Category Archives: cloud computing

Five Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to the Cloud

Originally posted to CloudPost,

By Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica System

Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze.

However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a cloud-based model? Make sure to take the following considerations into account before making your move:

  1. Will the Cloud Be Compatible?

Before going any further, your company should first determine if the desired application can be moved to the cloud at all. The software itself may be inherently incompatible with cloud platforms, or may require specific hardware that limits vendors’ support. And while some apps are technically compatible, the software license may not allow cloud-based operation.

  1. Is the Cloud Cost-Effective?

Next, your company should weigh the pros and cons of migrating applications to the cloud versus changes in operational costs. Before migrating to the cloud, your business should identify a cloud solution that makes sense for the specific application. In most cases, the cloud is more cost-effective and efficient than running local servers, but sometimes servers make more sense. It’s important to fully understand the application’s pricing model so you don’t end up facing unexpected charges. Additionally, your business should shop around to find a vendor that offers the capabilities your applications require at a reasonable cost.

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HostingCon Global 2017

Where Learning and Networking Set the Stage for Business Growth

The global cloud services market will continue to increase in 2017, meaning cloud and service providers are in a prime position to achieve business growth.

MEF16: Josh Goodell, VP, AT&T – Driving Market Momentum With On-Demand Services

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote by Josh Goodell, Vice President, AT&T Network On Demand – In this keynote, Josh provides a progress report on AT&T’s network transformation and new innovative services  that are enabled by service orchestration (LSO), SDN, and NFV.

Overcoming the Geographical Barriers that Inhibit Bandwidth-Intensive Business Applications

overcoming-the-geographical-barriers-that-inhibit-bandwidth-intensive-business-applicationsNot all areas of the country have equal access to Ethernet, and for enterprise businesses in underserved regions, it can be very difficult to keep up with the competition.

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, has solved this problem by expanding its One Marketplace network backbone with high-speed Ethernet that utilizes Ciena’s® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.

Global Capacity Recognized at MEF16

global-capacity-recognized-at-mef16The Network and Carrier Ethernet community recently gathered for the MEF16 Excellence Awards, a special presentation at MEF16, to recognize service, technology and applications as well as professional excellence and innovation within the field.

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, was presented an MEF16 Excellence Award in the “Best Service Innovation – North America” category for its Ethernet Cloud Connect service.

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

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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.

Chayora to Present on Data Centre Opportunities in China at DCDConverged SE Asia in Singapore

Chayora to Unveil its Shanghai Data Centre Plans at Event Taking Place 14-15 September

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Hong Kong, 12 September 2016 — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, announces today its participation in DCDConverged SE Asia, taking place 14-15 September 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.  During the event, Chayora’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer,  Oliver Jones, will give a presentation on the challenges and opportunities of data centre builds and investments in China on Wednesday, 14 September at 15:50 in Hall 1 of the Convention Centre.

GTT Releases Frost & Sullivan White Paper on the Role of the Network in Cloud Success

gtt-logoMcLean, VA, September 8, 2016GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the release of an executive brief published by market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, titled “Choosing the Right Network Service Provider for Your Global Enterprise.” The white paper outlines why enterprises are turning to the cloud and the importance of the network in a holistic cloud strategy.

Infomart Data Centers to Present at the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit and VERGE 2016

President John Sheputis to Discuss Creating a Renewably Powered Data Center Infrastructure

infomart logoSANTA CLARA, CA – September 7, 2016 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its President, John Sheputis, will speak at the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) hosted by 451 Research, taking place September 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.  Mr. Sheputis will also speak at VERGE 2016, taking place September 19-22, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  HCTS is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, data center and internet infrastructure sectors, while VERGE is a global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world.

Compu Dynamics to Present at the Fourth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit in Dulles, Virginia

President Steve Altizer and Director of Sales and Marketing Dan Ephraim to Speak on Data Center Design and Government Cloud Computing


CompuDynamicsSterling, VA., September 7, 2016
 – Compu Dynamics, a provider of mission-critical electrical, mechanical and infrastructure services for data center and commercial properties, today announces that its President, Steve Altizer, and Director of Sales and Marketing, Dan Ephraim, will present at the Fourth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit.  The premier national event that convenes developers, investors and end-users will take place September 14-16, 2016 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles North Loudon in Dulles, Virginia.