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SAN JOSE, CA – Delivering a glimpse into the future of data center architectures, KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), has successfully demonstrated1 an E3.S full-function development vehicle in conjunction with a leading server original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This breakthrough Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor (EDSFF), also known as E3, is designed to maximize system density, efficiency and simplicity.

Being developed in the SNIA SFF-TA-1008 technical work group, in which KIOXIA is an active member, EDSFF E3.Short (E3.S) and E3.Long (E3.L) solutions are the future of SSD storage for servers and All Flash Arrays (AFAs) in cloud and enterprise data centers. Featuring one common connector, this innovative form factor standard for PCIe® technology-based devices, such as NVMe™ SSDs, graphics processing units (GPUs), and network interface cards (NICs), enables a complete array of footprint, power and capacity options, offering unprecedented system flexibility. In addition, EDSFF E3.x drives break free from the design limitations of the 2.5” form factor2 by supporting higher power budgets (up to 40 watts) and better signal integrity to deliver the performance promised by PCIe Gen 5.0 and beyond, optimizing future generations of server and storage systems. Furthermore, these future-forward SSD designs feature improved thermal characteristics that address the cooling challenges that come with game-changing speeds.


KIOXIA’s EDSFF full-function development vehicle is based on the E3.S thin (7.5mm) form factor, which offers increased flash storage density per drive for optimized power efficiency and rack consolidation. The drive features the same core components as the recently announced CM6 Series PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 SSD and is configured with x8 lanes and up to 28W of power. Additional E3 size and width options will also be supported, including E3.S thick (16.8mm) and E3.L thin.

“We are excited to work with the world’s leading server and storage system developers to bring new classes of systems to market that will be able to fully unleash the power of flash memory, NVMe and PCIe,” noted Shigenori Yanagi, Technology Executive, SSD at KIOXIA Corporation. “EDSFF E3.S will power the future generations of servers and storage, making the data center even more efficient.”

Offering one of the broadest SSD product portfolios, KIOXIA is committed to being a leader in data center flash storage solutions through flash memory, SSD and software innovations. For more information, visit www.kioxia.com.

About KIOXIA America, Inc.
KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people’s lives and expand society’s horizons. The company’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers. For more information, please visit KIOXIA.com.

1: Successful demonstration completed at a server OEM lab.
2: “2.5-inch” indicates the form factor of the SSD. It does not indicate drive’s physical size.
PCIe is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.
NVMe is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc.

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CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND AND SAN JOSE, CA – Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative Arm®-based servers, today announced the availability of its newest systems, the B1000N Series, based on a revolutionary new system architecture, Bamboo PANDA™.

Bamboo Systems’ patent-pending Parallel Arm Node Designed Architecture (PANDA), is a revolutionary new approach to server design, crafted to meet the demands of both modern software structures and the challenge of energy-hogging data centers. PANDA-based servers use embedded systems methodologies designed to run modern microservices-based workloads while consuming minimal energy and delivering industry-leading density for high throughput computing. Kubernetes-based applications, edge computing, data analytics and AI/ML deployments are solutions that are well suited for Bamboo.


Bamboo’s PANDA-based systems utilize Arm processors and deliver individually balanced servers by reducing many of the well-known traditional server architecture bottlenecks, often caused by very large processors having to share limited resources. Each B1000N system can be configured with either one or two blades in 1U, with each blade containing four compute nodes and a non-blocking embedded L3 switch exposing dual 40Gb QSFP uplink ports. Each compute node is an independent Arm-based server capable of running Linux, or other compliant operating systems. Nodes use a SolidRun COM Express Type 7 module utilizing the NXP®Semiconductors Layerscape LX2160A with 16 Arm Cortex®-A72 processors with up to 64GB of DDR4 ECC DRAM, hardware accelerated dual 10Gb/s network interfaces and an integrated PCIe NVMe drive, up to 8TB.

A fully configured B1008N consists of 8 servers providing 128 cores, 16 DDR4 memory channels to 512GB DRAM, 24GB/s to 64TB of NVMe storage, fed through 160Gb/s network bandwidth – all in a single rack unit – at approximately 50% of the cost of a traditional Intel-based server.

