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AMD Opens the Throttle on APU Performance with Updated OpenCL Software Development

August 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on AMD Opens the Throttle on APU Performance with Updated OpenCL Software Development 

Web Hosting ToolboxSUNNYVALE, CA – AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced availability of the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) Software Development Kit (SDK) v2.5. Featuring advances in CPU to GPU data throughput, the latest version of the APP SDK provides developers a solid foundation to take full advantage of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), including the latest AMD A-Series APUs offering brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance and All-Day battery life. 1

The AMD APP SDK helps developers quickly and easily tap into the power of GPU compute and parallel processing in heterogeneous computing platforms, building on the OpenCL™ industry standard to help developers reach a broader market by writing applications that run on a variety of device form factors. Read more

AYKsolutions Announces Linux Mint Operating System Sponsorship

July 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on AYKsolutions Announces Linux Mint Operating System Sponsorship 

Hosting ServicesSchenectady, NY – AYKsolutions, a New York-based market leader in the field of dedicated server hosting, shared hosting, and virtual private server (VPS) hosting, announced today a generous new sponsorship plan to support the ongoing growth of Linux Mint operating system. AYKsolutions is happy to encourage further development within the Linux community and hopes to help Linux Mint reach as many users as possible.

“Linux Mint is a great, free, and actively supported operating system that is easy to use and light on resources,” says Artyom Khmelnitsky, President of AYKsolutions. “With the popularity of the Linux operating system growing at an incredible rate, we are proud to offer two servers at our Denver data center facility, which Linux Mint currently uses for its repositories. This is an exceptional opportunity for us to give something back to the Linux community that we depend on so heavily in the hosting industry, and we are excited to be involved.”

Started in 2006, Linux Mint is a free Linux based operating system distribution that boasts flexibility, responsiveness, and a wide range of supported software packages. Linux Mint is the second most popular Linux variant in the world and the fourth most popular operating system overall, after Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, and Canonical’s Ubuntu. Distinctively, Linux Mint offers centralized software sources in a similar style to the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace, allowing Linux Mint’s users to easily browse, download, and install new software as well as application updates. As a direct result of this centralized approach and stunning growth in popularity, Linux Mint now requires a “best of breed” dedicated hosting solution to cater to its users, provided by AYKsolutions.

“With millions of users and a significant increase in our user base this year, our existing servers in Germany simply could not handle the amount of data needed to serve our users efficiently,” says Clement Lefebvre, Founder of Linux Mint. “When thousands of users hit the same server at exactly the same time, you need not only a server that can handle the processing of the information with RAM and CPU, but also, most importantly, a server that can output that much information at a time. The servers provided to us by AYKsolutions respectively serve 100Mb and 1Gb of data per second, enabling us to meet the ever increasing demands of new and existing Linux Mint users.”

There are many varied elements that can have an impact on the overall performance of a web hosting service, and it is common to find a service range that excels within one area but falls short elsewhere. For example, on hosting accounts that provide incredible connectivity features within a facility, a strict bandwidth restriction may be imposed to limit day-to-day usage. Linux Mint requires a dedicated server hosting solution with consistently high performance across all aspects of the hardware. AYKsolutions currently offers competitive hosting services in ten data centers worldwide, with disk space of up to four 1.5TB hard drives, RAM of up to 128GB, and 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps dedicated uplink. This incredible specification is offered with unmetered bandwidth, allowing customers like Linux Mint to benefit from the full capacity of their hardware without the fear of usage restrictions.

“One of the most valuable aspects of the servers provided to us by AYKsolutions is unmetered bandwidth,” says Linux Mint’s Lefebvre. “This means that we can focus on improving our operating system, enjoy the benefits of its success, and see our user base grow even more without having to worry about not being able to serve them.”

“AYKsolutions is honored to be one of the core server providers for Linux Mint,” adds Khmelnitsky. “Without leaders such as Mr. Lefebvre, there would not be the leaps with open source distributions that we see here today. AYKsolutions will continue to support and work together with Linux Mint for as long as necessary.”

By offering the unrivalled power of unmetered dedicated server hosting to these key members of the Linux community, AYKsolutions is demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the development of operating system technology that makes Linux computing accessible. With this new partnership, set to become a long-term arrangement, both Linux Mint and AYKsolutions can continue to be leading forces in the growth of the web hosting and IT industry.

