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CHEYENNE, Wyo. & BOSTON – Green House Data, a leading provider of digital transformation consulting and managed IT services, today announced a strategic alignment with Zerto to accelerate digital transformation initiatives centered around hybrid cloud resilience and multi-cloud application migration.

Zerto is an industry leading software solution that replaces legacy solutions with a single platform to enable disaster recovery, data protection, and workload mobility across hyperscale clouds, hosted services, and on-premise data centers. All of which reduces risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Together, the two organizations help enterprises architect, test, migrate, and protect critical applications and data, even within complex interdependent hybrid environments.

“Zerto is a cornerstone solution for our platform agnostic cloud services,” said Green House Data CIO Cortney Thompson. “This partnership will bring our staff and solutions in close alignment with Zerto’s expertise for stronger service delivery and resilient hosting platforms that efficiently enable modern IT multi-cloud agility for our clients.”

As more IT environments span across on-premise data centers, service provider partners, and hyperscale cloud platforms like Azure and AWS, workload portability and agility have become vital. Meanwhile, enterprise technology faces expectations of 100% continuous availability.

“Often times the migration stages of a digital transformation effort turn into painful sticking points, with complex planning and systems testing required, especially when we deal with client-facing production workloads,” said Green House Data Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation Victor Tingler. “Customers have been extremely satisfied with Zerto and we attribute that to the ease of use when it comes to testing that environment cutover, gaining high confidence in your destination environment in terms of performance and configuration before you hit the button to migrate or failover.”

Green House Data has leveraged the Zerto IT Resilience Platform to facilitate digital transformation in numerous customer engagements including zero-downtime cloud migrations and ongoing business continuity with near real-time recovery time objective (RTO) requirements.

“As one of our most flexible vendor partners, Green House Data has demonstrated the versatility and value of Zerto for true hybrid cloud environments across a wide range of industries,” said Emily Weeks, director of sales, Cloud and Alliances at Zerto. “With longstanding expertise in disaster recovery, their engineering and support teams are highly proficient in the use of Zerto for both resilience and migration. We look forward to continuing our work together to help clients meet the challenges of modern IT service delivery.”

About Green House Data
As a leading managed service provider and consulting firm, Green House Data is focused on helping customers advance their digital transformation goals by modernizing business applications, migrating solutions to the cloud, designing hybrid cloud solutions, and applying agile and DevOps engineering practices to build new, innovative solutions. Our portfolio of services is designed to provide continuous improvement along each step of the IT journey to maximize business value and success. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, Azure Expert MSP, and VMWare Cloud Verified partner offering deep expertise in the Microsoft ecosystem and enterprise IT software and services. Visit us at www.greenhousedata.com to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Zerto
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 8,000 customers, works with more than 1,500 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 450 managed services providers. Learn more at Zerto.com.

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AMSTERDAM – Leaseweb, a leading hosting cloud company, today announced that the growth in its global hosting infrastructure and related network capacity has grown twice the market average. The accomplishment is attributed to a focused approach to grow the company’s global presence over five years and has seen Leaseweb achieve a 22% increase in data center locations worldwide. The result is a 55% increase in network capacity and a leap in bandwidth from 5.5 to 10Tbps, enabling Leaseweb to successfully adapt to international market change, and meet customer demand for local and global cloud infrastructures.

Following the launch of new locations in London and Sydney at the end of 2017, Leaseweb opened a data center facility in Miami last year, providing a springboard into South America, and bringing to 20 the total number of data center locations operating globally, with 80,000 servers under management. Most recently, Leaseweb completed the network expansion of its Amsterdam data center, enabling further growth and paving the way for applications that benefit from 100Gbps connectivity. Additionally, the acquisition of US-based managed hosting services companies, ServInt and NOBIS Technology Group, has given more end-users access to Leaseweb’s portfolio of solutions via its existing data centers.


As well as growing its data center location and services portfolio, Leaseweb extended its IaaS platform into Asia via Leaseweb Cloud, completing the full spectrum of its public and private cloud products available in the region. The company also enhanced its cloud backup and protection offerings, allowing the delivery of an easy-to-use, fast and reliable data protection solution for cloud and internet professionals. Moreover, Leaseweb began offering All Flash FAS storage across its cloud portfolio, reducing latency and increasing reliability for business-critical cloud applications.

“Businesses that operate worldwide, which take pride in their competitive edge, seek the kind of global hosting and infrastructure provider who can deliver best-in-class user experiences locally and reliably,” said Alexander Kalkman, CMO at Leaseweb. “This need feeds directly into our goal to grow globally as the first provider businesses turn to for the provision of cloud infrastructure that not only meets local requirements but offers a footprint to reach customers across borders. Looking forward, we are committed to a continued growth trajectory and delivering superior cloud hosting technology globally, engaging with our customers in a personalized, human-to-human manner—an approach unmatched by industry giants and highly valued by our customers.”

