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Month: March 2016

FiberLight Teams with Carrier-1 to Provide Fiber Connectivity to Infomart Dallas

High-performance fiber-optic network solutions provider, FiberLight, LLC , has announced a new partnership with Carrier-1 Data Centers, one of the largest data center facilities in North Texas. Moving forward, FiberLight will deliver highly secure and reliable fiber connectivity from Carrier-1’s Dallas data center at 1515 Round Table to Infomart Dallas. At 1.6 million square feet, Infomart Dallas is one of the most connected carrier-neutral data centers in the country and a major connectivity hub for the Southern U.S. In partnering with Carrier-1, FiberLight will provide a critical and direct fiber route to Infomart Dallas. It will also offer unlimited connectivity options for Internet service providers, and cloud and network providers that operate in the facility. What drove the partnership? According to Carrier-1 Executive Vice President Trey Berndt, it was the need for redundancy. “Expanding with FiberLight by adding another route to the Dallas Infomart and 100-plus network providers solidifies our commitment to maintaining 100 percent uptime,” Berndt explained. “FiberLight’s existing infrastructure allows us to easily tie Carrier-1 Data Centers to the hub of nearly all Internet providers in the Dallas market.” The reason behind the match seems clear considering that FiberLight owns and manages over 1.6 million fiber miles in more than 44 metro areas across the United States. What’s more, FiberLight maintains over 17,000 backbone access points, 1,700 on-net locations, and a presence in nearly 100 data centers nationwide. In...

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Global Capacity Names New Chief Technology Officer

Tony Thakur has been announced as the newest member of Global Capacity’s executive leadership team. A 25-year industry veteran, Thakur, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer for the leading connectivity as a service company, assuming responsibility for all aspects of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™ network strategy, architecture, engineering and planning. A longtime Ethernet champion with extensive data network engineering and operations experience, Mr. Thakur most recently held the position of Vice President of Engineering and Technology for TelePacific Communications. In that role, he provided strategic direction, technology selection and product development support for next-generation services, including IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) wide-area Ethernet. Mr. Thakur has also held various executive positions at leading network and technology companies, including Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations at CENX and Vice President of Network Technologies and Systems for tw telecom. Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, commented, “Tony is a proven leader with an impressive record of implementing and managing advanced telecommunications networks and technologies; we look forward to leveraging that experience at Global Capacity. His track record will be invaluable as we continue to invest in our next-generation network services, expand our Ethernet architecture and deliver Cloud enabling services and technologies.” “I am excited to join such an innovative technology company,” stated Mr. Thakur about his appointment to CTO. “Global Capacity is expanding...

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Meet the Press at ITW 2016

Originally posted on Data Center POST For the second year running, International Telecoms Week (ITW), the premier meeting place for the international wholesale telecom community, is hosting an event Press Room featuring distinguished media organizations from across the globe. International telecom PR and marketing consulting firm, iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), has once again been selected to exclusively manage all press activities during this year’s ninth annual show, which is being held in downtown Chicago, May 8-11. With its 2015 event attracting over 6,300 delegates from 1,900+ companies and more than 148 countries, ITW is widely regarded as the marquee event for innovative telecom organizations, thought-leaders and influencers. ITW 2016 is poised to be the most successful year yet, with extensive networking opportunities, an exhibition area with over 120 exhibit booths, and multiple conference sessions, including a keynote address from Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak. Organized and managed by Capacity Media, the ITW 2016 Press Room will help convey your company’s story through real-time updates and breaking news via Capacity Daily, ITW’s show daily magazine. Prestigious media and trade industry outlets, including Chicago Inno, Data Center POST, Light Reading, Telecom Review North America, Telecompetitor, Discerning Analytics, TechDay, QuinStreet, and more will be attending on-site as well as virtually courtesy of the Press Room’s new virtual attendance feature. To read the full article, view it on the Data Center POST website here....

