LogicMonitor Launches Strategic Partnership with Managed Hosting Provider Zumasys

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Web Host ServicesSanta Barbara, CA – LogicMonitor, an award-winning data center monitoring solution, has announced a strategic partnership with Zumasys, a leading provider of customized Cloud Computing solutions for small and medium sized businesses across North America.

With no capital outlay required, LogicMonitor’s hosted solution provides unparalleled monitoring, pre-emptive alerting, trending and analytics, essential for maintaining high-levels of business services across multi-vendor and service infrastructures. Read more

NTT America Deploys VMware vCloud™ Director for Offering Cloud Services

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Web Host ServicesSAN FRANCISCO – Today at VMworld 2010, NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, announced that it is using VMware vCloud™ Director to offer cloud services to customers. VMware vCloud™ Director is software that extends the resource pooling capabilities of VMware vSphere™ to enable enterprises and service providers to create pools of compute, networking and storage resources with defined management policies and performance levels – helping establish a common model for provisioning IT services with consistent security, compliance and manageability across public and private cloud environments. VMware vCloud™ Director enables NTT America to offer cloud services for its U.S.-based enterprise customers that empowers enterprises to leverage cloud resources globally to efficiently deliver resources to its internal organizations in a secure yet agile manner. Executives from NTT America will be on site to discuss the company’s virtualized offerings at VMworld 2010 (booth #331) in San Francisco, CA. from August 30th through September 2nd, 2010. NTT Communications is a silver sponsor of the event.

“We are pleased that NTT America adopted VMware vCloud™ Director to deliver enterprise-class services based on the industry-leading VMware platform,” said Dan Chu, vice president, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, VMware. “With VMware vCloud™ Director, NTT America will be able to bring customers increased datacenter efficiency and business agility by building secure, scalable, and cost-effective private clouds to deliver IT as a service.” Read more Announces the Sponsorship of Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub

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Web Host ServicesDenver, CO –, the leading provider of hybrid hosting solutions – managed, cloud and colocation, today announced the sponsorship of Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub, an up-and-coming heavyweight fighter at VMworld 2010. The sponsorship of Brendan formalizes a synergy between Denver-based, hybrid hosting company and Denver-based elite fighter Brendan Schaub and provides the opportunity for both parties to reach new audiences and promote’s leadership in the quickly evolving hybrid hosting marketplace.

A finalist in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Heavyweight series on Spike TV last summer, Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub launched his MMA career with a runner-up finish on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 10 and has quickly become one of the UFC’s top heavyweight contenders.  Brendan will be fighting his first main event on October 23, 2010 against Gabriel Gonzaga in Anaheim, CA. Read more

PA-DSS Compliance – Will It Change the Way I Manage My Business?

August 30, 2010 by · Comments Off on PA-DSS Compliance – Will It Change the Way I Manage My Business? 

The short answer is absolutely, but the more important question is “Are you running an ecommerce business which requires you to be on a PA-DSS certified application?”

A quick explanation: PA-DSS is a standard set by the PCI Security Council designed to increase the security of your storefront. The council set a deadline of July 1, 2010 for all merchants to be on a PA-DSS complaint system. Merchants not meeting the deadline could face additional fees from their merchant services provider or loss of their merchant services account entirely.

So, still, do you need to be on a complaint system?  For the most part yes, though there are some exceptions the council have outlined. First, if your cart never transmits or stores credit card information, a compliant cart isn’t required. For example, if you’re only using PayPal Traditional and the customer is transferred over to PayPal to complete the order, you are fine. However, if you’re using any other PayPal method, or a method where the credit card is accepted on your site ( or intuit for example) and the payment information is posted to your payment provider for authorization, you need a compliant cart. Another exception is in-house applications which are not sold or distributed.

The rules are very specific, if your storefront STORES or TRANSFERS customer sensitive information, you are required to be compliant.  Of course, the easy solution is simply move to a payment system (like PayPal Traditional) that moves your customer over to their site to complete the transaction.  Anyone in the ecommerce world for even a short period of time knows this action can have a significantly negative impact on sales.  Moving a customer from one site to another to complete a transaction increases cart abandonments, sometimes as much as 30% or more.

This standard isn’t designed to make a merchant’s life more difficult, but to increase the security of internet transactions.  In the end, secure transactions and increased customer confidence result in more business for all merchants conducting business on the internet – and that’s a good thing.

If you’re in the market for ecommerce software, you must determine if the company’s offerings are PA-DSS complaint.  If the software is not PA-DSS compliant, weigh potential risks – both personal and financial.  Even if you don’t accept credit cards on your site today, understand you will need to eventually if you expect to grow your business. If you’re using an existing ecommerce platform, be sure they are compliant or inquire as to when they expect to achieve compliance. The deadline has passed, and merchant account providers will certainly start assessing fees soon if they haven’t already.

