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The telecom system integration market will touch $25 billion by 2022, from $16.56 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period, as per a report by market research firm, ASDReports. The adoption of telecom system integration services by communication service providers was majorly driven by demand to handle cloud and migration activities. In telecom industry, the network infrastructure plays a key role in central operations. The advancements and developments in networking technologies drove the adoption of these innovative technologies among the Telcos. Other than advancements, the varied customer expectations and fierce competition in the market also encouraged the telecom industry to embrace telecom system integration services. The telecom system integrators help Telcos to efficiently integrate their network monitoring solutions and network security with an existing network infrastructure. The system integrators reduce the risk related to integration and provides stability to network infrastructure. The system integration services will witness significant growth in cloud-based solutions during the forecast period. The rising demand in data storage and mobility will be the key factors to aid the growth. Evolution of 5G networks, migration from wired to wireless network, and transition from IPv4 to IPv6 technologies will also significantly contribute to growth of network management market. By region, North America is expected to be largest contributor to global system integration market during the forecast period. The reason behind North America’s major share in the market is presence of leading telecom and communication service providers in the region including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint Corporation. Also read: ‘Data Center Switch’ market expected to touch $18 billion by 2023: KBV Research IBM, Ericsson, Nokia Networks, Tech Mahindra, Huawei, Wipro, Infosys, DXC Technology, Cognizant, HCL, Syntel, and Stixis Technologies are the major telecom system integration service providers worldwide.

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The leading interconnection and data center company, Equinix, made an announcement to acquire Infomart Dallas, for $800 million. The Infomart, one of the largest interconnection hub in the US, currently houses four of Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) datacenters (DA1, DA2, DA3 and DA6). The company has total eight IBX datacenters in Dallas, which support around 3500 built out cabinets. The transaction, expected to be closed by mid-2018, includes Infomart’s operations and tenants. As part of the transaction, around 50 of Infomart employees, mostly from operations section, will become employees of Equinix. “Equinix will increase the number of its owned assets by four, increasing recurring revenue from owned assets to more than 45 percent.” The 1.6 million gross-square-foot Infomart building generated a revenue of around $50 million in 2017. The eight Equinix IBX datacenters in Dallas house around 100 network service providers, which make Equinix the largest data center provider in Dallas metro area. The acquisition will help Equinix to expand its global platform, especially in the Dallas market, for future development. It will also enable Equinix to help other companies shift their business from traditional model to a digital one, and interconnect with people, locations, cloud services and data worldwide. “As Dallas becomes an increasingly strategic North American interconnection hub for businesses making the shift to digital, the acquisition of the Infomart will enable existing and new customers to scale their operations with Equinix,” said Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas, Equinix. “This includes a rich portfolio of interconnection options, including on-demand connections to partners and infrastructure in any Equinix location globally through the new capabilities of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric.” This is Equinix’s first acquisition in 2018, which follows the acquisition of Australian datacenter business Metronode in December last year. In the same month, Equinix expanded its global platform through virtual and physical connection between its IBX datacenters worldwide. This enabled customers to connect to other Equinix customers from other Equinix locations. Also read: Equinix dominating, closely followed by Digital Realty in colocation sector: Synergy Research Group

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – COLOTRAQ, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center infrastructure services, announced the first of a series of free Cybersecurity Events that will be hosted across the US this year. The event will feature an interactive panel discussion from four diverse and dynamic thought leaders in the field of Cybersecurity. The panel will be discussing timely and relevant topics surrounding the world of Cybersecurity and how businesses can address Cybersecurity threats both known and unknown through actionable and comprehnsive strategies in 2018 and beyond.

The event will be followed by a networking cocktail reception from the W Hotel’s covered roof top lounge with breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline. The free event will feature an interactive panel discussion from diverse and dynamic Cybersecurity thought leaders from Cyxtera Technologies, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C., Razorpoint Security Technologies, Inc. and COLOTRAQ covering topics such as innovations in data center technology, cybersecurity planning and compliance, legal and regulatory changes and new threats in 2018 and what you can do about it. This event is sponsored by Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company and one of COLOTRAQ’s Elite Partners.


