Colocation

HostDime has purchased a land parcel in Bogotá, Colombia where it intends to build a Tier IV data center to meet the booming demand of the local market, the company announced in a blog post on Friday.
The land is located in an enclosed industrial park which HostDime calls "highly secure" in North Bogotá, and the company plans to build the facility over the next year or two, according to the post.
The company has operated in Columbia since 2008, and already has a data center and a sales and support office in Bogotá.
The new 3,500 square-foot data center will be one of only a few Tier IV facilities in Columbia, with redundant power and cooling to support 99.9 percent availability, and extensive physical access control measures, including CCTV and biometric systems.
From the data center, HostDime will offer high density cloud infrastructure for colocation clients, with redundant connections from C&W, Level3 and Globnet, as well as its managed dedicated servers, and KVM VPS, which the company says is one of its most popular products in the Colombian market.
HostDime launched a Tier III data center in Brazil earlier this year, as it continues to expand in the Latin American market, which had projected IT revenue growth of 20 percent in 2016, according to Frost & Sullivan.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – COLOTRAQ, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center infrastructure services, announces it can now provide its system integrators (SIs), VARs, MSPs, Agents and independent consultants world class options to OEM maintenance contracts for data center and hardware infrastructure maintenance cost optimization. Our teams span the globe – keeping your IT systems up-to-date, agile and running at the highest level.

With it’s newly formed partnerships COLOTRAQ can now fulfill enterprise client demand for cost optimization by using a hybrid maintenance strategy that combines secondary hardware, OEM-maintenance, OEM-independent TPM, and managed spares in global regions across server, storage and network technologies


“We are pleased to be a part of COLOTRAQ’s premier sourcing ecosystem for data center infrastructure services. With COLOTRAQ’s team providing outstanding global support of clients with Evernex’s services available in 160 countries we have a great opportunity to be a part of driving even higher levels of customer support and satisfaction in even the most challenging environments. Evernex is an IT infrastructure partner – offering world-class, cost-effective solutions anywhere, anytime for the entire life of your IT infrastructure,” stated Tom Gorey, General Manager, Global channels Evernex

The key components to this offer :
Third Party Maintenance (TPM) for network, server and storage devices, available on 6 continents, in more than 160 countries at an average savings of 60% off OEM list prices. All this with a single point of contact and common SLA.
The focus of this program is on the TPM market for data center and network support, which is maintenance provided independently from the OEMs.
Most large, physically diversified enterprises use OEM’s and TPM’s to ensure business continuity. 85% of the time there is only one TPM competing against the OEM… at half the OEM street price.

There are only two providers with effective global reach. Evernex is the premier choice, with the largest spare parts inventory in the world, having over 750,000 items in stock. And Evernex is channel friendly, offering deal registration and recurring commissions. With its 96% customer retention rate, that matters. “Through these partnerships COLOTRAQ can now offer competitive alternatives to the ever increasing equipment costs in the marketplace as well as extending the life of the many excellent products customers are comfortable with that are no longer OEM supported,” stated Dany Bouchedid, CEO COLOTRAQ.

About Evernex
The French company, Evernex, which is majority owned by an investment fund, THE CARLYLE GROUP (NASDAQ: CG), is specialized in the maintenance of IT infrastructure around the world, using a comprehensive range of services from maintenance, to Spare as a Service – SPaaS™, but also additional services such as recycling, secure data disposal, data centre removal and relocation, library repair, IT hardware rental and financial solutions.Evernex offers services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to all customer sites worldwide to ensure business continuity and operational user quality, whilst remaining committed to protecting the environment and sustainable development. Evernex provides three quarters of its business services internationally and covers over one hundred and sixty countries across the globe. The group achieved Revenues of $190 million in 2016

About the Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with over $158 billion under management, spread out between 281 investment vehicles (as of 31 December 2016). Carlyle, headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, aims to invest in a far-sighted manner to create value for its investors, many of whom are pension funds. Carlyle’s investment activities are divided into 4 segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – deployed globally: in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle’s fields of expertise cover the aerospace industry, defence and government services, consumer goods, energy, financial services, health, industry, real estate, telecommunications, the media and transport. The Carlyle Group has a network of 35 offices employing more than 1,600 staff across six continents.

