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Cloud Economics Drive the IT Infrastructure of Tomorrow

By Louis Imershein, VP Products and Wayne Salpietro, Director of Marketing Permabit Technology Corporation The cloud continues to dominate IT as businesses make their infrastructure decisions based on cost and agility. Public cloud, where shared infrastructure is paid for and utilized only when needed, is the most popular model today. However, more and more organizations are addressing security concerns by creating their own private clouds. As businesses deploy private cloud infrastructure, they are adopting techniques used in the public cloud to control costs. Gone are the traditional arrays and network switches of the past, replaced with software-defined data centers...

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Forecasting Cloud Services in St. Louis

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom, Running a business can be challenging enough, without having to worry about connecting to cloud services. Connectivity needs to be absolutely seamless in today’s competitive market. Carrier hotel and colocation provider Netrality Properties is one company that is streamlining connectivity for its customers. Netrality Properties recently announced an agreement with Epsilon to install its Cloud Link eXchange Platform, CloudLX, at its 210 N Tucker meet me room (MMR) with direct connection to 900 Walnut’s MMR in St. Louis. This means Netrality Properties’ enterprise customers and network operators can now connect to leading cloud service providers...

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Solving the All-Too-Real 36-Month “Tech Refresh” Problem

By Vince Zappula, Vice President of Sales, DataEndure When a company budgets for data center equipment, a new enterprise storage system is typically the largest purchase. The expense is worth justifying, however, because the company’s most critical data and applications are stored and protected by this system. Many purchases even include multiple systems to provide speedy recovery at various locations. What is the issue? Storage vendors build extra perks into a humongous transaction, and customers reap the rewards. The issue is these vendors force customers to repurchase everything again in 36 months. Wait, what? Whether the cost is $2...

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New Subsea Cable Company Making a Splash in the Caribbean

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom, Caribbean countries are experiencing a surge in demand for advanced telecommunications services, including access to international and regional telecom operators, regional network and Over-The-Top (OTT) content providers. Large enterprises in the region, such as financial services and oil & gas companies, are also seeking more reliable and lower latency connectivity. Caribbean bandwidth demand is strong, and high growth is forecast to continue due to ongoing regional investment in fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure. In fact, 10-year growth is predicted to reach a minimum of 50 times existing capacity because of the increased demand of social...

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IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure: Where Cloud Professionals Gather to Reflect on an Evolving Industry

It’s safe to say that the cloud computing trend is alive and well. In fact, according to research firm, IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to a whopping $141 billion in 2019. In addition, IDC projects that the cloud infrastructure market, namely Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, will grow even faster than Software-as-a-Service platforms in the global market. During this time of explosive growth, IMN is presenting the 7th Annual Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (East)...

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Datacloud Europe 2017 Europe’s Biggest Cloud Event Returns to Monaco

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom, The use of cloud computing throughout Europe is rapidly growing, with estimates indicating market growth to €44.8 billion by 2020, five times that of 2013. In addition, to support this growth and provide the necessary space for enterprise functions, the European data center market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1 percent from 2016 to 2022 according to Market Research & Statistics. These forecasts set the stage for BroadGroup’s Datacloud Europe 2017 Global Congress & Exhibition, taking place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on June 6-8, 2017. As...

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Fast-Tracking the Digital Transformation of Your Enterprise

A growing number of enterprises are now seeking open source infrastructure, OpenStack and Kubernetes services without having to build in-house development or operations capabilities. These companies want to move forward with Digital Transformation initiatives, instead of getting bogged down with day-to-day infrastructure management. One company that can help with this process is Unitas Global, which recently partnered with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to offer a new, fully-managed and hosted OpenStack private cloud solution for global enterprise clients. Moving forward, this new partnership, along with Unitas Global’s large ecosystem of integrators and partners, will give customers an end-to-end solution...

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Connectivity, the New Pillar of the Global Economy

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom, Connectivity has emerged as a top need for global enterprises today, and this demand is only going to intensify as businesses continue to increase their reliance on cloud services and applications. Italy-based network and cloud services provider Enter is working to enhance connectivity, and recently announced a major collaborative effort with Megaport (USA) Inc. The collaboration will enable near-instant, readily available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network. Enterprise and carrier customers connected to the Megaport network in Amsterdam, as well as any other Megaport-enabled location,...

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Getting a Handle on SaaS-Based Application Performance

By Mehdi Daoudi, CEO of Catchpoint Forrester predicts 2017 will be the year that enterprises start moving to the cloud in a big way, harnessing it to power their core business systems and customer-facing applications. Specifically, the forecast is that the global public cloud market will reach $146 billion this year, up from $87 billion in 2015. Software as a service (SaaS), one of the earliest and most widely adopted cloud services, has now reached the mainstream and will continue to dominate the IT conversation. The combination of quick deployment, easy scalability, and economic efficiency make SaaS applications quite...

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Hybrid Cloud Management Has Never Been Easier

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom, Hybrid cloud has emerged as a top enterprise connectivity trend. In fact, according to a recent study from Right Scale, hybrid cloud is the preferred enterprise strategy in 2017. While interest in hybrid cloud has been growing for several years, many enterprises are still finding it difficult to get started due to deployment and management complexities. But now, these processes are much easier to handle thanks to a new partnership between leading enterprise cloud solutions provider Unitas Global, global interconnection and data center company Equinix, and Microsoft Azure™. This strategic partnership delivers an end-to-end hybrid...

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