1. Ireland: EMEA Choice for Tech Start-Ups

    October 18, 2013 by Sarah

    Ireland is the gateway to Europe for US tech companies and is quickly becoming the EMEA location of choice for many tech start-ups and established “born on the internet” companies, like Dropbox, Salesforce and Twitter. Our highly creative and talented workforce, open economy, competitive corporate tax environment are some of the reasons start-ups favor the Emerald Isle. Plus we have super fast, modern international telecommunications systems in place, like CeltixConnect.

    This week we announced that Interxion Ireland joined our METRO2C Alliance. The addition of Interxion’s two Dublin – based industry leading data centres provides essential digital infrastructure supporting storage and cloud computing needs, with connectivity provided by our network of best in class connectivity providers.

    By adding members like Interxion we are creating an environment that provides secure, readily accessible data storage and cloud services for tech companies as they expand their Irish presence. Customer data and applications need to be accessed with a resilient, low latency connection that the METRO2C Alliance delivers.

    So far, the members of this unique ecosystem include:

    1. Vtesse
    2. Kcom
    3. SSE Telecoms
    4. Volta Data Centres
    5. Hutchison Global Communications
    6. Teledata
    7. Sea Fibre Networks (founding member)
    8. Interxion

    More members are to be announced over the coming weeks so stay tuned to our announcements page.

    To become a member of this unique telecoms infrastructure club please get in touch with us today through our dedicated METRO2C webpage here.


  2. Supporting the most demanding cloud applications, wherever they’re hosted

    September 25, 2013 by Sarah

    Demand for high capacity, resilient networks from digital enterprises has never been higher due to the adoption of data heavy cloud and content applications required to deliver mission-critical information. Sea Fibre Networks METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of Europe’s leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Europe’s booming business & Internet hubs. Today, we announced the addition of UK connectivity & Data Centre provider SSE Telecoms. (more…)

  3. Are You on Cloud 99.999?

    September 6, 2013 by Sarah

    “IT services providers, particularly those focused on delivering cloud services offerings or related services, must consider the disproportionately large mature markets [Europe] if they want to play a leading role in cloud services growth worldwide,” Ed Anderson, Research Director Gartner.

    Europe is the second largest region in the cloud services market and will account for 24% of all new spending during 2013-2016. Over the next 18 months, the cloud computing industry in the UK alone is expected to generate £7.6 billion in revenues. However, the economic power of the Western nations is being challenged by the fast-growing economies of Brazil, India and China. Growth opportunities and new markets are popping up all around the world. (more…)

  4. Kcom signs up to our METRO2C Alliance!

    September 5, 2013 by Sarah

    Sea Fibre Networks are delighted to add Kcom to our METRO2C Alliance! Kcom’s network coverage enables access to over 90% of UK business and its unique backbone and metropolitan rings will enable the METRO2C Alliance to provide enterprises with unparalleled network coverage in the UK that is critical for the continuity of the Internet ecosystem.

    Over the next 18 months, the cloud computing industry in the UK is expected to generate £7.6 billion in revenues. Working alongside established providers like Kcom puts METRO2C enterprise customers in a position to capitalise on this booming market. High-capacity networks are a true enabler of game-changing applications such as cloud computing and Big Data. Service providers such as Kcom, that operate a number of dense metro networks and offer a wide service portfolio, enable a best in class digital environment for the deployment of on-demand services including cloud and content delivery. (more…)

  5. Economic & Social Growth Through Communications

    August 6, 2013 by Sarah

    Since the eighteen hundreds, submarine networks have played a vital role in connecting continents and people all over the world, enabling social, economic and political change.

    In 1866, history was changed forever when the first commercially viable telegraph cable was laid from Valentia Island, Ireland (watch the video here) to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland, Canada making Ireland the birthplace for global communications. Last month, the historic site of the 150-year-old Anglo-American Cable House and the 1.01-acre coastal site went on the market. (more…)

  6. 2 Easy Steps to Take Advantage of European Connectivity Opportunities

    July 23, 2013 by Sarah

    Ireland is home to many top global Information and Communication Technology companies expanding into Europe including: Dropbox, IBM, Cisco, Xilinx, Amazon, SAP, Salesforce.com, Electronic Arts, Zendesk, Apple, Google, Hubspot, Linkedin, Microsoft, Facebook, eBay, Yahoo!

