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Mckinney, TX – VAZATA, a leader in managed hosting, colocation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud managed services, today announced the availability of Business Continuity Services that help businesses keep their operations running smoothly in the event of disruption due to severe weather, natural disaster, accidents, outages, or other causes.

The VAZATA Operations Center for Business Continuity (vOCBC) provides an affordable, dedicated workspace at a business-class 5,000 square foot raised floor facility with redundant connectivity and 24/7 data access. The offering includes all utilities, 24/7 entry via dynamic key-card, high-speed Internet, conference and break rooms, business center resources, and 1 TB of virtual storage for up to 5 servers, with additional server licenses available.


“McKinney has earned the distinction of being the country’s most vibrant suburban city, making it particularly attractive for high-tech companies seeking to expand their business and retain top notch employees,” stated John Valencia, Director of BREP & Emerging Technology of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation. “VAZATA is a long-standing member of our community. We’re delighted that they’ve made the decision to support area businesses with this compelling offering.”

“We are excited to welcome VAZATA to McKinney. They bring high-quality jobs in a technology-focused industry, and that’s one of the many sectors MEDC strives to attract to our community,” said Chad Walker, Director of Business Development for MEDC.

Business Continuity plays a key role in any company’s comprehensive strategy to address natural and man-made risks and threats to mission critical processes. The impact of recent hurricanes on the Gulf Coast highlight the vital importance of having a plan in place before it’s too late.

“VAZATA can provide everything from secure data center environments to office facilities and resources that mitigate risk to the organization,” explained Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA. “By offering this as-a-service, we help companies minimize the ‘cost of insurance’ to keep their business operating smoothly even in the face of a catastrophe.”

In addition, VAZATA provides data protection through off-site back-ups, image-based replication, geographically separated clustering, cloud-based disaster recovery services and more. As a FedRAMP authorized CSP, VAZATA offers a unique level of security, resilience, and compliance.

About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America, published by Money Magazine. McKinney has a current population of more than 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org.

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PORTLAND – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announces today that its Portland data center has achieved LEED Platinum® certification, the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC). Infomart Portland is the first data center in Oregon and among a select few in the nation to become LEED Platinum certified by the USGBC‘s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™) rating system, the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

“Achieving the highest LEED distinction reinforces Infomart’s leadership in building and operating sustainable data centers, including one of the most efficient facilities in the world in Infomart Portland,” says John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers. “Every facility we have built since 2008 has been LEED Gold certified. Achieving LEED Platinum certification in Oregon demonstrates our increasing commitment to sustainability and making responsible choices about energy procurement — even when the cost is more than the higher-carbon alternative. We’re proud to continue meeting our customers’ environmental and IT performance goals through choice, openness, data transparency and collaboration.”


LinkedIn is the principle tenant for the latest phase of construction that received the LEED Platinum certification. LinkedIn staff worked with Infomart and the company’s key contractors to design and deliver the award-winning project. DPR Construction served as general contractor and was supported by McKinstry and Rosendin Electric for mechanical and electrical systems, along with Jackson Main as the project architect.

Infomart Portland achieved LEED Platinum certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The facility uses Direct Access rights to source power from the leading producer of hydro-electric power in the U.S., the Bonneville Power Administration. As a Direct Access purchaser of power, Infomart chooses the energy mix and suppliers for the data center, achieving a 96 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions when compared to the national utility average and providing customers with low-carbon power at rates below the local utility tariffs.

“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Infomart Data Centers demonstrates their environmentally conscious leadership through their LEED certification of Infomart Portland.”

Infomart Portland is one of the most efficient data centers in the United States, 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 was also the first data center environment in which the user and landlord collaborated to achieve Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT Certification, which certifies sustainable leadership in IT operation, evidencing better control of how resources are both consumed and allocated. Additionally, the facility holds the Uptime Institute Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval,” which verifies that Infomart’s critical facilities management continues to be among the best in the world.

