Telecom IoT Investments Are Short Sighted

This week U.S. telecom giant AT&T announced it’s rolling out their LTE Cat-M1 network for network enterprise IoT and smart city implementation. Verizon beat them to market last year with the same technology. But while this has the potential to connect millions

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WannaCry Is Just The Beginning

The effects of last weeks ransomware attack are still lingering. The world-wide attack reportedly hit 300,000 pc’s, telecoms, major companies, governments and even hospitals. Some people and organizations have paid up, while others are refusing to pay and losing their

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The 3 biggest challenges facing the cloud

Everyone is heading to the cloud because, essentially, it makes business easier. Cloud services let companies ramp up capacity as they need it, run high-powered applications and expand and contract IT resources as they need them — whether it’s with

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Everything You Need To Know About Our Cloud App Performance Service

Custom Connect is a global data communication specialist providing solutions to connect any office, data center, or cloud environment anywhere in the world. Our carrier neutral operating model is not bound to any single provider, and can provision access to any

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Custom Connect Launches Cloud App Performance

  The carrier neutral data communication specialists at Custom Connect are making the cloud easier to navigate, cheaper, and more reliable with the launch of their Cloud Application Performance service. With a clear understanding of how mission-critical the cloud is

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Sponsored Skier Floris Meijer Takes on Spring Training

Custom Connect’s sponsored Paralympic skier, Floris Meijer, is hitting the slopes in Switzerland before heading off to New Zealand to finish training. It’s an important time, as he’s working to qualify for the Olympics in Korea this fall. Tune in

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Get Your Head Out of The Clouds: 5 Misconceptions About Cloud Computing

Today, the cloud is part of everyday life. It is your email, your file sharing, where you listen to music, how your business runs smoothly. So, why is it that we understand so little about it? In an age increasingly

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VLOG: Custom Connect & BIT CTO’s Explain Exciting Partnership

Custom Connect and BIT are excited to announce their partnership establishing a Point Of Presence at the BIT data center facilities in Ede, Netherlands, giving customers the opportunity to access much sought after hybrid solutions featuring Azure, AWS, Microsoft and

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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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Net Neutrality Won’t Be So Neutral With New Changes

US FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to put net neutrality in the hands of the telcos by having them voluntarily pledge to follow the rules. Pai’s plan would also probably roll back Title II completely. But what does this all

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Video: The Connecting the Cloud Event

On March 30th, the leading players in the European cloud arena met for the Connecting the Cloud event at the Dutch National Military Museum on the former Soesterberg Airbase to discuss leading cloud developments and security. In the video below

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An Informative & Successful Day at the Connecting The Cloud Event

Yesterday, leading players in the European cloud arena met for the Connecting the Cloud event at the Dutch National Military Museum on the former Soesterberg Airbase to discuss leading cloud developments and security. The event was hosted by Custom Connect in cooperation with

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Custom Connect Launches CC Insight

Custom Connect, one of the world’s few independent carrier neutral connectivity providers, is going beyond industry standards to offer global enterprises greater insight into their far-reaching networks and business-critical applications. CC Insight was launched at the Connecting the Cloud event,

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The UK Telecom Market Is Finally Breaking Free

Did you hear that? That was the sound of BT cables snapping – once wrapped tightly around its subsidiary, Openreach. Thanks to mounting pressure, BT has agreed to separate from Openreach to make way for a completely independent infrastructure platform

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Custom Connect Partners with BIT Data Centers

Custom Connect and BIT are excited to announce their partnership establishing a Point Of Presence at the BIT data center facilities in Ede, Netherlands, giving customers the opportunity to access much sought after hybrid solutions featuring Azure, AWS, Microsoft and

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Navigating Smart-Device Security in the Digital Age

A recent Wikileaks dump revealed the CIA and MI15 were hacking everyday television software to spy. But how did they do it? And what does this mean for the average homeowner’s digital security? Custom Connect CTO Rutger Bevaart explains what

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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 Explores The Rise of Driverless Cars

Once science fiction, driverless cars are now on the roads and available at the touch of our fingertips. But, while we continue to marvel at the technology behind this feat, CTO Rutger Bevaart explains we often overlook the human aspect.

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Combining human & artificial intelligence will require crazy connections

With self-driving cars, smart homes, and question-answering robots, connected devices are increasingly becoming a way of life. But, Elon Musk thinks they could become extensions of ourselves quite literally, and soon. Tons of data is exchanged between us, our connected

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Give into the hype: Edge Computing

What do virtual reality, self-driving cars, IoT, smart homes and cellular devices have in common? Well, a few things. But, particularly, their increasing need for speed. We know better, faster, network infrastructure advances are helping us get there. But now,

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Custom Connect Partners with NetDialog for Real-time Insights

Custom Connect deploys NetDialog for enhanced Network Performance Optimization Intelligence The Situation: Value Added Network Services require real-time insights User experience is key in the digital economy. In fact, the user experience is the major battle to be won in

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Floris Hits The Slopes for the World Championship

Paralympic sit-skier and official Custom Connect mascot Floris Meijer hit the slopes for his first World Championships this week. There were a few bumps on the slope, but he pulled through for a great personal victory in the Super G

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Important Questions With The Rise of AI

Artificial Intelligence is working its way into our everyday lives. But, as CTO Rutger Bevaart points out, this technology is also raising some important questions as it becomes integrated into our homes and businesses.

