Colocation Northwest Expands Presence With Major Lease in Seattle’s Centeris Data Center

November 1, 2017 by · Comments Off on Colocation Northwest Expands Presence With Major Lease in Seattle’s Centeris Data Center 

centeris-colocationnorthwestSeattle, Washington – Colocation Northwest, a division of IsoFusion, a leading provider of Internet access and IT services in the Puget Sound region, announced today that it has leased up to 7 Megawatts of mission critical IT capacity, that includes scalability for the deployment of enterprise and high-density customers at the Centeris South Hill data center campus. Colocation Northwest’s new expansion into the world-class Centeris SH1 facility is driven by increasing customer demand for scalable, high performance colocation, including disaster recovery services. The strategic move highlights Colocation Northwest’s customer-first approach and commitment to growing their data center offerings to the Puget Sound region and West Coast of the United States.

“We look forward to bringing our vision for scalable, fully managed colocation solutions and integration to a new level,” said Stephen Milton, co-founder and CEO of Colocation Northwest. “Our commitment to Centeris allows us to offer the same customer-focused colocation services we’ve given customers for over 25 years, to the enterprise and wholesale markets.”

Colocation Northwest will have access to Centeris’ 50 megawatt onsite substation providing dedicated, expandable, green power, and, dense fiber connectivity delivering redundant, high-speed connections to the most important access points in the U.S. and Asia. IsoFusion’s customers of all sizes will enjoy the security of Centeris’ secure facility, while benefiting from direct dark fiber access to the Westin Building Exchange and Colocation Northwest’s other data center locations. Built on bedrock, SH1, exceeds current seismic standards and is above the 500-year floodplain, making it one of the safest as well as one of the most secure and robust facilities in the region.

“We are pleased to welcome Colocation Northwest to our high performance Seattle Centeris SH1 data center,” said owner, Larry Benaroya. “We look forward to providing the redundancy, robust security and hyper-scalability to support Colocation Northwest’s commitment to operational excellence and growth.”

About Colocation Northwest & IsoFusion
Colocation Northwest, a division of IsoFusion Inc. is one of the largest privately held ISP and Colocation providers in Western Washington. Founded in 1991 as ISOMEDIA, IsoFusion is a full solution provider of Internet related products and services that cater to local businesses, as well as providing complex solutions to companies with a national presence. A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the state of Washington, IsoFusion offers a full range of services providing everything from commercial Fiber and Ethernet connections, custom Fiber to the Home community solutions, hosting and dedicated server options, managed data center colocation services and technology consulting for businesses. IsoFusion provides managed enterprise solutions and outstanding service to prominent Northwest businesses. IsoFusion is Headquartered in Seattle Washington and provides exceptional quality, value, and service to over 23,000 residential and business customers across the West Coast . For more information visit or

About Centeris Data Centers
Centeris is a leading provider of data center solutions for mission critical IT applications and systems infrastructure based in the Seattle area. By integrating innovative design with proven energy efficient and environmentally sustainable technologies, Centeris provides abundant reliable power with robust critical infrastructure and efficient data center operations. Privately held by The Benaroya Company, with facilities in the Northwest including Seattle’s South Hill Data Center and Boise, Centeris possesses the operational flexibility coupled with the financial strength to respond to current and future requirements with speed and certainty. For more information visit

ViaWest Announces Grand Opening of 85,000 Square Foot Dallas Data Center

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on ViaWest Announces Grand Opening of 85,000 Square Foot Dallas Data Center 

Hosting ServicesDenver – ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center and managed service providers in North America, announced the grand opening of its twenty-second data center facility, Synergy Park, located in Richardson, Texas. Grand opening ceremonies will take place July 19-20.