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Localization: The Holy Grail of Connectivity

By: Laurie Samper, Contributing Editor, TelecomNewsroom The quest for the Holy Grail is an epic search by the knights of King Arthur that has been the center of folklore for hundreds of years. However, this age-old idea of discovering an elusive solution to all of life’s dilemmas isn’t just a thing of fables. It’s a pursuit that lives on today, as we all attempt to find our own “Holy Grail” manifested in new and unique methods, services or technologies that make our lives easier.30 When it comes to the Internet, the industry frequently finds itself requiring its own Holy Grail in the midst of many hurdles that delay its proliferation. For Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content companies, the ultimate mission is to provide the fastest, most secure and reliable Internet connectivity possible for an enhanced user experience, and to do so in such a way that the providers themselves can lower transit costs and reduce potential churn. Until now, this ability — just like the Holy Grail — was the stuff of legend. As more consumers demand the “Internet of Everywhere” and the sheer volume of connected “things” vastly outnumbers the human population, traditional network architecture simply won’t be able to support the increasing amount of bandwidth-intensive traffic traversing its pipes. In their search for a solution, forward-thinking providers today believe they have found the answer – and it...

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Colocation – An Enabler for Business Growth

Originally posted on Data Center POST By Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort Trends such as Internet of things (IoT), digitization, cloud, mobility and social media have been responsible for the exponential growth of data and higher complexity of enterprise computing workloads. One of the biggest challenges companies face today is increased demand on their data centers. However, building or expanding their own data center facility could become quite expensive for businesses. To add to this, the ever-increasing security threats, newer technologies and compliance requirements has pushed many companies in the UAE to look at colocation services as an alternative to increase business agility and flexibility, reduce carbon footprint and most importantly save costs. Though larger organizations have extensive financial and human resources to cover costs, maintain and monitor the facility 24/7, it’s almost impossible for SMBs to do the same. With today’s economic slowdown, even large organizations find it challenging to expand data center facilities, continuously purchase new hardware and software and upgrade employee skills. CIOs are now required to study the total cost of investment (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) before making big investment decisions on new data center facilities or upgrading their existing one. Also, hosting servers in-house can put a business at an additional risk of downtime since internal IT does not often provide guaranteed SLAs and 24/7 Support. Hence, organizations in cities like Dubai...

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JMA Wireless Sponsoring Two Prominent DAS Focused Events

Attendees can learn about leading-edge wireless innovations at DASpedia and NEDAS Liverpool, NY – March 28, 2016 — JMA Wireless, a global leader of wireless communications solutions, will be sponsoring the DASpedia wireless seminar and networking event on March 28 at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley, California.  During the following week JMA Wireless will be sponsoring NEDAS (Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association) 2016 Spring In-Building Wireless Summit at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City on April 5-6. ”We are proud to be involved with these two key organizations,” stated Todd Landry, Corporate Vice President of Product and Market Strategy at JMA Wireless. “Their events provide our team with great educational opportunities as well as the chance to network and collaborate with other industry professionals.” DASpedia is expected to host over 250 attendees who will participate in a half day seminar and an evening networking event.  Professionals from local enterprises, wireless carriers, DAS OEMs, system integrators, distributors and contractors will be in attendance. The NEDAS 2016 Spring In-Building Wireless Summit will bring together over 400 attendees who will participate in pre-event training sessions and panel discussions concerning the evolving landscape of in-building wireless solutions and technologies.  In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor of the event, JMA Wireless also will be conducting a training workshop on Tuesday, April 5th to educate attendees on...

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Bare Metal Switching Stall Continues; Data Center Networking Market Up 6 Percent in 2015

Originally posted on Data Center POST By Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director, data center, cloud and SDN, IHS Technology Analysis The global data center network equipment market, including data center Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers (ADCs) and WAN optimization appliances (WOAs), grew 6 percent in 2015 from 2014, to $11.8 billion. White box bare metal switch port shipment growth has stalled for the moment as the large cloud service providers (CSPs) transition to Tomahawk-based units supporting 25GE and 100GE, which just started shipping in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015. The trend towards purpose-built switches continued in 2015. However, longer term bare metal switching is expected to erode demand for purpose-built switches as the new generation of now-shipping Broadcom switching silicon, which adds 25/50GE to the mix of port speeds in the data center, becomes available from traditional network vendors in the form of branded Ethernet and bare metal switches. This will give data center operators the option to deploy open networks using bare metal switching with comparable risk. To read the full article, view it on the Data Center POST website...

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