Colocation

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Datacenter.com, an international data center colocation provider that paid more than $500,000 for its domain name while introducing a flexible month-to-month colocation subscription model three months ago, announces the launch of its channel partner program with global reach. The program is aimed at CSPs, MSPs, systems integrators and IT consultancy firms, enabling them to package their own offerings with Datacenter.com’s carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral colocation services designed for contractual and technical flexibility at one of the main Internet hubs in Europe, in Amsterdam.

Datacenter.com launched its on-demand, month-to-month colocation subscription model – called Start Direct Cabinets – at the end of 2017 to cater to the flexibility needs of cloud-oriented companies with dynamic operations and/or hybrid IT infrastructures in place. Now, Datacenter.com brings its highly flexible, cloud-neutral colocation model to the channel of CSPs, MSPs, systems integrators (SIs), IT distributors, IT consultancy firms, and other types of business partners interested in offering colocation services to their clients or referring them to Datacenter.com.


Data Center Amsterdam

“Channel partners selected by Datacenter.com will be able to benefit from our significant investments in state-of-the-art carrier-neutral data center infrastructure as well as our competitive price levels,” said Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “Initially, the program will be available from our brand new AMS1 facility in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but soon our portfolio of facilities as well as the program will be expanded into other areas around the world – as we’ve planned a fast rollout of carrier-neutral data centers in strategic markets worldwide. The 54.000 square feet facility in the Amsterdam South-East business district is highly secured and outfitted with enterprise-grade amenities such as redundant N+1 cooling units, 2N power and 2N water supply. Next to that, we’ve used indirect adiabatic cooling technology to maximize energy savings, while the facility is certified as compliant for all relevant data center management regulations.”

Datacenter.com’s Channel Partner Program provides a range of benefits for channel partners tailored around the capabilities and requirements of each type of partner. The partner program comes in four flavors catering to the various need and requirements of different types of channel partners:

  • Lead/Referral Generation – Channel partners may collaborate with Datacenter.com by referring leads, no substantial data center services knowledge is required. The more accounts referred to Datacenter.com, the higher commission percentage partners will receive. The referral partnership is non-exclusive, meaning that partners are allowed to refer their colocation services leads to others as well. Besides that, there are no limits being set to the total number of referrals.
  • Reseller Partnership – Designed for ‘easy selling’ as the carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral data center infrastructure delivered has an enterprise-grade, ultra-low pPUE figure of 1,04 and there are no long-term contract commitments involved, Datacenter.com offers its reseller partners the opportunity to add new ‘easy’ revenue streams to their portfolios. This type of partnership is typically aimed at IT services partners including distributors who may consider themselves knowledgeable in the field of IT in general or in specific areas.
  • Solution Integration Partnership – This channel program option is built to help enable IT service providers maximize revenue streams by incorporating Datacenter.com’s enterprise-grade, flexible colocation services with month-to-month contracts into their own services offerings. Cloud service providers (CSPs), managed service providers (MSPs) and systems integrators (SIs) are enabled to seamlessly integrate Datacenter.com’s colocation services into their own (hybrid) services offerings.
  • Elite Partnership – This program option provides partners the opportunity to collaborate with Datacenter.com on an equal basis and utilize Datacenter.com’s co-branded sales & marketing enablement to drive opportunities that are closed together. Datacenter.com offers these types of partners dedicated technical resources to help them design customized solutions for their customers. Also included are sales & bid management support, for example. Marketing opportunities embedded include site visits, joint press releases, and much more.

“The Datacenter.com Channel Partner Program is designed to further expand our reach, but it’s a unique colocation offering we are sharing with our partners so it’s really providing a win-win,” added Mr. Steman. “Our Start Direct Cabinets with flexible, month-to-month colocation contracts; our ultra-low thus highly energy-efficient PUE; our strategically located and highly connected data centers in fiber-dense areas, starting in Amsterdam; not to forget a solid brand name and an organization that’s managed by long-time Internet veterans; these characteristics delivered by Datacenter.com all add up to a really unique offering. We’re convinced that the Datacenter.com channel program will enable easy and lucrative selling for partners signing up to this program.”

About Datacenter.com
Datacenter.com’s investors have committed themselves to invest heavily in state-of-the-art data center infrastructure – to meet the market’s growing need for energy efficient, highly interconnected and modular colocation facilities, in which organizations can flexibly and securely host their critical IT infrastructure while cloud computing needs are addressed. Datacenter.com’s customized, reliable and innovative data center solutions are accompanied with the company’s best-in-class customer support. To learn more about Datacenter.com, visit https://datacenter.com

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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – EvoSwitch, an international and cloud-neutral colocation company with large data centers located in Amsterdam and Washington DC with their cloud interconnection platform EvoSwitch OpenCloud, announces its plans to build a new highly energy-efficient data center in Amsterdam. The new carrier-neutral facility in the Netherlands will be located adjacent to its existing Amsterdam premises, EvoSwitch AMS1.

