Monthly Archives: April 2014

FiberLight and Cirracore Announce Co-Branded IaaS Offering for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

FiberLight LogoFiberLight, LLC and Cirracore recently partnered to launch an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud offering in FiberLight’s 180 Peachtree, Atlanta, GA and 1950 N. Stemmons, Dallas, TX facilities.  The public and hybrid IaaS offering enables customers to securely migrate computing resources to the cloud, readily scale out infrastructure and significantly reduce spending by paying only for the capacity they use.

This cloud-based IaaS offering’s uptime capability is especially critical for customers that handle Big Data.  A collection of data so large and complex requires a viable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solution for data transport, processing, storage and distribution.  FiberLight’s selection of Cirracore was strategic in this aspect.

As a leading supplier of VMware®-based cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery, Cirracore has experienced unprecedented uptimes of 100 percent since the company’s inception.  This is due, in large part, to a leadership team deeply rooted in IT security.

EvoSwitch USA Completes Open-IX Certification For Virginia Data Center

EvoSwitchManassas, 16  April, 2014 – EvoSwitch USA Inc., a leading provider of sustainable and innovative carrier-neutral data center services, announced today that it has received Data Center Technical Standards certification for its WDC1 data center in Manassas, VA. The certification is awarded by the Open-IX Association, an Internet community-derived effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnection in the United States.

“We are very pleased to receive recognition from Open-IX for our data center operations in Virginia,” said Eric Boonstra, EvoSwitch USA President. “Not just for meeting the strict technical standards, but also for our approach to neutral interconnection and willingness to partner with outside, neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges like we do with LINX NoVA here in Virginia. We were the first data center operator to introduce the European ‘style’ Inter Exchange (IX)in the USA and  to announce our partnership with LINX NoVA,. We firmly believe that for our customers to have choice, we cannot tie them to interconnection services only available in our data centers. We are already seeing increased demand for colocation services since LINX NoVA went live inside our facility.”

Mod Mission Critical Launches Colo by the ‘U’

MOD MCDo you Colo by the ‘U’?  The new flexible, scalable and cost-effective Colocation solution from the experts at Mod Mission Critical (MOD) has recently become available in data centers across Ashburn, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Phoenix, San Jose, Toronto and Sydney, with future deployments scheduled in Amsterdam, Chicago, Denver, London, Miami, São Paulo and Seattle.

Colo by the ‘U’ allows customers the option to buy colocation space by the single rack unit within secure data centers in many major and emerging markets.  Colo by the ‘U’ differs from traditional colocation offerings from data center and hosting providers, which typically require half-cabinet minimum commitments, allowing customers the opportunity to customize their colocation space requirements to suit specific business needs.  MOD’s Colo by the ‘U’ solution fills a gap in today’s marketplace, allowing small and mid-sized businesses to avoid the burdens of large colocation expenses while still maintaining the ability to scale quickly and cost-effectively as business needs evolve.

MOD offers a competitive breakdown of multiple Colocation options to ease customers’ decision-making process.  The company compares customer needs with facility attributes and capabilities – including quality, security, redundancy, space, power, density, connectivity, uptime, efficiency and capacity – to provide a custom, right-sized solution that fits their colocation needs.  Once the option is selected, MOD also provides comprehensive Colocation support from initial equipment racking, installation, testing and turn-up, to ongoing management.

For more information about Mod Mission Critical and its Colo by the ‘U’ solution, visit or email

EdgeConneX® Expands into the Salt Lake City Metro Market

EdgeConneXEdgeConneX® recently expanded its national Edge Data Center® footprint by launching its newest Edge Data Center in the Salt Lake City metro area.  Located at 2302 Presidents Drive, West Valley City, UT, the facility is located near the Salt Lake City International Airport, in close proximity to area telecom and fiber hubs.  Its strategic positioning is vital to providing end-users with a superior content delivery experience, bringing distributed Colocation closer to the edge of the network.

EdgeConneX customers at the Salt Lake City facility can choose from a variety of wholesale and colocation options ranging from a single rack to private, caged space.  The facility also features redundant power, high-density cooling and diverse fiber connectivity between other Edge Data Centers in Houston, Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Silver Bullet to Head to Las Vegas for the Data Center World – Global Conference

Silver Bullet LogoRight now, executives across the IT industry are looking for ways to reduce water and energy consumption as well as introduce environmental practices into corporate data center operations.  This will be one of the key topics discussed at the AFCOM Data Center World – Global Conference in Las Vegas, NV, taking place April 28 – May 2, 2014.

As the largest educational conference and data center expo in the industry, AFCOM Data Center World will provide viable solutions for meeting the most pressing data center challenges facing IT managers.  It is a comprehensive, vendor-neutral environment that will grant opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and direct access to the top service providers available.

Exhibiting at the conference to offer its expertise on the subject at booth #1435 will be Silver Bullet, a leading provider of cutting-edge data center water treatment technology.  Silver Bullet’s Water Treatment System enables data center operators to realize substantial savings across electricity, water, labor and maintenance by dramatically reducing water usage and increasing electrical efficiency.  Leveraging a unique, innovative commercial technology to condition water without the use of toxic chemicals, customers can prevent buildup, corrosion and bacterial growth within data center cooling water towers while simultaneously reducing water cycles.

