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PHOENIX, AZ – CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced its first net-positive water data center campus at its flagship Arizona location. The CyrusOne Chandler data center incorporates cutting-edge, proprietary technology that dramatically reduces water usage onsite and will dramatically reduce company-wide water usage by millions of gallons per year. Through a partnership with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Change the Course program, the Chandler campus promises restoration to nearby watersheds.

“We know that the data centers we build today will serve our customers for decades, therefore, it is important that we continue to innovate and invest in design features to set the course for a sustainable future,” said Kyle Myers, Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability at CyrusOne. “As far as we can tell, this is the first net water positive data center in the world, and we hope it will set a precedent for water sustainability standards and the future of data centers.”


“Part of being a good neighbor in Chandler and the surrounding Phoenix area is to take action to preserve its precious water resources,” said Kevin Timmons, CTO, CyrusOne. “In fact, our data center restores more water than it withdraws, making our local presence a net benefit to the community.”

Since deployment, CyrusOne’s Chandler facility has significantly reduced its water usage, using small amounts for cooling, humidification, facility maintenance, and domestic water.

As part of the sustained effort to promote local water usage efficiency, CyrusOne has partnered with Change the Course, a program that funds collaborative on-the-ground projects to ensure our communities, economies, and ecosystems have enough clean water to flourish.

“Addressing water scarcity will require us to not only reduce consumptive water use but also restore water to nature,” said Val Fishman, Chief Development Officer at BEF. “We’re excited to have CyrusOne on board as a leader and partner helping to keep water in Arizona rivers during times of water stress. Through Change the Course, CyrusOne is supporting innovative projects that help farmers switch to more efficient irrigation methods and restore water flows to the region.”

About CyrusOne
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The Company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies.

With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its nearly 50 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at www.CyrusOne.com.

About Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is an independent 501(c)3 organization with a 21-year successful track record working with businesses across North America to advance solutions that ensure our communities, economies, and ecosystems have enough clean water to flourish. BEF’s Change the Course is a first-of-its-kind initiative that brings together the public, corporations, and on-the-ground conservation organizations to raise awareness about freshwater issues, reduce water footprints, and directly support water restoration projects. Change the Course is the leading national corporate water restoration and engagement campaign. The initiative has received contributions from over 60 corporate sponsors; supported over 55 water projects across 14 U.S. states and Mexico, and restored over 14 billion gallons of water. Learn more at Changethecourse.us.

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Hangzhou, China – Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and VMware, Inc., today announce the immediate availability of Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution in mainland China and Hong Kong region. With this new service, customers can use familiar VMware Cloud technologies to easily extend VMware-based on premises enterprise workloads to Alibaba Cloud, without rearchitecting their environment, and manage their workflow in the familiar VMware environment without disruption on network and security. The VMware model for hybrid cloud enables organizations to manage and run consistent infrastructure and operations across data centers and public clouds, delivering applications with the speed and agility to support business innovation and growth.

The partnership with VMware is another testament of Alibaba Cloud’s continuing effort to build a world-class cloud computing platform that helps global partners innovate, and expand into new markets. Together with VMware, Alibaba Cloud will empower businesses with proven solutions to meet their next generation of hybrid cloud computing needs with VMware Cloud technologies such as VMware vSphere and VMware NSX. Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution supports the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premises and off-premises environments. Customers can use the new service for a variety of use cases with direct support from Alibaba Cloud including critical application to cloud migration, data center extension, and disaster recovery.


“Our partnership with VMware demonstrates our unique value to collaborate and innovate with world-class partners leveraging our advanced cloud platform, so that we can bring the most up-to-date products and solutions to our customers globally,” said Lancelot Guo, VP of Alibaba Group and GM of Ecosystem and Sales Operations, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Alibaba Cloud is confident that with VMware, we can create greater value for our customers.”

“With the availability of this new service, VMware and Alibaba are providing customers seamless interoperability across private and public cloud environments using the same cloud infrastructure foundation customers in China use today in their data centers,” said Bernard Kwok, President, Greater China Region for VMware. “This new service will provide customers in China a powerful platform for modernizing their workloads based on a familiar computing environment, and will enable them to take advantage of many of their existing IT processes and workflows.”

Alibaba Cloud provides industry-leading flexible, cost-effective, and secure solutions. Services are available on both a pay-as-you-go mode and subscription mode; which include Elastic Compute Service, Storage, Relational Databases,Big Data Solution, and CDN.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner. It is also the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and public services. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace today announced the launch of strategic initiatives to meet the increasing international demand for cloud technology services. According to an IDC forecast[1], by 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of cloud infrastructure needs, with the global COVID-19 outbreak reinforcing the critical importance of business agility and scalability.

Rackspace strategies to address this cloud increase include strengthening its position in the Asia Pacific region with a new office opening in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as an increased investment across the Netherlands and Nordics region.


The Auckland office will complement Rackspace’s current APJ presence with other locations across Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore.

“Rackspace continues to invest in the APJ region, with our mission to be the best technology services company in the world,” said Sandeep Bhargava, Managing Director, APJ. “We have seen significant growth over the last six months with customers embracing our unbiased expertise in their cloud journey.”

