Looking for a Data Center with Renewable Energy in Silicon Valley?

Renewable energy has emerged as a top demand for businesses seeking data center providers, especially for those located in or around Silicon Valley.

Just recently, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Silicon Valley facility is now purchasing 100 percent renewable power for all of its electricity consumption.

Infomart is one of many companies that have made public commitments to procure 100 percent renewable power by a certain time, and a list of these influential organizations can be found at RE100.

Does Your Juniper Networks Partner Have the Necessary Design, Security and Troubleshooting Expertise?

Professional services organizations that assist companies to assess, design and deploy network solutions are crtical to shortening the time it takes to bring revenue-generating opportunities to market. Additionally, rolling out automated and scalable networks in a way that adheres to security best practices is not only strategically sound but necessary to enable desired business outcomes and achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Myriad Supply recently announced today that it is an authorized Professional Services Partner of Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR). The Juniper Professional Services Partner authorization demonstrates Myriad’s ability to provide strategic direction and professional services to clients, and to develop complex, innovative solutions integrating Juniper Networks’ technologies. Currently, Myriad holds Elite status in the Juniper Partner Advantage Program (JPA) and is one of only 31 authorized Juniper Professional Services partners in North America.

Hot off the Presses: ITW Welcomes Media to ITW 2017

For the third consecutive year, representatives from global accredited media organizations are invited to participate in the Press Room at International Telecoms Week (ITW), taking place May 14-17, 2017 in Chicago. More than 6,500 delegates representing over 1,900 companies from all areas of the wholesale community will converge at ITW, the wholesale telecommunications industry’s largest annual event, produced by Capacity Media.

IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East): Where C-Level Decision-Makers Shape the Future of Our Digital Economy

Across the globe, the data center industry is experiencing major growth. In fact, a new report from 451 Research projects that the colocation data center market will reach $36 billion by the end of this year. Much of this explosive data center growth is a result of the increased adoption of cloud computing throughout various organizations. According to research firm, IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to a whopping $141 billion in 2019, further necessitating additional facilities to power the cloud.

Datacloud Europe 2017 Europe’s Biggest Cloud Event Returns to Monaco

The use of cloud computing throughout Europe is rapidly growing, with estimates indicating market growth to €44.8 billion by 2020, five times that of 2013. In addition, to support this growth and provide the necessary space for enterprise functions, the European data center market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1 percent from 2016 to 2022 according to Market Research & Statistics.

Simplify Application Delivery with Managed SD-WAN

Enterprises today must deliver business applications to end users reliably and cost-effectively, and many are choosing to streamline the process using managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions. According to IDC, the global SD-WAN market for infrastructure and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 93 percent between 2015 and 2020, reaching $6 billion.

One company that recently launched a new managed SD-WAN service is GTT Communications, Inc.  GTT’s new managed SD-WAN service expands the breadth and flexibility of its cloud networking services, thus supporting the rapid growth of enterprise network traffic while also connecting people across organizations and around the world.

GTT to Speak at UCaaS Capital Conference

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Chris McKee, general counsel and EVP of corporate development, will be speaking at the UCaaS Capital Conference. The event is co-hosted by the Cloud Communications Alliance and Q Advisors, and will focus on Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) as well as topics including valuations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and managed services.

The conference will take place on Thursday, April 27, at the Executive Conference Center in New York City. Mr. McKee will speak on a panel titled Mergers & Acquisitions — What’s Hot and What’s Not at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time. The panel will be moderated by Gerry DeHaven, partner at Q Advisors, and will examine recent trends and projections for the future of technology M&A.

Direct Access Power: An Enabler of Data Center Sustainability

Direct Access (DA) power allows energy users to competitively source electricity directly from third-party energy suppliers, while still remaining power distribution service customers of a utility. This enables businesses to capture the full benefits of deregulation and aids their strategic energy procurement process.  For Infomart Data Centers, it allows the provider to be more sustainable and also yield substantial electricity savings that it can ultimately pass through to tenants.

This is a unique offering for a data center provider; one that earned Infomart the 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award from TMC.  Infomart buys power on the open market, directly from the same suppliers that sell to utility companies. This allows the company to offer a custom energy mix based on specific property and customer requirements.

Connectivity, the New Pillar of the Global Economy

Connectivity has emerged as a top need for global enterprises today, and this demand is only going to intensify as businesses continue to increase their reliance on cloud services and applications.

Italy-based network and cloud services provider Enter is working to enhance connectivity, and recently announced a major collaborative effort with Megaport (USA) Inc. The collaboration will enable near-instant, readily available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network.

Looking for a Data Center with Renewable Energy in Silicon Valley?

Renewable energy has emerged as a top demand for businesses seeking data center providers, especially for those located in or around Silicon Valley.

Just recently, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Silicon Valley facility is now purchasing 100 percent renewable power for all of its electricity consumption.

Infomart is one of many companies that have made public commitments to procure 100 percent renewable power by a certain time, and a list of these influential organizations can be found at RE100.

Does Your Juniper Networks Partner Have the Necessary Design, Security and Troubleshooting Expertise?

Professional services organizations that assist companies to assess, design and deploy network solutions are crtical to shortening the time it takes to bring revenue-generating opportunities to market. Additionally, rolling out automated and scalable networks in a way that adheres to security best practices is not only strategically sound but necessary to enable desired business outcomes and achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Myriad Supply recently announced today that it is an authorized Professional Services Partner of Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR). The Juniper Professional Services Partner authorization demonstrates Myriad’s ability to provide strategic direction and professional services to clients, and to develop complex, innovative solutions integrating Juniper Networks’ technologies. Currently, Myriad holds Elite status in the Juniper Partner Advantage Program (JPA) and is one of only 31 authorized Juniper Professional Services partners in North America.

Hot off the Presses: ITW Welcomes Media to ITW 2017

For the third consecutive year, representatives from global accredited media organizations are invited to participate in the Press Room at International Telecoms Week (ITW), taking place May 14-17, 2017 in Chicago. More than 6,500 delegates representing over 1,900 companies from all areas of the wholesale community will converge at ITW, the wholesale telecommunications industry’s largest annual event, produced by Capacity Media.

IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East): Where C-Level Decision-Makers Shape the Future of Our Digital Economy

Across the globe, the data center industry is experiencing major growth. In fact, a new report from 451 Research projects that the colocation data center market will reach $36 billion by the end of this year. Much of this explosive data center growth is a result of the increased adoption of cloud computing throughout various organizations. According to research firm, IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to a whopping $141 billion in 2019, further necessitating additional facilities to power the cloud.

