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Salt Lake Internet eXchange Provides Tethered Connectivity and Peering via EdgeConneX-XMission Partnership, Creating the Shortest and Most Direct Routes for Content, Cloud and IoT Localization

Herndon, VA – April 5, 2017 – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces its partnership with the Salt Lake Internet eXchange (SLIX), offering connectivity solutions via their Edge Data Center® (EDC) in Salt Lake City, UT. Owned and operated by XMission, SLIX is the only Internet exchange in Salt Lake City with 10-plus unique networks connected with available peering for local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud providers and enterprises. EdgeConneX will now be brought on-net connecting it with three other regional facilities in Salt Lake City.

EdgeConneX, offering high-density power in a highly redundant, reliable and climate-controlled 14,230 square-foot facility, delivers up to 20KW per cabinet, N+1 design and provides tenants with the most efficient placement of their content and applications.  EdgeConneX has arrangements with multiple carriers for dark and lit fiber, as well as for out-of-band (OOB) signaling and dedicated internet access (DIA) at the SLIX.  The current list of carriers includes AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, Integra, Utopia, Verizon, XMission and Zayo.

EdgeConneX extends the most direct route with reduced latency and cost for customers that need connectivity.  Together with XMission, they offer customers future scalability and a secure colocation facility with 24x7 visibility into their space, power and connectivity resources to  maintain a high-quality end user experience.

“EdgeConneX designs and deploys Edge Data Centers that are strategically positioned near network provider aggregation points, establishing new local peering facilities that ensure the lowest latency data delivery with improved quality of service and increased security,” notes Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX.  “XMission is a great partner of ours, has a notable  history in the industry and is a committed member of the Salt Lake City business community.  They provide a complimentary suite of network services, from 10 Megabit residential to multi 10 Gigabit business circuits.  We are pleased to now offer diverse peering options and the ability to deliver bandwidth-intensive content and internet applications with the lowest possible latency to customers with a presence in Salt Lake City.”

"SLIX and XMission are pleased to partner with EdgeConneX to expand provider peering and connectivity in the Salt Lake City area.  We believe that low latency is of equal importance as bandwidth size and direct peering is the best way to facilitate that," adds Pete Ashdown, president and founder, XMission.

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About EdgeConneX®

EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications.  Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the internet.  For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.

About Salt Lake Internet eXchange (SLIX)

In an effort to increase connectivity, and reduce latency between Internet companies and organizations, XMission founded Salt Lake Internet eXchange (SLIX), an Internet Exchange Point in Salt Lake City in 2013.  SLIX offers reliable and sizeable connectivity between members, including content delivery networks, cloud hosting providers, and Internet service providers. Connection speeds on SLIX start at 1Gb, but go to 10Gb and 20Gb with a potential of 80Gb on existing equipment.  Customers can connect to SLIX at the XMission Data Center, C7 Social Hall, Level3 Delong, or EdgeConneX. For more information, please visit http://slix.net

About XMission

XMission is one of the oldest and most experienced Internet service companies in the United States, and Utah’s leading independent Internet service provider (ISP). Headquartered in Salt Lake City, XMission provides high-speed Internet connectivity, email, web hosting, digital phone services, and colocation services to residents and businesses.

XMission also proudly supports nonprofit organizations by providing free web hosting services, in-kind donations, and sponsoring community-based events and facilities, including the Salt Lake Science and Engineering Fair, the Utah Arts Festival, and the Twilight Concert Series.

Detailed descriptions of XMission’s services are available online at www.xmission.com. XMission can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 877.964.7746.

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Alliance Enables PlanetOne Channel Partners to Offer Global Capacity’s Hybrid WAN Solutions to Global Enterprises

Waltham, MA, USA, April 5, 2017 — Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announced that it has been selected by PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, as a Preferred Provider. Members of PlanetOne’s Preferred Provider program rank among the industry’s top providers of cloud and connectivity solutions. Through this new alliance, PlanetOne channel partners can now market and sell Global Capacity’s full suite of products and services including Ethernet, Internet, Private Line and Hybrid WAN solutions to their enterprise customers.

“We’re excited to welcome Global Capacity to our growing portfolio of preferred providers, and we are looking forward to working with them to expand their channel business in the enterprise marketplace,” says Lauren Shapiro, President, PlanetOne.  “This collaboration enables us to provide our VARs, MSPs and agents with a wider range of innovative solutions for meeting their customers’ increasing data connectivity demands in a way that is both simple and cost-effective.”

Hybrid networks are the new normal for Enterprise WANs, but they bring with them new challenges. Identifying, contracting and managing services across multiple suppliers and product offerings is complex, fragmented and inefficient. Global Capacity eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of the network market with its award-winning marketplace of networks, One Marketplace™.  One Marketplace’s unique combination of interconnected access networks and software defined service orchestration provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible network options and reliable connectivity solutions needed to modernize Enterprise WAN connectivity.

