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GigeNET Announces New Channel Partner Program

October 31, 2013 by · Comments Off on GigeNET Announces New Channel Partner Program 

Web Hosting ServicesChicago, IL – GigeNET a leading full service hosting and DDoS protection provider, headquartered just outside Chicago, IL announced a new Channel Partner referral program today. This turnkey solution is designed to reward partners with a generous commission for each successful referral, for the entire term of the customer’s relationship with GigeNET. The program is structured to seamlessly deliver service to the referral partner’s customers without any involvement on their part.

Once registered, all the partner needs to do, is refer their customers to GigeNET. The GigeNET sales team will take care of the rest. After the customer signs up for one of their many hosting or DDoS solutions, the referrer will earn a 10% commission based on the customer’s monthly invoice for the life of the account. GigeNET will handle all sales and support of the customer going forward and the referring partner can sit back and watch their commissions roll-in, knowing their customers are well supported.
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Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth Statistics by Awesome Cloud Services

October 31, 2013 by · Comments Off on Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth Statistics by Awesome Cloud Services 

Web Hosting Services – strong> Boca Raton, FL – Awesome Cloud Services, the company that delivers hosted IT infrastructure solutions enabling channel partners to offer cloud services to their clients, created an infographic illustrating the future growth of cloud computing. The infographic also showcases the opportunity for technology providers to generate new revenue by providing cloud services to their clients as part of the Awesome Cloud Services partnership program.

Cloud Computing Infographic:
www.awesomecloud.com/blog/cloud-insights/cloud-computing-infographic/

The infographic is interesting in that it not only outlines the growth rate of cloud services by segment but also predicts growth. For example, by 2014, 60% of server workload will be virtualized, meaning more businesses will be utilizing cloud services. Of all the cloud computing revenues, about 50% comes from the US and currently, 40% of the customer relationship management (CRM) systems sold globally are cloud-based. Additionally, IT organizations in 30% of Global 1000 companies will likely broker two or more cloud services for internal and external users by 2014. That is up from today’s current figure of 5%. Read more

Softaculous 4.3.3 launched with some new features and minor bug fixes

October 31, 2013 by · Comments Off on Softaculous 4.3.3 launched with some new features and minor bug fixes 

Web Hosting Services – Softaculous Ltd., the developer of Softaculous Auto Installer that simplifies Application deployment on various hosting platforms, announced the release of Softaculous 4.3.3
This version has several new features and few bugs fixes.

A complete list of changes :

1) Added option to sort the installations by Scripts, Domains or Time on the List installations page in Softaculous Enduser panel.

2) Added Proxy Option.

3) The installation will be highlighted on the overview page of the script Softaculous enduser panel when the user returns after completing a task. For example : Recently Installed, Recently Upgraded, Recently Backed up, etc

4) Installation URL will now be displayed on the Backups page while the installation is being backed up.

5) Added Pre and Post Import hooks.

6) Admins can now add link to custom demo link, add icons for your Custom script packages. Read more

CoreXchange Enters Fourth Year of Online Ordering for Colocation Solutions

October 30, 2013 by · Comments Off on CoreXchange Enters Fourth Year of Online Ordering for Colocation Solutions 

data-centerWeb Hosting News – Dallas, Texas — CoreXchange was the first colocation provider in the industry to offer an easy, affordable way to order half racks, full racks, and private cages online. CoreXchange was founded seven years ago by industry veterans from The Planet (Softlayer), Rackspace, NTT/Verio and other leading providers.

CoreXchange has customers in over 23 countries and 41 states due to the great success of their online ordering of colocation. Customers choose CoreXchange for their prime Dallas location as well as the ability to get instant pricing and affordable rates without sacrificing performance.

“There are so many complexities present with ordering colocation solutions that you might expect it to be impossible to offer customizable online ordering, but it is very possible and CoreXchange has been doing it seamlessly for over three years,” said Julia Morgan, Founder and President of CoreXchange.

Online Ordering Options Available for Bundled Colocation Solutions

CoreXchange packages include a half rack ($299/month), full rack ($399/month), or private cage system (from $2995/month). This bundled pricing includes the space, power, bandwidth and support.

