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MIAMI, FL – Cyxtera, a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services, announced today the launch of its revised Reseller Partner Program offering partners industry-leading incentives and flexibility with scalable access to multiple levels of benefits and support. The updated program with enhanced value for partners underscores Cyxtera’s commitment to leveraging its channel program as a core pillar of its go-to-market strategy.
The Cyxtera Reseller Partner Program offers partners the opportunity to earn competitive reseller pricing that leads to higher margins and annual rebates based on partner tier level, as well as generate a profitable new revenue stream by integrating Cyxtera colocation, Enterprise Bare Metal and interconnection solutions into their core offerings. The program also enables partners to help their customers shorten their time to market, reduce their operating expenses, and connect to Cyxtera’s expansive ecosystem of networks and cloud on-ramp providers.
“The structure of our updated Reseller Partner Program was designed at every level to provide our partners every resource they need to succeed, as well as a robust set of benefits that can help drive strong results for their businesses and Cyxtera,” said David Keasey, Executive Vice President of Sales for Cyxtera. “As we look at the future of our business, Cyxtera’s Channel Partner Program is an essential part of our continued global growth.”
The Cyxtera Reseller Program is structured around three different tiers – Platinum, Gold, Silver – with unique requirements and benefits. Partners are rewarded based on the level of investment made to drive opportunities for Cyxtera and delivering mutual revenue growth. To accelerate success, all Reseller Partners have access to deal registration, training, and marketing resources through the Cyxtera Partner Portal.
“The added investment Cyxtera is making into its channel programs is a testament to its commitment to its partners’ success,” said David Carlson, Vice President Managed Services & Product Management, Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. “In today’s competitive landscape, companies need IT solutions that help them accelerate their time to market and stay competitive. By leveraging Cyxtera’s CXD platform to power Sirius’ Managed Hyperconverged Infrastructure solution, we are able to help our clients cut costs, achieve greater efficiencies, and securely realize their cloud initiatives.”
The Cyxtera Reseller Partner Program, which is focused on Value-Added Resellers (VAR’s) Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Network Service Providers (NSPs), and System Integrators (SIs), is an integral part of the Cyxtera Partner Network, which offers multiple routes to market for partners. The Partner Network also includes the Alliance Partner Program, the Master Agent Referral Partner Program, the Broker Referral Partner Program, and the recently announced new Influencer Referral Partner Program.
“With the launch of our new Reseller Partner Program, Cyxtera is doubling down on our strategic focus to engage and collaborate with the wide range of partners that are part of our global ecosystem,” said Nicholas Voth, Cyxtera’s Vice President of Global Channel Strategy and Sales. “Working closely with our partners to deliver the tools necessary for success will drive increased opportunities and growth for Cyxtera and our program participants.”
“Cyxtera’s revised Reseller Partner Program offers even more incentives and flexibility than before,” said Jeff Brown, President/GM of Promark, a premier, U.S.-focused value added distributor (VAD) and wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM). “The industry-leading program, along with Cyxtera’s innovative on demand solutions is key combination that will enable us to take our joint partnership to the next level.”
To learn more about Cyxtera’s Reseller Partner Program visit https://www.cyxtera.com/about-us/partners.
Cyxtera is a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services. The company operates a footprint of 62 data centers in 29 markets around the world, providing services to more than 2,000 leading enterprises and U.S. federal government agencies. Cyxtera brings proven operational excellence, global scale, flexibility and customer-focused innovation together to provide a comprehensive portfolio of data center and interconnection services. For more information please visit www.cyxtera.com.
AMSTERDAM – Leaseweb Global, a leading hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of Leaseweb Cloud Connect. A hybrid cloud solution, Leaseweb Cloud Connect enables customers to seamlessly connect their Leaseweb-hosted infrastructure to their public cloud or hyperscaler environment— and to allow sharing of data and applications between them. In partnership with Megaport, a leading Network as a Service provider, Leaseweb Cloud Connect will initially provide connectivity to AWS, with plans already in place to add other leading hyperscalers throughout the rest of the year.
Leaseweb Cloud Connect is designed for businesses that require the flexibility to move workloads between hyperscalers and Leaseweb’s infrastructure in line with changing demands and budgets. Customers will be able to select different connectivity speeds between 100Mbps and 10Gbps, depending on individual project and budget requirements. The new offering provides an elegant, tailored and cost-effective solution to address the lack of customization that many businesses experience when they decide to scale their infrastructure, services, applications, and data within a public cloud environment.
“Leaseweb Cloud Connect provides businesses with an efficient way to build secure networks that interconnect Cloud infrastructures across Leaseweb and public clouds,” said Nikolaos Kolestsas, Product Manager, Leaseweb Global. “The new offering delivers a hybrid cloud solution that allows businesses to use a public cloud for development, PaaS functions, one-off workloads, and big data platforms, all while leveraging Leaseweb for business-critical applications and associated data or specific production environments. Megaport’s Software Defined Network provides the scalable, secure connectivity to cloud onramps to ensure peak performance. This approach minimizes infrastructure costs and increases the speed at which organizations can bring new products and services to market.”