“As one of the industry’s leading master agents, we are honored that PlanetOne has chosen to add Global Capacity to its Preferred Provider portfolio in 2017,” shares Rob Olson, Vice President, Partner Channel, Global Capacity. “We look forward to working closely with PlanetOne to make it easier for their channel partners to select best-in-class connectivity solutions that are designed to help them simply, efficiently, and cost-effectively meet their customers’ business goals.”

When channel partners engage with Global Capacity they are able to streamline the entire network connectivity buying process from design, pricing, ordering and delivery through ongoing service and business management. Channel partners can also quickly and easily obtain the most cost-effective and efficient connectivity solutions across the metro, country or globally, ensuring their customers a winning solution.

Global Capacity will be exhibiting at the 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-13 in Las Vegas. Meet with the Global Capacity team at booth #238 to discuss competitive network connectivity solutions and new revenue growth opportunities.

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About Global Capacity 

Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that simplifies connecting Enterprises to high value Cloud and business destinations.  Through its award-winning software defined platform, One MarketplaceTM, the company provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible access options and reliable connectivity solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made SimpleTM.  Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally.  Learn more at globalcapacity.com or by following us on our blog Marketplace Network NewsTwitter @global_capacity and LinkedIn.

About PlanetOne Communications

PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises.  Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide.  In 2015, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and in 2016 was recognized as one of the largest privately-held companies in the 2016 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program.  The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide since 2014.  To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Mobile, AL, April 4, 2017 – Connected2Fiber, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market acceleration platform for connectivity companies, announces today that Southern Light has signed an agreement to implement The Connected World SaaS platform.  Southern Light has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing on-net and near-net building lists to drive wholesale and channel market participation, as well as the Building Intelligence market visibility module.

Southern Light, which operates more than 6,000 miles of fiber optic networks in the Southeast, provides fiber optic services to area businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions and government entities.

“The process of managing our locations, creating spreadsheets to share that information and mapping it to the formats our large carrier customers want has always been a challenge in the industry.  Now, with Connected2Fiber, we have a platform that can create, design and program building lists to be distributed in customer-preferred formats in less than four clicks,” says David Loeffler, Sales Director at Southern Light.  “We also get access to market visualization for the entire internal team, eliminating version control or information silos. We are excited to partner with Connected2Fiber and implement their platform to help drive growth.”

The Connected World is the connectivity industry’s first market acceleration platform built to help network operators see and manage their assets with market intelligence.  The SaaS platform enables on-net and near-net location management, route tracking, interconnection and building list automation, all in a visual, automated toolset designed for the connectivity industry.

“We welcome Southern Light to our platform and look forward to helping them drive participation in the wholesale, channel and business markets.  Southern Light is a leading provider of fiber transport throughout the gulf states, and we are excited for the opportunity to work with them,” adds Ben Edmond, CEO & Founder of Connected2Fiber.  “Location management and intelligence are at the heart of The Connected World; ensuring transparency for market intelligence and ongoing availability helps network operators like Southern Light grow.”

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About Southern Light

Southern Light, LLC is the Gulf Coast’s leading provider of fiber optic networks and high-capacity transport solutions. Delivering affordable, high-bandwidth services over our wholly-owned fiber optic network, Southern Light keeps your business connected to a network that is far from regular. http://southernlightfiber.com/

About Connected2Fiber

Connected2Fiber helps the network industry transact and improve its return on sales and marketing investment with the industry's only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) marketplace enablement platform that combines account-based marketing and location intelligence with predictive algorithms to improve results. The platform helps network owners and network buyers improve transparency, speed and effectiveness with information, automation and predictive algorithms. Connected2Fiber is based in Hopkinton, MA and was founded in 2015 by Ben Edmond. http://www.connected2fiber.com

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Enter Cloud Suite teams with the Megaport Software Defined Network to enrich European connectivity, as well as enable an additional end point for customers to connect to and from data centers globally

Milan, Italy, April 4, 2017 –  Enter, a leader in network and cloud services based in Italy, today announces a collaboration  with Megaport (USA) Inc, a subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) ("Megaport"), the global leader in Software Defined Networking (SDN), that enables near-instant, readily-available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network. Enterprise and carrier customers connected to the Megaport network in Amsterdam as well as any other Megaport-enabled locations can now directly connect to Enter’s innovative cloud platform and tap into Megaport’s global footprint.

“Megaport’s Software Defined Network enables us to extend direct connectivity to our cloud services beyond Milan, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam to address increasing customer demand for network and cloud services across Europe and beyond,” said Milko Ilari, Head of International Business & Strategy at Enter.  “The relationship also enables automated provisioning to Enter Cloud Suite via dedicated connections from any Megaport-enabled data center.”

