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Month: April 2017

Looking for a Data Center with Renewable Energy in Silicon Valley?

Renewable energy has emerged as a top demand for businesses seeking data center providers, especially for those located in or around Silicon Valley. Just recently, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Silicon Valley facility is now purchasing 100 percent renewable power for all of its electricity consumption. Infomart is one of many companies that have made public commitments to procure 100 percent renewable power by a certain time, and a list of these influential organizations can be found at RE100. According to RE100, the private sector now accounts for about half of the world’s electricity consumption. Switching this demand to renewables will greatly accelerate the transformation of the global energy market and will aid in the transition to a low carbon economy. Another purchasing coalition leadership example is the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and its Future of Internet Power initiative that has established standards and principals for sourcing renewal energy for data centers with a goal of creating an Internet that is entirely powered by renewable energy. Infomart Silicon Valley has met the challenge set forth by BSR in 2017, and it has done so in a way that is transparent and repeatable so that other companies can follow. Of course, the definition of renewable energy tends to change by state and jurisdiction. The California Energy Commission has an official benchmark Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), which is one...

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Does Your Juniper Networks Partner Have the Necessary Design, Security and Troubleshooting Expertise?

Professional services organizations that assist companies to assess, design and deploy network solutions are crtical to shortening the time it takes to bring revenue-generating opportunities to market. Additionally, rolling out automated and scalable networks in a way that adheres to security best practices is not only strategically sound but necessary to enable desired business outcomes and achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction. Myriad Supply recently announced today that it is an authorized Professional Services Partner of Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR). The Juniper Professional Services Partner authorization demonstrates Myriad’s ability to provide strategic direction and professional services to clients, and to develop complex, innovative solutions integrating Juniper Networks’ technologies. Currently, Myriad holds Elite status in the Juniper Partner Advantage Program (JPA) and is one of only 31 authorized Juniper Professional Services partners in North America. “We are honored to receive the opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with Juniper Networks as an authorized Professional Services Partner,” commented Andrew Fisher, Founder and CEO of Myriad, about the announcement. “At Myriad, we have worked tirelessly to achieve a high level of specialization to deliver superior professional services to our clients. We now look forward to providing enhanced services and solutions by leveraging Juniper training, workshops and enablement access.” Following its successful completion of a formal audit by an independent third-party auditor, Myriad received the Juniper Professional Services Specialization (PSS) designation. The audit...

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Hot off the Presses: ITW Welcomes Media to ITW 2017

For the third consecutive year, representatives from global accredited media organizations are invited to participate in the Press Room at International Telecoms Week (ITW), taking place May 14-17, 2017 in Chicago. More than 6,500 delegates representing over 1,900 companies from all areas of the wholesale community will converge at ITW, the wholesale telecommunications industry’s largest annual event, produced by Capacity Media. Exclusively managed by iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), the ITW Press Room, sponsored by CHT Holdings, Peerless Network and QTS, will be located in the Swiss Tower, Lucerne conference room of the Swissȏtel, presenting the unique opportunity for attendees to interact with participating press face-to-face on-site. Attending organizations are also welcome to submit their press releases and news to be included in the ITW Show Daily, a magazine distributed to event participants throughout the course of the four-day event. Be sure to submit your press release or media kit before 11:59 PM on Friday, May 12. Just in case you don’t make that deadline, collateral can be emailed daily or dropped off in the Press Room during normal hours of operation. “The support and networking opportunities provided by the Press Room have continued to receive positive feedback, which is why we continue to bring it back each year,” shared Rosalind Irving, CEO of Capacity Media. “We expect to facilitate more meaningful dialogues between our community and the press, and...

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IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East): Where C-Level Decision-Makers Shape the Future of Our Digital Economy

Across the globe, the data center industry is experiencing major growth. In fact, a new report from 451 Research projects that the colocation data center market will reach $36 billion by the end of this year. Much of this explosive data center growth is a result of the increased adoption of cloud computing throughout various organizations. According to research firm, IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to a whopping $141 billion in 2019, further necessitating additional facilities to power the cloud. During this time of explosive growth, IMN is presenting the 7th Annual Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (East) at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C., June 8-9, 2017. This forum is designed to address the critical business issues faced by many colocation and cloud service providers and data center executives by focusing on four key themes: Optimizing Business Models and Strategies for Growth; Expanding to New Service Offerings and Revenue Opportunities; Cost-Effective Infrastructure Investment, Future-Proofing and Security Measures; and Cost Reduction and Mitigation Strategies. Cloud and data center professionals as well as other stakeholders will gather to discuss various challenges as they attend a range of educational sessions led by industry thought-leaders including Hunter Newby, Owner of Newby Ventures, Stephen Belomy, SVP U.S. West Coast of Etix Everywhere, Sagi Brody, CTO of...

