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TORONTO – Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc. (UDCS) a leading provider of mission critical IT space, today announced that the company has broken ground on DC2, the second of five world class data centres to be constructed in Richmond Hill Ontario’s Barker Digital Campus.

DC2 will be a 95,000 square foot, 16-megawatt facility offering a variety of end-user service alternatives from powered shell to rack ready solutions. Preleasing is currently underway, and the facility should be ready for occupancy in Q4 2018.


“The Barker Digital Campus DC2 facility continues our mission of providing leading edge data centre solutions with the power, connectivity, security and efficiency to exceed the expectations of our clients,” said Marco Mancini, CEO for UDCS. “DC2 will provide growth options to current tenants and new space for users in the high-demand Greater Toronto Area marketplace.”

Offering a highly-reliable 2N design – to ensure an uninterrupted power supply – and with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.2 annualized or better, end-users will benefit from significant power saving. The local climate also opens doors to further cost savings in the way of free cooling, while the Greater Toronto Area is home to Fortune 100 companies, six million consumers, a superior infrastructure and a highly-skilled workforce.

About Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc.
From vision to unwavering reliability and sustainability, Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc. is dedicated to the development, construction, operation and maintenance of data centers and mission-critical facilities. Drawing on over 25 years of success in design, construction, operation and maintenance of data centres and mission critical infrastructure, Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc. is now emerging as a leading provider in Canada with multiple next generation data centres in diverse locales around the country. They offer high connectivity, high efficiency, high security, flexible geography, expansion potential and organizational depth and breadth to ensure your data is secure.

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DALLAS, TX – DataBank Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, connectivity, and managed services, announces today the construction of KC3, a 50,000-square-foot facility strategically located in the growing Kansas City market. The initial build will deliver 25,000 square feet of raised white floor and 3MW of capacity, expandable to 50,000 square feet with a total design capacity of 6MW. KC3 will offer DataBank’s full portfolio of solutions, including colocation, cloud, and managed services, and will host the latest generation DataBank cloud and security platform. The addition of KC3 brings the company’s total data center count to 15.

The purchase of the new data center location, which is adjacent to existing DataBank facility KC1, includes an additional four acres of land allowing for future expansion. “Kansas City continues to be a great market for critical infrastructure, and this third data center demonstrates the confidence we have in this strategic Tier 2 edge market,” states Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “The new KC3 facility complements our existing footprint of Midwestern data centers and provides our customers and new prospects additional inventory for growth.”


Located in the Southlake business park in Lenexa, KS, the existing building structure will be redeveloped into a Tier 3 data center with a target occupancy date of Q3-2018. The facility will go live with six fiber providers and includes 24x7x365 onsite support, secure and diverse network entry points, A/B redundant power configuration, and diverse utility power feeds. DataBank customers can also leverage onsite amenities including office workspace, presentation rooms, client labs, and staging areas.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and connectivity services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. DataBank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our flexible technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit http://www.databank.com or call 1 (800) 840-7533.

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DENVER – Cologix™ a network and cloud neutral interconnection and data center company announced that the Uptime Institute awarded the coveted Tier III certification of Constructed Facility to the new COL3 data center in Columbus, Ohio. The 160K SQF, 18+MW data center is the largest neutral data center in the Columbus area, offering the most robust network and cloud ecosystem in the region. The Tier III certification is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers.

Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility ensures that data centers have been constructed as designed and verifies that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. The Tier III Certification includes:

  • The data center design meets the demands determined by the global parameter system and the norms of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.
  • Demonstrated redundant delivery path with ability to isolate power & cooling components and perform planned maintenance without suspending the data center’s operations or impacting IT operations.
  • Review of mechanical, structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fuel pumps, networking, and more to ensure systems are built to the intended performance capacity, effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Live system demonstrations under real-world conditions, validating performance.

