well as its current position within the marketplace.  An integral subsidiary of Bankai Group, BridgeVoice is an online platform for bidding, trading and settlement of wholesale interconnect voice and SMS services, as well as a global leader in offering retail and wholesale VoIP termination services.

Compu Dynamics to Provide Global Telecommunications Firm With Multi-Site Data Center Preventative Maintenance

data-assessment-chart_v3Compu Dynamics has been selected by a global telecommunications company to provide electrical and mechanical maintenance for multiple mission-critical data centers across the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Compu Dynamics will provide periodic inspection, testing, and documentation for certification audits on mechanical and electrical infrastructure supporting in excess of 75,000 square feet of data center space. 

Facilities Network Hacks

By Jeff Plank, CEO Agile Data Sites

picture of a computer hacker

The number of data breaches and hacks is constantly increasing. The question is, how long will it be until someone hacks the most vulnerable piece of the IT pipeline. Today I’d like to talk about security, or more specifically, facilities security, or more specifically still, facilities network security. Ok. Let me step back a minute while I define my terms.

Datacloud Europe 2016 Bestows Innovative Data Center Location Award to Host in Ireland

datacloud europe award 2016Host in Ireland announced that Datacloud Europe 2016 has awarded Ireland the Innovative Data Center Location Award. The inaugural award for data center locations in the EMEA confers industry recognition on a global level. The win by Ireland was further distinguished by Host in Ireland’s position as the only non-governmental organization among the competition. Datacloud Europe 2016 took place June 8-9 in Monaco and winners of the Datacloud Awards were announced during the 9th annual pre-conference dinner on June 7 at Le Méridien. 

Host in Ireland Announces Support of Temple Street Foundation

Host in Ireland to Fund Production of Video to Help Raise Charitable Contributions to the Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Awareness of Techies4TempleStreet

host-in-ireland-logo1DUBLIN – June 15, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its charitable support of a video to be produced on behalf of the Temple Street Foundation and Techies4TempleStreet.  Filming will take place on Saturday, June 18, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Lansdowne Room at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and coincides with the CoderDojo Coolest Projects’ Launch’d event, Ireland’s largest innovator and evolving technology summit. This year, Techies4TempleStreet’s goal is to raise €250,000 to help fund a new Neurology and Renal Outpatients Unit.

ZenFi President and CEO to Speak at Telecom Exchange NYC

Ray LaChance to Discuss New Dark Fiber Development in the New York Metro Area on Wednesday, June 22  


ZenFiNEW YORK – June 14, 2016
– ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will participate in a panel session at Telecom Exchange NYC taking place June 21-22 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.

Making the Case for Metro Area Connectivity

ZenFi Appears at the Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas

ZenFiThis past month at the Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas, ZenFi President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, joined representatives from the New York State Wireless Association, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Edge Communications to examine the penetration of wireless and broadband connectivity throughout New York City. The panel, “City of New York Case Study,” took place on May 24, 2016 in front of an audience of wireless industry professionals, including infrastructure owners and operators, carriers, service providers, investment community representatives and government officials.

Console’s Enterprise Software and Interconnection Platform Now Available in EdgeConneX® Detroit Edge Data Center®

EdgeConneXEdgeConneX® announced that Console will deploy its leading enterprise software and interconnection platform in its Detroit Edge Data Center®. With Console, EdgeConneX’s Detroit metro area enterprise customers will gain scalable, private, direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more.

Equinix Report Finds Common Ground Between Ireland-Based Companies and FDI Multinational Enterprises When Selecting Digital Hosting Environments

Originally posted to Host in Ireland

business-17686_640Recently, Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, decided to take a closer look at the data hosting market in Ireland and commissioned a survey that appeared in TechPro Magazine. The results, released earlier this month, revealed striking similarities between the priorities of Ireland-based companies and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) multinational enterprises when seeking a data center for hosting digital assets.

Learn, Network and Grow Business at HostingCon Global

Originally Posted on CloudPost

Registration for Event Passes is Now Open

Screen-Shot-2016-06-10-at-1.58.51-PMFor its 12th annual conference, HostingCon Global is coming to the Big Easy this summer. Taking place July 24-27, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, HostingCon converges telecommunications and technology professionals throughout the hosting and cloud services community.

