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MONTREAL – ROOT Data Center, specializing in next-gen colocation that extends beyond security and reliability, today announces it has secured $90 million in new financing from Goldman Sachs, allowing the company to expand into new regions and continue to grow to meet customer demands. ROOT Data Center continues to experience high demand for expansion from both existing and new customers, and the influx of capital underscores the company’s commitment to provide cutting-edge colocation services characterized by highly reliable infrastructure, low-cost, green energy solutions, and strict security standards.

“ROOT Data Center is actively positioning itself to meet the ongoing demand for data center space in Montreal at a time when major cloud providers are seeking more colocation services in the Canadian market, and multinational companies are identifying the many business and economic advantages the province of Quebec has to offer for data hosting,” states AJ Byers, President and CEO, ROOT Data Center. “This funding improves ROOT’s financial strength and long-term stability, enabling the company to enter new regions and markets, complete facility expansions, and properly invest in capacity to better serve demand from growing business sectors such as the retail segment.”


ROOT currently operates two data centers in greater Montreal. The facilities exceed Tier 3 standards, are carrier-neutral and designed to achieve market leading energy-efficiency. Companies benefit from ROOT’s unmatched deployment speeds and locally sourced, low-cost renewable hydro-electric power. Located along one of the most heavily-trafficked routes on the internet connecting Europe with the U.S., its data centers are ideally positioned to ensure low-latency connectivity for international business operations.

ROOT has the ability to accommodate the most advanced and high density servers today, up to 40kw per rack. The scalability and performance of its high density power solutions, combined with free air-cooling systems and the cool, Canadian climate, provide customers with cost-effective power in a highly-secure and reliable colocation environment with storage solutions designed to suit businesses of any size. Its customers include cloud hosting providers, telecommunications service providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), multinational enterprises, and one of the largest hyperscale technology providers in the world.

For more information about ROOT Data Center’s portfolio of services, visit www.rootdatacenter.com.

About ROOT Data Center
ROOT is a next-generation data center company that provides colocation solutions to empower the world’s computing leaders. Its modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Less power to waste, more power to you. For more information, visit www.rootdatacenter.com.

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Web hosting companies that use influencer marketing should take care not to fall foul of the FTC's guidelines concerning paid endorsements.
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(Bloomberg) — The internet is steadily pulling in more shoppers, advertisers and businesses, helping the largest technology companies including Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. churn out strong revenue and profit growth for another quarter.
All three beat analysts' sales and profit estimates in the September quarter, sending their shares higher in late trading Thursday and putting the stocks on course to hit records or come close Friday. Consumers and corporations are moving more of their day-to-day functions and business to the internet, from advertising and shopping to workplace software, data storage and applications hosting. That means increased sales for Amazon's online marketplace, more eyeballs on ads dished out in Google's mobile search results, and busier servers in all three companies' data centers.
Even technology companies on the periphery of this internet boom managed to catch some of the wave. Intel Corp.'s server-chip business has struggled as big companies use their own data centers less and move operations to the cloud. However, the semiconductor company is now selling more to the big internet companies that lead in those services.
There are risks: regulators around the world are considering how to control internet companies' influence, and in the U.S., Google and Facebook Inc. are facing criticism after their advertising services were misused by Russia-linked groups to influence last year's presidential election. But
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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – WSM International, the leader in cloud and server migration services, has launched a new, free service to help organizations determine if their hosted computing infrastructure is properly sized for current and future needs.

IT systems examined during the evaluation process can include hardware, software, database, networking or any other technical aspect of the hosted environment. The resulting report will tell the customer if systems are underperforming and/or if their organization is overpaying for resources they’ll never fully use.


The no-cost, risk-free WSM Environment Evaluation includes:
• An inventory of the current programs, services, and applications running in the environment
• Details on CPU, memory, load average, and disk usage
• Security, Performance, and Transformation recommendations, if applicable
• Competitive cost analysis of up to four hosting providers
• WSM migration recommendations and estimate
• Potential cost savings calculation

“Since 2003, WSM has completed thousands of migrations and when we are involved in advising on best practices from the start of the project, we make sure that the customer migrates to the correctly sized environment,” said Ryan Pelerin, CEO of WSM. “But this isn’t always the case. As many as half of all migrations don’t move to a properly sized environment. Many organizations just move their IT systems with little or no thought as to whether or not their current or planned configuration makes technical or economic sense. With our Environment Evaluation service, we are automating more than 14 years of WSM migration expertise to ensure that the new hosted infrastructure makes economic, technical and operational sense before making the actual move. In our experience, we’ve helped organizations reduce their hosting costs by more than 50 percent.”

For additional information, including how to get your free evaluation, go to: https://wsmintl.com/environment-evaluation.

About WSM International
WSM International (www.wsmintl.com) is a specialized services and solutions integrator with a core focus on cloud and server migration, transformation, and DevOps services. WSM created the specialized migration services category in 2003, and today is the largest specialized migration services providers in the world. For more information, visit https://wsmintl.com.

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Overland Park, Kan. – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced it has commenced development of a mega data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Since the end of the second quarter of 2017, the Company has agreed to acquire a total of 52 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia in two parcels for a total purchase price of $53 million. The first parcel, representing 24 acres and a $17 million purchase price, closed during the third quarter of 2017. The second parcel, representing 28 acres and a $36 million purchase price, closed subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017. The combined site is located adjacent to QTS’ existing Vault campus in Dulles, Virginia, and provides significant capacity to support the Company’s ongoing growth in the nation’s largest Tier 1 data center market. In addition, the combined land parcels enhance the company’s strategic options in the Northern Virginia market where available land for development has become increasingly scarce. QTS believes the new combined site can ultimately support a total of more than 700,000 square feet of raised floor capacity and 140 megawatts of gross power.

