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LayerHost.com Announces a Launch Event in Los Angeles, CA Celebrating it’s Company’s Rebranding

LOS ANGELES, CA – LayerHost, an IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) company, and a premier server hosting and IP transit provider with an emphasis on DDoS mitigation, is celebrating the rebranding from its former name and shift of focus, Global Frag Networks and gaming servers, respectively. A launch party is planned at Mrs. Fish, 448 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 on Thursday, January 10th from 6PM to 10PM. The mood will be set by an in-house DJ, and the dance floor will subsequently be open for business. Delicious hors d-oeuvres will be provided by Mrs. Fish from their signature menu, and the open bar will feature cocktails concocted by the mixologists of the establishment. There will be a raffle with prizes, including an Apple watch, an iPad, as well as a special prize which will be announced at the event. All guests will receive a custom LayerHost branded swag bag full of awesome goodies. Entry to the event will require a ticket, so please RSVP at http://launch.layerhost.com. The roots of the company can be traced back to 2008, back when it was called Global Frag Networks. The operations of Global Frag Networks were rooted deeply in the game hosting industry of the time, serving as the web hosting provider for such games as: Counter Strike 1.6, Day of Defeat and Team Fortress Classic. With such a direct connection to video games, the name “Global Frag Networks” was strangely appropriate. But as the gaming industry privatized the hosting of their games, that is, game developers began to host their own servers for its multiplayer matches, a necessary pivot was desperately needed (and desired). In 2012, still under the name Global Frag Networks, the services provided by the company began to expand to include colocation, IP transit, as well as DDoS mitigation. As the company outgrew its previous operations, the same operations which its foundation was built upon, it became evident that a new name had to be created. Welcome into the arena, LayerHost, as the complete rebranding of Global Frag Networks. The growth of LayerHost saw many challenges and accomplishments, and the lessons learned throughout ultimately led to the optimization of how the company does business today. LayerHost has learned from its journey, and ultimately, has the same priorities in mind which made operations under Global Frag Networks successful: the focus on the clients, as well as their complete satisfaction. Given this in mind, this launch party is a toast from LayerHost to all of the guests in attendance, and to those who unfortunately will not be able not make it. It is a big “thank you” to all of the clients who made Global Frag Networks successful and allowed it to transition to LayerHost, those customers who still are with the company today, and to all of the amazing new faces which LayerHost would be humbled and excited if given the opportunity to partner in mutual growth. Also, it highlights the efforts of the founder and CEO, Mohamad Kazah, who started the company as the aforementioned Global Frag Networks and now, has a small team of hard-working individuals with LayerHost. And because of the company growing to a state where there are several dedicated employees, it is also a celebration of the team’s hard work. But most of all, to the old friends and the new friends LayerHost will meet at the event, it serves as a way to say a big thank you, as well as a session to relax, enjoy good food, treats, and company. Please RSVP at: http://launch.layerhost.com The venue chosen for the event is the exquisite sushi restaurant, Mrs. Fish located in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles. When you walk inside, the magnificent plethora of artwork on display by artists from Japan makes it difficult to establish the line between restaurant and museum. However, when you see the presentation of the food mimicking the real-life art on display at Mrs. Fish, only then does it become evident that there needs no distinguishing; it’s both. LayerHost chose this venue not only because they believe the guests will have an amazing experience there during the launch party, but because the ambience and je ne sais quoi mirrors that how the company interacts with its clients and operates. At LayerHost, even though the provided services such as: dedicated server hosting, IP transit, DDoS mitigation and VPS hosting are equivalent, if not better than the other providers, they pride themselves on giving the customers an experience that is hard to beat. This is possible because at LayerHost, the satisfaction rating of client is the quantifiable measure which comes before revenue and quotas. When you partner with LayerHost and and benefit from their products and unmatched reliability, you not only get an amazing product, but an unforgettable experience as well. While the food of Mrs. Fish seeks to titillate your taste buds and the artwork, the senses, LayerHost operates to ensure that the care that their clients receive after the transaction is nothing short of a tender, familiar interaction. In this sense, the launch party for the rebranding of LayerHost is nothing more than a welcoming family gathering, complete with great food, elegant drinks, great music, great company and thoughtful gifts put together by the team. LayerHost hopes to see all of you in attendance and cannot wait to spend time with all of you!

Bluehost Expands Offerings with the Launch of WordPress Pro

AUSTIN, TX – – Bluehost, an Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, continues to evolve its platform with the launch of WordPress Pro, an all-inclusive web hosting package optimized for WordPress websites. In addition to improved performance, WordPress Pro bundles popular add-ons like JetPack analytics, domain privacy, CodeGuard, and Sitelock into a new, easy-to-use customer Marketing Center. “Bluehost is committed to continually evaluating and improving the hosting experience for our WordPress customers through innovation, new technologies, and customer feedback,” said Suhaib Zaheer, general manager, Bluehost. “WordPress Pro is a compilation of Bluehost’s popular services and tools packaged into an intuitive and easy to use website management experience. In addition to existing tools, WordPress Pro features the new Marketing Center dashboard, which will help customers save time by bringing important website analytics into a single view.” The new Marketing Center, a dashboard included in all WordPress Pro packages, streamlines the management of multiple channels into a single view. From the Marketing Center, customers are easily able to monitor and manage SEO, social media, site analytics, and business reviews from Google and Bing. Website owners no longer need to log into a variety of third-party dashboards to manage their WordPress websites. WordPress Pro is available in three packages: Build, Grow, and Scale, allowing small businesses to pick the plan that best fits their needs and growth plans. Build is the perfect entry point for professionals who have simple website needs but want improved performance over traditional website hosting. Grow is ideal for users with more complex needs and want control over their traffic dynamics and ad revenue. Scale fits the needs of small businesses with a large catalogue of content looking for advanced website features and hands-on support. “We are extremely proud of this new web hosting experience And cannot wait to share it with the WordPress community at WordCamp US in Nashville this weekend. Attendees can stop by our booth for a demo of WordPress Pro and learn more,” stated Brady Nord, vice president of product development. “Whether through our engagement with the community or our WordPress focused solutions, Bluehost is committed to supporting the growing number of WordPress users around the world.” Since 2013, Bluehost has been a global sponsor of WordCamps, community organized conferences that take place in cities around the world where WordPress enthusiasts meet to share knowledge about the online platform. Bluehost has renewed its sponsorship for 2019 and will continue to attend, speak, and support the WordPress community. About Bluehost Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a trusted partner for WordPress users. Founded in 2003, Bluehost enables novices and experts alike to create and maintain a web presence with reliable web hosting, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, automated security, and WordPress tools. Its one-stop dashboard makes it easy for users to manage many aspects of their website from metrics to site security. Built on open source technology, Bluehost continues to support and participate in a wide range of open source projects to help push the internet to its full potential. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com. About Endurance International Group Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) helps millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to enhance their online web presence, email marketing, business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, Domain.com and SiteBuilder, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs over 3,700 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

