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DH Capital Announces New Financing For Softlayer Hosting Services

September 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on DH Capital Announces New Financing For Softlayer Hosting Services 

SoftlayerWeb Hosting ServicesNEW YORK, NY & BOULDER, CO — DH Capital, LLC (“DH Capital”), a leading investment banking firm serving companies in the Communications and Internet Infrastructure sectors, announced the closing of up to $20,000,000 in senior notes for SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. (“SoftLayer”) from a private investment group. SoftLayer is a premier provider of global, on-demand virtual data center and hosting services from facilities across the U.S. The financing will be used to fund the continued growth of the company.

“This investment will allow us to accelerate our growth plans and further validates our unique approach to the hosting business,” stated Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. He continued, “It was great to work with a firm like DH that really understands our sector and the SoftLayer difference. I don’t think a deal like this would have been possible without them.”

SoftLayer has raised over $100 million in financing to date and has delivered increasing month-over-month profitability.

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Open-Xchange Provides Push E-mail and Over-the-air Synchronization for Blackberry, iPhone and Others

September 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on Open-Xchange Provides Push E-mail and Over-the-air Synchronization for Blackberry, iPhone and Others 

Web Hosting Services –  NUREMBERG, Germany – With availability of the new Open-Xchange OXtender for Business Mobility, now users can receive push e-mail and synchronization of contacts, calendar and other information from their Open-Xchange account to their smartphones, including Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia, Windows Mobile and others.

Open-Xchange selected the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol for synchronization due to the wide range of supported handhelds and smartphones. This ensures that any ActiveSync client on a mobile device can set up and start using mobile e-mail and PIM (personal information manager) functions without complex configuration – and without Microsoft Exchange Server. In addition, software clients for almost all other platforms including Symbian-based devices, Blackberry or Google Android are available.

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BlackMesh Achieves 50 Percent Increase in Customer Growth during the First Half of 2009

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Web Hosting Services HERNDON, Va., – BlackMesh, a provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that the company achieved 50 percent customer growth in the first half of 2009, with the second quarter accounting for the highest quarter of customer growth in BlackMesh history. As a result, BlackMesh expanded into a CoreSite Data Center in Reston, Va. to meet increased demand for the company’s managed hosting and managed services solutions. In addition, the company increased revenues by 27 percent in the first half of the year, when compared to the same timeframe in 2008.

BlackMesh also strengthened its position as a leading provider of hosting services for the Drupal community by introducing its new Optimized Drupal Hosting Platform, specifically designed to provide reliable, scalable hosting capabilities for Drupal-based Web sites. In addition, the company sponsored and delivered multiple presentations at the DrupalCon, D.C. conference, the largest Drupal event to-date.

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Easynet Global Services Focus on new Global Partnerships and Leadership Team Appointments

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Web Hosting Services LONDON – Easynet Global Services today announce new strategic partnerships and leadership team appointments that further highlight the organisations unwavering commitment to engendering greater levels of customer satisfaction.

Easynet Global Services operate a partner-based model, combining its extensive wholly-owned network alongside selected alliances in different geographies to ensure the most comprehensive coverage providing the best customer experience possible. Easynet Global Services has created alliances with Telstra International EMEA in Africa and Asia-Pacific, Tata in India and TDC in the Nordic region. These partnerships provide Easynet customers with greater flexibility, reduced costs and optimal quality of service. Denis Planat, Chief Operating Officer for Easynet Global Services commented, “It’s important for our customers to have an efficient network infrastructure wherever they do business around the world. These partnerships give us the best possible balance of local knowledge and geographical reach.”

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REDPLAID Managed Hosting and SmarterTools Partner to Deliver Superior Business Automation

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Web Hosting Services ST. LOUIS – REDPLAID Managed Hosting, a provider of secure and reliable dedicated hosting services, today announced it has renewed its partnership with SmarterTools Inc.

