All Roads Lead to Omaha – Learn Why Google And Others Are Upgrading Their Presence at 1623 Farnam

2022-05-24T15:51:42-05:00

1623 Farnam President Todd Cushing and Greg Elliott, vice president of business development, took a few moments out of their busy meeting schedule at International Telecoms Week 2022 to catch up with Jaymie Scotto Cutaia of JSA TV. After recapping an eventful 2021 that saw the remodeling of 1623’s 9-story, 76,000 square-foot network-neutral edge data center in Omaha, Nebraska, with new power and cooling, as well as a building boom among hyperscalers wanting to increase their presence in Omaha’s thriving connectivity hub, Todd and Bill look forward to continued growth in 2022 and beyond. Todd notes the recent announcement that Google is building a new data center in the Omaha [...]

All Roads Lead to Omaha – Learn Why Google And Others Are Upgrading Their Presence at 1623 Farnam2022-05-24T15:51:42-05:00

More Content, More Connectivity — We’re Turning Up Our Ecosystem with Akamai

2022-05-20T11:30:06-05:00

When 1623 Farnam recently asked tenants what they wanted most from the facility, the answers were clear – access to more content and high-value peering opportunities. 1623 asked. The tenants answered. And we delivered — not only with a recent major hyperscaler network turn-up, but with another high-value ecosystem expansion to boot. In May, 1623 announced  a key hyperscaler had upgraded its 1623 port from 40G to 100G, delivering a major expansion and offering a slew of new networking and peering opportunities in the 1623 ecosystem. But as promised, 1623 didn’t stop there. The company has just announced another major expansion that will greatly benefit 1623 tenants. Akamai Technologies, Inc., [...]

More Content, More Connectivity — We’re Turning Up Our Ecosystem with Akamai2022-05-20T11:30:06-05:00

5G: Catalyzing Humanity’s Newest Revolution

2022-05-09T16:09:39-05:00

In the span of human existence and evolution, there always comes a time when we bring about major leaps forward in terms of how our species lives, thrives, and interacts with both its surroundings and itself.  The agricultural revolutions first allowed our nomadic ancestors to become settled and helped our populations grow due to reliable food sources, then enhanced farming techniques spurred our numbers further and helped us more efficiently cultivate our Earth. Then there are the industrial revolutions, which helped us increase our productivity and carved our map of urban centers where populations were highest. These also helped streamline our methods of living, offering humankind greater ease while shifting [...]

5G: Catalyzing Humanity’s Newest Revolution2022-05-09T16:09:39-05:00

Data Center Certifications: Understanding the Language of Compliance

2022-04-06T11:29:04-05:00

Data centers are crucial parts of any robust IT framework — and that means they need to be able to reliably keep up with changing regulations and demands across security, sustainability and other mission-critical metrics. The best way to measure these metrics is with standardized certifications. This allows potential data center customers to know exactly how individual facilities hold up best practices and to easily compare data centers and their operators with competitors. These certifications serve as benchmarks — but they do evolve as industry standards change. Here’s a look at some key certifications and why you should be aware of them during your data center procurement. SOC One of [...]

Data Center Certifications: Understanding the Language of Compliance2022-04-06T11:29:04-05:00

How to Ditch the Fear of Falling Behind and Never Miss a Tech Beat

2022-03-01T15:53:15-06:00

So often it seems like the best and most magical experiences occur when you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. When it comes to IT, however, there’s a science to making sure you’re always where you need to be and never missing a beat.  In our recent blog, we discussed the idea of IT FOMO. As most of us know it, FOMO is the fear of missing out on exciting experiences or fun memories and the camaraderie that comes with it. But in technology and business, FOMO brings with it a more dire edge. In a world evolving at breakneck speed with businesses all [...]

How to Ditch the Fear of Falling Behind and Never Miss a Tech Beat2022-03-01T15:53:15-06:00

Greg Elliott Joins EdgeIR for Fireside Chat

2022-02-08T11:31:38-06:00

1623 Farnam VP looks ahead to an incredible 2022 Greg Elliott, vice president of business development for 1623 Farnam, recently joined host Jim Davis, editor of EdgeIR.com, for a Fireside Chat touching on 1623’s rapid growth, opportunities for enterprise customers, and the industry outlook for 2022. The conversation began with a quick overview of the 1623 Farnam facility in Omaha, Neb., and its Omaha IX internet exchange. If the three main rules of real estate are “location, location, location” the same could be said of the carrier neutral data center industry. Situated very near the geographic center of the continental United States, 1623 Farnam is like a digital crossroads for [...]

Greg Elliott Joins EdgeIR for Fireside Chat2022-02-08T11:31:38-06:00

2022 IT Trends and Perspectives

2022-01-06T12:58:08-06:00

A new year brings fresh perspectives, new beginnings, bold ideas, and if you are in the telecom and tech industries, you can bet that some remarkable innovations will be coming your way too. Digital transformation strategies amped up last year with no signs of slowing down for the year ahead. Organizations that leverage the best IT strategies will accelerate advantages and increase value for their end-users. In 2022, it will be essential to get creative about how you source your connectivity and assemble the building blocks for your IT infrastructure. Here’s a peek at a few things to consider as you build out your 2022 IT strategies: Robust connectivity is [...]

2022 IT Trends and Perspectives2022-01-06T12:58:08-06:00

The Edge data center: Home of the Metaverse

2021-12-08T12:24:15-06:00

Major tech players like Microsoft, Zoom, Epic Games and Facebook have made it clear they see huge potential in the metaverse. Even apparel corporations like Nike and Ralph Lauren are willing to invest big money into the idea. With all the attention and excitement, it may seem like the metaverse is just around the corner. However, there are still so many more questions than answers. So, what kind of technological advancements and infrastructure building are we talking about? First, there needs to be hardware – both for users and content creators that doesn’t exist yet. Next up is a need for a significant auxiliary source of processing power that must [...]

The Edge data center: Home of the Metaverse2021-12-08T12:24:15-06:00

Simplicity with Hybrid Multiclouds

2021-11-23T12:55:46-06:00

Digital transformation is all about a better user experience. New applications, new platforms, network expansions for faster connectivity, and so much more are all part of today’s IT business operations. Even as digital transformation grows and transforms, there’s another factor that’s come into play: more simplicity. But it’s more than wanting “more;” organizations are also looking for less stress. When IT demands are higher than ever, companies are looking to increase their value via technology. Aligning complex systems with a holistic model that aligns all disparate aspects, makes the entire process easier to manage. Hybrid and multicloud solutions are the frontier of digital transformation and cloud computing. Between greater control [...]

Simplicity with Hybrid Multiclouds2021-11-23T12:55:46-06:00

1623 Farnam Reveals Omaha IX Peering Exchange

2021-10-27T08:47:02-05:00

The Internet Exchange is a Vital Part of the 1623 Farnam Edge Data Center Ecosystem Omaha, Neb. – October 27, 2021 – 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, announces today the rebrand of its hosted peering exchange, Omaha IX. The rebrand strengthens the ecosystem between the Exchange and the 1623 Farnam facility, and features a new website fortified with information for both existing and prospective customers. The IX has also been upgraded with 100G ports, with plans in place to continue upgrading port speeds and capacities in the first quarter of 2022. Omaha IX is the premier Midwest Internet Exchange strategically located in [...]

1623 Farnam Reveals Omaha IX Peering Exchange2021-10-27T08:47:02-05:00
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