Author: Jasmine Russell

Advanced Connectivity Is Coming to the Edge of the Network

A new partnership will make it possible for global organizations to access SDN-based services at the “edge” of the network. EdgeConneX® has announced a new partnership with PacketFabric to deploy its SDN-based platform across the EdgeConneX portfolio of Edge Data Centers® (EDCs). The first deployments will happen in the Phoenix, Portland, Santa Clara and Minneapolis EDCs. With the new partnership, EdgeConneX customers can instantly provision scalable network connectivity across any two or more points in PacketFabric’s private network. With real-time connectivity between carrier-neutral colocation facilities, PacketFabric will provide EdgeConneX customers with terabit-scale network capacity, delivered in seconds, utilizing the...

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Review of Capacity North America
Denver, Colorado, September 6-7, 2017

By Data Center POST

Global network carriers, content providers and data center operators all came to Denver for two days of panel discussions on subjects such as the future of data networking, data center growth and mobile content delivery. The keynote speech started with an introduction from Bode Francis, Manager of Global Edge Operations at Google. Bode reminded the audience that computing over the past 20 years has evolved with its greatest influence being cloud consumption. Applications today, whether for entertainment, media or business, have shifted to a cloud consumption model. End users, on either a fixed or mobile device, have come to expect a...

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New Study Shows Superiority of Edge Connectivity and Content Delivery

Cloud providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises all have one thing in common: the need to deliver content to end users with minimal latency. To improve response times, a growing number of organizations are now embracing a strategy called edge computing, which involves moving network infrastructure closer to end users. A new white paper from EdgeConneX® and Cedexis, titled, “Cloud Content, Connectivity and the Evolving Internet Edge,” highlights the superior performance of edge connectivity and content delivery. The study shows how CDNs have taken the first steps towards the Network Edge, in some cases realizing up to a 47...

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Enabling the Deployment of Next-Generation Wireless Infrastructure

Demand is rapidly increasing for services and solutions that can enable the deployment of advanced, next-generation wireless networks. Just recently, a merger was announced between NextEdge Networks and Modus — a move that will answer the call from wireless carriers, municipalities and business owners seeking network densification. The combined company is a recognized expert in the field of small cell and DAS deployments. It has jointly designed, permitted and executed over 4,000 node deployments across more than 40 states. NextEdge Networks has also completed over 3,500 fiber to cell installations, as well as the first micro cell deployment, the...

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Bringing Subsea Connectivity to the Caribbean

Data Center POST Interview with Stephen Scott, CEO, Deep Blue Cable

Industry experts predict there will be significant growth in demand for fast and reliable connectivity throughout the Caribbean over the coming decade, and yet the region’s interconnectivity landscape is technologically limited and prohibitively expensive, particularly when compared to the U.S. and Europe. In fact, there have been no new pan-regional deployments over the past ten years, and the Caribbean’s primary undersea cable links are close to or have already exceeded their planned technical lifespan of around 20 to 25 years. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Stephen Scott, CEO of Deep Blue Cable Limited, to discuss...

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How Financial Services Can Achieve Social Media Compliance in the Cloud

By Bill Tolson, VP of Marketing at Archive360

It’s not just your kid, and it’s not only the millennial down the street. According to Hootsuite, “There are over 3 billion internet users – and over 2 billion of them have active social media accounts. Popular social platforms have become marketing giants, offering businesses valuable data about their customers and a (mostly) free way to reach them.” Due to the undeniable proliferation of cloud-based social media platforms as primary communication vehicles to customers, strategic partners, employees, and the public at large, social media content has become fair game for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance. Financial Services Organizations Getting Social:...

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Marseille, the Gateway to the Developing World

By Fabrice Coquio, President, Interxion France SAS

The second-largest city in France, Marseilles has always played a significant role in international commerce. Since 600 B.C., Marseille has served as a major trading hub, connecting Europe to the finest goods and exports from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It still maintains a similar role as the nation’s largest port for physical trade while quickly becoming a hub that generates one of the most sought-after commodities in the digital age: content and consumers. With undersea connections stretching from Marseille to these emerging areas, this bustling city finds itself uniquely positioned as both a transit point and content...

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New Data Center Energy Certification Takes Center State At Critical Facilities Summit

By Katie Baker, Manager of Direct Response at Trade Press

Originally posted to Facilitiesnet by Katie Baker. Today’s data centers are energy-intensive. While opportunities exist to reduce energy use, significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform energy assessments. For this reason, the data center industry and DOE partnered to develop the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program. This October, the Critical Facilities Summit kicks off with the DCEP certification course led by Julius Neudorfer, CTO of North American Access Technologies. Explain the need for this certification. Julius: The DCEP training program was originally developed to help federal government data centers save energy, but the information is applicable for any data...

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How Hyperscale Will Disrupt the Data Center Market

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman. This is the first of three entries in a Data Center Frontier series that explores how hyperscale will disrupt the data center market. This series, compiled in a complete Guide, also covers selecting the right hyperscale partner and the elements of a hyperscale data center. Defining Hyperscale and Understanding Major Industry Trends There are more users, complex applications and data points accessing your infrastructure. Now, new kinds of demands are requiring modern organizations to rethink their data center environment, delivery model, and how cloud architecture can be utilized even more. A recent Deloitte Technology report projects that...

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Overcoming ‘Capacity over Efficiency’ with the Right Colocation Provider

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this week’s Voices of The Industry, David Mettler, vice president of sales and market director for the United States, IO Data Centers, explores how finding the right colocation provider can help you improve efficiency in the data center. I recently saw an online ad that boasted $400 per month for a cabinet, power, and 1 Gbps Internet bandwidth. On its face, it seemed like a great deal. But will it ultimately provide the cost and energy efficiency you really need? What if more capacity is needed…or less? And yet this is...

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