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.

To register for The Cloud Ecosystem LIVE! roundtable, please click here.

To request a customer meeting with the Digital Realty team during ITW 2015, click here.

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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New Report Predicts CAGR 16.35% for European Colo/Hosting Market

A new report from Research and Markets is painting a rosy picture for the European Colocation and Managed Hosting marketplace through 2016.  The Research and Markets report forecasts growth in the sector at a solid CAGR of 16.36%

Big winners are expected to include the current crop of market leaders:

  • AT&T
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Equinix
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Rackspace Inc.
  • Savvis Inc
  • Verizon

Also tagged in the report were:

  • Abovenet
  • BT Global Services
  • Cervalis
  • Cogent
  • Computer Science Corp.
  • CoreSite Realty Corp.
  • Datapipe,
  • Dupont Fabros Technology
  • Global Switch Holdings Ltd.
  • GoGrid
  • IBM Corp.
  • Internap
  • Interxion Holding
  • NaviSite
  • Sabey Corp.
  • Sungard Availability Services
  • Telecity Group
  • TeleHouse

Market drivers include:

  • Increasing complexity of network infrastructure
  • Virtualization
  • Rising infrastructure maintenance costs
  • Need for greater infrastructure efficiency

Good news all around for the European Colo and Hosting Market!