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ST. LOUIS – Connectria, a global cloud service provider and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced that it has successfully completed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program Audit for the third year in a row. AWS Managed Service Partners (MSPs) consist of a select group of highly skilled managed service providers who have successfully completed a rigorous third-party validation audit according to AWS’ exacting standards.

Conducted annually, this stringent audit requires MSPs to demonstrate extensive expertise in cloud infrastructure and application migration, as well as the ability to deliver value by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment.


“Once again Connectria is proud to be recognized among the elite audited group of AWS next-generation Managed Service Partners,” said Rich Waidmann, President and CEO of Connectria.

“Among the thousands of AWS partners around the globe, only a relatively few are able to achieve this level. That fact that this is the third year in a row that Connectria has earned AWS MSP status is a testament to the maturity of our AWS Managed Services expertise and business. It is also a reaffirmation of our TRIA for AWS offer, which has helped many organizations get the most out of AWS by addressing its top three challenges; performance, security/compliance and cost optimization.”

Connectria will be exhibiting at AWS re:Invent 2017, from November 28 – 30 at the Sands Expo Hall in Las Vegas. Please visit us at Booth #539 and ask about TRIA for AWS.

About Connectria
Since 1996, Connectria (connectria.com) has provided award-winning cloud hosting, remote monitoring and cloud security for more than 1,000 customers in more than 35 countries worldwide. At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we’ve established a unique culture where every employee goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the technology needs of large and small organizations alike.

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OVERLAND PARK, KS – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center and hybrid IT solutions, today announced it will provide direct connected colocation to AWS customers. The partnership is in direct response to increased demand for hybrid IT solutions.

QTS CloudRamp is the industry’s first turnkey, colocation solution for AWS customers. The solution is prebuilt, preconfigured and integrated with AWS cloud services. QTS CloudRamp was designed for customers needing short-term, AWS-connected colocation for cloud migration, or for longer-term hybrid IT workloads. It features flexible terms, including monthly options, automated onboarding, and is available for purchase online on AWS Marketplace.


“A growing number of our customers require colocation as part of their migration to the cloud,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “QTS is a strategic colocation provider and provides customers industry leading customer support and as a Managed Service Partner has the ability to seamlessly integrate their solution with AWS.”

For enterprises with requirements extending beyond CloudRamp, QTS and AWS will provide tailored, hybrid IT solutions built upon QTS’ highly secure and reliable colocation infrastructure optimized for AWS.

“The AWS and QTS collaboration delivers a solution that allows us to more effectively manage our entire tech stack while giving us the flexibility to execute deployments worldwide,” said Mohit Saxena, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, InMobi. “This new collaboration helps companies, such as InMobi, minimize risk in their hybrid IT and cloud journey.”

“By aligning with AWS, we are able to offer an innovative approach to colocation, bridging the gap between traditional solutions and the cloud,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales, Product & Marketing, QTS. “We are honored to collaborate with AWS and we are committed to working with them to serve the needs of their customers.”

QTS CloudRamp is now available via AWS Direct Connect from QTS data centers in Chicago, IL, Piscataway, NJ, Richmond, VA, and Santa Clara, CA. Tailored hybrid IT solutions for AWS customers are available across QTS’ 21 U.S. data center locations.

QTS continues to collaborate with AWS to develop a range of solutions leveraging AWS Direct Connect, QTS Managed AWS, QTS CloudRamp, and tailored colocation solutions.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading data center and managed cloud provider, offering a comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions built on the industry’s first Software-Defined Data Center Platform. QTS is a trusted partner to more than 1,100 customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. QTS owns, operates or manages more than six million square feet of data center space. QTS provides cutting-edge technology; flexible, scalable infrastructure; and an industry-lead customer experience.

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PALO ALTO, CA – Jelastic, the advanced PaaS that simplifies complex cloud deployments and in use by more than 55 hosting providers worldwide, today announced an enhanced module for WHMCS billing integration.

“With every update, we keep making the platform functionality more reachable for the service providers – from newbies at the market to the established companies – who target SMBs and aim to offer their users a product of high quality,” comments Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO and co-founder.