EdgeConneX® to Host and Sponsor NANOG 67 in Chicago

NANOG 67 Takes Place June 13-15 at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel


EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – June 10, 2016
EdgeConneX®, specializing in global Edge Data Center® solutions at the Edge of the network, today announces that it is the local host and proud sponsor of the NANOG 67 conference.  Presented by the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), the event takes place June 13 – 15, 2016 at the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel in Chicago.  NANOG is a professional association of Internet engineering and architecture professionals whose core focus is the technologies and systems that make the Internet function.

Westell Technologies Releases White Paper Detailing How Cybercriminals Threaten Remote Cellular Networks and How to Address the Challenge

Free White Paper Explores Cyber Threats and Lessening the Risk via Site Evaluation, Security Plan Development and Security Breach Remediation

WestellAURORA, IL, June 8, 2016 Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions, today announces that it has released a detailed analysis on cybercrime in the remote cellular network and how to best address this critical issue. The paper, entitled  How Cybercriminals and Spies Threaten to Attack Your Remote Cellular Network, explores how cybercriminals, both large and small, are attacking our remote cellular networks and what can be done to lessen the risk.

Building the ‘Futureproof’ Maritime Network

SpeedCast undertakes capacity and coverage upgrades to meet growing customer demand

speedcast-logoAthens, June 8, 2016SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, has implemented coordinated coverage and capacity enhancements to its global maritime network. Acknowledging both growing maritime customer demand and SpeedCast’s commitment for continuously augmenting its leading global maritime VSAT network, a series of enhancements have been implemented to reinforce SpeedCast’s leading position in the global maritime VSAT network.

Leading Travel Technology Company Selects Compu Dynamics to Provide Smart Hands Remote IT Services

CompuDynamicsCompu Dynamics has been selected by a leading travel technology company to deliver Smart Hands Remote IT Services support in its mission-critical Ashburn, Virginia data center. Reinforced by a stringent Service Level Agreement (SLA) tailored to address specific business needs and ensure 24/7/365 availability, Compu Dynamics’ Remote Hands solution encompasses hardware installation, troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance’

Webair to Present at the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group 37th General Meeting

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on Content Management Software Security Vulnerabilities and How the Hosting Community is Overcoming These Challenges

Webair - Secure Managed ScalableNEW YORK, June 9, 2016 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) 37th General Meeting, to be held June 13-16, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

BT, Facebook, Google, Deutsche Telekom, Baidu, Microsoft, Vodafone to take centre stage at the 18th annual Next Generation Optical Networking co-located with Optical DCI

Optical_Networking7th June, 2016 – Now in its 18th year, NGON is the number one EMEA optical networking event. The three day show provides a platform for service providers to exchange their ideas, develop expertise and share best practice, as well as unrivalled networking and business opportunities with the leading vendors in our industry.

Elizabeth Satin Joins GTT’s Board of Directors

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, June 7, 2016GTT Communications, Inc., the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Elizabeth Satin has been elected to the GTT Board of Directors. Satin currently serves as head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for Wolters Kluwer, a global, publicly traded information services company based in The Netherlands with $4.8 billion in revenue.

Infomart Data Centers to Speak at The Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (East)

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Counsel Andrew Gold to Discuss Data Center, Colocation and Cloud Market Forecasts

Infomart LogoDALLAS, TX – June 7, 2016Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Counsel, Andrew Gold, will speak at Information Management Network’s (IMN) annual Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., June 9-10, 2016.  In its sixth consecutive year, this conference will converge leading data center and cloud service providers, end-user clients, investors, capital and service providers to the industry to address the critical business issues faced by C-level executives at data centers, colocation and cloud service providers.

EdgeConneX® Chief Architect & VP of Innovation to Speak at Datacloud Europe 2016

Phill Lawson-Shanks to Participate on Two Panels Exploring the Impact of Edge Data Centers

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – June 7, 2016EdgeConneX®, specializing in global Edge Data Center® solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will speak at Datacloud Europe 2016. This annual event will take place June 8-9, 2016 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Simon Dodsworth, Chair of the Global Business Exchange for Telecom, Discusses the Organization’s Mission and Vision at ITW 2016

Originally posted on Data Center POST

Simon DodsworthData Center POST recently met with Simon Dodsworth, Vice President, Head of Voice and Mobile at Telia Carrier, as well as the newly elected Chair of the Executive Council of the Global Business Exchange for Telecom (GBET) at International Telecoms Week (ITW).  ITW is the world’s largest meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications community, which took place at the Hyatt Regency and Swissôtel in Chicago May 8-11, 2016.

