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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – WSM International, the leader in cloud and server migration services, has launched a new, free service to help organizations determine if their hosted computing infrastructure is properly sized for current and future needs.

IT systems examined during the evaluation process can include hardware, software, database, networking or any other technical aspect of the hosted environment. The resulting report will tell the customer if systems are underperforming and/or if their organization is overpaying for resources they’ll never fully use.


The no-cost, risk-free WSM Environment Evaluation includes:
• An inventory of the current programs, services, and applications running in the environment
• Details on CPU, memory, load average, and disk usage
• Security, Performance, and Transformation recommendations, if applicable
• Competitive cost analysis of up to four hosting providers
• WSM migration recommendations and estimate
• Potential cost savings calculation

“Since 2003, WSM has completed thousands of migrations and when we are involved in advising on best practices from the start of the project, we make sure that the customer migrates to the correctly sized environment,” said Ryan Pelerin, CEO of WSM. “But this isn’t always the case. As many as half of all migrations don’t move to a properly sized environment. Many organizations just move their IT systems with little or no thought as to whether or not their current or planned configuration makes technical or economic sense. With our Environment Evaluation service, we are automating more than 14 years of WSM migration expertise to ensure that the new hosted infrastructure makes economic, technical and operational sense before making the actual move. In our experience, we’ve helped organizations reduce their hosting costs by more than 50 percent.”

For additional information, including how to get your free evaluation, go to: https://wsmintl.com/environment-evaluation.

About WSM International
WSM International (www.wsmintl.com) is a specialized services and solutions integrator with a core focus on cloud and server migration, transformation, and DevOps services. WSM created the specialized migration services category in 2003, and today is the largest specialized migration services providers in the world. For more information, visit https://wsmintl.com.

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DALLAS, TX – CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, announced today plans for a new state-of-the-art data center campus in Allen, Texas, north of Dallas. The project will consist of three phases, with construction commencing in October. The first data center will be approximately 340,000 square feet, bringing CyrusOne’s total footprint in Texas to over 1.7 million square feet. Upon completion, the site’s three data centers will offer more than 100 megawatts of available power.

“The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has always been a strong market for CyrusOne, and we continue to see growing demand from customers to scale with us. Allen is a business-friendly community, and its proximity to Dallas makes it an ideal site for our new state-of-the-art data center campus,” said John Gould, executive vice president, global sales, CyrusOne.


“It’s great to welcome this Texas-based leader and the national companies they serve to Allen,” said Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell. “CyrusOne makes the perfect neighbor as their investment in our community strengthens our tax base, which benefits our schools and services. Additionally, the new data center has few needs for city services and will have minimal impact on our infrastructure, thanks to CyrusOne’s use of environmentally-friendly waterless cooling technology.”

The new facilities will have access to multiple cloud providers and allow direct access to one of the largest fiber hubs in the United States, along with other CyrusOne hubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Additionally, the new data centers will be linked to the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX), which delivers interconnection between other CyrusOne locations across the country.

CyrusOne operates 40 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 (2N).

For more information about CyrusOne, call 1-855-908-3662 or visit www.cyrusone.com.

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 nearly 1,000 customers, including 190 Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the top 10 cloud providers.

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 40 data centers worldwide.

Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at www.CyrusOne.com.

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Overland Park, Kan. – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced it has commenced development of a mega data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Since the end of the second quarter of 2017, the Company has agreed to acquire a total of 52 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia in two parcels for a total purchase price of $53 million. The first parcel, representing 24 acres and a $17 million purchase price, closed during the third quarter of 2017. The second parcel, representing 28 acres and a $36 million purchase price, closed subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017. The combined site is located adjacent to QTS’ existing Vault campus in Dulles, Virginia, and provides significant capacity to support the Company’s ongoing growth in the nation’s largest Tier 1 data center market. In addition, the combined land parcels enhance the company’s strategic options in the Northern Virginia market where available land for development has become increasingly scarce. QTS believes the new combined site can ultimately support a total of more than 700,000 square feet of raised floor capacity and 140 megawatts of gross power.

