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September 02, 2015 06:55 ET

Zipwhip Cloud Messaging Services Hosted by ByteGrid Seattle Data Center

Trailblazing Cloud Texting Platform Zipwhip Using ByteGrid Seattle Data Center for Cloud Hosting of Its Carrier-Grade Messaging Services

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2015) - ByteGrid Holdings LLC, a leading provider of data center and end-to-end IT infrastructure services, today announced an extended agreement with Zipwhip, a Seattle-based cloud texting provider that enables existing mobile, landline and toll free numbers to send and receive text and picture messages from any Internet-connected device.

Utilizing a wide variety of carrier relationships, Zipwhip enables businesses to transform existing phone numbers for text and picture messaging creating a new communication medium for the enterprise. Zipwhip currently has text enabled over 78 million phone numbers, which makes them the market leader in the newly formed landline and toll free texting space.

Under the hosting services agreement, ByteGrid is providing the colocation hosting and network services environment supporting Zipwhip's high availability cloud-based text messaging services from ByteGrid's Seattle data center with access to ByteGrid's national platform of Tier 3 / 4 data centers delivering end-to-end IT infrastructure services.

Zipwhip is expanding its footprint within ByteGrid's national platform by interconnecting their carrier-grade texting platform with ByteGrid's flagship Silver Spring, Maryland data center that is in close proximity to Washington, D.C. area enterprises and the Federal government market.

"Our partnership with ByteGrid provides us with the highly available and compliant infrastructure our services and customers require," said James Lapic, Vice President of of DevOps for Zipwhip. "ByteGrid is one of our core vendors and provides our highly available transport layer. Having a service provider of their quality is extremely valuable and a huge differentiator for us. We are excited to extend our services into ByteGrid's Tier-4 'financial grade' facility on the east coast."

"We are pleased to provide the IT infrastructure supporting Zipwhip's texting platform that helps mobile and landline operators modernize the SMS/MMS medium," said Drew Fassett, Chief Revenue Officer of ByteGrid. "We are focused on providing a flexible and scalable IT infrastructure solution engineered to Zipwhip's exacting availability and compliance requirements."

ByteGrid's Seattle data center serves over 170 businesses and cloud service providers with premier colocation, cloud servers, managed storage and connectivity solutions from data centers in Lynnwood and Spokane Washington. The two facilities encompass 45,000 square feet of conditioned data center space and feature 5.4 megawatts of critical power, multiple carriers and a high-availability metro area network.

Overall, ByteGrid now delivers services from nine data centers in six geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 750,000 square feet of premier multi-tenant colocation data center space meeting the highest standards for security and reliability serving some of the world's largest companies and government agencies, including numerous Fortune 50 companies.

About Zipwhip
Zipwhip, a Seattle-based cloud texting provider, pioneered the concept of utilizing the cloud to enable existing mobile, landline, and toll free numbers to send and receive text messages from any connected device. Additionally, Zipwhip offers a carrier-grade cloud texting platform to help mobile and landline operators modernize the texting medium. Its technology introduces trailblazing functionality while holding true to the distinct culture of texting that consumers have grown to love.

About ByteGrid®
ByteGrid is a proven leader with state-of-the-art data centers providing highly compliant colocation, managed hosting and hybrid cloud IT infrastructure for the most discriminating enterprise and government customers. ByteGrid is an owner/operator of highly secure, compliant data center properties and platforms. Featuring highly compliant and high density Tier 3 / 4 data centers, ByteGrid offers the most reliable, connected data centers to enterprises and government users that have unique needs and demanding compliance requirements. Trusted by some of the world's largest companies and government agencies across the country, ByteGrid is committed to understanding customer needs and providing the highest level of products, solutions, and service. For more information, please visit www.bytegrid.com.

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