Web.com Acquires Leading Domain Name Aftermarket Platform, NameJet

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Web.com Group, Inc. on Monday announced it has acquired from Tucows, Inc. all remaining interest in the domain name aftermarket platform, NameJet, LLC. With this transaction, Web.com now owns two of the top platforms in the domain name aftermarket. The company also owns SnapNames Web.com, LLC, a pioneer in the domain name aftermarket space. NameJet launched in 2007 as a joint venture between eNom, Inc., a subsidiary of Tucows, and Web.com subsidiary, Network Solutions, LLC. Like SnapNames, NameJet has exclusive partnerships with top domain name registrars across the globe and helps domain professionals, businesses and individuals acquire valuable domain names, including those that have recently expired. “This move to complete ownership aligns with our goal of nurturing our core domain business, supporting and anticipating the diverse needs of our customers, and driving new opportunities for innovation and growth,” said David L. Brown, Web.com’s chief executive officer and president. “We welcome the NameJet team to the Web.com family and are excited to leverage their thought leadership and expertise as we continue to invest in the aftermarket industry,” added Michael White, aftermarket vice president for Web.com. “Web.com has been a great partner and we look forward to working with and leveraging their aftermarket expertise in the future,” said David Woroch, domains executive vice president for Tucows. About Web.com Since 1997 Web.com has been the marketing partner for businesses wanting to connect with more customers and grow. We listen, then apply our expertise to deliver solutions that owners need to market and manage their businesses, from building brands online to reaching more customers or growing relationships with existing customers. For some, this means a fast, reliable, attractive website; for others, it means customized marketing plans that deliver local leads; and for others, it means customer-scheduling or customer-relationship marketing (CRM) tools that help businesses run more efficiently. Owners from big to small can focus on running the companies they know while we handle the marketing they need.

Atlantic.Net Announces Partnership with Veeam to Enhance Protection and Availability of Critical Data

ORLANDO, FL – Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud services provider, today announced a partnership with Veeam® Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise. As a registered partner in the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program, Atlantic.Net customers can access data protection and availability solutions powered by Veeam to bolster their disaster recovery and business strategies that protect their critical data. Veeam Availability Suite delivers hyper-availability for all workloads — virtual, physical, and cloud— from a single management console. Veeam Availability solutions provide fast and reliable recovery of applications and data, bringing backup and replication into a single software solution. Atlantic.Net customers’ access to Veeam-powered solutions comes at a critical time in the cloud industry, as disaster recovery and replication is more significant for a business than ever before. “Atlantic.Net’s partnership with Veeam enhances the overall security of our clients’ information in the event of data loss or disaster recovery. In addition to our current backup and recovery offerings, we are now able to leverage Veeam’s intelligent data management capabilities,” said Marty Puranik, CEO of Atlantic.Net. “It’s important that we ensure the continued availability of our clients’ most valuable assets. Working alongside Veeam will further solidify our position as a secure hosting leader.” “We’re thrilled to welcome Atlantic.Net to our VCSP partner program,” said Matt Kalmenson, Vice President, Service & Cloud Provider Sales at Veeam. “We’re confident in their ability to deliver Veeam–powered solutions to enable their customers to meet the challenging data protection and availability demands of today’s digital transformation era.” For more information on Atlantic.Net’s partnership with Veeam, please visit https://www.atlantic.net/veeam-services/. About Atlantic.Net Atlantic.Net is a global cloud services provider with over 24 years of experience, specializing in Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD server hosting. Atlantic.Net provides business-class dedicated and cloud hosting solutions with a focus on security, compliance, and simplifying the experience for users. Additionally, Atlantic.Net offers fully-managed environments, security, and compliance-focused solutions across all its hosting facilities in San Francisco, New York, London, Toronto, Dallas, Ashburn, and Orlando. With a range of certifications, along with SSAE 18, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, and HITECH-audited data center infrastructure, Atlantic.Net is a security-first provider. For more information, please visit www.atlantic.net.

A2 Hosting Announces Proprietary Plugin Compatible with WordPress 5

ANN ARBOR, MI – A2 Hosting, a committed provider of high-performance shared hosting, WordPress Hosting, and more, today announced that its A2 Optimized Plugin will be compatible with WordPress 5. WordPress 5 first entered beta in October, and is slated for a full release in the very near future, WordPress 5 features a complete redesign and reimagining of the WordPress Editor. The update also includes improvements to the WordPress Rest API, enhancements to the custom theme and page building experience, and an overall more intuitive experience. With an eye on simplicity, A2 Hosting provides a hosting environment that meets WordPress requirements by default. In other words, there’s no tinkering required on your end to get your site up and running smoothly (and with greater security). The A2 Optimized plugin is designed to help users easily optimize their WordPress sites for speed, security, and performance. To that end, it’s designed to automatically configure W3 Total Cache, optimizing your website with minimal effort on your part. These tools and utilities will assist A2’s clients in building the best website possible, allowing them to focus on content and branding rather than optimization. The plugin is offered free of charge, with additional features available to A2 Hosting customers. “At A2 Hosting, we always strive to offer the best experience imaginable for our clients,” explains Brad Litwin, Marketing Manager at A2 Hosting. “To that end, our shared environment meets WordPress’s recommended hosting environment by default, and we offer a comprehensive set of Managed WordPress hosting solutions. Our experts are also constantly testing the ideal WordPress configuration, tweaking it to offer the fastest page loads, best performance, and highest security possible.” “Providing webmasters with a seamless upgrade to the most game-changing version of WordPress yet is one more aspect of our commitment to excellence, and one more way our plugin can enhance our clients’ WordPress experience,” he continues. “Clients are free to enjoy all the versatility WordPress has to offer, without the technical challenges it can present – to focus on building their site, writing content, and promoting their brand while we manage the rest.” A2 Hosting, Inc. is a high-performance hosting company located in Ann Arbor, MI. A2 Hosting provides their customers with ultra-reliable solutions and 24/7/365 US-based support from their Guru Crew team. Since 2003, A2 Hosting has offered innovative, affordable and developer friendly website hosting for personal homepages up to full-service solutions for businesses of all sizes, based in all locations. Each A2 Hosting service is hosted on their fine-tuned SwiftServer Hosting platform. Customers seeking an additional speed boost can host on A2 Hosting’s Turbo Servers featuring page load speeds up to 20X faster compared to competing hosts. To learn more about A2 Hosting, visit https://www.a2hosting.com About WordPress WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the use of thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. WordPress is limited only by your imagination.