Leaseweb’s commitment to helping customers meet their hosting and managed service needs is particularly evident in the Adtech and Martech sectors, which are key focus areas. Adjust, a mobile attribution and analytics company, leverages Leaseweb’s ability to provide multiple private racks of dedicated servers across the globe. Leaseweb provides racks which are redundantly connected to the core network with 2x 200 Gbps and offers high-speed links between servers (varying 20-40 Gbps, depending on the needs of the region). Algolia, a distributed search-as-a-service API, chose to work with Leaseweb due to its customer-centric and global mindset. Through this collaboration, Algolia was able to build a highly available API distributed over 12 regions, leading them to become one of the top companies for custom search.

About Leaseweb
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Services supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 20 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 10 Tbps. Leaseweb offers services through its various subsidiaries, which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V. (“Leaseweb Netherlands”), Leaseweb USA, Inc. (“Leaseweb USA”), Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD (“Leaseweb Asia”), Leaseweb CDN B.V. (“Leaseweb CDN”), Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH (“Leaseweb Germany”), Leaseweb Australia Ltd. (“Leaseweb Australia”) and Leaseweb UK Ltd (“Leaseweb UK”).

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CAMBRIDGE, MA – IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today released findings from a study focused on the behaviors and security risks of those new to working from home (WFH) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study shows more than 80% of respondents either rarely worked from home or not at all prior to the pandemic, and, in turn, more than half are now doing so with no new security policies to help guide them. This shift to working from home has exposed new security risks and has left nearly 50% of those employees worried about impending cyber threats in their new home office settings.

Now that more than half of the U.S. population is working from home—and a large percentage is expected to continue to do so through the rest of 2020 and beyond—many companies may be playing catch-up as they attempt to manage the security risks of rushed remote-work models. Business activities that were once conducted in protected office environments, and monitored under specific policies, have quickly transitioned to new, and potentially less secure territory. For example, customer service agents who worked in closely managed call centers are now managing sensitive customer data at home.


As a result, IBM X-Force Red has expanded its security testing practice to help companies identify potential blind spots in the work from home world and assist them in designing secure frameworks. The practice will look at key areas including systems that risk exposure of intellectual property, client and employee data, as well as collaboration tools such as video conferencing platforms, and file sharing platforms.

“Organizations need to use a risk-based approach with work-from-home models, then reassess and build from the ground up,” said Charles Henderson, Global Partner and Head of IBM X-Force Red. “Working from home is going to be a long-lasting reality within many organizations, and the security assumptions we once relied on in our traditional offices may not be enough as our workforce transitions to new, less controlled surroundings.”

No Support for Newbies Creates Opportunity for Cybercriminals
The rapid shift to working from home has also changed the ways many organizations do business from moving face-to-face meetings to video conferencing calls to adding new collaboration tools—yet the survey showed many employees are lacking guidance, direction and policies.

Sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by Morning Consult, the IBM Security Work from Home Survey is comprised of responses from more than 2,000 newly working remotely Americans. Key findings include:

  • Confident, Yet Unprepared: 93% of those newly working from home are confident in their company’s ability to keep personally identifiable information (PII) secure while working remotely, yet 52% are using their personal laptops for work – often with no new tools to secure it, and 45% haven’t received any new training.
  • Lacking PII Guidelines: More than half have not been provided with new guidelines on how to handle highly regulated PII while working from home. This is despite more than 42% of people who manage PII as part of their regular jobs now doing so at home.
  • Policy Awareness: More than 50% of respondents don’t know of any new company policies related to customer data handling, password management and more.
  • Personal (Unprotected) Devices in Use: More than 50% of new work from home employees are using their own personal computers for business use, however 61% also say their employer hasn’t provided tools to properly secure those devices.
  • Passwords Lacking Protection: 66% have not been provided with new password management guidelines, which could be why 35% are still reusing passwords for business accounts.

Expanded X-Force Red Remote Work Security Testing Practice

X-Force Red has expanded its security testing offerings to help all organizations test and strengthen their security posture and to specifically address those that are new to remote workforces. With more than half of surveyed new work from home employees lacking the training and policies needed to secure critical business operations, this expanded practice can help organizations fill crucial security gaps.

