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MONTRÉAL – ROOT Data Center announces today the availability of a new whitepaper titled, Power, Real Estate and Capability: Evaluating Your Data Center’s Expansion Capacity. Global creation of data is increasing at a massive rate and the ability to store and manage this data is crucial for the IT operator. As enterprises through small businesses move to the cloud, cloud operators must be able to respond to increasing demands for more capacity quickly and reliably. Data center choice is paramount. In this whitepaper, ROOT Data Center explores the factors that create success for hyperscalers and enterprises in supporting fast and reliable expansion and scalability.

According to the white paper, as demand for data storage space increases at its rampant pace, three of the most important considerations for global enterprises and hyperscale providers seeking effective data center hosting solutions are available power, available space and deployment capabilities. As enterprise IT infrastructures grow and mature, they require higher power densities as well as increased cabinet space. Additionally, as data center real estate is quickly depleting, it has become necessary to work with a provider capable of building out infrastructure within a geographic location that offers available space. Finally, an effective data center provider should be able to ensure the installation of infrastructure in short time frames.


“It has become essential for companies seeking data center solutions to ensure their provider is capable of effectively expanding infrastructure, power and space to future-proof requirements,” says AJ Byers, President and CEO of ROOT Data Center. “Historically, it was acceptable for a data center to have deployment timelines of a year and a half, which now needs to be closer to three months for a multi-megawatt project. In fact, most data center operators are still working at that pace, so the ability to accelerate that timeline to 90 days or less is a key differentiator.”

ROOT Data Center delivers multi-MW implementations in less than 120 days, and offers a PUE of 1.17, combined with 100% sustainable power and densities of up to 40kW per rack. Companies benefit from ROOT’s unmatched deployment speeds and low-cost renewable hydro-electric power from Hydro Quebec. Coupling these benefits with scalable high-performance services, customers are able to achieve effective colocation solutions designed to suit businesses of any size.

To read the whitepaper, Power, Real Estate and Capability: Evaluating Your Data Center’s Expansion Capacity, visit: http://rootdatacenter.com/expansion-capabilities-white-paper

About ROOT Data Center
ROOT is a next-generation data center company that provides colocation solutions to empower the world’s computing leaders. Its modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Less power to waste, more power to you. For more information, visit www.rootdatacenter.com.

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Lelystad, Flevoland – As of feb. 1st 2018, HostSlim has acquired HostSlayer LLC. HostSlayer is a reputed VPS and Webhosting service provider, located in the US. HostSlayer has got servers in the US and Russia.

HostSlim makes sure the acquisition will be very smooth for the HostSlayer customers. No customers will be migrated, nor will there at this point any services be migrated. Everything will operate as normal.


“HostSlayer will be a great addition to our brand and plans to expand more internationally. We know there is a lot of international competition, but we are aware that with our service and quality we are guaranteed a great place in the market” said Ralph Karseboom – CEO and Founder of HostSlim B.V.

HostSlim has got a dedicated team of professionals that are able to take care of the HostSlayer brand as well. Our high-tech experienced team will continue to update all the hosting services and provide the best quality service out there.

New products and services (like dedicated servers) will be added to HostSlayer as well in Q2 2018.

About HostSlayer
We have been in business since 2016. HostSlayer has been acquired by HostSlim B.V. Holdings on February 1st 2018. The company is managed and operated by the company HostSlim B.V. Here at HostSlayer, we know that running a website smoothly and efficiently is important to our customers. Regardless of the type of website you own, we can help you with high quality hosting. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running an entire business or you just have a website to blog your adventures. We have Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers, so you can choose the perfect option depending on the size of your site. You’ll have a difficult time finding a better deal anywhere on the web! Apart from great prices, we guarantee 100% uptime for your website and we offer 24/7 technical support. Work on your website at 3am or 3pm and we’ll be on hand to help if you get stuck. And don’t worry if you need to upgrade later on – we’ve got that covered too!

About HostSlim
Our mission is to realize the dreams of individuals and entrepreneurs with the best online solution. Our friendly support team is available 24/7/365 via our chat, ticket system or by phone. With 9 years of experience HostSlim became one of the larger hosting providers in The Netherlands. HostSlim provides domain registration, hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated servers and colocation. We’re a team that likes constant changes and progress, which you will find back in our wide range of services we offer and knowledge we have. With us you can’t go wrong. We can support you from A-Z.

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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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MUNICH, Germany – Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that WorldStream, a leading Internet Service Provider in the Netherlands, has deployed the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to enhance resiliency of its backbone network and scale transmission capacity to 100G per wavelength. WorldStream selected the ultra-high capacity, power-efficient Groove G30 solution to meet rapidly growing demand for Internet services and support resilient connectivity for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and peering capacity. The Groove G30 is a unique DCI offering that provides end-to-end connectivity with a single solution for both muxponder and Open Optical Line system applications.

WorldStream offers a wide variety of ISP and data center hosting services, as well as global connectivity. The new Coriant Groove-powered network will support 100G per wavelength of capacity using best-in-class coherent optical transmission technology, with initial deployment delivering 18*100G of capacity respectively on geographically-dispersed redundant fiber routes connecting WorldStream data center facilities.


