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NUREMBERG, Germany – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced that it is highlighting new additions to its extensive edge computing and gateway product portfolio, including solutions based on the new Intel® Xeon® D-2100 SoC (System-on-a-Chip) and Intel® Atom® C3000 SoC processor at Embedded World 2018 from February 27-March 1, Nuremberg Exhibition Centre booth 1-330.

Leveraging its deep expertise in server technology, Supermicro is introducing a full line of solutions that support the latest Intel® Xeon® D-2100 SoC processors (codenamed Skylake-D) with up to 1.6x compute performance improvement compared to the last generation. The X11SDV series motherboards offer infrastructure optimization by combining the performance and advanced intelligence of the new system-on-a-chip processors into a dense, lower-power compact solution ideal for embedded applications.


“As the 5G era continues to emerge and Edge computing becomes more prevalent, Supermicro is ready with the industry’s best selection of embedded servers and motherboards to service a wide range of vertical markets including industrial automation, retail, medical, transportation, communication, and networking,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With the vast growth of data driven workloads across embedded applications, Supermicro remains committed to developing powerful, scalable yet agile IoT gateway and compact server, storage and networking solutions that deliver the best ecosystems for the Edge with ease of deployment and open scalability.”

With server-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features now available in an ultra-dense, low-power device, Supermicro’s X11SDV platforms deliver balanced compute, storage and networking for the intelligent Edge. These advanced technology building blocks offer the best workload optimized solutions and long life availability with up to 18 processor cores, up to 512GB DDR4 four-channel memory operating at 2666MHz, up to four 10GbE LAN ports with RDMA support, and available with integrated Intel® QAT (Quick Assist Technology) crypto/encrypt/decrypt acceleration engine and internal storage expansion options including mini-PCIe, M.2 and NVMe support.

For more details on Supermicro’s solutions that support high-performance Intel® Xeon® D SoC processors, please visit https://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/Xeon-D.cfm.

In addition to these new solutions in compact box and 1U rack systems, Supermicro is also showcasing the latest low-power Intel® Atom® embedded solutions in fan-less compact box, short-depth 1U rack and mini-tower systems. For more information on these diverse low-power products, please go to: https://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/Atom.cfm.

Supermicro is demonstrating fan-less modular solutions using passive cooling techniques that can operate in extreme temperature and provide protection from dust ingress and condensation with IP51 (Ingress Protection) certification, too. The industrial grade compact enclosure designs provide modular expansion housing ultra-small form factor 3.5″ SBC or 2.5″ Pico-ITX designs with integrated DC power support, storage expansion and wireless networking capabilities.

For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of Embedded Building Block Solutions visit www.supermicro.com/Embedded or download an Embedded Solutions Brochure.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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TULSA, OK – TierPoint, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today that it has completed construction of its new data center in Tulsa. The initial phase of the $20 million facility includes approximately 16,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space, as well as infrastructure support and office space. TierPoint partnered with Compass Data Centers on the project.

The new data center will further enhance TierPoint’s ability to meet growing market demand for hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and IT security services. With 24x7x365 onsite security, technical and engineering support, the expanded facility includes dedicated space to be used by clients for their business needs. The design of the building will allow for additional phases of expansion, as needed.


“We have already begun to install clients and are currently negotiating with a couple of major institutions that have shown interest in the facility,” said Todd Currie, TierPoint Vice President and General Manager. Currie added that access to reasonably priced land and electrical power, as well growing interest in edge technology, make Oklahoma one of the most inviting data center markets in the country.

The new Tulsa data center is designed and operated to meet SSAE 18, PCI-DSS, GLBA and HIPAA security and compliance standards, verified by annual assessments of all 40 TierPoint facilities. Features include dual factor, biometrical access control with around-the-clock onsite security; dual utility service feeds with onsite TierPoint controlled substations; independent AB power distribution; N+1 backup generators; N+1 HVAC deployment; all designed for supporting up to 350 watts per square foot of raised floor. The site is carrier neutral with diverse fiber points of entry for redundancy.

In addition to the new facility, TierPoint currently operates a data center in Tulsa’s historic Brady District, as well as two data centers in Oklahoma City, including the state’s largest commercial data center.

About TierPoint
With an unmatched combination of clients, facilities, solutions and service, TierPoint is a leading national provider of hybrid IT, helping organizations drive performance and manage risk. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with over 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. The company offers a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security and other managed IT services. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s network of hundreds of highly experienced IT professionals offer local, white-glove customer service, seamlessly managing and customizing agile solutions that address each client’s unique needs.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has partnered with Jilt, the leader in abandoned cart technology for WooCommerce, to bring Jilt email automation to their Managed WooCommerce hosting customers.

