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3/10/2017

The future of the WAN is Hybrid

Dany Bouchedid

Founder & CEO, COLOTRAQ

Everyone agrees that businesses will adopt a Hybrid WAN architecture. The reality is that it has always been so; hybrid has always been the state of IT. MPLS, colocation, Internet pipes, email, websites, CRM and more has created a hybrid environment built on public, private and somewhere in between.

Another big hack occurred this week on Verifone, the credit card payment terminal company. The outage at Amazon S3 shut down almost one-third of the Internet.

1/26/2017

Introducing Our Complimentary Cloud Readiness Review Service

Dany Bouchedid

Founder & CEO, COLOTRAQ

We hear that colocation is dying since everything is going cloud. The fact is there has never been more data center construction than now, precisely due to the growth of cloud services. (All those CPUs that run your Uber app have to reside somewhere.)

The other pieces of the puzzle involve the changing buyers of colocation and the enterprise hybrid network strategy. The buyers of colocation are more often cloud computing companies (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, storage). Apps like LinkedIn, Uber, iTunes and Snap are housed in data centers globally. Yet here at COLOTRAQ we are still seeing enterprises buying colocation. However, with their hybrid strategy for WAN and infrastructure, the size of the colocation space may be smaller than before.

11/15/16

The Evolution of the Data Center: What a Difference 17 Years Makes

Dany Bouchedid

Founder & CEO, COLOTRAQ

When I started my company, COLOTRAQ, back in 1999, the data center landscape was vastly different than it is today. The majority of service providers had come from the world of Commercial Real Estate and Construction and that culture had permeated much of how things were done. Back then, it was primarily about selling space with associated power and bandwidth or “power, pipe and ping” as we used to call it.

10/15/16

NTT’s Global Reach

One of COLOTRAQ’s premiere partners is NTT. While it is true that COLOTRAQ represents over 400 data centers around the world, we also represent Tier 1 network providers like NTT as well as cloud computing service providers.

9/15/16

Cologix is Channel Friendly

One of the easiest channel programs to work with, according to RAD-INFO Inc, is Cologix. With 24 data centers across 24 markets in North America (yes, Canada and USA), there is over 700,000 square feet of carrier neutral space to collocate.

Press Releases

COLOTRAQ Launches Cloud Readiness Review Service

January 30, 2017 -- COLOTRAQ, the only master agency dedicated to data center infrastructure, announces the launch of a Cloud Readiness Review for enterprise clients.

COLOTRAQ Celebrates Banner Year with a Business Partner Appreciation Event

March 04, 2016 -- Company will host an epic celebration at The Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas in recognition of the colocation, managed hosting and cloud partners that helped make 2015 so successful..

COLOTRAQ CEO Dany Bouchedid to speak on Cloud and Connectivity Strategies

November 11, 2015 -- Bouchedid will present at NexGen Cloud Conference taking place December 9-10, 2015 in San Diego, CA..

COLOTRAQ CEO Dany Bouchedid to Present on Hybrid Cloud Strategies

August 24, 2015 -- Bouchedid will present with Internap at Cloud Partners Conference taking place September 16-18, 2015 in Boston..

COLOTRAQ CEO Dany Bouchedid to lead Panel Discussion on Cloud Migration Strategies

May 04, 2015 -- Bouchedid will moderate a panel at IMN’s Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure taking place May 28-29, 2015 in New York City

COLOTRAQ Unveils DCI Traq: The Industry’s First Cloud-Based Software for Sourcing Data Center Infrastructure Services

March 16, 2015 -- The software will enable users to dynamically research, compare and purchase colocation, managed hosting and cloud services through COLOTRAQ’s unrivaled network of over 400 service providers in practically every market worldwide.

COLOTRAQ Sets the Stage for its Highly Anticipated Software Release

February 23, 2015 -- COLOTRAQ secures the venue for the unveiling of its exclusive, industry-first cloud based software for sourcing data center infrastructure services.

COLOTRAQ Celebrates 15 year Anniversary in Grand Fashion

August 05, 2014 -- The foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center services will be throwing a grand party in New Orleans in celebration of its 15 year anniversary.

COLOTRAQ Dedicates July to Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility

August 14, 2013 -- COLOTRAQ and its employees participated in three distinct community service events during the month of July.

