AMS-IX to Sponsor Capacity North America 2014

By Mark Cooper, CCO, AMS-IX

AMS-IX_US_logo_RGB_Transparent_onLightAs the world of interconnection continues to develop, the Netherlands headquartered Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is bringing its proven, successful European business model of interconnectivity to the United States.  Following the recent launch of AMS-IX New York in four data centers in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, AMS-IX USA Inc. is working to establish more neutral, distributed Internet exchanges across the country.

AMS-IX is an Associate Sponsor of Capacity North America 2014 in San Francisco, September 11 and 12. During Capacity N.A., AMS-IX will demonstrate to conference attendees the European model of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges, which creates a digital infrastructure that provides uncomplicated, transparent and affordable interconnectivity to a wide array of businesses.  Leveraging its Open-IX certification, AMS-IX operates at the cutting edge of technology as the company continues its mission to provide superior Internet exchange solutions around the globe.

Capacity North America 2014 takes place in San Francisco, CA – the technological epicenter of the continent – for the first time ever.  With more than 420 leaders in wholesale telecommunications attending the event, the 13th annual Capacity N.A. will bring attendees deep into discussions and debates regarding current market trends and challenges faced by the telecom community – an endeavor necessary for its continued evolution and development.  Leveraging abundant networking opportunities with content providers, tech companies and application-based enterprises; Capacity N.A. paves the way for the future evolution of the North American telecom landscape and provides a platform for influential community members to gain the necessary insight and contacts to continue their technological development.

To learn more, come see AMS-IX at Capacity North America 2014 at booth #12 and visit

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EdgeConneX to Sponsor and Speak at the Peer 2.0 Educational Conference in Palo Alto, CA

Clint Heiden to Discuss the Past, Present and Future of the Open Internet Exchange Movement

Herndon, VA – July 22, 2014 – EdgeConneX®, specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network, announces today that its Chief Commercial Officer, Clint Heiden, will present at the Peer 2.0 event, an open educational conference for next-generation interconnection.  The inaugural event is taking place August 4-5 in the theatre of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, CA.  Peer 2.0 converges many of the Internet’s largest users and enablers to provide an inside view into what makes the Internet work, including: transit, peering, connectivity, route servers, evolution of the interconnection landscape, and more. 

Mr. Heiden, alongside fellow panelists Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DuPont Fabros Technologies, and Derek Garnier, CEO of Layer42 Networks, will discuss the “Open-IX Initiative: Past, Present, Future”.  The session takes place Tuesday, August 5 from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM and will explore the watershed event that is Open-IX (OIX), and its impact on the US Internet peering ecosystem.

During the panel, Mr. Heiden will share his insights on the disruptive initiative aimed at opening up the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) architecture in the US, highlighting key association milestones, community and market response, and future predictions.  He will also discuss benefits of the recent OIX-2 certification granted to the EdgeConneX Edge Data Center® in Houston, TX.

“The Open-IX initiative has significantly improved the peering landscape in the US and it will continue to play an instrumental and defining role in next-generation interconnection activity,” remarks Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX.  “As one of the first providers to adopt Open-IX technical and operational standards in the design of our Edge Data Centers, EdgeConneX intends to have all facilities submitted for certification as part of our aggressive roll-out across the US.”

To schedule a meeting with the EdgeConneX team at the Peer 2.0 event, email

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About EdgeConneX 

Headquartered in Virginia and operating a national infrastructure with a best-in-class Field Operations team, EdgeConneX provides Space, Power & Connectivity solutions for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners.  EdgeConneX infrastructure solutions create a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics.  Our purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. For more information, please visit


About Peer 2.0

Peer 2.0 Foundation is a non-profit organization hosting Open Educational Conferences for Next-Generation Interconnection organically developed by thought-leaders to bring education to the next generation of network engineers, Internet architects and business leaders. Programs are organized to provide insights into the evolution of the role of network engineering, peering coordination, and emerging supportive automated systems. The overall goal of Peer 2.0 is to provide an educational experience open to all of those across the community who want to learn and help grow the community of direct connections at the core of the Internet. For more information, visit or email




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Lam Cloud launches FREE IT-as-a-Service interactive workshop

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Lam Cloud and Orion System Integrators have launched a new series of monthly interactive workshops to help educate those looking for technology solutions.

These IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) workshops will be hosted by Lam Cloud’s partners at Orion Systems Integrators.

The workshop is FREE but seating is limited so register early!


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Turn Up the Heat at HostingCon 2014


If you think professional basketball is the hottest ticket in Miami this June, think again.  It’s almost time for the 10th annual HostingCon, taking place June 16-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  As the premier trade show and industry conference for hosting and cloud providers, HostingCon will be an opportunity to learn and network with the most influential players in the field.

