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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands – Greenhouse Datacenters, a colocation data center developer/operator from the Rotterdam/The Hague region in the Netherlands, has expanded its collaboration with DCspine by announcing that DCspine’s network Point-of-Presence (PoP) is now also available in Greenhouse Datacenters flagship facility. The network PoP enables colocation customers in Greenhouse DC 2 to make on-demand connections with more than 70 data centers in the Netherlands and Belgium, 30 of which are in the Amsterdam region.

DCspine is a software-defined data center interconnection platform developed by Eurofiber Group, a provider of telecommunications and network infrastructure services in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. This software-defined data center interconnection platform was launched in October 2017. It’s an innovation in which Eurofiber Group has invested millions of euros. Via the network platform users have the flexibility to purchase connectivity for a day, for example, or to scale network capacity up and down instantly if necessary.


The availability of the new network PoP in Greenhouse’s flagship data center, Greenhouse DC 2, means an extension of the existing collaboration between DCspine and Greenhouse. Shortly after the establishment of DCspine in 2017, a network PoP was already installed in another of Greenhouse’s data centers, in Greenhouse DC 1.

“Since its foundation in 2017, DCspine has proven itself as a stable and ambitious network partner in the Dutch market, with expansion into Belgium since the end of 2019,” says Guido Sip, Chief Commercial Officer of Greenhouse Datacenters. “There is a lot of interest from colocation customers for the on-demand data center interconnection possibilities offered by DCspine. This enables customers to realize scalable connectivity with data centers throughout the Netherlands and internationally in an easily accessible manner. The network PoP in Greenhouse DC 2 is an excellent addition to our connectivity portfolio. It offers customers a great deal of flexibility and also extensive possibilities for creating redundancy.”

Data Centers in the Netherlands

“A strong networked system is important for colocation data centers, especially when it comes to enterprise customers and cloud service providers seeking maximum redundancy and flexibility for their IT infrastructures while pursuing cost efficiencies,” says Jan Michiel Berkel, Director of DCspine. “It’s great to notice that Greenhouse recognizes the value of DC-spine’s software-defined connectivity and functionality. Greenhouse is also one of the few data center providers available for co-locating IT infrastructures in the Hague/Rotterdam region, even though there’s a lot of activity here, also from international enterprises with their headquarters located in this area.”

“The network ecosystem within Greenhouse DC 1 and Greenhouse DC 2 is already very comprehensive,” says Guido Sip. “It fits the ‘Westland’ mentality of our organization however to provide colocation customers with a lot of value for money. As a region close to Rotterdam and The Hague, Westland is well-known for its greenhouses and worldwide exports of high-quality flowers and plants. DCspine adds enormous networking possibilities to the connectivity already available in our flagship data center here. DCspine enables us to easily connect customers from the Westland with data centers throughout the country. In addition, DCspine is an organization able to act quickly and flexible. Like us, they are practical-oriented and straightforward. This is also where we have a good match. It is something that suits the Westland character of Greenhouse. We are pleased that we can now offer DCspine in Greenhouse DC 2.”

About DCspine
DCspine, an innovation of the Eurofiber Group, is a fully automated online network platform offering high capacity data center interconnection based on software-defined network technology. DCspine focuses primarily on data centers and on cloud service providers (CSPs) operating from colocation data centers. The network platform connects more than 70 data centers in the Netherlands and Belgium. DCspine uses flexible contract conditions, allowing customers to order one or more connections at any time. Customers have also on-demand the ability to scale up and down, make network modifications or cancel their commitment. To learn more about DCspine, visit: https://www.dcspine.nl/en/.

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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands – Worldstream, a fast-growing global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider with more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in its company-owned data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, has hired Ivo Roomer (47) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Roomer has many years of leadership experience in this industry, including at Eurofiber Group, Leaseweb and Easynet. He succeeds Lennert Vollebregt (33), one of the founders of Worldstream, effective as of September 1, 2020. Mr. Vollebregt will remain closely involved as a shareholder and will be serving on the new Advisory Board to be set up.

Over the past 17 years, Ivo Roomer has worked as a manager and board member in various management positions in the field of Sales, Customer Services and Merger & Acquisition. He worked at Leaseweb, Eurofiber Group, Easynet (acquired by Interoute in 2015), VNU Media and energy company E.ON, among other companies. Most recently, Mr. Roomer was responsible for Customer Services within the management team of connectivity provider Eurofiber. Eurofiber Group is a provider of telecommunications and network infrastructure services in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.


