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Open Data Centers, LLC CEO Erik Levitt spoke at the Data Center Users’ Group (DCUG) 2013 Fall Conference this morning at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, TX. DCUG is a membership-driven organization whose goal is to promote an educational and non-commercial forum for 24×7 mission-critical infrastructure companies, which includes: trending best practices, discussions with industry leaders and methods to optimize data center operations.
DCUG’s Fall event brought together data center managers, owners and operators across the Americas, providing an interactive technical exchange of ideas among experts and peers. The board-approved session topics brought to light common problems encountered by data center professionals while providing an open forum for companies to discuss industry best practices and processes.
Mr. Levitt kicked-off conference sessions with his presentation: ‘Data Center Planning: The Good, The Bad and the Disastrous’. During his presentation, he provided invaluable executive insight into the common oversights associated with data center builds or expansions. Mr. Levitt also shared industry best practices regarding critical aspects of data center planning, including: site selection; design; capacity planning; construction; power; cooling; and overall TCO considerations.
Erik Levitt maintains extensive, firsthand executive experience within the wholesale voice and data telecommunications arenas. As CEO and Founder of Open Data Centers, Mr. Levitt is responsible for the executive oversight of the company’s Piscataway, NJ data center. The facility, located just 16 miles South of New York City, features diverse power feeds, 2N redundancy, access to multiple network and fiber providers, and truly diverse communications – making it an ideal location for cloud services, carrier Points of Presence (PoPs), and the colocation of financial services applications.
To learn more about Open Data Centers, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
Based on Data Center Map’s database, there are 1,152 colocation data centers in 48 states across the U.S. The most populous state is California with 156, followed by Texas with 108, New York with 89, Illinois with 67, Florida and Ohio with 56, and Washington with 47. The rest of the 41 contiguous states have more than 531 colocation data center facilities dispersed among them.
According to data center industry professionals, access to affordable, fortified space, power, and network connectivity are the three key elements to a successful data center. With more and more end-users accessing data from mobile devices coupled with the streaming of content and video across the Internet and cable networks, as well as the ubiquitous need to access information from nearly everywhere driven by cloud-based applications, connectivity is a core enabling factor for any company seeking a viable data center or colocation facility.
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Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based grassroots organization with over 30 years of telecommunications experience in both CLEC/facilities-based and contracting establishments, maintains an ultra-low latency, high-capacity, dark fiber network for enterprise and carrier customers. The company has one of the most unique networks available.
Cross River Fiber’s network provides high bandwidth services to carriers and enterprises in the New York and New Jersey metro area, placing a special focus on the region’s financial firms, government entities, educational organizations, and healthcare providers. With reliable routes connecting strategic Points of Presence (PoPs) in Newton, Mahwah, Morristown, Totowa, Clifton, Secaucus, Weehawken, Newark, Carteret, Edison, Somerset, Piscataway, Bridgewater, and Bedminster, NJ, Cross River Fiber keeps New Jersey connected.
While their footprint is within this region, they are always available to custom build fiber solutions within or outside of their footprint in order to fulfill the customer need. Cross River Fiber’s wholly owned, ultra-reliable and secure network is constructed with 100% new optical glass. The company is connected to a number of carrier hotels, data centers, financial exchanges, and enterprise locations, creating an unsurpassed networking solution for their clients.
Carriers care about supporting their Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) while keeping dark fiber costs low. They appreciate the predictable and consistent service provided by Cross River Fiber, allowing them to concentrate on their business objectives rather than what network will take them there.
Enterprise and financial firms like the assurance of a network that is secure and independent of the central office infrastructure, yet interconnected to major data centers, exchanges and other enterprise locations. Financial clients are keen to take advantage of the ultra-low latency that Cross River Fiber’s network provides. The company’s dedicated dark fiber network promotes the ability of businesses to utilize their internal IT resources while having full control over costs and flexibility within their transport network, resulting in superior network service, security and network performance.
Government and educational institutions are eager to keep up with the rapid growth of technology. Cross River Fiber helps enable the community broadband future as they implement local high-speed private networks. Whether it’s interconnecting local municipal buildings, schools or libraries, Cross River Fiber has a private network solution that will service everyone from students to public works.
Telemedicine and the enormous quantity of critical patient data and records make the healthcare business one the most data-intensive. Cross River Fiber recognizes that security and redundancy are extremely critical criteria for healthcare IT departments. The company is committed to providing personal customer service and fixed cost pricing structures to their healthcare clients.
Cross River Fiber prides itself on being predictable and consistent when providing project status and delivery dates. The company sets the bar high to keep their clients informed as their service is implemented. Clients who need a dependable, service-driven carrier with diverse or customized fiber networks built from the ground-up by a company with extensive right-of-way management experience should certainly look to Cross River Fiber for their next custom solution.
To learn more about Cross River Fiber’s scalable, high-speed fiber optic network solutions, visit www.crossriverfiber.com/network-map.html.
For more information about Cross River Fiber and its boutique dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions, please visit www.crossriverfiber.com/index.html.