Every colocation solution on the CoreXchange website includes:

• Private space in our SSAE 16 audited data centers
• Power
• Premium bandwidth – BGP mesh of multiple Tier-1 carriers
• IP addresses
• 24/7/365 physical access with secure check-in
• 24/7/365 support via on-site Network Operations Center
• FREE remote hands and eyes (including reboots)
• FREE secure access to CoreControl customer portal
• FREE bandwidth utilization reporting
• Fully redundant cooling and humidity controls
• Redundant power via UPS and diesel generator backup
• Fire detection and suppression
• 99.9% SLA, 100% SLA available
• 30 day money back guarantee!
• Flexible term options including month-to-month for half and full cabinets

Once an option is selected, a data center location may be chosen.

Customers may also upgrade from the bundled offering. Unmetered bandwidth options are another industry first offered by CoreXchange.  Up to 10 Gig capacity is available with a custom quote. Check out the website for all of the upgrade options including high voltage power.

CoreXchange also offers a 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee on all orders. This guarantee coupled with month-to-month term options allows customers to try CoreXchange with very low risk. Customers stay long term due to the superior performance and support provided by CoreXchange.  To learn more about online ordering at CoreXchange: www.corexchange.com. There are knowledgeable reps standing by ready to help. Read more

DNS Made Easy Hits 50,000 ANAME Records in System

October 30, 2013 by · Comments Off on DNS Made Easy Hits 50,000 ANAME Records in System 

Web Hosting ServicesReston, VA – DNS Made Easy (dnsmadeeasy.com), the leading provider of IP Anycast managed DNS services, surpassed a record 50,000 configured ANAME records in their system this past month. The company was the first DNS provider in the world to revolutionize the way in which DNS zones are configured using the ANAME record. This high number of ANAME records shows a growing demand of users who need the extra functionality of creating these special ALIAS type of records. This is precisely why DNS Made Easy continues to see more clients opting for the ANAME record system.

ANAME records do not have the limitations that normal CNAME records have. When an ANAME record is created, DNS Made Easy resolves the target FQDN to an IP address or set of IP addresses. The company then synthesizes A records within the domain that point to the IP address or addresses of the FQDN. These record targets – the ANAME records – are monitored at all times, so if the IP address or addresses of the target do change, the synthesized A records within that domain are immediately updated at all DNS Made Easy name servers. That type of protection is most likely a reason for the spike in ANAME Records.
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Parallels Puts Ecosystem Growth Squarely at the Center of SMB Cloud Expansion

October 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on Parallels Puts Ecosystem Growth Squarely at the Center of SMB Cloud Expansion 

Web Hosting ServicesRENTON, WA – Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, has seen tremendous growth of its partner channel year-over-year and more than a 400% increase in partners who use theParallels PartnerNet portal.  Expanding its commitment to partners, Parallels is creating a new team led by Mark Hindsbo, senior vice president, Customer Success. Hindsbo, formerly vice president of Application Partner & Development Sales Business, at Microsoft, will focus on the success of partners across the entire lifecycle of developing, deploying and managing services. Jacek Murawski, formerly general manager for Poland at Microsoft, also joins the company as vice president of sales, EMEA, to further accelerate cooperation with service providers and hosters in that region. Expanding its commitment to support partners and manage incidents across multiple partners to maintain high service performance levels, Parallels is also introducing a new multi-party incident management solution, Parallels Support Exchange, enabled by Cisco ServiceGrid, which will help reduce the cost and complexity of service management.

Continuing its commitment in providing all the tools needed to enable its growing partner base, Parallels provides its partners with a comprehensive partner program that includes expanded training and education choices.  Parallels PartnerNet — along with, Parallels Cloud Acceleration Services for planning and go to market, Support Services for ongoing support and management and Professional Services for service definition and deployment — equate to accelerated time-to-market and higher performance and profitability for partners.

“Our goal is to ensure customers and partners have everything they need to be successful in the cloud services space,” said Birger Steen, chief executive officer, Parallels.  “There is still a lot of confusion on how to best offer SMBs cloud services. We’re reducing that confusion by constantly improving the resources and services we make available to our partners, and we always hire the best! Mark and Jacek bring terrific experience to drive value-added differentiation in the market.”

