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DENVER, USA and UNITED KINGDOM – Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced it has closed its acquisition of Next Generation Data (NGD) from InfraVia along with the two founders of NGD. Cardiff marks Vantage’s sixth European market following its acquisition of Etix Everywhere and entrance into Berlin, Frankfurt, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich in February 2020.

“The acceleration of digital transformation that continues to be at the forefront of our global economy emphasizes the need for reliable data center capacity that can scale quickly to meet skyrocketing demand,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO, Vantage Data Centers. “Vantage is excited to enter the U.K. market and is committed to growing around the world in locations that are most critical to our hyperscale and cloud customers.”


The acquisition provides Vantage’s customers with access to Europe’s largest data center campus, which is in the Cardiff Capital Region of South Wales. The campus totals 180MW, including an existing 72MW facility and 108MW of expansion capacity. Joining Vantage Europe is the NGD team, including former CEO Justin Jenkins who will serve as chief operating officer of Vantage Europe and president of Vantage U.K.

“Data center growth in Europe is reaching unprecedented levels,” said Jenkins. “The NGD team and I are elated to join Vantage to serve customers not only in the U.K., but across Europe. Together, we will accelerate our shared vision to become the preeminent hyperscale data center provider globally.”

The NGD acquisition was funded with equity commitments from Digital Colony Partners and other investors in Vantage, as well as acquisition debt financing.

“As the world continues fighting this global pandemic and experiences a secular shift in enterprise cloud adoption, the rapid development of data centers is more critical than ever to meet heightened customer demand. Vantage Europe’s acquisition of NGD is a significant example of providing hyperscale capacity to an underserved market,” said Marc Ganzi, CEO of Colony Capital, Inc. and Digital Colony. “We at Digital Colony are committed to supporting our portfolio companies to serve this growing need.”

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.

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HUDSON, FL – Last month, Daniel Page, Director of Business Development at search engine optimization focused hosting provider ASEOHosting, said COVID-19 has impacted digital marketing because consumer habits have shifted significantly, perhaps irrevocably.

“It’s inevitable that, when the dust settles, we’re going to see more people working remotely, and more organizations supporting a digital workplace,” Page said. “There is also little doubt in my mind that consumer attitudes towards online shopping and delivery have also shifted. As for how this impacts marketing, I see a few broad trends taking form.”


“First, tolerance for manipulative marketing that plays on negative emotions like FOMO or anger will reach an all-time low,” he said. “Most of us are going through one of the most stressful, difficult experiences of our lives. I strongly advise brands to avoid any attempts to generate traffic and leads through the creation of further stress.”

“Second, as more people work remotely, we may see a shift in screentime,” Page said. “On the one hand, we may see more people browsing the web and using social media during working hours who then disconnect after the workday ends. On the other, we may see people spending significantly more time online in general, meaning more opportunities for brands to grab their attention.”

“Finally, brands that offer online shopping and order fulfillment will likely start to see greater success than those that don’t,” said Page, “Brick-and-mortar retail has already suffered significantly during COVID-19. Businesses that fail to pivot and offer digital options may suffer further hardships.”

“Note, however, that these are simply predictions, based on my understanding of marketing and search,” he said. “It’s ultimately impossible to know with certainty what the future holds. The best any of us can do is be prepared and stay informed.”

According to marketing publication Marketing Dive, which compiled research from several different sources, the following changes are immediately apparent:

Consumers are likely to pay more for local products, trusted brands, and ethical brands, respectively.
Until the pandemic ends, there are four broad consumer segments: those who are spending less across the board due to strained finances, those who are largely unaffected, those who are pessimistically saving and stockpiling, and those whose spending has increased.
Consumer attitudes towards privacy have evolved, and people are becoming more willing and open to sharing personal data in the interest of defeating the pandemic. There is a possibility this may translate into marketing.

About ASEOHosting
Launched in 2002, ASEOHosting is a leader in providing SEO Hosting, including Shared SEO Hosting, Dedicated SEO Hosting, US Dedicated SEO Servers, and EU Dedicated SEO Servers. Based in Orlando, FL, and Detroit, MI, ASEOHosting has established one of the web’s premier solutions for reseller web hosting, multiple IP hosting, dedicated servers, and VPS hosting. For more information, visit https://www.aseohosting.com.

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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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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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Among the many service plans in the website hosting field, there’s a bit of confusion between two similar-sounding names: Shared Hosting and Reseller Hosting. So let’s clear this up. Shared Hosting This means that the original web hosting company sells several accounts on one server. A server is a dedicated PC used to host websites and interface with the World Wide Web. The opposite is dedicated hosting – one computer, one website. On a shared hosting plan, one computer can serve for many websites. Since disk space is cheap and websites on a typical shared host plan are only going to run a WordPress blog anyway, this makes practical sense. A shared host plan is similar to renting an apartment in a larger building with other tenants, all of you paying a share of the rent. Reseller Hosting By contrast, a reseller account lets you play the landlord. You still pay for server space, but like an AirBnB, you can turn around and sell portions of your server space to other…
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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has become a must-have asset for businesses of all sizes. It is being used in IT environments to build and host internal and customer applications. However, in the rush of adopting IaaS, the businesses are not paying enough attention to security. According to a new report by McAfee, 99% of the misconfigurations in IaaS remain unnoticed. This shows that the businesses aren’t aware of the new Cloud-Native Breaches (CNB). They are expecting only the cloud provider to handle the security. However, IaaS is a cloud shared-responsibility model. Not having security practices in place can put the cloud and sensitive data at risk. IaaS security: Key findings of McAfee IaaS Adoption and Risk Report McAfee’s IaaS Adoption and Risk Report covers the IaaS security incidents in the cloud. Here are highlights of the report: Rise of Cloud-Native Breaches IaaS environments experience several security incidents, but these incidents are different from the typical…
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