QTS has commenced construction on the first 24-acre parcel of land in Ashburn, and currently expects to deliver Phase 1 of its multi-tenant development, representing approximately four megawatts of critical sellable capacity, by mid-2018. To date, QTS has pre-leased 2.2 megawatts, representing over 50 percent of Phase 1 development capacity, to a global health insurance provider, reflecting typical enterprise wholesale pricing. QTS remains in active dialogue with a number of potential customers and currently expects to sign additional pre-lease commitments prior to the completion of Phase 1 development. Ultimately, the pace of future development at the Northern Virginia site will be dictated by market demand and ongoing discussions with existing and potential customers.


Through the first half of 2017, the Northern Virginia data center market has accounted for approximately 25 percent of total wholesale capacity absorption among the top 10 data center markets in the U.S., largely driven by strong demand from hyperscale companies, according to JLL. QTS’ mega scale data center development in Ashburn, Virginia supports the next phase of the Company’s growth strategy. This approach includes an intentional focus on satisfying large, multi-megawatt requirements, engineered to meet the need for speed, flexibility, infrastructure visibility, economics and operator excellence. Together, with its recently introduced QTS HyperBlock solution, which delivers multiple smaller block deployments over time, QTS is able to deliver a broad set of solutions designed for hyperscale customers.

“We are excited to have additional sellable capacity in a strategic QTS market to expand our ecosystem of more than 130 customers currently supported within our Northern Virginia footprint,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO – QTS. “Our fully-integrated 3C platform, combined with mega data center scale, position QTS to take advantage of increasing hybrid IT requirements, particularly from hyperscale companies.”

Additional land acquisitions
Since the end of the second quarter of 2017, QTS also purchased land for future development in two additional strategic markets. During the third quarter of 2017, QTS acquired 84 acres of land in Phoenix, Arizona for a purchase price of $25 million. The land parcel is located approximately four miles from QTS’ existing data center in Phoenix, and provides the opportunity for significant future potential expansion. Phoenix remains a high demand data center market due to an abundance of cost-effective power, fiber-rich connectivity, and low natural disaster risk.

Subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017, QTS acquired 92 acres of land in Hillsboro, Oregon for a purchase price of $26 million. Hillsboro, Oregon is attracting technology companies and rapidly becoming one of the largest hyperscale data center markets on the west coast due to multiple key factors, including affordable power, robust connectivity, and local and state tax incentives.

QTS plans to complete pre-construction work over the coming months to position both the Phoenix and Hillsboro locations for future development. Ultimately, development of either site into sellable data center capacity will be subject to market demand and ongoing interest from existing and potential new customers.

“Our announced development in Ashburn combined with new strategic optionality in Phoenix and Hillsboro, enhance QTS’ ability to deliver scalable capacity solutions in the top U.S. hyperscale data center markets,” said Jeff Berson, Chief Financial Officer – QTS. “The ability to extend our hyperscale growth strategy with a de-risked development plan is consistent with QTS’ overall balanced approach to capital allocation.”

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,100 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS’ Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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TORONTO – HostMDS, a leading provider of cost-effective and powerful web hosting, VPS and Colocation services, has announced the launch of its latest line of web hosting, vps, dedicated server and colocation along with revamping its website.

New Web Hosting package is offering unlimited disk space and bandwidth, unlimited email accounts and is equipped with cPanel, Free SSL certificate(Let’s Encrypt) and Spam filter powered by SpamExperts, Starting from $2.99.


All HostMDS VPS Hosting plans come with dedicated disk space, RAM, and CPU. VPS hosting plans provide full root access and remote reboot capability so customers can install any supported application, customize their Linux VPS and manage their VPS with ease, priced from $9 per month.

