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Month: September 2016

Global Capacity to Speak on the Evolution of the Enterprise WAN to Simplify Cloud Connectivity

Mary Stanhope, VP of Global Marketing, to Join Leadership Panel at WAN Summit London Waltham, MA, USA, September 29, 2016 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its Vice President of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will present at WAN Summit London, taking place October 18-19.  WAN Summit London brings together buyers and providers of enterprise WAN Services to discuss common challenges, gain new perspectives, and explore the latest enterprise network design trends and business demands that shape today’s hybrid WAN strategies. Ms. Stanhope will join executives from GTT Communications, Equinix, Schneider Electric, TeleGeography and Riverbed Technology in the session “Delivering the Cloud to Corporate Customers and Employees.”  This interactive session will provide insights into the growing need and challenges of connecting disparate business sites and users across the globe with application and infrastructure providers as well as data centers and carrier hotels where the Cloud resides.  Discussion points will also address how this need to connect has disrupted traditional, single-technology Wide Area Network (WAN) architectures and created the need for hybrid solutions. “Demand for public, private and hybrid cloud services continues to grow steadily throughout the enterprise sector. We are proud to offer our enterprise customers a flexible, reliable and cost-effective dedicated hybrid network solution to accelerate cloud adoption,” shares Mary Stanhope.  “The flexible, secure, high-performance access connectivity provided by our One Marketplace...

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Content Delivery to Take Center Stage at Capacity North America 2016

Originally posted to Data Center POST, Cloud providers, wholesale carriers, content distributors and providers are set to converge at the 16th annual Capacity North America conference, October 5-6 in Toronto. This is going to be a special conference, as it comes at a critical time for the content delivery industry. Network demands are changing at a rapid pace, as business and residential customers are using more content than ever before. Global video use, for instance, will comprise 77 percent of all Internet traffic by 2019. And 61 percent of all major enterprises are maintaining or increasing their cloud budgets this year. It’s important for organizations to form strategies, services and partnerships for meeting such heavy demands while there is still time. Capacity North America 2016 will be an ideal place to lay the groundwork for future development. To read the full article please click...

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EdgeConneX® to Present at Capacity North America in Toronto

Chief Technical Officer, Don MacNeil, to Speak on How Data Centers are Delivering Content to the Consumer via the Edge Herndon, VA – September 28, 2016 – EdgeConneX®, the leader in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief technical officer, Don MacNeil, will participate on a panel at Capacity North America. The event, which takes place October 5-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, brings together cloud providers, content distributors and providers, and wholesale carriers. On Wednesday, October 5, at 2:15 p.m., Mr. MacNeil will join Eric Luebchow, Associate Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, Andy Audet, Head of Business Development, Americas at Akamai, and Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity for the panel presentation, “Bringing You Closer to the Edge: How Data Centres are Getting Content to the Consumer.” Today’s always-on, digital world has disrupted the very way business networks work. Demand for content is continuing to rise, and more and more industry players are moving the edge of the internet outward.  This session will explore the various approaches service providers are taking to shorten the distance between customers and content to achieve reduced network congestion, lower cost and reduced latency. “Given the rapid adoption of OTT services, the advent of HD video and the explosion of content-enabled devices, the only way to confront the limiting physics of the internet is to eliminate...

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MEF Releases Two White Papers on Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance

MEF just released a pair of new white papers to help businesses understand carrier Ethernet service assurance. Assurance is a foundational element of widely-deployed MEF CE 2.0 (carrier Ethernet) services. It’s very important, especially when considering the widespread business migration to dynamic Third Network services over combined virtual and physical networks powered by technologies, such as LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV technologies. MEF’s white papers provide a comprehensive overview on assurance and performance monitoring best practices across MEF’s body of work. MEF published them to enable service providers to deliver high-value CE services that are fully assured, and to help them provide the service quality that is required to succeed in today’s competitive carrier-to-carrier and competitive business service markets. Here is a look at both white papers: White Paper Part I: An Introduction to Service Assurance and Carrier Ethernet Service Performance Attributes This white paper explores assurance and performance monitoring within the context of CE 2.0 services and addresses the evolving role of performance management with respect to LSO and the Third Network vision. White Paper Part II: How To Measure Carrier Ethernet Performance Attributes Part II investigates the practical methods and considerations for measuring CE service performance. Readers will learn how to measure service quality based on MEF’s global standards. “Assuring network service quality for enterprises and consumers has never been more important,” stated Christopher Cullan,...

