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XaaS Growth Raises Connectivity Concerns

If the most recent Anything-as-a-Service Market Report from Technavio highlights nothing else, it’s that the cloud computing market is healthy and growing. This news should come as no shock to enterprise circles, as some 90% of CIOs have already tasked their IT teams with deploying a cloud infrastructure, according to …

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Recent Events Drive Bandwidth Demands

The new presidential administration, market consolidation and the impending launch of 5G networks are driving many carriers to slow-play key decisions. As a result, major service providers like Zayo are entering holding patterns to wait and see what conclusions carriers will make. In an interview with FierceTelecom, Zayo CEO Dan …

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Three Problems Solved by Cloud Computing That Most Companies Forget

The problem-solving capabilities of cloud computing are proven and well-documented. There’s a wealth of research, data and insights available on how the cloud helps companies cut infrastructure costs, improve network scalability and performance and optimize end-user experiences. Despite the publicity of these cloud-computing benefits, there are many other organizational challenges …

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Does CenturyLink’s Colocation Business Sale Herald a Shift in Data Centers?

CenturyLink’s divestiture of its colocation services and Verizon’s deal with Equinix would both seem to indicate the move of telecommunications carriers to purchase data centers may have been a losing bet. While Zayo presents a more complete offering with its ubiquitous transport network plus data center services through zColo, others …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Cloud Connectivity

  Topic: Cloud Connectivity Guest: NEF CEO Mike Murphy Cloud connectivity is top of mind for many IT leaders right now. But before making an investment and greenlighting a migration project, teams are challenged to answer questions about their existing networks. In this podcast, NEF’s Mike Murphy explores what IT should …

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Zayo Wins Tier 1, Expands Front Range Network

Fiber giant Zayo recently won a $16 million contract with a Tier 1 wireless operator. Coming on the heels of other recent fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) investments, the deal will enhance Zayo’s footprint between on Colorado’s Front Range, adding over 120 route miles. Upon completion, Zayo’s fiber network will extend into new …

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EdgeConnex Pushes Edge, Cloud Ecosystems Get Smarter

EdgeConnex recently took a major leap forward toward its goal of improving the Internet experience. The edge data center provider has long hung its hat on pushing the edge of the Internet into cities like Santa Clara and Sacramento, enabling vendors to offer more affordable, better quality and higher-speed services …

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IT Spending Set to Grow, Only Question Is How Much

Global IT spending is projected to hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.7% from last year. According to Gartner’s Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, growth is expected to be driven by upticks in spending on enterprise software and IT services. Data center investments are also expected to see a sizable lift. …

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The More Dark Fiber Changes, the More It Stays the Same

The IT landscape may be evolving to include solutions like SD-WAN and network virtualization, but dark fiber is still as relevant as ever. Dark fiber’s timelessness can be largely attributed to it becoming easier and more affordable to manage for IT teams. Previously, dark fiber was used by IT teams …

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User Experience Driving Hybrid Cloud Adoption in 2017

  As IT executives look ahead to the upcoming year’s initiatives, it’s wise to revisit the trends and advancements that drove decision making throughout 2016. One solution thought leaders projected would gain major ground in 2016 was the hybrid cloud model – and they were right. Over the past year, …