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Austin, TX – Codero Holdings, Inc. (Codero), a leader in managed hosting services and technology enablement, today announced that, in addition to providing infrastructure as a service (IAAS), the company will now offer platform-agnostic IT consultation, architecture, implementation, and management to help customers reap the benefits of a hybrid multi-cloud approach.

This announcement comes on the heels of Codero’s joint membership in and certifications from the Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider Program and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network.


“Customers’ IT needs are complexifying and changing rapidly, and it’s vital to their success that we be able to provide the ideal architecture for them, even when Codero infrastructure isn’t the optimal option or is only part of the solution,” said John Martis, CEO of Codero. “Shifting our focus from simply selling our own infrastructure to providing platform-agnostic consultation services and ongoing management ensures we’re able to help our customers optimize, scale, and evolve their businesses however they need to over the coming years.”

Codero will continue to offer bare metal servers and most of the products upon which the company has built its success, but customers will now be able to utilize Codero’s team of experts to configure and manage their AWS and Azure environments as well. Moreover, the company will employ a hybrid multi-cloud approach to design and build custom implementations that span multiple vendors and platforms when it makes sense.

With 40 percent of organizations planning to use multiple, interoperable cloud environments in the next two years, Codero expects to employ hybrid multi-cloud strategies for many of its customers.

In addition, Codero offers multiple managed options for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Cloud Backup, as well as suites of managed solutions designed for companies working in ecommerce, digital media, development, and gaming, along with small businesses and those with compliance or regulatory needs.

“It’s an exciting time in hosting because customers no longer have to experience tradeoffs – we can connect virtually unlimited environments across multiple vendors to custom-build the exact right implementation based on each company’s workloads, applications, site traffic, and other key factors,” said Martis. “Our team has always thrived on finding creative solutions and treating customers as individuals. These new relationships and managed solution offerings enable us to take that approach much further.”

About Codero
Codero is a managed hosting and technology enabler that facilitates the adoption and use of advanced and custom cloud solutions. A provider of managed, dedicated, and hybrid multi-cloud services, backed by exceptional customer service, Codero serves over 3,500 customers worldwide. Codero offers a portfolio of custom hosting and technology solutions focused on the specific needs of small and medium businesses and community anchor institutions. Codero helps customers and partners live and thrive in the cloud. Learn more about Codero at http://www.codero.com.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals announced their acquisition of iThemes, a leader in WordPress plugins that include BackupBuddy, iThemes Security Pro, multiple site management Sync and iThemes Sales Accelerator.

Located in Oklahoma City, iThemes will continue to function as an independent unit within Liquid Web. All employees remain with iThemes and Cory Miller, founder, will remain as General Manager of iThemes while joining the Liquid Web leadership team.


Liquid Web partnered with iThemes in 2016 to bundle iThemes Sync Pro with Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting offering. As part of this acquisition, the company will further integrate iThemes BackupBuddy, and iThemes Security into their current Managed WordPress hosting product as well as offer the product lines for sale to Liquid Web customers with unmanaged WordPress sites. Their recently launched iThemes Sales Accelerator, a data and e-commerce insights plugin, will be integrated into Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce hosting product launching in early January 2018.

“The acquisition of iThemes supports Liquid Web’s mission to empower web professionals worldwide and further demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in the WordPress and WooCommerce marketplace,” said Jim Geiger, CEO. “We believe that the combination of the Liquid Web and iThemes teams and products will be very beneficial to our Managed WordPress hosting customers and our newly launched Managed WooCommerce Hosting product, the industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores. I look forward to bringing in WordPress expert Cory Miller to help our company shape our Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting strategies.”

“Liquid Web has launched the premier product in eCommerce hosting for WooCommerce sites, and we have a lot of plans for that product line,” said Cory Miller, Founder of iThemes. “While remaining an independent business unit, iThemes will grow with access to the leadership strategies of Liquid Web, capital and strong marketing. I’m excited about the Liquid Web roadmap and I believe together we will bring great solutions to the marketplace.”

To learn more about iThemes offerings visit: https://www.liquidweb.com/products/add-ons/ithemes/

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce, and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting, managed WordPress and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.liquidweb.com, or read our blog posts at http://www.liquidweb.com/blog. Stay up to date with all Liquid Web events on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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ATLANTA, GA – Total Server Solutions Fuels Growth With Investment Capital and the Acquisition of managed service provider ZeroLag Communications

Combination enhances services offerings to customers while providing growth opportunities in multiple markets


Total Server Solutions, an industry leader in Managed IaaS announced that it has raised $23MM in equity and debt from Layer 7 Capital and J.P. Morgan Chase for acquisition finance and growth capital within the business. The target company in the transaction being ZeroLag Communications, a provider of optimized managed hosting solutions has now joined the Total Server Solutions family.

