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DES MOINES, IA – LightEdge expands its geographical reach and redundancy and invests further into the company’s world-class compliant cloud solutions as it acquires Austin, Texas-based OnRamp.

“LightEdge is thrilled to announce the expansion of our secure and compliant hosting and colocation services through the acquisition of OnRamp. This combining of forces elevates the strategic vision we have been successfully executing for the past decade. OnRamp brings a tremendous group of skilled experts, HITRUST-certified data center facilities, and a proficiency in delivering leading compliance and security solutions that make them a natural fit with LightEdge,” said Jim Masterson, Chief Executive Officer at LightEdge.


With the emergence of the IT cloud paradigm, many mid-sized enterprises are trying to get out of the hardware business. They are seeking trusted partners that specialize in providing compliant infrastructure to meet increasing audit standards, enhance data security, and minimize business risk or downtime. This acquisition presents the perfect opportunity for LightEdge to expand and serve this national demand.

“LightEdge is an innovative and forward-thinking organization. I am confident they have the drive, ingenuity, and financial support to continue to propel the combined company into the forefront of the nation’s top hosting and compliant cloud providers,” said Lucas Braun, Chief Executive Officer for OnRamp. “Our two cultures and values are a great fit, which was important to us in making this decision.”

LightEdge and OnRamp both bring over 20 years of experience to the industry. They have built deep expertise in achieving the world’s top compliance and security standards for their operations and their customers by hosting complex workloads for highly-regulated sectors like healthcare, financial services, education, and manufacturing. DH Capital, LLC served as the exclusive financial advisor for OnRamp.

LightEdge currently owns four colocation facilities: two purpose-built data centers outside of Des Moines, Iowa, one facility within the underground mines of SubTropolis Technology Center in Kansas City, MO, and another recently opened data center in Omaha, Nebraska. Through this acquisition, LightEdge will now be able to expand their geographically-dispersed data center reach into Austin, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina. This acquisition also puts LightEdge on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power grid, in addition to their presence on the Eastern grid. This dual-coverage and increased reliability will offer more value and flexibility for LightEdge customers.

About LightEdge
With over 20 years in business, LightEdge offers a full stack of best-in-class IT services to provide leading flexibility, security, and control. Their solutions include premier colocation across four purpose-built data centers, industry-leading private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and cloud platforms, and the top global security and compliance measures. Their owned and operated facilities, integrated disaster recovery solutions, and premium cloud choices make up a true Hybrid Cloud Solution Center model. LightEdge’s strong financial backing of the Anschutz Group empowers them to invest heavily in their markets. LightEdge annually undergoes third-party audits for maintaining ISO 20000-1, ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI-DSS 3.2, and SSAE 18 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.

About OnRamp
Founded in 1994 as an ISP, OnRamp opened its first data center in 2003 and transitioned into the private cloud space. In 2010, OnRamp strategically pivoted into the high security hosting space and expanded its data center reach into Raleigh and an additional ground-up build of a second Austin facility. Today, OnRamp is a leading HITRUST-certified data center services company that guides businesses through the complexities of data security and compliance. OnRamp’s solutions help organizations in healthcare, financial services and education services meet compliance standards including HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA and FERPA. Their breadth of hybrid computing and managed services ensures they can provide custom solutions from colocation to cloud. For more information, visit www.onr.com.

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Datacenter.com, a carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation company that paid more than $500,000 for its domain name while planning a fast global roll-out of large-scale, on-demand data centers in select markets, has added Cogent Communications to its portfolio of carrier networks available in Amsterdam. The opening of a Point-of-Presence (PoP) by Cogent in this highly energy-efficient Datacenter.com ASM1 facility (calculated pPUE: 1.04) will further enhance Datacenter.com’s ability to meet high redundancy and high volume bandwidth requirements set by cloud providers and other demanding clients.

Cogent Communications is a multinational ‘Tier 1’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) with a facilities-based carrier network that spans across North America, across the Atlantic throughout Europe, and across the Pacific to Asia. With over 57,400 route miles of intercity fiber and more than 31,250 metro fiber miles available, Cogent provides its services to over 199 major markets globally and interconnect with over 6,150 other networks.


“Cogent has a truly global network presence with a highly redundant network design and enormous volumes of cost-efficient bandwidth available,” said Stefan Arbias, Sales Director Europe, Cogent Communications. “Deploying a PoP in Datacenter.com’s recently commissioned AMS1 facility adds to Cogent’s facilities-based global network. Expanding our footprint in Amsterdam is important to Cogent, as the Amsterdam metropolitan region is an important Internet hub for our clients. Here, Datacenter.com surely is strategically located, in the Amsterdam South-East business district, one of the most fiber-dense areas in the world.”

