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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Datacenter.com, an international data center services provider that paid more than $500,000 for its domain name while introducing a flexible month-to-month colocation subscription model lately, today announces that DCspine has opened a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Datacenter.com’s new Amsterdam facility. DCspine is an on-demand – fully automated, scalable, high capacity – data center interconnection platform designed for the cloud era. It delivers a virtual Meet-Me-Room (MMR) interconnecting more than thirty Netherlands-based data centers through software-defined networking.

Developed and owned by Eurofiber Group, a Netherlands-based provider of digital infrastructure services in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, DCspine is a high capacity, ‘Terabit’ interconnection platform designed to innovate data center interconnection in the Netherlands and beyond. Eurofiber has invested several millions of euros in its DCspine platform to provide carrier-neutral data centers and their customers with the flexibility required to optimize cloud service delivery and meet the requirements set by on-demand services models.


The DCspine PoP being deployed in Datacenter.com’s new Amsterdam facility would allow Datacenter.com customers to establish easy, fast and cost-efficient cross-connections (up to 100G per connection) with other data centers in the Amsterdam region and beyond. DCspine can be seen as a Meet Me Room (MMR) for all connected datacenters. The online portal offers Datacenter.com customers the opportunity to establish connectivity ‘on-demand’ with other data centers in both the Amsterdam metropolitan area as well as deeper to the edge of the network.

Cloud Service Providers

The DCspine Point-of-Presence allows Datacenter.com customers to easily deploy disaster recovery (DR) data center locations thus executing their business continuity plans. It also enables them to ensure network continuity and uptime guarantees during IT infrastructure migration to the Datacenter.com AMS1 facility. The DCspine platform would provide its services truly on-demand, as connectivity products purchased through the DCspine online portal – such as bandwidth or a point-to-multipoint connection – can be ordered, adjusted or deleted at any time 24/7.

“Eurofiber has developed the DCspine interconnection platform to capitalize on the need for highly flexible data center connectivity required by cloud service providers,” said Bart Oskam, CTO of the Eurofiber Group. “We applaud Datacenter.com for entering our growing partner ecosystem of interconnected data centers via software defined networking. We expect cloud services providers present in Datacenter.com AMS1 to appreciate our investments in the DCspine interconnection platform.”

On-Demand Data Center Infrastructure

With the deployment of a PoP in Datacenter.com’s new Amsterdam data center, DCspine has expanded its ecosystem of data centers to over thirty connected facilities in the Netherlands. Next to Datacenter.com, the data center ecosystem includes companies like Equinix, Interxion, EvoSwitch, NLDC, Digital Realty, Alticom, Dataplace, and now also Datacenter.com. DCspine will further invest in connecting other data center locations.

Part of a planned targeted global roll-out of large-scale colocation data centers in selected markets, Datacenter.com’s Amsterdam flagship facility opened in Q4 2017 will total 54,000 square feet (5,000 square meters) colocation space upon completion. Datacenter.com AMS1 features a highly energy-efficient design with a calculated pPUE figure of 1.04. Other Datacenter.com facility locations worldwide are soon to follow.

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“DCspine is a highly innovative interconnection platform that fully meets our expectations when it comes to establishing flexible and scalable data center and networking infrastructure,” said Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “Also DCspine’s flexible contract terms make this interconnection platform a seamless extension to our own on-demand colocation capabilities, as Datacenter.com is uniquely offering Start Direct Cabinets – a pay-as-you-go colocation offering with month-to-month contract terms. Infrastructural and contractual flexibility will help cloud service providers achieve true elasticity within the Datacenter.com colocation environment.”

“DCspine is actually revolutionizing the colocation data center market in the Netherlands,” added Mr. Steman. “They are taking a concept like cloud-neutrality to the next level by adding a new level of independence, data center neutrality. Strengthening our own on-demand colocation delivery model, this will allow Datacenter.com customers to instantly and flexibly interconnect with other colocation data centers in the Amsterdam region and also a wide variety of edge locations in the Netherlands.”