Codero Selected by Microsoft to Participate in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Pilot

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Codero Holdings, Inc. (Codero), a leader in managed hosting and technology enablement, has been chosen by Microsoft as one of a select group of Datacenter Optimization Partners to pro-actively support and manage Azure SQL Database Managed Instance as part of a pilot program. Managed Instance is a new resource type in SQL Database that streamlines the migration of SQL Server workloads and combines the best of SQL Server with all the benefits of a fully managed database service. This pilot is designed to accelerate SQL Server migrations to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, the optimal destination in the cloud for businesses that have performance and latency IO requirements. Customers who migrate to a managed instance will receive back-end management from Microsoft — including OS patches, redundancy, and high availability guarantees — while Codero provides pro-active, premium management to ensure each company’s database keeps up with organizational growth and ever-changing demands. As a participant in the Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider Program, Codero’s team is certified to manage Azure-based services, having already migrated 1,000-plus servers to Azure in 2018. “We are well versed and experienced in architecting, optimizing, and managing Azure environments, and we’re ready to help customers achieve such an improvement in their database performance, reliability, and ROI that they notice a big difference in their day-to-day operations,” Codero Chief Revenue Officer Ric Riddle said. “It’s an honor that Microsoft has selected us as a trusted pilot participant, and we look forward to making lifetime believers out of many new SQL Managed Instance customers in the months ahead.” As IT management becomes more challenging for time- and resource-strapped in-house IT teams, companies are migrating to managed solutions for systems they have traditionally hosted on-premise, including SQL Server. Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is highly compatible with on-premise SQL Server so that migration and onboarding are easier and less time consuming. Once migrated, customers experience up to 30 times improved throughput and latency and up to 100 times faster queries and reports with in-memory technologies, according to Microsoft. The cloud-based model also brings dynamic scalability and up to 406 percent ROI versus on-premise or hosted databases. To get started with migration or learn more about Azure SQL Database Managed Instance managed by Codero, chat with a representative at http://www.codero.com. About Codero Codero helps customers and partners thrive in the cloud. A technology enabler that facilitates the adoption and use of advanced and custom cloud solutions, Codero provides managed, dedicated, and hybrid multi-cloud services, backed by exceptional customer service. The company offers a diverse portfolio of fully managed offerings from bare metal servers within its own data centers to custom cloud and technology solutions. Codero serves over 3,500 customers worldwide.

FindMyHost Releases Final 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Web Hosting Directory and Review site www.FindMyHost.com released the final Editor’s Choice Awards for 2018 today. Web Hosting companies strive to provide their customers with the very best service and support. We want to take the opportunity to acknowledge the hosts per category who have excelled in their field. The FindMyHost Editors’ Choice Awards are chosen based on Editor and Consumer Reviews. Customers who wish to submit positive reviews for the current or past Web Host are free to do so by visiting the customer review section of FindMyHost.com.  By doing so, you nominate your web host for next months Editor’s Choice awards. We would like to congratulate all the web hosts who participated and in particular the following who received top honors in their field: Dedicated Servers BudgetVM.com   Visit BudgetVM.com  View Report Card Business Hosting MightWeb.net   Visit MightWeb.net  View Report Card European Hosting KnownSRV.com   Visit KnownSRV.com  View Report Card VPS ToggleBox   Visit ToggleBox.org  View Report Card Secure Hosting Tier.Net   Visit Tier.Net  View Report Card Cloud Hosting ProVistaTech.com   Visit ProVistaTech.com  View Report Card Hybrid Servers OneHost.com   Visit OneHost.com  View Report Card Budget Hosting ServerGenie.com   Visit ServerGenie.com  View Report Card Enterprise Hosting GlowHost.com   Visit GlowHost.com  View Report Card Shared Hosting HomepageUniverse.com   Visit HomepageUniverse  View Report Card Blog Hosting QualityHostOnline   Visit QualityHostOnline  View Report Card SSD Hosting Innovative Hosting   Visit InnovativeHosting  View Report Card Reseller Hosting ioZOOM.com   Visit ioZOOM.com  View Report Card Managed Hosting ServerWala   Visit ServerWala.org  View Report Card cPanel Hosting KVCHosting.net   Visit KVCHosting.net  View Report Card OpenVZ VPSFX.com   Visit VPSFX.com  View Report Card About FindMyHost FindMyHost, Inc. is an online magazine that provides editor reviews, consumer hosting news, interviews discussion forums and more. FindMyHost.com was established in January 2001 to protect web host consumers and web developers from making the wrong choice when choosing a web host. FindMyHost.com showcases a selection of web hosting companies who have undergone their approved host program testing and provides reviews from customers. FindMyHost’s extensive website can be found at www.FindMyHost.com.

Hivelocity Acquires Dallas IaaS Provider, Incero.com

Tampa, FL – Hivelocity, a leading provider of dedicated servers, cloud hosting, colocation and managed services, announced the acquisition of Incero.com, a Texas based IaaS provider with data centers in Dallas, Seattle and New York City. “We are very excited to bring the Hivelocity experience to all of our new customers. Our customer centric focus is what continues to foster our growth and what allows us to do things like we accomplished today. I hope our customers, new and old, are just as excited as we are about today’s news. Every one of our customers will benefit from the addition of our 9th, 10th and 11th data centers in what is now 7 highly strategic domestic markets,” said Hivelocity COO, Steve Eschweiler. “Soon, our new data centers in Dallas, Seattle and New York will be privately connected to our other data centers in Los Angeles, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta and New York City. This private connectivity between all of our data centers gives us the ability to maximize network performance and allows our customers to exchange data between geo-diverse solutions free, fast and securely. Our new customers from Incero will now have services previously unavailable to them like Private Cloud, Rapid Restore, Managed Services and the ability to instantly deploy Bare-Metal in more than twice as many markets as before.” Incero was founded in 2008 and quickly gained traction with aggressive pricing coupled with a no-nonsense approach to self-managed bare-metal. “We think our new customers from Incero will be thrilled when they see what Hivelocity brings to the table for them. Our pricing aligns with what they are accustomed to from Incero, but our scale allows us to offer them a great deal more in both solutions and customer service. Hivelocity has made exceptional customer service and technical support the foundation of its business since 2002. Our objective is to exceed our customer’s expectations every time we interact with them. Over the next few months our goal is to improve upon everything they have already enjoyed at Incero previously. We aim to improve their network, their support experience and give them more options to most effectively operate their online presence.” Hivelocity provides high-performance data center services to thousands of customers from over 130 countries since 2002. Hivelocity boasts a Net Promotor Score of 81 which signifies a world-class level of customer service. In 2017, Hivelocity completed the acquisition of RackAlley, an IaaS provider headquartered in Los Angeles. Both acquisitions have been privately funded allowing Hivelocity to continue operating with only the customer’s best interests in mind. For more information about Hivelocity you can visit them at https://www.hivelocity.net/.