Ivo Roomer is hired as the new CEO of Worldstream to drive the next stage of growth. It opens a new chapter for the company founded in 2006 by Lennert Vollebregt and Dirk Vromans (CTO). The strategy will be focused on further international expansion – on the growth in personnel numbers and addition of foreign branches, and the implementation of mechanisms to safeguard customer and personnel satisfaction during the company’s international growth path.

Worldstream strengthened its management team in 2019 with six board members from their own ranks and hired their CFO from EY. Worldstream founder Lennert Vollebregt now believes the time is right to appoint a seasoned board member as Worldstream’s new CEO, someone with extensive corporate experience.

“In recent years, we have been able to build a solid personnel base and a corporate culture that radiates positivity, something that is reflected in the highly professional IaaS services and data center infrastructure we deliver to customers globally,” says Lennert Vollebregt. “We are pleased that Ivo Roomer will be joining us. He is a highly experienced management professional with broad enterprise experience in our industry, but also a real people manager who is capable of preserving our positivity-driven culture and encouraging the entrepreneurial intrinsic motivation of our employees. As a management team, we therefore believe that he is the right person to lead our fast-growing organization and manage the further expansion of Worldstream in the Netherlands and globally in a professional manner.”

90.000 Dedicated Servers, M&A

Worldstream intends to expand the current number of dedicated servers for customers in its data centers from 15.000 to 90.000 servers in the next few years. Worldstream already has concrete plans to significantly expand the data center capacity in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, and thus prepare the capacity for this server growth. The company’s portfolio of IaaS services will also be broadened, including the addition of software-defined functionality through which clients can flexibly set up their IT infrastructures on regional and global scales. Next to that Worldstream has plans to roll out data center capacity and offices elsewhere in the world, in Europe and the United States.

As a manager, Ivo Roomer is used to working in organizations with international operations, also outside the Netherlands. From 2010 to 2012, for example, he worked for IaaS provider Leaseweb in Frankfurt. His responsibility back then was to lead the integration and day-to-day operations of Netdirekt, an industry peer which Leaseweb had acquired.

“Organizations with minimal growth, that’s not where I can make a difference,” says Ivo Roomer, Worldstream’s new CEO. “A company with high-dynamic growth, that’s what I find challenging and most enjoyable to work with. That’s my habitat. By now I have a lot of experience within the data center, IaaS and telecom industry. These markets by definition often show high-dynamic growth.”

“I see a lot of potential for organic growth of the Worldstream organization, but also, for example, for M&A activities, for acquisitions in the industry,” says Roomer. “Fortunately, I am surrounded by a strong management team, with tremendously driven professionals who take their responsibilities and continuously challenge and refine themselves and each other. It’s also a flat organization with little or no hierarchy. That suits me well. I am not a directive leader.”

Ivo Roomer holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He also studied for six months in the United States. During his career he further completed several master classes and courses in management at Erasmus University, as well as an M&A and Corporate Strategy program for general managers at INSEAD.

Advisory Board, Lennert Vollebregt

Taking seat in Worldstream’s Advisory Board to be set up, Lennert Vollebregt will continue to be closely involved in the management strategy of the company and quality assurance by sharing his knowledge and leveraging his many years of entrepreneurial experience. It is expected that the Worldstream Advisory Board will be further expanded at a later date.

“As an entrepreneur, I will also be focusing on company shareholdings and supervisory positions in other technology companies, to help them grow as well,” says Vollebregt. “You may think of companies with similar dynamics of technology combined with rapid growth. I am further interested in real estate project development, especially residential real estate, which is also something I’ll be engaged with in the period ahead.”

About WorldStream
Founded in 2006, WorldStream is headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. With currently more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in its data centers, WorldStream is a security-focused Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider delivering highly customizable dedicated servers as well as colocation services and denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation to customers worldwide. Its customer base includes cloud service providers (CSPs), managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators (SIs), broadcasters, Internet service providers (ISPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), SMBs and enterprise companies. WorldStream owns a global network with a total capacity of currently 10Tbit/s, with a maximum network utilization of 50 percent to provide customers with high-scalability options and the ability to easily mitigate the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. WorldStream servers are housed in data centers of WorldStream’s sister company Greenhouse Datacenters, who operates two highly energy-efficient data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands.

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AMSTERDAM – Leaseweb Global, a leading hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of Leaseweb Cloud Connect. A hybrid cloud solution, Leaseweb Cloud Connect enables customers to seamlessly connect their Leaseweb-hosted infrastructure to their public cloud or hyperscaler environment— and to allow sharing of data and applications between them. In partnership with Megaport, a leading Network as a Service provider, Leaseweb Cloud Connect will initially provide connectivity to AWS, with plans already in place to add other leading hyperscalers throughout the rest of the year.

