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Month: July 2014

EdgeConneX Taps TelNet to Develop Southeast Michigan’s Most Advanced Data Center

America’s fastest growing data center company, EdgeConneX®, recently announced a new partnership with TelNet Worldwide (TelNet) to open Michigan’s most advanced, state-of-the-art Edge Data Center® in the city of Southfield.  The Tier III facility will provide a competitive advantage to businesses in Southeast Michigan, combining EdgeConneX innovation, including purpose-built design, advanced engineering and rapid deployment capabilities, with TelNet’s strong reputation and local expertise, enterprise and wholesale service offerings, and customer service focus.  EdgeConneX’s facility in Michigan is one of 14 Edge Data Centers (currently operational or under construction), and is poised to launch in November 2014.  Strategically selected for its rich fiber density, vast power and proximity to Michigan’s technology hub, the Detroit area represents another Edge Data Center location vital to EdgeConneX’s mission of reshaping the way the Internet functions.  EdgeConneX is creating a new edge of the Internet by designing and deploying Edge Data Centers that are strategically positioned nearest to network provider aggregation points, ensuring the lowest latency data delivery as well as improved quality of service.  The company also strives to create a balanced ecosystem serving the needs of the entire marketplace, partnering with TelNet to provide colocation, managed services, virtualization and data storage at its Michigan Edge Data Center location. The new facility in Michigan, as well as all Edge Data Centers, also boasts a new and proprietary online data center infrastructure management system (DCIM)...

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Bulletin Messenger Provides Innovative Solution for Internal Corporate Communication

When it comes to business communications, simplicity, speed and effectiveness are three factors that contribute to overall success.  With the growing popularity of mobile communication and text messaging over the last few decades, connectivity has reached an advanced level of innovation, enabling companies like Bulletin to provide highly efficient and effective mobile messaging solutions to generate virtually instant and reliable communication. As mobile usage continues its upward trend, many businesses seek innovative and reliable ways to drive a system of immediate connectivity within their organizations, improving productivity and communication among employees and executives.  Bulletin recently announced the release of a new enhancement to its cloud-based mobile messaging Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Bulletin Messenger.   The new feature encompasses the latest OTT-to-SMS technology and is called Messenger Chat. Messenger Chat provides customers with an innovative approach to cross-functional communication within their organization, enabling immediate contact regardless of employee / end-user location or mobile device. This enables employees to receive critical communications and messages via text message, even if they are not online. Messenger Chat also provides status tracking information and links individual reply messages using Bulletin’s patented technology.  It is utilized by customers via the website, Android and iOS smartphone apps utilizing an easy-to-use and streamlined interface. With its growing popularity and an open-rate of 98%, mobile messaging is replacing traditional e-mail in the global market.  A constantly evolving service, intra-company mobile...

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Boutique Consultancy BVS Consulting Offers Unique Solutions for Businesses Seeking to Expand in the International and Wholesale Sectors

For businesses expanding within the international and wholesale telecommunications industries, having a comprehensive and effective go-to-market strategy is integral to success.  For those stepping into uncharted waters – in this case markets – having the right connections as well as in-demand, advanced infrastructure and managed services are critical to survival in a competitive market. BVS Consulting, a newly launched boutique consultancy, delivers the tools and guidance necessary for technology companies to accelerate growth with partnerships in international telecommunications networks, hosting services, data center managed services, and application and content delivery services. Providing consulting services on Network, Data Center, Cloud and Investment solutions, BVS Consulting can assist client growth with expert advice to build advanced infrastructure and managed services sought by today’s global carriers, enterprises, and government entities.  Using sourcing and the development of cutting-edge, Tier-1 data center facilities and the services that enable their operations, BVS Consulting can help propel technology companies to the next level of performance with tailored solutions designed to fit the needs of their particular organization. What makes BVS Consulting so special is their unique ability to combine experienced insights from industry experts into the global technical landscape using groundbreaking methodology and strategic alliances with telecom carriers, content providers and other major corporations from Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States.  BVS Consulting directs telecommunication companies on how to design and build sophisticated Fiber...

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Cable Operators Connect to Revenue Opportunities with Global Capacity’s One Marketplace

The reality of the cable environment today is that cable operators face the challenges of expanding their networks more cost-effectively and efficiently across a wider geographic footprint, addressing the growing customer demand for increased quality and reach of voice services as well as decreased margins for voice customers. Having successfully penetrated on-network small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with triple play bundles, an increasing number of cable operators are turning their focus towards larger enterprise customers with locations that extend beyond their network footprint.  Many are also seeking value-added services for their SMB customers.  Once on this trajectory, many are...

