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LONDON & TOKYO – Dimension Data, the global technology solutions and services provider, and NTT Communications, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group, will create a single ‘cloud powerhouse’ by bringing together their cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities under the management of NTT Communications to deliver transformative, cloud-based solutions and innovation to clients of both organizations around the world.

Dimension Data and NTT Communications employ some of the most highly-skilled, sought-after cloud experts in the market. Bringing together these experts under the management of NTT Communications means the combined capabilities will have the power to drive innovation into the market and deliver the services that today’s organizations demand.


Both companies will retain their existing strategic partnerships under the new structure.

“Enterprises have an increasing need for hybrid IT to accelerate their digital transformation. Working together to enhance our cloud and value added services, combined with our industry leading networking, global data center assets and security capabilities, both Dimension Data and NTT Communications will offer clients a more compelling hybrid IT value proposition,” said Tsunehisa Okuno, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business, NTT Holdings. “NTT’s extensive R&D investments will also enhance the range of services available to clients.”

Dimension Data Group Chief Executive Officer, Jason Goodall said: “Combining our cloud IaaS assets provides enterprises on their hybrid IT journey with a unique combination of services and expertise, on a global basis. We’ll deliver services at-scale and provide a level of innovation not currently available in the managed cloud-based hybrid IT solutions space.”

Katsumi Nakata, Senior Executive Vice President, NTT Communications said: “We’re excited that our augmented capabilities and broadened footprint will take us to the next level in global cloud IaaS platform, coupled with one of the largest software-defined network services that connect over 190 countries worldwide, more than 140 global data centres, and the world’s leading Tier 1 IP network. We are confident that we will continue to deliver superior results and contribute significantly to the success of both our clients and our cloud business.”

Clients will benefit from the new hybrid IT solutions that offer greater visibility, automation, management and governance. Other benefits include:

  • Secure and trusted global environment with public, private and hybrid cloud offerings protected by advanced networking, security features and third party certifications to meet compliance, security and company policies.
  • Consistent computing environment, programmable interfaces and automated delivery model across public and private clouds including bare metal servers, to promote agility and reduce operational costs.
  • Consumption-based billing model for private cloud to optimize commercial benefits even under tight private cloud requirements.
  • Integration with world-leading WAN and global data centers by software defined technologies to achieve flexible allocation of IT resources.
  • Single pane of glass through the cloud management platform for visualizing all the hybrid IT resources.
  • Ability to drive innovation within an open ecosystem to enable clients to leverage innovation of open-source community, vendor offerings and partners.

Leslie Rosenberg, Research Director, IDC said “NTT Communications and Dimension Data continue to demonstrate their collaboration and synergistic relationship with the announcement of a new combined cloud capability. Combining IaaS capabilities provides customers with enhanced global scale and hybrid IT capabilities. The synergy allows each company to play to their strengths – the broad reach of NTT Communications’ network and data centers coupled with Dimension Data’s technology expertise and consulting capabilities to help enable customers to achieve global scale and accelerate their hybrid IT and digital transformation initiatives.”

About Dimension Data
Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, customer experience, hybrid cloud, digital workplace, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 8 billion, offices in 48 countries, and 28,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com

About NTT Communications
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security, cloud and managed services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 190 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centres worldwide. www.ntt.com

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AMSTERDAM – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, today announced that access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now available across its European footprint through Cloud Connect, Interxion’s cloud interconnection platform. With this offering, Interxion provides enterprises with reliable, low-latency access to Oracle cloud solutions as they build their hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

“Our recent IDC research ‘The Digital Enterprise’ shows that 53% of European businesses currently use or plan to build a hybrid cloud solution,” said Vincent in’ t Veld, VP Platforms at Interxion. “We’ve created the ideal environment to build and operate such solutions, and now customers can reap all of the benefits of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, by building predictable and high-performance connections into Oracle’s range of cloud services. This includes Oracle’s software for enterprise analytics, marketing and resource management, as well as PaaS solutions for app development and beyond.”