Article written for by Craig Fox, Founder and VP of Marketing for Pinnacle Cart, the leading eCommerce / Store Builder application for small to mid size businesses.  For more information, please visit

BurstNET® Expands Operations to Europe

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Web Host ServicesSCRANTON, PA BurstNET Technologies, Inc.™, a leading provider of budget web hosting services, has announced its  expansion into the European hosting marketplace, with the opening of its wholly-owned subsidiary, BurstNET® Limited. To support its expansion into Europe, BurstNET® has selected Manchester, United Kingdom, for it’s European base of operations, where it will meet both international customer demand and globally redundant hosted infrastructure needs. BurstNET® aims to continue its solid expansion and to further  consolidate its leading position in web hosting worldwide.

The new BurstNET® European network gives clientele access to fully redundant multi-10Gbps connectivity between BurstNET’s US and EU/UK network, as well as major Internet hubs in Manchester, London, & Amsterdam, for transit and European peering exchange access. Upon turn-up, BurstNET® immediately has one of the largest webhosting-specific networks in Europe, with many providers still operating on 1Gbps connections, rather than 10Gbps.

“The demand for our services to be expanded to other regions, particularly in Europe, has been heard loud and clear”, stated BurstNET® CEO Shawn M. Arcus. “We’ve had serious interest from our existing client base, which solidified that the time was right to move forward. We’ve had this effort in development for many months and are extremely pleased to be able to go live with our European service. We look forward to meeting the needs of our European clientele, and providing the unmatched service and support, at extremely low price points, that we have been known for in the US.” Read more

Future Hosting Introduces Virtual Private Server Management in FHMP

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Web Host ServicesNOVI, Mich. – Future Hosting, an Internet solutions provider serving SMBs and enterprises internationally and developer of Future Engineer™, today introduced Virtual Private Server (VPS) management capability to its Future Hosting Management Portal (FHMP), which previously focused only on dedicated servers.

By adding VPS management capability, clients will have complete control of all of their Virtual Private Servers under a single username. VPS clients will also be able to access the complete lineup of Future Hosting client support and billing services through the same interface. Read more

Cycle30 Selects SunGard Enterprise Cloud Solution For Billing Services

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Web Host ServicesWayne, PA – Cycle30, a subsidiary of GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications and cable provider (NASDAQ: GNCMA), has selected the enterprise-grade cloud platform from SunGard Availability Services to launch its billing services for telecom, cable and utility operators in North America. By working with SunGard, Cycle30 is able to simplify its overall IT infrastructure and quickly deliver cloud-based, order-to-cash services that integrate ordering, provisioning, billing and back-office revenue systems.

Cycle30 is utilizing SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services and a dedicated hosted environment to securely deliver scalable and reliable billing services to its customers. The SunGard offering includes both cloud-based and dedicated managed environments with high levels of availability and security. The solution is managed out of SunGard datacenters in Colorado and Pennsylvania, with a failover site in Arizona. Read more

Acquia Partners with SOASTA To Deliver Enterprise-Scale Drupal Deployments

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Web Host ServicesCOPENHAGEN, Denmark – Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing, today announced it has added SOASTA CloudTest to its Drupal hosting platform. Under this agreement, Acquia will distribute SOASTA’s web performance testing services as an integrated part of its Acquia Hosting service. Customers will now be able to effectively test Drupal-based websites at any time from early stage development through to production. Additionally, Acquia and SOASTA have worked together to take the key performance indicators that define performance and capacity for Drupal and incorporated them into SOASTA’s real-time analytics for monitoring during performance tests.

As online sites continue to proliferate — some estimates peg the current number at three billion —and more enterprises embrace complex social media such as multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, and e-commerce, flawless web performance defines brand and drives revenue. Acquia Hosting customers can now quickly assess the performance of their sites over time across multiple tests as content in the database grows and new modules are added. Performance problems can be caught and addressed before they cause an incident during normal or peak traffic periods. Read more

Parallels APAC Summit to Explore Cloud Services Growth in Asia

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Web Host ServicesSingapore – Parallels, the global leader in Cloud enablement software will bring together some of the biggest names in the Cloud services industry to discuss the future and profitability of the cloud computing in Asia at the Parallels APAC Summit on 24th – 26th September.

Speakers at the Summit include executives from Microsoft, Go Daddy, VeriSign and Open Xchange who will address critical issues surrounding the adoption of public Cloud services in the region, including security, bandwidth costs, service availability and reliability, vendor viability and maturity. Read more

1and1 Launches Poland Web Hosting Services

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Web Host ServicesLONDON – 1&1, a leading web hosting company worldwide, has entered the Polish market today by presenting a very attractive welcome package. 1&1 offers a free professional hosting product for 2 years, which contains all necessary applications for creating a high-quality website, such as a website builder, 10 GB web space, extensive monthly transfer volume of 3000 GB and 1 .PL domain. 1&1’s business activities in Poland are managed by the newly established subsidiary 1&1 Internet Sp. z o.o., based in Warsaw.

“Our launch promotion is based on 20 years of experience, which provides our customers quality, reliability and performance.  Our clear goal is to further develop the Polish Internet market so that our new customers can benefit from our global expertise. At the moment, too few small and medium-sized companies have their own website.  Convincing the ‘off-liners’ of the advantages of an online presence will be a stimulus for the Polish economy”, says Oliver Mauss, CEO International of 1&1 Internet. Read more

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