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Month: January 2016

Infomart Data Centers Wins InfoTech Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award

RackReady™ Solution Recognized for Excellence DALLAS, TX – January 26, 2016 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announces today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its RackReady™ service as a 2015 Data Center Excellence Award winner, presented by infoTECH Spotlight.  Infomart Data Centers is a pioneer in bridging the retail / wholesale colocation gap with innovative solutions such as RackReady, which offers a simple and flexible option for colocation customers who are ready to migrate to a wholesale solution, but do not want to manage the costs or complexity of building out their own data center suite. Infomart’s RackReady solution provides wholesale customers the opportunity to lease a dedicated, fully-built data center space that is ready for IT deployment, and benefit from greater control, security and economics than shared colocation space.  RackReady eliminates the time and cost-intensive hassles of sourcing and engaging architects and contractors as well as commissioning power distribution equipment by designing, permitting and installing custom fit-outs that meet customers’ specific size, energy density and phasing IT requirements.  RackReady is available for deployment in Infomart’s Portland, Silicon Valley and Dallas facilities, and will be available in the new Ashburn facility, when commissioned later this year. “From data center design, to securing permits, through installation, RackReady is a turnkey solution that allows new tenants to simply place and turn-up their cabinets...

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Host in Ireland Expands with Two New Partners for 2016

Cork Internet eXchange and Future-Tech Join Host in Ireland and Contribute Members to its Executive Committee DUBLIN, IRELAND – January 26, 2016 – Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the addition of two new partners for 2016.  Cork Internet eXchange (CIX), the major connectivity centre for the south west of Ireland, and Future-Tech, a data centre professional services provider based in West Berkshire, United Kingdom, have joined the organization, which has retained 15 partners from last year.  With the addition of these new partners, Host in Ireland also gains two new Executive Committee members, James Wilman, CEO at Future-Tech, and Jerry Sweeney, Managing Director at Cork Internet eXchange.   “Mr. Wilman and Mr. Sweeney each bring vast amounts of experience and knowledge to the Executive Committee that will advance our organizational goals significantly,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “The benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland are represented by the 5 Ps — Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power — and with the addition of industry leaders of Mr. Wilman’s and Mr. Sweeney’s caliber to our initiative, Host in Ireland demonstrates that people are the master key to educating the global market about the advantages of our hosting ecosystem.” Ireland’s economy continues to welcome technology as companies including...

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New Jersey Fiber Exchange to Speak at Metro Connect USA 2016

NJFX Founder and Managing Member Gil Santaliz to Participate on Panel Exploring the Evolution of the Modern Data Center WALL, NJ – January 25, 2016 – New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet, announces today that its Founder and Managing Member, Gil Santaliz, will participate on a panel at Metro Connect USA 2016, taking place January 26-27, 2016 at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.  Bringing together attendees from some of the largest metro players in the nation, Metro Connect USA is the meeting point of choice for critical discussion regarding the future of U.S. communications and development of fiber infrastructure. On Wednesday, January 27 at 11:45 AM, Mr. Santaliz will join executives from EdgeConneX®, Global Capacity and Schneider Electric to participle on an hour-long panel discussion titled “Data Center Investment: The Next Step in Portfolio Expansion?”  Moderated by Dave Burns of QTS Data Centers, this panel will explore value-added services within mission-critical facilities, the impact of data centers on the current fiber ecosystem, the role of fiber providers in the data center space, and more. As the premier “Tier 3 by the Subsea,” carrier-neutral colocation and Meet-Me Room (MMR) provider in Wall Township, New Jersey, NJFX provides direct interconnection options at the cable head-end to...

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Virtualizing the Radio Access Network

By: Doug Haluza, Chief Technology Officer, ZenFi Networks Currently, there are more mobile-connected devices than people. The Internet of Things (IoT) will demand ever more network capacity. Mobile data traffic generated by these devices is predicted to increase nearly tenfold in the next five years. To address the explosive capacity demands of mobile traffic while keeping operating expenditure (OpEx) and capital expenditure (CapEx) in control, operators are virtualizing the Radio Access Network (RAN). At ZenFi Networks, simplifying the deployment process is at the heart of our dark fiber network solutions. Our purpose-built network leverages network reach and colocation infrastructure to support the wireless network densification, bringing more small cells, Distributed Antenna System (DAS) remotes, macro site Remote Radio Heads (RRHs), , and Wi-Fi access points closer to the user. This is key to enabling ubiquitous connectivity. Our integrated network enables solutions such as virtualized RAN (vRAN) or cloud RAN (cRAN), which is the next logical step in reducing cost and enhancing overall connectivity for end users. While collocating baseband processing units (BBUs) for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) substantially improves utilization, each unit still needs to be able to process its individual peak traffic load. By virtualizing BBUs in a dark fiber connected cloud, operators only need to provision combined computing resources to meet the aggregate peak demand. Virtualized RAN is the move from base station hoteling of physical BBUs to virtual...

