Monthly Archives: January 2014
Spread Networks, a private company offering dark fiber and lit services between the greater New York and greater Chicago metropolitan areas, will be ‘hanging loose’ in Hawaii from January 19-22. The company will be attending PTC’14: New World, New Strategies at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. With over 1,600 attendees, PTC’14 will concentrate on networking and negotiating, discovering what 2014 will bring and helping create new strategies for the new year.
Spread Networks’ fiber network sets a new standard for latency, providing the shortest and straightest route possible between New York and Chicago. Taking an entirely new and direct route, Spread’s fiber optic line is hundreds of miles shorter and milliseconds faster than other fiber optic connections between the two metro hubs, allowing Spread to offer unparalleled latency, reliability and bandwidth to customers demanding secure, high-bandwidth connectivity between major North American exchanges. The network is monitored 24/7/365 from the Spread Networks network operations center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The telco provider announced the opening of its new Point of Presence (PoP) at the NYSE Euronext data center in Mahwah, NJ earlier this month, coming on the heels of its recent new pricing promotion for 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps carrier-class wavelengths.
Heading to PTC’14? Look for Spread Networks at the Tropics Bar on Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21 from 3:00-5:00 PM and have a drink on us.
To schedule a meeting with Spread Networks at PTC’14, email email@example.com.
To learn more about PTC’14 and to register, visit http://www.ptc.org/ptc14/.
Pacnet recently announced that two of its esteemed executives, CEO Carl Grivner and President of Managed Services Jim Fagan, have been selected to take part as panelists at PTC’14: New World, New Strategies, taking place January 19-22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI. The annual conference is one of the industry’s most attended events, bringing together senior executives in telecommunications, information technology and related industries to forge new strategies for the future of the industry.
Mr. Grivner will join fellow executives Margaret Dawson, VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist, HP Cloud Services, and Lew Tucker, VP and CTO, Cloud Computing, Cisco, on the keynote ‘Technology Developments’, taking place January 20 at 11:40 AM local time in Coral 3. The session, moderated by Ina Fried, Senior Editor at All Things Digital, will take an in-depth look at how technology will leverage techniques such as virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN), to meet growing demand for data-intensive innovations.
Mr. Fagan will participate in the ‘Executive Insight Roundtable 1: Carriers’, set to take place January 20 at 2:00 PM local time in Coral 1. Paul Brodsky, Senior Analyst, TeleGeography, will moderate the discussion. Mr. Fagan, alongside fellow executives Holger Magnussen, SVP, International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS), Deutsche Telekom AG, and Andrew Higginbotham, CTO, Savvis, and President, Savvisdirect, will delve into the topic of carriers in the telecom space.
For more information about PTC’14 and to register, click here.
Last week, the technology world descended on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to show off the latest in consumer hardware and software technologies. The event also saw the industry’s key movers and shakers share their insights for the future of technology.
For the HWTrek team, what stood out the most among the sea of announcements was Intel’s unveiling of a series of game-changing initiatives targeted at wearable technology – a sure sign that the era of “connected everything, everywhere” has arrived.
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Get ready for ‘connected everything, everywhere’
Last week, the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables sectors got a big boost with Intel’s announcement to back Internet-connected devices and creations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday. Find out why tech’s heavyweights are interested in these fledgling markets.
Tips to avoid crowdfunding scams [Part 1]
Crowdfunding is a great way for startups, entrepreneurs and innovators to raise money to finance their dreams, or test market demand for a new idea or product. However, the rising popularity of crowdfunding has also made crowdfunding sites a target of fraudsters looking to make a quick buck off the good will of project backers. Learn how you can avoid falling prey to scammers in the first part of “Tips to avoid crowdfunding scams”.
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- 2013 leasing activity was strong despite leases taking significantly longer to close. Large wholesale activity wasn’t concentrated to two or three markets as this was the first year that multiple markets each had significant leasing activity.
