Shortly following 1623 Farnam’s recent news regarding the appointment of Bill Severn as CEO and President, the company is eager to share yet another strategic leadership announcement: Eric Flock has been promoted to Vice President of Infrastructure and Facility. Originally serving as 1623 Farnam’s Operations Manager, Flock joined the team back in 2015. Since then he has not only brought extensive knowledge and expertise of the wider telecommunications and data center industry to the team, but also cultivated a deep understanding of 1623’s own operations and growth trajectory. These assets and experiences position him well for success in his new role. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience in critical [...]
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1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, announces the appointment of Bill Severn to the position of CEO and President of the organization. As a long-time industry leader, Severn has played a key role in 1623 Farnam’s technological acceleration and ongoing growth since 2019 as Operating Partner for parent company BERKS Group. Most recently, Severn spearheaded a 3MW power deployment, expanding capacity at 1623 Farnam to support advanced hyperscale peering and colocation demands today and in the future. “I’ve had the pleasure of working within and supporting the 1623 Farnam ecosystem for more than five years now, and I am proud to take on [...]
Connectivity is a hot topic with lots of exciting advancements on the horizon for 2024. The landscape of digital connectivity is likely to be shaped by several key technologies and trends including: peering’s growing momentum, CDNs connectivity, digital transformation demands and digital platform and diversification. As these trends unfold, it's essential to stay informed about technological developments and regulatory changes to understand how connectivity will shape the future. For the whole scoop, check out this feature article from The Fast Mode, written by our own CEO and President, Bill Severn.
1623 Farnam Deploys Three New Generators, Adding 3MW of Power to Support Expanding Hyperscale Peering and Colocation DemandsDanielle Jaccheo2024-01-09T08:23:57-06:00
1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, is excited to announce the completion of its generator deployment project. This deployment, which began in June 2022 with the design of the custom noise-canceling enclosures, now ensures the rich hyperscale connectivity and peering ecosystem at 1623 Farnam can benefit from three additional megawatts of usable power. 1623 Farnam has been experiencing ongoing expansion within its high-value hyperscale peering ecosystem. The ecosystem, which features major technology leaders and robust regional hyperscale construction is also demonstrating increased demands for robust connectivity from more than 60 carriers. This data center and IX site sits in a strategic, centralized spot [...]
We’re not shy when it comes to shouting out 1623 Farnam’s biggest assets. Being centrally located in Omaha, Nebraska, in the middle of the U.S. (and at the confluence of major fiber lines) automatically gives our carrier-neutral, 80,000-square-foot data center distinct connectivity advantages — but we don’t stop there. At our interconnection facility, we know the power of connectivity, which is why we’ve built a robust ecosystem that includes 60 carriers — and a whole lot more. A major part of that ecosystem is Omaha IX, our privately owned and managed on-site Internet Exchange. Many of our partners, including ISPs, carriers and content providers, have leveraged peering at the Omaha [...]
If we had to pick, we’d say that the term ‘ecosystem’ is probably one of the most-used words in our vocabulary — followed closely by partners, customers and peers. So, with more than 100 participants representing 61 companies, we knew the Meet in the Middle event would add value to all. There’s a reason we focus so much on the web of connections and collaborations we’ve built here in Omaha, and it’s because of the value they continue to drive for our entire roster of innovative organizations. From our data center halls to our IX ports, our ecosystem is what we’re most proud of — which is why we look [...]
Where has the edge gone? It seems like only yesterday we were being told by everyone that was anyone in technology and telecommunications that the edge was everywhere — not just in our communities, schools or hospitals, but even in our own pocket. The edge was the word of choice when it came to describing the future of connectivity, bringing with it promises of next-generation use cases and applications. Where is that discussion now? In truth, the importance of edge computing (and the hype surrounding it) hasn’t gone away. In reality, it’s the opposite. It’s become a solution and connectivity paradigm that is so baked into our current technology maps [...]
Did you know that, as part of our next-level cloud, colocation and connectivity ecosystem here at 1623 Farnam, we also have an on-site IX: Omaha IX? Let us introduce you to why exchanges like this are key for digital transformation. Let’s set the stage: It’s 1991. The World Wide Web just sprang to life, Terminator 2 is in theaters — obviously, the world is changing. In the early 90s, life looked a lot different, and so did connectivity. As the world sought to be more interconnected, it became clear that a new kind of infrastructure would be needed to empower the new kind of ‘online’ traffic that was being generated. [...]
1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, announces that Vyve Broadband, a Multiple-System Operator (MSO) providing residential and commercial data, voice, and video service to rural communities, is now the newest network in the 1623 Farnam connectivity ecosystem. The new Vyve Broadband PoP ensures close connections to customers in the Midwest and enriches connectivity options for tenants at 1623 Farnam. “1623 Farnam is a major interconnection point for the region, and being a part of their rich ecosystem benefits all involved. Not only do we get to significantly expand and improve our own connectivity options, but our customers and communities get even more access [...]
1623 Farnam’s on-site internet exchange, Omaha IX, received a resounding vote of confidence from major hyperscalers, including Microsoft, Qwilt and Meta. New additions and recent expansions by existing partners underscore Omaha IX’s role as a significant IT and connectivity enabler for mission-critical use cases and applications. Microsoft Community Cache and Qwilt are the newest members of the premier Midwest IX, having secured 20G and 100G peering capacities, respectively. This comes as existing peers such as Meta and Akamai expand their presence, with a host of organizations boosting their ports from 20G to 100G — or even from 400G to 600G. IX participants expanding capacity also include Kansas Fiber Networks, Great [...]