Please welcome Loftin Equipment to Data Center Discovery!

Loftin Equipment Co. has been in the business of selling and servicing generators, engines, pumps and related outdoor power and commercial equipment since 1976. Our customers include construction companies, machine shops, small businesses, lawn and turf equipment dealers, rental yards and many other businesses.

Loftin Equipment offers a number of products and services to the data center industry including:

  • Contractors (Electrical)
  • Engineering (Electrical)
  • Fuel Polishing and Treatment
  • Generator Installation
  • Generator Maintenance
  • Rental Equipment

Our corporate office is located in Phoenix, AZ, and we have seven branches offering service, sales, rentals and parts in Las Vegas, NV, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, San Bernardino, CA, and Lakeside, CA . We also have network of dealers that allows us to provide service and support throughout the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

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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 edgeconnex@imillerpr.com.

To learn more about the Peer 2.0 event, visit www.peer2.org.

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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 edgeconnex.com.

 

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 www.peer2.org or email pr@peer2.org.

 

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OTT: The Next Phase of Mobile Messaging

OTT messaging is taking the market by storm, providing a new and innovative approach to two-way direct communication between internal members of an organization as well as with customers.  SMS is still a major player in the mobile messaging sphere, but as SMS begins a slow decline since its 2012 peak, all eyes are on OTT messaging and its rapid growth in the marketplace.

In 2013, OTT messaging generated 70.5 billion messages each day, as compared to 20.9 billion SMS messages.  While OTT continues to rise; it poses no threat to the success of SMS messaging, but rather offers an opportunity to provide supplemental benefits, creating an innovative and modern approach to business communications.  OTT is expected to continue its proliferation, compounded further by the rapid evolution and adoption of mobile technology.

According to Portio Research, an independent research firm focusing on the mobile and wireless markets, there are currently 6.65 billion active mobile subscriptions in the world today.  An impressive number, this volume is already predicted to exceed the world population of 7.22 billion by the end of 2014. As modern technology and capabilities of smartphones and tablets continue to evolve, mobile broadband subscriptions are also steadily rising, growing around 9 percent year-over-year as reported by Ericsson in February 2013.  As mobile revolutionizes communication, it continues to provide a simple and effective channel for virtually instant connectivity.

Low cost of operation on convenient platforms has also caused mobile messaging popularity to skyrocket since the 1990’s. Overpowering e-mail’s 12% open-rate at 98%, text messaging has proven itself a more powerful vehicle for delivering time-sensitive material securely and instantly.

Bulletin, a provider of cloud-based messaging Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), delivers a messaging platform that enables clients to stay in constant contact with their customers as well as internal staff members.  An industry leader in the rapidly growing field of mobile messaging, Bulletin provides simple, easy-to-use technology that is both unique and effective, offering both back- and front-end messaging capabilities to major wireless carriers and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Harnessing the power and potential of OTT messaging, Bulletin will be making a groundbreaking announcement in the very near future.  Follow-up on Twitter and LinkedIn, and stay tuned to learn more about how Bulletin’s cutting-edge technology and methods can help further develop and enhance your communications.

To learn more about Bulletin, visit www.bulletin.net.

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How Does Aging Equipment Impact Your Data Center?

Aging data center infrastructure can pose several issues for data center operators  – typically in the areas of dependability, increased maintenance, inefficiency and ultimately, customer trust.  Although most data center equipment is designed to sustain a decade of use, its reliability declines over time – especially critical gear such as Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) and cooling equipment.  This diminishes its ability to meet the growing power, cooling and structural demands of today’s ever-evolving and increasingly sophisticated technology market.

When hardware in your mission-critical data center ages, you run the risk of unexpected system failure, yielding lower to no productivity and hindering not only your profitability and core operations, but also the very business functionality of the customers that have come to rely on you.  Data center downtime also comes with a hefty price tag.  A study by the Ponemon Institute, a firm that conducts independent research on privacy, data protection and information security, found that the average cost of an unplanned data center outage in the US is approximately $7,900 per minute, a 41% increase from the $5,600 it was in 2010.  The average reported incident length was 86 minutes – that’s a bout $690,200 of loss per incident.

