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AFCOM Wraps Successful Data Center World in Orlando

September 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on AFCOM Wraps Successful Data Center World in Orlando 

Web HostingORLANDO, FL – AFCOM, the premier data center association, wrapped up its Data Center World event last Thursday, September 14. The educational conference and expo was held at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention and addressed critical issues such as cloud computing, cyber security, facility cooling, energy management, disaster recovery and data storage challenges. The next event hosted by AFCOM will be the spring Data Center World 2012 conference, set to be held March 18–22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. More information on this show will be forthcoming this fall. Please check the Data Center World website for the latest details.

“This year at Data Center World, we’ve taken a realistic look at the issues threatening the growth and management of data centers, and we’ve found ways to address those concerns in our breakout sessions through the educational foresight and knowledge that our leading IT professionals will provide”
The Fall 2011 conference hosted presentations and case studies from leading private and government data centers such as GE Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Intel Corporation, CA Technologies, and Harley-Davidson Motor Company. John Patrick, president of Attitude LLC and former vice president of Internet Technology at IBM, delivered the keynote address. While at IBM, Patrick helped execute the launch of the ThinkPad.

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DedicatedNOW Announces Release Of SAN Storage Solution

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Web HostingClifton NJ – Managed hosting provider, DedicatedNOW, announced the release of their much anticipated SAN storage solution. The engineering team at parent company FortressITX, has laboured over the Company’s SAN technology for the past 18 months to create a storage compliment for their private cloud platform. More »

“Our SAN infrastructure is an open book – easy to read, but next to impossible to duplicate,” says Jason Silverglate, CEO and chief architect of the company’s storage solution. Silverglate says that his SAN was designed to deliver industry-leading performance with a high-level of reliability. The SAN’s design includes redundant head nodes with redundant 10Gbps cards and redundant SAS 6Gbps wide internal SAS paths. The end result is two highly capable volumes that can achieve extremely high read and write speeds.

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Citrix Optimizes XenServer for the Cloud Era

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Web HostingSANTA CLARA, CA – Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced the availability of XenServer® 6, the most recent edition of its server virtualization product line. As a key component of the Citrix cloud computing and virtualization strategy, XenServer 6 brings new optimizations and improved scalability and performance for cloud infrastructure, desktop virtualization and networking. XenServer continues to grow market presence and adoption, fueled by the strong leadership of the underlying open source Xen® technology, the virtualization platform of choice in a majority of the public cloud today. XenServer was recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the “2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, and was listed as a “Champion” in Info-Tech Research Group’s Vendor Landscape report on server virtualization. “2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, and was listed as a “Champion”

As the industry progresses into the Cloud Era, new cloud services are emerging that demand platforms that are purpose-built for cloud computing with requirements that are significantly different from the traditional enterprise datacenters of today. These platforms need to be designed from the ground up to deliver multi-tier, multi-tenant services in the simplest and most cost-effective way, using virtualization as a key enabler. Rather than attempting to force-fit cloud capabilities into existing server virtualization architectures, XenServer addresses these challenges by delivering a highly-resilient, cloud-optimized and easily customized virtual platform that helps cloud providers produce differentiated solutions that meet the needs of their customers. In addition, by leveraging XenServer 6 with the recently-released Citrix CloudStack™, users can be assured the core component of their cloud infrastructure has the network and virtualization optimizations necessary for the same scale-out architectures employed by the world’s largest and most successful cloud providers today.

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Go Daddy Teen Technology & Multimedia Center Fights Cyberbullying

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Web HostingSCOTTSDALE, AZ – Go Daddy has launched a new and powerful tool in the fight against cyberbullies. Today, Go Daddy and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Ariz., joined together to officially dedicate the Go Daddy Teen Technology & Multimedia Center.

“The things these anonymous tormentors say and do online can create a lot of grief. We believe giving kids the proper training and tools just makes sense, and we are happy to be in a position to help.”
Go Daddy donated $200,000 earlier this year to create the state-of-the-art technology lab and multimedia center that includes educational programs for kids to learn what to do if they, or someone they know, are being cyberbullied.

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Facebook and Intel to Headline Data Center Management Conference

September 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Facebook and Intel to Headline Data Center Management Conference 

Web HostingSan Jose, CA – Future Facilities, a leading provider of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) simulation software, today announced that it has opened registration for its 2011 6SigmaDC Data Center Conference and User Group, which will take place November 15-17 at the San Francisco Marriott, Union Square.

The highly popular conference will feature an extensive agenda of data center case studies and best practices from some of today’s most technically advanced companies, including Facebook, Intel, DLB Associates, Integral Group and others.

