In “Back to the Future II,” protagonist Marty McFly finds his future self and family living in a fanciful home where his son asks the kitchen to bring him fruit and future Marty connects with his boss on a video call in the year 2015. The prognosticators behind the film didn’t get everything right (future Marty still gets faxes, after all), but many of the elements imagined when the movie was written over three decades ago have come to fruition. The smart home and appliances or communications and video gaming devices depicted in the past’s most idealized dreams for the future aren’t a far cry from many of the things [...]
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Omaha, NE – January 31, 2023 – 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, and Console Connect, a leading global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, have collaborated to bring even more global on-demand connectivity to organizations within 1623’s cloud and connectivity-rich Omaha ecosystem. As businesses accelerate their digital transformation journey and build increasingly complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments, the Console Connect platform makes it easier for organizations to provision, manage and control their global connectivity. Through the Console Connect platform or via its API, customers at 1623 Farnam can interconnect seamlessly with a global ecosystem of cloud, SaaS and data center partners. The platform puts users [...]
The PTC conference is a mainstay of the telecom and data center conference circuit, and this year, 1623 Farnam was thrilled to make the long journey to sunny Honolulu where we had the opportunity to shake hands, make new connections and rejoin with old friends. While on site, our VP of Business Development Greg Elliott sat down with JSA TV to offer some insight into what makes our interconnection hub and edge data center so special. Of course, it starts with our strong foundations in Omaha and is underscored by our on-site internet exchange (if you haven’t checked out OmahaIX yet, now’s your chance). However, what makes the connectivity advantages [...]
It’s that time of year again when every organization takes a breath to think about what they’ve accomplished in the past 12 months. For businesses in the fast-paced sphere of critical infrastructure, the years always seem particularly jam-packed — and here at 1623 Farnam, we’re proud to say that we have a lot to celebrate this December. 2022 was a momentous year for this edge interconnection facility and internet exchange. We participated in a host of industry discussions, offered a plethora of insights into topics from sustainability to data gravity and beyond — we even accomplished some very exciting upgrades to our connectivity ecosystem. Of course, what matters most is [...]
Once again, we’ve come to the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, it’s time for holiday shopping, family visits, and general cheer — but on the business side, it’s the time when all organizations look forward and start planning for the new year. With every new fiscal year comes new IT goals, new operational aspirations, and new applications and technologies to incorporate. Of course, success across these areas means knowing just how to pivot to meet (or even exceed) new customer desires and more advanced corporate benchmarks. On the horizon for the upcoming year, we see the Metaverse, AI, XR, 5G (and 6G) as leaders that will guide how [...]
1623 Farnam’s Todd Cushing Discusses the Most Important Attributes of Edge Data Centers, 2023 Trends and more on Agent of Influence Podcastjsa2022-11-30T10:51:46-06:00
The data center is an ecosystem. Within that ecosystem, it’s important to have carrier-dense foundations with lots of interconnection options. As time wears on, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the migration to hybrid cloud has driven people to want to be closer to users — and if the edge data center isn’t rich, it doesn’t really work. To discuss these evolving mandates for data centers, how to meet customers’ new needs and what the new indicators of success are, 1623 Farnam’s President, Todd Cushing, joined Nabil Hannan, Managing Director of NetSPI and host of the Agent of Influence podcast, on the most recent episode. As a longtime contributor to the [...]
5G is certainly having its heyday, and the entire IT ecosystem is still in the midst of 5G densification, use case development, and full-on rollout. It’s no surprise that 5G would garner so much press — as with every new generation cellular technology, it brings a lot of value, innovation, and enhanced capabilities to businesses and users of all kinds. In fact, the influence of 5G is so extensive that by 2030, the economic impact of 5G is expected to reach $227 billion — in the manufacturing industry alone. Take into consideration the huge implications this technology will have on mobile communications, healthcare, government, entertainment, and more, and it’s clear [...]
There’s a lot of ground to cover in order to make data centers sustainable. This power-intensive industry deals with mission-critical, increasingly dense, and power-hungry deployments and applications — but impacts on the environment must be reduced. Collectively, the world of critical infrastructure is always looking to make these two realities reconcilable. However, in order for progress to be made, each and every data center provider must take on personal responsibility to make its data center environment as green as possible. So, let’s talk about how 1623 is taking responsibility for the progression of sustainable IT right here in the Omaha, Nebraska metro. Giving Green the Cool Factor Every data center [...]
As the demand placed on data centers grows, the requirements from tenants are becoming more complex. As a result, data center providers and operators are facing a continual push to optimize how they run and manage these mission-critical facilities. What’s more, providers must find new ways to measure and report their operations in ways that demonstrate even more value to customers and shareholders alike. Not to mention, the industry is looking for ways to more effectively track progress against new and crucial areas of industry (and global) focus — like sustainability, for instance. This leads to shifting out supposedly outdated processes and metrics (like PUEs) and replacing them with more [...]
Home is Where the Hyperscale is. 1623 Farnam EVP Talks Data Gravity with Pacific Telecommunications Counciljsa2022-10-19T14:09:09-05:00
Data gravity is a key megatrend as well as a philosophy that is ramping up. It also raises many questions as organizations grapple with what it is and how to best leverage. As content providers, edge data centers and enterprise IT teams collaborate to answer those questions to assess the value of data gravity and make informed decisions for digital transformation, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind. First, understanding that the concept is not a nuisance but can be an indicator of where businesses can tap the value of their data and connectivity with the least effort. Second, follow where the data leads. This is not [...]