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

DCD Converged NY Attendees Are Invited to Test Drive a 40-Min Instructor-led DCPRO Course

This year, attendees at DCD Converged New York, happening March 11 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, are invited to test drive the condensed version of an instructor-led DCProfessional (DCPRO) Development course – in just 40 minutes. DCPro Taster Sessions will be hosted by Julius Neudorfer, a Master Instructor for the DCPro Development program. The DCPro suite of CEU-eligible courses is quickly becoming one of the most recognized education frameworks for individuals and corporations. “DCPro is a natural fit for DatacenterDynamics Converged New York,” states Jason Velody, Managing Director of DCPro. “Participants will have the opportunity to experience firsthand how our courses can contribute to their professional development. The topics in … Continue reading

ViaWest to Offer Insight Into Compliance

Navigating the complex compliance requirements in today’s business is confusing, and non-compliance can be costly – with fines in the millions and settlements exceeding a billion dollars. ViaWest will offer a webinar on March 12, from noon to 12:45 p.m. MST (2 to 2:45 p.m. ET), to help navigate these requirements. “Compliance – What You Need to Know,” will be hosted by Jason Carolan, CTO of ViaWest, and Bradley Hart, ViaWest Director of Compliance. They will cover a range of topics, including – - PCI, SSAE 16, and HIPAA regulations and recent changes - Potential solutions - Pro’s and con’s … Continue reading

Peak Expands Its Lucrative Channel Partner Program

Calling all Channel Partners!  Peak just released a slew of enhancements to its Channel Partner Program. Whether you are a looking to hand over referrals for cloud opportunities or develop your own cloud practice, Peak has a program full of enhanced resources, tools and training to ensure you can successfully sell the cloud.  Since Peak is the only cloud provider 100% channel specific, they also don’t ever compete with their partners.  A win – win for all. Peak’s award-winning Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud platform is based on the best the industry has to offer with industry leading partners like VMware and NetApp. … Continue reading

Ready for Service: DE-CIX’s New York City Internet Exchange

Touted as soon-to-be one of the five largest Internet exchanges worldwide, DE-CIX New York Internet Exchange is now open for business.   Known for its world-class peering ecosystems, DE-CIX opened it first U.S. Internet exchange today in NYC.   A unique model for the U.S. marketplace, the DE-CIX New York Exchange is a distributed carrier- and data center-neutral model making its peering hub accessible across multiple carrier hotels, buildings, and data centers throughout the NY and NJ metro regions. The first sites for the NY Exchange include: 60 Hudson Street 111 8th Avenue 32 Avenue of the Americas 325 Hudson Street 165 … Continue reading

DCProfessional Development Brings Two Data Center Courses to San Francisco

dcprof.logo_background_new Cooling and power are two components that every data center requires. These complex issues are constantly evolving, and education is key to keeping up with new developments. DCProfessional Development (DCPro), the esteemed performance division of DatacenterDynamics that provides training courses and certification, announces dates for two upcoming data center development courses in San Francisco that will cover these topics in detail. The first three-day class, Data Center Cooling Professional, will take place Dec. 2 to 4; and the second, Data Center Power Professional, will run from Dec. 9 to 11. These courses are designed for decision-makers who are involved in … Continue reading

DCProfessional Development Offering Two Courses in Chicago

DCPRO_EMAIL_APPROVED_HEADER_2 DCProfessional Development (DCPro), the esteemed performance division of DatacenterDynamics that provides training courses and certification, has recently announced dates for its upcoming data center development courses in Chicago. The first three-day class, Energy & Cost Manager, will take place Nov. 4 to 6, and the second, Critical Operations Professional, will run from Nov. 18 to 20. These courses will cover the successful operation of data center facilities and the effective use of energy by software, ICT systems and support infrastructure (electrical and mechanical systems) within the data center. They will also provide solutions to help reduce system downtime, increase productivity … Continue reading

Hotwire Communications Colocates with Colo Atl

Colo Atl, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions, announces today that Hotwire Communications, a specialist in providing sophisticated solutions over its exclusive fiber-optic network, is now colocated in Colo Atl’s 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta. Colo Atl’s newest carrier installation comes after a significant expansion to meet increasing customer demand. “With Hotwire’s select fiber-optic system providing our customers more bandwidth than any other technology on the market today, it is essential for us to colocate in a facility that can meet our cost, location and network diversity needs,” comments Michael Grandizio, VP Technical … Continue reading

Comstor Selects Enterprise-Class Cloud Offerings Powered by Peak

Powered by Peak Peak®, a leading enterprise-class IaaS cloud service provider for channel partners, announced a new distribution agreement with Westcon Group’s Comstor business unit. Because Comstor is a Cisco-dedicated business, Peak-Powered services will be able to be sold by the partner community; thereby extending benefits of cloud computing to hundreds of service providers worldwide. Peak’s Channel Program will allow Comstor to deliver valuable services such as: disaster recovery, hybrid production cloud, backup-as-a-service, and virtual desktops.  Comstor’s new partnership with peak is just one example of how Peak’s 100% channel centric model provides a significant advantage to distributors and value-added resellers that are … Continue reading

Hibernia Networks Acquires Atrato IP Networks

Hibernia Networks announced this afternoon its acquisition of Atrato IP Networks. Atrato, based in The Netherlands, provides IP transit, remote IX and managed services with points of presence across 15 countries and is connected to over 30 Internet exchanges. With this acquisition, Hibernia not only expands its network reach and breadth of services but it also gives them another highly experienced technical center within Europe.  Hibernia’s CEO Bjarni Thorvardarson commented, “Atrato has an exemplary reputation in the industry, due to its high quality customer service by its experienced and dedicated team. Hibernia looks forward to continuing this high level of service and … Continue reading