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You need a home to live. Similarly, your website too needs a place to live, or to be specific, it needs web hosting. Without it, your website will not work. Choosing the right web hosting solution may seem a little difficult, since there are several choices available like shared hosting, cloud hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Dedicated Server. If you are an established business with decent traffic on your website and have concerns for security, and uptime, then you should go with either VPS or dedicated server. These hosting options vary in terms of performance level, scalability, as well as cost – but how are they exactly different? To get the wisdom in your choice, you need to understand the main differences between VPS and dedicated server so that you can determine which option suits best for your business. Read on. Virtual Private Server and Dedicated Server: Model Explanation Before diving deep into the hosting comparison, let us know a bit about each of them. …
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NEW YORK – Cloud Equity Group today announced it has completed its acquisition of all hosting companies owned by Conseev, a software development firm that has been acquiring and consolidating web hosting companies since 2011. The Conssev hosting companies will continue to be led by its current management team. Financial terms of the private transaction, which was completed on July 14, 2020, were not disclosed.

Founded in 2011, the Conseev hosting companies provide service to subscribers worldwide from 11 distinct hosting brands through an international footprint spanning over 30 countries. The company has grown both organically and by acquisition to become a diversified provider of web hosting services.


“We believe strongly in the long-term growth tailwinds around the hosting sector, and are excited to partner with Juan and his team to continue to build an international conglomerate with real scale advantages and a differentiated value proposition for its customers,” said Sean Frank, a Managing Partner at Cloud Equity Group.

“As an 8-year web hosting veteran, I’m very enthusiastic about what Cloud Equity Group can bring to the table. It’s rare to find a group that provides the benefits of belonging to a larger organization (more resources and larger network) without the usual downsides of strict horizontal integration” said Juan Costa. Chief Operating Officer of the Conseev hosting companies.

The Conseev hosting companies acquired as part of this single transaction include IQNect Hosting, Cloak Hosting, VPSCheap, tmzVPS, EasySEOHost, Idologic Networks, The Prime Host, Service Site Hosting, PureSpeed Hosting, Web Weaver Elite Web Hosting, and TechArk Internet Services.

About Conseev
Conseev was founded with one idea in mind: to streamline the process of creating, launching, and operating SaaS or web-based service businesses. Part incubator, part contract house, and part something else entirely, Conseev brings stability to the always-turbulent phase of starting new businesses.

About Cloud Equity Group
Cloud Equity Group is a strategically positioned investment management firm capitalizing on the rapidly expanding industries of web hosting and cloud-based infrastructure. The company’s primary focus is leveraging investor capital in the acquisition of private lower middle market companies that possess high levels of unlevered free cash flow and/or significant opportunity for exponential growth.

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DENVER, USA and UNITED KINGDOM – Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced it has closed its acquisition of Next Generation Data (NGD) from InfraVia along with the two founders of NGD. Cardiff marks Vantage’s sixth European market following its acquisition of Etix Everywhere and entrance into Berlin, Frankfurt, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich in February 2020.

“The acceleration of digital transformation that continues to be at the forefront of our global economy emphasizes the need for reliable data center capacity that can scale quickly to meet skyrocketing demand,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO, Vantage Data Centers. “Vantage is excited to enter the U.K. market and is committed to growing around the world in locations that are most critical to our hyperscale and cloud customers.”


The acquisition provides Vantage’s customers with access to Europe’s largest data center campus, which is in the Cardiff Capital Region of South Wales. The campus totals 180MW, including an existing 72MW facility and 108MW of expansion capacity. Joining Vantage Europe is the NGD team, including former CEO Justin Jenkins who will serve as chief operating officer of Vantage Europe and president of Vantage U.K.

“Data center growth in Europe is reaching unprecedented levels,” said Jenkins. “The NGD team and I are elated to join Vantage to serve customers not only in the U.K., but across Europe. Together, we will accelerate our shared vision to become the preeminent hyperscale data center provider globally.”

The NGD acquisition was funded with equity commitments from Digital Colony Partners and other investors in Vantage, as well as acquisition debt financing.

