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Month: June 2014

EdgeConneX to Speak at Light Reading’s BIG Telecom Event in Chicago, IL

Chief Commercial Officer, Clint Heiden, to Discuss Efficient Multimedia Distribution Strategies Herndon, VA – June 10, 2014 – EdgeConneX, specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network, announces today that its Chief Commercial Officer, Clint Heiden, will present at the BIG Telecom Event (BTE).  The inaugural event is taking place June 17-18 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, IL.  BTE converges professionals from the SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet, telco data centers, service orchestration, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, mobile network security, 4G/small cells, service provider IT, content management, and business services sectors. Mr. Heiden, alongside fellow panelists Don Vendetti, SVP of Marketing & Product Management at Vantrix, Ted Middleton, VP of Product Design at Verizon Digital Media Services, Bill Wohnoutka, VP of the Solutions Architecture Team at Level 3 Communications, and moderator Alan Breznick, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, will discuss ‘CDNs, Apps, Acceleration, & Caching: Efficient Multimedia Distribution Strategies’.  The session takes place Wednesday, June 18 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM and will explore the importance of effective and efficient video delivery as multiscreen video viewing propagates and viewers demand higher levels of video quality from their multiple screens. Mr. Heiden will share his insights on the video delivery model and its necessary evolution as consumer video consumption grows faster than the bandwidth available for its transportation.  In particular, he will explore...

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INEX Joins Host in Ireland as a Critical Sponsor of the Initiative

The power of the collective grows stronger as we announce INEX’s sponsorship of the Host in Ireland initiative. Host in Ireland is an industry-led initiative promoting the benefits of Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets in the EMEA region.  Bringing with it faster and more reliable low-latency connectivity, INEX is expected to be a major asset to Host in Ireland in its ultimate goal of providing investors and customers with world-class support for all of their digital assets hosting needs. At the heart of Host in Ireland are the ‘5 Ps’ – Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power.  Encompassing the most important aspects of digital assets hosting, the 5 Ps provide companies with insight into how to successfully expand their organizations as they make important decisions regarding hosting digital assets abroad.  In particular, the ‘Pipes’ represents the necessary connectivity to create an effective flow of communication and provide customers with a fast and reliable network.  A member-governed, not-for-profit association, INEX routes IP traffic more efficiently, providing global companies with resilient, low-latency connectivity to create an enhanced end-user experience utilizing its five Points of Presence (PoPs) across Dublin.  Offering superior pipes, INEX supports Host in Ireland as a major asset to companies looking to host in Ireland, allowing efficient and cost-effective global expansion. Joining Host in Ireland as a sponsor creates a unique opportunity for INEX to...

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A2P SMS Messaging Gains Momentum as Companies Seek New Ways to Communicate with End-Users

Originally posted by: Data Center POST Application-to-mobile messaging has seen rapid growth over the past five years, with Juniper Research predicting the technology to overtake person-to-person messaging by 2018, being worth more than $60B.  Ovum estimates that A2P SMS messaging will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6% from 2013-2017, with operators and third-party service providers launching various services that utilize A2P SMS for service initiation, control, or monitoring. What is driving the growth of the A2P SMS market?  According to a trend report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., it is the rising popularity of mobile marketing, increased mobile subscriptions, the widespread utilization of SMS with mobisites, and growing use of A2P messaging in business communication., a pioneer in Australia’s cloud hosting market, recently teamed with leading cloud-based mobile messaging Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Bulletin and Parallels to offer innovative mobile messaging and Over-the-Top (OTT) services to’s business customers.  The partnership provides with a feature-rich, easy-to-use, cross-platform messaging service, enabling its customers to communicate instantly with their end-users via SMS, email or web browser. View this post in its entirety by visiting the Data Center POST blog...

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Turn Up the Heat at HostingCon 2014

Originally posted by: Data Center Discovery If you think professional basketball is the hottest ticket in Miami this June, think again.  It’s almost time for the 10th annual HostingCon, taking place June 16-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  As the premier trade show and industry conference for hosting and cloud providers, HostingCon will be an opportunity to learn and network with the most influential players in the field. Sponsored by heavyweights such as OnApp, Spam Experts, Symantec, and SoftLayer, the conference is the only North American event created specifically for this market.  Gold and Silver Sponsors include HP, Halon, Handy Networks, LLC, GoRack, SimplyCast, SSL Store™,SiteLock, EvoSwitch, Parallels, Ingram Micro, IndependenceIT, RushFiles, and SSL Guru.  Media Sponsors include WebHosting Talk, 451 Research, CloudPOST, Ping! Zine, THINK Strategies, The Hosting News, WHIR,, and iMiller Public Relations.  Attendees will have access to educational sessions such as living in a post-Snowden world and transitioning to a security provider.  Other exciting topics include panels on the future of cloud services and global hosting issues and trends. Here are some anticipated highlights from this year’s agenda: Bell keynote address: JoinLimestone Networks Founder and Senior Partner Chip Bell on Monday, June 16, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for tips on going above and beyond the basics to provide an innovate service experience for customers. HostingCon 10th anniversary bash: Right after Chip Bell delivers the keynote, hop on the complimentary shuttle and head over to the Loews Miami Beach for food, drinks, entertainment, prizes and a networking extravaganza, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Exhibit...

