TELEHOUSE Unveils New Website for NYIIX

We love new website designs! And this is a good one. TELEHOUSE, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces that New York International Exchange (NYIIX), operated by Telehouse as one of the largest neutral Internet exchange points on the East Coast, has launched a brand new and improved website at http://www.nyiix.net. Sleek and Efficient The upgraded website features a streamlined design where members and prospects alike can easily acquire information on NYIIX’s architecture, current members, statistics, and recent news updates. Built for peering, the site is designed for enterprises that want an efficient … 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

Unite Private Networks Announces Fiber Network Expansion

Unite Private Networks (UPN) announces a major fiber network expansion connecting the Kansas City and Omaha markets.  The nearly 200 mile route will follow the I-29 corridor, extending north from Kansas City through St. Joseph, northwest Missouri, southwest Iowa, and ultimately connect to existing UPN fiber networks in Omaha, Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.  Construction is expected to be complete by Q1 2015. UPN’s heavy-count fiber build will support demand driven by carrier, government, data center and enterprise business customers. With this new route, customers will have increased access to UPN’s suite of products, including Ethernet, wavelength, Internet access and dark … 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

New England Telehealth Consortium Chooses FirstLight Fiber for Data Center and Regional Expertise

FirstLight Fiber announced today that its Lebanon, New Hampshire data center will provide New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) with a high-quality, secure and reliable facility to host its clients’ mission critical network core. FirstLight’s services allow NETC to seamlessly transfer data from one site to another securely and efficiently, which will enable NETC’s customers to provide the best service and care for its patients. “Healthcare facilities in our consortium depend on a robust communications infrastructure to securely transport mission critical information, such as electronic medical records and digital images, as well as other data that directly affects patients,” said Brian Thibeau, President of NETC. “For … 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

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

DCProfessional Development Partners with New York Institute of Technology for Mission Critical Online Learning

 DCProfessional Development (DCPro), announced today its partnership with New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for its sixteen-part Certificate of Mission Critical Infrastructure online learning course. The first-of-its-kind online foundation course is developed specifically for engineers looking to learn everything from basic concepts to highly focused facilities management methods under DCPro’s recognized industry educators. The noncredit-bearing courses will be featured among NYIT’s Professional Development course offerings. Students who successfully fulfill course requirements and online examinations will earn a certificate of completion, “Foundations of Mission Critical Infrastructure,” from both DCProfessional and NYIT. Peter Curtis, President/CEO of Power Management Concepts, LLC, professor at NYIT, … Continue reading

Next-Generation SDN Exchange, SNAP, Offers Connections to AWS Direct Connect

SNAP builds infrastructure to support members interested in connecting to AWS Direct Connect, allowing them to bypass public Internet and achieve cost savings The Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), a leading provider of next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, announces today that it is now offering connections to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) AWS Direct Connect service in Northern Virginia via its location within Colo Atl’s downtown Atlanta facility. As such, SNAP members are provided with AWS Direct Connect availability, granting access to AWS cloud services through a private, enterprise-grade network connection that bypasses the public Internet. Additionally, SNAP members are now able … Continue reading