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Sales Support Team member

*This vacancy has been filled* Custom Connect is a global integrator of high-performance network solutions. We provide worldwide carrier neutral network infrastructure designs resulting in low latency services, which are delivered together with almost every Tier 1 carrier. By utilizing

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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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Custom Connect Partners with Previder

Previder start samenwerking met Custom Connect Hengelo, 2 februari 2017 – Previder, leverancier van datacenter-, cloud- en connectiviteitsdiensten, gaat een samenwerking aan met Custom Connect, de carrier-neutrale datacommunicatie-provider. Door de samenwerking kan Previder internationaal opererende bedrijven sneller voorzien van betrouwbare

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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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What you need to know about Photonics & the telco industry

There’s a lot of buzz around photonics, and for good reason. This incredible technology is going to improve processing power immensely – opening the floodgates for innovation. But despite it’s promising, and speed-of-light future, this technology still has a long ways

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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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Here’s How Amazon, Google & Facebook Are Set to Change The Telco Industry

More and more industry leaders theorize Amazon, Google, and Facebook will replace telecoms as they increasingly acquire telecom infrastructure, as well as devise plans to provide internet and content for customers. Custom Connect CTO Rutger Bevaart gives us some insight

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Custom Connect Teams Up With Volta Data Centre

Amsterdam, 12 January 2017 — Volta Data Centres, central London’s newest purpose-designed, carrier-neutral data centre, has teamed up with Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral data communications provider. Custom Connect is a dedicated service integrator, designing, delivering and supporting high performance connectivity

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The Big Data Revolution

The Big Data revolution isn’t about the crazy amount of data being collected – although, there is a ton. We mean, a ton. The revolution is the fact that this data can now be analyzed in ways we couldn’t before

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Floris Meijer 2016 in review

Floris Meijer looks back on 2016. We wish Floris all the best for 2017 and his journey to Pyeongchang for the paralympics!

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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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The next big thing: On-Demand Wide Area Networking

Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) and 5G will trigger new dynamics in the carrier and networking market. The on-demand service concept is coming to the WAN. Users will love it; but, we are not there yet. It’s part of

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Floris Meijer raced his first super-G!

New video of Floris Meijer of his first super-G races of the season! Today the worldcup races start in Kuthai! We wish him all the best. Go Floris Go!

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Fuze & Custom Connect team up

Amsterdam, 13 December 2016—Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral data communications provider, and Fuze, the leading UCaaS solution for the modern enterprise, are teaming up to introduce their respective offerings to their customers. When combined, they provide cloud unified communications over global

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Stagiair(e) Marketing & Communicatie

Binnen Custom Connect zijn wij op zoek naar een pro-actieve, en sociale stagiair(e), die meer wil leren op het gebied van marketing en communicatie. Gedurende deze stageperiode zal je veel leren en doen en je bezighouden van strategie tot uitvoering.

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Beware of punishment for something you did not do

In many countries throughout the European Union, legislation is underway to protect the privacy and security of consumers. The new laws would hold companies responsible for leaking customers personal data. That means major fines – sometimes adding up to the

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Great Start Floris Meijer

Floris Meijer had a great start of the season. He finished 3th in the Eurocup Slalom. Watch the video in this weeks update. We wish Floris all the best in the upcoming race in Pitztal!

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Tech Update ll – Hybrid IP networks

Tech Update from Rutger Bevaart. Rutger talks about the Tech Industry and the developments. In this second edition: Hybrid IP Networks and Software Defined WAN vs SDN

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The hunt for infra accelerates

Two worlds apart are now coming together. But, why would one of the largest enterprise software providers in the world (Oracle) be interested in a DNS Service provider that lives deep in the basement of the internet (Dyn)? The tale

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Is there a cyberwar upcoming?

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. But, will the new US

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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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Space, the next frontier in connectivity

Plans for humans living in space are no longer science fiction, as the likes of Tesla founder Elon Musk, Google, and Facebook seem to be seriously preparing for a manned Mars mission. This raises the question: how will these people

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The end of the combustion engine

Are you considering to buy a car? Keep this in mind: just like the dinosaur and the dodo, the traditional car will become a dying species. Petrol heads need to find another passion. In many European countries legislation that prohibits

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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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Internet of Dangerous Things

The Internet of Things opens up huge opportunities. Also for the bad guys. The network of connected machines, devices and systems offers new tools and methods to cybercriminals for doing their bad trades. We ain’t seen nothing yet. Much of

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Is Britain exiting free internet as well?

