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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Switch Datacenters, a European provider of build-to-suit corporate data centers and enterprise-grade colocation facilities, announces the launch of its wholesale Data Center as a Service program enabling rapid data center deployment on a global scale. The program provides organizations the opportunity to license Switch Datacenters’ patented data center technologies and obtain an integrated, full-service data center infrastructure package with highly energy-efficient cooling (calculated pPUE: 1.03-1.06), modular power infrastructure and racks included.

Heavy investments in R&D activities by Switch Datacenters have resulted in ‘state-of-the-art’ data center infrastructure featuring Dutch engineered, patented indirect adiabatic cooling technologies; highly modular thus scalable solutions for power supply; and (remote) data center management (custom DCIM software).


Lately, substantial effort has gone into integrating these R&D efforts and bundling it into an integrated offering. The result? A highly energy-efficient, fixed quality data center design with a calculated pPUE between 1.03 and 1.06, utilizing pre-fabricated components to reduce time-to-market. The actual pPUE figure will depend largely on the climate where the data center build is being located. Moreover, this data center infrastructure is OCP-ready, which means that it is suitable for Open Rack Systems based on Open Compute Project (OCP) principles.

Switch Datacenters’ data centers delivered through the program are being built in the Netherlands, then shipped to worldwide locations depending on customer requirements. Its built-to-suit data center design has already been deployed for IBM in the Netherlands, for example. The design would be a good fit for a wide range of data center deployments including large-scale as well as small-scale data centers, with potential electrical loads from 5 to 100 MW.

Racks, Security, Remote Management

Switch Datacenters’ newly launched Data Center as a Service program is an end-to-end solution including the racks and deployment of security technologies onsite. Automated remote data center management tools would allow data centers on almost any scale to run with little onsite engineering support. The program with a global reach provides for engineering capabilities on-site though, to provide deployment quality assurance and ease of operation.

Switch Datacenters’ Data Center as a Service program enables organizations worldwide to have a quick-start when deploying enterprise-grade, highly energy-efficient data center infrastructure. The program is aimed at a wide range of potential customers including Cloud Services Providers (CSPs), Managed Services Providers (MSPs), data center owners/operators, hyper-scale data center providers, and real estate owners. Potential licensing partners from a variety of countries worldwide have already shown interest in the Data Center as a Service program, including companies from the U.S., France, Dubai, Sweden, and the African continent.

“Our Data Center as a Service program provides hyper-scale data center providers, enterprises, cloud services providers and real estate owners alike the opportunity to deploy new data centers within short-term notice,” said Gregor Snip, CEO and founder of Switch Datacenters. “By joining our program, organizations are able to get their new data centers, even large-scale ones, up and running within about 3-months time – which is quite fast actually. Besides that, our technologies guarantee high levels of operating efficiencies with significantly reduced operating costs.”

The Data Center as a Service program offers four major types of options for delivering Switch Datacenters’ in-house developed and patented data center technologies, which include:

• Customer Data Center Ownership – a customer obtains full ownership of the data center build. License fees are paid for design, patents for cooling technology and rapid power deployment, as well as maintenance.
• Hybrid Data Center Delivery – this option provides for shared ownership and shared responsibilities of the data center build. This model helps to remove the burden of high upfront costs from the customer as Switch Datacenters is participating financially. A customer remains in control though, while able to utilize Switch Datacenters patented data center technologies.
• Full Service Lease Data Center – this monthly fee package option provides end-to-end data center deployment and operational services, with the highest level of customer care delivered by Switch Datacenters. Without the usual upfront costs, a customer can immediately take advantage of the professional data center infrastructure being implemented.
• Cooling and/or Power as a Service – a customer only pays for the patented cooling and power technologies being implemented. This could be an ideal option for existing data center builds, for companies intending to green their operations by implementing sustainable, energy-saving data center technologies.

About Switch Datacenters
Founded in 2011 by Dutch Internet and hosting industry veterans, Switch Datacenters is a European carrier-neutral operator of highly secured colocation data centers and build-to-suit corporate data centers delivering its enterprise-grade services to businesses of all sizes including some well-known large global cloud players. The company is focused on delivering redundant (2N), high-available (100% uptime guarantee) data center infrastructure with Tier 4 specifications to ISPs, systems integrators (SIs), cloud service providers (CSPs), and enterprise customers. Located in a fiber-dense area with 460 available fiber optic connections and 40 carrier networks on-site to choose from, Switch Datacenters’ facilities in the Amsterdam region provide a total floor area of 24,220 m2 (260,701 sq. ft.) and 8,350 m2 (89,878 sq. ft.) of secured white space for cloud service providers and boost an average data center PUE of 1.1 measured over all sites, making Switch Datacenters one of the leading providers of sustainable data center space in Europe. For more information about Switch Datacenters, visit: www.switchdatacenters.com.