Datacloud Europe 2017 Europe’s Biggest Cloud Event Returns to Monaco

The use of cloud computing throughout Europe is rapidly growing, with estimates indicating market growth to €44.8 billion by 2020, five times that of 2013. In addition, to support this growth and provide the necessary space for enterprise functions, the European data center market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1 percent from 2016 to 2022 according to Market Research & Statistics.

Simplify Application Delivery with Managed SD-WAN

Enterprises today must deliver business applications to end users reliably and cost-effectively, and many are choosing to streamline the process using managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions. According to IDC, the global SD-WAN market for infrastructure and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 93 percent between 2015 and 2020, reaching $6 billion.

One company that recently launched a new managed SD-WAN service is GTT Communications, Inc.  GTT’s new managed SD-WAN service expands the breadth and flexibility of its cloud networking services, thus supporting the rapid growth of enterprise network traffic while also connecting people across organizations and around the world.

GTT Announces Earnings Call for First Quarter 2017

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet that day, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

GTT to Speak at UCaaS Capital Conference

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Chris McKee, general counsel and EVP of corporate development, will be speaking at the UCaaS Capital Conference. The event is co-hosted by the Cloud Communications Alliance and Q Advisors, and will focus on Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) as well as topics including valuations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and managed services.

The conference will take place on Thursday, April 27, at the Executive Conference Center in New York City. Mr. McKee will speak on a panel titled Mergers & Acquisitions — What’s Hot and What’s Not at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time. The panel will be moderated by Gerry DeHaven, partner at Q Advisors, and will examine recent trends and projections for the future of technology M&A.

Direct Access Power: An Enabler of Data Center Sustainability

Direct Access (DA) power allows energy users to competitively source electricity directly from third-party energy suppliers, while still remaining power distribution service customers of a utility. This enables businesses to capture the full benefits of deregulation and aids their strategic energy procurement process.  For Infomart Data Centers, it allows the provider to be more sustainable and also yield substantial electricity savings that it can ultimately pass through to tenants.

This is a unique offering for a data center provider; one that earned Infomart the 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award from TMC.  Infomart buys power on the open market, directly from the same suppliers that sell to utility companies. This allows the company to offer a custom energy mix based on specific property and customer requirements.

Connectivity, the New Pillar of the Global Economy

Connectivity has emerged as a top need for global enterprises today, and this demand is only going to intensify as businesses continue to increase their reliance on cloud services and applications.

Italy-based network and cloud services provider Enter is working to enhance connectivity, and recently announced a major collaborative effort with Megaport (USA) Inc. The collaboration will enable near-instant, readily available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network.

Seeking an Easier Way to Manage Multiple Cloud Services?

An increasing number of enterprises today are leveraging cloud services to streamline business-critical operations. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, data center traffic associated with cloud consumer and business applications is growing at a CAGR of 30 percent, while global cloud IP traffic is expected to account for more than 92 percent of total data center traffic by 2020.

However, as businesses increase their reliance on the cloud many are finding it difficult to manage these disparate services. Businesses in this situation can find help from companies like TELEHOUSE, which recently announced the launch of its new solution Telehouse Cloud Link here in the United States. Currently available in the EMEA region, Telehouse Cloud Link is a multi-cloud connectivity exchange that allows enterprises to manage multiple cloud services through a single, secure and dedicated private connection.

High Stakes Casinos Manage Indoor Air Quality, and Patrons and Employees Take Notice

Managing the presence of tobacco smoke for a healthier indoor air environment is not only critical for the health and comfort of casino patrons and employees but ultimately to its financial viability as well. An environment free of odors is so high stakes that progressive casinos seek air purification assistance from companies like Plasma Air International, a leading provider of indoor air quality solutions.

One gaming facility that recently worked with Plasma Air International is Lucky Dog Casino, which is located north of Shelton, Washington, on the Skokomish Reservation. The casino, which caters to smoking and non-smoking patrons, had received multiple complaints from customers and employees regarding tobacco smoke and associated odors.

ZenFi to Sponsor and Speak at Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association NYC Spring Summit

CEO Ray LaChance to Discuss Building Out Wireless Infrastructure to Meet Current and Future Demand

New York, NY – April 13, 2017 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will speak at the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association NYC Spring Summit on April 20 at 4:15 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.  Mr. LaChance will also be available to share insights on how ZenFi, an event sponsor, enables wireless connectivity in an increasingly wireless and broadband-connected world.

Hybrid Cloud Management Has Never Been Easier

Hybrid cloud has emerged as a top enterprise connectivity trend. In fact, according to a recent study from Right Scale, hybrid cloud is the preferred enterprise strategy in 2017.

While interest in hybrid cloud has been growing for several years, many enterprises are still finding it difficult to get started due to deployment and management complexities. But now, these processes are much easier to handle thanks to a new partnership between leading enterprise cloud solutions provider Unitas Global, global interconnection and data center company Equinix, and Microsoft Azure™.

Connected2Fiber to Present at the NEDAS NYC Spring Summit

CEO and Founder Ben Edmond to Discuss Location Level Management and Engagement in a Connected World

Hopkinton, MA, April 12, 2017 Connected2Fiber, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market acceleration platform for connectivity, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ben Edmond, will speak at the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s (NEDAS) 2017 New York Summit, taking place Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

Simplifying Hybrid Networks for the Global Enterprise

Hybrid networks may be the new normal for enterprise wide area networks (WANs), but that doesn’t mean businesses are having an easy time managing them. The process is still complex, fragmented and inefficient as it requires identifying, contracting and managing services across multiple suppliers and product offerings.

One company that is helping businesses eliminate these complexities is Global Capacity, which was recently selected as a Preferred Provider by PlanetOne Communications, a connectivity partner for the IT and telecom industry.

Operators: Here’s an Easier Way to Manage Network Assets

In an effort to improve their asset visualization and management capabilities, network operators are increasingly seeking new technologies to replace legacy tools like spreadsheets. New developments in market acceleration platforms allow operators to avoid information silos and streamline network asset management, making it easier to meet customer needs.

GTT to Present at William Blair Technology Conference

McLean, VA, April 10, 2017GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the William Blair Technology Conference taking place in Boston on April 12, 2017. Mike Sicoli, chief financial officer, will meet with investors that day.

Struggling with Complex WAN Architectures? Read This.

WAN architectures are very complex. Businesses today face many challenges when building and managing complex hybrid WAN architectures, like difficulty in load sharing traffic across a mix of access connections, complex, static and manual network configurations that make it difficult to map to business-centric requirements and a lack of application visibility and control over connections.

Fortunately, these challenges can be streamlined by working with a connectivity as a service provider like Global Capacity. Global Capacity recently partnered with VeloCloud Networks, Inc., a cloud-delivered SD WAN and industry-leading SD-WAN technology provider. The new partnership is part of Global Capacity’s strategy to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with software-defined services.

