October 22, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Hosting Ireland Announces ICANN Accreditation Status at ICANN54
Hosting Ireland one of the fastest growing domain registrars in Ireland announced today that it has received ICANN Accreditation, a major stepping stone in the company’s development.
The week that ICANN, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is holding it’s public meeting in Dublin, known as ICANN54, Hosting Ireland signed the ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement.
‘ICANN Accreditation is a significant milestone for Hosting Ireland and tells the online community that we are serious about the internet and assures clients that we maintain best practise and quality standards when it comes to domain name registration… Says Jonathan Bate – Managing Director Hosting Ireland… It’s a highlight that we’ve been able to achieve our accreditation for the week of ICANN54, the week has been a great success for Dublin and has proved to be an ideal platform to continue to build the momentum behind Hosting Ireland’s success….’ Will Harrison – Technical Director Hosting Ireland commented…’It’s taken many months of hard work to ensure we could meet the strict ICANN accreditation criteria, and we feel this will be of real benefit to ourselves and ultimately our customers…’
Hosting Ireland is also an accredited registrar for the IEDR (.IE), EURid (.EU) and Nominet (.CO.UK and .UK) registries. Over the last five years Hosting Ireland’s domain name registration business has grown rapidly and ICANN accreditation will ensure Hosting Ireland is now able to continue that growth by developing direct relationships with many of the new registries that have launched over the last twelve months.
For more information on Hosting Ireland ICANN domain registrations please visit www.hostingireland.ie/domain-name-registration
About Hosting Ireland
Hosting Ireland is a leading domain name registration company and is an accredited registrar for .ie, .eu and .co.uk domains. In addition, Hosting Ireland provides cloud hosting services and solutions to small medium enterprise, public sector and corporates across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Hosting Ireland specialises in cloud website hosting, virtual and dedicated server solutions. For more information visit: www.hostingireland.ie
ICANN’s mission is to coordinate and ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet identifier system. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an identifier into your computer – a name or a number. That identifier has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation that supports and coordinates participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. ICANN promotes competition and develops policy on some of the Internet’s unique identifiers. ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the top level of the Internet’s identifier systems, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please visit: www.icann.org
September 22, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on INetU Unveils PCI DSS Compliance Solutions for Amazon Web Services
Allentown, PA. – INetU.Net, the customer-centric cloud company, today announced the availability of PCI DSS compliance solutions for customers hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now, the company’s AWS clients can take advantage of its PCI DSS Compliance management solutions, including its PCI Dashboard, dedicated Security Operations Center (SOC) and audit support, in addition to its industry-leading customer service, around the clock monitoring/response and Managed Security Suite.
“As a payment processing company, PCI compliance is a top priority but is also extremely time and resource intensive,” said Ray Cote, president, Appropriate Solutions. “Because we’re able to take advantage of the PCI compliance solutions that INetU offers, our compliance burden is significantly reduced.”
INetU has invested heavily in helping its clients comply with the more detailed facets of PCI regulations. The PCI Level 1 validated company undergoes independent security audits and employs end-to-end security and compliance controls from the environment to its network. The INetU SOC is composed of a team of security experts that engineer, implement and maintain each client’s secure and compliant environment 24/7/365. The INetU PCI Compliance Dashboard helps clients maintain PCI compliance through evaluation and monitoring of their systems. Providing both high-level and detailed views of an organization’s PCI compliance status, it enables INetU to work with clients to meet the mandated criteria and simplify audits. This expertise, paired with the INetU customer centric approach, defines why INetU has the highest customer satisfaction rating in the cloud hosting industry.
“We are committed to helping our clients keep their systems safe and compliant, through our product offerings, like the PCI Compliance Dashboard, our Managed Security Suite, and our around-the-clock services,” explained Scott Walters, director of security, INetU. “We go a step further with our clients to help them assess their environment and ensuring they are ready to pass their PCI assessments.”