For over 17 years, ZeroLag has provided customers with superior hosting services featuring a unique combination of technical expertise and highly scalable solutions. ZeroLag has designed reference architectures for all the stacks Total Server Solutions supports ensuring the best possible performance, security, and scalability for Total Server Solutions customer’s environments. The acquisition of ZeroLag not only adds a wide variety of new products and services to Total Server Solutions core infrastructure, but also allows Total Server Solutions to leverage coveted partnerships in emerging markets such as Dell, NTT, Veeam, Vmware, and Magento amongst several others. With the acquisition, Total Server Solutions gains a third Los Angeles, CA data center footprint, a backup facility in Austin, TX, and a DR site in Charlotte, NC. They also have now more than doubled their headcount in tech, sales, and development staff across the country.

“Our acquisition of ZeroLag expands our product suite, talent pool and provides a tremendous path forward to leverage both existing Total Server Solutions & ZeroLag customer bases,” said Gary Simat, CEO of Total Server Solutions. “Furthermore, alongside the company’s new financial partners comes increased scale, which enables TSS take on much larger, and more complex projects. This is only one of many large announcements that will be seen from TSS this year. We are coming.”

“ZeroLag has been an innovator in the proactive managed services space for 17 years and through organic growth became a well-known player in the industry,” said Greg Strelzoff, founder and CEO of ZeroLag. “Total Server Solutions fills in critical gaps to the ZeroLag solution space, such as having compute facilities globally. There are incredible synergies between the two companies and together the two groups will have significant accretive forces on each other.”

Steve Lee of Layer 7 Capital, formerly of The Bank Street Group, served as financial advisor to Total Server Solutions. DLA Piper, a leading global law firm spanning more than 40 countries, was counsel to Total Server Solutions in connection with the transaction. DH Capital served as sell side advisor to ZeroLag Communications.

About Total Server Solutions
Founded in 2005, Total Server Solutions provides managed services, high performance infrastructure, and custom solutions to individuals and businesses in a wide array of industries. Our customers range from financial institutions, to advertising platform operators, hosting providers, and telecom companies. We’re also trusted by educational institutions and government agencies in keeping their data on-line and available. Total Server Solutions has the singular mission of providing its’ customers with the finest hosted services and the most robust infrastructure available anywhere across the globe. Our dedicated team of technical experts are always working to find the best, most effective ways to serve you and provide solutions to help you to meet whatever your challenges may be.

About ZeroLag Communications
ZeroLag Communications offers custom-engineered & optimized hosting environments. They deliver superior performance, reliability, and security, ensuring the best possible user experience for their online customers priding themselves in understanding your business challenges and providing simply the best solutions and support in the hosting industry.

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ATLANTA and CORK, Ireland – T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale computing environments for enterprise companies, has entered the European data center market with today’s announcement of a new joint venture with JCD Group of Cork, Ireland to develop the T5@Ireland data center campus. This is T5’s first data center outside the United States and will look to take advantage of the coming political changes in the European Union (Brexit and associated EU data sovereignty laws), and telecom and power infrastructure advantages in Cork to serve a growing need for companies seeking new data centers serving European and U.S. customers.

The new T5@Ireland campus is a 32.5-acre, 46 MW dedicated data center campus with full planning permission for two enterprise facilities of 7 MW each, and a cloud targeted facility of 32 MW. The site is carrier rich and will have direct access to Ireland’s five largest domestic fiber carriers, as well as subsea cable connectivity to the United States, United Kingdom and Europe via GTT Express (lowest latency between EU and US), GTT North & South, (secondary routes between US, UK and Europe), Aquacomm’s AEC-1 Cable (Ireland to NYC). Building I will be a 7 MW, 84,000 square foot facility and is due for completion in Q1, 2019, which will coincide with the landing of the Ireland France Subsea Cable (IFC-1), the first cable to directly link Ireland to mainland Europe. Building II will be a 97,000-square-foot, 7 MW data center, and Building III will be a 323,000-square-foot, 32 MW data center. As with all T5 facilities, each data center can be customized to accommodate any enterprise-grade or cloud computing deployment.