  • Remote Work Adversary Simulation: leverage X-Force Red’s Adversary Simulation services with expanded remote work scenarios designed to test the detection and response effectiveness of remote blue teams and incident response playbooks not originally designed with a dispersed workforce in mind. These simulations can include advanced attacks targeting multi-factor authentication (MFA), VPN, and Single-Sign On (SSO) portals, compromised employee laptops or remote access credentials, ransomware on employee or BYOD devices, or the robustness of remote access controls.
  • WFH Application Penetration Testing: building on the existing X-Force Red Penetration Testing program, this expanded offering will focus on testing the security and business controls of remote access applications, collaboration tools, and call center management applications for organizations new to work from home models. This includes testing all remote collaboration tools and practices, which will consist of reviewing video conference policies and practices, file sharing controls and default settings, policies to secure sensitive meetings, procedures to help remediate meeting breaches and ensuring that applications that use PII are being deployed securely. This expansion will also include increased remote delivery of these services to address new business demands in today’s climate as well as future scenarios that arise.
  • Phishing Exercises: these exercises will focus on phishing and social engineering to pinpoint remote employees’ weaknesses. X-Force Red Social Engineering testing will simulate phishing attacks on employees, conduct social engineering and open source intelligence (OSINT) activities and provide training and recommendations based on the outcomes. Employees will be trained on how to detect and respond to a range of tactics, including email and voice phishing, the use of OSINT data and more.

To download the full report of the survey results, go to: http://newsroom.ibm.com/image/IBM_Security_Work_From_Home_Study.pdf

For more information on X-Force Red go to: IBM.com/xforcered

About IBM Security
IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio, supported by world-renowned IBM X-Force® research, enables organizations to effectively manage risk and defend against emerging threats. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 70 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and has been granted more than 10,000 security patents worldwide.

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RESTON, VA – OVHcloud US, a rising cloud infrastructure provider and subsidiary of global market leader OVHcloud, announced today the launch of its latest line of virtual private servers (VPS). The new VPS line offers five customizable resource configurations, each with a wide range of software options and add-on features to address the software development, web hosting, and cloud-based application needs of individuals and businesses of all sizes.

The new OVHcloud VPS offerings deliver the features VPS users expect, including: the choice of latest Linux and Windows operating systems and popular applications like WordPress and Docker pre-installed. The OVHcloud control panel provides robust, intuitive server management which allows the user to monitor resources and dynamically resize their VPS to align with the scale of their operations. OVHcloud US VPS customers receive additional benefits at no extra cost, such as high-performance servers built and configured in-house, unlimited traffic with a maximum bandwidth of 2 gigabits per second and anti-DDoS protection.


OVHcloud US VPS pricing starts as low as $3.50 per month, with no long-term contracts. Even more attractive pricing is available for those who opt for an extended engagement paid monthly, with additional discounts for paying up-front. No ingress or egress fees and plus the availability to add paid options include extra disks, snapshots, fail-over IP addresses and automated backups give customers the combination of price predictability and freedom unavailable anywhere else.

“Our latest VPS solution is extremely easy to set-up and manage – empowering users to fully-leverage the flexibility that accompanies virtualization,” said Jeffrey Gregor, General Manager of OVHcloud US. “Because we completely control our value chain of servers, data centers, and backbone network, we can deliver a VPS with all of the features and functions that distinguish OVHcloud from the competition at an affordable and transparent price.”

Driven by the e-commerce web site explosion, the global market for VPS was estimated to be $1.1 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow to over $2.5 billion by 2025, according to research by Global Market Insights. A VPS allows hosting web sites and web-based software applications on a single virtual machine. VPS customers realize the same security, control and reliability benefits they would receive from a physical server, without the limitations of a shared hosting plan. These advantages come at a lower price point than the dedicated physical server alternative and relieve customers of the burden of managing the server’s hardware.

About OVHcloud US
OVHcloud US is a subsidiary of OVHcloud, a global cloud provider that specializes in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to better manage, secure, and scale data. OVHcloud US delivers bare metal servers, hosted private cloud, hybrid and public cloud solutions. OVHcloud manages 30 data centers across 12 sites on four continents, manufacturing its own servers, building its own data centers and deploying its own fiber-optic global network to achieve maximum efficiency. Through the OVHcloud spirit of challenging the status quo, the company brings freedom, security and innovation to solve data challenges – today and tomorrow. With a 20-year heritage, OVHcloud is committed to developing responsible technology and strives to be the driving force behind the next cloud evolution. https://us.ovhcloud.com.

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Los Angeles, CA — RackNerd LLC, a dedicated server, complex hosting, cloud, disaster recovery, colocation, and infrastructure services provider today announced the launch of its new product offering: DDoS Protected Virtual Private Servers (VPS). DDoS Protected VPS services, powered by KVM virtualization, will be deployed out of its new Los Angeles DC-05 facility, featuring 60Gbps of DDoS protection included with every plan.