By using Leaseweb Cloud Connect to create a hybrid cloud environment that leverages Leaseweb’s secure and high-performance global network, coupled with a Megaport Connected solution, businesses can develop and distribute their services while gaining more control over their cloud-based infrastructure. Leaseweb Cloud Connect achieves this by providing a fast and secure connection to public cloud, which ensures dynamic and cost-effective allocation of resources across the hybrid cloud environment.
Part of Leaseweb’s Hybrid Connect Concept, Leaseweb Cloud Connect is a Megaport connected solution that is powered by Megaport’s Software Defined Networking technology and integrated with virtual public cloud interfaces and gateways. The Megaport Connected solution offers the broadest reach of cloud onramps across the globe with more than 170 cloud onramps. The collaboration provides Leaseweb with the opportunity to provide greater options to customers in connecting to public cloud infrastructure to design hybrid solutions that scale and perform.
“We are delighted that Leaseweb has chosen our Network as a Service platform to power its new solution,” said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Megaport. “Leaseweb Cloud Connect reinforces Leaseweb’s position within the hybrid cloud provider space and allows Leaseweb to provide an extended Cloud access service to their SMB and start-up customers. We value the partnership with Leaseweb and are excited to be able to support the company’s continued evolution as hybrid and multi-cloud demand continues to grow throughout Europe.”
Leaseweb Cloud Connect is suited to all organizations but offers particular benefits to start-ups and SMBs in the Adtech, Martech, Gaming, and SaaS sectors that are using public cloud providers but are seeking to scale their business—not their costs.
To learn more about Leaseweb Cloud Connect, please visit: https://www.leaseweb.com/network-services/cloud-connect
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Service s 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 20 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 10 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. (“Leaseweb Australia”) and Leaseweb UK Ltd (“Leaseweb UK”).
Megaport is a global leading Network as a Service provider. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects more than 1,700 customers in over 600 enabled data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, Microsoft Azure Express Route Partner, Nutanix Direct Connect Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, Salesforce Express Connect Partner, and SAP PartnerEdge Open Ecosystem Partner.
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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.”
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.
Naaldwijk, The Netherlands – Greenhouse Datacenters, a colocation data center developer/operator from the Rotterdam/The Hague region in the Netherlands, has expanded its collaboration with DCspine by announcing that DCspine’s network Point-of-Presence (PoP) is now also available in Greenhouse Datacenters flagship facility. The network PoP enables colocation customers in Greenhouse DC 2 to make on-demand connections with more than 70 data centers in the Netherlands and Belgium, 30 of which are in the Amsterdam region.
DCspine is a software-defined data center interconnection platform developed by Eurofiber Group, a provider of telecommunications and network infrastructure services in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. This software-defined data center interconnection platform was launched in October 2017. It’s an innovation in which Eurofiber Group has invested millions of euros. Via the network platform users have the flexibility to purchase connectivity for a day, for example, or to scale network capacity up and down instantly if necessary.
The availability of the new network PoP in Greenhouse’s flagship data center, Greenhouse DC 2, means an extension of the existing collaboration between DCspine and Greenhouse. Shortly after the establishment of DCspine in 2017, a network PoP was already installed in another of Greenhouse’s data centers, in Greenhouse DC 1.
“Since its foundation in 2017, DCspine has proven itself as a stable and ambitious network partner in the Dutch market, with expansion into Belgium since the end of 2019,” says Guido Sip, Chief Commercial Officer of Greenhouse Datacenters. “There is a lot of interest from colocation customers for the on-demand data center interconnection possibilities offered by DCspine. This enables customers to realize scalable connectivity with data centers throughout the Netherlands and internationally in an easily accessible manner. The network PoP in Greenhouse DC 2 is an excellent addition to our connectivity portfolio. It offers customers a great deal of flexibility and also extensive possibilities for creating redundancy.”
Data Centers in the Netherlands
“A strong networked system is important for colocation data centers, especially when it comes to enterprise customers and cloud service providers seeking maximum redundancy and flexibility for their IT infrastructures while pursuing cost efficiencies,” says Jan Michiel Berkel, Director of DCspine. “It’s great to notice that Greenhouse recognizes the value of DC-spine’s software-defined connectivity and functionality. Greenhouse is also one of the few data center providers available for co-locating IT infrastructures in the Hague/Rotterdam region, even though there’s a lot of activity here, also from international enterprises with their headquarters located in this area.”
“The network ecosystem within Greenhouse DC 1 and Greenhouse DC 2 is already very comprehensive,” says Guido Sip. “It fits the ‘Westland’ mentality of our organization however to provide colocation customers with a lot of value for money. As a region close to Rotterdam and The Hague, Westland is well-known for its greenhouses and worldwide exports of high-quality flowers and plants. DCspine adds enormous networking possibilities to the connectivity already available in our flagship data center here. DCspine enables us to easily connect customers from the Westland with data centers throughout the country. In addition, DCspine is an organization able to act quickly and flexible. Like us, they are practical-oriented and straightforward. This is also where we have a good match. It is something that suits the Westland character of Greenhouse. We are pleased that we can now offer DCspine in Greenhouse DC 2.”