Verizon, Unions Make a Deal

Originally posted on Telecom Ramblings

contract-1-1237190-640x480Just as Memorial Day weekend is about to start, the Verizon strike appears to be over.  Verizon and its unions have apparently reached a tentative deal this afternoon after 13 days of talking at the Department of Labor.

Facebook, Microsoft, Telefonica Team Up for new Mid-Atlantic Cable

Originally posted on Telecom Ramblings

MAREA-Cable-300x194On what do Facebook and Microsoft agree? Apparently, on the need for a new transatlantic cable between Spain and Virginia. The MAREA cable system was announced yesterday, with the software and social networking giants working with Telefonica’s Telxius subsidiary to make it happen.

Infomart Data Centers Upgrades and Expands Its Silicon Valley Facility

SV-Data-RoomInfomart Data Centers announced significant infrastructure upgrades to its Silicon Valley facility, driven in part by the data center’s latest tenant additions, which selected Infomart for their high-density computing and connectivity requirements. Key data center investments that will be completed in Q3 of 2016 include electrical upgrades to offer 2N redundancy for the existing critical power, an additional Meet-Me Room (MMR) for increased network redundancy and fortified connectivity options, and several new office suites to house over two dozen tenant IT operations staff. Infomart has also begun development of an existing 50,000 sq. ft. building to bring 6MW of new capacity to the supply-constrained Silicon Valley market.

PCCW Global wins Consumer Service Innovation Award at GTB Innovation Awards

GlobalView’s real-time reporting on roaming subscribers helps drive efficiency and quality for mobile operators

gfx-hm-handshakeHKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, May 30, 2016PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has won the Consumer Service Innovation Award in the 2016 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards.

The Awards scheme began in 2007 and is organized by Global Telecoms Business, an online magazine aimed at the senior managers who lead telecom carriers all over the world. The Awards recognizes and rewards successful collaborative projects between operators and vendors.

Experience Host in Ireland’s ‘Irish Pavilion’ at Datacloud Europe 2016 in Monaco, June 8-9

Host in IrelandData-Cloud-Europe, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, will have a big presence at Datacloud Europe 2016, taking place June 8-9 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Host in Ireland will be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference and alongside partner companies Future-Tech, Cork Internet Exchange, IDA Ireland, Primary Integration. Additionally, CBRE will be a featured organization in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.

Floor Utilization Effectiveness: The Data Center Design Metric You’re Not Considering

Originally posted on Compu Dynamics by Steve Altizer, President, Compu Dynamics, LLC,

Steve Altizer-President-Compu Dynamics LLCAs a service provider to the colocation industry, we see the interiors of many wholesale, large retail and retail data centers both in the mid-Atlantic and around the country.  While power density design parameters have been slowly growing over time, the rate at which rack densities are increasing is clearly outpacing the rise in facility density (W / square foot).

GTT Named Growth Company of the Year at 2016 ACG Corporate Growth Awards

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, June 1, 2016GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, today announced that it was named by ACG National Capital as the 2016 Corporate Growth Company of the Year for companies over $250 million.

Will Quantum Computation Destroy the Colocation Data Center Industry?

Originally posted on Data Center POST by Jeff Plank

colocation-data-centersQuantum computing is coming. It will make headlines any day now. And when it comes in force the data center colocation industry will need to adapt with it.

Host in Ireland to Unveil ‘Irish Pavilion’ at Datacloud Europe 2016 in Monaco, June 8-9

Event Coincides with Host in Ireland Being Recognized as the Only Non-Governmental Nominee for the Data Center and Cloud 2016 EMEA ‘Location of the Year’ Award


host-in-ireland-logo1DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 31,
2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its participation at Datacloud Europe 2016, taking place June 8-9 at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Host in Ireland will be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference and alongside partner companies Future-Tech, Cork Internet Exchange, IDA Ireland, Primary Integration, and CBRE will be a featured organization in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.  In its 12th year, Datacloud Europe 2016 is the Continent’s premier global IT infrastructure and cloud event.

