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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands – Greenhouse Datacenters, a European data center developer/operator with two energy efficient colocation facilities in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, in the Rotterdam/The Hague area, has opened a new data room in its flagship data center, Greenhouse DC 2. The expansion means a doubling of the current capacity at this location. At the same time, Greenhouse announces the appointment of Guido Sip as Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, he will lead the commercial organization of Greenhouse and while further developing the company’s ecosystem of colocation partners and customers.

A stone’s throw from Rotterdam and The Hague, amidst the world’s largest flower and plant exporters and the many greenhouses in ‘the Westland’ region in the Netherlands, Greenhouse Datacenters offers colocation services that are ecologically oriented. The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1.2 achieved by Greenhouse is a very energy-efficient value. In addition, its two data centers are periodically audited and certified by independent auditors in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard (environment & sustainability).


With the opening of the newest data room in Greenhouse DC 2, Greenhouse Datacenters is now adding 400 square meters of colocation space to its flagship data center in the Netherlands. This represents an additional capacity of 260 data center racks. It also doubles the technical infrastructure of Greenhouse DC 2 including generators, indirect adiabatic ‘Fresh Air’ cooling and energy efficient UPS systems.

Guido Sip as CCO, Customer Growth

Greenhouse Datacenters has grown rapidly in recent times. Two data rooms are now in use in Greenhouse DC 1. The newest operational room in Greenhouse DC 2 is the fourth data room that has been delivered. The first customers are now moving their IT infrastructures into this new colocation area. To secure further growth opportunities for its colocation customers, strategic plans for the construction of Greenhouse DC 3 – in the immediate vicinity of the current two data centers in the Netherlands – are already underway.

Guido Sip has been hired as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) to manage the current expansion and further shape the commercial organization of Greenhouse. He comes from fiber network provider Relined, where he had been working for 7 years in total. The last 4 years he held the position of Director Sales and Marketing. In this role he was part of the four-person management team of Relined.

“Greenhouse has grown particularly rapidly in the last few years. Without a significant focus on sales though, and mainly based on delivering technical and process-based quality at a competitive price,” says Guido Sip, Greenhouse’s newly recruited CCO. “My goal now is to build a solid sales strategy and enhance market visibility worldwide for the high-quality colocation services that Greenhouse offers from the Netherlands. Success until now is primarily the result of this typical ‘Westland’ mentality, in which a lot of value for money is being offered and the colocation services are actually selling themselves. The next step is to maintain that Westland mentality while professionalizing sales and further shaping the partner and customer ecosystem. My experience as board member at Relined will certainly help. My personal network in the industry is quite large and I bring extensive experience to the table with building partner ecosystems and achieving business expansion.”

In his previous role as a board member of Relined, Sip experienced strong growth of the organization. It included a doubling of the number of clients among which hyperscalers; an expansion of the fiber network from 5.000 to 28.000KM; as well as strong expansion of Relined in Germany.

Satellite Dish Services

With Guido Sip in the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer, Greenhouse Datacenters expects to further raise interest in its ecological colocation services and its focus on security, connectivity, cloud-enablement, compliance, scalability and 24/7 rapid on-site support. Greenhouse’s management team also sees enormous customer potential in the Rotterdam and The Hague region. Especially because of the company’s satellite dish farm onsite and its 10 Gigabit low latency radio links through which companies throughout the area can easily access the Greenhouse data centers – for backup, archiving, disaster recovery, and more.

“I know Guido from his former job role as a board member of Relined. The responsibilities connected to his previous position are illustrative of the next steps we want to take with Greenhouse,” says Lennert Vollebregt, co-founder of Greenhouse Datacenters. “We expect a lot from Guido, also considering what he has achieved at Relined in a relatively short period of time. He is an outgoing personality focused on networking and has a good view on ecosystem thinking and the creation of partner opportunities. The health risks we are now facing worldwide are of course limiting current networking options, but as soon as this has become somewhat normalized, we will be able to further increase our visibility in the market with Guido as our CCO.”

About Greenhouse Datacenters
Founded in 2013, Greenhouse Datacenters is a European data center developer/operator currently offering two colocation data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, in the Rotterdam/The Hague area. The company’s operations are ecologically oriented, with an energy-efficient Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1.2. Its data centers are also 3rd party accredited and certified for sustainability (ISO 14001), as well as for ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS.

Greenhouse’s data centers in the Netherlands, Greenhouse DC 1 and Greenhouse DC 2, are equipped with layered security in accordance with European EN 50600 guidelines while offering on-site support 24/7. The colocation facilities are redundantly connected to the region and the world via more than 10 carriers; cloud on-ramps; ultra-low latency connections to Amsterdam; as well as access to European Internet exchanges. In addition, Greenhouse offers satellite dish services, with satellite feeds as well as 10 Gigabit low latency radio link connections – to provide organizations in the Westland/Rotterdam/The Hague regions with backup, archiving and disaster recovery.

