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Black Box Awarded $10M+ Data Center Project for Global Social Media Giant

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PITTSBURGH, July 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Box, the trusted digital partner for enterprises across the globe, today announced that it is partnering with one of the world's most renowned and prominent social media organizations on its global data center expansion program. The potential data center work could total $300 million or more for Black Box—making it the largest customer and deal in the company's history.
 

Black Box Awarded $10M+ Data Center Project for Global Social Media Giant

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PITTSBURGH, July 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Box, the trusted digital partner for enterprises across the globe, today announced that it is partnering with one of the world's most renowned and prominent social media organizations on its global data center expansion program. The potential data center work could total $300 million or more for Black Box—making it the largest customer and deal in the company's history.

Black Box's Commercial Services business unit was awarded this U.S.-based data center infrastructure and connectivity project following several years of successful data center work in Europe for the most well-known social media company in the world.   

This will be one of the largest projects ever for Black Box and promises to be only the tip of the iceberg. This first award for the almost million square foot data center is worth more than $10 million and marks the beginning of a five to ten year strategic relationship with the social media giant, which is planning a very aggressive global data center expansion program. Conversations are already underway between Black Box and the social media company to add additional site locations and data centers. The potential work could total $300 million or more for Black Box.

In the data center, Black Box is responsible for the rack and stack of network equipment, installation of the infrastructure hardware, and all of the structured cabling, which includes more than 100 miles of fiber optic cabling. Black Box will deploy a dedicated project team ramping up to seventy plus team members for the first project and could see that number grow to over five hundred team members as the program reaches its potential.  

In this highly competitive environment, Black Box won the data center project by separating itself through its holistic governance plan and approach, with an emphasis on efficiency and scalability. The approach enables both parties to flex up and down to meet the demands of the data center growth plans.

"This strategic partnership has the potential to be one of the largest in Black Box history," said Joel Trammell, Black Box President and CEO. "The ability to deploy sophisticated data center solutions leverages our intelligent digital edge strategy. Our global scale, repeatable and predictable governance framework, deep technical expertise, and core values alignment differentiated us from our competition and were instrumental in our selection. We look forward to a successful project delivery for this first U.S. data center, and are excited to continue and expand our journey together with our partner."

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The company today says it's been awarded a $10M-plus data center project for "the most well-known social media company in the world," with potential data center work that it says could total $300M or more -- the largest customer and deal in company history.

The deal marks a five- to 10-year relationship between the two, Black Box says.

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"This strategic partnership has the potential to be one of the largest in Black Box history," Joel Trammell, Black Box president and CEO, said in a statement. "The ability to deploy sophisticated data center solutions leverages our intelligent digital edge strategy. Our global scale, repeatable and predictable governance framework, deep technical expertise, and core values alignment differentiated us from our competition and were instrumental in our selection. We look forward to a successful project delivery for this first U.S. data center, and are excited to continue and expand our journey together with our partner."

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Washington County-based Black Box Corp. said it has been awarded a $10 million contract from a social media organization for digital infrastructure work, including more than 100 miles of fiber optic cabling within an Ohio data center that is almost a million square feet in size.

The company, which describes the contract as “only the tip of the iceberg,” has made regulatory filings in recent weeks noting that its future is uncertain. 

The new agreement — which the company said in its official announcement was reached with the “most well-known social media company in the world” — marks the start of a five- to 10-year relationship that could ultimately be worth $300 million to Black Box. That would be the biggest deal ever for the struggling Lawrence-based company as the social media company carries out a “very aggressive global data center expansion program.”

Black Box President and CEO Joel Trammell said in an interview Friday he was not permitted to identify the company or the city where the data center is located. The work would begin “pretty much immediately,” he said. “We’re ramping up.

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*************ALL OF THE  REPORTS, INCLUDING THE PRESS RELEASE, COULD NOT STATE THE MEGA GIANT SOCIAL MEDIA PARTNER*******



BUT WITH A LITTLE DD, IS WAS EASY TO SEE IT IS FACEBOOK

******HERES WHY******

The contract award followed several years of data center work for the same company in Sweden, Mr. Trammell said in the interview. 

Washington County-based Black Box Corp. said it has been awarded a $10 million contract from a social media organization for digital infrastructure work, 
including more than 100 miles of
fiber optic cabling within an Ohio data center that is almost a million square feet in size. 



WHO HAS A DATA CENTER THATS ALMOST A MILLION SQUARE FEET AND IN OHIO, AND ALSO HAS ONE IN SWEDEN????