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Gartner Recognizes Pacnet in Asia-Pacific Network Providers Report*

Pacnet’s Managed MPLS VPN, Ethernet Services, Internet Access, and WAN Optimization/APM were recently scored by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. in its June 2014 “Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers”* assessment.  Pacnet outperformed several key players in the APAC region, earning the highest scores in two out of four use cases named in the report – High-Capacity and Low-Latency Networks.  The company scored a 3.7 out of 5 in the High-Capacity Networks Use Case and 3.8 out of 5 in the Low-Latency Networks Use Case.  In the report, Gartner identifies High-Capacity and Low-Latency Networks as two niche, but increasingly important, services in the APAC region for content distribution as well as the financial trading and banking sectors.  The report recognized Pacnet’s EAC-C2C, a leading state-of-the-art fiber optic submarine cable network spanning 36,800 kilometers between Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Singapore.  It also acknowledged Pacnet’s MPLS-based IP VPN network, which provides full coverage across APAC as well as direct connectivity into China through an interconnection with Pacnet Business Solutions.  Pacnet recently expanded its IP VPN service into emerging markets such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, a key differentiator for Pacnet amongst most communications service providers (CSPs) according to Gartner’s report. The assessment outlined Pacnet’s ability to provide customers with a better value by offering a flexible charging scheme and usage-based port charging options, as well as...

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Custom Multiconductor Cable Harness for Industrial Laser Application

Originally posted by RF Industries A manufacturer of industrial lasers used for etching integrated circuit wafers required a series of cables and harnesses to connect the various functions of the machine. Included in the requirement was a single entry point for the cables to pass through a bulkhead. The electronic signals for the cabling included RF, power, data and video. Due to the industrial application, the assemblies needed to operate in a high vibration and require sufficient shielding to endure an extreme noisy RF environment. RF Industries provided the design, fabrication and testing of the various cables, including the methodology to encapsulate into a single lightly armored jacket for passing through the bulkhead and survive the harsh environment. Design and fabrication were provided by the Multi-Conductor product group of RF Industries in San Diego Available from the Multiconductor Group of RF Industries. For additional information contact RF Industries at 800-233-1728 or 858-549-6340,rfi@rfindustries.com or visit our web site at www.rfindustries.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:  Jesse Fuller, Director, Multiconductor Group, RF Industries 7610 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA  92126 (800) 233-1728, (858)...

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Electronic Environments Corporation Releases Newest White Paper

“Integrated Sequence of Operations: Coordinating ATS and UPS Set Points Can Avoid a Hidden Cause of Downtime” Now Available Online MARLBOROUGH, MA, July 15, 2014 – Electronics Environment Corporation (EEC), a leader in mission critical facility management for almost three decades, has released its most recent white paper titled “Integrated Sequence of Operations: Coordinating ATS and UPS Set Points Can Avoid a Hidden Cause of Downtime”, now available on the EEC website.  This white paper identifies a relatively unknown cause of downtime as well as key precautions every mission-critical data center operator should consider in order to ensure optimum functionality and uptime of equipment and operations. EEC’s latest white paper explores uncoordinated set points between Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) equipment, including typical conditions that can lead to damaged equipment and/or cause downtime.  The document also offers easy and inexpensive prevention methods including consistent monitoring and upkeep of all equipment and operations. Leveraging its five-step approach which includes: maintaining proper documentation; regularly checking set points; conducting routine transfer tests and routine outage simulations; and commissioning and re-commissioning properly, EEC has developed a system to ensure proper function throughout while proactively avoiding potential causes of downtime. “Integrated Sequence of Operations: Coordinating ATS and UPS Set Points Can Avoid a Hidden Cause of Downtime” also offers real-world case studies, recommendations and best practices for proper sequencing of...

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Colocation Cross-Connect Prices Vary Greatly Between U.S., Europe

Originally posted by TeleGeography Total colocation prices, and the prices of individual components such as power, cabinet installation, and connectivity, can differ greatly from one market to the next. New data from TeleGeography’s Colocation Pricing Service reveal that fiber cross-connect prices are a particularly significant contributor to differences between colocation prices in the U.S. and Europe. A company seeking to rent a cabinet with a power density of four kilowatts and one fiber cross-connect for two years would pay an average of $1,800 per month in European metro areas surveyed, and $1,700 per month in North American metro areas covered. While the total prices are similar, the cross-connect accounts for 17 percent of the average price in the U.S., compared to just four percent in Europe, where charges for power, space, and cabinet installation account for a larger share of the cost. Total Monthly Colocation Prices by Metro Area, H1 2014  Source: TeleGeography While the average cost of a cabinet with a single cross-connect is modestly lower in the U.S. than in Europe, the economics can be quite different for configurations requiring multiple cross-connects. The average cost of a cabinet with five cross-connects in the U.S. is $2,860, compared to $2,120 in Europe. Cross-connect charges account for 50 percent of the cost of this configuration in the U.S., compared with just 17 percent in Europe. Cross-connects can have a disproportionate impact on...

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