The new EvoSwitch data center is the first phase of a major facility expansion, with a roadmap to expand capacity up to 30 MVA in the coming years. It will add 6,000 square meters (sq. ft.) of colocation space, offering 7,5MW of new capacity to the company’s existing 15MW data center campus in Amsterdam. EvoSwitch’s in-house engineered modular data center building concept features 2N electrical redundancy and ‘Indirect Adiabatic Free Cooling’ with hot and cold aisle containment. It would allow for a low Power Usage Effectiveness figure (PUE= 1.2) thus resulting in a highly energy-efficient and reliable colocation data center environment for customers. EvoSwitch expects its new data center in Amsterdam to be operational in Q1 2019.


Patented Modular Data Center Technology

Although completely separated from current data centers present at the campus terrain in Amsterdam, the new EvoSwitch AMS1 data center (AMS1 Campus Hall 7, with Hall 8 and Hall 9 planned for subsequent phases) will be interconnected with existing data center infrastructure through a corridor. As this is an on-campus expansion, it would allow customers to profit from enterprise-grade and network-rich ecosystem features from day-1. Future-proof design amenities available at EvoSwitch AMS1 include colocation racks and private cages featuring redundant 2N cooling, direct access to major Internet Exchanges; an ever-expanding amount of managed services including cloud interconnectivity; the use of 100% renewable energy; 24/7 engineering staff onsite; and a 99,999% uptime guarantee.

“Our patented, in-house engineered and highly modular data center design offers stand-alone units with their own multiple UPS back-up solutions, as well as distribution boards, cooling units and fire suppression systems,” said Eric Boonstra, CEO at EvoSwitch. “This allows for highly autonomous and easily scalable data center units being deployed, even as a partial solution within current data center expansion, catering to the needs of cloud service providers and so many other companies with dynamic, high-scalability needs. Combined with third-party accredited security compliance standards in place, including ISO 27001:2013, PCI-DSS, SIOC1 Type II, as well as ISO 14001:2004 and LEED Gold certifications, our added data center space in Amsterdam meets all requirements of enterprises and CSPs across the globe.”

Colocation Demand in Europe

EvoSwitch’s new investment in its Amsterdam data center campus, EvoSwitch AMS1, comes as the carrier-neutral data center provider identifies growing demand for more colocation capacity and cloud interconnection services in Europe.

“European data center growth in 2017 was faster than ever before, according to a recent CBRE report and JLL report, particularly in Amsterdam and London,” added Mr. Boonstra. “The CBRE and JLL reports result are in line with our own experiences and revenue results this year. Another report from Digital Gateway to Europe mentions some key drivers for the Netherlands being a top-10 data center hub in the world. These key drivers include the wide range of high quality and low-latency connectivity options available; the stability of the energy grid in the Netherlands; and the country’s rapid expansion of ecosystems across networks, as well as cloud and hosting companies.”

“These market research reports confirm that we’re on the right track with the EvoSwitch colocation and cloud interconnectivity offerings and current expansion plans at our Amsterdam data center campus,” added Boonstra. “The rapid expansion of cloud ecosystems in the Netherlands in particular is an important factor in growing our customer base. The EvoSwitch OpenCloud cloud interconnectivity marketplace being established in 2015 enables ecosystems of cloud, hosting and networking providers as well as enterprises and startups to establish robust, direct links between networks inside our data centers in Europe and the US. It also allows for secure access at minimal latency to public clouds like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform. The new data center build will add to the networking efficiency of ecosystem members, allowing for ecosystem growth and even more efficiency across cloud environments.”

About EvoSwitch
EvoSwitch provides secure and sustainable data center services, with cloud- and carrier-neutral data centers in Europe and the United States. EvoSwitch is home to growing ecosystems of customers around interconnection and hybrid cloud, operating at the edge of the Internet and providing access to public clouds. EvoSwitch enables global and local customers to build their IT infrastructure for growth, creating value for customers and partners alike offering currently 139.900 sq. ft. (14.000 m2) and ample room for further growth on both sides of the Atlantic. In response to customer demand and market requirements, EvoSwitch has built an extensive set of managed services including its EvoSwitch OpenCloud – a cloud-neutral and partner-rich (hybrid) cloud interconnection marketplace for low-latency interconnection options. As one of the first colocation data centers in Europe with ultra-low PUE figures while utilizing 100% renewables, EvoSwitch’s engineering teams provide special assistance for customers when optimizing equipment configurations, condition monitoring and reduction of energy consumption. EvoSwitch’s data centers in both Europe and the U.S. provide enterprise-grade security measures while meeting strict compliance and third-party accredited standards including ISO 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2004, PCI-DSS, SIOC1 Type II, and LEED Gold. To learn more about EvoSwitch, visit: https://evoswitch.com

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