Brexit is looked at as a way to control illegal human traffic. And now, Great Britain is looking for a way to keep malicious data out of the country, as well as prevent citizens from visiting harmful places on the

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Junior Project Manager UK

Custom Connect is a global integrator of high-performance network solutions. We provide worldwide carrier neutral network infrastructure designs resulting in low latency services, which are delivered together with almost every Tier 1 carrier. By utilizing services and solutions from thousands

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The tide is turning

If the service is free, you are the product. In fact, internet giants such Facebook, Google, Pinterest and LinkedIn make huge profits with the information we all add to our accounts and through our behavior on the web. Now, Telefonica

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How low can you go? 5G sets record of 2ms latency

5G, the new technology for mobile communications, is developing quickly and the impact is immense. Soon, governments, carriers and companies will be using it for strategic purposes. Why is 5G more than just another innovative technology? Well, due to the

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Custom Connect expands its Presence in Equinix’s Frankfurt Data Center

Amsterdam, 8 August 2016 — Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral data communications provider, has expanded its Point of Presence to the Equinix FR5 data center, located in Germany at the Frankfurt Campus Kleyer. The move not only leverages the large number of

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The mind blowing numbers behind the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is about to have a break through. Before we know it, everything will get a chip or a sensor – a bit of software code and connectivity. Even the dumbest stuff, such as office chairs, car

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Custom Connect expands Cloud Connect Offering from Equinix

Amsterdam, 25 August 2016 — Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral data communications provider, has created a Point of Presence in Equinix’s AM3 International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam to extend its Cloud Connect services for Europe, the Middle East and

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Floris Meijer Qualified For World Championship

Floris Meijer qualified to ski his first world championship in January! In this video you’ll see more about his training towards this championship and how he has dealt with a broken sit ski. We wish Floris all the best in upcoming

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Sales Development Representative NL

Custom Connect is a global integrator of high-performance network solutions. We provide worldwide carrier neutral network infrastructure designs resulting in low latency services, which are delivered together with almost every Tier 1 carrier. By utilizing services and solutions from thousands

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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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Connectivity on earth and above

There is still a huge market to gain. Half of the worlds population, 3,7 billion people, has no access to internet from their home or smartphone. Half of those have no internet access at all. And how about other planets?

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Tech Update l – Public Clouds

  Tech Update from Rutger Bevaart. Rutger talks about the Tech Industry and the developments. In this first edition: Public Cloud Providers and Connectivity. How to connect to Public Clouds in a secure and efficient way.

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No Connectivity, No Customer Contact

How may I help you? Customer contact is moving to the cloud. Mtel builds advanced, cloud based customer contact solutions for large enterprises. Its success relies on a high-availability datacenter and connectivity infrastructure. TDCG and Custom Connect together ensure that

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Smart City starts with Smart Connections

Cities need to become smarter in order to optimize traffic, waste management, education, social welfare, health or crime fighting. Many technologies are emerging to help city management improve its efforts, and they all have one thing in common: they are

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VRio: Virtual Reality Breakthrough on Olympic Games 2016 in Rio

Buckle up for the next big thing: this summer’s Olympic Games will showcase the groundbreaking  phenomenon of Virtual Reality to the general public. So fasten your seatbelts and put your goggles on!   Virtual Reality enhances the experience of the

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Update Floris Meijer – Training for Paralympics 2018

Custom Connect is a proud sponsor of Floris Meijer, Paralympic ski athlete. Floris is at the moment training hard for his next challenge: 2016/2017 season’s Worldcup Series.     After that: the Paralympics in Pyeongchang (South-Korea). In this update you’ll

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The Truth Is Dying

Manipulation of the truth is everywhere, in the East and in the West. Do not be naïve – manipulation is not confined to closed political systems like China. ‘Our’ free world champions like Facebook, Google and Twitter are suspected of

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Robbing you silent: The Internet of Bots

Surprise! The most fanatic users of internet are not human at all. These users don’t post cute kitten pictures on Instagram, share family photos on Facebook, or look at Russian dashcam videos on YouTube – they just crawl the web.

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Is the Internet breaking apart?

The mistrust and animosity between Russia and the West is now threatening the core internet infrastructure. Of course, cyber battles between both powers have been fought for several years. But now Russia has announced its looking for new ways to

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I am measurable, therefore I am

The great French philosopher René Descartes is best known for his quote, “I think; therefore I am”. That was in the 17th century. Nowadays, you only “are” when you produce data. When you have at least a financial history with

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The Datacenter Group and Custom Connect announce partnership

The Datacenter Group (TDCG) and Custom Connect (CC) announce a strategic partnership. This connectivity level agreement also includes cooperation in knowledge sharing and customer satisfaction. Together making the connection Custom Connect is an international player in network connections, acting both

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Technology leads us from the Cloud into the Fog

High-Tech comes with many buzz words. Remember Al Gore’s ‘Information Highway’ in the early days of the world wide web? Fast forward to now and most people are familiar with terms such as the Cloud, Big Data, the Quantified Self,

