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Network Orchestration Is Essential to Cloud Agility and Efficiency

By Chadwick Kinlay, Director, Marketing and Communications, Epsilon According to Forester, the global Cloud application market will reach $155 billion in three short years, which is 17 percent higher than its 2014 projection. North America, the most mature Cloud market in the world, also represents the highest share of global Cloud services commerce. This is due to the early adoption of Cloud based networks, primarily in the U.S. Although initial adoption of Cloud computing was driven mainly by financial factors, such as lower capital expenditures, equally important have been the benefits of improved agility and flexibility. The Cloud has...

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Epsilon Strengthens and Expands Its Foothold in the North American Market A Q&A with Epsilon’s Paul Verhoeven, GM, Americas

Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Verhoeven, Epsilon’s GM, Americas, to discuss the company’s North American strategy, including key services, target markets and the unique challenges of the region. Epsilon is a network service provider, delivering a comprehensive suite of cloud-centric networking and enablement solutions that enable customers and partners to accelerate how they procure, manage and deliver global connectivity by combining on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs. Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: As Epsilon executes its North American strategy, which services will be the central focus? Epsilon, [Paul Verhoeven]...

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Webair’s NY1 Data Center: Positioned at the Cornerstone of History and Technology A Q&A Session with Webair CEO Michael Christopher Orza

Download the The Cornerstone of History and Technology Infographic here.   Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to interview Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair. During our Q&A, Mr. Orza discusses the history of Webair’s flagship facility, NY1, from its auspicious beginnings as the home of New York publishing firm Doubleday, to its current status as Long Island’s most secure, fully-redundant data center. Established in 2010, NY1 is a Tier III-rated, SSAE16 and HIPAA-compliant data center and the premier facility east of New York City for enterprise colocation, private and hybrid cloud solutions and managed services. Data Center POST,...

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Optimizing Network Performance and Cloud Interconnection at the Edge of the Internet

According to Rightscale, 85 percent of enterprises now have a multi-cloud strategy. But not all enterprises are thriving in the cloud. For new cloud adopters, the most cited challenge is security (32 percent), while for mature cloud users the biggest obstacle is cost management (32 percent). To improve cloud performance, many enterprises are now turning to “edge” computing, which involves decentralizing core network infrastructure and pushing it closer to end users in key markets. “The use of smaller, distributed, connected data centers…closer to concentrations of users and generators of content (‘pushing things to the edge’), will be required for...

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Tenth Annual Women World Awards Honors Top Global Talent

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom, The 10th annual Women World Awards® recognize the best and brightest in leadership, organizational performance, innovation, and new products and services from every major global industry. One company that will be receiving an award during this year’s ceremony in San Francisco is iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), an independent public relations and content marketing consulting firm focused on the technology sector. iMPR has been named the Women World Awards Gold winner in the ‘Business Expansion of the Year’ category. iMPR’s overall revenue grew by 38 percent in 2016 while the company developed its global presence and...

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Digital Transformation Takes Shape Above the Arctic Circle in Sweden

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom An exciting data center project is developing north of the Arctic Circle at the hydro power hub of Porjus in Jokkmokk, Sweden. The future Tier III+ design colocation data center, Etix Jokkmokk #1, is a joint effort between Etix Everywhere and ArcticSites. “This is a top-notch quality data center design that together with the redundant 100 percent renewable power supply and multiple fiber redundancy in Porjus makes this one of Sweden’s most powerful colocation data centers,” stated Jörgen Venot, Senior Vice President for Northern Countries of Etix Everywhere. As of now, the project is in...

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East Meets West: Peak 10 Acquires ViaWest for $1.7 Billion

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller, The merger mania in the data center industry continued today as Peak 10 acquired ViaWest from parent company Shaw Communications in a $1.675 billion all-cash transaction. The deal brings together two experienced regional players to create a national data center network covering 20 markets from coast to coast. Charlotte-based Peak 10 provides colocation and managed services in the Southeast, while ViaWest has built a network of data centers on the West coast. Shaw Communications becomes the latest big telecom company to divest its data center holdings after a brief ownership...

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Data Center M&A Scorecard: The Deals That Are Shaping the Cloud

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller, We’re not even halfway through 2017, and it’s already shaping up as a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry. The June 9 megamerger between Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology is the largest in a flurry of deals that are likely to make it the most active year ever for data center M&A. What’s driving the M&A boom? Cloud infrastructure has been a star performer on Wall Street, attracting interest from new investors. This has created opportunity for providers in growth mode, who are expanding their geographic...

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Why Continually Evaluating and Updating Your Data Center Security Strategy is Mission Critical

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry, When the epic and unprecedented malware attack WannaCry was discovered on May 12, it had already infected an estimated 57,000 computers in more than 150 countries. Its spread was tempered by the weekend, but more than 230,000 systems globally are believed to have been infected by Monday morning, May 15. This particularly virulent form of malware holds infected computers hostage and attempts to extract a ransom to re-gain access to files—and it’s one of the most severe attacks we’ve seen. Hospitals in the UK health system, a Spanish...

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Zone Defense in the Cloud: Why Digital Realty Bought DFT

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller, Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) have gone head-to-head in the data center business for years. They have similar business models, and target many of the same geographic markets and customers. There’s long been speculation that the two companies might get together. Thus, Friday’s announcement that Digital Realty would acquire DFT in an all-stock $7.6 billion merger makes sense. But why now? And what now? Those were the questions being asked by securities analysts and industry watchers in the wake of Friday’s announcement. The merger creates a cloud colossus with 26 million...

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