Month: November 2014

3 Key Takeaways from IMN’s 5th Fall Forum on Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers

Recently, iMiller Public Relations had the pleasure of attending Information Management Network’s (IMN’s) 5th Annual Forum on Financing, Investing and Real Estate Development for Data Centers in Half Moon Bay, CA. This exciting forum brought together 300 senior executives from the data center industry, including owners, investors, tenants, capital and service providers. Some of the many speakers at the IMN conference included: Jeffrey Moerdler, Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Miles Loo Jr., Executive Director and Global Practice Leader of Cushman & Wakefield Western, INC. Mike Hagan, Vice President of Schneider Electric Erik Levitt, CEO of Open Data Centers Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters Derek Garnier, CEO of Layer42 Networks Key themes discussed throughout the event included overcoming the challenges of supply and demand in the competitive data center market, best practices for growing data centers, and preparing facilities for natural disasters. For those who didn’t have the chance to attend, here are our top three takeaways from the event: New Risks are Emerging The threat landscape is changing for data centers. As Jack Pressman of EMP GRID Services explained during a panel on natural disaster preparedness and cost tolerance, this evolution of risk is driving a shift in the threat assessment paradigm. Now, data center leaders need to take into account advanced disaster planning strategies such as local natural disaster potential, natural disaster...

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“Writing for Success Webinar” to Take Place December 11, 2014

iMiller Public Relations to Present on the Essentials of Effective Business Writing NEW YORK, NY – November 25, 2014 – iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing consulting firm, presents “Writing for Success”, taking place Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST. The hour-long webinar is free to attend and will cover key considerations, best practices and quality standards for effective, engaging and grammatically correct business writing. This webinar will provide attendees with key techniques for writing powerful press releases, media alerts, blogs, articles and other business correspondence to help propel their message and brand to the market more effectively. Participants will also learn effective skills to ensure business writing is professional, topical and error-free, thereby reducing internal revision time and improving efficiency. Key topics covered include: Understanding your target audience Researching your topic Developing an effective outline and strong messaging Business writing and reading comprehension Spelling, punctuation, grammar and style Technical versus persuasive writing And more! “Basic errors and ineffective communication can damage your reputation and nullify your position as an expert amongst your readers,” says Joanna Styczen, Technical Writing Director at iMiller Public Relations. “We look forward to providing participants with insights into the development of clear, concise and compelling content across various types of business communications while avoiding common writing pitfalls to ensure true thought-leader status within your...

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111 Town Square Place Hosts Open House Event in Newport Center, NJ

LeFrak Commercial and Its Partners to Host an Open House on December 3, 2014 NEW YORK, NY – November 19, 2014 – LeFrak Commercial, a worldwide leader in real estate development and the managing agent for 111 Town Square Place (111 TSP), formerly 111 Pavonia, of Newport Center, NJ, willhost an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on December 3rd. LeFrak Commercial will be joined by alliance partners Ryan Real Estate & Technology Advisors, Hidalgo Communications and Atlas Communications Technology. The 111 TSP alliance will be present at the open house to answer questions and present the upgrades being made to the data center infrastructure. The team will also be able to provide information on the products and services available at 111 TSP. “We have been hard at work developing and fortifying 111 TSP to become Northern New Jersey’s superior data center and colocation facility; we are excited to share the master plan with open house attendees,” said Joseph Ryan, President and CEO of Ryan Real Estate and Technologies Advisors. 111 TSP is one of the region’s choice locations for mission-critical IT infrastructure for top-tier institutions, telecommunications companies, managed/cloud service providers and colocation facilities. The building’s advanced communications infrastructure provides superior connectivity to multiple networks serving all parts of the world. As a key member of the 111 TSP team, Atlas Communications Technology provides a full suite of managed services...

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“Tradeshow Marketing: Enhancing ROI” Webinar Set for December 4, 2014

iMiller Public Relations to Present on Key Items to Implement, Track and Measure for Tradeshow Success NEW YORK, NY – November 18, 2014 – iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing consulting firm, presents a webinar titled “Tradeshow Marketing: Enhancing ROI”, taking place Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST.  This free, hour-long webinar will cover key considerations in the strategic planning, execution and follow-up of completing a successful tradeshow event. Attendees of this session will learn how to make tradeshow marketing a successful investment by developing strategic plans that will encourage accuracy, timeliness and effectiveness.  Topics include how to maximize demographic research, social media tactics, lead generation and nurturing, and how these focused goals will help increase the event Return On Investment (ROI).  With well-researched and proven tactics, this webinar will also teach participants about the crucial aspects of an effective and efficient tradeshow experience, including: timeline management, pre-tradeshow planning, on-site participation and post-show follow-up. “Event marketing is an essential part of any business’ go-to-market strategy; for many, it is the most productive tactic in terms of generating greater visibility, garnering support for new product launches and creating more business opportunities,” remarks Amy Sesol, Event Producer for iMiller Public Relations.  “We look forward to providing webinar participants with insights into making their next corporate roundtable, sales retreat, training seminar, conference...

