Month: February 2014

A Look Back at the Year of Lam Cloud

December marked the end of an eventful year for Lam Cloud, a leading New Jersey-based provider of proven Business Continuity, Workplace Recovery, Data Center, IT and Network solutions.  The company achieved several significant milestones in 2013, including: obtaining SSAE16 Type 1 compliance for its data center and Colocation Services; officially debuting its Technology Campus; unveiling new branding; and securing a strategic new partnership to fortify its solution portfolio. SSAE 16 Type 1 Compliance In order to obtain SSAE 16 (SOC 1) compliance, Lam Cloud commenced a rigorous independent audit of its control objectives and activities relating to: oversight by executive management; risk assessment; monitoring; information and communication systems; physical and environmental security; and other supporting areas.  Commencing compliance underscores Lam Cloud’s commitment to the protection and security of its customer’s mission-critical and sensitive data. The Lam Cloud Open House Event More than 170+ customers, colleagues, media and family members converged at Lam Cloud’s 500,000-square foot Technology Campus to enjoy an evening of educational presentations, campus and data center tours, exhibits and networking during the company’s Open House in November. New Brand Identity Lam Cloud unveiled its new brand identity in late 2013, featuring a refreshed corporate logo, new messaging and redesigned website, set to launch in Q2 of 2014. New Disaster Preparedness Partner In early December, Lam Cloud announced a strategic new partnership with Agility Recovery Solutions, a former...

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Cloud Service Providers: The Subscription Economy is OVER; The Pay-as-You-Go Economy is HERE

“The first wave of cloud services adoption focused on improving the efficiency of the IT department,” said Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. “Over the next several years, the primary driver for cloud adoption will shift from economics to innovation.” Service providers that support the next wave of cloud innovation must analyze their current subscription platforms to bill cloud services.  It is time to determine whether these platforms are capable of taking them into the Pay-as-you-Go (PayGo) economy.  Simply put, “subscription billing” is not, and will not, be sufficient enough to bill complex innovations developed from combining cloud services from multiple providers on a measured, PayGo pricing/billing plan. To read the blog in its entirety, click...

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BrightStar Communications Selects One Marketplace for Cost-effective Connectivity and Extended Reach

Global Capacity recently announced that high capacity data services provider BrightStar Communications has selected the One Marketplace platform to fulfill its network connectivity requirements.  The bilateral agreement allows BrightStar to supply its enterprise, small business and hospitality customers with efficient design, pricing delivery and management of network to transport WAN, Cloud connectivity and Internet services, while providing Global Capacity with access to BrightStar’s competitively-priced Ethernet access services – enabling both organizations to expand the breadth and reach of their network capabilities. By integrating an aggregated, interconnected physical network with a cutting-edge Cloud application, Global Capacity’s One Marketplace enables BrightStar to save time and simplify network procurement and delivery; the platform also tracks the performance for each circuit purchased.  Leveraging a single, 10 Gb Ethernet interconnect to One Marketplace at Global Capacity’s newest Point of Presence (PoP), 21721 Filigree Ct. Ashburn, VA, BrightStar is also able to seamlessly extend the reach of its existing network footprint and gain access to ubiquitous network connectivity services efficiently and cost-effectively. The same interconnect equips BrightStar with visibility into competitive market intelligence on market price, demand and supply.  By benchmarking 50,000,000+ price points from hundreds of suppliers, One Marketplace enables the company to offer its customers the most competitive market rates. One Marketplace streamlines service delivery and ensures the best client experience by providing BrightStar and other customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements – all with a single SLA, service agreement, point...

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TSIC Appoints Brendan Ives as New President

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) recently made an exciting announcement related to the company’s leadership when it appointed Brendan Ives as its new President. The news came following the promotion of Erik Hallberg, who was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Head of Eurasia at TeliaSonera.  Ives will take over Hallberg’s previous role at TSIC. As Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Broadband Services Malin Frenning explained in the recent press release announcing the change, Mr. Ives’ new leadership role is being received across TSIC as a welcome addition to the team.  Frenning cited Ives’ important role in steering business development and sales efforts as being vital to allowing TSIC to become established as the world’s second IP backbone. “I am convinced that he will continue that journey improving both the customer experience and driving profitable growth which is his trademark,” Frenning explained. Mr. Ives has been working at key roles within TSIC since 2001, and has been a member of the executive board since 2006.  Additionally, he has headed TSIC’s data and infrastructure services since 2010.  Mr. Ives’ biggest achievements at TSIC include establishing a specialized voice trading unit for the company, a model that has since been reproduced by many other carriers.  Further, he was directly responsible for driving an overall brand repositioning act, and leading a successful expansion into the United States....

