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Cloud Platform Russia-based Linxdatacenter Now Certified by SAP

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Linxdatacenter, an international provider of colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions, with data centers located in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia as well as a partner facility in Warsaw, Poland, has announced that its cloud and infrastructure solutions have now been certified by SAP.

As part of its strategic development as a cloud solutions provider, Linxdatacenter has passed the audit for meeting requirement of SAP, one of the leading enterprise IT companies worldwide.

There are not so many companies in Russia that are certified today by SAP as providers of cloud and infrastructure operations. The obtained status confirms that cloud infrastructure and services of Linxdatacenter are optimized for SAP applications and SAP HANA databases and can ensure full functionality of SAP solutions for customers.

“Passing of SAP certification is an important assessment of the results of our perpetual work on perfecting infrastructure and internal processes,” said Olga Sokolova, General Director of Linxdatacenter. “We also appreciate that our SAP-using customers can now have additional confidence in stability of their IT systems and business applications.”

SAP Data Center Audit

The audit included checkup of technical characteristics of the infrastructure and staff’s qualification for compliance with the SAP criteria, inspection of the Linxdatacenter site and documents review.

In particular, the procedure involved evaluation of the services portfolio, professional skills and certification of the personnel, organization of virtual infrastructure, security system of the data center, network organization, administration of IT services and their redundancy. The audit resulted in Linxdatacenter being granted the status of SAP-Certified Provider of Cloud and Infrastructure Operation.

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Megaport Elastic Cloud Connectivity Available in EdgeConneX’s Denver Data Center

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Megaport, a global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider servicing more than 1,350 customers in over 400 enabled data centers worldwide, has completed the deployment of its elastic cloud connectivity fabric at EdgeConneX’s Denver data center.

Megaport provides EdgeConneX Denver customers with access to scalable, on-demand cloud connectivity with Megaport’s dynamic Software Defined Network. EdgeConneX’s Denver data centers can scale to support over 21MWs of new capacity and is purpose-built and designed to support extremely high-power densities.

“With the rise of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud architectures, the ability to easily move data between locations and applications is critical to ensuring peak performance,” said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Megaport. “By integrating with leading cloud providers and connecting to over 115 cloud onramps globally, our SDN enables rapid, on-demand connections to a rich ecosystem of service providers. By utilizing Megaport Cloud Router, customers can create cloud-to-cloud connections that scale with business needs. We are pleased to grow our valued partnership with EdgeConneX as we extend the reach of cloud services further to the edge.”

CyrusOne National IX, Megaport

In the following VIDEO you can watch CyrusOne CEO Gary Wojtaszek and CyrusOne Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan Schildkraut talking about what the Megaport connectivity means for THEIR colocation data centers and for example multi-cloud enterprise deployments.

CyrusOne operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. The company supports its customers in the U.S. via the CyrusOne National IX.

EdgeConneX’s primary focus is delivering a highly proximate and tailored data center offering that empowers and enables our customers’ business,” said Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for EdgeConneX. “Our global partnership with Megaport is emblematic of this customer service commitment, as we can now provide hybrid, multi-cloud access solutions locally to customers in Denver that are highly flexible and better align with customer’s unique application and workload requirements, and more importantly, these connections are secure with guaranteed performance, improved latency, and ultimately reduce their costs for accessing the cloud.”

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Acronis Appoints ‘Cloud Native’ Distributor Resello as Acronis Cloud Reseller

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At CloudFest 2019 in Rust, Germany, Acronis has announced the addition of ‘cloud native’ distributor Resello as its newest Acronis Cloud Reseller. Resello is a ´cloud native´ distributor from the Netherlands with its own automation platform helping VARs, MSPs, telcos, web hosting providers and ISVs run a successful cloud business.

Resello’s custom built automation platform offers managed service providers, value added resellers, telcos and webhosters the opportunity to do provisioning, managing, billing and reporting on cloud solutions, such as Acronis Backup Cloud, and manage customers and usage – all in one place.