About COLOTRAQ
COLOTRAQ is the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and related network services. Since 1999, COLOTRAQ has been helping find data center infrastructure solutions for businesses and institutions worldwide through its unrivaled network of over 400 service providers in over 1,300 cities across 140 countries and territories. COLOTRAQ can instantly match customer requirements from a single rack to thousands of square feet of data center space along with managed hosting, cloud-based infrastructure and network services.

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LONDON, UK – Netwise Hosting officially made the switch to true 100% renewable energy at its fast-filling London Central data centre. This places the organisation right at the head of the field in terms of its commitment to a sustainable future, as one of the first data centre operators to push entirely renewable energy in the UK.

Netwise will join ranks with the likes of Google, who are themselves committed to making the switch across their entire global estate by the end of the year.


This comes as welcome news to everyone in the industry, as current estimates predict global data centre power usage to top 500 terawatts by 2020. That’s over 3% of the world’s energy consumption, an unignorable figure that places data centres at the epicentre of responsibility for spearheading and supporting genuine renewable energy schemes.

Netwise Hosting, now two years on from launching its London Central facility, turned to specialist provider Ecotricity for the delivery of this ground-breaking change, as leaders in the supply of truly green energy.

Crucially, rather than relying on ambiguous carbon credits and misleading offset schemes, Ecotricity generate this energy themselves using the wind, the sun, and soon the sea. This is directly in keeping with Netwise Hosting’s own ethos of owning and controlling as much of the service chain as possible.

Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise Hosting, gave comment on the recent change.

“This is a big step for us in setting the standard for the future of data centre operations, particularly in a major capital city like London. We are incredibly proud to be delivering our customers with what may well be the greenest data centre service set in London, if not the UK.”

This bold new move works together with the industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness rating already achieved at Netwise Hosting’s London Central data centre, which is one of the lowest in Europe. It is through the intelligent deployment of evaporative and free cooling technologies that allows the facility to reach its impressive PUE of just 1.12 [lower is better, with the average at 1.60].

Netwise Hosting work with a wide range of clients who now consider ‘going green’ to be a major priority for their service delivery. None of these are more prevalent than Krystal, who are one of the UK’s largest cloud hosting companies, and who actively push responsible service provision. Earnestly evolving energy procurement in line with these pressures has become a primary driving force behind Netwise making the jump to a renewable supply at its private facilities, both now and in the future.

Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise Hosting, also gave comment.

“We now work with several large service providers who are feeling added weight every day in reducing their carbon impact, as computational demands continue to increase. We’ve listened to this demand, and helped our early adopters in delivering this to their end clients.”

Netwise plan to run a range of events and engagement activities to increase awareness around the importance of delivering services to end clients using energy sourced responsibly. The first of these occurred this month, with a soft launch of the company’s new ‘green wall’, now in place at its London Central facility.

About Netwise Hosting
Netwise Hosting provide enterprise-grade hosted environments to a wide and varied customer-base, working closely with clients all around the world. By designing and building its own private data centres, and offering unparalleled flexibility in its colocation services as a result, Netwise Hosting brings to life a wholly unified approach to hosting. A young, energetic team sit at the helm, allowing Netwise to grow progressively and organically into the inimitable company it is today. The bespoke, almost boutique nature of the Netwise Hosting facilities, coupled with the unique dynamism of company operations, allows for the supply of truly individualised solutions which meet the exacting requirements of any business. http://www.netwisehosting.co.uk

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PHOENIX, AZ – PhoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering cloud, bare-metal dedicated server, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of its Data Security Cloud – a new cloud security platform architected on the latest VMware® technologies. PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud will address growing security concerns for businesses of all sizes and across industries, including those with heavy compliance and security demands to protect their workloads in the cloud.

