Monthly Archives: April 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

Direct Access Power: An Enabler of Data Center Sustainability

Direct Access (DA) power allows energy users to competitively source electricity directly from third-party energy suppliers, while still remaining power distribution service customers of a utility. This enables businesses to capture the full benefits of deregulation and aids their strategic energy procurement process.  For Infomart Data Centers, it allows the provider to be more sustainable and also yield substantial electricity savings that it can ultimately pass through to tenants.

This is a unique offering for a data center provider; one that earned Infomart the 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award from TMC.  Infomart buys power on the open market, directly from the same suppliers that sell to utility companies. This allows the company to offer a custom energy mix based on specific property and customer requirements.

Connectivity, the New Pillar of the Global Economy

Connectivity has emerged as a top need for global enterprises today, and this demand is only going to intensify as businesses continue to increase their reliance on cloud services and applications.

Italy-based network and cloud services provider Enter is working to enhance connectivity, and recently announced a major collaborative effort with Megaport (USA) Inc. The collaboration will enable near-instant, readily available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network.

Seeking an Easier Way to Manage Multiple Cloud Services?

An increasing number of enterprises today are leveraging cloud services to streamline business-critical operations. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, data center traffic associated with cloud consumer and business applications is growing at a CAGR of 30 percent, while global cloud IP traffic is expected to account for more than 92 percent of total data center traffic by 2020.

However, as businesses increase their reliance on the cloud many are finding it difficult to manage these disparate services. Businesses in this situation can find help from companies like TELEHOUSE, which recently announced the launch of its new solution Telehouse Cloud Link here in the United States. Currently available in the EMEA region, Telehouse Cloud Link is a multi-cloud connectivity exchange that allows enterprises to manage multiple cloud services through a single, secure and dedicated private connection.

High Stakes Casinos Manage Indoor Air Quality, and Patrons and Employees Take Notice

Managing the presence of tobacco smoke for a healthier indoor air environment is not only critical for the health and comfort of casino patrons and employees but ultimately to its financial viability as well. An environment free of odors is so high stakes that progressive casinos seek air purification assistance from companies like Plasma Air International, a leading provider of indoor air quality solutions.

One gaming facility that recently worked with Plasma Air International is Lucky Dog Casino, which is located north of Shelton, Washington, on the Skokomish Reservation. The casino, which caters to smoking and non-smoking patrons, had received multiple complaints from customers and employees regarding tobacco smoke and associated odors.

ZenFi to Sponsor and Speak at Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association NYC Spring Summit

CEO Ray LaChance to Discuss Building Out Wireless Infrastructure to Meet Current and Future Demand

New York, NY – April 13, 2017 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will speak at the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association NYC Spring Summit on April 20 at 4:15 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.  Mr. LaChance will also be available to share insights on how ZenFi, an event sponsor, enables wireless connectivity in an increasingly wireless and broadband-connected world.

Hybrid Cloud Management Has Never Been Easier

Hybrid cloud has emerged as a top enterprise connectivity trend. In fact, according to a recent study from Right Scale, hybrid cloud is the preferred enterprise strategy in 2017.

While interest in hybrid cloud has been growing for several years, many enterprises are still finding it difficult to get started due to deployment and management complexities. But now, these processes are much easier to handle thanks to a new partnership between leading enterprise cloud solutions provider Unitas Global, global interconnection and data center company Equinix, and Microsoft Azure™.