Bamboo servers include a web-based interface, the intuitive Pandamonium™ Management Software, based on Bamboo’s REST API for integration with orchestration platforms. Pandamonium provides control over system configuration, status updates of components, and the ability to power off individual compute nodes if they are not being used, enabling additional energy savings.

B1000N Series benefits include:

  • Typical savings of 50% of acquisition cost as compared to equivalently configured x86 systems
  • Up to 75% less energy consumption
  • Up to 80% less rack space used
  • Directly attached NVMe flash storage to every application processor to reduce the need for large amounts of DRAM or network bandwidth, delivering high performance throughput to large locally cached datasets
  • Integrated NIC with hardware encryption/decryption and compression/decompression offloading work from the application processor​
  • Dedicated network resources for each node
  • Significantly reduced external switch and cable management​ costs
  • Balanced system resources deliver the computing infrastructure for high-throughput and modern microservices-based software designs

“The x86 system architecture hasn’t particularly changed since the 1980’s and can no longer cope with the demands of modern application workloads or data center energy challenges,” said Tony Craythorne, chief executive officer, Bamboo Systems. “Without the constraints of legacy designs, we are able to deliver servers that are built for today’s microservices-based software, but which consume a fraction of the energy of traditional systems. This enables compute densities never before seen and for a far less cost than that of legacy x86 systems. Our servers are the future of data center and enterprise computing.”

The B1000N starts at under $9,995 and will be available in the USA and Europe in Q3.

For more information about Bamboo Systems, please visit www.bamboosystems.io

About Bamboo Systems
Our mission is to revolutionize server architecture to meet the demands of modern software design while disrupting the status quo on energy consumption. Bamboo servers are optimized for microservices-based software making them ideal for high performance workloads and processing at the edge, while saving one-half the typical acquisition cost of a legacy server, 75% of the energy consumption, and 80% of the rack space. Find out more at www.bamboosystems.io

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DENVER – H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced the network expansion of Forethought, one of Colorado’s leading locally owned service providers to its Denver data center campus. Forethought can now offer Internet, cloud and communications services to customers at 5350 S. Valentia Way.

H5 Data Centers owns a 300,000-square-foot data center campus in the Denver Tech Center, where it has invested nearly $30 million on upgrades and expansions over the past several years. With the addition of Forethought, H5 Data Centers adds a diverse offering for customers and supports Forethought’s mission to bridge the digital divide in rural Colorado to ensure access to affordable, modern broadband for hundreds of rural communities.


“Our partnership with Forethought strengthens our carrier-neutral ecosystem in Denver,” said Josh Simms, CEO of H5 Data Centers. “It is an excellent opportunity for our customers to diversify their network options, and we look forward to supporting the broader Colorado community.”

Denver Data Center Highlights:

  • 300,000-square-foot data center campus
  • Two (2) independent, concurrently maintainable Tier III data centers
  • Over fifteen (15) years of continuous uptime
  • 24×7 on-site engineering and security teams

“FORETHOUGHT.net is excited to be a part of the growing H5 ecosystem, and is a key element of our plan to offer 100Gbps transport services between Denver and rural markets statewide,” said Jawaid Bazyar, President of FORETHOUGHT.net. “H5 + FORETHOUGHT.net” will provide reach for H5 customers to destinations throughout the state.”

About Forethought
Forethought was founded in 1995 to reduce the digital divide caused by slow Internet speeds and get the communities on the map for competitive high-speed internet, cloud, and phone services. Since 1995, FORETHOUGHT.net is one of Colorado’s largest independent locally owned internet, cloud and communications service providers with offices in Denver, Grand Junction and Durango, offering a portfolio of enterprise-level cloud hosting, colocation, internet, voice, and data solutions. For more information, visit https://forethought.net/.

About H5 Data Centers
H5 Data Centers is one of the leading privately-owned data center operators in the United States, with over 2 million square feet of data center space under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center solutions to address the core infrastructure and edge requirements of its customers. H5 Data Centers operates data centers in Albuquerque, Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, Quincy, San Antonio, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle. For more information, visit www.h5datacenters.com.

