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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.
According to the Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI), an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications, global IP traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years, and will increase threefold over the next five. Global IP traffic is expected to reach 120.6 EB per month by 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% from 2012 to 2017; in Asia-Pacific, that rate will reach 43.4 EB per month by 2017, at a CAGR of 26%. Bandwidth demand throughout Asia-Pacific as well as the rest of the world is growing, generating huge demand for high capacity, low latency optical networks.
In order to fulfill the dynamic requirements of carriers and enterprises that support compute-intensive operations in the APAC region as well as across the globe, Pacnet recently announced the deployment of its 100G-enabled optical mesh network between Asia and the United States on its EAC Pacific fiber optic cable system integrated with Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching over its high-capacity submarine cable systems in Asia-Pacific. The upgrade boosts the company’s bandwidth capacity and scalability, improves quality of service (QoS) with no increase in total cost of ownership (TCO), and enables Pacnet to offer reliable 10G, 40G and 100G network services between key APAC markets including China, India, Japan and the U.S.
Pacnet owns and operates the APAC region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems, collectively known as EAC Pacific. EAC Pacific, made up of Asia’s largest state-of-the-art fiber optic submarine cable network, EAC-C2C, and trans-Pacific cable system EAC Pacific, combined with Pacnet’s connectivity to robust data center facilities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, give the company unparalleled reach to major business centers across APAC as well as the U.S.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
Hidalgo Communications announced today that it has been selected as a Premier Agent by Sabey Data Center Properties, the largest privately owned, multi-tenant data center owner and developer on the West Coast. The partnership’s key advantages are four-fold: Hidalgo enables Sabey to better serve its carrier and enterprise customers, offering strategic consulting and guidance as well as streamlined access to a wide array of turnkey connectivity solutions, reducing its time to market; the firm also provides Sabey with additional revenue opportunities by way of its global network of trusted providers, proactively facilitating new business partnerships between Sabey and industry-leading carriers interested in its New York City-based Intergate.Manhattan facility. While helping Sabey facilitate the growing communication demands of its customer base in New York, Hidalgo has also enabled the company to seamlessly and cost-effectively extend its reach beyond the New York City market and into prominent markets across the globe.
With 20+ years of deep industry expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the market, Hidalgo serves as a true extension of the Sabey team – not just an outsourced consulting firm. With its vast interconnectedness to an ecosystem of telco and service providers, Hidalgo provides Sabey and other customers with access to solutions, competitive price points and markets traditionally available only to carriers and large enterprise customers. The firm sources, designs, implements and supports a broad suite of proven voice, data, networking, colocation, Cloud and managed infrastructure solutions by way of partnerships with best-of-breed technology vendors such as Global Capacity, Cross River Fiber, Telx, and many more.
Hidalgo simplifies the carrier selection process for customers in today’s complex and fragmented marketplace, finding the provider best equipped to fulfill each customer’s specific service requirements utilizing less time and resources than traditional vendor selection methods.
To learn more about Hidalgo Communications, visit www.hidalgocommunications.com.
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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