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Aqua Comms Recognized for ‘Project of the Year – Subsea Networks’

DUBLIN – OCTOBER 9, 2017 –  Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that it has been named a finalist by Capacity Magazine in the “Project of the Year - Subsea Networks” category of the 2017 Global Carrier Awards.  The nomination recognizes Aqua Comms for the innovation, vision and excellence demonstrated in its partnership with Epsilon to bring European route diversity and on-demand connectivity to the colocation campus of NJFX (New Jersey Fiber Exchange).  The company was selected by an independent panel of 20 judges, including leading analysts, industry experts and Capacity’s senior editorial team.

The honour coincides with strategic alliances that Aqua Comms has cultivated with top-tier terrestrial networks, interconnection facilities and global data centre hubs over the past year.  The partnership with Epsilon enables Aqua Comms’ customers to benefit from interconnecting with NJFX’s ecosystem of global carriers, network operators, enterprises, cloud providers and internet exchanges.  Aqua Comms presence at the NJFX colocation campus also allows customers to further diversify and plan their international connections with accuracy, eliminating any transport uncertainty.

“It is a great honour that Aqua Comms has been recognized as one of the leading subsea network providers in the world by the 2017 Global Carrier Awards,” states Nigel Bayliff, Chief Executive Officer of Aqua Comms.  "Establishing a Point of Presence at the NJFX colocation campus in tandem with the deployment of Epsilon’s connectivity platform grants our customers access to a diverse and growing ecosystem of carriers and service providers.  This nomination demonstrates Aqua Comms’ ongoing commitment to provide advanced subsea connectivity that leverages innovation to deliver exceptional customer-focused services.”

Aqua Comms deployed a Point of Presence (PoP) within NJFX's colocation campus, allowing NJFX customers to directly access the carrier's suite of services without incurring cross-connect fees.  Epsilon and Aqua Comms then partnered to deploy Infiny by Epsilon, an on-demand connectivity platform, within the NJFX facility, and Aqua Comms uses the Cloud Link eXchange (CloudLX) module of Infiny to rapidly interconnect new services in and out of the NJFX campus.  NJFX’s strategic location enables Aqua Comms to bypass congested legacy New York City hubs and eliminate multiple points of failure while also saving its customers from paying high cross-connect fees.

The annual Global Carrier Awards program is dedicated exclusively to wholesale telecoms, bringing together the industry’s leading names to celebrate innovation and excellence.  The awards ceremony and gala dinner are scheduled to take place 25 October in London.

To learn more about Aqua Comms, visit www.aquacomms.com.

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About Aqua Comms DAC

Aqua Comms DAC is the owner and operator of the transatlantic cable AEConnect and the Irish Sea cable CeltixConnect-1, and was established with a vision to build, acquire or merge with subsea fibre-optic cable networks to provide capacity networking solutions to the global media, content providers and IT companies. To learn more about Aqua Comms and its new transatlantic subsea cable system, AEConnect, visit www.aquacomms.com.

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Monday, 09 October 2017 23:06

Infomart Data Centers Named Finalist for Best Data Center Featured

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 6, 2017 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that it has been named a finalist by Capacity Media in the “Best Data Center category” of the 2017 Global Carriers Awards.  The Company is recognized for the innovation, vision and excellence demonstrated across its state-of-the-art data center facilities in Portland, Dallas and Ashburn, with an added focus on its sustainability as well as management and operations initiatives at Infomart Silicon Valley.  Infomart Data Centers was selected by an independent panel of 17 judges, including leading analysts, industry experts and the senior editorial team of Capacity magazine.

The annual Global Carrier Awards are the most prestigious awards ceremony dedicated exclusively to wholesale data centers and telecoms, bringing together the industry’s leading names to celebrate innovation, vision and excellence across the global and regional data center market.  Infomart was selected as a finalist for exemplifying these qualities in environmental responsibility as well as for being a change-agent in the data center industry, evidenced by recent sustainability initiatives implemented at its Silicon Valley facility, such as 100% “gray” water reuse.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the leading data center providers by the 2017 Global Carrier Awards and Capacity Media,” states John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers.  “At Infomart, we’ll never be satisfied with the status quo, and sustainability is no exception.  We believe it’s our moral duty to be both an efficient operator and make responsible choices about energy procurement; that is why we buy local, renewable energy instead of Renewable Energy Certificates from distant sources and power our Silicon Valley data center with 100% renewable energy.”

The Global Carrier Awards ceremony and gala dinner are scheduled to take place October 25, 2017 in London, where the award winners, including the “Best Data Center,” will be announced.

