April 2016 Newsletter
Welcome to the April edition of the QuadraNet Newsletter.
In this issue we’ll cover:
- QuadraNet Visits NANOG 66 in San Diego
- QuadraNet/Xlitt US Facility Tour
- Meet NEO…QuadraNet’s New Client Control Panel
QuadraNet Visits NANOG 66 in San Diego
Recently QuadraNet sent representatives to the San Diego NANOG 66 event. NANOG is an event that takes place three times a year and is a community of tech industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet. The NANOG community is often considered to be the heart and soul of the Internet. NANOG events are an opportunity to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet.
At this year’s San Diego event, both Kate Gerry from QuadraNet and Joshua Noll from Xlitt attended in hopes to learn and network with the community. Some of the topics of interest to QuadraNet were NetOps Coding 101 & 201 as well as several networking best practices presentations.
In addition to learning from some excellent speakers, NANOG 66 provided an excellent opportunity for QuadraNet to build closer relationships with many of their existing network carriers that were in attendance. “NANOG was a great opportunity to meet with representatives of our carriers and to be able to put a face to a name.” said Kate Gerry, QuadraNet’s Network and Facilities Director.
The highlight of the event was David Swafford’s talk on #NetEngCode. You can see some of David’s talks from the event on YouTube here [ link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv328WQlUQg] and here [link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P3x09ZrT0E]). David Swafford is a Network Engineer, who focuses on automation & tooling for Facebook’s production network. His presentations gave some great insight into automating the detection and resolution of network related issues.
The next NANOG 67 event will be held June 13-15, 2016 in Chicago, IL; the same location as QuadraNet’s latest data center expansion. QuadraNet will surely be attending once again.
QuadraNet/Xlitt Tours Newly Acquired Facilities Across the US
When QuadraNet acquired the Internet transit and transport provider, DB Transit, in December of 2015, they inherited several new bandwidth exchange sites in the transaction. Right after the acquisition, DB Transit’s assets were integrated into QuadraNet’s newly formed Xlitt.
Kate Gerry, QuadraNet’s Network and Facilities Director, recently completed a US tour visiting five strategic sites that were part of the DB Transit/Xlitt acquisition. This US Tour included visiting facilities in Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Ashburn, VA and New York, New York.
Along the way, Ms. Gerry took a detailed inventory of the equipment in each facility and upgraded anything that was out of date.
According to Kate, “The trip provided some intimate insight into the new locations that were added to QuadraNet’s growing list of acquired facilities.”
Notable upgrades include Xlitt’s new, fully featured Ashburn POP, allowing a greater array of services to be offered under the Xlitt brand in this location.
To learn more about QuadraNet’s newest acquisition Xlitt and its services, please visit www.xlitt.com
QuadraNet’s New Client Control Panel
Recently QuadraNet unveiled their new custom developed client controlled panel named, NEO.
QuadraNet customers can log in to NEO with their existing client credentials by visiting https://neo.quadranet.com.
Those wishing to learn more about NEO can CLICK HERE to see the many features that NEO offers to allow you total control over your products and services at QuadraNet.
Some of NEO’s highlights are:
- Access to QuadraNet’s 24×7 Support Ticket System
- Billing Management
- Account Management
- Device Management
- Automated OS Reinstaller
- Null IP Management
- Cloud Instance Creation & Management
- rDNS/PTR Manager
- and more….
That’s it for this issue. We hope you enjoyed the latest updates, and we look forward to reporting to you again in next edition of the QuadraNet newsletter.