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Jakarta, Indonesia – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the commencement of operations for its first data center in Indonesia. The data center is the first global public cloud platform in the country that will now provide a local choice for Indonesian businesses, particularly SMEs and startups, by offering a powerful, reliable and cost-effective cloud product and services. Alibaba Cloud’s data center will also help Indonesian customers with low latency or data residency requirements to store and process data within the country.

The data center will offer a comprehensive suite of cloud products and services ranging from elastic computing, database service, networking, security and middleware to analytics and big data. This full range of Alibaba Cloud’s solutions will satisfy the surging needs of local enterprises across a range of industries including e-commerce, media, Fintech, gaming, logistics, transportation and manufacturing. In particular, the big data service “MaxCompute”, a big data platform that allows users to store and process massive amounts of structural data to levels as high as terabyte or even petabyte, will bring sophisticated data intelligence services such as data processing, analytics and machine learning to Indonesian businesses, empowering data-driven innovation and business transformation.


“As the only global cloud services provider originating from Asia, we are uniquely positioned with cultural and contextual advantages to provide innovative data intelligence solutions and computing capabilities to customers across this region,” said Alex Li, General Manager of Asia Pacific, Alibaba Cloud.

The launch of the data center is part of Alibaba Cloud’s ongoing commitment to support the Indonesian government’s initiative to create 1,000 startups by 2020. For SMEs and startups, access to scalable and affordable cloud services are essential to accelerate their growth. By migrating IT infrastructure to Alibaba Cloud, these growing firms can leverage the available powerful cloud services to scale rapidly, accelerate innovation and reduce cost. They can expand their geographic reach through Alibaba Cloud’s established global network to support international operations and better compete in global trade.

In order to incubate a local internet-related ecosystem, Alibaba Cloud also announced that it will bring the Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional (“ACP”) program to Indonesia. Within a year, the program aims to train 300 and certify 100 cloud-savvy professionals in Indonesia, providing both entrepreneurs and local talent with knowledge regarding the best-in-class technology in cloud computing, big data and security.

“Alibaba Cloud has always been at the forefront of driving the future of data intelligence, and we are dedicated to making our technology as inclusive as possible within the markets we operate. By providing a full range of cutting edge cloud solutions and combining this with our expertise, we can assist Indonesian SMEs, government, and enterprises to integrate advanced cloud technology into their daily operations to drive innovation and thrive in the digital age,” said Raymond Ma, Head of Alibaba Cloud ASEAN & ANZ.

Alibaba Cloud already has a proven track record of helping Indonesian internet companies to innovate their business on cloud, including Tokopedia, GTech Digital Asia, Dwidaya Tour, and Yogrt.

Tokopedia, one of the largest online marketplaces in Indonesia, currently runs over 20 core applications and various kinds of managed services on Alibaba Cloud. The company is also leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s AI solutions to gain insights from its huge data sets and to improve its customer experience.

Another successful example is GTech Digital Asia. The company is using Alibaba Cloud’s solutions ranging from elastic computing services to relational database to support its omni-channel e-commerce platform. The newly launched data center will further help GTech Digital Asia to meet the data residency requirement.

The Indonesia data center adds to Alibaba Cloud’s data centers in 17 regions worldwide. Alibaba Cloud has a dedicated team of solutions architects and professional consultants in Indonesia to provide services from cloud consulting to after-sales support.

For more information on products and services, go to:
https://www.alibabacloud.com/campaign/indonesia-DC/launch

For more information on Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional program, go to:
https://www.alibabacloud.com/support/certification

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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Arlington Heights, IL – GigeNET, an innovator in resilient managed cloud and dedicated hosting, announced, through their subsidiary GigeNET Cloud, a new cloud server offering, GigeNET Cloud Lite.

“Our classic cloud product allowed for extreme levels of granular control over system resources with the ability to scale memory by the megabyte. However, this form of control is no longer a common use case. Instead, customers have grown accustomed to consuming public clouds in a package form, and our Lite Cloud product reflects this reality,” said Ameen Pishdadi, founder, and president of GigeNET Cloud.

