Integra Telecom Extends Fiber Network to vXchnge

vXchnge shared the news today that Integra™ , a leading, carrier-grade network provider connected to over 2,700 on-net buildings has extended its advanced fiber network connection to its Santa Clara Data Center. By extending its network to the premier Santa Clara data center, Integra offers vXchnge’s customers more options for highly scalable and secure bandwidth business connectivity solutions. Integra’s fiber connectivity to the vXchnge data center aligns with its strategic plans to invest in existing and adjacent markets leveraging its existing network. This includes expansion of fiber assets to strategic targets in the San Francisco Bay Area. “In our search for prime data centers … Continue reading

vXchnge Welcomes Fibertech Networks to Cleveland Data Center

Fibertech Networks, a premier fiber optic network service provider, has completed its fiber build at vXchnge’s Cleveland data center at 200 Prospect Avenue. vXchnge is a leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data center services company operating data centers in multiple markets across the U.S.. The new fiber build into its Cleveland data center provides both vXchnge and Fibertech customers improved performance, interconnection, reliability and security. One such customer of vXchnge’s is Catastrophe Management Solutions, Inc. (CMS), an independent insurance adjusting firm. CMS required a reliable and secure connection that would better support its network needs, and the addition of Fibertech to … Continue reading

Grand Opening: ViaWest’s Newest Fault Tolerant Data Center

ViaWest, yesterday, celebrated the grand opening of its newest data center, located in Chaska, Minnesota.   The high-end facility encompasses more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor and will offer customers premium colocation, managed and cloud services and hybrid offerings, with 24×7 on-site engineers and service. The data center is also fully compliant, meeting PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations. As with its other data centers, ViaWest will also pursue the North American Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute, which represents the highest rating possible measuring quality and reliability in a data center. VIPs, local businesses and ViaWest … Continue reading

Peak Hosts Inaugural Partner Summit at The Ritz

Peak welcomes industry thought leaders and a host of its channel partners to its first-ever Peak Partner Advisory Summit held this week at the Ritz-Carlton in Avon, Colorado.  VIPs include Dave O’Callaghan, Senior Vice President of Global Partners at VMware, Richard Hardy, Chief Architect for NetApp Americas, and David Linthicum, Industry Analyst at GigaOM.   Driving discussions, ideas and innovative strategies, attendees are collaborating on the best ways to address the fast-moving cloud computing market. “With the assistance of our partners, Peak has grown over 400% over the past three years, and our exceptional momentum continues into 2014,” comments Luke Norris, … Continue reading

New CEO for TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America

With the April 1 retirement of Masaaki Nakanishi, now former President and Chief Executive Officer of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America, TELEHOUSE now welcomes Satoru Manabe as its new President and CEO.  In his new role, Mr. Manabe will oversee activities and strategies for Telehouse America and KDDI America, as well as the companies’ US subsidiaries, Locus and Total Call. Mr. Nakanishi first joined TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America in October of 2011. “Throughout Masaaki Nakanishi’s tenure here in the United States, KDDI and TELEHOUSE America have seen significant growth with US-based companies expanding Data Center and Systems Integration services … Continue reading

DCProfessional Development Training Now Available in Select North American Markets

The multi-disciplinary nature of data center design and management, and rapid advances in supporting infrastructure technology, requires that even experienced professionals continually improve and expand their skill sets. With the modernization and increased complexity of data center operations, the availability of DCPRO courses provides organizations and individuals in North American markets with access to critical learning when the need for training has never been greater. In response to a focus on the modernization of data centers, DCPro offers relevant courses that provide individuals with the critical knowledge they require to manage increasingly complex data center infrastructures. To address this business need in North America, DCProfessional Development is … Continue reading

CSU Global Campus Selects Peak’s Enterprise-Class Cloud Platform

What does a university with over 10,000 students and faculty require to fuel its online applications and core programs? A secure, high performance cloud platform.  Peak just announced that it was selected by Colorado State University-Global Campus to provide enterprise-class infrastructure.  With masters and bachelors degree programs, CSU-Global utilizes Peak to power its class registration and tuition payment systems, along with development and staging environments to test out new applications. Peak’s cloud infrastructure is located in 11 cloud nodes across 8 geographies. And with their patented Peak to Peak Direct Connect capability, clients can quickly to migrate to the cloud … Continue reading

Allied Fiber Brings Real-World Experience to APTelecom’s ‘State of Subsea’ Event

Allied Fiber LLC announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Newby, will speak at APTelecom’s ‘State of Subsea’ event on Tuesday, April 1st at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. As an industry expert on neutral colocation, dark fiber and the state of U.S. fiber infrastructure availability, Mr. Newby will participate on the panel titled, “US Domestic Fibre Infrastructure – Today and Into the Future.” The goal of APTelecom’s ‘State of Subsea’ event is to establish a forum for participants to discuss and ultimately improve communications within the submarine cable industry. In addition to Allied Fiber,notable organizations represented include – TE Subcom, Delotite Consulting, SubTel Forum, Washington Business Journal, Pacific Telecommunications … Continue reading

Vermont Businesses Can Grow with FirstLight

FirstLight Vermont Data Center Expansion Supports Ongoing Customer Demand for High Quality Data Center Services FirstLight Fiber has expanded its Vermont data center, further supporting local businesses by providing critical colocation space and unmatched low latency broadband connectivity throughout the Northeast. Its Vermont data center is located in Williston, Vermont. “This is the second expansion of our Vermont data center and is part of our multi-phased plan designed to provide ample room for the Company and our customers’ continued growth,” stated Greg Kelly, Senior Director of Business Development/Data Centers for FirstLight. “Our Vermont data center offers multiple safety, security, and … Continue reading

Lightower Excels at High-Performance, All-Fiber Networking Solutions for Education

Lightower, NERCOMP 2014, education technology, campus technology, high performance optical network The “Internet of Things threatens to generate massive amounts of input data from sources that are globally distributed,” confirms Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. And given the coming volumes of data, Biscotti continues that comprehensive backups “will present potentially insoluble governance issues, such as network bandwidth and remote storage bandwidth, and capacity to back up all raw data is likely to be unaffordable.” This is a reality facing education campuses around the country and the world. The need for high-capacity bandwidth to run current IT systems and add advanced learning platforms and capabilities is huge and growing. NERCOMP, the … Continue reading