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PacketFabric Closed Series B Funding for Expansion in Support of Accelerated Customer Demands 

Culver City, Calif. (January 18, 2018) – PacketFabric, the highly scalable, connectivity-as-a-service platform and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, today announces it has secured $25 million in Series B funding from PacketFabric’s lead investor NantCapital to support the rapid growth and high demand for its services since its launch in 2017.

The company has grown rapidly since completing its seed round in 2015, and now operates a U.S. footprint that includes more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 17 metro markets with a terabit-scale backbone.

“As a scientist and entrepreneur, I am a firm supporter of market disruptive innovations,” states Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO of NantWorks.  “This next-generation internet innovation of interconnectivity on demand will enable big data transport as a platform for multiple industries, and I am excited to fund this talented team at PacketFabric and their efforts to provide market-defining solutions.  By eliminating barriers with its innovative solutions aimed at accommodating enterprises’ need for data transport, PacketFabric has the ability to change the landscape for many industries.”

The company also announces today that Chad Milam has joined PacketFabric as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors.  Chad has held the position of CTO at NantWorks and Mox Networks.  Prior to NantWorks, Chad lead the Technical Infrastructure and Systems team at Teza Technologies, and the Global Infrastructure organization at Publicis Group S.A.

“With the proliferation of performance, security and capacity challenges, and adding on the recent development in net neutrality, the public internet is becoming an increasingly vulnerable venue for enterprise collaboration and service delivery,” says Chad Milam, President and COO of PacketFabric.  “PacketFabric is the framework of how businesses securely connect, communicate and transact in the new digital reality.”

For more information about PacketFabric, visit www.packetfabric.com.

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About PacketFabric

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between more than 150

premier colocation facilities across 17 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About NantWorks 

NantWorks, LLC, founded by renowned physician scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane®, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for the following entities: NantHealth, NantMobileHealth, NantOmics, NantBio, NantCell, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution-driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operate at the nexus of innovation and infrastructure. The core mission of NantWorks is convergence and a systems approach to human biology: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerates innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically and proteomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics for life threatening diseases such as Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s. For more information please visit www.nantworks.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter at @DrPatSoonShiong.

 

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DUBLIN – 18 January 2018 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces that Jim Rice has joined its Advisory Council.  The Advisory Council works in collaboration with Host in Ireland Founder and President Garry Connolly to further the reach and impact of the initiative’s mission through well-formulated strategies based on the extensive industry experience of its members.

Mr. Rice is a Chartered Engineer and is currently Chairman of the Irish Manufacturer’s Association within Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most active business representation organisation.  He brings more than 30 years of experience in the Irish technology sector to Host in Ireland, including 16 years as Country President of Schneider Electric Ireland, and as an Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director of a number of Irish engineering and technology companies, and trade organisations.  In 2015, Mr. Rice was knighted by the French government as a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite for his contribution to the bilateral trade between Ireland and France. He will leverage this international and local expertise in support of Host in Ireland’s mission to increase its partners and expand global market awareness while reinforcing Ireland’s position as a top European location for hosting digital assets.

“I am honoured to join the Host in Ireland Advisory Council,” says Mr. Rice.  “This exciting organisation is at the forefront of a rapidly growing, global technology hub, and I look forward to working with the Advisory Council and Mr. Connolly to share the benefits of hosting in Ireland with the global data centre and international business communities.”

Host in Ireland was founded by Mr. Connolly in 2014, and the initiative has supported Ireland in its evolution to become the “Digital Gateway to Europe” and “Home of the Hybrid Cloud.”  It promotes the many advantages that make Ireland uniquely attractive to global operators, including its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, and continued financial support for data centre energy efficiency.

To learn more about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland, winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information about Ireland’s digital asset hosting ecosystem at all times including demonstrating why Ireland is more cost-effective, efficient, reliable, secure and accessible than most other regions across the EU.  There's a reason companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Adobe and beyond have sought to host their solutions in as well as to/from Ireland.  Many of these reasons are immediately realized due to access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data center providers that offer an array of services sustained by the “5 Ps”: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power.  On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market.  Ireland supports this initiative through its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax and fiscal structures, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, financial support for data centre energy efficiency, and access to a skilled native English-speaking workforce - ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small.  For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:44

Julius Erving Joins GTT’s Board of Directors

McLean, VA, January 17, 2018GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that legendary professional basketball player, Julius Erving, has been elected to the GTT board of directors. Erving is founder and managing member of Dr. J Enterprises, which owns and manages the merchandising, media and philanthropic aspects of the Julius “Dr. J” Erving brand.

Erving brings close to 40 years of experience as a sports leader, business executive and entrepreneur to his role on the GTT board. Dating back to 1979, Erving’s business affiliations have generated close to $2.5 billion in revenue and brand value for his partners and clients. In 2016, through Erving’s direct leadership, Dr. J Enterprises formed a strategic partnership with the multibillion-dollar brand management company Authentic Brands Group, to expand his brand’s global presence.

