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.

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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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.

For more information about FORTRUST please see their Data Center Discovery profile here.

For more information about Open IX please see their Data Center Discovery profile here,