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ATLANTA, GA – Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP), a provider of high-performance internet infrastructure including colocation, managed services and hosting, cloud and high-performance network services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SingleHop, LLC, a private company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois for $132 million in cash.

SingleHop is a recognized leader in the managed hosting and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) business segment, offering highly automated and on-demand IT infrastructure. This strategic combination allows INAP to immediately offer its customers advanced products and expertise. SingleHop’s enterprise and business customers will also benefit from INAP’s North American and global presence, providing a significantly more expansive integrated footprint.


“The INAP turnaround strategy includes restoring top-line organic revenue growth while leveraging smart tuck-in acquisitions to accelerate that growth,” stated Peter D. Aquino, President & CEO of INAP. “Today we announce significant progress on both fronts: We are reporting a positive outlook for 4Q 2017 revenue, which is up sequentially, and we are ahead of turnaround expectations. We are also pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire SingleHop and welcome their customers and employees to the INAP family. We are very excited about partnering with Zak Boca and his experienced team to integrate their advanced platform into INAP. The combined impact of our sales and operational improvements, and the momentum of SingleHop’s success, is expected to be a catalyst for growth in 2018.”

Strategic Rational: INAP expects to gain significant speed to market by advancing its technical roadmap with this acquisition. The attributes of the combination include:

Robust Technology –
SingleHop’s advanced automated systems will immediately enhance INAP’s overall capabilities, improving existing customers’ experience. This acquisition will enable INAP to launch an integrated delivery system that will be cross-sold through INAP’s global footprint. Given this complementary product set, SingleHop’s technical expertise and momentum are expected to attract interest specifically among INAP Bare Metal and AgileCloud customer bases. This combination also advances INAP’s product road map for private cloud, managed public cloud, DRaaS, and other critical features designed to drive profitable growth.

Single Pane of Glass and Actionable Intelligence (“AI”) –
SingleHop’s single pane of glass for infrastructure and managed services will consolidate and merge separate customer interface portals into one single pane of glass, post integration (i.e., colocation, managed services, cloud, and network elements). The improved visibility, and control through AI are expected to exceed customer expectations and requirements, adding long-term customer retention benefits, as well as to help INAP operationally.

Increased Scalability –
SingleHop’s operations complement INAP’s presence in major markets including: Chicago, New York City, Phoenix, and Amsterdam. SingleHop hosts approximately 3,000 customers in state of the art Tier 3-type data centers that ensure the optimum redundancy, security, and critical infrastructure required. Proforma combined INAP will serve over 10,000 customers worldwide.

Experienced and Talented Management Team –
SingleHop has demonstrated a unique entrepreneurial culture that produced award winning solutions and industry recognition as evidenced in its position on the Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting.

“These two companies are extremely complementary, and together will offer customers an incredibly robust, modern IT platform, which was backed by investment firm Battery Ventures,” said Zak Boca, co-founder and CEO of SingleHop. “SingleHop’s innovative approach to IaaS and the delivery of managed services combined with INAP’s global data center and network presence, will give clients a one-stop-shop for their IT needs. This is a strong combination that I’m very excited to be a part of. I look forward to transitioning to become the Chief Marketing Officer of INAP.”

“Jennifer Curry, VP of Managed Hosting and Services at INAP, and team, have been focused on improving ways to deliver complex IT solutions to our customers,” stated Corey Needles, SVP and General Manager, INAP USA. “By acquiring SingleHop, we not only leapfrog product development gates, but Jen acquires an all-star team to attack opportunities that historically may have been challenging for either company to score on its own due to lack of product or size. Together, we are much stronger and excited about our growth potential in managed hosting and services as a value-added service to our data center business.”

Financial Summary: INAP will be acquiring SingleHop in an all cash deal for $132 million reflecting a purchase multiple of approximately 7x after synergies, based on annualized Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $16 million for 3Q 2017 and expected annualized cost synergies of $2 to $3 million. INAP expects SingleHop will contribute $45 to $50 million in annualized revenue post-closing. In INAP’s fourth quarter 2017 earnings release, INAP will provide combined proforma guidance, assuming a first quarter closing of the transaction. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure, which we define in the attachment to this press release entitled “Non-GAAP (Adjusted) Financial Measure.” A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure can also be found in the attachment.

INAP has entered into a commitment agreement with Jefferies Finance LLC to provide a fully underwritten debt financing which, combined with INAP’s cash on hand, will fund the entire transaction. Ultimately, INAP will look to optimize its capital structure with a blend of equity and debt securities to affect a leverage-neutral or better outcome. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the first quarter 2018, subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of any applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.

Transaction Advisors: RBC Capital Markets acted as lead financial advisor and Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisor to INAP. Jenner & Block LLP served as INAP’s legal advisor. On the sell-side, DH Capital acted as the sole financial advisor to SingleHop. Goodwin Procter LLP and Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP acted as joint legal advisors to SingleHop.

About Internap Corporation
Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP) is a leading provider of high-performance data center services including colocation, managed hosting, cloud and network services. INAP partners with its clients, who range from the Fortune 500 to emerging start-ups, to create secure, scalable and reliable IT infrastructure solutions that meet the client’s unique business requirements. INAP operates in 51 Tier 3-type data centers in 21 metropolitan markets and has 90 POPs around the world. INAP has approximately 1 million gross square feet under lease, with 500,000 square feet of data center space. For more information, visit www.INAP.com.

About SingleHop
SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly-scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves approximately 3,000 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.

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Montreal, Canada – WorldPosta is pleased to reveal that the company’s efficient cloud based business email service is now receiving an encouraging response from a rapidly expanding global clientele. This technology startup has already been instrumental in helping many of its clients minimize cost and administrative hassles related to business communication by hosting their e-mail data in cloud. With a plethora of advanced features, WorldPosta cloud email service is available for a price of just $2/month.

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, email has emerged as the most preferred alternative for business communication. At present, there are over 4.3 billion email accounts and 2.6 billion email users around the world. Experts suggest that this figure is expected to grow further by 26% within the year 2019. A very high percentage of these users are now opting to shift from the traditional email services to cloud email to enjoy additional benefits such as the ability to work from anywhere, lower capital investment, improved data backup and recovery, less downtime, and higher scalability and flexibility.


WorldPosta mentions that their cloud email service has been designed to boost the daily operations of a business by offering numerous useful features.

  • Reduces cost and eliminates the daily administrations headache that comes with an on-premise solution
  • Offers high server availability because of integration with Amazon AWS. With availability zones located in 35 points around the world, users are guaranteed of quick access.
  • Maximum deliverability for a business mail service.
  • Available in all countries around the world.
  • Every user receives a 200GB mailbox and can send up to 35 MB in attachments.
  • Mailboxes are available anytime and anywhere.
  • Fully active real synchronization between all devices: Outlook application on desktop and smart phones, and Outlook Web App.
  • Recovery of deleted sensitive data items within 356 days, and 60 days for the permanently-deleted items.
  • Advanced security features such as built-in anti spam, end-to-end encryption, and intelligent anti-spam filter and antivirus
  • 24/7 technical support

“We are an international training center and consultation services with offices operating in several countries all over the world. As our staffs around the world send and receive messages internally and from our customers and partners everywhere, we need a reliable service with features to support our daily workload,” said a senior spokesperson representing one of WorldPosta’s recent clients. “Before switching to WorldPosta business cloud email, our systems were overwhelmed with unwanted messages and our staffs had to waste time deleting them. Spam and malware messages will do serious harm to our systems, but the level of WorldPosta security helped us to reduce the threats by 90%. Thanks to WorldPosta, our staffs are now capable of accessing data anytime and anywhere. Also, the data is synchronized across all devices.”

To find out more about WorldPosta and their cloud email hosting solution, please visit http://www.worldposta.com/

About WorldPosta
WorldPosta is a cloud-based mail service designed specifically for businesses. The service built to provide a powerful and stable email service to help organizations streamline their overall business operations. More and more businesses around the world are now relying on WorldPosta for a cost efficient, safe, and hassle-free business communication system.

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ATLANTA and CORK, Ireland – T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale computing environments for enterprise companies, has entered the European data center market with today’s announcement of a new joint venture with JCD Group of Cork, Ireland to develop the T5@Ireland data center campus. This is T5’s first data center outside the United States and will look to take advantage of the coming political changes in the European Union (Brexit and associated EU data sovereignty laws), and telecom and power infrastructure advantages in Cork to serve a growing need for companies seeking new data centers serving European and U.S. customers.

The new T5@Ireland campus is a 32.5-acre, 46 MW dedicated data center campus with full planning permission for two enterprise facilities of 7 MW each, and a cloud targeted facility of 32 MW. The site is carrier rich and will have direct access to Ireland’s five largest domestic fiber carriers, as well as subsea cable connectivity to the United States, United Kingdom and Europe via GTT Express (lowest latency between EU and US), GTT North & South, (secondary routes between US, UK and Europe), Aquacomm’s AEC-1 Cable (Ireland to NYC). Building I will be a 7 MW, 84,000 square foot facility and is due for completion in Q1, 2019, which will coincide with the landing of the Ireland France Subsea Cable (IFC-1), the first cable to directly link Ireland to mainland Europe. Building II will be a 97,000-square-foot, 7 MW data center, and Building III will be a 323,000-square-foot, 32 MW data center. As with all T5 facilities, each data center can be customized to accommodate any enterprise-grade or cloud computing deployment.


