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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – This implementation makes phoenixNAP the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) edge location in the state, enabling it to provide a direct access to AWS cloud services with low latency and high bandwidth. Beginning today, companies all across the southwest will have a new choice in how they connect to AWS from their on-premises and colocation environments.

AWS Direct Connect is a dedicated network connection that brings robust and secure connectivity between on-premises or colocation environments and the cloud. Enabling organizations to transfer data via a private connection, AWS Direct Connect is ideal for organizations with latency- or compliance-sensitive workloads.


“Establishing connectivity into AWS Direct Connect in Arizona is a win for the entire state,” says Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “The availability of a dedicated network will enable faster, more secure, and highly efficient data transfer and workload migrations, while reducing bandwidth costs. We are honored to work with AWS to bring this innovation to Arizona and we are excited for the opportunity to enable companies all over the southwest to leverage AWS. With our focus on providing security and hybrid cloud solutions, working with AWS supports our vision and helps to answer our customers’ demands.”

The reduced bandwidth costs and consistent network performance of AWS Direct Connect make it more accessible to a wide variety of enterprise organizations. Gartner estimates that the worldwide cloud services market will grow 18 percent this year to a total of $246.8 billion. The increased market demand for cloud services and hybrid infrastructures is common to many industry verticals and sectors, including regulated industries that require advanced data security solutions.

AWS Direct Connect enables organizations under strict security and compliance regulations to transfer their data to the cloud. The service can be used to access AWS services in any AWS Region globally and create high-performance hybrid infrastructure and provide improved security and efficiency for sensitive workloads.

“The direct access to AWS Direct Connect services will make a big difference for many businesses we work with,” adds William Bell, VP of Products at phoenixNAP. “Reduction in latency and private connectivity will enable us to provide a new level of hybrid cloud services within our Phoenix data center facility, offering our customers direct access to AWS and the ability burst resources as necessary, while still maintaining full control over their compliance-focused private cloud deployments. Establishing connectivity into AWS Direct Connect in our Arizona facility allows us to service our enterprise customers’ private clouds, high-security applications, and specialized infrastructure with direct access to the cloud.”

More details about the service can be found here: https://phoenixnap.com/aws-direct-connect

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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CLIFTON, N.J. – Comodo, a global cybersecurity innovator, today announced the availability of the world’s first 100 percent free, 24/7/365 instant malware removal service, for any website—inspired by Comodo’s philosophy that security is “a right not a luxury.” As part of its ongoing efforts to create trust online, Comodo has stamped out malware from computers and is now focused on stamping out malware from websites, which can stifle e-commerce by eroding customer safety and confidence.

The free service is powered by Comodo’s cWatch platform, which is paired with unparalleled security operation centers (SOCs) globally and best positioned to help fight malware that plagues websites today.


Businesses experiencing any of the following symptoms can sign up here: https://cwatch.comodo.com/.

  • My website is infected with malware
  • My hosting provider shut down my site due to malware
  • I received a malware alert on Google Webmaster Tools
  • My website is blacklisted
  • My website is loading slower than usual
  • There is a warning about my site on Google
  • My site is sending emails on its own
  • I’m seeing strange files and/or folders
  • There are strange redirects occurring
  • My site is not loading

Comodo’s SOC analysts will instantly remove all malware lurking on the company’s website, perform hack repair, including checking the files, databases and any malicious code running to remove infection from the site, and keep the customer fully updated throughout the process.

This one-time website cleaning is 100 percent free, with no obligation and no credit card needed. Separately, to keep the site clean for the future, users can subscribe to Comodo’s cWatch Web service for just $9 per month. This level of web security has previously only been available to large enterprises and government agencies, but now everyone can afford to protect their websites, so they are never infected again.

cWatch Web is a comprehensive suite of solutions and managed services that provides malware detection and protection; attack response and remediation/recovery; and performance acceleration and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack prevention for websites and web applications. The full feature list includes:

  • 24/7 SOC
  • Managed web application firewall (WAF)
  • Real content delivery network (CDN)
  • SIEM threat detection
  • Instant malware removal
  • Website hack repair
  • Full blacklist removal
  • Daily malware & vulnerability scan
  • Website acceleration
  • DDoS protection
  • Bot protection
  • Vulnerability removal

Cloud-based and delivered in an affordable Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, cWatch Web brings world-class website and web app protection to small, medium and large enterprises. With the solution in place, websites and web applications are protected from ever being infected in the first place. Free malware removal service participants will have the opportunity to learn more about, and potentially upgrade to, cWatch Web to prevent future infections.

