Month: May 2014

Spot On N.43 An Irish Executives Interview

Something important will take place in New York on the 19th of May, Gary Connolly Partner @ GConnTec.com is leading an important project for Ireland and he has accepted to talk to us today in his initiative leader & Host In Ireland President capacity. Interestingly enough I meet him in Dublin but Gary could not think about a better place for the launch of his initiative than NY the other Irish Capital City. IEN: You keep referring to the 5 PS what is it? The Host in Ireland initiative is sustained by the ‘5 Ps’, or five key benefits sought by companies requiring digital asset hosting: 1. Power: Affordable power with a focus on renewable energy; 2. Pipes: Global connectivity to Europe and the Americas combined with high bandwidth capacity and redundancy; 3. People: A talented workforce that comes from a culture that puts people first. 4. Pedigree: Credibility. Ireland has been home to the digital assets of leading global, gaming, cloud, finance and e-commerce companies for well over five decades; and 5. Policy: A pro-business policy and necessary security that regulated industries require with tax benefits. IEN: The power of collective is a big component of the initiative. Why? GC: With two components of the collective being our Host in Ireland sponsors and the ‘5 Ps’, this collaboration aims to demonstrate the advantages of Ireland within the digital asset hosting ecosystem,...

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Innovations – Transatlantic Cable of 19th Century

The Mayor of Kerry and International Friends of Valentia cordially invite you to Help Preserve & Restore the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ A Benefit to Celebrate  Ireland’s Contribution to Industrial World Heritage   Tuesday May 27, 2014 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm The American Irish Historical Society 991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028   Special presentation on the Valentia Cable Station UNESCO World Heritage Bid by Professor Alexander Gillespie, former UNESCO World Heritage Convention Rapporteur    Please register your attendance by May 17th via email to tourismoffice@kerrycoco.ie or Telephone 011-353-66-7162133 Background:  Valentia Island, in County Kerry, Ireland, was once the centre of the world. In the middle of the 19th century it was the location where the trans-Atlantic cable connected North America to Europe.  At the time, this was considered the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.   This achievement is commonly recognized as the beginning of the global telecommunications industry.  The significance of what happened on Valentia Island, as evidenced by its associated and remaining features, has a strong chance of becoming a World Heritage site due to its Outstanding Universal Value.   If World Heritage status is achieved, Valentia Island, as the exemplar of the Industrial Revolution in Ireland and the world, has the capacity to attract thousands of national and global visitors each year and this rural island will have its rich contributions to industrial world heritage preserved and celebrated for future generations. Our Work has...

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Need to Feed Your Customers’ Ever-Growing Appetite for Bandwidth?

Today’s massive data explosion has been triggered by bandwidth-intensive multimedia content and connected devices, as well as businesses adopting the latest networking technologies and applications.  According to Cisco’s® Visual Networking Index (VNI) and VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, global IP traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years, and will increase threefold over the next five years.  Cisco also forecasts annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold by the end of 2017, while global mobile data traffic will increase nearly elevenfold between 2013 and 2018.  While the explosion signifies proliferation of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), it also brings up a bigger question: can carriers’ ability to deliver bandwidth keep up with growing end-user consumption? TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones, offering its customers up to 100G bandwidth on demand.  The company recently announced its continued North American expansion efforts to meet growing demands for high-performance connectivity in the Dallas metro area as well the growing Northern Virginia market by connecting the Evoswitch data center in Washington to its North American backbone.  TSIC’s North American expansion, which now spans over 24,000 kilometers of fiber, further strengthens its global backbone and upholds its commitment to providing reliable, always-on connectivity anywhere.  The company also recently announced the launch of its Diameter Roaming Exchange (DRX) service, a roaming solution...

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Introducing AireContact, Enterprise-Class, Cloud-Based Contact Center Solutions

AireSpring Acquires Cloud-Hosted Contact Center Platform, Solves Industry Challenges with Next-Gen, End-to-End Managed Inbound and Outbound Contact Center Solution VAN NUYS, CA, MAY 7, 2014 – AireContact, a cloud-based contact center solution for enterprises and service providers, announces today the launch of its end-to-end managed cloud-based contact center solution specifically designed to support the dynamic needs of enterprise businesses. AireContact is an enterprise-class contact center solution suite delivered by AireSpring, one of the fastest growing fully managed voice and cloud services providers in the USA.  AireSpring recently acquired hosted contact center provider, simplyCT and fortified its next-gen software capabilities with its managed end-to-end network to bring AireContact to market.  AireContact delivers an all-in-one virtual cloud-based software and network solution providing an alternative full service enterprise-class contact center solution that is highly reliable and cost effective. AireContact delivers a comprehensive and fully managed, end-to-end platform enabling companies to more effectively manage in-bound, out-bound, and hosted contact center services across all channels of communications including complete integration with social media platforms.  The network capabilities are provided and supported by AireSpring’s leading MPLS and managed IP network, providing customers access to unique, custom-designed solutions regardless of location.  By leveraging multiple providers across the United States, coupled with its highly robust software capabilities, AireContact’s comprehensive contact center solutions enable companies to customize their configurations and capabilities to support campus environments and remote offices, as well as...

