PTC’21: Greg Elliott Talks to JSA TV about What’s Hot at 1623 Farnam for 2021


While we’d all prefer to be at the “must attend” annual PTC conference in person in Hawaii, missing out on the virtual edition was surely not an option according to our very own Greg Elliott. From fiber builds to a 5G lab, there’s a lot to be excited about at 1623 Farnam in 2021.  With level five commissioning in progress on our $40 million expansion, customers can expect greatly expanded power and cooling capabilities along with the addition of more carriers and fiber vaults. And when it comes to fiber, our location is perfect. Located in the middle of the country, our facility is at the nexus of the country’s [...]

PTC’21: Greg Elliott Talks to JSA TV about What’s Hot at 1623 Farnam for 20212021-06-16T15:29:53-05:00

The Edge Ecosystem in 2021


Trends for the year ahead for Data Centers and Beyond The beginning of a new year is always exciting. Industry experts begin to gauge which of their predictions look like they might become a reality, and which may take some more time to develop. This year in particular is an interesting one, as we can start to take stock of some of the shifting trajectories the pandemic introduced in 2020. As we journey forward into a new year, what will 2021 bring? Here are some trends we expect to see as ones to watch. Content is Still King But Revamping Network Architectures Reigns Supreme CDNs are driving major demand for [...]

The Edge Ecosystem in 20212021-02-02T16:37:20-06:00

A Look Back on An Unprecedented Year


Finally, a particularly challenging year has come to an end. While we cannot be exactly sure what is on the horizon for 2021, we can surely breathe a sigh of relief for making it through a year of unexpected obstacles and the adjustment to a “new normal”. Now, we have learned quite a few lessons and can look forward to a promising year ahead. And while 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic was a year unlike any other, we were still able to accomplish some pretty amazing things and navigate the year’s trends. Colocation as Important as Ever One of the largest data center trends we saw throughout this past year [...]

A Look Back on An Unprecedented Year2021-01-29T12:41:15-06:00

1623 Farnam Featured in Market Research Study


Our position in the advantageous Midwest connectivity market has never been stronger, but you don’t have to take our word for it. In a report published by 451 Research, a third party assessment of our strengths and weaknesses shows the future is bright.  451 Research is a market research and analysis organization focussed on the IT industry. With a goal to bring together data and intelligence to help tech companies make smart decisions, they specialize in information concerning cloud native technologies, AI, data centers, IoT, DevOps, cybersecurity, and cloud services. The firm completed a market research report on 1623 Farnam, analyzing our position after an ownership change and large funding [...]

1623 Farnam Featured in Market Research Study2020-12-14T16:47:37-06:00

Great White Space: Open for Business and New Possibilities


We’ve flicked the switch on our big neon vacancy sign. A bunch of brand new, highly optimized white space is now available thanks to our massive new expansion project. We’ve been hard at work, adding four new floors of fully connected edge data center space at 6,400 gross square feet per floor, and 5,400 square feet of available white space per floor. This brand new infrastructure includes a full 5 kw of n+1 power capability per cabinet, with the ability to support even more additional power. The freshly available space also includes n+1 hot aisle containment cooling – a valuable addition for saving energy and money. Available for pre-sale right [...]

Great White Space: Open for Business and New Possibilities2020-11-13T10:51:26-06:00

A Modern Approach to Connectivity


Megaport and 1623 Farnam teamed up for a webinar titled “A Modern Approach to Connectivity with Megaport”.  Greg Elliott, VP of Business Development for 1623 Farnam and Adam Wirkus, Sales Director for Megaport covered topics such as SDNs and how they are beneficial for controlling network traffic reliably in a cost-effective and secure manner. Other key insights include the stats below from Flexera’s 2020 State of the Cloud report:  59% of enterprises expect cloud usage to exceed expectations due to COVID-19 87% are using a hybrid cloud strategy 93% of enterprises are using a hybrid cloud strategy 73% have a top priority to optimize cloud spend as their adoption and [...]

A Modern Approach to Connectivity2020-11-06T16:26:38-06:00

30 Years of Gaming and What It Means for Colocation


When Amazon announced its new game streaming service, it joined other heavyweights Google, Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and plenty of others launching gaming subscription services. The world of video games is about to enter a new era. What does that mean for networks and interconnection? Sometimes, talking about how we got here is instructive in forecasting where we’re going. Let’s take a look into the past of gaming to help us understand the present and the future. Let’s start in the mid-eighties - in what gamers call the third generation of gaming – to see what lessons we can learn and the future of cloud gaming. The controllers have changed [...]

30 Years of Gaming and What It Means for Colocation2020-10-23T12:01:09-05:00

Google Cloud’s Lowest Latency Lives at 1623 Farnam


1623 Farnam is now officially the only low latency direct connection to Google Cloud in the central United States. If you’re looking to connect to Google Cloud marketplace solutions, we’re the place with the fastest connection. Colocate your equipment here and connect to Google with the lowest possible latency. The United States is one of the largest adopters of Google Cloud globally and hosts a number of locations in the country so users can run cloud applications in an area nearby. Of Google’s 18 regions, five are located in the United States. Of these five American regions, one of them – called US Central 1 – is located right here [...]

Google Cloud’s Lowest Latency Lives at 1623 Farnam2020-10-22T13:40:33-05:00

Gaming and Networks: Who’s Chasing Who?


The gaming industry is on the cusp of a breakthrough, and it will bank heavily (and literally) on colocation and ultra low latency access to the cloud to blossom. Where game streaming services are ready for takeoff, the necessary networks are not ready to support them. Online gaming has traditionally responded to developments in internet technology, but now the tables have turned and gaming developers and distributors are leading the charge. It’s time for network providers to respond. A Look Into The Past of Internet Gaming Gaming is putting new demands on networks, but it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, for decades multiplayer gaming simply responded to what [...]

Gaming and Networks: Who’s Chasing Who?2020-10-22T13:28:55-05:00

Take a Peek at Our Expansion Progress!


We have been hard at work on our big expansion project! We’re increasing our footprint, increasing capacity and updating some of our tech to ensure we are bringing our customers the absolute best. With our new and improved cooling methods and increased power capacity, we’ll be able to host larger workloads. This will allow us to better serve larger enterprises while maintaining the quality our customers have grown accustomed to. This project is extremely important to us, as we know that our prime location at the nexus of the country’s North/South and East/West fiber routes is a strategic advantage for our customers. We want to enable them to take advantage [...]

Take a Peek at Our Expansion Progress!2020-10-06T17:06:53-05:00
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