DCspine, an innovation of the Eurofiber Group, is a fully automated online network platform offering high capacity data center interconnection based on software-defined network technology. DCspine focuses primarily on data centers and on cloud service providers (CSPs) operating from colocation data centers. The network platform connects more than 70 data centers in the Netherlands and Belgium. DCspine uses flexible contract conditions, allowing customers to order one or more connections at any time. Customers have also on-demand the ability to scale up and down, make network modifications or cancel their commitment. To learn more about DCspine, visit: https://www.dcspine.nl/en/.
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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.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace Technology, Inc. (“Rackspace Technology”) today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 33,500,000 shares of its common stock. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $21.00 and $24.00 per share. In addition, Rackspace Technology expects to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,025,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Rackspace Technology’s existing stockholders will not sell any shares in the offering. Rackspace Technology has applied for listing its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “RXT.”
Rackspace Technology expects to receive gross proceeds of approximately $703.5 million to $804.0 million from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses, or $809.0 million to $924.6 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. Rackspace Technology intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to redeem, retire or repurchase $600 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.625% Senior Notes due 2024 and to pay related premiums, fees and expenses. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are serving as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Evercore Group L.L.C. are also serving as book-running managers for the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. are serving as bookrunners for the offering. LionTree Advisors LLC, Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, Drexel Hamilton, LLC and Apollo Global Securities, LLC are serving as co-managers for the offering.
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About Rackspace Technology
Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multicloud technology services company. We design, build and operate our customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, build new products and adopt innovative technologies.
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.
SAN JOSE, CA – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, announced an extension of its market-proven ultra-dense storage solutions with new 60-bay and 90-bay solutions. These best-in-class high-capacity storage and expansion systems are optimized for cloud-scale storage implementations as well as HPC storage applications.
This new top-loading architecture delivers the improved flexibility, modularity, and serviceability that customers need. Both 60-bay and 90-bay systems are available in single-node and dual-node configurations, where the drives evenly split between each node. Also, the drives can be in a storage bridge bay (SBB) configuration for high availability, in which both nodes have access to all the drives, and one node backs up the other in case of a failure. With a modular, tool-less design, all key onboard systems – hot-swap server nodes, expanders, fan modules, power supplies, and drives – are fully optimized for easy serviceability by a single technician.
“Anticipating changing market dynamics and high growth in software-defined, cloud-based storage, Supermicro can help data centers to rapidly modernize their equipment to leverage flexible architectures, tool-less design modularity, and simple expansion capabilities,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “Our new high-capacity storage systems continue Supermicro’s focus on resource-saving and deliver industry-leading capacity per watt for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and lower total cost to the environment (TCE).”
Supermicro’s new high-capacity top-loading systems are optimized for enterprise environments, and support scale-up and scale-out architectures. These 4U systems feature 60x or 90x hot-swap 2.5″/3.5″ SAS3/SATA3 bays plus 2x onboard PCI-E M.2 slots and 2x internal slim SATA SSD slots. The single-node system also supports 2x rear hot-swap 2.5″ bays for OS mirroring and optional 4x NVMe U.2 bays for fast caching. At maximum configuration, the system supports 1,440 terabytes of cost-optimized storage. The single- and dual-node systems use 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors in a dual-socket configuration with 16x DIMM slots per server node.
Supermicro Storage Summit
Supermicro is launching this product line in conjunction with the first Supermicro Storage Summit, which will highlight leadership technology and solutions for cloud-based storage. The Supermicro Storage Summit will take place in North America/EMEA on July 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. PDT, and on July 29, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. GMT+8 Asia-Pacific. Please click here for more information and to register.
For more on Supermicro’s top-loading storage solutions, please visit https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/top-loading-storage
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro (Nasdaq: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market. Supermicro, Server Building Block Solutions, BigTwin, SuperBlade, and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
ASHBURN, VA – NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division, one of the world’s largest data center providers, today announced that it has expanded its cloud exchange solutions for data center customers in the United States.
Through its Cloud Connect portfolio, NTT is now offering data center customers access to cloud exchange services from PacketFabric. NTT’s Cloud Connect portfolio enables customers to integrate public clouds with their enterprise applications running in NTT’s data centers.
PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service platform leverages an automated Software Defined Network (SDN)-based network architecture and a private, secure network to enable dynamic, real-time connectivity services between colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates private network connectivity between more than 170 colocation facilities across 24 global markets, and enables cost-effective, scalable network deployment via its Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal.
“We are truly a cloud exchange-neutral data center that offers our customers best-in-class cloud connectivity solutions,” said Doug Adams, President and CEO of NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers Americas division (formerly known as RagingWire Data Centers). “With options such as PacketFabric to choose from, hyperscale and enterprise companies will find a cloud exchange provider that provides the best experience for them.”