For more information on INetU PCI DSS compliant solutions, please visit: www.inetu.net/security-compliance/pci-compliance. For more information about the addition of AWS support, please visit: www.inetu.net/managed-cloud-hosting/aws-managed-services.
INetU, the customer-centric cloud company, combines state of the art managed cloud and hosting solutions with the industry’s premier service and support. Industry leading companies have chosen INetU for their reliable, flexible, secure and compliant hosting services to safely accelerate their business growth while reducing their investment in managing their own IT infrastructure. The company’s global data centers, award winning hosting, technical expertise and unique approach to managed services and support have earned the company the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. Visit www.INetU.net for more information.
October 7, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia
Dallas, TX — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a new SoftLayer data center in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne data center follows recent launches in Toronto, London, and Hong Kong, and is part of IBM’s $1.2 billion global investment to expand its cloud footprint farther into Asia-Pacific and throughout the world.
“Melbourne is our first data center location in Australia and a significant milestone for SoftLayer. We can now bring all the benefits and advantages of SoftLayer’s cloud platform to customers in country or to customers looking for an Australian location,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, an IBM Company. “This facility meets all the demands for deploying secure, in-country enterprise-grade IBM cloud services which will help accelerate cloud adoption among organizations responding to the current IT sea change.”
SoftLayer’s strategic global partner Digital Realty built the Melbourne facility, along with the Toronto, London, and Hong Kong locations. The design of the Melbourne data center matches that of other SoftLayer data centers around the globe, with capacity for more than 15,000 physical servers initially.
SoftLayer’s complete portfolio of infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, and networking, will be available out of Melbourne. The new facility will provide 10Gbps network connections to SoftLayer services with less than 40 milliseconds of latency from anywhere in the world.
“We’ve been a SoftLayer client for more than 10 years,” said Angus Thomson, managing director for cloud hosting provider Fluccs. “SoftLayer has always been our preferred cloud supplier in the U.S. due to the simplicity of setting up new servers, the speed of deployment, and the ability to customize something exactly to our requirements.”
SoftLayer will start taking orders for the Melbourne data center immediately with a special offer of up to $500.00 USD off new orders in the data center, for a limited time. More details about the discount and updates on the opening of SoftLayer’s new Australian data center are available at www.softlayer.com/melbourne.
The facility provides customers with Australian data residency and an even faster way to reach local end users, all with SoftLayer’s secure and resilient platform that can be easily integrated with existing infrastructure to provide a robust hybrid environment. The Melbourne location will complement SoftLayer’s Hong Kong and Singapore data centers, offer APAC customers redundancy options within the region, and provide interoperability between all of SoftLayer’s global locations.
“SoftLayer’s new location in Australia is huge for us. Data sovereignty issues are top-of-mind for many of our customers in Australia, so the ability to now move data to this particular region is very advantageous to us,” said Mark Phillips, vice president of global sales at Atmail, a Queensland-based company that provides an email-messaging platform to more than 4,500 customers worldwide. “We have customers in 123 countries, so SoftLayer’s expanding global presence is fantastic for us.”
About Softlayer, an IBM Company
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 devices under management and a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible unified platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a worldwide network for secure, low-latency communications. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com.
About IBM Computing
IBM is the global leader in cloud with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions to enable clients for the hybrid cloud era with integration, control over data and expertise. IBM Cloud has helped more than 30,000 clients around the world. Today, IBM has 100+ cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a growing global network of data centers. Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 17 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. In fact, IBM for the 21st consecutive year topped the annual list of US patent leaders. IBM processes more the 5.5M client transactions daily through IBM’s public cloud. For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud. Follow us on Twitter at @IBMcloud and on our blog at www.thoughtsoncloud.com. Join the conversation #ibmcloud.
October 7, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on ViaWest Launches KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud
Denver, CO – ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America, today announces the launch of its KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud, a purpose-built, audit-ready cloud solution that was created using industry-leading virtualization and security technology. This service offers protection for companies that accept, store, process or transmit credit card data.