“There is a growing demand from customers for an efficient protection of their critical data,” said Mathijs Theunissen, Strategic Partner Manager for Benelux and Nordics, Acronis. “Acronis’ solutions such as Acronis Backup Cloud answer to that need by offering both innovative possibilities including anti-ransomware technology and hybrid cloud architecture. Resello is an important partner for us, they have resellers in over 100 countries and a strong focus on growing their presence in Western-Europe. By adding Resello as our newest Cloud Reseller both they and their partners can benefit from a growing marketing opportunity as the demand for SaaS-solutions such as Acronis Backup Cloud is increasing rapidly.”

Acronis Backup Cloud

The official Acronis Cloud Reseller status would intensify an already important partnership between the companies in the region. “Resello and Acronis have had a long relationship working together and we have been offering Acronis Backup Cloud for a couple of years now,” said Harald Nuij, Chief Commercial Officer of Resello. “Our partners are very happy using and reselling Acronis Backup Cloud and have been asking us for larger plans and more flexibility in creating plans themselves.”

“We are very happy that Acronis has decided to appoint Resello as its Cloud Reseller and are excited to intensify our partnership with them,” said Martijn Kamphuis, Product manager at Resello. “Working closer together allows us to provide our partners with the backup solutions they need for their customers, while enabling them to quickly reach incremental revenues with zero upfront costs and benefit from a pay-as-you-go business model.”

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Boston, Asperitas Launch Four Liquid Cooling-powered Solutions for CPU and GPU Workloads

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Global systems integrator Boston and liquid cooled ‘Immersed Computing’ provider Asperitas have taken their partnership, announced at CloudFest 2018, to another level with the introduction at CloudFest 2019 of four plug-and-play solutions for cloud and compute for CPU and GPU workloads. The solutions are optimized for different purposes, ranging from generic platforms with full stack support and extensive integrated storage, to high-density compute and GPU compute applications.

Two of the four Immersed Computing powered solutions are developed around high performance AMD EPYC 7000 series CPU’s. The Fenway AIC24-DSI would be offering an ideal platform for generic purposes and cloud with 1536 compute cores, 48TB of memory and up to 960TB integrated storage units. The second AMD EPYC based solution, the Fenway AIC24-DST, offers a high density compute platform, with 3072 compute cores, 96TB memory and 768TB integrated storage units. This would be a good fit for HPC users requiring high density and performance in their data center environments.

All solutions delivered by Boston and Asperitas are designed and optimized for synergy between server systems and this unique Immersed Computing technology concept for optimal performance.

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Boston and Asperitas CloudFest

Service Providers, Enterprises

The third solution brought to the market, ANNA AIC24, is an Intel and NVIDIA based solution developed for high density compute applications with GPU workloads. This solution offers 1056 CPU cores and up to 331.776 CUDA cores on the 72 integrated GPUs originally developed for HPC users. As the demand grows for GPU both in the cloud and on premise, it would be an attractive choice for service providers and enterprises.

The last solution presented at CloudFest 2019 is the Fenway AIC24-DDW; a multi-purpose data center solution for cloud platforms including a high amount of integrated storage up to 960 TB and 1056 compute cores.

“Together Asperitas and Boston are disrupting both the perception and the actual technology of Immersed Computing; for the benefit of both the environment and the bottom line,” said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited. “According to the Supermicro ‘Data Centers and the Environment’ white paper; data centers account for 3% of the global electricity supply and contribute 2% of the total global greenhouse emissions. We believe that not only do we have an environmental responsibility to the world, we have a corporate one to ensure that our solutions also effectively address the needs of our customers technology requirements. The Boston/Asperitas collaboration has already resulted in a number of industry-ready solutions with more to be announced soon.”

