Category Archives: COMPTEL

Speaker Spotlight: Global Capacity’s Brandon Pemberton Talks Cloud Connectivity

Originally posted by: Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing at Global Capacity

Global CapacityThe IT organization as we know it is changing, with more businesses fostering a Cloud-first strategy and moving their mission-critical IT assets off premise to third-party data centers and colocation facilities. Research from IDC indicates that more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations. This momentum will continue to mount in 2017, when 60% of the data center-based IT assets that companies rely on to conduct business and deliver services will be in colocation, hosting and cloud data centers according to IDC.

The Future of the Industry Lies at the Edge

As originally written and published on Data Center POST

logo-newINCOMPAS™, formerly known as COMPTEL, recently held a CEO panel discussion at its Fall Business Expo in San Francisco, which brought together more than 1,500 attendees for four days of education and deal-making., Chip Pickering, the panel moderator and organization’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX®, who joined Chris Ancell of XO Communications, and Laura Thomas of TNCI, to share insights on the future of competition in the data center, Over-the-Top (OTT), cloud, Unified Communications (UC), and networking subsectors. 

“We were fortunate to see a little before it happened, the fact that Over-the-Top wasn’t a fad, but that it would truly change the way people consumed everything,” Mr. Brouckman said, in describing the origin of EdgeConneX’s vision. He pointed to the marketplace demands of the ecosystem and, in particular, “The Internet of Everything which requires the Internet of Everywhere,” that is responsible for his company’s aggressive expansion. In fact, between July 2013 and August 2015, EdgeConneX built 23 Edge Data Centers® that are now live in the U.S. That speed-of-light pace is approximately one facility per month.

EdgeConneXHowever, as Brouckman pointed out, a few short years ago no one anticipated just how much traffic the surge in video and OTT content would yield, and how much content would be consumed. No one, perhaps, except Netflix. Today, industry observers predict that traffic will only increase in the years to come. We are on the verge of a yottabyte of data traversing our networks by 2030. A yottabyte, for those unfamiliar with the metric, is one septillion bytes. To put that in perspective, to store a yottabyte of data you would need a data center as big as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, and at the cost of a cool $100 trillion.

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From the Edge to the Cloud: Data Center Highlights from Comptel Plus Fall 2015 (INCOMPAS)

As originally written and published on Data Center POST

drhddbFrom what’s happening at the edge, to simplifying Cloud connectivity, to overcoming mobile traffic challenges of major metros, this Fall’s COMPTEL Plus event in San Francisco – now INCOMPAS – was chock-full of answers to some of the industry’s most pressing data center-related questions and challenges.

ZenFi Networks to Speak at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015

ZenFi CEO, Ray La Chance, to Discuss Metro Small Cell and Cloud-RAN Deployment Monday, October 19

ZenFi LogoNew York, NY – October 16, 2015ZenFi Networks, New York City’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its CEO, Ray La Chance, will present the session “Enabling Small Cells and Cloud-RAN for Metro Market Connectivity with the New All-Access Network” at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015 Business Expo.

TXW Offers Unique Perspective on Project-Focused Professional Services

TXWOnboarding the right professionals to execute temporary network engineering initiatives can be pressure-ridden and time-consuming for any engineering and operations professional, particularly when dealing with the added notions of time-sensitivity, staff reductions and financial strain.  Leading engineering professional services and consulting company TXW Solutions (TXW), started by 20-year IT and telecommunications veteran Don Eben, works closely with customers to overcome this challenge by providing them with the flexibility to utilize project-focused professional services across all facets of Network Engineering and Planning; Circuit Provisioning and Grooming; Operations and Support; and System Architecture, Migration and Integration.

ZenFi Networks, Inc. to Participate at COMPTEL PLUS Business Expo 2015 April 12-15

ZenFi President and CEO, Ray La Chance, to Speak on the Wireless Ecosystem and Next-Generation Networks

ZenFi LogoNew York, NY – April 8, 2015ZenFi Networks, New York’s premier provider of dedicated fiber optic network for mobile fronthaul and backhaul connectivity, announces today that its President and CEO, Ray La Chance, will participate on the panel “The Wireless Ecosystem and Next-Generation Networks”, part of the Wireless and the Internet of Things track during the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners, COMPTEL PLUS Business Expo 2015.