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Month: August 2014

Delivering the Next-Generation Content Delivery Network

Originally Posted by Cloud Post In today’s content-driven world, a high-performance Content Delivery Network (CDN) is critical to business success. According to the Aberdeen Group, a one-second delay in webpage load time results in a 7% loss in conversions, 11% fewer page views and a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction.  End-users and content providers around the globe have come to expect fast and reliable delivery of digital media – wherever they are watching video, playing games, shopping online or sharing content.  The key to delivering this level of user experience is having a CDN that is flexible enough to meet any usage level and robust and redundant enough to remain operational under any network conditions. Webair, one of the leading providers of Cloud Hosting and managed solutions, has successfully achieved this level of heightened end-user experience, recently announcing the enhancement of its world-class CDN.  The company has significantly optimized its advanced CDN offering since its initial launch in 2008; the most recent enhancement encompasses expanded infrastructure, developments in backend technologies and faster integration capabilities.  Webair has streamlined customers’ capability to deliver content and accelerate applications to ensure their end-users’ satisfaction, while attaining optimal network scalability to accommodate future growth.  This flexibility is critical, with Cisco®’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) 2012-2017 predicting 51 percent of all Internet traffic to cross CDNs by 2017. Webair’s expanded infrastructure includes increasing network capacity by placing global cloud servers in its...

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Elitecore Announces Pre-Integrated LTE Revenue and Customer Management Platform at USD @500K

Go Live In 90 days  — Quick roll out of LTE  services Mumbai, India and Dubai, U.A.E., 27th August , 2014 Elitecore Technologies, a leading provider of Integrated Policy, Charging, Billing and Revenue Management solution announces Pre-integrated LTE RCM an end to end platform comprising;  OCS, PCRF, Convergent Billing, Customer Management, Provisioning, Business Analytics and Selfcare Portals for LTE operators @ USD 500K for 100,000 subscribers. Elitecore LTE RCM Platform has proven  success story of WiMax-to-LTE transformation, Greenfield LTE rollout and  EPC offerings. The Platform comes pre-integrated and pretested enabling LTE operators considerably reduce  time to market and cost for  LTE rollout. Compliant to 3GPP and TMF Standards it  offers a standard based off the shelf offering to LTE operators. Says Dhaval Vora, VP, Product Management, Elitecore, “At a time when operators are under pressure to launch Next generation LTE services  to maintain high customer experience and the need to increase subscriber footprint with new plans , Elitecore LTE RCM offers the solution which is designed based on industry standards Concept-to-Cash Business Processes  and Off-the-shelf Monetization use cases availability for Prepaid/Postpaid Operations helps reduces operational cost and time” The platform comes with  Integrated Policy and Charging solution enabling launch of innovative plans & services on day one. A centralized product catalogue with Policy, Billing enables quick designing and readiness for new plans and packages and meet dynamic market changes faster than competition. Inbuilt business...

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EdgeConneX to Sponsor Chairman’s Reception at Super Mobility Week and Speak at the 4G World Conference

SVP of Global Product Strategy and Customer Experience, Peter Neill, to Discuss Optimizing Mobile Video and Multimedia Experience Herndon, VA – August 27, 2014 – EdgeConneX, specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network, is proud to sponsor the Chairman’s Reception at Super Mobility Week, powered by CTIA.  The reception will be held Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  EdgeConneX Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy and Customer Experience, Peter Neill, will also present at the 4G World conference, taking place September 9-11, 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, co-located with CTIA Super Mobility Week. The Chairman’s Reception honors CTIA’s 2014 Chairman of the Board Dan Mead, President and CEO of Verizon Wireless.  As the most exclusive, high-level networking event of Super Mobility Week, the reception brings together approximately 300 leaders from the mobile ecosystem and countless senior executives for an evening of camaraderie and networking. At 4G World, Mr. Neill will join fellow panelists Rob Riordan, Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Development at Cellcom; Biren Sood, CEO at Vasona Networks; and moderator Phil Marshall, Chief Research Officer at Tolaga Research, on the panel, ‘Optimizing Mobile Video and Multimedia Experience’.  The session takes place Wednesday, September 10, from 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM in Palazzo Ballroom P in the convention...

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Global Capacity Explores the Value of Interconnection and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 at Ethernet World 2014

What is the Value of CE 2.0 in Today’s Market? Is There a Market Need for Multiple Classes of Service? How can interconnection help providers cost-effectively expand their service footprints to keep up with today’s competitive market? These are just some of the questions at Global Capacity’s Vice President of Product and Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will answer during her panel and presentation at Ethernet World 2014, co-located with SDN and NFV Summit 2014.  Ethernet World will be held September 16-17, in Nice, France; it is the largest international conference and exhibition focused on enabling cloud and data services. On Wednesday, September 17, Ms. Stanhope will join Thane Storck, Group Vice President, Carrier Services at Time Warner Cable Business Class, and Jamy Rousseau, Ethernet Product Manager at SFR, on the panel entitled What Is the Value of CE 2.0 in Today’s Market? Is There a Market Need for Multiple Classes of Service?  The panelists will discuss the business value of MEF CE 2.0 as well as cover important factors in its standardization for mid-market, enterprise / business and cloud brokerage customers with complex networking needs. Ms. Stanhope will also be giving a presentation on Expanding the Addressable Market beyond the On-Net Footprint via Interconnection, during which she will address how globalization, regulatory changes and increasing competition are driving today’s network operators to expand service beyond their footprint without forfeiting cost...