New Private Data Center Suite Comes to Infomart Dallas

For performance-driven companies requiring connectivity for their mission-critical, latency-sensitive applications, location matters. Network-rich carrier hotels, providing physical connection points where Internet carriers meet and transfer data, facilitate bringing data in greater proximity to end-users, thus lowering latency and improving performance. This is why co-locating inside a carrier hotel rather than a nearby facility is critical to meeting the requirements for latency-sensitive enterprise apps.

Recently, Infomart Data Centers announced the commissioning of a new, private colocation suite within its Infomart Dallas facility. The facility is designed to maximize efficiency while also providing access to carriers as well as an Internet exchange that’s already built into Infomart’s carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR). Infomart, the owner and operator of the building, offers customers $0 monthly cross-connect fees within the BMMR to enable further interconnection within the data center hub.

The Intelligent Transportation Era Is Here

Over the last several years, tech industry pundits have been predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will take over the transportation industry. It’s always been a matter of when, not if, this will happen.

Just recently, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) selected two companies — Tilson and Mobility Tech — to manage the design and build of an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project along the F.E. Everett Turnpike.

What WebRTC Enables

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

Web real-time communication (WebRTC) has the potential to transform the World Wide Web by embedding peer-to-peer sharing applications into browsers and enabling live video streaming over mobile phones. WebRTC is fully supported by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, for example, thereby enabling websites to become service providers. While this situation could increase competition for voice carriers, it also provides additional revenue opportunities for entrenched carriers via unified communication services (UCS), mobile text, video and voice services, and WebRTC, both as a platform and for WebRTC termination to PSTN and mobile networks.

WebRTC is simple to deploy via JavaScript code on any device that can run a web browser.  WebRTC provides an IP-based open source application program interface (API), and depending on one’s point of view, can be compatible or competitive with VoIP. WebRTC is only available through browsers, while VoIP can be used over several protocols. More importantly, WebRTC enables web developers to build VoIP into their web-based applications. WebRTC and VoIP can be used concurrently, and WebRTC allows developers to embed VoIP service directly into a web browser.

Expanding Your Data Center?

Expanding a data center can be a stressful undertaking, especially when it comes to complicated merger and acquisition activities. It pays to have access to a team of experts to oversee the project every step of the way.

One company offering this service is Competitive Telecoms Group (CTG), which is one of the leading consulting and recruiting companies in the telecommunications and data center space. CTG now has nearly 100 global carrier and data center clients, and recently expanded its consulting group with the appointment of industry veteran Larry Fisher to the role of Vice President, Consulting Services.

1025Connect to Be a Prime Sponsor of ITW 2017

Long Island’s Premier Network Neutral Facility Set to Meet with Global Wholesale Telecom Industry Executives

WESTBURY, NY – March 29, 20171025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, today announces that the company will be a prime sponsor of International Telecoms Week 2017 (ITW). ITW, taking place May 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency and Swissotel in Chicago, IL, is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, providing a platform for more than 6700 delegates from nearly 2,000 companies and from more than 140 countries to meet and discuss key issues and developments affecting the global telecom sphere.

Sitting on the “Continental Edge” in the Eastern region of the United States, 1025Connect’s colocation facility on Long Island provides direct access to multiple submarine cable systems connecting North America, Europe and Latin America.  In addition, the facility offers direct connectivity to internet peering and cloud platforms with multiple Manhattan bypass fiber routes, enabling diverse and fortified solutions for enterprise and global telecom communications services.

“1025Connect is pleased to be a Prime Sponsor of ITW 2017,” comments Dan Lunde, Managing Director, 1025Connect. “Our mission, which we look forward to sharing with ITW attendees, is to help companies gain access to space and power while delivering alternative connectivity options that include local, regional and international networks, along with internet and peering platforms that power cloud computing for improved global business enablement.”

1025Connect most recently announced the addition of DE-CIX to its interconnection offering at its colocation facility.  DE-CIX New York, the only major IX platform in the New York market, Open-IX certified and one of the top neutral Internet Peering Exchange (IXPs) in the New York metro market, has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) within 1025Connect that serves as host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to the Continental Edge.

To meet the 1025Connect team for an executive briefing at ITW 2017, please email 1025@imillerpr.com. To learn more about 1025Connect, visit www.1025connect.com.

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1025Connect is Long Island’s premier network-neutral Carrier Hotel located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, New York.  This facility is renowned for its ability to connect subsea systems to terrestrial networks with the optional ability to bypass Manhattan for greater network diversity. 1025Connect provides colocation solutions that enable network interconnections through its highly-secure Long Island data center.  Network operators of all types within 1025Connect benefit from direct access to Manhattan Bypass fiber routes, multiple transatlantic and Latin American submarine cable systems and multiple enterprise networks — all without monthly recurring cross-connect fees.  Visit www.1025connect.com.

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GTT to Speak at WAN Summit New York

McLean, VA, March 28, 2017GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that it will sponsor and speak at TeleGeography and Capacity’s WAN Summit New York. The event brings together enterprises and service providers and examines WAN market drivers, trends and innovations.

Global Capacity to Speak on the One Marketplace Experience of Hybrid SD-WAN Transformations

Senior VP of Product, Chris Alberding, to Join Industry Leader Panel at WAN Summit New York

Waltham, MA, USA, March 28, 2017 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its participation at WAN Summit New York, taking place April 3-4 in New York, NY.  The WAN Summit, being held across the globe in New York, San Jose, Singapore and 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 WAN strategies.

GDPR Awareness Coalition Launches; Names Co-chairs

Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, and Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, Dennis Jennings, to Serve as Co-chairs of the Initiative

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 28, 2017 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition today announces its launch, as well as the instatement of Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, Dennis Jennings, as the coalition’s Co-chair, serving alongside Host in Ireland Founder and President Garry Connolly.

The GDPR, which takes effect on 25 May, 2018, is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).  The GDPR Awareness Coalition is a not-for-profit, fixed-term initiative designed to assist in raising awareness of the data privacy obligations for companies resulting from the implementation of the GDPR.

Data Digitization Drives Enterprise Need for Terabit-Scale Connectivity

We are now in the “terabit era,” with businesses storing and transmitting massive amounts of data, and enterprises requiring access to multi-site, terabit-scale connectivity.

Sabey Data Centers recently announced a major upgrade that will provide terabit-scale connectivity across all of its data centers using PacketFabric’s Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform. PacketFabric is a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services. Its fully automated network platform facilitates instantaneous, direct and secure provisioning for terabit-scale connectivity between all locations on the PacketFabric network.