With the addition of Synergy Park, ViaWest owns and operates 22 data centers with 500,000 square feet of raised floor space, 110,000 of which resides in the Dallas area. The new complex boasts high density power configurations, disaster recovery office space, 24×7 on-site support, and access to top network providers. Services include cloud computing, colocation, complex hosting, and managed services. Read more

Q9 to Participate in World IPv6 Day

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q9 to Participate in World IPv6 Day 

Webmaster ToolboxTORONTO – Q9 Networks is pleased to announce that after two years of planning and a 12-month deployment project, it has successfully implemented IPv6 throughout all of its data centers. As part of the upgrade project, Q9 is also now in a position to support customer networking requirements up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

IPv6 is a new Internet addressing protocol that will enable the continued rapid growth of the Internet.  The new protocol provides a number of benefits, including almost unlimited addressing capacity and better security. On June 8, 2011, Q9 will join with other leading Internet industry participants and the Internet Society in supporting “World IPv6 Day”, a global trial of the new protocol. Read more

HP Trusted Advisors Reduce Complexity of Designing and Building Data Centers

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on HP Trusted Advisors Reduce Complexity of Designing and Building Data Centers 

Webmaster ToolboxPALO ALTO, CA – HP today announced a new consulting service that addresses the complexities and reduces the risks associated with the strategic direction, design and building of data centers.

The HP Trusted Advisor service offers HP consulting experts who work closely with clients to consider all aspects of business operations, IT infrastructure and facilities, as well as the enablement of technologies, such as cloud and green computing. As a result, clients can establish an aligned data center and IT strategy that meets business goals and objectives. Read more

SoftLayer First to Launch Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series Servers

May 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer First to Launch Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series Servers 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced the availability of servers featuring Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 processors. SoftLayer is the first hosting provider to offer these next-generation processors, which deliver increased scalability, memory and I/O capacity, and performance ideal for workloads such as large-scale virtualization, high performance computing, and mission critical applications.

“We say this all the time, but our customers push technology to the limit. It’s a priority for us to bring them the latest, best performing products the second they are available,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “The E7-4800 series brings the performance and features our customers need to solve real-world business challenges, helping them adapt to quickly changing operational demands as well as address long-term growth requirements.”

The E7-4800 series leverages Intel’s 32nm process technology to offer up to 10 cores per processor with the capability to simultaneously run two threads per core. The processor family features Intel QuickPath Interconnect technology, providing optimum performance for enterprise and advanced computing applications. Additional advantages include:

– Power management capabilities to lower CPU partial active and idle power
– Reduced memory buffer active and idle power consumption
– Advanced security support functionality including Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) and Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI)
– Double Device Data Correction (DDDC) for improved memory reliability
– Partial Memory Mirroring
– Next-generation performance improvements and latency reductions

“It’s exciting to see SoftLayer harness the performance capabilities of the new Intel Xeon processor to offer leading-edge technology for on-demand data center services and technology innovation,” said Jason Waxman, general manager of High Density Computing at Intel. “In addition to record-breaking compute power, Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800/2800 product families deliver enhanced security and reliability features to meet the needs of the most demanding mission-critical computing environments and high-end computing applications.”

SoftLayer is providing the E7-4800 in Quad Processor 8-core and Quad Processor 10-core server configurations, which can be ordered starting today at or through the company’s leading Customer Portal. Read more

Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment 

Web Hosting BlogREDWOOD CITY, CA – Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) today announced that they have collaborated to develop an OpenStack™ cloud demonstration and test environment. The demo environment will be available in three data centers: the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Ashburn, Va., and the Rackspace data center in Chicago, Ill. The companies also plan to collaborate on additional demo environments in Equinix data centers in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2011. The demonstration environment allows organizations to easily and rapidly assess applications on the open-source cloud platform, simplifying the evaluation process and speeding the deployment of OpenStack proof of concepts (POCs). It is the first demonstration of an open standard platform where geographically dispersed OpenStack clouds can offer customers the ability to move applications and workloads between them.

OpenStack is a collection of open-source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud platform for public and private clouds. Originally founded by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers, technologists, researchers and more than 50 organizations collaborating to help enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware. Read more

Consumer Study Shows Small Business Lose Customers from Poor Websites

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Consumer Study Shows Small Business Lose Customers from Poor Websites 

Web Hosting BlogLONDON – A total of 46 per cent of British consumers have cancelled plans to spend with a small business after finding a poor quality website, according to research released today by 1&1 Internet Ltd, a global leader amongst web hosts.  From a study of more than 1800 UK adults, 37 per cent have walked away completely whilst a further 9 per cent have opted to spend less as a direct result.  Many consumers feel that small business websites today are mostly unattractive and often contain errors.  Whilst 1 in 3 consumers are willing to provide valuable feedback to business owners, a further study of small firms finds that half have never asked clients about their experiences of using their website.

