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Dedicated and Cloud Hosting Services Provider Codero Names Industry Veteran Emil Sayegh as President and CEO

February 29, 2012 by · Comments Off on Dedicated and Cloud Hosting Services Provider Codero Names Industry Veteran Emil Sayegh as President and CEO 

Web Hosting ServicesLENEXA, KANSAS — Codero Hosting, a leading provider of dedicated, managed, and cloud hosting services, has named Emil Sayegh as President and CEO. He will also serve on its Board of Directors. Sayegh succeeds Jonathan Ewert, who will remain on the Board.

Codero supports business customers worldwide through a reliable IT Hosting portfolio that spans dedicated, managed, and cloud services. Sayegh will focus his efforts on expanding Codero’s portfolio and growing its customer base, leveraging Codero’s reliable product set and its consistently high customer satisfaction ratings.

In the next six months, Codero plans to add additional staff to its current headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas and office in Phoenix, Arizona, and open a new office in Austin, Texas where the rapidly growing technology industry offers a highly skilled pool of technology workers and prospective customers.

“I am honored to join Codero as the IT industry shifts away from internally run data centers and onto hosted IT infrastructure providers. Codero’s reliability, stability, and customer service make it a compelling alternative to other players in the hosting space,” said Sayegh. “As a specialist in hosting, Codero already offers cost, flexibility, and scalability advantages to a rapidly growing base of business customers. As we further expand our portfolio and offerings  in both existing and new markets, Codero is primed to become the trusted source for IT infrastructure hosting solutions for businesses of all sizes.”

Sayegh previously led and expanded successful cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Rackspace Inc. (NYSE: RAX). At HP he was the Vice President of Cloud Services and led the company’s entry into the public cloud by leveraging HP technology and OpenStack, the open source cloud computing operating system. Prior to HP, Sayegh was the Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Computing Division at Rackspace. During his tenure there, he led Rackspace’s entry into the emerging public cloud market and rapidly grew the business to more than 100,000 clients. He also spent more than 15 years in the IT industry in successful marketing, product management, and product development leadership roles at Dell Inc., RLX Technologies (acquired by HP), and Compaq (acquired by HP). Sayegh will be based in Codero’s new Austin office.

“Emil is a high-energy strategic thinker and a goal-focused leader from the heart of the hosting and cloud computing industry. We are very pleased to welcome him to Codero knowing that he will successfully implement strategies to accelerate customer and revenue growth,” said Tyler Newton, Chairman of Codero’s Board of Directors and partner with growth private equity firm Catalyst Investors, Codero’s principal investor. “We are also appreciative of his predecessor, Jonathan Ewert, a Catalyst Entrepreneur who came into Codero at a critical time and has positioned the company for success. Catalyst Investors looks forward to other exciting opportunities to work with Jonathan.”

Since its launch in 2009, Codero has been recognized with multiple industry awards as the most reliable, trusted dedicated and managed hosting service provider. Codero has also achieved a number of business milestones, including SAS 70 Type II certification, PCI compliance, and Microsoft Gold Certification. Codero’s hybrid hosting platform of dedicated, managed, and cloud services serves thousands of business customers worldwide and hundreds of thousands of both simple and complex web sites and applications, including gaming platforms and back office applications.   Read more

INetU Managed Hosting is SOC 2 and SOC 3 Compliant

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Web Hosting ServicesALLENTOWN, PAINetU, Inc. a global provider of business-centric managed Cloud and application hosting is now SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliant. The company and by extension, its clients, achieved this important set of assurances through an intensive independent audit that was recently completed. The auditors did not find any exceptions in their report, which means that for each control objective, INetU met or exceeded the standards or expectations.

“Data security and the confidences we need to provide to our business clients is something that we take very seriously at INetU,” said CEO and president Dev Chanchani. “Attaining SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance is further confirmation that we are committed to bringing additional levels of audited scrutiny to our organization on behalf of our clients.”