When asked why the event is called a bootcamp, COLOTRAQ’s Founder and CEO, Dany Bouchedid said, “Unless you haven’t been keeping up with Cybersecurity related news, there is a persistent war being waged by hackers all over the world and our businesses are constantly under attack and the very first step before being deployed to battle is to first get through a Cybersecurity Bootcamp.”

The overall focus of this cybersecurity boot camp is the immediate cybersecurity concerns of business in 2018 – what new challenges we face today and how to address them. Our panel of experts which include Leo Taddeo (CISO, Cyxtera Technologies), Mark Goebel (Vice President of Cloud & Cybersecurity Program Management, COLOTRAQ), Deirdre Wheatley-Liss (Attorney, Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.) and Gary Morse (CISSP, CISM, CCSE, CCSA), President & Founder, Razorpoint Security Technologies, Inc. Topics covered will include:

  • Innovations in Data Center Technology {e.g. Software Defined (network) Perimeter}
  • Cybersecurity Planning and Compliance in the New Global Economy
  • Legal and Regulatory Changes for 2018 and Beyond
  • New Threats in 2018 and What You Can Do About it

Since space is limited and geared towards a specific audience, please contact the company directly in order to register for this free event.

About COLOTRAQ
COLOTRAQ is the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and related network services. Since 1999, COLOTRAQ has been helping find data center infrastructure solutions for businesses and institutions worldwide through its unrivaled network of over 400 service providers, 200 of which provide cloud services, in over 1,300 cities across 140 countries and territories. COLOTRAQ can instantly match customer requirements from a single rack to thousands of square feet of data center space along with managed hosting, cloud-based infrastructure and network services.

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NEW YORK — Driven by strong customer demand for its cloud services worldwide, Oracle today announced plans to significantly expand its modern cloud infrastructure footprint. The company’s rapid expansion plans include the opening of 12 new datacenter regions and increase the breadth and depth of Oracle Cloud services available across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. With this news, Oracle continues its industry leadership position, delivering a complete and integrated portfolio of cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) and new services in security, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence.

“The future of IT is autonomous. With our expanded, modern data centers, Oracle is uniquely suited to deliver the most autonomous technologies in the world,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “As we invest, our margins will continue to expand. And with our global datacenter expansion, we are able to help customers lower IT costs, mitigate risks and compete like they never have before.”


The regional expansion of Oracle’s cloud footprint will include locations in Asia including China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea; Europe including Amsterdam and Switzerland; and North America including two in Canada and two new US locations to support U.S. Department of Defense workloads.

Since launching Oracle Cloud, the company has seen an ever-growing set of customers, across the Global 2000, as well as small and medium businesses. Organizations continue to turn to Oracle at record-rates to build, deploy, and extend game-changing applications and run business-critical workloads in a low-latency, highly available, reliable and secure cloud environment. Today, customers in more than 195 countries are running their most demanding applications on Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

About Oracle
The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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BOSTON, Mass. – Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, and Donuts, the global leader in high-quality, new top-level domains such as .AGENCY, .LIVE, .TODAY, .CHAT and hundreds more, today announced that Donuts’ platinum (reserved, super-premium) domain name inventory is now featured on the SedoMLS network, the web’s largest domain distribution network powered by Sedo. With this collaboration, Sedo customers and SedoMLS distribution partners now gain access to previously unavailable platinum inventory from Donuts’ more than 200 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) extensions, such as bitcoin.money, fake.news, credit.repair and clean.energy.

In addition to supporting Donuts Platinum domains within the SedoMLS network, Sedo has also launched support for domains carrying a premium renewal fee. All registrants of domains that carry premium renewals can now list their domains for sale via the SedoMLS network and immediately get widespread distribution, and liquidity, thru their network of registrar partners.


Before launching on the SedoMLS network, some recent Donuts platinum sales via Sedo include:

super.market – $25,000
black.market – $30,000
tv.show – $35,000
the.news – $50,000

“We’ve already had great traction with Sedo, which is why we think SedoMLS is an ideal platform for providing buyers access to our platinum inventory of names,” said Matt Overman, senior vice president of sales, Donuts Inc. “Collaboration with Sedo and their huge network of registrar partners means more eyes on these domains, which we hope will drive greater awareness and more sales of our platinum inventory.”

