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PARSIPPANY, NJ – COLOTRAQ, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center infrastructure services, announces it can now provide its system integrators (SIs), VARs, MSPs, Agents and independent consultants world class options to OEM maintenance contracts for data center and hardware infrastructure maintenance cost optimization. Our teams span the globe – keeping your IT systems up-to-date, agile and running at the highest level.

With it’s newly formed partnerships COLOTRAQ can now fulfill enterprise client demand for cost optimization by using a hybrid maintenance strategy that combines secondary hardware, OEM-maintenance, OEM-independent TPM, and managed spares in global regions across server, storage and network technologies


“We are pleased to be a part of COLOTRAQ’s premier sourcing ecosystem for data center infrastructure services. With COLOTRAQ’s team providing outstanding global support of clients with Evernex’s services available in 160 countries we have a great opportunity to be a part of driving even higher levels of customer support and satisfaction in even the most challenging environments. Evernex is an IT infrastructure partner – offering world-class, cost-effective solutions anywhere, anytime for the entire life of your IT infrastructure,” stated Tom Gorey, General Manager, Global channels Evernex

The key components to this offer :
Third Party Maintenance (TPM) for network, server and storage devices, available on 6 continents, in more than 160 countries at an average savings of 60% off OEM list prices. All this with a single point of contact and common SLA.
The focus of this program is on the TPM market for data center and network support, which is maintenance provided independently from the OEMs.
Most large, physically diversified enterprises use OEM’s and TPM’s to ensure business continuity. 85% of the time there is only one TPM competing against the OEM… at half the OEM street price.

There are only two providers with effective global reach. Evernex is the premier choice, with the largest spare parts inventory in the world, having over 750,000 items in stock. And Evernex is channel friendly, offering deal registration and recurring commissions. With its 96% customer retention rate, that matters. “Through these partnerships COLOTRAQ can now offer competitive alternatives to the ever increasing equipment costs in the marketplace as well as extending the life of the many excellent products customers are comfortable with that are no longer OEM supported,” stated Dany Bouchedid, CEO COLOTRAQ.

About Evernex
The French company, Evernex, which is majority owned by an investment fund, THE CARLYLE GROUP (NASDAQ: CG), is specialized in the maintenance of IT infrastructure around the world, using a comprehensive range of services from maintenance, to Spare as a Service – SPaaS™, but also additional services such as recycling, secure data disposal, data centre removal and relocation, library repair, IT hardware rental and financial solutions.Evernex offers services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to all customer sites worldwide to ensure business continuity and operational user quality, whilst remaining committed to protecting the environment and sustainable development. Evernex provides three quarters of its business services internationally and covers over one hundred and sixty countries across the globe. The group achieved Revenues of $190 million in 2016

About the Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with over $158 billion under management, spread out between 281 investment vehicles (as of 31 December 2016). Carlyle, headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, aims to invest in a far-sighted manner to create value for its investors, many of whom are pension funds. Carlyle’s investment activities are divided into 4 segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – deployed globally: in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle’s fields of expertise cover the aerospace industry, defence and government services, consumer goods, energy, financial services, health, industry, real estate, telecommunications, the media and transport. The Carlyle Group has a network of 35 offices employing more than 1,600 staff across six continents.

About COLOTRAQ
COLOTRAQ is the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and related network services. Since 1999, COLOTRAQ has been helping find data center infrastructure solutions for businesses and institutions worldwide through its unrivaled network of over 400 service providers in over 1,300 cities across 140 countries and territories. COLOTRAQ can instantly match customer requirements from a single rack to thousands of square feet of data center space along with managed hosting, cloud-based infrastructure and network services.

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ST. LOUIS – Managed cloud hosting provider RoseHosting is proud to be sponsoring the first ever WordCamp in Riverside, California. The 2017 WordCamp in Riverside, California, is an opportunity for WordPress developers to get to know each other and share ideas.

RoseHosting provides expert Linux server deployment, including website migration, server monitoring, and full backup services. Offering ultra-fast Linux virtual private servers, RoseHosting provides cloud hosting for businesses that need an online presence.


RoseHosting is a perfect sponsor for the 2017 WordCamp in Riverside, CA as WordPress users who require hosting for their web services can turn to RoseHosting to meet their needs. For example, RoseHosting provides managed WordPress hosting for companies that want to publish content online without all of the hassle of managing and running a server.

WordCamp Riverside 2017 is expected to be an exciting event for designers, developers, bloggers, and business owners from all across Southern California. Sessions are available for everyone from beginners to advanced developers. The camp features multiple speakers who will share valuable information with attendees and answer any questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome to attend WordCamp Riverside 2017 and share ideas and experiences with other entrepreneurs.

This is the first time WordCamp has come to Riverside. The camp will take place at SolarMax Technologies, where RoseHosting and the other sponsors will be present to provide insight on the products and services they offer. This inaugural WordCamp is an important step in the creation of a strong, supportive WordPress community in the local area. The organizers hope that local designers, developers, and bloggers will get to know each other and forge strong relationships that can help everyone succeed.