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How a Dutch law affects the global internet traffic

Where is Edward Snowden when you need him? In a small country by the sea, some disturbing legislation is underway that has consequences for internet users around the world. With this new bill, the Dutch Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD

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Custom Connect partners with Ctac for cloud services

Amsterdam, Den Bosch – 19 April 2016 — Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral data communications provider, and IT Solutions Provider Ctac have forged an open partnership in order to develop and support Ctac’s and its clients’ cloud strategy. Custom Connect builds

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Take cover for the Video Tsunami

So you think that video is at its height with the broad adoption of Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo, GoPro and the like? Well, you haven’t seen anything yet. We should expect a Tsunami of video content to flood in as the

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Account Director UK & Ireland

Custom Connect is a global integrator of high-performance network solutions. We provide worldwide carrier neutral network infrastructure designs resulting in low latency services which are delivered together with almost every Tier 1 carrier. By utilizing services and solutions from thousands

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Account Director UAE

Custom Connect is a global integrator of high-performance network solutions. We provide worldwide carrier neutral network infrastructure designs resulting in low latency services which are delivered together with almost every Tier 1 carrier. By utilizing services and solutions from thousands

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Account Director NL

Custom Connect is a global integrator of high-performance network solutions. We provide worldwide carrier neutral network infrastructure designs resulting in low latency services, which are delivered together with almost every Tier 1 carrier. By utilizing services and solutions from thousands

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The Next Internet in the Making

In just a few years, the self driving car will navigate our streets. Just try to imagine how much data needs to be exchanged and handled in real-time to ensure that the car and its passengers will reach their destination

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Japanese Giant NTT climbs further in the food chain

Carrier NTT is adding another bead to its necklace. NTT Data has announced the acquisition of Dell Services, the global IT services provider. The deal reflects NTT DATA’s continued focus on expanding its brand and leadership position globally. Market analysts

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Floris Meijer on track for the Paralympics 2018

Our Custom Connect mascot Floris Meijer is competing very well. He finished 5th in the Obersaxen race (in Switzerland) in his last major slalom race of the season. An amazing result, as Floris had to recover from a recent, and

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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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NSA-Free internet in Brazil?

Brazil plans to build a submarine internet cable that directly links Brazil with Europe to counter US electronic espionage. The project is estimated to cost some $250 million. The secure connection is expected to be operational in late 2017, as

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Custom Connect centralised customer service

Custom Connect is centered around customer satisfaction. One support address, one account manager, one invoice. And now Custom Connect is centralizing customer service.     Anthony Kingsnorth, Chief Operating Officer: “We wanted to make sure that we provide the best

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Custom Connect Signs Support Software Contract With OTRS

OTRS Group, the world’s leading provider of open-source and cloud-based service management software solutions, is announcing today the acquisition of Dutch global connectivity specialist Custom Connect B.V. as a new customer. With global offices and a demanding client base varying from Fortune 500

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Cloud Services: future of the ICT industry

Cloud Services are the future of the ICT industry. As the cloud becomes more and more important to global operations Custom Connect is looking ahead to find the best connectivity solutions.

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The most secure network is a disconnected one.

Cybersecurity is navigating between Scylla and Charybdis; the devil and the deep blue sea. Between closed but secure systems on the one hand — and more open, user friendly environments on the other. And now the US Navy is considering the

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Great Start World Cup !

Season 2015-2016 started good for Floris Meijer, Pro Skier going for the Paralympics in 2018 in South Korea. With a superb first race in December together with the sponsorship contract from Custom Connect in January 2016. Floris visited four countries

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Navigating The Complex Web Of Global Connectivity

Data Connectivity is rapidly expanding its reach across the globe. This web of connectivity becomes more complex and critical to global operations. CTO Rutger Bevaart talks about providing the most efficient and reliable connection .

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Simply Throw Your Data In The Sea

After the Cloud, now come the Waves. Is the future of cloud computing at sea? It seems so, now that Microsoft has come up with a radical way to store data: under the surface of the sea. And only a

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Custom Connect Global Operations & Local Support

Data connectivity is critical for global operations but these global operations that are key to the functioning of an international company don’t have to be sourced separately. With Custom Connect you will get one invoice, one support address, one account

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Raise the Red Flags. Shark Attack on Internet!

Guess what the biggest threat is to internet access worldwide. Hackers? Power outages? Construction? No, it is sharks. Sharks? Yes, sharks. How is that? Ninety-nine percent of internet traffic runs via subsea cables. Cables of this sort were being laid

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Custom Connect Main Sponsor of Talented Paralympic Skier Floris Meijer

Amsterdam, 6 January 2016 — Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral data communications provider, will sponsor athlete Floris Meijer (26) for the next three years in his quest to qualify, and then go for gold, at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Internet of Things. But what Internet?