Collaboration is Critical for IoT Growth

Telecommunications and service providers must increase communication and collaboration in order to build an environment where consumers can connect and stream data from anywhere and on any device. No company can build the Internet of Things (IoT) alone, as it will require a great deal of teamwork.

Collaboration will therefore be a hot topic at the upcoming Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s (NEDAS) fifth annual New York City Summit, taking place April 20 from 8:30 a.m. -8 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

Northern France is Becoming a Hotspot for European Data Center Development

France is quietly becoming a leading hotspot for data center development in Europe, with experts predicting that the French data center market will grow approximately 20 percent by 2020, and the northern region of the country leading the way.

Recently, global data center developer and operator Etix Everywhere expanded its network of local data centers by signing a partnership with Eura DC, a joint venture between ARD-COM and ATE, two companies firmly anchored in the north of France. With its Tier 3-plus architecture, the new data center, Etix Lille #1, will meet the highest industry standards. This is consistent with all of Etix Everywhere’s global facilities.

There is No Substitute for Optical Transport

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, high-volume data and applications must flow seamlessly and securely between global financial markets, media hubs, data centers and service provider networks. Optical transport — with its highly scalable bandwidth and low latency connectivity — is a critical enabling element.

Businesses can obtain optical transport services by working with companies like GTT Communications, Inc., a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients. GTT recently launched its new Optical Transport service, leveraging the company’s subsea and terrestrial fiber-optic network that is optimized for latency performance.

Experience the Front Lines of Technological Innovation

It’s an exciting time to be covering the data center, cloud and IT space, as there is a tremendous amount of innovation occurring, with innumerable organizations looking to connect with press and media outlets to promote their products and services to global audiences and drive awareness about their strategic objectives.

Two conferences that should be on every media company’s radar are the co-located Data Center World and HostingCon Global 2017 events that are taking place April 3-6 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles. These global events will offer an inaugural press room as well as dedicated online media hubs. There will also be a combined exhibit hall for both conferences’ exhibitors. Attendees will be able to discover more services and solutions than ever before, while networking with an expanded audience.

Telecom M&A Activity Is on the Rise

It looks like 2017 will be another big year for mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. According to Moody’s Investors Service, M&A activity among telecommunications companies will continue as businesses enhance their compete levels and increase market share. As often happens, there is a changing of the guard when a company is acquired by a well-capitalized purchaser.

This week, for example, Xtera, a subsea fiber optic solutions provider that was recently acquired by H.I.G. Capital, announced the establishment of a new leadership team to advance the organization’s internal governance.

Need High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Optical Transport Services in the Dallas Metro Area?

Jim Lynch, Chief Executive Officer at FiberLight

Demand has been growing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area for diverse, carrier-class fiber optic networking solutions.

Now, more options will be available thanks to a new partnership between FiberLight, LLC and Provision Data Services, a Dallas-based Tier 3 data center services provider. FiberLight plans to construct dual entrances into Provision’s downtown Dallas data center, providing local and regional companies direct access to a combination of high quality fiber optic networking solutions as well as scalable colocation and interconnection services through Provision.

The 137,000 square-foot data center, located at 2020 Live Oak Street, offers 14 MW capacity right in the heart of Dallas’s Central Business District (CBD).

Webair to Present at Data Center World and HostingCon Global 2017

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on IT Infrastructure Technology and Trends

NEW YORK, March 21, 2017Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at Data Center World, the global conference for data center, facilities and IT professionals, and HostingCon Global 2017, the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem.  These co-located events will take place April 3-6, 2017 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles.

Infomart Data Centers to Present at HostingCon Global 2017

President John Sheputis to Explore How Increasing Data Center Efficiency Can Drive Down Operational Expenses

LOS ANGELES – March 21, 2017 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its President, John Sheputis, will speak at HostingCon Global 2017, taking place April 3-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  HostingCon is the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem where attendees can meet with existing business partners, discuss opportunities and challenges, and form new partnerships.

Streamlining VoIP Termination Services

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

VoIP traffic is increasing because it is a more affordable alternative to time-division multiplexing (TDM) calling and satisfies the need for wholesale termination arrangements to ensure that calls reach their intended destination regardless of whether the originating carrier has facilities in that geography. A carrier’s success depends highly on which carrier it chooses for VoIP termination services due to its impact on expenses, revenues, profit margins, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

While previously, large carriers worked directly with one another to create termination agreements, the number of wholesale providers has since increased and smaller carriers with tighter local presence have emerged, creating a competitive marketplace with additional options for carriers. The larger operators now need to position themselves such that the smaller carriers can interact and exchange information with them easily.

Webair to Present at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise New York

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on Disruptive Cloud and Hyper-converged Infrastructure Trends

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at DCD Enterprise New York, taking place March 14-15, 2017 at the New York Marriot Marquis in Manhattan.

You Won’t Believe How Much the Internet Has Grown

The internet has been growing at a staggering pace over the last several years. Since 2012, almost 1.7 billion new users have come online, which is an increase of almost 82 percent, or 10 new users every second.

This is great news for global data providers like New York City’s TELEHOUSE, which achieved a milestone in February when its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) surpassed 400 Gbps of traffic daily.

In an Era of Rapid Transformation, One Global Network Solutions Firm Enhances Its Leadership

The telecommunications industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation, so it’s no wonder that companies are turning to seasoned industry experts to help stay the course.

Global network solutions company QuadGen, for instance, recently appointed Amy Moini as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mrs. Moini is an industry veteran with more than two decades of hardware, software, services and telecommunications experience to her name. She previously served as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at Numerex Corp., where she oversaw the company’s carrier partner footprint expansion, as well as the expansion of its MSO presence and footprint, and multinational global customer engagements.

Mercury Engineering and Siemens Join Host in Ireland as Strategic Partners for 2017

The Organization Welcomes Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering, and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager at Siemens, to its Executive Committee

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 7, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces that Mercury Engineering, international provider of engineering solutions within the construction industry, and Siemens, a global technology conglomerate, are new strategic partners for 2017.  In addition, Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager, Data Centre Solutions at Siemens, will both join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

Infomart Data Centers Takes Another Step Towards Enabling Greater Sustainability

Infomart Data Centers recently announced that its Portland data center is now a preferred storage and fulfillment location for the Motivair ChilledDoor Division.  The national wholesale data center provider helps clients align cooling to directly track the IT load at the rack level via rear-door heat exchanger technology. Most recently, Infomart leveraged this unique cooling design in its latest 8 MW deployment with LinkedIn.

Infomart now stocks Motivair ChilledDoor parts at its Portland facility, meaning the product will be rapidly available to Infomart Portland customers should they choose to use them. This will also enable shorter shipment times to Motivair’s customers across the Western U.S. and Canada. Infomart’s staff is fully trained in the technical enablement and turnkey installation of Motivair ChilledDoors, and they are also certified in their ongoing maintenance.