“As the world continues fighting this global pandemic and experiences a secular shift in enterprise cloud adoption, the rapid development of data centers is more critical than ever to meet heightened customer demand. Vantage Europe’s acquisition of NGD is a significant example of providing hyperscale capacity to an underserved market,” said Marc Ganzi, CEO of Colony Capital, Inc. and Digital Colony. “We at Digital Colony are committed to supporting our portfolio companies to serve this growing need.”

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. & BOSTON – Green House Data, a leading provider of digital transformation consulting and managed IT services, today announced a strategic alignment with Zerto to accelerate digital transformation initiatives centered around hybrid cloud resilience and multi-cloud application migration.

Zerto is an industry leading software solution that replaces legacy solutions with a single platform to enable disaster recovery, data protection, and workload mobility across hyperscale clouds, hosted services, and on-premise data centers. All of which reduces risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Together, the two organizations help enterprises architect, test, migrate, and protect critical applications and data, even within complex interdependent hybrid environments.

“Zerto is a cornerstone solution for our platform agnostic cloud services,” said Green House Data CIO Cortney Thompson. “This partnership will bring our staff and solutions in close alignment with Zerto’s expertise for stronger service delivery and resilient hosting platforms that efficiently enable modern IT multi-cloud agility for our clients.”

As more IT environments span across on-premise data centers, service provider partners, and hyperscale cloud platforms like Azure and AWS, workload portability and agility have become vital. Meanwhile, enterprise technology faces expectations of 100% continuous availability.

“Often times the migration stages of a digital transformation effort turn into painful sticking points, with complex planning and systems testing required, especially when we deal with client-facing production workloads,” said Green House Data Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation Victor Tingler. “Customers have been extremely satisfied with Zerto and we attribute that to the ease of use when it comes to testing that environment cutover, gaining high confidence in your destination environment in terms of performance and configuration before you hit the button to migrate or failover.”

Green House Data has leveraged the Zerto IT Resilience Platform to facilitate digital transformation in numerous customer engagements including zero-downtime cloud migrations and ongoing business continuity with near real-time recovery time objective (RTO) requirements.

“As one of our most flexible vendor partners, Green House Data has demonstrated the versatility and value of Zerto for true hybrid cloud environments across a wide range of industries,” said Emily Weeks, director of sales, Cloud and Alliances at Zerto. “With longstanding expertise in disaster recovery, their engineering and support teams are highly proficient in the use of Zerto for both resilience and migration. We look forward to continuing our work together to help clients meet the challenges of modern IT service delivery.”

About Green House Data
As a leading managed service provider and consulting firm, Green House Data is focused on helping customers advance their digital transformation goals by modernizing business applications, migrating solutions to the cloud, designing hybrid cloud solutions, and applying agile and DevOps engineering practices to build new, innovative solutions. Our portfolio of services is designed to provide continuous improvement along each step of the IT journey to maximize business value and success. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, Azure Expert MSP, and VMWare Cloud Verified partner offering deep expertise in the Microsoft ecosystem and enterprise IT software and services. Visit us at www.greenhousedata.com to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Zerto
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 8,000 customers, works with more than 1,500 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 450 managed services providers. Learn more at Zerto.com.

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HONG KONG – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today the development of a new, carrier-neutral data centre in a purpose-built facility in Hong Kong – to be named Digital Realty Kin Chuen (HKG11). The move marks another significant expansion of PlatformDIGITAL™ across Asia Pacific, closely following the recent groundbreaking of Digital Realty’s new data centre in Seoul, Korea. The Hong Kong facility will enable customers to rapidly scale digital transformation strategies by deploying critical infrastructure with a leading global data centre provider at the heart of a growing community of interest.

Digital Realty entered Hong Kong in 2012 with the acquisition of Digital TKO (HKG10), located within the Tsueng Kwan O industrial estate and capable of delivering up to 18 megawatts of critical IT capacity. The new facility is strategically located in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong’s rapidly developing new data centre cluster and the primary auxiliary location outside Tseung Kwan O, providing the ability to cater to diverse, multi-site workloads. Upon completion, the new, 21,000 square-metre building will deliver up to 24 megawatts of critical IT capacity.