Parallels PartnerNet

Parallels PartnerNet is a private portal for service provider partners. Populated with up-to-date and relevant news, exclusive content, product resources, marketing tools, developer downloads and ISV-focused documentation, Parallels PartnerNet continues to be a valuable resource for maximizing growth and minimizing partner challenges in cloud services enablement.

“Parallels PartnerNet is a great site for service providers, as it’s full of product resources, best practices whitepapers and research showing SMB cloud buying trends,” said Hakim Annaciri, portfolio manager, Cloud Services, KPN. “The ability to search for APS-certified cloud ISVs by different categories drives even more value to this portal and is something KPN uses whenever we’re researching new services to offer our customers.” 

New Company Profile and APS Certification Functionality

A new feature set within Parallels PartnerNet lets service providers and ISVs not only manage a company’s profile, but also create and manage pages for APS certified applications and solutions. These customizable pages will help ISVs differentiate themselves by including assets such data sheets, videos and a link to APSstandard.org. The new feature set is also designed to help Parallels service provider partners search through APS-certified applications so they can quickly and easily discover new third-party services to expand their offerings.

“With this new portal functionality, Parallels is leveraging its already vibrant ecosystem and building a much-needed bridge between cloud ISVs and service providers,” said Philbert Shih, managing director at Structure Research. “It’s a win-win as cloud ISVs are able to showcase their solutions to service providers, and service providers get to search, discover and research third-party solutions they know will integrate because of APS.”

“Parallels PartnerNet is an innovative approach to helping ISVs market directly to hosting and cloud service providers,” said Nick Jordan, business development manager, BitTitan. “It is great to see Parallels take this level of interest in cultivating commercial relationships between ISVs and service providers.”

Support Services

The move to cloud services introduces new complexities for service providers and ISVs alike as they work together to support customers, manage incidents across multiple partners and maintain service performance levels.

Today, most partners handle the added complexity of multi-party service management through increased staffing, ad-hoc collaboration and post incident reporting. To help address this challenge, Parallels is introducing a complete software-as-a-service (SaaS), multi-party incident management solution, Parallels Support Exchange, enabled by Cisco ServiceGrid.  Parallels Support Exchange is focused on reducing the cost and complexity associated with multi-party service management that spans service providers’ customer and partner ecosystems.

“Cisco ServiceGrid transforms multi-party support with a connect once – connect all architectural approach unique in the industry,” said Jim McDonnell, general manager, Cisco Services Integration Technology Group. “In addition to reducing cost and complexity, ServiceGrid drives support resolution times down by 25% or more compared with traditional support. Together with Parallels, Cisco is excited to be introducing Parallels Support Exchange enabled by Cisco ServiceGrid to drive competitive differentiation for Parallels Partners.”

Parallels Cloud Acceleration Services

For service providers who want to expand their business, Parallels Cloud Acceleration Services provides cloud market intelligence, product management and go-to-market expertise to monetize the SMB market opportunity through workshops, assessments and tools — based on the company’s experience working with more than 9,000 service providers.

“Working with Parallels was a true asset in launching 3Essentials new website, said Geoff Gauldin, chief executive officer and chief technology officer, 3Essentials.  “Parallels comprehensive digital marketing plan provided us with clear guidance on how we should design our site to ensure better SEO and sales conversion rates.  We also received ongoing feedback at each stage of the project.  Parallels deep understanding of the web hosting market combined with their expert digital marketing resources enabled us to launch our website in record time.  In the short time our site has gone live, 3Essentials has already received great feedback.”

Professional Services

Parallels Professional Services helps partners plan, deploy, integrate and optimize Parallels solutions to deliver immediate value, leveraging the company’s broad experience deploying customized solutions to go-to-market faster.  By using proven, repeatable methodologies and best practices, Parallels partners can accelerate their go-to-market strategies and profit more quickly. Read more

LeaseWeb finalizes first expansion of high-capacity CDN to meet customer demand in Europe and the U.S.

October 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on LeaseWeb finalizes first expansion of high-capacity CDN to meet customer demand in Europe and the U.S. 

