October 2017 Archives

LONDON – VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider and where the cloud lives in London, continues its rapid expansion announcing plans for two new adjacent facilities on a single campus near Stockley Park, West London. The new site will be amongst the most advanced in the UK and create London’s largest data centre campus. Establishing this new mega campus further strengthens VIRTUS’ position as the largest hybrid colocation provider in the London metro area.

The two buildings, on the secure eight acre campus, total 34,475m2. Known as VIRTUS LONDON5 and LONDON6, they are designed to deliver 40MW of IT load and have the secured power capacity to increase to 110MVA of incoming power from diverse grid connection points, future proofing expansion for customers.


The location of the campus, is ideally situated: 16 miles from central London on the main fibre routes from London to Slough, and 7 miles from Slough, thus providing unrivalled hyper efficient, limitless metro fibre connected, flexible and massively scalable data centre space, within the M25.

Work has started to fit out space in LONDON5 for customers who have already committed and general availability is expected in early 2018. These two new data centres will provide an additional 17,000NTM (net technical metres) of IT space and will increase VIRTUS’ portfolio in London to approximately 100MW across their six facilities in Slough, Hayes and Enfield, with the power to expand to circa 150MW on the various campuses.

Together with the recently announced LONDON3 in Slough, the new facilities keep VIRTUS at the forefront of next generation data centres. Their size and expandability will significantly increase the capacity of highly reliable, efficient, secure, scalable and interconnected data centre space available to VIRTUS customers in London.

Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres, said, “With the hunger for connectivity and data growing exponentially, our data centres continue to play a vital role in enabling the UK and Europe’s digital economy. We work with clients across all industries, all with unique audiences and IT landscapes, but with the common need to deliver the highest levels of availability, performance and security of digital experiences. As we move with our customers into an increasingly digital future, we help them deliver high performing applications and content. We provide fast, seamless connectivity to networks and public clouds, along with the capacity for vast data storage and compute processing power – all for lower costs. This investment in LONDON5 and LONDON6 means we can grow with our customers and help them achieve their ambitions.”

As well as being one of London’s leading colocation providers, VIRTUS is part of the ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) group, a carrier-neutral and advanced data centre platform with over 50 data centres in India, China, Singapore and the UK. VIRTUS’ sites serve as a business hub for hundreds of organisations across financial services, the public sector, life sciences, education as well as cloud and IT services industries. It gives access to over 20 public cloud platforms via the majority of global and regional telecommunications providers. Just as VIRTUS is the key cloud hub in London, STT GDC’s facilities are where the cloud lives in other major developed and developing economic areas.

About VIRTUS
VIRTUS Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, owns, designs, builds and operates the country’s most efficient and flexible data centres. VIRTUS leads the industry with award winning innovation in hyper efficient, ultra-high density and highly interconnected facilities.

Located in and around London’s metro, VIRTUS offers the best of traditional retail and wholesale colocation models, combining dedicated support and complementary ecosystems with low cost, scalable and custom solutions, in uniquely flexible and customer friendly packages. Customers also benefit from Tier III certified, ultra-secure facilities, that provide 100 per cent uptime; protecting and connecting data, applications, networks and clouds within VIRTUS Data Centres and the global digital economy.

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BOULDER, CO – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) will expand its Atlanta data center presence with a new location at 1150 White Street SW. The facility will add 72,100 total square feet and six megawatts (MW) of critical power, and is the company’s second data center in Atlanta.

The expansion is driven by strong customer demand in Atlanta, including commitments from four large companies in diverse sectors. The new facility, expected to be fully operational in early 2018, will complement Zayo’s facility located next door at 1100 White Street SW. As a result of Zayo’s expansive fiber network, which includes a fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) build initiated in late 2015, the company is experiencing increased demand for both connectivity and colocation in the area.


Atlanta is a key gateway for global business, and has experienced significant growth in technology, telecommunications, media, healthcare and IT. The city is home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.

“Atlanta is a vibrant and growing market, with a diverse base of businesses contributing to strong demand,” said TJ Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “This expansion furthers our ability to serve the needs of enterprise and webscale customers with Zayo’s high-quality colocation and high-scale fiber networks.”

For more information on Zayo’s data centers, please visit zayo.com/services/data-center-colocation/.

About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 124,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.

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SINGAPORE – WPWebHost, WordPress hosting provider with over 30,000 WordPress sites, is excited to announce the launch of its latest Managed WordPress hosting offerings in Singapore. With this upgrade, users throughout Asia Pacific and nearby regions such as India and Australia will have greater connectivity and better overall experience with WPWebHost.