The new data centre will support the continued development of Hong Kong as a key technology and data hub and drive the adoption of cloud computing services and solutions across the region. The facility is expected to be built out and ready for global and regional customers by mid-2021.

“Our investment in Hong Kong is another important milestone on our global platform roadmap, enabling customers’ digital transformation strategies while demonstrating our commitment to supporting their future growth on PlatformDIGITAL,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. “As we continue to expand in Asia, the launch of our second facility in Hong Kong underscores its importance as a major data hub, providing customers with the coverage, capacity and connectivity requirements to support their digital ambitions.”

The HKG11 facility will be built up to a total of 12 floors, eight of which will be dedicated for customer deployments. The new facility will also offer superior connectivity through close access to various facilities-based operators.

“Hong Kong is a regional leader in cloud readiness and has significant potential for further cloud adoption along with a strong base of customers with an appetite for digital technologies,” added Mark Smith, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. “We are delighted to launch our new facility, which will go a long way towards meeting the rapidly growing demand and bringing value to customers across the region, especially from China.”

Hong Kong is well placed among Asian cities in terms of cloud readiness. The city claimed the top spot in the recent Cloud Readiness Index (CRI)1 based on cloud infrastructure, security, and regulation, according to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). The index found that Hong Kong is already a strong regional performer in fundamental readiness areas such as cloud regulation and infrastructure. An opportunity exists for the city to strengthen areas such as cloud governance and security to spur broader and faster cloud adoption, according to the study.

Digital Realty is one of the world’s largest owners, developers and operators of highly reliable data centre facilities. The new Hong Kong development will strengthen Digital Realty’s presence within the Asia Pacific region, where the company currently operates a network of industry-leading data centres located in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne and recently broke ground on its first facility in Seoul, currently scheduled to open for customers by the end of 2021.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data centre, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit www.digitalrealty.asia, or follow us on Twitter at @digitalapac and visit our industry insights at https://www.digitalrealty.com/insights/blog.

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Charlotte, NC – Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S., today announced it has acquired NorthState, a provider of high-speed bandwidth services in the fast-growing Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The acquisition expands Segra’s fiber network by nearly 3,000 miles and brings Segra’s industry-leading service and an enhanced product offering to NorthState’s customers.

“The Segra team will build on NorthState’s success by focusing on serving the customer first,” stated Tim Biltz, chief executive officer of Segra. “The acquisition furthers the delivery of a robust set of products, an expanded state-of-the-art fiber network, and a superior service experience to all customers throughout our expanded service area.”


During an extraordinary time when communication services and reliable connections are more critical than ever, the scale, reliability and strength of Segra’s fiber network and operations allow it to meet the data, voice and connectivity needs of customers of all sizes.

The close of the transaction also marks the transition of Royster Tucker III from his longtime position as NorthState’s president and CEO. “We’re all grateful to Royster for his leadership,” Biltz continued. “His commitment to his company’s customers, employees and shareholders created a great company.”

“I have the utmost respect for Segra’s leadership and for the exceptional reputation they have earned in our industry,” said Tucker. “As we transition our company, I have complete confidence that our customers will continue to receive outstanding service and the premium technologies they depend on in business and life.”

Under the terms of the acquisition, NorthState shareholders will receive $80.00 in cash for each share of NorthState common stock they hold. Due to completion of the transaction, such shares are no longer trading on the OTC Pink Market.

TD Securities acted as exclusive financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP served as legal advisors to Segra. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and GC Solutions and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP served as legal advisors to NorthState in connection with this transaction.

To learn more about the transaction and what it means for customers, please visit: www.segra.com/northstate.

About Segra
Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network of over 30,000 miles that connects more than 10,000 locations and six data centers throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, and healthcare organizations. In addition, Segra delivers high-speed, fiber-based integrated telecommunications services to residential and business customers in portions of Virginia under the Lumos Networks brand name and in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina under the NorthState brand name. For more information about Segra’s technology and commitment to customer care, visit segra.com.

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