Web Hosting ServicesAmsterdam – LeaseWeb, one of the largest hosting providers in the world with more than 60,000 servers under management, today announced that it has completed the first expansion of its Content Delivery Network (CDN). In the four months following its launch, bandwidth usage increased to more than 150 Gbps. To support this growth, multiple SuperPoPs have been added to the platform’s infrastructure increasing capacity to 400 Gbps.

Four additional SuperPoPs
LeaseWeb has enhanced its CDN with four high-powered points of presence (PoPs) in Europe and the U.S., which utilize Enterprise solid-state drives for advanced file and video caching. Strategically placed in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., each SuperPoP currently offers 100 Gbps of bandwidth capacity. The SuperPoPs are part of the LeaseWeb network, one of the world’s largest IP networks, connecting 27 PoPs across the globe.

Ignacio Manrique de Lara, Manager CDN at LeaseWeb, says: “Since we entered the CDN market last June, we have seen our data delivery grow by more than eight times, so we had to quickly scale our operations upwards. This first expansion now actually positions us as one of the ten largest CDNs in the world in terms of bandwidth capacity.”

New CDN functionality
The software powering LeaseWeb CDN has been developed in-house. Numerous new features and upgrades have been added during this expansion, including:

• An intuitive control panel with real-time monitoring statistics to allow customers to optimize content distribution
• Instant purging of content to ensure continuously accurate data delivery
• Advanced origin protection to shield against DDoS attacks
• Full redundancy and high scalability due to double-deployed infrastructure and Geo-DNS

Manrique de Lara: “Feedback from our existing customers and prospects so far has been very positive. The control panel lets them easily create push and pull zones, while purge requests are sent and executed instantaneously. Our customers were also pleased with the advanced monitoring statistics, which are delivered in real-time. They say these features compare extremely favorably with our competitors.”

LeaseWeb plans to aggressively further expand the CDN infrastructure over the course of 2014 and introduce more functionality to the platform: “During the next phase of development we will deploy strategically placed SuperPoPs in Asia. We are also going to increase the features of our CDN,” says Manrique de Lara. “For example, we will supply additional analytics, in order to provide customers with more end-user insights. We also want to broaden the options for resellers to white-label our CDN.”

Pay-as-you-go and Enterprise 
LeaseWeb CDN is available in two options, namely Pay-as-you-go and Enterprise. Pay-as-you-go provides flexibility with minimal upfront costs and no long-term commitment. Enterprise offers high-volume customers substantial cost savings over the Pay-as-you-go pricing, as well as options to tailor the platform to meet specific requirements. A 100% uptime SLA is included with both options.

Both solutions support HTTP live streaming (HLS), pseudo-streaming for video on demand, and the most popular codecs, including MP4, H264, Flash video (FLV), and VP8 (WebM). This makes LeaseWeb CDN suitable for the gaming, video streaming, and software distribution industries, amongst others.

For more information about LeaseWeb CDN, please visit LeaseWeb. Read more

CloudSigma Expands Public Cloud to Second U.S. Location with Equinix in Washington D.C.

October 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on CloudSigma Expands Public Cloud to Second U.S. Location with Equinix in Washington D.C. 

Web Hosting ServicesPalo Alto, Calif. – CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it has expanded its public cloud to a second U.S. location. In addition to its Las Vegas cloud at SwitchNAP, CloudSigma’s public cloud is now also available at Equinix’s DC6 International Business Exchange (IBX) in Washington D.C. With locations now spanning both the East and West coasts, CloudSigma can not only improve customers’ latency performance, but also provide a more convenient failover solution within U.S. borders for improved redundancy.

With CloudSigma’s dual-site U.S. hosting solution, customers can now more easily geo-balance workloads across multiple data centers, thereby keeping their data and mission-critical applications accessible in the event of a disaster or a system outage. For instance, customers already housing their data in CloudSigma’s Las Vegas-based cloud can now simply failover to its East Coast location or vice versa. What’s more, CloudSigma estimates that, if customers running Web-based services implement a two-site versus single-site U.S. location strategy, the end users of those Web services will see performance improvement of 100 percent on average latency based on key population centers.
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DiscountASP.NET Adds Scheduled Deployment to Snapp Systems Platform-as-a-Service

October 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on DiscountASP.NET Adds Scheduled Deployment to Snapp Systems Platform-as-a-Service 

Web Hosting ServicesPasadena, CA – DiscountASP.NET, a leader in Windows hosting, recently introduced Snapp Systems, an elastic platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for .NET applications and the first PaaS to include a configurable staging and production environment for each application. Today, DiscountASP.NET announces adding scheduled deployment support to Snapp.

