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CHARLOTTE, N.C. & DENVER, CO – Peak 10 Inc. (“Peak 10”) announced that it has completed its acquisition of ViaWest, Inc. (“ViaWest”). The deal positions the combined company as a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions including colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services to more than 4,200 customers nationally. The combined solution sets of the two companies will help organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. Peak 10 announced the acquisition on June 13, 2017.

“Today marks the first day of an exciting new chapter for Peak 10 + ViaWest,” said Chris Downie, chief executive officer. “We’re thrilled by the response we’ve received from customers and partners since announcing the acquisition just seven weeks ago. We look forward to taking the next step in the evolution of this company, as we help enterprises nationally solve their most difficult IT infrastructure challenges. Our mission stays the same: providing our customers with the best technology and customer experience possible, and we believe we’re in a great position to do so.”


Peak 10 + ViaWest’s robust suite of assets now spans 20 domestic and international markets. The company now comprises 40 highly-redundant data centers, 2.7 million square feet of data center space, 13 cloud nodes and more than 10,000 cross connects. These capabilities, coupled with over 1,000 dedicated employees, underlie the steadfast reliability of its solutions. Customers will benefit from increased scale and broad geographic coverage, accelerating the company’s overall commitment to growth and reinforcing its customer-first approach.

To support the company’s expanded geographic footprint and strategic growth, Peak 10 + ViaWest has broadened its senior leadership team. Chris Downie will remain chief executive officer. Nancy Phillips will serve as the executive chair of the board for the combined company.

“By joining forces, Peak 10 and ViaWest have combined some of the smartest minds in the IT industry,” said Nancy Phillips. “Our highly experienced executive team brings a demonstrated track record of success and is well positioned to lead the combined organization to even greater heights. As one of the leading national hybrid IT infrastructure and solutions providers, we look forward to our combined growth and delivering significant benefits to our thousands of customers.”

About Peak 10 + ViaWest
Peak 10 + ViaWest is a powerful combination that helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. Its 4,200 customers trust it to deliver hybrid IT infrastructure solutions spanning colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Peak 10 + ViaWest’s robust suite of assets span 20 domestic and international markets and is comprised of 40 highly-redundant data centers, 2.7 million square feet of data center space, 13 cloud nodes and more than 10,000 cross connects. These capabilities, coupled with over 1,000 dedicated employees, underlie the steadfast reliability of its solutions. For more information on Peak 10, please visit www.peak10.com. For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.

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Gloucester, UK – Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web and cloud hosting provider, has announced the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to its virtualised technology portfolio.

Following last year’s successful launch of CloudNX servers, leading web hosting provider Fasthosts has built on this next-generation cloud platform to introduce an all-new range of virtualised services. Customers now have even more options when it comes to enterprise-level cloud computing, with servers, stacks and apps that can be dynamically deployed, flexed and scaled.


CloudNX services now include Root Servers, Managed Stacks, and Applications

So what are Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications? Root Servers are powerful and highly scalable virtual machines with full root access, representing infrastructure as a service on the CloudNX platform. Fully configurable and customisable, Root Servers give users complete control to build and maintain their own unique cloud hosting environment.

Managed Stacks are custom software bundles that include everything a web project needs to run on the CloudNX platform. To start coding, the user simply selects their preferred database, web server and scripting language, while Fasthosts takes care of the operating system, software updates and security.

When it comes to Applications, CloudNX provides content management systems including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, pre-installed and ready to use. Fasthosts handles the infrastructure, leaving the user with more time to focus on their content, with the full functionality of their chosen CMS combined with the performance of dedicated resources.

The power behind these new virtualised services is container technology. Managed Stacks and Applications are built on software containers that automatically spin up to spread the load across a cluster of cloud servers, with no single point of failure. This means higher availability and rapid failover if anything needs to be patched or rebuilt.

For users looking to upgrade from shared hosting, platform as a service on CloudNX offers a range of advantages. CPUs, RAM and SSD storage resources are scalable and 100% dedicated, with absolutely no contention from other users. This is especially beneficial for demanding, high-traffic applications like ecommerce, and design agencies running several client websites. Multiple projects can be easily deployed via a single control panel, with processing power and memory dynamically allocated to ensure high performance – all without the headaches of server admin and patching. So, with time to market, redundancy and convenience taken care of, and with the benefit of dedicated resource and no ‘noisy neighbours’, users can simply focus on growing their own business.

Gavin Etheridge, Fasthosts Product Owner, understands the huge benefits offered by Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications to customers looking for a bespoke cloud hosting solution:

“With the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to our CloudNX product line, we can now provide customers with a very broad set of solutions for managing their web projects, without the need to sign up to any lengthy contracts,” he confirms.

