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Digital Realty to Team Up with Telx

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) recently announced a $1.886 billion bid to purchase Telx Group, Inc. in order to diversify its overall holdings. Digital Realty, which has started to align itself more with colocation services than with its real-estate holdings, looks to Telx to be a potential resource excelling …

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Meet NEF’s Newest Member of the Team – Steve Hayes

Over the past 12 months, NEF has experienced tremendous growth – a sizable 50% — to meet increasing customer demand and ensure best-in-class account support. Key areas of growth for the company have been in brokerage, consulting and operations. To help meet this growing demand, NEF has added a new …

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Global IP Traffic Growth – The World is Catching Up

According to a recent study from Cisco’s visual networking index, global IP traffic is expected to triple by 2019. Business IP traffic in the Middle Eastern and African regions are expected to grow the fastest, and global fixed line business Internet users are projected to rise as high as 2.2 …

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SpaceX vs. Airbus – The Internet Space Race

Like most people, we found SpaceX’s plans to deploy Internet-beaming satellites intriguing. Elon Musk’s company certainly has the resources to get the job done. After all, they’re always launching rockets into space, and few companies have the ability to do that. But one week after SpaceX sought FCC permission, one …

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Mergers & Acquisitions – What You Need to Know

More mergers & acquisitions news, on top of the recent headlines, means enterprises interested in data transport should take note. Charter Communications is set to acquire Time Warner Cable for $56.7 billion – a move that will add 150,000 miles of fiber to its network and continue the trend of …

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What is Software-Defined Networking?

Back in April, Verizon announced plans to adopt software-defined networking, dropping network hardware like routers and switches for a software solution. Two things stuck out to us – Verizon’s Shawn Hakl likened software-defined networks (SDNs) to the Linux and data center virtualization movements of ten years ago, and Verizon isn’t …

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Cloud Direct Connects Improve Security and Data Speeds

With the increasing popularity of cloud deployments, more computing resources are being placed off-site. While this option provides great versatility and functionality, it also creates the two major issues of latency and data security. Cloud direct connects address these concerns by improving a cloud deployment’s accessibility and performance. Cloud Direct …

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May 2015 Newsletter

Fiber & Data Center News More M&A News, Public/Private Clouds & Emerging Markets What’s new in the industry? Two more major dominoes fell in the consolidation race as Lightower and Crown Castle change the fiber landscape with acquisitions…Enterprises are using private and hybrid clouds to boost performance while keeping applications …

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Emerging Data Center Markets Provide Great Opportunities

Emerging Data Center Markets Provide Great Opportunities In our recent Site Selection Magazine contribution, the NEF team offered some insight on growing, inexpensive data center markets. Areas as far east as North Carolina and as west as Reno have already gained attention in the industry, especially with growing fiber availability …

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Fiber Landscape News – Acquisitions and a Spin-Off

Fiber Landscape News – Acquisitions and a Spin-Off Competition in the fiber market decreased again at the end of April, with Lightower purchasing FiberTech in a $1.9 billion all-cash deal and Crown Castle acquiring Sunesys for $1 billion in cash. Both companies have been aggressive in acquiring fiber assets over …