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LONDON – OnApp has launched a new version of its OnApp Enterprise private cloud management solution that adds automated workflow management for enterprise IT departments. Available now in OnApp Enterprise v5.5, a new transaction approval and notification system allows enterprises to require management approval for a range of actions in their OnApp private clouds, helping them improve cloud governance, control costs and manage user access to IT resources.

With the new version of OnApp Enterprise, companies can configure any number of user roles to require approval for actions impacting cost, resource availability and application availability – for example, creating or deleting virtual servers, or adding resources to a virtual server. The new functionality builds on OnApp’s extensive Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) engine, catalog management and self-service UI to enable enterprises to deliver a highly-automated public cloud experience across one or more datacenters, safely within constraints set by IT and business management.


Also in OnApp Enterprise v5.5, OnApp has launched a new Service Insertion Framework, which enables enterprises to integrate third-party portals (such as helpdesks, finance systems and other SaaS products) directly into the OnApp cloud management UI. This further extends OnApp’s unified, ‘single pane of glass’ approach to cloud infrastructure management. It enables users to access multiple services through one control panel, via a single sign-on, while enabling companies to continue using third-party products they’ve already invested in, as a seamless part of their private cloud environment.

“OnApp Enterprise delivers turnkey private/hybrid cloud functionality with a ‘single pane of glass’ management interface that puts companies firmly in control of their IT resources and workflows,” said Narendar Shankar, President of OnApp Enterprise. “With OnApp Enterprise 5.5, companies can now control and report on access and costs, per user or per department, across multiple virtualization types and multiple cloud locations – as part of a seamless cloud orchestration, provisioning and management environment.”

OnApp Enterprise is a new range of solutions designed to transform price, performance and usability in the enterprise private cloud/hybrid cloud market. The first OnApp Enterprise solution combines OnApp’s comprehensive cloud management software stack with Intel® Data Center Blocks hardware to create turnkey private and hybrid clouds for SMEs and enterprises, delivered as a ready-to-run HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) appliance. Building on OnApp’s seven years of leadership in public cloud management platforms, OnApp Enterprise is an end-to-end solution that deploys in less than a day and is available at as little as a third of the cost of competing products.

OnApp Enterprise cloud appliances are available now from Intel® Technology Providers, including Iron Systems in the US, New Era Informatique Pvt Ltd in India, MultiTech in Argentina and Uruguay, Colsof in Colombia, Rectron in South Africa, and Hammer in Europe. More information is available at https://onapp.com/intel.

About OnApp
OnApp is a complete cloud management software platform for service providers and enterprises. The OnApp cloud platform enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products, on multiple virtualization platforms, and add more scale and geographic reach on demand using the OnApp Federation – a global network of cloud and CDN infrastructure. For enterprises, OnApp provides a turnkey solution for private and hybrid cloud, enabling IT departments to automate infrastructure management, reduce support costs, and simplify provisioning of IT resources to departments and users.

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REDWOOD SHORES, CA – At a live event, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison announced new programs that lower costs by delivering increased automation and flexibility, and enable customers to get more value from their existing Oracle software investments. The new Oracle Cloud programs include Bring Your Own License to PaaS and Universal Credits.

“We are completely transforming the way all companies buy and use cloud by providing flexibility and choice,” said Ellison. “Today, we combined the lowest prices with the highest performance and more automation to deliver a lower total cost of ownership for our customers.”


While organizations are eager to move to the cloud, many have not due to obstacles that have forced them to choose between flexibility and lower costs. They have been challenged by the complexity of the cloud and the inability to rebalance spend across different services. Organizations have also been constrained by limited visibility and control over cloud spend. Until now, they have been unable to fully leverage their on-premises software investments in the cloud, having been limited to IaaS services or sacrificing key database features at the PaaS layer. Oracle’s new cloud programs address customers’ cloud adoption challenges by improving and simplifying the way they purchase and consume cloud services.

