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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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ST. LOUIS, MO – TierPoint, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today that it has completed an expansion of its Hawthorne, New York facility. The $13 million investment adds 13,500 sq. ft. of raised floor space and is the first phase of an expected multiphase expansion.

The expanded facility, located outside New York City’s 12-mile blast zone and the 500-year flood zone, now includes over 65,000 sq. ft. of total raised floor data center space and more than 70,000 sq. ft. of customizable business continuity/private suite space, easily accessible for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey clients.


“Our location, combined with the fact that we offer connectivity with ultra-low latency – a half-millisecond to Manhattan’s financial district – continues to fuel our growth and expansion,” said TierPoint Regional Vice President John Vernazza.

Other facility features include dual factor, biometrical access control with around-the-clock onsite security; dual utility service feeds with onsite TierPoint controlled substations; independent AB power distribution; N+1 backup generators; 2N chilled water configuration with N+1 CRAH deployment; all designed for supporting up to 350 watts per square foot of raised floor. The site is carrier neutral with diverse fiber points of entry for redundancy.

Like all TierPoint data centers, the Hawthorne facility meets compliance standards for HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA and SSAE18, SOC 2 Type II. TierPoint also holds EU-US Privacy Shield certification and ITAR registration on a company-wide basis.

About TierPoint
With an unmatched combination of clients, facilities, solutions and service, TierPoint is a leading national provider of IT infrastructure, helping organizations drive performance and manage risk. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with over 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. The company offers a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security and other managed IT services. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s network of hundreds of highly experienced IT professionals offer local, white-glove customer service, seamlessly managing and customizing secure, agile infrastructure solutions that address each client’s unique needs.

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Pittsburgh, PA – Liberated Syndication, Inc. (OTCQB: LSYN) (“Libsyn”) announced today that it closed its acquisition of Internet hosting company Pair Networks, Inc. (Pair) on December 27, 2017. Libsyn paid $13.5 million in cash and issued 1,579,613 shares of restricted common stock valued at $2.5 million to acquire 100% of Pair. The combined businesses represented approximately $23 million in annual revenue and approximately $7 million in EBITDA for 2017.

“We are very excited about the opportunities that come from combining these two great, long standing, Pittsburgh-based companies,” said Chris Spencer, Libsyn CEO. “We have tremendous confidence in Pair’s leadership and employees and we intend to fuel revenue growth for the combined entities through sales and marketing investment, cross selling new and existing hosting products and streamlining network computing infrastructure.”


In order to finance the transaction, Liberated Syndication borrowed $10 million under a newly established Senior Secured Credit Facility (the “Bank Facility”) with First Commonwealth Bank, which also was closed on December 27, 2017. Borrowings under the Bank Facility are at variable rates which are, at the borrowers’ option. As of December 27, 2017, interest is set at LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) plus 175 basis points, or 3.44%.

Pittsburgh-based Capital Foundry, LLC acted as advisor to the Company and Arranger for the Bank Facility.

As of December 31, 2017, the combined companies had approximately 82,000 monthly subscribers for hosting services. Management believes there are many cross selling opportunities including website and blog hosting services for podcasters, full-service WordPress solutions for website and blog development, domain name registration and hosting, as well as co-location hosting services for larger podcast networks, an area of significant potential growth in the podcasting industry.

“Podcasts are expected to continue to grow in popularity and have become an integral part of brand strategy along with websites, blogs and social media outlets. Pair’s hosting, domain and WordPress offerings are the tools podcast producers look for to develop online strategies to extend their reach,” said Laurie Sims, Libsyn President. “Libsyn is often seen as a media company because of the type of content we host, but we are fundamentally a hosting platform. We have a lot of synergy with Pair and understand the monthly subscription business model. We are thrilled to add the Pair team, its reliable infrastructure and world class support they provide.”

Additionally, Libsyn management believes there are growth opportunities to be had by capitalizing on Pair’s vast computing infrastructure, cloud based hosting services
and utilizing Pair’s highly regarded customer support team. Focused cyber security services is another area of additional revenue growth potential given recent threats and limited expertise for small and medium-sized businesses.

Management plans to host a shareholder conference call during the first quarter of 2018 to outline its plans for the combined companies in greater detail.

About Liberated Syndication
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is the world’s leading podcast hosting network and has been providing publishers with distribution and monetization services since 2004. In 2016 Libsyn delivered over 4.59 Billion downloads. We host over 3.2 Million media files for more than 35,000 podcasts, including typically around 35% of the top 200 podcasts in iTunes. Podcast producers choose Libsyn to measure their audience, deliver popular audio and video episodes, distribute their content through smartphone Apps (iOS, and Android), and monetize via premium subscription services and advertising. We are a Pittsburgh based company with a world-class team. Visit us on the web at www.libsyn.com.