“Customers trust us with their business critical infrastructure and we are committed to delivering a connected, stable, secure and scalable data center environment for them,” said Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Cologix. “Part of that process includes designing data centers that pass the Uptime Institute’s rigorous criteria for concurrent Maintainability and we are exceptionally proud of our Operations and Construction teams who worked tirelessly to ensure COL3 was certified in order to ensure our Customers have access to the most sophisticated, protected and connected data center in Columbus.”

COL3, the largest and most advanced data center in the Columbus region, is concurrently maintainable, and offers scalable power solutions. Further unique attributes include an EF-4 tornado rating, K-rated perimeter fence and 24×7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security and connectivity enables Cologix to uniquely address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.

To learn more about the Uptime Institute’s tier classification system, visit https://uptimeinstitute.com/tier-certification. To learn more about Cologix’s Data Center, visit http://www.cologix.com/ohio-colocation-columbus-col-3/.

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 25 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet’s new edge. For a tour of one of our data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com.

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – dhosting.com is an exciting new web hosting startup which has just launched a breakthrough service that will prove to be a real game changer in today’s sluggish hosting market. Dynamic Edge is a service that combines the advantages of both cloud computing and shared hosting. With the approval of thousands of testers, Dynamic Edge is now ready to take the market by storm.

Founded by an international team of hosting industry veterans with more than 16 years of experience each, dhosting.com has created Dynamic Edge with the intention of challenging the market status quo and the mindset of its customers, just as Amazon did with the development of AWS.


Dynamic Edge is a truly scalable managed hosting service that unleashes the true potential of websites. Devoid of the typical resource constraints of shared hosting, Dynamic Edge is defined solely by CPU, RAM, and SSD resources (as is the case with cloud computing) and as a result, provides the advantage of fully automatic scaling of these resources without the need to restart the server. Thanks to this innovative solution, clients can scale IT infrastructure costs together with their website without worrying about aspects related to server management.

“Our mission is to provide hosting for high-flying projects. We perfectly understand the needs of customers thanks to many years of creating numerous products on the market. We believe that existing services have as many advantages as disadvantages. The previous model of scaling customers’ business was based on the fact that projects were run on shared hosting, after which they were gradually switched over to VPS servers and dedicated servers. However, the main problem for typical customers was the high cost of the service, as they had to bear the additional cost of administrator remuneration for the server and the management panel. With Dynamic Edge, clients will benefit by paying a subscription fee similar to shared hosting services, but with hourly billing for additional resources, so they will only pay more when these resources are used. It is very similar to the model for
cloud computing, but with us, the client receives a fully managed service and an advanced web page management panel.” Raphael Kusmider, CEO of dhosting.com.

By the end of the year, the goal will be to have achieved significant functional development of Dynamic Edge, including the expansion of existing modules and the creation of complementary modules that will serve to strengthen product advantage and increase customer satisfaction.

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ST. LOUIS – TierPoint, a leading provider of secure cloud and data center solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced it will host the inaugural BraveIT event at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago on September 13. Dr. Daniela Rus – recognized as the world’s leading authority on robotics and artificial intelligence – will deliver the keynote presentation.

In an era of rapidly accelerating opportunity and risk, BraveIT offers a dynamic community of technology leaders, their peers, and partners a unique platform to stay current with industry best practices, pressure test operating assumptions, and enrich plans to address a range of shared challenges, from cybersecurity to business continuity. The 2018 event will feature a fast-moving and diverse array of workshops, panels, interviews, and peer-to-peer sessions on disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, the Darknet, post-breach recovery, cryptocurrencies, and more.


As director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, keynote speaker Dr. Daniela Rus has led groundbreaking research projects in the areas of transportation, security, environmental modeling and monitoring, underwater exploration, and agriculture. Her team has developed modular and self-reconfiguring robots, systems of self-organizing robots, networks of robots and sensors for first-responders, mobile sensor networks, techniques for cooperative underwater robotics, and new technology for desktop robotics.

Future updates on agenda, speakers, and registration will be available at tierpoint.com/BraveIT.