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 or follow Twitter @datacenter_com

About DCspine
Created by Eurofiber,DCspine is a fully automated, state of the art, high capacity datacenter interconnection platform based on the latest software defined network developments. With DCspine you can connect to the services you need, when you need them. DCspine can be seen as the virtual “Meet Me Room” for all connected datacenters. DCspine makes it as easy to cross connect between datacenters as if it were within a single datacenter. DCspine offers online products that can be ordered via the DCspine portal. The products will be provided 24/7 via the portal with the ability to order, scale, change and terminate at any time as a result of the flexible contracts. DCspine is mainly focused on datacenters, cloud service providers and other networks. To learn more about DCspine, visit www.dcspine.nl.

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TAMARAC, FL – 3dcart is helping small businesses grow their presence online with a Get Your Business Online workshop, which will feature a lesson about creating a positive online experience for real-world customers. The workshop will be hosted today (Feb. 21) at 6691 Nob Hill Rd. Tamarac, FL 33321 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

Get Your Business Online with Google brings community members, business owners, and civic leaders together to help small businesses succeed on the web.


“We’re glad to participate in this initiative from Google in partnership with the Small Business Administration, Facebook, Square, and Constant Contact to teach small businesses how to create a seamless shopping experience for their customers,” says 3dcart CEO and founder Gonzalo Gil. “This aligns perfectly with our long-term goal of helping small eCommerce merchants to find and retain customers to grow their business.”

“4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local information nearby, yet only 37% of businesses have claimed their listing on a search engine,” says Soo Young, Manager of Google’s Get Your Business Online program. “Small businesses are the engine of local economies and when they flourish, their communities do as well.”

Get Your Business Online is a program that empowers communities to support their local businesses and encourage them to get on the map. Local businesses keep our communities strong; when we help them succeed on the web, they make our communities even stronger. The Open for Business: Create a Positive Online Experience for Real World Customers workshop is a Google presentation hosted by 3dcart. Visit http://www.gybo.com to learn more about the program and get involved.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDep4ZBDJ_xsVSnyeo6jiLf8WIHzpMCxTNUgkaWsgUc3gvPA/viewform

About 3dcart
3dcart, located in Tamarac, Florida, is the most SEO-friendly eCommerce platform for retailers and internet marketers to grow their online stores’ traffic and sales. 3dcart includes 24×7 Technical Support, 100+ Mobile-Ready Themes, order management software, built-in blog, email marketing tools and more. Since 1997, the company has been a leader in the eCommerce market, building online stores for businesses of all sizes. Today, 3dcart is Visa PCI Certified and a Google Partner.

About Get Your Business Online
Get Your Business Online is a program designed to empower communities to support their local businesses by helping them get on Google Search and Maps for free. Businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t. Let’s help every local business get their information online. Explore our site to learn how you can join in, support businesses in your community, and put your city on the map: gybo.com

