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MANASSAS, VA – Leading cloud service provider Leaseweb USA today announces it has acquired ServInt, a Northern Virginia-based pioneer in web hosting and leading provider of managed hosting services for cloud IT operations. ServInt was founded in 1995 and has since become a renowned brand in the US cloud and hosting industry. The acquisition supports Leaseweb in its ambition to increase its footprint and customer base in the United States, as well as adding deep expertise in the large and growing third-party managed services market. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Leaseweb USA, part of Leaseweb Global, entered the United States market in 2011 and has since grown its presence both organically and through the acquisitions of Shore.net in 2013 and Nobis Technology Group in 2016. Through the addition of ServInt, Leaseweb USA is substantially increasing its footprint in the United States. Current ServInt customers can instantly benefit from the Leaseweb services offering and its global presence through its 19 datacenters across four continents.


In conjunction with its web hosting offerings, ServInt provides end-to-end solutions for public, private and hybrid cloud-based offerings. These include AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud solutions. Also, ServInt offers consultancy and IT extension services. Leaseweb USA has brought all ServInt employees on board. By adding the very skilled team to its staff, Leaseweb USA has expanded its capabilities to create a value proposition for customers looking for managed IT services at a competitive price.

Lex Boost, CEO of Leaseweb USA, says: “We are delighted to welcome the ServInt team to Leaseweb to further strengthen our position in the USA. They hold a phenomenal track record on servicing and retaining their customers and their philosophy that a strong team makes a strong company fits ours seamlessly. With ServInt we added another building block to become a leading cloud services provider in the United States.”

Reed Caldwell, Founder & CEO at ServInt, adds: “Leaseweb and ServInt are very similar in many ways. In the mid-nineties, we both saw the potential of the internet and decided to make a business out of it. Twenty plus years on we can look back on some great achievements. I’m proud that ServInt is now joining the Leaseweb family, giving clients access to the same experts and services they’re used to, whilst having the ability to take advantage of a strong, global operation in Leaseweb.”

About Leaseweb
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 17,500 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Services 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 19 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 5.5 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. and Leaseweb UK Ltd.

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LAS VEGAS and RENO, Nev. – Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, today announced that an international streaming media corporation has signed a 15 MW colocation deal. The streaming corporation plans to use Switch’s North American PRIME data centers as a worldwide distribution hub for its services. The company plans to go live at Switch’s facilities in Nevada in July of this year.

“We are really excited to have another international technology powerhouse join the Switch ecosystem,” said Chris Donnelly, chief connectivity officer for Switch. “We look forward not only to fulfilling this company’s ultra high-density data center needs but also its global connectivity demands through Switch CONNECT®, the world’s only hyperscale telecom auditing and purchasing cooperative.”


The international streaming client will be able to take advantage of Nevada’s data center tax abatements, Switch’s 100% renewable energy, its substantial connectivity gateways, and access to international cable landing stations via the Switch CORE® InterExchange.

In addition to this streaming company, Switch added a new high security government client at its Core Campus in Las Vegas. At The Pyramid Campus in Grand Rapids, MI, Switch added a large electric utility company and a global consumer goods manufacturer, which filled the remaining available cabinets in the second sector of the Switch PYRAMID.

Total contract value of these new sales exceeds $100 million in new incremental revenue.

ABOUT Switch
Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solution ecosystems. The Switch PRIMES located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia are the world’s highest-rated hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets. The Switch PRIMES are located in the most cost-effective area of each North American zone based on power, connectivity, taxes, cost of living and lower risk of natural disasters. Visit switch.com for more information.

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ST. LOUIS – TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced an agreement with Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) to offer Zayo’s CloudLink solutions.

CloudLink provides dedicated, high-performance bandwidth options, enabling secure connectivity directly to the world’s largest public cloud providers and other data centers. Selected TierPoint data centers will offer an on-ramp to Zayo’s extensive fiber network, which includes more than 11.5 million fiber miles globally.


“Responding to our clients’ evolving, multi-dimensional needs, this agreement is a significant step toward expanding the menu of connectivity options for our data centers and cloud pods, as we continue enhancing our market-leading, edge-infrastructure solutions,” said TierPoint Chief Technology Officer Terry Morrison.

Initially, TierPoint will offer CloudLink in 22 data centers in 12 markets, including Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, eastern Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Nashville, New York, Seattle, Spokane, and Tulsa. TierPoint plans to expand the service to additional data centers in the coming months. CloudLink provides dedicated, high-performance bandwidth options, enabling secure connectivity directly to major public cloud providers. Customers can choose traditional, aggregated bandwidth or FlexConnect, Zayo’s usage-based Ethernet.