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Datacloud Europe 2017 Europe’s Biggest Cloud Event Returns to Monaco

The use of cloud computing throughout Europe is rapidly growing, with estimates indicating market growth to €44.8 billion by 2020, five times that of 2013. In addition, to support this growth and provide the necessary space for enterprise functions, the European data center market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1 percent from 2016 to 2022 according to Market Research & Statistics. These forecasts set the stage for BroadGroup’s Datacloud Europe 2017 Global Congress & Exhibition, taking place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on June 6-8, 2017. As the premier networking and deal making event for data center and cloud leaders as well as their customers and investors, this forum brings together solutions providers, location agencies, power companies, infrastructure and connectivity leaders, data center service firms, cooling specialists, investors, data center audit firms, and government agencies. For 13 years, Datacloud Europe, formerly known as Datacentres Europe, has served as a beacon for high quality content, offering thought-leadership across cloud markets and technologies while performing a critical role as an international networking opportunity for industry professionals. This year’s event will feature a compelling line-up of speaking sessions, including the featured Data Centre Forum panel presented by the Infrastructure Masons with participants Christian Belady, General Manager Data Center Services, Microsoft; Dean Nelson, Head of Compute, Uber: and Joe Kava, VP of Data Centers, Google....

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Simplify Application Delivery with Managed SD-WAN

Enterprises today must deliver business applications to end users reliably and cost-effectively, and many are choosing to streamline the process using managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions. According to IDC, the global SD-WAN market for infrastructure and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 93 percent between 2015 and 2020, reaching $6 billion. One company that recently launched a new managed SD-WAN service is GTT Communications, Inc.  GTT’s new managed SD-WAN service expands the breadth and flexibility of its cloud networking services, thus supporting the rapid growth of enterprise network traffic while also connecting people across organizations and around the world. The managed SD-WAN service utilizes a Tier 1 IP network that is ranked top five in the world. The service offers a broad portfolio of diverse last mile connectivity to any location, as well as extensive connectivity to leading cloud service providers across over 300 global points of presence (PoP). GTT’s new service leverages VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology, which enables dynamic bandwidth management and optimized application performance, plus the ability to integrate cost-effective network technologies into the corporate WAN while simplifying network control, especially for branch locations. “As enterprise traffic continues to grow rapidly, GTT is committed to delivering cloud networking services that are application-aware and responsive to ever-increasing bandwidth demands,” explained Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “We are pleased to partner...

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GTT Announces Earnings Call for First Quarter 2017

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 – GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet that day, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. What: GTT’s First Quarter 2017 Financial Results Conference Call When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time Where: Via phone by dialing +1.844.875.6916 or +1.412.317.6714 and asking for the GTT call, or via webcast. To preregister, go to DiamondPassLink. Callers who preregister will be given a conference passcode and unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may preregister at any time, including up to and after the call start time. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available for one week and may be accessed by calling +1.877.344.7529 or +1.412.317.0088 and using the passcode 10101946. The webcast will be archived in the investor relations section of 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...

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GTT to Speak at UCaaS Capital Conference

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Chris McKee, general counsel and EVP of corporate development, will be speaking at the UCaaS Capital Conference. The event is co-hosted by the Cloud Communications Alliance and Q Advisors, and will focus on Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) as well as topics including valuations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and managed services. The conference will take place on Thursday, April 27, at the Executive Conference Center in New York City. Mr. McKee will speak on a panel titled Mergers & Acquisitions — What’s Hot and What’s Not at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time. The panel will be moderated by Gerry DeHaven, partner at Q Advisors, and will examine recent trends and projections for the future of technology M&A. GTT’s participation on this panel highlights its success in M&A, which has been a key contributor to the company’s growth across revenue, services and infrastructure year over year. “Since our founding in 2005, GTT has a successful history of accelerating our growth through strategic acquisition,” stated Mr. McKee. “Our view is that there are currently unprecedented opportunities to distinguish ourselves as a challenger brand and grow market share. We will execute on these initiatives through our continued focus on providing services to multinational clients and completing and integrating additional M&A opportunities that...

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