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Dallas, TX – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity, managed services and cloud solutions, announces the commencement of construction for its Salt Lake City 5 (SLC5) data center. Located on DataBank’s 24-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale, UT, Salt Lake City 5 offers enterprises and hyperscalers significant power and space for rapid deployment and expansion. SLC5 has a ready-for-service date of Q4 2019. The DataBank Granite Point Campus includes SLC2, SLC3, and SLC4 data centers as well as DataBank’s privately-owned 66-megawatt substation, offering significant power capabilities and reliability for the entire campus.

Nicknamed “Silicon Slopes”, Utah has seen tremendous business growth in the technology sector with tech jobs growing at a rate of 3.6% (nearly double the national average). Those jobs are in areas such as IT support, information, computer and software sales and manufacturing. As a fully integrated and highly connected state-of-the-art facility, SLC5 was designed with the flexibility to address this growth across a wide range of customer requirements. The facility will connect to SLC 1, the de facto carrier SLC interconnection point via a high-speed optical metro transport ring. SLC5 will also encompass DataBank’s full services suite including colocation, compliant hosting, managed services, cloud computing, and storage.


“Today’s high–performance computing, content providers, cloud giants and large enterprises need the ability to rapidly scale across all fronts – capacity, power, cooling, and connectivity,” comments Kevin Ooley, President & CFO for DataBank. “DataBank designed the Granite Point campus with our customers’ power and expansion requirements in mind, which were also the underlying reasons we designed and operate our own N+1 power substation. SLC5 offers customers redundancy at every level along with the ability to securely and reliably deliver applications and content.”

SLC5 was designed to:

  • Support 10MW of redundant critical load capacity
  • Include 12 or more carriers and cloud service providers
  • Enable rapid customer deployments
  • Flexibly accommodate 175-250+ watts per sq. ft.
  • Meet high performance computing requirements
  • Offer full customer amenities including break areas, private offices, training room, burn in room, and secure storage

Built with multiple layers of security access, SLC5 will have five 10,000 sq. ft. data halls with 36 inch raised floors and a total gross size of 90,000 sq. ft. Designed to support mission-critical workloads, SLC5 will be built to the standards necessary to achieve a high-security environment such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and connectivity 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.

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A new cyber threat campaign called Sea Turtle is manipulating the DNS systems to target public and private entities, including national security organizations, in the Middle East and North Africa. As per the researchers at Cisco Talos, it is very likely that the cyber threat started in January 2017 and has continued through the first quarter of 2019. “Our investigation revealed that at least 40 different organizations across 13 different countries were compromised during this campaign. We assess with high confidence that this activity is being carried out by an advanced, state-sponsored actor that seeks to obtain persistent access to sensitive networks and systems,” according to the researchers. The attackers carried out the attack through DNS hijacking, which means that they modified the DNS name records for directing the users to servers that were controlled by them. In January this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had warned about this campaign that cybercriminals…
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San Diego, CA – ScaleMatrix, the United States’ leading provider of variable density colocation and hybrid hosting services, and DDC™ Cabinet Technology, the organization’s product business, which sells the efficient and feature-rich S-Series Dynamic Density Control™ cabinet platform for a variety of data center uses cases, today announced the acquisition of Instant Data Centers, formerly Elliptical Mobile Solutions, an Arizona based company focused on providing ruggedized micro data centers for the Edge.

“Our DDC S-Series cabinets are among the most advanced data center environmental management and cooling platforms in the world today, offering industry-leading efficiency, density, security, and scalability, but we are cognizant of the demands that IoT, 5G, and AI are creating at the Edge ,” said Chris Orlando, ScaleMatrix Co-Founder and CEO. “Across the spectrum of industries, our clients are increasingly requiring that their IT resources to be closer to where the decision processes and data creation is occurring, especially as artificial intelligence continues to gain traction. In November, we debuted a modular configuration of our DDC S-Series cabinets, which allows users to extend enterprise data center capabilities into places where a data center resources are scarce, or where a data center does not even exist. This offer is seeing success in the field, but the demand to place IT workloads in even more challenging environments continues to evolve, and our acquisition of Instant Data Centers / Elliptical Mobile Solutions sets the stage for us to be able to help customers truly deploy any hardware, at any density, anywhere! ScaleMatrix and DDC now have one of the most robust, full-featured line ups of cabinet technology in the world, ranging from modular platform-scale solutions to highly ruggedized micro-cabinets which can go absolutely anywhere.”