As part of Rackspace’s broader global expansion plans, the investments reinforce its commitment to ensuring Fanatical Experience™ across these regions, particularly at a time when organizations are looking to cloud solutions for greater efficiencies and disaster relief recovery. According to a recent survey by 451 Research[2], 51% of enterprises expect to see major disruption to their business within six months.

Rackspace’s New Zealand-based team will be overseen by Ian Kerr, recently appointed as Country Manager, New Zealand. The Netherlands and Nordics office will continue to be managed by Bert Stam, who was recently promoted from Sales and Marketing Director NE to General Manager for the region.

“Now more than ever, customers are looking to get to the cloud faster to take advantage of cost optimization and business continuity benefits,” said Kevin Jones, Rackspace’s CEO. “Rackspace’s investments and hiring plans around the globe speak to our commitment to meet and exceed growing customer needs.”

Rackspace will recruit within the Netherlands and Nordics in 2020 and continue to provide consultancy expertise, aiming to double the size of the business in the next three years. With over 125,000 established customers globally, Rackspace can now offer additional support to its existing customer network, and also foster and strengthen new channel relationships.

“The growth in our local Professional Services team has allowed us to successfully support customers in region with on the ground experts,” said Martin Blackburn, Managing Director, EMEA. “Cloud technology is experiencing continuous growth across a number of industries in the Netherlands and Nordics and we’re committed to providing best in class support for customers in the region.”

Rackspace also received recognition this year as a Great Place to Work in its United Kingdom and Netherlands offices. This expansion follows the recent additional leadership and investments in the Middle East to enhance its regional support of hundreds of customers, market growth and maturity of cloud technology.

About Rackspace
Rackspace is a global technology services company dedicated to accelerating the value of the cloud during every phase of customers’ digital transformation. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for the last four consecutive years, we are uniquely positioned to manage applications, data, security and multiple clouds worldwide. Passionate about customer success by delivering Fanatical Experience™, we provide unbiased expertise with proven results across all the leading technologies. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace has 40 global data centers and over 125,000 clients across 100 countries.

[1] IDC Press Release, IDC Expects 2021 to Be the Year of Multi-Cloud as Global COVID-19 Pandemic Reaffirms Critical Need for Business Agility, March 2020
[2] 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, Press Release, Businesses Bracing for Major Disruptions from COVID-19 according to 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, March 2020

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IRVINE, CA — Since first convening in 2009, Cloud Summit is the premier global event that brings together innovators and problems solvers to help the world do more.

Ingram Micro Cloud has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and well-being of all attendees and exhibitors is the company’s top priority and out of an abundance of caution, the company announced today it will postpone this year’s Cloud Summit to early 2021.


“We want to thank our speakers, partners, sponsors and the City of Miami Beach for their support in making this difficult—but correct—decision,” said Adam Christensen, head of Cloud Global Marketing and Communications at Ingram Micro. “We look forward to our next gathering of cloud leaders and innovators as we continue to support growth in the cloud ecosystem.”

Registrants are encouraged to visit the Cloud Summit FAQ site for questions related to the rescheduling of the event.

About CloudBlue
CloudBlue is dedicated to helping service providers of all kinds build, scale and monetize cloud and digital services in the “as-a-service” economy. Many of the world’s best known telecommunications companies, technology distributors, managed services providers and value-added resellers rely on CloudBlue’s leading commerce platform to automate, aggregate and sell both their own cloud services, as well as those from third party ISVs. CloudBlue powers more than 200 of the world’s largest service provider cloud marketplaces, which collectively represent more than 30 million enterprise cloud subscriptions and over $1B in annual subscription revenue. CloudBlue provides its customers access to an ecosystem that includes more than 200 ISV solutions and more than 80,000 resellers around the world. CloudBlue is an independent software division of Ingram Micro. More at www.cloudblue.com.

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LONDON – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced one of its largest expansions of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) in seven new EMEA markets to help global businesses simplify hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. With this expansion of Equinix’s industry-leading interconnection service to Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul, Lisbon and Sofia, and extending into Hamburg in Q2 2020, enterprises and service providers can seamlessly interconnect to a rich ecosystem of clouds, networks, partners and customers that matter most to their digital businesses.

As global IT decision-makers respond to an increasingly dynamic world including competitive pressures, growing customer demands, globalisation, and challenges posed by COVID-19, many are accelerating their digital transformation efforts and continuing to prioritise the adoption of hybrid and multicloud solutions. In response to this market shift, Equinix is extending its ECX Fabric service in EMEA to help digital businesses simplify hybrid multicloud deployments and expand their global interconnection opportunities on Platform Equinix®.


Designed to support enterprise digital transformation initiatives, ECX Fabric is a global interconnection service available in 45 strategic markets that allows businesses to exchange their data on demand, and between metros through private connections. This capability enables enterprises, network services and cloud providers alike to consistently scale their digital businesses just as rapidly as the digital economy requires it.

ECX Fabric provides scalability, agility and connectivity over a self-service portal or APIs. Through a single port, customers in any ECX Fabric-enabled market can create and manage on-demand connections in a globally consistent way. By extending ECX Fabric from Lisbon in the West to Istanbul in the East, Equinix is making it easier for digital businesses to increase their global reach by gaining broad access to the ecosystems they need for scaling their businesses globally.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centres. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. www.equinix.com

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