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Telstra Releases Two Major PEN Platform Enhancements

Global network solutions provider Telstra today released two new services that will significantly enhance its leading Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform, Telstra PEN: PEN Exchange and PEN Marketplace.  The services streamline connectivity between PEN customers and the ordering of critical network functions over an online portal. PEN Exchange allows organizations to connect with other PEN customers on demand, thus enabling faster, simpler and more secure digital partnerships. “The launch of our new PEN Exchange is the natural next step in our SDN strategy and means we now have the unique capability to dynamically connect network circuits between PEN Exchange customers, linking different people and business sites easily and cost-effectively,” explained Jim Clarke, Head of International Products and Pricing at Telstra, in a statement. Clarke also lauded the benefits of the PEN Marketplace, which makes it easier to obtain virtual network functions like firewalls and routers, on demand. “With a variety of virtual network functions now accessible through the PEN Marketplace, customers no longer have to wait for the delivery and installation of hardware appliances, rather they have the power to manage their applications virtually and across multiple countries simultaneously,” he said. Clarke also went on to explain how PEN Marketplace allows customers to order virtual applications in conjunction with their unique business needs, thus avoiding over provisioning and high costs. In a nutshell, customers will receive increased flexibility and easier...

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Windstream Extends 100G Network from Ashburn, VA to NJFX

Leading data center and colocation solutions provider New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) and large bandwidth transport provider Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) have successfully expanded Windstream’s 100G long-haul express network. Together, the two companies have established a direct network connection between Ashburn, Virginia, and NJFX’s carrier-neutral data center in Wall Township, New Jersey. It’s also the first direct network connection between NJFX’s Meet-Me Room (MMR), located at Tata Communications’ New Jersey-based Cable Landing Station (CLS), and Ashburn.  The 230-plus-mile long-haul network now runs from Windstream’s Point of Presence (PoP) at 21715 Filigree Court in Ashburn to NJFX’s carrier-neutral data center in Wall Township. This is significant, as the network offers a critical bypass of the congested New York and Northern New Jersey markets, as well as several others, while also maintaining low latency and a high level of security.  What’s more, Windstream is the only carrier with four separate paths to and from the Ashburn region.  This access is highly significant, as 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic runs through Northern Virginia, Windstream’s primary location. Customers of NJFX will benefit from this premium network, as well as gain access to Windstream’s enterprise-class cloud communications, voice and data solutions. Windstream offers 100 Gigabit Ethernet services, and an expansive network of IP network and fiber solutions that spans the U.S.  Windstream brings to the table 9 million square feet of data center...

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2nd Annual Northeast Wireless Safety Summit Announces Agenda

Northeast Wireless Safety Summit to Take Place February 4, 2016 Tarrytown, NY – January 21, 2016 – HPC Wireless Services, a wireless telecommunications platform company servicing the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, announces the agenda for the 2nd Annual Northeast Wireless Safety Summit (NEWSS), taking place from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on February 4, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, New York. The NEWSS program includes panels, keynotes and demonstrations addressing the safety issues and legal matters related to cell tower safety.  Attendees will hear from the major players in the tower industry and learn what is being done to eliminate tower accidents and increase tower safety for climbers.  Doug Dickinson, Environment, Health and Safety officer at Ericsson, will give a presentation, “Tower Training Techniques,” which will address the newly implemented training programs used to prepare technicians for safe tower climbing.  Other panels include “Who is Responsible for Safety,” presented by Todd Schlekeway of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), “Proper Manlift Operation,” a demonstration presented by Rob O’Leary of Big Rentz, and “IDAS/ODAS Safety: Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” presented by Justin Shorey of Shorey Wireless.  Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will provide attendees with an overview of the consequences of neglecting safety for the tower climber community.   The event sponsors for the 2nd Annual Northeast Wireless Safety Summit include...

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Webair and 1025Connect Partner To Provide Long Island with Stronger Connectivity and Interconnection Services

Fully managed cloud, colocation and managed solutions provider Webair has announced a new strategic partnership with Long Island’s premier carrier-neutral Meet-Me Room (MMR), 1025Connect.  The partnership will establish direct, redundant and low-latency connectivity between Webair’s NY1 data center, located in Garden City, New York, and 1025’s Westbury, New York-based facility. This network is also supported by over a dozen leading carriers. Webair and 1025Connect’s partnership will cater to Long Island-based content providers seeking critical Manhattan bypass fiber and transatlantic cable access.  It’s a Long-Island centric connectivity solution that will offer premium cloud and colocation services in addition to redundant connectivity at the edge for one of the largest tier II markets in the country. Webair’s NY1 facility is a Tier III, SSAE 16-certified NY1 data center that provides low-latency connectivity to and around the Manhattan area. Customers will also receive access to low-latency transatlantic and Caribbean submarine cable systems as well as the premium interconnection ecosystems, which are located in both facilities’ MMRs. These MMRs can double interconnection capabilities to approximately 15 leading providers. Additional benefits include an extensive ecosystem of managed, HIPAA-compliant cloud solutions, around-the-clock remote hands, cloud Subject Matter Expert (SME) support and a full range of managed services. These services include disaster recovery, private cloud, storage, security and full application stack management. “The collaboration between 1025Connect and Webair combines world-class facilities, services, and technical support teams,...

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