About TierPoint
With a unique combination of secure, reliable, and connected infrastructure solutions at the edge of the internet, TierPoint (tierpoint.com) specializes in meeting enterprises where they are on their journey to IT transformation, helping them solve data storage, compute, and recovery challenges. TierPoint has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with over 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s network of highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services.

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HOPKINTON, MA – Dell EMC introduces its Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) family, the first-to-market software-defined wide area network solution (SD-WAN) with the new Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor, to help speed digital transformation by connecting the enterprise edge to the cloud via universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE). The new virtualized solutions will enhance or displace expensive fixed-function access hardware.

As a leading use case, the Dell EMC VEP provides next-generation access to the network via SD-WAN. By enhancing WAN operations and economics, service providers and enterprise customers can drive growth, strengthen competitive differentiation and improve the end-user experience.


“There is a real need among service providers and enterprises to update network operations to address distributed and cloud-based applications and capitalize on changing economics enabled by cloud models,” said Tom Burns, senior vice president, Networking & Service Provider Solutions. “By infusing Open Networking into access networks to the cloud with the Virtual Edge Platform family, Dell EMC can help customers modernize infrastructure and transform operations while automating service delivery and processes.”

To control costs, reduce complexity and enable scalability for growth, many service providers and enterprises are modernizing infrastructure, not only in the data center, but out to the network edge, including branch offices. Using software-defined architecture, Open Networking and virtualization to improve network access, organizations can accelerate their digital transformation goals to take advantage of new market opportunities more quickly, flexibly and efficiently.

Dell EMC VEP4600 – Bringing Open Networking to the enterprise edge

Built with advanced intelligence for network virtualization and software-defined architecture, the Dell EMC VEP4600 provides an open Intel® architecture-based platform to support multiple simultaneous virtual network functions (VNF). Numerous proprietary physical devices can be consolidated into this single uCPE while maintaining the high performance levels needed to host many. The modular design includes room to grow with front panel expandability so the platform can be easily upgraded or serviced in the field as needed.

The VEP 4600 is powered by the new Intel Xeon D-2100 product family, Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT), and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). These features help optimize compute resources and provide efficiency for growing security workloads.

The Intel Xeon D-2100 product family’s performance, power and form factor have been tuned for higher performance-per-watt for SD-WAN and uCPE. It delivers more than 1.5x faster CPU performance1, up to 2x improvement in packet processing, 2x memory bandwidth and up to 4x memory capacity2. These processors enable complex packet processing and other scale-out workloads with responsiveness and low latency.

The cost- and power-efficient Dell EMC VEP4600 expands upon Dell EMC’s Open Networking initiative that offers customers choice and the ability to protect their investment. The Dell EMC VEP platform provides the performance, programmability and time-to-delivery to rapidly adapt new service requirements such as routing, firewalling and deep-packet inspection. These additional VNFs can be added to the VEP by customers and/or Dell EMC in the future if needed.

For large operators and enterprises with multiple locations, Dell EMC can help smooth procurement, deployment and support through its global manufacturing scale, logistics and services with a single point of contact and accountability.

Accelerating SD-WAN adoption with validated solutions

To help service providers speed time to market and enterprises simplify deployments, Dell EMC offers three validated solutions using the VEP4600. These solutions provide turnkey SD-WAN capabilities with pre-validated and pre-integrated configurations combining Dell EMC infrastructure and support services with industry-leading SD-WAN software from Silver Peak Systems, VeloCloud Networks and Versa Networks. Architected and tested to Dell EMC standards, these offerings enable customers to quickly deploy cost effective SD-WAN solutions or managed services.

Dell EMC
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

1 Based on Dell projections comparing preliminary SIR performance projections on Intel® Xeon® D-2183IT against measured performance on Intel® Xeon® D-1581.
2 Up to 512GB memory capacity vs Intel® Xeon® D-1500 product family at 128GB.

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