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Why Should You Host Your Website in Lithuania?

June 26, 2017 by · Comments Off on Why Should You Host Your Website in Lithuania? 

hostens-hostingSince many businesses seek and focus on international growth today, the physical servers do not necessarily have to be located in one specific country. This is one of the reasons why businesses pay attention to the global market while looking for the web hosting provider. However, when it comes to the server location, many different factors come into play.

As there are a plenty of available options to host your website inside Europe today, Mr. Strausas, the CEO of the European web hosting company Hostens, goes over the key reasons why Lithuania should be considered as the preferred hosting location and an excellent entry point into the European market.

Arvydas Strausas is the founder and CEO of the leading Lithuanian hosting service provider Interneto Vizija Ltd operating under such brands as Hostens, Time4VPS, Serveriai.lt, and others. Now, having been managing the company for already 15 years, he is a visionary behind the company.

Web Infrastructure

Mr. Strausas explains that Lithuania, the crossroads of East and West and the geographical heart of Europe, has one of the fastest internet speeds in the world and a well-developed data transmission network. According to the global rankings, Lithuania occupies the leading positions in terms of the fiber-to-premises internet network penetration. The country now boasts the 3rd highest download and upload speed in the world. Also, Lithuania has been ranked first in Europe and 3rd globally for the 4G internet coverage.

“With the most advanced ICT infrastructure in the CEE region, the solid data center infrastructure is being developed in Lithuania too”, says Mr. Strausas. “As a part of this ecosystem, Hostens today operates the most modern Tier III level data center in the Baltics.”

Cost-effectiveness

According to Mr. Strausas, there are no doubts that one of the most attractive benefits of hosting in Lithuania is affordable prices.

“Running a data center involves such costs as electricity charge, facilities charge, labor wages, and so on. One can see when taking those costs into account that Lithuania in many cases is more affordable in comparison to other European countries”. He also notes that despite these factors, one of the most important components of the final price is the operation of company’s own data center.

“Talking about Hostens, we can offer web hosting just for 0.99 euro per month simply for the reason that we operate our own data center”, he sums up.

Hosting Legal Issues

As a member of the European Union, Lithuania has the EU privacy laws as well as its own provisions in order to provide web hosting with ultimate privacy. European providers must meet and respect all the data protection requirements regulated by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. According to Hostens CEO, Europe is usually considered to have stricter privacy laws than the United States.

Moreover, on the basis of the independent data from the United Nations, Control Risks, Transparency International, Global IntAKE and the World Economic Forum, Lithuania is number 12th of the safest nations among over 170 countries. Such countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and others fall behind Lithuania according to their abilities to keep digital information safe, private and secure.

Finally, considering the data security restrictions in the United States or Asian region, European-based hosting provider is a perfect solution for business located outside Europe looking to break into the European market.

Location

“Since server’s location is one of the key factors determining the speed of the website, Lithuania has an ideal geographical location for international business. If you run a website targeting European market, the middle of Europe would make most sense”, states Mr. Strausas.

According to him, Lithuania is a great strategic location for reaching Western Europe, Scandinavian countries, and the eastern European region.

“In addition, as a connectivity standpoint, this is a country with very low risks of natural disasters. Here in Lithuania we do not have any earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions.”

Finally, Mr. Strausas notes that Lithuania has a democratic political system, as well as civilian stability and security.

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Web Werks’ State-of-the-art Data Center at Mumbai Receives DC OIX-2 Certification From Open-IX Association

June 21, 2017 by · Comments Off on Web Werks’ State-of-the-art Data Center at Mumbai Receives DC OIX-2 Certification From Open-IX Association 

INDIA – Web Werks is pleased to announce that its 30,000 square feet carrier-neutral colocation data center space at Mumbai has received prestigious DC OIX-2 certification from the Open-IX Association (OIX).

OIX-2 is a best-in-class global certification for data centers, looking to serve as carrier-neutral points of network interconnection. The Web Werks Mumbai facility is one of the few Indian and South Asian data centers to meet the rigorous data center requirements of this global standard. The OIX-2 certification highlights Web Werks Data center as a location offering colocation for core IP networks, content & cloud platforms, as well as non-discriminatory access to all network providers. The certification also expresses Web Werks’s position to advance OIX’s task to improve the global landscape of internet peering and interconnection, applying uniform, cost-efficient standards of performance.

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Everleap Launches Private MongoDB Hosting Solutions

June 21, 2017 by · Comments Off on Everleap Launches Private MongoDB Hosting Solutions 

MONROVIA, CA – Everleap, a cloud hosting provider, announces the enhancement of its database hosting services with Private MongoDB server solutions. This new database hosting solution offers customers private servers with their own installation of MongoDB, a popular open-source NoSQL database.

The premium MongoDB solution is designed to address the needs of businesses that require databases with evolving schema, businesses that have large datasets with a need for fast and flexible access to data, and businesses that require custom MongoDB server configurations.

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NRB and Etix Everywhere Co-Invest in a New Cutting Edge Data Center in Liège

June 21, 2017 by · Comments Off on NRB and Etix Everywhere Co-Invest in a New Cutting Edge Data Center in Liège 

Liège – NRB, one of the leaders of Belgium’s ICT sector, and Etix Everywhere, a global data center provider and operator, announce today their partnership to develop a new colocation data center in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. The data center will provide 900 square meters of IT space with 900 kVA of power at full build-out.