Bring Your Own License to Oracle Database PaaS: Delivering Increased Value Through License Mobility

Currently, customers are able to bring their on-premises licenses to Oracle IaaS. Today, Oracle is expanding the offering by enabling customers to reuse their existing software licenses for Oracle PaaS, including Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Oracle Analytics, and others. Customers with existing on-premises licenses can leverage that investment to use Oracle Database Cloud at a fraction of the old PaaS price. Running Oracle Database on Oracle IaaS is faster and offers more features than Amazon, delivering the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership. Additionally, customers can further reduce management and operational costs required for on-premises maintenance by taking advantage of this PaaS automation.

Universal Credits: Flexible Buying and Consumption Choices for Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS Services

Oracle is introducing Universal Credits, the industry’s most flexible buying and consumption model for cloud services. With Universal Credits, customers have one simple contract that provides unlimited access to all current and future Oracle PaaS and IaaS services, spanning Oracle Cloud and Oracle Cloud at Customer. Customers gain on-demand access to all services plus the benefit of the lower cost of pre-paid services. Additionally, they have the flexibility to upgrade, expand or move services across datacenters based on their requirements. With Universal Credits, customers gain the ability to switch the PaaS or IaaS services they are using without having to notify Oracle. Customers also benefit from using new services with their existing set of cloud credits when made available.

Oracle’s new Universal Credit and Bring Your Own License to PaaS will be available on September 25, 2017. These programs span Oracle Cloud and Oracle Cloud at Customer.

About Oracle
The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

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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) technology solutions, today announced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) enhancements. Enabling even more effective profiling of incoming traffic, advanced reporting and easier resource scaling, the new solution builds upon phoenixNAP’s existing security infrastructure.

With DDoS attacks on a constant rise, businesses need to constantly ramp up their capabilities to defend against the most aggressive attacks. According to Akamai’s State of the Internet/Security Report for Q2 2017 , which analyzed data from 230,000 servers in over 1600 networks globally, the volume of DDoS attacks grew 28% since Q1 this year. The report also indicates that the evolution in the DDoS field shows no sign of slowing down and that businesses are to expect new, more sophisticated threats in future.


PhoenixNAP’s continuous work on improving its DDoS mitigation solution supports its rapidly growing global network services and provides its customers with an additional layer of protection to improve their data availability on a different level from a connectivity perspective.

“Our DDoS enhancements have undergone multiple phases of maturity and there are more to come in the near future,” says Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “In the current, fourth phase, we increased overall capacity, which allows us to handle significantly bigger attacks and address smaller single-server attacks that do not have an impact on overall network performance, but that can be detrimental to a single client.”

PhoenixNAP’s enhanced DDoS technology provides an additional layer of mitigation to successfully block a greater diversity of network attacks. The new solution is more adaptive and can scale more systematically than most traditional technologies, which provides greater efficiency to phoenixNAP’s clients.

The enhancements include more granular data scrubbing to improve the overall network health and make specific clients less prone to attacks. In addition to expanded mitigation capacities, an improved inspection center offers more detailed insights into attack-associated data, while enhanced API customization enables a more robust attack overview.

“A lot of companies that we work with are under heavy security regulations and our DDoS enhancements are another way for us to respond to their requirements,” adds William Bell, VP of Products at phoenixNAP. “We can now better address the growingly aggressive DDoS landscape, which has become a harsh reality for an enormous number of businesses. By improving the intelligence on attack strength and location, we empower our clients to better understand the threats and make more informed decisions about their data protection strategies.”

PhoenixNAP’s DDoS mitigation services support a wide range of solutions, from bare metal dedicated servers to private and hybrid cloud deployments, allowing phoenixNAP’s clients to fully leverage the multitude of phoenixNAP’s global IT services.

PhoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider™ Program and a Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partner. 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 offering progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions from locations worldwide. Our bare metal server, cloud, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet the evolving technology demands businesses require without sacrificing performance. Scalable OpEx solutions to support with the systems and staff to assist. PhoenixNAP global IT services. Visit http://www.phoenixnap.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ for more information.

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace® today announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Datapipe, one of the world’s leading providers of managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and colocation. This acquisition, the largest in Rackspace history, brings important new capabilities to Rackspace and will enable the company to better serve customers of all kinds, globally and at scale.

According to industry surveys, the vast majority of companies operate across three or more clouds today, and will do so for years to come1. Customers have been asking Rackspace to rapidly expand its abilities in managing multiple clouds at scale, and with the acquisition of Datapipe, Rackspace will be able to meet this growing demand.


