January 2018 Archives

SAN FRANCISCO – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions and a Silver level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect in 14 major metropolitan areas. These connections help ensure high performance and optimal reliability of critical enterprise applications within Oracle’s cloud, which occupies more than 500,000 square feet across 16 Digital Realty locations.

Access to OCI is being made available through Digital Realty’s Service Exchange in Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Silicon Valley. As a result, a total of 59 Digital Realty data centers support private connections to Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service.


Oracle FastConnect enables customers to set up a hybrid cloud by providing an easy and cost-effective way to create fast, low-latency, private and dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud. Digital Realty’s Service Exchange gives enterprises private, secure, high-throughput, and low-latency access over a single interface to OCI and other cloud providers, overcoming some of the limitations of the public Internet. It allows users to manage physical and virtual connections through a single portal and gives them the visibility and reporting capabilities they need to address their connectivity requirements more rapidly and efficiently.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Don Johnson, Senior Vice President Product Development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With Oracle’s FastConnect service via Digital Realty, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”

“Our direct connections to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure build upon our commitment to ensure that our customers have interconnected access to the critical IT resources they need to drive business success,” said Digital Realty Chief Technology Officer Chris Sharp. “The rapid growth of Oracle Cloud is a testament to its strength in the marketplace, and we are extremely pleased to be working closely with Oracle to accelerate its momentum.”

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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MUMBAI, INDIA – Web Werks Data Centers today reported the launch of Data and Privacy Protection (DPP), an advanced security offering intended to help distinguish and protect sensitive data in a client’s domain, for example, licensed property, client payment data, and personally identifiable data while meeting strict compliance prerequisites around securing information at rest. The new DPP offering speaks to a key piece of a consolidated security operational approach that organizations need to help guarantee their association is safe.

As indicated by a recent Forrester Research report, a disturbing 49% of worldwide system security chiefs report that they encountered at least one breach in the duration of the past year. The proceeded with increment in security-related episodes is driving Chief Risk and Chief Compliance officers specifically to reexamine the way their association handles sensitive client information to guarantee that it is both secure and accessible to only authorized users. The new offering gives organizations a completely manage data protection service, including information characterization, information access policies, encryption and activity reporting, which can be effectively coordinated with existing applications without requiring code changes.


Web Werks Data and Privacy Protection arrangement give organizations a scope of security and compliance benefits, including:

• Understanding Risks Associated with Data – Helps clients to comprehend, distinguish and report the most sensitive information in their surroundings.

• Upgraded Data Protection – Deploys innovation stages to confine access to endorsed organization faculty and procedures, while producing detailed data about unapproved access by clients, applications, and frameworks to sensitive information.

• Definite Compliance Reporting – Delivers detailed monthly reporting to give clients a complete perspective of their information utilization and how it is being ensured, also enables clients to meet their compliance necessities in numerous districts incorporating certain arrangements in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and PCI-DSS.

“Cyber-attacks are ending up more refined and ruptures including unapproved access to client information are more typical, yet numerous organizations do not have the in-house assets and ability to manage these dangers. The DPP offering is a perfect fit for these associations, as it enables Web Werks specialists to deal with the procedure for guaranteeing information is secured while helping organizations meet progressively strict compliance prerequisites for securing information in various districts,” said Nikhil Rathi, Director of Web Werks.

About Web Werks
Established in 1996, Web Werks is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000 – 1 and Uptime Institute Certified Cloud Data Center Service Provider in India. Web Werks has been awarded “the best web hosting award 2017′, ‘Retailer Of The Year For Best Cloud Data Centers And Internet Exchange,” “Great Indian Workplace Award (GIWA) 2017” and much more.

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BOSTON – Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, has completed its acquisition of the U.S. operations of IO Data Centers LLC, a leading colocation data center services provider based in Phoenix, Arizona. With the transaction, Iron Mountain acquired the land and buildings associated with four state-of-the-art data centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Edison, New Jersey; and Columbus, Ohio. The existing data center space in the four owned facilities totals 728,000 square feet, providing 62 megawatts (MW) of capacity with expansion potential of an additional 77 MW in Arizona and New Jersey.

The acquisition closes with a customer expansion at the Phoenix data center campus by Cyxtera, a leading provider of secure infrastructure to global enterprises and the U.S. federal government. Cyxtera’s expansion represents the continued demand for service providers in the Phoenix market. They made the selection based on the security, comprehensive compliance support and scalability of the facility, which provided the ideal environment to serve its customer base and support its growth projections.


The total purchase price at closing amounted to $1.34 billion subject to working capital and other customary adjustments and including additional cash consideration related to company performance since the signing of the purchase agreement, including the Cyxtera lease. The additional consideration is a portion of the $60 million cash payable to the sellers based on future performance.

Iron Mountain’s IO transaction follows the 2017 acquisition of FORTRUST data center in September and the planned purchase of two data centers in the London and Singapore markets from Credit Suisse announced in October, significantly expanding the company’s presence in the fastest-growing domestic and international data center markets. These transactions will bring Iron Mountain’s total data center portfolio to more than 90 MW of existing capacity, with an additional 26 MW of capacity currently under construction, and planned and future expansion potential of another 135 MW.

“One of the strategic cornerstones of the IO transaction is that it enhances our geographic diversification with expansion capacity in Phoenix, the fourth fastest market for absorption in the U.S. in 2017, as well as New Jersey, another key market serving the New York metro area,” said Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager, Iron Mountain Data Centers. “The new leasing activity is an important example of our diverse customer base with growing requirements for colocation capacity. It also highlights the strength of our expanded team of experienced and highly skilled professionals who we welcome to the Iron Mountain family.”