As New York City’s Tech Sector Expands, DataGryd’s Data Center Keeps Pace

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

In a recent article that appeared in Crain’s New York Business, journalist Matthew Flamm explored the current growth surge throughout the Big Apple’s technology sector. Citing nearly a dozen organizations, from up-and-coming and innovative e-commerce and advertising technology companies, to venture capital investment database and tech-focused boutique legal firms, Flamm is especially bullish on technology across the New York metro area.

Among the companies Flamm called out for their high growth and demand for services is DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations based in Manhattan. DataGryd, which offers built-to-suit colocation opportunities to incoming tenants, recently announced the completion of infrastructure updates at its 60 Hudson facility.

A New Industry Standard Is Being Developed for LSO APIs

A new transformative initiative is being developed to standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) application programming interfaces (APIs) for orchestrating connectivity services across multiple global networks.

This initiative is being spearheaded by MEF and TM Forum, in conjunction with major service providers, including AT&T, Colt Technology Services, Level 3, Orange, Comcast, PCCW Global, Verizon, Sparkle, CableLabs and Kyrio, all of which have recently conducted work at MEF to develop a complete suite of inter-provider LSO APIs that use the MEF LSO Framework and the TM Forum Open API framework.

Data Security and the Data Center

A top international standard for information security in the data center industry is ISO 27001: 2013 certification. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), this certification demonstrates a company’s continued commitment to protecting customer data. By becoming ISO 27001:2013-certified, a company can prove that the security of customer data and information has been addressed, implemented and controlled across all levels of the organization.

Just recently, national wholesale data center provider Infomart Data Centers achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). Infomart received accreditation through A-lign, an independent, third-party auditor, following its successful completion of the formal auditing of its IT security policies and procedures.

Inside 1025Connect & DE-CIX

How a New IXP Will Transform Long Island Connectivity

Hunter Newby, Partner/Investor of 1025Connect

1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, has added DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator with multiple platforms across the U.S., including a distributed platform across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro market and an exchange throughout the Dallas, TX metro market. DE-CIX New York, the only major IX platform in the New York market Open-IX certified and one of the top neutral Internet Peering Exchange (IXPs) in the New York metro market, has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) with 1025Connect that serves as host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to the ‘Continental Edge.’

Etix Everywhere Envisions the Future of Smart Data Centers

Charles-Antoine Beyney, CEO, to Present at DCD Enterprise New York

New York — February 28, 2017 — Etix Everywhere, a global data center developer and operator, announces today that its CEO, Charles-Antoine Beyney, will speak at DCD Enterprise New York. The event takes place March 14-15, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.

On Monday, March 14 at 12:50 p.m. in Hall 3, Mr. Beyney will give a presentation titled, “The Evolution of the Smart Data Center.” With ever-advancing technology and application deployment models, as well as a growing demand for hyper-scalability, always-on connectivity, security and efficiency, the smart data center has evolved from a concept to a highly-valued solution in the market.

10 Programs Leading the Way for Girls in Tech

Originally posted to J. Patrick + Associates by Alysa Wishingrad,

According to The National Center for Women in IT, tech companies with women in management positions achieve 34% higher return of investment.

34% higher return.

And yet women still only occupy 26% of the over 4 million computer science related positions in the country, and account for only 11% of executives in Fortune 500 tech companies.

Preparing for the Unexpected Requires a Viable Disaster Recovery Solution

An adverse event or outage at a data center can happen when it’s least expected, causing prolonged downtime and significant financial loss for an organization. Therefore, every data center needs a reliable disaster recovery plan.

Fortunately, it’s easy to obtain a robust disaster recovery solution by working with a cloud and fully-managed infrastructure provider like Webair. Just recently, Webair announced a partnership with Data Storage Corporation that will enhance its High Availability (HA) Disaster Recovery and overall support capabilities for IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400 and AIX) environments.

Healthcare Providers, Is Your Medical Data Secure in the Cloud?

Medical data is one of the hottest commodities on the black market, typically selling for approximately $14 to $25 per record. Because of this, healthcare providers must take advanced measures to protect electronic personal health information (ePHI), especially when storing data offsite in a hosted cloud facility.

Now it appears healthcare companies are finally getting the message about the need for heightened data security. InTouchMD, for instance, the leading provider of healthcare marketing solutions, recently partnered with Webair to establish a direct fiber connection between Webair’s flagship NY1 data center and InTouchMD’s headquarters in New York. The partnership makes InTouchMD one of the safest and most secure destinations for pharmaceutical industry data.

Connecting and Networking in a Hyper-Connected World

The communications landscape is in a state of rapid transformation, as businesses everywhere are laying the groundwork to compete in a hyper-connected world. For that reason, it’s everyone’s responsibility, from C-level executives to senior service and technology professionals, to stay on top of the latest innovations that are shaping the industry.

One of the best opportunities to catch up about the latest trends in enterprise communications will take place at the MEF17 global networking event, Nov. 13 to 16 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida.

GTT to Present at Pacific Crest 12th Annual Emerging Technology Summit

McLean, VA, February 23, 2017GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the Pacific Crest 12th Annual Emerging Technology Summit taking place in San Francisco. Chris McKee, general counsel and executive vice president, corporate development, will present on February 28 at 10:30 a.m. PST, participate on the “Future of SDN and Network Connectivity” panel at 11:00 a.m. PST, and meet with investors that day.

A webcast of the presentation session and a copy of the company’s latest investor presentation will be available on the company’s website.

About GTT

GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, Internet, managed services and voice services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.

GTT Investor Relations:
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GTT Media Inquiries:

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GTT
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Are You Ready for 5G Connectivity?

Colby Synesael; Cowen Group, Inc.

For the last several years, the telecommunications industry has been eagerly anticipating the arrival of 5G connectivity. It’s always been a matter of when, as opposed to if the technology would become widely adopted.

Now it appears that the wait is over, as some experts, including Colby Synesael, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Cowen Group, Inc., are predicting that 5G  will have a significant impact on the market this year.

The Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association (NEDAS) and iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) recently announced that Mr. Synesael will be the keynote speaker at NEDAS’ fifth annual New York City Summit, taking place April 20, 2017 at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

This theme of the NEDAS NYC Summit is “2017: The Year IoT Demands Infrastructure to be Reshaped Above and Below the Ground.” Mr. Synesael, who specializes in the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries, is uniquely positioned to talk about how 5G will shape the industry this year and into the future.

For instance, in a recent publication titled “Surveying the 5G Landscape: A Sector View of What’s to Come,” Mr. Synesael claimed that the best way to play 5G is to invest in companies that will help facilitate the network buildouts.

