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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals announced their acquisition of iThemes, a leader in WordPress plugins that include BackupBuddy, iThemes Security Pro, multiple site management Sync and iThemes Sales Accelerator.

Located in Oklahoma City, iThemes will continue to function as an independent unit within Liquid Web. All employees remain with iThemes and Cory Miller, founder, will remain as General Manager of iThemes while joining the Liquid Web leadership team.


Liquid Web partnered with iThemes in 2016 to bundle iThemes Sync Pro with Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting offering. As part of this acquisition, the company will further integrate iThemes BackupBuddy, and iThemes Security into their current Managed WordPress hosting product as well as offer the product lines for sale to Liquid Web customers with unmanaged WordPress sites. Their recently launched iThemes Sales Accelerator, a data and e-commerce insights plugin, will be integrated into Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce hosting product launching in early January 2018.

“The acquisition of iThemes supports Liquid Web’s mission to empower web professionals worldwide and further demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in the WordPress and WooCommerce marketplace,” said Jim Geiger, CEO. “We believe that the combination of the Liquid Web and iThemes teams and products will be very beneficial to our Managed WordPress hosting customers and our newly launched Managed WooCommerce Hosting product, the industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores. I look forward to bringing in WordPress expert Cory Miller to help our company shape our Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting strategies.”

“Liquid Web has launched the premier product in eCommerce hosting for WooCommerce sites, and we have a lot of plans for that product line,” said Cory Miller, Founder of iThemes. “While remaining an independent business unit, iThemes will grow with access to the leadership strategies of Liquid Web, capital and strong marketing. I’m excited about the Liquid Web roadmap and I believe together we will bring great solutions to the marketplace.”

To learn more about iThemes offerings visit: https://www.liquidweb.com/products/add-ons/ithemes/

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce, and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting, managed WordPress and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.liquidweb.com, or read our blog posts at http://www.liquidweb.com/blog. Stay up to date with all Liquid Web events on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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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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BOSTON and BATON ROUGE, La. – GlobalSign, a leading provider of identity and security solutions, today announced a partnership with loan software provider DocuFirst. The collaboration enables DocuFirst to deliver trusted digital signature capabilities to its customers through GlobalSign’s new Digital Signing service. By integrating the Digital Signing Service, DocuFirst can offer digital signatures directly through its application with zero development or investment needed and no burden placed on end customers.

The ability for DocuFirst to include digital signatures as part of its offering is especially important since its client base, which includes residential and commercial lending and mortgage firms, relies heavily on forms and signature collection to complete transactions. Bringing the signing process online significantly reduces the costs and resources associated with paper forms and signatures, and greatly increases document workflow efficiency and transparency. Knowing its customers would require signatures at least as secure and trusted as wet ink, if not more so, and taking into account the latest electronic signature requirements from industry groups like the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Fannie Mae, DocuFirst sought a PKI-based digital signature solution.


“Using GlobalSign’s new Digital Signing Service was an easy choice. It provides everything we need to deploy digital signatures into our application with one simple integration,” said Randall Nachman, founder, DocuFirst. “We have been searching for a way to make it easy for our customers to take the signing process online without sacrificing security and trust. By integrating digital signatures into our offering, we can provide an end-to-end workflow with signing processes even more secure than wet ink, thanks to the underlying cryptography, identity validation, and timestamping of GlobalSign’s solution.”

Highly Scalable, Cloud-based API-Driven Digital Signing Service

Announced in June, 2017, and now in production, GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service makes publicly trusted digital signatures more accessible by integrating them directly into document workflow solutions while lowering barriers such as cost, maintenance, and internal expertise. Unlike traditional document signing products that require hardware and extensive cryptographic knowledge to source the required components, the cloud-based Digital Signing Service provides everything needed to deploy digital signatures into any application with one API call, greatly simplifying the integration process.

“GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service brings together all the cryptographic components necessary to offer the most feature-rich and collaborative digital signature service on the market today. And because there is no database of private keys to compromise or documents stored, the level of security is increased significantly,” said Nadim Farah, product manager, GlobalSign. “We are very pleased that DocuFirst has found our product critical to the growth of their business. Products like DocuFirst are ideal for our Digital Signing Service since it can be integrated with any electronic document workflow solution.”

To learn more about GlobalSign’s Digital Signing Service, visit https://www.globalsign.com/en/digital-signatures/

About DocuFirst
DocuFirst is a provider of Document Management Software that helps organizations eliminate manual paper-based processes and collect digital content more efficiently. The company provides robust document management capabilities and allows businesses to collect and store data needed to fill forms, create and digitally sign those forms, and automate document indexing and workflows. All of these pieces are necessary components for 100% digital transactions. To learn more about DocuFirst, visit www.docufirst.com.

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.globalsign.com

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information, visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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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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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has officially launched the industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores.

“Our Managed WooCommerce Hosting product is more than just a simple one-click plugin installation. We’ve built a real offering,” said Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation. “We’re combining the power of WooCommerce with the industry-leading managed hosting expertise of Liquid Web, allowing store owners to focus on growing their business and leaving the hosting headaches to us.”


WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce platform for store owners today. It sits on top of WordPress which is well known and free. People choose WooCommerce because they sense that it’s an easy to use platform that they can get started with a minimum investment. However, as their stores grow, they are challenged by a lack of staff and expertise to handle the increasing need for design, development and devops. Now they can buy an online store solution with the expectation that they have a provider who is an expert in hosting and a partner in risk mitigation.

