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1623 Farnam President Todd Cushing Appears on PTC ‘22 Edge Panel

With most of the country locked in a midwinter freeze, we’d all probably like to bask in the warmth of some Hawaiian sunshine just now. But even if you can’t make it to Honolulu for PTC’22, you can still speak with Todd Cushing, president of 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, who will join other industry leaders for a panel called ‘Data Centers, Connectivity and Edge’ panel at the highly anticipated ICT conference.

The panel session will be moderated by Alexander Ramirez, Managing Director in the Global Communications investment banking group at Citi. As a nationally recognized data center, IT and telecom executive with more than 25 years of experience, Cushing will weigh in with other panelists, who include Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Segments and incoming CEO at Atlas Edge; Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International; Vincent English, CEO and Board Director, Megaport Ltd.; and Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer, EdgeConneX. The panel session will take place from 15:30-16:45 Monday, Jan. 17, and will be available online globally.

Panel topics will include the growing number of mergers and acquisitions in the industry, as well as the rapid growth of edge applications and how that how that will shift the strategic focus for many providers in the coming year.

Cushing utilized his years of expertise in data center design and technology infrastructure during 1623 Farnam’s recent $40 million expansion, which included significant upgrades to the facility’s electrical power infrastructure and increased colocation capacity by converting the fiber-rich carrier hotel into usable, high quality data center space. Centrally located in Omaha, Nebraska, at the nexus of the country’s east-west and north-south fiber routes, 1623 Farnam is ideally positioned to maximize interconnection capabilities for its customers, and its over 50 carrier and cloud partners, including Megaport, Google Cloud, Telia Carrier, the state of Nebraska, Windstream Wholesale, ALLO, OPTK Networks, Arvig, Great Plains Communications and others.

Omaha IX, the premier midwest Internet Exchange, is also located at the 1623 Farnam data center, providing infrastructure and services to help customers decrease latencies and network costs while increasing control and performance.

“With our recent expansion and renewed commitment to providing the most powerful edge-focused connectivity solutions possible, we are especially pleased to meet our customers and partners at CTC’22 this year,” Cushing says. “As a major interconnection point for cloud, service, content providers and services, we are eager to join in the dynamic discussion of critical trends in the IT and telecommunications space, including the rapidly increasing demand for high-speed-dependent applications like 5G, Augmented and Virtual Reality, cloud gaming and the Internet of Things.”

The Pacific Telecommunications Council annual conference, known as PTC, is a strategic springboard for global communications providers, focusing on planning, networking and discovering what lies ahead for the industry. This year’s conference will be held Jan. 16-19 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For conference registration and scheduling information, go to PTC’22 – Telecom Conference – Hawaii 2022 – PTC. To set up a data center tour or a virtual meeting with the 1623 Farnam team, please email [email protected].

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