Enter Cloud Suite is the first European, OpenStack-based cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. ECS enables seamless orchestration of servers, storage, networks, Domain Name System (DNS) and Content Delivery Network (CDN) through an intuitive graphical interface or advanced Application Program Interface (API).  The highly available, resilient and scalable offering can be delivered autonomously or as a fully managed, turnkey solution that encompasses architecting, design, setup, migration, and ongoing maintenance and support.

Wholly owned and operated, and built upon secure open source technology, Enter Cloud Suite is compliant with European data protection and privacy legislation.  This is a key reason why Enter Cloud Suite is one of the official cloud platforms of 52 European institutions and agencies, such as the European Parliament and Court of Justice.

“As the demand for scalable and reliable connectivity to cloud solutions grows, Megaport is excited to enable innovative providers such as Enter, who wish to provide their customers the best connectivity capabilities.  In addition to instantly managing their connectivity to ECS from any Megaport-enabled location, on any device, Enter customers can now consume elastic bandwidth for connectivity across the globe, enabling the customer to adjust the bandwidth consumption as their business requirements change,” adds Belle Lajoie, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific at Megaport.  “Megaport’s Software Defined Network also enables direct, instant, and scalable access to our global Ecosystem of service providers, as well as connectivity to critical Internet Exchange services throughout Europe.”

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Enter is a leading European network and cloud provider focused on providing connectivity, data center and internet solutions throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia-Pacific.  The company's IP backbone spans Europe's largest PoPs (Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm and Brussels), as well as the U.S. (New York) and Far East (Hong Kong) to serve companies in Europe, North America and APAC.

In 2012, the company developed Enter Cloud Suite, the first European, OpenStack-based cloud IaaS service. Enter Cloud Suite is available in Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, and is one of the official cloud platforms of 52 European institutions and agencies, such as the European Parliament and Court of Justice.  To learn more about the company, please visit: www.enter.eu and www.entercloudsuite.com.

About Megaport

Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Megaport’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services and data centres across the world. Services can be directly controlled by customers via their mobile devices, computer, or our open API. Megaport’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various cities.

Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large-scale global carrier networks and cloud connectivity. Megaport connects over 620 customers throughout its 150 locations in 37 cities across 19 countries. Megaport is an Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.

To learn more about Megaport, please visit megaport.com.

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Infomart’s Direct Access Power Recognized for Excellence

DALLAS, TX, April 4, 2017 — Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announces today that it has received a 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award for its Direct Access (DA) power service from TMC, a global, integrated media company. Infomart Data Centers collaborates with customers, vendors and partners to create some of the most sustainable IT operations in the world.  Direct Access (DA) power plays a key factor in its ability to do so, providing the company with the freedom to make its own energy mix decisions.

While still remaining power distribution service customers of local utilities, Infomart buys power on the open market, directly from the same suppliers that sell to these utilities.  This enables the company to utilize a custom energy-mix based on specific property and customer requirements.  As a result of its DA power purchase, Infomart is also able to offer customers some of the lowest data center power rates compared to others in these respective cities.

“We’re honored to be recognized by infoTECH Spotlight with the 2016 Data Center Excellence Award,“ says John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers.  “The distinction confirms Infomart’s belief in having the freedom to make our own energy-mix decisions, and further validates our commitment to procuring renewable energy.”

The 2016 Data Center Excellence Award recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center vendors who offer infrastructure or software, servers or cooling systems, cabling or management applications.

“Infomart Data Centers has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development of the data center industry,” says Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.  “I look forward to witnessing continued excellence from Infomart and their efforts toward improving the future of the data center industry.”

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About Infomart Data Centers

Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers (formerly Fortune Data Centers) is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers.  Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards for data centers in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience.

Infomart Data Centers offers wholesale and colocation facilities in four markets throughout the United States: San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va.  For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About InfoTech Spotlight

InfoTech Spotlight brings extensive daily content focused on information technology.  Visitors will find free industry news, communities, channels, blogs, feature articles, videos, whitepapers and other resources.  The site keeps readers informed about developments across topics including software, hardware, security and networking.  InfoTech Spotlight is powered by TMCnet, the leading communications and technology site in the World attracting two million unique visitors monthly according to Webtrends.  Please visit: infoTECH Spotlight for more information.

About TMC

Global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets.  This presents branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities for vendors/sellers.

TMC’s Marketplaces:

  • Unique, turnkey Online Communities boost search results, establish market validation, elevate brands and thought leadership, while minimizing ad-blocking.
  • Custom Lead Programs uncover sales opportunities and build databases.
  • In-Person and Online Events boost brands, enhance thought leadership and generate leads.
  • Publications, Display Advertising and Newsletters bolster brand reputations.
  • Custom Content provides expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts.
  • Comprehensive Event and Road Show Management Services help companies meet potential clients and generate leads face-to-face.

For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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