Giganews and Data Foundry Host 2010’s First NANOG Meeting Focused on Internet Advancements and Trends

    AUSTIN, TEXAS—01/22/2010—Giganews, the world’s largest and most trusted Usenet provider for more than a decade, and Data Foundry, a leading, global provider of data center outsourcing, managed data centers, and disaster recovery services, will host 2010’s first North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) meeting in support of the non-profit organization’s mission to identify and solve problems that arise in operating and growing the Internet.

    The 48th NANOG meeting (NANOG48) will be held in Austin, Texas, February 21-24, 2010 at the Hilton Austin. NANOG48 marks the first time the group meets in Austin.

    Senior network engineers, operators, and researchers from companies like Giganews, Google (GOOG), Equinix (EQIX), Akamai (AKAM), tw telecom (TWTC), Comcast (CMCSA/CMCSK), and many others, will present, debate, and discuss technology already deployed or soon-to-be deployed in the Internet. NANOG is a relatively small contingent of Internet insiders from Tier 1 and Tier 2 Internet service providers (ISPs), as well as others connected to ISP networking.

    “Giganews’ involvement in NANOG48 is a direct extension of our absolute commitment to providing the highest level of connectivity, throughput and security for our customers,” says Philip Molter, Giganews’ Chief Technology Officer. “We’ve chosen to host this meeting, because, as a major network traffic source for tens of millions of people, we want to foster the continued growth of the Internet as an open, unlimited platform.”

    Topics to be addressed at NANOG48 span the latest operational issues, including large-scale backbone operations; ISP coordination; traffic engineering; applications of new protocols, specifically Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6); routing policy specification; queue management and congestion; routing scalability; caching; and inter-provider security; to name a few.

    “Data Foundry and Giganews—as early pioneers in the Internet space, as well as current innovators, are uniquely appropriate as hosts of discussions and debates that will greatly influence the future of the Internet,” says Betty Burke, NANOG Program Manager. “Contrary to popular belief, the Internet doesn’t run itself. A lot goes on behind the scenes. It takes the generous efforts and profound insights of those closest to the technology, companies like Giganews and Data Foundry, for example, to keep this dynamic, global resource in working order.”

    NANOG meetings are held three times a year throughout the country. NANOG is an activity of Merit Network, a non-profit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities. Since 1966, Merit has operated America’s longest-running regional research and education network and has coordinated NANOG meetings since 1994.

    For more information about NANOG and Merit, visit //www.nanog.org and //www.merit.edu. To register for NANOG48 visit https://nanog.merit.edu/registration.

    About Giganews

    Giganews, the world’s largest and most trusted Usenet provider for more than a decade, offers unparalleled newsgroup access through a proprietary, scalable platform designed to maximize speed and reliability. Giganews serves individuals, as well as the largest Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and multi-service providers in more than 200 countries, making it the top Usenet aggregation point in the world. More articles pass through Giganews on a daily basis than any other provider. In addition, the Giganews Newsgroups Archive hosts more than 7 billion articles requiring several petabytes (PB) of storage. Learn more about Giganews at //www.giganews.com.

    About Data Foundry

    Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company's premier data centers are supported by experienced onsite technicians, security staff and customer support 24 X 7 X 365. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

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