According to reports, more than 90 percent of traffic resides within the data center, where perimeter security protections do not inspect the traffic*, and the average data center experiences two successful attacks per day**. The problem is growing quickly as almost two billion data records around the world were lost or stolen during 918 different cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, an increase of 164 percent over the same period last year. The toll on businesses is significant: two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted with a cost to shareholders of over $52.40 billion. Today the question for business and security leaders is not if there will be a breach but when and how to contain the impact.


“The introduction of phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud makes it possible for organizations of all sizes to confidently tackle the strictest security and compliance-focused workloads in a multi-tenant, cloud-based environment. Supported by our flexible solutions team, any organization will be able to make a secure and easy transition to the cloud,” says Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “With VMware NSX® at its core, Data Security Cloud offers highly granular security of virtualized workloads through advanced capabilities such as micro-segmentation, distributed firewalling, and VPN. Customers get a Secure-by-Design cloud environment with protection across not only the perimeter but at the application level as well.”

PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud is built to provide fast, secure and reliable services to businesses handling dynamic loads of sensitive data. Data Security Cloud will provide all-round protection for sensitive workloads leveraging advanced security capabilities of the VMware NSX network virtualization. VMware NSX decouples network and security functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and embeds them directly into the hypervisor, distributing them across the data center. This fundamental shift in how security is delivered can help overcome the shortcomings of legacy architectures. It allows intelligent and automated security policies to travel with virtual workloads regardless of their placement in the cloud and independent of the physical network topology, to help maintain the highest level of protection.

“By using VMware NSX as the core enabler to the new Data Security Cloud service, phoenixNAP is providing a comprehensive offering that makes security both application focused and intrinsic to the infrastructure,” said Jay Workman, senior director, Cloud Provider marketing at VMware. “This is a powerful example of the security capabilities of VMware’s next-generation solutions, which enable partners, such as phoenixNAP, to create innovative new offerings that will help differentiate them in the industry.”

More details about the technology powering Data Security Cloud will be unveiled in an exclusive webinar co-hosted with VMware on October 17th, 2017. The new platform will be generally available in November.

To register for the webinar and learn more, visit https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=43113.

PhoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider Program. PhoenixNAP is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited.

About phoenixNAP
PhoenixNAP is a global IT services provider with a focus on cyber security and compliance readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, bare metal dedicated servers, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive Disaster Recovery solutions, DDoS protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit http://www.phoenixnap.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

References:
Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020
Global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2014 )
Gemalto interview CNBC Sept 2017

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NORWALK, Conn. – 365 Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions for carrier, content, and cloud customers in eight strategic markets, announced today that it has acquired Broadband One LLC, d/b/a Host.net, a data center services provider in two southeast Florida markets.

The acquired facilities are in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale with approximately 62,000 square feet of floor space, 8,000 square feet of business continuity space, 4.5 MW of power, and 330 miles of fiber providing direct connectivity to the NAP of the Americas in Miami with under one millisecond of latency. In addition, the acquired business maintains more than 30 network PoPs on an owned nationwide transit network with 330 peering partners. When added to 365’s connectivity rich data center in Tampa, the Company now provides customers with the best edge data center options across the Sunshine State.


365’s footprint now covers ten markets with data centers in Boca Raton, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, and Tampa with a combined 195,000 square feet and 13 MW of power in place to serve customers. 365’s data centers are SSAE 16, SOC 2, PCI, HIPPA, ISAE 3402, and VISA compliant.

Bob DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer of 365 Data Centers, stated, “This follow-on acquisition, within just 6 months of purchasing the 365 Data Centers platform, provides significant financial scale for 365 and accelerates our strategy of broadening the Company’s customer and services base with more than 500 enterprise customers and a portfolio of scalable, retail and wholesale Network, IP blend, remote Disaster Recovery as a Service, virtual Cloud compute and storage, and Business Continuity product offerings.”

The objective of 365’s equity sponsors, Chirisa Holdings Inc., Lumerity Capital, and Longboat Advisors, at the time of the initial acquisition was to transform the predominantly colocation and connectivity rich platform business into a hybrid data center services provider that would appeal to enterprise customers in addition to its existing carrier, content, and cloud customer base.