GigeNET’s Lite cloud product offers self-healing SAN, high availability, live migrations, seamless failover, fastest route optimization, and much more.

Cloud Lite comes in three forms Balanced, Core, and Max:

  • Cloud Lite Balanced offers a standard mix of both memory and compute power allocation. These cloud servers provide a best of breed experience for a wide range of applications.
  • Cloud Lite Core offers an increased amount of compute necessary for applications that are CPU intensive. The Core family is suited for high computational scientific workloads, high-trafficked websites, and online gaming.
  • Cloud Lite Max offers increased memory for high-performance applications. The Max family is excellent for dev environments, performance-intensive databases, and the like. In the next iteration of Max packages, memory will scale up to 64GB with possible future increases likely.

“GigeNET Cloud Lite may not have the same level of control as our classic offering, but, like our classic cloud product, it does score consistently higher in both performance and reliability tests when compared to other clouds. We wanted to make sure we kept the innovations GigeNET is known for without compromise and I think the team did just that,” Joe De Paolo, SVP of Products at GigeNET.

GigeNET’s Cloud Lite offering runs on their standardized KVM platform backed Xeon-D hardware for consistent high-performance and availability.

For a full list of features offered by the new GigeNET Cloud Lite, please visit https://www.gigenetcloud.com/about-us/compare/.

About GigeNET
GigeNET is your Hosting Partner for Life. We are your trusted collaborator for offloading your IT requirements and moving your business forward. As the first company to provide complete and fully automated DDoS protection, GigeNET is the leader in Resilient Cloud and Dedicated Managed Hosting. Businesses partner with GigeNET to solve their IT infrastructure problems with custom solutions that nurture continued growth.

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IBM announced that its managed container service model based on Kubernetes, IBM Cloud Container Service, will now be able to run on bare metal servers. The IBM Cloud Container Service helps organizations to run data and processor workloads with high level of speed and capacity. Containers help developers to easily move data across systems, and enable multiple people to operate on different parts of the app altogether. However, it needs consistent management to run containers on bare metal. The new functionality from IBM will help developers to implement the advantages of containers to the data, apps and workloads that need high computing performance, like machine learning workloads and sensitive datasets. “On IBM Cloud, Kubernetes can now fit into an organization’s cloud strategy no matter what that looks like; whether it’s building a completely cloud-native machine learning app, accessing servers directly to handle large data workloads or migrating data-heavy apps to the cloud,”…
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DALLAS, TX – Unite Private Networks (UPN), a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, today announces it is the first carrier offering a full suite of high-bandwidth Ethernet, IP, dark fiber and data transport services to customers in the new DataBank Plano, Texas data center. UPN recently constructed the backbone network connecting DataBank locations in Dallas, Richardson, and Plano.

The new fiber adds to UPN’s existing extensive Plano infrastructure and will enable customers to have diverse routes to some of the most important connectivity hubs in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro.


UPN already provides services in DataBank’s two other facilities in the Dallas metro, the Downtown Dallas data center, as well as the North Dallas data center in Richardson.

“Our diverse dark fiber connection between DataBank data center facilities in Dallas will enable DataBank to provide its customers high-bandwidth, low latency connectivity solutions, which is critical in todays marketplace,” said Blair Pierce, Content Account Director at Unite Private Networks. “Business customers will now have more options available for unique, low-latency routes, as well as access to our state-of-the-art fiber-optic network and suite of services that includes dark fiber, Internet and metro Ethernet products.”

“This new data center will continue to support the increasing amount of enterprises that move into Plano, Richardson, and the Dallas metro area,” said Brad Botts, Regional Vice President of South Markets at Unite Private Networks. “We are looking forward to expanding our presence in the Dallas metro once again and are ready to help business customers meet their ever-growing bandwidth requirements.”

“Our newest Tier 3 data center represents our largest and most advanced facility in the Dallas area,” said Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “Working closely with fiber providers like UPN ensures DataBank’s customers have the flexibility and choice for connectivity in this growing market.”

