Former head of Intel’s Data Center Group Diane Bryant has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Google Cloud, bringing an engineering background and 30 years of industry experience to the position, as well as experience leading a group that brought in $17 billion in revenue last year, according to a blog post announcing her appointment.
Bryant left her role at Intel in May, taking a lengthy leave of absence for family reasons. At the time Intel CEO Brian Krzanich credited her with transforming the group “from a server-centric group to a business that spans servers, network, and storage across all end-user segments, and with product lines and business models that extend beyond the traditional.” At the same time Intel’s shift included a greater focus on the server business, including an appearances by Bryant at AWS re:Invent to announce new chip deployments.
“Google Cloud is the most technologically advanced, most highly available, and most open cloud in the world,” Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene wrote in the blog post. “We are growing at an extraordinary rate as we enable businesses to become smarter with data, increase their agility, collaborate and secure their information. Diane’s strategic acumen, technical knowledge and client focus will prove invaluable as we accelerate the scale and reach of Google Cloud.”
Bryant had worked at Intel since 1985, and was promoted from senior VP to executive VP in April 2016. She also serves on the board of United

 

(The Hosting News) – SingleHop, a global leader in highly automated dedicated servers, cloud computing, and infrastructure-as-a-service, announced today the official grand opening of its new Amsterdam data center. The new facility, announced last month, is built to meet growing demand for high-quality, automated infrastructure, and hosting services from organizations operating in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

According to a summer 2012 report from global market intelligence firm IDC titled “Quantitative Estimates of the Demand for Cloud computing in Europe and the Likely Barriers to Uptake,” the demand for public cloud services will grow from representing 1.6% of European Union IT spending in 2011 to approximately 3.6% in 2014, and 9% by 2020, representing substantial increases in adoption and demand.

In early April, SingleHop announced plans to open the facility and allowed customers to reserve server space ahead of time. More than seventy five percent of the initial data center capacity was reserved before the facility opened.

“We are very pleased by what we have been seeing. Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital startups. These types of organizations are core to our company as a whole, and represent the types of clients that benefit most from our highly automated and natively hybrid platform,” commented Zak Boca, Chief Executive Officer of SingleHop.

Amsterdam was selected as the site for SingleHop’s new data center for a number of reasons. Among them are the existing high-capacity fiber infrastructure, the presence of numerous top-tier network providers, and the city’s large and technically skilled workforce. The new facility includes all of the security protocols found at the company’s U.S. locations including five layers of physical security, 24-hour on-site staffing, and the latest biometrics-based access controls. Additionally, all of the company’s current services will be offered through the new data center, including dedicated servers, and managed services.  The facility is powered by SingleHop’s award-winning LEAP3 platform.

“Our launch in Amsterdam shows our commitment to reducing latency, and improving our overall customer experience. Significant portions of our growth already come from clients outside of the US; a trend we expect to continue as demand for highly automated infrastructure services increases in Europe and beyond. Over the coming years, we will continue support our international customers by expanding our platform into additional new markets,” added Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer of SingleHop.

To learn more about the capabilities of SingleHop’s Amsterdam data center, please visit www.singlehop.com/europe.

About SingleHop

SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, automated, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers. With clients in 114 countries, three geographically dispersed U.S.-based data centers and a new facility in Amsterdam; SingleHop provides dedicated, cloud, and managed services to more than 4,000 customers with 10,000+ servers online. SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art resources and services with industry-leading deployment time and custom support. SingleHop was established in 2006 in Chicago and was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America in 2011.

SingeHop Expands with Amsterdam Data Center

 

(The Hosting News) – SingleHop, a global leader in highly automated dedicated servers, cloud computing, and infrastructure-as-a-service, announced today the official grand opening of its new Amsterdam data center. The new facility, announced last month, is built to meet growing demand for high-quality, automated infrastructure, and hosting services from organizations operating in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

According to a summer 2012 report from global market intelligence firm IDC titled “Quantitative Estimates of the Demand for Cloud computing in Europe and the Likely Barriers to Uptake,” the demand for public cloud services will grow from representing 1.6% of European Union IT spending in 2011 to approximately 3.6% in 2014, and 9% by 2020, representing substantial increases in adoption and demand.

In early April, SingleHop announced plans to open the facility and allowed customers to reserve server space ahead of time. More than seventy five percent of the initial data center capacity was reserved before the facility opened.

