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Verio Launches Windows VPS Solution Exclusively for Channel Partners at Annual viaVerio Partner Summit

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verio Launches Windows VPS Solution Exclusively for Channel Partners at Annual viaVerio Partner Summit 

Webmaster ToolboxBOCA RATON, Fla. Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including outsourced hosted IT solutions, application hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), announced today at the viaVerio Partner Summit the availability of its new Windows® VPS solution.

Building upon the company’s portfolio of Advanced VPS/MPS suite of products, Verio’s new Windows VPS solutions will meet the growing demand of Windows-based hosting products which are critical to addressing the needs of small business customers. Built upon a strong, Windows-based architecture, Verio’s Windows VPS enables users to deploy a variety of Windows solutions on a unique platform that includes superior hardware and sophisticated technology ideal for hosted IT solutions. Users have the ability to configure a Windows environment – no matter what the business need whether it’s powering larger websites, delivering a wide range of applications, or enabling a dedicated file server.

Key features of Verio’s Windows VPS include:

Resources and Best-in-Class Features – Reliability, fast load times, and the high performance necessary to meet user demand and address a variety of technical situations
Performance – Flexibility to install, manage and serve applications in a Windows environment that is also ideal for general IT computing
Bandwidth – Bandwidth at no additional charge to save small businesses money
PCI Compliance – Meet PCI compliance faster with an advanced firewall and full control of the net stack – giving them control over information storage and data sharing

“Our VPS solutions continue to be an integral part of our partners’ product portfolio and the introduction of Windows VPS provides them with a flexible IT architecture in a Windows-based environment,” said Steve Renda, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Verio. “This flexibility is ideal for helping partners manage multiple IT computing requirements while at the same time, expanding new business opportunities.” Read more

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Cloud Services Provider Intermedia

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Cloud Services Provider Intermedia 

Webmaster ToolboxNew York, NY – Oak Hill Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intermedia.net, Inc. (“Intermedia” or the “Company”), a global leader in cloud services founded by technology entrepreneur Michael Choupak.  In conjunction with the transaction, Oak Hill Capital also announced that Phil Koen, former CEO of Savvis, Inc., will join Intermedia as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since its founding in 1995, Intermedia has been a pioneer in offering secure and reliable cloud-based business-class email, and today is the largest third-party provider of these services to small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S.  The company has continued to innovate and expand its cloud service offerings, growing its user base at an annual compounded rate of 31% over the last four years.  As of April 30, 2011, the company manages an industry-leading 320,000 premium Microsoft hosted Exchange mailboxes. It distributes its suite of services to 38,000 business customers directly and through its 6,800 global channel partners. Read more

Rackspace Brings Managed Cloud Services to the UK

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Brings Managed Cloud Services to the UK 

Webmaster ToolboxLONDON – Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announces the addition of managed support to its UK cloud service, providing customers with 24x7x365 managed services and competitive Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The new UK offering marries Rackspace’s scalable on-demand Cloud Servers with monitoring and troubleshooting support.

Rackspace has over 4,000 customers using its UK cloud infrastructure as demand for pay-as-you-go computing has been steadily growing. Cloud Servers with managed service level provides IT scalability with the assurance of support from Rackspace’s dedicated support teams offering around-the-clock management and guidance. The service is already available in the US and the UK service will unite these tried and tested support techniques with UK-specific expertise. Read more

Interxion Completes German Data Center Expansion

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion Completes German Data Center Expansion 

Webmaster ToolboxDÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, announced today that it has completed the upgrade and expansion of its DUS1 data center. The expansion and upgrade of the facility is in response to consistently rising demand from customers in the digital media, carrier and enterprise sectors.

A number of current and new customers have already taken advantage of this new capacity by successfully completing deployments that are now live. These customers include freenet Datenkommunikations GmbH, GasLINE, Interoute Germany GmbH, KPN International, Telefónica Germany, Unitymedia and Vodafone Group Services GmbH. Read more

Shaping the Technology World, Executive Leaders from Codero Participate in IT Conferences in May

May 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on Shaping the Technology World, Executive Leaders from Codero Participate in IT Conferences in May 

Webmaster ToolboxLenexa, Kan. – Codero President and CEO Jonathan Ewert, and Codero COO Ryan Elledge are scheduled to attend top technology conferences in Illinois and California in the month of May, 2011. Both conferences will attract numerous individuals from businesses and organizations who will learn about innovations and ideas underway in the digital world. Codero is a sought-after leader in the field of dedicated, managed and cloud hosting serving a global customer base seeking an agile infrastructure and high availability.

Ryan Elledge will be a panelist at the Conference on Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers which takes place on May 23-24 in Chicago. Elledge will join a group of company technology leaders including other COO’s who will discuss the differences between and benefits of data centers. The panel will also evaluate managed services and cloud including data protection, recovery and storage.

