October 2019 Archives

As enterprises consistently shift towards technology as a service (XaaS), the production workloads are shifting to the public cloud platforms. With this, about 46% of the heterogenous mix of server workload types are expected to shift from VMs and bare metal to containers and serverless platforms in next one year. Given the rapid increase in serverless platforms usage, companies must also know the related security threats, and the need to understand and implement the security measures to manage threats, says a new Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) study that looks at the processes involved in and employed by the organizations to secure cloud-native applications. Analysts at Data Theorem polled 371 IT and cyber security professionals in North America to create Security for DevOps – Enterprise Survey Report. Survey highlights – the DevSecOps approach is emerging for securing cloud-native applications The analysts have found that the DevSecOps is an emerging concept to handle the…
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Nearly 1 in 4 malicious URLs (24%) are hosted on trusted domains, according to the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. This shows that the attackers are trying to gain the trust of users and then take it for granted. Webroot, a leading IT security firm, discovered more than 1.5 million unique phishing URLs in 2019 so far. The company has also protected over 3.35 million endpoint devices against these phishing URLs. The 2019 Webroot Threat Report examines the emerging threats and cybersecurity trends, and provides perspectives and predictions for the future. Key findings of the report: Emerging threats and cybersecurity trends Here are the highlights of the report including the latest cybersecurity trends, emerging cyberthreats, and more. 1. Cybercriminals taking the trust for granted As mentioned above, the cybercriminals are exploiting the human vulnerabilities, i.e. trust. Twenty-four percent of the malicious URLs were found on trusted domains. The attackers are hacking legitimate websites…
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ATLANTA, GA – Total Server Solutions (TSS), a global Managed Services Provider, announced today it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status.

The Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that Total Server Solutions offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities including integration and interoperability, cost optimization and flexibility.


“VMware Cloud Verified status designates the top providers delivering the latest VMware Cloud infrastructure capabilities. Total Server Solutions is proud to be recognized as one of these leading organizations,” said Ryan DiRocco, CTO as TSS. “We have seen extensive enhancements to the VMware Cloud platform in the past few years and are excited to have these products as part of our core product offerings as we extend this platform to all of our world-wide data centers.”

“Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organizations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers’ businesses,” said Jim Aluotto, director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. “Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Total Server Solutions as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”

VMware’s global network of more than 4,000 VMware Cloud Providers leverage VMware’s consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services, provide geographic and industry specialization, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements. Cloud Providers operating under the VMware Cloud Provider Program deliver individually tailored cloud solutions and services in more than 120 countries.

To learn more about Total Server Solutions global platform of Cloud and Edge Services, please visit totalserversolutions.com.

About Total Server Solutions
Total Server Solutions is a global Managed Services Provider focused on connecting businesses to their customers and the data they need anywhere. The TSS global platform includes VMware Multi-Tenant Cloud, Veeam Data Protection, Colocation, Bare Metal Servers, Content Delivery Network (CDN) and a low latency, high-performance network enabling customers to securely and seamlessly move workloads anywhere in the world. Total Server Solutions is VMware Cloud Verified and is recognized as a VMware Enterprise Cloud Provider and a Veeam Platinum Partner.

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DENVER, CO – Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, today announced it is adding a third data center in the renowned INFOMART Dallas building, the region’s preeminent carrier hotel. The new, state-of-the-art 13,200 SQF DAL3 data center will utilize Cologix’s existing Meet-Me-Room (MMR) and offer diverse fiber paths from customer cabinet/cage space to the MMR. DAL3 offers connections to Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft® Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect.

“With a strong telecom infrastructure and low costs of doing business, the Dallas market continues to grow and thrive driven primarily by enterprise customers and network providers,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix. “Fortune 1,000 businesses need access to the best data center and interconnections available, especially when running latency-sensitive applications and accessing cloud compute services. Cologix provides diverse and unique access unparalleled in the industry. Our new interconnection hub will support growing consumer demand for speed and capacity to support immediate access to online banking and healthcare as well as on-demand gaming and apps like Fortnite and Lyft, video and live streaming with services like Netflix, YouTube and other content delivered to smartphones and other connected devices. In addition, Dallas is one of the U.S. metro markets where carriers are in a race to build 5G networks. ”


Designed for 3kW/cabinet with higher-density configurations available up to 15 kW/cabinet, DAL3 will offer 2.25 MW of power. Located at 1950 North Stemmons Freeway, DAL3 will come on line Q1 2020 and joins the 35K SQF of the currently operational DAL1 and DAL2 facilities, bringing about 50K SQF of data center space to Dallas upon completion. Cologix’s MMR is highly connected to a diverse and unique group of more than 50 networks and direct on-ramps to all major hyperscale cloud providers.

DAL3 is another example of Cologix’s continuous investment in the expansion of interconnection hubs. Located in region’s preeminent carrier hotel in one of the most vigorous communications markets in the United States, DAL3 at the Infomart hosts the largest number of carriers out of any single building in a 900-mile radius with more than 8,700 strands of fiber running into the facility. The combination of geographic location, available carriers, abundant fiber and MMR availability makes Cologix Dallas data centers the perfect site to colocate proximity-reliant or latency-sensitive applications.