Its on-the-fly engine fine-tunes distributed denial-of-service attacks in real-time to mitigate even the most sophisticated examples — mitigating attack traffic that would otherwise result in downtime.


With security and uptime emphasized, this sophisticated protection service proactively detects and filters complex network security threats. The result: a seamless experience where end-users encounter no downtime or increased latency.

“In recent studies, it has been found that a single DDoS attack costs some businesses as much as $2.5 million in lost revenue. With network related attacks evolving to become a serious concern for businesses around the globe, very few fine-tuned, proactive mitigation solutions existed in the marketplace until now.” discloses Dustin B. Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd LLC.

The destructive impact of DDoS attacks can result in website downtime, degraded server performance, website vulnerability, and most importantly: lost time, productivity, and revenue. An analysis by Kaspersky Lab Research announced that DDoS attacks are continuing to rise globally, costing both financial and reputational damage for many organizations.

“In these times where online presence is more critical than ever before, it is essential for businesses to have a plan in place to mitigate today’s sophisticated network attacks. Our enterprise-grade DDoS mitigation service is designed with the future in mind. DDoS attacks of all shapes, sizes, and types are stopped automatically without any manual intervention from our customers. New attack patterns are learned and systematically filtered.” Cisneros added.

Businesses looking to deploy upon DDoS protected infrastructure can now benefit from RackNerd’s new product offering. To learn more, please visit: https://www.racknerd.com/ddos-protected-vps

About RackNerd
RackNerd LLC introduces infrastructure stability and provides Dedicated Servers, Private Cloud solutions, DRaaS (Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service), flexible Colocation, Virtual Private Servers and advanced DDoS Mitigation services — maintained by a team with decades of experience in managed services, datacenter operations, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. With an intrinsic focus on client success and growth, RackNerd has grown steadily while continuing to provide high-quality hosting services at competitive rates.

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SAN MATEO, CA – Cloudian® today announced that HostedBizz, one of Canada’s premier cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers, has launched a new sovereign cloud data protection offering based on Cloudian’s HyperStore® object storage platform. The new service, HostedBizz HBS3, will bring the benefits of HyperStore’s limitless scalability, fully native S3 compatibility and advanced security features to HostedBizz’s customers. In addition, HostedBizz will offer HBS3 under a consumption-based pricing model in which customers pay only for the capacity they use each month.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, HostedBizz provides an integrated suite of IT infrastructure services including cloud servers, backup, disaster recovery, file sharing, remote desktop services, and private network access through a network of IT partners and resellers.


As it looked to expand its cloud offerings, HostedBizz wanted to ensure it had the best object storage platform. After conducting an extensive review of multiple vendors’ solutions, the company selected HyperStore as the foundation for its HBS3 service solution.

“To guarantee our customers a sovereign and trusted solution for data protection and long-term retention, we thoroughly evaluated Cloudian and concluded it was the best solution to fit the needs of our customers, including scalable capacity, multi-tenancy, and affordability,” said Jim Stechyson, co-founder at HostedBizz.

Specifically designed for cloud infrastructures, HostedBizz HBS3 will offer a range of HyperStore-based benefits, including:

  • Modular and limitless scalability, enabling users to start small and grow to an exabyte of storage capacity without interruption.
  • Fully native S3 compatibility, ensuring seamless integration with the expanding ecosystem of S3-based applications and archive solutions.
  • Advanced security features, including the ability to make backup copies immutable for protection against ransomware attacks.
  • Proven interoperability with Veeam and other vendor platforms for data protection, archiving and cloud tiering.
  • Integrated management tools to enhance control, monitoring and billing.
  • Multi-tenancy to provide users with secure, self-managed storage within a shared platform.
  • Geo-redundancy across multiple data centers in Canada.
  • Support for SMB/NFS storage services.
  • Cost savings of up to 70% compared to traditional disk and tape-based storage systems.

“Leading cloud providers like HostedBizz are seeing the opportunity to enhance their data storage and protection offerings to meet customers’ evolving needs,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “We look forward to partnering with HostedBizz to deliver higher value-add services to their customer base and help them further grow their business.”

About Cloudian
Cloudian is the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage systems, with the industry’s most advanced S3 compatibility and an extensive partnership ecosystem. Its award-winning flagship solution, HyperStore, provides limitless scalability and cloud-like technology, flexibility, and economics in the data center. Cloudian’s global data fabric architecture enables enterprises to store, find and protect object and file data seamlessly across sites, both on-premises and in public clouds, within a single, unified platform. Learn more at cloudian.com.

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