In a 2013 study, the Ponemon Institute found that thirty-five percent of data breaches identified were the result of company negligence. The study also confirmed that companies with an incident response plan and a strong security posture can significantly decrease the cost per breached record. Read more
July 29, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on Atlantic.Net Launches First International Data Center in Toronto, Canada
ORLANDO, FL – Atlantic.Net, a high-powered SSD cloud VPS hosting solutions provider, announced today the opening of their first international data center, located in Toronto, Canada. To assist in the expansion, a second center also launched in Dallas, Texas. These state of the art data centers offer integrated colocation for telecommunication companies headquartered around the world, affording customers access to domestic, around the clock support from the United States, and now, Canada.
The Toronto center is fully equipped with high-speed fiber connections and upstream connections to Tier-1 bandwidth providers, making for an unadulterated first step into international territory. The center is carrier-neutral, allowing customers to receive prioritized delivery, as well as providing an exceptional network and superior upkeep to Atlantic.Net’s large roster of Canadian customers, and international users alike. The building is operated by Cogeco, a billion dollar data center operator, which allows Atlantic.Net to employ natural resources, making the international data center an energy efficient and green facility.
As these centers attest, Atlantic.Net is expanding their reach for customers who want a secure, reliable data center with a native backing. “We chose Toronto and Dallas because both locations ensure that our customers have a domestic location to provide the highest-quality support,” explained Marty Puranik, Founder, President and CEO of Atlantic.Net.
In conjunction with the international center, the Dallas center is positioned in the heart of Dallas for stateside support for the international center. It is located at the Univision Tower, 2323 Bryan Street and boasts 4500 (kW) utility power capacity with 1450 (kW) UPS power capacity and 3890 (kW) generator power capacity. There is also an N-N+1 UPS redundancy and, N+1 cooling redundancy – all operated by Digital Realty Trust, a multi-billion dollar data center operator.
Atlantic.Net will continue to focus on international expansion to better service their global consumers. Now, the company currently has three open facilities, with plans to continue expansion to hot spots of the cloud ecosystem in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific countries. Read more
Making Public Cloud Reselling “Simple,” Limestone Networks Adds LSN Cloud to Their Industry Leading Reseller Program
July 3, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on Making Public Cloud Reselling “Simple,” Limestone Networks Adds LSN Cloud to Their Industry Leading Reseller Program
Dallas, TX – Limestone Networks, a leading IaaS provider of on-demand, dedicated and cloud hosting services, has launched their innovative public cloud reseller solution. Cloud reselling is a hot, promising market, and Limestone has developed a solution that makes it both easy and affordable to get started.
OnePortal, Limestone’s proprietary control panel, gives clients broad control over their hosting through an extensive API. White-labeling, automated OS reloads, power & port control and network diagnostics are a few of the existing features of this robust client-management portal. With the addition of public cloud reselling, Limestone has added easy integration with WHMCS. The free available plugin enables LSN clients to resell both cloud and dedicated servers instantly. More specifically, resellers can automate their provisions and cancellations of cloud, modify the firewall, scale client instances and further administrate servers. “Installation is simple,” said Trent Schmidt, Lead Developer for Limestone Networks. “Drop in files, setup the options you want to configure and voila – you’re selling full SSD cloud.”
LSN Cloud, the public cloud offering for Limestone Networks, was built to satisfy the uncompromising demands of enterprise-level customers, while also accounting for the performance, ease-of-use and affordability requirements of the consumer market. LSN Cloud was built using advanced routers from Cisco and Juniper, Xeon E5 series hypervisors and distributed SSD storage powered by OnApp. As a result, LSN Cloud is an ideal solution for reseller hosting providers to leverage as they seek to augment their services. “Our primary ambition when designing LSN Cloud was to create a solution that offered high availability and scalability, as well as excellent performance,” said John Berry, Director of Networks & Engineering. “With a Unix-Benchmark well above our competitors, we’re happy with the results.”
