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ServInt introduces Flex v3, the newest addition to its popular Flex line of fully managed servers

February 27, 2014 by · Comments Off on ServInt introduces Flex v3, the newest addition to its popular Flex line of fully managed servers 

Web Hosting ServicesReston, Va. — ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for enterprises worldwide, today introduced Flex v3, an all-new line of fully managed, dedicated cloud servers under its Flex brand.

ServInt’s Flex line – which includes Flex Express, Flex Pro and Flex Enterprise – was introduced in 2012 to enable customers to instantly configure and deploy servers to meet their exact requirements, paying only for the RAM and storage they need.

ServInt’s new Flex v3 is an all-new dedicated server line that achieves an industry-leading cost/performance ratio. With Flex v3, ServInt is targeting a mid-market, business-managed, web-hosting segment dominated by higher-cost, dedicated-server offerings, as well as public cloud offerings that do not serve the needs of all clients. Read more

GoDaddy Partners With Spree Commerce To Deliver Open Source-Based E-Commerce Solution For Small Businesses

February 27, 2014 by · Comments Off on GoDaddy Partners With Spree Commerce To Deliver Open Source-Based E-Commerce Solution For Small Businesses 

Web Hosting ServicesSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced its partnership with Spree Commerce, a leading open source platform for e-commerce. The goal of the partnership is to provide the easiest, most flexible and extensible e-commerce platform for small businesses. This is a key step in GoDaddy’s continued commitment to democratize technology for small businesses, enabling them to succeed online.

“Many of our customers do not have the technical expertise to build a successful online store, yet they all want to serve their customers who are increasingly online and mobile,” said GoDaddy Head of Product for Presence and Commerce Sandeep Grover. “With GoDaddy, our vision is to make it simple for any small business to create an eye-catching store that will stand out and help them sell more. With Spree Commerce on the back-end, we’ll be translating the great open-source work of the Spree community into a store experience available to the masses.”
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BitTitan Launches Desktop Deployment for its UserActivation Office 365 Onboarding Solution

February 27, 2014 by · Comments Off on BitTitan Launches Desktop Deployment for its UserActivation Office 365 Onboarding Solution 

Web Hosting ServicesKIRKLAND, Wash. – BitTitan, the IT change automation expert for cloud-based migration and onboarding, today announced the launch of Desktop Deployment, the latest feature for UserActivation™, its end-to-end, cloud-based solution to onboard companies to Microsoft® Office 365. Saving time, money and resources, Desktop Deployment completes and simplifies the entire onboarding process.

Desktop Deployment automates the configuration of existing Outlook® clients to connect to Office 365 accounts. Managed from an administrative web portal, the feature can be deployed through customized end user emails or through group policy, eliminating the need for the time and labor-intensive setup of each individual desktop. End users are simply prompted through the agent to click on a link and switch profiles with no need to share administrator credentials. For optimized project management, a comprehensive status report of the project can be accessed through the BitTitan UserActivation web portal. Read more

Automattic Partners with Ecwid to Bring E-commerce to WordPress.com Business Users

February 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Automattic Partners with Ecwid to Bring E-commerce to WordPress.com Business Users 

Web Hosting ServicesSAN DIEGO – Ecwid Inc., maker of the only e-commerce application that enables retailers to add a full-featured online store to any existing website in minutes, announces that WordPress.com has selected it as one of its first authorized e-commerce providers. The integrated Ecwid solution goes live today for WordPress.com Business users.

Ecwid, the fastest-growing, global e-commerce platform for small businesses, is used by over 400,000 retailers in 175 countries and is available directly and through a network of partners. The multi-platform Ecwid also is Facebook’s most popular store builder app.

This is the first time that e-commerce will be available on WordPress.com Business websites. Once users activate Ecwid from their dashboard, they can start embedding their full-featured Ecwid store. The Ecwid integration plugs in seamlessly to WordPress.com and automatically assumes its attributes, providing a range of features built specifically for merchants. Read more

i2Coalition Statement on Patent Reform Executive Actions

February 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on i2Coalition Statement on Patent Reform Executive Actions 

Web Hosting ServicesWashington, DC – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Public Policy Working Group Chair David Snead today released the following statement discussing President Obama’s Executive Actions on patent reform:

“i2Coalition is encouraged by the series of Executive Actions issued today by the Obama administration, but without Congressional action these reforms are altogether insufficient when it comes to protecting innovators from the malicious tactics of patent trolls.