Gavin Miller, CEO of Instant Data Centers commented, “ScaleMatrix and DDC set the standard for advanced, modular data center capabilities, as is evidenced by the rapid growth of their national data center footprint and growing number of enterprise and edge data center installations. The IDC/Elliptical team is thrilled to have been welcomed into the ScaleMatrix and DDC family, and we are excited about the opportunity and breadth of capabilities this transaction creates for our combined customer base. The integration of the IDC product line into the DDC cabinet technology portfolio brings mobility, ruggedization, and variable form factor capabilities to an already powerful line up of modular data center solutions.”

ScaleMatrix Data Centers have enjoyed unmatched capabilities via their exclusive use of the S-Series Dynamic Density Control™ platform. These revolutionary sites were designed from the ground up to support the heavy compute requirements associated with today’s evolving technologies like AI, 5G, and IOT. DDC delivers support for 52kW of power and cooling capabilities, with all of the efficiency of water cooling, while users enjoy the risk-free flexibility of precision, clean-room quality air cooling. The IDC products line will be integrated into the DDC family of solutions under the R-Series designation, emphasizing the lines ruggedized features.

“As we looked to expand in the market,” says Orlando, “adding Instant Data Center’s various EDGE-friendly capabilities seemed like a natural extension of the DDC platform. We now support clients from a 100% unbiased position. With cloud, colocation, enterprise data center, and edge solutions at the ready, we are able to help clients solve IT challenges no matter where they occur. In addition to enhancements in our product line, Mr. Miller has joined the team as our Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the DDC brand, and is utilizing his strong background in channels to build out a robust partner program allowing existing and future partners access to our innovative solutions”

ScaleMatrix has grown consistently since its inception in 2011. Its existing patent and patent pending S-Series design portfolio, now includes the mobile and ruggedized patents related to the IDC / Elliptical lines, strengthening the organizations market position around modular enclosures as a whole. The company has plans to aggressively expand its data center and cabinet technology businesses, with eyes on global expansion through both direct and partner channels.

About ScaleMatrix
ScaleMatrix delivers colocation, cloud, backup, disaster recovery, and professional support from a national foot-print of variable-density data centers which leverage the future-proof Dynamic Density Control™ (DDC) S-Series cabinet platform to support up to 52kW of thermal density in a single 45U enclosure. With power density and efficiency significantly impacting IT costs, these specialized data centers enable ScaleMatrix to deliver competitively priced high-density colocation and high-performance cloud hosting which provide significant differentiation in today’s ever-changing IT market. By leveraging our innovation and technology, ScaleMatrix clients gain a competitive edge and can scale more efficiently as their business grows. Visit www.scalematrix.com for more information.

About DDC Cabinet Technology
DDC designs and manufactures cabinet and enclosure technologies which enable the deployment of any hardware, at any density, anywhere! The portfolio includes a variety of modular and edge solutions which allow efficient operation of IT hardware in nearly any environment, in either modular or self-contained form factors. The DDC family of products include fire suppression, various security options, shock mounting, extreme environment support, and other key features which ensure the success of any IT deployment, anywhere. To learn more, please visit us at https://www.ddcontrol.com/ and see the new R-Series platform here: https://www.ddcontrol.com/r-series

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Dallas, TX – CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced the availability of IBM Cloud Direct Link within CyrusOne’s Carrollton, Texas data center to support customers in the U.S. via CyrusOne’s National IX. IBM Cloud Direct Link provides customers with a secured, dedicated network connection from their own IT infrastructure to the IBM Cloud.

“We are excited to welcome IBM Cloud into the CyrusOne ecosystem. IBM is a world leader in cloud services, and connecting to our National IX provides a competitive advantage for customers in Texas and across the United States,” said John Gould, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, CyrusOne. “The Dallas Metro Area has seen rapid growth in cloud services, and locating in our state-of-the-art Carrollton facility provides the lowest latency for customers in the Texas markets.”


“As businesses enter the next phase of the cloud journey, it’s important to have an open, hybrid approach to develop, run and deploy applications across multicloud environments,” said Gabriel Montanti, Global Offering Executive, IBM Cloud. “The collaboration with CyrusOne is part of the expanding IBM Cloud Direct Link service provider program, which provides businesses with dedicated private connectivity with low latency so they can optimize their hybrid cloud strategy.”

CyrusOne National IX delivers interconnection across states and between metro-enabled sites within the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond. The platform enables high-performance, low-cost data transfer and accessibility for customers and unites CyrusOne data centers throughout the United States. With dedicated connectivity to the IBM Cloud, businesses have a secured path to migrate sensitive workloads and data to the cloud and take advantage of next generation services including AI, analytics, blockchain and more.

CyrusOne operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy.