Four solid packages for Dedicated Server Hosting have been introduced. Customers can configure the CPU, RAM, Disk Space, or other add-ons to customize the server based on their requirements. All servers are located in Canada, offered on Linux operating systems and guarantee 99.99% up-time, starting from $79.99 per month.

“HostMDS is one of the first providers in the market to offer unlimited hosting packages. We wanted to continue to offer the very same feature when we acquired the business back in 2016,” said Ali Mirdamadi, HostMDS CEO. “HostMDS is and will remain a one-stop shop for people that want to enjoy a feature-rich, turn-key hosting solutions with truly unlimited resources. We have also added a robust and affordable VPS solution for people who want a bit extra than a regular hosting package.”

You can view the new Web Hosting and VPS Hosting Plans here on HostMDS’s website: http://www.hostmds.com

About HostMDS
As you might know HostMDS has recently been acquired by Cirrus Hosting, Canada’s leading hosting company. Cirrus Hosting is committed to HostMDS mission in providing secure and reliable hosting solutions with high level of customer support for personal and businesses customers. HostMDS has been in hosting industry for more than 8 years and has its own share of loyal customers. HostMDS’s datacenter is strategically located in the Greater Toronto Area, home to Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX) with 150+ unique high speed networks, and is protected and equipped with 24/7 with strict security protocols, on-site security guard, video surveillance, biometric scanners, and more. The datacenter is equipped with nothing less than Enterprise class servers and multiple Tier-1 BGP providers.

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DALLAS, TX – T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced the opening of a new data center, T5@Dallas III on its Plano data center campus. The new greenfield, purpose-built data center is tenant ready and offers the same robust construction as the balance of the T5@Dallas campus, including a dedicated data center support team. The T5@Dallas campus is located in Plano’s Legacy Business Park.

The T5@Dallas III facility is a LEED Silver certified, concurrently maintainable data center with 94,400 square feet of available data hall space and 10.75 megawatts of critical power. T5@Dallas III features a highly efficient chilled water plant for a low annualized PUE, and it offers both N+1 and 2N MEP configurations for guaranteed uptime. The new facility also will be maintained by its own dedicated T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) team.


The building itself is designed to withstand winds in excess of 221 mph (EF-5 tornado equivalent), and there are multiple redundant power feeds from two local substations. In addition, the T5@Dallas III facility can take advantage of the multiple carriers and fiber connections already serving the T5@Dallas data center campus.

“Dallas is our most active data center market so it only made sense to bolster our T5@Dallas campus with an additional enterprise grade facility,” said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Operating Officer for T5 Data Centers. “Our new T5@Dallas III data center is a smaller version of the adjoining T5@Dallas I data center with the same robust construction, design redundancy, and physical, electrical, and mechanical infrastructure. Dallas is a growing market for Fortune 500 companies and we want all of our tenants to be confident that when they sign with T5 Data Centers, they get a state-of-the-art facility with top-tier support.”

The original T5@Dallas facility is a 311,000 square foot/21.0 megawatt building with four isolated data centers under one roof. T5@Dallas is one of six T5 data centers nationwide to receive the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. The M&O assessment evaluates every aspect of data center operations including planning, coordination, management, staffing and organization, training, operating conditions, and maintenance.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. For more information, visit www.t5datacenters.com.

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“Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecasted to reach $266 billion in 2021” – IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. IT leaders across major organizations deal with the mounting pressure of doing more with less – react more quickly to the business needs, and look for agile and scalable technologies for accommodating their growing business. Here, cloud proves to be the right technology for them in terms of cost efficiency, scalability, agility and security. It has therefore, become the main ingredient of an effective IT strategy. However, most of the organizations face the issue of managing cloud due to lack of various requisite skills. Here, managed service providers come as a great help as they have the ability to deliver cost-effective, secure and highly reliable hosting and cloud solutions with complete support and management. Thus, the growth of cloud has also triggered the growth of managed services industry. One such…
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