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NTT Communications Launches New Data Centers in Singapore and Malaysia

April 30, 2012 by · Comments Off on NTT Communications Launches New Data Centers in Singapore and Malaysia 

Web Hosting ToolboxSingapore – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a global leader in providing ICT services, today announced the official inauguration of its Singapore Serangoon Data Center and Malaysia Cyberjaya 3 Data Center, the former of which will serve financial-services companies and similar enterprises that require high-power, low-latency networks and stable, secure infrastructure on which to build private clouds.

The two facilities, NTT Com’s first self-designed-and-built data centers outside Japan, are the company’s fourth such facility in Singapore and the third in Malaysia. They will provide key support for NTT Com’s ongoing expansion in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region, where the company already operates data centers in 13 countries.

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Cisco and Lumos Networks Prepare Fiber Infrastructure for 100G Network

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Web Hosting ToolboxSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco announced that Lumos Networks, a fiber-based service provider in the mid-Atlantic region, has successfully completed a technology test of Cisco’s 100 Gigabit (100G) coherent DWDM solution across its service area. This performance validation confirms that Lumos Networks can meet growing customer demand for high-capacity bandwidth on its existing 10G fiber plant simply by deploying 100G line cards in its current Cisco ONS 15454 platforms.

Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving carrier, business and residential customers over a dense fiber network offering data, voice and IP services. With headquarters in Waynesboro, VA, Lumos Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a 5,800 route-mile fiber network.

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Intermedia Receives Strategic Investment From Nokia Growth Partners

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Web Hosting ToolboxNew York, NY – Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, announced today that it received a strategic investment from Nokia Growth Partners – the leading global growth stage venture firm focused on mobile technology, services and media.

Since its founding in 1995, Intermedia has been a pioneer in offering secure, reliable, and tightly integrated business-grade cloud services, including Exchange, mobility, back-up, collaboration, voice and more, built specifically with the small- and medium-sized company in mind. In May 2011 the company was acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners and continues to innovate and expand its cloud service offerings, growing its user base over 40 percent year-over-year. Intermedia manages an industry-leading 450,000 premium Microsoft hosted Exchange mailboxes. It distributes its suite of services to 45,000 business customers directly and through its 10,000 + global channel partners.

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VPS.NET Launches Cloud Application Marketplace Built on Standing Cloud Platform

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Web Hosting ToolboxBoulder, CO and Providence, UT – VPS.NET, a leading provider of public clouds, today announced the launch of its new cloud application marketplace. Built on technology from Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud application management solutions, the marketplace gives VPS.NET customers a vastly simplified way to discover, deploy and manage applications in the cloud.

As implemented by VPS.NET, Standing Cloud’s turn-key Application Marketplace is an easy-to-use catalog of applications, software, development tools and deployment options, fully pre-configured to run instantly and reliably in the cloud, and optimized for the VPS.NET infrastructure. Once an application is deployed, Standing Cloud’s automated application lifecycle management services give customers an easy way to manage the application on a continuing basis, including monitoring, scaling, back-ups, upgrades, auto-restore and more.

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Applied Innovations Announces Launch of Hosted Windows Server 2012 Beta

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Web Hosting ToolboxBoca Raton, FL – Applied Innovations, a cloud service provider, is pleased to announce that Windows Server 2012 Beta cloud servers running on top of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V are available, effective immediately.

In 2009, Applied Innovations was among the first hosting service providers globally to launch a cloud server offering on top of Windows Server Hyper-V, and today we continue that tradition with the release of the Windows Server 2012 Beta Cloud Servers targeted at developers and IT professionals interested in evaluating the new capabilities of Windows Server 2012.

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ServInt Announces the First Commercial Availability of the Jelastic Java Cloud Hosting Platform

April 25, 2012 by · Comments Off on ServInt Announces the First Commercial Availability of the Jelastic Java Cloud Hosting Platform 

Web Hosting ServicesMcLean, VA – ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced the commercial availability of Jelastic, the world’s first software stack-agnostic, platform-as-a-service cloud hosting offering for Java applications. ServInt is the exclusive provider of Jelastic cloud hosting services in the United States, and the first service provider to offer Jelastic commercially.

ServInt’s Jelastic release follows the introduction last month of the ServInt Flex line of “dedicated cloud” servers, which combine the scalability advantages of cloud hosting with the sole-owner benefits of dedicated servers. ServInt now offers hosting products in both the IaaS and PaaS categories, with more cloud offerings and enhancements scheduled for release soon.

“This isn’t the first PaaS solution on the market – even for Java – but it’s the first one that leverages best-of-breed systems from both the hosting and the PaaS software industries,” said ServInt CEO Reed Caldwell. “The folks at Jelastic are amazing software developers. We are a world-class hosting provider. Too many PaaS providers try to be too many things to too many people, and that lack of focus makes them ineffective. We have collaborated directly with Jelastic every step of the way to ensure that Jelastic is the best designed, most reliable and best supported PaaS on the market.”

Jelastic COO Dmitry Sotnikov added, “Since we launched our public beta in October of last year, we have been growing at a rapid pace. Demand hasn’t slowed and the question of commercial availability has become even more frequent. Today, through our U.S. partner ServInt, Jelastic is now commercially available. This is a major step toward making our vision of a truly global, no lock-in, standards-based Java PaaS a reality.”