All Immersed Computing-powered solutions announced at CloudFest 2019 have been developed based on actual customer needs from different industries, ranging from cloud service providers, enterprise and high performance computing. Each solution would offer a wide range of flexibility in terms of deployment.

Immersion Cooling Technology

These four solutions are available as fully contained stand-alone systems for enterprise, through to large-scale and mixed purpose data center deployments in any climate. The solutions would benefit from the full potential of Asperitas’ liquid cooled Immersed Computing technology, offering solutions without noise, without overhead energy and allowing for a potential continuous performance boost “of up to 40% more CPU performance compared to air chilled solutions.” Last but not least, each system can be utilized for heat reuse using water from warm water-cooling technology.

“Immersion cooling is not a goal for our customers, our customers have goals for their compute and cloud platforms and their business,” said Maikel Bouricius, Marketing Manager at Asperitas during his keynote session at CloudFest 2019. “Immersed Computing is a means to enable achieving these goals by cutting datacenter service costs, accelerate operations, allowing for high performance applications and offering flexibility to reach for all business opportunities. What we bring to the market today are solutions supporting those goals powered by the highest quality server solution expertise of Boston and award winning clean technology developed by Asperitas.”

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STORDIS Launches Two Tofino-based Bare-Metal Switches

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STORDIS has launched two bare-metal switches powered by the fully programmable Barefoot Tofino ASIC. The STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches (APS) would offer comprehensive 1588v2 time synchronization support, as well as providing more powerful processing, higher memory and greater in-built storage capacity.

STORDIS’ new, more powerful and feature-rich bare-metal switches have been built in response to customer requirements across a variety of markets including telecoms, finance, media and broadcast, cyber security, industry and academia.

Alexander Jeffries
“We have put a lot of thought and research into building a broader, open hardware architecture that supports real-world use cases,” said Alexander Jeffries, CEO of STORDIS.

“After delivering P4 trainings for Barefoot in Europe and speaking to customers, we found that users needed a more powerful hardware platform to capture the full benefits of the Tofino ASIC’s programmable architecture,” said Alexander Jeffries, CEO of STORDIS. “Support for time synchronization is also essential to engineer solid business advantage across a range of industries. These are the first switches to go beyond simply swapping out the chipset in a standard OTS bare-metal switch. We have put a lot of thought and research into building a broader, open hardware architecture that supports real-world use cases. And we will be releasing the full switch specifications and design documents to the Open Compute Project.”

Support for 1588v2 time synchronization on the STORDIS APS range is also designed to enable users to program more advanced, often application-level functionality into the network. For example, accurate time stamping enables more efficient 5G features development in Telco environments, IP Studio and live digital broadcast for media companies, and can be essential for accuracy within financial trading environments.

Both switches are available from early April 2019 from STORDIS.

STORDIS APS Hardware Specs, OCP

Alongside support for boundary and transparent clock time synchronization, both new switch models sport an 8-core CPU, 128GB SSD and 32GB of RAM. The 25G platform (see below) is also the only Tofino based switch to have 1G support, delivering backward-compatibility that would be essential in many markets.

The first two switch models in the STORDIS APS series include:

  • STORDIS BF2556X-1T – 48x25G/8x100G, supporting speeds of 1, 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100G, based on the Barefoot Tofino 2.0Tbps ASIC, 8-core CPU, 128GB SSD, 32GB RAM, 1588v2 support, 1 x 1PPS SMA connector, 2x SFP SDN controller ports, support for 1G on ports 1 to 16
  • STORDIS BF6064X-T – 64x100G, support speeds of 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100G, based on the Barefoot Tofino 6.4Tbps ASIC, 8-core CPU, 128GB SSD, 32GB RAM, 1588v2 support, 2x RJ45 SDN controller ports

The switches come with AC and DC power supply options, and a 12V DC pass-through module (PTM) is also available for the use in OCP racks.