Included in the cost of the Managed WooCommerce Hosting plan, the added feature means that store owners can take immediate action to capture lost revenue.


“Liquid Web’s commitment to innovating for their customers and pushing the envelope to deliver new and unique services really appeals to us,” said Max Rice, co-founder and CEO at Jilt. “Just like Liquid Web is constantly redefining what managed hosting platforms can be, we’re also laser focused on breaking new ground when it comes to eCommerce marketing automation. Our goal is to make Jilt the best email marketing solution for eCommerce stores. Liquid Web is the perfect partner for us to bring the services we’re building to a wider audience of eCommerce shop owners,” said Rice.

“Until now, many store owners felt they had to choose between hosted eCommerce offerings like Shopify or Squarespace or self-hosted solutions with WooCommerce,” said Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation for Liquid Web. “If they didn’t want to work with servers, it meant they walked away from WooCommerce. Sadly. Our new Managed WooCommerce Hosting solution gives customers a way to have all the freedom of the platform without any of the hosted worries,” said Lema.

“At Liquid Web, our focus is in the SMB space and the freelancers and agencies that serve them. That focus has meant doing the heavy lifting to create an elastic and dynamic platform for online stores. More than simply installing WooCommerce as a plugin (which many other hosts do), our Managed WooCommerce Hosting product is a total solution – bringing custom code, a container-based dynamic platform, partners for analytics, search and abandoned cart technology. Jilt’s email automation allows store owners to reclaim revenue that was left on the table by customers who weren’t using any abandoned cart technology,” said Lema.

Visit Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting to learn more.

To learn more about Jilt, visit: https://jilt.com/tour/

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit https://www.liquidweb.com.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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PORTLAND, OR – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale carrier-neutral data center provider, announces today that its longtime tenant and a leading provider of custom cloud hosting services, Opus Interactive, has completed a 90 kW expansion at its Portland facility. The expansion of Opus’ flagship Hillsboro facility supports the company’s Year-over-Year (YoY) growth, driven by growing customer demand for distributed data processing, retail colocation and cloud solutions in the region.

“We’re proud to say we’ve been the retail provider at Infomart’s Hillsboro facility for five years, and we’re excited to be expanding our footprint once again. The Opus team has spent over 20 years honing a mix of purpose-built cloud and colocation solutions that we deliver from state-of-the-art facilities,” says Shannon Hulbert, CEO, Opus Interactive. “The expansion enables us to continue the 25 percent YoY growth trajectory we’re on, and allows us to offer our customers space inside a world-class facility that delivers not only reliable power and 24×7 security, but also unprecedented levels of efficiency and sustainability.”


“Additionally, as demand for global connectivity continues to increase amongst our customers, being in a facility with access to Asia-Pacific submarine cables is key,” Hulbert adds.

Boasting a 99 percent efficient Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.16 in full economization mode, 100 percent aisle containment, and natural cooling methods to run the facility at least 70 percent of the year, Infomart Portland is one of the most efficient data centers in the world. The facility is also the first data center in Oregon and among a select few in the nation to become LEED Platinum certified, and holds Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT Certification and Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval.”

“Opus Interactive’s latest expansion within Infomart Portland is a testament to Infomart’s service mindset as well as the region’s continued growth, largely thanks to its renewable and cost-effective power access, tax incentives, technical workforce, and ascending position as the new ‘digital gateway’ to Asia Pacific,” says John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Opus and serving as the company’s trusted wholesale data center partner as they embark on their next stage of growth.”

To learn more about Infomart Portland, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com/locations/portland.

About Infomart Data Centers
Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients. Since the company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations. Infomart Data Centers offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in four Tier I markets throughout the United States, including San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Opus Interactive
Founded in 1996, Opus Interactive provides cloud hosting, managed services and colocation from Tier III+ data centers in Hillsboro, Portland, Silicon Valley and Dallas. Through close partnerships with industry leaders and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Opus Interactive has earned a reputation for customized IT solutions that fit unique requirements for equipment, scalability, budget and future growth needs of its customers. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Opus Interactive is an accredited member of the International Managed Services Provider Alliance and is PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and SSAE16 audited. Learn more at www.opusinteractive.com.

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Nova Scotia, Canada – DemoWolf, producer of video support tutorials for the web hosting industry, today announced that effective immediately, they’ll be providing their video tutorials to web hosting companies who want them in their websites, for free.