“After multiple blunders caused by website security issues, such as the Equifax hack, have dominated the headlines recently, companies need to be more diligent than ever,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo. “Protecting websites is mission-critical. This malware removal service is a great first step, allowing companies of all sizes to return their websites to a safe state for no charge. Businesses looking to choose proactive prevention over reactive detection and remediation can guard their sites from hackers with cWatch Web.”

Learn more about the free website cleaning service here: https://cwatch.comodo.com/. Comodo’s full cWatch Web suite of website performance and security solutions is available online, or through certified Comodo partners.

About Comodo
The Comodo organization is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world’s largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world’s largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey, and offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com. Comodo and the Comodo brand are trademarks of the Comodo Group Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. The current list of Comodo trademarks and patents is available at comodo.com/repository.

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Veghel, The Netherlands – The role of data centres is quickly changing, driven by the cloud, data growth and IT cost reduction. This leads to new challenges when it comes to future-proofing data centre infrastructures. Data centre supplier Minkels – part of the publicly traded company Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR) – has published a number of white papers which can be used as a guide to creating a future-proof and energy-efficient data centre. Minkels is now launching a new white paper about the micro data centre, titled ‘White paper 09 – Micro data centres: from strategy to implementation’.

The micro data centre market is expected to expand globally from 2.67 billion dollars in 2017 to 8.47 billion dollars in 2022[1]. Niek van der Pas (Minkels’ Lead Data Centre Expert and author of white paper 09) explains: “Looking at the data centre market, three drivers that are affecting market demand can be distinguished. First of all, more and more applications are ending up in the cloud. As a result, many companies only need a small and clear data centre – though it still has to meet the requirements of a large one.”


Other companies choose to outsource their IT to commercial data centres or cloud data centres. “These companies can reduce the size of their in-house data centres, which means more efficiency: lower energy use and more predictable (operational) costs. Last but not least, there is the Internet of Things (IoT) – the main driver in the micro data centre market. In 2014, there were about 14 billion devices connected worldwide. By 2020 there will be 50 billion[2]. Centralised data processing does not always fit IoT applications, for instance because of low latency requirements (edge analytics). IoT applications therefore require this data to be handled locally by using micro data centres.”

IoT has a major impact on the data centre ecosystem and on connectivity. Both the core and the edge layer offer new chances and challenges. “When implemented correctly, micro data centres can become the cornerstone of the modern IT Infrastructure – fulfilling all the needs of a high demanding low latency highly available IT-platform at the edge”, says Van der Pas. “To understand the considerations leading to the selection of the best micro data centre solution, white paper 09 discusses the Data Centre Decoupling Point (DCDP), a stakeholder analysis and a business risk analysis which will be translated into availability, security and resource efficiency demands. All these aspects are projected to the practical implementation of a micro data centre strategy. White paper 09 guides the reader in making the right considerations and choices.”

About ‘White paper 09 –micro data centres: from strategy to implementation’
The white paper on micro data centres – written by Minkels’ Lead Data Centre Expert Niek van der Pas – describes the micro data centre landscape and the different stakeholders in further detail. In this new white paper, topics like business continuity, future needs, risks and how to integrate IT and facilities are discussed. Goal of the white paper is to guide the reader in the process: from forming a strategy up to the practical implementation. The white paper is available on request: www.minkels.com/whitepapers.

[1] Source: Markets and Markets
[2] Source: Cisco

About Minkels
Minkels is a knowledge-driven producer and worldwide supplier of high-quality solutions for data centre infrastructure. Minkels is part of the brand portfolio of Legrand, a publicly traded company (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR) with worldwide sales in the low voltage installation, data network and data centre markets. Legrand operates in more than 180 countries and achieved worldwide revenues of 5 billion euros in 2016. Minkels’ products stand out for their innovativeness and flexibility. Customers can always be assured of getting the very latest data centre technology, modular solutions that respond to evolving, customer-specific business requirements.
For more information about Minkels, please go to www.minkels.com.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company and a Gold-level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced a significant expansion of its dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to 16 additional Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in North America and Europe. As a part of the expansion, customers can now easily and privately connect to OCI using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect within the Equinix FR5 IBX data center in Frankfurt via dedicated cross connects and the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ (ECX). Additionally, the Oracle and Equinix partner and platform integration now provides connectivity to OCI FastConnect via ECX to customers in eight new metros in North America and seven new metros in Europe.

