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Data Center Site Selection Criteria

Want a place to keep all your data center site research organized? Need executive buy-in and have to put your research into a format they can quickly understand? There are many factors to consider when choosing a data center location. What’s more, each provider may have a slightly different way …

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Who wins when Google comes to town?

While Google may seem like the biggest monopoly on the planet, it actually stimulates healthy competition in a variety of areas when it comes to Google Fiber. Google has started discussions with 34 cities around the United States about bringing a new fiber optic network to their communities, and one …

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Arch Fiber Networks is Hiring an Enterprise Sales Professional

Arch Fiber is seeking a talented sales professional who can be the dark fiber evangelist in St. Louis. The primary role of this position is to sell dark fiber to large enterprise customers. Strong relationship building abilities, excellent follow-up and closing skills, a high energy level and the ability to …

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Data Center Growth Strong in Some Areas, Not the Hubs

Recently Telegeography reported an increase in retail colocation space in select markets but noted that the biggest hubs, New York and Washington, D.C., saw slower growth than other destinations. In fact, vacancy rates in the world’s biggest data center markets are at 40%. On the growth side, Dallas, Seattle and …

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Does Equipment Sales Increase Mean WDM Is on the Rise?

Analysts have been busy reporting on growth in the North American WDM equipment markets in 2013. According to the Dell’Oro Group, which publishes the Optical Transport Quarterly Report, “the wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) equipment market, comprising both metro and long haul applications, grew nearly 20 percent in the first nine …

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NEF Is Connecting Boston’s Innovation District

Boston’s “Innovation District” is the moniker given to Mayor Tom Menino’s initiative to transform 1000 acres of underdeveloped Boston waterfront property into an area fostering entrepreneurship and technology business growth in the city. The program consists of incentives for businesses and support infrastructure that has generated over 5,000 new jobs …

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NEF Completes JAX Meet Me Room Deal

This fall NEF had the opportunity to be part of an exciting transaction involving a key carrier hotel in the Southwest when Cologix, a Denver-based interconnection and colocation company, acquired the Jacksonville Meet Me Room (JMMR).

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What’s in a logo?

NEF clients don’t work with us because of our logo. However, we understand that in order for prospective clients to understand the value we might bring to their organization, our brand – visual and otherwise – needs to reflect what we do and the level of quality we bring to …