3dcart Overhauls its Enterprise eCommerce Plans to Bring Low-Priced Solutions to High-Volume Stores

TAMARAC, FL – 3dcart, a leading eCommerce platform, announced today that they are expanding their Enterprise eCommerce solutions to include 2 new plans in order to present high-volume merchants with more options for running their business. Both plans are comparable to similar plans offered by other eCommerce providers including Shopify Plus, BigCommerce Enterprise, and Magento Enterprise, although 3dcart’s solution offers lower pricing and several advantages over these other options. By fleshing out its Enterprise eCommerce plans, 3dcart has made it easier and more affordable for high-volume merchants in any industry to access 3dcart’s cloud-hosted enterprise-grade platform, which includes the most powerful eCommerce feature set, security, and web hosting on the market today. “By providing a range of Enterprise plans, we can serve our merchants better, both by creating ideal eCommerce solutions and by providing a more powerful platform at a lower price than competing plans like Shopify Plus, BigCommerce Enterprise, and Magento Enterprise,” said Gonzalo Gil, 3dcart CEO. “Our new plans also enable growing businesses to scale up at a more affordable rate, while gaining all the advantages of using 3dcart.” 3dcart’s flexible Enterprise plans offer more features for the money than similar plans offered by competing platforms, including cutting-edge SEO tools, advanced store design implementing Google AMP and other advantages, and more payment integrations than any other platform on the market. 3dcart also comes with more out-of-the-box features than other platforms, meaning less money spent on apps and custom development. Fully PCI compliant and guaranteeing 99.99% server uptime, 3dcart is prepared to deliver a superior SaaS eCommerce platform to Enterprise merchants worldwide. For more information about 3dcart’s new Enterprise plans, visit https://www.3dcart.com/enterprise-ecommerce-solution.html. About 3dcart 3dcart (https://www.3dcart.com), located in Tamarac, Florida, is the most SEO-friendly eCommerce platform for retailers and internet marketers to grow their online stores’ traffic and sales. 3dcart includes 24×7 Technical Support, 100+ Mobile-Ready Themes, order management software, built-in blog, email marketing tools and more. Since 1997, the company has been a leader in the eCommerce market, building online stores for businesses of all sizes. Today, 3dcart is Visa PCI Certified and a Google Partner.

Nexcess Brings Cloud Managed Application Hosting To Australia With The Nexcess Cloud

SOUTHFIELD, MI – Nexcess has announced the expansion of the Nexcess Cloud to its Sydney, Australia data center, providing businesses throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region with low-latency performance-optimized Magento, WordPress, and WooCommerce cloud hosting. The Nexcess Cloud is a managed cloud hosting solution optimized for performance, security, and scalability. Designed to support sites and eCommerce stores of any size, the Nexcess Cloud empowers businesses with automatic resource scaling, instant deployment, PCI DSS compliance, and a range of developer-friendly features. Nexcess Cloud nodes are optimized for individual applications, including WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento, Craft CMS, and ExpressionEngine. Nexcess Cloud users benefit from PHP, database, caching, operating system, and network optimizations that calibrate application hosting nodes for maximum reliability and performance. “Since we first introduced the Nexcess Cloud in the US last year, we’ve seen growing international demand for a fully-featured and highly optimized managed cloud application hosting platform,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “We’re excited to introduce the Nexcess Cloud to Australia as part of a planned roll-out to all of our locations in the near future.” The Nexcess Cloud allows site and store owners to quickly deploy and manage applications with an intuitive web-based interface. Unlike many application hosting platforms, the Nexcess Cloud was also built for developers, with a full range of technical tools that include version control, instant deployment of developer and staging sites with built-in database scrubbing, Composer support, and multi-user SSH and FTP access. Nexcess’ Sydney facility is based in a brand-new state-of-the-art data center that provides low-latency connectivity to Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asian markets, including Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan. The data center offers comprehensive power and network redundancy, with dark fiber network connections to a broad range of major bandwidth providers. About Nexcess Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed cloud hosting company founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of performance-optimized and scalable managed cloud hosting solutions for Magento, WordPress, WooCommerce, ExpressionEngine, Craft CMS, and OroCRM. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

phoenixNAP Launches InfraSentry, an Active Defense Cyber Security Threat Management Solution

PHOENIX, AZ – phoenixNAP®, a global IT and security services provider, offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, announced today the launch of its Security Services product offering. “Our teams have been hard at work for nearly two years, building the foundational components needed to deliver this service to our customers,” said William Bell, Executive Vice President of Product. “We have created a 24/7 SOC, built from the ground up, working hand-in-hand with the teams that you trust to build and maintain your critical infrastructure. InfraSentry is the realization of our vision to create a truly secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform.” InfraSentry from phoenixNAP is a security service suite providing customers with a holistic security solution, capable of advanced detection with active defense mechanisms, protecting our customers against potential security threats targeting your environments. Designed to complement our Infrastructure Services by adding real-time Threat Detection Services (TDS), Advanced End-Point Protection (AEP), Incident Triage (IT), and Mitigative Services (such as discounted Backup-as-a-Service Advanced), we provide our customers with a trusted, battle-tested approach, modeled on the NIST Cyber Security Framework. As a global IT infrastructure provider, phoenixNAP is in the unique position to understand the holistic approach to security and provide a multi-layer data protection strategy. Infrastructure and security is in its DNA. InfraSentry enables organizations to access a global communication fabric, as well as a suite of comprehensive network and application monitoring systems to improve your security posture. “We are not an audit company attempting to offer security-related services to capitalize on a market gap. Security for us is not an add-on service. It is built into the fabric of our design and the cornerstone of every service we offer. InfaSentry is a natural extension of our commitment to security. We believe that security is a basic customer expectation and it is our responsibility to provide our customers with the support necessary to keep their data safe” said Anthony Dezilva, Product Manager, Security Services. InfraSentry complements the recent launch of phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud, a regulatory compliant cloud infrastructure platform that supports workloads requiring stringent governing controls to support organizations’ certification needs. To maintain the necessary level of alertness and preparedness, the phoenixNAP teams train alongside the highest levels of cyber defenders within the industry. The security teams gain battle-tested skills and contribute in return through the continued development of orchestration techniques, and the use of its global footprint to detect and operationalize threat-vector intelligence before it impacts our client base. “InfraSentry represents a significant extension of our security services portfolio and is fundamental to our “Secure-by-Design” product focus,” said Ian McClarty, president of phoenixNAP. “With threat detection and management as a primary focus in a growing number of organizations, we are thrilled to offer a solution that responds to the immediate needs of the market.” Every Security Operations Center Analyst at phoenixNAP is, at a minimum, certified at the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CySA+ (CSA+) level. Each analyst has successfully engaged in an eight-week Threat Detection, Hunting, and Incident Response curriculum, conducted under the ACTRA TUF team program. “Security Services is a major step in the evolution of phoenixNAP’s value-added services portfolio,” said Ray Powers, Executive Vice President of Implementations. “We pride ourselves in offering painless solutions to the ever-growing compliance and security regulations needs of companies doing business via the modern internet. We have invested heavily in this global infrastructure and the training of our SOC and operations teams. We can’t wait for our customers to experience this service.” InfraSentry relies on the best of breed, multi-tenant threat management solutions, machine learning, and incident orchestration technologies to provide critical infrastructure insights. The platform aims to identify any deviant behavior and signal the operators of a potential threat event. Different behavior patterns are gathered from both real-time collaborative and subscribed industry threat data sources, keeping current with up-to-date data of possible malicious activities. Correlating this information with Dark Web threat intelligence, we aim to actively defend our customer networks, without waiting for the first signs of impact. “The launch of InfraSentry is a major milestone for our team and the first step in our MDR (Manage, Detect and Respond) capability. It is enhanced through Incident Orchestration and the integration of Dark Web Threat Intelligence,” said William Bell, EVP of Product. “We continue to focus on extending this service offering to help our clients further solidify their security posture.” “Nearly two years ago, we set out on a journey to fulfill the client demand that their infrastructure provider also handles the security of their infrastructure. Designated as a “Security-First’” company, by our executive team, we began to transform our product offerings and our operations to not only meet but exceed that goal. More than realizing our goal of building the most robust security offering available, we are thrilled to announce that InfraSentry can support and enhance the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA Triad) of your critical infrastructure.” said Anthony Dezilva, Product Manager, Security Services. For more information about phoenixNAP’s security efforts, visit this page. phoenixNAP is Microsoft Gold Datacenter partner, Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner, and a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider Program. phoenixNAP is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited. About phoenixNAP phoenixNAP is a global IT services provider with a focus on cybersecurity and compliance-readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, dedicated servers, hardware leasing, and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive disaster recovery solutions, DDoS-protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware-based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit phoenixnap.com.

