Monthly Archives: March 2016

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

FiberLight LogoHigh-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.

Global Capacity Names New Chief Technology Officer

Tony ThakurTony 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.

Meet the Press at ITW 2016

Originally posted on Data Center POST

ITW 2016_Book Now_033016For 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.

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.

Colocation – An Enabler for Business Growth

Originally posted on Data Center POST

By Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort

ehostingTrends 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.

JMA Wireless Sponsoring Two Prominent DAS Focused Events

Attendees can learn about leading-edge wireless innovations at DASpedia and NEDAS

JMALogos Color versionsLiverpool, 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.

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

Metal switch rev growthThe 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.

Agenda Announced – NEDAS Spring In-Building Wireless Summit April 5 – 6

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Interview with Suchita Nagale, VP of information technology for Vision Solutions

Originally posted on Data Center POST

On April 16, 2016, extended support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 ends. As we become closer to the end-of-life, what are businesses risking by delaying migration?

SQL_Server_Migration (1)If a business has not migrated by that time and continues to run an outdated server, the implications can be dire: loss of access to critical security updates; higher costs to maintain legacy IT products; compliance issues due to obsolete infrastructure; critical applications running in an unsupported environment; and inability to upgrade outdated hardware.

Standard Chartered Bank Becomes Lead Institutional Investor in Chayora with a $73M USD Stake

ChayoraAn agreement has been reached between Chayora Holdings Limited and Standard Chartered Bank Principal Finance Real Estate (“SCB PFRE”), that will make SCB PFRE, a unit of Standard Chartered PLC (LONDON: STAN), the lead institutional investor in Chayora, a Hong Kong-based developer of large-scale, world-class designed and highly scalable data center parks.