Other key features for DAL3 include:
– Best available network neutral connectivity: 53 unique networks (including to Central America) in the Cologix-controlled Meet-Me-Room. Dual fiber entrances via vaults by individual carrier to Cologix vault.
– Central location: Infomart Dallas with largest number of carriers in Southwest U.S.
– Cooling Technology: Hot aisle containment with chilled water in-row cooling technology with N+1 chillers control data center.
– Top certifications and security: SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliant.

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable hyperscale edge data center solutions from 29 prime interconnection hubs and 5 hyperscale capacity facilities across 10 strategic North American markets. Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet’s new edge.

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DENVER, CO – CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest colocation facility VA3 in Reston, Virginia.

The CoreSite Reston campus and the continued growth and expansion with VA3 provides the CoreSite customer community with the immediate benefits of a rich ecosystem of natively deployed networks, cloud on-ramps, and solution partners. As of June 30, 2019, CoreSite’s Northern Virginia market was comprised of over 280 customers, which includes approximately 40 cloud providers, 170 enterprises, and 70 network providers. Additionally, the Fairfax County location allows CoreSite to serve the native base of enterprises, systems integrators, universities, and governmental agencies with the lowest latency to the largest public clouds.


“The CoreSite Reston campus provides customers cloud connectivity and delivers the highest security and performance, low latency, with the lowest cost of cloud service utilization,” said Juan Font, CoreSite’s Senior Vice President, General Management.

“With over 100MW of expected capacity for the Reston Campus Expansion, and the multi-cloud capabilities of the CoreSite platform, we are in a position to deliver the maximum degree of scale, operational flexibility and performance throughout the entire lifecycle of customers’ digital transformation journey,” said Font.

“Thank you to Hunter Mill District Supervisor Hudgins and her team for her unwavering support of CoreSite over the years,” said Font. “We are also very thankful for the resourcefulness and commitment of the Fairfax Land Development Services team, as well as the Economic Development Authority.”

“Additionally, our thanks to Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council for joining and providing her perspective with the opening remarks and participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.”

About CoreSite
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,350 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 450+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.

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LANSING, MI – Liquid Web, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs, and Nexcess, the premier managed web hosting provider for eCommerce platforms have joined forces. With over 50 years of combined hosting experience, the move supports the company’s mission to dominate the Web Professional hosting market for SMBs.

“This combination of companies demonstrates our commitment to be a leader in the Application hosting space and to deliver innovative solutions for the Web Professional customer that we are both focused on — designers, developers, site and store owners,” said Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger. “Nexcess is the premier eCommerce hosting provider for SMBs, and this union gives them access to more scale and capital to continue growth for the long term. With the combination of our two companies and strong expertise in Magento, WordPress and WooCommerce, Liquid Web and Nexcess will now be able to further develop the product and open source platform capabilities that SMB customers and their developers have been asking for,” said Geiger.


Current and future Liquid Web clients can expect to soon gain access to the technology and scalability of Nexcess Cloud. Likewise, present and future Nexcess clients will obtain access to Liquid Web plans and services.

The companies will operate largely separate. Existing customers of Nexcess will not see changes in products or pricing, will not be migrated and they will continue to contact the Nexcess team they know today for service and support. Chris Wells, CEO, and founder at Nexcess, remains with the team and assumes a senior technology leadership role.

A technology industry veteran, Carrie Wheeler, will lead the Managed Applications Business Unit which combines the Nexcess and Liquid Web focus on Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress solutions. “Nexcess has built a very successful business in Application hosting with a strong brand and a solid go-to-market strategy,” said Carrie Wheeler, EVP & General Manager, Managed Applications.

“We sought Nexcess, recognizing that the combination of their leading Managed Magento platform with Liquid Web’s WooCommerce and WordPress focus allows us to combine products, services, capabilities and team to deliver the best hosting experience to SMBs and the designers, developers and agencies who create for them,” said Wheeler.

This partnership expands the global reach of both companies, now with 650 employees, 11 data centers, and a full-service Application Web Hosting and Managed Cloud portfolio. Both companies look to expand their legacy of best-in-class support and customer service. Plans include more product development, event sponsorships, white papers, code contributions, and other ways to expand both companies’ footprint in the eCommerce community.

About Liquid Web
Liquid Web is an industry leader in applications hosting, managed hosting and cloud services known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. With over 30,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. The company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for twelve years. With over 1 million sites under management, they have the scale in support, leadership, and financial backing to deliver the best customer experience in the hosting industry.

About Nexcess
New technology comes with a promise. Almost 20 years ago, from a small garage in Michigan, one man set out to fulfill that promise: to become a hosting provider that empowers clients to create and grow the businesses they want. Now, from its Southfield, Michigan headquarters, Nexcess holds data centers around the world that offer the best in terms of performance, reliability, and control. By embracing complexity, providing stability, and working with clients, partners, and team members, Nexcess has managed to create innovations that have changed the face of web hosting support and management forever.

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