Supporting the Digital Transformation of Business, Thanks to Cutting Edge Infrastructure

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Equinix Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Greater Cloud Connectivity

June 21, 2017 by · Comments Off on Equinix Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Greater Cloud Connectivity 

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced a collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to provide enterprises with direct, scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ in the company’s Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Sydney, and Washington, D.C., International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, with the addition of Frankfurt and London available soon.

The cloud computing market continues to grow rapidly in Asia, and specifically China. According to the U.S. International Trade Administration, the Chinese cloud market is expected to grow at 40% per year through 2020, reaching $20 billion. Access to Alibaba Cloud is critical for multinational customers looking to expand their cloud-based applications into this growing region in a secure and high-performing manner. By providing multi-national enterprise customers with secure and direct access to Alibaba Cloud, Equinix delivers connectivity to the full suite of Alibaba cloud services to enterprises. Furthermore, Alibaba Cloud Express Connect enables companies to leverage the extensive Alibaba Cloud network in mainland China.

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ASPnix Renews Partnership with SmarterTools

June 21, 2017 by · Comments Off on ASPnix Renews Partnership with SmarterTools 

DENVER, CO – ASPnix.com, a leader in Microsoft Windows shared hosting and Microsoft Windows Virtual Private Server hosting, announced today it has renewed its partnership with SmarterTools, enabling it to continue to provide its clients with access to award-winning productivity software.

Through the partnership, qualified ASPnix customers receive access to the latest versions of SmarterMail, SmarterStats, and SmarterTrack at no additional charge. The software enables small to medium sized businesses to operate more efficiently, and save time and money through automation. ASPnix customers can receive their licenses to the software in their customer control panel.

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CloudLinux Announces the Launch of the Official Elastic Sites Provider Seal, Pushes the Hosting Industry Forward

June 19, 2017 by · Comments Off on CloudLinux Announces the Launch of the Official Elastic Sites Provider Seal, Pushes the Hosting Industry Forward 

Palo Alto, CA – Leading OS developer CloudLinux announced today that the new hosting model initiative they are spearheading together with several other companies, has launched the official Elastic Sites provider seal to support the expansion of this hosting model across multiple continents.

According to the last year’s web hosting industry survey, 66% of shared hosting customers switch to VPS just to get more resources. Elastic Sites run on a shared server powered by the CloudLinux OS. The OS isolates each customer into a separate Lightweight Virtualized Environment (LVE), which allocates and limits server resources, like RAM, CPU, throughput and connections, for that customer. These limits improve server stability because other customers cannot use more than they are allocated and bring down their shared server. It is the alternative to VPS that allows growing customers to gain more resources without adding the burden of server management that comes with a VPS.

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ServerHub Announces High Volume VPS Plans Designed For Higher Cloud Computing Demands

June 19, 2017 by · Comments Off on ServerHub Announces High Volume VPS Plans Designed For Higher Cloud Computing Demands 

Dallas TX – ServerHub, a privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that specializes in dedicated server and cloud based virtualization applications, today announced the release of it’s expanded line of PureSSD and BigData IronGrid Virtualization Servers, featuring high volume memory allocations up to 64GB of memory.

“We are committed to the continued growth of Internet Infrastructure, We’ve consistently invested globally in providing customers with the best Enterprise experience on the ServerHub Platform. As data sets continue to become larger, naturally cloud infrastructure needs will continue to increase to meet customer demand. These updated Virtual Server plans are a natural progression of our commitment to allowing our customers to deploy larger scale VPS products at the fraction of the cost of a Bare Metal Server on our Global Platform.”

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Contegix acquires cloud service provider BlackMesh

June 19, 2017 by · Comments Off on Contegix acquires cloud service provider BlackMesh 

ST. LOUIS – Contegix, a leading application management services provider, has acquired BlackMesh Inc., a cloud services provider specializing in web content management application hosting and secure compliance solutions. The combined Company now serves more than 1,200 customers in both the public and private sectors. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

BlackMesh, founded in 2003, has in-depth expertise supporting and managing Drupal and other complex open-source web content management platform technologies including Magento and WordPress. BlackMesh manages the application down to the infrastructure layer, offering end-to-end managed hosting. These solutions empower customers to retain complete control over their application environments, while dramatically reducing the time and costs associated with in-house administration. The company delivers high-touch, cloud-based solutions for organizations of all sizes including government agencies, nonprofits, development groups and large corporations. BlackMesh is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, and hosts and manages its customers from three SSAE-16 SOC 2 certified datacenters.

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Netcetera declares their compliance with CISPE Data Protection Code Of Conduct

June 19, 2017 by · Comments Off on Netcetera declares their compliance with CISPE Data Protection Code Of Conduct 

Isle of Man – Netcetera, a leading European Cloud Hosting Provider and champion of carbon neutral hosting solutions, based on the Isle Of Man, is pleased to announce compliance with the new CISPE Code Of Conduct, joining a select group of Cloud Service Providers across Europe who have declared to provide their clients with the choice to store and process their data within the European Economic Area. Netcetera is the first Cloud Provider from the UK and first from the Isle Of Man to achieve this new compliance mark.

Netcetera’s CEO Peter Skelton stated, “It is very pleasing to be the first Cloud Service Provider in the UK to guarantee that our client’s data will be held in compliance with the new European Data Regulations due to be enforced in May 2018. By agreeing to adhere to the CISPE Code Of Conduct, it clearly demonstrates our determination to offer the highest standards of transparency and security for data hosted by clients on our Carbon Neutral Enterprise Cloud. We would encourage more Cloud providers to follow our example, the more service providers that achieve the compliance mark, the easier it will be for potential customers to recognise the Cloud Providers that can be trusted to uphold the highest standards in data protection.”

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