- We will continue to see a drop in large blocks of plug-n-play space as competition increases, developers are more focused on just in time inventory.
- Interesting dichotomy of existing/future supply in the various submarkets (current inventory/space under construction) such as Chicago(4MW/1.8MW), Dallas(19.9MW/10.8MW) and Santa Clara(30.9MW/14MW).
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TINLEY PARK, IL (January 7, 2014) – Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, announces that SOLiD is now a Panduit Technology Ecosystem Partner. This unique relationship leverages technology leadership and innovation to provide validated, interoperable solutions to enterprise customers. SOLiD offers distributed antenna systems (DAS) that integrate with Panduit network infrastructure solutions for reliable enterprise-wide wireless coverage.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with SOLiD to provide clients with an integrated DAS solution to ensure complete cellular and public-safety coverage for indoor/outdoor environments,” said Robert Dennelly, Director of Enterprise Solutions, Panduit Corp. “Together, SOLiD and Panduit provide customers with industry-leading physical infrastructure solutions including copper, fiber and cabinet/rack/enclosure products for seamless deployment to satisfy our customers’ RF needs.”
The combined solutions help enterprise customers deploy technology to address indoor wireless communication requirements. SOLiD’s DAS solutions and complementary Panduit infrastructure solutions provide:
- Integrated high-performance wireless and public safety coverage
- Secure and scalable wireless technology
- Superior customer care and support
“Our partnership with Panduit is important because it allows us to combine our DAS expertise with a company known for solving the challenging and constantly changing wireless infrastructure needs of enterprises and building owners,” said SOLiD President Seth Buechley. “We look forward to working closely with Panduit to improve wireless communications capacity and coverage for our customers and to make indoor radio communications more reliable for first responders during emergencies.”
To learn more about the Panduit Technology Ecosystem Partner Program, please visit www.panduit.com/SOLiD.
Open Data Centers is a data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, offering alternative connectivity and carrier-neutral colocation options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers. The company’s Piscataway data center combines diverse power feeds and N+1 redundancy with a 24×7 on-site NOC and diverse carrier access, thus providing the necessary capabilities to fulfill the low latency needs of financial institutions and high-availability requirements of Cloud service providers. Located just 16 miles South of New York City, the Piscataway facility is also ideal for carrier Points of Presence (PoPs). ODC provides each and every customer with a secure environment for safeguarding critical data and hardware, while providing all of the necessary features to promote business growth and expansion within the New York/ New Jersey market.
As APAC’s marquee telecoms event, PTC brings together service providers, network operators, regulators, technologists, thought leaders and policy makers from across the world. This year’s conference will focus on new strategies to overcome the recent economical, technical, regulatory and competitive shifts taking place in the areas of big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, as well as growing cyber threats, subsea and satellite.
To schedule a meeting with the Open Data Centers team during PTC’14, email email@example.com.
To learn more about Open Data Centers and its Piscataway, NJ facility, visit www.opendatacenters.net.
FiberLight, LLC recently announced the completion of the first US-based redundant fiber-optic network for the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the world, London Internet Exchange (LINX), within the Northern Virginia (NoVA) metropolitan market. The new metro ring supports LINX’s strategic expansion throughout the region. providing enhanced access across LINX’s new multi-site Internet Exchange (IX) in NoVA, connecting three switching Points of Presence (PoPs) – the EvoSwitch facility in Manassas, CoreSight in Reston, and Dupont Fabros in Ashburn.
A gateway to national and global networks, Northern Virginia currently represents the largest concentration of Internet traffic in the United States. It is estimated that NoVA-based data centers currently carry more than 50% of the nation’s Internet traffic. Leveraging FiberLight’s robust network footprint in the region – which extends more than 600 route miles into central and Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland – LINX can now provide its members in this prominent telecommunications hub with a resilient solution for exchanging local and global Internet traffic in this – complete with improved network performance, low latency, cost savings and optimized control. The network build also enables the exchange to extend its reach, which currently spans more than 80% of the global routing table.