Interxion’s Frankfurt facility is now an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect location enabling dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud. Customers colocating their network and private IT environments in any of Interxion’s data centres across Europe can now access this service through Cloud Connect.

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centres and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Don Johnson, Senior Vice President Product Development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With the FastConnect Service from Interxion in Frankfurt, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 48 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications.

With over 600 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

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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Mckinney, TX – VAZATA, a leader in managed hosting, colocation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud managed services, today announced the availability of Business Continuity Services that help businesses keep their operations running smoothly in the event of disruption due to severe weather, natural disaster, accidents, outages, or other causes.

The VAZATA Operations Center for Business Continuity (vOCBC) provides an affordable, dedicated workspace at a business-class 5,000 square foot raised floor facility with redundant connectivity and 24/7 data access. The offering includes all utilities, 24/7 entry via dynamic key-card, high-speed Internet, conference and break rooms, business center resources, and 1 TB of virtual storage for up to 5 servers, with additional server licenses available.


“McKinney has earned the distinction of being the country’s most vibrant suburban city, making it particularly attractive for high-tech companies seeking to expand their business and retain top notch employees,” stated John Valencia, Director of BREP & Emerging Technology of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation. “VAZATA is a long-standing member of our community. We’re delighted that they’ve made the decision to support area businesses with this compelling offering.”

“We are excited to welcome VAZATA to McKinney. They bring high-quality jobs in a technology-focused industry, and that’s one of the many sectors MEDC strives to attract to our community,” said Chad Walker, Director of Business Development for MEDC.

Business Continuity plays a key role in any company’s comprehensive strategy to address natural and man-made risks and threats to mission critical processes. The impact of recent hurricanes on the Gulf Coast highlight the vital importance of having a plan in place before it’s too late.

“VAZATA can provide everything from secure data center environments to office facilities and resources that mitigate risk to the organization,” explained Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA. “By offering this as-a-service, we help companies minimize the ‘cost of insurance’ to keep their business operating smoothly even in the face of a catastrophe.”

In addition, VAZATA provides data protection through off-site back-ups, image-based replication, geographically separated clustering, cloud-based disaster recovery services and more. As a FedRAMP authorized CSP, VAZATA offers a unique level of security, resilience, and compliance.

About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America, published by Money Magazine. McKinney has a current population of more than 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org.

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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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PHOENIX, AZ – PhoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering cloud, bare-metal dedicated server, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of its Data Security Cloud – a new cloud security platform architected on the latest VMware® technologies. PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud will address growing security concerns for businesses of all sizes and across industries, including those with heavy compliance and security demands to protect their workloads in the cloud.

According to reports, more than 90 percent of traffic resides within the data center, where perimeter security protections do not inspect the traffic*, and the average data center experiences two successful attacks per day**. The problem is growing quickly as almost two billion data records around the world were lost or stolen during 918 different cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, an increase of 164 percent over the same period last year. The toll on businesses is significant: two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted with a cost to shareholders of over $52.40 billion. Today the question for business and security leaders is not if there will be a breach but when and how to contain the impact.


“The introduction of phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud makes it possible for organizations of all sizes to confidently tackle the strictest security and compliance-focused workloads in a multi-tenant, cloud-based environment. Supported by our flexible solutions team, any organization will be able to make a secure and easy transition to the cloud,” says Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “With VMware NSX® at its core, Data Security Cloud offers highly granular security of virtualized workloads through advanced capabilities such as micro-segmentation, distributed firewalling, and VPN. Customers get a Secure-by-Design cloud environment with protection across not only the perimeter but at the application level as well.”

PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud is built to provide fast, secure and reliable services to businesses handling dynamic loads of sensitive data. Data Security Cloud will provide all-round protection for sensitive workloads leveraging advanced security capabilities of the VMware NSX network virtualization. VMware NSX decouples network and security functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and embeds them directly into the hypervisor, distributing them across the data center. This fundamental shift in how security is delivered can help overcome the shortcomings of legacy architectures. It allows intelligent and automated security policies to travel with virtual workloads regardless of their placement in the cloud and independent of the physical network topology, to help maintain the highest level of protection.