About Linux Mint
Since development began in 2006, Linux Mint has become the fourth most popular operating system in the world and the second most popular Linux OS variant on the market. Linux Mint is a modern, elegant system that blends remarkable ease of use with astonishing power and versatility. In addition, Linux Mint offers a centralized software store, allowing millions of users worldwide to access and download new software for their system as well as regular updates. Linux Mint is also completely free to download and use and is open source with an active development community looking to improve the main feature set on an ongoing basis.

For more information about Linux Mint, visit www.linuxmint.com.

About AYKsolutions
AYKsolutions is a leading web hosting company that has been providing high quality hosting services since 2004. AYKsolutions offers a comprehensive range of web hosting solutions to meet the needs of Internet professionals and enterprise customers. The company’s product line includes shared hosting, dedicated server hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting, and Vault Data Protection. With a roster of high-end data centers across the US and now Europe, AYKsolutions is able to provide dedicated clients with innovative and improved service levels and a professional, painless, and polite hosting experience.

For more information about AYKsolutions, visit www.ayksolutions.com.

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New AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide Thirty Nine Percent Power Reduction

May 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on New AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide Thirty Nine Percent Power Reduction 

Webmaster ToolboxSUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of two new AMD Embedded G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, up to a 39 percent power savings compared to earlier versions1. The very low power consumption and small 361mm² package is ideal for compact, fanless embedded systems like digital signage, kiosks, mobile industrial devices and many of the new emerging industry-standard small form factors such as Qseven. This is an unprecedented low-power offering for the embedded market that features one or two low-power x86 “Bobcat” CPU cores and a discreet class DirectX® 11-capable GPU on a single die.

“We have seen many of our embedded customers deploy fanless systems even with our 15W TDP processors in the past. Today we take the ground-breaking AMD Fusion APU well below 7W TDP and shatter the accepted traditional threshold for across-the-board fanless enablement,” said Buddy Broeker, director, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “System designers can now unleash their creativity without being constrained by heat or size issues.” Read more

KEMP Launches Hyper-V Load Balancing Virtual Appliance for Microsoft

May 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on KEMP Launches Hyper-V Load Balancing Virtual Appliance for Microsoft 

Webmaster ToolboxYaphank, N.Y. – KEMP Technologies today announced the availability of its new Virtual LoadMaster Exchange (VLM-Exchange) for Microsoft Hyper-V™. This product offering from KEMP was selected as a Microsoft Best of Tech Ed 2011 finalist by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePointPro, in the virtualization category. The new virtual appliance application delivery controller (ADC) is specifically designed for Microsoft Exchange 2010 running on Hyper-V machines, allowing businesses to easily establish high-availability and redundancy for Client Access Servers (CAS) and other critical Microsoft Exchange 2010 Server roles. The VLM-Exchange for MS Hyper-V ensures that a company’s investment in Microsoft Hyper-V based server virtualization is further leveraged by turning its virtual machines into fully-featured, production-capable ADCs.

The VLM-Exchange for MS Hyper-V is the software-based solution of the recently launched LoadMaster-Exchange for Microsoft Exchange 2010. As with the hardware version, it includes features such as SSL offload, caching, compression, content switching and Exchange Server affinity (persistence). Moreover, advanced Exchange application health checking and the ability to be deployed in a redundant, active/hot-standby configuration ensure high availability of Microsoft Exchange 2010. Read more

Connectria Hosting Launches Remote Monitoring Services for IBM System i

April 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Connectria Hosting Launches Remote Monitoring Services for IBM System i 

Hosting ServicesST. LOUIS – Connectria, a global leader in Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting and Complex Hosting solutions, today announced the availability of 24/7 Remote Monitoring services for the IBM System i platform.

The IBM System i, or Power Systems, has been a mainstay midrange server for over 20 years, with an estimated 200,000+ customers worldwide. As companies continue to run legacy applications on the System i, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain the necessary staff and skill set to manage this environment. Read more

KEMP Launches Server Load Balancing for Microsoft Exchange 2010

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on KEMP Launches Server Load Balancing for Microsoft Exchange 2010 

Hosting ReviewsYaphank, N.Y. – KEMP Technologies today announced the availability of its new LoadMaster Exchange (LM-Exchange) server load balancing and application delivery appliance. The newest member of its family of affordable load balancers, the KEMP LoadMaster Exchange is designed to address high-availability and scalability demands of Microsoft Exchange 2010 deployments for businesses up to 250 users.

