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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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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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Cogent on the Hunt for More M&A Opportunities

Dave Schaeffer, CEO and founder of Cogent, has made it clear how unafraid he is of pulling the trigger on new acquisitions – as long as the price is right. He even offered insight into his decision-making process. Schaeffer recently told an audience at the Deutsche Bank 24th Annual Leveraged …

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Chicago Adds Another Data Center

One of the biggest data center owners in America is investing in Chicago’s Franklin Park-area for a second time. Digital Realty Trust Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, has purchased a former Motorola headquarters in the western-Chicago suburb with an eye on turning the nearly 20-acre site into a data center. …

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The $9,000 Per Minute Cost – Data Center Outages

It can be easy to overlook some enterprise IT statistics, but the average cost, the average loss, of a data center outage is too high to ignore. According to a research report by the Ponemon Institute, a data center outage now costs around $9,000 per minute. As if that weren’t …

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Zayo Bucks Data Center Sell-Off Trend, Expands Atlanta Data Center

While others are getting out, Zayo is going all-in. Telecom carriers have thrown their collective hats into the data center ring over the last few years. But while telcos like Windstream, CenturyLink and Verizon have created and implemented plans to exit the data center market, Zayo seems intent on staying …

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Windstream Sells Its Data Centers, While CL & VZ Eye Similar Changes

In recent years, telecom carriers gobbled up data center companies as a means to acquire customers and create captive opportunities to sell complementary bandwidth services. That’s what makes Windstream Communications’s decision to exit the data center market surprising, along with the other major telcos exploring the sell-off of their data …

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Internet Exchanges Go Local

Most people have experienced the video content “spinning wheel of death” – the moment when would-be viewers go from watching their favorite video to turning off their media streaming service. It may be a major annoyance for consumers, but enterprises are also keenly aware of the huge effect latency can …

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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 …