China Telecom and Hutchison Global Communications Sign IPX Peering Arrangement to Enable Greater Mobile Operator Coverage in China

Originally posted to Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

China TelecomOn Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) President of International and Carrier Business, Andrew Kwok, and China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) Executive Vice PresidenDatat, Ou Yan, met in the International Telecoms Week (ITW) Press Room to sign an official peering agreement between their unique Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) networks. This collaboration will enable HGC’s service provider and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) customers to expand their coverage across mainland China, generating the opportunity to reach more than 200 individual mobile users via a highly diversified network. In addition, CTG’s global coverage will be extended by way of the expansive Hutch-IPX network reach.

Webair Completes New Physical and Virtual Meet-Me Rooms in Its NY1 Data Center

Webair-LogoWebair announced that it has completed the build of its new Meet-Me Room (MMR) and corresponding network fabric platform in its NY1 data center.  The MMR enables Webair to enhance its direct, secure and fast connectivity to premier carrier hotels, leading cloud providers, and global Internet exchanges, in addition to an expansive suite of fully managed infrastructure solutions deployed on-premises. A driving force for the build-out was the unprecedented growth of premier carriers building into the facility. 

Compu Dynamics Expands with the Opening of a New Beltsville, Maryland Sales and Operations Center

CompuDynamicsCompu Dynamics announced it is opening a new sales and operations center in Beltsville, Maryland, which is the company’s first expansion outside of Northern Virginia, and is dedicated to servicing the existing Washington, D.C. and Maryland client base as well as supporting the continued growth of the organization. The new 3,000-square-foot Beltsville, Maryland office is strategically located to service government, enterprise, and third-party data center providers. 

GTT to Present at June Investor Conferences

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, May 25, 2016 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the following investor conferences in June:

Standing Out in the Cloud

Originally posted to Equinix by Maurice Mortell,

cloud-1Garry Connolly is president of Host in Ireland, an organization dedicated to promoting Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets. I spoke with him about what makes the country stand out from the crowd. We also talked about how Irish customers stand to benefit from Equinix’s recent acquisition of TelecityGroup.

Extending the Edge: New Thinking on Data Security

Originally posted on Data Center POST

Mike SprungerSecurity, like most aspects of IT infrastructure, has historically been a siloed function. Focused on protecting data, applications, network connections, and with the advent of BYOD (bring your own device) policies, network endpoints, it is a practice that, for most companies, evolved in a reactive fashion – new technology acquired and implemented based on a specific need.

It is not uncommon for a medium-to-large company to have 50 or more different security technologies in place. While fiscally inefficient, this approach has been somewhat effective up to this point in dealing with the types of attacks launched against it.

ZenFi Shortlisted for Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy Award at Leading Lights

ZenFiOn Monday, May 23, the telecommunications community will gather at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas, for the 12th annual Leading Lights awards program, one of the industry’s top recognition ceremonies. It will be a night to honor companies and executives across 30 categories for their work in next-generation communications applications, services and technologies.

SQUAN Acquires Strong Tower Communications

SquanSQUAN, a leading telecommunications infrastructure service provider has acquired the assets of Strong Tower Communications, LLC (Strong). Strong provides wireless macro services including new site builds, fiber delivery and testing, maintenance, and program management to wireless telecommunications companies. 

Portland Edge Data Center® Cloud Ecosystem Is Now Live

datacenter-smallerEdgeConneX®, a global data center solutions provider for the edge of the network, recently launched a Portland Edge Data Center® Cloud Ecosystem.

Joining EdgeConneX in launching the ecosystem are several of its industry-leading partners — including Ciena, Electric Lightwave, Megaport, Opus Interactive and ScienceLogic — companies that will each play a critical role in enabling EdgeConneX customers to deploy, manage and scale their hybrid and public cloud networks.