“We are very pleased by what we have been seeing. Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital startups. These types of organizations are core to our company as a whole, and represent the types of clients that benefit most from our highly automated and natively hybrid platform,” commented Zak Boca, Chief Executive Officer of SingleHop.

Amsterdam was selected as the site for SingleHop’s new data center for a number of reasons. Among them are the existing high-capacity fiber infrastructure, the presence of numerous top-tier network providers, and the city’s large and technically skilled workforce. The new facility includes all of the security protocols found at the company’s U.S. locations including five layers of physical security, 24-hour on-site staffing, and the latest biometrics-based access controls. Additionally, all of the company’s current services will be offered through the new data center, including dedicated servers, and managed services.  The facility is powered by SingleHop’s award-winning LEAP3 platform.

“Our launch in Amsterdam shows our commitment to reducing latency, and improving our overall customer experience. Significant portions of our growth already come from clients outside of the US; a trend we expect to continue as demand for highly automated infrastructure services increases in Europe and beyond. Over the coming years, we will continue support our international customers by expanding our platform into additional new markets,” added Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer of SingleHop.

To learn more about the capabilities of SingleHop’s Amsterdam data center, please visit www.singlehop.com/europe.

About SingleHop

SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting company that offers highly scalable, automated, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers. With clients in 114 countries, three geographically dispersed U.S.-based data centers and a new facility in Amsterdam; SingleHop provides dedicated, cloud, and managed services to more than 4,000 customers with 10,000+ servers online. SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art resources and services with industry-leading deployment time and custom support. SingleHop was established in 2006 in Chicago and was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America in 2011.

Source: SingeHop Expands with Amsterdam Data Center

 

(The Hosting News) – Shortly following its insistence that a new provision be added to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the group known as the i2Coalition issued a statement applauding Congress’s focus on the issue.

Board Chair Christian Dawson, also Chief Operating Officer of hosting company ServInt, issued the following statement on Wednesday:

“The Internet Infrastructure Coalition strongly supports the bipartisan ECPA reform legislation introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee. The bill will bring ECPA into the Internet age by ensuring that citizens can expect the same due process rights with email and other electronic messaging as they do with more traditional forms of communication.

“By simply requiring that law enforcement follow well-established judicial procedures to access consumer data, the Senators’ proposal would strengthen American economic competitiveness by removing a key objection many non-U.S. companies have to entrusting that data to domestic infrastructure providers. These commonsense reforms will protect privacy while still providing law enforcement agencies with the tools necessary to do their jobs effectively.

“In addition to this action in the Senate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has said that updating ECPA will be one of his top priorities, and yesterday hearings were held by the House Judiciary’s subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.  The i2Coalition applauds both Chambers of Congress for taking these reforms seriously.”

The i2Coalition formed last year following online protests which eventually led to the shelving of controversial bills including the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Last month, the organization was on Capitol Hill, holding an event alongside U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Members of the group include prominent hosting and cloud companies such as CloudLinux, Codero, OnApp, cPanel, Parallels, SoftLayer and Rackspace.

Source: Senate Weighs ECPA Reform; i2Coalition Applauds

 

ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center, cloud computing and managed service providers in North America, announces that Bob Newman has been appointed as the company\’s Chief Operating Officer. Newman will be responsible for ViaWest\’s operations, including data center management, service delivery, service support, information technology, engineering, security, compliance and customer relations.

Source: ViaWest Appoints Bob Newman As Chief Operating Officer

 

(The Hosting News) – Hosting provider ViaWest on Thursday unveiled a new position within its company: Chief Operating Officer.

Bob Newman will assume the post, becoming responsible for operations related to management of data center infrastructure, security, compliance and service delivery, among others.

The new COO is a company veteran, having initially served in the capacity of Senior VP of Service Delivery with the provider since 2010.

Discussing the matter in a press release, Newman  appeared thankful for the appointment. “This group goes above and beyond for our customers on a day-to-day basis. 2012 was a standout year for the company, with growth across each of our regions and significant additions to our product portfolio. Building on ViaWest’s strong foundation, 2013 will be a year of continued momentum and growth,” he remarked.

ViaWest’s solutions pertain to cloud, managed hosting and colocation.

Source: ViaWest Promotes within for COO Post

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