In addition to new EU data sovereignty laws which could drive data center traffic from the UK following Brexit, construction of T5@Ireland comes at an opportune time relative to power availability and telecom connectivity within Ireland. Dublin has historically been the preferred data hub of Ireland, but the region is experiencing a restriction on data center growth due to lack of adequate power. T5@Ireland is fed by 60 MW of power from an adjacent dual fed substation, and can deliver this power within expedited delivery deployments of new facilities. These and other market factors are driving more data center operations to strategic locations such as Cork.

“Now is the perfect time for T5 to build T5@Ireland as our springboard into Europe,” said Pete Marin, CEO & President of T5 Data Centers. “Cork is a growing technology hub with a great talent pool and robust infrastructure. We expect T5@Ireland to attract European customers seeking a new location for their enterprise operations, and for U.S. companies seeking a European data center presence. This is the next phase of T5’s global expansion strategy and shows our commitment to serve our customers wherever they need us.”

T5@Ireland Building I is a Class A data center designed to meet LEED Silver requirements. It features block-redundant 1.75 MW electrical lineups and can accommodate densities from 5 to 25 KW per rack. The Cork location also offers ideal climate conditions for indirect, free air cooling, and the building is equipped with Liebert DSE cooling for modular growth.

As with all T5 data centers, T5@Ireland will be managed by the T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) team. T5FM is responsible for T5 Data Centers’ record of 100 percent uptime, and serves as an extension to our customers’ IT staff, offering facilities operations and management, remote hands, and IT consulting services.

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 a “Forever 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, Colorado, and Ireland. 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/Ireland.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Switch Datacenters, a European provider of build-to-suit corporate data centers and enterprise-grade colocation facilities, announces the launch of its wholesale Data Center as a Service program enabling rapid data center deployment on a global scale. The program provides organizations the opportunity to license Switch Datacenters’ patented data center technologies and obtain an integrated, full-service data center infrastructure package with highly energy-efficient cooling (calculated pPUE: 1.03-1.06), modular power infrastructure and racks included.

Heavy investments in R&D activities by Switch Datacenters have resulted in ‘state-of-the-art’ data center infrastructure featuring Dutch engineered, patented indirect adiabatic cooling technologies; highly modular thus scalable solutions for power supply; and (remote) data center management (custom DCIM software).


Lately, substantial effort has gone into integrating these R&D efforts and bundling it into an integrated offering. The result? A highly energy-efficient, fixed quality data center design with a calculated pPUE between 1.03 and 1.06, utilizing pre-fabricated components to reduce time-to-market. The actual pPUE figure will depend largely on the climate where the data center build is being located. Moreover, this data center infrastructure is OCP-ready, which means that it is suitable for Open Rack Systems based on Open Compute Project (OCP) principles.

Switch Datacenters’ data centers delivered through the program are being built in the Netherlands, then shipped to worldwide locations depending on customer requirements. Its built-to-suit data center design has already been deployed for IBM in the Netherlands, for example. The design would be a good fit for a wide range of data center deployments including large-scale as well as small-scale data centers, with potential electrical loads from 5 to 100 MW.

Racks, Security, Remote Management

Switch Datacenters’ newly launched Data Center as a Service program is an end-to-end solution including the racks and deployment of security technologies onsite. Automated remote data center management tools would allow data centers on almost any scale to run with little onsite engineering support. The program with a global reach provides for engineering capabilities on-site though, to provide deployment quality assurance and ease of operation.

Switch Datacenters’ Data Center as a Service program enables organizations worldwide to have a quick-start when deploying enterprise-grade, highly energy-efficient data center infrastructure. The program is aimed at a wide range of potential customers including Cloud Services Providers (CSPs), Managed Services Providers (MSPs), data center owners/operators, hyper-scale data center providers, and real estate owners. Potential licensing partners from a variety of countries worldwide have already shown interest in the Data Center as a Service program, including companies from the U.S., France, Dubai, Sweden, and the African continent.

“Our Data Center as a Service program provides hyper-scale data center providers, enterprises, cloud services providers and real estate owners alike the opportunity to deploy new data centers within short-term notice,” said Gregor Snip, CEO and founder of Switch Datacenters. “By joining our program, organizations are able to get their new data centers, even large-scale ones, up and running within about 3-months time – which is quite fast actually. Besides that, our technologies guarantee high levels of operating efficiencies with significantly reduced operating costs.”

