Category Archives: Data Center

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.

Expanding Your Data Center?

Expanding a data center can be a stressful undertaking, especially when it comes to complicated merger and acquisition activities. It pays to have access to a team of experts to oversee the project every step of the way.

One company offering this service is Competitive Telecoms Group (CTG), which is one of the leading consulting and recruiting companies in the telecommunications and data center space. CTG now has nearly 100 global carrier and data center clients, and recently expanded its consulting group with the appointment of industry veteran Larry Fisher to the role of Vice President, Consulting Services.

Webair to Present at Data Center World and HostingCon Global 2017

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on IT Infrastructure Technology and Trends

NEW YORK, March 21, 2017Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at Data Center World, the global conference for data center, facilities and IT professionals, and HostingCon Global 2017, the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem.  These co-located events will take place April 3-6, 2017 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles.

Infomart Data Centers to Present at HostingCon Global 2017

President John Sheputis to Explore How Increasing Data Center Efficiency Can Drive Down Operational Expenses

LOS ANGELES – March 21, 2017 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its President, John Sheputis, will speak at HostingCon Global 2017, taking place April 3-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  HostingCon is the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem where attendees can meet with existing business partners, discuss opportunities and challenges, and form new partnerships.

Webair to Present at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise New York

CTO Sagi Brody to Speak on Disruptive Cloud and Hyper-converged Infrastructure Trends

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces that its Chief Technology Officer, Sagi Brody, will speak at DCD Enterprise New York, taking place March 14-15, 2017 at the New York Marriot Marquis in Manhattan.

Is Your Data Center Secure?

Today, just about every data center provider touts security as a main selling point. But while it’s easy to say that your storage and computing systems are secure, proving it can be much more difficult. For this reason, businesses are strongly encouraged to partner with data center providers whose systems are as secure as they claim to be.

One data center provider that walks the walk is 1547 Datacenters (1547), the retail colocation division of 1547 Critical Systems Realty, which recently announced that it is both Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1 compliant.

Chayora to Speak on Data Centre Location Opportunities in China at Datacloud Asia 2017

 Chayora COO Jonathan Berney to Present at Datacloud Asia 2017, Taking Place 23 February

Hong Kong, 21 February 2017 — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, announces today its participation in Datacloud Asia 2017 taking place 23 February 2017 at the Capella Hotel in Capella, Singapore.  During the event, Chayora’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Berney, will join a panel discussion on the data centre location opportunities that are available and thriving in China.

Looking to Fast-Track Connectivity?

If there’s one thing that is certain in today’s globalized, digital economy, it’s that having access to seamless, cost-effective connectivity has become essential for any enterprise that is serious about growing their business on a regional, national or global scale.

Infomart Data Centers recently announced that DE-CIX Dallas, the first network and data center-neutral Internet exchange in the market, is operational and available for service in its Infomart Dallas Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR) at 1950 N. Stemmons Fwy in Dallas. Customers can use this facility to further reduce latency and gain more control over routing paths via DE-CIX’s peering and interconnection services while also eliminating monthly cross-connect fees.

Connecting through Infomart Dallas’ BMMR is the fastest path to international and domestic content, network, cloud and Internet service providers (ISPs). Here, customers can gain direct access to more than 75 network carriers and all colocation customers.

DE-CIX is the first and only carrier-neutral Internet exchange in the Infomart Dallas BMMR, providing connections to multiple access points throughout the Dallas metropolitan market. In addition to DE-CIX, the BMMR houses Level 3 Communications, Unite Private Networks InnerCity FiberNet, Wirestar, Cogent Communications, FPL FiberNet and Served by the Net.

“The DE-CIX Dallas internet exchange has been well-received, enabling us to activate Infomart Dallas within six months of initial launch,” Ed d’Agostino, Vice President, DE-CIX North America Inc., recently commented. “This expansion allows more networks in the market to have easy access to our peering and interconnection fabric.  Infomart’s BMMR customers are now just a cross-connect away from all networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas’ distributed peering fabric accessible across multiple data centers. Additionally, BMMR customers can leverage DE-CIX’s MetroVLAN service for private peering interconnections throughout the metro area.”

Infomart Data Centers President John Sheputis also remarked on the announcement.

“Our vision is to create an open and interconnected environment at the Infomart,” Sheputis stated. “We are enabling carriers and customers to further extend their interconnection options in what is already one of the most connected buildings in the U.S. DE-CIX Dallas plays an important part in helping us realize that vision.”

Infomart Dallas also happens to be the largest data center in Texas, and a major connectivity hub for the Southern U.S. It’s home to numerous colocation providers, as well as Infomart-operated wholesale colocation space for enterprise users that have edge connectivity requirements.

The facility was recently awarded the Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” certification by  Uptime Institute.

To learn more about Infomart Data Centers, click here.

Comcast Ventures Launches Video Case Study on Portfolio Company, EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneXHerndon, VA – February 9, 2017EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today the release of a new  video developed and produced in association with Comcast Ventures. The video case study explores the relationship between EdgeConneX and Comcast Ventures, detailing both how they were a critical early investor in the company and also the story of how EdgeConneX has become the largest global Edge Data Center® (EDC) provider at the edge of the network.

Three Critical Uses of Data for Off-Grid Telecom Power

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

By Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Flexenclosure

Consumers in off-grid areas are rapidly increasing their use of mobile internet services. At the same time, they not only expect service to become more reliable, but they also want network coverage to expand and prices for mobile data plans to decrease too. This is a big ask for mobile operators struggling to achieve base station profitability when they have no access to a reliable power grid. So what’s the solution?