RoseHosting is a privately owned St. Louis-based company, in business since 2001. Back then, they were the first and only company in the world to offer commercial Linux virtual servers. Now, they offer several hosting solutions to thousands of customers around the world. Their data center is located in St. Louis, Missouri, less than 100 miles from the population center of the USA.

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DALLAS, TX – DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, interconnectivity, and managed services, has announced today a partnership with DE-CIX to deliver peering and Layer-2 connectivity throughout the Dallas market.

The collaboration responds to an increasing demand for peering and content exchange in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. DE-CIX provides premium network interconnection services and operates several carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchanges (IX, or Internet Exchange Point, IXP) in Europe, the Middle East and North America. The partnership will deliver peering and Layer-2 connectivity in all three of the company’s Dallas-area data center facilities (DFW-1 in Dallas, DFW-2 in Richardson, and DFW-3 in Plano). Each location is interconnected through DataBank’s metro Ethernet ring, allowing customers to leverage the DE-CIX platform for public and/or private peering, enhanced network capabilities, and Layer-2 connectivity.


The partnership drives additional advantages for customers:

  • A single connection in any of the DataBank Dallas facilities delivers access to the 30+ networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas for the price of a single cross-connect
  • DataBank’s sole control of the downtown Dallas (DFW-1) building’s meet-me room expedites and simplifies access to peering, enhanced network capabilities, and Layer-2 connectivity

“In addition to boosting interconnections across networks within our facilities, our partnership with DE-CIX allows us to serve the market more effectively providing access to peering and Layer-2 connectivity solutions that are already disrupting and driving the market,” said Nicholas Schmidt, Director of Network Engineering at DataBank. “DE-CIX boosts our growth strategy to drive connectivity across all businesses within the technology-concentrated business areas within the DFW Metroplex and beyond.”

Coupled with recent announcements that DE-CIX Dallas doubled its accessible reach through new connectivity options in both the Dallas and Houston markets, the new partnership solidifies DataBank and DE-CIX’s market position and traction in the region.

“DataBank and DE-CIX are cooperating in every way possible to deliver access to our competitive neutral exchange to better serve the business needs in the market,” adds Ed d’Agostino, GM and Vice President Sales, DE-CIX North America. “We open new possibilities to connect both thriving Dallas-based businesses, but also growing players across underserved markets.”

DataBank operates in Dallas, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Baltimore. To find out additional details on DataBank data centers and services, please visit the company website at http://www.databank.com.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. Databank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX and has facilities located in strategic markets throughout the United States. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit http://www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.

About DE-CIX
DE-CIX is a worldwide leading Internet Exchange operator. Since starting operations in 1995, the DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest throughput data at peak times, reaching over 5.8 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits. From its locations in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Dallas, Dubai, Marseille, Palermo, Madrid, and Istanbul, DE-CIX provides peering and interconnection services to over 1000 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from over 60 countries. DE-CIX Frankfurt is operated by DE-CIX Management GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest Internet association, eco Association of the Internet Industry, with headquarters in Cologne (http://www.eco.de).

About Digital Bridge Holdings
Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners.

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(Bloomberg) — After more than five years of declining sales, IBM says it will finally show investors it can grow again.
Some of that boost will come from one of the company's legacy hardware businesses, rather than the new services such as cloud and data analytics on which IBM has been pinning its prospects for growth.
Fourth-quarter revenue is projected to be $22 billion to $22.1 billion, which will represent as much as a 1.5 percent bump from the same period in 2016. It also tops analysts' average estimate of $21.8 billion. In the last quarter of the year — historically IBM's strongest — revenue will improve by as much as $2.9 billion sequentially, boosted in part by sales of its new mainframe server, Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter said Tuesday on a call to discuss earnings.
"The mainframe is going to drive a lot of the positive growth in the fourth quarter," said Josh Olson, an analyst at Edward Jones & Co. "When you're selling mainframes, you're also selling a lot of software and services with that." He rates the stock a hold.
If IBM achieves its outlook, it will end a 22-quarter streak of shrinking sales. During the third quarter, International Business Machines Corp. came the closest to stemming that decline since the same period in 2016. Getting back to growth on the top line has been a major goal for Chief Executive Officer Ginny Rometty and a milestone investors are looking for as proof that the company can finally
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Sydney, Australia — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that it is now live on Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud infrastructure in Australia. As part of its strategic partnership with AWS, customers in Australia can access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform—including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Financial Services Cloud and more—on the AWS Sydney Region.

Salesforce is now the #1 CRM provider in Australia according to Gartner’s market share report, based on 2016 total software revenue. icare and Telstra are the first Australian Salesforce customers to access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform on the AWS Sydney Region. Both customers have partnered with Salesforce to help them drive digital transformation in their businesses and get closer to their customers.


