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Month: October 2015

Open-IX Association Announces Board of Directors Election Results

As originally written and published on Data Center POST Rainy weather and concerns about a looming hurricane couldn’t keep attendees away from the Open-IX Association’s (OIX’s) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, October 2 at Intergate.Manhattan.  The meeting featured a full agenda of OIX updates, as well as lunch and a special post-event social and networking session. The event, hosted by OIX, was made possible thanks to the hospitality of Sabey Data Centers, and post-event social sponsor Zayo. One of the main highlights of the day was also the OIX general election of new Board members.  Here are the results from the election process, in which all OIX members were invited to partake: OIX Co-Founder David Temkin was re-elected and will continue to maintain his title as the Board’s Chairman.  Temkin will be joined by two new Board members, Greg Hankins and Vinay Nagpal.  The trio will serve alongside existing Board members William Charnock, Chris Malayter, Christian Koch and Josh Snowhorn.  Each new member will serve a two-year term, which will begin on January 1, 2016, and will extend through December 31, 2017.  Board members whose terms will expire as of January 1, 2016 are Barry Tishgart and Keith Mitchell. To read the entire post, please go to the Data Center POST website...

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A Thriving Digital Economy Can Respect Individuals’ Privacy While Ensuring the Global Community’s Safety and Protection

As originally written and published on Host In Ireland As Helen Dixon, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, pointed out in a statement issued by her Office, the issues dealt with in the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) to invalidate the “Safe Harbour” system, under which companies transfer customer data from Europe to the United States, are “complex.” She elaborated, saying that the issues “will require careful consideration” and “what is immediately clear is that the Court has reiterated the fundamental importance attaching to the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data. That is very much to be welcomed.” For the uninitiated, Safe Harbour is the name of a policy agreement established between the United States Department of Commerce and the European Union in November 2000 that regulated the way that U.S. companies export and handle the personal data of European citizens, enabling American technology companies to compile data generated by their European clients in web searches, social media posts and other activities online. To read the entire post, please go to the Host In Ireland website...

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The TelAgility Services Portfolio Just Got a Lot Stronger With Addition of AT&T

As a Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) integrator, it’s your job to ensure that your customers have access to the fastest, most-cutting-edge communications solutions on the market. Nothing short of the best will suffice. With this in mind, it’s critical to have the services of a best-in-class UCaaS provider like TelAgility, a national regulated telecommunications provider now supporting one of the strongest service portfolios on the market. Just recently, TelAgility added AT&T Inc. to its team of approved providers, which also includes Avaya and Westcon Group.  The new manufacturer-approved partnership with AT&T effectively makes TelAgility a Platinum Solution Provider for AT&T, and enables the company to offer managed Internet services and MPLS private network transport services as packaged offerings. Further, integrators working with TelAgility will now be able to leverage AT&T’s user-friendly, reliable and highly acclaimed platform for customers. What’s more, the partnership also allows Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to more quickly and easily become UCaaS integrators, since they no longer have to worry about responsibilities related to billing and compliance. These services can now be streamlined through AT&T. As Adam Cole, founder and Chief Executive Officer at TelAgility explained following the announcement, the AT&T partnership will ensure TelAgility stays ahead of the curve in the UCaaS industry. “AT&T was a clear choice to continue expanding our team of partners as they share our dedication towards the continual advancement of technology and...

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Webair to Give Presentation at Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley

Chief Technology Officer Sagi Brody to Speak on Managing Remote Operations Teams November 5 in Santa Clara, CA NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2015 – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley, to be held November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Cloud Expo 2015 Silicon Valley is a world-class conference that brings together thought-leaders and cutting edge practitioners in the cloud / utility computing, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), DevOps and Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) space, which, in addition to prestigious industry keynotes and informative general sessions and panels, features an exhibition floor of 100-plus vendors. Mr. Brody will give a presentation titled “Managing Remote Operations Teams” on November 5 at 8:30 AM, which will illuminate the strategies and best practices of effective corporate leadership of virtual operations teams. Organizations, especially enterprises, opt to use virtual teams in dispersed geographic locations because business is taking on a more global focus. As collaborative platforms continuously become more technologically advanced and ubiquitous connectivity has become the norm, utilization of remote teams has become increasingly accepted across diverse industry sectors. A recent survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit 2015 in London found that 34% reported that more than half their company’s full-time workforce would be working remotely...

