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Dallas, TX – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity, managed services and cloud solutions, announces the commencement of construction for its Salt Lake City 5 (SLC5) data center. Located on DataBank’s 24-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale, UT, Salt Lake City 5 offers enterprises and hyperscalers significant power and space for rapid deployment and expansion. SLC5 has a ready-for-service date of Q4 2019. The DataBank Granite Point Campus includes SLC2, SLC3, and SLC4 data centers as well as DataBank’s privately-owned 66-megawatt substation, offering significant power capabilities and reliability for the entire campus.

Nicknamed “Silicon Slopes”, Utah has seen tremendous business growth in the technology sector with tech jobs growing at a rate of 3.6% (nearly double the national average). Those jobs are in areas such as IT support, information, computer and software sales and manufacturing. As a fully integrated and highly connected state-of-the-art facility, SLC5 was designed with the flexibility to address this growth across a wide range of customer requirements. The facility will connect to SLC 1, the de facto carrier SLC interconnection point via a high-speed optical metro transport ring. SLC5 will also encompass DataBank’s full services suite including colocation, compliant hosting, managed services, cloud computing, and storage.


“Today’s high–performance computing, content providers, cloud giants and large enterprises need the ability to rapidly scale across all fronts – capacity, power, cooling, and connectivity,” comments Kevin Ooley, President & CFO for DataBank. “DataBank designed the Granite Point campus with our customers’ power and expansion requirements in mind, which were also the underlying reasons we designed and operate our own N+1 power substation. SLC5 offers customers redundancy at every level along with the ability to securely and reliably deliver applications and content.”

SLC5 was designed to:

  • Support 10MW of redundant critical load capacity
  • Include 12 or more carriers and cloud service providers
  • Enable rapid customer deployments
  • Flexibly accommodate 175-250+ watts per sq. ft.
  • Meet high performance computing requirements
  • Offer full customer amenities including break areas, private offices, training room, burn in room, and secure storage

Built with multiple layers of security access, SLC5 will have five 10,000 sq. ft. data halls with 36 inch raised floors and a total gross size of 90,000 sq. ft. Designed to support mission-critical workloads, SLC5 will be built to the standards necessary to achieve a high-security environment such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and connectivity 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.

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SOUTHFIELD, MI – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento cloud hosting, will kick off Magento Imagine 2019 in Las Vegas with a special evening party at TopGolf.

Magento Imagine brings together retailers, ecommerce service providers, agencies, and developers from across the world on May 13–15 at the Wynn Las Vegas.


NexcessLive at Topgolf will take place from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12, the first day of Magento Imagine. Topgolf is a renowned indoor golf and event space in Las Vegas.

“Magento Imagine is one of the highlights of the year for us, and we’re thrilled to be hosting a party for professionals from across the Magento world,“ commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “We look forward to meeting retailers to talk about how Magento hosting has evolved in the last year, including the new Nexcess Cloud for Magento.”

The party is a don’t-miss opportunity to relax, have fun, and get to know Magento professionals in an informal environment. NexcessLive is free to attend, and Nexcess will provide everything partygoers need to have a good time, including food, drinks, prizes, and party buses to take attendees to and from Topgolf in style.

The venue has limited space, so conference attendees should reserve a ticket as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Attendees are encouraged to engage with their Nexcess hosts to learn more about cloud hosting, performance optimization, and how Nexcess’s Magento hosting platform can improve the reliability, stability, and performance of their ecommerce store.

Magento Imagine is the premier conference for the Magento ecommerce world, attracting over 3,000 attendees from 60 countries. Over 150 speakers will attend; more than 100 sessions will cover a full spectrum of Magento and ecommerce-related topics. This year’s keynote speaker is entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia and author of several best-selling books. Among the many other speakers are senior executives from Magento, Adobe, HP Inc., and PayPal.

About Nexcess
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed cloud and application hosting company founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of performance-optimized and scalable managed cloud and bare metal hosting solutions for Magento, WordPress, WooCommerce, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Craft CMS, and OroCRM. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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Los Angeles, CA – AlphaRacks, a premium infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider based out of California currently in a phase of growth-through-acquisition, is today pleased to announce that it has closed on the acquisition of HostMyBytes, a provider of virtual hosting services. This acquisition adds 23,000 customers to AlphaRacks’ platform, now serving over 100,000 customers worldwide.

The Los Angeles based IaaS company is actively acquiring cloud computing, virtual hosting, and technology-enabled firms in the industry, most recently also acquiring NFPHosting and WootHosting early 2019, who were previously competitors in the IaaS space. AlphaRacks is actively acquiring other United States-based companies where customers can benefit from the economies of scale and operational efficiencies that AlphaRacks can add to the table, using its years of industry experience and available resources.


