ViaWest Strengthens its Compliance Portfolio
- ViaWest strengthens its compliance portfolio with a range of industry attestation reports, including a dual-standard SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, and SOC 3 report, PCI Report on Compliance for Sections 9 and 12, and HIPAA report for physical controls
- Compliance reports issued by independent, third-party auditors and assessors
- Broad portfolio of compliance reports demonstrates ViaWest’s commitment to enabling customers to meet multiple compliance obligations
Denver, CO – January 8, 2013 – ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center, cloud computing and managed service providers in North America, announces it has enhanced its library of compliance and attestation reports. ViaWest has a long history of providing Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16)( formerly SAS 70), reports. The company has expanded its reporting portfolio to include a Service Organization Controls (SOC) SOC 2, Type II
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Sidera and Sabey Collaborate to Connect Key Data Centers
Sidera to offer connectivity to new Intergate.Manhattan Data Center at 375 Pearl Street
New York, NY – June 27, 2012 — Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, and Sabey Data Centers, one of the largest privately held data center owners, operators, and developers in the United States, announces a new collaboration and agreement to provide connectivity between Sabey’s properties in New York, Ashburn, and Seattle. Sidera will begin by offering connectivity in Sabey’s new Intergate.Manhattan data center at 375 Pearl Street—an impressive new facility providing over one million square feet of data center space.
“Sidera and Sabey Data Centers share a focus on building scalable, custom-built solutions for customers to meet their essential application requirements – whether related to primary network connectivity, cloud services, or back-up and recovery,” says Clint Heiden, President, Sidera Networks. “Our ability to deliver diverse, low-latency solutions throughout our footprint provides customers, especially in the financial services sector, with options between these locations that they have never had before.” Continued Heiden, “In addition, Sidera is in the process of extending its low latency network to Seattle, WA as a key gateway to Asia. When completed, this leg of our network will allow us to connect Sabey’s customers in Seattle directly to thousands of Sidera locations in the US and abroad.”
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With broader service support and expanded management capabilities, CE 2.0 will make service delivery more reliable and less costly
Ethernet creator and former InfoWorld columnist Bob Metcalfe this week announced Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0, representing an array of advances to the networking technology that will be a boon for both service providers and customers in an increasingly cloud-based, service-oriented world.
The idea behind CE 2.0 is to make the delivery of Internet-based services faster, more reliable, more predictable, and less expensive, thanks to support for multiple classes of services, increased interconnectivity, and superior management capabilities. In a nutshell, whereas CE 1.0 was geared toward delivering standardized Ethernet services over a single provider network, CE 2.0 aims to deliver multiple classes of service and manageability over interconnected networks.
CE 2.0 will be particularly impactful in the world of cloud computing: Enterprises running fiber networks will effectively have end-to-end Ethernet between the data centers and clouds. The fact that it's Ethernet end to end means better QoS (quality of service) and reliability through bandwidth guarantees and prioritization for the most important apps and class of service for the most important customers.
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Deployments Being Driven by the Accelerated Adoption of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS According to Synergy
RENO, NV, Nov 28, 2011 -- Synergy Research Group announces the publication of its Cloud Market Share Report, which provides quarterly market shares, sizing, and forecasts for the Public and Private Cloud equipment markets. The foundation of Synergy's segmentation includes the networking, computing, and storage platforms deployed for Private Cloud, Public Cloud (VPN), and Public Cloud (non-VPN).
Synergy's report shows the Cloud Equipment market for the first half of 2011 exceeded $17B in sales. The fastest growing segment includes Private Cloud platforms, which is growing at over 30% annual growth. Synergy defines a Private Cloud platform as a virtualized data center, which resides behind an organization's firewall. Synergy believes this growth will continue as larger Enterprises realize the economies of scale and other cost benefits associated with the virtualization of their data centers.
Speaking at the recent NetEvents 2011 APAC Press & Analyst Summit in Thailand, MEF President Nan Chen outlined the proceedings of the MEF’s last quarterly meeting for 2011, held in Singapore last month, and their particular relevance for APAC business. Key issues for the region include Carrier Ethernet Multiple Classes of Service (Multi-CoS), Ethernet mobile backhaul, and the rise of wholesale Ethernet services – and all three issues were addressed by new technical specifications progressed at the Quarterly meeting. He also announced strong support for the new MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP) certification program, which is already boosting the skills availability in a highly competitive market. Nan Chen explained how the letter ballot acceptance of the MEF’s Phase 2 on Multi-CoS and Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreements – extending MEF 23 and MEF 22 respectively – is an especially important issue for the region where, without a strong legacy network of fixed line connections, it is doubly attractive to leapfrog traditional leased line connections from cell cites to core network and go for an all-Ethernet solution. According to Infonetics’ Michael Howard: “IP/Ethernet MBH is the universally accepted solution to lower the costs of growing mobile data traffic, and to facilitate migration to next generation all-IP/Ethernet networks. This two Implementation Agreements will be especially welcome for addressing explosive growth of mobile Internet traffic, as well as pointing the way to simpler 4G migration.”