Bacloud Expands to the United States, Chicago central location

Siauliai, Lithuania – Ever since we opened our first data center in 2005, our ambition has been to become a key global player in the Virtual Private Server (VPS) market. With thousands of satisfied customers in over 70 countries, we’ve been able to realize our ambition and establish ourselves as a go-to provider of reliable web hosting services in Lithuania and beyond. Now, we’re bringing two of our most popular services to the United States: Linux KVM NVMe and Windows KVM NVMe VPS hosting. VPS hosting has been growing in popularity because it gives customers complete control over their environment, allowing them to tweak it precisely for their needs. As our customers would happily attest, VPS hosting provides increased stability and reliability over shared hosting, and it brings significant cost savings when compared with in-house hosting. Customers that choose VPS hosting can pay only for what they really need and instantly scale their resources based on current demand. Adding more memory or purchasing additional processing power is a matter of a simple click, making VPS hosting ideal for agile startups that can go from a thousand users to millions in a matter of months or even weeks. Our VPS hosting services are backed by high-performance NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) storage, which delivers up to 6 times better performance compared with classic SSD disks, transmitting data at up to 30 Gbps. NVMe was designed for both enterprise and client applications needing acceleration in critical data, and it eliminates bottlenecks and provides capabilities to meet the very demanding and time-sensitive requirements of cloud computing. Because we use KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) as our virtualization infrastructure of choice, our customers can simultaneously manage several virtual machines and their configurations while enjoying superior security provided by the Linux kernel, an open-source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel that powers nearly 70 percent of the top 10 million Alexa domains. Apart from the use of cutting-edge technologies, our US customers can benefit from our strategically chosen location: Chicago. Widely known as the premier carrier hub for the Midwest, Chicago is arguably the best location in the United States for providers of hosting services, which is why it’s also home to Motorola Solutions, NetSuite, Snapsheet, Glassdoor, Sprout Social, Flexera, and many other internet-centric companies. Of course, we’re bringing with us our core principles, which govern everything we do, and which have helped us thrive for well over 10 years. We consider our customers to be the important part of our business and provide reliable 24×7 support with guaranteed response times to help our customers solve any problems they may have in a timely manner. We are firmly committed to providing our services at competitive prices without sacrificing reliability. Our customers benefit from a 99.97 percent network uptime guarantee, which has earned us Great Uptime Award from HostAdvice, a leading web hosting information center. Last but not least, we at Bacloud continue to invest in new technology and improve our services in every way we can to make them more attractive to existing and new customers alike. We back everything we do with a 30-day money back guarantee because we’re confident in our services, and we encourage you to try them yourself to see what makes us stand out from the crowd.

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NTT Communications to Establish NTT Global Data Centers Preparatory Corporation to Strengthen Data Center Business

TOKYO, JAPAN — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO:9432), announced that it will establish the NTT Global Data Centers Preparatory Corporation as the first step in creating a wholly owned subsidiary to comprehensively handle data center construction, asset management and wholesale services for NTT Group companies on a global basis. The company will respond to rapidly growing demands for data centers across countries worldwide and further strengthen data center-related business within the group. NTT Com will launch the preparatory company by the end of this December. Going forward, the envisioned data center “investment company” is expected to begin constructing data centers from April 2019. In particular, the preparatory company will integrate the NTT Group’s special expertise in data center-related real estate and finance, creating a new data center business structure for faster decision-making and more efficient investment in data center construction. Initially, the NTT Global Data Centers Preparatory Corporation will lay the ground for unifying NTT Com’s global investments in data center construction and asset management. Thereafter, the envisioned data center investment company will enable NTT Com to develop globally unified strategies and specifications as well as deliver services to customers as the core of the NTT Group’s data center business. The company will also enable NTT Com to centralize its own worldwide data center businesses to satisfy the demands of NTT Com customers for globally unified and standardized services. Going forward, NTT Com expects to accelerate its investment in data center business, especially in the U.S., Europe and APAC including Japan, by responding more flexibly to the scale and speed of services required by customers. About NTT Global Data Centers Preparatory Corporation Location: Tokyo Capital: 100 million JPY Ownership: NTT Communications Corporation: 100% CEO: Ryuichi Matsuo : Vice President, Data Centers, Cloud Services : NTT Communications Corporation Business: Data center construction investment, asset management and wholesale service for NTT Group companies About NTT Communications NTT Communications solves the world’s technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 400,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Data, NTT Security, NTT DOCOMO and Dimension Data, we are NTT Group.