Sponsored by heavyweights such as OnApp, Spam Experts, Symantec, and SoftLayer, the conference is the only North American event created specifically for this market.  Gold and Silver Sponsors include HP, Halon, Handy Networks, LLC, GoRack, SimplyCast, SSL Store™, SiteLock, EvoSwitch, Parallels, Ingram Micro, IndependenceIT, RushFiles, and SSL Guru.  Media Sponsors include WebHosting Talk, 451 Research, CloudPOST, Ping! Zine, THINK Strategies, The Hosting News, WHIR,, and iMiller Public Relations.  Attendees will have access to educational sessions such as living in a post-Snowden world and transitioning to a security provider.  Other exciting topics include panels on the future of cloud services and global hosting issues and trends.

Here are some anticipated highlights from this year’s agenda:

  • Bell keynote address: JoinLimestone Networks Founder and Senior Partner Chip Bell on Monday, June 16, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for tips on going above and beyond the basics to provide an innovate service experience for customers.
  • HostingCon 10th anniversary bash: Right after Chip Bell delivers the keynote, hop on the complimentary shuttle and head over to the Loews Miami Beach for food, drinks, entertainment, prizes and a networking extravaganza, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Exhibit hall happy hour: On Thursday, June 17, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Carpathia’s Tech Heroes will sponsor an opportunity to catch up on the latest technologies from the industry while enjoying complimentary beverages.

Additional can’t-miss opportunities include the Phoenix NAP bar crawl, the WHIR networking event and the exclusive Comodo and SpamExperts yacht party on the Kabana Beach Yacht.

Ready to secure your spot at HostingCon 2014? Click here.

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The Global Exchange Ecosystem

The digital age is driving new demand for high-quality, worldwide connectivity.  To satisfy these requirements and compete in an ever-growing and highly competitive market, today’s businesses need cost-effective access to available, resilient and secure networks and ecosystems in order to efficiently transport information, communicate and compete on a global level.

Internet exchange, Cloud exchange, financial exchange and carrier relations professionals will converge at this week’s International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 in Chicago to discuss this rising new demand and more during ‘The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable’.  Taking place Tuesday, on May 13 at 4 PM in the Columbus AB room on the Gold Level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s East tower, the roundtable will explore the rising demand for more independent and cost-effective exchange options in order to eliminate inconsistencies in connectivity, resiliency and security.  The event is sponsored by Digital Realty, the global data center and colocation company and prime sponsor of ITW 2014.

The executive roundtable will be led by moderator John Sarkis, Vice President of Connectivity at Digital Realty, and will feature a panel of experts and industry thought-leaders including: Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Open-IX Association; Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer, AMS-IX; Craig Weick, Executive Director, Co-Location Product Management, CME Co-Location Data Center Services, CME Group; and Jonathan M. Steinberg, Vice President – Business Development & Global Strategic Alliances, Level 3 Communications.  The participants will draw upon their experience in implementing a unique set of technical and operating standards within data centers, and how these have enabled a neutral, member-governed global exchange ecosystem.  They will also discuss the benefits of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges, focusing on optimized connectivity, resiliency and security.

A neutral and accessible Internet exchange environment is critical to improving network resiliency and efficiency.  It also yields reduced interconnected complexity and lowers costs, while supplying end-users with improved physical connectivity for data transfer.

Learn more about the global exchange ecosystem by registering for the roundtable at ITW 2014.

Can’t attend?  Request a meeting with Digital Realty at the Hyatt Regency Chicago BIG Bar during the show to obtain more information and see how you can benefit.

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The Third Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit Welcomes the Cloud Era

On February 27, The Third Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit will focus on the cloud as well as data center and connectivity innovations.

Held at New York’s Convene venue, this event will feature more than 450 leading data center real estate and technology infrastructure top experts and influencers from the industry’s leading firms, including: Cervalis, Digital Realty Trust, DuPont Fabros, CoreSite, FORTRUST, NYSE Euronext, Open-IX, Tier1 Research and Sabey Data Centers.

Forty-five speakers including top executives as well as leading investors, developers, owners, debt sources, equity sources, architects, engineers, end-users and industry service providers from New York, New Jersey and around the nation will participate in high-level panel discussions including:

  • How is the Cloud Impacting Decision-Making on the Demand Side?
  • Trendline: The Public Cloud, The Private Cloud & Scalability in the Cloud Era
  • Operations: Data & Data Center Privacy, Security & Redundancy in the Cloud Era
  • Trendline: Adoption of the European Open-IX Model in the United States: What are the Opportunities for Developers & Investors?
  • Center Financing: Analysis and Review of Private Equity, Technology and Other Debt/Equity Capital Sources
  • Data Center Design & Engineering: New Ideas, New Innovations and in the Pursuit of the “Model Data Center” in 2014
  • Data Centers Past, Present & Future: What’s Old is What’s New… And, What’s New is What’s Old
  • New Jersey Investment, Development & Financing Update
  • Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities in 2014; and
  • Manhattan & New York Investment, Development & Financing Update.

To register for the Third Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit on February 27, click here.

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