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PALO ALTO, CA – Jelastic, Multi-Cloud PaaS provider, announced today a partnership with Reclaim Hosting LLC, a web hosting company focused on academic spaces. The launch of Reclaim Cloud opens a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering to a vast community of educators, universities and other institutions.

“The availability of advanced technologies for educators and students is key to fast innovation. Jelastic is a perfect platform for creating leading-edge projects, arranging productive teamwork and modernizing solutions for various spheres of our lives. Now in cooperation with Reclaim Hosting, the state-of-the-art PaaS becomes easily available for international education institutions,” said Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO.


“For more than seven years Reclaim Hosting has wanted to provide its users access to a wide range of technologies beyond the traditional LAMP-based cPanel stack. With the demand of next generation applications that run across a wide-range of technology stacks and customized containers, it has become a crucial move for both our community and the future of our company to expand its offerings with Jelastic PaaS,” said Jim Groom, co-founder of Reclaim Hosting.

Reclaim Cloud accelerates development and simplifies application lifecycle management by automating deployment, scaling, clustering, continuous integration and delivery. The launched PaaS is open for all types of projects supporting both traditional (so called legacy) applications and cloud-native microservices. Team collaboration tools, access control and built-in monitoring within a user-friendly developers panel help to ease the management across different projects.

Reclaim Cloud is a container-based server infrastructure that supports a wide-variety of technologies (PHP, Java, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, Docker, and more) that not only provide more options, but also increase security and better performance with the ability to scale resources seamlessly. With datacenters in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Reclaim Cloud positions itself at the forefront of the next generation learning environments.

Give a try to Reclaim Cloud powered by Jelastic PaaS or explore more details in the community.

About Jelastic
Jelastic is a Multi-Cloud Platform-as-a-Service that helps customers to focus on their business growth instead of spending resources and team efforts on IT infrastructure configuration and management. The cloud platform is designed for ISVs, digital agencies, e-commerce service providers needing to speed up and simplify applications deployment, reduce infrastructure cost, improve uptime and enhance security of running services. Jelastic automates creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of traditional and cloud-native applications. This PaaS is available as a public, private and hybrid cloud in more than 70 data centers worldwide. Being a multi-cloud platform, it also offers interoperability across AWS, Azure, GCP and other mega clouds. More info at https://jelastic.com

About Reclaim Hosting
Reclaim Hosting LLC provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Founded in 2013, their goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen. More info at https://reclaimhosting.com/

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MILILANI, Hawaii – This week, Servpac Inc. announced the official opening of their MTP Data Center and has begun scheduling tours for interested parties. The state-of-the-art facility opens to meet growing demand for a reliable local data solution in a time plagued by uncertainty and enhanced risk exposure for Hawaii businesses.

The short and long term impacts of COVID-19 continue to stay top of mind for Hawaii’s executives and business owners, causing decision makers to not only look for cost saving solutions, but also strategic initiatives to ensure business resiliency.


While some areas of business look to downsize, technology is one key area where leaders are looking to scale up in order to facilitate more remote access, data security, team collaboration and business continuity. As the only Tier 4 data center in Hawaii, MTP offers customers the most advanced power and cooling technology to safeguard their data from system outages and loss of mission critical information. With access to Hawaii’s largest carriers including Servpac’s own dedicated fiber network, customers are able to access their data safely and efficiently.

The completion of MTP also enables local businesses to save on cost up to 50% by reducing the risk of operational downtime and unpredictable hardware maintenance that could surge above $500k annually. In addition, businesses can experience significant savings by outsourcing their infrastructure maintenance, energy consumption, leased space and security.

“In the last 20 years, there have been no major investments for data centers in Hawaii,” says Richard Zheng, President and Founder of Servpac. He goes on to say, “Now more than ever, businesses need a reliable, local digital infrastructure to build their capacity and address their data needs. We’ve listened by expanding Hawaii’s digital landscape with a best in class data center for customers in their own backyard.”

The 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Mililani Tech Park is built 10 miles inland and 850 feet above sea level. The data center’s Central Oahu location makes it the most naturally secure environment for continued operations, especially during the Pacific hurricane season. MTP also features Disaster Recovery office space, including 100 hot desks and 20 private suites.

To schedule a tour, visit: servpac.com/mtptour

About Servpac
Servpac, Hawaii’s Cloud Solution, delivers next-generation cloud computing, data colocation, managed services, dedicated fiber internet and VoIP telephone solutions for Hawaii businesses. For more information, please visit servpac.com.

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DALLAS, TX – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announces today that it has reached the 100 percent renewable energy mark at one of its Minneapolis, MN, data centers, MSP2. The milestone was reached by entering into an agreement with utility provider Dakota Electric Association to purchase 100% renewable energy to meet all of MSP2’s 6MW of critical IT load for the next five years. The renewable power is being provided through Dakota Electric’s Wellspring program, which will procure the power from clean wind sources provided by Great River Energy.

