Saturday, October 17, 2009

"CEO Show"

Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Internap Adds Hibernia Atlantic to Carrier Diversity Model


TransAtlantic submarine transport cable provider, Hibernia Atlantic, today announces it has been added by Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) (Internap), to its diverse network of backbone providers. The decision by Internap was designed to further enhance its already robust connectivity between the US, Europe and Canada. Internap is expanding capacity to its international backbone as part of a previously-stated strategy of investing in its core Performance IPâ„¢ services.

Internap's patented routing technology chooses the best path for content delivery - offering their customers reliability and performance guarantees unmatched in the industry, Internap delivers and distributes applications and content for more than 3,000 companies over its managed Internet and Content Delivery Network (CDN). With the addition of Hibernia to the "best-path" options available within this architecture, Internap's private network backbone solution is even less susceptible to failures in the rather unlikely event that more than one of its other providers were to experience simultaneous outages.

"Internap is always looking for ways to build in redundancy and reliability while reducing costs," said Eric Cooney, President and CEO of Internap. "Hibernia Atlantic's security, diversity and flexibility met our requirements for inclusion as part of our network.

"Hibernia's network offers Internap a reliable, yet cost-effective, option between its hubs in the US, Canada and Europe. The addition of Hibernia also reflects Internap's growth on a global level. We are proud to have been chosen by Internap because they pick only the best providers to be a part of their network," says Eric Gutshall, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Hibernia Atlantic.

"Hibernia Atlantic's network of local and regional networks in North America and Europe, coupled with its recent capacity upgrade, leave the carrier well-positioned to meet the rapidly increasing bandwidth demand that will be driven by increasing consumer demand for video services," said Cindy Whelan, principal analyst, Telecom Services for Current Analysis. "Internap's selection of Hibernia Atlantic for its international backbone builds upon Internap's reputation for provisioning the most secure, reliable avenue to serve customers today and demonstrates anticipated growth in the future."

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Ethernet Exchange Has a Long Way to Go: Telx CEO

>>Following the announcement today that data center service provider Equinix and Alcatel-Lucent will develop a program to define enhanced solutions for the exchange of data traffic between carriers providing Ethernet services, I sat down withEric Shepcaro ( News - Alert), CEO of colocation provider Telx, and he shared his insight into how Ethernet exchange will play out over the next 12 months and how it will affect the industry as a whole.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Direct Edge Gets More Of An Edge With Exegy

Direct Edge Gets More Of An Edge With Exegy

Exegy Incorporated, the ultra-high performance market data appliance company, announced today that Direct Edge, the nation’s third largest stock market, will be using Exegy’s Exchange Connect to give its customers the fastest possible hardware-accelerated view of every stock exchange in America.

Exegy’s Exchange Connect is a variant of the ultra-low latency Exegy Ticker Plant, typically used by High Frequency Trading Firms to get the fastest look at the electronic stock market. Jim O’Donnell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exegy said, “We are absolutely delighted to be a key technology supplier to Direct Edge. The Exegy Ticker Plant is used by traders at large banks and hedge funds because it gives them the fastest look at financial markets. It makes perfect sense for an exchange focused on extreme low latency to take advantage of the same technology with Exegy Exchange Connect.”

Steven Bonanno, Chief Technology Officer of Direct Edge, said, “This is all about our commitment to speed and to our customers. Customers who send orders to Direct Edge want the best price as fast as possible. That means we must focus not only on being the fastest we can be through our own order matching engine, but also providing the best possible routing solution for customers. One of the keys to good routing is having the best view of the ‘away’ markets—through Exegy, we have that.” The Exegy Exchange Connect appliance feeds the Direct Edge smart order router with prices, constantly providing the best bids and offers from all venues in the lowest possible time frame. This is critical in today’s market, where microseconds matter.

Direct Edge is making this upgrade as it moves into the Equinix NY4 facility in Secaucus, New Jersey. The 340,000 square foot, carrier-neutral Equinix facility is also a major data distribution center for the new CBOE C2 platform, ICE, ISE and BOX.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Equinix GigE Exchange (US)

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