1623 Farnam

Data Center Gridlock: Power and Where to Source it


Around every corner of today’s data center market, statements about capacity shortages and a lack of available power abound. Those in the know have noted that, despite banner years of data center growth, a lack of space and power will likely constrain the future. At the same time, this challenge is only being exacerbated by new, compute-intensive applications from AI, which continues to grow at an astounding rate, gobbling up more capacity than ever before. In fact, the advent and adoption of generative AI is expected to catalyze a massive rise in global electricity consumption in the near future — estimates showed an increase of 60% just by 2023. The [...]

Data Center Gridlock: Power and Where to Source it2024-04-08T16:55:34-05:00

1623 Farnam’s Eric Flock Appointed as VP of Infrastructure and Facility


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 [...]

1623 Farnam’s Eric Flock Appointed as VP of Infrastructure and Facility2024-01-30T12:27:45-06:00

1623 Farnam Appoints Bill Severn as CEO and President


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 [...]

1623 Farnam Appoints Bill Severn as CEO and President2024-01-17T09:29:35-06:00

Meet in the Middle 2023: A Recap


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 [...]

Meet in the Middle 2023: A Recap2023-10-05T15:14:22-05:00

From NAPs to IXPs: A History of Peering


 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. [...]

From NAPs to IXPs: A History of Peering2023-08-01T15:31:05-05:00

1623 Farnam Welcomes Vyve Broadband to Connectivity Ecosystem


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 Welcomes Vyve Broadband to Connectivity Ecosystem2023-08-01T13:13:58-05:00

Hyperscalers Double Down at 1623 Farnam’s On-Site Internet Exchange


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 [...]

Hyperscalers Double Down at 1623 Farnam’s On-Site Internet Exchange2023-07-25T11:02:18-05:00

How NaaS Is Changing The Retail Landscape


What’s in store for the future of retail? For many companies, it’s modernizing their IT department, optimizing inventory management and better serving their customers’ incredibly diverse preferences. Of course, connectivity is at the core of all of that. Maybe you (like many organizations across nearly all verticals) have already sought to give your connectivity  foundations a boost with peering. Direct interconnection is a great start — but what about optimizing further? Here’s where access Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) models come in particularly handy. What’s Up With Retail? The future of brick-and-mortar stores has been thought to be bleak — sometimes devastatingly so — over the past 15 or so years. A Great [...]

How NaaS Is Changing The Retail Landscape2023-06-30T11:39:20-05:00

AR on the Rise: Apple, the Future of Digital Reality — and How to Get There


Augmented and virtual reality are no longer a new concept. Iterations of this technology began as early as the 1960s with the Sword of Damocles headset, but today, they’re reaching new (and more commercially available) heights. In fact, Apple created newfound buzz around the idea of extended realities with the much-discussed release of their Vision Pro product. Of course, this latest version from Apple — which uses 12 cameras, six microphones and five sensors to achieve its functionality  — is far from the first or only wearable of its type. Other hyperscalers like Google and Microsoft are in on this potential cash cow with their own headsets, called the Project [...]

AR on the Rise: Apple, the Future of Digital Reality — and How to Get There2023-06-12T13:29:44-05:00

5 Ways the Cloud Builds Business Resilience


It’s a tense time in the business world right now. Layoffs in Big Tech and bank failures have people spooked. It’s like a scene in a horror movie where everyone is looking around anxiously waiting to see where danger will come from next. Still, cutting through the fear and seeing these phases of uncertainty as opportunities is key to remaining protected from the chaos. After all, it’s in this kind of environment that businesses should turn attention inward to see what vulnerabilities they may have and how they can shore themselves up for whatever lies ahead.  The answer for many is in the cloud. It’s an exciting space right now, [...]

5 Ways the Cloud Builds Business Resilience2023-05-22T12:25:56-05:00
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