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MONTRÉAL – ROOT Data Center announces today the availability of a new whitepaper titled, Power, Real Estate and Capability: Evaluating Your Data Center’s Expansion Capacity. Global creation of data is increasing at a massive rate and the ability to store and manage this data is crucial for the IT operator. As enterprises through small businesses move to the cloud, cloud operators must be able to respond to increasing demands for more capacity quickly and reliably. Data center choice is paramount. In this whitepaper, ROOT Data Center explores the factors that create success for hyperscalers and enterprises in supporting fast and reliable expansion and scalability.

According to the white paper, as demand for data storage space increases at its rampant pace, three of the most important considerations for global enterprises and hyperscale providers seeking effective data center hosting solutions are available power, available space and deployment capabilities. As enterprise IT infrastructures grow and mature, they require higher power densities as well as increased cabinet space. Additionally, as data center real estate is quickly depleting, it has become necessary to work with a provider capable of building out infrastructure within a geographic location that offers available space. Finally, an effective data center provider should be able to ensure the installation of infrastructure in short time frames.


“It has become essential for companies seeking data center solutions to ensure their provider is capable of effectively expanding infrastructure, power and space to future-proof requirements,” says AJ Byers, President and CEO of ROOT Data Center. “Historically, it was acceptable for a data center to have deployment timelines of a year and a half, which now needs to be closer to three months for a multi-megawatt project. In fact, most data center operators are still working at that pace, so the ability to accelerate that timeline to 90 days or less is a key differentiator.”

ROOT Data Center delivers multi-MW implementations in less than 120 days, and offers a PUE of 1.17, combined with 100% sustainable power and densities of up to 40kW per rack. Companies benefit from ROOT’s unmatched deployment speeds and low-cost renewable hydro-electric power from Hydro Quebec. Coupling these benefits with scalable high-performance services, customers are able to achieve effective colocation solutions designed to suit businesses of any size.

To read the whitepaper, Power, Real Estate and Capability: Evaluating Your Data Center’s Expansion Capacity, visit: http://rootdatacenter.com/expansion-capabilities-white-paper

About ROOT Data Center
ROOT is a next-generation data center company that provides colocation solutions to empower the world’s computing leaders. Its modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Less power to waste, more power to you. For more information, visit www.rootdatacenter.com.

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Apple has made changes to revised app store guidelines that threatened to block a wide range of small business apps created with templates, DIY tools, and SMB app platforms.
The guidelines were originally revised earlier this year to ensure a minimum standard of quality and uniqueness for apps accepted to the App Store, and to make sure that they are not simply "wrapped" websites or social media pages. The revisions were also intended to limit spam in the App Store. A number of developers and app-creation companies catering to SMBs and non-profit organizations that had thought they would be unaffected by the changes, however, were recently informed that their apps would be banned as of January 1.
App store review guideline 4.2.6 previously said: "Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected."
The rule has now been amended to read: "Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected unless they are submitted directly by the provider of the app's content. These services should not submit apps on behalf of their clients and should offer tools that let their clients create customized, innovative apps that provide unique customer experiences. Another acceptable option for template providers is to create a single binary to host all client content in an aggregated or "picker" model, for example as a restaurant finder app with separate customized entries or pages for each client restaurant,
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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence sent letters to DreamHost and Shopify over the weekend, asking the hosting service providers to disable the GhostGunner.net and GhostGuns.com websites. The request comes in the wake of news that the mass murder in Tehama County, Calif., was carried out by an individual prohibited from owning guns with weapons he made from parts ordered online.
Giffords Law Center argues that because the guns sold on the two sites are illegal in some states, the businesses aid and abet violations of state laws by their customers, and therefore they can be shut them down for violating the service providers' Acceptable Use Policies and Terms of Service.
Weapons made without serial numbers — which are generally required by U.S. federal law — are known as "ghost guns," according to the announcement. Kits and parts sold by the websites can be assembled into semi-automatic handguns and assault weapons using 3-D printing and milling technology in a home workshop.
"The recent mass shooting in Northern California underscored how dangerous it is when people legally prohibited from owning guns can go online and buy do-it-yourself assault weapon kits from unaccountable companies with no background checks, and no questions asked," Adam Skaggs, Chief Counsel at Giffords Law Center said in a statement. "But companies like Ghost Gunner and Ghost Guns are profiting from doing just that. The Internet Service Providers hosting their
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