MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) Event Builds Momentum With 11 New Sponsors

The MEF is pleased to announce growing sponsor support for the industry-wide Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference being held on November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. Several dozen leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, testing firms, and other organizations have lined up to sponsor GEN14. Eleven new GEN14 sponsors have joined since mid March. New service provider sponsors include: Verizon, AT&T, Tata Communications, and Colt Technology Services. New network solutions vendor and other sponsors include Cisco, Ericsson, Ciena, Oracle, Neustar, Perpetual Solutions, and Pulsecom. The current … Continue reading

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 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

Hibernia Lends a Hand in TransTeleCom’s European Expansion

Moscow, Russia Hibernia Networks’ EtherReach Global-IX will allow TransTeleCom (TTK) to extend its connectivity into western Europe by directly connecting to European Internet exchanges. Presently, the TTK network operates over 1.6 Tbps in capacity and spans over 76,000 kilometers throughout Russia, allowing TTK to reach over 90% of the Russian population. Both TTK and Hibernia boast robust fiber optic network footprints and, by tapping into Hibernia’s network, TTK raises the quality and performance of its Internet services. The use of Hibernia’s EtherReach service will allow TTK to augment its existing infrastructure to connect to exchanges such as PLIX (Warsaw), NIX.CZ (Prague), Espanix … 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

OnePhone and BT Collaborate on Mobile Services for SMB Market in UK

We have news out of Stockholm, Sweden today. OnePhone Holding and BT have  announced a joint venture that will have the companies work together on developing innovative mobile services for the UK’s small to medium sized businesses (SMB). The new venture will aim to make OnePhone®  technology, which has already been successfully launched and rolled out in Sweden and Germany, available to BT’s small and medium sized business customers throughout the UK. More About OnePhone® OnePhone is the business engine behind the world’s first up-and-running OnePhone solution. Our OnePhone total telephony solution is a fully-integrated, managed cloud service, allowing customers … 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

Avotus Announces James P. Martino as New CEO

Strategic transition builds upon customer satisfaction gains Avotus Corporation, a leading provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions, announced today that James Martino has been named as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Formerly Global Vice President of Operations and Customer Relations, the move builds upon service performance and customer satisfaction gains the company has achieved under Mr. Martino’s leadership, since he joined in 2011. The Board sees this promotion as a testament to the progress James and the team have made in significantly improving customer satisfaction. His proven leadership and deep industry experience gives the Board the confidence that … 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