NTT’s Cloud Connect portfolio provides a range of connectivity options and solution partners, thus giving data center customers greater flexibility to easily provision, deploy, and scale through a secure SDN and portal. Connections to popular clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud, as well as hundreds of other clouds and networks, are available as part of NTT’s Cloud Connect service.
“Our customers appreciate having broad points of presence, and connectivity speeds from 50 Mbps up to 100 Gbps,” said Shoieb Yunus, Director of Network Strategy at NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers Americas division. “They can enjoy those benefits by accessing PacketFabric through our Cloud Connect portfolio.”
“We’re excited to partner with NTT and provide PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service solution to its expanding customer base,” said Dave Ward, CEO at PacketFabric. “Our platform is built for today’s enterprise customers who want to get to market faster, and our collaboration with NTT will greatly expand access to our network fabric.”
NTT operates the third-largest data center platform in the world, with over 160 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions. NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers Americas division operates data centers in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Sacramento, California, with new data center campuses under construction in Silicon Valley, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Hillsboro, Oregon.
About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates DPA, e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group Data Center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 160 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our highly reliable, scalable, and customizable data centers. Visit us at https://hello.global.ntt/products-and-services/data-centers
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announces the opening of its fifth Salt Lake City data center (SLC5) and is the 20th data center the company has opened in its nine metro markets.
SLC5 is strategically located in Bluffdale, UT, on DataBank’s 23-acre Granite Point Campus, an engine of digital growth that is helping to give the region its “Silicon Slopes” nickname. The campus features its own 66MW, N+1 substation guaranteeing lower costs and scalability needed for the most ambitious enterprises and hyper-scale cloud ventures.
DataBank’s newest facility features 50,000 sq ft of raised-floor space, 13 MW of total power availability, a comprehensive suite of Colocation, Cloud, Connectivity, and Managed Services, and has been designed from the ground up with a full suite of customer amenities and all the security features needed to meet HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP compliance requirements.
This combination of power, network, facilities, and the convenience and peace-of-mind of a campus setting ensure that DataBank’s SLC5 is the ideal data center for the high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants, hyperscale providers and large enterprises. In addition, the Granite Point Campus is located in an area of low natural disaster risk, making it an ideal backup and recovery location for customers looking for an alternative to data centers in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
“DataBank’s expansion in Salt Lake City is further evidence of the city’s growing importance in the data center market,” says Philbert Shih, Managing Director of Structure Research. “The region’s accessibility, quality of life, and business-friendly climate are attracting technology companies and talent, making it a legitimate data center location option for those on the west coast.”
“DataBank has long been a believer in Salt Lake City as a fantastic data center market,” comments DataBank CEO, Raul K. Martynek. “We’ve demonstrated our commitment to the metro by investing heavily in the Granite Point Campus. SLC5 is just our latest expansion, and if market response is any indication, it will not be our last. Plans are already on the drawing board for SLC6.”
For more information about SLC5, or to take a virtual tour, please visit https://www.databank.com/data-centers/salt-lake-city/granite-point-campus/slc5/
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.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”), the leading voice for web hosting companies, data centers, domain registrars and registries, cloud infrastructure providers, managed services providers and related tech, and The Domain Name Association (“DNA”), a nonprofit global business association that represents the interests of the domain name industry, have announced their intent to merge, forming the largest Internet infrastructure advocacy group in North America.
The combined association will operate under the name i2Coalition and maintain the i2Coalition’s existing organizational and management structure. The DNA will be represented by two members on the Board of Directors. A DNA-branded working group will also be created to continue to advance the DNA’s mission to protect and empower businesses and individuals with education and engagement that underscores the importance, benefits and opportunities of domain names.
The DNA is the first-ever industry trade association representing the interests of the domain name industry and plays a vital role in helping consumers, businesses, public-benefit organizations and others understand the benefits and take advantage of the Internet name space. Since i2Coalition’s formal launch in 2012, it has worked with Internet infrastructure providers to advocate for sensible policies, design and reinforce best practices, create industry standards and build awareness of how the Internet works through an array of working groups.
Through this merger, the mission of the DNA will be more comprehensively empowered by i2Coalition’s working groups and associated initiatives. Effective July 28, 2020, this strategic alliance positions the combined association to be the most complete representation of the Internet industry in North America. In addition to amplifying the reach and capabilities for members, the merger enables access to an expanded set of resources and economies of scale that will allow the collective to mount more far-reaching and expansive campaigns to ensure policy doesn’t impede growth, knowledge and access to the Internet and its resources. Effective upon the close of the merger, a new DNA working group within the i2Coalition’s existing construct will be implemented with a formation meeting scheduled within 30 days.
