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


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

DCN 2016Originally posted to Data Center POST,

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

To read more, click here.

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).

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

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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  

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– 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.