Global Capacity to Speak on the Value of Interconnection in the Cloud Services Era

Mary Stanhope to Join Industry Leader Panel at Light Reading’s Big Communications Event (BCE)

Global Capacity LogoChicago, IL, USA, May 19, 2016 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces its participation at Light Reading’s Big Communications Event (BCE), taking place May 24-25 in Austin, Texas. BCE brings together top competitive operators and dynamic technologists to discuss the ultimate move to an NFV-enabled cloud running profitable applications and services over an underlying new IP network.

Aqua Comms Is Now Backed by Telehouse Carrier-Interconnect

Dark Fiber NetworkAqua Comms Limited (Aqua Comms), a global leader in scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, recently announced a new partnership with Telehouse, a leading provider of data center services. Moving forward, Aqua Comms will rely on Telehouse to serve as a European hub for its next-generation transatlantic network.

AMS-IX USA Inc. to Host MORE-IP U.S. 2016

Second Annual Event Whose Theme is “Peering Into the Future” to Take Place in Chicago on June 16, 2016


AMS-IX United StatesNew York, NY – May 18, 2016
AMS-IX USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), today announces it will host MORE-IP U.S. 2016 at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on June 16, 2016. The second annual event whose theme is “Peering into the Future,” the MORE-IP U.S conference will explore the rapidly shifting Internet industry and IP interconnection market as well as innovations in mobile, security and network equipment.

SOLiD Expands In-Building DAS Product Portfolio with Two-Watt Amplifier

ALLIANCETM 2W LROU delivers design flexibility with superior energy efficiency and future proofing

SOLiDDAS and Small Cells Congress, Las Vegas, NV — May 16, 2016 — SOLiD, a wireless infrastructure company, introduced today the ALLIANCE 2W LROU, a two-watt DAS amplifier with a new, compact, energy efficient design. With this addition, the SOLiD product line offers the most flexible, modular approach to DAS network design available, including 1-watt, 2-watt, 5-watt and 20-watt ROUs (remote optical units).

ZENFI – Super-Dense Fiber Rollout Across NYC

ZENFI_SuperDense Fiber Rollout Across NYC

ZENFI is in the process of deploying over 400 route miles of high-density fiber cabling across all five boroughs of New York City.

Walter Cannon explains how this super-dense fiber infrastructure will deliver carrier-neutral capacity to any building in the city.

The Time is Right for C-DAS

By Todd Landry, Corporate Vice President of Product and Market Strategy, JMA Wireless

Todd LandryDuring Super Bowl 50, over 70,000 spectators converged on Levi’s® Stadium while hundreds of thousands of other fans watched the big game and celebrated in the many restaurants and lounges in the surrounding Santa Clara area. Just like Santa Clara, more and more metro areas across the country are transforming communities that surround sports complexes into entertainment meccas complete with not only restaurants and lounges, but also with hotels, theatres, shops and more. On almost any game day, these metro areas attract thousands of fans, which results in increased cellular coverage and capacity needs. The wireless industry uses the term, “densification,” to describe these highly populated areas of mobile users with a high demand for wireless connectivity.

ZenFi President and CEO to Speak at the Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas, Texas

Ray La Chance to Discuss the Penetration of Wireless and Broadband Connectivity Throughout New York City on Tuesday, May 24

ZenFiNew York, NY – May 16, 2016ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray La Chance, will participate in a panel session during the Wireless Infrastructure Show  taking place May 23-26 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Cisco Drives Gender Inclusion in ICT through its Girls Power Tech Initiative

Originally posted on CloudPost

  • Cisco hosts global mentoring initiative to encourage girls around the world to enter careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • 60 female students from various schools to experience technology first-hand and hear inspiring career experiences from successful women in technology at UAE event
  • Students to present their original ideas developed for an Internet of Things challenge aligned to Cisco’s vision of ‘Changing the way we work, live, play, and learn’


Cisco_Girls Power Tech_2015 (2) (1)Dubai, UAE – 10 May, 2016
: In a global effort to raise awareness around the necessity for girls to consider a career in ICT, Cisco is once again supporting Girls in ICT Day through its Girls Power Tech initiative.  The UAE edition of the event will be held on May 12, 2016 at the Cisco’s Dubai offices in Knowledge Village, where 60 female students from various schools will have the opportunity to experience the latest technology first-hand, engage with industry professionals and learn about the education and career experiences of Cisco’s women executives.