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DALLAS, TX and REDWOOD CITY, CA – AT&T* and Equinix are expanding their relationship to make AT&T Switched Ethernet ServiceSM with Network on Demand available to businesses in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With agility being essential in many aspects of today’s business environment, enterprises can now easily add connectivity and scale bandwidth in near real time based on their business needs. The new AT&T Network on Demand service offered at Equinix enables intelligence across cloud service providers, and brings connectivity and expanded interconnection opportunities closer to where businesses operate.

AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand provides exceptional capabilities to help make businesses more agile and competitive. Businesses can turn up sites in just days to deliver the important voice, data and video applications necessary for business today. Plus, a dynamic network enables customers to upgrade their network in minutes and quickly add the bandwidth they need, when they need it.


“A dynamic network can differentiate a company. This is a critical move for many customers as they continue on their digital transformation and look to adopt technologies that require optimal speed and performance,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “Our work with Equinix lets us deliver the physical infrastructure and network connectivity options to support our customers’ evolving business needs.”

More than 90% of AT&T Business customers are using some form of cloud computing. Many companies are operating in a multicloud environment and need fast, highly-secure connectivity between cloud service providers. This expansion allows AT&T customers to leverage the extensive cloud density available at Equinix facilities and utilize one provider for their end-to-end cloud infrastructure, allowing companies to better support business-critical apps and maximize workforce productivity and collaboration. This includes high-performing apps on the forefront of innovation, like augmented and virtual reality, that require high bandwidth and low latency for optimal performance.

“Today’s digital business environment demands high-performing, agile network operations. Cloud and data center services must offer the scalability and reliability that IT managers require, while helping enterprises rapidly scale their operations globally,” said Charles Meyers, president, Strategy, Services and Innovation, Equinix. “AT&T’s network expansion is coming at the right time for our customers. As businesses are increasingly adopting the cloud, we are providing customers with the agility, connectivity and interconnection opportunities they need to compete and grow their businesses on a global scale.”

Together, AT&T and Equinix have been providing businesses with data networking services for more than a decade. In 2014, AT&T became a premier reseller of Equinix’ colocation infrastructure. AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand is currently available at Equinix IBX data centers in the following metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Silicon Valley and more.

To learn more about AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand, go to https://www.business.att.com/solutions/Family/network-services/ethernet/.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We have the nation’s largest and most reliable network** and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and on YouTube at youtube.com/att.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 48 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. http://www.equinix.com/.

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Dallas, TX – Limestone Networks has released a complete overhaul of their WHMCS reseller plugin, thereby, making dedicated server reselling simpler than ever before. Become a Dedicated Server Provider in Under 5 Minutes thanks to the efforts of team LSN. This latest integration utilizes the OnePortal API to Import and create Dedicated Server products and associated Configurable Options in a single-use cron. Import settings can be customized to meet different preferences.

LSN is often seen as an Industry Leader in Dedicated Server Hosting, due in no small part to their consistent commitment to Partner Success. This latest release is another example of the ongoing mutual appreciation between Limestone Networks and the web hosting community.


To download the latest custom WHMCS integration for FREE and realize new revenue opportunities with WHMCS and Limestone Networks, visit https://marketplace.whmcs.com/product/3931.

About Limestone Networks
Limestone Networks is a leading provider of cloud, dedicated, and colocation services. LSN has an advanced data center which includes multi-layered security, N+1 and 2N redundancy and premium bandwidth carriers. Limestone Networks features an industry-leading reseller program, robust client management portal and end-user panel, global content delivery network, with 24/7 passionate support. For more information on Limestone Networks, visit the website at www.limestonenetworks.com.

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DALLAS, TX – Stream Data Centers is pleased to announce its new Chicago-area development in Elk Grove Village, Ill. When completed in late 2018, the newly constructed facility will offer 15MW of critical load and approximately 130,600 square feet of data center space.

According to Stream’s Co-Managing Partner, Robert Kennedy, “Elk Grove Village has become a prime destination for data center operators, cloud service providers, and enterprise users, offering robust fiber optic connectivity, reliable power infrastructure and immediate proximity to the entire Chicago metro area.”


Stream purchased a newly constructed shell which will be structurally enhanced to data center standards. This opportunity provides customers with speed-to-market advantages without sacrificing mission-critical development quality.