“The merger of our organizations underpins the mission of both the DNA and the i2Coalition, combining our mutual dedication to Internet industry best practices and policies to empower continued growth. Combined, we represent over 100 organization members and their online business interests,” says Christian Dawson, Co-Founder of the i2Coalition. “Our commitment to the DNA’s mission is at the core of this merger, and the priorities of both organizations remain as strong as ever. We look forward to going forth with the expanded capabilities and amplified voice that this newly formed collaborative provides.”
“The mission of the DNA has always been to spread awareness, promote growth, offer resources and facilitate communication about innovation and value in the Internet domain name space,” adds Statton Hammock, founding DNA Board member and current Board Secretary. “Our mission aligns well with that of the i2Coalition, and I look forward to remaining part of the new organization and to creating an even larger impact.”
“Domain names are a key part of the growth of the Internet infrastructure, and the i2Coalition is excited to become an enabler for the great work the DNA is accomplishing in this sphere,” comments Melinda Clem, Chairwoman for the i2Coalition. “We’re excited to collaboratively foster a healthy domain environment with universal acceptance of non-traditional domains and provide access to expertise and resources that help address issues facing the domain name industry.”
To learn more about the Domain Name Association, please visit www.thedna.org.
To learn more about the i2Coalition, please visit www.i2coalition.com.
About the Domain Name Association (the DNA)
The Domain Name Association (“The DNA”) is a non-profit global business association that represents the interests of the domain name industry. It is independent and global in scope, and its members are groups, businesses of all sizes, and individuals involved in the provision, support, and sale of domain names, including such organizations as domain name registries, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers.
About the i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) ensures that those who build the infrastructure of the Internet have a voice in public policy. We are a leading voice for web hosting companies, data centers, domain registrars and registries, cloud infrastructure providers, managed services providers, and related tech. We protect innovation and the continued growth of the Internet’s infrastructure which is essential to the global economy. Our coalition launched at a significant time in our industry’s history. The genesis of the organization began in 2011 when many of the i2Coalition founding and charter members joined forces during the successful effort to prevent SOPA and PIPA from becoming United States law. After mobilizing to ensure the Internet’s free flow of information and commerce, we realized the on-going need for an industry voice, founding formally in 2012.
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.
ATLANTA, GA – Colo Atl, a subsidiary of American Tower announces today that its new Edge Data Center – Atlanta, located in the Ben Hill, GA area, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta, is now fully available to existing and future Colo Atl tenants as an additional interconnection and colocation facility. This latest endeavor is designed to give customers an alternative location to the centralized metro data centers and is strategically located on the network edge. The purpose-built 360-square-foot, 100 KW facility provides eight (8) customer cabinets, comprised of twenty (20) quarter-cabinet lockers and three (3) full cabinets. The connectivity enabled, multitenant, neutral-host edge data center maximizes flexibility and is directly connected via dark fiber to Colo Atl.
“We are very excited to inform our Colo Atl tenants and community about this brand new edge data center asset, made available to all of our customers and ecosystem partners as an additional option for interconnection and colocation,” comments John Ghirardelli, General Manager for Colo Atl and Director, US Innovation for American Tower. “American Tower’s new edge data center, strategically located in close proximity to our Colo Atl facility, enables us to extend the Colo Atl ecosystem with a reliable solution promoting increased flexibility for existing and future customers.”
American Tower’s new edge data centers are being introduced to the market as demands for high bandwidth, low latency applications like cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Machine Learning, cybersecurity and AR/VR continue to increase and drive the future of the digital infrastructure landscape.
“Now is the optimal time to invest and pave the way for enabling the next generation network and computing architectures,” adds Whitney Pesot, Product Manager, U.S. Innovation for American Tower. “American Tower is committed to innovation and supporting the needs of our customers now and in the future.”
American Tower Edge Data Centers offer benefits such as:
Turnkey Infrastructure: Critical power (primary and backup) distribution, fire monitoring, security, and cooling in an all-in-one edge solution
Strategic Location: Utilizing the ground space of our existing towers, where connectivity already occurs, we create an improved network architecture closer to key operators
Reliability: Exceptional performance and reliability with guaranteed network service levels and 24/7/365 network operations center (NOC)
Security: Secure location with full DCIM capability and access control including 24/7/365 site monitoring
Dependability: Work with a single, trusted and established company for both tower and edge data colocation to simplify network deployment
For a tour or to discuss the Colo Atl facility and/or edge data center location, visit https://coloatl.com/atc/ or contact Sam Reagin, Business Development Leader for Colo Atl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 521-3898.
About Colo Atl
Colo Atl, an American Tower company, is the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions at 55 Marietta Street in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, GA. Colo Atl provides superior carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a carrier-neutral environment that allows all types of network operators to securely and conveniently cross connect within a SOC 1 Type II certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants within the Colo Atl Meet-Me-Area (MMA) and provides exceptional customer service. Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems, and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.
About American Tower
American Tower is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communication real estate. Our global portfolio includes approximately 180,000 communications sites and is experiencing steady growth. In addition to leasing space on towers, we provide customized collocation solutions through our in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment.
REDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the development of a new data center in Milan, due to open in Q1 2021. Known as ML5, the International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center will offer state-of-the-art colocation, as well as a host of advanced interconnection services, including Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) and Equinix Internet Exchange.
The innovative, modular construction of the site incorporates Equinix’s Flexible Data Center (FDC) principles, which leverage common design elements for space, power and cooling to ensure long-term maintenance predictability. This approach provides customers with high standards for uptime and availability while lowering operating risk and complexity.
The ML5 IBX is the fourth data center for Equinix in Italy, where existing Equinix data centers provide access to a wide choice of network service providers, internet exchange points, content delivery networks and cloud service providers. This expansion further supports Italian businesses with advancing their digital transformation strategies, as well as enabling global companies across industries to expand their operations in Italy—spurring innovation.
Organizations working to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital business can utilize the new site to dynamically scale their IT infrastructure, adopt hybrid multicloud architectures and interconnect with strategic business partners within the Platform Equinix® global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers.
By establishing ML5 near Via Caldera, Equinix brings its carrier-neutral ecosystem-dense model to one of the most well-connected locations within Milan—enabling customers to choose from a broad range of network and cloud services. Direct access to the Equinix Internet Exchange allows networks, content providers and large enterprises to securely exchange internet traffic over the world’s largest peering solution.
Equinix IBX data centers in Milan support 160+ companies, including major telecommunications carriers via Milan’s principle interconnection hubs. The sites also provide direct connections to the Milan Internet Exchange (MIX), TOP-IX and major telecommunications carriers.
Equinix data centers protect and connect the critical digital assets of global financial services firms in the world’s top financial centers. Milan plays a vital role in Italy’s economy and is home to the country’s only stock exchange, Borsa Italiana.
Equinix’s Global Tech Trends Survey 2019-20 found over 40% of IT decision-makers surveyed in EMEA are prioritizing connecting with new digital ecosystems as part of their organization’s overarching technology strategy. In addition, one in two IT leaders globally stated they are prioritizing moving their infrastructure to the digital edge, where population centers, commerce, and digital and business ecosystems meet and interact in real time.
ML5—situated in North-West Milan—will provide customers with direct access to Equinix’s industry-leading software-defined networking service, ECX Fabric, enabling virtual interconnections to some of the largest cloud providers in the world, such as: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud.
The $51 million first phase of ML5 is expected to provide a capacity of 500 cabinet equivalents and colocation space of approximately 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters). Upon completion of the planned future phases, ML5 is expected to provide total capacity of more than 1,450 cabinet equivalents and colocation space of more than 45,000 square feet (4,200 square meters).
The new site is being built in line with global environmental standards and will contribute to a portfolio of some of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world. ML5 will utilize 100% renewable energy and is designed to LEED Gold standard.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 55 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. Equinix.com.
PALO ALTO, CA – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today released the results of its first U.S.-focused cybersecurity threat report, entitled: “Extended Enterprise Under Threat,” based on a survey of 250 U.S. CIOs, CTOs and CISOs.
The research found an increase in both cyberattack volume and breaches during the past 12 months in the U.S. This has prompted increased investment in cyber defense, with U.S. businesses already using an average of more than nine different cybersecurity tools, the survey found.
Data for the report was compiled in March and April 2020 by an independent research company, Opinion Matters, on behalf of VMware Carbon Black.
Key survey findings from U.S. respondents:
92% said attack volumes have increased in the last 12 months, the survey found.
97% said their business has suffered a security breach in the last 12 months. The average organization said they experienced 2.70 breaches during that time, the survey found.
84% said attacks have become more sophisticated, the survey found.
95% said they plan to increase cyber defense spending in the coming year.
OS vulnerabilities are the leading cause of breaches, according to the survey, followed by web application attacks and ransomware.
US companies said they are using an average of 9 different security technologies to manage their security program, the survey found.
Common breach causes in U.S.
The most common cause of breaches in the U.S. was OS vulnerabilities (27%). This was jointly followed by web application attacks with 13.5% and ransomware with 13%. Island-hopping was the cause of 5% of breaches.
Rick McElroy, Cyber Security Strategist at VMware Carbon Black, said: “Island-hopping is having an increasing breach impact with 11% of survey respondents citing it as the main cause. In combination with other third-party risks such as third-party apps and the supply chain, it’s clear the extended enterprise is under pressure.”
Complex multi-technology environments
US cybersecurity professionals said they are using an average of more than nine different tools or consoles to manage their cyber defense program, the survey found. This indicates a security environment that has evolved reactively as security tools have been adopted to tackle emerging threats.
Said McElroy: “Siloed, hard-to-manage environments hand the advantage to attackers from the start. Evidence shows that attackers have the upper hand when security is not an intrinsic feature of the environment. As the cyber threat landscape reaches saturation, it is time for rationalization, strategic thinking and clarity over security deployment.”
Supplemental COVID-19 survey in U.S.
