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FirstLight Fiber Chosen by SymQuest to Enable Cloud-Based Capabilities and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2 New England-Based Managed IT Services Provider Selects FirstLight's Data Center Service and Reliable Connectivity to Best Serve Businesses Throughout the Region ALBANY, NY, Aug 21, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that it will provide data center and connectivity services to SymQuest, a design, installation, and support business that handles the information flow of electronic communications over the cloud in addition to its other managed services. FirstLight's Vermont data center, served by its own geographically diverse fiber optic systems, offers the reliable, secure facility that SymQuest needs as the company further develops its growing retail cloud division. In addition to utilizing FirstLight's data center services to accommodate its retail-based cloud service offering, SymQuest will also utilize FirstLight's Ethernet and Internet solutions, which will enable SymQuest to continue to provide high quality and reliable copier and network services for area businesses.

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CenturyLink Launches Globally Available Private Cloud Service in 57 Data … – MyArkLaMiss

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Monroe - Press Release– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the availability of CenturyLink Private Cloud, a new cloud service that delivers the agility and innovation of public cloud but with the physical isolation, dedicated hardware and security standards that many large enterprises require. Each private cloud instance is federated into the CenturyLink Cloud network of public cloud nodes, giving users a single interface for creating and maintaining a hybrid environment that spans both public and private clouds.

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CenturyLink launches new, globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

HEADLINE2Federation with CenturyLink public cloud dramatically simplifies hybrid deployments MONROE, La., Aug. 20, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- CenturyLink, Inc. CTL, +0.59% today announced the availability of CenturyLink Private Cloud, a new cloud service that delivers the agility and innovation of public cloud but with the physical isolation, dedicated hardware and security standards that many large enterprises require.

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CloudSigma Enhances Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Equinix Cloud Exchange – IT Business Net

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Equinix broadens reach for cloud service providers by enabling direct access to enterprise customers and network service providers August 18, 2014 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that CloudSigma, a public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, is the latest cloud service provider to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange

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PGi and Thinking Phone Networks Join Forces to Bring Cloud Collaboration to … – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Strategic Alliance Integrates PGi's Award-Winning iMeet(R) Web Conferencing with TPN's Cloud UC Platform ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGi), a global leader in collaboration and software services for over 20 years, and Thinking Phone Networks (TPN), the innovative leader in unified communications as a service (UCaaS), today announced a strategic alliance that will integrate PGi's award-winning iMeet web conferencing software with the TPN cloud platform--the first time a third-party collaboration application has been hosted in TPN's industry-leading ThinkingSuite solution.

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CloudSigma Expands U.S. Cloud Presence with Equinix in Silicon Valley and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2New Cloud Locations Address Growing Customer Base with Improved Latency Performance, Redundancy and Access to Key Markets in the West, Southeast and Latin America PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug 19, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced that it is expanding its U.S. public cloud presence with new locations at Equinix’s Silicon Valley (SV5) and Boca Raton (MI3) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.

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PGi and Thinking Phone Networks Join Forces to Bring Cloud Collaboration to … – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2Strategic Alliance Integrates PGi's Award-Winning iMeet® Web Conferencing with TPN's Cloud UC Platform ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi PGI, +0.23% a global leader in collaboration and software services for over 20 years, and Thinking Phone Networks (TPN), the innovative leader in unified communications as a service (UCaaS), today announced a strategic alliance that will integrate PGi's award-winning iMeet web conferencing software with the TPN cloud platform—the first time a third-party collaboration application has been hosted in TPN's industry-leading ThinkingSuite solution. "Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is changing the way enterprises collaborate, and we strongly believe that integrating PGi's iMeet into our UCaaS platform will provide unprecedented value for our clients," said Alex DiNunzio, Thinking Phone Networks' Senior Product Manager.

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Connectivity is Crucial for Cloud Computing Success: GTT White Paper – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Cloud News

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 19, 2014-- GTT Communications, Inc. ("GTT") (NYSE MKT: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational enterprises, announced today the release of a new white paper entitled Cloud Computing Success Demands the Right Connectivity.

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CloudSigma Enhances Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Equinix Cloud Exchange – RealWire (press release)

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Equinix broadens reach for cloud service providers by enabling direct access to enterprise customers and network service providers REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - August 18, 2014 - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that CloudSigma, a public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, is the latest cloud service provider to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange™.

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NAS Units as VM Hosts: QNAP’s Virtualization Station Explored – AnandTech

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Virtualization Platforms - A Brief Background Virtualization has been around since the 1960s, but it wasn't till Intel and AMD started introducing hardware acceleration features that the feature started gaining mainstream focus outside enterprise applications. In addition to several applications in the enterprise space, virtualization has also started to lower the cost of IT infrastructure even for SMBs (think in terms of virtualized Exchange servers and similar applications). However, does the current state of virtualization offer any applications / benefits to home users?

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QTS Adds Hybrid Connectivity Features to Enterprise Cloud Solution – IT Business Net

Posted on Aug 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

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Silver Peak Expands WAN Optimization for the Cloud Era – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

WAN Optimization vendor Silver Peak has been building hardware and software technologies since 2004 that help to improve and accelerate traffic. This week the company, announced its latest innovation dubbed Unity, which aims to improve WAN and enterprise network optimization for the cloud era. Silver Peak has been busy in recent years announcing a number of different initiatives all claiming to advance the state of WAN optimization

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Silver Peak says invention will speed up SaaS – DatacenterDynamics

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Software vendor Silver Peak has created a new type of intelligent wide area network (WAN) fabric, Unity, which aims to unite the public cloud with enterprise networks. According to Silver Peak, Unity improves on previous models of WAN optimization by correlating information on cloud services and Internet conditions. It then uses this data to route traffic more intelligently over a secure, optimal path.

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First SDN, Then the Intelligent Network – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet (blog)

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It’s taken as a given that as networks become more software defined, they will become more intelligent as well.

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Silver Peak Unity Brings Intelligent WAN to Enterprise – The VAR Guy

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Damon Ennis,  senior vice president of products at Silver Peak Silver Peak Silver Peak announced its new Unity wide area network (WAN) fabric this week, allowing IT administrators to control and monitor their cloud connectivity for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications across any network. Unity finds the best path to the public cloud and on private networks, creating a consistent user experience, according to the company. With the intelligent WAN fabric, IT administrators will be able to track the location of cloud services and monitor Internet traffic to help find the path of least resistance for their data

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