GTT and GBI Boost Economic Growth Across Middle East by Expanding Network Connectivity

gtt-logoGTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, and GBI, a global service provider that owns and operates a multilayer, carrier-neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, have announced the formation of a strategic pact to provide enhanced services and connectivity in the Middle East.

Global Capacity Introduces Connect Marketplace

Global Capacity LogoLeading connectivity as a service provider Global Capacity has officially released Connect Marketplace, the next evolution of its award-winning service lifecycle manager software.

Console to Release New Platform for Enterprise Cloud Access in June

Console - Primary - 300dpi - RGBIs your enterprise looking to bypass the public Internet and gain a direct connection to business-critical cloud services like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud?

Tommy Gwinner Joins Infomart as Director of Technology

Infomart LogoInfomart Data Centers has announced the appointment of Tommy Gwinner as the company’s new Director of Technology. In this role, he will be responsible for the development of innovative strategies and the management of customer engagement throughout the organization as he maintains a national focus in support of the sales team. Mr. Gwinner will perform his duties while based in the greater Washington, D.C., area reporting out of Infomart’s new Ashburn, Virginia, facility.

Webair to Present at Cloud Expo New York and IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East)

CTO Sagi Brody and Infrastructure & Network Engineer Logan Best to Speak on DDoS Mitigation and Data Center Cost Reduction Strategies

Webair-LogoNEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2016 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, and Infrastructure and Network Engineer, Logan Best, will speak at Cloud Expo New York, to be held June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City.  Mr. Brody will also speak at IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), which runs June 9-10 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.  In its 18th year, Cloud Expo New York brings together executives to examine issues surrounding cloud computing, Big Data, DevOps and the Internet of Things (IoT) through keynote and panel presentations, general sessions and an exhibition floor featuring over 100 organizations.  IMN’s sixth annual Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East) converges leading data center and cloud service providers, enterprise data center owners, hardware and software solutions providers, as well as capital investors, and legal, consultancy and accounting firms.

At Cloud Expo New York, on Tuesday, June 7 at 4:40 PM, Mr. Brody and Mr. Best will give a presentation titled “Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies,” which will focus on best practices for cyber attack prevention and protection of complex cloud platforms.  Calling upon years of experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix managed services platforms, they will provide examples and share their insights from both a business and technical perspective.

“The threat of DDoS attacks is very real and it’s critical to acknowledge and combat the risks associated with cloud computing,” explains Mr. Brody.  “DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated with each passing day, making it more important than ever to remain on the cutting edge of protection and prevention utilizing comprehensive mitigation strategies.  I’m looking forward to sharing my personal experience to help others become more educated when attempting to keep their cloud computing environments protected.”

At IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East) on Thursday, June 9 at 2:45 PM, Mr. Brody will participate on a panel titled “Operating Cost Mitigation/Reduction Strategies: DCIM, Next Gen. Data Centers & Best Practices in Financial Management.”  Joining executives from Development Consulting Services, Global Power Supply, North American Access Technologies, and the Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Mr. Brody will discuss methods for realizing increased ROI within a data center and cloud services environment through cost-benefit analysis and identifying and addressing common operating inefficiencies.

“There are many opportunities available to data center owners and operators and cloud service providers that have the potential to reduce major costs, both CapEx and OpEx,” shares Mr. Brody.  “By identifying optimal solutions based on current data, including retrofit solutions, new builds and more, companies can determine ways to reduce expenditures.”

To meet with Webair during Cloud Expo New York or at IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), please email webair@imillerpr.com.

For more information about Webair, visit www.webair.com.

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Lightpath Establishes Direct International Connection to Expansive New York Metro Area Fiber Network Via NJFX

Lightpath-300x300Lightpath® has announced that it has established direct international access to its expansive New York metro area fiber network. Lightpath is a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses and now through a connection to New Jersey Fiber Exchange’s neutral cable landing station meet-me room in Wall, New Jersey, customers can now leverage its ultra-high bandwidth services for connectivity to key international destinations. New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) is highly regarded and is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet.

International Buyers’ Guide to U.S. Connectivity Services

Originally posted by Mary Stanhop