SOC 2 compliancy represents a broad-based set of Trust Service Principles put forth jointly by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). The principles define comparable standards of online data security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. SOC 2 augments the SSAE 16 reporting standard that was not easily comparable between competitive companies reports because there wasn’t an agreed upon standard. SOC 2 has rectified this by providing an assessment against standardized principles.

“As INetU continues to excel in the industries of healthcare in the Cloud and online payment transactions platform hosting, our list of compliances and assurances like HIPAA, PCI, SOX and SOC show our true commitment to our clients’ and prospects’ online success.” said Chanchani.

INetU has also achieved the independent SOC 3 audit, which takes the detailed and very intensive reporting used in the SOC 2 and provides a public facing verified summary of the comprehensive audit. INetU is now displaying the official SOC 3 emblem on their website as verification of their successful security audits. Read more

RightScale and Equinix Partnership Delivers New Cloud Management Service for Private and Public Cloud Infrastructure

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Web Hosting ServicesMIAMI, FL — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced a strategic global partnership to deliver a complete cloud solution to the corporate IT and service provider markets. With this partnership, the RightScale Cloud Management Platform will provide Platform Equinix™ customers with a comprehensive management offering for all cloud infrastructure ― including public, private and multi-cloud/hybrid clouds —managed and controlled through a single cloud service.

As the result of this partnership, corporate IT organizations will be able to leverage RightScale and Platform Equinix to seamlessly manage workloads among private clouds and various public cloud providers. This allows global enterprises to access an unprecedented choice of cloud services in real-time through the RightScale management platform, ensuring high availability, business continuity and disaster recovery without compromising data security, compliance or risk mitigation. Now IT teams can leverage the powerful combination of their own corporate private cloud with a direct high-speed connection to public clouds already in an Equinix facility managed through a single dashboard with RightScale. This new cloud package provides customers with true workload deployment freedom by connecting their private cloud infrastructure directly to joint Equinix and RightScale public cloud partners such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace and Logicworks as well as others such as SoftLayer and Datapipe.

In addition, service providers who have invested in deploying assets in Platform Equinix to establish their cloud offerings will have the opportunity to partner with RightScale to enhance their services and participate in building out a network of clouds enabled by Platform Equinix. Service providers can offer their customers a state-of-the-art management platform that will allow them to deploy workloads on demand to various clouds based on their requirements, ensuring optimal end-user performance, minimizing delivery costs and accelerating time-to-market for new services.

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ColoHouse Miami Data Center and Hosting Facility Announces Completion of SSAE 16 Audit

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Web Hosting ServicesMiami, FL – ColoHouse LLC, the leading carrier-neutral, Miami data center and hosting facility, is pleased to announce that it has obtained a Service Organization Control Report 1 (SOC 1) or SSAE 16, formerly known as SAS70, Type 2 report. SSAE 16 is designed to provide ColoHouse’s Miami data center and hosting facility clients with a level of assurance of corporate controls and will replace the existing SAS70 Type 2 audit report. Grant Thornton, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations, conducted the ColoHouse SSAE 16 audit over a twelve-month period ending December 31, 2011.

SSAE 16 is an attestation standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that reports on ColoHouse controls supporting the services provided to clients. Grant Thornton developed the internal control objectives based on industry best practices to support cutting-edge data center management and services.

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FireHost Grows Executive Team on Heels of European Expansion

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Web Hosting ServicesDALLAS, TX – FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company with offices in the US and UK, has appointed Jim Ciampaglio to senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Ciampaglio joined FireHost in late 2011 after holding many successful sales and executive roles in related high-tech and hosting companies. In his role, Ciampaglio will further expand FireHost’s global distribution channels, including the implementation of a FireHost partner program, while overseeing business development activities for the company.

“Jim is an accomplished executive with broad revenue generation experience in technology and hosting. He brings with him a strong reputation for organizational leadership, which is going to be vital as FireHost continues to grow,” said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. “We’re excited to have Jim on our team to drive our sales and partner programs.”

