Monthly Archives: May 2016

Will Quantum Computation Destroy the Colocation Data Center Industry?

Originally posted on Data Center POST by Jeff Plank

colocation-data-centersQuantum computing is coming. It will make headlines any day now. And when it comes in force the data center colocation industry will need to adapt with it.

Host in Ireland to Unveil ‘Irish Pavilion’ at Datacloud Europe 2016 in Monaco, June 8-9

Event Coincides with Host in Ireland Being Recognized as the Only Non-Governmental Nominee for the Data Center and Cloud 2016 EMEA ‘Location of the Year’ Award


host-in-ireland-logo1DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 31,
2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its participation at Datacloud Europe 2016, taking place June 8-9 at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Host in Ireland will be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference and alongside partner companies Future-Tech, Cork Internet Exchange, IDA Ireland, Primary Integration, and CBRE will be a featured organization in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.  In its 12th year, Datacloud Europe 2016 is the Continent’s premier global IT infrastructure and cloud event.

China Telecom and Hutchison Global Communications Sign IPX Peering Arrangement to Enable Greater Mobile Operator Coverage in China

Originally posted to Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

China TelecomOn Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) President of International and Carrier Business, Andrew Kwok, and China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) Executive Vice PresidenDatat, Ou Yan, met in the International Telecoms Week (ITW) Press Room to sign an official peering agreement between their unique Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) networks. This collaboration will enable HGC’s service provider and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) customers to expand their coverage across mainland China, generating the opportunity to reach more than 200 individual mobile users via a highly diversified network. In addition, CTG’s global coverage will be extended by way of the expansive Hutch-IPX network reach.

Webair Completes New Physical and Virtual Meet-Me Rooms in Its NY1 Data Center

Webair-LogoWebair announced that it has completed the build of its new Meet-Me Room (MMR) and corresponding network fabric platform in its NY1 data center.  The MMR enables Webair to enhance its direct, secure and fast connectivity to premier carrier hotels, leading cloud providers, and global Internet exchanges, in addition to an expansive suite of fully managed infrastructure solutions deployed on-premises. A driving force for the build-out was the unprecedented growth of premier carriers building into the facility. 

Compu Dynamics Expands with the Opening of a New Beltsville, Maryland Sales and Operations Center

CompuDynamicsCompu Dynamics announced it is opening a new sales and operations center in Beltsville, Maryland, which is the company’s first expansion outside of Northern Virginia, and is dedicated to servicing the existing Washington, D.C. and Maryland client base as well as supporting the continued growth of the organization. The new 3,000-square-foot Beltsville, Maryland office is strategically located to service government, enterprise, and third-party data center providers. 

GTT to Present at June Investor Conferences

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, May 25, 2016 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the following investor conferences in June:

Standing Out in the Cloud

Originally posted to Equinix by Maurice Mortell,

cloud-1Garry Connolly is president of Host in Ireland, an organization dedicated to promoting Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets. I spoke with him about what makes the country stand out from the crowd. We also talked about how Irish customers stand to benefit from Equinix’s recent acquisition of TelecityGroup.

Extending the Edge: New Thinking on Data Security

Originally posted on Data Center POST

Mike SprungerSecurity, like most aspects of IT infrastructure, has historically been a siloed function. Focused on protecting data, applications, network connections, and with the advent of BYOD (bring your own device) policies, network endpoints, it is a practice that, for most companies, evolved in a reactive fashion – new technology acquired and implemented based on a specific need.

It is not uncommon for a medium-to-large company to have 50 or more different security technologies in place. While fiscally inefficient, this approach has been somewhat effective up to this point in dealing with the types of attacks launched against it.

ZenFi Shortlisted for Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy Award at Leading Lights

ZenFiOn Monday, May 23, the telecommunications community will gather at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas, for the 12th annual Leading Lights awards program, one of the industry’s top recognition ceremonies. It will be a night to honor companies and executives across 30 categories for their work in next-generation communications applications, services and technologies.

SQUAN Acquires Strong Tower Communications

SquanSQUAN, a leading telecommunications infrastructure service provider has acquired the assets of Strong Tower Communications, LLC (Strong). Strong provides wireless macro services including new site builds, fiber delivery and testing, maintenance, and program management to wireless telecommunications companies.