The majority of UK businesses have now taken steps to launch a website and battle for valuable online visibility.  However, 1&1’s ‘2011 Digital High Street Audit'(1) finds worryingly low levels of consumer satisfaction with the small business websites available to them.  The risk to firms from providing a bad online experience is clear – 49 per cent of consumers believe that a bad website makes a worse impact than a business having no website at all.  This conclusion has led 37 per cent to walk-away from companies completely, in favor of using a competitor.  An additional 9 per cent of Britons have found themselves reducing their spend with small companies as a direct result of being deterred by a poor company website. Read more

i/o Opens Modular Data Center in New Jersey

March 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on i/o Opens Modular Data Center in New Jersey 

Web Hosting BlogPHOENIX, AR – i/o Data Centers (“i/o”), a leader in digital energy technology, today announced the opening of the world’s largest modular data center in Edison, New Jersey, which will be called “i/o NEW JERSEY”. Several enterprise customers have already purchased Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) capacity at i/o NEW JERSEY and additional capacity is available for delivery. i/o NEW JERSEY joins i/o PHOENIX (recently recognized as the seventh largest data center in the world) and i/o SCOTTSDALE as part of i/o’s North American data center footprint.

In making the announcement, George D. Slessman, CEO of i/o, said, “i/o now controls two of the largest data centers in the world and has the ability to deliver Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) across the entire continent of North America.” Slessman added, “We can bring a data center of the magnitude of i/o NEW JERSEY online immediately because of our i/o ANYWHERE™ modular data center technology. Today’s announcement reinforces why the world’s largest enterprises rely on i/o for always-on data center solutions.” Read more

4th Power and Cooling Focuses on Cost Reduction for Data Centers

July 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on 4th Power and Cooling Focuses on Cost Reduction for Data Centers 

Web Hosting ServicesLondon – International consulting firm BroadGroup has announced the launch of 4th Power and Cooling for Data Centres forum that will take place 22 October 2009, at the America Square Conference Centre in London.

BroadGroup research has found that Power represents an average of 56% of operating cost across Data Centres, and cost, amplified in a recent survey conducted by the group, which revealed cost reduction as the number one objective of data centre operators in the next financial year This annual event has as its theme how to use innovation to reduce cost and energy consumption, and increase efficiency in data centres. The special one-day forum will review an array of new solutions and ideas emerging to tackle the most critical issue in data centres today: cost.

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FastScale Introduces New Platform for Building, Optimizing and Managing Logical Servers in Next Generation Data Centers

June 1, 2009 by · Comments Off on FastScale Introduces New Platform for Building, Optimizing and Managing Logical Servers in Next Generation Data Centers 

Webmaster ToolsSANTA CLARA, Calif. – FastScale® Technology, Inc, provider of award-winning software platforms for next generation data centers, today announced the introduction of FastScale Stack Manager™ Workgroup Edition, a new product that enables enterprise IT and engineering teams to easily create, optimize and manage logical servers for deployment in physical, virtual or cloud environments. Logical servers enable a ‘build once, deploy anywhere’ methodology to support complex, dynamic and hybrid server infrastructure and allow a consistent approach to creating and managing physical and virtual machines throughout server lifecycles. FastScale Stack Manager provides a central platform with a one-button solution for administrators who need dynamic yet optimized server builds.

FastScale Stack Manager incorporates patent-pending Application Blueprinting™ technology to automatically generate logical servers with ‘just enough operating system’ (JeOS) and deliver lightweight server builds that are up to 95% smaller, inherently more secure, with dramatically reduced memory, processor and disk usage. In addition, new visualization and stack optimization tools enable users to quickly and easily analyze servers with a full operating system profile and then optimize by package group, file type or directory hierarchy with dynamic size calculations that support the assessment. The result can be compared to the FastScale Application Blueprint as an insurance policy against creating a server build with missing file dependencies – omitted files are easily added with a mouse click. Rich web based settings management allows policy-based standardization as well as fine-grained customization of logical server configurations. Read more

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