About CyrusOne
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The Company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including more than 205 Fortune 1000 companies. With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its more than 45 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at www.CyrusOne.com.

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CHICAGO — Element Critical, a leading provider of data center and IT infrastructure services driven by customer-centric, solutions engineering expertise, today announced the acquisition of two enterprise data centers encompassing 195,000 square feet of data center space in Wood Dale, Illinois, 17 miles west of downtown Chicago and two miles from O’Hare International airport.

The facilities cumulatively feature 111,000 square feet of raised floor and up to 15 megawatts of available power capacity to serve the needs of large and midsize enterprise customers across a wide range of businesses verticals, providing solutions to support virtually any client requirement.


“Element Critical is building a world-class data center platform and Chicago is the natural next step in our national expansion strategy,” said Ken Parent, Element Critical’s CEO. “We are investing more than $40 million to develop and enhance the Wood Dale facilities to immediately provide customers with strategic, customized, and flexible colocation solutions.”

The facilities are tied directly to existing telecommunications and fiber carriers, including fiber routes to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and East Cermak. Element Critical’s engineering and operations team has staff at both sites on a 24x7x365 basis, with expertise spanning facilities and IT infrastructure. Element Critical supports its customers diverse compliance requirements by performing self-maintained annual audits such as ISO/IEC 27001, SOC Type 1 and Type 2, and PCI, representing a core value of the company. Element Critical also provides comprehensive support of customer-specific audit processes, affirming its commitment to meet the highest standards for compliance and security.

Element Critical’s data centers are highly secure, compliant operational platforms serving some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies, including several Fortune 100 businesses who rely on Element Critical to provide the data center and IT infrastructure solutions underpinning the support of sensitive mission-critical operations.

With this acquisition, Element Critical now operates four data centers in three geographically dispersed markets encompassing nearly 500,000 square feet of data center space.

With additional data centers in Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia, Element Critical intends to continue to acquire properties in key primary and secondary markets in the U.S.

About Element Critical
Element Critical owns and operates data centers in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Northern Virginia. Our Tier III hybrid IT ready facilities are carrier-neutral, network-rich, concurrently maintainable and available in a variety of deployment sizes and densities. Element Critical cares as much about the people we serve as the servers we house. We offer a data center experience that brings solutions engineering and customer service out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

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Dallas, TX – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity and managed services, announced the acquisition of LightBound, an Indianapolis-based provider of colocation, Internet, voice, network and cloud services. LightBound operates two enterprise-class data centers located in the downtown Indy Telecom Center, the most densely interconnected location in the city. LightBound will add 73,000 Gross Square Feet of colocation space and 9.5MW of installed UPS power to the DataBank portfolio.

Founded in 1994, LightBound is the market leader in the Indianapolis area with a strong regional reputation for customer service and delivering secure and reliable colocation solutions. LightBound serves the leading enterprises in the Indianapolis area, with an outstanding list of clients across healthcare, government, finance, manufacturing, cloud and technology. With the acquisition of LightBound, DataBank will operate 17 data centers in 9 US markets, including Dallas, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Indianapolis.


“We are excited about expanding our presence to the Indianapolis market,” commented Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “LightBound has built a fantastic customer service reputation in the region as a trusted infrastructure provider. We look forward to combining LightBound’s strength in colocation, connectivity and managed services with DataBank’s broad product offering and national footprint.”

“Joining DataBank is an outstanding opportunity for LightBound, its employees and customers,” said Jack Carr, CEO of LightBound. “DataBank’s customer-centric approach is the reason we choose to combine with their team and be able to expand our offering and geographic footprint.” Jack Carr will continue with DataBank and lead efforts to expand the customer base and data center portfolio in the Indianapolis market.

Cowen and Company, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to LightBound in connection with this transaction and Barnes & Thornburg, LLP acted as legal advisor. Jones Day acted as lead M&A counsel and Ernest and Young LLP served as accounting advisor to DataBank.

About LightBound
Since 1994, LightBound has been delivering IP services to clients. We are a U.S. based provider of Internet, voice, colocation, network, and IaaS cloud services. LightBound has been delivering 24x7x365 support from a staffed Network Operations Center (NOC) as a foundational component of all our services, which has helped us maintain a Net Promoter Score® among the highest in the technology industry. Our technology solutions help organizations of all sizes achieve scalability, reduce downtime, and maintain compliance. We serve both global and national organizations, and we’re fortunate to have some of the world’s best and most successful organizations as clientele. For additional information about LightBound, please visit www.lightbound.com or call (866) 206-9363

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 www.databank.com or call (800) 840-7533.

About Digital Bridge Holdings
Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised more than $7.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners.

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