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Month: October 2014

Data Centers CEOs from IMN’s Data Center Financing/Investment Forum Answer Key Industry Questions

With just a couple weeks to go until IMN’s 5th Annual Data Center Finance, Investment & Real Estate Forum, the only place to meet the industry leaders with Presidents & CEOs from 35 companies that own data centers speaking, registrations and interest is building. The forum is November 12-13 in Half Moon Bay, California. We asked some of our key speakers to give us a brief insight as to what you can expect to discover at the conference next month. For the complete e-book click below http://www.imn.org/2014/eej1478/pdf/Data_Centers_Ebook.pdf They will be joined by over 60 esteemed industry speakers who will be discussing how you can benefit from the opportunities in data centers. Secure your place today and join in a couple of weeks. As an iMiller Public Relations subscriber, take advantage of a 10% discount – use code IMPR10 IMN Offers 3 Simple Ways to Register: Visit the website http://www.imn.org/wcdc14 or Call our events team on (US) + 1 212 224 3428 Simply send an email to our events team at hotline@imn.org *Speaking/Sponsorship Opportunities* Interested in speaking on this program or enjoying the benefits of a sponsor or exhibitor? Please contact Andy Melvin at amelvin@imn.org or (212) 901-0542 for more information. *Complimentary Passes* We waive the fee for Enterprise End-Users. If you and/or your colleagues are interested in attending (gratis), please send full contact info to Dan Ettinger at DEttinger@imn.org while limited complimentary passes last. Please note: All...

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Advancements in 380VDC Power Offer Data Centers New Opportunities to Reduce Energy Loss and Improve Reliability

Originally posted by Jim Stark, P.E. Principal of Engineering, Electronic Environments Corporation With promises of increased energy efficiency and reliability, the idea of using DC power in the data center is not a new one. But, advancements today in the distribution system make it more viable than ever. Traditional data center power distribution includes several voltage power conversions between the electric utility and the server. Distribution transformers, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, and power distribution units (PDU) all introduce AC (alternating current) to DC (direct current) conversions and voltage transformations in the power chain which lead to wasted energy. A typical power distribution system can include: Conversion from 480VAC to 480VDC within the UPS system Conversion from 480VDC back to 480VAC within the UPS system Transformation from 480VAC to 208VAC at the PDU Conversion from 208VAC to DC voltages within the server power supply Distributing power at DC voltages eliminates unnecessary power conversions. DC voltage can be distributed directly to the server power supplies, rather than converting the DC power in the UPS back to AC power and then converting back again to DC at the server. The reduction of power conversions can result in efficiency gains of 10 to 20% depending on the age and technology of the power equipment. DC power distribution is not a new concept in the data center industry, but recent developments have made it more...

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Capacity Asia 2014 to Be Held 18-20 November in Bangkok, Thailand

The C-Level Networking Event for the Asia-Pacific and International Carrier Communities    London, UK, October 30, 2014 – Capacity Conferences, specializing in connecting regional carrier communities, announces their 11th annual Capacity Asia 2014 conference, the C-level networking event for the Asia-Pacific and international carrier communities taking place 18-20 November, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.  The conference will be held at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, located at 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Bangkok 10330, Thailand. With 600+ senior carrier executives expected and over 20 hours of networking scheduled, this year’s event will be the biggest Capacity Asia to date.  The conference will also feature 25 key speakers to discuss the future of voice and data services in a fast-growing market, along with discussions on Asia’s emerging markets: SAARC and Indochina. “Capacity Asia has established itself as the C-level meeting hub for the Asia-Pacific and international wholesale carrier community.  With 290+ pre-arranged meetings and hundreds more scheduled on-site, Capacity Asia is proud to be a facilitator of key business gatherings for the industry,” says Jon Riley, Marketing Manager for Capacity Asia.  “As the industry fast develops and new opportunities arise, Capacity Asia 2014 will welcome decision-makers across the Asian and international carrier communities to meet and create partnerships.” Capacity Asia is the meeting hub for top-level executives in the industry as they embark on three days of thought-leadership conference...

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4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance Is Keeping You from Getting Hired

Originally Posted by J. Patrick + Associates One pet peeve that really irritates a recruiter or potential employer is when a candidate shows even a little bit of executive arrogance. If you do come off as arrogant the chances of being hired decrease significantly. Simply put, people only hire people they like. Chances are that you may not be conscious when you’re coming off as arrogant. In fact, you may not even think you are being arrogant, but it could very possibly be a different case from the recruiter’s perspective. Below you’ll find four ways that you may be unknowingly sabotaging the job opportunity with some executive arrogance. Writing “see résumé” on applications. One way in which you may be coming off as arrogant is if you write “see resume” on your application. Again, you may not think this is a big deal, however you have to keep in mind that there’s a reason that application exists – it’s to make the recruiter’s life easier. The sole purpose of an application is to streamline the hiring process. It gives the recruiter a quick overview of what you’re about so they know where to start. If you write “see resume” you impede them from doing so and waste their time. Acting as if you are above the hiring process. Everyone, no matter how long they’ve had a career, has to go through the...

