Category Archives: Open Data Centers

Paul Vaccaro Named Senior VP of Operations and Engineering at Infomart Data Centers

Infomart LogoNational wholesale data center provider Infomart Data Centers recently named Paul Vaccaro its new Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering.  Vaccaro oversees the design, delivery and management of Infomart’s entire mission-critical infrastructure.  He will also supervise all engineering, operations and security staff across Infomart’s Silicon Valley; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; and Ashburn, Virginia facilities.

OIXA Board of Directors Elections Are Underway

By Gabe Cole, Executive Director, Open-IX Association

Open-IXThree new Board of Directors members will be welcomed by the Open-IX Association this Friday, October 2 during OIXA Annual General Meeting at Intergate. Manhattan. Comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, the Open-IX board converges to create a better, safer, stronger, and fairer Internet.  Here’s a brief overview of the responsibilities with which board members are tasked:

Open-IX Association Onboards Gabe Cole as Executive Director

Open-IXGlobal data center IP traffic is expected to reach seven zettabytes per year by 2017.  As the Internet grows, it has become incumbent upon the entire Internet community to overcome the connectivity, resiliency and security challenges that have arisen from its proliferation.  The Open-IX Association is one of the organizations leading the charge.  Open-IX establishes consensus-based standards that not only ensure performance, reliability and security for data centers and interconnection exchanges, but that in effect protect the lifeblood and future growth of a global economy.

In Case You Missed It: A Roundup of Key News Stories from PTC’15 – Part 2

In this two part series, you will see some of the biggest headlines that emerged from the event. Be sure to check out Part 1 here.

Open-IX Association:  OPEN-IX® announced its participation at the UK Network Operators’ Forum.  The association also revealed plans for its first-ever Americas International Summit, taking place April 7-9, 2015 in San Diego.  The event will converge the industry’s ISPs, CDNs, content providers, and data center and IX operators, as well as network software and hardware suppliers for three days of one-on-one and small group meetings, networking events, and engaging panels and presentations covering current topics in peering and interconnection.

Open-IX Association Granted U.S. Trademark for “OPEN-IX®

Open-IXAs the Open-IX Association continues to grow and gain notoriety within the industry, it becomes increasingly important to protect their brand and reserve their certifications and standards for only compliant Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and data centers across the nation.  In order to maintain the integrity of the institution and its standards, “OPEN-IX®” is now officially a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Open Data Centers Now Accepting Meeting Requests for PTC’14

Odclogo1Get in the ‘aloha spirit’ and meet with Open Data Centers, LLC (ODC) at PTC’14: New World, New Strategies, taking place January 19-22, 2014 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, HI.

Open Data Centers is a data center operator in New Jersey and New York City, offering alternative connectivity and carrier-neutral colocation options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.  The company’s Piscataway data center combines diverse power feeds and N+1 redundancy with a 24×7 on-site NOC and diverse carrier access, thus providing the necessary capabilities to fulfill the low latency needs of financial institutions and high-availability requirements of Cloud service providers.  Located just 16 miles South of New York City, the Piscataway facility is also ideal for carrier Points of Presence (PoPs).  ODC provides each and every customer with a secure environment for safeguarding critical data and hardware, while providing all of the necessary features to promote business growth and expansion within the New York/ New Jersey market.

As APAC’s marquee telecoms event, PTC brings together service providers, network operators, regulators, technologists, thought leaders and policy makers from across the world.  This year’s conference will focus on new strategies to overcome the recent economical, technical, regulatory and competitive shifts taking place in the areas of big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, as well as growing cyber threats, subsea and satellite.

To schedule a meeting with the Open Data Centers team during PTC’14, email

To learn more about Open Data Centers and its Piscataway, NJ facility, visit