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DENVER – Cologix™ a network and cloud neutral interconnection and data center company announced that the Uptime Institute awarded the coveted Tier III certification of Constructed Facility to the new COL3 data center in Columbus, Ohio. The 160K SQF, 18+MW data center is the largest neutral data center in the Columbus area, offering the most robust network and cloud ecosystem in the region. The Tier III certification is the IT industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers.

Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility ensures that data centers have been constructed as designed and verifies that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements. The Tier III Certification includes:

  • The data center design meets the demands determined by the global parameter system and the norms of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.
  • Demonstrated redundant delivery path with ability to isolate power & cooling components and perform planned maintenance without suspending the data center’s operations or impacting IT operations.
  • Review of mechanical, structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fuel pumps, networking, and more to ensure systems are built to the intended performance capacity, effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Live system demonstrations under real-world conditions, validating performance.

“Customers trust us with their business critical infrastructure and we are committed to delivering a connected, stable, secure and scalable data center environment for them,” said Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Cologix. “Part of that process includes designing data centers that pass the Uptime Institute’s rigorous criteria for concurrent Maintainability and we are exceptionally proud of our Operations and Construction teams who worked tirelessly to ensure COL3 was certified in order to ensure our Customers have access to the most sophisticated, protected and connected data center in Columbus.”

COL3, the largest and most advanced data center in the Columbus region, is concurrently maintainable, and offers scalable power solutions. Further unique attributes include an EF-4 tornado rating, K-rated perimeter fence and 24×7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security and connectivity enables Cologix to uniquely address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.

To learn more about the Uptime Institute’s tier classification system, visit https://uptimeinstitute.com/tier-certification. To learn more about Cologix’s Data Center, visit http://www.cologix.com/ohio-colocation-columbus-col-3/.

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 25 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet’s new edge. For a tour of one of our data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, (http://www.liquidweb.com/), the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has announced a new, value-added, Web Professional Program.

With the theme of “Grow with Us”, the Web Professional Partner Program includes boosted commission tiers and benefits designed with flexibility to grow with Partners the way their business grows. And, for a limited time, new Web Professional Partners are eligible for a bonus of 1x monthly revenue in addition to their Partner Commissions for any deal they bring to Liquid Web by May 31st.


Exclusive to partners who grow their business by adding clients through web, store or application design, development or maintenance, Web Professional Partners can choose:

  • Whether they offer Liquid Web products and services to their clients or simply refer clients to Liquid Web, or both.
  • The choice between a recurring residual commission or a one-time monthly revenue payout.

With the program, Web Professional Partners will receive:

  • A Dedicated Hosting Advisor to Help Partners Solution and Sell
  • Access to Architects and Engineers for Large Deals
  • Special Offers Throughout the Year
  • Co-Branded Marketing Materials
  • Tips, Tricks, Training to Help You Grow Your Digital Business

Liquid Web is focused on the Web Professional. More than a third of Liquid Web’s 32,000 customer billing relationships are with Creators who design, develop and build on the web. And, Liquid Web estimates that another third of their customers came from referrals from these Creators. Liquid Web’s new Partner offering comes directly from feedback from partners on what is most important to them.

“It was important for us to craft a program that had the flexibility to allow our Web Professionals to grow with us the way they grow their own business,” said Jim Geiger, CEO. “Whether they provide hosting as a part of their bundle or prefer to refer clients, or both – we’ll pay them to grow with us. We intend to be more than just a host to these Creators whose businesses grow by helping SMBs on the web. We want to help them sell, solution and support their customers. We want them to count on Liquid Web to help them grow their business.”

The Web Professional Program joins a Partner Program portfolio that also includes Affiliate, Referral and Resellers partnerships. The addition of this program demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its relationship with the Creators and Partners they serve.

Visit Liquid Web’s Partner Program Overview to learn more about all programs.

About Liquid Web
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 and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. 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. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.liquidweb.com/, or read our blog. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with all Liquid Web events.

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Dallas, Texas – DataBank Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, interconnectivity and managed services, announces today that its third Dallas data center is now open. The purpose-built, 145,000-square-foot facility (DFW3), strategically located in the North DFW Metroplex suburb of Plano, TX, is available to serve business customers with unmatched capacity and redundancy of design.

“We took the greatest care in custom building this state-of-the-art facility, which offers the latest technology and best practices in power availability, connectivity, efficient cooling and more,” states DataBank CEO Raul Martynek. “With DFW3, we’re proud to boost our total facility count to 14 data centers in eight key markets and offer yet another world-class data hub through which we can deliver our signature local service and national reach.”


“Opening our third data center in DataBank’s home city of Dallas is especially exciting to us,” comments Kevin Ooley, President and CFO of Databank. “We are excited to contribute to this growing area in North Dallas that’s abundant with new enterprise relocations, top tech talent, and opportunity.”

With one of the world’s largest concentrations of publicly traded corporate headquarters, Dallas is a destination market for new data center workloads. The Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked 3rd in the latest JLL Data Center Report, with over 40MWs of new absorption in 2017. In January 2018, Business Insider included Dallas on its list of “10 US cities that are growing fast, offering jobs, and presenting business opportunities.”

DFW3 boasts six separate data halls offering more than 72,000 square feet of raised-floor space for build-to-suit deployments. The facility is highly secure with full perimeter fencing encompassing the building, and around-the-clock onsite security personnel. As with all of DataBank’s data centers, this facility’s Meet-Me-Rooms (MMRs) are connected to the company’s dedicated fiber ring, which offers high-bandwidth access to top-tier network providers. Additional site specifications include:

  • 9MW of usable critical load, expandable to 13MW
  • 40MW (dual 20MW utility feeds) of onsite power deployed via underground diverse delivery
  • N+1 and 2N electrical options
  • Onsite Cloud and managed services
  • Total facility footprint that can be augmented to 265,000 square feet
  • Built to FedRAMP, HIPAA, SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and PCI DSS standards
  • Redundant HVAC design for stable airflow, temperature and humidity
  • Highly efficient cooling system and direct venting systems
  • Ability to support HPC and other high density computing workloads/li>
  • Carrier and network-neutral design

For more information, please visit www.databank.com.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. DataBank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit www.databank.com or call 1 (800) 840-7533.