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Tools to Ensure Your Network Price is Right!

Originally posted by Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Global Capacity Buying services at a manageable price, without sacrificing quality, is almost universally recognized as essential for any business.  Transparent competitive pricing, however, is more difficult in some industries and for certain products than others.  For example, comparing prices for a tablet online is relatively simple.  All it takes is a few Google searches or perhaps a product review or two and you are ready to place an order.  No sweat. Now suppose you are an enterprise IT director looking to set up a multi-site wide area network.  Not quite so easy.  The options seem endless, and numerous considerations may influence your decision.  If you pay too much for network services, you are adding to your overhead unnecessarily, making it that much more difficult to turn an acceptable profit.  On the flipside, you can’t afford to forego quality to save money, because the network is the backbone of your business.  Choosing the wrong service can have a devastating impact on your business’ productivity, reputation and, ultimately, bottom line. View this post in its entirety by visiting the Global Capacity blog...

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NOC Managed Services Contribute to Business Success

Originally posted by Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Global Capacity Once a network is fully up and running, the Network Operations Center (NOC) becomes an invaluable source of security and issue-resolution. A Network Operations Center (NOC) gives businesses a powerful tool not only for controlling, responding to, and preventing threats impacting their environment, but also for reducing risks and avoiding costly downtime while protecting brand and reputation. Organizations that choose to outsource NOC managed services can save valuable time, reduce operational costs, become more productive, and free-up resources to focus on network design and developing and improving business applications. View this post in its entirety by visiting the Global Capacity blog...

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Learn a New Approach on How Crowdfunded Hardware Is Made with HWTrek During the Internet of Things Berlin MeetUp on February 19

HWTrek, a global community for digital electronics, is kicking off 2014 by sponsoring its first international MeetUp on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 PM in Berlin, Germany. Join HWTrek’s Project Mentor Martin Feuerhahn at the Internet of Things Berlin MeetUp, taking place at the IXDS facility, located at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40 in Berlin, as he speaks on how HWTrek’s community platform is changing the way crowdfunded hardware is brought to market. This discussion is targeted at hardware inventors in the following categories: Audio/Video Auto Cameras Family and Home Automation Health Mobile Device Accessories Science Sports Toys/Games Wearables who are seeking expert advice on their prototypes, understanding how the manufacturing process works and how to get their idea funded.  Martin will also demonstrate how HWTrek experts can help inventors find the right key components or module boards they need to make their products. MeetUps are one way HWTrek is demonstrating its commitment in helping inventors’ ideas come to life.  In addition to funding, HWTrek also helps inventors bring products to market through its exclusive partnerships with over 130 HWTrek experts from top manufacturers in Asia (the same ODMs/OEMs that manufacture products for Apple, Sony, Nest, etc.), providing inventors the ability to partner with them early in the process to successfully build their connected devices/hardware. To further promote entrepreneurialism, HWTrek has also teamed with Taiwan Mobile Innovation incubator (TMI), launching a hardware accelerator...

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AMS-IX New York Receives Open-IX Certification

AMS-IX New York qualifies as one of the first neutral and distributed Internet exchanges in North America New York, 12 February 2014 – AMS-IX New York has received the IXP Open-IX certification for the New York/New Jersey metropolitan statistical area. With this qualification from the Open-IX Association (OIX), AMS-IX New York becomes one of the first OIX certified neutral and distributed Internet exchanges in North America. Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors, and other market parties that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in the US. All interested datacenter parties and Internet exchanges can adopt Open-IX standards and apply for certification. Becoming certified signifies that parties are not only adopting the standards but Open-IX has jointly certified the operations and provides its members with the right to utilize its certification marks so that the public can easily identify an OIX Internet exchange or datacenter and enjoy the additional benefits. The technical requirements for Open-IX certification have been set by the IXP Standards Committee of the Open-IX Association, lead by AMS-IX’s CTO Henk Steenman. These include requirements regarding neutrality, openness, service offering, infrastructure and operations. AMS-IX New York has met all criteria and has received the IXP OIX-1 Certification for the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area. AMS-IX New York is currently deployed in Digital Realty’s 111th 8th datacenter...

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