“We are very excited to have Colby speak at our New York City summit,” stated Ilissa Miller, president of NEDAS and founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations. “He has extensive experience and a profound understanding of the wireline and wireless infrastructure needs of the global telecom landscape. The wealth of information Colby can offer to our attendees is expected to be well received by the NEDAS community.”

Mr. Synesael also commented on his upcoming keynote at the NEDAS New York City Summit.

“I’m quite pleased that NEDAS approached me to participate in its event,” shared Mr. Synesael.  “5G mobile networks will significantly affect both the wireless and wireline sectors of the global network infrastructure, and the opportunities and challenges this presents to the marketplace as surveyed in my recent report will be of great interest to NEDAS attendees.”

To learn more about the upcoming NEDAS summit, click here.

Is Your Data Center Secure?

Today, just about every data center provider touts security as a main selling point. But while it’s easy to say that your storage and computing systems are secure, proving it can be much more difficult. For this reason, businesses are strongly encouraged to partner with data center providers whose systems are as secure as they claim to be.

One data center provider that walks the walk is 1547 Datacenters (1547), the retail colocation division of 1547 Critical Systems Realty, which recently announced that it is both Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1 compliant.

GTT Announces Earnings Call for Fourth Quarter 2016

McLean, VA., Feb. 22, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, on Wednesday March 8, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which also will be broadcast live over the internet, that day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Global Network Solutions Provider Taps Telecom Industry Veteran

Global network solutions company QuadGen has appointed Leighton Carroll, an industry veteran with more than two decades of software and telecommunications experience, to its executive leadership team as President.

Achieving Indoor Air Quality in Gaming Environments

A casino that permits cigarette smoking can become a vexatious source of unpleasant odors, deterring existing and returning customers, and creating a health hazard to the facility’s employees.

Chayora to Speak on Data Centre Location Opportunities in China at Datacloud Asia 2017

 Chayora COO Jonathan Berney to Present at Datacloud Asia 2017, Taking Place 23 February

Hong Kong, 21 February 2017 — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, announces today its participation in Datacloud Asia 2017 taking place 23 February 2017 at the Capella Hotel in Capella, Singapore.  During the event, Chayora’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Berney, will join a panel discussion on the data centre location opportunities that are available and thriving in China.

ZenFi Pushes High-Bandwidth Mobile and Broadband Connectivity Closer to the User

ZenFi’s Three-Pronged Approach Enables Wireless Connectivity in an Increasingly Wireless and Broadband-Connected World.

New York, NY – February 17, 2017 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will attend the Mobile World Congress taking place February 27 to March 2, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.  Mr. LaChance will be available to share insights on how ZenFi’s three-pronged approach enables wireless connectivity in an increasingly wireless and broadband-connected world.

First, ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul, backhaul and wavelength connectivity to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G capability.  The carrier-neutral dark fiber networks enable IoT content growth by pushing capacity closer to the edge.  With 400-plus route miles of fiber in New York City and 15-plus on-net data centers, ZenFi infrastructure underlies and empowers connectivity in today’s mobile world.

Second, ZenFi provides mobile wireless connectivity and enhanced IoT on every sidewalk, to and, in every building, and throughout every neighborhood and borough in New York with access points in closer proximity to end users. The access points are interconnected to key aggregation points that connect to the core of the internet.  Collocated at specific PoPs that are interconnected to the core backhaul fiber network, the neighborhood network supports widely distributed wireless equipment interconnection and colocation, bringing more small cells, in-building and outdoor DAS remotes, remote radio heads, macro sites and Wi-Fi access points closer to the user.  The neighborhood network approach enables high-bandwidth connectivity to mobile communication antennas, offering more on- and off-ramps to the locations customers want to reach.

Third, the neighborhood network complements the Express Network, which serves as the interconnection point between New York City’s carrier hotels, carrier-neutral data centers and enterprise locations.  It also serves as a gateway to its Access Network connecting wireless access points throughout the city.

“ZenFi continues to enhance wireless connectivity and the Internet of Things throughout New York City by delivering unprecedented bandwidth,” explains Mr. La Chance.  “With fiber to virtually every street corner in New York across all five boroughs, ZenFi is revolutionizing wireless and broadband connectivity and all that it enables.  Mobile World Congress is always a great show for fostering innovation and I am excited to be attending.”

To request a meeting with ZenFi at Mobile World Congress, email zenfi@imillerpr.com.  For more information about ZenFi, visit www.ZenFi.com or email info@ZenFi.com.

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About ZenFi

ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul, backhaul and wavelength connectivity to enable the Internet of Things (IoT).  Its New York City purpose-built network is the infrastructure that underlies and enables connectivity in today’s mobile world.  For more information, please visit: www.ZenFi.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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The Global Subsea Fiber Cable Market is Heating Up

It may be early in 2017, but we’re already starting to see activity in the global subsea fiber cable market.

Just recently, leading subsea fiber optic solutions provider Xtera Communications, Inc. agreed to sell substantially all of its assets to H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm with over €20 billion ($25 billion USD, approximately) of equity capital under management.

Established in 1998 and based in Allen, Texas, and Harold Wood, Essex, UK, Xtera supplies un-repeatered and repeatered subsea systems using high-performance optical amplifiers to carry data.

Looking to Fast-Track Connectivity?

If there’s one thing that is certain in today’s globalized, digital economy, it’s that having access to seamless, cost-effective connectivity has become essential for any enterprise that is serious about growing their business on a regional, national or global scale.

Infomart Data Centers recently announced that DE-CIX Dallas, the first network and data center-neutral Internet exchange in the market, is operational and available for service in its Infomart Dallas Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR) at 1950 N. Stemmons Fwy in Dallas. Customers can use this facility to further reduce latency and gain more control over routing paths via DE-CIX’s peering and interconnection services while also eliminating monthly cross-connect fees.

Connecting through Infomart Dallas’ BMMR is the fastest path to international and domestic content, network, cloud and Internet service providers (ISPs). Here, customers can gain direct access to more than 75 network carriers and all colocation customers.

DE-CIX is the first and only carrier-neutral Internet exchange in the Infomart Dallas BMMR, providing connections to multiple access points throughout the Dallas metropolitan market. In addition to DE-CIX, the BMMR houses Level 3 Communications, Unite Private Networks InnerCity FiberNet, Wirestar, Cogent Communications, FPL FiberNet and Served by the Net.

“The DE-CIX Dallas internet exchange has been well-received, enabling us to activate Infomart Dallas within six months of initial launch,” Ed d’Agostino, Vice President, DE-CIX North America Inc., recently commented. “This expansion allows more networks in the market to have easy access to our peering and interconnection fabric.  Infomart’s BMMR customers are now just a cross-connect away from all networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas’ distributed peering fabric accessible across multiple data centers. Additionally, BMMR customers can leverage DE-CIX’s MetroVLAN service for private peering interconnections throughout the metro area.”