Quality service and affordable prices are distinguishing features of Limestone Networks. LSN server provisions and support response times are among the best in the industry. The company’s prices are equally competitive when compared with other peers in the premium hosting segment. Their public cloud reseller solution is no different. Since infrastructure costs such as hypervisors and switches aren’t applicable with Limestone’s solution, resellers can start selling LSN Cloud immediately for a nominal deposit. As a bonus, clients can incur tremendous saving by committing to cloud resources monthly. “Our public cloud reseller program will make it easier for our clients to reach a much larger customer base,” explained Michele Warren, Director of Marketing. “And that is something to be excited about.”
Public cloud reselling is an active, maturing market and Limestone Networks has developed a brilliant solution that is easily initiated, solidly built and expertly serviced.
About Limestone Networks
Limestone Networks is a leading IaaS provider of on-demand cloud, dedicated and enterprise hosting services. LSN has an advanced data center which includes multi-layered security, N+1 and 2N redundancy and premium bandwidth carriers. Limestone Networks features an industry-leading reseller program, robust client management portal and end-user panel, with 24/7 passionate support.
For more information concerning Limestone’s public cloud reseller platform, contact an Account Specialist.
June 9, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on VIP Shuttle in a Lamborghini Aventador at HostingCon 2014
STUART, FLORIDA – Innovative hosting provider GlowHost (www.GlowHost.com) announced today attendees to the 10th annual HostingCon in Miami June 16-19 can now secure VIP shuttle rides in a Lamborghini Aventador.
HostingCon is the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. Each year it brings together the web hosting industries best and most important people for three days of training, networking and good times.
It’s going to be hot in the middle of Miami-June, so why not arrive in style with one of the coolest machines on the planet?
GlowHost will be offering free local shuttle services around The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Convention Center and South Beach areas on Monday and Tuesday of the HostingCon event.
During the event there will be opportunities to take photographs for keepsake and unforgettable experience.
Founded in 2002, GlowHost is an award-winning host that aims to provide highly reliable web hosting services at a highly competitive price, and has grown to become one of the world’s foremost web hosts for individuals and businesses alike. GlowHost currently supplies tens of thousands of customers worldwide with shared web hosting, cloud virtual dedicated server hosting, dedicated server hosting, and cloud hosting solutions, all available on a network designed for stability and the security of mission-critical data. GlowHost also offers a popular reseller web hosting solution. Across each of these distinct service types, GlowHost is committed to customer satisfaction, offering three Iron-Clad guarantees – a 91-day money back promise, 100% network uptime agreement, and up to 99.999% uptime hosting depending on your chosen solution. For more information about GlowHost, please visit www.GlowHost.com
HostingCon is the premiere industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. In its tenth year, HostingCon connects the industry including hosting and cloud providers, MSPs, ISVs and other Internet infrastructure providers who make the Internet work to network, learn and grow. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For details about HostingCon, visit www.HostingCon.com.
May 28, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on Steadfast Opens New Data Center in Edison, New Jersey
Chicago, IL – Steadfast, a leading provider of managed cloud hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, hybrid hosting, and disaster recovery, announced the opening of a new data center space in Edison, New Jersey.
Steadfast had previously acquired hosting provider The New York NOC, but the company’s expansion plans lead to a search for a new space. Steadfast has been offering colocation hosting services out of the New York metro area sinc
e Q3 2009; dedicated server, colocation, and cloud hosting services have been available since Q1 2010. Current New York-based Steadfast clients have successfully migrated to the New Jersey location.