Among the new capabilities that Datapipe will bring to Rackspace are:

  • Experience serving high-profile public sector customers, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, and Treasury, as well as the U.K. Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice, and Department of Transport
  • Professional services, software and tooling that will help better serve enterprise customers
  • Data centers and offices in key markets where Rackspace today has little or no presence, including the West Coast of the U.S., Brazil, mainland China, and Russia
  • Traditional colocation services across four continents, to reduce cost and risk for customers moving applications out of their corporate data centers
  • Managed services on the Alibaba Cloud (the largest in China)

By the same token, Rackspace brings new capabilities to Datapipe customers, including:

  • Deep experience in Microsoft, VMware, and OpenStack private clouds, including new service offerings for Azure Stack and VMware Cloud on AWS
    Managed Google Cloud Platform
  • Managed services for enterprise applications, including those in the Oracle and SAP ecosystems, and those used in digital marketing and ecommerce

“Our customers are looking for help as they spread their applications across public and private clouds, managed hosting, and colocation, depending on the blend of performance, agility, control, security, and cost-efficiency they’re seeking,” said Joe Eazor, CEO of Rackspace. “With the acquisition of Datapipe, we’re very pleased to expand the multi-cloud managed services we provide our customers, while also opening doors to new opportunities across the globe.”

Founded in 2000, Datapipe is a pioneer in managed public cloud services. It is a growing and profitable business, based in Jersey City, N.J., with 825 employees and 29 data centers in nine countries. Datapipe serves the complex needs of many large enterprises, including Johnson & Johnson, McDonalds and Rubbermaid.

“We are very proud of the business we have built and the innovations and successful customer outcomes we have been recognized for, and the future of Datapipe will be even brighter in combination with Rackspace,” said Robb Allen, founder and CEO of Datapipe. “Customers need guidance using public cloud infrastructure from Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. They also need help navigating the use of private clouds, managed hosting and colocation solutions, often in combination, as they move critical applications out of their corporate data centers. The combination of complementary capabilities and resources from both of our companies will create the world’s leading provider of multi-cloud managed services.”

Rackspace and Datapipe are remarkably similar. Both companies have been positioned as leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant assessments of providers of managed cloud services, and in industry rankings by Forrester and other leading analyst firms. Both companies are known for their technical expertise and managed services across multiple clouds, exceptional customer service, profitable growth, and engaged workplace cultures. Rackspace intends to build on the industry leadership the two companies have established in reliability and support, to create a new level of end-to-end customer experience.

Pending regulatory approvals, Rackspace’s acquisition of Datapipe is expected to close in Q4 2017. Rackspace will develop a comprehensive integration plan and will take great care to maintain and enhance the exceptional customer outcomes that both companies are known for. Rackspace looks forward to welcoming the talented employees from Datapipe.

Both companies are privately held, with Rackspace owned by affiliates of certain funds of Apollo Global Management, LLC and certain co-investors. The majority owner of Datapipe, Abry Partners, will receive equity in Rackspace. Brian St. Jean, Partner at Abry, described this transaction as “a measure of our confidence in the bright future of Rackspace when combined with Datapipe.” No additional terms or details of the transaction will be publicly disclosed.

Citigroup is acting as sole financial advisor to Rackspace in the transaction and has committed to provide incremental Senior Secured Credit Facilities, which will be used in part to refinance Datapipe’s existing indebtedness and pay related fees and expenses. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is acting as legal advisor to Rackspace.

Barclays and DH Capital are acting as financial advisors in the transaction to Datapipe. DLA Piper LLP is acting as legal advisor to Datapipe.

About Rackspace
Rackspace, the leading multi-cloud managed services company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it all on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies including AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP and VMware. The company serves customers in 150 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, and others as one of the best companies to work for. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.

About Datapipe
A next generation MSP, Datapipe is recognized as the pioneer of managed services for public cloud platforms. Datapipe has unique expertise in architecting, migrating, managing and securing public cloud, private cloud, hybrid IT and traditional IT. The world’s most trusted brands partner with Datapipe to optimize mission-critical and day-to-day enterprise IT operations, enabling them to transform, innovate, and scale. Backed by a global team of experienced professionals and world-class interconnected data centers, Datapipe provides comprehensive cloud, compliance, security, governance, automation and DevOps solutions. Gartner named Datapipe a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide.