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Colo-X is 10 years old!

Byliner: Tim Anker, Founder of The Colocation Exchange 2014 is quite a year for Colo-X – we’re 10 years old!  It was 2004 when I left Band-X to branch out on my own, establishing both Colo-X and sister company Crosspoint Colocation, having first cut my teeth in the industry when I joined a fledgling start up called Band-X in 1999.  (Prior to this I had spent 14 years in the City). If you want a small anecdote my first ever colo deal was putting Eircom into 111 8th Avenue in Manhattan in the summer of ’99, with an operator (Extranet) that has long since been acquired by Equinix (through about two prior acquisitions)! Without doubt the best aspect of the colocation and data centre industry that I’ve enjoyed the most over the past 10 years has been the people!  I’m still in touch with both the buyer and vendor involved in that first ever deal, as of course I am with most of the participants in my various (and varying) transactions over the past ten years. Whilst the suppliers and buyers that I work with come in a huge variety of different forms and whilst this is very much an industry focused on technology, at the end of the day its people who run the businesses and make decisions.  This is why I describe my approach to doing business as “hands...

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FiberLight, LLC Texas Expansion Project Nears Completion

Industry-leading provider of high- performance fiber optic network solutions, FiberLight, LLC, announced this week that it is nearing the completion of its Texas expansion project — enhancing wireless capabilities for four major wireless carriers and connecting fourth- and fifth-tier markets to FiberLight’s existing Dallas and Houston markets through Ethernet backhaul technology. FiberLight will also deploy its Layer I DWDM and Layer II network across West Texas by the beginning of 2015, connecting Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa and every smaller town in between to each other and to the state’s traditional metro hubs.  This expansion includes enabling Texas’ fast-growing rural communities (which were previously underserved) to connect across the state with high-speed Internet.  At the end of 2014, the company will connect nearly 800 cell towers across Texas and install 1,765 route miles of new fiber networks. This announcement follows FiberLight’s previous Texas expansion efforts including installations into two highly acclaimed disaster recovery facilities and backhaul redundancy Points of Presence (PoPs) in the Central Texas region: Austin’s Data Foundry and Bryan’s FIBERTOWN data centers.  With best-in-class Ethernet backhaul services and a fiber-rich network, FiberLight’s Texas expansion will have the ability to successfully cater to the data transport needs of all industries across the state. Overall, FiberLight’s efforts in Texas are enabling towns and local service providers to meet the demand for access and level of service both businesses and...

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CFN Services’ Alpha Platform ™ Named “Best Buy-Side Low-latency Trading Network” by waterstechnology

And the award goes to…CFN Services! waterstechnology recently named CFN Services’ Alpha Platform™ the “Best Buy-Side Low-latency Trading Network” during its 2014 Buy-Side Technology Awards.  This accolade recognizes the company’s global low-latency trading platform for its ability to manage market data delivery and trade execution, including large data streams and trade volumes at the lowest possible latencies worldwide. Offering market participants connectivity, market access and proximity hosting in more than 70 financial data centers and exchange locations across North and South America, Europe and Asia, the Alpha Platform provides market participants simple, affordable access to over 120 equity, derivatives, fixed income and foreign exchange liquidity pools worldwide.  The Alpha Platform is the market’s most agile, scalable and cost-effective low latency platform, built on the same infrastructure that provides accelerated, ultra-low latency market data delivery and trade execution for some of the world’s most sophisticated high frequency trading firms. The 2014 Buy-Side Technology Awards recognize the leading technologies and vendors in their area of expertise, through an auditable and transparent methodology underpinned by the input and experience of seven judges – five buy-side-focused technology consultants and two of Buy-Side Technology’s editors.  The “Best Buy-Side Low-Latency Trading Network” category in which CFN was recognized focuses on the underlying trading architecture and network, as opposed to the applications running in that environment. For more information about CFN Services award-winning Alpha Platform,...

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Data centres providing big employment boost

Google, Microsoft and Amazon among the companies to have established data centres in Dublin Originally posted by The Irish Times Data centres are huge catalysts for growth in the employment market, according to Sigmar Recruitment CEO Adrian McGennis, who said the demand for data storage is increasing rapidly with rising levels of online activity. He pointed to the Hosting Digital Assets in Ireland report, conducted by Sigmar Recruitment, which found data centres tend to employ on average between 100-300 employees. Speaking at the Host in Ireland data centre conference, he said research had shown there is a multiplier effect of employment by data centres. For every job created at a data centre an additional one is created elsewhere in the economy. The report examines the availability of ICT Talent in Ireland, how Ireland is nurturing this talent, labour costs and salary levels of staffing a data centre and the employment impact of setting up data centres in an area. To view this post in its entirety, visit The Irish Times website...

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