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.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org

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One of the premier conference and trade shows for the domains, cloud and hosting industry – CloudBazaar (earlier known as HostingCon India), is all set to return this year with more insightful sessions, fun-filled activities and networking exchanges on November 8th 2017 at Nesco Grounds, Mumbai. With 2500+ attendees and 40 partners registered till date, the event is a must-visit for web app developers, designers and other IT pros in the cloud and web hosting industry to explore opportunities to learn, interact and build new connections. Since 2012, it has grown to be the India’s biggest internet infrastructure industry’s event. Last year’s event saw more than 3,400 attendees and 80+ exhibitors. This year, the event has many insightful sessions on Cloud, software-as a-service (SaaS), mobile-first, bigdata, IoT and datacenter industry in schedule. The audience will be able to gain first-hand knowledge about the latest developments in the cloud, domain and hosting industry with these…
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Microsoft, at its Ignite Conference, announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017, now with support for Linux and Docker. The SQL Server 2017 has come only 15 months or so after the launch of SQL Server 2016. Microsoft is developing rapidly to deliver more features to align Azure database platform and provide more value to customers who pay for software assurance. Microsoft is making investments across their Data and Analytics portfolio to modernize the data estate. SQL Server 2017 The SQL Server on Linux and Docker is a big news, since it delivers a mission-critical database with everything built-in, on the platform of developers’ choice. It’s going to bring seamless DevOps with Docker Enterprise Edition containers for more efficiency and simplicity. SQL Server 2017 helps building intelligent apps using scalable and highly performant analytics of R and Python. Customers will be able to discover new relationships using graph data management and analysis. It will be useful in…
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CAMPBELL, CA – Dr. Radoslav “Rado” Danilak, CEO of Silicon Valley startup Tachyum Inc., is among the invited speakers at the Storage Visions Conference, presenting at Session D1: Hardware Visions for Ubiquitous Storage and Memory October 16 at 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Milpitas, Calif.

Danilak’s presentation will address the single most critical challenge facing the data center industry today – energy consumption. With data centers currently consuming 70 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually – representing more than 2 percent of total U.S. electrical output – and data center power utilization efficiency (PUE) projected to remain relatively flat over the next 5 years, there must be a better way to overcome the challenge of supplying power to the growing data center marketplace. Danilak will describe how Tachyum is tackling this energy challenge with a product that will disrupt data center hardware markets and usher in the era of low-cost, ultra-low power, all-flash data center architectures.

“Data center capacity and corresponding electricity consumption is expected to double in 5 years and then double again in the subsequent 5 years,” said Danilak. “How on earth can we possibly build all the necessary power plants required to supply these new data centers with electricity? The simple answer is that we can’t. Somehow, we must find another way. At Storage Visions, I will lay out the case for how exploiting device physics to deliver a product family of ‘Cloud Chips’ can offer unprecedented power savings, along with performance and value to help overcome the energy demands of exponential growth in data center capacity.”

Danilak is well known as an innovator in bringing low-cost flash to consumer and enterprise markets on the strength of his landmark flash memory controller chip developed at SandForce and his game changing ultra-dense, all-flash arrays at Skyera. Now, Danilak and a group of industry veterans are designing a high-performance, ultra-low power Cloud Chip aimed directly at the hyperscale data center market and cloud computing centers with his latest venture, Tachyum.

By tightly integrating networking, storage, artificial intelligence, cloud and big data processing, Tachyum’s Cloud Chip is expected to reduce data center compute and storage hardware CAPEX by 3x, TCO by 4x and hardware power consumption by 10-15x.

The 2017 Storage Visions Conference is the place to meet and hear from the innovators driving data storage technology forward. The one-day event will look at all aspects of digital storage technology and their applications, helping businesses, IT professionals and data scientists better understand the digital storage solutions that will make them successful in this new world. Additional information about the conference is available at http://www.storagevisions.com

Danilak’s 2017 Storage Visions presentation on the Tachyum website after the conference on October 16.

About Tachyum
Named for the Greek “tachy,” meaning speed, combined with “-um,” indicating an element, Tachyum emerged from stealth mode in 2017 engineering disruptive intelligent information processing products. Tachyum’s founders have a track record of delivering transformational products to market, by solving to significant device physics challenges. And they are about to do it again. For more information visit: http://tachyum.com.

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The stocks of all seven US data center REITs (there are now six, following a merger that closed Thursday) slid down simultaneously this week, after a well-known venture capitalist and hedge-fund owner said at an investor conference that advances in processor technology will eventually lead to the demise of the data center provider industry.
But industry insiders say his views are overly simplistic, and that history has shown that advances in computing technology only create more hunger for data center capacity, not less.
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Since server chips are getting smaller and more powerful than ever, companies in the future will not need anywhere near the amount of data center space they need today, Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of the VC firm Social Capital, who last year also launched a hedge fund, said Tuesday afternoon, according to Seeking Alpha, which cited Bloomberg as the source:
Word that Google may have developed its own chip that can run 50% of its computing on 10% of the silicon has him reading that "We can literally take a rack of servers that can basically replace seven or eight data centers and park it, drive it in an RV and park it beside a data center. Plug it into some air conditioning and power and it will take those data centers out of business."
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Following the event,
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