Everything gets connected. Your car, home lighting, sound equipment, your wrist watch. But also your garbage can, mattress, raincoat and restroom. Your children, pets and elderly parents. And even your flowerbeds, driveway and drainpipes. Everything will communicate. But the main

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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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AMS-IX Goes China: will there be full Internet freedom?

ChinaCache has signed a strategic agreement with AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) to develop an internet exchange for China. ChinaCache is a total solutions provider of internet content and application delivery services in China. The company is listed on the Nasdaq

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Some Thoughts on the Viatel Acquisition by Zayo

Zayo, a provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and connectivity services, has announced the acquisition of Viatel’s infrastructure and non-Irish enterprise businesses. Zayo shows an eight-year history in acquisitions: 29 in total to this day. The Viatel acquisition will provide

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Connectivity in a Multi-Datacenter Cloud

Ctac guarantees growth for its clients’ businesses by offering information systems that are based on flexible and scalable infrastructures. “It is our mission to guarantee our clients maximum availability of business-critical applications and data by means of Ctac’s datacenter strategy.

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Net Neutrality – the battle goes on

The concept of strict net neutrality has been under pressure for some time now. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge different

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Custom Connect connects AS260 to London Internet Exchange (LINX)

Amsterdam/London/Dubai, 12 November 2015 — Today Custom Connect has launched new connections between its AS260 network platform and the London Internet Exchange (LINX). The London Internet Exchange is the third largest Exchange in Europe (after AMS-IX in the Netherlands and Germany’s

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Cyber War is going submarine – or is it?

The silent Cyber War between Russia and the West has reached a new stage as Russian vessels seem to be exploring the exact location of major subsea data communication cables. Russian submarines and reconnaissance vessels have been spotted near the

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Who Pays When Everyone Wants To Watch ‘House Of Cards’?

Video on Demand is booming. Netflix sees accelerated growth of its global customer base. Netflix’ proprietary network and peering facilities have been scaled to facilitate numerous concurrent users that request the large volumes of data that video consists of. However,

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Can Your Network Handle the Internet of Things Data Tsunami?

Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its

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What do the Germans know that we don’t?

The German Internet Exchange DE-CIX recently opened an exchange on Sicily. Apollon Internet exchange is located at Telecom Italy Sparkle’s “Sicily Hub” Data Center in Palermo. The new Mediterranean Internet Exchange is meant to improve the Internet experience in Africa

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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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We Say Goodbye to a Respected Competitor. A Farewell to #easynet

Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire European managed services provider Easynet. The acquisition demonstrates the ongoing consolidation in the communications, data center and

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Drivers and Homeowners Will Demand Enterprise-Grade Connectivity

The Internet of Everything is emerging. Consumers will have their cars, home equipment, clothing, watches and other devices connected together, far beyond standard internet access. They will need the lowest latency, highest bandwidth and 99,9999% availability for their connections, just

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Godzilla El Niño: Are The Networks Prepared This Time?

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina landed on the Louisiana coast and devastated large parts of the coastal area of the Gulf of Mexico, including New Orleans. Katrina’s wake led to many outages in the region’s communications infrastructure. Extreme weather patterns

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Will a ‘Custom Connect’ help break a latency record?

31st August 2015 — London, UK – At the time of writing, Custom Connect’s microwave connections between Frankfurt and London are the fastest in the industry. Now the company is supporting another speed record breaking initiative: a rowing adventure between

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Goodbye to the Carrier-Neutral Data Center?

The trend of carriers entering the data center arena by opening ‘Carrier Hotels’ has been occurring for some time. Data center providers are now responding to this development by initiating the reverse. By creating their own long haul data center

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The Legendary FastNet Race, Our Daphne Sutton is in!

Daphne Sutton, our new colleague in Custom Connect’s London Office, is taking part in this year’s Fastnet Race, 603 miles of non stop ocean sail racing from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, down to the South West coast of

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More Cloud, More Fiber, More Bandwidth

Research in The Netherlands shows that a growing acceptance of cloud computing in business environments results in an increase of fiber connectivity in companies and enterprises. The Netherlands is one of the most sophisticated regions in the world for connectivity,

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Carriers, beware!

As major industry developments have shown, the position of telecom and datacom carriers is being challenged. Internet giants Amazon, Facebook and Google are moving into the connectivity arena, which until recently, has been dominated by traditional carriers. The new kids

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The strong vision of the Internet’s Founding Fathers

The pioneers that thought out the architecture and protocols of the Internet roughly fifty years ago probably never anticipated the immense scale and growth of their inventions. PCs, the World Wide Web, smartphones and other connected devices were still hidden

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Wall Street comes to a halt, the world just keeps on turning

A few weeks ago, we saw a series of high profile computer system failures, all within a few hours of each other. United Airlines suffered a system outage, creating chaos for its passengers and disrupting travel schedules. A few hours

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Prepare for 1Tbs Bandwiths!

