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LOS ANGELES, CA – Dedicated server, cloud hosting and colocation service provider, Hivelocity, continues its impressive growth with the acquisition of IaaS provider Rackalley.com. The addition of RackAlley’s assets and data centers provide Hivelocity with a turn-key presence in Los Angeles, California. This announcement comes on the heels of Hivelocity launching its second data center in Tampa in response to increasing demand in that market. Since 2002, Hivelocity has earned a reputation as a premier cloud hosting, infrastructure services and dedicated server provider helping it amass customers in over 130 countries.

“We surveyed our customer base earlier this year and Los Angeles was high on their list of places they wanted us to expand to” explained Rick Nicholas, VP of Colocation at Hivelocity. “In addition to Los Angeles, New York City was right there at the top of the list. As part of our national expansion strategy we intend to seek opportunities in New York City with the hopes of an announcement there before the end of this year.”


The new facilities in Los Angeles will open on September 15, 2017. Considered two of the top locations in Los Angeles, the facilities will be located at 1 Wilshire and 600 Grand. The locations will be interconnected via redundant dark fiber rings operating as one facility, with the ability to operate independently as needed. One Wilshire was recently named one of the top ten network connected buildings in the world by DataCenterKnowledge.com and boasts that 1/3rd of all traffic between the US and Asia travels through it.

All employees from Rackalley.com will be retained in the transition, as Hivelocity remains committed to offering a superior customer experience in the Los Angeles hosting market. Hivelocity plans to continue the course that contributed to earning a Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast50 award in other markets across the United States.

About Hivelocity
Hivelocity provides cloud hosting, dedicated servers and colocation services to customers from over 130 countries worldwide. In addition to Tampa Bay and Los Angeles, Hivelocity provides services in Atlanta and Miami. By simply focusing on solutions and environments that put the customer in the best position to succeed, Hivelocity has grown steadily since 2002. These highly scalable solutions are delivered from CJIS, SSAE16, SOC 1, SOC 2 and HIPAA certified facilities. For more information about Hivelocity you can visit them at https://hivelocity.net.

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Gloucester, UK – Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web and cloud hosting provider, has announced the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to its virtualised technology portfolio.

Following last year’s successful launch of CloudNX servers, leading web hosting provider Fasthosts has built on this next-generation cloud platform to introduce an all-new range of virtualised services. Customers now have even more options when it comes to enterprise-level cloud computing, with servers, stacks and apps that can be dynamically deployed, flexed and scaled.


CloudNX services now include Root Servers, Managed Stacks, and Applications

So what are Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications? Root Servers are powerful and highly scalable virtual machines with full root access, representing infrastructure as a service on the CloudNX platform. Fully configurable and customisable, Root Servers give users complete control to build and maintain their own unique cloud hosting environment.

Managed Stacks are custom software bundles that include everything a web project needs to run on the CloudNX platform. To start coding, the user simply selects their preferred database, web server and scripting language, while Fasthosts takes care of the operating system, software updates and security.

When it comes to Applications, CloudNX provides content management systems including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, pre-installed and ready to use. Fasthosts handles the infrastructure, leaving the user with more time to focus on their content, with the full functionality of their chosen CMS combined with the performance of dedicated resources.

The power behind these new virtualised services is container technology. Managed Stacks and Applications are built on software containers that automatically spin up to spread the load across a cluster of cloud servers, with no single point of failure. This means higher availability and rapid failover if anything needs to be patched or rebuilt.

For users looking to upgrade from shared hosting, platform as a service on CloudNX offers a range of advantages. CPUs, RAM and SSD storage resources are scalable and 100% dedicated, with absolutely no contention from other users. This is especially beneficial for demanding, high-traffic applications like ecommerce, and design agencies running several client websites. Multiple projects can be easily deployed via a single control panel, with processing power and memory dynamically allocated to ensure high performance – all without the headaches of server admin and patching. So, with time to market, redundancy and convenience taken care of, and with the benefit of dedicated resource and no ‘noisy neighbours’, users can simply focus on growing their own business.

Gavin Etheridge, Fasthosts Product Owner, understands the huge benefits offered by Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications to customers looking for a bespoke cloud hosting solution:

“With the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to our CloudNX product line, we can now provide customers with a very broad set of solutions for managing their web projects, without the need to sign up to any lengthy contracts,” he confirms.

“The incredibly lightweight setup process means you can spin up a new environment for your preferred CMS in as little as 55 seconds. If our customers anticipate more traffic for promotional offers, testing or events, they can designate resources to individual projects as needed. When you need to adjust the level of resources, just make the changes within the Cloud Panel, and they’ll be executed in less than one minute.”