Under the current partnership terms, new REDPLAID customers that purchase any dedicated server plan will receive a SmarterTools software bundle at no additional cost. The bundle includes the professional editions of SmarterMail 6.x, SmarterTrack 4.x, and SmarterStats 4.x, and is valued at $800 USD.

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Intermedia Extends World’s First Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 Beta

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Web Hosting Services NEW YORK – Intermedia, the global leader in Microsoft Exchange hosting, announced that it will continue the Microsoft Exchange 2010 beta it debuted on May 27, 2009. Exchange 2010 is not yet available for sale from Microsoft. Intermedia offers the world’s first hosted Exchange 2010 beta.

“Our private label partners – as well as technology enthusiasts in the Exchange administrator community – increasingly inquire about hosted Exchange 2010,” says Serguei Sofinski, Intermedia’s chief executive officer. “We’ve extended the beta not only to accommodate them, but also to continue generating feedback that is instrumental to developing a production-ready experience. Intermedia is poised for a great launch thanks to our beta users.”

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Hurricane Electric Celebrates 15 Years as the Bay Area’s Premier Internet Service Provider

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Web Hosting Services FREMONT, California – Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced its fifteen-year anniversary. Founded in the garage of President Mike Leber in 1994, Hurricane became a pioneer in the next generation Internet (IPv6) and last year reported annual revenue of over $20m.

Hurricane Electric’s global network infrastructure comprises multiple OC192s, OC48s and gigabit Ethernet networks, and Hurricane offers numerous best-of-breed data-center services and systems, including colocation, web hosting, dedicated servers and internet backbone connections.

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Simplicato, Inc. Releases Independent IMAP Backup & Archiver Service

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Web Hosting Services NEW YORK – Simplicato, Inc., the Email Hosting and Email Archiving company, announced today the release of their highly anticipated independent email backup product, IMAP Backup & Archiver.

IMAP Backup & Archiver is the first email hosting provider neutral email backup platform available. It was designed to be compatible with any email hosting provider that supports the IMAP protocol. As a result, the vast majority of email accounts including those hosted on Microsoft Exchange, GroupWise and services such as Google / Google Apps can utilize IMAP Backup & Archiver.

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SoftLayer™ Introduces Citrix® NetScaler® VPX

September 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer™ Introduces Citrix® NetScaler® VPX 

SoftlayerWeb Hosting ServicesDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies™ has added Citrix® NetScaler® VPX to its service offering. The virtual Web application delivery appliance makes applications five times better by accelerating performance and ensuring that applications are always available and protected through integrated firewalls, while also substantially lowering IT costs. SoftLayer will deploy Citrix NetScaler VPX on dedicated hardware for each and every customer to provide complete control over the network and computing infrastructure.

“We’re excited that SoftLayer has chosen Citrix Netscaler VPX as its enterprise-class Web application delivery solution,” said Klaus Oestermann, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix. “Citrix NetScaler VPX will help SoftLayer customers optimize application performance and delivery, allowing users to converge virtualization and networking.”

Citrix NetScaler VPX provides a cost-effective and highly adaptable means to implement advanced application delivery services. It combines a host of features, including load balancing, application acceleration, firewalls, and other security features to improve the availability, performance, protection, and total cost of operations of an organization’s business-critical Web applications. Itself a virtualized solution, Citrix NetScaler VPX supports the full spectrum of Web application infrastructures and deployment techniques—from conventional dedicated physical hardware designs to emerging virtualized approaches, along with the many possible permutations in between.

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iomart Hosting Launches Cloud Services

September 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on iomart Hosting Launches Cloud Services 

Web Hosting Services United Kingdom – iomart Hosting, one of the few UK data hosting companies to own its entire data centre infrastructure, has developed two platforms which will allow customers to make use of the ‘cloud’ – an on–demand, remote IT infrastructure that enables companies to access and manage scaleable computing resources without the need for capital investment. This allows cloud users increased efficiency, as well as lower costs.

iomart Hosting’s five UK data centres enable it to offer two new Cloud service offerings:
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