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Stordis Open Networking

Software Defined Networking

The STORDIS switches incorporate two dedicated SDN controller ports, allowing for “easy and redundant” integration into a broader, unified SDN architecture. With the flexibility of the programmable Barefoot Tofino ASIC using P4, customers can develop specific, business-orientated data-plane code, which can be controlled through open controllers such as ONOS.

OCP Recognition

The new STORDIS switches will support a range of commercial switch operating systems including Kaloom and NoviFlow, with further options to be announced in the near future. In addition, there is support for open source options, such as Open Network Linux (ONL), SONiC and Ubuntu. There is also support for the Open Networking Foundation’s ‘Stratum’ project (based on ONL).

Continuing STORDIS’ support for the open networking community, the design documentation of both switches has been submitted to the Open Compute Project (OCP) with the intention of receiving the OCP Accepted recognition. The STORDIS APS line would be the first Tofino-based switches submitted to OCP with time synchronization support. In addition, a 2U OCP rack-mount shelf will also be submitted to receive the OCP Accepted recognition mark. This will be the first 2U switch rack-mount shelf submitted to the OCP.

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Moniker to take over Alpnames domain names

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CentralNic registrars will pick up 680,000 domain names.

Three domain name registrars owned by CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) will take over the domain names from defunct domain name registrar AlpNames. All names will be managed through the website.

Moniker will take the domains that end in .biz, .com, .info, .net, .org. Two other registrar accreditations will handle .pro domains and new top level domains, but customers won’t realize this; they will still access the domains through the Moniker platform.

680,000 domain names will be moved in total.

Alpnames suddenly disappeared this month, leaving customers worried about how to access and transfer their domains. There was a workaround through Alpnames’ registrar platform LogicBoxes, but some customers reported that they were unable to transfer out domains through this system.

Moniker was a popular domain name registrar for domain name investors until a bungled platform switch in 2014. It was acquired by CentralNic when the company bought Key-Systems last year.

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New Continuum’s West Chicago Data Center Augments ISI Communications Services

Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom

Data center owner and operator New Continuum Holdings Corporation, operator of New Continuum Data Centers and United IX, recently announced that ISI Communications, Inc. (ISI) relocated their network core (as well as their primary critical service functions) to New Continuum’s West Chicago facility.

ISI Communications chose New Continuum’s flagship facility due to its flexibility, ample power redundancy and optimized cooling to maximize server density. As a leader in defining next generation, multi-tenant data center services, New Continuum’s data center also offers rich connectivity options and superior traffic routing as a result of its partnership with United IX, a network neutral software-enabled interconnection platform.

As a long time neighbor to the data center, ISI has been serving the regional Illinois community with its presence in the same business park as New Continuum’s facility for over 10 years. Now that ISI has relocated their network core, its new connections to United IX will enable customers (a range of government agencies, institutions and local businesses) in rural Northern and Western Illinois communities to enjoy optimized IP and transport traffic routing. With ISI’s unique network reach, delivering communications and connectivity services to rural and regional Illinois, New Continuum’s advanced edge service capabilities will bolster the company’s ability to deliver value in an edge computing model.

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Done Right, Aisle Containment can Yield Huge Benefits

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In other words, make sure Your Airflow Solution isn’t just a bunch of hot air.

By Rob Huttemann, Senior Vice President of Operations, Critical Environments Group

Every data center or critical environment has installed one kind of an aisle containment solution or another. Everyone knows it’s a great way to achieve efficiency improvements and/or cost savings. Industry consultants, engineering firms and product vendors have been talking about it for years. What’s not talked about is the huge number of end users that never realize the full effect of the improvement, cost savings or capacity benefits they were promised.

Having been part of dozens of data center aisle containment projects over the past decade across all kinds of environments, I’ve seen the same patterns of issues or root causes regardless of the unique environment. Whether it be hot-aisle or cold-aisle, raised floor or slab, new build or retrofit, partial or full containment, all too often the result seems to fall short of the initial expectation. But it doesn’t have to be this way. For many end users, those promised goals can still be achieved and ROI can still be realized. And for those just getting started, read on to make sure your aisle containment project is done right the first time.