Infomart Data Centers President John Sheputis also remarked on the announcement.

“Our vision is to create an open and interconnected environment at the Infomart,” Sheputis stated. “We are enabling carriers and customers to further extend their interconnection options in what is already one of the most connected buildings in the U.S. DE-CIX Dallas plays an important part in helping us realize that vision.”

Infomart Dallas also happens to be the largest data center in Texas, and a major connectivity hub for the Southern U.S. It’s home to numerous colocation providers, as well as Infomart-operated wholesale colocation space for enterprise users that have edge connectivity requirements.

The facility was recently awarded the Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” certification by  Uptime Institute.

To learn more about Infomart Data Centers, click here.

More Fortune 1000 Companies Are Doing Business in the Cloud

Currently, there is a strong demand among Fortune 1000 companies for secure, reliable and affordable access to next-generation cloud networking services. At the same time, businesses require real-time visibility and control over network traffic to support their cloud operations.

This challenge just got easier thanks to a new partnership between PacketFabric, a leading provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, and CyrusOne, which is a premier global data center real estate investment trust (REIT).

Learn and Network at Data Center World Global 2017

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

Data center and IT professionals from around the world are gearing up for Data Center World Global 2017 conference, April 3-6 in Los Angeles.

This year’s event theme, “Data, Automation, Scale: Building and Managing the Data Center of the Future” will address the common needs of seasoned international data center and IT infrastructure management professionals. Data Center World Global 2017 will attract more than 1100 professionals representing millions of dollars in buying power, with representatives from more than 50 Fortune 500 companies as well as key decision-makers throughout the data center community, including 36 percent at the director level or higher.

Five Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to the Cloud

Originally posted to CloudPost,

By Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica System

Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze.

However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a cloud-based model? Make sure to take the following considerations into account before making your move:

  1. Will the Cloud Be Compatible?

Before going any further, your company should first determine if the desired application can be moved to the cloud at all. The software itself may be inherently incompatible with cloud platforms, or may require specific hardware that limits vendors’ support. And while some apps are technically compatible, the software license may not allow cloud-based operation.

  1. Is the Cloud Cost-Effective?

Next, your company should weigh the pros and cons of migrating applications to the cloud versus changes in operational costs. Before migrating to the cloud, your business should identify a cloud solution that makes sense for the specific application. In most cases, the cloud is more cost-effective and efficient than running local servers, but sometimes servers make more sense. It’s important to fully understand the application’s pricing model so you don’t end up facing unexpected charges. Additionally, your business should shop around to find a vendor that offers the capabilities your applications require at a reasonable cost.

To read the full article please click here.

HostingCon Global 2017

Where Learning and Networking Set the Stage for Business Growth

The global cloud services market will continue to increase in 2017, meaning cloud and service providers are in a prime position to achieve business growth.

Comcast Ventures Launches Video Case Study on Portfolio Company, EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – February 9, 2017EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today the release of a new  video developed and produced in association with Comcast Ventures. The video case study explores the relationship between EdgeConneX and Comcast Ventures, detailing both how they were a critical early investor in the company and also the story of how EdgeConneX has become the largest global Edge Data Center® (EDC) provider at the edge of the network.

Challenges in VoLTE: Why Deployment Has Been Slower Than Expected

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai Group

Technology throughout the telecom industry is continuously evolving to enable fast and efficient communication. Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) is a revolutionary service that is taking the industry by storm, replacing antiquated voice networks with faster and more reliable LTE networks. VoLTE is an entirely new way of transmitting voice, allowing wireless carriers to deliver voice services over existing data networks rather than traditional circuit-switched 2G or 3G networks. In this case, voice becomes just another packetized application on the user’s phone, resulting in a new standard for high-speed wireless communication that delivers a clear and reliable signal, while making more efficient use of existing network resources.

Experience Matters When Selecting a Network Engineering Solutions Provider

Albert Einstein once stated that the only source of knowledge is experience, and this is especially true when it comes to network engineering, where small mistakes can lead to costly consequences. It’s vital to look for a company that can offer years of experience along with cutting-edge solutions.

One such company is QuadGen, a leading global network solutions company that recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary along with the launch of a new website.

Three Critical Uses of Data for Off-Grid Telecom Power

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

By Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Flexenclosure

Consumers in off-grid areas are rapidly increasing their use of mobile internet services. At the same time, they not only expect service to become more reliable, but they also want network coverage to expand and prices for mobile data plans to decrease too. This is a big ask for mobile operators struggling to achieve base station profitability when they have no access to a reliable power grid. So what’s the solution?

Call for Sponsors: 2017 NEDAS NYC Spring Summit

Aqua Comms to Speak on the New Way of Building Networks and Opportunities in the United Kingdom

Aqua Comms Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at DataCentres North 2017 in Manchester, U.K.

DUBLIN – February 7, 2017 – 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 Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at DataCentres North 2017. The event takes place 14-15 February, 2017 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, U.K.

Connectivity and Cloud Services Go Hand in Hand

Selecting the right provider is only half the battle when purchasing enterprise cloud services. Businesses must also obtain reliable connectivity in order to experience the best results.

To streamline connectivity, many companies are now turning to dedicated cloud networking providers like GTT Communications, Inc., which recently took home a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award from global media company TMC for its Cloud Connect service. The INTERNET TELEPHONY awards recognize the highest quality and most innovative IP communications brought to market or updated over the last year.

Looking For a Simpler Way to Get Edge Connectivity?

Until recently, obtaining connectivity at the edge of the network was a complex and time-consuming ordeal. Recent advancements in the connectivity-as-a-service market, however, have made it much easier for enterprises to access leading cloud providers.

Connectivity as a service provider Global Capacity, for instance, recently announced its new Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect service, a virtual network service from its award-winning One Marketplace software-defined network platform. The product, which was recognized by MEF as the Best Ethernet Service Innovation of 2016, offers enterprises a flexible way to build multiple cloud services across multiple locations in real time, from a single port.

Keep Connectivity Top of Mind When Selecting a Cloud Networking Services Provider

For service providers, data center operators, and enterprises selecting a cloud networking services provider, connectivity should be a primary consideration. The provider should have a strong backbone network, enabling direct, secure and private access to terabit-scale connectivity.

PacketFabric, a NantWorks company and provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services, recently raised the bar for connectivity offerings when it deployed the Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform to support its fully-automated software-defined networking-based solution.

