Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 | Page 9


Arelion expands connectivity in Atlanta Metro Network

Arelion has invested in these new Atlanta metro networks to meet the accelerating demand for high-capacity bandwidth in the region .
With this , Switch campuses offer Arelion ’ s high-speed , secure Internet backbone to meet the growing connectivity needs of its end-users . Wholesale customers now have access to scalable , interconnected hubs with sustainable connectivity .
“ The expansion is in response to the need and demand for highcapacity bandwidth in the region ,” said Art Kazmierczak , Director of Business and Network Development , Arelion .

Arelion has announced the expansion of its Atlanta metro network and new connectivity to the surrounding areas in Douglas County .

This is in addition to a Point of Presence ( PoP ) in Switch ATLANTA , Switch ’ s data center facility located at its Keep Campus in Lithia Springs , Georgia .
“ Our continued investment helps further establish the Atlanta metro area as one of the top connectivity hubs in the country . Specifically , the hyperscale campus expansions in Douglas County and Lithia Springs help relieve some of the strain on the legacy carrier hotels in the area without compromising performance speed , connectivity diversity or bandwidth capabilities .”
Scott Gutierrez , SVP of Connectivity , Switch , said : “ Having Arelion join our exascale data center ecosystem in Atlanta allows us additional options to provide our customers with the high quality , low latency and diverse network services they demand .”

UiPath announces CIO Automation Council to advance democratization of automation

UiPath , a leading enterprise automation software company , has announced its inaugural CIO Automation Council comprised of pioneering and innovative CIOs from across industries .

Together with leaders from UiPath , the CIO Automation Council endeavours to accelerate automation maturity through sharing best practices ; identify new business objectives and market needs for automation ; and establish industry benchmarks and provide input to guide industry regulation .
The Council is part of UiPath ’ s broader focus around the CIO , including a CIO industry practice dedicated to delivering value to CIOs through education , networking and thought leadership .
“ The CIO Automation Council is designed to deepen relationships that help propel the automation industry and strengthen the CIO ’ s influence both within and outside their organization ,” said Virginiabased Bobby Patrick , Chief Marketing Officer at UiPath .
“ The CIO Council members are visionary leaders who will contribute tremendous insights that will directly benefit their peers . We are taking an outcome-based approach to help CIOs realize the possibilities of automation to solve complex enterprise challenges .”
CIOs are critical decision-makers on enterprise solutions and are responsible for maximizing return on technology investments . While CIOs pursue digital modernization , reducing technical debt and enhancing IT governance and security , they are also facing macroeconomic conditions such as inflation , supply chain disruption and labor shortages that add difficulty to their roles .
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