EdgeConneX Expands Executive Team with the Addition of a New SVP of Global Product Strategy and Customer Experience

EdgeConneX®, a company specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network, recently announced the latest addition to its executive team, Peter Neill. As EdgeConneX’s new Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy and Customer Experience, Mr. Neill is responsible for global product development and management, industry analysis, business process, integration management, and delivering a differentiated, end-to-end customer experience.

Peter NeillA 25-year veteran of the hi-tech industry, Mr. Neill has held several senior leadership positions in the areas of wireline and wireless communications.  Throughout his career, he has been directly involved in all aspects of successful business planning, engineering, network implementation, operations, business process, sales, and marketing.

Mr. Neill’s most recent roles include Chief Customer Experience Officer and SVP of Process Engineering at Level 3 Communications, Inc., as well as Co-founder of Tower Cloud and PT Wireless.  Prior to this, Mr. Neill spent 11+ years with McCaw Cellular / AT&T Wireless / Cingular as well as over six years with Sprint.  His experience and accomplishments play a key role in further optimizing EdgeConneX’s customer relations and overall product strategy as the company continues to solve challenges at the new edge of the network.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading edge of network solutions for expanding and improving access to mobile and data communications, visit or email


Global Capacity’s Mary Stanhope to Explore Accelerating Ethernet Connectivity at the Ethernet Technology Summit

Global CapacityOn the heels of her most recent participation as the moderator of a cloud-focused panel during Comptel Plus Spring 2014, Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product and Marketing, Mary Stanhope, switches her focus to Ethernet connectivity at the fifth annual Ethernet Technology Summit (ETS), taking place April 29 – May 1 in Santa Clara, CA.  On Thursday, May 1 at 8:30 AM, Ms. Stanhope will present Accelerating Ethernet Connectivity through Automation and Service Delivery alongside Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group, Inc., and other industry experts during the ETS breakout track, Systems Designers: Network Connections.

Ms. Stanhope’s educational segment will explore solutions to network connectivity challenges as todays’ market continues to push the limits in content, virtualization and global expansion.  Drawing from her expertise in Ethernet connectivity. Stanhope will reveal industry best practices for building cost-effective, high-performance global networks, how to simplify and automate Ethernet delivery in a complex, evolving and multi-vendor network and the value of abstracting the network through application program interfaces (APIs).

Global Capacity’s Ben Edmond Selected to Speak at WAN Summit New York

Global CapacityLeading network connectivity company Global Capacity recently announced that its Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, will speak at TeleGeography’s inaugural WAN Summit New York on April 29th in Midtown Manhattan, NY.  Mr. Edmond will partake in the session The Weakest Link: Overcoming the Limitations of Local Access, taking place at 3:00 PM.

During the session, Mr. Edmond will discuss key issues in enterprise access network design and procurement alongside an elite group of industry experts.  He will pinpoint the limitations of local access, and discuss how today’s network designers and strategists are overcoming these constraints.  Mr. Edmond will also provide an inside view into achieving reliable, efficient and cost-effective global Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity by leveraging a network marketplace solution.

INOC’s Art Meierdirk Selected to Speak at AFCOM Data Center World Global Conference

INOC Logo with 1-line Tag (4)The rapid advancement of technology combined with increasing sophistication of end-users is forcing IT departments across the globe to alter the way they operate.  As the demand for greater service availability, faster resolution time and increased end-user satisfaction continues to grow – so do costs associated with providing them 24×7.  So, how can IT departments control costs while meeting these growing market demands?

INOC’s Senior Director of Business Services, Art Meierdirk, will address this and more during his educational session at the AFCOM Data Center World Global Conference, the premier international conference for data center and facilities management professionals.  The conference is taking place April 28 – May 2, 2014 at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

During his presentation, ‘Maintaining 24×7 Availability of Your Infrastructure Without Breaking the Bank’, Mr. Meierdirk will share his insight into key considerations and strategies for ensuring effective, 24×7 NOC IT infrastructure support, while controlling costs and repurposing high-value IT employees to focus on mission-critical initiatives.  The presentation will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Montego ABC room.

The Lam Cloud Technology Campus: A Model for Innovation & Collaboration

Lam Cloud New LogoAll eyes in the tech world are now on Lam Cloud’s latest innovation: its Technology Campus, a five-story building where many different companies gather together in a co-working environment to meet, work, network, channel and partner together side by side.  Lam Cloud’s latest development represents a new paradigm in the business workplace environment, and is being heralded as a cutting-edge solution for entrepreneurs and startups to gather and grow together, yet independently.

Lam Cloud’s sprawling Technology Campus features 500,000 square feet of well-connected and state-of-the-art business space, enabling professionals to collaborate with potential investors, customers, students, colleagues, job seekers and business partners in a neutral and accessible environment.  Headquartered at 1 Farr View Drive in Cranbury, NJ, the campus lies within close geographic proximity to key metro markets such as New York City; Princeton, NJ; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, D.C.