1 Bain IT Decision Maker Survey, May 2017

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SINGAPORE – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it began construction on a new data center development in Western Sydney. Australia is a key market for Digital Realty’s business across APAC and worldwide. The new development is expected to create over 500 jobs throughout the construction phase and upon completion. In connection with the launch, the company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Erskine Park, which was attended by Hon. Tanya Davies MP, Minister for Mental Health, Women and Ageing, along with a number of Digital Realty executives including CFO of APAC, Mr. Krupal Raval.

Once fully operational, SYD11 will be a 14 megawatt facility, across a total of 16,360 square metres. The new facility will be connected to the company’s existing SYD10 Erskine Park facility, providing a Connected Campus environment for numerous Australian and international customers. The Digital Realty Connected Campus is an industry-leading solution that brings critical data center and network elements together under a single, secure environment.


The construction of SYD11 is expected to take up to 12 months, during which Digital Realty will employ up to 500 local contractors, providing a boost to the Western Sydney economy. In addition, once fully operational, the data center will provide up to 30 permanent roles, including facilities managers, engineers, security personnel and additional contractors.

“With two data centers in Sydney and two in Melbourne, we are pleased to be further expanding our footprint in Australia to better serve our growing customer base,” said Krupal Raval, CFO APAC, Digital Realty. “In addition to demonstrating our commitment to our local customers, we hope this facility will become a hub for the modern economy, providing a significant boost in employment and additional investment in the area.”

“This is an opportune moment for Western Sydney to become a magnet for business as investment here increases. We welcome Digital Realty’s significant contribution to the local economy, which is expected to deliver significant job creation in an already thriving region,” said Hon. Tanya Davies.

Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein added, “This expansion furthers our leadership within Australia while demonstrating our commitment to our enterprise customers across APAC. Data center facilities are core to any company’s digital strategy, and SYD11 will bring to market the latest advancements in data center design, enabling our customers’ IT strategies while providing new and improved ways of connecting, working and extending their business reach.”

Digital Realty offers a full range of global data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, and currently owns and operates 145 properties across 33 global metropolitan areas. In the APAC region, Digital Realty operates a network of data centers located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Melbourne and Sydney.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection 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. For more information visit www.digitalrealty.asia.

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London, UK – Interoute, the global cloud and network company, has rolled out a cloud-based storage service based on Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage technology. Offered as part of the Interoute Virtual Data Centre cloud platform, it provides customers with fast, reliable and highly durable cloud-based storage for unstructured data, backups and archives at very low cost.

Having evaluated a range of object storage technology vendors, Interoute selected Cloudian’s HyperStore for its scale-out capabilities, industry-leading S3 API compatibility, multi-tenancy features and ease of integration. Interoute customers have adopted the Cloudian-based service for use cases such as data resiliency, hosting static content and media archiving.


Interoute is offering multiple petabytes of capacity, with further growth planned in accordance with customer demand. The Cloudian deployment is available across the entire Interoute platform with 17 Virtual Data Centre zones globally. Customers have the option to use resilient in-country deployments in Switzerland and Germany.

The geo-location flexibility offered by the Cloudian solution in combination with the Interoute Enterprise Digital Platform, gives Interoute customers control over data locality and assured performance, enabling them to build regulatory compliant storage solutions in different territories.

“With GDPR looming large in 2018, as well as the rapid adoption of VDC and SaaS platforms, our customers are revisiting the legacy world of physical backup and archiving and demanding a simple, controlled, auditable cloud service, “ explained Mark Lewis, EVP Products and Development at Interoute. “So, we’ve created an easily accessed and integrated, cost effective object storage service to support their digital transformation.”

“Jon Toor, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloudian, commented, “With Cloudian, Interoute is offering its customers choice in limitlessly scalable and cost effective storage, a foundation that is proven scalable and reliable in some of the world’s largest unstructured data stores.”

About Cloudian
Based in Silicon Valley, Cloudian is the leader in enterprise object storage systems. Our flagship product, Cloudian HyperStore, enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable object storage solutions.

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