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Telecommunications Company CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Telecommunications Company CenturyLink to Acquire Savvis 

Webmaster ToolboxMONROE, LA – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire all outstanding shares of Savvis common stock in a cash and stock merger valued at $40 per share, or a total of approximately $2.5 billion, plus net debt of approximately $0.7 billion which will be assumed or refinanced at close.

Under the terms of the transaction, Savvis stockholders will receive $30 per share in cash and $10 in shares of CenturyLink common stock, subject to adjustment as described below. The consideration represents an 11% premium over Savvis’ closing stock price as of the close of trading on April 26, 2011 and a premium of 53% compared to Savvis’ stock price at the beginning of the year. Read more

Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration

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Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Utilizing its relationship with Akamai, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the addition of CNAMES which further extends the capabilities of its overall Cloud Files product offering.

Rackspace Cloud Files provides businesses of all sizes fundamental tools for building new applications in the cloud. Cloud Files, built on OpenStack’s Object Storage technology, is enterprise ready, highly scalable and serves content through its Akamai-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering. Read more

Nexcess Announces UK Magento Hosting Services

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Webmaster ToolboxAnn Arbor, MI – Nexcess, a Magento Enterprise Hosting Partner, has announced expansion into the UK Magento hosting market. This effort has been designed to better serve the company’s current and future eCommerce hosting clients by providing lowered latency throughout Europe and Asia.

“We’re very excited to be bringing 10+ years of eCommerce experience to the European web hosting market,” commented Chris Wells, President & CEO of Nexcess, “We knew that many of the specialized Magento hosting solutions that Nexcess provides are of great value to the European eCommerce webmaster, and wanted to deliver these services at lower latencies than we were capable of providing from our Dearborn, Michigan data center.” Read more

Equinix Expands Global Platform

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Webmaster ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced plans to open its eighth International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in the New York metropolitan area and plans to expand Equinix IBX data centers in Chicago, Ill., and Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s decision to expand Platform Equinix is driven by strong demand for data center services and interconnection in these markets.

Equinix is investing approximately $140 million in its newest New York metro area IBX data center. The new facility is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2012 and will primarily support the growth of Equinix’s extensive financial ecosystem. The first phase will add approximately 156,000 gross square feet of space and 2,200 cabinet equivalents to Platform Equinix in the New York area, with room for additional expansions that would bring the total capacity to approximately 380,000 gross square feet of space and 7,100 cabinet equivalents. Read more

OpenDNS Announces New Frankfurt, Germany Datacenter

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Webmaster ToolboxSan Francisco, CA – OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced it has added yet another server location – this one in Frankfurt, Germany.

OpenDNS, the favorite and most trusted DNS service of network administrators everywhere, operates datacenters at the most strategically-located intersections on the Internet. The new server in Frankfurt is added to better serve OpenDNS’s ever growing user base across Europe. With pre-existing servers in London and Amsterdam, the added Frankfurt server is poised to make OpenDNS the absolute fastest DNS service for European Internet users. Read more

LevelTen Interactive Hosts Free Intro to Drupal Workshop

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Webmaster ToolboxDallas, TX – As small businesses and marketing executives continue to cut costs wherever possible, an efficient and affordable website is more important than ever. Drupal is the world’s leading open source enterprise content management system (ECMS). Many of the world’s top brands are leveraging Drupal to build advanced, engaging websites at a fraction of the traditional cost.

While Drupal is free and open source, there is a significant learning curve to unleashing it’s power. LevelTen Interactive, a boutique Drupal Shop in Dallas, TX, is helping inexperienced Drupal users overcome the learning curve by offering a free series of four workshops. Read more

Webinar Helps E-Commerce Companies Protect Themselves From Hackers

April 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Webinar Helps E-Commerce Companies Protect Themselves From Hackers 

Webmaster ToolboxALLENTOWN, PA – Managed hosting and cloud provider INetU will be hosting a live “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Self Defense” webinar with author and online data security expert Dr. Anton Chuvakin and Nick Percoco of Trustwave SpiderLabs to discuss how hackers hack and how e-commerce companies can protect themselves on Tuesday, May 3, at 3pm EDT. The PCI DSS Self Defense webinar is part of the INetU IT Expert Series and is open to the public. There will be a question and answer session at the end and there is no cost to participate.

“Thousands of organizations worldwide are affected by data breaches and PCI DSS is one of the most important mandates affecting information security today,” said Dr. Anton Chuvakin. “Webinar attendees will learn how to comply with PCI DSS and improve the security of information assets.”

Data theft can be an incredibly costly process for any organization. Hacked credit card information can cost companies up to $60 million in fines and charges. During the PCI DSS Self Defense webinar, Dr. Chuvakin and Percoco will provide valuable information about protecting private data from hackers and obtaining and maintaining a PCI DSS compliant web environment. To sign up for the webinar, visit: http://webinars.inetu.net.

