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About Barb Mitchell

A marketing and communications professional with extensive experience developing comprehensive marketing strategies for both mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, Barb Mitchell leads the management of JSA in Canada and emerging markets, focusing on client relationship management, strategy, execution and day to day operations.

Stream Data Centers Supports Growing Activity from Cloud Providers and Enterprises in Chicago

By |2019-11-19T17:44:45-05:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Data Center, data center build, Data Center Connectivity, data center construction, data center design, hyperscale|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stream Data Centers has commenced construction on 3 MW of fully commissioned critical infrastructure and 35,000 square feet of raised-floor data hall space in its Chicago I facility.  This represents the first phase of data center improvements, which will ultimately total 15 MW’s and 70,000 square feet of data hall space, and will be ready for [...]

5 Requirements Your Network Simulator Tool Must Satisfy

By |2019-11-05T16:19:37-05:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, Network Security, Network Simulation, Network Solutions, SCALABLE Networks|Tags: , , , , , , |

As communication networks become ubiquitous, there is continuous innovation both in the technologies they employ and the services they are expected to provide, creating new challenges for equipment manufacturers, service providers, network planners, and operators. Network simulation can assist in addressing many of these challenges, including: Comprehensively assess network behavior under different operating conditions, such as types and [...]

eStruxture Brings Together Montreal Tech Industry to Celebrate the Region’s Latest Infrastructure Addition

By |2019-10-22T18:16:30-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: 5G, Data Center, data center build, data center news, data center tour, hyperscale|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  eStruxture Data Centers has officially launched its second Montreal data center (MTL-2).  Key partners, customers and industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the opening of the state of the art MTL-2 facility.  The fully renovated and upgraded site, originally the Montreal Gazette building, provides scalable, reliable data center solutions supporting the region’s growing tech [...]

Understanding How Your Networked Enterprise Behaves Under a Cyber Attack

By |2019-10-22T16:28:27-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, Network, network operators, SCALABLE Networks|Tags: , , , , , |

  What are Cyber Attacks? A cyber attack is a deliberate attempt, using malicious software, to degrade or disable the target network’s operations or to steal or corrupt sensitive data. No organization is safe from cyber attacks on its infrastructure. Former Cisco CEO John Chambers once said, “There are two types of companies: those that have been [...]

SCALABLE and OPAL-RT Release Latest Technology

By |2019-10-17T18:43:28-05:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, Digital Networking, digital twins|Tags: , , , , , , |

SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc. (SCALABLE) has released their latest high-fidelity network emulator, EXata for Cyber-Physical Systems (EXata CPS), which simulates the network communications of electrical grids. EXata CPS is integrated with OPAL-RT’s HYPERSIM real-time simulator on the same hardware to offer a complete real-time cyber- physical solution for the development, testing, and assessment of electrical grids. [...]

Wirewerks’ New Base-8 Fiber Module Wins Broadband Technology Report 2019 Diamond Technology Award

By |2019-10-17T17:09:05-05:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: awards, cable, cabling, Optical Networking, Optical Transport|Tags: , , , , , |

The Wirewerks NextSTEP Technology™ Base-8 Fiber Distribution Module was recognized in this year’s Broadband Technology Report (BTR) Diamond Technology Reviews awards program.  Wirewerks’ NextSTEP Technology fiber management system has earned several prestigious industry awards since its launch in 2017, and that trend continued this year with BTR Diamond Technology Awards for both the new NextSTEP 3-Series Base-8 [...]

Zero-Day Attacks and What Organizations Can Do to Prevent Them

By |2019-10-01T20:30:07-05:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, software|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Zero-day attacks. If the term conjures up images of a sci-fi movie with doomsday scenarios, the associations are not entirely without relevance given their potentially destructive nature, particularly for financial services, healthcare, and government organizations that represent the most frequently targeted. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 State of Endpoint Security Risk Report, the average cost [...]

