Category Archives: Internet

New PoP in Sydney Expands GTT’s Presence in Asia-Pacific

ID-100336064GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) has announced that it has increased its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the expansion of its Point of Presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia. This network deployment allows GTT to better serve multinational enterprises doing business in Australia by providing a comprehensive suite of wide area networking EtherCloud® services, Internet services and managed services in addition to its previously established voice offerings.

AMS-IX and Megaport Join Forces

Originally posted on Data Center POST

Gates and Allen, Hewlett and Packard, Jobs and Wozniak. Some partnerships produce astounding results. But whether it’s two idealistic visionaries or a holistic collaboration between innovative companies, a symbiotic relationship can deliver remarkable products and services that transform the marketplace.

Interview with Mark Cooper, CCO of AMS-IX for ITW

Originally posted on Data Center POST

Mark CooperData Center POST recently spoke with Mark Cooper, Amsterdam Internet Exchange’s (AMS-IX) Chief Commercial Officer, about what the company plans to accomplish at the upcoming International Telecoms Week (ITW) event, the world’s largest meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications community. ITW 2016 will take place at the Hyatt Regency and Swissotel in Chicago, IL from May 8-11, 2016. In our Q&A with Mr. Cooper, we explored the topic of global Internet exchanges and the ways in which AMS-IX has adapted to the industry’s growing demand for bandwidth. AMS-IX was established in the early 1990s as a not-for-profit organization and is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company now interconnects close to nearly 800 networks by offering professional IP exchange services, also called peering services.

US Signal Joins the Console NSP Partner Program

US SignalIt 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.

Localization: The Holy Grail of Connectivity

By: Laurie Samper, Contributing Editor, TelecomNewsroom

The quest for the Holy Grail is an epic search by the knights of King Arthur that has been the center of folklore for hundreds of years. However, this age-old idea of discovering an elusive solution to all of life’s dilemmas isn’t just a thing of fables. It’s a pursuit that lives on today, as we all attempt to find our own “Holy Grail” manifested in new and unique methods, services or technologies that make our lives easier.

How the Internet of Things is Pushing the Edge

By: Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeConneX

Clint Heiden EdgeConneXAccording to Cisco’s 2014-2019 Global Cloud Index (GCI), by 2019, cloud traffic will consume the vast majority of all data center traffic – 83 percent to be exact. At that time, annual cloud IP traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes, growing more than four-fold since 2014. With this incredible growth of cloud and data center traffic on the horizon, the need has emerged to distribute cloud infrastructure to more locations at the edge of the network. Today’s consumers and enterprises demand the “Internet of Everywhere” for things like 4K content streaming, real-time interactive gaming, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing – applications that today’s traditional Internet and network architectures can no longer adequately support. The Internet of Everywhere can only be enabled by deploying highly distributed network architecture closer in proximity to end-users. This new Edge of the Internet was created and perfected by EdgeConneX®, a company that specializes in global infrastructure at the Edge of the network.

Host in Ireland Expands with Two New Partners for 2016

Cork Internet eXchange and Future-Tech Join Host in Ireland and Contribute Members to its Executive Committee

Host in IrelandDUBLIN, IRELAND – January 26, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the addition of two new partners for 2016.  Cork Internet eXchange (CIX), the major connectivity centre for the south west of Ireland, and Future-Tech, a data centre professional services provider based in West Berkshire, United Kingdom, have joined the organization, which has retained 15 partners from last year.  With the addition of these new partners, Host in Ireland also gains two new Executive Committee members, James Wilman, CEO at Future-Tech, and Jerry Sweeney, Managing Director at Cork Internet eXchange.  

Better, Faster, Stronger – How the Edge is Shaking up the Internet Community

EdgeConneXNo matter how fast you’re going on an expressway, it’s quicker to drive across the street than across the country.  The same rule applies to the Internet superhighway: when you need content quickly, the closer it is to you at the start, the faster it can be delivered.

SamKnows Study: EdgeConneX® Localized Infrastructure Can Improve Internet Performance

EdgeConneXHigher customer retention ratings. Improved end-user performance. Lower network costs. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can receive all of these benefits by using an Edge Data Center® (EDC) from EdgeConneX® to establish connectivity with content providers, as is shown in a new white paper from independent performance measurement firm SamKnows.

New Jersey Fiber Exchange to Speak at Capacity Europe 2015

NJFX Founder and Managing Member Gil Santaliz to Participate on Panel Examining the Demands of the New Age Enterprise Customer

NJFX LogoWALL, NJ – OCTOBER 28, 2015New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), the first Tier III carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where Sub-sea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet, announces today that its Founder and Managing Member, Gil Santaliz, will participate on a panel at Capacity Europe 2015, taking place November 1 – 4, 2015 in Paris, France. Now in its 15th year, Capacity Europe brings together the European and global telecommunications market, and provides a conference and exhibition platform that connects over 1600 senior-level attendees, including decision-makers from wholesale carriers, data center service providers and vendors, enterprises, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services and over-the-top content (OTT) providers.