Custom Connect & BIT: Bringing Enterprise-Grade Hybrid Cloud Connectivity to the Edge

‘You can stay where you are’ Custom Connect and BIT bring enterprise-grade hybrid cloud connectivity to the edge One connection to multiple clouds for BIT customers   Custom Connect CTO Rutger Bevaart speaks with BIT CTO Alex Bik at the

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AWS outage showed the cloud isn’t unreliable, it’s undeniable

There’s no doubt you heard about Amazon Web Services going down last week, bringing a good chunk of the internet with it. But amidst the fact checking and general cleanup (which is mostly just sweeping the incident under the rug

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Custom Connect Monthly Newsletter: February 2017

We have to say we’re quite excited about 2017. Two months into the year and our expanded (and continually expanding) team is tackling great new projects and extending our reach. Last month we partnered with NetDialog, announced we’re looking for

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Custom Connect Monthly Newsletter: January 2017

We kicked off the year with our sponsored skier looking ahead to an exciting year, joining forces with Volta and talk Big Data revolution and exploring topics like The Cloud and the future of telecom.    Floris Meijer’s 2016 in

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The Need For Speed & AI

Being innovative relies on your speed and flexibility to make decisions. But today, that sentiment rings truer than ever for our friends in the financial sector (in particular) now that technology is playing a bigger role than ever. Big Data

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Announcing Our New CRO: Dennis Warnar

Our longtime employee Dennis Warnar has been promoted to Chief Revenue Officer of Custom Connect. Dennis will implement a plan for steady revenue growth, lead our sales teams and solutions architects, as well as expand our reach into new markets.

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The cloud isn’t the future – it’s now

Cloud deployment is set to grow by 18 percent this year, according to an IDC forecast. And if those staggering statistics don’t convince you to make the move, maybe IBM’s $64 million cloud-building contract with the United States will sway

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Custom Connect 4th Quarter newsletter

Is a cyberwar going on? East and West are drifting apart – with the leaders of Russia, Europe and the US exchanging threats. And it’s not just a matter of words: in the digital arena, warfare is in full swing.

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Custom Connect Quarterly newsletter

Stronger partnership with Equinix Custom Connect strengthened its partnership with Equinix, by expanding its Point of Presence (PoP) to the Equinix FR5 Data center in Frankfurt. We have also created a PoP on Equinix’s AM3 International Business Exchange (IBX) data

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The Connected Enterprise

Enterprise Connectivity reflects the fast moving history of computing. So where are we now, and where are we going? In this age of cloud computing, of mission critical applications and 24/7 businesses, data communication has become crucial for enterprise continuity. Today,

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The Network as the First Line of Defense

The continuity of any business nowadays relies on the security of its IT systems. Organizations require security on several levels  — from the network, to the applications, and of course, the data. Everything gets connected, so connectivity should have priority

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No Connectivity, No Cloud

Connectivity has become mission critical. But how did that come, and what does it mean? One thing is certain: everything points to the cloud, because good connections are more important than ever. To understand the role of connectivity in the current

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Expansive Companies Suffer Due to Upscaling in the Telecom Industry

Most mid-sized companies that operate internationally have moved onto private or public cloud: cloud enables them to tap into foreign markets. And that is where data network connections have to measure up: “no connectivity, no cloud”. The “bigger is better”

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Data communications in The City, these are the six trends!

Just two years ago, Custom Connect opened an office in the City of London. Now, it has established a good reputation as the independent specialist in data communication networks for financial organizations. Many of the world’s largest Investment Banks and

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How to deal with disruptive communication and connectivity

The internal and external communication methods that companies prefer are changing. For some time now, the use of Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC), including voice messaging, video and presence, has been a big promise in this market. However, the rate

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Retail is detail. But what if your points of sales cannot sell?

Retailers’ Point of Sale systems must work. At all times and under any circumstances. Customers who are unable to pay because of failing cash registers will leave the queue and take their business elsewhere. Faulty connectivity between shops and the

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Financials: Compliance affects Connectivity

The financial world is under scrutiny from national and international authorities looking into the capital and risk profile of banks and financial institutions. Compliance with regulations has many consequences for the everyday business of financial service providers. It even affects

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Cross-border connectivity? Stay flexible and reap the rewards

Conducting business internationally is no longer a case of opening up a local office and installing a telephone line. It is a major corporate IT mission, one dependent on effective data communication and the infrastructure it relies on. Connectivity is vital

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From Broadcast to Video-on-Demand: is the network up to it?

Connectivity as a business-critical component for media organisations The media world is facing substantial changes. Content distribution is moving away from the airwaves and cable TV towards the Internet. Digital networks must be prepared for this shift. Content publishers must

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Connect the Cloud: Connectivity as a business critical factor in data centre infrastructure

Like power and cooling, connectivity is also essential for providing all the services in data centres.  Without connections with the outside world, data centres are as good as useless. They must be good connections though – but what do we

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How to maximaize ROI in high frequency trading through ultra low-latency networks

“This Is Where All the Money Is Getting Made” Those were the words of William H. Donaldson, former chairman and chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, on high-frequency trading. High-frequency trading experienced a growth of approximately 164% between

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