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Intermedia Launches Online Backup for Servers

May 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Online Backup for Servers 

Webmaster ToolboxNew York, NY – Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today launched a server backup option to its Online Backup service. The new feature allows customers to back up their Windows servers including versions 2000, 2003, and 2008 – protecting their server-based data in case of hardware issues or in the event a file is accidentally overwritten. Intermedia Online Backup also includes a desktop version – launched in April 2011 – that enables companies to automatically back up files on their employees’ desktops and laptops. The service is powered by Mozy™, an online backup service from EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).

Businesses set up and manage Online Backup – both the server and desktop versions – from Intermedia’s HostPilot® Control Panel. HostPilot is used to manage all Intermedia cloud services, including the company’s popular hosted Exchange email and VoIP calling services. Intermedia’s integrated approach gives companies access to the cloud services required to run their business, sparing them from having to use multiple control panels or pay multiple bills. Read more

SoftLayer Revenue & Operations Grow in First Quarter of 2011

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Revenue & Operations Grow in First Quarter of 2011 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced continued operational and financial growth in the first quarter of 2011. Along with other achievements, the company earned $78 million in revenue for January 1 – March 31, 2011.

“This has been another great quarter for SoftLayer,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for Softlayer. “We continue to bring game changing innovation to the market at a record setting pace and this will continue as we go forward, particularly given we have successfully completed our integration efforts with the Planet.”

Key milestones for SoftLayer through the end of March this year have included:
– $78 million revenue
– $33 million EBITDA
– 26,000+ customers across 140+ countries
– Over 81,000 servers under management
– Integration with the Planet complete

Significant achievements, updates, and launches have included: (check links below)
Renewal of SAS 70 Type II Certification
Parallels Automation on-Demand
Dedicated Hardware Firewalls
Lance Crosby Appointed as Cloud Commissioner

“The current quarter is continuing our explosive trajectory,” added Crosby. “SoftLayer has launched what we believe is a market disrupting managed hosting offing in April and I am very pleased to announce that international expansion to Europe (via Amsterdam) and Asia is well underway. This will be another great year for SoftLayer.” Read more

Highwinds Launches StrikeTracker 2.0 Beta with New Features and Enhanced Analytics

May 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Highwinds Launches StrikeTracker 2.0 Beta with New Features and Enhanced Analytics 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, today announced that it is previewing the latest version of its award-winning StrikeTracker® console this week at Streaming Media East.  StrikeTracker delivers real-time reporting, analytics and content management to Highwinds’ content delivery network (CDN) customers.  Highwinds is also pleased to announce Highwinds TAP (Technology Access Program), which enables forward-thinking companies to experience Highwinds’ latest innovations, such as StrikeTracker 2.0 Beta, before they become publicly available.

StrikeTracker is a value-add technology that has achieved status as the industry’s leading CDN console since its initial launch in 2008.  Over the past several years, it has received customer praise and public recognition alike – including a Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award for Reporting and Analytics, and selection as a Streaming Media Editors’ Pick – for its rapid provisioning, content control, real-time analytics and self-service tools. Read more

i365 and XO Communications Advance Partnership to Offer EVault Cloud

May 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on i365 and XO Communications Advance Partnership to Offer EVault Cloud 

Webmaster ToolboxSanta Clara, CA — i365 Inc., A Seagate Company (NASDAQ: STX), today announced an expanded relationship with XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) to deliver an integrated portfolio of on-premise and cloud-based storage solutions based on i365’s EVault® data protection products and services provide professional-grade data protection to more than 32,000 mid-size businesses and enterprises with remote and branch office locations.

“We are pleased that i365 and XO Communications are extending our relationship with a new focus and vision for next-generation data protection solutions,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager, i365. “Together we will provide customers with unmatched data protection services that complement XO’s robust network services already known in the industry. We estimate EVault is used by at least 38 percent of the online backup market and this partnership will extend the EVault footprint even more.” Read more

Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Utilizing its relationship with Akamai, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the addition of CNAMES which further extends the capabilities of its overall Cloud Files product offering.

Rackspace Cloud Files provides businesses of all sizes fundamental tools for building new applications in the cloud. Cloud Files, built on OpenStack’s Object Storage technology, is enterprise ready, highly scalable and serves content through its Akamai-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering. Read more

SoftLayer Launches San Jose Data Center

April 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches San Jose Data Center 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced the launch of its first California data center facility, located in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Designated SJC01, the new facility has capacity for more than 12,000 servers in three data center pods. With an advanced dual-path network structure, including redundant network interface cards (NICs) in every server, customers can select up to 2G of connectivity for any SJC01 server and configure their networking resources to achieve all new levels of efficiency.

“SJC01 increases our rapidly growing footprint. We now have a total capacity for more than 155,000 servers in 11 data centers, and seven additional network Points of Presence (POPs),” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers in the region, as well as customers around the world that have end users in the area, are excited to leverage the better end-user experience that closer proximity can bring. And we’re excited to be a new local option for some of technology’s greatest companies.”