“This year, as a company, we are in an ideal point which enables us to grow via client acquisition, and the HostMyBytes acquisition is a continued testament to that. AlphaRacks continues to add functional and integrable assets to our hosting portfolio that are in hot-performing markets,” said Julian Jin, managing director with AlphaRacks. “Our new investment serves 23,000 new customers from over 105 different countries and will allow us to expand our global presence even further.”

HostMyBytes has been in business for over five years and hosts more than eighty thousand domains on its global network. The company’s goal is to further streamline a personalized hosting solution to meet the rising technology demands of businesses today. AlphaRacks plans to leverage company resources, assets and implement its operational efficiencies to add order in place for HostMyBytes customers, similar to its successful strategy for its prior acquisitions in the IaaS space.

“We express eager enjoyment and passion to welcome all HostMyBytes customers onto the AlphaRacks platform.” commented Julian Jin. “We will be adding HostMyBytes customers into the AlphaRacks brand seamlessly, so that customers can immediately take advantage of the additional operational and support benefits we offer by standard. Customers of HostMyBytes will also be pleased to know that we won’t be changing any existing pricing arrangements that were agreed upon with previous management.” commented Julian Jin.

He further states, “HostMyBytes has been in business for five years and initially began with humble beginnings. Despite growing pains, we applaud previous HostMyBytes owners for maintaining and building an affordable hosting experience for its multiple dozens of customers from around the globe. We strive on improving upon everything they have built so far, from infrastructure to customer experience – and everything will be done with our customer’s benefit in mind.”

About AlphaRacks
AlphaRacks is a premium web hosting provider based in Los Angeles, CA. Initially started in 2006 as an on-site IT consultancy firm providing support to local businesses, the AlphaRacks brand was launched in 2013 offering mainstream premium hosting services to both web start-ups and large enterprises. AlphaRacks currently supports over 100,000 clients of all sizes in over 150 countries worldwide. Services include cPanel web hosting, reseller web hosting solutions, hybrid/cloud servers, bare-metal dedicated servers, and virtual private servers, offered in both standardized and custom tailored configurations. Support is provided 24x7x365 by in-house dedicated staff; services are provided by leveraging strategic partnerships of top-tier facility and network providers, ensuring the services AlphaRacks delivers are highly available; which is backed by an industry-leading service level agreement.

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At the Microsoft Build 2019 Developer Conference, the tech giant is making remarkable momentum in the cloud. It has announced a broad range of innovations that will help its Azure to dominate the world of cloud computing. The three-day conference taking place in Seattle, WA, brings several new opportunities for the developers and the enterprises looking to dive into the latest cloud technologies, explore client development techniques, or discover new open source tooling and libraries. The biggest news at Microsoft Build 2019 spanned Windows, Linux, Edge browser, Fluid Framework, and more. Major announcements at Microsoft Build 2019 Developer Conference 1. Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) Microsoft is adding a number of new features to its Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which includes Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) and Azure Policy for AKS. KEDA is an open source component that supports the deployment of serverless event-driven containers on Kubernetes created…
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Amazon is increasing its investment in data center infrastructure in India to more effectively meet the data localization policies of the country. Government of India is adopting stronger data protection laws for the IT and e-commerce companies that operate in the country. Last year, the government had made it mandatory for all the companies to store the financial data of Indian users in India only. The aim of data localization is to protect the data and information of citizens against identity thefts, data breaches, etc. Amazon has its data center in Mumbai with two availability zones. This is an AWS Asia Pacific region that has been developed to meet compliance standards and offer high levels of security to AWS customers. The company has invested around Rs 1,380 crore (around $198 million) into its data services arm, as per the documents by Paper.vc. This datacenter delivers cloud computing services for the purpose of data storage, hosting, and data protection. Along with its…
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Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ is finally here. Canonical has released the latest version of Ubuntu with a focus on open infrastructure deployments, developer desktop, internet of things (IoT), as well as cloud to edge software distribution. Ubuntu is a leading open source Linux distribution based on Debian, and an operating system for desktop, server, and cloud computing. The latest version of Ubuntu will bring integrations with the main open infrastructure projects, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Ceph. There will be advanced life-cycle management for multi-cloud and on-premise operations. For IoT, it will add support for AWS DeepRacer, a developer-centric model for autonomous ground vehicle community development. Along with this, Ubuntu 19.04 will also have integration with the Edge X stack and multiple smart display solutions. The company said that over 2,000 independent software publishers distribute their apps to Linux desktops, appliances and cloud virtual machines (VMs) via…
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