Express Update: On track for summer 2015 service, Hibernia announces Express connection to Cork, Ireland

HiberniaNETWORK_logo4c Hibernia Networks has announced an update for its highly anticipated transatlantic Express cable. Today’s press release has two key points, an update on the Express cable manufacturing and the announcement that Express will connect to Cork, Ireland. Let’s start with the cable manufacturing progress to date. In today’s release, John Mitchell, President of TE Subsea Communications LLC (manufacturer of the Express cable), reported that, “The cable route survey has been completed and more than 90 percent of lightweight cable, as well as 65 percent of armored cable needed for the system has been manufactured, bringing us even closer to the … Continue reading

GlobeNet Deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network Across North American Assets

Screen shot 2014-11-18 at 2.25.01 PM GlobeNet announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across its entire U.S. terrestrial backhaul network. The deployment on routes in the northeast and south Florida, with continued connectivity into Latin America, allows GlobeNet to increase network efficiency and differentiate its service offerings as it scales network capacity.   Infinera DTN-X enhances GlobeNet’s high-performance, low latency services by enabling the capacity to deliver over 100 Gb/s coherent transmission through 500 Gb/s super-channels. These super-channels are designed to be scaled in the future to accommodate a network that can deliver over eight Tb/s of transmission capacity on … Continue reading

Sago Networks Selects Colo Atl

ColoAtl Sago Networks, a debt free privately owned company with raised floor data centers in Atlanta and Tampa, has joined Colo Atl’s growing list of network operators and service providers. Citing Colo Atl’s ability to provide N+1 redundancy, access to multiple tier-1 network operators and its SSAE 16 certified facility; the key differentiator was Colo Atl being home to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP). SNAP is a next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) supporting IPv4, IPv6 as well as OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN). “N+1 system redundancy is crucial to providing the level of service our customers demand; it’s about having … Continue reading

451 Research Announces the “6 C’s of 2015”

451 thumb 2 The New Year is quickly approaching and 451 Research’s team of expert analysts have been hard at work determining the key trends that the industry can expect to dominate the IT marketplace agenda in 2015. 451 today released its findings and predictions for just a handful of its 2015 Preview Reports, which have been completed for each of its 14 research channels. Containers, convergence, cloud security, closets, crowd workers and coexistence are the disruptive trends that 451 Research says we’ll be hearing a lot of in the coming year. Take a look at a quick summary of the 6 C’s … Continue reading

New Jersey Municipality Customer Win for NYI

njdatacenter1 NYI, a New York company specializing in customized technology infrastructure solutions, announced today that West Windsor Township, a municipality located in New Jersey, has selected its New Jersey data center to support production and disaster recovery IT environments. West Windsor Township leverages NYI’s MigrAssist service, designed to help businesses successfully migrate from an existing data center into an NYI facility. The service is based on a multi-phased data center migration planning approach, which can be customized for each client to ensure IT requirements and specific timelines are met. With its move to NYI’s New Jersey facility, West Windsor Township upgraded … Continue reading

Lightower Expands Its All-Fiber Connectivity Services to Amazon Web Services

Lightower, NERCOMP 2014, education technology, campus technology, high performance optical network Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, first announced Direct Connect services with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in late 2013. But the company hasn’t stopped there. Lightower just announced it has broadened its direct connectivity options to AWS’ cloud computing platform. With speeds now ranging from 50 Mbps to 500 Mbps, customers can connect to AWS with secure connections via Lightower’s switched Ethernet services portfolio, in addition to wavelengths and dark fiber. This new service expansion now enables connectivity at lower bandwidth levels, providing increased cost-effective options to customers. Lightower … Continue reading

Padtec Demonstrated Latest Technology Innovation at Supercomputing Conference 2014

Always an innovator Padtec, a global manufacturer and solutions provider of turnkey optical solutions, showed off their latest tech advancement at the recent Supercomputing Conference 2014 held in New Orleans, LA. Padtec’s team demonstrated its state-of-the-art Directionless Reconfigurable Optical Add and Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) and developments in Software Defined Networks (SDN). This network architecture highlights Padtec’s efforts, in advancing the state of open Software Defined Networks (SDN) control environments. “We are proud and excited to have demonstrated this technology at SC14,” said Padtec CEO Jorge Salomao Pereira. “This demo shows our commitment to being on the forefront, providing technically sound … Continue reading

GlobeNet Extends its Network in Colombia

Screen shot 2014-11-18 at 2.25.01 PM GlobeNet announces a new national ring connecting its key PoPs in Barranquilla, Bogotá and Cúcuta. The ring, an extension of GlobeNet’s dual-ring protected submarine cable network spanning more than 23,500 kilometers, increases the availability of international services in Colombian territory via its mesh network.    GlobeNet is the only provider to offer a new diverse, secure ring into Colombia. Colombian customers can now tap into the ultra fast, secure route between Wall Street, New York and Bovespa in São Paulo, Brazil via interconnection in Bogotá.   GlobeNet offers the only route to and from Colombia with services via the Eastern seaboard. … Continue reading

Lightower Dramatically Expands All-Fiber Network in Mid-Atlantic

Lightower Fiber Networks Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today the completion of a major 1,100-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro region. This major addition is part of the company’s ongoing strategy of aggressive network expansion throughout the region, bringing the Lightower Network to the customers. In August 2013, Lightower first announced construction of more than 1,100 route miles of fiber network blanketing most of Virginia and into North Carolina. Lightower separately added over 400 route miles of network in the Washington, … Continue reading

The Best Way to Spread Holiday Cheer …

Your Brand Is Unique, Your Holiday Card Should Be, Too! It’s that time of year already!  The holidays, starting with Thanksgiving here in the States, are right around the corner and serve as a great time to connect with your customers, investors and prospects. To save money on printed cards, to increase your reach and to clean up your email list for 2015, sign up now for a holiday animated or static e-card design.   What’s the process? One: We brainstorm together quickly (a half-hour call usually does the trick) and then JSA comes up with a few ideas Two: You choose … Continue reading