The Data Center as a Service program offers four major types of options for delivering Switch Datacenters’ in-house developed and patented data center technologies, which include:

• Customer Data Center Ownership – a customer obtains full ownership of the data center build. License fees are paid for design, patents for cooling technology and rapid power deployment, as well as maintenance.
• Hybrid Data Center Delivery – this option provides for shared ownership and shared responsibilities of the data center build. This model helps to remove the burden of high upfront costs from the customer as Switch Datacenters is participating financially. A customer remains in control though, while able to utilize Switch Datacenters patented data center technologies.
• Full Service Lease Data Center – this monthly fee package option provides end-to-end data center deployment and operational services, with the highest level of customer care delivered by Switch Datacenters. Without the usual upfront costs, a customer can immediately take advantage of the professional data center infrastructure being implemented.
• Cooling and/or Power as a Service – a customer only pays for the patented cooling and power technologies being implemented. This could be an ideal option for existing data center builds, for companies intending to green their operations by implementing sustainable, energy-saving data center technologies.

About Switch Datacenters
Founded in 2011 by Dutch Internet and hosting industry veterans, Switch Datacenters is a European carrier-neutral operator of highly secured colocation data centers and build-to-suit corporate data centers delivering its enterprise-grade services to businesses of all sizes including some well-known large global cloud players. The company is focused on delivering redundant (2N), high-available (100% uptime guarantee) data center infrastructure with Tier 4 specifications to ISPs, systems integrators (SIs), cloud service providers (CSPs), and enterprise customers. Located in a fiber-dense area with 460 available fiber optic connections and 40 carrier networks on-site to choose from, Switch Datacenters’ facilities in the Amsterdam region provide a total floor area of 24,220 m2 (260,701 sq. ft.) and 8,350 m2 (89,878 sq. ft.) of secured white space for cloud service providers and boost an average data center PUE of 1.1 measured over all sites, making Switch Datacenters one of the leading providers of sustainable data center space in Europe. For more information about Switch Datacenters, visit: www.switchdatacenters.com.

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DALLAS, TX – Stream Data Centers is pleased to announce its new Chicago-area development in Elk Grove Village, Ill. When completed in late 2018, the newly constructed facility will offer 15MW of critical load and approximately 130,600 square feet of data center space.

According to Stream’s Co-Managing Partner, Robert Kennedy, “Elk Grove Village has become a prime destination for data center operators, cloud service providers, and enterprise users, offering robust fiber optic connectivity, reliable power infrastructure and immediate proximity to the entire Chicago metro area.”


Stream purchased a newly constructed shell which will be structurally enhanced to data center standards. This opportunity provides customers with speed-to-market advantages without sacrificing mission-critical development quality.

Stream’s new state-of-the-art Chicago I Data Center will offer:

  • 130,600 square feet of structurally enhanced data center space, with 70,000 square feet of raised floor, on 5.82 acres
  • 15MW of critical load
  • Top-performing utility power, in a reliable and competitive energy market
  • Two (2) 25MW utility feeds from two separate substations
  • Robust and redundant fiber connectivity with three (3) diverse entry points
  • 24×7 on-site operations and security
  • Secure perimeter fencing

“Our new development in Elk Grove Village seeks to address the needs of cloud providers and enterprise companies with significant requirements in and around the Chicago area,” Kennedy said. “We believe that our value proposition will serve cloud, financial, healthcare and other enterprise companies looking for low-latency data center connectivity with this highly-secure and resilient option, located in the heart of the Chicago market.”

About Stream Data Centers
Stream Data Centers is committed to improving the critical environments experience through exceptional people and service. Since 1999, Stream has been an active investor and industry leader, providing premium services, optimized value and scalable critical environments to the Fortune 500 and beyond. To date, the company has acquired, developed and operated more than two million square feet of data center space in Texas, Minnesota, California and Colorado, representing more than 200 megawatts of power. Stream develops and operates highly resilient, scalable and efficient data centers throughout North America, with products including fully-commissioned Hyperscale Cloud Centers, Private Data Center™ halls and suites, Retail Colocation deployments, Ready-to-Fit™ Powered Shells, or Build-to-Suit data centers – all with immediate connection to network carriers and public cloud providers. Services supporting critical environments and energy procurement leverage the combined skill sets and resources of Stream’s technical real estate professionals with fine-tuned data center and energy management expertise, to deliver an end-to-end solution for all real estate and mission-critical infrastructure needs. Learn more at www.streamdatacenters.com.

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