1623 Farnam President Todd Cushing Discusses the Edge Market


For some time now, edge data centers have created quite a bit of buzz within the data center industry. With the rise of loT, Smart Cities, and 5G deployment, many believe that edge data centers are the answer to effectively processing high volumes of data while still maintaining low latency. Todd Cushing, President of 1623 Farnam was able to join a panel of data center and telecom experts to share his expertise on these topics during this month’s JSA Virtual Round Table. Moderated by Fedor Smith, the panel included Doug Recker, Founder & President, EdgePresence, Mark Thiele, CEO & Founder, Edgevana, Jason Bourg, Vice President of Sales, EdgeMicro, Krystyna Witt, [...]

1623 Farnam President Todd Cushing Discusses the Edge Market2021-07-30T13:33:34-05:00

Catching up with KsFiberNet and 1623 Farnam


Our interconnected ecosystem is kicking it into overdrive with lots of growth this year. Be sure to tune in to our latest customer video where Todd Cushing welcomed Bruce Garrison, President and CEO of KsFiberNet (KFN). You can hear directly from Bruce as to the value this communications and infrastructure provider is bringing to the market, especially for the healthcare, finance, government, education and mobile sectors. Operating 4,000 fiber route miles network in Kansas, KFN recently expanded into adjacent markets, including an expansion into our 1623 Farnam data center. As Bruce noted, “not all data centers are created equally.” And...we couldn’t agree more! Bruce emphasized how important it is for [...]

Catching up with KsFiberNet and 1623 Farnam2021-07-30T13:24:43-05:00

The Future is Now: Why the Edge Matters to AR/VR’s Cross-Industry Impact


Whether it’s to connect or educate people, deliver pure enjoyment or life-saving services, virtual and augmented reality have taken center stage during the pandemic. While AR and VR are different, both offer immense benefits to every industry. Companies around the world are embracing both AR and VR technologies to deliver the same, or better, user experiences in the absence of in-person services. Here are some of the industries learning to maximize the benefits of augmented and virtual reality — when they have access to the low latency and capacity that edge computing and data centers like 1623 Farnam provide. Healthcare: An analysis from MarketsandMarkets predicted an annual AR/VR investment growth [...]

The Future is Now: Why the Edge Matters to AR/VR’s Cross-Industry Impact2021-07-30T13:25:28-05:00

How Low Can You Go? Low Latency with Google Cloud Marketplace


With access to more than 50 carriers, service providers and cloud providers, along with direct access to the Omaha IX peering exchange, our data center is the prime spot for enterprises striving to bolster network routes and access low-latency interconnection. In fact, we’ve seen recent record traffic in our Omaha IX location, based on data being exchanged at peak traffic times. Peering status in the Omaha IX creates faster throughput and exchange of information among enterprises and traffic routes. Here’s where the value really builds, though: Enter peer Google, stage left, to the mix. Google has made a strong commitment to the Silicon Prairie, announcing its own new data center [...]

How Low Can You Go? Low Latency with Google Cloud Marketplace2021-06-14T15:32:29-05:00

Staying in the Green: What Hyperscale Moves Tell us About Nebraska’s Energy Offering


Choosing the right home for data — and for the infrastructure that contains and transfers it — is a task that seeks to meet an array of different needs. Ideal climates, protection against natural disasters, access to underlying fiber and proximity to key end users are all factors that remain top of mind for workload placement. Still, as data grows as a prime asset across our digital world (and as data centers remain a key area for environmental improvement), sustainability has risen to the forefront as a top IT infrastructure consideration. In an effort to meet this need and leverage greener energy, Google has been in the midst of a [...]

Staying in the Green: What Hyperscale Moves Tell us About Nebraska’s Energy Offering2021-06-16T15:46:24-05:00

Why You Need To Leverage The Multicloud


Multicloud has very quickly become a huge buzzword in the enterprise space, with more and more businesses adopting their own multicloud strategy. Still wondering what multicloud is? Simply put, it is when a business strategically implements multiple clouds, usually a mix of public and private, to optimize their workloads and operate as efficiently as possible. But why exactly is this a worthwhile endeavor? Let’s explore! The Multicloud is Agile, Flexible and Scalable Some of the most prominent benefits of the multicloud is how flexible it allows you to be. When developing your multicloud strategy, you can pick and choose exactly which services and features will serve you best and leverage [...]

Why You Need To Leverage The Multicloud2021-05-10T11:46:37-05:00

Hurdles to Mass AR/VR Adoption and How to Clear Them


Augmented and Virtual Realities (AR or VR) go hand-in-hand with disruptive potential. These reality-bending technologies present a level of innovation and versatility that can fundamentally change how industries operate or how value is delivered to users. Whether it’s advanced medicine for healthcare or immersive learning in education, the Extended Reality segment presents some of the most exciting applications of our time — so why haven’t we seen AR/VR take off yet? In truth, before we can realize existing potential at the intersection of real and virtual worlds, there is a lot of infrastructural development that has to be accomplished first. Nevertheless, the first step to overcoming any obstacle is understanding [...]

Hurdles to Mass AR/VR Adoption and How to Clear Them2021-05-10T11:34:14-05:00

The Gamer’s Edge Revisited


Traditional multiplayer games, such as Fortnite, Minecraft and World of Warcraft connect you with players in your own home or across the globe. Part of the challenge and thrill of playing comes with the reacting to the unexpected delivered by interacting with other gamers. You connect to the platform via your internet connection and the graphics are processed on your gaming device. <Just for fun, you can check out a list of the hottest multiplayer games HERE.> Conversely, cloud gaming is gaining momentum and allows players to access and play video games over a live streamed connection. Tech giants such as Google, Xbox and Amazon are all in a race [...]

The Gamer’s Edge Revisited2021-05-05T10:10:34-05:00

Arvig: A Success Story from the 1623 Farnam Ecosystem


One of the most exciting things about working and driving connectivity at the edge is the constant progress we see — not only for 1623 Farnam’s own initiatives, but for our partners’ as well. Arvig, a provider of high-speed internet and more to businesses and homes, is one of those partners that we have been so pleased to support on its growth trajectory. Currently connected to 18 data centers across the Midwest, Arvig is on a mission to constantly expand its network reach to support a growing number of customers and their digital communications requirements. To do so, they’re always looking to develop their data center fabric by building strategic [...]

Arvig: A Success Story from the 1623 Farnam Ecosystem2021-05-05T09:51:34-05:00

Earth Day and the Data Center: Building a Better Future


Despite data centers being vital parts of our digital landscape, it’s an unavoidable truth that these facilities can negatively impact our environment. Today, global demand for new applications and technologies is growing in tandem with worldwide climate concerns. This means that striking a balance between two seemingly opposing forces is a task our industry must undertake. Data centers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, their energy usage and greenhouse emissions must be reconciled with the pursuit of a greener future. This now means that sustainability must be part of every data center provider’s mission. Making A Difference At 1623 Farnam, we are committed to creating a more sustainable data center [...]

Earth Day and the Data Center: Building a Better Future2021-04-22T09:33:56-05:00
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