“We look forward to working with TierPoint to accelerate the value they are delivering to their clients,” said Tyler Coates, Enterprise Segment lead for Zayo. “Dedicated, high-capacity bandwidth is a vital element to hybrid cloud solutions. At Zayo, we are proud to provide a range of options that enable TierPoint clients to get their data to the cloud quickly, safely and consistently.”

About TierPoint
With a unique combination of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, TierPoint (tierpoint.com) specializes in meeting enterprises where they are on their journey to IT transformation. TierPoint has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with 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 over 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services.

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AUSTIN, TX – Bluehost, an Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, today announced The Natural Beauty Workshop as the Grand Prize winner of the Bluehost Spotlight Awards. The awards program was designed to shine a light on the powerful WordPress websites that Bluehost customers have created.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for combining my years of natural skin care and online community experience on The Natural Beauty Workshop,” said Mary Helen Leonard, editor, The Natural Beauty Workshop. “The Bluehost platform enables us to serve both as a venue to share resources and information with our valued friends and customers and also provides a way for our customers to share their thoughts and feedback with us in a friendly, welcoming environment.”


The following were runners-up in the annual awards:

1st runner-up: Gluten Free Follow Me
2nd runner-up: The Newbie Investors
3rd runner-up: Kelli Dease Photography
4th runner-up: Elevate Photography

Honorable mentions were awarded to: A Change of Mind, Swoon Talent, Isaiah Design Co., The Sassy Soap Company, Amy West Travel

Entries were judged on overall creativity and originality; overall look, design, grammar, and professionalism; and the use of WordPress themes, plugins and technology. The Grand Prize winner will receive a sponsored trip to WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville, TN and one year of free Cloud or Shared web hosting with Bluehost.

“Empowering these entrepreneurs to fully harness the web has always been our mission,” said Suhaib Zaheer, general manager, Bluehost. “We are proud to reward these customers who are making a difference and chasing their passions while using our platform.”

For more information on the awards and the winners, please visit: www.bluehost.com/blog.

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to enhance their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, Domain.com and SiteBuilder, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs over 3,500 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Datacenter.com, a global provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data center services that paid more than $500,000 for its domain name while achieving a calculated, highly energy-efficient pPUE of 1.04 at their newly commissioned Amsterdam facility, has been nominated by Datacloud Europe under the ‘Excellence in Data Centre Architecture and Design’ award category. The winner of four nominees for this data center architecture award will be announced at the Datacloud Europe 2018 event to be held in Monaco in June.

Datacenter.com’s AMS1 data center, a facility part of a planned targeted global roll-out of large-scale colocation data centers that welcomed its first customers in November 2017, makes use of a unique Indirect Adiabatic Cooling setup as well as the latest Schneider Electric UPS technology. Datacenter.com has uniquely positioned its highly modular cooling infrastructure directly under the raised floor, with a height of 4.7 meters (!!) underneath an aisle containment solution with hot-aisle setup.

The Datacenter.com Amsterdam facility has been nominated for the ‘Excellence in Data Centre Architecture and Design’ award category together with Kao Data, Altice Portugal and WestfalenWIND IT. One of these four data center companies will be selected as an award winner during the Datacloud Europe 2018 award ceremony in Monaco, 12-14 June 2018 (www.datacloudcongress.com).

Datacenter.com’s Architecture

“The first colocation facility commissioned by Datacenter.com, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, features a truly unique data center architecture,” said Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “Part of our global roll-out of data centers in select markets worldwide, this new facility in Amsterdam is engineered according to an innovative data center design with clear objectives – to reduce operational costs; to minimize our carbon footprint; and to offer highly flexible colocation solutions including power and network infrastructure. The result being a highly efficient, on-demand colocation services model delivered by Datacenter.com; a go-to-market model with high energy-efficiency levels and cloud-like elasticity with month-to-month colocation contracts.”

Datacenter.com uses a delta T (temperature between the data hall and the hot aisle) of 11-21 degrees Celcius, and combines this with an airflow of 2-5m/s. “This is a very low airflow rate,” added Mr. Steman. “In our Amsterdam data center, this results in a maximum absorption of the hot air. Our unique setup has resulted in a minimization of cool air loss while providing short air circulation, therefore significantly reducing the power needed in AMS1 while creating an ultra-low calculated pPUE of 1,04.”