On May 26th, Codero’s CEO, Jonathan Ewert, will moderate a panel at the Future in Review (FIRe 2011) in Laguna Beach, California. This conference is designed for those whose success depends on having an accurate view of the future. It provides a glimpse of the technology industry over the next three to five years. Ewert will host the panel titled
“Privacy Protection: The Consumer Side of Security” on May 26th from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  The panelist are Michael Buhrmann, CEO and Chairman, Finsphere; Kristy Edwards, Senior Director, Global Privacy and Information Security, Oracle; Tom Malloy, SVP and Chief Software Architect, Advanced Technology Lab, Adobe Systems; Sim Simeonov, Co-Founder, Evidon; and Steven Sprague, CEO, Wave Systems.

“Codero is excited to be in touch with so many thought-leaders this month and to be participating with those who are shaping the world of technology today.” Elledge said. “We are committed to providing the latest technology to our own customers while continuing to find ways to add value and keep costs down for them.”  Read more

Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia

May 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia 

Webmaster ToolboxTokyo, Japan and Fremont, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has significantly expanded its network reach in Asia with connections to the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP) and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX).

Hurricane Electric’s expanded connectivity to Japanese networks provides reduced latency and improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities.  The added direct connectivity paths also increase the reach of Hurricane Electric’s next-generation (IPv6) Internet infrastructure and services.   Read more

Dome9 Launches Cloud Server Firewall Management

May 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dome9 Launches Cloud Server Firewall Management 

Webmaster ToolboxTel Aviv, Israel – Dome9 Security announces the public availability of their new cloud server security service, the only secure firewall management platform available for Cloud, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated servers and Amazon’s EC2 Security Groups. This unique security-management-as-a-service platform is now available for beta, allowing easy deployment, configuration, and management of security policies using standard operating system security elements.

“Cloud technology has seen extraordinary growth within the hosting industry. With the Dome9 platform, cloud hosting providers can finally offer a scalable service that enables top of the line security for their customers” said Dome9 co-founder and CEO Zohar Alon. “The fact that most hosted cloud servers are protected by just a username and password is alarming. Cloud providers simply can’t scale yesterday’s hardware-based firewalls to meet cloud demand and pricing trends.   Our software-based solution brings a new dimension to server security and allows cloud administrators, providers, and users to take charge of their security, anytime, anywhere.” Read more

CoreLink Data Centers Expands Las Vegas Data Center Facility

May 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on CoreLink Data Centers Expands Las Vegas Data Center Facility 

Webmaster ToolboxMT. PROSPECT, Ill – CoreLink Data Centers, LLC announced that it has earmarked additional capital to increase the amount of power and cooling at the company’s Las Vegas data center by 1 Megawatt (MW), facilitating strong existing client growth at the facility while enabling CoreLink to continue to serve higher density new customers.

The expansion will also provide sufficient data center cooling capacity for all customers. Also included is the installation of additional generator capacity for N+1 redundancy in support of critical backup systems. The process will facilitate easy upgrade migration enabling CoreLink to increase future UPS capacity. Read more

SoftLayer Chief Scientist to Speak at Citrix Synergy and All About the Cloud

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Chief Scientist to Speak at Citrix Synergy and All About the Cloud 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced that Chief Scientist Nathan Day will speak at All About the Cloud, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:50am and at Citrix Synergy, on Thursday, May 26 at 2:00pm.

At All About the Cloud, Mr. Day will speak about the importance of choosing the right technology for the job instead of using a one size fits all approach. Different infrastructure options will be considered with a focus on which applications work best in each compute environment.

Mr. Day will explore integrated environments at Citrix Synergy. He will reference three different case studies about organizations using a combination of Cloud and Dedicated environments, focusing on which technologies perform best in certain circumstances.

“I am looking forward to speaking at both of these important events,” said Nathan Day, SoftLayer Chief Scientist. “SoftLayer is the only hosting provider that can provide the level of integration we offer and I am proud to be able to share what we have accomplished.” Read more

Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centers Around the Globe

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centers Around the Globe 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – Verizon has successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examinations of its data centers around the globe, which support the company’s colocation, managed hosting and application management services.  Many of these offerings underpin Verizon’s “everything-as-a-service,” or EaaS, cloud-based delivery model.

SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard performed by a certified public   accounting firm.  It is conducted in accordance with the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  These reports included the examination of specific areas such as: organizational structure, governance and administration; physical access to facilities; logical access to systems; network services; and operational processes and environmental safeguards.  The results of these examinations demonstrate that Verizon has the controls and processes in place to manage and monitor its data centers and infrastructure for enterprises around the globe. Read more

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