Leaseweb Cloud Connect is designed for businesses that require the flexibility to move workloads between hyperscalers and Leaseweb’s infrastructure in line with changing demands and budgets. Customers will be able to select different connectivity speeds between 100Mbps and 10Gbps, depending on individual project and budget requirements. The new offering provides an elegant, tailored and cost-effective solution to address the lack of customization that many businesses experience when they decide to scale their infrastructure, services, applications, and data within a public cloud environment.


“Leaseweb Cloud Connect provides businesses with an efficient way to build secure networks that interconnect Cloud infrastructures across Leaseweb and public clouds,” said Nikolaos Kolestsas, Product Manager, Leaseweb Global. “The new offering delivers a hybrid cloud solution that allows businesses to use a public cloud for development, PaaS functions, one-off workloads, and big data platforms, all while leveraging Leaseweb for business-critical applications and associated data or specific production environments. Megaport’s Software Defined Network provides the scalable, secure connectivity to cloud onramps to ensure peak performance. This approach minimizes infrastructure costs and increases the speed at which organizations can bring new products and services to market.”

By using Leaseweb Cloud Connect to create a hybrid cloud environment that leverages Leaseweb’s secure and high-performance global network, coupled with a Megaport Connected solution, businesses can develop and distribute their services while gaining more control over their cloud-based infrastructure. Leaseweb Cloud Connect achieves this by providing a fast and secure connection to public cloud, which ensures dynamic and cost-effective allocation of resources across the hybrid cloud environment.

Part of Leaseweb’s Hybrid Connect Concept, Leaseweb Cloud Connect is a Megaport connected solution that is powered by Megaport’s Software Defined Networking technology and integrated with virtual public cloud interfaces and gateways. The Megaport Connected solution offers the broadest reach of cloud onramps across the globe with more than 170 cloud onramps. The collaboration provides Leaseweb with the opportunity to provide greater options to customers in connecting to public cloud infrastructure to design hybrid solutions that scale and perform.

“We are delighted that Leaseweb has chosen our Network as a Service platform to power its new solution,” said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Megaport. “Leaseweb Cloud Connect reinforces Leaseweb’s position within the hybrid cloud provider space and allows Leaseweb to provide an extended Cloud access service to their SMB and start-up customers. We value the partnership with Leaseweb and are excited to be able to support the company’s continued evolution as hybrid and multi-cloud demand continues to grow throughout Europe.”

Leaseweb Cloud Connect is suited to all organizations but offers particular benefits to start-ups and SMBs in the Adtech, Martech, Gaming, and SaaS sectors that are using public cloud providers but are seeking to scale their business—not their costs.

To learn more about Leaseweb Cloud Connect, please visit: https://www.leaseweb.com/network-services/cloud-connect

About Leaseweb
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Service s supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 20 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 10 Tbps. Leaseweb offers services through its various subsidiaries, which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V. (“Leaseweb Netherlands”), Leaseweb USA, Inc. (“Leaseweb USA”), Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD (“Leaseweb Asia”), Leaseweb CDN B.V. (“Leaseweb CDN”), Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH (“Leaseweb Germany”), Leaseweb Australia Ltd. (“Leaseweb Australia”) and Leaseweb UK Ltd (“Leaseweb UK”).

About Megaport
Megaport is a global leading Network as a Service provider. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects more than 1,700 customers in over 600 enabled data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, Microsoft Azure Express Route Partner, Nutanix Direct Connect Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, Salesforce Express Connect Partner, and SAP PartnerEdge Open Ecosystem Partner.

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SAN JOSE, CA – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, announced an extension of its market-proven ultra-dense storage solutions with new 60-bay and 90-bay solutions. These best-in-class high-capacity storage and expansion systems are optimized for cloud-scale storage implementations as well as HPC storage applications.

This new top-loading architecture delivers the improved flexibility, modularity, and serviceability that customers need. Both 60-bay and 90-bay systems are available in single-node and dual-node configurations, where the drives evenly split between each node. Also, the drives can be in a storage bridge bay (SBB) configuration for high availability, in which both nodes have access to all the drives, and one node backs up the other in case of a failure. With a modular, tool-less design, all key onboard systems – hot-swap server nodes, expanders, fan modules, power supplies, and drives – are fully optimized for easy serviceability by a single technician.


“Anticipating changing market dynamics and high growth in software-defined, cloud-based storage, Supermicro can help data centers to rapidly modernize their equipment to leverage flexible architectures, tool-less design modularity, and simple expansion capabilities,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “Our new high-capacity storage systems continue Supermicro’s focus on resource-saving and deliver industry-leading capacity per watt for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and lower total cost to the environment (TCE).”

