NTT America Highlights Key Industry Trends, Predictions for Remainder of 2011

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, today highlighted several key trends and upcoming industry developments in the broadband and IP transit industry.

“New technology innovations, global developments and the changing nature of how both businesses and consumers are using the Internet are all impacting our industry greatly,” said Michael Wheeler, vice president of NTT America’s Global IP Network business unit. “Now is the time for businesses to make the adjustments needed for success in the future.”
Read more Partners With Blacknight On IPv6 Upgrade

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxCarlow, Ireland – Ireland’s most popular domain name registrar Blacknight have recently partnered with, Ireland’s most popular photo sharing site to complete a major infrastructure upgrade to support the new Internet address space IPv6.

Blacknight, leaders in the migration to IPv6 and members of the Irish IPv6 taskforce have already deployed IPv6 across their internal servers and own network. They are pleased that are among the early business adopters. Michele Neylon of Blacknight says: “We love the fact that is a 100% Irish owned company we love what they’re doing and how they’re doing it which is why we partnered with them to host their servers and wanted them to be able to make the most of new technologies such as IPv6” Read more

Internap Announces High-Performance, Dual-Hypervisor Cloud Compute Service Leveraging OpenStack and VMware

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Webmaster ToolboxATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced a new on-demand cloud compute service that delivers high-performance enterprise computing capacity. The new offering builds on Internap’s recently-announced public cloud storage and is a natural extension of its comprehensive IT Infrastructure portfolio, which includes performance-optimized enterprise IP, Content Delivery Network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. Internap will showcase its cloud offering at Interop Las Vegas, May 10-12, 2011, in booth 1106.

Delivered on Internap’s global Performance IP™ network – with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology – outbound cloud traffic travels over the optimal Internet path, maximizing performance and minimizing latency all the way to the end user. The unparalleled capabilities of MIRO combine the strength of multiple, redundant carrier backbones worldwide with powerful real-time analysis of network characteristics, such as packet loss and outages, allowing Internap to provide cloud customers with a 100 percent network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA). Read more

C7 Data Centers Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Level 3 Communications

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Webmaster ToolboxSALT LAKE CITY, UT – Colocation data center and bandwidth provider C7 Data Centers, Inc. (C7) has announced the addition of Level 3 Communications (Level 3) to its portfolio of Tier-1 carriers. Level 3 is recognized as a leading provider of global, fiber-based communications, operating a Tier-1 carrier network.

“Enterprises are increasingly reliant upon digital systems to accomplish their critical business objectives, and, as such, data security, redundancy and recovery are vital components to an organization’s ability to remain competitive within the marketplace,” said Peter Reiss, Level 3’s General Manager for the Southwest Region. “C7 Data Centers excels in providing these solutions, and we are excited that the addition of our network services to their communications portfolio helps position C7 as one of the best connected data center providers in the region.” Read more

Internap Continues Expansion of Data Center Footprint With New High-Performance Facility in Los Angeles

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Webmaster ToolboxATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, announced that it will open a new data center in Los Angeles to serve increased demand for premium colocation. This facility will be Internap’s eleventh company-controlled facility in its eighth North American market and continues the company’s strategy to build a geographically diversified platform of premium data centers serving customers’ high-performance IT Infrastructure needs. The new Los Angeles facility will feature Internap’s route-optimized Performance IP™ service and will deliver best-in-class performance and availability across a portfolio of enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services.

Located in the South Bay, just 6 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Internap’s new Los Angeles data center will include 55,000 square feet of premium net sellable data center footprint over time. The state-of-the-art facility will leverage modular designs and the latest power and cooling technologies to deliver power densities of up to 12 KW per cabinet to economically support long-term customer growth. The facility will minimize energy consumption and environmental impact through green data center practices such as a high-efficiency Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, a cooling system that maximizes outside air for free cooling, reclaimed building materials and sustainable operational best practices. It will also feature a full range of customer amenities, including fully equipped office areas, technical workspaces, dedicated customer work environments and a full-service customer lounge. The first phase of approximately 15,000 net sellable square feet is expected to open in 2Q 2012. Read more

Peak 10 Actively Assisting Companies in Preparation for IPv6

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Webmaster ToolboxCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services company with world-class data centers, announced today that it is hosting IPv6 Engineering Series events throughout its 10 markets in order to help business and IT leaders prepare for the impending IPv6 adoption. In addition to the IPv6 Engineering Series, Peak 10 has released a white paper on the topic and recently sponsored the South Florida Technology Alliance event in which John Curran, the president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, spoke about the imminent transfer from IPv4 to IPv6.

“We want to ensure that our customers as well as other businesses in our markets are adequately prepared for the addition of IPv6 to their network, and education is our key initiative. It is important to not only educate IT managers, but everyone in the business about IPv6 as it could affect many aspects of a company,” said Ronnie Frames, the director of network services at Peak 10. “There are many misconceptions surrounding IPv6 and we want to provide clarity and guidance on the subject.” Read more

ARIN and Microsoft Recognize Transfer of IP Addresses Per Community Policy

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Webmaster ToolboxChantilly, VA – The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced that Microsoft and ARIN have reached agreement that certain Internet Protocol (IP) number resources being transferred to Microsoft from the Nortel bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware will be placed under a registration services agreement between ARIN and Microsoft.

ARIN President and CEO John Curran stated he was pleased that Microsoft has followed the Internet community’s adopted policies for such transfers: “Microsoft has demonstrated important leadership in this matter, and ARIN is pleased to be working with them for the good of the Internet community.” Read more

ARIN Reiterates Availability of IP Address Space Transfers According to Community Policy

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Hosting ReviewsChantilly, VA – In response to press interest in the matter, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) reiterates its continued support for IP address space allocations and transfers to organizations that have documented need. ARIN is the Regional Internet Registry that manages Internet Protocol (IP) number resources in the United States, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean.  While organizations of all types make use of IP address space, Internet service providers and hosting companies require additional IP address space on an ongoing basis to serve new customers (note that IP addresses, also known as “Internet addresses” are the numeric identifiers used by computers connected to the Internet, for example “”)

The central free pool of available IPv4 addresses became fully depleted on 3 February 2011. Going forward, each region has a finite supply of available IPv4 address space that can be allocated to qualified organizations.  ARIN still has IPv4 address space available within the region, and qualifying organizations with documented need will be allocated a three-month supply of IPv4 addresses in accordance with community-developed policies.  These policies for IP address allocation have been developed by the community to encourage availability of IP address space while recognizing the technical limitations on address space routing in the global Internet. Read more

AboveNet Completes Network Expansion to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris

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Hosting BlogWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it has completed its expansion in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. It now offers a comprehensive portfolio of metro and WAN (wide-area network) services to enterprises and carriers across Europe.

The company’s solutions are optimized for high bandwidth customers, with a particular focus on Ethernet services with high performance features, flexibility and scalability. Read more

Hurricane Electric to Discuss Benefits of Prompt IPv6 Adoption

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Hosting BlogSanta Clara, CA – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that its IPv6 Evangelist,  Owen DeLong, will discuss IPv6 transition at this week’s Technology Convergence Conference, Silicon Valley’s premier conference for the IT and facilities ecosystem. The conference will take place Wednesday, February 23rd at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

At 10 a.m. on the day of the conference, Owen DeLong will lead a discussion titled How to Avoid the Potential Cost of Transitioning Your Enterprise to the Next Generation Internet Protocol.  During the discussion, Owen will outline how the networking community can work together to ensure a seamless transition to IPv6. Read more

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