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REDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Carlyle Group for the purchase of Itconic, a leading data center, connectivity and cloud infrastructure solutions provider in Spain and Portugal, and CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary that is focused on supporting enterprise adoption and use of cloud services. Itconic generated approximately €55.5M or approximately $66.8M U.S. dollars of revenues for the period Q2 2017 annualized. Equinix will purchase the companies in an all-cash transaction totaling €215M or approximately $259M U.S. dollars. The agreement was signed on September 8, 2017, and the acquisition is expected to close in Q4 2017, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval.

The acquisition of Itconic will further strengthen Equinix’s position in Europe and will extend its footprint into two new countries within the region. The acquisition will include five data centers in four metros, with two located in Madrid, one in Barcelona, one in Seville, and one in Lisbon, and adds approximately 322,000 gross square feet to the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center portfolio. In addition, the CloudMas business brings a highly experienced team of technology professionals with deep expertise in hybrid cloud architectures and cloud adoption and migration strategies.

  • Spain is the world’s fourteenth-largest economy, the sixth-largest in Europe. The acquisition of Itconic further extends Equinix’s ability to provide businesses with the direct and secure connectivity they need to expand their global reach in new and existing markets. According to the Global Interconnection Index, Interconnection is becoming an essential building block of the digital economy. By providing additional capacity in key markets, Equinix continues to play an important role in helping companies to extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.
  • As a result of the acquisition, Equinix will serve more than 400 customers in Iberia, including marquis enterprise brands such as L’Oreal, Vueling, Deloitte, BNP Paribas, Repsol, Real Madrid, Randstad, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Aon and Bank of America. In addition, more than 100 network and mobility companies and more than 90 cloud and IT services companies operate at Itconic, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. This further strengthens the business ecosystems found inside of Equinix IBX data centers and provides customers with the broadest choice of service providers for IT and multicloud deployments to accelerate business performance.
  • The Itconic acquisition will position Equinix to support growth in traffic between Europe, Latin America and Africa driven by new submarine cable systems, which will enable accelerated traffic globalization and data consumption, and rapid growth of cloud and online services. Some of the submarine cables already connected to Itconic’s Lisbon data center are ACE (African Coast to Europe), WACS (West Africa Cable System), Tata Global Network. The MainOne cable will be connected in the future. In addition, the data center in Seville is connected to Canalink.
  • The acquisitions will add more than 250 employees to the Equinix team in Europe. Many members of the CloudMas team have earned certifications for deployment and support of services on leading cloud platforms.
  • Bank Street served as Equinix’s financial advisor, and Uria Menendez acted as Equinix’s external legal advisors in connection with this transaction.
  • Equinix currently operates more than 180 IBX data centers in 44 markets, providing customers even more ways to connect with other businesses around the world on Platform Equinix™.

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 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

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Reston, Virginia – So far in 2017, ServInt has announced the launch of three new hosting products, increased its software offerings, and added to its technical support options. And, effective today, the company is also offering a new line of Flex Dedicated Servers.

These reimagined Flex Dedicated Server solutions provide leading edge hardware that will enhance performance by allowing website pages to load faster. With on-board SSD hard drive options, it’ll give you even faster read and write times, Time To First Byte (TTFB), and higher data transfer rates. These increased speeds will allow people to browse websites quicker and easier, and likely stay on sites for longer periods of time.


ServInt’s new Flex Dedicated Server packages also come standard with ServInt’s SimpleScale™ technology, which allows customers to upgrade and downgrade their server’s RAM and storage seamlessly. Since there’s no need to reboot a server to perform an upgrade, users won’t even notice the change. Similarly, the company is able to quickly and easily upgrade or downgrade servers between different pieces of server hardware.

“Today we’re redefining the dedicated hosting experience; we’re providing more power, performance, and value than ever before – while using our technology to make managing dedicated servers a breeze for our clients,” said ServInt CEO Reed Caldwell.

These Flex Dedicated Servers are complete hosted solutions that provide substantially more resources and features than traditional bare metal solutions. Customers receive a secure and scalable server that comes with off-server backups, LAMP stack, cPanel/WHM, as well as the peace of mind knowing their server is being expertly cared for.