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Panamax’s “Session Border Controllers in the Cloud” White Paper Now Available Online

White Paper Examines How Cloud-Based Session Border Controllers Reduce Expenses, Bring Scalability and Accelerate Time to Market for New Services Kew Gardens, NY – October 20, 2015 – Panamax Inc., a leading telecom technology company, recently published a white paper, “Session Border Controllers in the Cloud,” which is available as a complimentary download. The white paper examines how Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), carriers and enterprises must virtualize Session Border Controllers (SBCs) and deploy them in the cloud to support a new generation of advanced IP communications services.          Panamax’s “Session Border Controllers in the Cloud” takes a comprehensive look at how progressive companies can reduce capital and operating expenses, accelerate time to market for new services, and gain a new ability to scale services by deploying cloud-based SBCs. Deployed at the network border, SBCs cover such capabilities as signaling and media security, Service Level Agreement (SLA) assurance, and regulatory compliance. These capabilities ensure that voice, video and data communications sessions are controlled, managed and protected at a carrier-grade level. Cloud-based or virtualized SBCs support the same capabilities as native SBCs, but can be deployed on standard high-volume Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) servers. Cloud management platforms enable prepaid wholesale voice terminators, voice carriers / International Long Distance (ILD), enterprise service providers and mobile / wireless operators to deploy COTS servers from different vendors and orchestrate resources to address the requirements of different...

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EdgeConneX® to Speak on the Advantages of Edge Computing

Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Present at The 6th Annual Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West) Herndon, VA – October 20, 2015 – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global hosting solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will speak at The 6th Annual Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West). The event takes place November 12-13, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. On Thursday, November 12 at 8:35 AM, Mr. Lawson-Shanks will join executives from Evercore ISI, Codero Hosting and SUPERNAP for a discussion titled, “Edge Computing vs. the 5-Watt Mega Data Center: Should You Be Growing Your Business in Hot Secondary Cities or the Big 6?” The panel will explore how today’s successful organizations make colocation decisions. Mr. Lawson-Shanks will offer real-world examples of edge computing solutions to network challenges driven by ever-growing big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). He will also discuss current demand drivers for market selection, market availability, and the impact of cloud computing on the industry. “As both the general market and the consumption of data evolve, many companies are reevaluating their overall strategies, particularly in terms of server location,” explains Mr. Lawson-Shanks. “Tier II markets are quickly...

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Digital Realty to Speak on the Service Evolution for the Wholesale Carrier

Chief Operating Officer Jarrett Appleby to Present at Capacity Europe 2015 London, UK – October 20, 2015 – Digital Realty Trust, Inc.  (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, announces today that its Chief Operating Officer, Jarrett Appleby, will participate in a panel during Capacity Europe 2015, taking place at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center in Paris, France November 2-4, 2015. The Summit will bring together over 1,400 leading carrier, service provider, ICT, OTT, data centre, and VoIP provider executives from all over Europe and around the world. On Tuesday, November 3 at 11:45am GMT, Mr. Appleby will join data centre thought-leaders on the panel: “Up Into the Cloud: The Next Step in Service Evolution for the Wholesale Carrier”. During this discussion, panelists will explore the current state of cloud technology, significant developments leading to the evolution of the cloud industry, and more. “The data centre industry is constantly growing and evolving, as are innovations and trends, especially cloud technology. If we as data centre professionals wish to best provide for our customers and stay competitive within the market, we must keep apprised of the innovations as well as predict what innovations are in store for the future,” shares Mr. Appleby. To request a meeting with Digital Realty Chief Operating Officer, Jarrett Appleby, at Capacity Europe 2015, email: channelteam@digitalrealty.com. To learn more about...

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ZenFi Networks to Speak at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015

ZenFi CEO, Ray La Chance, to Discuss Metro Small Cell and Cloud-RAN Deployment Monday, October 19 New York, NY – October 16, 2015 – ZenFi Networks, New York City’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its CEO, Ray La Chance, will present the session “Enabling Small Cells and Cloud-RAN for Metro Market Connectivity with the New All-Access Network” at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015 Business Expo. On Monday, October 19 at 3:30 PM in the Data Center & Cloud Platform Zone, Mr. La Chance will discuss the use of urban small cells and Cloud-RAN (C-RAN) as solutions for high-density mobile traffic throughout many major metro areas. In order to enable these solutions, a flexible, resilient and high-capacity All-Access Network is required to facilitate connections between end-user sites, centralized data centers and carrier hotels. During his presentation, Mr. La Chance will share with attendees critical insights into the many benefits of the new All-Access Network, while providing real-world applications and experiences utilizing this platform to enable urban small cells and C-RAN technologies. “High-density mobile traffic is a common challenge in highly populated areas, making small cells and C-RAN deployment a necessity to overcoming connectivity problems,” explains Mr. La Chance. “In this presentation, I will share how the All-Access Network is enabling the rapid proliferation of urban small cells and C-RAN throughout major metro markets...

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