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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.

Global Capacity to Speak on the Value of Interconnection and a Network Marketplace in the Digital Age

Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, to Join Industry Leader Panel at ITW 2016

Global CapacityChicago, IL, USA, May 3, 2016 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces its participation at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2016, taking place in Chicago, May 8-11. ITW is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications community, bringing together participants from around the world and providing the opportunity to learn and network with industry peers, suppliers and customers.

Aqua Comms Completes Proof of Concept for Ciena’s Wavelogic Encryption Solution

Aqua CommsAqua Comms has successfully completed a proof of concept of Ciena’s® WaveLogic Encryption solution, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer on its high-capacity America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) transatlantic cable system. Providing secure, flexible and reliable connectivity linking New York to London via Dublin and beyond to greater Europe, AEConnect is designed to meet the explosive growth in bandwidth demand from carriers, global data centers, cloud-based networks, financial services companies and content providers.

Clean and Sustainable: Infomart Portland Converts to Low-Carbon BPA System Power

Infomart LogoA new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been announced between Infomart Data Centers and Noble Americas Energy Solutions to purchase electricity sourced from Pacific Northwest-based federal power agency Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for its Portland data center. A long-time leading national wholesale provider, Infomart’s recent approval from Portland General Electric to become a Direct Access customer has enabled the company to source power from BPA, which is among the largest suppliers of hydroelectric power in the U.S. and boasts one of the lowest carbon footprints in the country.

PCCW Global achieves industry milestone as world’s first MEF 100G CE 2.0 certified service provider

Originally posted on PCCW Global

Delivering performance and scalability for the digital economy and hyper-connected world

PCCW Global LogoHKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, March 31, 2016 – The MEF today announces that PCCW Global has become the world’s first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.

2015 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Originally posted on Vertical Systems Group

Leaderboard Vertical Systems GroupColt, AT&T and Level 3 gain share for the year; Colt advances into second position ahead of BT Global

BOSTON, MA, March 30, 2016 – Vertical Systems Group’s year-end 2015 Global Provider Ethernet LEADERBOARD results are as follows (in rank order based on retail port share): Orange Business Services (France), Colt (U.K.), BT Global Services (U.K.), AT&T (U.S.), Verizon (U.S.), Level 3(U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Global Provider LEADERBOARD, the industry’s benchmark for multinational Ethernet network market presence, ranks companies that hold a 4% or higher share of billable retail ports at sites outside of their respective home countries.

Lumos Networks Lights up EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Center in Norfolk, VA

Marks the 35th Data Center Connected to the Lumos Network and the First in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads Expansion Market

LUMOS LogoLumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based infrastructure provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today that it has extended fiber connectivity into the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center in Norfolk, Virginia. This marks the 35th data center, including 7 company owned co-location facilities, connected to the Lumos Networks 8,607 route mile fiber network and the first in the Company’s expansion market of Norfolk/Hampton Roads, Virginia.

FiberLight Teams with Carrier-1 to Provide Fiber Connectivity to Infomart Dallas

FiberLight LogoHigh-performance fiber-optic network solutions provider, FiberLight, LLC , has announced a new partnership with Carrier-1 Data Centers, one of the largest data center facilities in North Texas. Moving forward, FiberLight will deliver highly secure and reliable fiber connectivity from Carrier-1’s Dallas data center at 1515 Round Table to Infomart Dallas. At 1.6 million square feet, Infomart Dallas is one of the most connected carrier-neutral data centers in the country and a major connectivity hub for the Southern U.S.

Global Capacity Names New Chief Technology Officer

Tony ThakurTony Thakur has been announced as the newest member of Global Capacity’s executive leadership team. A 25-year industry veteran, Thakur, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer for the leading connectivity as a service company, assuming responsibility for all aspects of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™ network strategy, architecture, engineering and planning.