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Infinera Opens New R&D Center in Ottawa

18 April, 2014 – 4:32 am |

Provider Infinera optical communications systems (www.infinera.com) announced Friday that it has expanded its optical networking research and development team with the opening of a new design center in Ottawa, Ontario. The capital city of Canada has long been a center for the development of optical networks, and new design center will Infinera deep pool of […]

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Feeding the Twitter Beast with NTT America

18 April, 2014 – 4:32 pm |
The People at (www.nttamerica.com) NTT America’s data centers in Silicon Valley is not necessary to click on CNN.com to find out when a huge news event that is happening. It could be a terrorist attack in the Middle East. Or a big play during the Super Bowl. Or a change of spirit in a high-profile elections. All employees have to do is look at the monitors that track numbers for the traffic of a customer of them: Twitter (www.twitter.com).

“We see this all the time,” says Kazu Gomi, director of operations for NTT America, headquartered in New York. “An event that occurs and traffic increases. There is only one kind of event that raises either. It can be completely random.”

It never hurts to set aside a little extra space for a client so – especially since Twitter traffic is growing by leaps and bounds, and the general population of Web 2.0 companies served by NTT in northern California is also seeing strong growth patterns. NTT currently has approximately 60 employees in the region, roughly double the number five years ago. Employees are the strong demand for services so that NTT has opened a second data center in Santa Clara, California, adding 15,000 square feet of space for the total amount in the region of 150,000 square feet. The site is earthquake-proof (up to four seismic zone specifications), and are equipped with redundant power supplies and water cooling systems. It is supported by 10 multi-gigabit circuits that interconnect with NTT America’s 1 level spine.

NTT executives say the extra space is enough to handle the traffic, for now. Headquartered in San Francisco added Twitter as a customer in early 2008, back when it was another in a multitude of social media companies that have high growth potential and realized he needed a more stable service provider .

“We always like to focus on customers with high growth potential,” said Stephen Bloom, vice president of business development. “At some point, we made a connection with Twitter, I was looking for a reliable hosting company in time. Twitter was in motion at the time, but nobody ever could have foreseen the rapid growth they have seen in the past year and a half .

At that time, Twitter has become a cultural touchstone.

For those still outside the social media revolution, Twitter is the San Francisco-based service that aroused a sensation on the Internet, essentially taking a “less is more approach to the blogs (” microblogging “is the word Fashion is applicable), with messages (known as “tweets”) that are limited to 140 characters. To put this into context with regard to brevity, the phrase you are reading right now has 135 characters and 22 words. That’s too time to Twitter.

Instead of finding the stifling format, fans have adopted the service as a liberator. Cubicle dwellers word about their latest achievements, lofty or mundane, and essentially write a biography of themselves online in real time in the process. President Obama tweeted constantly during his campaign, as part of its multi-strategy social network output profile. The biggest names in bold in Hollywood and sports turn to Twitter to announce new versions, hires, separations, births and predictions game day. IT companies now regularly Tweet to make noise about their products, like the old school companies like Wal-Mart, Chevron and Home Depot. The NFL is faced with the controversy, in fact, more of an internal debate over whether players should be allowed Tweet – but if you must Tweet during games.

Given the craziness that is created, Twitter continues to gain a massive number of users per hour. We saw an increase of over 750 percent in traffic in 2008. Growth has continued going strong, with room to more than double its growth in March, by 131 percent to 9.3 million visitors, according to industry tracker comScore.

For NTT, the growth of Twitter, the social media companies and other customers has accelerated, so the additional space leased data center in the rest of the valley. To ensure the potency of Twitter and other customers, NTT taps highly reliable redundant power supplies, cooling and network connectivity with abundant growth potential. All of which are required for this growing market.

“They are a great success now, and growing exponentially,” says Gomi. “Other typical IT companies grow, but in a much more moderate. With a client like Twitter, we have to talk with them constantly and find out what kind of demand they’re seeing, so we can prepare to create the kind of capacity that will handle the traffic. ”

Another challenge: Twitter, along with other social networking sites like Facebook, experienced Internet “denial of service” in August, which closed the site of a reported two hours. The NTT prevention systems constantly monitor the traffic of Twitter erroneous packets moving between the good, down before they can do damage.

“It’s a constant challenge,” says Gomi. “You have to make sure you have adequate mitigation mechanisms in place, and that its filter system is doing its job.”

Like any company experiencing tremendous growth, Twitter is interested in increasing globalization, another necessity that makes his alliance with NTT more attractive. With its roots in Japan and around the Asian region, NTT has the resources already in place to help players build Web 2.0 presence there and elsewhere in the world to try to grow.

