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SoftLayer Deploys Global Crossing Solution to Meet Growing Demand for Virtual Data Center Connectivity

August 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Deploys Global Crossing Solution to Meet Growing Demand for Virtual Data Center Connectivity 

Web Hosting ToolboxFLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced it has deployed 14 new 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) ports for SoftLayer, a global leader in cloud, dedicated and managed private hosting.

Global Crossing DIA connects enterprise networks to the Internet, enabling superior communication among employees, customers and business partners with on-demand scalable bandwidth for increased capacity whenever it is needed.
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Colocation Provider ColoGuard Announces an Alliance with IPsmarx Technology for VoIP Server Hosting

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Web Hosting ToolboxNew York, NY – ColoGuard, a leading provider of enterprise colocation services, announced today that it is extending its presence in Internet telephony by working with VoIP solutions provider, IPsmarx Technology.

The alliance will give IPsmarx’s customers access to ColoGuard’s fast, direct network routes to cities around the world and to parent company GalaxyVisions’ world-class dedicated managed services. VoIP service providers who work with IPsmarx will be able to offer the clearest calls possible to their customers around the world.
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ASPnix Announces Launch of Full Dedicated Server Product Line

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Web Hosting ToolboxDenver, CO – ASPnix has just announced the launch of their full dedicated server product line. ASPnix has long been known for their reliable Windows hosting platform, using the most up-to-date and highest quality technology and equipment keeps their web hosting service fast and dependable. ASPnix utilizes two datacenters, one in Broomfield Colorado and one in Nurnberg, Bavaria, Germany, allowing them to provide reliable web hosting to customers worldwide. ASPnix takes pride in the fact that they own every piece of hardware, giving them full control over all server operations and system configurations.

Webmasters that are ready to move to a dedicated server will be excited to learn about the ASPnix launch of a full dedicated server product line. Using a dedicated server provides many additional benefits to webmasters. Flexibility and security that just isn’t possible on shared web hosting accounts, opens up a whole new world of possibilities to serious webmasters. Every dedicated server at ASPnix comes with a pre-installed Windows Server operating system and the hardware configurations needed to get started right away. Webmasters that are running high traffic websites that will need powerful applications requiring custom installation and configuration can choose a dedicated managed server to meet all these requirements.
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WiredTree Announces Comprehensive Data Center Network Upgrades

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Web Hosting ToolboxChicago, IL – WiredTree, a market leader in the field of managed dedicated server hosting, managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting, and managed hybrid hosting services, announced today a range of new network upgrades to its data center in downtown Chicago. With new and improved network hardware alongside increased connectivity, WiredTree is investing in the technology it needs to hold its position as a reliable managed hosting provider.

“Our overhaul of network infrastructure at our Chicago data center is an investment of nearly a half a million dollars,” says Zac Cogswell, President of WiredTree. “Our managed dedicated servers and managed hosting services have rapidly grown to become incredibly popular and we are focused on ensuring that as WiredTree continues to grow, our network can handle the growth. This new range of network upgrades will help us satisfy our existing customers and pave the way for even greater growth.”
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Online Tech Invests in Mid-Michigan Data Center Expansion

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Web Hosting ToolboxAnn Arbor, Michigan – Online Tech disclosed today that it has invested over $1 million upgrading and expanding its Mid-Michigan data center over the last 9 months. The data center was built in 1986 by EDS as a disaster recovery data center for General Motors. Online Tech took over the data center in 2005 with its acquisition of Gentech and has since continued to invest aggressively in the multi-tenant data center.

The company’s recent investments have focused on three core areas: 1) assuring a high availability infrastructure to keep their clients’ servers always up and online; 2) higher energy efficiency with greener technologies; and 3) an improved client experience at the data center.
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Colo Provider XIOLINK Turns to Modius to Meet PUE Goal

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Web Hosting ToolboxSan Francisco, CA – Modius, a leading provider of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions, today announced that St. Louis, Missouri-based XIOLINK, a leading provider of managed infrastructure, colocation and private cloud computing, has selected OpenData Enterprise Edition to monitor and maintain a superior performance level of, and provide analytics about, its critical infrastructure to monitor, maintain performance, and provide analytics about its Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE.)