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TELEHOUSE announced this week that CloudFlare will join its Los Angeles and New York International Internet Exchanges (NYIIX and LAIIX). CloudFlare – a global content delivery network and Web security provider – accelerates and protects more than 4 million websites. Its global network spans 45 countries and 86 cities. Why is CloudFlare partnering with TELEHOUSE? As CloudFlare Head of Infrastructure Nitin Rao explained following the announcement, TELEHOUSE will help CloudFlare take its global network presence to the next level. “CloudFlare has a commitment to open peering and currently participates at more than 150 Internet Exchanges across the globe,” said Rao. “We are dedicated to improving the speed and reliability of the four million Internet applications that use our network across the United States. Working with TELEHOUSE will enable us to expand and strengthen our global network presence.” TELEHOUSE will also benefit from the addition of CloudFlare. “The CloudFlare brand has great name recognition and having them join TELEHOUSE’s Internet Exchange Points gives tremendous value to our peering members,” stated Akio Sugeno, VP of Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development at TELEHOUSE. “I strongly encourage any network to join NYIIX or LAIIX and publicly peer with CloudFlare.” TELEHOUSE, it should be noted, is growing very quickly. Peering traffic at NYIIX, for instance, has been steadily increasing at an average rate of 20 percent and peak traffic has climbed over 50...

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Plasma Air Launches Nationwide Equipment Leasing Program

Flexible Leasing Options Targeted at Casinos to Provide Cutting-Edge Air Purification Technologies at an Affordable Cost Stamford, CT, USA, September 27, 2016 – Plasma Air International, the leading innovator in indoor air quality solutions, today announces the launch of its nationwide equipment leasing program.  Focused on the needs of casino owners and operators, this new offering will provide flexible leasing options for Plasma Air customers seeking to utilize cutting-edge air purification technologies at an affordable cost. Plasma Air’s new leasing program allows users to avoid a large capital expenditure associated with the purchase of air purification equipment.  Instead, customers may now utilize operating budgets to provide superior indoor air quality through Plasma Air’s flexible equipment leasing options.  In addition to providing and installing the technology, Plasma Air also offers free maintenance for leasing customers, including annual tube replacement and an extension of the equipment’s warranty for the full term of the lease. To launch this new offering, Plasma Air has begun implementation of its leasing program at multiple casinos across the U.S.  As customers show increasing interest in leasing, the tube-style bipolar ionizers are among the most popular equipment options.  With plans for implementation nationwide, this program is the first-of-its-kind in the casino air purification industry and is not available from competing manufacturers. “We are very excited to offer new leasing options to our customers, making it easier for...

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Global Capacity to Speak on the Value and Flexibility of a Network Marketplace for Connecting at the Edge

Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, to Join Industry Leader Panel at Capacity North America 2016 Waltham, MA, USA, September 26, 2016 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its participation at Capacity North America 2016, taking place October 5-6 in Toronto, Canada.  Capacity North America is the premiere C-level networking event for the North American wholesale communication community, bringing together wholesale carriers, cloud providers, and content distributers and providers for two days of education and networking opportunities. Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, will join industry professionals from Akamai and EdgeConneX® on the panel “Bringing You Closer to The Edge: Getting the Content to the Consumer,” taking place Wednesday, October 5 at 4:45 PM.  The session, moderated by Eric Luebchow, Associate Equity Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, will explore how today’s always-on, digital world has disrupted the very way that networks work, and the different approaches service providers are taking at the network edge to achieve improved performance, lower cost and reduced latency for its customers. “Local, cost-effective access with dedicated, secure, high-performance transport that directly connects to high-demand data centers is a must-have for today’s businesses with growing dependence on Cloud-based services and applications,” comments Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity.  “A marketplace of networks, with its interconnected network fabric and software application platform, provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible network options and...

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Aqua Comms Announces New PoP at Long Island’s 1025Connect

Aqua Comms Limited announced this week the addition of a new point of presence (PoP) at 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation. As Aqua Comms Chief Executive Officer Greg Varisco explained following the announcement, the 1025Connect partnership will be very beneficial for Aqua Comms. “This site on our groundbreaking cable system adds to our current strategic access points in Dublin, Slough, Manchester, London and New York metro markets,” stated Varisco. “Customers looking for secure, reliable and fast links between the world’s top business hubs have yet another key entry option to the most advanced optical transatlantic solution available. We’re proud to partner with 1025Connect, which offers fast cross-connects to other local and global cable systems in a critical subsea cable launching point.” 1025Connect Managing Director Dan Lunde also spoke highly of the agreement. “Aqua Comms’ AEConnect and 1025Connect share a common word in our names that speaks to our mutual commitment to high performance connectivity between customers, countries and continents,” said Lunde. “This partnership is a natural one, as Aqua Comms’ world-class network solutions require an industry-leading colocation facility in the business capital of the world. We are proud to offer the company’s unique, best-in-class solutions to the industry.” Moving forward, 1025Connect customers will benefit from Aqua Comms’ spectrum and bandwidth services. These services run through the company’s next-generation transatlantic subsea fiber cable...

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