“By using VMware NSX as the core enabler to the new Data Security Cloud service, phoenixNAP is providing a comprehensive offering that makes security both application focused and intrinsic to the infrastructure,” said Jay Workman, senior director, Cloud Provider marketing at VMware. “This is a powerful example of the security capabilities of VMware’s next-generation solutions, which enable partners, such as phoenixNAP, to create innovative new offerings that will help differentiate them in the industry.”

More details about the technology powering Data Security Cloud will be unveiled in an exclusive webinar co-hosted with VMware on October 17th, 2017. The new platform will be generally available in November.

To register for the webinar and learn more, visit https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=43113.

PhoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider Program. 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 with a focus on cyber security and compliance readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, bare metal dedicated servers, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive Disaster Recovery solutions, DDoS protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit http://www.phoenixnap.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

References:
Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020
Global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2014 )
Gemalto interview CNBC Sept 2017

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – LeaseWeb announced today the immediate availability of a new backup solution in partnership with Acronis. This solution provides advanced cloud based backup capabilities to new and existing LeaseWeb customers worldwide. Leaseweb Acronis Backup helps organizations ensure business continuity by protecting their files, applications, and operating systems. By partnering with Acronis, LeaseWeb adds a data protection solution to its cloud service portfolio that is based on more than a decade of backup technology innovation. This launch marks the start of a new collaboration between the Infrastructure as a Service provider and the data protection specialist.

LeaseWeb Acronis Backup is a fast, scalable and reliable backup solution that allows customers to easily incorporate the cloud data protection functionality into a hybrid IT infrastructure including, bare metal servers, dedicated servers, virtual private servers (VPS), and cloud environments.

With the launch of LeaseWeb Acronis Backup two cloud services and solutions power houses join forces. “Acronis is a top ranked global vendor in the data protection space and their backup technology has a proven track record when it comes to ease of use, performance and interoperability in virtual, physical and cloud environments. We are pleased to partner with an established player like Acronis. Their backup technology fits well into our cloud service offering and Acronis’ nonstop drive to innovate – including the Active Protection feature that protects businesses against ransomware attacks – is very much in line with our hunger to continuously provide value to our customers,” says Svenja de Vos CTO at LeaseWeb.

“LeaseWeb is a visionary service provider in the area of Managed Hosting and we are pleased to work together as close partners”, says Jan-Jaap Jager, Chief Revenue Officer at Acronis. “Our comprehensive backup solution provides the features needed to address the modern challenges in cloud backup for companies of any size. Both our companies strive for innovations and our partnership guarantees the users the best of breed in cloud backup solutions.”

“Driven by both human and machine-generated data sources – supported by industry trends like IoT, Big Data and digital transformation – the volume of data is expected to keep doubling every two years until 2020. Many businesses today – 70% of SMBs – do not protect their critical data. With solutions like LeaseWeb Acronis Backup, we provide businesses an easy to use, fast and reliable data protection offering that can scale up to meet their future needs and support the exponential growth of company data in the years to come,” says Svenja de Vos CTO at LeaseWeb.

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud IT data protection through its backup, ransomware Active Protection, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, fast, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud, mobile and applications. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products are consistently named best product of the year and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning, and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors, and cloud resellers. Learn more at acronis.com/en-us.

About LeaseWeb
LeaseWeb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 17,500 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Services supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under management, LeaseWeb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 16 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 5.5 Tbps. LeaseWeb offers services through its various subsidiaries, which are LeaseWeb Netherlands B.V. (“LeaseWeb Netherlands”), LeaseWeb USA, Inc. (“LeaseWeb USA”), LeaseWeb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD (“LeaseWeb Asia”), LeaseWeb CDN B.V. (“LeaseWeb CDN”), and LeaseWeb Deutschland GmbH (“LeaseWeb Germany”). For more information, please visit http://www.leaseweb.com

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