DeSantis added, “With this transaction, we have re-positioned 365 Data Centers to provide customers in all ten of our markets with enhanced services including nationwide Metro Ethernet, long haul, and MPLS network/transport services, robust blended IP choices, direct, low latency connectivity to the NAP of the Americas, and cloud/colocation hybrid solutions through smart cloud architecture and a self-provisioning customer portal.” He further noted, “The high touch and customer focused Host.net network engineers, systems engineers, sales engineers, NOC, provisioning, sales, and operating personnel joining 365 will drive the Network, IP, DRaaS, and Cloud service offerings across all of 365’s markets and easily assimilate into the highly competent and professional 365 team.”

Jason Katz, Host.net’s CEO, will join 365 Data Centers as Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer reporting to DeSantis. In this role, he will continue as the Company’s point of contact for customers, vendors, and other relationship partners in the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale markets. He will also partner in the rollout of Network, IP, DRaaS, and Cloud service offerings and oversee the integration of all administrative functions.

Host.net was sold to 365 by Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms. Ted Mocarski, Senior Partner at Novacap, said, “It has been a real pleasure partnering with Jason and his team and we are happy to see the exciting possibilities that Host.net will have as part of 365 Data Centers. The eight additional markets provide geographic diversity that is of great strategic and operational value to existing Host.net customers.”

The Bank Street Group served as 365’s financing advisor and Greenberg Traurig as its legal counsel for this transaction. Crestline Specialty Lending provided the credit facility.

About 365 Data Centers
365 Data Centers is a leading provider of hybrid data center solutions in strategic edge markets. Our robust, carrier neutral ecosystem and secure, reliable edge Colocation, Network, IP, DRaaS, Cloud compute and storage, and Business Continuity services help organizations reduce costs, drive innovation and improve their customer experience. 365 Data Centers supports mission-critical application infrastructure by providing 100% uptime and adhering to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, VISA, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and ISAE 3402. 365 Data Centers is based in Norwalk, Connecticut, and operates ten geographically diverse US data centers. Visit 365datacenters.com for more information.

About Novacap
Founded in 1981, Novacap is a leading Canadian private equity firm with $2.26 billion of assets under management. The Firm has raised over $2.6 billion in capital since its inception. Novacap’s unique investment approach, based on deep operational expertise and an active partnership with entrepreneurs, has helped accelerate growth and create long-term value for its numerous investee companies. With an experienced management team and substantial financial resources, Novacap is well positioned to continue building world-class companies. For more information, please visit www.novacap.ca.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today the expansion of its Silicon Valley Connected Campus with a six-megawatt facility at 3205 Alfred Street in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Realty expects to invest approximately $75 million in the new facility, which is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

Digital Realty’s existing Silicon Valley portfolio consists of 17 properties totaling over two million square feet with 99 megawatts of IT load, strategically located on major fiber routes in close proximity to three Silicon Valley Power sub-stations. Digital Realty’s existing holdings in Silicon Valley are almost fully leased. The new facility at 3205 Alfred Street offers two suites totaling six megawatts of critical IT load in support of customer growth requirements within the supply-constrained Santa Clara metro area.


“Demand for data center space in Silicon Valley remains robust,” said industry analyst Kelly Morgan of 451 Research. “This new addition to Digital Realty’s Silicon Valley Connected Campus builds on the foundation the company has established, giving enterprises, network operators and service providers the opportunity and the expertise they require to privately interconnect with critical ecosystems like the cloud.”

Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein added, “The expansion of our Silicon Valley Connected Campus demonstrates our commitment to supporting customer growth. We are pursuing LEED gold certification for 3205 Alfred Street, building upon our commitment to sustainability. The new facility offers a comprehensive set of data center solutions, from single-cabinet colocation and interconnection requirements, all the way up to multi-megawatt deployments. This flexibility helps reduce complexity and accelerate business growth by meeting customers’ needs for space, power and connectivity.”

Register to attend Digital Realty’s Silicon Valley sneak peek event on October 12, 2017:
http://go.digitalrealty.com/save-the-date-3205-alfred

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation 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.

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