Category Archives: Data Center
Pacnet has announced the appointment of Keith Russell Shaw, a telecommunications and engineering veteran with over 30 years of experience, as its new Director of Data Center Sales for the Carrier Market. Shaw, headquartered in Hong Kong, is responsible for overseeing all data center requirements for Pacnet’s global carrier customers, leveraging the company’s unparalleled infrastructure backbone in the Asia-Pacific region. This appointment serves as a strategic step towards furthering Pacnet’s goal of expanding its data center footprint throughout APAC in order to meet the increasing compute, storage and power demands of its global carrier customers.
The integrated network and technology solutions firm currently operates data centers in 14 major markets including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan, most recently launching its brand new facility in Chongqing and completing a data center expansion project in Sydney. Pacnet also recently announced new plans to build an advanced data center facility in Singapore.
According to John Garrett, President of Carrier Services for Pacnet, Shaw will prove instrumental to Pacnet as the organization enters its next phase of strategic investment in data center services targeted at the carrier market. Shaw has a proven track record within the industry, holding senior-level positions at a variety of telco companies. Prior to working at Pacnet, Shaw served as Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Asia at SEACOM and Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific & Africa Regions at Interoute. He has also worked as Sales Director, Europe, at CNT, an IBM affiliate, and Dynegy. Shaw began his career as an apprentice at BT Global Services, progressing to a Data Sales Specialist by the end of his tenure in 2000 when he then went on to serve as European Sales Director at Pangea Networks, Ltd. for two years.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
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Over 170 of Lam Cloud’s customers, media, friends and family converged in the conference center of the company’s Cranbury, NJ-based Technology Campus on Thursday, November 14th for its inaugural open house. President Lawrence Lam kicked-off the event with an introduction to Lam Cloud and its expansive portfolio of Flexible Work Area and Disaster Recovery™ solutions. Following Mr. Lam’s introduction, attendees enjoyed presentations by Andrew Blum, Author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, who presented on The Grass-Fed Internet; Marvin Wainschel, Founder & CEO of McWains Chelsea, Inc., who presented ‘This is W. A. R.! How to Calculate Requirements for Work Area Recovery’; and Paul Sullivan, VP & GM, Agility Recovery Services, whose presentation was titled ‘A Year in Review: Valuable Lessons Learned and Best Practices’.
Once the presentations concluded, guests enjoyed light appetizers, refreshments and Lam Cloud-branded giveaways while networking with fellow attendees, exhibitors and the Lam Cloud team. Many partook in guided tours of the company’s 500,000 square foot Technology Campus and its many amenities, including 4,000 work area recovery seats, an on-site SSAE 16 compliant, Tier 2/3 data center, Tech Lounge for relaxation and entertainment, and much, much more. Lucky raffle winners also took home signed copies of Mr. Blum and Mr. Wainschel’s books, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet and Knowledge at Risk.
Lam Cloud would like to extend a special thanks to event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors, including Platinum Sponsors Agility Recovery, Blue Diamond Solutions, Gold Sponsors American Info Systems, Jersey Datacomm & Cable, Inc., Specialized Fire & Security and Thornhill Utilities, and Silver Sponsors Brocade, Federal Security, Graybar, KSI, Staybridge Suites, and Reliable Office Systems & Supplies. Their presence and generous support not only made the open house possible, but also memorable for years to come.
As New Jersey’s largest Workplace Recovery Center, Lam Cloud offers a multi-tiered portfolio of proven, Flexible Workplace and Disaster Recovery™ services, encompassing custom client solutions, backup & archiving solutions, server & desktop virtualization, carrier-neutral connectivity, redundant power and fiber, VoIP services, mobile work area recovery, equipment provisioning and Ethernet. It is designed to provide small and medium-sized customers with the best possible WR/DR solution based on their unique service level and fee structure requirements.
For more information about Lam Cloud, visit www.lamcloud.com.
Enterprises around the world rely on large data centers to facilitate the storage and transfer of important information. Unfortunately, data centers are a huge tax on the environment. In fact, research shows that on a global scale, data centers use 30 billion watts of electricity and waste about 90 percent of the resources they consume.
Therefore, in the past few years business leaders around the world began taking active measures to promote responsible, environmental data center use. Now, more and more businesses are starting to realize the importance of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in data centers, which is a points-based system that rewards green businesses. This rating system promotes the construction, design, operation and ongoing maintenance of green construction.
In addition to green objectives, as we prepare to turn the corner into 2014 many businesses are currently facing a lack of power and space in their data centers that could become a major issue over the next year. As IT budgets continue to shrink, there will be an even greater effort amongst businesses to search for cost-effective solutions to maximize resources and upgrade facilities without going bankrupt in the process.
One such solution that can help businesses maximize resources without parting with undue capital expenses is the Silver Bullet water treatment system. The Silver Bullet solution helps promote green data center practices by taking a non-toxic chemical approach to water purification. Through the use of hydrogen peroxide and oxygen radicals, Silver Bullet attaches to existing plumbing systems and purifies water naturally to prevent bacteria buildup, scaling and corrosion in water cooling towers. Silver Bullet requires very little maintenance and reduces water bleed-off by up to 35 percent. Additionally, Silver Bullet keeps calcium in a dissolved state longer and at higher levels, which increases concentration cycles.
For more information on how Silver Bullet can help your organization go green and save money in the process, please click here.
Open Data Centers, LLC CEO Erik Levitt spoke at the Data Center Users’ Group (DCUG) 2013 Fall Conference this morning at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas, TX. DCUG is a membership-driven organization whose goal is to promote an educational and non-commercial forum for 24×7 mission-critical infrastructure companies, which includes: trending best practices, discussions with industry leaders and methods to optimize data center operations.
DCUG’s Fall event brought together data center managers, owners and operators across the Americas, providing an interactive technical exchange of ideas among experts and peers. The board-approved session topics brought to light common problems encountered by data center professionals while providing an open forum for companies to discuss industry best practices and processes.
Mr. Levitt kicked-off conference sessions with his presentation: ‘Data Center Planning: The Good, The Bad and the Disastrous’. During his presentation, he provided invaluable executive insight into the common oversights associated with data center builds or expansions. Mr. Levitt also shared industry best practices regarding critical aspects of data center planning, including: site selection; design; capacity planning; construction; power; cooling; and overall TCO considerations.
Erik Levitt maintains extensive, firsthand executive experience within the wholesale voice and data telecommunications arenas. As CEO and Founder of Open Data Centers, Mr. Levitt is responsible for the executive oversight of the company’s Piscataway, NJ data center. The facility, located just 16 miles South of New York City, features diverse power feeds, 2N redundancy, access to multiple network and fiber providers, and truly diverse communications – making it an ideal location for cloud services, carrier Points of Presence (PoPs), and the colocation of financial services applications.
To learn more about Open Data Centers, visit www.opendatacenters.net.