COLOTRAQ CEO Dany Bouchedid to Speak at IMN’s Data Center Event

May 21, 2013 -- Bouchedid will present at Information Management Network's Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers taking place May 30-31, 2013 in New York City

COLOTRAQ Puts Partners First with Major Changes to Its Master Agency Program

February 20, 2013 -- Higher Commission Splits and Free Sales Support Highlight Leading Global Colocation Advisory Firm’s New Master Agency Program

COLOTRAQ to Sponsor Blood Drive

July 25, 2012 -- Sourcing advisory and master agency for data center services plans end-of-July blood drive in Morris County, NJ.

COLOTRAQ Demonstrates Its Commitment to Social Responsibility with Its First Annual Day of Service

March 29, 2012 -- Global Technology Firm Teams with Morris County, NJ Habitat for Humanity to Help Build Affordable Housing

COLOTRAQ Closes 1,000th Data Center Services Deal

September 22, 2011 -- Sourcing advisory and master agency, COLOTRAQ, has closed more than 1,000 deals with a total value of over $45 million in annually recurring revenue.

COLOTRAQ Pioneers as the Industry’s First 100% Certified Telecom Professional (CTP) Master Agent

April 04, 2011 -- COLOTRAQ, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center services, is proud to announce that its entire professional and executive staffs have satisfied the conditions for accreditation as Certified Telecom Professional by the Technology Channel Association (TCA).

COLOTRAQ Launches the Telecom Industry's First Master Agency for Colocation and Managed Hosting

June 17, 2010 -- Independent telecom agents are now empowered to sell colocation and managed hosting worldwide.

COLOTRAQ Announces Groundbreaking Telecom Expense Audit Service

October 23, 2008 -- COLOTRAQ's no-risk telecom expense audits return 100% of savings to clients -- no contracts required.

Avega Inc. Joins Technology Channel Association (TCA) as Charter Member

October 08, 2008 -- Avega Inc joins an initial group of North American Telecom and Technology Agencies to build an association whose mission is to promote the growth and success of Indirect Sales channel Partners.

COLOTRAQ's CEO Named President of New Telecom Industry Trade Association

September 12, 2008 -- COLOTRAQ CEO, Dany Bouchedid, has been elected president of the newly formed Technology Channel Association (TCA). TCA's mission is to promote the telecom industry's indirect sales channel

PHONE+ and Channel Partners Conference Announce 2008-09 Advisory Board Members

August 18, 2008 -- PHONE+ magazine and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo have selected the 2008-09 members of their joint advisory board. The advisory board is composed of master agents, independent agents, carriers/service providers, VARs, resellers, dealers/interconnects, attorneys, consultants and representatives from several industry associations, including the Agent Alliance, Technology Channel Association, WIBOC and TAG National.

COLOTRAQ Unveils Equipment Sourcing Capabilities

August 03, 2008 -- COLOTRAQ, the sourcing company for IT and telecom services, announces the launch of its telecom and IT equipment sourcing business. COLOTRAQ Equipment Sourcing (CES) specializes in servers, storage, routers and switching products and is currently an authorized reseller for Dell, HP, IBM and APC.

COLOTRAQ, The Telecom Marketplace, Relocates Corporate Headquarters after Banner Year

February 12, 2008 -- Driving the move to the new facilities is the need to accommodate increased staff.

COLOTRAQ™, The Telecom Marketplace, Launches the Most Lucrative Referral Program in the Industry

April 26, 2007 -- Telecom B2B marketplace pioneer provides a unique opportunity for referring partners by combining the telecom industry's top referral commissions with access to its unrivaled global network of participating service providers.

Crisis in Middle East Focuses Attention on the Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

July 22, 2006 -- Activity from Israeli businesses is up this week on COLOTRAQ’s Web-site which acts as a telecom marketplace for procuring colocation, dedicated hosting, bandwidth, dark fiber, business continuity, and managed services. Since the commencement of hostilities against Hizbolla in Lebanon nine days ago, the number of searches initiated from Israel has already equaled that of the first six months’ of 2006.

It’s Official: COLOTRAQ™ Announces Its New Real Estate Division

June 08, 2006 -- Enterprise clients needing real estate brokerage services benefit from unique combination of telecom infrastructure technical experience and market savvy.

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