About Pair Networks
Pair Networks, founded in 1996, is one of the oldest and most experienced Internet hosting company providing a full range of fast, powerful and reliable Web hosting services. Pair offers a suite of Internet services from shared hosting to virtual private servers to customized solutions with world-class 24×7 on-site customer support. Based in Pittsburgh, Pair serves businesses, bloggers, artists, musicians, educational institutions and non-profit organizations around the world. Visit us on the web at www.pair.com.

Capital Foundry
Capital Foundry, LLC, is a Pittsburgh-based investment bank with a focus on small to medium sized enterprises. The bedrock of Capital Foundry is the deep and varied experience of its people, and the businesses the leadership team has helped to grow and transform.

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Hackers have now attacked the online sites who were using a customer support extension built using Magento, as reported by security researcher Willem de Groot. The extension called Mirasvit Helpdesk MX, is used by online merchants to show a “Chat with us” widget on the Magento shops. WebShield, the Hungarian security firm, had reported in September 2017 that Mirasvit Helpdesk extension was vulnerable to two flaws. One enabled hackers to upload files to Magento servers, while another was found to be a banal cross-site scripting issue. According to de Groot, the hackers have this time used the cross-site scripting issue to crack Magento sites. He said that attackers injected the malicious code (XSS payload) in the “Chat with us” widget displayed on Magento stores, whose messages were stored in Magento database. Once injected, the malicious code executed on the pages in the Magento store to collect sensitive payment information of customers from the checkout process. The support…
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NEW YORK, NY – Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, announced that it has been identified as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s November 2017 “Market Guide for Cloud Service Providers to Healthcare Delivery Organizations.” This is the second year in a row that Webair has been recognized in this report.

According to Gartner’s report, “over the past decade, cloud computing has evolved rapidly and is now considered a viable IT service delivery option for new Healthcare Delivery Organization (HDO) IT initiatives and vendor offerings. HDO CIOs should use this guide to better understand this rapidly evolving marketplace and its notable vendors.”


“We’re proud to once again be named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s November 2017 ‘Market Guide for Cloud Service Providers to Healthcare Delivery Organizations’,” comments Michael C. Orza, President and CEO of Webair. “Webair delivers agile, fully managed and healthcare-centric Cloud and IT infrastructure solutions. With our Direct Access Cloud, we’re also able to deliver them securely, completely ‘air-gapped’ from the public internet and segmented from other tenants for maximum security and compliance.”

Webair’s Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud solutions for healthcare customers are backed by the industry’s most comprehensive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Business Associate Agreements (BAAs). The Company’s Direct Access Cloud enables cloud and other Webair managed services — such as Disaster and Ransomware Recovery, Managed Security, Off-site Backups, and Cloud Storage — to be delivered directly and securely to healthcare organizations’ internal networks from local data centers. Customers can also consume managed third-party services privately, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and cybersecurity monitoring from Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs).

Webair operates a global network of data centers and recovery sites in New York, Los Angeles, Montréal and Amsterdam. The company also employs a HIPAA Compliance Specialist responsible for overseeing proper implementation of managed infrastructure in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

For more information about Webair’s Cloud and IT infrastructure solutions for healthcare, visit www.webair.com/healthcare.

*Gartner: Market Guide for Cloud Service Providers to Healthcare Delivery Organizations, Gregg Pessin, Barry Runyon, 20 November 2017.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Webair
Headquartered in New York for over 20 years, Webair delivers agile and reliable Cloud and Managed Infrastructure solutions leveraging its highly secure and enterprise-grade network of data centers in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Asia-Pacific. Webair’s key services include fully managed Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud; Customized Networking; Disaster Recovery-as- a-Service; Ransomware Recovery-as-a-Service; Off-Site Backups; DDoS Mitigation; Web and application stacks; and Colocation. Webair services can be delivered securely via direct network tie-ins to customers’ existing infrastructure, enabling them to consume SLA-backed solutions with ease, efficiency and agility — as if they were on-premise. With an emphasis on reliability and high-touch customer service, Webair is a true technology partner to enterprises and SMBs including healthcare, IT, eCommerce, SaaS and VoIP providers. Because Webair focuses on its core value of owning managed infrastructure within its own facilities, it is also an ideal cloud solution provider and business partner for VARs, MSPs, and IT consultants. For more information, visit www.webair.com

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