Wirewerks Unveils the Industry’s Smallest Footprint and Highest Density Optical Distribution Frame

By |2019-09-25T14:29:38-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: cable, fiber, Optical Networking|Tags: , , , , , |

Today Wirewerks announced the global launch of its new NextSTEP™ Fiber Distribution Frame (NSDF) at the ISE EXPO in Fort Worth, TX. It is the industry’s first high-density modular fiber distribution frame designed to install in any standard 19” rack or cabinet.  As part of the multi-award winning NextSTEP Technology™ Fiber Management System, the NSDF system [...]

Optimizing Network Laydown for Mobile Communications

By |2019-09-11T13:40:53-05:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Digital Networking, digital twins, General, Network Simulation, Network Solutions|Tags: , , , |

NETWORK PLANNING: Deploying an Effective Backhaul Network Network planning to support mobile communications is a complex, time consuming, and hence expensive process.   The planning use case may involve, among others, any of the following possible scenarios: a cell phone provider deciding where to install the towers for the backhaul network, placement of access points (APs) for [...]

Innovative Business Solutions Introduces CableFinder.net

By |2019-09-10T19:38:47-05:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: |

Innovative Business Solutions Introduces Ground-Breaking Cable Serviceability Tool, CableFinder.net The industry’s most accurate cable servicing tool, CableFinder.net, has hit the market.  As a cable master agent, Innovative Business Solutions, the company behind this new tool, has direct partnerships with the top cable companies across the nation, including Comcast Business and Spectrum Business. CableFinder.net gives agents unmatched [...]

DQE Communications Wins Award for Supporting Local Businesses

By |2019-07-31T18:37:00-05:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: awards, channel partners, colocation, dark fiber, General, partnerships, Wavelengths|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DQE Communications (DQE) has won the Earl S. Punchard Partnership Award from Comstar Supply, Inc., a Pennsylvanian telecommunications equipment supplier. The award recognizes DQE Communications for working to establish a true, long-lasting relationship with Comstar Supply, thereby helping to create a thriving, local business community in the region. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DQECommunications is one of the [...]

The Basic Components of a Strong PR Strategy

By |2019-07-18T14:49:52-05:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A strong public relations strategy requires a carefully thought out plan.  Without a clear set of objectives, the campaign may fall flat. A public relations campaign should fit into an organization's overall marketing strategy and corporate mission.  All messages that are incorporated into the PR plan should work to further the overall company objectives and advance [...]

eStruxture Formally Launches New Channel Partner Program

By |2019-07-10T18:33:29-05:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: channel partners, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, General, partnerships|Tags: , , , , |

eStruxture has announced the much-anticipated launch of its new Channel Partner Program to support sales agents, resellers, and service providers around the world. The move underscores the Pan-Canadian data center operator's commitment to offing more choice for enterprises worldwide.  Designed to facilitate easier access to eStruxture’s portfolio of data center services, the program is open to [...]

FirstLight Fiber Acquires Todd Cable Construction

By |2019-07-10T16:40:43-05:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Acquisition, construction, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, General|Tags: , , , , |

 FirstLight has announced that it has acquired Todd Cable Construction, enhancing the Company’s ability to expand its fiber network and facilitate continued growth by adding a proven team with robust construction capabilities and services.  The transaction will create a business unit focused on turnkey construction services supporting the company's continued growth. “Top notch construction services can [...]

Best Practices for Network Simulations

By |2019-07-02T21:30:37-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Big Data analytics, data network services, Network, Network Simulation, SCALABLE Networks|Tags: , , , |

Network simulation offers an efficient, cost-effective way to analyze application and network performance, identify potential problems, understand the root cause, and assess alternative mitigation strategies. For best results, the analysis should leverage an at-scale, accurate model of the network and the operating environment. In other words, the model should represent, in adequate detail, the behavior of [...]

JSA VP Strategy Reports on Datacloud Global Congress

By |2019-06-18T22:03:53-05:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: branding, digital marketing, iMasons, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients|Tags: , , , , , , |

Between June 4 – 6, 2019, what felt like half of the world gathered in Monaco – the tech and telecom world that is!   This was a gathering of industry leaders discussing topics in the areas of cloud, edge, data centers and infrastructure.  The 15th annual Datacloud Global Congress attracted people from all over the [...]