DataBank had already begun preparing to offset a majority of MSP2’s power requirements when it was approached by its largest customer in the data center, a F1000 enterprise software company. As part of its own CSR initiative, the customer had the goal of reducing its environmental impact across the company, and asked DataBank if it was possible to use renewable sources for all its power consumption in MSP2. DataBank then made the decision to purchase enough green power from Dakota Electric to cover 100% of MSP2’s needs. Now that customer, and all other MSP2 customers, will be powered by 100% renewable wind energy.


For DataBank, this represents the third such milestone – as both of its IND1 and IND2 data centers in Indianapolis are powered by 100% renewable energy sources – and fits into DataBank’s larger commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and reducing environmental impact across its facilities.

Last year, U.S. based data centers used more than 90 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, representing up to three percent of all U.S. electricity consumed, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The collaboration between DataBank and Dakota Electric reduces the carbon footprint of a significant data center in the Minneapolis market.

“Green energy and sustainability are critical aspects of DataBank’s Data Center Evolved™ strategy,” states Kevin Ooley, DataBank’s President and CFO. “This milestone reached at our Minneapolis data center is a major step toward enhanced energy efficiency across DataBank’s portfolio and a further example of how we enhance the data center experience for our customers.”

“Data centers need tremendous amounts of reliable and cost-effective electricity to power their servers, storage equipment, back-ups and power cooling infrastructure,” said Greg Miller, Dakota Electric’s president and CEO. “We’re excited to have DataBank in our Wellspring program and look forward to providing them with 100% renewable energy to meet their green initiative goals.”

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection 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. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.

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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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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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AUSTIN, TX – The Ironic community published a white paper that highlights the scope, growth and maturity of the bare metal provisioning software. The white paper was developed by more than 26 contributors over 12 months and details all aspects of bare metal provisioning and lifecycle management via the OpenStack project. It provides information on performance, security, compliance and stack independence, as well as non-virtualizable resources associated with bare metal.

The white paper is a deep dive into the tools, clients and automation that demonstrate how the mature Ironic software delivers stable, production-proven bare metal compute instances, a popular option for deployment of container-based workloads because bare metal avoids the overhead and performance penalties common with full-featured hypervisors such as KVM.


“Building the Future on Bare Metal: How Ironic Delivers Abstraction and Automation using Open Source Infrastructure” here: https://www.openstack.org/bare-metal/how-ironic-delivers-abstraction-and-automation-using-open-source-infrastructure

Ironic Case Studies Highlighted
The white paper includes case studies from users including StackHPC, SuperCloud, Red Hat, VEXXHOST and more. Use cases highlighted in these stories include:

  • Use of Ironic to make resource usage more efficient: In one user’s production environment, bare metal provisioning based on Ironic has been in production for two years on more than 5,000 nodes. Because the creation of Kubernetes clusters adds an additional layer of abstraction, they use Ironic to create such clusters directly with physical machines, or even in a hybrid mode where only the master nodes are virtual machines and the minions are physical machines. One example for an application which makes use of this approach is the IT department’s batch processing service. The combination of virtual and physical machine provisioning via Nova and Ironic here allows for maximizing the efficient use of the allocated resources.
    Implementation of Ironic for software RAID support: Stack HPC uses Ironic along with ION Geophysical migrating on-premise HPC infrastructure into an OpenStack private cloud for seismic analysis.
  • InfiniBand Software Defined Networking: Supercloud addresses internal challenges by building bare metal service with Ironic and InfiniBand. This allows the system to provision cloud instances directly on the hardware with no need of virtualization, achieving the level of performance previously only seen on classic HPC systems.
  • Use of Ironic to provide aid to installer tools: Red Hat uses the software to provision the bare metal hardware needed for clusters being deployed and also provides an API and mechanisms to support a variety of use cases from within a running cloud.

Julia Kreger, Ironic Project Team Lead, recalled an anecdote about hearing first-hand about the value of the Ironic software: “At a conference a few years ago, I sat down to dinner next to someone I did not know. He started to tell me of his job and his long hours in the data center. He asked me what I did, and I told him I worked as a software engineer in open source. And he started talking about some tooling he recently found that took tasks that would normally take nearly two weeks for racks of servers, to just a few hours. He simply glowed with happiness because his quality of life and work happiness had exploded since finding this Bare Metal as a Service tooling called Ironic. As a contributor, this is why we contribute. To make those lives better.”

The paper explores how the Open Infrastructure community has addressed the bare metal provisioning problem with entirely free open source software. It discusses the issues operators face in discovering and provisioning servers, how the OpenStack community has solved these issues with Ironic and the future of open infrastructure and hardware management, emphasizing the necessity of open source and the value of contributors continuing to build on top of strong foundations. For operators interested in deploying Ironic, they select a partner from the dozens of vendors in the Ironic Bare Metal Program.

About the OpenStack® Foundation and Ironic
Ironic is an open source project that fully manages bare metal infrastructure and is part of OpenStack. The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) supports the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally, across a community of over 100,000 individuals in 187 countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice, including datacenter cloud, edge computing, NFV, CI/CD and container infrastructure.

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