About Digital Bridge Holdings
Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners.

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LONDON, UK – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced that it is showcasing Resource Saving 2U BigTwin and all-flash NVMe Ultra SuperServer systems at Cloud Expo Europe 2018 from March 21-22 at ExCeL London, booth #C1560.

“Supermicro has already deployed Resource Saving systems in volume at many Fortune 100 datacenters,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “As the leader in server system power efficiency and green computing, Supermicro now enables further savings by extending the life of server enclosures including networking, storage, fans and power supplies. The result is less power consumption and less e-waste during technology refresh cycles, which saves costs and helps preserve our Mother Earth for future generations.”


Delivering the highest performance and efficiency of any 2U 4-node design, the Supermicro BigTwin™ system supports the full range of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, fully exploits all the memory channels with a maximum of 24 DIMMs per node, and offers options for all-flash NVMe or hybrid NVMe/SAS3 drive bays. Depending on the configuration, each node features dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors (up to 28 cores, 205W TDP per CPU, 3 UPI), 24 DIMMs for up to 3TB of DDR4-2666MHz registered ECC memory, up to six hot-swap NVMe or SAS3 drives, up to three PCI-E 3.0 slots including support for a flexible SIOM module enabling 100/50/40/25/10G networking options and redundant 2600W/2200W Titanium Level (96%+) digital power supplies.

Supermicro’s high-density all-flash NVMe 1U SuperServer 1029UZ-TN20R25M provides the high-end performance required for the most demanding cloud computing applications. With support for twenty hot-swap NVMe drives, this system comes standard with dual 25G Ethernet ports and supports the full range of dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 3TB of DDR4-2666MHz memory in 24 DIMMs, up to two PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots and redundant 1600W Titanium Level (96%+) digital power supplies.

Supermicro technology partners at Cloud Expo Europe 2018 will be showcasing a breadth of Supermicro platforms to address a wide range of workloads. These exhibits will include our new all-flash NVMe Intel “Ruler” form factor 1U system in the Intel booth.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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WELWYN GARDEN CITY, UK – Secura are delighted to announce a partnership with workload security specialist, HyTrust, to offer HyTrust DataControl virtual machine level encryption to customers as a service on flexible, monthly terms.

Fully managed by Secura, HyTrust DataControl can be delivered as either a stand-alone solution or as part of Secura’s comprehensive Web Protect online security suite.


Many data encryption technologies will only encrypt on a platform level, or premium license editions of software would need to be purchased to access encryption, making them expensive options to implement, with lengthy minimum contract terms.

DataControl allows encryption at rest to be applied on a per virtual machine basis, so only those specific parts of a platform that hold sensitive or regulated data need to be encrypted, making it incredibly cost-effective for businesses to implement and protect their data.

DataControl also works with very little of the performance impact that is traditionally associated with data encryption. It offloads AES encryption operations to the AES-NI extensions integrated into the Intel Xeon CPUs in Secura’s hypervisor hosts, minimising the overhead of encryption operations on platform performance.

About Secura
Secura supports business critical applications and services with secure, scalable, high performance cloud hosting. Following a management buy-in in 2014, Secura has grown rapidly. Our Virtual Private Cloud platform is designed to offer the commercial flexibility that modern businesses need to support their applications, services and customers. This technology is underpinned by a total commitment to the very highest levels of service and support from our ISO 20000 accredited service desk team.

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AUSTIN, TX – Kayako, a leader in customer support software, today announced that ESW Capital has acquired the company to further invest in creating a unified support experience centered around an integrated chat platform.

The modern buyer expects immediate responses across any channel they decide to communicate to the businesses they engage. Businesses are finding it difficult to ensure a consistent, unified approach to customer service that spans chat, social, email and phone. Kayako solves this problem by pulling all communications into one simple view, providing data and analytics regarding the customer’s journey – then allowing the customer support agent to immediately respond via a messaging engine that can respond across a variety of channels. Kayako’s platform is extremely scalable and priced well below that of our competitors, making us the top choice for companies of all sizes.


When Kayako started in 2001, customer support technology was clunky and frustrating. They turned boring, confusing software into a user experience that customers and staff love. From startups and Fortune 100 companies to charities and governments, Kayako helps teams of all sizes get better at delivering effortless customer service.

“Real-time messaging and multichannel support have become the expectations of today’s buyers. By pulling together the critical components of customer communication into one platform, Kayako enables companies to connect with their customers on a more personal level while providing the ultimate real-time service. They created a platform that brings simplicity, transparency, and efficiency to support teams around the world,” said Andy Tryba, the new CEO of Kayako. “Our platform combines the best features of software like Intercom and Zendesk into one, highly effective, tool. Companies can simplify their operational platforms and dramatically lower their cost, by using Kayako’s single powerful solution.”

ESW is thrilled to work with the 131,000 support professionals using Kayako’s scalable customer service platform. We are committed to continuing the mission to improve communication and transparency for the millions of customers they support on a daily basis.

DCS Advisory acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kayako.

About Kayako
Kayako is a simple to use, integrated customer service platform that will truly connect you to your customers in a personal way. Combining our best in class chat platform with robust helpdesk and shared inbox functionality – Kayako helps companies manage customer conversations across all channels, improving customer satisfaction and creating a strong foundation to build upon for their customer success goals. www.kayako.com

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