Supermicro’s new high-capacity top-loading systems are optimized for enterprise environments, and support scale-up and scale-out architectures. These 4U systems feature 60x or 90x hot-swap 2.5″/3.5″ SAS3/SATA3 bays plus 2x onboard PCI-E M.2 slots and 2x internal slim SATA SSD slots. The single-node system also supports 2x rear hot-swap 2.5″ bays for OS mirroring and optional 4x NVMe U.2 bays for fast caching. At maximum configuration, the system supports 1,440 terabytes of cost-optimized storage. The single- and dual-node systems use 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors in a dual-socket configuration with 16x DIMM slots per server node.

Supermicro Storage Summit

Supermicro is launching this product line in conjunction with the first Supermicro Storage Summit, which will highlight leadership technology and solutions for cloud-based storage. The Supermicro Storage Summit will take place in North America/EMEA on July 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. PDT, and on July 29, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. GMT+8 Asia-Pacific. Please click here for more information and to register.

For more on Supermicro’s top-loading storage solutions, please visit https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/top-loading-storage

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
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. Supermicro, Server Building Block Solutions, BigTwin, SuperBlade, and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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SARASOTA, FL – Atlas Networks, a technology consulting firm part of the AWS Partner Network, has launched a free cloud cost-optimization assessment to help businesses reduce overspending on cloud infrastructure. Through this consultation process, the team provides customized solutions that generate increased IT efficiency and more predictable costs, without sacrificing the reliability of these critical cloud systems. In addition, organizations that complete this free assessment process typically save an average of 30 percent on their cloud infrastructure.

“Today, in the wake of COVID-19, many businesses have reduced staff and are pivoting to remote work. So, reduced overhead and cost savings – especially on technology solutions imperative to business operations – is increasingly important to companies of all sizes,” said Anand Pallegar, founder, Atlas Networks. “Identifying cost-savings and streamlining cloud investments is what our team does best.”


Launched in 2018, Atlas Networks was started with the desire to improve how consulting and cloud services are offered to enterprise organizations. The firm provides end-to-end cloud services, including cloud migration and the optimization of existing cloud infrastructure – all of which have become more relevant due to the current pandemic. In fact, the recent “Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report” found that many enterprises expect to increase cloud usage due to COVID-19 and the optimization of existing cloud infrastructure was ranked the top initiative for the fourth year in a row.

In addition to cloud consulting, Atlas Networks offers managed services and WebOps to help drive and stabilize internal IT teams. With over 85 years of combined expertise, the Atlas Networks team acts as an integrated partner that provides 24/7 technical support and the successful deployment, monitoring and smooth operation of mission-critical web applications.

“When it comes to successful client engagement, we strongly believe in a culture of continual collaboration, communication, and transparency to resolve issues, minimize downtime and deliver an optimized experience,” said Pallegar. “When it comes to critical IT infrastructure, we welcome the opportunity to provide some certainty and support to businesses in these uncertain times.”

To learn more about Atlas Networks’ core capabilities, or to schedule a consultation, visit https://www.atlasnetworks.com/cost-optimization-assessment-form

About Atlas Networks
Atlas Networks is an innovative, cloud consulting firm that helps navigate complex business challenges, find meaningful solutions, and deliver impactful results. With a team of world-class engineers, developers, and strategists, we help companies identify cost-saving approaches to streamline their cloud investments and re-invest in stabilizing and growing their business.

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace Technology, Inc. (“Rackspace Technology”) today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 33,500,000 shares of its common stock. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $21.00 and $24.00 per share. In addition, Rackspace Technology expects to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,025,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Rackspace Technology’s existing stockholders will not sell any shares in the offering. Rackspace Technology has applied for listing its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “RXT.”

Rackspace Technology expects to receive gross proceeds of approximately $703.5 million to $804.0 million from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, or $809.0 million to $924.6 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. Rackspace Technology intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to redeem, retire or repurchase $600 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.625% Senior Notes due 2024 and to pay related premiums, fees and expenses. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.


Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Evercore Group L.L.C. are also serving as book-running managers for the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. are serving as bookrunners for the offering. LionTree Advisors LLC, Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, Drexel Hamilton, LLC and Apollo Global Securities, LLC are serving as co-managers for the offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282 telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone at 1-800-831-9146; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, collect telephone: 1-212-834-4533, or by emailing at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Rackspace Technology
Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multicloud technology services company. We design, build and operate our customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, build new products and adopt innovative technologies.

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