To learn more about Infomart Data Centers, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com.

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About Infomart Data Centers

Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients.

Since the company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations. Infomart Data Centers offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in four Tier I markets throughout the United States, including San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 20:18

MOD Mission Critical Adds Points of Presence in Paris and Dublin Featured

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Offering Best-in-Breed Colocation and IP Services, MOD’s International Footprint Now Comprises 30 PoPs Worldwide

DENVER – September 26, 2017 – MOD Mission Critical (MOD), a global Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Managed IT Services and Managed Colocation solutions, today announces the addition of two new Points of Presence (PoPs) located in the strategic markets of Paris and Dublin.  Offering its full suite of best-in-breed colocation and IP services, the expansion into these major global business hubs brings MOD’s total number of PoPs to 30 locations.

MOD Mission Critical offers a customer-centric approach and international footprint to provide enterprises with customized solutions to meet their critical business needs.  Customers of MOD receive a single bill for all Managed Colocation, Managed Servers, and Managed Hardware Services, and pay only for the space they need with high-bandwidth international connectivity always available.  This ensures the best possible performance at the lowest price, without the need for numerous contracts with different MSP vendors for each market.

The new Managed Service PoPs established by MOD Mission Critical in Paris and Dublin complement its established locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, providing the same robust bandwidth as all other global MOD locations.  In addition to Managed Colocation, Servers and Hardware Services, MOD offers Network Services, including IP Transit, Transport Service and Inter-Building Cross-Connect, Managed Hosting, Managed DNS, Managed Proxy and Global IPv4 Services.

“Enterprises seeking flexible, scalable and cost-effective colocation services need a managed services partner with a customer-centric approach and international footprint to provide them with the customized solutions necessary to meet their critical business needs,” comments Mike Hollander, Co-Founder and CEO of MOD Mission Critical.  “Expanding MOD’s network into these rapidly growing managed services markets allows our customers to benefit from advantages such as MOD’s per-rack pricing in even more locations.  Our rapid growth from eight Managed Service Points of Presence globally just a few years ago to 30 today is a testament to MOD’s dedication to providing managed colocation and IP services wherever our customers need to be.”

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About MOD Mission Critical

MOD Mission Critical (MOD) is a global Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in Managed IT Services and Managed Colocation solutions.  MOD goes where are our customers are, or want to be.  Our growing international footprint includes PoPs in Amsterdam, Ashburn, VA, Barcelona, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Guadalajara, Mexico, Hong Kong, Leeds, UK, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Mumbai, India, New York, Newport, New Jersey, Orlando, Paris, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Reston, VA, Rome, San Jose, CA, St. Louis, Seattle, Shanghai, Southfield, MI, Tampa, FL, and Toronto.  If customers do not see their market listed, please contact MOD and MOD will do its best to accommodate the request.  For more information, visit www.modmc.net.

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Press Organizations Will Have Opportunity to Meet With Representatives From the
Wireless and Wireline Industries in San Francisco, October 15-17

SAN FRANCISCO – September 26, 2017 –The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017 featuring the NEDAS Symposium  today announces the availability of a press room at the event, extending an invitation to all accredited media interested in meeting with senior executives, thought leaders and influencers across the wireless and wireline industries. The event will take place October 15-17, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, located on 708 Mission Street in San Francisco.

The INCOMPAS Show provides educational sessions and dedicated networking time that gives the media an opportunity to learn about new strategies and explore technologies and solutions designed to bridge the knowledge gap between wireline and wireless providers. Earlier this year, the organization announced that it would be collocated with the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS), which will present a half-day of educational panels, as well as exclusive networking receptions, workshops and training sessions on October 17, 2017. NEDAS is an association of in-building wireless solution providers including Distributed Antenna System (DAS), small cell professionals, Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) solutions and end-users throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

As the conference has evolved to become more diverse in its programming, organizers have put a new point of emphasis on information sharing in today’s fast-paced world. Newly introduced press room features include the “Submit a Press Release” form, enabling members, sponsors and exhibitors to share important announcements and business deals brokered during the show with top-level news organizations in the telecom industry.

“The press room will be an integral component to The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017 featuring the NEDAS Symposium, and an added benefit to our members and sponsors who are interested in sharing their latest news,” states Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS. “This year, with the addition of the NEDAS Symposium to our programming, we enlisted the help of iMiller Public Relations to manage the press room and enhance the overall experience of our attendees. We continue to explore ways to keep this show at the forefront of the industry and we welcome the press to experience firsthand what makes this show exceptional.”