High Volume Bandwidth, Cost-Efficiency

Adding Cogent to the carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral eco-system of network providers available in Datacenter.com AMS1 bolsters an already diverse bandwidth blend at this large-scale data center in Amsterdam. Cogent will offer end-to-end customer service and network surveillance to Datacenter.com customers. The 54.000 square feet Datacenter.com AMS1 facility boasts true 2N critical power redundancy (allowing for concurrent maintenance without interruption), high-density infrastructure and a scalable data center environment. The facility with 54U (!) racks is designed for scalability and flexibility, suiting the dynamic requirements of cloud providers worldwide.

“Cogent is yet another powerful global network being added to our enterprise-grade carrier-mix,” said Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “Extending Cogent’s global fiber-optic network into our Amsterdam AMS1 colocation data center is critical to our strategy of building rich connectivity offerings in this facility and Datacenter.com’s soon to be deployed facilities elsewhere in the world. Cogent’s high volume, low-latency bandwidth offerings and the cost-efficiency of its network services will definitely cater to the needs of our customers including cloud providers.”

The announcement follows the news of Datacenter.com launching a globally available channel partner program for its on-demand colocation services with month-to month contracts. This channel program is aimed at Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), systems integrators and IT consultancy firms, enabling them to package their own offerings with Datacenter.com’s carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral colocation services.

“Datacenter.com’s solid brand name, its unique on-demand proposition, its compliant infrastructure and professional management, as well as its ambitious growth plans of rolling-out data centers on a worldwide scale definitely suit Cogent’s strategy of continuously expanding our global network with PoPs located in enterprise-grade facilities,” added Mr. Arbias. “We’re exited about the opportunity to work with Datacenter.com as we are striving to extend our footprint in the Amsterdam and other European markets. It will provide Datacenter.com’s customers with access to one of the world largest and most interconnected networks.”

About Cogent Communications
Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five Internet backbone networks in the world. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport and colocation services. Cogent’s facilities-based, all-optical IP network provides services in more than 195 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. Cogent Communications is headquartered at 2450 N St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. To learn more about Cogent Communications, visit www.cogentco.com.

About Datacenter.com
Datacenter.com’s investors have committed themselves to invest heavily in state-of-the-art data center infrastructure – to meet the market’s growing need for energy efficient, highly interconnected and modular colocation facilities, in which organizations can flexibly and securely host their critical IT infrastructure while cloud computing needs are addressed. Datacenter.com’s customized, reliable and innovative data center solutions are accompanied with the company’s best-in-class customer support. To learn more about Datacenter.com, visit https://datacenter.com.

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MUNICH, Germany – Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that WorldStream, a leading Internet Service Provider in the Netherlands, has deployed the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to enhance resiliency of its backbone network and scale transmission capacity to 100G per wavelength. WorldStream selected the ultra-high capacity, power-efficient Groove G30 solution to meet rapidly growing demand for Internet services and support resilient connectivity for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and peering capacity. The Groove G30 is a unique DCI offering that provides end-to-end connectivity with a single solution for both muxponder and Open Optical Line system applications.

WorldStream offers a wide variety of ISP and data center hosting services, as well as global connectivity. The new Coriant Groove-powered network will support 100G per wavelength of capacity using best-in-class coherent optical transmission technology, with initial deployment delivering 18*100G of capacity respectively on geographically-dispersed redundant fiber routes connecting WorldStream data center facilities.


“In this past year alone we saw a dramatic rise in customer Internet traffic that drove a need to upgrade our network infrastructure to higher speed transmission,” said Tim Vollebregt, Network Architect at WorldStream. “After evaluating our options, we selected the Coriant Groove G30 solution for its ability to cost-efficiently meet our escalating capacity demands with a best-in-class plug-and-play architecture purpose-built for pay-as-you-grow scalability and configuration flexibility. As we increasingly focus on environmentally-friendly, carrier neutral colocation services, the industry-leading power efficiencies of the Groove G30 also proved highly compelling.”

The award-winning Coriant Groove™ G30 is an innovative and highly compact 1RU modular transport solution for ISP, cloud, data center, and IXP networks that can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System (OLS) solution. Recognized for its industry-leading line system density, the Groove solution supports up to 96 channels in 1RU with full WDM terminal functionality, delivering 3X the density over comparable solutions and enabling significant OpEx savings via footprint and power efficiencies.