Unlike other Java PaaS and IaaS options on the market, Jelastic does not require customers to code to any specific API. Jelastic dynamically and instantaneously allocates resources for hosted applications, scaling servers up and down to make sure hosted apps have the resources they need, when they need them.

ServInt’s Jelastic customers are charged only for the actual RAM and CPU resources they consume, rather than for any predefined hosting service package or server they might otherwise purchase. This means hosting costs automatically go down when applications are off or not being used.

Jelastic measures resources being consumed in “cloudlets”, with one cloudlet equal to 128 MB of RAM and 200MHz of CPU processing power. Pricing is set at $0.02 per cloudlet/hour and there is no practical limit on the number of cloudlets that can be deployed. Jelastic does not require any application code changes. This means developers can simply upload their Java package or specify connection to their SVN or GIT code repository, and have their application running in the cloud in a few minutes – with no lock-in whatsoever.

Jelastic is fully compatible with all major Java software stacks, including Tomcat, GlassFish, Jetty and JBoss application servers – as well as with SQL (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) databases.

For more information on ServInt’s Jelastic Java Cloud Hosting Platform, please visit www.servint.net.

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Online Tech Expands Two-Factor Authentication for Secure, Remote Access

April 25, 2012 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Expands Two-Factor Authentication for Secure, Remote Access 

Web Hosting ServicesAnn Arbor, Michigan – Online Tech announced today a new authentication offering for all clients currently utilizing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that will enhance the security of their data and applications.

Online Tech has teamed up with Duo Security to provide a simple, mobile phone-based authentication method that is much more convenient and easier to use traditional two-factor systems.

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PEER 1 Hosting and Search Laboratory Boost Online Ad Spend

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Web Hosting ServicesSouthampton, UK – Findings from PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider, and its new search marketing partner Search Laboratory, are showing visitors to Internet World, how to boost ad budgets.

A low Google quality score due to slow page loading times results in a significant higher cost of pay per click. This can create a payment increase per click through, meaning a company is paying more than its competitors to drive traffic to its website.

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Dome9 Security Introduces One-Click Cloud Server Secure Access

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Web Hosting ServicesSAN MATEO, CA – Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud security firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today announced the availability of Dome9 Instant Access for Google Chrome, a new browser-based application enabling one-click secure access to any server and any cloud for Google Chrome users.

Today there are more than 30 million cloud and virtual private servers in use, and most are vulnerable to attack because their built-in security stacks such as the host firewall are too difficult to manage. Dome9 makes cloud server security manageable by delivering a GUI-based firewall management service to secure an unlimited number of Windows and Linux servers in any virtual private, cloud, collocated, and hosted environment.

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SoftLayer and RightScale Partnership Speeds Customers’ Time to Market

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Web Hosting ServicesDALLAS, TX – SoftLayer® Technologies, a leading provider of global cloud infrastructure, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, have partnered to provide unmatched scalability and automation solutions that allow internet-centric companies to speed their time to market. Companies such as social gaming developer Broken Bulb Game Studios are able to use SoftLayer’s public and private cloud infrastructure with RightScale cloud management to easily deploy, automate and manage their computing workloads across the globe.

“Our business is growing dramatically as we launch new games on Facebook and mobile platforms,” said Robert Nelson, CEO at Broken Bulb Game Studios, which is the developer of games such as My Town, Braaains, Ninja Warz and Miscrits. “The combination of RightScale and SoftLayer has made our cloud environment more robust and simplified our deployment process, enabling us to automatically scale to meet customer demands. With this solution, we have lowered our costs and increased our redundancies allowing us to quickly react to massive influxes of new traffic as our games spread extremely rapidly to new players.”

The partnership between RightScale and SoftLayer offers a solution that is ideal for all types of web savvy companies that need to easily scale IT resources to meet the toughest workloads or steepest Internet traffic demands. This helps enable users to rapidly rollout new web-based services, applications and games through a flexible consumptive monthly billing cycle.

Companies are able to choose and deploy workloads on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure, which spans 13 data centers in the United States, Europe and Asia, with RightScale cloud management.  RightScale increases IT efficiency by enabling faster cloud on-boarding and greater automation with pre-built ServerTemplates™, as well as access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace for ready-to-run, customizable templates, scripts and architectures from RightScale and its partners.

“Being able to achieve a faster time to market and scale rapidly is critical for companies to succeed in today’s business environment,” said Bailey Caldwell, Vice President of Business Development at RightScale. “SoftLayer understands these needs, and has built a world-class global infrastructure that delivers flexibility and scalability.  We’re thrilled about this partnership and we’re already seeing great synergy with SoftLayer cloud solutions managed with RightScale cloud management.”

SoftLayer’s unique CloudLayer® services allow users to seamlessly integrate virtual and dedicated computing resources, creating a hybrid environment that delivers the ultimate in flexibility. With SoftLayer and RightScale, users can achieve the highest levels of efficiency, control and scalability by being able to manage their SoftLayer cloud workloads through a single Customer Portal and API.

“Customers, such as Broken Bulb, are now experiencing the advantages of working with two leading cloud solutions providers,” said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer of SoftLayer. “The combination of SoftLayer and RightScale delivers exactly what companies need to effectively manage large-scale cloud infrastructure.”

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