As most of you are aware, we’ve been experiencing significant spam over the
past few weeks. As a result, we have decided to roll out a server-side spam
filter. Unlike our current spam-mitigating techniques, this system applies to
private messages and does not let the first matching line get through.
Various ethical concerns have been raised over the course of introducing this
feature. They’ll be addressed below. The short version, though, is that the
system has various limitations built in designed to prevent operator abuse.
Only a tiny bit of information can get out of the filters, and they do not have
access to much information themselves, to the extent that we believe the
obvious ways to abuse such a feature are impractical.
123Net’s data centers facilitate your need to be better connected. Cross connects allow you to reduce access costs to get to the carrier of your choosing. You can save money and improve the connectivity of your network.
What are Cross Connects?
Cross connects are physical cables that connect two different networks within a data center. Cross connects can be used to create a more diverse, robust system of networks. The top three reasons to use a cross connect are:
A direct connection means no provider will stand between your network and the carrier network to which you are connecting. Cross connects avoid the pubic internet because they are through private point-to-point connections within a data center.
With a cross connect, you will be able to connect to any carrier residing within your chosen data center. This eliminates the need to find other network points to connect to carriers that often times require network builds that take time and add costs.
Adding multiple internet connections to your network can help you take advantage of different carriers. With cross connects, you can select internet providers based on price, reliability, or connectivity.
Cross connects enable you to establish direct connectivity with other carriers. Services such as dark fiber, wavelength, MPLS, or other point-to-point services are available with a single cross connect. Network cross connects to other carriers can save money, improve reliability, and add versatility to your network.
123Net has four Tier 3, carrier neutral data centers with access to over 20 carriers. Learn how you can take advantage of this diverse variety of networks by scheduling a data center tour with 123Net today at https://www.123.net/data-center/
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., September 18, 2018 – The City of Westland recently opened the door to any Internet service providers (ISPs) interested in submitting a proposal to solve the City’s Wide Area Network (WAN) needs. Proposals included technologies that were able to connect the City’s 14 municipal buildings, including City Hall, Police and Fire buildings, and the William P. Faust Public Library. Craig Brown, Interim Chief Innovation Officer: Department of Innovation and Technology, recommended 123Net to the purchaser.
“We were open to any technologies. We wanted to allow providers to get creative with their solutions and offer the best of what they were able to specialize in,” Brown said of the process.
123Net offered dark fiber, an option that allows the City to control their own network and scale at their own pace. “123Net’s proposal was very competitive,” Brown commented. “They were able to offer what is considered the best network technology, dark fiber, with additional redundancy in their fixed wireless, without extra costs and upgrades for future scalability. Their proposal was really able to focus on the big picture, for us going forward.”
The City is also looking into colocating in 123Net’s Southfield data center and creating a disaster recovery plan through their new ISP, completing the “big picture” of their network needs. Westland is one of almost two dozen municipalities benefiting from 123Net’s competitively priced, diverse end-to-end solutions.
123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.
About the City of Westland
The City of Westland is located in Southeast Michigan, about 40 minutes west of Detroit. The City is home to over 80,000 residents and numerous parks and recreation centers, including the Mike Mondano Ice Arena, Concrete Jungle Skate Park, and the Westland Golf Course.
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Earlier this year we released our Open Libraries wish list, which brought together four datasets to help inform our collection development priorities for Open Libraries. After working with the wish list for a few months and reviewing our approach, we decided to make a few revisions to the ways in which we brought together the data. Our wish list was always intended to be an iterative work-in-progress, and we are pleased to release our latest version here: https://archive.org/details/open_libraries_wish_list
What’s in the wish list?
To create the wish list, we brought together four datasets:
- OCLC’s list of one million most widely held books, based on holdings records of libraries worldwide;
- Library Link’s holdings records of North American libraries, leveraging the decisions of thousands of librarians in prioritizing collections for patron use;
- Open Syllabus Project, which has collected syllabi from the Internet to compile the most assigned books in classrooms;
- Data about book and scholarly article citations in Wikipedia, published by the Wikimedia Foundation.
These data help us define a collection of 1.5M books, identified by their ISBNs, that are widely held and frequently cited. We continue to work on human-mediated efforts to identify collections that are reflective of the diverse voices in our communities.
In this latest revision to the wish list, we decided to keep the focus on materials that are widely held and widely cited by fine tuning the thresholds for inclusion on the list in the following ways:
- In our previous wish list, we had included xISBN “synonyms” to the ISBNs on the list as a way of increasing the breadth of materials, but realized that approach created scenarios where we could have digitized a different edition than the one cited by a Wikipedia editor, or included on a syllabus. In the latest revision, we chose to include only the ISBNs included on each list.
- We also revised our approach to the Wikipedia citations, including those books that had been cited more than once.
This latest revision gives us a wish list comprised of 1.5M ISBNs that we feel confident in using as a core collection around which to focus our acquisition and digitization priorities.
How can you help?
If you’d like to help us build our digital collection, you can contribute in the following ways:
- Donate books
- You can donate books to our physical archive. If you are a library, a publisher, or have a private collection with more than 1,000 books to donate, please contact Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add these books to our digitization queue and they will become ebooks available through Open Libraries as funding becomes available.
- Identify books
- If you are an author who would like to add your own books to the list, you can donate physical copies, and/or contact us to let us know you’d like us to ensure that your work will be preserved and available to future generations.
- If you’re a librarian, educator, or other book lover and would like to help us continue to curate the wish list to ensure that it includes the most useful, important and culturally diverse books, please reach out to us.
- Scan books
If you are interested in participating, or have questions about our program or plans, please contact Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries, at email@example.com.
Smart Hands services ensure that technicians will always be available to address issues with your colocation equipment. Skilled technicians are on site 24/7/365, prepared to follow your detailed instructions to complete required tasks, and are a convenient and efficient alternative to hiring third-party vendors.
Quick and Efficient
Access to equipment is immediate as skilled technicians are able to manage your equipment for you right away. Smart Hands eliminates the travel for staff members or vendors who would otherwise need to visit your data center, saving time and allowing them to shift their focus to other mission-critical tasks. You’re given peace of mind knowing that access to your colocation equipment is always a quick phone call, email, or ticket request away.
Why Choose 123Net’s Smart Hands?
123Net’s Smart Hands service is available in all four of our Tier 3 data centers. Our Service Level Agreement (SLA) states that we will respond to your ticket in 15 minutes or less. Smart Hands services are separated into four categories:
- Asset Management: Audits of spaces & engineering, basic organization/cleaning, confirming power consumption, etc.
- Logistics Management: Storage, labeling, packing, shipping, moving equipment, etc.
- On-Site Support: Available 24/7, inspections, testing, resets, customer assisted access, etc.
- Rack and Stack: New installs, augmentations, equipment removal, cabling, etc.
Our Support Team is always available to help your business reduce the frequency and duration of network downtime.
To learn more about 123Net’s data centers with Smart Hands support, visit: https://www.123.net/data-center/
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