Managed by iMiller Public Relations, an international results-driven, independent public relations and content marketing consulting firm focused on the technology sector, the press room offers members, sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to meet with attending press onsite, as well as submit press releases and news that will be available to press organizations with an interest in the conference. Through the same link, sponsors and attendees can take advantage of discounted news circuit rates when submitting a press release before the deadline at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 13. After October 13, press releases and press kits can be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped off in the Press Room, located in the Marriott Marquis’ Laurel Room, during the following hours of operation:

Sunday, October 15: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Monday, October 16: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The INCOMPAS Show will kick off on Sunday, October 15, at 3 p.m. PT with an interactive marketing workshop, “Five Steps to a Successful Marketing Plan,” led by Theresa Caragol, founder and CEO of Achieve Unite, LLC, and Ilissa Miller, president of NEDAS and CEO of iMiller Public Relations and a policy workshop entitled “Key Regulatory Issues Impacting Your Company.”

The INCOMPAS Show Keynote Session with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) will follow immediately after the Sunday workshop, at 5 p.m. PT.

A full schedule of INCOMPAS Show educational sessions, panel discussions, networking opportunities, a Buyer’s Forum and nightly receptions and parties will follow on Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17. Speakers include top executives and subject matter experts from companies including Adtell, ADTRAN, Ciena, EdgeConneX®, Engine, eX2 Technology, Google, Lightower, Microsoft, Multiplied Networks Inc., NextEdge Networks, Sonic, Sprint, Steel in the Air, TPx, TSI, Uniti Fiber, VeloCloud, Windstream, Wireless 20/20, Zayo Group and ZenFi.

To learn more about The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017 featuring the NEDAS Symposium, visit show.incompas.org.

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About INCOMPAS

INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade association advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development.  Learn more at www.incompas.org or follow us on Twitter @INCOMPAS.

About iMiller Public Relations

iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) is a results-driven, independent public relations and content marketing consulting firm. iMPR works with global telecom and technology companies that when coalesced represent more than $100B in revenues.  At the forefront of our market leadership positioning is iMPR’s industry thought-leadership, where our consultative, industry-insider perspective helps clients propel their messages more effectively. Our services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more.  For more information, visit www.imillerpr.com.

About Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS)

Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association (NEDAS) is a grassroots wireless telecom association whose mission is to create a positive, nonpartisan and invigorating environment in which local industry professionals can learn, discuss, debate, socialize, collaborate with their peers, and encourage networking, public outreach and education about the DAS and Small Cell industries. 2017 Platinum Sponsors include AnritsuJMA Wireless, PCTEL, SOLiDTESSCO, Westell and ZenFi Networks; Annual Gold Sponsors are ADRF Technologies and RF Industries; and the Silver Sponsor is Corning. For more information, visit www.nedas.com. For more information, visit www.nedas.com and follow us on twitter @dasandsmallcell.

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 19:16

PACKETFABRIC LAUNCHES CHANNEL PARTNER PROGRAM Featured

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Reseller Partners and Sales Agents Are Able to Deliver PacketFabric’s Highly Scalable Networking Services to Their Customers

CULVER CITY, Calif., September 25, 2017 –PacketFabric, the highly scalable network-as-a-service platform and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, today announces the launch of its Channel Partner Program.  PacketFabric resellers and sales agents are now able to offer automated, secure networking services, supporting a wide range of customer applications.

PacketFabric is a disruptive Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform that combines state-of-the-art infrastructure with a resilient packet-switched network.  Channel partners can offer customers the ability to instantly connect at speeds ranging from 1Gbps to multi-100Gbps in more than 145 locations in the U.S. The PacketFabric platform allows networking services to be provisioned in seconds, with flexible month-to-month business terms.

“With our Channel Partner Program, PacketFabric reseller partners and sales agents gain the ability to deliver advanced networking solutions through our highly-scalable, automated SDN platform,” explains William Charnock, CEO, PacketFabric.  “Our new Channel Partner Program allows partners to broaden their service offerings with automated on-demand networking delivered across our expansive North American footprint.”

Chris Teeluck, a cloud and networking industry veteran with deep experience in managing channel programs, is responsible for growing and managing PacketFabric’s Channel Partner Program. The company will provide marketing collateral and sales support to its channel partners.  PacketFabric will also equip resellers with tools to manage their customers, including a partner portal with a user-friendly web interface.  PacketFabric’s sales agents will earn generous recurring monthly commissions for channel partner sales.

The PacketFabric team will be attending Channel Partners Evolution, taking place September 25-28, 2017, in Austin, TX.  To request a meeting at the conference, contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and learn more about the Channel Partner Program by visiting www.packetfabric.com/partners.

