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VMware vSphere 4.0 Earns Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification

October 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on VMware vSphere 4.0 Earns Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification 

Web Hosting ServicesPALO ALTO, CA – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMware vSphere™ 4.0 and VMware vCenter™ Server 4.0 achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4+) under the Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS). Common Criteria is an international set of guidelines (ISO 15408) that provides a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology (IT) security products, and EAL4+ is the highest assurance level that is recognized globally by all signatories under the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA).

“VMware is committed to serving our U.S. federal government customers’ unique requirements by delivering peace of mind to organizations leveraging virtualization as the foundation for cloud computing, or as the key enabler for server or data center consolidation, telework and Continuity of Operations (COOP) initiatives,” said Aileen Black, vice president public sector, VMware. Read more

CoreLink Data Centers Joins StillSecure Alliance Partner Program

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Web Hosting ServicesMount Prospect, IL – Colocation facility, CoreLink Data Centers, is pleased to announce the company has joined the StillSecure Alliance Partner Program. The partnership will allow CoreLink to go-to-market with award-winning security solutions, including StillSecure’s new PCI Complete(TM) solution, that offer full service delivery by StillSecure and 24x7x365 monitoring and management by the company’s team of security experts.

“Meeting ever-increasing security requirements is a major challenge for many of our customers, yet a large number of them lack the in-house security expertise needed to effectively lock down their IT infrastructure and applications,” said Mike Duckett, President of CoreLink Data Centers. “The CoreLink/StillSecure Partnership provides customers with a full suite of physical and virtual managed security services that will thoroughly protect their data center environment.” Read more

eNom Now Offering Comodo SSL Certificates

October 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on eNom Now Offering Comodo SSL Certificates 

Web Hosting ServicesBELLEVUE, Wash. – eNom, Inc., the world’s largest ICANN accredited domain name wholesaler, owned by Demand Media™, today announced that its existing Secure Business Services (SBS) range of website security, Secure Socket Layer (SSL)  certificates will be replaced with the industry’s most recognized SSL certificates, from internet security provider, Comodo. The product range update is designed specifically to ensure that eNom resellers have access to the most recognized and valuable range of security products available.

SSL certificates are designed to show website visitors that the key business details of the site they are visiting have been validated, promoting online security and engendering trust amongst online consumers. Individuals, small, medium and large businesses can all benefit from an increased level of trust by authenticating their website with the most recognizable brand of SSL certificates. Read more

2010 Microsoft Partner Award Winner Outsourcery becomes Parallels Platinum Partner

October 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on 2010 Microsoft Partner Award Winner Outsourcery becomes Parallels Platinum Partner 

Web Hosting ServicesLONDON, UK – Cloud services enablement and automation leader, Parallels, today announced that UK-based unified communications and hosting provider, Outsourcery has become a Platinum Partner.

Recently named Microsoft worldwide Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year 2010, Outsourcery needed a new reliable and scalable platform to cater for its strong growth and chose Parallels Automation to deliver unified communications. Read more

Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange Attracts Leading Network and Cloud Services Companies

October 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange Attracts Leading Network and Cloud Services Companies 

Web Hosting ServicesFOSTER CITY, CA — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a leading provider of global data center services, today announced it has added 16 new customers to its Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange™, a global, network-neutral service that improves quality and removes the cost and complexity of facilitating commercial transactions between Layer 2 Ethernet networks. Equinix has also extended the service to three new European markets—Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris—and launched a new online portal, called Marketplace(SM) for Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange, that connects buyers and sellers of Ethernet-based services globally.

Equinix welcomed 16 additional customers to its Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange that now totals 38 participants. New customers include 2Connect, Allstream, FiberLight, Global Telecom & Technology, Glowpoint, Internet Solutions, IP Networks, Layer42, Megapath, Nimbus Exchange, PacNet, Peerless Network, SSE Telecom, Virtela, Voxel and XO. As well as carrier customers, Equinix cloud services customers are leveraging the Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange to increase revenue by delivering an improved end-user experience through a more scalable and reliable service offering. Read more

NxGen Modular Launches Data Center Operations

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Web Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – NxGen Modular, a specialty manufacturer of turnkey modular mission critical buildings and assemblies, has formally launched its operations focused on the development and installation of modular data centers. Kris Holla, a global technology entrepreneur, leads the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