“The White House has been out in front of this issue for more than a year, and the President repeated his call to protect innovators from these infamous trolls during his State of the Union Address for the second year in a row. A month later, we are glad to see the administration embracing reforms that aim to curtail abuses to the patent system that extend beyond harmful litigation tactics, focusing too on problems with the system as a whole. Read more

IDSync® Releases Cloud AD Integration for APS 2 Includes Open AD™ Integration for Parallels ISV Partners

February 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on IDSync® Releases Cloud AD Integration for APS 2 Includes Open AD™ Integration for Parallels ISV Partners 

Web Hosting ServicesPerrysburg, Ohio – IDSync 2014 makes two-way Active Directory® data integration, advanced provisioning, and service configuration available to any cloud offering which leverages the unique features of APS 2, creating an exciting new open integration method for hybrid cloud identity management and provisioning with APS. Please go to our website to download the briefing package.

Seamless Integration to APS 2 Service Bus With IDSync 2014, Active Directory is tightly and securely integrated with the Parallels APS 2 Service Bus, allowing APS 2 compliant ISVs to leverage user, computer, distribution list, contact, and organization unit information safely and securely for cloud service upselling, provisioning, automated configuration, advanced discovery, and unified login.
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IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development

February 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service Helps Organizations Simplify Mobile, Web App and Big Data Development 

Web Hosting ServicesARMONK, N.Y. – IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps. Cloudant will extend IBM’s Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile offerings by further helping clients take advantage of these key growth initiatives. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Clients across a variety of industries, including gaming, financial services, mobile device manufacturers, online learning, retail and healthcare are already using Cloudant technology.
“IBM is leading the charge in helping its clients take advantage of big data, cloud and mobile,” said Sean Poulley, vice president, Databases & Data Warehousing, IBM. “Cloudant sits squarely at the nexus of these three key transformational areas and enables clients to rapidly deliver an entirely new level of innovative, engaging and data-rich apps to the marketplace.”
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NYI Launches High Precision Time Service, Powered by Perseus, at Its New York and New Jersey Data Centers

February 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on NYI Launches High Precision Time Service, Powered by Perseus, at Its New York and New Jersey Data Centers 

Web Hosting ServicesNEW YORK – NYI, a New York company specializing in customized technology infrastructure solutions, today announces the first of several joint solution offerings in conjunction with Perseus Telecom, provider of ultra low-latency global connectivity. The partnership will offer NYI customers access to Perseus telecommunication services, while Perseus clients will have direct access to enterprise-class colocation and a full suite of cloud and managed services from NYI.

The first new joint services offering called High Precision Time ™, is now available at NYI’s New York and New Jersey data centers. This next-generation offering enables customers in the financial, legal and healthcare communities to synchronize their time systems across a multitude of data centers where Perseus offers the service.
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Jelastic chosen for rapid application deployment, instant scalability and leading-edge user interface

February 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on Jelastic chosen for rapid application deployment, instant scalability and leading-edge user interface 

Web Hosting ServicesSAN MATEO, Calif.  Jelastic, Inc., the first company to deliver Platform-as-Infrastructure, today announced that Hostnet has chosen Jelastic for its new advanced cloud hosting platform. Hostnet’s implementation of Jelastic Platform-as-Infrastructure is available today.

“For years, Hostnet has provided a wide offering of web hosting solutions for a broad range of applications,” said Steven Mohamedajoeb, Manager Operations, Hostnet. “Now, with Jelastic we can not only provide users with instant scalable hosting, but also give them the possibility to set up complex features such as high availability within minutes instead of days. The web interface is so user-friendly that our engineers are excited to work with Jelastic as well.”

Jelastic’s Platform-as-Infrastructure for Hosting Service Providers is a turnkey cloud platform that provides all of the software required to deliver a scalable public cloud environment for Java, and PHP developers. Hosting Service Providers can quickly generate new and recurring revenue streams without risk due to Jelastic’s innovative revenue-share business model. Read more

Parallels and Flexiant Partner to Offer a Fully Integrated IaaS Solution

February 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on Parallels and Flexiant Partner to Offer a Fully Integrated IaaS Solution 

Web Hosting ServicesNew Orleans, LA and London, UK –  Flexiant and Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced that Parallels is now a global reseller of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, a leading cloud orchestration solution for offering differentiated IaaS services. The agreement offers Parallels providers, carriers and multi-system operators (MSOs) easy access to a broader choice of cloud management platforms and virtualization technologies.

Service providers using the integrated solution have a unique advantage to rapidly and cost effectively deliver a variety of IaaS services enabled by Flexiant’s unique cloud orchestration capabilities, all provisioned and managed through Parallels Automation.

In addition, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator now supports on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services with Parallels Cloud Server virtualization and storage. Flexiant provides cloud orchestration for a wide range of hypervisor virtualization technologies and by extending their platform to include Parallels Cloud Server, it now supports high density, cost effective containers virtualization and cloud storage provided by Parallels Cloud Server. Read more

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