The latest research was supplemented with a survey on the impact COVID-19 has had on the attack landscape1. According to the supplemental survey of more than 1,000 respondents from the U.S., UK, Singapore and Italy, 88% of U.S. cybersecurity professionals said attack volumes have increased as more employees work from home. 89% said their organizations have experienced cyberattacks linked to COVID-19 malware.
Key findings from the supplemental U.S. COVID-19-focused survey:
89% said they have been targeted by COVID-19-related malware.
Inability to institute multifactor authentication (MFA) was reported as the biggest security threat to businesses during COVID-19, the survey found.
83% reported gaps in disaster planning around communications with external parties including customers, prospects, and partners.
Said McElroy: “The global situation with COVID-19 has put the spotlight on business resilience and disaster recovery planning. Those organizations that have delayed implementing multi-factor authentication appear to be facing challenges, as 32% of U.S. respondents say the inability to implement MFA is the biggest threat to business resilience they are facing right now.”
U.S. survey respondents were asked whether COVID-19 had exposed gaps in their disaster recovery plans, and to indicate the severity of those gaps. Their responses showed that:
83% of respondents reported gaps in recovery planning, ranging from slight to severe.
83% said they had uncovered gaps in IT operations.
84% said they encountered problems around enabling a remote workforce.
83% said they’ve experienced challenges communicating with employees
83% said they had experienced difficulty communicating with external parties.
63% said the situation uncovered gaps around visibility into cybersecurity threats.
Said McElroy: “These figures indicate that the surveyed CISOs may be facing difficulty in a number of areas when answering the demands placed on them by the COVID-19 situation.”
Risks directly related to COVID-19 have also quickly emerged, the survey found. This includes rises in COVID-19 malware which was seen by 89% of U.S. respondents.
Said McElroy: “The 2020 survey results suggest that security teams must be working in tandem with business leaders to shift the balance of power from attackers to defenders. We must also collaborate with IT teams and work to remove the complexity that’s weighing down the current model. By building security intrinsically into the fabric of the enterprise – across applications, clouds and devices – teams can significantly reduce the attack surface, gain greater visibility into threats, and understand where security vulnerabilities exist.”
Read the full executive summary here: https://www.carbonblack.com/resources/global-threat-report-extended-enterprise-under-attack-index/
About VMware’s Intrinsic Security Strategy
Security sprawl – too many products, agents, and interfaces deployed across an organization – has created complexity for security management, opening organizations to significant risk. Most security innovation over the past decade has focused on identifying and reacting to individual attacks. Little innovation has focused on hardening infrastructure itself to make it more secure or using the infrastructure to better protect an organization.
The way forward is an intrinsic security approach that combines detecting and responding to threats, in addition to hardening infrastructure. VMware makes security intrinsic from endpoint to cloud, leveraging the infrastructure to provide visibility for apps, users and devices, and combining that with leading threat detection and response capabilities to deliver a unique (and better) approach to security.
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html
VMware and Carbon Black are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Main Survey Methodology
Carbon Black commissioned a survey, undertaken by an independent research organization, Opinion Matters, in March 2020. 3,012 CIOs, CTOs and CISOs, including 250 from the U.S., were surveyed for this global research project across multiple countries including: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, The Nordics, Singapore, Spain, the US and the UK. Companies were from a range of industries including: financial, healthcare, government, retail, manufacturing, food and beverage, oil and gas, professional services, and media and entertainment.
COVID-19 Survey Methodology
1 COVID-19 survey methodology: The COVID-19 survey was conducted by Opinion Matters in March and April 2020. 1002 CIOs, CTOs or CISOs from Italy, Singapore, the UK and the US were asked for their views on the security and operational challenges of COVID-19.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Long-time open source software advocate and premium web hosting and cloud solutions provider InMotion Hosting is increasing its commitment to open source, building upon an OpenStack Foundation corporate sponsorship, the company announced today.
Serving small businesses for nearly 20 years, InMotion Hosting provides tools and services that enable smaller companies to compete on a level above their current size. The OpenStack Foundation corporate sponsorship is the first step in a renewed investment in open source software and business development.
“InMotion Hosting believes in the open source community and wants to give back in various ways, such as our Corporate Sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation,” Todd Robinson, InMotion Hosting co-founder and president said. “OpenStack is a critical part of open source alternatives to the mega public clouds. Our focus on making OpenStack easy to deploy and manage will give more options for small and medium businesses looking to join the OpenStack user base.”
Currently in development, InMotion Hosting’s latest product Flex Metal Cloud is an on-demand private cloud solution powered by OpenStack. Flex Metal Cloud’s hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies cloud deployments, increases flexibility, and maximizes resources. With up-front pricing and usage-based billing, it’s a cost-effective choice over public clouds.
Flex Metal Cloud users will be able to deploy safely and quickly in a production-ready environment with the assistance of InMotion Hosting’s industry-leading support team. Plus, all of InMotion Hosting’s supporting content will help guide those who want to test and explore on their own. Created with an open source mindset, our reference architecture will be publicly available to anyone.