“SoftLayer is the Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider of choice for customers that want innovation, the best network, and the ultimate control,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “Those advantages make a huge difference to software and technology developers, social media operations, and more. And nowhere do you find more of those enterprises than Silicon Valley. It’s a perfect fit for hosting’s innovation leader to come to technology’s innovation capital.

Key features of SJC01 include:

– Redundant network infrastructure
– Fully-automated platform
– SAS70 Type II compliance
– Multiple tier 1 carriers
– Unique pod design concept

Like all SoftLayer data centers, the San Jose facility is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, and fully integrated through SoftLayer’s revolutionary network architecture, allowing seamless inter-data center capabilities. SJC01 has 24×7 onsite support and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the facility. It is fully connected to SoftLayer’s data centers located in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and the Washington D.C. area, and to the company’s network Points of Presence in seven additional U.S. cities.

SJC01 servers can be ordered starting today at www.softlayer.com or through the company’s leading Customer Portal. Read more

Hosting.com Launches Cloud Storage Solutions

April 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hosting.com Launches Cloud Storage Solutions 

Webmaster ToolboxDenver, CO – Hosting.com, the leading provider of cloud hosting and recovery services, today announced the availability of Network Attached Storage (NAS) to its Managed Storage solution.  Hosting.com’s Managed Storage solution features both NAS and SAN to meet the data storage and protection requirements of its enterprise customers.

The need for data storage continues to escalate as businesses replace outdated applications with sophisticated high throughput technologies, such as data archival and rich media storage. These companies are retaining data longer in response to government and industry regulations, and they are backing up even larger quantities of mission-critical data to guard against network outages and clinical disasters.  As companies struggle to handle an explosion of data, they often spread their infrastructure across unconnected, self-managed datacenters or reserve hosting providers for partial solutions. Read more

Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

April 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco’s New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment 

Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco’s entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco’s internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach through improved resilience, performance and use of resources, while delivering IT services such as video, mobility, security, and collaboration to Cisco employees, customers, partners, and other constituents.

In 2007 Cisco created a vision to deliver IT as a service and developed a long-range plan to deliver that vision through data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. Cisco’s newest data center combines the best in environment-friendly facility design, green approaches to power and cooling, and an architectural approach optimized for virtualization and cloud computing, with the aim of delivering “everything as a service.” Read more

Cotendo Announces Patent-Pending Cloudlet Platform

April 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cotendo Announces Patent-Pending Cloudlet Platform 

Hosting ServicesSunnyvale, CA – Cotendo, an innovative fast growing Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value-Added Site Acceleration services provider, announced today the availability of its new Cloudlet™ Platform, the world’s first fully customizable, high-performance and globally distributed cloud application environment. The patent-pending Cloudlet™ platform revolutionizes the CDN space by enabling mobile and wired content providers to extend their business logic to the edge of the network, moving content delivery decision making closer than ever before to the end user. In so doing, the Cloudlet™ platform elegantly addresses the growing need for content providers to deliver more personalized, customized and device-specific content efficiently and quickly, thus improving the users experience and ensuring high performance without increasing infrastructure complexity, spending or headcount.

Cloudlet™ modules have been running in live production environments in stealth mode with selected Cotendo customers and have achieved dramatic performance improvement and significantly reduced origin load. Publishers, social networks, e-tailers, and large enterprises, among others, will benefit from this unique capability to generate and deliver intelligent and real-time adaptive locally cached dynamic assets that can be content-aware, device specific, and selective by context (e.g. user’s location or time of day). Enterprise customers can use Cloudlet™ modules for granular authentication and contextual, personalized application delivery to employees and partners around the globe. Providers of content to mobile devices – the fastest growing area of content delivery – will particularly benefit from Cloudlet™ modules and the ability to deliver location and device-aware information on an as-needed basis while simultaneously reducing their origin server calls by up to 90%. Because Cloudlet™ modules seamlessly integrate with other Cotendo offerings, Cloudlet™ users not only benefit from this whole new type of content acceleration but also from Cotendo’s comprehensive suite of content delivery, site acceleration and Web performance optimization offerings. Read more

Terremark Boosts New vCloud Express Upgrades

April 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Terremark Boosts New vCloud Express Upgrades 

Hosting ReviewsMIAMI – Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMRK), a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, today announced the addition of new levels of support and an innovative new storage pricing model for users of its vCloud Express offering. The company also updated its pricing model for virtual machines leveraging large amounts of memory, processing and storage resources.

Terremark’s newly launched Priority Support service for vCloud Express provides customers with immediate access to the company’s technical support team, which will allow customers to interact live with Terremark’s team of cloud computing experts and dramatically reduce remediation time. In addition, the company has adjusted the pricing of storage on its vCloud Express offering so that users are charged for the peak storage capacity utilized over the course of the month, instead of being charged for the total disk space deployed. This new storage pricing model allows users to adjust their storage resources dynamically to meet their real-time needs without incurring high costs. Terremark also reduced costs up to 40 percent for users moving memory-intensive workloads to the cloud by launching a new pricing structure for larger virtual machines. Read more

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