In two separate announcements this week, Hostopia acquires an Australian web hosting business to grow its Asia-Pacific reach, while 365 Data Centers grows its data center footprint.
Hostopia Deal with j2 Global Continues Australian Hosting Market Consolidation
Web services platform wholesaler Hostopia has acquired j2 Global‘s Australian web hosting business, including the brands Web24 and Ausweb, to expand its reach in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, ARN reports.
The deal appears to have been struck in August, according to ARN, and Web24 is currently operating as a Hostopia brand.
Hostopia became a subsidiary of Deluxe Corporation in a $124 million deal in 2008. Hostopia also acquired Australian web hosts Panthur and Digital Pacific in separate deals earlier this year, the latter for $41 million.
Web24, which had been acquired by j2 in 2014, primarily provides domain and hosting services to SMBs.
The Australian web hosting market has been steadily consolidating for several years, with j2 Global acquiring cloud backup company CloudRecover in September, Telstra adding Microsoft-focused enterprise app developer Readify and Zettagrid acquiring host Conexim in 2016.
365 Data Centers Acquires
U.S. cloud and colocation provider 365 Data Centers announced it has acquired Florida-based and a pair of data centers from Broadband One LLC.
365 Data Centers was acquired in April by a group of investors led by Chirisa Investments, and including Lumerity


cPanel released its first ever transparency report last week at its cPanel Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
cPanel said it did not receive any requests for information from U.S. or other law enforcement agencies over the 18-month span, covering January 2016 to June 2017. The company said that the initial report will be followed by periodic disclosures.
An increasing number of service providers are releasing transparency reports, as the industry navigates privacy and security concerns.
The report includes categories for types of requests, number of requests received, the number with information disclosed, non-content disclosed and content disclosed, and the number still pending. National security requests received were also reported to be zero.
cPanel said its policy regarding how it deals with law enforcement requests for information is guided by six values. Those values include a commitment to maintaining customer privacy, reviewing requests for validity and interpreting them narrowly, complying with relevant laws including EPCA, notifying customers prior to disclosure of their information unless prevented from doing so by court order, encouraging requesting parties to contact customers, and not responding directly to non-U.S. law enforcement.
Regarding DMCA take-down requests, the company said it does not control content, and therefore cannot act on them, but said it forwards DMCA requests to those who do control the content when it has information.
cPanel said

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