Monthly Archives: February 2017

Inside 1025Connect & DE-CIX

How a New IXP Will Transform Long Island Connectivity

Hunter Newby, Partner/Investor of 1025Connect

1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, has added DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator with multiple platforms across the U.S., including a distributed platform across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro market and an exchange throughout the Dallas, TX metro market. DE-CIX New York, the only major IX platform in the New York market Open-IX certified and one of the top neutral Internet Peering Exchange (IXPs) in the New York metro market, has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) with 1025Connect that serves as host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to the ‘Continental Edge.’

Etix Everywhere Envisions the Future of Smart Data Centers

Charles-Antoine Beyney, CEO, to Present at DCD Enterprise New York

New York — February 28, 2017 — Etix Everywhere, a global data center developer and operator, announces today that its CEO, Charles-Antoine Beyney, will speak at DCD Enterprise New York. The event takes place March 14-15, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY.

On Monday, March 14 at 12:50 p.m. in Hall 3, Mr. Beyney will give a presentation titled, “The Evolution of the Smart Data Center.” With ever-advancing technology and application deployment models, as well as a growing demand for hyper-scalability, always-on connectivity, security and efficiency, the smart data center has evolved from a concept to a highly-valued solution in the market.

10 Programs Leading the Way for Girls in Tech

Originally posted to J. Patrick + Associates by Alysa Wishingrad,

According to The National Center for Women in IT, tech companies with women in management positions achieve 34% higher return of investment.

34% higher return.

And yet women still only occupy 26% of the over 4 million computer science related positions in the country, and account for only 11% of executives in Fortune 500 tech companies.

Preparing for the Unexpected Requires a Viable Disaster Recovery Solution

An adverse event or outage at a data center can happen when it’s least expected, causing prolonged downtime and significant financial loss for an organization. Therefore, every data center needs a reliable disaster recovery plan.

Fortunately, it’s easy to obtain a robust disaster recovery solution by working with a cloud and fully-managed infrastructure provider like Webair. Just recently, Webair announced a partnership with Data Storage Corporation that will enhance its High Availability (HA) Disaster Recovery and overall support capabilities for IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400 and AIX) environments.

Healthcare Providers, Is Your Medical Data Secure in the Cloud?

Medical data is one of the hottest commodities on the black market, typically selling for approximately $14 to $25 per record. Because of this, healthcare providers must take advanced measures to protect electronic personal health information (ePHI), especially when storing data offsite in a hosted cloud facility.

Now it appears healthcare companies are finally getting the message about the need for heightened data security. InTouchMD, for instance, the leading provider of healthcare marketing solutions, recently partnered with Webair to establish a direct fiber connection between Webair’s flagship NY1 data center and InTouchMD’s headquarters in New York. The partnership makes InTouchMD one of the safest and most secure destinations for pharmaceutical industry data.

Connecting and Networking in a Hyper-Connected World

The communications landscape is in a state of rapid transformation, as businesses everywhere are laying the groundwork to compete in a hyper-connected world. For that reason, it’s everyone’s responsibility, from C-level executives to senior service and technology professionals, to stay on top of the latest innovations that are shaping the industry.

One of the best opportunities to catch up about the latest trends in enterprise communications will take place at the MEF17 global networking event, Nov. 13 to 16 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida.

GTT to Present at Pacific Crest 12th Annual Emerging Technology Summit

McLean, VA, February 23, 2017GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the Pacific Crest 12th Annual Emerging Technology Summit taking place in San Francisco. Chris McKee, general counsel and executive vice president, corporate development, will present on February 28 at 10:30 a.m. PST, participate on the “Future of SDN and Network Connectivity” panel at 11:00 a.m. PST, and meet with investors that day.

A webcast of the presentation session and a copy of the company’s latest investor presentation will be available on the company’s website.

About GTT

GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, Internet, managed services and voice services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.

GTT Investor Relations:
Jody Burfening/Carolyn Capaccio

LHA
+1 212 838 3777
ccapaccio@lhai.com

GTT Media Inquiries:

Randall Slack

GTT
+1.908.988.1909
randall.slack@gtt.net

Are You Ready for 5G Connectivity?

Colby Synesael; Cowen Group, Inc.

For the last several years, the telecommunications industry has been eagerly anticipating the arrival of 5G connectivity. It’s always been a matter of when, as opposed to if the technology would become widely adopted.

Now it appears that the wait is over, as some experts, including Colby Synesael, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Cowen Group, Inc., are predicting that 5G  will have a significant impact on the market this year.

The Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association (NEDAS) and iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) recently announced that Mr. Synesael will be the keynote speaker at NEDAS’ fifth annual New York City Summit, taking place April 20, 2017 at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

This theme of the NEDAS NYC Summit is “2017: The Year IoT Demands Infrastructure to be Reshaped Above and Below the Ground.” Mr. Synesael, who specializes in the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries, is uniquely positioned to talk about how 5G will shape the industry this year and into the future.

For instance, in a recent publication titled “Surveying the 5G Landscape: A Sector View of What’s to Come,” Mr. Synesael claimed that the best way to play 5G is to invest in companies that will help facilitate the network buildouts.

“We are very excited to have Colby speak at our New York City summit,” stated Ilissa Miller, president of NEDAS and founder and CEO of iMiller Public Relations. “He has extensive experience and a profound understanding of the wireline and wireless infrastructure needs of the global telecom landscape. The wealth of information Colby can offer to our attendees is expected to be well received by the NEDAS community.”

Mr. Synesael also commented on his upcoming keynote at the NEDAS New York City Summit.

“I’m quite pleased that NEDAS approached me to participate in its event,” shared Mr. Synesael.  “5G mobile networks will significantly affect both the wireless and wireline sectors of the global network infrastructure, and the opportunities and challenges this presents to the marketplace as surveyed in my recent report will be of great interest to NEDAS attendees.”

To learn more about the upcoming NEDAS summit, click here.

Is Your Data Center Secure?

Today, just about every data center provider touts security as a main selling point. But while it’s easy to say that your storage and computing systems are secure, proving it can be much more difficult. For this reason, businesses are strongly encouraged to partner with data center providers whose systems are as secure as they claim to be.

One data center provider that walks the walk is 1547 Datacenters (1547), the retail colocation division of 1547 Critical Systems Realty, which recently announced that it is both Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1 compliant.

GTT Announces Earnings Call for Fourth Quarter 2016

McLean, VA., Feb. 22, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, on Wednesday March 8, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which also will be broadcast live over the internet, that day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.