Interxion Announces New Data Centers in Frankfurt and Marseille

AMSTERDAM – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services, today announced that in response to continued customer demand, Interxion will construct new data centers in Frankfurt (“FRA15”) and Marseille (“MRS3”). “Interxion Frankfurt is the leading cloud and connectivity hub in Germany with over 20 cloud deployments from the leading global cloud platforms and 235 network service providers present,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “Similarly, Interxion Marseille already has over 130 network service providers present and is now established as a primary gateway for submarine cable connectivity between Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa with 13 cables currently active and additional cables due to become operational before the end of 2019. Strong demand from global customers is driving our growth in each of Frankfurt and Marseille as they seek to benefit from the highly-developed communities of interest that we have created in these markets.” In Frankfurt, FRA15 will be constructed in four phases, delivering in aggregate 9,600 square metres (“sqm”) of equipped space and 19 megawatts (“MW”) of customer available power when fully built out. The first phase of FRA15, which is expected to provide approximately 2,300 sqm, is scheduled to open in 1Q 2020. The capital expenditure associated with FRA15 is expected to be approximately €175 million. In Marseille, MRS3 will be constructed in three phases, delivering approximately 7,100 sqm of equipped space and 17 MW of customer available power when fully built out. The first phase of MRS3, which is expected to provide approximately 2,300 sqm, is scheduled to open in 4Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with MRS3 is expected to be approximately €140 million. The anticipated capital expenditures in the current year related to FRA15 and MRS3 are included in the most recent 2018 capital expenditure guidance provided by the company on 14 September 2018. About Interxion Interxion (NYSE:INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through more than 50 data centers in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy efficient data centers offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With over 700 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

Huawei to Launch Public Cloud in South Africa to Boost Digitalization in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – Huawei is set to build its Public Cloud in South Africa to provide cloud services to all Sub-Saharan African countries. This is another significant move by the leading global leading ICT solutions provider to accelerating its cloud business across the world. South Africa is an important piece of HUAWEI CLOUD’s globalisation map. According to the plan, Huawei will hold a launching ceremony on 14th November in Cape Town for its first African station in Johannesburg. Huawei believes cloud services are essential for digitization of economies. Huawei Cloud is committed to providing open, flexible, easy-to-use and secure cloud services, laying a solid foundation for a fully connected, intelligent world by bringing digital to every person, home and organisation. HUAWEI CLOUD Another Jigsaw Puzzle Piece of Globalization Since it was established in March 2017, the Huawei Cloud Business Unit (BU) has unveiled more than 120 cloud services in 18 major categories. These cover more than 60 general solutions including SAP, high-performance computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IoT), Security, DevOps and more than 80 industry scenario solutions; covering manufacturing, e-commerce, gaming, finance and Internet of Vehicles (IoV). In 2018, HUAWEI CLOUD officially launched the Hong Kong, Russia and Thailand Stations. By end September 2018, HUAWEI CLOUD had provided services in Asia Pacific and partner public cloud services in Europe and Latin America, outside of the Chinese market. Huawei Cloud and Huawei partner public cloud are available in 14 countries and regions, and will be available in most of major the regions around the world by end of 2018. Referring to globalisation strategy, Deng Tao, Vice President of Huawei Cloud BU said, HUAWEI CLOUD was globalised since its inception because Huawei had been providing its products and technologies in the form of cloud services to partners like Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Orange (France), Telefonica (Spain) and China Telecom. “Based on Huawei’s 30 years of ICT infrastructure experience and nearly 10 years of continuous R&D in cloud computing technologies, Huawei Cloud can provide a one-stop solution to large enterprises; addressing their challenges in digital and cloud transformation, as well as to small and medium-sized companies that aim to expand their business.” Deng said. From AI to EI This month, Huawei launched its comprehensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy and full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio which is designed to provide powerful support for Huawei Cloud EI (Enterprise Intelligence), an AI service platform for enterprises and governments, was released in September 2017. To turn AI into a practical reality, Huawei come up with the concept of EI. The company believes that a cloud will prosper only when it helps customers create value on an ongoing basis. Talking about how to combine industry insight with AI, Jia Yongli; General Manager of EI Product Department of Huawei Cloud BU said, Huawei Cloud EI is a scenarios-based service. “Huawei Cloud EI drives industry modernisation in three scenarios, including repetitive and high-volume work, tasks that require expert experience and work that needs multi-domain collaboration. These will help improve efficiency, pass on expertise, and break the limits of human intelligence,” according to Jia. On April 17, 2018, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the world’s top open source community in cloud technology, officially announced Huawei election to the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), making Huawei the first Asian company to be admitted into the CNCF TOC. In May, HUAWEI CLOUD became an SAP-certified platform for deploying SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver. Huawei predicted that there would be five major cloud platforms in the world and promised that it would be one of those five. HUAWEI CLOUD is positioned to be an open, cooperative, mutually-beneficial and customer-centric ecosystem that creates values. The needs of enterprises in business development have become more complex and diverse, as they need not only to develop new applications on public clouds but also migrate some of their traditional services to public clouds, while continuing to provide support for these services. Huawei Cloud is committed to working with partners to build sustainable partnerships that can lead to an open ecosystem to better meet customers’ needs. For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com

IBM and VMware Advance Partnership to Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation

BARCELONA, Spain – At VMworld® Europe 2018, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced new offerings to help accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption. This includes a new IBM Services offering to help migrate and extend mission-critical VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud, and new integrations to help enterprises to modernize applications with Kubernetes and containers. To date, the IBM and VMware partnership has helped more than 1,700 enterprises including Banca Carige and CNH Industrial adopt IBM Cloud for VMware solutions. According to research from Ovum, while 20 percent of business processes have already moved to the cloud, 80 percent of mission-critical workloads and sensitive data are still running on-premises because of performance and regulatory requirements [1]. Businesses need an open, hybrid cloud approach to developing, running and deploying applications in a multi-cloud environment. IBM and VMware are delivering new solutions to help enterprises accelerate hybrid cloud adoption without incurring the cost and risk typically associated with retooling operations, re-architecting applications and re-designing security policies. As part of today’s news, IBM is enabling a fully automated, highly available managed global cloud architecture for mission-critical VMware workloads designed to help enterprises prevent downtime for cloud applications and automate failovers within an IBM Cloud region. This architecture will be managed by IBM Services and can be deployed across IBM Cloud’s 18 availability zones in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. Mission-critical workloads are defined as essential to the survival of the business and so critical that outages affect brand integrity. The IBM solution is designed to support these workloads at a targeted aggregate availability higher than many clients can currently achieve with on-premises environments. The solution includes IBM Cloud infrastructure, VMware software-defined data center technologies, Intel® Optane DC SSD and IBM Services that cover a variety of enterprise needs including networks, storage, resiliency and other tools built for monitoring and troubleshooting cloud applications. Additionally, IBM and VMware announced new technology collaborations to help enterprises to modernize applications with containers regardless of whether they are deploying on-premises, in the private cloud or in the public cloud. IBM Cloud Private Hosted can now be installed on VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud, which supports the management and orchestration of virtual machines and containers within a common security model and private network. With IBM Cloud Private Hosted on VMware vCenter Server, clients can containerize stateless components of a virtualized application while maintaining stateful components such as databases within the virtual machine. It also enables clients to modernize applications with the IBM Cloud Private catalogue of services including Blockchain, AI and event services, among many others. In addition to IBM Cloud Private Hosted, IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions are now integrated with the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, which provides a fully managed Kubernetes environment so customers can concentrate on application development. To provide a unified networking solution that will bridge IBM Cloud Private and the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, IBM is expanding use of virtual cloud networking with the adoption of VMware NSX-T Data Center. As the foundation for a software-based network architecture that delivers services to applications and data wherever they are located, NSX-T provides consistent networking and security for all deployment models, including VM, containerized and bare metal. NSX-T has been validated by IBM as a supported network stack for IBM Cloud Private. To support on-premises workloads, VMware vRealize Operations is now available on IBM Power Systems. With VMware vRealize Operations for Power, IT managers can monitor a heterogenous infrastructure from a single dashboard, allowing them to more efficiently allocate resources and free them from the time-consuming process of switching between multiple tools to manage a sprawling infrastructure. IBM and VMware also announced that VMware will use Watson to help improve customer service across VMware support portals. Instead of static drop downs, now VMware customers can leverage Watson to quickly and easily communicate with the portal in natural language. Watson is designed to detect product type and version, analyze issues and match those issues with an expert engineer for faster resolution and a better customer support experience. IBM and VMware remain committed to delivering new solutions and services to help enterprises advance their cloud journey. Today at VMworld Europe, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, and Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, announced on stage the formation of a Joint Innovation Lab with dedicated engineers that will bring even more game changing solutions and services. “The VMware and IBM partnership builds upon the strengths of both companies. VMware is relied upon by virtually every large enterprise today, including 100 percent of the Fortune 100. Today these organizations can easily and securely extend these workloads into IBM’s global public cloud using Hybrid Cloud Extension for large-scale bulk migration and bi-directional application mobility,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “Now with the latest advancements in our relationship, we’re making it possible for customers to move, modernize and operate any application – VM or containerized, traditional or mission-critical – in the IBM Cloud.” “Today’s announcement is a testament to our successful and long-standing partnership with VMware that has yielded remarkable business results for thousands of clients globally on their path to digital transformation,” said Martin Jetter, senior vice president, Global Technology Services, IBM. “With these new services and solutions, enterprises can migrate and modernize their most important VMware workloads on the IBM Cloud in a highly secure, open, multi-cloud environment. Our goal is to help clients reduce risk and prevent any disruptions in a cloud environment so they can remain laser focused on innovation.” Global Businesses Adopting IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions for Hybrid Cloud Strategy Adoption of IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions continues to grow as enterprises embrace hybrid cloud strategies to help them generate new business value from their data. CNH Industrial, a leader in the capital goods sector operating in the agricultural and construction equipment, commercial vehicles, specialty vehicles and powertrain segments, has signed a multi-year cloud agreement with IBM. As part of its cloud strategy, CNH Industrial will extend VMware workloads from on-premises infrastructure to the IBM Cloud to provide greater flexibility, cost efficiencies, output resilience and consistency in conducting its operations to provide best in class customer service. Through the cloud agreement, CNH Industrial will also use IBM Cloud Private and Watson Artificial Intelligence to transform its business processes. Banca Carige, one of the leading Italian banking groups with more than 500 years of tradition, 519 branches and over 1 million customers, is adopting a hybrid cloud strategy to simplify its IT environment and optimize its applications as it evolves into a digital bank. Banca Carige will use IBM Cloud for VMware solutions across public and private cloud environments to enable the adoption of big data methodologies, analytics and cognitive tools, with the aim of improving commercial competitiveness. For information on all news announcements issued at VMworld 2018 Europe, please visit the Online Press Kit. About IBM Cloud With $19B in annual cloud revenue, IBM is the global leader in enterprise cloud with a platform designed to meet the evolving needs of business and society. Moving past productivity and cost improvements, the IBM Cloud is tuned for the AI and data demands that are driving true differentiation in today’s enterprise. IBM’s private, public and hybrid offerings provide the global scale businesses need to support innovation across industries. About VMware VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society.

Docker Launches New Program for Migrating Legacy Windows Server 2008 Applications to Alleviate End of Support Issues

SAN FRANCISCO – Docker announced the Windows Server Application Migration Program, the best and only way to containerize and secure legacy Windows Server applications in advance of the end-of-support deadline for Microsoft Windows Server 2008. With industry-leading Docker Enterprise 2.1 and best-in-class tools and services specifically designed for Windows Server application migration, customers can quickly and easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows applications while driving continuous innovation across any application, anywhere. With a large percentage of Windows Server applications still running on Windows Server 2003 or 2008, companies that postpone migrating legacy applications and systems are vulnerable to security risks and a higher cost of maintenance. Traditional methods such as upgrading the underlying operating system or migrating applications on to new systems or the cloud, require significant resources and only serves to add to the existing technical debt. Docker’s new program helps organizations seamlessly migrate legacy applications with the only container platform capable of containerizing Windows Server applications. Additionally, enterprise customers can take advantage of services and tools that leverage Docker’s experience in application migrations to quickly discover, containerize and migrate Windows Server applications with immediate cost savings. “The majority of our legacy product portfolio at Mitchell runs on Windows Server. We sought a solution that would allow us to containerize all of our applications so we could reap the benefits of DevOps, increase portability and align operational modalities across the board,” said Marius Domean, Director R&D, Mitchell International. “Only Docker Enterprise was able to provide us with a robust, enterprise-grade solution that enables us to transform our legacy application stacks while reducing operational costs, minimizing our footprint of thousands of virtual machines and allowing us to adopt a hybrid cloud hosting architecture.” Docker Enterprise 2.1: The Only Platform for Containerizing Windows Server Applications Docker Enterprise is the leading enterprise-ready container platform that provides companies the choice, agility and security needed to efficiently build and manage their entire application portfolio, while reducing overall costs by more than 50 percent. The latest release, Docker Enterprise 2.1, enables organizations to easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows Server applications while driving continuous innovation across any application, anywhere. New features of Docker Enterprise 2.1 include: Improved performance and compatibility for Windows Server Applications: updated support for Windows Server 2016, 1709, 1803 and 20191 in addition to smaller image sizes, improved compatibility and expanded networking options. Greater insights and availability with out-of-the-box dashboards: new dashboards and management console including health status visibility and deeper service and platform benefits. Enhanced security and compliance: support for industry standard security and authentication including SAML 2.0 authentication and the cryptographic modules in Docker Engine – Enterprise have been validated against FIPS 140-2 standards for both Windows and Linux. “Because we have been working with customers on Windows Server containers from the beginning, Docker has a proven model for migrating and modernizing legacy Windows Server applications quickly and cost-effectively to any infrastructure, on-premises or in the cloud,” said Scott Johnston, Chief Product Officer for Docker. “Windows Server customers come to us for help designing a container strategy for their legacy applications that will help mitigate end of support issues. Through this program many customers experience a 50 percent reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of applications using Docker Enterprise, freeing up budget for strategic IT initiatives such as cloud migration or edge computing.” Industry-proven Services and Purpose-built Tooling Automates and Accelerates Application Conversion The Docker program includes a new service offering based on the experience of proven methodologies from Docker’s Modernize Traditional Application (MTA) program and from working with enterprises like Mitchell International on migrating applications using Docker Enterprise. As part of the services engagement, customers will be able to accelerate discovery and conversion using Docker Application Converter, a tool that automatically scans systems for target applications and speeds up the conversion process by automatically creating Docker artifacts. Additionally, customers will have access to Docker Certified Infrastructure which automates implementation and configuration best practices for integrating containers into enterprise IT infrastructure like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. When combined with Docker’s expertise, organizations will have a “blueprint” for future migration projects and new application development. Foundation for Continuous Innovation Once implemented, the Docker Enterprise container platform and methodologies enable organizations to both modernize existing applications and adopt new technologies based on business requirements and customer needs. With Docker Enterprise, companies can standardize the software platform and adopt new technology stacks and architectures without changing how the organization operates – whether applications are cloud native applications, AI or edge computing workloads. Traditional application migration techniques lock companies into a specific infrastructure or operating system. With Docker Enterprise, organizations have a secure repeatable model that doesn’t lock into a specific infrastructure or cloud, enabling companies to modernize applications and adopt new technologies as business requirements evolve. About Docker Docker, the leader in the container platform market, enables developers and IT operations to build, secure and manage applications without technology or infrastructure lock in. By bringing together traditional applications and microservices built on Windows, Linux and mainframe under one operating model, Docker’s container platform enables the world’s largest companies to accelerate key digital initiatives including cloud migration, application modernization and edge computing. For more information, please visit: https://www.docker.com.