The only hosting solution specifically designed for WooCommerce, Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting offering is a unique answer to common pain points for SMB store owners.

Dynamic Resizing Without Downtime
We’ve built a platform that can autoscale. This elastic and scalable platform gives store owners all the resources they need, helping stores stay fast, without requiring architecture or server changes. https://youtu.be/d8IZ2-nLDkw

High Performance Under Heavy Load
We’ve built a different set of tables to store order data that reduce query loads by 95% and increase capacity (without upgrading plans) by more than 75%. https://youtu.be/Sg2mxzFA8xo

Performance Tests Whenever
We’ve created more than 20 performance tests to help store owners know, in advance, that stores will be ready for whatever traffic comes. https://youtu.be/v-eyVsUOIOk

Far More Than Google Analytics
Our partnership with Glew means we can help store order information into actionable data that transforms how SMB’s grow their business. https://youtu.be/afiFqNTmag4

Paying Attention To Abandoned Carts
Our partnership with Jilt, the leader in abandoned cart technology for WooCommerce means store owners can take immediate action to capture lost revenue. https://youtu.be/_qbzB4ZZfI0

“Our customer isn’t buying hosting. Or a plugin. They’re not buying technology. They just expect it all to work. This is why we’re in the ‘managed’ business. We’re innovating and delivering value in a crowded market with a clear sense of the features that make a difference to our SMB stores owners and the designers, developers and agencies who serve them,” said Lema.

“With the addition of Managed WooCommerce Hosting to our product portfolio, we further our mission to empower web dependent professions all over the world to create content and commerce more easily, without worry and knowing they have a real person to turn to when they need help,” said Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger. “We are very excited about the launch of this innovative product, reaffirming our commitment to simplifying how our SMB customers experience hosting and cloud services and having an important role in powering their business potential.”

To learn more about Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting offering visit: https://www.liquidweb.com/products/managed-woocommerce-hosting/

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago.

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AMSTERDAM – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced new expansion projects in seven cities across Europe in response to customer demand. Interxion will construct its third data centre in Madrid (“MAD3”), add a second data centre in Brussels (“BRU2”), and expand existing data centres in Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Vienna. Interxion has also added to its land bank in Amsterdam and exercised its option to acquire the MAD3 property. Interxion will fund these expansion projects through a combination of existing and internally generated cash together with committed credit facilities.

“The increased pace of cloud adoption combined with an improving economy in Europe continues to drive broad-based demand for our colocation services across our entire footprint,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “With continuing demand from multiple communities of interest, these investments will allow us to meet the needs of our expanding customer base by adding approximately 15,500 square metres of equipped space. When combined with previously announced expansion projects, Interxion now has active expansion projects across its entire 11 country footprint totalling over 33,000 square metres which will increase the Company’s equipped space by over 25% compared to the end of 3Q 2017.”


In Amsterdam, Interxion will complete the remaining four phases of AMS8, totalling approximately 5,300 square metres (“sqm”) of equipped space and 10 megawatts (“MW”) of customer-available power when fully built out. The first two phases are scheduled to open in 4Q 2018 and the final two phases are scheduled to open in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the remaining phases of AMS8 is expected to be approximately €63 million. In addition, Interxion has added to its land bank by acquiring approximately 22,000 sqm of land adjacent to AMS8 together with the associated power.

In Paris, Interxion will complete the remainder of PAR7.2 by adding an additional 2,000 sqm of equipped space and 4 MW of customer available power as well as upgrading the existing PAR7 power infrastructure. The new space is scheduled to open in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the incremental Paris expansion is expected to be approximately €44 million.

In Vienna, in addition to the 1,600 sqm currently under construction and scheduled to be delivered by 3Q 2018, Interxion will add a further approximately 2,000 sqm scheduled for delivery by 3Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the incremental capacity is expected to be approximately €40 million.

In Madrid, Interxion will construct its third data centre in a single 2,500 sqm phase with 5 MW of customer available power when fully built out. MAD3 is close to Interxion’s existing campus on land that Interxion intends to purchase in 1Q 2018 and is expected to open in 2Q 2019. MAD3 will be connected redundantly to the existing and proprietary campus fibre ring, providing access to over 80 carriers, ISPs, CDNs, and the ESpanix and DE-CIX Internet exchanges. Capital expenditures associated with MAD3, including the property purchase, is expected to be approximately €44 million.

In Copenhagen, Interxion will expand CPH2, with 900 sqm scheduled to open in 2Q 2018 and 600 sqm in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with these builds in CPH2 is expected to be approximately €18 million.

In Stockholm, Interxion will expand STO5 in two phases that will add approximately 400 sqm in 2Q 2018 and 800 sqm in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the remaining phases of STO5 is expected to be approximately €18 million.

In Brussels, Interxion will add BRU2 which includes approximately 1,000 sqm of equipped space and 1 MW of customer available power. The new facility is scheduled for availability in 1Q 2018, and connects directly via dedicated fibre to the existing facilities at BRU1, providing access to over 100 connectivity providers, and the BNIX, NL-ix, AMS-IX, LINX, and DE-CIX internet exchanges. Capital expenditures associated with BRU2 is expected to be approximately €3 million.

A table with the details of the projects announced today is attached to this press release, and an updated chart providing a summary schedule of all recently completed and scheduled equipped space additions is available on Interxion’s IR website.

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE:INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 48 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With over 600 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

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