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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 145 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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Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:45

Infomart Data Centers to Speak at DCD Colo + Cloud Dallas Featured

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Infomart Data CentersDALLAS – September 25, 2017Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announces that its President, John Sheputis, will participate on a panel during DataCenterDynamics Colo + Cloud - Dallas, taking place at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

During the panel session, “The Cloud Transition and Why It's Confusing,” Mr. Sheputis will discuss the challenges data centers face with cloud adoption as well as the true opportunity with cloud as an IT solution.

WHAT:

 “The Cloud Transition and Why It’s Confusing”

WHERE:

DatacenterDynamics Colo + Cloud Dallas; Fairmont Dallas, 1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

WHEN:

September 26, 2017; 3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

WHO:

John Sheputis,​ President, Infomart Data Centers

AJ Byers, CEO, Root Data Center

Shawn Novak, VP, CBRE

Andrew Schaap, CEO, Aligned Energy

 

About Infomart Data Centers

Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience.  Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients.

Since the company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations.  Infomart Data Centers offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in four Tier I markets throughout the United States, including San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va.  For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:42

Unitas Global to Speak at Channel Partners Evolution Featured

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September 22, 2017 - Unitas Global, a leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, announces today that Unitas representatives, will present and be panel participants at the Channel Partners Evolution conference in Austin, Texas. Unitas Global utilizes leading cloud technologies to optimize enterprise IT environments. By designing, deploying, and managing infrastructure globally, Unitas enables enterprise clients to focus on their core business initiatives.

On Monday, September 25, at 12 p.m., Unitas Global’s Grant Kirkwood will join executives from Rackspace, Expedient and MTM Technologies on the Opening Keynote Panel, “New Stack City” to discuss effective platforms for private and hybrid cloud infrastructure, focusing on the current status of Azure Stack and how it will rank against OpenStack and VMware.  In addition, panelists will also share expert opinions on the benefits and drawbacks of hybrid cloud vs. multi-cloud deployments while exploring existing hardware options.

Later that day, at 3:10 p.m., Mr. Kirkwood will present the CSP Opportunity workshop, “The Business End.”  This session will discuss how the deployment of cloud services is more than just change technology: it will enable digital transformation for the enterprise.

On Tuesday, September 26, at 10:50 a.m., Mr. Kirkwood will deliver a presentation titled, “Public vs. Private Cloud: What’s the True TCO?” during which attendees will learn the reasons why partners must always compare the costs of public versus private cloud, and review cost comparison metrics that will prove extremely valuable in discussions with clients.

In addition, on Wednesday, September 27, at 10:25 a.m., Unitas Global co-founder and EVP of Partner Alliances, Lawrence Lee, will participate on the panel, “What Makes a Good Agent Great?” with Telarus co-founder Patrick Oborn.  They will discuss how creating a personalized, high-touch experience with one point of contact will delight customers and help agents achieve sales greatness.

WHAT:

Opening Keynote Panel: New Stack City
Monday, September 25, 2017 12 - 1 p.m.

CSP Opportunity Workshop, “The Business End”
Monday, September 25, 2017 3:10 - 4 p.m.

Public vs. Private Cloud: What’s the True TCO?
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:50 - 11:35 a.m.

What Makes a Good Agent Great?
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:25 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

WHERE:

Channel Partners Evolution
Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas 

WHO:

“New Stack City” Opening Keynote panel members will include:
Grant Kirkwood, Co-founder & CTO, Unitas Global
Bill Kleyman, CTO, MTM Technologies
Gerry Le Canu, Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer, Rackspace
John White, VP of Product Strategy, Expedient

CSP Opportunity Workshop: “The Business End”
“Public vs. Private Cloud:  What’s the True TCO
Presenter: Grant Kirkwood, Co-founder & CTO, Unitas Global

What Makes a Good Agent Great?
Lawrence Lee, Co-Founder and EVP of Partner Alliances, Unitas Global
Patrick Oborn, Co-Founder, Telarus

About Unitas Global

Unitas Global is a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions delivering clients custom, highly secure, and dedicated cloud-based IT environments that are easy-to-consume, fully managed, and backed by an end-to-end SLA, guaranteeing application uptime.  By offloading day-to-day infrastructure operations to Unitas Global, our clients are able to refocus and optimize their internal IT resources toward their business-centric initiatives.  Unitas is headquartered in Los Angeles, with clients and locations spanning the globe.  For more information, please visit www.unitasglobal.com.

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