To learn more about Greenhouse Datacenters, visit: https://www.greenhousedatacenters.nl/en.

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Tokyo, Japan and Sunnyvale, CA – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, and networking solutions, today announced a global strategic partnership with Intermedia, a leading provider of cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions. Together, NEC and Intermedia are launching NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes.

For 120 years, NEC has transformed communications and IT for business. With over 80 million business users worldwide, NEC is in the top three globally for installed unified communications seats and ranks No. 1 for global line shipments over the past 3 quarters.


This partnership agreement with Intermedia represents NEC’s rapid global expansion into cloud-based communications and collaboration services.

With over 1,000 employees, 125,000 business customers, and 6,600 active channel partners, Intermedia develops and delivers tightly integrated, extremely reliable, highly secure, award-winning cloud communications software. Sold primarily under private label through a large network of reseller partners and major IT distributors, Intermedia’s solutions drive the communications for businesses of all sizes – from SMB to mid-market to Fortune 1000.

NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE are built on Intermedia’s innovative, proprietary technology and world-class support and will be brought to market through NEC’s robust partner ecosystem. With NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE, NEC is bolstering its global cloud communications offerings to fully support customer organizations in their migration to the cloud.

“The global NEC Group continues to be committed to helping customers solve a wide array of both business and societal issues and challenges, not the least of which is building a sustainable and more efficient society through the digital transformation of business infrastructure. This partnership for the delivery of cloud-based communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions with Intermedia allows NEC and its global network of partners to build toward a brighter future with the utmost care for quality, cost, and customer service,” said Kimihiko Fukuda, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation and President, NEC Platforms, Ltd.

“NEC is committed to helping businesses meet the demands of today’s digital workforce through our Smart Enterprise portfolio, and we recognize that enabling customer migration to the cloud is a key component,” said Paul Kievit, President and Head of NEC Enterprise Solutions EMEA and Americas. “To support this rapid migration on a global scale, NEC aimed to team up with a born-in-the-cloud partner that could provide a best-in-class, fully-integrated suite of UCaaS and CCaaS solutions.”

Ram Menghani, SVP of Product Development for NEC Enterprise Communications Technologies, further stated, “After a comprehensive review of the market, Intermedia was the clear winner. Intermedia’s UCaaS and CCaaS solutions are elegant, intuitive, and deliver a seamless experience that allows for highly reliable and secure anytime, anywhere communications. Combining this with its unique, partner-first philosophy and impeccable support and reliability – including its 99.999% guaranteed uptime service level agreements and being the only business cloud application provider to have been certified by J.D. Power for its superior 24/7 technical support now four years in a row – made Intermedia the perfect fit for NEC.”

“It’s an incredible honor to enter into this relationship with NEC – not only because they are such a trusted leader and well-respected brand in the global unified communications space, but, like Intermedia, they also put partners first,” said Michael Gold, CEO, Intermedia. “Partners serve as the trusted IT advisors to the business community, and I’m proud that we’ve built Intermedia into the leading, partner-first cloud communications software company that it is today. Our formula has been pretty simple – first, deliver highly reliable and secure, easy-to-use and manage, feature-rich cloud applications that allow users to communicate how they want, where they want, and when they want. And then, back those products with the sales, marketing, onboarding, billing, and technical support partners need so they can focus on winning more business and earning greater top-line revenue. With this focus, Intermedia has built an active partner community that is 6,600 strong and growing. By teaming with NEC, we look forward to working together to provide our UCaaS and CCaaS solutions to help drive better communications for a broader global audience.”

Introducing NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE

Today, more than ever, businesses need the ability to communicate and collaborate from anywhere at any time, both internally and externally. Businesses need tools that are easy to deploy, use, and provide users with an integrated experience. NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE are born in the cloud and designed specifically for businesses of all sizes and the channel partners that serve them.

NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT is a cloud-based business communications platform that combines a full-featured cloud-based phone system, chat, video conferencing, and file sync and share, all available to users through desktop, web, and mobile applications. Built on Intermedia’s born-in-the-cloud UCaaS environment, NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT is intuitive, reliable, and easy to deploy, while remaining highly scalable and extremely cost-effective. NEC UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT helps improve the communications and collaboration of businesses while being easy for partners to sell, install, and support.