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in more than 50 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.

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OVERLAND PARK, KS – Codero Holdings, Inc. (Codero), a leader in managed hosting services and technology enablement, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Codero will offer managed services for the Azure public cloud and hybrid multi-cloud hosting.

Microsoft Azure is one of the leading hybrid cloud options for businesses around the world, offering over 100 integrations and features that enable companies to not only store and run their apps and processes but develop innovative experiences using mixed reality, bots, and other emerging technologies.


Extracting the full benefit from Azure’s suite of capabilities requires expertise that many companies do not have in-house. Codero’s Azure-certified team will leverage years of demonstrated expertise in hosting cloud solutions to help guide customers and ease their transition to Azure.

“Joining the Azure Partner Network enables us to extend the distinct benefits of Azure to companies across industries, regardless of their size or experience level,” said John Martis, CEO of Codero. “Azure will play an important role as we custom-architect and manage our customers’ optimal infrastructure, enabling them to do more with their technology, reduce management overhead, and focus on business outcomes.”

About Codero
Codero is a managed hosting and technology enabler that facilitates the adoption and use of advanced and custom cloud solutions. A provider of managed, dedicated, and hybrid multi-cloud services, backed by exceptional customer service, Codero serves over 3,500 customers worldwide. Codero offers a portfolio of custom hosting and technology solutions focused on the specific needs of small and medium businesses and community anchor institutions. Codero helps customers and partners live and thrive in the cloud. Learn more about Codero at http://www.codero.com

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TAMPA, FL – Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it sold an approximately 250,000 square foot data center located on approximately nineteen acres of land in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area (the “Chicago Data Center”), for $315,000,000 to an affiliate of Digital Realty Trust, LP (NYSE: “DLR”). The aggregate net book value of the Chicago Data Center as held on the Company’s balance sheet was approximately $227,329,000 as of September 30, 2017. The Company repaid approximately $105,079,000 in property level debt in conjunction with the sale of the Chicago Data Center.

“We are pleased with the price achieved in connection with selling the Chicago Data Center, which, we believe, represents a significant gain from our initial off-market purchase made in 2014,” stated Michael A. Seton, President of the Company. “By investing additional capital, actively managing the asset and capitalizing on the growing data center market, we were able to deliver significant shareholder value with the sale of this asset,” Mr. Seton added.


“The sale of the Chicago Data Center represents a strong initial step as we consider all avenues of liquidity for our shareholders and seek to maximize value for their investment in the Company,” stated John E. Carter, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Independent Advisors
Moelis & Company LLC acted as lead financial advisor to the Company, along with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. acting as co-advisors, and Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP serving as legal counsel to the Company.

About Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc.
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in mission critical real estate assets located throughout the United States. Mission critical real estate assets are purpose-built facilities designed to support the most essential operations of tenants. Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. focuses its acquisitions on mission critical assets in the data center and healthcare sectors.

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DALLAS, TX – Stream Data Centers is pleased to announce its new Chicago-area development in Elk Grove Village, Ill. When completed in late 2018, the newly constructed facility will offer 15MW of critical load and approximately 130,600 square feet of data center space.

According to Stream’s Co-Managing Partner, Robert Kennedy, “Elk Grove Village has become a prime destination for data center operators, cloud service providers, and enterprise users, offering robust fiber optic connectivity, reliable power infrastructure and immediate proximity to the entire Chicago metro area.”


Stream purchased a newly constructed shell which will be structurally enhanced to data center standards. This opportunity provides customers with speed-to-market advantages without sacrificing mission-critical development quality.

Stream’s new state-of-the-art Chicago I Data Center will offer:

  • 130,600 square feet of structurally enhanced data center space, with 70,000 square feet of raised floor, on 5.82 acres
  • 15MW of critical load
  • Top-performing utility power, in a reliable and competitive energy market
  • Two (2) 25MW utility feeds from two separate substations
  • Robust and redundant fiber connectivity with three (3) diverse entry points
  • 24×7 on-site operations and security
  • Secure perimeter fencing

“Our new development in Elk Grove Village seeks to address the needs of cloud providers and enterprise companies with significant requirements in and around the Chicago area,” Kennedy said. “We believe that our value proposition will serve cloud, financial, healthcare and other enterprise companies looking for low-latency data center connectivity with this highly-secure and resilient option, located in the heart of the Chicago market.”

About Stream Data Centers
Stream Data Centers is committed to improving the critical environments experience through exceptional people and service. Since 1999, Stream has been an active investor and industry leader, providing premium services, optimized value and scalable critical environments to the Fortune 500 and beyond. To date, the company has acquired, developed and operated more than two million square feet of data center space in Texas, Minnesota, California and Colorado, representing more than 200 megawatts of power. Stream develops and operates highly resilient, scalable and efficient data centers throughout North America, with products including fully-commissioned Hyperscale Cloud Centers, Private Data Center™ halls and suites, Retail Colocation deployments, Ready-to-Fit™ Powered Shells, or Build-to-Suit data centers – all with immediate connection to network carriers and public cloud providers. Services supporting critical environments and energy procurement leverage the combined skill sets and resources of Stream’s technical real estate professionals with fine-tuned data center and energy management expertise, to deliver an end-to-end solution for all real estate and mission-critical infrastructure needs. Learn more at www.streamdatacenters.com.

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