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Vantage Data Centers Launches Washington State Data Center

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Web HostingSanta Clara, CA – Vantage Data Centers, an innovative wholesale data center owner, developer and operator, announced today that it is under contract to purchase 63 acres of land for the development of enterprise class data centers in Quincy, Washington. A Fortune 50 leading manufacturing and technology company has signed a lease to be the first customer at the Washington campus.

The Vantage Washington Campus will develop in several phases, starting with a 6MW state-of-the-art, enterprise class data center, vertically scalable to 9MW. The 100% preleased Phase One includes a one story, 133,000 square foot data center uniquely designed for vertical scalability and high efficiency across modules with varying power draws.

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Open-Xchange Announces Third Annual Summit

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Web HostingCOLOGNE, Germany – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced details today of its third annual Summit, November 4, in Cologne.

The event, expected to draw more than 300 representatives from web hosting companies, telecoms and other SaaS providers will be held again at the KölnSKY tower. Featured speakers for the free event include keynotes by Tier 1 Research analyst, Daniel Beazer, and Open-Xchange CEO, Rafael Laguna.

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SoftLayer Launches Mobile Apps for Windows Phone 7 and iPad

September 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Mobile Apps for Windows Phone 7 and iPad 

Web HostingDALLAS — SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced the release of its Mobile app for Windows Phone 7 and Mobile HD app for iPad. Specifically designed for the Windows Phone 7 environment and iPad’s screen size, the new apps bring robust server and account management tools right to SoftLayer customers’ fingertips, anywhere they go.

We focus on giving customers total control over their infrastructure. This means being able to manage your services when, where, how, and on whatever device you want,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “Our Mobile app for Windows Phone 7 and Mobile HD app for the iPad extend our suite of management clients to the mobile platforms our customers use most, and that includes Android as well. We’re already hard at work innovating the next versions of these apps so our customers can take advantage of even more features and functionality.”

The new apps feature fast menu navigation and enhanced design, delivering mobile control over many infrastructure management functions also found in SoftLayer’s industry-leading Customer Portal including:

  • Tickets—Quickly create a new ticket for a support request or view existing support tickets and check their statuses.
  • Servers—View performance details and control basic functions for your SoftLayer Dedicated Servers and CloudLayer Computing Instances. Easily turn a server off or on, ping the server to test its network availability, or reboot.
  • Bandwidth—Monitor the bandwidth usage of your SoftLayer Dedicated Servers and CloudLayer Computing Instance.
  • Accounting—Get up-to-date account information and view and download invoices.

SoftLayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7 is available for free download through Marketplace—Microsoft’s virtual store—and SoftLayer Mobile HD for iPad is available for free download through the iTunes® Store.

Updates and enhancements have also been made to iOS versions of the app and are available for free download through the iTunes Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. SoftLayer applications for other mobile devices, including Android smartphones, are also available for free download. Read more

GoDaddy Surpasses 50 Million Registered Domain Names

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Web HostingSCOTTSDALE, AZ – Go Daddy is celebrating its mark on Internet history … surpassing the 50 million domain name milestone over the weekend. Go Daddy is the only registrar organization in the history of the Internet to manage this many domain names.

The 50 millionth domain name is DBAkit.com, registered by Kranthi Kumar Kukkala of India.

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Parallels Launches Automation for Cloud Infrastructure

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Web HostingRENTON, Wash. & SINGAPORE – Parallels® the hosting and Cloud services enablement leader, announced the availability of Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure (PACI), a fully-scalable solution for service providers to deliver Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). PACI is a complete, turn-key Cloud infrastructure solution and provides total hosting control, from provisioning and billing to self-service management and security. Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure is ready-to-deploy on any hardware platform, and also provides an integrated management panel that enables IT professionals to create, scale and manage Cloud-hosted infrastructure, virtual datacenters and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. The announcement coincides with Parallels APAC Summit, an annual gathering of the leading hosting and Cloud industry players, being held in Singapore through 25 September.

“Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure provides the key features and functionality that enables us to deliver the widest range of hosted services – from virtualization storefronts to in-demand Cloud applications – helping us stay ahead of the competition and compete more effectively and profitably in the Cloud”
PACI offers the powerful capabilities to immediately launch Cloud infrastructure services and generate revenue, and with the flexibility to select virtualization technologies (with Parallels Server Bare Metal or third party virtualization technologies). PACI is based on a modular architecture, giving service providers a choice to deploy the complete solution or select components which can be integrated with existing solutions. For example, service providers could use PACI’s billing service or online store, or integrate PACI with their existing billing solutions, e-commerce platforms and other services.

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