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BOSTON – Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), a global leader in storage and information management services with more than 42,000 data management customers and 120 exabytes in storage, today announced an expansion to its Data Restoration and Migration Services (DRMS), offering customers seeking to migrate tape-based data into Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the expanded offering, companies will have the ability to modernize their data management strategy while maintaining high levels of security, access, and governance. In addition, Iron Mountain announced it has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) as a Select Technology Partner, enabling customers to accelerate their digital transformation journey with AWS.

With DRMS, customers will have the ability to seamlessly migrate data stored on tape to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon S3 Glacier (S3 Glacier), or Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive (S3 Glacier Deep Archive) for long-term data retention and storage. Customers can work with Iron Mountain to develop an optimal strategy for migration of their tape-based data to multiple AWS storage classes, either on demand or via bulk transfer. Customers can leverage tape-based data, protected and managed by Iron Mountain for migration to AWS, to further build big-data, artificial intelligence/machine learning-powered applications and solutions.


Iron Mountain partners with customers to formulate a data strategy that helps save time and money and maximizes the value of tape-based data migrated to AWS. The expanded DRMS accelerates IT modernization, aligning to an organization’s digital transformation initiative while providing data protection to meet with regulatory and compliance requirements.

“Bringing together DRMS and AWS delivers on our strategy to align our services with companies like AWS, bringing tremendous value to our mutual customers,” said Tom Fetters, vice president and general manager, Data Protection, Iron Mountain. “As more organizations embrace cloud as part of their digital transformation journey, they seek partners who can help them solve the data protection, integration, migration, access and governance challenges they encounter along the way. Customers understand that their tapes continue to be an essential data source in this journey. Our expanded offering delivers compelling capabilities to AWS customers, leveraging Iron Mountain’s proven experience and trusted expertise in helping store, secure, access, and derive value from their data.”

To learn more about Iron Mountain’s Data Restoration and Migration Services, which feature on-site or off-site support, data shuttle or network transfer options, and hosting within an Iron Mountain Data Center or storage environment of choice, visit www.ironmountain.com/resources/general-articles/t/the-path-to-aws-cloud-starts-with-data-restoration-and-migration-best-practices.

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,450 facilities in approximately 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a digital way of working. Visit http://www.ironmountain.com for more information.

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ATLANTA — DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, announces the opening of its fourth center facility in Birmingham, Alabama. The first phase of the facility, now customer ready, delivers up to 5MW of power, 18,000 square feet of white space and 13,000 square feet of office space, featuring conference rooms, demo space, hoteling cubes and workstations. This location is DC BLOX’s flagship facility and is capable of expanding to over 200,000 square feet with over 60MW of critical IT load to serve as a technology and innovation hub for the surrounding area.

As data centers move more toward the edge of the network to accommodate a growing number of applications demanding local processing and storage – low-latency, high-capacity connectivity is a key component of this evolving architecture. DC BLOX’s Birmingham data center offers access to the company’s full breadth of solutions including cloud storage, colocation and rich connectivity to support enterprise, government and education customers, as well as managed service providers, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and content providers that do business in the Southeast. The facility is part of DC BLOX,s private, high-speed network fabric, which provides 100Gb+ bandwidth, low-latency connections to Internet Exchanges, access to numerous carriers across data centers and secure cloud connectivity.


“We live in a digital age, and the world is not standing still. DC BLOX’s new data center is certainly a welcome addition to the Birmingham community,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. “It will connect the city with high-performance networks to ensure business continuity, and ultimately, it will drive the digital economy. In addition to elevating Birmingham’s technological capabilities, the new data center will bring several high-paying jobs for Alabamians. DC BLOX’s efforts are a much-appreciated investment into Alabama’s future success, and their increased presence in this great state will help propel us forward.”

DC BLOX offers the highest data center performance, reliability and connectivity available in the markets it serves. The company is dedicated to meeting the infrastructure needs of businesses and communities in emerging and underserved markets throughout the Southeastern U.S., where robust connectivity and Tier 3 data center availability is limited. This new local data center enables Birmingham-area businesses and government entities to offload the cost and complexity of managing their own data centers and provides the connectivity needed to address an increasingly distributed IT ecosystem. The grand opening of the Birmingham, AL data center is taking place on July 11th.

“With construction designed to withstand 150+ mph winds, N+1 power and cooling systems, a fully-protected private network and enhanced security developed to accommodate Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) standards, the Birmingham facility is designed for security and reliability,” states Mark Masi, DC BLOX Chief Operating Officer. “Our data hall is designed to accommodate cabinets of varying densities and can be adapted for custom solutions as well.”