To achieve maximum resilience, reliability and security levels, all critical data center infrastructure is installed outside the data hall in AMS1 so there’s no need to enter the data hall for maintenance. Water supply for the data center cooling solution is also located below the floor, so the data center roof is empty. This will prevent leakage from happening or potentially damaging customer equipment.

Modular Cooling Units, Schneider Electric UPS

Datacenter.com works with highly modular and relatively small cooling units. The cooling areas underneath the raised floor are directly below the corridors with hot-aisle setup. Datacenter.com pushes the hot air down towards the cooling engines, enabling the company to cool high density 54U, 11kW+ cabinets (from Schneider Electric) with a slow airflow without any use of compressors.

“These highly modular, small cooling units provide us with a granular cooling infrastructure designed for the highest operational and energy efficiency levels,” added Mr. Steman. “The design allows Datacenter.com to cool high-density 54U 19” cabinets which are fully loaded with servers without any problems. The flexible cooling technology also provides for quick replacement and expansion options of cooling units when needed. This is significantly saving operational costs for Datacenter.com and our customers.”

Schneider Electric’s newest Galaxy VX solution was selected as the central Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) platform for Datacenter.com AMS1. “We have been the first in the Netherlands to use this innovative UPS platform from Schneider Electric for our data centers,” added Mr. Steman. “It actually plays an important role in our overall efforts to reduce energy consumption. The average efficiency of a UPS is about 94,5%, meaning a waste of 6,5%. To reduce this overhead, we evaluated a variety of UPS solutions available in the market and ultimately decided to select the newest Schneider Electric Galaxy VX solution as the central UPS platform for Datacenter.com AMS1.”

“The Schneider Electric Galaxy VX solution helps to reduce power usage overhead in AMS1 to less than 1% in eco-mode, providing significant energy savings and also efficiency and significantly enhanced reliability in UPS operations,” concluded Mr. Steman. “A calculated pPUE figure of 1.04 as a result is a very low thus highly energy efficient figure being achieved. This will set the Datacenter.com Amsterdam AMS1 facility apart from the rest in Amsterdam and beyond in the European data center market. It will also add to the innovative strength within the data center market on a wider scale, as we’re planning to roll-out best-in-class colocation data centers worldwide.”

About Datacenter.com
Datacenter.com’s investors have committed themselves to invest heavily in state-of-the-art data center infrastructure – to meet the market’s growing need for energy efficient, highly interconnected and modular colocation facilities, in which organizations can flexibly and securely host their critical IT infrastructure while cloud computing needs are addressed. Datacenter.com’s customized, reliable and innovative data center solutions are accompanied with the company’s best-in-class customer support.

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Overland Park, KS – Responding to increasing demand for hybrid IT solutions, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of software-defined and mega-scale data center solutions, today announced it has deployed its CloudRampTM solution with the IBM Cloud Direct Link service.

The hybrid data center solution features prebuilt, preconfigured colocation integrated with IBM Cloud Direct Link. The solution features flexible terms and can be purchased directly through IBM. QTS CloudRampTM leverages QTS’ Service Delivery Platform (SDP) to enable customers to view and manage their hybrid colocation environments in real-time. This software-defined service delivery approach increases visibility while reducing deployment time and puts control into the hands of the customer.


“We are pleased to partner with IBM to further enable the delivery of hybrid colocation solutions to their cloud customers,” said Jon Greaves, Chief Technology Officer – QTS. “QTS’ Service Delivery Platform provides IBM Cloud Direct Link customers the ability to dynamically manage and accelerate the deployment of their diverse hybrid IT infrastructure environments.”

QTS introduced CloudRampTM through its strategic collaboration with AWS in 2017. The initial response from the introduction of CloudRampTM remains strong with customer take-up of smaller cabinet-sized colocation footprints in each of the four initial markets of deployment. CloudRampTM was designed as a turnkey solution for cloud providers to bridge the gap between traditional IT and the cloud, while minimizing the risk of their customers’ journey to the cloud. QTS’ innovative SDP serves as the foundation of CloudRampTM, enabling automated access to cloud solutions through world-class platforms.

QTS is also pleased to be launching its strategic partnership with IBM with an initial customer order. QTS CloudRampTM, through IBM Cloud Direct Link, was selected to minimize risk to the customer’s hybrid IT journey. The customer required a highly secure and cloud-like colocation solution to host its latency-sensitive applications. QTS CloudRampTM allowed the customer to seamlessly integrate its colocation requirements with its existing IBM Cloud workload.

QTS CloudRampTM via IBM Cloud Direct Link is initially available from the QTS’ Irving, TX data center.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. Visit QTS at www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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