“Julius brings significant board experience, including telecom and media, to GTT,” stated H. Brian Thompson, executive chairman and founder of GTT. “He has a distinguished career as an executive in brand management, media personality, and community leader. His insights will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business and raise GTT’s brand profile in the market.”

Erving has served on various boards of directors including: LCI International, Williams Communications, Saks Fifth Avenue, Meridian Bank, Converse, Darden Group, Sports Authority, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission, University of Massachusetts and Widener University.

“I am pleased to join the GTT board of directors and help to expand the company’s market presence,” stated Mr. Erving. “GTT’s rapid growth and recent distinction as a Fortune Future 50 company position it favorably for continued expansion and business success.”

Erving holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and an honorary doctorate from University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as honorary degrees from Temple University and Philadelphia University.

About GTT

GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including optical transport, wide area networking, internet, managed services, voice and video services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:44

PacketFabric to Speak at PTC’18

PacketFabric, the highly scalable network-as-a-service platform and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, announces today that its Senior Vice President of Business Development, Jezzibell Gilmore, will speak at Pacific Telecommunications Council 2018 (PTC’18), taking place in Honolulu, HI.

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, Ms. Gilmore will participate on the roundtable, “Software Defined… Everything.”  The roundtable will discuss concepts such as virtualization and software-defined infrastructure as foundational elements of cloud computing. Panelists will explore the ways in which adoption of cloud computing is driving “as-a-service” consumption models for enterprises in all areas of IT.

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Ms. Gilmore will explore interconnection at the edge during the topical session, “The New Edge Fabric.”  She will join other industry-leading executives to discuss how changes in the edge of the network will impact the evolution of connectivity fabrics as they work to support new applications and meet enterprise connectivity requirements.

WHAT:          

Roundtable: “Software Defined… Everything”

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Topical Session 12: “The New Edge Fabric”

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM

WHERE:

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Mid-Pacific Conference Center
  • South Pacific 1

WHO:

“Software Defined… Everything” roundtable members include:

  • Jezzibell Gilmore, SVP, Business Development, PacketFabric
  • Tony Fallows, VP, Global Sales and Operations, Versa Networks
  • Joshua Merrill, Principal Architect, Business Services, Global Service Provider, Cisco
  • Christopher Pickard, IP and Optical Transport Business Developer, Nokia   
  • Moderator: Jim Poole, VP, Business Development, Equinix

“The New Edge Fabric” participants include:

  • Jezzibell Gilmore, SVP, Business Development, PacketFabric
  • Clifford Federspiel, Founder, President and CTO, Vigilent
  • Joe Zhu, CEO and Founder, Zenlayer
  • Moderator: Tom Paseka, Lead Network Architect, Cloudflare

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About PacketFabric

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between more than 150 premier colocation facilities across 17 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal.  For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About NantWorks 

NantWorks, LLC, founded by renowned physician scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane®, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for the following entities: NantHealth, NantMobileHealth, NantOmics, NantBio, NantCell, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution-driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operate at the nexus of innovation and infrastructure. The core mission of NantWorks is convergence and a systems approach to human biology: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerates innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically and proteomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics for life threatening diseases such as Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s. For more information please visit www.nantworks.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter at @DrPatSoonShiong.

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January 17 2018 -- Aqua Comms DAC ("Aqua Comms"), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff, will speak at PTC’18 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Mr. Bayliff has more than 25 years of experience encompassing senior executive, operational and technical roles in the global telecommunications industry, including having served as CEO and Board Member of Huawei Marine Networks.

During the Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable panel, Mr. Bayliff will give a panel discussion, “Who and What are Influencing Change and Innovation in Global Communications,” which will explore how subsea networks are accelerating innovation in optical techniques, helping to move tests of advanced transmission technologies to real-world applications that connect cities all over the world.

WHAT:  

  • Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable: “Who and What are Influencing Change and Innovation in Global Communications”

WHERE:

  • PTC’18
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Honolulu, Hawaii

WHEN:   

  • Monday, 22 January 2018
  • 2:00 p.m.

WHO:

Presenters Include:

  • Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms DAC
  • João Pedro Flecha de Lima, CEO, EllaLink
  • Brian Lavallée, Senior Director, Portfolio Solutions, Ciena
  • Kristina Woolston, Vice President, External Relations, Quintillion
  • Moderator: Keith Shaw, VP, Business Development EMEA, Equinix, Netherlands

About Aqua Comms DAC

Aqua Comms DAC is an Irish Carriers’ Carrier specialising in building and operating submarine cable systems and supplying fibre pairs, spectrum and capacity networking solutions to the global media, content and carrier markets.  It is the owner/operator of America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) and CeltixConnect-1 and continues to build on its vision of efficient submarine infrastructure ownership with membership of the HAVFRUE consortium and development of CeltixConnect-2 and North Sea Connect, bridging the Northern Atlantic between North America and Northern Europe. To learn more about Aqua Comms and its portfolio of subsea cable systems visit www.aquacomms.com.

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