The extension is now available in the WHMCS and ModulesGarden Marketplaces for free download. It allows service providers easily get Jelastic PaaS with full integration to WHMCS billing system. The already existing customers of WHMCS can initiate the installation right from the WHMCS admin panel. For newcomers this package is available for ordering at the marketplace.

With Jelastic, hosting service providers have an opportunity to grow their business by offering their users a new product that will meet their DevOps needs: managed PaaS with support of Java, PHP, Node.JS, Ruby, Python and .NET and Docker-based applications; automatic creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of microservices or monoliths; rich interface for managing cloud deployments, in addition to CLI and SSH access; auto-scalable Elastic VPS; installation of 100+ applications in one click; and many other solutions.

“Hosting providers with WHMCS accounts now can easily extend their offerings with Jelastic PaaS functionality in order to grow their businesses. Deeper integration simplifies entry point and makes the billing process smooth for both sides – service providers and end customer,” said Matt Pugh, CEO of WHMCS

In conjunction with the updated module release, Jelastic is offering a limited-time 20% discount during the first year for the preconfigured package of:

  • Jelastic PaaS license with 24/7 support
  • Physical servers located in the USA, Europe or APAC
  • Built-in integration with WHMCS billing system
  • No installation fee

The discount can be even larger with pre-payment of a 6- or 12-month package. This offer is available until the 31th of December. Follow this link to check available package configurations: https://store.jelastic.com/cart.php and use the code JELASTICPROMO1 while ordering to get the solution upon the favorable terms.

“Jelastic PaaS For WHMCS is a must-have solution for all web hosting providers who aim heights and are determined to find the unique X-Factor for their business. With its help, offering a perfect combination of seamless billing and remote management of cloud environment, all based on a truly innovative model, is now within reach. ModulesGarden is proud to be actively involved in the module’s continuous evolution and delighted to contribute to its success,” says Piotr Dolega, ModulesGarden CMO.

About Jelastic
Jelastic is a robust solution for the cloud market – hosting providers, enterprises and developers – combining the benefits of PaaS and CaaS in a single turnkey package. Its rich interface simplifies complex cloud deployments by automating the creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of microservices or monolithic applications. Jelastic has a unique pay-for usage-only pricing model and is available as public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud in more than 55 data centers worldwide. The platform provides support of Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python, .NET environments and custom Docker containers. More info is at https://jelastic.com

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“Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecasted to reach $266 billion in 2021” – IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. IT leaders across major organizations deal with the mounting pressure of doing more with less – react more quickly to the business needs, and look for agile and scalable technologies for accommodating their growing business. Here, cloud proves to be the right technology for them in terms of cost efficiency, scalability, agility and security. It has therefore, become the main ingredient of an effective IT strategy. However, most of the organizations face the issue of managing cloud due to lack of various requisite skills. Here, managed service providers come as a great help as they have the ability to deliver cost-effective, secure and highly reliable hosting and cloud solutions with complete support and management. Thus, the growth of cloud has also triggered the growth of managed services industry. One such…
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LONDON, UK – Netwise Hosting officially made the switch to true 100% renewable energy at its fast-filling London Central data centre. This places the organisation right at the head of the field in terms of its commitment to a sustainable future, as one of the first data centre operators to push entirely renewable energy in the UK.

Netwise will join ranks with the likes of Google, who are themselves committed to making the switch across their entire global estate by the end of the year.


This comes as welcome news to everyone in the industry, as current estimates predict global data centre power usage to top 500 terawatts by 2020. That’s over 3% of the world’s energy consumption, an unignorable figure that places data centres at the epicentre of responsibility for spearheading and supporting genuine renewable energy schemes.

Netwise Hosting, now two years on from launching its London Central facility, turned to specialist provider Ecotricity for the delivery of this ground-breaking change, as leaders in the supply of truly green energy.

Crucially, rather than relying on ambiguous carbon credits and misleading offset schemes, Ecotricity generate this energy themselves using the wind, the sun, and soon the sea. This is directly in keeping with Netwise Hosting’s own ethos of owning and controlling as much of the service chain as possible.

Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise Hosting, gave comment on the recent change.

“This is a big step for us in setting the standard for the future of data centre operations, particularly in a major capital city like London. We are incredibly proud to be delivering our customers with what may well be the greenest data centre service set in London, if not the UK.”

