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It has been announced that US Signal has joined the Console NSP Partner Program. The move will enable US Signal to provide customers access to Console, the enterprise software and interconnection platform that is changing the way businesses directly connect to their customers, vendors, and partners. US Signal has long been the largest Midwest network, data center and cloud provider, and now with access to the Console software and interconnection platform, they can provide a faster, more secure way for companies across the globe to directly connect to business-critical cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, as well as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and partners.
Console Inc. was in Las Vegas last week for Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2015, a gathering of approximately 20,000 global AWS community members and cloud industry professionals focused on education, connections and collaboration on cloud solutions and strategy. A Titanium sponsor, the company was on hand to exhibit, speak and showcase its revolutionary Console platform, a new enterprise software and interconnection solution that is changing the way organizations privately and directly connect to a global ecosystem of cloud infrastructure, SaaS providers, and other enterprise partners.
As originally written and published on Data Center Discovery
The key to survival in a competitive business environment for the millennia is to employ cloud strategies that work. For many of today’s companies, that means swapping out their monolithic cloud strategies for a hybrid cloud environment, which offers end users unsurpassed options that include the economical savings, scalability and responsiveness of public clouds coupled with the security, high performance and reliable infrastructure of a private cloud solution. Utilizing hybrid models, business environments can distribute their workloads more effectively as well as bridge their legacy systems and state-of-the-art architecture in order to recognize considerable CAPEX and OPEX savings.
As Hybrid cloud continues to address the ever-changing the environment of enterprise IT architecture, it will also have a profound influence on the data center as we know it.
The hybrid data center, offers businesses a valuable location for their hybrid IT solutions by delivering connectivity to the most important cloud service providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet Exchanges (IXs), network service providers, company-owned data centers and office locations, and more. Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center and colocation solutions, offers customers these key data center facilities complete with a unique global portfolio of cloud-connected solutions that enable them to build, deploy and execute a successful hybrid cloud strategy.
Digital Realty’s GlobalConnect suite is designed to accelerate business growth while simplifying and streamlining hybrid cloud deployment by offering richer direct-connect options, a global data center footprint and enhanced support for hybrid data center environments. The company’s connectivity solutions, Digital MetroConnect, Digital CloudConnect, Digital IPConnect and Digital PrivateLine, are available in over 130 data centers, delivering secure access to over 50 cloud service providers and 1,000 network service providers. In addition, Digital Realty customers benefit from direct fiber connections to major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM SoftLayer, as well as dedicated cross-connects to VMware’s vCloudAir public cloud options for infrastructure, disaster recovery and applications.
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Industry-leading provider of high- performance fiber optic network solutions, FiberLight, LLC, announced this week that it is nearing the completion of its Texas expansion project — enhancing wireless capabilities for four major wireless carriers and connecting fourth- and fifth-tier markets to FiberLight’s existing Dallas and Houston markets through Ethernet backhaul technology.
Today’s massive data explosion has been triggered by bandwidth-intensive multimedia content and connected devices, as well as businesses adopting the latest networking technologies and applications. According to Cisco’s® Visual Networking Index (VNI) and VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, global IP traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years, and will increase threefold over the next five years. Cisco also forecasts annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold by the end of 2017, while global mobile data traffic will increase nearly elevenfold between 2013 and 2018. While the explosion signifies proliferation of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), it also brings up a bigger question: can carriers’ ability to deliver bandwidth keep up with growing end-user consumption?
From meager beginnings as a communications framework for the US government in the 1960s to the modern proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) – which denotes advanced connectivity of devices, systems and services – the network of networks, better known as the Internet, has experienced drastic change and exponential growth – especially over the last 20 years.
With each passing technical innovation, network operators and affiliated companies have found ways to provide top of the line service to meet consumers’ growing demand for connectivity. The North American Network Operator Group (NANOG) has played an integral role in enabling them to do so through education, dissemination of information and encouraging collaboration on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function. This year, NANOG looks to celebrate its rich history at its 20th year commemorative meeting, NANOG 61, set to take place June 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA.
Open-IX to Discuss Critical Association Milestones, New Certification Directory at Global Peering Forum 9.0
Peering, or the exchange of Internet traffic between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) interconnected at various Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), can enable fast and cost-effective transfer of information. However, as the Internet and its volume of data grows, so do connectivity, resiliency and security inconsistencies surrounding public peering.
One organization looking to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the US through revolutionizing standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges is Open-IX Association (OIX). The neutral, non-profit industry association was formed to unite a fragmented industry and change the way networks connect with one another in North America. By utilizing member-governed Internet exchange points, housed in multiple neutral data center facilities, participating OIX organizations can interact and exchange content without the usual fiscal burden of commercial providers.
Lam Cloud is inching closer toward its goal of providing a center of network connectivity for New Jersey and its growing data center market.
Sunesys, a leading provider of dark fiber, managed private Ethernet networks and transport, recently announced it signed a deal with Lam Cloud that encompasses the installation of a 10Gbps Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) connection between the company’s headquarters in Cranbury and its colocation facility in Newark.
“Sunesys is thrilled to provide a premier, advanced engineered DWDM optic connection to Lam Cloud,” explains Alan Katz, the company’s Senior Vice President. “The diverse network continues to promote Sunesys’ mission to connect large-scale enterprise clients with top of the line data services. A partnership like this reaffirms our future expansion providing transport throughout the Northeast.”
The fiber optic network gives Lam Cloud the ability to securely obtain additional services such as Internet connectivity between the two facilities, while also enabling carrier diversity and increased reliability for a private network offering.
The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) have once again joined forces to offer ARIN+NANOG ‘On the Road’, a one-day, free to attend educational program taking place Tuesday, February 25 from 10 AM to 6:30 PM at San Diego’s Handlery Hotel & Resort.
Launched in 2013 by NANOG, ‘On The Road’ regional events cover current NANOG content, encompassing everything from technical services, the status of IPv6 adoption, current registry policy, to developments and hot topics in Internet governance. Last year’s session attracted over 100 attendees. 2014’s first ‘On the Road’ event will feature various professional educational sessions and networking opportunities, providing attendees greater access to resources, information and tools that will help them manage the Internet more effectively.
The ARIN+NANOG ‘On the Road’ morning agenda is comprised of sessions presented by ARIN about Internet number resource management including IPv4 transfers and IPv6 adoption, as well as current ARIN policy developments. The afternoon program includes tutorials from ARIN on RPKI and NANOG on IPv6, BGP, traceroutes and network security, as well as best current operational practices. NANOG will also host a session on its role in the network operator community. Furthermore, attendees will be given a chance to speak one-on-one with members of the NANOG Board, the Program Committee, and staff members through an interactive Q&A session. The afternoon will conclude with two drawings for $100 Amazon gift cards (for those who completed an event survey) as well as a networking happy hour.
To register for ARIN+NANOG ‘On the Road’, visit www.nanog.org/meetings/road2/home.
NANOG is a non-profit, engineering, educational, and operational forum for coordination of network operations in North America. Learn more about NANOG and its regular meetings and events by visiting www.nanog.org.