“The mission critical market is moving into a new dimension with companies demanding speed-to-market, reduced upfront capital and operational efficiencies that reduce ongoing cost,” said Holla, in making the announcement. “NxGen is providing today’s most innovative companies with faster and more efficient ways of building and delivering data centers.” Read more

C7 Growth Leads to Opening of New Data Center

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Web Hosting ServicesSALT LAKE CITY, UT – C7 Data Centers, Inc. (C7), an international provider of colocation, disaster recovery, and virtualization solutions, announced today that it has opened a new 65,000 square foot facility with 40,000 square feet of available data center space. The Tier III data center will be built out in phases over the next 18 months in pods of 10,000 square feet and is located in south Salt Lake County. This new data center, C7’s fourth, is open and ready for immediate occupancy.

Several large companies have already signed multi-year agreements to move into the facility including an anchor tenant. 15,000 square feet of space has been sold or reserved. Read more

Spanish Web Host Evalice Adds Ksplice To Their Servers

October 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Spanish Web Host Evalice Adds Ksplice To Their Servers 

Web Hosting Services – Spanish webhosting provider Evalice as part of improving its services has begun to use Ksplice, this application eliminates the usual restarts that are performed by web hosting providers on the servers when updating the Linux Kernel.

One of the great improvements it has brought to Evalice, is avoiding those little moments of time “offline”, which over the years can add an important time when a website is unavailable and adversely affect the popularity of the website of their clients and positioning in search engines. Read more

How To Move Your Shared Host To A Dedicated Server

October 27, 2010 by · Comments Off on How To Move Your Shared Host To A Dedicated Server 

Shared hosting is the choice of many small business websites as well as a preferred option for many bloggers and individuals maintaining low-to-moderately trafficked personal web sites.  Shared hosting has a number of advantages, but obviously first and foremost among these for most small businesses is cost.  Unfortunately, shared hosting has a number of disadvantages, particularly for sites experiencing large fluctuations in traffic, performance issues, or for those sites that really require lower-level access to the underlying operating system and/or server hardware.  On a shared host, your site can be affected by one of the other dozens – or even hundreds – of sites and web applications that may be running on the same physical hardware.

The best hosting providers will offer support and a documented migration plan for moving sites and server configuration from your shared or virtualized environment to a dedicated server.  For hosts that offer control panel packages – such as cPanel – migration tools allow you to move configuration options between servers, which can greatly improve the time it takes to migrate between server installations, as well as improve the overall results of the migration process.  cPanel allows site administrators to configure a plethora of common operating system, memory, storage, and application options, including:

  • Basic and advanced email configuration, including account management, spam blocking, authentication, and mailing lists
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) tools, optimized for search engines such as Google
  • File management utilities, such as disk space usage, FTP administration, and backups
  • Application management, including handy configuration tools for managing popular apps such as Apache and MySQL
  • Server security configuration, including SSH, SSL, and IP Deny management

If a tool such as cPanel is used to migrate configuration options, the overall migration process becomes much easier.  In addition to that, the “standard” steps required to migrate between hosts require application software in use to be installed and individually configured and, of course, DNS settings will need to be updated so your server can be found at its new IP address.  As mentioned earlier, the best web hosts will support every step of this process and answer questions (and even solve problems) as you move forward in this process.   It is always important to complete testing of the new environment before DNS records are updated, which will allow you time to test and resolve any issues before the public hits your new host.

A recommended Approved Host Dedicated Server provider is DedicatedNOW.com.  For more information on DedicatedNOW and the FindMyHost consumer guarantee included with your purchase, please visit: www.findmyhost.com/dedicatednow.

Hurricane Electric Continues IPv6 Network Growth

October 27, 2010 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Continues IPv6 Network Growth 

Web Hosting ServicesFremont, CA – Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, today announced that it is the first network in the world to connect to over 1,000 IPv6 networks, almost doubling its IPv6 network size for two consecutive years.

With the recent directive from the White House requiring all federal agencies to be IPV6 compliant to last week’s announcement from the Numbers Resource Organization (NRO) that less than five percent of IPv4 addresses remain, more and more enterprises are realizing the urgency of transitioning to IPv6 as well as the additional benefits of IPv6.

The majority of Internet traffic today is composed of IPv4 transmissions, but the IPv4 protocol’s 32-bit address will soon be overwhelmed by the rapidly growing number of Internet-connected devices.   Read more

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