“Salesforce’s partnership with AWS allows us to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently with one of the most trusted, reliable and resilient public clouds,” said Randy Kern, EVP Infrastructure Engineering and Chief Infrastructure Officer, Salesforce. “As the global leader in CRM, we remain focused on enabling companies in Australia and around the world to use Salesforce to transform every customer experience.”

“APAC is one of the fastest-growing regions for Salesforce — the growing shift to cloud and demand for digital transformation is driving unprecedented growth for us in Australia,” said Mark Innes, EVP and General Manager, Salesforce Asia Pacific. “With the availability of Salesforce on AWS in Australia, we’re poised to further accelerate innovation, business transformation and success for our customers and partners.”

“The most innovative and successful Australian enterprises have been leveraging the combined capabilities of the AWS and Salesforce platforms to transform their businesses for many years. The availability of Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform on the AWS Sydney Region is a very significant milestone that will help Australian customers to fully leverage the scale, security and reliability of the AWS Cloud,” said Paul Migliorini, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services Australia and New Zealand.

“Telstra Enterprise has partnered with Salesforce to help our team digitally transform the way we serve our enterprise and government customers,” said Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director, Telstra Enterprise. “Customer expectations are changing and Salesforce will play a key role in helping us better serve our customers through both face-to-face and digital interactions. This will allow Telstra Enterprise to consistently deliver world-class experiences and outcomes for our customers.”

“icare leverages the Salesforce Customer Success Platform to deliver world-class insurance and care services across NSW,” said Rob Craig, Chief Operating Officer, icare. “Being one of the first customers in Australia to access Salesforce on the AWS Sydney Region means icare can easily expand upon the way we serve the businesses, people and communities in NSW.”

AWS and Salesforce formed a strategic alliance to simplify and expand how customers capture, analyze and take action on data, delivering five service integrations for mutual customers. Additionally, as part of the alliance, Salesforce selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. In addition to Australia, Salesforce is also leveraging AWS infrastructure to support its growing customer base in Canada, as part of its international infrastructure expansion.

*Gartner, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016, 14 April 2017

About Salesforce
Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

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PHOENIX, AZ – PhoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering cloud, bare-metal dedicated server, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of its Data Security Cloud – a new cloud security platform architected on the latest VMware® technologies. PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud will address growing security concerns for businesses of all sizes and across industries, including those with heavy compliance and security demands to protect their workloads in the cloud.

According to reports, more than 90 percent of traffic resides within the data center, where perimeter security protections do not inspect the traffic*, and the average data center experiences two successful attacks per day**. The problem is growing quickly as almost two billion data records around the world were lost or stolen during 918 different cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, an increase of 164 percent over the same period last year. The toll on businesses is significant: two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted with a cost to shareholders of over $52.40 billion. Today the question for business and security leaders is not if there will be a breach but when and how to contain the impact.


“The introduction of phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud makes it possible for organizations of all sizes to confidently tackle the strictest security and compliance-focused workloads in a multi-tenant, cloud-based environment. Supported by our flexible solutions team, any organization will be able to make a secure and easy transition to the cloud,” says Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “With VMware NSX® at its core, Data Security Cloud offers highly granular security of virtualized workloads through advanced capabilities such as micro-segmentation, distributed firewalling, and VPN. Customers get a Secure-by-Design cloud environment with protection across not only the perimeter but at the application level as well.”

PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud is built to provide fast, secure and reliable services to businesses handling dynamic loads of sensitive data. Data Security Cloud will provide all-round protection for sensitive workloads leveraging advanced security capabilities of the VMware NSX network virtualization. VMware NSX decouples network and security functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and embeds them directly into the hypervisor, distributing them across the data center. This fundamental shift in how security is delivered can help overcome the shortcomings of legacy architectures. It allows intelligent and automated security policies to travel with virtual workloads regardless of their placement in the cloud and independent of the physical network topology, to help maintain the highest level of protection.

“By using VMware NSX as the core enabler to the new Data Security Cloud service, phoenixNAP is providing a comprehensive offering that makes security both application focused and intrinsic to the infrastructure,” said Jay Workman, senior director, Cloud Provider marketing at VMware. “This is a powerful example of the security capabilities of VMware’s next-generation solutions, which enable partners, such as phoenixNAP, to create innovative new offerings that will help differentiate them in the industry.”

More details about the technology powering Data Security Cloud will be unveiled in an exclusive webinar co-hosted with VMware on October 17th, 2017. The new platform will be generally available in November.

To register for the webinar and learn more, visit https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=43113.

PhoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider Program. PhoenixNAP is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited.

About phoenixNAP
PhoenixNAP is a global IT services provider with a focus on cyber security and compliance readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, bare metal dedicated servers, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive Disaster Recovery solutions, DDoS protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit http://www.phoenixnap.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

References:
Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020
Global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2014 )
Gemalto interview CNBC Sept 2017

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