“Customers using Managed Stacks and Applications can focus 100% on their core business, while Fasthosts takes care of the first layer of infrastructure to ensure they’re up to date and, vitally, secure. And, as this is fully supported in the UK by our team, we’re on hand to help, speeding up the process and giving our customers more time to create the content they want. All our customers need to do is bring the code.”

The next phase of Fasthosts’ move towards containerisation will see the introduction of containers as a service running on Docker-based container technology. Docker is renowned for granting the ability to configure purpose-built software stacks to match highly individual requirements, providing the customer with a resilient, agile platform that increases the availability of their online services helping them to be even more successful on the internet.

Find out more about Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications on CloudNX at https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/cloud-servers

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts has been a leading provider since 1999, offering secure UK data centres, 24/7 support and a highly successful reseller channel. We provide everything web professionals need to power and manage their online space, including domains, web hosting, business-class email, dedicated servers and a next-generation cloud platform. Outside of our support queries, our dedicated Professional Service experts go above and beyond customer requirements, providing bespoke and cost-effective server management. So whether you’re launching a new project, migrating from another provider or upgrading your software, Fasthosts does the hard work for you. Website: www.fasthosts.co.uk.

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TAMPA, FL – Hivelocity launched it’s second data center in Tampa in response to the demand for locally owned and operated supply in Tampa. A Tampa Bay Business Journal Fast50 award winner, Hivelocity’s growth has historically been driven by it’s dedicated server and private cloud businesses, making Hivelocity the largest consumer of it’s own data center services. Rick Nicholas, VP of Colocation at Hivelocity explained “We’re able to meet customers where they are along their journey to the cloud. We offer private connectivity from their colocation space to our public cloud, private cloud, storage, and dedicated server offerings so they can migrate and grow in the manner that best suits them. Total Telecom’s a trusted name to walk customers along that journey and we’re thrilled to serve their customers.”

The Partnership aims to expand Hivelocity’s exposure to the Enterprise and Government segments. Hivelocity’s newly opened TPA2 data center is the latest in the growing requirements for Data Center space expected to be a $62.3 Billion dollar industry by 2022 (Source http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/colocation.asp ). The newly opened 30,000sf/3MW facility 15 minutes from Downtown Tampa is Hivelocity’s second data center in Tampa and provides the ability to custom design, build, and support the unique needs of Government and Enterprise organizations. This facility is the most recent to open in Tampa with the ability to expand by an additional 60,000sf/6MW over the coming years.

TTMUSA is a sourcing and advisory group quietly assisting Business and Government organizations better source and operate their technology needs. “We are very excited about the opening of Hivelocity’s TPA2 facility. Tampa Businesses have been in need of better options to host their most critical IT infrastructure for years. Mergers/Acquisitions, lack of investment, and lack of local support has been the most common complaint. This has lead to many of our Tampa based Customers to source and grow their space out of the region. Hivelocity is unique in a number of respects. They built one of the largest and robust IP interconnections for their Private Cloud Customers in Tampa and Atlanta. The space provides the opportunity to completely customize around a client’s needs and its proximity to Tampa. This infrastructure, aquility, and Geographic desirability will be a winning combination in our engagements to assist customers find proper data center housing both in Tampa and Atlanta.” Allan Watkins

About TTMUSA
Total Telecom Management, Inc. (TTMUSA) is a full service, boutique Master Agency, located in Roswell, GA. TTMUSA has focused on how to develop a complete IT life cycle for their customers specifically in the VAR community. TTMUSA is a key partner resource for numerous VAR’s and MSPs to assist them in leveraging network services and cloud “as-a-Service” solutions. TTMUSA focuses on simplifying the technology to enhance the buying experience for their enterprise and government customers. TTMUSA achieves success when we empower our partners and their customer IT teams to focus on the adoption of new technologies swiftly and efficiently while maintaining a high level of cost effectiveness. As one of the leading full service boutique Master Agents, we strive in providing the best results on ever engagement.

About Hivelocity
Hivelocity provides cloud hosting, dedicated servers and colocation services to customers from over 130 countries worldwide. By simply focusing on solutions and environments that put the customer in the best position to succeed, Hivelocity has grown steadily since 2002. These highly scalable solutions are delivered from CJIS, SSAE16, SOC 1, SOC 2 and HIPAA certified facilities. For more information about Hivelocity you can visit them at https://hivelocity.net.

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Los Angeles, CA – Cloud hosting service Host Virtual expanded into a larger datacenter in Chicago, CH1, or CoreSite’s location in the city. The datacenter will not only help to serve the company’s demands in the US’ third most populous city, but throughout the midwest region of the country as well.
HostVirtual’s moved into the CH1 facility next to The Chicago Board of Trade at 427 S La Salle, which is home to the city’s commodities exchange.
The 183,000 square-foot space, secured with biometric and keycard security, is located on major fiber optic rings and in close proximity to cloud service providers … More Details >>

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