Meet, Engage and Grow Business

At PTC’17, iMPR’s Ilissa Miller Discusses Event and Content Marketing Services

iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) Founder and CEO Ilissa Miller recently spoke from PTC’17 in Honolulu about the company’s event and content marketing strategies in this brief video.

Solving the Demand for Hybrid and SD-WAN Networking, and Providing Connectivity to Businesses Without Access to Fiber

For years, many telecom industry analysts have pointed to fiber as the future of internet access. The reality is that fiber-based services are available in only about a third of office buildings across the U.S., primarily in downtown metro areas or large corporate parks. This is because the economics of running fiber do not support geographies with more modest commercial building densities, which means that more than two thirds of businesses today have few options for acquiring high-speed internet access. But advancements in technology are allowing increases in data speeds as well as distances from carrier aggregation equipment when using copper wires, making Ethernet over Copper (EoC) more attractive for businesses, as well as a solution for the surge in demand for hybrid and SD-WAN networking.

In the New York-New Jersey Metro Area, Network-to-Network Cross-Connects Between Data Centers Have Become Mission-Critical

As business continues to become more digitalized and reliant on the cloud, access to transport services between data centers has become mission-critical. The irony is that configuring and purchasing interbuilding and interstate network cross-connects, particularly in the New York/New Jersey metro area, can be a time-consuming and arduous process.

To solve this conundrum, ZenFi and Cross River Fiber have partnered to launch zXc (ZenCross Connect), a self-service platform enabling automated purchase and configuration of interbuilding and interstate network cross-connects. Making interconnections simple and easy to procure, by leveraging a robust fiber-optic network, zXc offers a streamlined portal for ordering bandwidth between data centers and colocation facilities in the New York-New Jersey metro area.

Innovation, Increased Security and Energy Efficiency Are Among the Key Attributes of Progressive Data Center

Technavio predicts the global data center market to grow at a CAGR of close to 11 percent between 2016 and 2020. The rise in digitization and cloud computing among enterprises have necessitated the construction of data center facilities across the globe. However, where there is heavy competition among data center and colocation providers, there are also those who stand out among the competition, tapping innovation, increasing security, improving efficiency and providing renewable energy resources for their customers to achieve continuous growth year after year.

For Infomart Data Centers, 2016 was a banner year as they achieved various milestones in operations, innovation and company growth while exceeding their initial expectations. Beyond several existing tenant expansions, Infomart was able to bring on an additional 25 new customers throughout the past year, completing more than $120 million of development across its facilities. Among these investments are the addition of 8 MW of new capacity and 100,000 square-feet of new space in Infomart Portland, new development of 6MW and improvement and re-commissioning of 8MW of capacity in Silicon Valley, and Phase 1 completion of a comprehensive security upgrade at Infomart Dallas.

A New Way of Building Subsea Networks

An Interview with Tom McMahon, CTO of Aqua Comms

Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) represents not only a new transatlantic cable, but also a new way of building networks – data center to data center, instead of cable landing station to cable landing station. Interconnecting metro networks and designed to address the rise in demand for transatlantic data center interconnectivity (DCI), Aqua Comms has incorporated the most important data center locations in New York, Dublin, and London as key Points of Presence (PoPs) into its system. Additionally, AEConnect offers customers an alternative route from New York to London via Dublin, end-to-end encryption, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer, and a level of resilience that is unmatched by any other transatlantic subsea cable.

EdgeConneX® to Co-Sponsor and Speak at Metro Connect USA 2017

CTO, Don MacNeil, to Discuss the Importance of Localization to Reduce Latency

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – January 26, 2017EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today its chief technology officer, Don MacNeil, will speak at Metro Connect USA 2017.  The company will also co-sponsor the event, which takes place January 31-February 1, 2017 at the Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort in Miami, FL.

On Tuesday, January 31 at 4 p.m., Mr. MacNeil will participate on the panel, “The Edge: The Importance of Becoming Local.”  Mr. MacNeil will be joined on the panel by executives from Alpheus Communications, FiberLight, Global Capacity, NJFX and Schneider Electric.  As metro fiber providers look to localize their services to reduce latency, this session will look at how cloud, data centers and content services are driving this shift.  Mr. MacNeil and his industry colleagues will also discuss how virtualized systems such as SDN and NFV will impact the future of connectivity in metro markets.

Access to Cloud Networking Services and Next-Generation Interconnection Technologies in Core U.S. Markets Just Got More Affordable and Easier

The goal of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is to enable cloud and network engineers and administrators to respond quickly to changing business requirements via a centralized control console.  SDN encompasses multiple kinds of network technologies designed to make the network more flexible and agile to support the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center.

Connecting major carrier hotels and data centers throughout North America, PacketFabric’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) based network platform is designed to deliver hundreds of Terabits per second of on-demand connectivity across its purpose-built private backbone network.

Modernizing Your Network Strategy

Enterprises today require seamless connectivity across multiple regions, clouds and data centers as well as enough bandwidth to support heavy workloads and applications. Many companies, however, are finding it difficult to achieve seamless connectivity because they are using outdated networking solutions that are slow to provision and difficult to update.

Now there is an easy way to obtain high-quality connectivity. PacketFabric, a NantWorks organization and a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services. offers fully automated, purpose-built software-defined networking (SDN)-based architecture that allows users to instantaneously provision terabit-scale connectivity directly, privately and securely over next-generation transport fabric now powered by the Juniper Networks QFX10000 line of switches.

Timing and Flexibility Are Everything When Provisioning Network Connectivity

It used to take several weeks or even months to fully provision connectivity across an enterprise network, as each new circuit would have to be set up manually. Oftentimes, it would also require signing a long-term contract with a service provider.

Now the process is much more flexible and can be done almost instantaneously by working with a company like PacketFabric, which is a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies. Last week at the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), PTC’17: “Changing Realities” in Honolulu, PacketFabric unveiled a next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking platform that allows businesses to instantaneously provision massively scalable network connectivity between two or more points across its private backbone network. The platform runs on an any-to-any SDN-powered network, which currently enables coast-to-coast connectivity across 86 carrier-neutral colocation facilities in 11 U.S. markets.

AMS-IX Chicago Releases Case Study on the Benefits of Peering

Internet Exchange Improves Network Performance and Lowers Costs for Managed Cloud Provider in CH2 Data Center

Chicago – January 24, 2017 – AMS-IX Chicago, a neutral and independent Internet Exchange distributed across three data centers in Chicago, Illinois, and the third deployment of AMS-IX USA Inc., today announces the release of a case study highlighting the benefits of peering.  The case study examines how Rackspace®, a VMware vCloud Air Network partner, utilized AMS-IX Chicago’s peering services at the DFT CH2 data center of Dupont Fabros Technology (DFT) to obtain affordable, effective and direct interconnectivity to a host of networks.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.