“The incredibly lightweight setup process means you can spin up a new environment for your preferred CMS in as little as 55 seconds. If our customers anticipate more traffic for promotional offers, testing or events, they can designate resources to individual projects as needed. When you need to adjust the level of resources, just make the changes within the Cloud Panel, and they’ll be executed in less than one minute.”

“Customers using Managed Stacks and Applications can focus 100% on their core business, while Fasthosts takes care of the first layer of infrastructure to ensure they’re up to date and, vitally, secure. And, as this is fully supported in the UK by our team, we’re on hand to help, speeding up the process and giving our customers more time to create the content they want. All our customers need to do is bring the code.”

The next phase of Fasthosts’ move towards containerisation will see the introduction of containers as a service running on Docker-based container technology. Docker is renowned for granting the ability to configure purpose-built software stacks to match highly individual requirements, providing the customer with a resilient, agile platform that increases the availability of their online services helping them to be even more successful on the internet.

Find out more about Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications on CloudNX at https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/cloud-servers

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts has been a leading provider since 1999, offering secure UK data centres, 24/7 support and a highly successful reseller channel. We provide everything web professionals need to power and manage their online space, including domains, web hosting, business-class email, dedicated servers and a next-generation cloud platform. Outside of our support queries, our dedicated Professional Service experts go above and beyond customer requirements, providing bespoke and cost-effective server management. So whether you’re launching a new project, migrating from another provider or upgrading your software, Fasthosts does the hard work for you. Website: www.fasthosts.co.uk.

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PITTSBURGH – Expedient, a cloud computing and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider, today announced a planned $4.5 million expansion and upgrade of its data center in Carmel, Indiana. This is Expedient’s third expansion and upgrade of the Indianapolis data center since September 2013, and reflects continued customer demand for greater capacity, redundancy, and reliability. The three projects combined represent a total investment of $14.5 million dollars.

With a planned completion in November 2017, the expansion will add 3,500 square feet of computer room space, increasing raised floor space to 26,000 square feet, in addition to 12,500 square feet of electrical/mechanical rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of office, common area, and convenience spaces. Additional planned upgrades include the replacement of two uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, the installation of new computer room air conditioning units (CRAC) and power distribution units (PDU), and design improvements and additional cooling capacity for the HVAC system, resulting in a higher level of redundancy for Expedient customers.


“We’re proud of our continued growth in the Indianapolis area,” said Jim Kothe, Regional Vice President for Expedient. “Our investment in the Indianapolis data center demonstrates our absolute commitment to supporting our customers’ evolving needs, and further solidifies our position as an industry-leading regional provider of IaaS solutions.”

Like all Expedient data centers, the Indianapolis data center offers all Expedient services from physical server colocation to public and private cloud infrastructure, and a suite of managed IT infrastructure services, along with 24x7x365 on-site support. All Expedient data centers are connected through Layer 2 network access and a multi-gigabit private fiber backbone, creating a powerful distributed presence for critical IT infrastructure services.

About Expedient
Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN and Memphis, TN. Ranked as one of the Top 10 managed services providers worldwide on the 2017 MSPMentor 501 list, Expedient’s converged solutions enable clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while the Expedient team handles operation of the information technology needed to support it. Expedient data centers are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are published annually for all locations. Learn more at expedient.com.

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Overland Park, KS – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, announced it and its predecessor have achieved 99.999 percent or greater uptime at its world-class data center facilities since 2008.
“Data center availability is critical to the ever-increasing demands of enterprise organizations and their customers – be it digitizing patient records, consuming online entertainment or conducting e-commerce transactions,” said Jim Reinhart, Chief Operating Officer – QTS. “Our track record of achieving ‘five 9’s’ or greater uptime is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to delivering a premium customer experience through our … More Details >>

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(The Hosting News) – (mt) Media Temple, a Los Angeles-based company offering premium web hosting and cloud services, today announced it has launched Managed Hosting, a best-in-class managed hosting service, fully managed by the web’s best technical support team, Media Temple’s own CloudTech. The company’s new managed hosting service brings peace of mind to web designers, creatives and digital innovators of all stripes by managing all their hosting needs 24/7/365 so they can focus on managing their business.
In addition to Media Temple’s award-winning premium support team, CloudTech, proactively monitoring, optimizing and protecting their servers day and night, Managed Hosting users … More Details >>

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DiscountASP.NET, a leading innovator in hosting solutions for Microsoft developers, announces the launch of managed Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 hosting. Managed TFS 2013 is available in both US-based and UK-based data centers.
Managed TFS hosting provides customers with their own instance of Team Foundation Server on a dedicated VM that is not shared with any other customer. The Managed TFS solution is fully managed and DiscountASP.NET offers both the TFS Basic configuration and the TFS Full configuration that includes SharePoint and Reporting. The Managed TFS service also supports server-side customization, such as third-party software installations that are not possible … More Details >>

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