QTS has commenced construction on the first 24-acre parcel of land in Ashburn, and currently expects to deliver Phase 1 of its multi-tenant development, representing approximately four megawatts of critical sellable capacity, by mid-2018. To date, QTS has pre-leased 2.2 megawatts, representing over 50 percent of Phase 1 development capacity, to a global health insurance provider, reflecting typical enterprise wholesale pricing. QTS remains in active dialogue with a number of potential customers and currently expects to sign additional pre-lease commitments prior to the completion of Phase 1 development. Ultimately, the pace of future development at the Northern Virginia site will be dictated by market demand and ongoing discussions with existing and potential customers.


Through the first half of 2017, the Northern Virginia data center market has accounted for approximately 25 percent of total wholesale capacity absorption among the top 10 data center markets in the U.S., largely driven by strong demand from hyperscale companies, according to JLL. QTS’ mega scale data center development in Ashburn, Virginia supports the next phase of the Company’s growth strategy. This approach includes an intentional focus on satisfying large, multi-megawatt requirements, engineered to meet the need for speed, flexibility, infrastructure visibility, economics and operator excellence. Together, with its recently introduced QTS HyperBlock solution, which delivers multiple smaller block deployments over time, QTS is able to deliver a broad set of solutions designed for hyperscale customers.

“We are excited to have additional sellable capacity in a strategic QTS market to expand our ecosystem of more than 130 customers currently supported within our Northern Virginia footprint,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO – QTS. “Our fully-integrated 3C platform, combined with mega data center scale, position QTS to take advantage of increasing hybrid IT requirements, particularly from hyperscale companies.”

Additional land acquisitions
Since the end of the second quarter of 2017, QTS also purchased land for future development in two additional strategic markets. During the third quarter of 2017, QTS acquired 84 acres of land in Phoenix, Arizona for a purchase price of $25 million. The land parcel is located approximately four miles from QTS’ existing data center in Phoenix, and provides the opportunity for significant future potential expansion. Phoenix remains a high demand data center market due to an abundance of cost-effective power, fiber-rich connectivity, and low natural disaster risk.

Subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017, QTS acquired 92 acres of land in Hillsboro, Oregon for a purchase price of $26 million. Hillsboro, Oregon is attracting technology companies and rapidly becoming one of the largest hyperscale data center markets on the west coast due to multiple key factors, including affordable power, robust connectivity, and local and state tax incentives.

QTS plans to complete pre-construction work over the coming months to position both the Phoenix and Hillsboro locations for future development. Ultimately, development of either site into sellable data center capacity will be subject to market demand and ongoing interest from existing and potential new customers.

“Our announced development in Ashburn combined with new strategic optionality in Phoenix and Hillsboro, enhance QTS’ ability to deliver scalable capacity solutions in the top U.S. hyperscale data center markets,” said Jeff Berson, Chief Financial Officer – QTS. “The ability to extend our hyperscale growth strategy with a de-risked development plan is consistent with QTS’ overall balanced approach to capital allocation.”

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,100 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS’ Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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TORONTO – HostMDS, a leading provider of cost-effective and powerful web hosting, VPS and Colocation services, has announced the launch of its latest line of web hosting, vps, dedicated server and colocation along with revamping its website.

New Web Hosting package is offering unlimited disk space and bandwidth, unlimited email accounts and is equipped with cPanel, Free SSL certificate(Let’s Encrypt) and Spam filter powered by SpamExperts, Starting from $2.99.


All HostMDS VPS Hosting plans come with dedicated disk space, RAM, and CPU. VPS hosting plans provide full root access and remote reboot capability so customers can install any supported application, customize their Linux VPS and manage their VPS with ease, priced from $9 per month.

Four solid packages for Dedicated Server Hosting have been introduced. Customers can configure the CPU, RAM, Disk Space, or other add-ons to customize the server based on their requirements. All servers are located in Canada, offered on Linux operating systems and guarantee 99.99% up-time, starting from $79.99 per month.

“HostMDS is one of the first providers in the market to offer unlimited hosting packages. We wanted to continue to offer the very same feature when we acquired the business back in 2016,” said Ali Mirdamadi, HostMDS CEO. “HostMDS is and will remain a one-stop shop for people that want to enjoy a feature-rich, turn-key hosting solutions with truly unlimited resources. We have also added a robust and affordable VPS solution for people who want a bit extra than a regular hosting package.”

You can view the new Web Hosting and VPS Hosting Plans here on HostMDS’s website: http://www.hostmds.com

About HostMDS
As you might know HostMDS has recently been acquired by Cirrus Hosting, Canada’s leading hosting company. Cirrus Hosting is committed to HostMDS mission in providing secure and reliable hosting solutions with high level of customer support for personal and businesses customers. HostMDS has been in hosting industry for more than 8 years and has its own share of loyal customers. HostMDS’s datacenter is strategically located in the Greater Toronto Area, home to Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX) with 150+ unique high speed networks, and is protected and equipped with 24/7 with strict security protocols, on-site security guard, video surveillance, biometric scanners, and more. The datacenter is equipped with nothing less than Enterprise class servers and multiple Tier-1 BGP providers.

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