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Colocation Expansion Continues in Core Markets, but Growth Rates Vary

Originally posted by TeleGeography New data from TeleGeography’s Colocation Database reveal that capacity in many core colocation hub markets has grown steadily over the past three years. Colocation capacity across all markets covered in TeleGeography’s research grew 12 percent compounded annually from 2011 to 2014. In North America, Dallas and Seattle experienced significantly faster expansion, with gross floor space growing 26 percent and 16 percent per year to reach 3.6 and 1.9 million square feet, respectively. Equinix invested particularly heavily in both markets, launching DA6, a nearly 150,000-square-foot facility in Dallas in early 2014 and its SE3 data center in Seattle in 2013. Telx, too, opened a colocation site of over 100,000 square feet in Seattle in 2013. In Europe, both Amsterdam and Stockholm have experienced sustained rapid colocation capacity expansion in recent years. Between 2011 and 2014, gross space in Amsterdam grew at a compounded annual rate of 25 percent to 2.1 million square feet, while space in Stockholm increased 21 percent, to 380,000 square feet. Interxion has been notably active in both markets, launching its AMS7 facility in Amsterdam in early 2014 and opening STO2 in mid-2013 in Stockholm. Interxion plans to open an additional facility in Stockholm by the end of this year, while Digiplex will move into the market with a data center slated to open in 2015. Increase in Retail Colocation Floor Space, High-Growth Markets Source: TeleGeography Colocation capacity growth has been exceptionally strong...

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ClearOne Unveils Indirect Channel Program to Address Opportunities in the Growing Desktop & Mobile Communications Markets

ClearOne Unveils Indirect Channel Program Targeting VoIP Companies, Telecom Agents and Managed Service Providers to Address the Broad Range of Opportunities in the Growing Desktop and Mobile Communications Markets SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (October 27, 2014)/PRNewswire–– ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions announced today the launch of its New ClearOne Connections Partner Program. With the rapid emergence of personal video capabilities among Internet connected desktops and mobile devices, coupled with the increasing demand for traditional video-conferencing capabilities; unrivaled opportunities abound for service providers and telecom agents selling voice, wireless, data, and cloud services to win in the growing any-to-any ubiquitous video conferencing service market. Aimed at businesses of any size, ClearOne’s Spontania is an easier, more elastic and more affordable way to collaborate using voice, video and content.  The Spontania cloud-based service empowers customers to deploy HD video conferencing, web collaboration, and more with equipment most businesses have and use every day – video conferencing endpoints, desktops, laptops, web browsers, tablets, and smartphones. With Spontania there is no hardware investment and the service operates off of a reservation-less model, enabling on-demand video communications from anywhere, anytime, with anyone on any device. ClearOne Connections Partner Program Consists of Two Models: ClearOne’s White Label Channel Program:  With the telecom and IT channels convergence, ClearOne’s White Label Program is designed for partners targeting different vertical markets to sell...

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An Aggregated, Multi-Cloud Strategy: A New Approach to Accelerating Cloud Application Delivery and Enhancing User Experience

iMiller Public Relations recently sat down with Global Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, to discuss how and why cloud and network are necessarily intertwined within today’s marketplace.  Here are his thoughts:  iMPR: From your perspective, what is the overall cloud outlook for 2014 and beyond? BE: The cloud marketplace continues to explode, with deployment growing over 32 percent last year alone.  By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services is expected to surpass $180 billion. We’re also seeing a fundamental shift in where business applications are sitting, moving from traditional client server architecture and the four walls of the enterprise to third-party data centers, or the ‘cloud’.  Gartner predicts that by 2015, 35 percent of IT spending actually takes place outside of IT; by the end of the decade, this figure is expected to top 90 percent.  This is driving unprecedented demand into the network platform as well as into the data center.  The customer for cloud solutions has changed from IT to the end-user.  With this shift, the network becomes a critical facet in the delivery of the user experience. While we are seeing more enterprises transition from traditional IT to ‘as-a-service’ models, statistics show that total compute power migrated to the cloud last year accounts for approximately 17 percent.  This creates big opportunity for today’s network and cloud providers as well as the industry as a whole to align and develop solutions...

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Bulletin Takes Its Messenger Platform to the Next Level

Bulletin is well-known within the mobile messaging industry for offering cutting-edge Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) communication solutions, including their flagship platform Bulletin Messenger.  On Tuesday, the provider announced they’ve taken it a step further, extending the platform’s functionality to a native app interface for iOS (their Android app is scheduled for release in early 2015).  The move enables customers to benefit from an even higher level of mobility, versatility and responsiveness for mobile messaging in business, without disrupting their personal communications. This user-friendly platform maintains the high functionality offered by Bulletin Messenger while allowing customers to manage communications right from there smartphones – eliminating ties to a mobile browser on web-enabled devices.  Working on both web and mobile data platforms, this new app offers simplified communication as well as all of the benefits and features of the original interface that we know and love – including chat messaging, threaded conversations and bulk messaging. Today’s businesses rely heavily on a efficient, continuous flow of communication, making instantaneous contact an indispensable function. Bulletin’s  app enables users to receive critical messages on the go, leveraging the unique ability to combine both OTT and SMS platforms into one application so that mission-critical communications are consistently received – whether the user is online or off. How much more productive could your business be with the help of Bulletin Messenger?  To learn more about Bulletin Messenger and its latest iOS app,...

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