NEC UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE is a cloud-based contact center designed to fit business needs from the small, single channel to the large and sophisticated omni-channel environment. A dynamic CCaaS solution, it combines robust functionality with carrier-grade reliability and world-class deployment and support services. NEC UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE helps businesses differentiate from the competition where it matters most – the customer experience.

“This is a big move for both NEC and Intermedia. When you combine NEC’s global reach and relationship with their channel, and Intermedia’s world-class UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, you have to take notice,” said Elka Popova, Vice President, Information and Communications Technologies, Frost & Sullivan. “Now, more than ever, this gives NEC a clear path to help their customers with their cloud migration to enable much of what’s needed in today’s business environment, specifically remote work and meetings.”

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency, and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

About Intermedia
Intermedia is a leading Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), business cloud email and productivity applications provider hyper-focused on delivering easy-to-use and secure communication and collaboration solutions to businesses and the partners that serve them. More than 125,000 business customers and 6,600 active partners rely on Intermedia’s tightly integrated suite of cloud applications that are managed through one intuitive point of control and are backed by 99.999% uptime SLAs and J.D. Power-certified 24/7 technical support. Solutions include the all-in-one cloud communications and collaboration platform Intermedia Unite®, Intermedia Contact Center, AnyMeeting® web and video conferencing, file sharing and backup, business email, security, archiving, and more.

Intermedia’s 360° approach to partner success makes it easy for channel partners to sell, set up, manage, and support the cloud while achieving strong margins and creating attractive new revenue streams through both branded, co-branded, and private label programs.

Intermedia is the only business cloud application provider to have been certified by J.D. Power for its superior 24/7 technical support four years in a row – 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace today announced the launch of strategic initiatives to meet the increasing international demand for cloud technology services. According to an IDC forecast[1], by 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of cloud infrastructure needs, with the global COVID-19 outbreak reinforcing the critical importance of business agility and scalability.

Rackspace strategies to address this cloud increase include strengthening its position in the Asia Pacific region with a new office opening in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as an increased investment across the Netherlands and Nordics region.


The Auckland office will complement Rackspace’s current APJ presence with other locations across Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore.

“Rackspace continues to invest in the APJ region, with our mission to be the best technology services company in the world,” said Sandeep Bhargava, Managing Director, APJ. “We have seen significant growth over the last six months with customers embracing our unbiased expertise in their cloud journey.”

As part of Rackspace’s broader global expansion plans, the investments reinforce its commitment to ensuring Fanatical Experience™ across these regions, particularly at a time when organizations are looking to cloud solutions for greater efficiencies and disaster relief recovery. According to a recent survey by 451 Research[2], 51% of enterprises expect to see major disruption to their business within six months.

Rackspace’s New Zealand-based team will be overseen by Ian Kerr, recently appointed as Country Manager, New Zealand. The Netherlands and Nordics office will continue to be managed by Bert Stam, who was recently promoted from Sales and Marketing Director NE to General Manager for the region.

“Now more than ever, customers are looking to get to the cloud faster to take advantage of cost optimization and business continuity benefits,” said Kevin Jones, Rackspace’s CEO. “Rackspace’s investments and hiring plans around the globe speak to our commitment to meet and exceed growing customer needs.”

Rackspace will recruit within the Netherlands and Nordics in 2020 and continue to provide consultancy expertise, aiming to double the size of the business in the next three years. With over 125,000 established customers globally, Rackspace can now offer additional support to its existing customer network, and also foster and strengthen new channel relationships.

“The growth in our local Professional Services team has allowed us to successfully support customers in region with on the ground experts,” said Martin Blackburn, Managing Director, EMEA. “Cloud technology is experiencing continuous growth across a number of industries in the Netherlands and Nordics and we’re committed to providing best in class support for customers in the region.”

Rackspace also received recognition this year as a Great Place to Work in its United Kingdom and Netherlands offices. This expansion follows the recent additional leadership and investments in the Middle East to enhance its regional support of hundreds of customers, market growth and maturity of cloud technology.

About Rackspace
Rackspace is a global technology services company dedicated to accelerating the value of the cloud during every phase of customers’ digital transformation. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for the last four consecutive years, we are uniquely positioned to manage applications, data, security and multiple clouds worldwide. Passionate about customer success by delivering Fanatical Experience™, we provide unbiased expertise with proven results across all the leading technologies. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace has 40 global data centers and over 125,000 clients across 100 countries.

[1] IDC Press Release, IDC Expects 2021 to Be the Year of Multi-Cloud as Global COVID-19 Pandemic Reaffirms Critical Need for Business Agility, March 2020
[2] 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, Press Release, Businesses Bracing for Major Disruptions from COVID-19 according to 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, March 2020

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