Sunday, March 18, 2012

Super-Secret Google Builds Servers in the Dark


Just how far will Google go to hide its custom-built data-center hardware from the rest of the world?

In one Silicon Valley data center, the company is apparently so paranoid about competitors catching a glimpse of its gear, it’s been known to keep its server cages in complete darkness, outfitting its technical staff like miners and sending them spelunking into the cages with lights on their heads.

“Many [companies] try to keep things covered up. There’s a lot of valuable intellectual property in here,” says Chris Sharp, general manager of content and cloud at Equinix, as he walks through the company’s data center. “But we were always amazed by Google........READ MORE

Monday, March 12, 2012

NXGN Solutions Overview

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The next evolution of the Internet: The Shared Web


The past decade has seen a massive evolution of the Internet. The early years focused on the Information Web, allowing users to access enormous volumes of data. The Commerce Web followed, giving consumers the ability to transact online. YouTube and Twitter ushered in the Broadcast Web, turning individuals into self-publishers. And today we have the Shared Web, the next iteration that promises to usher in just as much innovation and change.

The Shared Web leverages all of the components of the previous layers but also for the first time provides the ability to deliver real-time.......READ MORE

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Matches Ciena’s 400G Chip


It seems that equipment manufacturers are thinking along similar lines right now, and what they’re thinking is that 100G is today’s killer technology and tomorrow’s buggy whip. At OFC/NFOEC today Alcatel-Lucent is unveiling a 400Gbps Photonic Service Engine chip aimed first at improving the company’s 100G products but eventually at offering 400G wavelengths.

The PSE matches much of what Ciena announced late last week, although Alcatel-Lucent’s seems to go farther while Ciena’s seems to emphasize.....READ MORE

Monday, March 5, 2012

NXGN Solutions


NXGN Solutions (Click Here) was founded on the idea that the purchase, implementation and ongoing service of Telecommunications and Cloud services should not be a painful experience. Let our professional consultants with years of frontline industry experience work on your behalf to deliver the truly best, most cost effecient solutions the industry has to offer. NXGN helps Small, Medium and Enterprise customers transform business technology and telecom landscapes. We work to deliver best in class Internet, MPLS-VPN, Private Lines, Transport, Colocation, Disaster Recovery.....READ MORE

Thursday, March 1, 2012

EarthLink Business serves up new IT service offering Read more: EarthLink Business serves up new IT service offering


EarthLink's (Nasdaq: ELNK) launch of its IT service suite is another example of how it's continuing down the path of becoming more of a solutions provider.
The IT service suite, which follows the introduction of its Complete business service offering (voice, data and Internet solutions), is centered on helping business customers "streamline" their IT functions and security services by having EarthLink offer them in a hosted fashion via their data center.
Under the new IT service umbrella are.......READ MORE

UPDATED: tw telecom maintains focus on organic fiber network growth


tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), unlike many of its competitive service provider counterparts isn't anxious to make a big acquisition anytime soon. Instead, the competitive service provider would rather invest its capital in building out its own fiber network to more buildings to deliver Ethernet and related IP services to its growing large business customer base.

Speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2012 Media & Telecom Conference, tw telecom outlined how it is organically building a profitable business. A key point....READ MORE