Monthly Archives: February 2015

Webair Teams with OnApp to Accelerate Cloud Deployment

webairlogo_600x150Industry analyst firm IDC has predicted that the global cloud market will reach $118 billion this year – a 23.2% rise over 2014. As the proliferation of cloud technology continues to grow, progressive companies like Webair are developing new and innovative solutions to help customers accelerate deployment and reap the benefits of the cloud. Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, recently announced the addition of CloudPOD, a full range of all-in-one cloud packages from OnApp, to its hosting services portfolio.

One Source Networks to Exhibit at Enterprise Connect

Global Voice, Unified Communications and Managed Services Leader to Showcase Its Cloud Lync Enterprise Service at Booth #2012

One Source LogoAustin, TX (February 27, 2015) — One Source Networks (OSN), the global voice and managed services partner of choice for large enterprises, announced today its participation in Enterprise Connect, the leading conference focusing on enterprise communications and collaboration. The event will take place March 16-19, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. OSN will be exhibiting at booth #2012 to showcase Cloud Lync Enterprise, its fully managed, virtual, dedicated Microsoft Lync service, with partner The Via Group.

Connecting Your Local Business 101

As originally published in Global Capacity, Marketplace News, by Mary Stanhope

Global CapacityConnecting your new business location to the internet and other business applications takes some knowledge of the whos and hows.  It can take time to determine the best connectivity solution at the best price for your business needs.

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. Expands Partnership With Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) In Chicago

Company Release – 02/26/2015 16:15

Dupont Fabros logo

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers, today announced that AMS-IX USA Inc., a subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), has expanded its relationship with DFT by executing a Letter of Intent (LOI) to build and operate an AMS-IX Chicago Point-of-Presence (PoP) in DFT’s Chicago 2 (CH2) data center. Expected to be live in the third quarter of 2015, CH2 will be the only location in the Chicago suburbs to offer this service.

An Unlikely Discussion at MWC

As originally published in SOLiD By Mike Collado

SOLiDIt’s that time again for jetlag, sore feet and one-hour taxi queues… For missed appointments due to Google-Outlook-Apple calendars that didn’t sync… And serendipitous encounters with long-lost colleagues on La Rambla at 2 am.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Mobile World Congress.

Kevin O’Brien of Electronic Environments Corporation to Lead Panel Discussion at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise USA in New York City

Electronic Environment Infrastructure SolutionsMission-Critical Construction Services President to Explore “Will 380V DC Power in the Data Center Gain Traction?” on March 17

MARLBOROUGH, MA February 26, 2015 Electronic Environments Corporation (EEC), a leader in mission-critical construction and facility management, today announces that Kevin O’Brien, its President of Mission-Critical Construction Services, will moderate a panel at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Enterprise USA, taking place March 17-18, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Mr. O’Brien will join fellow data center experts from Bloom Energy, Steel Orca, NTT Facilities, Inc. and Credit Suisse on the panel “Will 380V DC Power in the Data Center Gain Traction?” to discuss the challenges and benefits of Direct Current (DC) power in the data center environment as well as what it could mean for the future of alternative energy resources within mission-critical facilities. The panel, part of the event’s Critical Environment Track, will explore the prevalence and locations of 380V DC data center facilities as well as compare DC and Alternating Current (AC) power costs or efficiency. Taking place at 11:20 AM on Tuesday, March 17, this discussion will also offer audience members expert insight into 380 V DC and its effects on data center services and maintenance; safety factors (working in a ‘live’ environment); implementation within existing versus new facilities; integration with alternative energy sources; and more.

TelecityGroup Announces 10 New Jobs and Breaks Ground on a New ‘Heart of the Digital Economy’ Dublin Data Centre

Photo 2 - TelecityGroup announce 10 new jobs and 4th data centre • 10 new highly skilled engineering roles

• Data centre will offer over 2500m2 customer capacity in North West Business Park, Dublin

• TelecityGroup’s fourth data centre in Ireland

• First phase will open in summer 2015

Dublin, 18 February 2015 : TelecityGroup Ireland, a leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, today announced the commencement of build on its new state-of-the-art data centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The new centre will open in the summer of 2015 and will provide ten new roles in engineering.

2014 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

As originally published in Vertical Systems Group

Shakeup in rankings; Ports grew 23% in 2014

Vertical Systems Group LogoBOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 –  Vertical Systems Group’s U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results for year-end 2014 are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): AT&TLevel 3, Verizon, CenturyLinkTime Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox and XO. Continued solid market demand for higher bandwidth services boosted the U.S. base of Ethernet port installations 23% in 2014. This growth rate is on track with Vertical’s previous forecast and follows a 26% increase in 2013.

Bankai Group and Mitsumi Join Forces to Enhance African International Voice and Data Solutions

Bankai GroupInternational technology and carrier services provider Bankai Group and one of Africa’s largest global IT hardware and software distributors MITSUMI Distribution have made the strategic decision to develop a joint venture organization known as BankaiMitsumi.  

Peering and Interconnection Elite to Converge at the Inaugural Americas Interconnection Summit

Open-IXFrom its inception, the Open-IX Association (OIX) has been working tirelessly to bring together industry leaders to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges around the world.  Continuing on this mission, OPEN-IX® announced its inaugural Americas Interconnection Summit (AIS), an exclusive three-day conference taking place April 7-9, 2015 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA.