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ST. LOUIS – Connectria, a global cloud service provider, today announced it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare Competency for the third consecutive year.

“As the first provider to deliver HIPAA Compliant clouds, Connectria continues to be recognized as the proven leader in delivering HIPAA Compliance in AWS,” said Steve Grzybinski, Director of Security, Compliance and Technology.


To achieve the AWS Healthcare Competency, Connectria underwent a thorough audit of its capabilities to deliver HIPAA Compliance for AWS customers. Connectria demonstrated its technical proficiency and proven customer success in building HIPAA Compliant solutions in AWS for healthcare organizations that securely store, process, transmit, and analyze Protected Health Information (PHI) in AWS.

“Connectria once again passed this rigorous test, further validating that our innovative, cloud-based solutions meet the unique requirements when handling PHI in AWS, in accordance with the HIPAA standards,” said Grzybinski.

Connectria will be highlighting its HIPAA compliant solutions from March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, during HIMSS18, the largest Healthcare IT conference with over 70,000 attendees.

Connectria will be demonstrating its ability to help clients achieve HIPAA compliance not only in AWS, but also for a wide range of IT environments, including systems running Windows, Linux, IBM i, IBM AIX, VMware or Hyper-V, as well as systems running in Microsoft Azure.

About Connectria
Since 1996, Connectria has provided award-winning cloud hosting, remote monitoring and cloud security for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy which establishes a unique culture where every individual goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people. We make it easy to do business with Connectria through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.

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ST. LOUIS – Connectria, a global cloud service provider, today announced it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare Competency for the third consecutive year.

“As the first provider to deliver HIPAA Compliant clouds, Connectria continues to be recognized as the proven leader in delivering HIPAA Compliance in AWS,” said Steve Grzybinski, Director of Security, Compliance and Technology.


To achieve the AWS Healthcare Competency, Connectria underwent a thorough audit of its capabilities to deliver HIPAA Compliance for AWS customers. Connectria demonstrated its technical proficiency and proven customer success in building HIPAA Compliant solutions in AWS for healthcare organizations that securely store, process, transmit, and analyze Protected Health Information (PHI) in AWS.

“Connectria once again passed this rigorous test, further validating that our innovative, cloud-based solutions meet the unique requirements when handling PHI in AWS, in accordance with the HIPAA standards,” said Grzybinski.

Connectria will be highlighting its HIPAA compliant solutions from March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, during HIMSS18, the largest Healthcare IT conference with over 70,000 attendees.

Connectria will be demonstrating its ability to help clients achieve HIPAA compliance not only in AWS, but also for a wide range of IT environments, including systems running Windows, Linux, IBM i, IBM AIX, VMware or Hyper-V, as well as systems running in Microsoft Azure.

About Connectria
Since 1996, Connectria has provided award-winning cloud hosting, remote monitoring and cloud security for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy which establishes a unique culture where every individual goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people. We make it easy to do business with Connectria through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.

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MCLEAN, VA – GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fiber networks and cloud networking platforms, for approximately €1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) in cash.

“The acquisition of Interoute represents a major milestone in delivering on our purpose of connecting people, across organizations and around the world,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “This combination creates a disruptive market leader with substantial scale, unique network assets and award-winning product capabilities to fulfill our clients’ growing demand for distributed cloud networking in Europe, the U.S. and across the globe. Following our successful, proven acquisition model, we expect to complete this integration within three to four quarters post-close and achieve a post-synergy multiple of seven to eight times Adjusted EBITDA or better on a pro forma basis.”


The strategic combination:

  • Significantly augments scale, expanding GTT’s Tier 1 global IP network with one of Europe’s most extensive fiber footprints. The network includes over 400 points of presence, spanning 24 metro areas and interconnecting 126 cities across 29 countries.
  • Strengthens GTT’s leadership position in software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) with expanded capabilities.
  • Adds 15 data centers, 17 virtual data centers and 51 colocation facilities, enhancing GTT’s cloud connectivity platform.
  • Contributes infrastructure, edge and hosted services to GTT’s suite of cloud networking services.
  • Expands and complements GTT’s multinational client base, adding over 1,000 strategic enterprise and carrier clients, primarily headquartered in Europe.
  • Enhances GTT’s global team with a world-class sales, operations and customer service organization.

“This is an exciting next chapter for Interoute, GTT, our customers and our team,” said Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO. “The combined assets and strengths of our two companies create a powerful portfolio of high-capacity, low-latency connectivity, and innovative cloud and edge infrastructure services to support our customers in the global digital economy.”

Interoute has received the strong support of its shareholders — the Sandoz Family Foundation, Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners — in its strategy of building and consolidating the European fiber, cloud and connectivity markets to create a player with significant scale and international presence.

About GTT
GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, internet, optical transport, managed services, voice and video services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.

About Interoute
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform, which encompasses 15 data centers, 17 Virtual Data Centers and 51 colocation centers, with connections to over 195 additional third-party data centers across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high-capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and the USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe’s major business centers. www.interoute.com

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TULSA, OK – TierPoint, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today that it has completed construction of its new data center in Tulsa. The initial phase of the $20 million facility includes approximately 16,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space, as well as infrastructure support and office space. TierPoint partnered with Compass Data Centers on the project.

The new data center will further enhance TierPoint’s ability to meet growing market demand for hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and IT security services. With 24x7x365 onsite security, technical and engineering support, the expanded facility includes dedicated space to be used by clients for their business needs. The design of the building will allow for additional phases of expansion, as needed.


“We have already begun to install clients and are currently negotiating with a couple of major institutions that have shown interest in the facility,” said Todd Currie, TierPoint Vice President and General Manager. Currie added that access to reasonably priced land and electrical power, as well growing interest in edge technology, make Oklahoma one of the most inviting data center markets in the country.

The new Tulsa data center is designed and operated to meet SSAE 18, PCI-DSS, GLBA and HIPAA security and compliance standards, verified by annual assessments of all 40 TierPoint facilities. Features include dual factor, biometrical access control with around-the-clock onsite security; dual utility service feeds with onsite TierPoint controlled substations; independent AB power distribution; N+1 backup generators; N+1 HVAC deployment; all designed for supporting up to 350 watts per square foot of raised floor. The site is carrier neutral with diverse fiber points of entry for redundancy.

In addition to the new facility, TierPoint currently operates a data center in Tulsa’s historic Brady District, as well as two data centers in Oklahoma City, including the state’s largest commercial data center.

About TierPoint
With an unmatched combination of clients, facilities, solutions and service, TierPoint is a leading national provider of hybrid IT, helping organizations drive performance and manage risk. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with over 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. The company offers a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security and other managed IT services. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s network of hundreds of highly experienced IT professionals offer local, white-glove customer service, seamlessly managing and customizing agile solutions that address each client’s unique needs.

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PORTLAND, OR – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale carrier-neutral data center provider, announces today that its longtime tenant and a leading provider of custom cloud hosting services, Opus Interactive, has completed a 90 kW expansion at its Portland facility. The expansion of Opus’ flagship Hillsboro facility supports the company’s Year-over-Year (YoY) growth, driven by growing customer demand for distributed data processing, retail colocation and cloud solutions in the region.

“We’re proud to say we’ve been the retail provider at Infomart’s Hillsboro facility for five years, and we’re excited to be expanding our footprint once again. The Opus team has spent over 20 years honing a mix of purpose-built cloud and colocation solutions that we deliver from state-of-the-art facilities,” says Shannon Hulbert, CEO, Opus Interactive. “The expansion enables us to continue the 25 percent YoY growth trajectory we’re on, and allows us to offer our customers space inside a world-class facility that delivers not only reliable power and 24×7 security, but also unprecedented levels of efficiency and sustainability.”


“Additionally, as demand for global connectivity continues to increase amongst our customers, being in a facility with access to Asia-Pacific submarine cables is key,” Hulbert adds.

Boasting a 99 percent efficient Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.16 in full economization mode, 100 percent aisle containment, and natural cooling methods to run the facility at least 70 percent of the year, Infomart Portland is one of the most efficient data centers in the world. The facility is also the first data center in Oregon and among a select few in the nation to become LEED Platinum certified, and holds Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT Certification and Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval.”

“Opus Interactive’s latest expansion within Infomart Portland is a testament to Infomart’s service mindset as well as the region’s continued growth, largely thanks to its renewable and cost-effective power access, tax incentives, technical workforce, and ascending position as the new ‘digital gateway’ to Asia Pacific,” says John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Opus and serving as the company’s trusted wholesale data center partner as they embark on their next stage of growth.”

To learn more about Infomart Portland, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com/locations/portland.

About Infomart Data Centers
Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients. Since the company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations. Infomart Data Centers offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in four Tier I markets throughout the United States, including San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Opus Interactive
Founded in 1996, Opus Interactive provides cloud hosting, managed services and colocation from Tier III+ data centers in Hillsboro, Portland, Silicon Valley and Dallas. Through close partnerships with industry leaders and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Opus Interactive has earned a reputation for customized IT solutions that fit unique requirements for equipment, scalability, budget and future growth needs of its customers. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Opus Interactive is an accredited member of the International Managed Services Provider Alliance and is PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and SSAE16 audited. Learn more at www.opusinteractive.com.

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NEW YORK – TELEHOUSE America, a KDDI Group company and the global leader for data centers, international internet exchanges and managed IT services, today announces its partner alliance with Sabey Data Centers, a Seattle-based company and one of the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center developers and operators in the world. The strategic alliance allows both companies to extend their data center footprints and fortify their respective connectivity ecosystems.

“TELEHOUSE America and Sabey’s complementary offerings and business models provide a comprehensive data center solution to varying customer requirements,” says Sandra de Novellis, Head of Partner Alliances at TELEHOUSE America. “TELEHOUSE America offers primarily retail colocation space, serving customers in the New York and Los Angeles markets; globally, we also operate 47 data centers throughout EMEA and APAC. Sabey’s wholesale offerings extend our solutions portfolio, accommodating growing demand for multi-megawatt data center space in markets such as Ashburn, Seattle and New York.”


TELEHOUSE America has invested over $10MM in capital expenditures and improvements at its New York Teleport data center in the last 24 months, including enhancing and expanding power and cooling systems as well as upgrading security and disaster recovery capabilities. Additionally, the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX), owned and operated by TELEHOUSE America, is accessible from five New York metro locations and enables access to multiple cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Platform.

“We are excited to partner with TELEHOUSE America, extending to our customers access to a global footprint in key hubs such as Frankfurt, London and Hong Kong,” says Daniel Meltzer, Vice President of Sales and Leasing at Sabey Data Centers.

About Sabey Data Centers
With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the most experienced and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center-ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies. www.sabey.com

About TELEHOUSE America
A stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral data center services, TELEHOUSE America provides secure, power-protected environments, where clients house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Among the many benefits of colocating with TELEHOUSE America is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX). Additionally, the global availability of 47 TELEHOUSE-branded data centers in 23 cities throughout Asia, Africa, North America and EMEA, delivers continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent, IT infrastructure to businesses around the world. Please visit www.telehouse.com.

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