This bold new move works together with the industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness rating already achieved at Netwise Hosting’s London Central data centre, which is one of the lowest in Europe. It is through the intelligent deployment of evaporative and free cooling technologies that allows the facility to reach its impressive PUE of just 1.12 [lower is better, with the average at 1.60].

Netwise Hosting work with a wide range of clients who now consider ‘going green’ to be a major priority for their service delivery. None of these are more prevalent than Krystal, who are one of the UK’s largest cloud hosting companies, and who actively push responsible service provision. Earnestly evolving energy procurement in line with these pressures has become a primary driving force behind Netwise making the jump to a renewable supply at its private facilities, both now and in the future.

Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise Hosting, also gave comment.

“We now work with several large service providers who are feeling added weight every day in reducing their carbon impact, as computational demands continue to increase. We’ve listened to this demand, and helped our early adopters in delivering this to their end clients.”

Netwise plan to run a range of events and engagement activities to increase awareness around the importance of delivering services to end clients using energy sourced responsibly. The first of these occurred this month, with a soft launch of the company’s new ‘green wall’, now in place at its London Central facility.

About Netwise Hosting
Netwise Hosting provide enterprise-grade hosted environments to a wide and varied customer-base, working closely with clients all around the world. By designing and building its own private data centres, and offering unparalleled flexibility in its colocation services as a result, Netwise Hosting brings to life a wholly unified approach to hosting. A young, energetic team sit at the helm, allowing Netwise to grow progressively and organically into the inimitable company it is today. The bespoke, almost boutique nature of the Netwise Hosting facilities, coupled with the unique dynamism of company operations, allows for the supply of truly individualised solutions which meet the exacting requirements of any business. http://www.netwisehosting.co.uk

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BOSTON, MA – Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire two Credit Suisse data centers in London and Singapore, which would expand its data center business internationally. As part of the $100 million transaction, Credit Suisse will enter into a long-term lease with Iron Mountain to maintain their existing data center operations.

The transaction comes soon after closing the FORTRUST data center acquisition on September 1, 2017 and marks Iron Mountain’s first step toward international data center expansion. It expands Iron Mountain’s portfolio, which provides data center services to organizations across all industries that require highly secure, reliable, and compliant data storage and related capabilities. The two Credit Suisse data centers would add a total of 273,000 square feet, and over 14 megawatts (MW) of capacity (including future expansion) to Iron Mountain’s growing portfolio – of which 4.2MW is leased to Credit Suisse – and give the company presence in two of the fastest-growing global markets, London and Singapore, in terms of absorption.


The London data center is 120,000 total square feet and located in the Slough Trading Estate, while the Singapore data center is 153,000 total square feet located in Serangoon. Both facilities provide access to large power networks and an ability to serve numerous enterprises in the respective data center markets. Designed to meet the security requirements of a highly regulated financial services firm, the data centers comply with Iron Mountain’s standards for security and compliance. Additionally, after accounting for the 4.2MW leased to Credit Suisse, Iron Mountain will have additional expansion capacity of approximately 10MW in these two attractive data center markets.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, with completion anticipated in the first quarter of 2018. The company intends to fund the purchase with proceeds from share issuance under its ATM program, filed earlier today. Data center acquisitions, such as this transaction, were not part of the company’s previously disclosed 2020 growth plan, but the company’s strategy of growing its data center business does include expanding through acquisitions as well as organic growth. The company projects a double-digit stabilized yield following build-out and lease-up of the expansion capacity.

“With these acquisitions – our first outside of the US and the agreement coming just weeks after the acquisition of the FORTRUST data center – we are continuing to expand our global data center capabilities to better serve our customers seeking the high levels of security, customer service and compliance that Iron Mountain delivers,” said Iron Mountain President and CEO William L. Meaney. “The demand for, and growth in, our data center offerings has been consistent and strong, drawing customers in highly regulated industries. The combination of our capabilities and the recent completion of the first phase of our Northern Virginia campus would strengthen the foundation of our fast-growing data center business, and are consistent with Iron Mountain’s strategic focus on leveraging our core strengths to develop and accelerate the growth of new business opportunities.”

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 52 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, cloud services, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more

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