Cutting through the Noise

If you’re in charge of data center operations or data center maintenance, you’re inundated with tons of content – news, studies, complex white papers, expert opinions – about airflow management. Cutting through all the technical jargon and airflow theory, successful aisle containment comes down to what’s often mentioned as Elements of Best Practices. They include:

  • Having a sound project plan;
  • Applying metrics to the data associated with your environment
  • Selecting and implementing the best data center containment methodology
  • Choosing the right vendor partner and installation team
  • Make the necessary infrastructure changes after installation.

Unfortunately, one or more of these best practices are almost always neglected or ignored during the project lifecycle, resulting in the less-than-desirable results. Why? In my experience, a lack of discipline and follow through are often the root causes – environmental data isn’t tracked consistently; trying to save time and money with ‘one-size-fits-all’ containment methodology (HINT: it doesn’t!); blowing off recommended infrastructure changes.

Aisle Containment Done Right

By following – and following through with – each of these best practices, your data center has the best shot at achieving maximum efficiency the first time around. But what if you’ve already gone down this road with less-than-stellar results? Good news! It’s never too late to turn things around. Revisit the original project plan and stop to take metrics if you didn’t the first time. I guarantee you’ll identify ways to improve efficiencies no matter where your environment is in the containment lifecycle.

About the Author

Rob Huttemann is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Critical Environments Group. He has more than 30 years of industry experience and familiarity with data center and supporting infrastructure management, with specific focus on power, space and storage, cooling, and overall best practices.

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How Data Centers are Pioneering Green Technology

By Lex Coors

When you think of March, you think of St. Patrick’s Day. And what color immediately comes to mind? Green. But today, the color green has taken on a brand-new significance as the symbol of the booming green energy movement. That has become a vital component of Europe’s economy—including the nation where St. Patrick’s Day originated. As the preeminent data center provider in Europe, Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is leading the charge in both efficient energy practices and the use of renewable energy, showing that being green is a crucial way to win customers in Europe.

Demonstrating green practices can be a notable business differentiator for service providers looking to sell services to the European market. Europeans care strongly about sustainability: slightly more than eight in ten E.U. citizens felt that environmental impact was an important element when deciding which products to buy. One example of this practice is Taxi Stockholm – who has an initiative to be completely free by 2025, an initiative that extends to their data center and IT service provider Devinix as well. So, for U.S. companies that are trying to take advantage of the European market, colocating in data centers committed to both using green technology and innovating new efficiency measures is a way to distinguish themselves from their competitors.

At Interxion, energy efficiency is a company-wide policy, with energy-saving measures built right into its data centers. For more than 20 years Interxion has pioneered energy-saving designs and harnessed everything from arctic winds to underground aquifers to the Baltic Sea to reduce its energy use and thus reduce its carbon footprint.

For data center providers, much of the daily operations involve ensuring the equipment is kept cool to ensure customers’ mission critical applications are kept running 24/7/365. Interxion is innovating and implementing advanced energy-efficient cooling technologies: for example, free-cooling reduces the use of electricity, which is still predominantly produced from conventional fuels. These energy efficiency measures are examples of Interxion making a positive environmental contribution for its industry and its customers.

In addition to energy efficiency, Interxion pioneered the use of 100% sustainable energy sources, including water, solar, and wind to power its data centers across Europe. And between 2017 and 2019, Interxion chose to redeem all of its data centers’ electricity usage in the form of renewable energy produced in Europe, either via supplier’s green tariffs or Guarantees of Origin.