The expansion brings the total number of Equinix IBX data centers where Oracle FastConnect is deployed to six and total number of locations where connectivity to FastConnect is available to 18 metros, globally.

  • New North American metros where access to OCI FastConnect is now available via ECX include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto. This adds to the existing North American OCI FastConnect deployment at Equinix in Washington, D.C.
  • In addition to Frankfurt, new European metros where OCI FastConnect is now available via ECX include Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Manchester, Paris, Stockholm and Zurich.
  • This expansion will enable enterprise customers across North America and Europe to migrate and run compute, applications and data workloads to Oracle Cloud in a high-throughput, scalable manner that delivers consistent and predictable performance. This marks a significant investment in the Equinix and Oracle relationship, building upon Oracle’s highly successful and growing OCI FastConnect Classic service previously launched in 2015 and deployed in Equinix IBX data centers in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Sydney and Washington, D.C.
  • Whether a customer requires direct connection to Oracle as part of a broader interconnection strategy, or if they need to migrate data-heavy applications to the cloud, connection to OCI inside Equinix is a highly scalable solution for many enterprise users. It can further a customer’s efforts to address increasing data privacy and other regulatory requirements and general data sovereignty concerns.
  • Interconnection is paramount for companies across North America and Europe. In fact, according to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published recently by Equinix, the U.S. is the largest and most advanced region for Interconnection Bandwidth growth, with 82 percent of enterprises’ bandwidth expected to be dedicated to interconnection to networks and cloud by 2020. The Index also found that Interconnection Bandwidth in Europe is expected to grow 44% per annum to reach 1,450+ Tbps by 2020. Europe’s growth in Interconnection will be driven by a number of factors, including data sovereignty and the need for European businesses to exchange information with other businesses and services, like Oracle, in-region.
  • Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world, and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

“We are excited to continue our collaboration with Oracle and extend this service to multiple U.S. and European metros. The ability to connect directly to Oracle is an essential strategy for enterprises as they deploy workloads to the cloud. By providing direct access, our mutual customers can create a high-speed, dedicated and low-latency connection that allows them to fully realize the benefits of Oracle deployment, while complying with local data sovereignty regulations. We look forward to ongoing collaborations with Oracle, bringing this solution to additional Equinix metro areas across the globe.” Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for their most demanding workloads and applications. With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using FastConnect in Equinix IBX data centers, customers can provision the private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands. We look forward to helping more customers connect to Oracle cloud using FastConnect and ECX in a growing number of markets.” Kash Iftikhar, Vice President IaaS, Public Cloud Services, Oracle

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 48 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. http://www.equinix.com/.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions, and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program─an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – COLOTRAQ, the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for data center infrastructure services, announces it can now provide its system integrators (SIs), VARs, MSPs, Agents and independent consultants world class options to OEM maintenance contracts for data center and hardware infrastructure maintenance cost optimization. Our teams span the globe – keeping your IT systems up-to-date, agile and running at the highest level.

With it’s newly formed partnerships COLOTRAQ can now fulfill enterprise client demand for cost optimization by using a hybrid maintenance strategy that combines secondary hardware, OEM-maintenance, OEM-independent TPM, and managed spares in global regions across server, storage and network technologies


“We are pleased to be a part of COLOTRAQ’s premier sourcing ecosystem for data center infrastructure services. With COLOTRAQ’s team providing outstanding global support of clients with Evernex’s services available in 160 countries we have a great opportunity to be a part of driving even higher levels of customer support and satisfaction in even the most challenging environments. Evernex is an IT infrastructure partner – offering world-class, cost-effective solutions anywhere, anytime for the entire life of your IT infrastructure,” stated Tom Gorey, General Manager, Global channels Evernex

The key components to this offer :
Third Party Maintenance (TPM) for network, server and storage devices, available on 6 continents, in more than 160 countries at an average savings of 60% off OEM list prices. All this with a single point of contact and common SLA.
The focus of this program is on the TPM market for data center and network support, which is maintenance provided independently from the OEMs.
Most large, physically diversified enterprises use OEM’s and TPM’s to ensure business continuity. 85% of the time there is only one TPM competing against the OEM… at half the OEM street price.