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The 4th Annual Telematics China Summit 2014

September 4-5, 2014    Shanghai China —Discuss Smart Services, New Cooperation Models, Wearable Devices,Cloud, Big Datas, IOT and Apps Breakthrough To Improve AutomakersTelematics Values and Secure Customers The global telematics market is poised to grow exponentially, with approximately 104 million new cars expected to have some form of connectivity by 2025. All stakeholders need to be continuously evolving their business strategies in order to gain ownership of end customers. Analysis of the consumer telematics market revealed the growth of these segments in the market, for example fleet management is estimated to grow at a rate of 22% CAGR till 2018, driving the demand for commercial telematics system and services, the GPS navigations systems market is estimated to grow from $11.3 bn in 2013 to $ 39 bn by 2018. Such trends are also seen in other segments of the market chain such as aftermarket sales of telematics devices and services and also the embedded-telematics systems market is seeing good growth with Auto OEMs realizing the scope of growth in this field. China government is in the process of passing legislations to make emergency notification services in vehicles compulsory, which will drive the market further. Additionally, the fast development of Electric Vehicle(EV) segment in China is also seen as a market driver for telematics systems as telematics would have a major part to play in the whole EV system setup. All...

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Uptime Institute “Start With the End In Mind” Presentation at 7×24 Exchange Promotes Benefits of Operations-Focused Data Center Planning and Design

Originally posted by Electronic Environment Infrastructure Solutions Last week at 7×24 Exchange in Boca Raton, The Uptime Institute presentation “Start With The End in Mind” promoted the methodology of leveraging Operations teams in the planning and design phases of data center construction, retrofits and upgrades. As a company that has specialized in integrated, design, build and management of mission critical infrastructure for almost three decades, EEC couldn’t agree more! Whether a new construction or an upgrade, the benefits are compelling and include reduced costs, fewer change orders, a more timely roll-out, improved ROI and minimized risk factors in the first year, to name a few. Benefits exist throughout the rest of the data center lifecycle, too, including planning for service clearances around equipment, incorporating battery monitoring systems, ATS and UPS voltage settings, monitoring, circuit breaker coordination, energy efficiency, and more. The Integrated Capital Project Plan from Uptime Institute’s presentation graphically represents how Operations can influence all phases of the construction timeline. © 2014 Uptime Institute. Thinking of design-build-operate as a fully integrated, ongoing process helps to ensure that performance metrics of the data center can be met – which is ultimately what is most important. The life of the data center alone greatly exceeds the time it takes to build a data center and should be the main focus. More importantly, there is business and revenue production resulting from...

Read More, Bulletin Partner to Bring Innovative A2P SMS and OTT Mobile Messaging Solution to Market

Originally Posted by: Data Center Discovery In today’s world of instant connectivity, companies and organizations are realizing the true power of Application-to-mobile messaging as more than a trend, but a revolution toward a faster, simpler, and more effective form of communication with consumers.  In fact, recent industry research indicates that the A2P SMS messaging market will grow to $60 billion by 2018. Harnessing the potential of A2P messaging, pioneer of Australia’s Cloud hosting market,, has partnered with Bulletin, a leading provider of cloud-based mobile messaging and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), to create an innovative platform to reach customers instantly via SMS via email or web browser. With the support of leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, Parallels, and its Parallels Automation and Parallels APS, can now integrate Bulletin Messenger suite into its cloud delivery systems to create an instant and effective line of communication with customers worldwide. View this post in its entirety by visiting the Data Center Discovery blog...

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Forbes Names Ireland Best Country in the World for Business

Don’t just take our word for it, it’s now official – Forbes has ranked Ireland #1 in its eighth annual ranking of Best Countries for Business, followed by New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark and Sweden.  As the number one country for foreign direct investment, the timing has never been better to host your digital assets in Ireland.  In the world of business, Ireland is king. How has Ireland earn the coveted number one stop?  Despite recent worldwide economic crisis, Ireland remains an extremely pro-business environment, attracting investment by some of the world’s biggest companies over the past decade.  According to the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, U.S. firms invested $129.5 billion in Ireland from 2008-2012; more than the previous 58 years combined.  This makes the country the fourth largest recipient of U.S. foreign direct investment last year, attracting nearly as much investment as all of developing Asia.  Couple all of this with a booming stock market and affordable, educated labor, and you’ll see why Ireland boasts the recipe for success. Forbes determined Ireland’s #1 ranking by assessing 11 different, equally weighted factors including property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade, and monetary), red tape, investor protection, and stock market performance.  Of the 14 nations reviewed, Ireland was the only country that ranked among the top 15% of every single metric; it scored near the very top...

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