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Early Mover DartPoints Targets Edge Projects at Towers, Universities

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Nowadays everyone is abuzz about edge computing. It wasn’t always that way. Just ask the team at DartPoints, which began planning a distributed network of micro data centers in 2012. “Five years ago, everyone thought we had three eyes,” said Michael Ortiz, Chief Development Officer at DartPoints. “Now we look like pioneers. We started our business at the edge, and now we’re connecting the edge back to the enterprise. We have been refining our capabilities, and our five-plus years honing products and service to support the edge is paying dividends...

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Tour of Loudoun Data Center Aims to Help Women and Girls Embrace Tech Jobs

Originally posted to Loudoun Times-Mirror. A group of spring breakers found out what’s really inside those huge, windowless buildings that keep popping up around Loudoun County. Put simply, what’s inside those data centers is the Internet. Some 30,000 websites alone are running inside RagingWire’s Ashburn Data Center Campus, located just off Waxpool Road across from the Ashburn Ice House. High school and college-age females toured the facility Thursday as part of the multi-day Why Tech? 2018 Forum. The forum was hosted by aFIT (Assisting Females In Technology), a Northern Virginia Community College program that promotes data center and tech...

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NVIDIA Beefs Up Data Center GPUs, Teams with ARM on IoT Devices

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. As artificial intelligence workloads grow, NVIDIA continues to bring more computing horsepower to crunch it. NVIDIA today introduced beefier GPUs, along with a new interconnect fabric to accelerate workloads, and an initiative to extend machine learning capabilities to smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. At a keynote speech at NVIDIA”s GPU Technology Conference in Santa Clara, CEO Jensen Huang unveiled a series of enhancements to the company’s GPU platform for the data center, including a memory boost for its flagship Tesla V100 datacenter GPU, the NVIDIA NVSwitch interconnect fabric,...

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Hyperspeed Deployments for Hyperscalers: Data Center POST Interview with AJ Byers, President and CEO of Root Data Center

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu ROOT Data Center President and CEO AJ Byers is a data center industry veteran with two decades of experience, including time as President of Rogers Data Centers. He has helmed ROOT to its industry-leading position, providing next-generation co-location services in Montréal, Canada. Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to interview AJ about new developments for the company, how ROOT is leveraging Artificial Intelligence, and his perspective on International Telecoms Week 2018, taking place May 6-9 in Chicago. Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: What network challenges does the industry face as we...

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Managed Services Require Dark Fiber: Data Center POST Interview with Jose Antonio Barradas Acosta, Product Manager, American Tower

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu American Tower provides a variety of wireless infrastructure solutions around the world, including towers, Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks, backup power systems, project management, and site development services. Jose Antonio Barradas Acosta is a Product Manager for American Tower, which he joined when it acquired RedIT and other assets from KIO Networks in October of last year. Since earning his degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Jose has had the opportunity to work with and manage high performance teams with a variety of different cultures for several companies, and specializes in global telecom and IT product...

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Addressing Acute Capacity Demand in Pakistan: Data Center POST Interview with Tarique Aslam Qureshi, Deputy GM of Multinet Pakistan

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Multinet Pakistan addresses the diversified communication requirements of its enterprise customers with an extensive product portfolio, a nationwide long-haul network across Pakistan, and a footprint of international points-of-presence and terrestrial extensions into neighboring countries. The company provides one-stop, total connectivity solutions and builds enduring relationships based on trust with its customers and partners. Tarique Aslam Qureshi is the Deputy General Manager of Multinet, managing its expansion plans and global footprint, and leading the formation of business relationships with international and domestic carrier partners. Data Center POST recently had the chance to sit down with...

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The Importance of Fiber and Wireless-Based Access Networks in Support of IoT: Data Center POST Interview with Don MacNeil, CEO, FiberLight

FiberLight currently owns more than 1,900,000 miles of dense fiber optic infrastructure over a growing footprint of U.S. metropolitan areas. Through its backbone of more than 26,000 access points, the company delivers Ethernet, IP and data transport services, as well as dark fiber services for wireline and mobile service providers, data center operators, ISPs, cable, cloud and content providers. Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to sit down with Don MacNeil, Chief Executive Officer of FiberLight, to discuss the impact Software-Defined Networking (SDN) will have on network operators and the trends he anticipates will influence the telecommunications industry...

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The Future of 4G and Connecting Rural America: Data Center POST Interview with James Taylor, Director of Carrier Sales, Bluebird Network

By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Based in Columbia, Missouri, Bluebird Network has over 6,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections, and 135 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Tulsa, Omaha, Des Moines, and Memphis. The company also has an underground data center, Bluebird Underground, located in a subterranean mine in Springfield. Data Center POST recently interviewed Bluebird Network’s Director of Carrier Sales, James Taylor. James is a 28-year telecommunications industry veteran with experience in sales, operations and business development. Prior to joining Bluebird, he worked with the...

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Increasing Uptime with AI in the Data Center: Data Center POST Interview with Ryan Oro, SVP of EdgeCore Internet Real Estate

Q&A with Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Ryan Oro is the Senior Vice President of EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, a U.S.-based provider of highly scalable, cloud-connected data center solutions to the world’s most demanding customers. Ryan is an experienced business leader with a unique focus on creating and managing strategic plans to drive long-term growth and value in the real estate and technology sectors. Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ryan and discuss the impact that Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is having on the industry, how Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the data center can help customers,...

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Pivotal Year Ahead for UK Telecoms: Data Center POST Interview with Conrad Mallon, Chief Network Architect at SSE Enterprise Telecoms

Q&A with Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Conrad Mallon is the Chief Network Architect for SSE Enterprise Telecoms, which operates a 13,700 km private telecoms network and 15 data centers across the UK to provide a competitive range of leading edge Ethernet, cloud connect, and optical networking services, as well as colocation services. During his more than 30 years of industry experience, Conrad has overseen many large-scale network enhancements. In his current role, Conrad is responsible for defining, delivering, and maintaining technical architectures to support SSE Enterprise Telecoms service portfolio, as well as integrating new ground-breaking technologies. Ahead of the...

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