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London, UK and Amsterdam, Netherlands – Leaseweb UK, a leading hosting and cloud services company, today announces the official opening of a new data center facility in Slough, Berkshire to expand its service offering in the UK. Leaseweb currently has a capacity of 200KW and will service new as well as existing customers hosted at its LON-11 and LON-12 facilities in central London.

The new facility is the third addition to Leaseweb’s data center locations in the UK and is undertaken in partnership with storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), which acquired Leaseweb’s sister company EvoSwitch in 2018. In joining an important UK connectivity hub in the home counties, Leaseweb UK will offer competitively priced colocation services to a wider customer base and expanded Disaster Recovery (DR) services to existing customers including service management software specialist TOPdesk.


The growth in adoption of data-driven strategies to derive business value has led to increased demand for as-a-service offerings such as those provided by Leaseweb UK. Gartner has predicted that ‘by 2025, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from on-premises data centers’, in favour of colocation and cloud hosting solutions.

Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director of Leaseweb UK comments: “Leaseweb’s expertise in these areas puts us in a strong position to leverage this trend and help businesses position their workloads based on their needs, from colocation, to dedicated servers or to being a hybrid cloud service partner. Adding a facility in Slough enables us to tap into one of the biggest connectivity hubs in the UK outside of London, therefore enhancing our ability to deliver according to these needs.”

In addition to Slough, Leaseweb operates data centers in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney.

About Leaseweb
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 17,500 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 19 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 5.5 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. and Leaseweb UK Ltd.

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DENVER – STACK INFRASTRUCTURE (“STACK” or the “Company”), the digital infrastructure company built to help the world’s most innovative companies change the world, today announced plans for expansion of its data center campus in Atlanta, bringing STACK’s total critical capacity in the market to 20MW. STACK intends to break ground on a new two-story, 12MW facility to be developed on a recently acquired 6-acre land parcel adjacent to the Company’s existing data center in Alpharetta, Georgia.

“STACK is experiencing outsized demand in Atlanta based on the favorable business climate, low overall operating costs, and robust infrastructure. The expansion of our campus will enable us to help our clients further anchor their presence in the Southeast.”


Jim Galvin, Mayor of the City of Alpharetta, had this to say about the expansion: “The City of Alpharetta is excited about this new investment STACK INFRASTRUCTURE is making to expand their footprint in our community. Critical infrastructure is more important than ever before in today’s business climate so we look forward to working with STACK as they adapt and compete in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

STACK’s land acquisition in Atlanta is the latest of six expansion projects announced over the last twelve months that will collectively add more than 400MW of critical capacity to STACK’s offering. These included:

  • January 2020: Plans for a 125-acre hyperscale data center campus in Prince William County, Virginia in partnership with the Peterson Companies.
  • January 2020: Plans for a 32MW data center on its campus in San Jose, California.
  • October 2019: Expansion into a new market, New Albany, Ohio, via the acquisition of a purpose-built, Tier III data center. STACK’s New Albany campus includes development land that has the potential to add an additional 32MW of capacity.
  • September 2019: Plans for an 80+MW expansion of its Portland data center campus, which is currently under development.
  • June 2019: Plans for a 20+MW, multi-story data center adjacent to its existing facility in Chicago, which will be ready for service in the second half of 2020.

STACK provides both the digital infrastructure and end-to-end client experience required to scale the world’s most innovative companies. The Company’s offering includes hyperscale campuses and build-to-suit data centers (“HYPER STACK™”), immediately available wholesale colocation and private data suites (“READY STACK™”), and powered shell options (“POWER STACK™”).

For more information about STACK, please visit: www.stackinfra.com.

About STACK INFRASTRUCTURE
STACK provides digital infrastructure to scale the world’s most innovative companies. With a client-first approach, the Company delivers a comprehensive suite of wholesale build-to suit, colocation, and powered shell solutions in seven markets today: Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; New Albany, Ohio; Northern Virginia; Portland, Oregon; and Silicon Valley, California. With unparalleled existing and flexible expansion capacity in the leading availability zones, STACK offers the scale and geographic reach that rapidly growing hyperscale and enterprise companies need. The world runs on data. And data runs on STACK.

For more information, please visit www.stackinfra.com

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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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