Facebook's new $750 million data center in Ohio

 https://money.cnn.com/2017/08/15/technology/facebook-ohio-data-center/index.html
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/08/15/facebook-to-build-central-ohio-s-largest-data.html



Facebook Data Center Investment in Sweden Nears US$1B 

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/facebook/facebook-data-center-investment-sweden-nears-us1b 




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#412   Awesome give it another week the board will Blue Sun 09/21/18 12:20:18 PM
#411   I did Blue , not going anywhere. salesleader 09/21/18 10:13:01 AM
#410   Yes I am.. thank you very much..$BO.X and Blue Sun 09/20/18 07:14:14 PM
#409   Well, if you own ticker symbol BOX ... ThatBobGuy 09/20/18 07:00:04 PM
#408   HOPE YOU HELD YOUR SHARES.. Blue Sun 09/20/18 06:49:02 PM
#407   THE Oracle HAS SPOKEN!!! Blue Sun 09/20/18 06:20:58 PM
#406   $BBOX is GOLDEN . Trammell the MAN.. read Blue Sun 09/20/18 05:27:44 PM
#405   * * $BBOX Video Chart 09-20-18 * * ClayTrader 09/20/18 05:18:32 PM
#404   seems like breaking out here. Strong buy! aristotelisonassis 09/20/18 03:42:38 PM
#403   I must admit, looking good here. A ThatBobGuy 09/20/18 03:17:45 PM
#402   Quiet here, back in now to play the Pandemonium75 09/20/18 03:16:03 PM
#401   Okay if History repeats itself..referencing the bounce back Blue Sun 09/19/18 05:34:34 PM
#400   Down another 10% as I write this.... This turd ThatBobGuy 09/19/18 01:51:23 PM
#399   I'd be happy if this turd got back ThatBobGuy 09/18/18 11:44:15 PM
#398   This Turd will be ORGANIC.. Blue Sun 09/18/18 06:23:23 PM
#397   Still think this turd is going to turn ThatBobGuy 09/18/18 03:15:40 PM
#396   Oh they needed that financial relief Hikiro 09/12/18 12:48:36 PM
#395   I'm not an expert. what i concluded was Blue Sun 09/12/18 12:47:12 PM
#394   If u got some free time could you Hikiro 09/12/18 12:42:01 PM
#393   you got a point there , thank you salesleader 09/11/18 12:31:22 PM
#392   Honestly i prefer less comments.. This only proves Blue Sun 09/11/18 10:20:56 AM
#391   Hi Blue , thinking this is a good salesleader 09/11/18 10:08:06 AM
#390   Salesleader How is it going? after listen to Blue Sun 09/10/18 05:47:23 PM
#389   A NASDAQ listed company; salesleader 09/04/18 01:40:11 PM
#388   some of their products ; salesleader 09/04/18 01:37:29 PM
#387   Well news yesterday was expected but you never salesleader 08/28/18 12:02:01 PM
#386   Unit sold...how what?. If they have anything on MJAM2020 08/28/18 09:52:06 AM
#385   Question ... sale of some or all of tat4tat 08/18/18 04:04:45 PM
#384   75 mill sounds good but will the stock Seminole Red 08/18/18 11:53:17 AM
#383   MORE NEWS ! salesleader 08/18/18 11:34:02 AM
#382   Does anyone know if in the 10Q report kebrik 08/15/18 07:27:08 PM
#381   bunch of news yesterday, salesleader 08/15/18 12:12:26 PM
#380   lol why thank you sir..will return the favor MJAM2020 08/15/18 10:13:01 AM
#379   Gave you a follow mark just for hanging salesleader 08/15/18 10:11:14 AM
#378   Keep posting I'm here..lol MJAM2020 08/14/18 07:46:24 PM
#377   I'm just going to keep talking to myself salesleader 08/14/18 02:18:49 PM
#376   news yesterday; salesleader 08/11/18 03:04:52 PM
#375   I could've written your post as myself here's salesleader 08/09/18 11:22:10 AM
#374   I'm still holding some here...waiting to see what MJAM2020 08/09/18 10:42:19 AM
#373   Has everyone gave up on this ticker ? salesleader 08/09/18 10:38:49 AM
#372   For the creditors to grant an extension..I'm liking MJAM2020 08/01/18 09:25:55 AM
#371   Isn't today D day for the government business sale? fishing4stocks 07/31/18 10:28:21 AM
#370   You are welcome. It got real quiet after Pandemonium75 07/30/18 02:46:59 PM
#369   thank you for reply , sure not many salesleader 07/30/18 01:14:05 PM
#368   Sure, I got suckered in as well, but Pandemonium75 07/30/18 12:21:07 PM
#367   Well I sure got suckered in , wasn't salesleader 07/30/18 12:16:05 PM
#366   Job postings for Black Box in Albany, Ohio. https://www.glassdoor.com/Jobs/Black RLBLB 07/23/18 08:53:39 AM
#365   Pumpen Dumpen Turd NYCPuglet 07/19/18 07:19:53 PM
#364   If the company puts out a PR confirming Moiz V 07/19/18 11:23:14 AM
#363   Do you think we hit $3.00 + in Slappy The Ask 07/19/18 11:13:44 AM
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