Interxion has played a critical role in the sustainability efforts of its host cities. A notable example is Stockholm: in the 1970s, Stockholm took energy efficiency to a new level by building infrastructure that reused excess heat to warm households in the city. Interxion is a key partner in this groundbreaking initiative: together with Stockholm Exergi, Interxion is transferring the excess heat energy into residential heating. In 2018, Germany’s two biggest TV networks traveled to Interxion’s Stockholm facility to film documentaries about the city’s power-saving technology with hopes that other countries or cities will soon adopt similar practices.

In Denmark, Interxion has developed groundwater cooling as an energy-saving measure. Previously, cooling in the summer months had been based on traditional refrigeration machines that used a lot of power. But Interxion worked with the city of Ballerup to develop a groundwater-based cooling system that can replace the traditional refrigerants with geo-energy. The result is a system that, summer and winter, can always provide sufficient cooling while significantly reducing energy consumption.

Denmark and the whole Nordic region have evolved into Europe’s leaders in energy efficiency. Not only are Interxion’s Nordic facilities designed specifically with byproducts like excess heat in mind, they are among the only data center providers covering the whole of Europe with 100% sustainable energy. Hyperscalers like Apple and Google have applauded the Nordics for their energy efficient data centers.

The great supply of power from sustainable sources like hydro- and wind power combined with the cold climate makes the Nordics an ideal place for building sustainable data centers. Due to this and a fast-growing market in Northern Europe, Interxion is seeing an increased number of hyperscale data center projects emerging in both Denmark and Sweden.

Green-laden Ireland is another region in Europe where energy efficiency is thriving. The Emerald Isle’s temperate climate makes it perfectly suited for free-air cooling, which uses approximately 40% less electricity than typical cooling methods. In addition to energy efficiency, Ireland is a leader in sustainable energy: 26% of the energy that Ireland produced in 2016 came from sustainable sources. It also possesses the third-highest wind penetration in the world. In fact, Ireland has set a target of having 40% of all its energy generated from renewable sources by 2020. It’s quite ambitious, but completely reachable.

In addition to sustainable energy, Interxion’s Ireland data centers are making major contributions in energy efficiency. Interxion has pioneered new approaches to data center design and management, including improvements around power usage effectiveness and the industry’s first-ever modular approach to data center design. Interxion even designed its newest Ireland data center DUB3 with a specific focus on energy-saving modular architecture, incorporating cooling and maximum efficiency components.

Interxion’s efficient and sustainable facilities have changed the conversation around data centers. Once feared as a source of pollution, data centers are now embraced for their energy contributions to surrounding communities. Enterprises that wish to boost their business in energy-conscious Europe have also embraced data centers equipped with green technology. With such enormous benefits to the data center industry, environment, and local communities, it is easy to imagine Interxion’s green energy initiative is a win for all.

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Introducing the ARIN 43 Fellows!

We’re busy getting ready to head to Barbados for our next Public Policy and Members Meeting, ARIN 43. We’d like to introduce the 13 new and returning fellows that will be joining us in Bridgetown. Over the last ten years we’ve welcomed 123 fellows to our meetings in order to expand our educational outreach and add new voices to our public policy discussions. With this new group of fellows, we’ve pushed that number to 136! We encourage you to take the time to say hello to our fellows at the meeting and welcome them to our community. Let’s dive in!

 ARIN 43 Fellows by the numbers:


  • Jaymon Lefebvre, Wild Rose School Division*
  • Imran Mohiuddin, Cybera Inc.
  • Matthew Wilder, TELUS Communications Inc.


  • Suzette Burley, Digicel Jamaica*
  • Rudolph Daniel, CalaHub*
  • Krislin Goulbourne-Harry, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College
  • Richard V. Hamilton, Digicel Jamaica
  • Cathrona Samuel, Antigua Public Utilities Authority*

United States:

  • Jeffrey Anderson,, Inc.
  • Mike Arbrouet, AppRiver
  • Frank Hoonhout, State of Oregon*
  • Joel Large, GLW Broadband
  • Barry Sherwood, GBIS Holdings Inc.

*Out of our 13 fellows, five are returning fellows.

