PTC'15It was a jam-packed week at the PTC’15 conference in Honolulu, HI.  Here are some of the biggest headlines that emerged from the event:

Digital Realty:  Platinum Sponsor Digital Realty hosted the PTC’15 Opening Reception.  The company’s General Manager PTC'15of Colocation and Connectivity, John Sarkis, also shared his insights into the driving forces behind interconnection as well as how ecosystems of networks, equipment providers and fiber and da­­ta center operators are meeting growing demand for seamless, efficient interconnectivity during an engaging panel discussion about Data Center Interconnection.  Read more about Digital Realty’s views on connectivity in the blog Hand in Hand: Colocation and Cloud Connectivity

EdgeConneX®:  EdgeConneX® announced a new partnership with fiber provider Zayo that will help more businesses across the U.S. connect to the “edge” of the Internet by getting closer to network aggregation points.  By deploying fiber to the EdgeConneX national footprint, Zayo will allow customers to access dark fiber and Layer 2 connectivity through wavelengths, Ethernet and IP services at each Edge Data Center®.

Global Capacity:  Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond spoke about simplifying complex cloud solutions through Global Capacity’s One Marketplace during the topical session Cloud, Connectivity and IT Sourcing.  Furthermore, Mr. Edmond discussed how network and cloud service providers are aligning to help competitive operators and global enterprises leverage the benefits of cloud services and transform enterprise network architectures.  The company also announced the onboarding of industry veteran Bill LaPerch to the Global Capacity Board.

INOC:  24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC) and global provider of outsourced optical and other infrastructure monitoring, reporting and support services INOC announced the launch of its new Optical Network Services Division, to be directed by Brian Parker.  The division focuses on supporting enterprise and carrier customers in all aspects of optical network deployment, from simple modernization of existing networks to complex new builds in both metropolitan and rural, underserved areas.  Read more about how the division helps meet growing enterprise and carrier demand for optical networking  in INOC’s latest blog.

New Jersey Fiber Exchange:  New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) Founder and Managing Member Gil Santaliz announced a new carrier-neutral data center launching in New Jersey in 2016.  Santaliz also announced a new partnership with Tata Communications, which will provide global subsea network access, colocation and other data center services to global enterprises and carriers at the facility.

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