The Cloud Ecosystem is LIVE! at ITW’15

dlrForecast highlights for Cisco workload predictions indicate that by 2018, cloud data centers will be processing more than 78 percent of workloads.  The latest Cloud Computing research gathered by IDG indicates that 69 percent of organizations are utilizing the cloud to run their infrastructure or applications.  Gartner included Cloud computing as being named the first of its 2015 top 10 strategic technology trends.

Cloud has caused the industry to shift – creating a wave of change that has a direct impact on corporate IT departments across every supporting industry player globally.  As IT leaders continue to adopt the Cloud across their organizations, however, they must first ask themselves these key questions: What kind of impact does cloud have on the business cycle? and What are certain major cloud projects the industry is focusing on this year?

Experts from the cloud ecosystem, including Digital Realty, VMware, Level 3 Communications, EdgeConneX, euNetworks and Telstra, will provide expert answers to these questions and more and offer in-depth insights into the distribution and implementation of cloud computing within several hybrid environments as they come together at The Cloud Ecosystem LIVE! roundtable during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2015 in Chicago, IL.  The discussion will be led by John Sarkis, GM, Colocation and Connectivity, Digital Realty and will take place Tuesday, May 12 in the Swissôtel, Alpine 2 at 4:00PM.  Attendees will also enjoy cocktails and light appetizers before, during and after the panel discussion.

Digital Realty is a premier provider of premium data centers and a Prime Sponsor of ITW 2015, with over 130 globally connected data centers across four continents and secure access to over 50 cloud service providers as well as 1,000 network service providers.  Designed to connect with customer cloud deployments and owned data centers, Digital Realty’s global connectivity solutions deliver the Right Workload, to the Right Place and at the Right ValueTM.  Digital Realty’s data centers in major markets are connected via Digital MetroConnectTM to enable the optimal mix of latency, location and value.  The company also features several OPEN-IX®-certified US locations and non-profit peering exchanges across the US and Europe.

International Telecoms Week (ITW) is the annual meeting point for the global wholesale telecommunications community, including Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers, mobile / wireless operators, ISPs, VoIP providers and technology partners from the voice, data, satellite, sub-sea and fixed-line markets.  Over 6,000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s conference, taking place May 10-13, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency and Swissôtel in Chicago, IL.

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ChinaCache and Server Farm Realty to Collaborate on Cloud Infrastructure Development

Server Farm Realty has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd., the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China.  The companies have formed a strategic partnership relating to ChinaCache’s Atecsys international cloud data center in Beijing’s tax-free Tianzhu Comprehensive Bonded Zone.  This strategic collaboration will offer a new set of comprehensive and flexible business solutions to the China Internet market.

CCID Consulting estimates that the cloud computing industry will increase to 1 trillion RMB by 2015, spurring demand for enterprise-class, cloud data center space that adheres to global standards.  Currently in China, cloud data centers are dominated by a limited number of domestic organizations on a leasing basis; but as the need for increased cloud data storage becomes more imperative, enterprises will require their own cloud data centers.  By combining Server Farm’s data center development and service prowess with ChinaCache’s expertise in CDN, the Atecsys cloud infrastructure project will play a key role in fulfilling this widespread need.

Under development since 2013, the Atecsys facility is a prime example of the evolving trends within the Chinese data center industry.  The data center will be purpose-built to fulfill growing cloud computing needs, enabling multinational enterprises to host their cloud services in China.  An innovative, green data center complete with customizable units that can be tailored to the unique needs of customers, Atecsys will serve as a benchmark for Chinese data center infrastructure.

Server Farm owns and operates a vast portfolio of data center properties in the U.S.  Highly regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative data center developers, the company is now successfully expanding its footprint into the Asia-Pacific region.

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