“As we’ve learned by working closely with service providers like WorldStream, it is not just about delivering scalable and cost-efficient transport, but also ensuring uninterrupted, high quality connectivity as more and more of their customers’ business critical data traffic rides on the network,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, Managing Director of Europe, Coriant.

About Coriant
Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve.

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NEW YORK, NY – Ubersmith, an INAP company and a global leader in subscription business management software, today announced availability of a hosted version of its software suite so that customers have the convenience of accessing the software without having to install and maintain it on-premises, which reduces their operating costs. The hosted Ubersmith software delivers the same core functions as the existing on-premises software suite and pricing is identical.

“This helps us reach a new class of customers who don’t want to worry about having to deploy and maintain the software on their premises,” said Kurt Daniel, president of Ubersmith. “Recently, this has come up as a frequent request so we’re giving customers the option to use either this hosted version or their own version of Ubersmith software on-premises in their data center.”


Ubersmith’s software suite includes subscription billing, quoting, order management, infrastructure management, ticketing and related capabilities. The modular design of the business management software suite enables customers to use the full complement of features, or select only the capabilities they need.

It is used by software, cloud, data center, managed services, telco and ISP and enterprises of all sizes. The Ubersmith software helps organizations better serve their customers, shorten time-to-market, increase revenue and lower costs.

It provides both a view for employees – who can access full client data such as billing status, discounts applied, device information, services being purchased, which is fully customizable – along with a separate portal view accessed by their company’s customers for only their specific account information. The software can be accessed using a computer, smart phone or tablet.

The software suite is platform-independent and integrates with merchant providers, electronic payment processing providers, SureTax, QuickBooks, domain registrars and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) providers. In addition, Ubersmith offers integrations with cloud, virtualization, backup and other technologies and applications, including Citrix, cPanel, OnApp, R1Soft and Virtuozzo.

A full list of the product capabilities can be found at www.ubersmith.com/product.

About Ubersmith
Ubersmith is a global leader in subscription business management software for organizations of all sizes. The company’s suite of usage-based billing, quoting, order management, infrastructure management and help desk ticketing solutions is integrated, open and scalable. Hundreds of companies around the world rely on Ubersmith to better serve their customers, better run their businesses, shorten time-to-market and boost overall efficiency. For more info, please visit www.ubersmith.com.

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LACEY, WA – iSign Launches iSecure Protector to Protect Computers and Servers from Hackers with Impenetrable Security

This week iSign International, a company dedicated to developing innovative software solutions aimed at making computers and servers impenetrable to hackers, officially released iSecure Protector 2017, iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017, and iSecure Protector Server Edition 2017.


iSecure Protector 2017, designed for consumers, monitors the network packets that their computer software is sending out ; it visually displays the corresponding destination, including name, location and IP, and gives each consumer the option to permanently deny future access to any suspicious ISPs and corresponding IPs.

iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017 , designed for business networks, monitors all employee computers in real time, through a centralized cloud-based monitoring tool that is protected by a 5-Factor Authentication (username, biometric signature, device, dynamic device token, and GEO location) as well as dynamic PKI encrypted communication. The Administrator can block any ISP/IP Address that appears, either for a particular computer and/or for all connected computers; and is being alerted ,via email and sms, of any attempt by an employee to remove a blocked IP addresses .

iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition 2017 is specifically designed to protect business Linux and Windows servers. Hackers are constantly coming up with new tools to infiltrate servers and steal corporate data . Leaving any cloud based server connection open for future access is inviting hackers to come in . iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition actively monitors both incoming and outgoing network data , opens remote connectivity to specific IP addresses when required and closes remote connectivity when not in use. With advance keyword filtering, the Administrator can also block all connections originating from specific regions (city, country), ISPs, and domains.

“Hackers are getting more sophisticated by the minute today, which means people need to add security to their email channels to stay protected,” said Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn, Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CDF), Arizona State University.

Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn continued, “Leveraging dynamic PKI for secure communications and signature dynamics for biometric-based authentication can tremendously reduce potential cyber incidents. iSign delivers pioneering, ground-breaking solutions by proactively detecting and preventing cyber threats with such brilliant and practical approaches.”

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About iSign International, Inc.
iSign International Inc. is a private Texas corporation which has developed an original cyber security technology combining biometric signature recognition and projection, innovative devices pairing, PKI encryption, GPS localization and univocal computer generated transactional password. iSign believes that its technology, which is covered by several patented and patent pending claims, constitutes a game changing approach as it renders hacking practically impossible.

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