With an aggressive PUE target of 1.25, XIOLINK has deployed the OpenData Enterprise Edition in its newest state-of-the-art data center to enable real-time monitoring and analytics of key IT and facility infrastructure. This OpenData deployment will provide XIOLINK with the operational intelligence required for more accurate capacity planning. It will also help to ensure that SLAs are met for critical infrastructure across their geographically dispersed data center facilities. Read more

NTT America Evolves Hybrid Cloud to Extend Enterprise Applications

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Web Hosting ToolboxNEW YORK – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), a global infrastructure services provider, today announced it has extended its suite of private cloud services beyond its data centers to support hybrid cloud requirements after achieving VMware vCloud® Powered status for the NTT Communications private cloud service offering. In addition, the company is announcing the new Global Enterprise Portal, which was designed to simplify the administration of cloud computing services, while increasing the level of security required in the cloud. NTT America will showcase the portal and have cloud architecture experts on-hand at the NTT Communications booth #320 at VMworld® 2011, August 29 through September 1 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV.

Customers seeking VMware vCloud Powered services are assured that the company’s cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director™. Customers of NTT America have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application portability is a key differentiator allowing customers to achieve the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT agility. Read more

Juniper Networks Extends Cloud Computing Defense Platform with Anti-Virus Protections

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Web Hosting ToolboxSUNNYVALE, CA – At VMworld® 2011, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) introduced significant additions to the Juniper Networks® vGW Virtual Gateway solution for customers looking for a comprehensive virtualization security platform. New functionalities will provide virtualization-specific antivirus (AV) protections and continuous monitoring against malware and hackers, while simultaneously ensuring that security does not impede virtualized workload performance or present a barrier to implementing large-scale virtualized environments.

Added to vGW Virtual Gateway version 5.0 are increased protection, scalability and compliance features for virtualized workloads. vGW 5.0 integrates monitoring, firewall, intrusion detection and compliance capabilities with new layers of defenses including antivirus protection, hypervisor compliance monitoring, and large-scale virtualization security management capabilities, making it a universal threat management (UTM) solution for cloud computing. Read more

DataCore Introduces SANsymphony-V Storage Hypervisor

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Web Hosting ToolboxFORT LAUDERDALE, FL – DataCore Software, the industry’s premier provider of storage virtualization software, announced today major enhancements to its centrally-managed SANsymphony™- V solution. Combined, these new features elevate SANsymphony-V to the role of storage hypervisor, placing customers in the unique position to fully leverage their existing storage assets, including direct-attached storage (DAS), storage area networks (SAN) and solid state disks (SSD), and negotiate the best deals among competing storage manufacturers without concern for long-standing hardware vendor lock-ins.

“The sprawl and multiplication of storage systems and the rising number of specialty devices are now the norm. The intelligence of a storage hypervisor provides a strategic advantage to managing the many as one,” said George Teixeira, president and CEO of DataCore Software. “SANsymphony-V enables users to take control of how their storage infrastructure evolves versus being subject to the dictates of tactical point-in-time decisions.” Read more

Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon ElastiCache – a Managed Caching Service in the Cloud

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Web Hosting ToolboxSEATTLE – Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today introduced Amazon ElastiCache, a new web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache for web applications running in the AWS cloud. The new service improves the performance of web applications by enabling customers to retrieve information from a fast, managed, in-memory caching system in the cloud, instead of relying on slower disk-based databases. Amazon ElastiCache is compliant with Memcached, a widely adopted memory object caching system, so code, applications, and tools that developers use today with their existing Memcached environments work seamlessly with the service, easing the migration process. The service also simplifies and offloads the management, monitoring and operation of in-memory cache environments, enabling businesses to focus their engineering resources on the differentiating parts of their applications. Amazon ElastiCache is ideal for read-heavy workloads such as social networking, gaming and media sharing sites or compute intensive workloads such as recommendation engines.

“Caching is a core part of so many web applications today, but running your own caching infrastructure is time-consuming and rarely adds differentiated value for your business,” said Raju Gulabani, Vice President of Database Services, Amazon Web Services. “Until today, businesses have had little choice but to shoulder this responsibility themselves — and indeed, many AWS customers have built and managed caching solutions on top of AWS for some time. Amazon ElastiCache answers one of the most highly requested functionalities of AWS customers by providing a managed, flexible and resilient caching service in the cloud.” Read more

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