“We have the facilities and engineering support in Asia, New York and elsewhere,” says Bloom. “It’s part of the trend, with many customers in the U.S. start and expand from there.” We enable customers to acquire the services of the same in Asia, Europe and other regions that receive here in America. ”

Gomi and Bloom did not really have to look at a monitor NTT know what kind of uptime that are giving to Twitter because – you guessed it – that also Tweet. But more often about their activities after work.

“If I’m tweeting,” Bloom said with a smile, “usually something fun to share one of my children, he said that day.”

EU Launch Informal Talks on Microsoft, Yahoo Deal

13 April, 2014 – 4:33 am |

Antitrust regulators in the EU have been involved in informal talks with Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) and Yahoo (www.yahoo.com) in conjunction with the association of search engines, according to several reports citing a source familiar with the situation. So far it is too early to see if the EU executive will result in a formal conversation, antitrust […]

NYSE to Build Trading Data Center in New Jersey

21 March, 2014 – 4:33 am |

However, another data center for trade of low latency is being built in New Jersey, this time by the exchange group’s largest and most liquid in the world, NYSE Euronext (www.nyse.com), which expects to complete its 400,000 square-foot data center in 2010. Expected to be a cornerstone of the New York Stock Exchange’s main data […]

Microsoft to Soon Issue Patch for IIS Flaw

20 March, 2014 – 4:36 pm |

Despite making promises last week to fix a flaw in its Internet Information Server, many analysts say is unlikely that Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) will be able to prepare the fix in time the release of Tuesday’s regular monthly patch . Last Tuesday, the software giant issued a security warning for official error in three previous versions […]

No Dollars and No Time Solutions from Sonasoft

7 March, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

In today’s busy IT world, both time and cash are premium commodities.  IT professionals are looking to save both cash and time. With the arrival of virtualization, shoppers may be able to reduce operational costs and improve system potency. The very next step in this evolution is to consolidate multiple functions and applications onto those […]

Yahoo! Buys Arab Web Portal as Part of Middle East Expansion

27 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

In order to snare a regional online advertising market which will increase as much as forty % this year, web search provider Yahoo. According to Yahoo’s statement this week, Web users in the area will find advantages in the mixture of Yahoo’s products and services with Maktoob’s forcing local content, which now reaches a 3rd […]

Foreclosure guilts

27 February, 2014 – 4:32 am |

At the moment, Anya Sanko should be enjoying the thrill of being a first-time house buyer.  She bided her time, saved her cash and leapt into the market in time to snap up a 1,785-square-foot home with a pool for $143,000. Yet Sanko, 37, has a tough time celebrating. Her mum and dad lost their […]

Street Lights Turned Off

26 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

The old school streetlight is the recession’s latest victim. To save cash, some towns and cities are turning off lights, regularly plenty of them. The cost-cutting moves coincide with changing angles about streetlights. Once viewed as useful safety measures, the lights are increasingly seen by some public officers and researchers as an environmental issue, making […]

Economy could be getting better

26 February, 2014 – 4:33 am |

The economy shrank at an once a year rate of 1% in the spring, a better-than-expected showing and more proof the recession is drawing to a close. Many researchers think the economy is growing in this quarter, but they caution that any rebound won’t be accompanied at first by rising job. Jobless claims figures released […]

Mercury spokesmodel Jill Wagner

25 February, 2014 – 4:35 am |

It’s fair to claim that since Apr of 2005, we have all paid more attention to Mercury. While the marque’s products have gradually improved along with those of parent company Ford, it has been the brand’s spokesmodel which has made us perk up and take notice. Quite simply, we have put Mercury ‘on our list’ […]

Porsche reveals new 911 GT3 Cup racer

24 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

On any given weekend, Porsche GT3 Cup automobiles are racing on circuits around the planet. it is a trackside fixture, and nearly anyone seriously competing in sports vehicle racing at some point gets behind the wheel of the GT3 Cup. There are numerous series and racing classes set up around the planet just for this […]

Gress Grand Monaco

24 February, 2014 – 4:34 am |

If Vertu thought they’d the marketplace for four-figure carbon fiber cell telephones all to themselves, they can think again as Russia’s top of the range electronics firm Gresso has narrated the new Grand Monaco. Not only is Gresso’s latest named for the most renowned race in the world, it’s also built using race-derived materials like […]

MINI Coupé 50 years old Today

23 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

Rumours have been swirling for months about what BMW would do on Aug twenty-six, 2009 for its Mini brand. In fact, that’s the fiftieth anniversary of the general public debut of Alec Issigonis’ original Mini. With lots of the speculation rotating around either a coupe or some sort of cropped window speedster, it turns out […]

Verizon Readies Emergency Response Team

23 February, 2014 – 4:32 am |

The group is prepared to be called on at anytime as the Atlantic hurricane season is well in progress, summer forest fires are found burning in many states, daily events including train derailments and commercial fires happen, as well as the imminent Santa Ana winds sweep thru Southern California in the autumn, which can potentially […]