Snapp Systems supports application deployment using FTP, Web Deploy, Team Foundation Server and GIT to a staging site where users can test their app before it is set live. After successful testing, developers have the option of publishing their application from the staging environment to the live production site immediately or scheduling the deployment at a specified time and date.

“Our goal is to make Snapp a first class PaaS for .NET applications,” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “With our announcement of scheduled deployment, we introduce a useful feature that is possible with our elastic cloud solution because we offer a staging site.” Read more

SoftLayer, an IBM Company and Cloudera Launch Turnkey Big Data Solutions On Bare Metal Servers

October 28, 2013 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer, an IBM Company and Cloudera Launch Turnkey Big Data Solutions On Bare Metal Servers 

Web Hosting ServicesNew York and Dallas – SoftLayer, an IBM Company, and Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the availability of turnkey, multi-server SoftLayer infrastructure solutions running Cloudera platform. The on-demand solutions are built on bare metal servers engineered for Cloudera best practices and rapidly designed and deployed through SoftLayer’s easy-to-use solution designer tool. Customers may also extend their solutions’ capabilities and responsiveness by subscribing to Cloudera’s expert support at time of ordering.

“Cloudera customers are looking for the paramount solution for managing vast amounts of varied data. With automated deployment of robust bare metal infrastructure to support the program, Cloudera’s joint solution with SoftLayer will push big data solutions into an even higher level of performance and reliability,” said Tim Stevens, VP, Business and Corporate Development, Cloudera.

The robust capabilities and features of Cloudera (as well as Hadoop in general) require significant levels of computing resources, more than typically found in cloud services built on virtualized technologies. But the SoftLayer platform features bare metal cloud servers—which deliver higher performance profiles and advantages over virtual cloud servers—deployed on demand, billed on a pay as you go basis, and with full remote access and control. With SoftLayer, customers have the power and resiliency that Cloudera delivers, with the flexibility and convenience of cloud infrastructure.

“Running big data applications on bare metal servers gives users both the raw performance and consistency they need to analyze vast amounts of data in real-time,” says Marc Jones, VP of Product Innovation for SoftLayer. “The ability to provision a large scale Hadoop cluster in just a few hours sets this offering apart with speed and agility. We’re pushing the envelope of what’s possible on the cloud by giving enterprises the power and flexibility they need to tackle the toughest workloads.”

Cloudera provides scalable and powerful solutions for managing and analyzing vast amounts of varied data. At the core of its Cloudera Standard and Cloudera Enterprise editions is the power of open-source Apache Hadoop software, a leading big data application. Cloudera Standard is a free download that combines entirely open source and enterprise-ready CDH (Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop) with Cloudera Manager which provides robust cluster management capabilities like automated deployment, centralized administration, monitoring and diagnostic tools.

Cloudera Navigator, an add-on to Cloudera Enterprise, provides data management, technical support, indemnity, and open source advocacy. Cloudera Enterprise includes everything in Cloudera Standard plus an additional set of Cloudera Manager features and support for the core projects in CDH, enabling customers to store, process, and analyze more data, types and formats than legacy technology while being very cost effective. Additional capabilities such as data management and disaster recovery can be added to Cloudera Enterprise through additional add-on subscriptions.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy to design and deploy Cloudera applications on-demand and in real-time through SoftLayer Web-based Solution Designer, portal and API

  • High performance and superior reliability using certified systems that are optimized for running Cloudera to analyze massive amounts of data including dedicated bare metal servers

  • Superior scalability of global cloud infrastructure with a wide range of dedicated servers and options to tailor memory and storage

  • Optimized infrastructure and best-practice deployments based on joint insights, expertise, and experience from SoftLayer and Cloudera

Availability & Pricing

SoftLayer solutions with Cloudera are immediately available, with prices starting at $699 per-month. This price includes an Intel Xeon 5620-based server with 24GB of RAM and two 500GB SATA storage drives. Read more

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