You thought maybe that 100Gb is much? Buckle up: transmission volumes of 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) are just around the corner. The world wants to be super-connected and more and more bandwidth is needed to accommodate the needs of

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Trend: Data Center Roaming

Trend: Data Center Roaming Neutrality is moving up the infrastructure ladder. At Custom Connect, we have the vision that carrier-neutrality is the way to go for enterprise connectivity. Why? We find that companies want and need to stay flexible. Connectivity

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Custom Connect Expands into New Headquarters and Announces Several New Hires

Amsterdam/London/New York/Dubai, 2 July 2015 — To accommodate its growing international business, Custom Connect, the carrier-neutral provider of data communication services, has hired several experienced communications specialists. The company has also moved its global headquarters to a new Amsterdam office in

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Retailers are becoming entertainment companies. Can their networks deal with that?

Retailers need to use an extensive toolbox to gain, retain and entertain their customers. The customer journey leads the consumer from social media to webshops, from the contact center agent to the assistant in the store. At all contact points,

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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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Living in a high speed network world to get your job done everyday

Introducing iCloud far before it existed. In 1997 Steve Jobs discussed his vision on computing at one of his legendary presentations. Looking back at his remarks, it is striking that almost 20 years ago, Jobs foresees the cloud as we

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Will Custom Connect break another latency record between Mainland Europe and the UK?

At this moment in time our microwave connections between Frankfurt and London are the fastest in the industry. Now we are supporting another speed record breaking initiative: a rowing challenge between Rotterdam in The Netherlands and London. The Dutch Marines

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Custom Connect breaks latency records on UK–Germany Microwave Routes: 4.56ms and 4.14ms RTD

Custom Connect Microwave (CCMW) has optimized its industry-leading private bandwidth service on the routes Slough – Frankfurt and Basildon – Frankfurt. CCMWs latency between Slough-LD4 and Frankfurt-FR2 will be 4.56 milliseconds (ms) RTD (Roundtrip Delay Time). The RTD between NYSE

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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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Nigeria invests in broadband to accelerate economic growth

Broadband access is key to economic growth and development. Governments worldwide are investing in their national communication infrastructures. Nigeria, already showing massive economic growth, making it one of the strongest countries in Africa, wants to accelerate even further. The Nigerian

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Indonesia, Philippines directly connected to USA

SEA-US cable will boost Asian economies; adds strategic diversity to transpacific networks. A global consortium of telecommunications companies has started to build the South-East Asia – United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system, the first to directly connect Indonesia and the United

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Custom Connect enhances connectivity offering at Zenium Istanbul One

The state-of-the-art facility, located in Istanbul, will be the first in the country to provide wholesale technical space that can be completely customised.  Each client’s specific requirements can be accommodated in world-class data suites which are fully scalable, whilst offering

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A hole in the ground and a cable cut

Sometimes, what appears to be a small, insignificant event can have an effect on the wider world. A Spanish man ploughing his land managed to temporarily bring down the business activities of a large part of Valencia, one of Spain’s

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Dancing Elephants – What about Equinix’s bid for TelecityGroup?

Last week, on May 7th, the US data center giant Equinix announced it will bid for the European TelecityGroup. The offer may upset Telecity’s proposed merger with Netherlands-based Interxion. If the bid succeeds, Equinix will become the largest carrier-neutral data

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We are all in this together

Disaster scenarios, you either love them or hate them. The end of the civilized world could happen in numerous ways according to doomsayers. Giant tsunamis, killer viruses, global warming… some would say it is a miracle that we all are

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Your router may go up in smoke very soon

The Internet of Things is causing the Internet to grow at an accelerated rate. Billions of con-nected devices such as cars, wearables and sensors will have IP-addresses and need routing. Many routers currently on the market cannot handle this level

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AS, the hallmark of Internet Architecture

Most people are familiar with the IP numbering system. For those who are new to the concept, an IP address is the numerical label assigned to a device (for example, a computer, printer, smartphone, etc.) accessing a network that uses

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Custom Connect appoints Jochem In ’t Velt as CFO

Custom Connect has created the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to strengthen the financial dimension of Custom Connect’s business strategy. Jochem in ’t Velt was appointed to fill this role. The appointment took effect on 1 January 2015. In

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Iceland, will they live up to the promise?

The latest developments in enterprise IT often originate from consumer services, in particular the gaming industry. As an early adopter of new technologies, the video gaming sector commonly helps to drive global innovation. For that reason alone, it is interesting

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Big data is all about the network

Big Data analysis offers significant opportunities for the enterprise. Cost savings, increased productivity and improved customer insight are just some of the benefits. There has been plenty of discussion about corporate data and its management, but one aspect that is

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Reflecting on Further Consolidation in the European Data Center Arena

As the industry digests the Telecity and Interxion merger, another provider is reported to be making its move, this time NTT. The Japanese telecoms giant has announced its plans to take a major interest in e-shelter, a major data center

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Fiber: temperature affects latency

The temperature of the soil influences fiber optic cables and therefore the latency of the signal that travels through. This effect is found through research by the universities of Amsterdam and Groningen into the accuracy of new virtual atomic clock

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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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CustomTrust

CustomTrust simplifies global connectivity

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Higher Bandwidth, Lower Pricing

Fiber is now reaching the smaller business environments. More businesses gain access to higher bandwidth and fiber connectivity for Internet access. Building fiber to businesses is realizing better ROI for carriers. Gigabit services are becoming the standard. Cable companies continue

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Cloud Networking: What’s Going On?