New Home sales up 9.6% in July

21 February, 2014 – 4:35 am |

New-home sales rose just about 10% in July, according to a central authority report Wed. that reinforced indications of an improving home market. Sales of new houses climbed to a seasonally altered yearly rate of 433,000, the highest pace since last Sep , the govt. recounted. That was a 9.6% increase over the revised rate […]

Durable goods orders up 4.9% in July

20 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

Orders for sturdy products rose last month by the largest amount in 2 years, as the producing sector reflected back from the depths of the recession. The Commerce Dep. asserted Wed. that orders for products predicted to last at least 3 years increased 4.9% in July, the 3rd rise during the past 4 months. Orders […]

Gemballa Mistrale

20 February, 2014 – 4:32 am |

Hot on the heels of the 9ff-tuned Porsche Panamera comes more reports from arch-rival tuning house Gemballa on its own four-door custom creation. Called the Mistrale, Gemballa dropped some hints and footage merely a week gone, but has confirmed some of the luscious details that may set its version of Ferdinand’s family sedan apart. While […]

Audi to challenge Peugeot

19 February, 2014 – 4:33 pm |

Peugeot endurance racing battle will continue the month after next at Road Atlanta as the German team eventually confirmed it’ll bring the R15 TDI back to America. So far Audi has only committed to the 10-hour race in Georgia. Audi Sport Team Joest will be running the 2 R15s for the German automaker. The diesel-powered […]

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

19 February, 2014 – 4:33 am |

“I mean, this is fantastic, right?” screams SVT Auto Dynamics engineer, Ford Tier 3-certified test driver, and possible asylum applicant Gene Martindale over the din of 35-inch tires pulverizing desert gravel.  It’s 106 degrees, and we are streaking across the rock- and sand-strewn frying pan that’s Borrego Springs, California, in Aug. It’s absolutely unhappy out […]

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Track

18 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

The 2.0T is the low man on Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe totem pole, displeasing the power perplexed and whooping it up too much for pinkie-waving tea drinkers. raw power isn’t what this turbo model is all about, and once that is made clear, the coupe becomes a pleasant flavour in Hyundai’s best recipe.  All of the […]

Electric Cadillac

18 February, 2014 – 4:33 am |

The Cadillac driver is not really the audience that springs to mind for electrical autos. Battery-powered green potency appears a strange fit with Cadillac’s brand image of power, status, and cosseting.  But Bob Lutz has long dreamed about an electrical Caddy, so it may yet come to pass.  General Motors had been working on a […]

2010 Hyundai Tucson

17 February, 2014 – 4:34 pm |

Though US consumers aren’t scheduled to clap eyes on the new Hyundai Tucson till the L.A. car Show, the next-generation model has just been disclosed in its home market, and it’s a way more upscale looking effort.  Dubbed ‘Tucson ix’ in Korea and ix35 in Europe, the compact crossover will possibly just be called ‘Tucson’ […]

Economy shows signs of Recovery

14 February, 2014 – 4:34 pm |

Real estate agent Dave Gervase latterly witnessed a startling vision : a bidding war for a home in South Florida. What Gervase saw was an intense example of a national phenomenon : appearances of life in the battered home market and the overall economy. Housing costs rose 2.9% from the 1st quarter to the second […]

Challenges loom for Bernanke in second term

14 February, 2014 – 4:32 am |

Ben Bernanke evaded months of rumours Tues. when President Obama renominated him as head honcho of the Fed. But that doesn’t suggest the previous Princeton professor will be coasting for the subsequent 4 years. Economic gurus say Bernanke faces an array of challenges virtually as imposing as last autumn’s commercial crisis. They include guaranteeing a […]

Consumer sentiment improves in August

13 February, 2014 – 4:32 pm |

Consumer sentiment rose more than anticipated in Aug and expectancies hit the top level since the recession commenced, suggestions that Americans’ pessimism about the economy might be lifting.  The housing sector also showed appearances of life as a state measure of home costs posted its first quarterly increase in 3 years. The New York-based Meeting Board […]

Toyota to recall sedans

13 February, 2014 – 4:32 am |

Electronic controls on the driver’s side window may short-circuit because an OTT quantity of lubricator was applied in the producing process, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine recounted in an announcement on its Web site. In rare examples, the failing may lead to the inside door panel to melt. The faulty parts […]

Google Search Engine Releases New Social Gadgets

9 February, 2014 – 4:34 pm |

Search engine, Google, has launched new gizmos engineered to leverage Opensocial to all iGoogle users in the U.S, including methods to share content, play games and work on the iGoogle page. Some examples of the new social gadgetry include:. With the Flixster gadget, users can rate and review pictures or browse what films their buddies […]