“Hosting our Managed WordPress service in Singapore data center is really important for us and our valued clients as we have a large customer base in Asia, which is expected to further increase with this announcement.” Chan, the CEO of WPWebHost, further asserted that “Singapore is a particularly well connected region, allowing local users to significantly reduce their latency time. Our new plans are the perfect springboard for small businesses, publishers and developers to increase productivity and deliver their message without having to worry about cumbersome back-ends.”


New plans introduced after this launch will come preconfigured with WordPress installation, migration, automated updates and enhanced security. In addition to 24/7 support by expert WordPress technical staff, additional features include Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, site indexing, cloning and staging environments.

“WordPress powers over 28% of all websites today, representing a content management system market share of over 60% and still growing strong. WordPress users have specific requirements and WPWebHost is poised to deliver best in class WordPress Hosting, with Plesk WordPress Toolkit and their phenomenal management and support” said Jan Löffler, CTO at Plesk.”

For more information about WPWebHost and its new WordPress features and benefits, visit wpwebhost.com.

About WPWebHost
Since 2001, WPWebHost has assisted entrepreneurs and developers globally bring their dreams to life on the Internet. WPWebHost powers amazing experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress. The company’s premium managed hosting platform provides the highest performance, reliability and security while remaining affordable and intuitive for individual and small businesses. Its commitments to customers include 24x7x365 professional technical support, 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, 100-Day Money Back, friendly customer service team, 99.9% Network Uptime and 99.5% Server Uptime Guarantee.

About Plesk
Plesk is the leading WebOps platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses. Plesk is running more than 377,000 servers, automating over 11 million websites and 19 million mailboxes. Available in more than 32 languages across 140 countries, 50 percent of the top 100 service providers worldwide are partnering with Plesk. Plesk has simplified the life of SysAdmins and SMBs since the early 2000s and continues to add value across multiple cloud services.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals, is proud to announce the launch of the Liquid Web Premium Business Email product to further augment their wide portfolio of hosting products. Liquid Web’s Premium Business Email offers a fully managed email solution that includes standard features important to a professional presence, including access to email from anywhere through mobile, webmail and other mail clients but without any hardware to deploy or software to install and manage. This newest Liquid Web product serves the business customer providing feature-rich services including ample storage, high quality Spam and Virus protection and the ability to create a custom domain for professional branding.

“In a time where web hosting companies are transforming more into platform as a service type offerings, Premium Business Email will allow our customers to increase their productivity and lower their costs by not having to manage, maintain or troubleshoot their email servers,” said Joe Oesterling, CTO. “We have been fortunate to be able to service our customers for over 20 years by adapting to technology changes, and we look forward to continuing to empower our customers by providing them an additional managed hosting service like Premium Business email. Our mission is to enable our customers to focus on running their business and entrust Liquid Web with managing their hosting services.”


The Premium Business Email product augments Liquid Web’s already premium portfolio, and adds capabilities to further simplify web hosting and cloud services for it’s SMBs and the designers, developers and agencies who create for them. The feature-rich product is priced competitively and low enough in order to allow Liquid Web customers who support multiple clients to create their own revenue-generating opportunity. Premium Business Email joins other recent product announcements like the acquisition of Cloud Sites, an all-in-one platform designed for high-traffic websites, and Managed WordPress innovations, such as Image Compression, Visual comparison tool and the addition of iThemes Sync. Backed by industry-leading support, Liquid Web continues to execute on its strategic focus to simplify web hosting and cloud services, for rapidly growing businesses living, building and creating on the web and in the cloud.

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support delivering reliable, highly-available, secure and hassle-free hosting backed with a human touch. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.liquidweb.com, or read our blog posts at http://www.liquidweb.com/blog. Stay up to date with all Liquid Web events on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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In two separate announcements this week, Hostopia acquires an Australian web hosting business to grow its Asia-Pacific reach, while 365 Data Centers grows its data center footprint.
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Google Firebase has recently launched a fully-managed NoSQL document database called Cloud Firestore, designed to offer high performance plus offline access for mobile and web app development. Cloud Firestore focuses on delivering value to users shipping better apps and in a faster way. Android, iOS, and Javascript SDKs of Cloud Firestore synchronize app data in real-time, making it easier for developers to build apps and powerful collaborative features. For the developers who don’t need real-time sync, there is also one-time reads feature. Android, iOS, and Web version of Cloud Firestore supports database running in offline mode, so that users can access, write, and read in mobile app even on an airplane mode. The data can later be synced to cloud when network connection is available. Cloud Firestore uses the collections and documents to structure and query data which enable developers for expressive queries. It has also enabled the serverless development which will allow mobile apps…
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