The data center facility can support Tier 3 redundancy and reliability. The move to New Jersey offers the best in security and customizable space, at an optimal cost. The building is more than 830,000 square feet, and is the largest commercially available modular data center. Read more
DiscountASP.NET Announces Everleap, a Next-Generation Cloud Hosting Solution Powered by Windows Azure Pack
April 16, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on DiscountASP.NET Announces Everleap, a Next-Generation Cloud Hosting Solution Powered by Windows Azure Pack
Pasadena, CA – DiscountASP.NET, a leader in Windows hosting, announces the launch of Everleap, a cloud hosting platform for websites built on top of Microsoft Windows Azure Pack, the same technology used by Microsoft Azure. Everleap is a fault tolerant, elastic, fully-managed cloud hosting platform that bridges the existing gap between traditional web hosting and the big cloud service providers.
“With Everleap we wanted to combine the power of the cloud with the familiarity of traditional web hosting. It’s truly a next-generation hosting platform that is unlike anything else available today,” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development. “A lot of people are staying away from the big cloud providers due to the unpredictable pricing, the by-the-minute metering of services and the charging of additional fees for many things essential to running a site. So one of our goals with Everleap was to give people access to a true cloud platform but with simple, predictable pricing. Both our single and multi-domain plans include essential services like SQL, MySQL, SSL, email, DNS and tech support, at no additional cost.”
Unlike traditional hosting where websites are served from a single physical server, Everleap utilizes independent file servers, load balancers and large clusters of web servers. If a web server goes down or needs maintenance, traffic is rerouted and the site is served from another available web server. The infrastructure eliminates all of the common causes of downtime in traditional web hosting.
“This isn’t simply a ‘skin’ on top of Windows Azure Pack,” said Frank Cheung, CTO at DiscountASP.NET. “We have been working with the technology for a considerable amount of time now, and we’ve created a unique offering with Everleap. We built our own unique Control Panel, which allows us to add new services and technology very quickly. What we’ve got here is not only a more reliable hosting platform, but an environment that allows us to do things that just aren’t possible in traditional shared hosting. For example, every site on Everleap can be served from two or more load-balanced web servers simultaneously, providing a boost in performance when a site sees increased activity. In addition to instantly adding or removing web servers, users can also seamlessly scale up to dedicated cloud servers without redeploying their applications.”
Frank Cheung will be participating in a Google Hangout On Air scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. The Hangout will include discussion on how the Everleap cloud system works, demos, and live Q&A.
“The Everleap cloud supports the latest Microsoft web stack so it’s a natural playground for ASP.NET developers, but it also supports PHP, so it provides PHP developers with a cloud hosting platform that is generally unavailable, even with LAMP hosts,” added Takeshi Eto, “and the Everleap cloud is fully managed, so there are none of the maintenance headaches that you inevitably run in to with traditional VPS, dedicated or VM hosting solutions.”
Everleap is a cloud website hosting solution built by the team at DiscountASP.NET utilizing Microsoft Windows Azure Pack. Everleap brings together the reliability and scalability of big cloud providers with the predictable pricing, bundled services, technical support, and ease and familiarity of traditional website hosting. For more information, visit www.Everleap.com.
DiscountASP.NET is a leading hosting provider for Microsoft developers. A Microsoft Partner with the Gold Hosting competency, DiscountASP.NET offers advanced Windows shared hosting and Team Foundation Server hosting solutions. For more information, visit www.DiscountASP.NET.
April 16, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on Pacnet Enables Hybrid IT Environment Deployment with AWS Direct Connect
HONG KONG – Pacnet announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, giving customers the opportunity to leverage its network and data center infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections to build and manage hybrid cloud computing deployments
The AWS Direct Connect service with Pacnet will allow customers the ability to dynamically manage application workloads across the AWS cloud and their private IT environments. Customers hosted at Pacnet’s Tier III data center facilities in Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, as well as through any network Point-of-Presence (PoPs) across the Asia-Pacific region utilizing Global Ethernet International Private Leased Line (EIPL) and MPLS-based Global IP VPN service will be able to get high-performance, secure, and cost-efficient access to AWS.