Category Archives: Data Center Services

SDN-Based Connectivity Offerings Increasing Among Data Center Providers

Today, enterprises are demanding access to network connectivity services that are simple, cost-effective and highly-scalable. To satisfy this requirement, many data center operators are now providing customers with connectivity platforms that leverage software-defined networking (SDN) and cutting-edge optical and packet switching technologies for increased agility, flexibility and performance.

Colo Atl, for example, is now offering access to PacketFabric’s new SDN-based network platform. Colo Atl is an Atlanta-based provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services. PacketFabric’s fully automated network platform allows for the instantaneous, secure and direct provisioning of terabit-scale connectivity between any of the 128 locations on its network.

New Private Data Center Suite Comes to Infomart Dallas

For performance-driven companies requiring connectivity for their mission-critical, latency-sensitive applications, location matters. Network-rich carrier hotels, providing physical connection points where Internet carriers meet and transfer data, facilitate bringing data in greater proximity to end-users, thus lowering latency and improving performance. This is why co-locating inside a carrier hotel rather than a nearby facility is critical to meeting the requirements for latency-sensitive enterprise apps.

Recently, Infomart Data Centers announced the commissioning of a new, private colocation suite within its Infomart Dallas facility. The facility is designed to maximize efficiency while also providing access to carriers as well as an Internet exchange that’s already built into Infomart’s carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR). Infomart, the owner and operator of the building, offers customers $0 monthly cross-connect fees within the BMMR to enable further interconnection within the data center hub.

Need High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Optical Transport Services in the Dallas Metro Area?

Jim Lynch, Chief Executive Officer at FiberLight

Demand has been growing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area for diverse, carrier-class fiber optic networking solutions.

Now, more options will be available thanks to a new partnership between FiberLight, LLC and Provision Data Services, a Dallas-based Tier 3 data center services provider. FiberLight plans to construct dual entrances into Provision’s downtown Dallas data center, providing local and regional companies direct access to a combination of high quality fiber optic networking solutions as well as scalable colocation and interconnection services through Provision.

The 137,000 square-foot data center, located at 2020 Live Oak Street, offers 14 MW capacity right in the heart of Dallas’s Central Business District (CBD).

Mercury Engineering and Siemens Join Host in Ireland as Strategic Partners for 2017

The Organization Welcomes Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering, and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager at Siemens, to its Executive Committee

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 7, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces that Mercury Engineering, international provider of engineering solutions within the construction industry, and Siemens, a global technology conglomerate, are new strategic partners for 2017.  In addition, Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager, Data Centre Solutions at Siemens, will both join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

As New York City’s Tech Sector Expands, DataGryd’s Data Center Keeps Pace

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

In a recent article that appeared in Crain’s New York Business, journalist Matthew Flamm explored the current growth surge throughout the Big Apple’s technology sector. Citing nearly a dozen organizations, from up-and-coming and innovative e-commerce and advertising technology companies, to venture capital investment database and tech-focused boutique legal firms, Flamm is especially bullish on technology across the New York metro area.

Among the companies Flamm called out for their high growth and demand for services is DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations based in Manhattan. DataGryd, which offers built-to-suit colocation opportunities to incoming tenants, recently announced the completion of infrastructure updates at its 60 Hudson facility.

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.’

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.