“We are thrilled to be joining the Birmingham community,” adds Jeff Uphues, Chief Executive Officer of DC BLOX. “The State of Alabama and the City of Birmingham care deeply about the prosperity of their citizens and are working to bring in companies like ours to invest in their communities and bring jobs to the region. They understand that a data center is core infrastructure that attracts other technology-dependent companies, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

About DC BLOX
DC BLOX is a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s software-defined network services enable access to a wealth of providers, partners and platforms to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX’s connected data centers are in Atlanta, GA; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN, and Birmingham, AL. For more information, please visit www.dcblox.com.

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Interop 2019, an unbiased IT conference, hosted all levels of IT and business pros at the Mirage, Las Vegas, on May 20-23. The three-day event provided attendees a complete objective view of the things happening across all the IT disciplines. It featured speakers from industry leaders like Google, Microsoft, IBM, Juniper Networks, Cisco, Delta Dental, and Red Hat. Interop 2019: Top announcements Having said that, below are the main announcements made at Interop 2019: 1. Winners of 2019 Best of Interop Awards Interop announced the winners of its 2019 Best of Interop Awards to recognize the companies that made significant technological advancements with their innovative products. 2019 Best of Interop Awards Winners: Cloud— Edge Expander Cloud Module, Expanse DevOps— Datadog Synthetics, Datadog Infrastructure—Batfish Enterprise, Intentionet Security— Edge Expander Cloud Module, Expanse Emerging Vendor— 128 Technology Honorable Mention— IBM Multicloud Manager, IBM and ThousandEyes…
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Dallas, TX – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity, managed services and cloud solutions, announces the commencement of construction for its Salt Lake City 5 (SLC5) data center. Located on DataBank’s 24-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale, UT, Salt Lake City 5 offers enterprises and hyperscalers significant power and space for rapid deployment and expansion. SLC5 has a ready-for-service date of Q4 2019. The DataBank Granite Point Campus includes SLC2, SLC3, and SLC4 data centers as well as DataBank’s privately-owned 66-megawatt substation, offering significant power capabilities and reliability for the entire campus.

Nicknamed “Silicon Slopes”, Utah has seen tremendous business growth in the technology sector with tech jobs growing at a rate of 3.6% (nearly double the national average). Those jobs are in areas such as IT support, information, computer and software sales and manufacturing. As a fully integrated and highly connected state-of-the-art facility, SLC5 was designed with the flexibility to address this growth across a wide range of customer requirements. The facility will connect to SLC 1, the de facto carrier SLC interconnection point via a high-speed optical metro transport ring. SLC5 will also encompass DataBank’s full services suite including colocation, compliant hosting, managed services, cloud computing, and storage.


“Today’s high–performance computing, content providers, cloud giants and large enterprises need the ability to rapidly scale across all fronts – capacity, power, cooling, and connectivity,” comments Kevin Ooley, President & CFO for DataBank. “DataBank designed the Granite Point campus with our customers’ power and expansion requirements in mind, which were also the underlying reasons we designed and operate our own N+1 power substation. SLC5 offers customers redundancy at every level along with the ability to securely and reliably deliver applications and content.”

SLC5 was designed to:

  • Support 10MW of redundant critical load capacity
  • Include 12 or more carriers and cloud service providers
  • Enable rapid customer deployments
  • Flexibly accommodate 175-250+ watts per sq. ft.
  • Meet high performance computing requirements
  • Offer full customer amenities including break areas, private offices, training room, burn in room, and secure storage

Built with multiple layers of security access, SLC5 will have five 10,000 sq. ft. data halls with 36 inch raised floors and a total gross size of 90,000 sq. ft. Designed to support mission-critical workloads, SLC5 will be built to the standards necessary to achieve a high-security environment such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and connectivity 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.

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Los Angeles, CA – AlphaRacks, a premium infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider based out of California currently in a phase of growth-through-acquisition, is today pleased to announce that it has closed on the acquisition of HostMyBytes, a provider of virtual hosting services. This acquisition adds 23,000 customers to AlphaRacks’ platform, now serving over 100,000 customers worldwide.

The Los Angeles based IaaS company is actively acquiring cloud computing, virtual hosting, and technology-enabled firms in the industry, most recently also acquiring NFPHosting and WootHosting early 2019, who were previously competitors in the IaaS space. AlphaRacks is actively acquiring other United States-based companies where customers can benefit from the economies of scale and operational efficiencies that AlphaRacks can add to the table, using its years of industry experience and available resources.