In addition to new EU data sovereignty laws which could drive data center traffic from the UK following Brexit, construction of T5@Ireland comes at an opportune time relative to power availability and telecom connectivity within Ireland. Dublin has historically been the preferred data hub of Ireland, but the region is experiencing a restriction on data center growth due to lack of adequate power. T5@Ireland is fed by 60 MW of power from an adjacent dual fed substation, and can deliver this power within expedited delivery deployments of new facilities. These and other market factors are driving more data center operations to strategic locations such as Cork.

“Now is the perfect time for T5 to build T5@Ireland as our springboard into Europe,” said Pete Marin, CEO & President of T5 Data Centers. “Cork is a growing technology hub with a great talent pool and robust infrastructure. We expect T5@Ireland to attract European customers seeking a new location for their enterprise operations, and for U.S. companies seeking a European data center presence. This is the next phase of T5’s global expansion strategy and shows our commitment to serve our customers wherever they need us.”

T5@Ireland Building I is a Class A data center designed to meet LEED Silver requirements. It features block-redundant 1.75 MW electrical lineups and can accommodate densities from 5 to 25 KW per rack. The Cork location also offers ideal climate conditions for indirect, free air cooling, and the building is equipped with Liebert DSE cooling for modular growth.

As with all T5 data centers, T5@Ireland will be managed by the T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) team. T5FM is responsible for T5 Data Centers’ record of 100 percent uptime, and serves as an extension to our customers’ IT staff, offering facilities operations and management, remote hands, and IT consulting services.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide a “Forever On” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Colorado, and Ireland. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. For more information, visit www.t5datacenters.com/Ireland.

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SUNNYVALE, CA – Fujitsu America, Inc. today announces the availability of Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX® for VMware® vSAN™, a hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) product that integrates software-defined storage (SDS) technology into a physical server. By leveraging PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN, IT organizations can more rapidly deploy the core virtual infrastructure foundation needed for their software-defined data centers (SDDC). PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN is fully tested and delivered on Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY®, the server platform optimized for virtualized environments. Fujitsu delivers technology based on improvements in usability and operability on top of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based server platforms and VMware vSAN 6.6 for increased performance and security.

This unique configuration delivers the power and flexibility enterprises need to deploy a number of cost-cutting, efficiency-boosting infrastructure types, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualization infrastructure and private cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN ships fully loaded with Fujitsu-developed software, Fujitsu Software ServerView® Infrastructure Manager (ISM) for PRIMEFLEX, which helps eliminate issues related to installation, operation and expansion. As a simple and easy next-generation platform, ISM for PRIMEFLEX enables easy, flexible infrastructure operation of a customer’s business environment as it grows and evolves.


“With a seemingly endless range of ICT infrastructure options available, it’s never been more difficult – or more crucial – for enterprises to make the right choice for their unique business,” says Heather Engen, Head of Platform Products Group, Fujitsu America, Inc. “With the new PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN, organizations of any size can select a configuration to suit their present workload requirements, but scale up as necessary, providing an optimized and future-proof platform. This flexible solution takes advantage of Fujitsu industry-leading hardware acumen and VMware cost-effective virtualization capabilities, enabling our customers to transform themselves into software-defined businesses that are more likely to disrupt, than be disrupted.”

Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN delivers a number of benefits for customers, including:

  • Fast time to production: PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN comes preinstalled, pretested and ready to run.
  • Ease of deployment, operation and scalability: Fujitsu ISM for PRIMEFLEX enables easy deployment of both hardware and software and is fully integrated with VMware vCenter® management, allowing businesses to scale as their needs evolve.
  • High performance, availability and efficiency: Rock solid and highly efficient PRIMERGY servers provide reliable infrastructure as well as a track record of outstanding performance in virtualized environments.
  • Future growth potential without large upfront investments: Flexible configurations enables capacity to be added in easy and affordable building blocks without the upfront cost of traditional storage environments.
  • Single point of contact for support: Fujitsu offers support and services that make day-to-day operations reliable and worry-free.

About the PRIMEFLEX Family
The comprehensive Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX portfolio is concentrated on enabling IT organizations to be more responsive and agile in meeting the needs of their end-users, through adding new levels of simplicity in the data center around virtualization, private cloud, big data and high performance computing. PRIMEFLEX is a comprehensive and growing line-up of powerful systems that are pre-defined, pre-integrated and pre-tested. These dramatically simplify complexity, coming as an all-in-one package which combines servers, storage, network connectivity and software.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US $40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Americas
Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://fujitsu.com/us and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

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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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