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Month: July 2016

HostingCon Spotlight: Kirill Bensonoff, Founder of Unigma, Talks Cloud

Originally posted to CloudPost. Recently, Data Center POST spoke with Unigma’s Founder, Kirill Bensonoff about the problems Unigma is attempting to solve, key market trends pushing companies to the cloud and what Mr. Bensonoff accomplished at HostingCon, the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. The conference took place between July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Q and A with Data Center Post’s Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: Tell our readers Unigma: What do you do and what problems are you looking to solve? Unigma,...

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HostingCon Spotlight: Host in Ireland’s Founder and President, Garry Connolly, Discusses the Organization’s “5 Ps” and Greatest Accomplishments

Originally posted to Data Center Post. Data Center POST had the opportunity to speak with Garry Connolly, Host in Ireland’s Founder and President, during HostingCon Global 2016, which took place between July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The conference is the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. In our Q&A, Mr. Connolly speaks about recent developments at Host in Ireland and their biggest accomplishments. Q and A with Data Center Post’s Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question:  What is Host in Ireland and...

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Movers & Shakers: 10 Innovators North of the Rack

Originally posted to Data Center Dynamics by Sebastian Moss Open source, cognitive solutions and big data analytics – here are ten software heavyweights behind the data center software revolution With software taking control of the upper layers of the data center, we profile some of the leaders responsible for the ongoing software transformation. In the following pages we profile ten of the people that are taking advantage of this data center software explosion, with a short fact-file on each. This is by no means a comprehensive list but it does include many of the players we think are making a difference. To read the full article please click...

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Wilcon Receives SSAE 16/SOC 1 Type II Attestation and HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Report

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 — KirkpatrickPrice announced today that Wilcon, a fiber optic and data center infrastructure provider, has demonstrated through an independent review of their information security control structure, their compliance with the SSAE 16/SOC 1 Type II Audit Standards, as well as the HIPAA Security Rule. The completion of these engagements provides evidence that Wilcon has a strong commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by demonstrating they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place to protect consumer data and comply with industry standards and regulations. In a SOC 1 Type II Report, the Independent Auditor evaluates the Service Organization’s control systems relevant to the client’s internal control, reports on management’s description of the Service Organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls throughout a specified period of time, and offers a description of the tests of the controls and results of the tests. SSAE 16 provides CPAs with guidelines for evaluating, testing, and reporting the controls of the Service Organization, which are then used by their clients’ auditors to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls at the service provider, relevant to their own control environment. Intended to aid Service Organizations in eliminating potential errors to client information, the standard ensures efficiency in their controls. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Security Rule is a...

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FiberLight Announces New Fiber Construction to Connect Texas Networks

On July 26, 2016, FiberLight announced that the company will continue to invest in its Texas-based network. Moving forward, FiberLight will provide low-latency transport to growing rural communities across Texas. The expansion will establish additional low-latency connectivity between its Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston (DASH) footprint, and areas across the western part of its network including Amarillo, Abilene, Midland, Lubbock, Odessa, San Angelo and surrounding areas. The project will enable direct high-bandwidth transport capabilities into data centers in Houston and Dallas, as well as across FiberLight’s southeastern network. The expansion will be a major asset for regional service providers and enterprises located in western Texas. “FiberLight continues to invest in Texas to meet the growing demand for state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure from business communities throughout the state,” stated Jim Lynch, FiberLight Chief Executive Officer. “Relocation, expansion and innovation drive broadband needs in Texas.  FiberLight is at the forefront of providing secure and flexible fiber optic services to meet this rapidly increasing demand.” FiberLight first began expanding its network in 2012. Since that time, the company has provided high-capacity optical transport services and dark fiber to local underserved school districts, regional data centers and businesses. FiberLight’s wide network reach and high-bandwidth infrastructure have also been advantageous for local carriers and utility companies. “By connecting our West Texas network directly into Dallas, FiberLight is taking yet another step to tie the 10,000 miles in its...

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EdgeConneX® Joins Host in Ireland

EdgeConneX® is now a strategic partner of Host in Ireland, the global initiative for encouraging businesses to host digital assets on the Emerald Isle. Ireland is now a prime location for hosting data. Its data center industry provides enhanced connectivity, cost control, security and renewable energy for businesses of all sizes. Host in Ireland, which operates out of Dublin and through satellite offices in New York, defines five key elements (called the “5 Ps”) as the foundation of its success: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power. In joining Host in Ireland, EdgeConneX will support the group’s mission and Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation at EdgeConneX, has been named to Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee supports all aspects of the Host in Ireland initiative through strategic guidance, collaboration and business advocacy efforts. “We are delighted to welcome EdgeConneX to Host in Ireland’s growing team of distinguished partner companies,” Host in Ireland Founder and President Garry Connolly stated following the announcement. “The company’s leading edge-of-network infrastructure solutions are expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, and represent a much-needed paradigm shift. Meanwhile, we extend a warm welcome to Mr. Lawson-Shanks, who has been designing and deploying industry-leading data center solutions in both the UK and the U.S. for over 25 years, to Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee.” Lawson-Shanks also expressed his excitement...

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HostingCon Spotlight: Leon Kuperman, CTO of ZENEDGE, Discusses Cybersecurity and the Launch of Its Single IP Protection

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Kathy Xu. Data Center POST recently spoke with ZENEDGE’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Leon Kuperman about the launch of the company’s Single IP Protection, and what ZENEDGE is hoping to accomplish at HostingCon. The conference, taking place between July 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, is the largest gathering of the hosting and cloud services community in the world. Q and A with Data Center Post’s Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: Tell our readers about ZENEDGE. What do you do...

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HostingCon Spotlight: GTT CMO Gina Nomellini Talks Growth and Keeping Pace with the Global Cloud Networking Industry

Originally posted to Data Center Post by Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu. Data Center POST recently spoke with Gina Nomellini, Chief Marketing Officer of GTT Communications, Inc (GTT). In this Q&A, Ms. Nomellini discusses how GTT won the ACG 2016 “Growth Company of the Year” award. We also explored topics such as keeping pace with the global cloud networking industry and upcoming developments for GTT. GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network connects to any location in the world and with any application in the cloud. Their cloud networking services provide a better way for multinational clients to reach the cloud. GTT is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., metro area and has offices in London, Hong Kong, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Phoenix, Frankfurt, Cagliari, Pittsburgh, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia and Belfast. To read more, click...

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