“This year, as a company, we are in an ideal point which enables us to grow via client acquisition, and the HostMyBytes acquisition is a continued testament to that. AlphaRacks continues to add functional and integrable assets to our hosting portfolio that are in hot-performing markets,” said Julian Jin, managing director with AlphaRacks. “Our new investment serves 23,000 new customers from over 105 different countries and will allow us to expand our global presence even further.”

HostMyBytes has been in business for over five years and hosts more than eighty thousand domains on its global network. The company’s goal is to further streamline a personalized hosting solution to meet the rising technology demands of businesses today. AlphaRacks plans to leverage company resources, assets and implement its operational efficiencies to add order in place for HostMyBytes customers, similar to its successful strategy for its prior acquisitions in the IaaS space.

“We express eager enjoyment and passion to welcome all HostMyBytes customers onto the AlphaRacks platform.” commented Julian Jin. “We will be adding HostMyBytes customers into the AlphaRacks brand seamlessly, so that customers can immediately take advantage of the additional operational and support benefits we offer by standard. Customers of HostMyBytes will also be pleased to know that we won’t be changing any existing pricing arrangements that were agreed upon with previous management.” commented Julian Jin.

He further states, “HostMyBytes has been in business for five years and initially began with humble beginnings. Despite growing pains, we applaud previous HostMyBytes owners for maintaining and building an affordable hosting experience for its multiple dozens of customers from around the globe. We strive on improving upon everything they have built so far, from infrastructure to customer experience – and everything will be done with our customer’s benefit in mind.”

About AlphaRacks
AlphaRacks is a premium web hosting provider based in Los Angeles, CA. Initially started in 2006 as an on-site IT consultancy firm providing support to local businesses, the AlphaRacks brand was launched in 2013 offering mainstream premium hosting services to both web start-ups and large enterprises. AlphaRacks currently supports over 100,000 clients of all sizes in over 150 countries worldwide. Services include cPanel web hosting, reseller web hosting solutions, hybrid/cloud servers, bare-metal dedicated servers, and virtual private servers, offered in both standardized and custom tailored configurations. Support is provided 24x7x365 by in-house dedicated staff; services are provided by leveraging strategic partnerships of top-tier facility and network providers, ensuring the services AlphaRacks delivers are highly available; which is backed by an industry-leading service level agreement.

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HOUSTON, TX – cPanel is excited to announce a new partnership with JetApps. Starting immediately, users can buy a JetBackup license directly from cPanel.

JetBackup supplies hosting providers with a great deal of flexibility by allowing unlimited backup jobs, multiple schedules per job and unlimited destinations. Creating and applying custom hooks to backup and restore functions gives companies the ability to meet the unique needs of their clients.


When asked about the importance of quality backups, Eric Ellis, Vice President of Customer Experience for cPanel, LLC said, “Throughout my technical career, I’ve always preached about how vital it is to make and test backups. Understanding how important this is when considering a backup technology partnership, JetBackup stood out as a dependable name in backup software making it an easy choice for cPanel. I’ll be using this robust software on my servers from now on.”

JetBackup’s self-service functionality allows cPanel end-users, hosting customers, to restore an account in seconds, removing the support burden with traditional cPanel & WHM backups. Some hosting providers have seen up to 70% fewer support tickets related to account backups and restores. When clients have speed and ease-of-use, it is a win-win for both cPanel partners and their clients. Users can also enable JetBackup’s GDPR compliance feature for their account backups.

“We love partnering with companies that share our values of providing a high-quality product, backed by excellent customer service. Naturally, cPanel was a perfect fit! It has been a pleasure working with the entire cPanel team throughout this process of deepening the compatibility and integration of JetBackup into cPanel & WHM®. This partnership is a great benefit to both cPanel and JetBackup customers alike,” Tim Hollis, CEO of JetApps, Inc.

JetBackup is now for sale directly through the cPanel store and the Manage2 portal for cPanel partners. It will be available later this year for purchase through the WHM® interface.

About cPanel, L.L.C.
Established in 1997 by CEO Nick Koston, cPanel provides one of the internet infrastructure industry’s most reliable and intuitive web hosting automation software platforms. With its rich feature set and customer-first support, the fully-automated hosting platform empowers infrastructure providers and gives customers the ability to administer every facet of their website using simple point-and-click software. Based in Houston, Texas, cPanel employs over 220 team members and has customers in more than 70 countries.

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