About InMotion Hosting
Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting is a privately held company providing custom web hosting and cloud based solutions and services to businesses across the world. With customers in six continents and more than 175 countries, and partners that include Intel, Cisco, Samsung, Dell, SuperMicro, and OpenStack Foundation, InMotion Hosting has established a long-standing track record of helping businesses of all sizes achieve online success and technological innovation, all backed by live 24/7/365 U.S.-based support.
LOS GATOS, CA – Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, is in the process of implementing a new industry-leading data recovery center which is designed to enable full platform functionality and data to be restored within a matter of hours, potentially minutes.
The new recovery service will be deployed to all HighWire customers commencing in July. HighWire’s new managed hosting facility partner, Faction, is a leading enterprise multi-cloud platform-as-a-service provider, VMware partner and strategic Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner. Faction has multiple geographic locations both throughout the U.S. and globally.
This state-of-the-art approach to disaster recovery utilizes an always-on or ‘pilot light’ method whereby critical core elements of HighWire’s data infrastructure are configured and constantly running, but at a diminished, standby capacity. Should the need arise, the architecture can become a fully functioning production environment within a matter of hours – if not minutes.
HighWire has implemented a number of performance tuning and enhancement measures over recent years. The recent COVID-19 traffic surges have demonstrated the robust nature of the delivery infrastructure (for example, traffic on the bioRxiv and medRxiv sites has increased from an average of 4M and 1M unique monthly page views respectively, up to 20M page views in April), while remaining highly responsive with 99.9+% uptime.
This move is the next step in ensuring that HighWire continues to provide the most reliable, most stable, and most scalable hosting services for its customers.
“Leveraging cutting-edge, high quality tools and partners is a critical part of the roadmap for our SaaS offering,” said Todd McGee, VP of Technology, Platform and Innovation at HighWire, “By partnering with Faction to provide rapid and reliable disaster recovery services, we can provide reliable restoration of data at a speed we believe is unparalleled within the industry.”
HighWire is a global provider of digital publishing solutions and platform expertise across all aspects of the publishing life cycle, including content management and hosting, e-commerce, analytics, access and identity management, manuscript submission and tracking.
Born out of Stanford University and now celebrating its 25th year, HighWire is backed by Stanford and private equity firm Accel-KKR, recently listed as the top founder-friendly investors for entrepreneurial partnership. This combination of deep digital understanding, academic expertise and strong financial backing makes HighWire the technology partner of choice for world-leading commercial and academic publishers.
Faction is a leading multi-cloud platform-as-a-service provider and VMware partner that provides clients with multi-cloud-attached storage utilizing NetApp and Dell EMC. Additionally, in 2017 Faction was tapped by VMware to be a part of the VMware Cloud on AWS beta program and continues to build services and products around this groundbreaking offering.
Tampa, FL – Hivelocity, a provider of global IaaS and Edge Compute services, has announced today the opening of 17 new data center locations as it further expands its edge computing platform. The addition of over a dozen new data centers across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia provides Hivelocity customers with a total of 32 available data centers in 26 markets across the globe in which to deploy edge compute services. Further, Hivelocity announced the immediate availability of its public API which provides users with advanced functions and data points that help automate, simplify and maximize their edge computing solution.
With a total of 32 data centers in 26 cities across 4 continents, Hivelocity has created one of the most geographically diverse and comprehensive edge computing platforms and infrastructures in the world. Hivelocity enables its customers to instantly deploy bare-metal servers across any of its data centers with ease. By leveraging the Hivelocity platform users can easily manage and scale their edge compute solutions when desired.
With the release of its robust API users can also now control their infrastructure with code and integrate existing tools with their Hivelocity compute solutions. Any action performed within the platform; deploying servers, accessing servers, managing bandwidth, networking etc., can be accomplished through the API. With integrations to Terraform, Ansible and other favorite Ops tools, repeatable single tenant bare-metal is just a config file away. “Our goal is to make our bare-metal at the edge as simple to consume, manage and scale as possible,” says Steve Eschweiler, Hivelocity’s COO. “The more powerful and simplified we make our platform, the better armed our customers are to dominate in their sector. With our platform exclusively deploying and managing bare-metal dedicated servers, we provide our customers with maximum resources, control and predictable costs.”
Hivelocity’s new edge-compute markets are Ashburn, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Milan, Newark, Paris, Reston, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Sunnyvale, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver. These new locations join Hivelocity’s previously established data centers in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Seattle and Tampa.
Hivelocity was founded in 2002 and currently serves thousands of businesses from over 130 countries worldwide. To learn more about Hivelocity please visit https://www.hivelocity.net/.
Hivelocity provides cloud hosting, dedicated servers and colocation services to customers from over 130 countries worldwide. In addition to Tampa Bay and Los Angeles, Hivelocity provides services in Atlanta and Miami. By simply focusing on solutions and environments that put the customer in the best position to succeed, Hivelocity has grown steadily since 2002. These highly scalable solutions are delivered from CJIS, SSAE16, SOC 1, SOC 2 and HIPAA certified facilities.
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