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3 Benefits MSPs Reap from a Connectivity Pricing Application

Originally posted by:  Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity In today’s fast-paced business world, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) cannot afford to leave valued customers disconnected. Though many service providers may be hesitant to expand their service offerings  outside of  their existing service area due to concerns of lower margins and longer time to turn up services, network marketplaces like Global Capacity’s One Marketplace ensure that MSPs—and by extensions their customers—will have access to competitive accurate market rates. A network marketplace enabled with a cloud based connectivity pricing application streamlines the buying process and offers numerous critical benefits for MSPs, including: Faster Response Time Leveraging pricing automation allows businesses to improve design and pricing efficiencies, thereby reducing the multiple days typically needed for obtaining and completing off net connectivity proposals. Using an online platform for pricing provides MSPs with: real-time pricing in seconds, batch pricing requests, what if scenarios, to list a few efficient innovations. Automating solution pricing simplifies the repetitive, time-consuming task of completing pricing manually. Competitive Price Offerings The best pricing applications will automate design and pricing returning real-time pricing across multiple network routes.  A platform such as Global Capacity’s One Marketplace enables complete visibility into available network services, terms and pricing across more than 27 million validated sites in 132 countries – benchmarking over 50 million price points.   This increased market transparency ensures MSPs can be certain they...

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5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

Originally posted by J. Patrick + Associates Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present them is crucial in whether or not you’ll get the job. The following are some ways to effectively & strategically incorporate soft skills into your executive resume. Use soft skills mentioned in the job ad. Job ads will often times have soft skills written into them. This will give you a clue as to what the employer is looking for. For instance, one employer may emphasize that a candidate be “results oriented” while the other may prefer “high energy and enthusiastic.” Once you’ve identified the soft skills in the job ad make sure to incorporate them into your resume. This way you customize your resume for the position at hand. This technique is far more effective than sending everyone the same generic resume. Provide solid...

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Connectivity is a Game Changer for IaaS Providers

Originally posted by:  Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Global Capacity In a recent article, by Mike Kavis, on the topic of Rackspace’s Exit from the IaaS Market, it became clear that the race for public cloud workloads is quickly settling into a three horse race between tech giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google. And let’s not forget the likes of IBM who with it’s Softlayer acquisition would now show up on the chart.  Companies like Amazon and Google create a huge ecosystem where independent service providers can step in and provide a suite of services within a large marketplace. It was hard enough for the other IaaS providers to compete with Amazon before, but now Google and Microsoft are pushing Amazon to drive costs down and innovate faster. It is a game that companies like Digital Ocean, Joyent, ProfitBricks and the numerous other niche IaaS providers are challenged to win. Although these companies may offer competitive or even better prices in some instances, every penny used to reduce prices is a penny not invested in innovation. One potential game changer is connectivity.  Smaller IaaS providers can be competitive and innovative by bundling in secure access connectivity from customer locations to IaaS location.   3 keys to bundling connectivity into services for these IaaS providers are easy to order, competitive pricing, and fast to deliver. View this post in its...

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Enhance Data Center Efficiency and Reduce Energy Costs through Accurate, Comprehensive Data Center Diagnostics

 By: Greg Dumas, Construction Operations Manager, Electronic Environments Corporation  Realizing efficiency and cost-savings across data center operations has become top-of-mind for data centers operators and managers.  The Uptime Institute estimates that today’s power-hungry data center environments collectively consume approximately three percent of all global electricity production.  As the price of energy continue to rise, many operators are searching for new methods, technologies and strategies to save on electricity costs.  Electronic Environments Corporation (EEC) is well-known for its unique, holistic approach to servicing the complete data center lifecycle from planning, to design and maintenance, utilizing a combination of proven, proprietary methods with the latest innovations and technologies for nearly three decades. One of the latest technologies we’ve added is a portable device called “AUDIT-BUDDY™” created by Purkay Labs. AUDIT-BUDDY uses the latest diagnostics technology to record data center temperature and humidity, providing a simple and highly effective way to enhance data center cooling efficiency and trim excessive energy costs. Utilizing this device during assessment methods, EEC is able to effortlessly diagnose problems and determine the most advantageous methods to improve airflow management in any data center. Recently, EEC utilized AUDIT-BUDDY within the data center of a large healthcare facility. Taking baseline temperature and humidity readings of well over 100 racks in less than a couple of hours, AUDIT-BUDDY allowed EEC to reduce the amount of time required to get accurate readings...

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