“In this past year alone we saw a dramatic rise in customer Internet traffic that drove a need to upgrade our network infrastructure to higher speed transmission,” said Tim Vollebregt, Network Architect at WorldStream. “After evaluating our options, we selected the Coriant Groove G30 solution for its ability to cost-efficiently meet our escalating capacity demands with a best-in-class plug-and-play architecture purpose-built for pay-as-you-grow scalability and configuration flexibility. As we increasingly focus on environmentally-friendly, carrier neutral colocation services, the industry-leading power efficiencies of the Groove G30 also proved highly compelling.”

The award-winning Coriant Groove™ G30 is an innovative and highly compact 1RU modular transport solution for ISP, cloud, data center, and IXP networks that can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System (OLS) solution. Recognized for its industry-leading line system density, the Groove solution supports up to 96 channels in 1RU with full WDM terminal functionality, delivering 3X the density over comparable solutions and enabling significant OpEx savings via footprint and power efficiencies.

“As we’ve learned by working closely with service providers like WorldStream, it is not just about delivering scalable and cost-efficient transport, but also ensuring uninterrupted, high quality connectivity as more and more of their customers’ business critical data traffic rides on the network,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, Managing Director of Europe, Coriant.

About Coriant
Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve.

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Rzeszow, Poland – HostBill has just announced the release of the new version of its billing and automation software for web hosting industry, with a number of new modules and features included.

In 2018 edition, HostBill extended its billing functionalities by adding new billing feature: Post Paid Billing, that allows the customer to pay for the service after they have used it. Post-paid customers receive a monthly bill that reflects all the charges incurred for the previous month. Billing type and billing cycle can be set in product/service configuration and in account settings. The Post Paid billing method can be especially useful for telco industry.


HostBill 2018 features new fraud protection module: FraudLabsPro. It’s the fourth fraud protection module introduced to HostBill. The module provides the choice of over 40 elements to inspect when analyzing the transaction parameters against the fraud, such as IP address, proxy, email address, billing and shipping address, credit card, device and more. The module also uses the blacklists data and machine learning technology to improve the efficiency in detecting fraud attempts. The information provided by FraudLabsPro can be used to manually accept, decline or further review orders or set automatic block on fraudulent orders.

HostBill’s payment gateways integration portfolio was expanded and now also includes two new payment gateway integrations: Conify and CoinGate. Both payment gateways allow to accept bitcoin and other digital currencies payments. HostBill has also added support for Stripe Source for GiroPay, Alipay and P24 and support for new Gocardless authentication method.

In the new version, HostBill has also introduced the integration with Slack, that will allow to show notifications from HostBill admin area directly in the chosen Slack channel, to help admin stay well-informed about what is going on in the system. The admin can choose on which events to get alerts (new order, new ticket, new transaction etc) to be able to react quickly on each new event.

HostBill is available in 4 different editions: Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center and All-Inclusive, that differ from each other by types and number of integrations included. Each edition is white-label, host on your server solution. All editions have now been updated to include even more integrations.

The basic, Enterprise edition provides access to all core HostBill features: automated billing, hosting automation, domain management and automation, client management, help desk system, affiliate system, integration with over 85 payment gateways and over 60 domain registrars. HostBill Enterprise includes integrations with popular hosting control panels and a number of handy apps: Slack Notifications, Fraud Protection, Affiliate System, Client Geolocation, Time & Performance Tracker and more. The basic license comes with 10 support tickets included.

Cloud Edition contains all HostBill features that were developed to cover all aspects of running a successful online business and are necessary for Cloud Hosting providers. This edition includes essential cloud hosting modules such as: OnApp Cloud, OnApp CDN, OnApp DNS, cPanel, CloudStack, Plesk, OpenStack, Proxmox and many more. 2018 edition has two new modules added: DigitalOcean and Power DNS and includes 15, instead of 10 support tickets.

HostBill Data Center Edition was designed with Data Center industry in mind. Apart from core HostBill features this edition includes a range of modules created specifically for Data Center businesses to improve the efficiency in managing the infrastructure, such as Inventory Manager, Colocation Manager, IP Manager and a number of other integrations. Data Center Edition integration portfolio was extended with eight new modules: Openstack, OnApp CDN, DigitalOcean, Ahsay Backup, DCI Manager, LibreNMS, Password Manager and AD/LDAP. Also, the license now includes 20, instead of 10 support tickets.

The most powerful and most flexible HostBill All-inclusive Edition is the best value for money. This edition not only includes all available hosting modules, all available apps, all available client portals and order pages but also 100 support tickets. From now on, the All-inclusive Edition also comes with additional license for testing.

About HostBill
HostBill is a fast and efficient automation, billing, client management and support platform for online businesses. With over 500 integrations with various hosting modules, control panels, domain registrars, payment gateways, apps, plugins, order pages, client panels and more, HostBill gives Hosting, Cloud/IaaS/VPS Solutions Providers, Domain name and SSL Resellers around the globe all necessary tools to automate and manage their businesses. HostBill prouds itself in fast release cycle and regular updates that helped to build a strong community behind the product.

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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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