Knowing when to repair, replace or upgrade equipment is critical to saving your company the headaches, data loss and financial burdens that plague today’s aging infrastructures.  James Stark, P.E., Electronic Environment Corporation’s (EEC) Engineering and Construction Manager, recently addressed best practices associated with upgrading or replacing critical infrastructure equipment in a webinar.  During this webinar, Mr. Stark discussed the negative impact of aging equipment, the factors that indicate equipment should be replaced, proactive measures you can take to ensure maximum uptime as well as predictive signs of failure such as capacitor leakage and high motor amperage.

Mr. Stark also recommended considering measuring the input and the output of systems’ power consumption as part of general preventative maintenance efforts / programs due to advances in data center technology that have increased uptime and reduced the amount of energy required for usage.  The webinar’s key takeaway to preventing equipment failure is constant, proactive monitoring.  Trending this information over time will allow data center professionals to easily identify when a system needs to be upgraded or replaced.

The EEC webinar also featured representatives from ConEdison, NationalGrid and NSTAR, who highlighted how utility incentive programs can shape these upgrade decisions.  Attendees obtained an overview of these incentive programs as well as field examples and case studies of how the programs reduced capital expenditure for new equipment, shortened payback periods, increased project Return On Investment (ROI), and improved energy efficiency.

To learn more about best practices for replacing, repairing or upgrading your data center equipment, watch EEC’s ‘How Utility Incentive Programs Affect Equipment Upgrades’ webinar by visiting http://www.eecnet.com/Resources/Videos/#incentive.

To schedule a free project consultation or ask specific questions about upgrades or utility incentive programs, please contact an EEC representative at (508) 229-1404 or email info@eecnet.com.

For more information on Electronic Environments Corporation, visit www.eecnet.com.

 

Please welcome CoolIT Systems Inc. to Data Center Discovery! 

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CoolIT Systems Inc. is a world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC™) for the Data Center and Desktop markets. As an experienced innovator with 44 patents and more than 1.5 million liquid cooling units deployed, CoolIT brings a wealth of design, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to the table.

CoolIT’s Rack DCLC™ platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution that allows for an edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

CoolIT Systems Inc. offers a number of solutions for mission critical environments including:

  • Airflow Management Products
  • Fresh Air Cooling
  • Liquid Cooling
  • Rack and Enclosure Accessories

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Please welcome Global Data Vault to Data Center Discovery!

Global Data Vault provides Cloud based solutions for Cloud Disaster Recovery and Cloud Backup. Offering the fastest recovery and most complete service sets us apart.

Global Data Vault provides a fully managed service that stands ready when you are in need. Global Data Vault provides protection status data through a live portal. This allows you to rest assured your business is always protected.

Global Data Vault offers a number of solutions for mission critical environments including:

  • Cloud Based Data Storage
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Online Backup

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Please welcome World Time Solutions Limited to Data Center Discovery!

World Time Solutions Limited is a leading UK manufacturer of precision time synchronisation systems. Relied upon across the globe, World Time Solutions’ products provide high-accuracy timing to a wide range of mission-critical sectors from finance to industrial control.

Along with its standard product portfolio, World Time Solutions provides customised timing systems for government agencies, the military and others, and for OEM customers.

World Time offers a number of solutions for mission critical environments including:

  • Network Timing
  • Industrial Control Synchronization
  • CCTV Time Synchronization
  • Access Control System Timing

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Please welcome Host in Ireland to Data Center Discovery!

Host in Ireland is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information on the Ireland’s Digital Asset Hosting Ecosystem at all times including demonstrating why Ireland is more cost effective, efficient, reliable, secure and accessible than most other regions across the EU.

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