    Many of these companies were founded in the US and are serviced by US telecommunication and data center providers that do not have a presence in Europe or Ireland. To remain the Service Provider of choice for these enterprises as they grow, follow these two simple steps and start reaping the rewards of connecting your brand and network across Europe. (more…)

  7. The Growing Importance of the Submarine Network Provider

    July 18, 2013 by Sarah

    What Network Are You On?

    Internet data traffic continues to escalate as the Internet becomes more and more integrated into enterprises and consumers daily activities. With added growth of mobile Internet usage, which is expected to multiply 13 times by 2017, service providers are increasingly requiring faster, higher capacity, diversely connected backbone networks.

    Most of the business activities of any type of international enterprises rely heavily on being interconnected internationnaly via the Internet. Submarine cable systems are the cornerstone of the Internet.

    There are many important factors to take into account when selecting a new submrine networks provider or re-evaluating your existing one. By selecting the correct provider, you can minimize the impact of disruptions to your critical business operations and improve the quality of your customer product or service offerings. Below, Sea Fibre Networks have outlined five important factors to take into account when evaluating submarine network providers: (more…)

  8. The METRO2C Alliance for Today’s Modern Enterprise

    June 26, 2013 by Sarah

    The telecoms sector is constantly changing, driven by modern technology and new demands from enterprises. Ensuring connectivity providers deliver services that address the needs of the modern enterprise, enables ongoing enterprise IT innovation at a local and global level. A recent survey by Ciena found 4 out of 10 enterprises are unsatisfied with their current connectivity provider.  That’s why we have introduced the METRO2C Alliance for Enterprises.

    The METRO2C Alliance enables a best in class digital environment for the deployment of on-demand services including data-heavy application, cloud and content delivery, underpinned by a single service level agreement (SLA). The METRO2C Alliance brings together an original and innovative alliance of connectivity providers, datacentre operators and Internet exchanges, representing the key elements of a digital ecosystem for a Digital Age.

    Through the METRO2C Alliance, your enterprise can benefit from a superior collaboration, which delivers solutions with optimal security, high capacity and performance at a competitive price. This carrier neutral alliance minimises the complexity and risk associated with using multiple partners by consolidating selected service providers that have a dense fibre footprint and wide product choice under one, industry leading SLA and commercial contract.

    So how does it does the METRO2C Alliance work for Enterprises needing a modern approach to telecoms?

    Over the next couple of weeks we will release a series of announcements unveiling the first members of this unique Alliance that will be delivering enterprise solutions across Europe and beyond. You can discover all of the benefits and how the Alliance works on our dedicated METRO2C Enterprise wepage. If you have a network requirement or are planning network updates – check out our SOLUTION GENERATOR and we’ll be in touch!

    Call the Sea Fibre Team today to find out how you can become a member of this alliance or visit our dedicated webpage to generate a solution today! +3531 6624399


  9. The METRO2C Alliance

    May 20, 2013 by Sarah

    Acting as massive data highways linking continents, submarine networks are critical infrastructures operators and services providers rely on to run their global businesses including Internet and data communications. The METRO2C Alliance unites terrestrial and submarine networks through pre-negotiated framework agreements, creating time and cost efficiencies. Demand for data centre services is rising by 12.1% with an increased focus on diverse, high capacity connectivity to meet the needs of high tech clients. The METRO2C Alliance syncs connectivity providers, servicing cross border and cross-continent markets, to Data Centres and Exchanges supporting organisations with the ability to tap into new markets or seamlessly link existing ones. (more…)

  10. Eggsponential Growth for Ireland in March

    April 8, 2013 by Sarah

    Ireland’s ICT sector was booming this March! The IDA announced over 500 jobs from existing and budding companies in the sector such as McAfee, Yahoo! and Zendesk. Ireland is the strategic location of choice for the:

    Top 10 “born on the internet‟ companies (e.g. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, PayPal, Ebay, Yahoo!)
    9 of the top 10 US ICT companies (e.g. Intel, Dell, Apple, Amazon)
    9 of the top 10 global software companies (e.g. Microsoft, IBM)
    3 of the top 3 global security software companies (e.g. Symantec, McAfee)
    3 of the top 3 global enterprise software companies (e.g. SAP, Oracle)
    4 of the top 5 IT services companies (e.g. HP, Fujitsu, Accenture) (more…)