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NaviSite Introduces Enterprise-Class Desktop-as-a-Service

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Web Hosting ServicesUnited Kingdom – NaviSite, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today introduced an enterprise-class, cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Services (DaaS) offering that enables IT organisations to deliver virtual desktop services to local and remote users from the cloud with an increased level of security and management and the same functionality as traditional desktops.

NaviSite’s DaaS offering, powered by the NaviCloud platform and Desktone, a desktop-as-a-service pioneer, provides IT departments the ability to add or remove desktops quickly and securely while avoiding the costs associated with frequent technology change. The new offering also enables organisations to scale based on the immediate needs of their business without being locked into a technology decision as their business evolves. This is ideal for enterprises entering a desktop/laptop refresh period, enterprises with branch offices, firms with large populations of mobile, remote and off-shore workers or seasonal and contract employees. DaaS significantly reduces desktop capex and opex costs, centralises and streamlines desktop deployment, and enables a workforce to be more mobile and efficient while increasing security and control necessary for an enterprise environment.

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PEER 1 Hosting Simplifies the web for SMB’s

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Web Hosting ServicesSouthampton, UK – PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider, is today announcing the launch of two managed hosting products aimed at simplifying the web for small to medium sized businesses. The upgraded portfolio includes cPanel/WHM and Fulcrum, and is designed to make it easy and quick for SMB’s to manage their servers and configure their websites and email accounts.

cPanel/WHM (Web Hosting Manager) is a comprehensive control panel solution which is designed to simplify the management and administration of web sites. Using a point-and-click interface, it enables even non-technical personnel to perform a wide range of administrative tasks, such as creating new e-mail accounts and managing domains. cPanel/WHM automates a large number of tasks, empowering SMB’s to help themselves, rather than relying on expensive technical support. This reduces operating costs and can reduce the time it takes to implement changes.

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ViUX Systems Awarded Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services from Parallels

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Web Hosting ServicesDurham, North Carolina – ViUX Systems, Inc., a Web Hosting provider specializing in Cloud Hosting and Plesk Shared Hosting solutions, received the “Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services and Parallels Plesk Panel” award at the third annual Parallels Partner Awards, held during the Parallels Summit 2012 in Orlando, Florida. ViUX was given the nod for its deep knowledge and expertise in Parallels products and its accomplishments in leveraging the range of Parallels solutions to create an integrated Cloud Hosting system.

“We are pleased to honor ViUX Systems with a Parallels Partner Award for their Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services,” shares Jack Zubarev, President of Parallels. “ViUX exemplifies a strong commitment to innovation by utilizing the full range of our software, including Parallels Plesk Panel and SiteBuilder, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Server Bare Metal, and Parallels Business Automation Standard (PBAS).”

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FiberMedia CEO to Present at Metro Connect USA Conference in Miami

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Web Hosting ServicesSecaucus, NJ – FiberMedia Group, LLC, a leading managed data center provider with facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Cleveland, OH, announces its participation in the Capacity Media Metro Connect USA conference in Miami, FL on February 28, 2012. Michael Bucheit, CEO, will present at 3:00pm ET on the panel titled ‘Leveraging Cloud Computing to Establish New Revenue Streams and Partnership Models,” offering a particular emphasis on the importance of data centers.

Metro Connect USA is the leading conference connecting C-Level executives from the US metro and local access markets. The event attracts more than 300 key industry players from across the US and beyond to discuss the major trends associated with metro and local access connectivity. Michael Bucheit, representing FiberMedia Group, will share insights from the perspective of a specialized Metro Data Center provider on how cloud computing can establish new revenue streams.

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Future Facilities to Host Webinar on Solutions for Recovering Lost Data Center Capacity

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Web Hosting ServicesSan Jose, CA – Future Facilities North America (Future Facilities NA), a leading provider of data center design and operational management software, today announced that it will host a free webinar for data center owners and operators on how to reclaim lost data center capacity.

On March 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EST and again at 2:00 p.m. EST, Future Facilities will host a free hour-long webinar entitled Can You Afford Lost Capacity? (http://futurefacilities.com/media/requestedarticle.php?id=106), which will describe in detail how lost capacity can be identified, avoided and remedied.

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