Sidera Networks Delivers Low-Latency Connectivity to New Jersey Data Center

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK, NY – Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it has extended its fiber optic network to the DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) data center in Piscataway, New Jersey (“NJ1”) providing diverse, low-latency connectivity to the site.

DFT’s tenants now can benefit from ultra low-latency connectivity to key financial exchanges and carrier hotels through diverse routes available through Sidera’s Xtreme Network. DFT’s NJ1 data center is now a network node on Sidera’s ultra low-latency Xtreme Network and is directly connected to two of the major carrier hotels in the NY metro area — 111 Eighth Avenue and 165 Halsey Street. Read more

Extreme Networks Introduces Open Fabric Data Center Architecture

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxLAS VEGAS, NV – INTEROP – Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced the Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solutions, a portfolio of Cloud-scale data center switches that allow organizations to more cost-effectively build highly scalable, mobile and virtualized networks featuring market leading performance, low latency and energy efficiency. Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solutions leverage standards-based technologies preserving existing investments while bringing new innovations that drive Cloud-scale networks.

The Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solution leverages the ExtremeXOS® operating system end-to-end and emphasizes wire-speed switching of Virtual Machines (VMs), intelligence to automate VM mobility through XNV, standards-based, non-blocking high density 10Gbs server connectivity and non-blocking high density 40Gbs fabric interconnect with multi-path forwarding that is also designed to evolve for 100GbE. Read more

Hurricane Electric Director of IPv6 Strategy to Discuss IPv6 Transition at INTEROP Las Vegas

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Webmaster ToolboxFREMONT, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that its Director of IPv6 Strategy, Martin Levy, will be a featured panelist at INTEROP 2011 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Wednesday May 11th at 11:30 a.m., Martin Levy will be featured on a panel titled “How do We Finally Get to IPv6?” Martin will join other distinguished IPv6 experts, including Dimitri Desmidt from A10 Networks and John Sweeting, Chair of the Advisory Council at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). The panel will be moderated by John Curran, President and CEO of ARIN. During the panel, attendees will learn how to prepare enterprises, ISPs and network vendors for IPv6 while minimizing business disruption and expense. In addition, the panelists will report the progress of major telecom equipment and service providers’ transition to IPv6. 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

Peak 10 Actively Assisting Companies in Preparation for IPv6

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

SoftLayer Launches Managed Hosting

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in Cloud and Dedicated hosting, today announced the launch of SoftLayer Managed Hosting. The new offering provides enterprise-class computing environments with expert, 24×7 management and support of those environments’ core services, including database, security, monitoring, backup, and storage management.

“This is Managed Hosting the SoftLayer way,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve paired our unique advantages in automation with an around-the-clock team of certified support and engineering personnel to create a Managed Hosting offering that’s more scalable, reliable, and cost-effective than any other, and practically on-demand.”

SoftLayer Managed Hosting is available for any SoftLayer infrastructure solution, including Cloud, Dedicated, or seamlessly integrated environments. Leveraging the company’s acclaimed automation and industry-leading Customer Portal and Application Programming Interface (API), it delivers key benefits including:

– One-business-day provisioning of servers, operating systems, and basic applications
– Automated deployment and management for lower risk of human error
– 24×7 support from certified support and engineering team
– Highly competitive pricing for lower total cost of operations
– Monthly contracts with no long-term commitment
– Executive dashboard and real-time reporting and status

SoftLayer is also able to provide customers the unique opportunity to self-manage specific parts of their hosted environment while the company manages others. This combination of benefits and capabilities is available from no other managed solution provider, and delivers customers all-new application options, performance, and flexibility.

“What SoftLayer has done with Managed Hosting sets them apart in the market,” said Cheri Shine, Executive Vice President of NexGen Compliance Solutions, provider of TitleHound, a title insurance rate calculator and fee engine. SoftLayer worked with NexGen and a select group of early Managed Hosting customers to assess their greatest needs and refine the service’s protocols. “With automated deployment, we don’t have to worry about it taking days to get a server online or that a server might end up wrongly configured. And we can easily monitor how our environment is performing at any given moment. We can think less about our infrastructure and more about our business. That’s what a Managed Hosting solution is supposed to let you do.”

SoftLayer Managed Hosting is designed for customers requiring large, multi-faceted deployments. The base Managed Hosting server configuration includes:

– 1Gbps Network Port
– Separate Public and Private Network Interfaces
– Antivirus Software
– Virtual Dedicated Rack
– 50GB eVault Managed Backup
– Additional Bare Metal Restore Plugin (Windows only)
– Managed Nimsoft Monitoring Services

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XO Communications Expands Network in Minneapolis-Saint Paul

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Web Hosting BlogMINNEAPOLIS, MN – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced an expansion of its metro network across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, more than doubling its addressable market across the metropolitan area.

By expanding the reach of the 19,000-mile XO nationwide network and establishing additional points of presence across the Twin Cities metropolitan area, XO Communications is now able to serve thousands of new businesses and offer them a more competitive alternative for their local and nationwide communications and networking needs. The initiative demonstrates XO Communications’ strategy to expand its presence in existing XO® markets in order to serve more enterprise customers with its award-winning hosted VoIP and managed network solutions and exceptional customer experience. Read more

AboveNet Completes Network Expansion to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Tokyo Commodity Exchange Endorses Equinix As a Preferred Provider

June 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

WebHost ToolsTOKYO, Japan — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM), Japan’s largest commodity futures exchange, today announced that Equinix will offer high performance colocation and low-latency connectivity solutions to TOCOM market participants through Equinix’s two Tokyo International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. TOCOM market participants will be able to colocate their electronic trading data infrastructure in close proximity to the vibrant financial community within Equinix’s network-neutral centers.

Equinix’s TY1 and TY2 IBX centers, located in Heiwajima and Shinagawa respectively, offer premium data center infrastructure for achieving the security and resilience demanded by high-availability execution venues. Within both centers, TOCOM will have a direct connection to Equinix Financial eXchange service’s established community of execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers and technology utilities, that have located at Equinix’s high performance data centers to access the widest choice of low-latency networks and to directly exchange data with strategic partners and customers in close proximity. The high quality, advanced design of the TY1 and TY2 centers offers financial customers a full range of scalable services, including colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring.

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SoftLayer Completes Additional Network Upgrades

April 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Softlayer 190x60 LogoWebmaster ToolsDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies, the on-demand IT services provider, announced it has upgraded its network with more robust bandwidth connections and new features. The upgrades include a new 10G peering connection with Telefónica in Dallas that improves performance for South American customers connecting to all three SoftLayer data centers.

SoftLayer also added enhanced network monitoring tools with bandwidth monitoring and free inbound bandwidth. New bandwidth graphs in the company’s Customer Portal and forums provide more detailed feedback. Free inbound bandwidth gives customers substantial cost savings—20% of SoftLayer’s typical customers’ total bandwidth traffic is inbound.

“Our public and private networks are key assets to customers,” said Ric Moseley, Vice President of Engineering for SoftLayer. “By continuously augmenting our network’s capabilities, we ensure customers have the fast, reliable connectivity they expect from us.” Read more