Everything becomes a Service. Looking at the Infrastructure (IaaS) level, Virtual Machines and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN’s) were about the first resources that came available through hosting en cloud offerings. Other network devices such as firewalls, routers and load

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Telecity/Interxion deal proves ‘carrier-neutrality’ is the way to go

Telecity Group and Interxion, two of world’s leading providers of carrier-neutral data centre services, have agreed to merge. Both are long-standing partners of Custom Connect and the announcement points towards the large-scale consolidation currently occurring across the data centre industry.

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The importance of Net Neutrality

The closing of the digital mind is looming. The open Internet has fostered unprecedented creativity, innovation and access to knowledge and to other kinds of social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities across the globe. Today, this open Internet is endangered

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Customer Demand Fuels Further Custom Connect Global Expansion with New Dubai Office

Customer Demand Fuels Further Custom Connect Global Expansion with New Dubai Office. Custom Connect is the preeminent provider of carrier-neutral, global managed connectivity and infrastructure services.  The Dubai location is managed by Jan Willem Meijer, co-founder of Custom Connect and

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Lesson learned: Make your connectivity personnel redundant!

‘Even geduld’ (Please be patient). That was the message on Dutch National Broadcast on Monday January 26th. On primetime NOS Journal, the Dutch national daily news broadcast, was hijacked by a disturbed teenager with a gun. What happened? We have

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Why does Alaska need to be connected to high speed internet?

Nevertheless, there are initiatives going on to realize an optic cable between the two regions, connecting the west of Alaska on the fly. Then rural Alaska can benefit from ultrafast broadband network. The ‘Arctic fiber’ project promises to bring gigabit

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The future of IPv6 is here, or not?

The past decade we have been following the rapid depletion of public IPv4 space using online counters and graphs. The fact that we were running out has fuelled many heated debates on the liberal assignments made by the registries in

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Cuba: blank spot in the internet jungle

In the past two years, there have been steps towards greater access to the Internet in Cuba. These have included the activation of the ALBA-1 submarine cable, opening of Internet access points, and the introduction of mobile Internet service. Recently

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Disruption is of all times

But in the end they tend to replace their predecessors. The old infrastructures then become obsolete. An illustration of this development is the closure of the Canso Cable Station in Nova Scotia. It was built in 1888 and for more

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Custom Connect Appoints Rutger Bevaart as CTO

Custom Connect, a global managed service provider of carrier neutral and microwave connectivity services, today announced the appointment of its new Chief Technology Officer and Lead Architect, Rutger Bevaart Alongside the hire, Bevaart’s existing company Xconnect24 (the AS260 operator) will

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Custom Connect Solutions Now Delivered through Equinix’s UAE Data Centre

The Dubai IBX of Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced its strategic collaboration with Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions to bring bespoke data centre services to Equinix’s enterprise clients.

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Anthony Kingsnorth new Chief Operating Officer Custom Connect

Custom Connect, a global managed service provider of carrier neutral and microwave connectivity services, today announced the appointment of Anthony Kingsnorth as Group Chief Operating Officer. Kingsnorth will lead Custom Connect’s global operations across its entire service portfolio, which includes

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Custom Connect Solutions Now Delivered through Equinix’s UAE Data Centre

The Dubai IBX of Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced its strategic collaboration with Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions to bring bespoke data centre services to Equinix’s enterprise clients.

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Custom Connect launches a Point of Presence at IXcellerate Moscow One Data Centre

IXcellerate Moscow One Data Centre, designed and operated to Tier 3+ standards, announces today that Custom Connect, provider of worldwide carrier-neutral network infrastructure and connectivity solutions, has established a Point of Presence at IXcellerate Moscow. This creates an excellent opportunity

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Custom Connect Shortlisted For ‘Reseller of the Year’ in Network Computing Awards

Custom Connect today announced its shortlisting in the annual Network Computing Awards 2014. The global connectivity specialist joins seven other industry leaders in the hotly contested Reseller of the Year category. Winners will be announced at a London champagne dinner

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Custom Connect Increases Connectivity Services via Equinix Slough

Custom Connect, the provider of advanced carrier-neutral connectivity services, today announced a strengthened partnership with Equinix, the world’s largest IBX data centre and colocation provider. Custom Connect will provide vendor agnostic, high-performance, low-latency infrastructure and connectivity services into the Equinix LD4/5

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Custom Connect Announces New UK Office, to Support Client Demand and Accelerate International Growth

Custom Connect, the leading provider of global carrier neutral connectivity and high performance network solutions, announced today a new office located in the City of London. This is the third location for the company whose global headquarters are in Amersfoort,

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Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre welcomes Custom Connect as a new carrier with microwave connectivity

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries is pleased to welcome Custom Connect, the provider of worldwide carrier-neutral connectivity, to their Great Sutton Street Data Centre. Catering to the requirements of

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The Importance of Data Connectivity

Olav van Doorn, CEO Custom Connect, explains why.