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Digital Realty Sponsors Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable at ITW 2014

Join Digital Realty and thought-leaders from the Internet exchange, Cloud exchange, financial exchange and carrier relations sectors as they converge at the ‘Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable’ during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 in Chicago, May 11-14.  The roundtable will take place Tuesday, May 13 in the Columbus AB room on the Gold Level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s East Tower.  A welcome and networking session will preface the event at 4:15 PM; the roundtable discussion will take place 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM. The roundtable will feature Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Open-IX Association; Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer, AMS-IX; Craig Weick, Executive Director, Co-Location Product Management, CME Co-Location Data Center Services, CME Group; and Jonathan Steinberg, Vice President – Business Development & Global Strategic Alliances, Level 3 Communications, and will be led by moderator John Sarkis, Vice President, Connectivity at Digital Realty. Participants will discuss the rising demand for more independent and cost-effective exchange options in order to eliminate inconsistencies in connectivity, resiliency and security.  Furthermore, the roundtable will explore the benefits of implementing a unique set of technical and operating standards within data centers that enable Internet, financial services and Cloud exchanges to create a truly neutral and member-governed global exchange ecosystem, leading to higher efficiency, improved reliability and unparalleled resilience, as well as more cost-effective exchange options. To register for ‘The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable’ at ITW 2014, please click here. The Digital Realty team is...

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Looking for an Outsourced NOC Solution that Doesn’t Break the Bank?

Meet INOC at ITW in Chicago! Although infrastructure can vary from the physical to the virtual, complex networks, servers and various IT applications require 24×7 monitoring to ensure high service availability, lower time to resolution and an optimal customer experience.  Enter the Network Operations Center (NOC).  Implemented across technology, healthcare, financial, manufacturing and retail organizations, as well as public utilities, universities, and government agencies, NOCs are necessary to proactively monitor and quantify IT support activities.  This includes event and incident management, communications and escalation management, service requests, maintenance of documentation and periodic review and reporting of service performance to ensure data and voice infrastructure is operating efficiently. INOC, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of NOC monitoring, reporting and support services, combines state-of-the-art software technology, highly resilient and redundant NOC infrastructure, proven processes and expert IT staff to improve uptime, availability and performance of various networks, servers and applications.  The company operates a primary NOC in Madison, WI as well as a Disaster Recovery NOC near Chicago, IL. On the heels of its recent Smart 3rd Party customer announcement, at International Telecoms Week (ITW) – taking place May 11-14 in Chicago, IL, INOC will announce another strategic partnership in which the company was selected for its 24×7 NOC Services by an international organization responsible for preserving and enhancing the operational stability, reliability, security and global interoperability of the...

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Wilcon Announces Strategic Data Center Space Expansion at the One Wilshire Building

  LOS ANGELES, CA. (May 7, 2014) –– Wilcon,  the premier west coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic and data center infrastructure, announced today it has expanded its data center business by 25 percent at the One Wilshire Building, located in downtown Los Angeles, one of the most critical telecom locations on the west coast. Wilcon now provides colocation and interconnection services in multiple, connected data center facilities on the 3rd, 12th, 16th and 28th floors of the building. The site features new infrastructure, including upgraded utility and redundant power systems, greater cooling capabilities, enhanced security and full access to Wilcon’s intra-building connectivity. The company’s newest data center will also feature new diverse fiber entrances into the One Wilshire Building, bringing direct access to Wilcon’s fiber-optic networks throughout Southern California. “This expansion grows our Los Angeles presence, while providing better integration to our extensive fiber network across Southern California,” says Jon DeLuca, CEO ofWilcon. “As we continue to develop robust infrastructure solutions for our customers, we recognize the critical importance of delivering a leading downtown presence in combination with unparalleled reach throughout the region.” “The new data center expansion and related improvements provide even greater capabilities for our data center and network customers in One Wilshire,” adds Mark Messana, Senior Vice President of Data Center Operations. “Companies searching for secure, reliable facilities with hands-on technical support and high-density network connections will benefit from these features.” Wilcon’s colocation and interconnection services include...

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RF Industries Manufactures Standard and Custom Fiber Optic Trunk Cables for Wireless Infrastructure Applications

Fiber optic cable assemblies are increasing installed in wireless infrastructure applications replacing copper with fiber to the antenna. RF Industries provides factory terminated fiber optic trunk cables utilizing Corning FREEDM™ One fiber trunk cable. Available with 6 strand single mode or multi-mode, 12, 24, or 36 strand single mode configurations, the trunk cables are flame-retardant, UV-resistant and can be used for indoor, outdoor, or direct burial applications. Fiber optic trunk cables are terminated with Corning brand LC or SC connectors with 2 meter fanouts in standard or custom lengths by Cables Unlimited of Long Island New York, a division of RF industries. Cables Unlimited is a Corning Gold House member, an elite group with the highest production and quality standards having demonstrated manufacturing and business excellence over many years. Available through Cables Unlimited, a division of RF Industries. For additional information contact Craig Catalano at (800) 590-9965, (631) 563-6363, quotes@cables-unlimited.com or visit www.cables-unlimited.com.  RF Industries (NASDAQ RFIL) is a leading supplier of connectivity solutions provided through its operating divisions: RF Connectors, RF Cable Assembly, Aviel Electronics, OddCables.com and Cables Unlimited. Contact:  Manny Gutsche, Vice President Sales and Marketing, RF Industries 7610 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA  92126 (800) 233-1728, (858)...

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