Our magnificent mentors

One of the benefits our fellows receive is being paired with an experienced mentor who can guide them through the meeting and policy discussions. These seasoned veterans help our fellows feel comfortable going up to the mic to voice their opinions and introduce them to key members in our community. We’d like to thank our mentors in advance for lending their time and experience to our new slate of fellows!

  • David Huberman, ARIN Community Member
  • Cathy Aronson, ARIN Community Member
  • Alyssa Moore, ARIN Advisory Council (AC)
  • Joe Provo, AC
  • David Farmer, AC
  • Alicia Trotman, AC
  • Gerry George, ARIN Community Member
  • Alison Wood, AC
  • Leslie Nobile, ARIN Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge
  • Ron da Silva, AC
  • Christian Tacit, AC
  • Robert Seastrom, AC
  • Owen DeLong, AC

Let’s get to know our fellows!

When asked why he decided to apply, Imran Mohiuddin said, “The ARIN fellowship was recommended to me by a previous ARIN fellow and my predecessor at Cybera Inc., Alyssa Moore. She spoke highly of the experience she gained at ARIN 37 and the long-lasting network of accomplished professionals she created as a result.” Returning fellow, Jaymon Lefebvre responded, “By far and away the professional networking opportunities are what I consider to be the most valuable component of the experience” when asked what he is hoping to gain by attending ARIN 43. Matthew Wilder definitely sees himself contributing to and supporting the ARIN community in the future. “I am passionate about IPv6. I see it as the future of the Internet, restoring the end to end connectivity that NAT has set aside in order to extend the longevity of IPv4. I hope to share insights with Caribbean organizations at ARIN 43 and CaribNOG 17 alike. I hope that the connections forged in Bridgetown will lead to opportunities to share my insights with the community to bolster IPv6 awareness and confidence in the region.”

Returning fellow, Suzette Burley, knows that attending ARIN 43 will help support her future goals. “The knowledge gained from attending the meetings would be shared within my organization through training information sessions, continuing [to] forge relationships with government agencies, and attending ARIN in the Caribbean conferences to be a part of the discussions on policies…” Rudi Daniel, another returning fellow, is most looking forward to welcoming the ARIN community to his region. He is eager to continue charting “a multi-stakeholder course towards greater participation through increased regional collaboration.” Krislin Goulbourne-Harry decided to apply for the fellowship after “attending a workshop facilitated by the Internet Society of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (ISOCSVG) and ARIN.” She is most looking forward to the “discussions on the draft policies and proposals.”

Richard Hamilton believes his experience as a fellow will support him because it will give him the opportunity to develop relationships within this community where he can give assistance as well as benefit from others. He also said, “I will be better able to advise clients and business partners on policies.” Returning fellow, Cathrona Samuel is “elated” to attend another ARIN meeting. She said, “I hope to play a greater role in the ARIN policy process by vying for a position on the Advisory Council. I think that it would be great to see more [people] from the Caribbean involved in this area. This experience will provide me with the platform to advance that.”

Jeffrey Anderson is hoping to gain a better understanding of the shepherding process for policies. This is a big reason why we pair our fellows with members of the ARIN AC since they have great insight into the policy development process! Frank Hoonhout can’t wait to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and knows this experience will aid in his discussions within the ARIN community, while Barry Sherwood is eager to meet “other fellows and, in particular, other ISPs to see how they experience ARIN.” Mike Arbrouet is “ecstatic” to attend another ARIN meeting. He said, “I hope to continue to evangelize ARIN’s mission to support the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources through its service region, coordinate the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet number resources, and advance the Internet through educational outreach.” We love to hear this!

We would like to wish another big congratulations to our ARIN 43 fellows. We can’t wait to see you all in Barbados!

P.S. The ARIN Fellowship Program for ARIN 44 in Austin, Texas 31 October- 1 November will be accepting applications soon. Stay tuned!

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