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Enyx enables Custom Connect to deliver the latest shared ultra low latency microwave service with its FBM solution

Enyx together with Custom Connect Microwave (CCMW) have delivered an innovative technology service enabling a low latency microwave link to be shared equally amongst multiple users. The appliance is able to divide the microwave pure layer 1 bandwidth into segments

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Mamadoo Ventures participates in Custom Connect

Mamadoo Ventures B.V., a niche investment company, announces to have taken a stake in Custom Connect B.V., the worldwide provider of advanced, carrier-neutral connectivity services as of 2 May 2013. This participation fits perfectly into Mamadoo’s strategy, to take interests in medium-sized

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New Financial Trading Infrastructure Services of Custom Connect #TradeTech

First Customers for NYSE Euronext already signed up London, ExCel Exhibition Centre, TradeTe17 April 2013ch Expo, booth 24. Custom Connect, the provider of advanced carrier neutral connectivity services, announced that it has become a NYSE Euronext Application Services Provisider (ASP).

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Custom Connect and Greenclouds partner up to ensure high availability in the cloud

Custom Connect and Greenclouds partner up to ensure high availability in the cloud. The partnership is a logical step of two complementary businesses, serving and enabling Cloud Service Brokers in their need for high available cloud services. Custom Connect, global

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Custom Connect MW to introduce low-latency MicroWave connection

between Basildon and Frankfurt with a latency of 4.74 milliseconds round trip market-to-market Custom Connect BV, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced the launch of its subsidiary Custom Connect MicroWave (MW) BV. This new company specializes in

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Custom Connect Delivers Connectivity Solution to arvato Systems

Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced the delivery of bespoke Ethernet connectivity to arvato Systems, an international systems integrator within the arvato group, the outsourcing service provider of Bertelsmann AG. It concerns a dedicated Gigabit

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Custom Connect Offers Lowest Possible Latency between São Paulo and New Jersey at below 106.1ms RTD

Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions, announced today that it delivers the lowest possible latency of 106.0ms round-trip between leading financial exchanges in São Paulo, Brazil and New Jersey, USA. São Paulo is home to the only

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Switch Datacenters and Custom Connect to Offer Carrier-Neutral Low Latency Connectivity Facilities to Co-Location Clients in Amsterdam

SWITCH DATACENTERS, a high-density carrier-neutral datacenter in Amsterdam’s South East business district, today announced that it will enter a cooperation with Custom Connect, a global carrier-neutral reseller of high-performance network solutions, to deliver ultra low-latency connectivity facilities to its clients.

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Equinix Customer success story – Custom connect

“For Custom Connect, a supplier of highly professional network solutions, a reliable IT infrastructure is indispensable so we can implement our company’s success strategy. Equinix offers us ideal conditions.” Jaap Copier, Project and Sales Executive at Custom Connect The Current

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Custom Connect Provides Carrier-Neutral Services to Interxion Clients

INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Custom Connect, a carrier-neutral reseller of network solutions, is to  provide bespoke carrier-neutral connectivity services from its London data centre to Interxion’s

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Custom Connect’s Low-Latency Connectivity between Mexico City and New York City Selected by Leading Global Trader

Custom Connect, global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced that a major worldwide financial trader selected Custom Connect to deliver connectivity between financial exchanges in Mexico City (MexDer), and 111 8th New York City (COMEX and NYSE Arca). It concerns

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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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Custom Connect’s Low-Latency Connectivity between Frankfurt and Singapore Selected by Leading Global Trader

Latency between Deutsche Börse and SGX below 180ms RTD Custom Connect, global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced that a major worldwide financial trader selected Custom Connect to deliver connectivity between Frankfurt, Germany and Singapore. It concerns dedicated 1G Ethernet

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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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Custom Connect Delivers Connectivity to Mtel

Redundant 1G Ethernet Connection Guarantees 100% Uptime Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced the delivery of Ethernet connectivity to Mtel, a specialist in call center and self-service solutions. It concerns a 1G private transparent Ethernet

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Custom Connect Delivers Connectivity to Moscow Financial Exchange

Reliability of Essence in Key Emerging Market Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced that a leading European financial trader selected Custom Connect to deliver connectivity to Moscow, Russia. It concerns a dedicated 1G Ethernet connection

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Custom Connect Delivers Transatlantic Low-Latency Connectivity to Leading European Financial Trader

Custom Connect, a global integrator of high-performance network solutions, today announced that one of Europe’s leading financial traders selected Custom Connect’s transatlantic connectivity solution. It concerns a dedicated 10G network route between New York City and Equinix in Slough. The

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