About Unite Private Networks
UPN provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and services to schools, governments, carriers, data centers, hospitals, and enterprise business customers across a 20 state service area. Service offerings include dark and lit fiber, private line, metro-optical Ethernet, Internet access, data center services, and other customized solutions. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, UPN has been providing customer focused communications solutions since 1998. For more information on UPN, please visit www.uniteprivatenetworks.com, or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. DataBank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit http://www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.

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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 the availability of dedicated, private connectivity into VMware Cloud™ on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations a consistent operating model and application mobility across private and public cloud resources. Direct connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS is now available through fiber interconnections or through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange in four CoreSite markets, including Boston, Denver, New York and Northern Virginia.

CoreSite is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and is one of the first data center providers to offer dedicated, private connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS, providing a high-performance hybrid infrastructure that enables customers to seamlessly integrate their on-premises VMware infrastructure with VMware Cloud on AWS resources. CoreSite customers that leverage direct connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS will benefit from the scale, flexibility, performance and security of the AWS Cloud, while reducing network latency by more than 40% and reducing data transfer costs by as much as 70%.


Luke Norris, Chief Executive Officer at Faction, a CoreSite customer and VMware partner, commented, “As a leading managed-service provider offering VMware Cloud on AWS services, we chose CoreSite’s secure, reliable data centers enabled with AWS Direct Connect to build high-performance, scalable hybrid cloud solutions for our customers.”

“VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS,” said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president and general manager, Cloud Provider Unit, VMware. “Solutions such as VMware Cloud on AWS enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as CoreSite to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value.”

“We are excited to be one of the first data center providers to offer our customers access to VMware Cloud on AWS, enabling secure and flexible cloud connectivity that can scale with their business demands”, said Steve Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CoreSite. “As a trusted provider of AWS Direct Connect since 2011, and an Amazon Partner Network (APN) Technology partner, we are pleased to expand the solutions we provide our customers by partnering with VMware.”

About VMware Cloud on AWS
Delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, and running on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, the unified SDDC platform that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® virtualization technologies. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience. For more information on the VMware Cloud on AWS partner ecosystem, visit: http://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws. VMware, VMware Cloud, vSphere, Cloud Foundation, vSAN, and NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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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Vilnius, Lithuania – Specialized in a range of high-quality virtual dedicated servers for professionals, the company Time4VPS has introduced an AES-256 encrypted VPN service. The brand new service has been launched to ensure the secure access to various online resources. VPN servers are available on three continents: Europe, North America, and Asia.

According to Time4VPS CEO Arvydas Strausas, nowadays internet users are concerned about their privacy and security. In fact, not all internet apps, such as e-mail, web, messaging, Facebook, etc., are secure. In this case, the VPN service provides extra encryption and security for transferring personal data.


“We use plenty of various applications each day. In fact, not all of them are secure. At the end of the day, insecure browsing can end up with a theft of our passwords and other personal information. Basically, the VPN service is one of the most reliable solutions to protect ourselves from this”, – says Mrs. Strausas.

By encrypting internet traffic, VPN service helps to avoid leaking of such personal data as user’s online activity or web browsing history to the third parties. For example, advertisers. Also, VPN protects against cyber criminals when using low-security networks, such as public Wi-Fi hotspot, and helps to evade country restriction.

Time4VPS offers a ready-to-use and easy to set up VPN service that allows using P2P safely. L2TP and OpenVPN protocols are available to perform fast speed, even on connections with a high latency and across great distances.

About Time4VPS
Time4VPS is a part of Lithuanian company “Interneto Vizija” which was founded in 2003 and has quickly grown to serve more than 100,000 clients across 110 different countries. Time4VPS operates its own TIER III data center in Vilnius, the geographic midpoint of Europe, with high-speed communication networks and highly qualified specialists. By combining affordable and scalable options with enterprise-level technology, Time4VPS is able to supply its customers with self-managed full-access VPS services with Linux and Windows operating systems, as well as VPN and Storage services.

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