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You have to hand it to cloud vendors — they have incredible marketing. If you are new to infrastructure hosting, you might be forgiven for thinking that the cloud is the only option, that anything else is just so last century. In reality, dedicated servers remain the go-to infrastructure platform for many experienced engineers. Why? Because dedicated servers are cost effective, offer unbeatable performance, and, most importantly, control. A dedicated server is just what it sounds like: a powerful computer with on-board processors, RAM, and storage, located in a data center that provides power, cooling, and redundant connections to the Internet. Cloud platforms use virtual servers, on top of which they layer a hypervisor, guest operating systems, and the user’s software. Dedicated servers are sometimes called bare metal servers because your operating system and software run as close to the physical hardware — the bare metal — as possible. There are good reasons for a virtualization…
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As the open-source community completed a decade of existence, GitHub released a report which reveals the top open source project trends for 2018, on the basis of contributors, visitors, and star activity data. Today, GitHub is used by millions of developers to share code and build business. It isn’t just about the code (like all things in life), it’s the people that keep the project moving forward and alive along with the community of users. TensorFlow/TensorFlow (24k) and Microsoft/vscode (15k) had the most number of active repositories in 2017. While Kubernetes/Kubernetes was the most discussed repository in the year. GitHub is home to open source projects written in 337 unique programming languages, especially JavaScript. Java, the second most popular language on GitHub in 2016, has been replaced by Python in 2017. Below are the top open-source project trends to look out for in the year ahead. Cross-platform development GitHub revealed that cross-platform/web development showed the highest activity growth in 2017. It was the most contributed, most visited, and most starred project. The cross-platform development leads to easier development process and enables deployment across desktop and mobile platforms in lesser time. As per the data, Angular/angular-cli repository saw the highest growth, with a 2.2 time increase in contributors in 2017, as compared to a year ago. Deep learning & Machine learning Artificial intelligence, especially its deep learning category, drove the interest of a number of users. The deep learning projects like Keras-team/Keras and Mozilla/DeepSpeech were the most contributed projects in 2017. The visitors for TensorFlow/TensorFlow in 2017 grew 2.2 times from 2016, while TensowFlow/models visitors grew 5.5 times. The popularity of image and speech recognition, and other such technologies among enterprises, is contributing towards the implementation of deep learning. Machine learning, the practice of teaching a computer to learn, attracted users to the repositories, including scikit-learn/scikit-learn and keras-team/keras. While Tensorflow repository provides scalable machine learning using data flow graphs, scikit-learn offers machine learning in Python language. New skills The repositories which were designed to teach new coding skills ranked third in the list. Users starred a lot of projects related to getting coding jobs, learning to code, and coding best practices. Like, Chalarangelo/30-seconds-of-code and norvig/pytudes helped users with code examples in JavaScript and Python, respectively and helped users gain fluency in them. There were more coding skills which guided users with ways to pass software engineering interviews, and in picking up or brushing existing skills. Also read: Top 12 open source tools for sysadmins in 2018 Apart from these trends, the code editing, containerization, development, and design also saw growth in 2017.

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The leading interconnection and data center company, Equinix, made an announcement to acquire Infomart Dallas, for $800 million. The Infomart, one of the largest interconnection hub in the US, currently houses four of Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) datacenters (DA1, DA2, DA3 and DA6). The company has total eight IBX datacenters in Dallas, which support around 3500 built out cabinets. The transaction, expected to be closed by mid-2018, includes Infomart’s operations and tenants. As part of the transaction, around 50 of Infomart employees, mostly from operations section, will become employees of Equinix. “Equinix will increase the number of its owned assets by four, increasing recurring revenue from owned assets to more than 45 percent.” The 1.6 million gross-square-foot Infomart building generated a revenue of around $50 million in 2017. The eight Equinix IBX datacenters in Dallas house around 100 network service providers, which make Equinix the largest data center provider in Dallas metro area. The acquisition will help Equinix to expand its global platform, especially in the Dallas market, for future development. It will also enable Equinix to help other companies shift their business from traditional model to a digital one, and interconnect with people, locations, cloud services and data worldwide. “As Dallas becomes an increasingly strategic North American interconnection hub for businesses making the shift to digital, the acquisition of the Infomart will enable existing and new customers to scale their operations with Equinix,” said Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas, Equinix. “This includes a rich portfolio of interconnection options, including on-demand connections to partners and infrastructure in any Equinix location globally through the new capabilities of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric.” This is Equinix’s first acquisition in 2018, which follows the acquisition of Australian datacenter business Metronode in December last year. In the same month, Equinix expanded its global platform through virtual and physical connection between its IBX datacenters worldwide. This enabled customers to connect to other Equinix customers from other Equinix locations. Also read: Equinix dominating, closely followed by Digital Realty in colocation sector: Synergy Research Group

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