“We’re excited to offer the Donuts platinum inventory and to showcase our support of tiered pricing, which is now available to all participating SedoMLS registrars and our distribution partners. This is a win-win-win for registries, buyers, sellers and domainers alike,” said Tobias Flaitz, chief executive officer, Sedo. “We believe Sedo is the only provider to offer these services and with Donuts being an industry leader in making its inventory more readily available, this paves the path for other registries to come on board in this capacity, too.”

Equally important, via Sedo’s make-offer bidding platform, buyers will now be able to negotiate the domain sales and renewal price. Sedo’s brokers will directly support these negotiations.

Every second domain transaction globally is handled by Sedo. To learn why more than two million customers are benefiting from trading over 19 million listed domains, check out our solutions to learn more or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn as well as in the upcoming Sedo Partner newsletter.

About Sedo
Sedo, headquartered in Cologne (Germany) with an office in Boston (USA), is the world’s leading domain trading platform with more than 2 million customers and 19 million domains listed for sale. Sedo offers buyers and sellers a full suite of domain-related services, such as domain traffic monetization, auctions, appraisals, transfers as well as marketing and promotional campaigns. The SedoMLS Promotion Network is the largest domain distribution network, with 670 partners, including international top registrars. It supports more TLDs than any other domain distribution network.

About Donuts
Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of new top-level domains, and offers a wide variety of clear and meaningful names for use as business identifiers (such as .ltd, .company), navigation (such as .careers, .support), in vertical markets (such as .photography, .cafe, or .builders) or in broad-based generics (such as .life, .world or .live). Donuts provides its registrar/reseller customers with innovative services for the discovery, registration, usage and monetization of high-quality domain names. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Donuts, the registrar Name.com is one of the most admired brands in the industry. Donuts’ headquarters are in Kirkland, WA; it has offices in Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Dublin, Ireland and Beijing, China.

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DALLAS, TX and REDWOOD CITY, CA – AT&T* and Equinix are expanding their relationship to make AT&T Switched Ethernet ServiceSM with Network on Demand available to businesses in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With agility being essential in many aspects of today’s business environment, enterprises can now easily add connectivity and scale bandwidth in near real time based on their business needs. The new AT&T Network on Demand service offered at Equinix enables intelligence across cloud service providers, and brings connectivity and expanded interconnection opportunities closer to where businesses operate.

AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand provides exceptional capabilities to help make businesses more agile and competitive. Businesses can turn up sites in just days to deliver the important voice, data and video applications necessary for business today. Plus, a dynamic network enables customers to upgrade their network in minutes and quickly add the bandwidth they need, when they need it.


“A dynamic network can differentiate a company. This is a critical move for many customers as they continue on their digital transformation and look to adopt technologies that require optimal speed and performance,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “Our work with Equinix lets us deliver the physical infrastructure and network connectivity options to support our customers’ evolving business needs.”

More than 90% of AT&T Business customers are using some form of cloud computing. Many companies are operating in a multicloud environment and need fast, highly-secure connectivity between cloud service providers. This expansion allows AT&T customers to leverage the extensive cloud density available at Equinix facilities and utilize one provider for their end-to-end cloud infrastructure, allowing companies to better support business-critical apps and maximize workforce productivity and collaboration. This includes high-performing apps on the forefront of innovation, like augmented and virtual reality, that require high bandwidth and low latency for optimal performance.

“Today’s digital business environment demands high-performing, agile network operations. Cloud and data center services must offer the scalability and reliability that IT managers require, while helping enterprises rapidly scale their operations globally,” said Charles Meyers, president, Strategy, Services and Innovation, Equinix. “AT&T’s network expansion is coming at the right time for our customers. As businesses are increasingly adopting the cloud, we are providing customers with the agility, connectivity and interconnection opportunities they need to compete and grow their businesses on a global scale.”

Together, AT&T and Equinix have been providing businesses with data networking services for more than a decade. In 2014, AT&T became a premier reseller of Equinix’ colocation infrastructure. AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand is currently available at Equinix IBX data centers in the following metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Silicon Valley and more.

To learn more about AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand, go to https://www.business.att.com/solutions/Family/network-services/ethernet/.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 48 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. http://www.equinix.com/.

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