ServInt’s new Flex 4 Core package starts at $189 per month, and includes 16 GB of RAM and 750 GB of HDD Storage, or with 150 GB of SSD storage for just $199 monthly. For those who need even more speed and power – like those who host their website, company information, database and other items on a single server – the Flex 16 Core is the perfect solution. With 64 GB of RAM and 1.5 TB of hardware RAID 10 Storage, starting at just $449 on a monthly basis, this server can store a large amount of data while still giving you the speed, resources, and redundancy you need for quick and efficient operations.

For more information about ServInt’s new Flex Dedicated Server products, visit www.servint.net.

About ServInt
Founded in 1995, ServInt is a global IaaS and Cloud Services Provider delivering public, private, and hybrid hosted solutions including VPS, Dedicated Servers, AWS, Microsoft Azure, as well as Managed Support and Professional Services.

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Since the advent of internet technology, enterprises are continually dealing with increasing workloads or what is commonly known as the ‘big data’. Managing workloads include proper alignment of company data, resources and targeting them towards desired business outcomes. For any organization, managing these workloads can be difficult sometimes, especially when it lacks the required IT skillset. Hiring or training the existing IT teams can be both time consuming and expensive. Moreover, with the IT industry facing issues with digital transformation like transitioning from hardware or software solutions to as-a-service cloud solutions, they need help in selecting the right technology stack, its implementation and support to ease their transition. Here, the role of Managed Services Provider comes in. Hosting and managed service providers play an active role when it comes to helping enterprises evaluate right digital transformation strategies, migrate workloads, managing networks and…
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The leading cloud management platform provider – OnApp, recently announced its new range of solutions – OnApp Enterprise, to bring better price, performance and usability in the private and hybrid cloud market. Its first solution will bring together the power of OnApp’s cloud management software stack with Data Center Blocks Hardware of Intel; and will turn out as a turnkey HCI (Hyper Converged Infrastructure) solution with one platform and one appliance. The company has designed the solution keeping in mind the needs of IT departments and SMBs. The solution features consist of: comprehensive tool sets for private cloud deployment and orchestration, tools for user access control and governance, monitoring and chargeback, ability to connect with multiple public cloud providers. The solution offers complete scalability with up to 254 servers per cluster, backed with asymmetric storage and computing capabilities. IT offers a single UI for managing private and public cloud across various…
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Growing Internet of Things (IoT) spend is set to drive a wave of new IT infrastructure over the next 12 months, according to recent analysis by 451 Research.
According to the Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, 65.6 percent of respondents plan to increase their spending on IoT projects in the next 12 months, with the average spend increase totaling 17.7 percent. Only 2.7 percent of respondents are planning to decrease spending.
Specifically, organizations that are deploying IoT projects over the next 12 months plan to increase storage capacity (32.4 percent), network edge equipment (30.2 percent), server infrastructure (29.4 percent) and off-premises cloud infrastructure (27.2 percent).
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Storage infrastructure is the top area affected by IoT. Most respondents said they store IoT data in company-owned data centers (53.1 percent), and once the data is analyzed, two-thirds of respondents continue to store the data at those same data centers, while one-third move data to a public cloud. Cloud storage can offer organizations more flexibility and significant cost savings over the long term of storing IoT data, 451 Research said.
Just under half of respondents said they do IoT data processing at the edge, on the IoT device (22.2 percent) or in nearby IT infrastructure (23.3 percent).
See also: IDC: Spending on Non-Cloud IT Infrastructure Continues Decline
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As per a latest report by 451 Research, it was found that the latest trends and uses of Internet of Things (IoT) and the huge amount of data generated by it is having a huge impact on the enterprise IT. Built on cloud computing and networks of data gathering sensors, IoT revolves around Machine to Machine (M2M) communication. The study incorporated over 575 responses from senior IT buyers and global IoT decision-makers based in Europe and North America primarily. In the analysis, it was found that 32.4% organizations are planning to increase their storage capacities, 30.2% are planning increase in network edge equipment, 29.4% in server infrastructure and 27.2% are about to increase their off- premises cloud infrastructure in the next 12 months, so that they can manage the IoT deployment and its data storm. Most of the IT-centric projects today, including the datacenter management and surveillance, are the IoT use cases. About 65.6% of respondents were planning to increase their…
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