This announcement comes on the heels of DemoWolf implementing a new business model about a year ago. At that time DemoWolf moved away from custom branding their video tutorials and selling them to web hosting companies – a service they’d offered since DemoWolf’s inception in 2005 – to instead offering a membership service whereby hosting providers could sign up to embed their video tutorials into their websites for a monthly fee.


This latest announcement however, seems to take their business model change to am entirely new level. Although there continues to be paid membership plans with more options, DemoWolf now offers a free plan that still allows companies to embed their video tutorials into the knowledgebase or support pages of their websites.

“After years of struggling to find the best model for our business, we feel we now have the formula, and the right pieces in place to continue bringing high quality video tutorials to market” says Rob Moore, president of DemoWolf. “Now every hosting company can offer our video support tutorials to their customers, absolutely free!”

The kicker as they say, is the video tutorials served through the free plan will have a short 5-10 second video ad play before the support video plays. Recognizing that DemoWolf’s members are typically web hosting providers, they will not allow ads for other web hosting or competing companies to display through their ad network. All ads will have to be approved by DemoWolf before being added to the network. In addition, ads will be a maximum of 10 seconds long, and will show a “timer” indicating when the ad will be finished and the main video can begin.

DemoWolf claims that their video support tutorials save hosting companies upwards of 80% in support costs. Instead of a hosting client calling or submitting a ticket to their hosting provider with basic questions, they can instead search for an answer online, and be presented with a video tutorial that will walk them through their solution.

About DemoWolf
DemoWolf currently has over 450 video tutorials covering many aspects of web hosting, and the most commonly asked questions by hosting customers. Topics include help videos on cPanel, Plesk, domain and DNS issues, email client setup instructions, FileZilla and other FTP client instructions, WordPress, and much more. DemoWolf also provides several free tools to help get their videos into members’ websites such as WHMCS, ClientExec, Blesta, HostBill and WordPress plugins and modules. For more information, you can contact DemoWolf by visiting their website at https://demowolf.com/contact/ or by calling their Halifax-based office at 1-902-225-7459.

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DENVER – CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced that it has acquired a two-acre land parcel in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on which CoreSite expects to build CH2, a greenfield development of a 175,000-square-foot, turn-key, four-story data center supporting 18 critical megawatts of power capacity.

CoreSite currently expects to commence construction on CH2 at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019, with timing dependent upon the receipt of necessary entitlements and permits. CoreSite expects to construct the building in three phases, consisting of 6 megawatts of capacity per phase, with a total estimated cost of $190 to $210 million at full build-out.


CoreSite’s CH2 enterprise-class data center will be located one mile from its existing CH1 facility and network node, and CoreSite plans to connect the two sites via diverse, high-count, dark fiber to create the type of campus interconnectivity most valued by its scale customers. CoreSite’s centralized downtown location, adjacent to the Board of Trade, continues to differentiate its data center offering, providing access to exceptionally low-latency connections for the many financial, healthcare, and media companies in this market.

With the development of CH2, CoreSite’s Chicago campus will provide current and prospective customers with:

  • Ideal colocation environment for enterprises looking for scalable high-performance capacity to meet high-density compute and storage needs close to the edge
    • Flexible colocation solutions including cabinets, cages, and build-to-suit suites
  • Access to an already robust community, with high-performance connectivity to more than 30 natively deployed networks
  • Access to leading cloud on-ramps including AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, and Google Cloud Platform
  • Access to on-demand cloud services through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange
  • 24x7x365 remote hands services available from CoreSite’s certified, skilled technicians
  • Tenured on-site facilities and operations team
  • Best-in-class security features including 24x7x365 on-site security officers, key card access, biometric scanners and double mantrap entries
  • A 100% uptime SLA guarantee and a long-running history of six 9s (99.9999%) uptime in the Chicago market
  • Compliance support for industry-specific customer requirements
    • System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 2 examination
    • SOC 1 Type 2 examination
    • International Organization for Standardization certification (ISO 27001)
    • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) validation
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) attestation

“We are pleased to have acquired land in downtown Chicago, providing us with much-needed capacity to serve new and expansion requirements of current and prospective customers in the fifth largest multi-tenant data center market in North America,” said Paul Szurek, Chief Executive Officer at CoreSite. “We expect CH2 to enhance our ability to compete effectively in the Chicago market for customer requirements seeking a high performance, cloud-enabled and scalable, higher density colocation solution.”

About CoreSite
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,200 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 450+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.

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