Stream’s new state-of-the-art Chicago I Data Center will offer:

  • 130,600 square feet of structurally enhanced data center space, with 70,000 square feet of raised floor, on 5.82 acres
  • 15MW of critical load
  • Top-performing utility power, in a reliable and competitive energy market
  • Two (2) 25MW utility feeds from two separate substations
  • Robust and redundant fiber connectivity with three (3) diverse entry points
  • 24×7 on-site operations and security
  • Secure perimeter fencing

“Our new development in Elk Grove Village seeks to address the needs of cloud providers and enterprise companies with significant requirements in and around the Chicago area,” Kennedy said. “We believe that our value proposition will serve cloud, financial, healthcare and other enterprise companies looking for low-latency data center connectivity with this highly-secure and resilient option, located in the heart of the Chicago market.”

About Stream Data Centers
Stream Data Centers is committed to improving the critical environments experience through exceptional people and service. Since 1999, Stream has been an active investor and industry leader, providing premium services, optimized value and scalable critical environments to the Fortune 500 and beyond. To date, the company has acquired, developed and operated more than two million square feet of data center space in Texas, Minnesota, California and Colorado, representing more than 200 megawatts of power. Stream develops and operates highly resilient, scalable and efficient data centers throughout North America, with products including fully-commissioned Hyperscale Cloud Centers, Private Data Center™ halls and suites, Retail Colocation deployments, Ready-to-Fit™ Powered Shells, or Build-to-Suit data centers – all with immediate connection to network carriers and public cloud providers. Services supporting critical environments and energy procurement leverage the combined skill sets and resources of Stream’s technical real estate professionals with fine-tuned data center and energy management expertise, to deliver an end-to-end solution for all real estate and mission-critical infrastructure needs. Learn more at www.streamdatacenters.com.

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BOSTON – Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, has completed its acquisition of the U.S. operations of IO Data Centers LLC, a leading colocation data center services provider based in Phoenix, Arizona. With the transaction, Iron Mountain acquired the land and buildings associated with four state-of-the-art data centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Edison, New Jersey; and Columbus, Ohio. The existing data center space in the four owned facilities totals 728,000 square feet, providing 62 megawatts (MW) of capacity with expansion potential of an additional 77 MW in Arizona and New Jersey.

The acquisition closes with a customer expansion at the Phoenix data center campus by Cyxtera, a leading provider of secure infrastructure to global enterprises and the U.S. federal government. Cyxtera’s expansion represents the continued demand for service providers in the Phoenix market. They made the selection based on the security, comprehensive compliance support and scalability of the facility, which provided the ideal environment to serve its customer base and support its growth projections.


The total purchase price at closing amounted to $1.34 billion subject to working capital and other customary adjustments and including additional cash consideration related to company performance since the signing of the purchase agreement, including the Cyxtera lease. The additional consideration is a portion of the $60 million cash payable to the sellers based on future performance.

Iron Mountain’s IO transaction follows the 2017 acquisition of FORTRUST data center in September and the planned purchase of two data centers in the London and Singapore markets from Credit Suisse announced in October, significantly expanding the company’s presence in the fastest-growing domestic and international data center markets. These transactions will bring Iron Mountain’s total data center portfolio to more than 90 MW of existing capacity, with an additional 26 MW of capacity currently under construction, and planned and future expansion potential of another 135 MW.

“One of the strategic cornerstones of the IO transaction is that it enhances our geographic diversification with expansion capacity in Phoenix, the fourth fastest market for absorption in the U.S. in 2017, as well as New Jersey, another key market serving the New York metro area,” said Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager, Iron Mountain Data Centers. “The new leasing activity is an important example of our diverse customer base with growing requirements for colocation capacity. It also highlights the strength of our expanded team of experienced and highly skilled professionals who we welcome to the Iron Mountain family.”

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in more than 50 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.

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SAN FRANCISCO – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions and a Silver level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect in 14 major metropolitan areas. These connections help ensure high performance and optimal reliability of critical enterprise applications within Oracle’s cloud, which occupies more than 500,000 square feet across 16 Digital Realty locations.

Access to OCI is being made available through Digital Realty’s Service Exchange in Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Silicon Valley. As a result, a total of 59 Digital Realty data centers support private connections to Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service.


Oracle FastConnect enables customers to set up a hybrid cloud by providing an easy and cost-effective way to create fast, low-latency, private and dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud. Digital Realty’s Service Exchange gives enterprises private, secure, high-throughput, and low-latency access over a single interface to OCI and other cloud providers, overcoming some of the limitations of the public Internet. It allows users to manage physical and virtual connections through a single portal and gives them the visibility and reporting capabilities they need to address their connectivity requirements more rapidly and efficiently.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Don Johnson, Senior Vice President Product Development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With Oracle’s FastConnect service via Digital Realty, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”

“Our direct connections to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure build upon our commitment to ensure that our customers have interconnected access to the critical IT resources they need to drive business success,” said Digital Realty Chief Technology Officer Chris Sharp. “The rapid growth of Oracle Cloud is a testament to its strength in the marketplace, and we are extremely pleased to be working closely with Oracle to accelerate its momentum.”

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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