Tier1, Inc. Announces New Office and Website to Support Rapid Growth

PITTSBURGH – Just weeks after announcing their 11 recent hires, Tier1 is now announcing their move to a new office location in order to support their rapid and continuous growth. For the last 15 years, Tier1 has been headquartered out of the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA. They are now located in a Northern Suburb of Pittsburgh – Warrendale, PA – at 100 Global View Drive, Suite 100, Warrendale, PA 15086. Tier1’s new office is not only significantly larger to support the growth that they have already experienced, but it will also allow for the additional growth that they anticipate. The expansion of Tier1’s Enterprise Technology services and cloud hosting solutions into new markets has accelerated the company’s growth and resource requirements. Rob Guidarelli, Tier1 CEO, states his excitement for taking this next step towards Tier1’s future. He stated, “2018 has been a really exciting year for us [Tier1] so far. We’ve expanded our service offerings, hired many new team members, and now we’ve moved to a new office. I knew that the future for us [Tier1] was bright, and I’m confident that the best is yet to come.” This new location also provides the majority of Tier1’s staff with a shorter and easier commute, which was another major deciding factor for the move. Additionally, it is centrally located to many large retail shopping centers, a wide variety of cafes and restaurants and numerous flagship hotels. The building itself is even surrounded by walking trails for the tenants. All of this was considered when choosing a new location to provide the staff with not only a better working space, but also the ability to enjoy the surrounding area, as well. Guidarelli explains, “I really want to make Tier1 the best possible place to work for our employees and I know that a commute and work environment have a large impact on people’s day-to-day attitude and productivity. I hope that the shorter commute and the newer, larger workspace, as well as the endless opportunities surrounding the building, will help our team arrive to work happy and remain happy throughout the day.” Tier1’s newly designed website is another recent change demonstrating the effects of Tier1’s rapid growth and forward-thinking mindset. The website has been re-organized and updated to include their new services with their already expansive array of offerings. The new design was built to reflect Tier1’s mission of simplifying Enterprise Technology, which can often be complex for users, by adding streamlined navigation and easily accessible information for its visitors – along with a more modern look and feel. Readers are invited to explore the new website and stay up-to-date with Tier1 at: www.tier1inc.com. Guildarelli goes on to state his enthusiasm for the future of Tier1, “These are just a couple of the many changes to come to support Tier1’s growth. With these changes, I am more excited than ever about the future of Tier1.” About Tier1, Inc. Founded in 2003, Tier1 is a forerunner in providing consulting and outsourcing services for enterprise technology applications and databases. With 50+ employees that have a minimum of 10 years experience and over 350 clients, Tier1 has built a world-class consulting and support organization. Based in Pittsburgh, but serving clients across the United States, Tier1’s services – to an extensive range of industries – include managed services, implementations, upgrades, development services, cloud hosting, cloud services, and staffing needs.

Codero Welcomes Melissa Bradbury to Management Team as Director of Marketing

Overland Park, KS – Codero Holdings, Inc. (Codero), a leader in managed hosting and technology enablement, has added Melissa Bradbury to its management team as director of marketing. In this role, Bradbury will be responsible for overseeing the long-term transition of Codero’s identity from an IaaS provider to a strategic managed services partner. Bradbury brings to her role more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and product management at Oracle and other leading technology companies. Her experience and proven track record of supporting sales teams, enabling business growth and orchestrating effective communications will be invaluable as she works to create additional awareness regarding Codero’s strategic initiatives and to build and strengthen client relationships and communication for long-term success. According to Codero Chief Revenue Officer, Ric Riddle, Bradbury’s addition to the company highlights Codero’s focus on building true partnerships with clients. “Melissa’s experience and her commitment to value for clients make her a tremendous addition to our team. In Codero’s growth culture, we actively seek leaders who work with passion and dedication to produce remarkable results for our organization and clients,” Riddle said. “We expect Melissa to be instrumental as we build lasting relationships with our clients and work with them to navigate the complexities of their technology needs.” Codero continues to prove itself as a leader in technology enablement and has focused its efforts on providing fully managed services, including custom, optimized hybrid multi-cloud architecture and management. Using their experience as an IaaS provider, as well as their participation in the Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider Program and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, the company provides platform-agnostic IT strategy and implementation to support clients’ individual technology needs. About Codero Codero helps customers and partners thrive in the cloud. A technology enabler that facilitates the adoption and use of advanced cloud solutions, Codero provides managed, dedicated, and hybrid multi-cloud services, backed by exceptional customer support. The company offers a diverse portfolio of fully managed offerings from bare metal servers within its own data centers to custom cloud and technology solutions focused on the specific needs of small and medium businesses and community anchor institutions. Codero serves over 3,500 customers worldwide. Learn more about Codero at https://www.codero.com.

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