While all of KEMP’s server load balancing and application delivery controller (ADCs) products currently support and are approved by Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 qualification program for hardware and software load balancers, the LM-Exchange is the first product of its kind that was specifically designed and purpose-built for Microsoft’s Exchange 2010. “For the smaller business that may not be familiar with load balancing technology, ease-of-use and speed of deployment was our top priority in the design and development of this product,” said Peter Melerud, vice president of product management at KEMP. “For the vast majority of smaller enterprises, which will consolidate the primary Exchange 2010 server roles onto a pair of servers, the LM-Exchange can be deployed in less than five minutes, providing instant redundancy and high-availability for client access server (CAS) and other critical Exchange 2010 services.” Read more

Fusion-io and Supermicro Break the Million IOPS Barrier

March 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Fusion-io and Supermicro Break the Million IOPS Barrier 

Hosting BlogHANOVER, Germany – Fusion-io, pioneer of high-performance solutions for next generation data centers, is demonstrating at CeBIT with its newest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high-performance server and storage solutions. The CeBIT demonstration showcases a new 1U Twin SuperServer running on the flash-based, server-attached ioDrive Octal from Fusion-io achieving 1.4 million random IOPS from the simple to deploy configuration.

Fusion-io and Supermicro are offering Fusion Powered SuperServers that significantly accelerate data intensive applications and workloads for virtual machine implementations, financial transactions, web content, database and data mining. Read more

Approved Host DedicatedNOW Celebrates 13 Years of Service

November 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on Approved Host DedicatedNOW Celebrates 13 Years of Service 

Web Hosting ServicesClifton, NJ – Managed dedicated server provider, DedicatedNOW, celebrates its thirteenth year in business this month. Founded in New Jersey in 1997 by Jason Silverglate, the Company  has grown from a small shared hosting company to having its own datacenter with more than 5,000 servers, supporting clients from more than 90 countries.

“I’ve met the brightest people in the (hosting) industry, here at DedicatedNOW,” says Salvatore Poliandro, Director of Information Technology. In recent years, DedicatedNOW has carved out a niche for itself within the managed and complex hosting space. Leaning on its proficiency with Linux clustering, load balancing and managed security, the Company has earned many awards over the years for best in class service.

Current client Chris Azzari says “DedicatedNOW sets the bar high… Just knowing that your site that you have spend countless hours creating and promoting is in good hands is worth its weight in gold.” Mr. Azzari’s sentiment mirrors that of many DedicatedNOW customers – the support and customer service available with DedicatedNOW are unparalleled in the industry. That level of service has helped DedicatedNOW to earn the business of headliners like AirTran, COMODO, NYU and SpiritAir. “We love what we do and we do it well,” says CEO Jason Silverglate.

On the horizon, DedicatedNOW is gearing up to launch its own cloud service. Details will be released in coming weeks, however the company is posting updates and announcements of its ongoing development on its Twitter account (@dedicatednow). Read more

Beefing Up Security With Web Application Firewalls

November 2, 2010 by · Comments Off on Beefing Up Security With Web Application Firewalls 

If you’re fortunate enough to have a growing online business, you will find your hosting needs growing along with it.  What may have started as a single server may now begin to resemble a burgeoning IT shop, with multiple web servers, database servers, mail servers, and file servers.   All businesses reach a threshold where security and reliability of the environment becomes paramount – to the point where it becomes a higher priority to protect the assets and infrastructure before investing any further in functionality and business growth.  One of the first appliances deployed to protect that infrastructure is a firewall, which can be defined as a hardware and/or software appliance whose primary purpose is to protect network resources by limiting or eliminating unauthorized access to those resources.  While larger businesses often opt to invest in hardware firewalls capable of on-the-fly packet filtering, encryption of all incoming and outgoing requests, and processing of extremely large numbers of concurrent connections, small-to-mid-sized businesses are often best served by software firewalls and specifically Web Application Firewalls, or WAFs. Read more

Alentus Launches New Dedicated Starter Server

June 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on Alentus Launches New Dedicated Starter Server 

Website ToolsLAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – Alentus Corporation (Pink Sheets: ALNS), a leading provider of web solutions including managed services, sharepoint hosting, Windows and Linux web hosting, and Microsoft exchange mail services, has announced the introduction of a new dedicated server to the selection of Starter Servers.

The new Alentus Dell PowerEdge R200 Dedicated Server package is ideally resourced for website owners looking for more control over their hosting environment. The package, which comes complete with a roomy 160GB hard drive and 500 GB of monthly bandwidth is the first Alentus dedicated hosting package to offer the operating system FreeBSD. The new Alentus Dell PowerEdge R200 is highly flexible and customizable, with opportunities to upgrade hard drive specifications for RAID configurations with hot swappable drives, as well as backup upgrade options. A customer also has the opportunity to upgrade the operating system to the latest versions of Microsoft Windows Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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