There are only two providers with effective global reach. Evernex is the premier choice, with the largest spare parts inventory in the world, having over 750,000 items in stock. And Evernex is channel friendly, offering deal registration and recurring commissions. With its 96% customer retention rate, that matters. “Through these partnerships COLOTRAQ can now offer competitive alternatives to the ever increasing equipment costs in the marketplace as well as extending the life of the many excellent products customers are comfortable with that are no longer OEM supported,” stated Dany Bouchedid, CEO COLOTRAQ.

About Evernex
The French company, Evernex, which is majority owned by an investment fund, THE CARLYLE GROUP (NASDAQ: CG), is specialized in the maintenance of IT infrastructure around the world, using a comprehensive range of services from maintenance, to Spare as a Service – SPaaS™, but also additional services such as recycling, secure data disposal, data centre removal and relocation, library repair, IT hardware rental and financial solutions.Evernex offers services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to all customer sites worldwide to ensure business continuity and operational user quality, whilst remaining committed to protecting the environment and sustainable development. Evernex provides three quarters of its business services internationally and covers over one hundred and sixty countries across the globe. The group achieved Revenues of $190 million in 2016

About the Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with over $158 billion under management, spread out between 281 investment vehicles (as of 31 December 2016). Carlyle, headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, aims to invest in a far-sighted manner to create value for its investors, many of whom are pension funds. Carlyle’s investment activities are divided into 4 segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – deployed globally: in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle’s fields of expertise cover the aerospace industry, defence and government services, consumer goods, energy, financial services, health, industry, real estate, telecommunications, the media and transport. The Carlyle Group has a network of 35 offices employing more than 1,600 staff across six continents.

About COLOTRAQ
COLOTRAQ is the foremost global sourcing advisory firm and master agency for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and related network services. Since 1999, COLOTRAQ has been helping find data center infrastructure solutions for businesses and institutions worldwide through its unrivaled network of over 400 service providers in over 1,300 cities across 140 countries and territories. COLOTRAQ can instantly match customer requirements from a single rack to thousands of square feet of data center space along with managed hosting, cloud-based infrastructure and network services.

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MIAMI, FL – Dedicated hosting provider ReliableSite expands its hosting reach with a data center in Los Angeles, California. It is the company’s third data center in the United States.

ReliableSite’s decision to expand in Los Angeles was made to fill a need for dedicated servers on the U.S. West Coast. Los Angeles is a well-known hub for the hosting market, as it offers direct connectivity and low latency to many areas of the world. In addition to expanding hosting in the U.S., this location will provide reliable routes between the U.S. and countries in the Asia-Pacific area, including China and Australia.


“We are happy to announce that ReliableSite is expanding to another data center that has always been in demand for our customers,” said Radic Davydov, founder and CEO of ReliableSite. “We look forward to offering our premium network and respected service in more places than ever.”

NOT-SO-STANDARD HOSTING

ReliableSite dedicated hosting customers and resellers at any location have access to the company’s unique “rapid deploy” servers, which are pre-configured bare metal servers that allow growth similar to that of a cloud environment without the limitations of cloud. Rapid deploy servers are perfect for those who need a quick setup and all of the resources of a dedicated server.

Also available is industry-leading “DDoS protection for all” – 20 Gbps included for all dedicated hosting accounts, and upgraded to 100+ Gbps on demand. This places customer uptime numbers high above its competitors.

ReliableSite has one of the most active and fastest growing dedicated server reseller programs in the hosting industry. It offers incredible ease of use through an extensive API and third party billing system integration. All of these benefits allow resellers to take advantage of ReliableSite’s new locations or products through their own brand the moment they are available.

The Tier III data center in Los Angeles provides high-tech physical security, redundant power sources, and a 100% uptime SLA. ReliableSite promises low latency, premium carriers and an on-site support team of experienced technicians at all of its data centers. The Los Angeles data center follows Miami, Florida and the New York City metro area, to continue more than 10 years of exceptional dedicated hosting globally.

Find out more on https://www.reliablesite.net/.

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