FiberLight owns and operates 500,000+ miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 key growth areas across Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and continues to expand its high performance fiber optic. The LINX network proclamation comes on the heels of its December 2013 release with data center company BYTEGRID® announcing the roll-out of ‘Maryland Connect’, a turnkey “building-to-cage” and “cage-to-cage” network transport solution, as well as its largest network build to date in the state of Texas.
To learn more about FiberLight’s robust fiber-optic network solutions, visit www.fiberlight.com.
For more information about LINX, visit www.linx.net.
In response to growing demand from other regions, the Open-IX Association (OIX) has recently announced that OIX Certification is no longer limited to Northern Virginia; data centers and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) across North America can now apply for IXP OIX1 and DC OIX2 Certifications. In order to initiate the certification process, each candidate must submit an application that includes a deposit and processing fee. Once the application has been reviewed by the OIX executive board and is accepted, the entity is required to complete a compliance report to ensure adherence to OIX data center and IXP technical requirements.
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Recently, HWTrek announced a crowdfunding campaign for The SIM+ by Digirit – a stylish cell phone case that converts the iPhone® 5 into a dual-SIM phone eliminating the hassle of switching SIM cards for business or when traveling or missing important phone calls and messages. Now, you can pre-order The SIM+ for February delivery!
The SIM+ innovative cell phone case protects and expands on the hardware capability of the iPhone® 5 – enabling it to carry two SIM cards. By coupling hardware with clever software, The SIM+ enables you to easily switch between SIM cards without having to remove The SIM+ tray or turn off your phone. Additionally, The SIM+ interface that controls the SIM cards automatically appears in your Settings menu after fitting the case to the phone.
So, what are the perks for pre-order customers?
- $55 Gets you one (1) SIM+ plastic phone case with a SIMs carrier unit (white or black), and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (silver)
- $59 Gets you one (1) SIM+ plastic phone case (black or white) and one (1) SIM aluminum cover with SIMs carrier unit (black, red or silver)
- $90 Gets you the Titanium Special: one (1) SIM+ plastic phone cover with SIMs carrier unit (black or white) and one (1) SIM aluminum cover (black, red or silver). Additionally, customers will receive one (1) SIM Titanium cover.
To pre-order today, go to http://www.hwtrek.com/projects/the-sim3/6.
In order to effectively support rapidly advancing technologies as well as the expectations of progressively sophisticated end-users, today’s organizations demand fast and efficient resolution of IT downtime and related issues. These types of requirements call for dedicated and proactive monitoring of your IT environment – an oftentimes time-consuming, labor-intensive and costly investment.
So how can enterprises and service providers cost-effectively address IT support needs and ensure 24×7 monitoring of their networks, servers and applications without breaking the bank?
Join Senior Director of Business Services Art Meierdirk and Western Sales District Manager Dean Norman on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2 PM PST as they answer these questions and share insights into how outsourced Network Operations Center (NOC) services can meet the 24×7 demands of your IT infrastructure during INOC’s live webinar.
✓ Partners with you to re-purpose your IT organization with a focus on the strategic initiatives that drive business;
✓ Helps you meet new Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements without adding staff – enabling you to reduce cost by 1/3 to 2/3;
✓ Provides a more stable, efficient work environment for your IT organization;
✓ Creates, documents and implements standards-based processes as required for compliance with an ever-expanding business world; and
✓ Helps you improve Return On Investment (ROI) by increasing top line (strategic focus) and realizing savings to the bottom
INOC is an American-owned, 24×7 NOC and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services tailored to meet your specific business requirements. Leveraging 14+ years of industry experience, state-of-the-art software technology, processes and expert IT staff, INOC manages your day-to-day administration tasks, INOC monitors your network and resolves service-affecting events as they happen. The results include improved IT staff productivity and retention, increased uptime and a better end-user experience.
To register for the INOC webinar, click here.
For more information about INOC and its suite of customized network, server and application monitoring services, visit www.inoc.com.