Here are briefs on both speakers in the upcoming PCI DSS Self Defense webinar:

Dr. Anton Chuvakin
Author and Online Data Security Expert
Dr. Anton Chuvakin (www.chuvakin.org) is a recognized security expert in the field of log management, SIEM and PCI DSS compliance. He is an author of books Security Warrior and PCI Compliance. His blog, Security Warrior, is one of the most popular in the industry. In addition, he teaches classes and presents at many security conferences across the world. Dr. Chuvakin was formerly a Director of PCI Compliance Solutions at Qualys. He previously worked at LogLogic as a Chief Logging Evangelist, tasked with educating the world about the importance of logging for security, compliance and operations.

Nick Percoco
Senior Vice President and Head of SpiderLabs at Trustwave
With more than 14 years of information security experience, Percoco is the lead security advisor to many of Trustwave’s premier clients and assists them in making strategic decisions around security compliance regimes.  He leads the SpiderLabs team that has performed more than 1000 computer incident response and forensic investigations globally, run thousands of penetration and application security tests for clients, and conducted security research to improve Trustwave’s products.

The PCI DSS Self Defense Webinar is the first online event in the INetU IT Expert Series. This series of events exists to provide the public with up to date information on technology, security and compliance in the hosting industry. The next INetU IT Expert Series event will be held on June 29, 2011 at Penn State Great Valley. At that event, burning IT issues will be addressed by a panel of recognized industry experts, including; Cloud Computing Security, PCI DSS 2.0 Compliance and Application Security. Look for details about this event and future INetU IT Expert Series happenings at www.inetu.net.

About INetU Managed Hosting
INetU is a leading managed hosting provider serving customers worldwide. Dedicated to building long-term relationships with its clients, INetU supports many popular Web applications and provides highly reliable hosting for enterprise websites in the Online Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, SaaS, Web Development, Education, Government, Consulting, and Non-Profit sectors. INetU recently scored a 96.5% customer satisfaction rating and is PCI, SSAE 16 Type II, ISAE 3402 and Safe Harbor compliant. To learn more, visit www.inetu.net. Read more

Codero Launches Disaster Recovery With Off-Site EVault Storage

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Webmaster ToolboxLenexa, Kan. Codero announces a service to help businesses of all sizes increase the reliability of their backup strategies. The provider of optimized hosting infrastructure will assist customers with designing, deploying and managing Disaster Recovery (DR) customized to their needs. The off-site backup solution can help ensure business continuity of mission-critical applications, data, hardware and communications in the event of an unplanned service failure or disaster.

Relying on EVault backup storage, data is securely transferred and continuity is ensured through network storage to help avoid data loss. Disaster Recovery from Codero is available for small and large enterprises all over the world and can be specifically designed to meet technical and budget requirements. As an extra layer of data center protection for dedicated hosting and cloud computing, Disaster Recovery supports all operating systems including Windows®, Linux and Unix®.

Disaster Recovery can be created by simply adding EVault off-site storage to a server or by adding EVault off-site storage to load balanced servers. Customers can set their own data backup schedules and can pay for only the storage used. There are no setup fees. Read more

Fibernet Customers Experience Zero Downtime After Lightning Strikes Data Center

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Webmaster ToolboxOREM, UT – The lightning storm that swept suddenly over Utah Valley on Monday evening was a potential outage risk for local Internet Service Provider, Fibernet Corp., but after lightning struck its Orem data center, its failsafe contingency measures successfully protected its customers from damage and subsequent downtime.

Fibernet Corp., a prominent leader in customizable Colocation and Managed Dedicated Hosting since 1994, operates a state-of-the-art data center located in Orem, Utah. On Monday, precisely at 5:32PM MST, lightning struck the area, causing minimal damage to Fibernet’s outside hardware and minor electrical malfunctions. Fibernet’s customers, however, experienced zero downtime as a result of the strike. Read more

DiscountASP.NET Expands Hosted Team Foundation Server SaaS Solution into Europe

April 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on DiscountASP.NET Expands Hosted Team Foundation Server SaaS Solution into Europe 

Webmaster ToolboxPasadena, CA – DiscountASP.NET, a leader in Team Foundation Server (TFS) hosting, announces the launch of hosted TFS services in Europe in a UK-based datacenter. With this expansion, DiscountASP.NET provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for source code version control and bug tracking that is in closer proximity to European developers.

“We saw a demand for TFS hosting from European developers. So we are very excited to expand our hosted TFS service into Europe and provide a source control solution that is closer to them.” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “For a seamless experience, customers can select the data center location where they desire to host their source code as part of our online TFS hosting ordering process.” Read more

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