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Pacnet Enables Hybrid IT Environment Deployment with AWS Direct Connect

April 16, 2014 by · 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.

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ServInt promotes Kevin Nicastro to Vice President of Innovation & Technology

October 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on ServInt promotes Kevin Nicastro to Vice President of Innovation & Technology 

Web HostingMcLean, VAServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced it has promoted Kevin Nicastro to the new position of Vice President of Innovation & Technology. In this position, Nicastro will lead the design team responsible for all of ServInt’s hosting-related technological innovations and new product deployments. Nicastro reports directly to ServInt Chief Technology Officer Matt Loschert.

Nicastro joined ServInt in 2004 and for the past year has served as ServInt’s Director of Engineering. He led the teams responsible for designing and building ServInt’s core networks, validating new cloud-based hosting systems, and managing its data centers.

Nicastro has nearly 20 years of experience designing innovative data networking, storage and hosting systems. He has built and supervised the management of numerous regional and nationwide IP networks, as well as multiple data centers worldwide.

“Kevin has been an invaluable asset to ServInt,” said Loschert. “He has been at the core of all our growth-focused engineering innovations – from our highly redundant, super-low-latency networks to the rapid expansion of our hosting infrastructure. In this new position, he will lead an expanded team of our brightest product engineers – a team that is exclusively focused on designing products that we believe will revolutionize the managed-hosting industry.” Read more

StableHost.com Launches New Virtual Private Servers

July 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on StableHost.com Launches New Virtual Private Servers 

Hosting ServicesPhoenix, AZ – Stable Host, the Phoenix-based host of over 15.000 international websites, is proud to expand their product line with the introduction of Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Ideal for customers who have seen their web needs outgrow the limitations of shared severs, VPS service from Stable Host allows continued, unfettered growth. Starting at just $19.95/month, with a 50% off limited-time discount to celebrate the launch of the service, VPS is as affordable as it is powerful.

VPS service from Stable Host is powered in part by SolusVM™, the state-of-the-art control panel which allows users to manage their server with a seamless, simple interface. It’s the kind of user-friendly experience Stable Host customers always enjoy. “One of the reasons we have been so successful is the fact that we are always responsive to our customer base and understand what they want. We build our business around their needs.” said Ryan Pekarik, VP of Technology at Stable Host. “I’m very excited for the release of VPS, as it allows our customers to grow their business with us, all the time enjoying the rock-solid web hosting and excellent customer support they’ve always received from us.” said Pekarik.
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JaguarPC Adds SolusVM On Managed VPS Services

July 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on JaguarPC Adds SolusVM On Managed VPS Services 

Hosting ServicesFulshear, TX – Further improving an already outstanding range of Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting solutions, market leader JaguarPC today announced the addition of Solus Virtual Manager (SolusVM) virtualization software to the hosting company’s managed VPS hosting services. While Parallels Virtuozzo Containers will still be available, customers can benefit from the unrivalled level of control that SolusVM provides.

“At JaguarPC, we have always had a clear focus on becoming the best VPS host,” says Greg Landis, CEO at JaguarPC. “We have designed a range of affordable VPS hosting solutions that make deployment and management of virtualized servers as hassle-free as possible. Now, with the addition of SolusVM as an alternative application for operating system virtualization, we are proud to give our customers even more control over their own systems and the software they use for running them.”
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Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption

June 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption 

Webmaster ToolboxCUPERTINO, Calif. – Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, along with its partners Zenoss and BitNami, announced the results of a comprehensive cloud computing survey conducted to determine the key IT objectives and inhibitors for cloud adoption. The survey was conducted by polling members of the communities that surround each company’s popular open source projects (BitNami, CloudStack and Zenoss Core). A summary of the report is available for download here. Survey respondents included more than 500 IT professionals, 40 percent of whom were CTOs, architects and IT managers from a wide-range of organizations including government, education and enterprises.

“There is an unprecedented amount of interest around cloud computing but as with any nascent technology, industry users and solution providers are still coming to grips with the benefits and deployment options for cloud computing,” said Mark Hinkle, vice president of community, Cloud.com. “The survey findings help identify the needs of organizations and their preferences for deploying virtual infrastructure so we can develop solutions that best suit the needs of cloud computing users.” Read more

UK Grid Launch New London Colocation Data Center Facility

May 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on UK Grid Launch New London Colocation Data Center Facility 

Webmaster ToolboxLONDON, UK – UK Grid, leading providers of carrier neutral colocation solutions, today announced the launch of a new 22,000sq ft North London data center, named ‘London One @ Staples Corner’.  The facility shall accommodate in excess of 500 server racks and is due to open in Q3 2011.

The new site, conveniently located at the Staples Corner junction of the M1 (NW2), will see the company’s carbon neutral data center footprint grow to 75,000sq ft and will ensure that UK Grid have one of the largest portfolios of colocation capacity in multiple cities of the UK. As a result of the expansion up to 30 new jobs will be created locally to manage the London One site and help meet client needs. 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

SoftLayer Launches Dedicated Hardware Firewalls

March 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Dedicated Hardware Firewalls 

Hosting ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Hybrid hosting, today announced the introduction of Dedicated Hardware Firewalls, available on demand and without service interruption through the company’s leading Customer Portal. The new offering lets SoftLayer customers protect one, multiple, or all Cloud, Dedicated, and Virtual systems that share the same Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), for just one price.

“Each customer’s environment and operations are unique, with their own specific security needs,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “Our Dedicated Hardware Firewalls provide customers the opportunity to further individualize their network security strategy, gaining even greater uptime, accessibility, and control.”

SoftLayer’s Dedicated Hardware Firewalls stand between an entire VLAN and the Public Network, analyzing and filtering all network traffic. With the company’s simple-to-use Customer Portal, customers can easily configure the firewall settings for the entire VLAN as well as for individual computing systems. The Portal even provides a library of templates for applying protection rules and configurations for specific applications. Current templates include mail and Web services, Parallels® Plesk, and cPanel, with more to be added soon.

“We work hard to empower our customers, giving them total control and security so that nothing gets in the way of their infrastructure doing the job it is supposed to do,” said Kelly Morphis, Development Lead for SoftLayer. “These days malicious network activity happens to everyone. It’s not a matter of if, but when and how much. Dedicated Hardware Firewalls are the best assurance that your systems will be safe from attacks and accessible to legitimate traffic, no matter what gets thrown at you or anyone else on the Internet.”

“Firewalls are significantly important, yet just one part of the multi-tiered security strategy that we call ‘SecurityLayer™’,” said Mr. Day. “With software and hardware solutions, strategic partnerships with industry-leaders, and certified operational procedures, we wrap our services in overlapping layers of security to ward against threats at the physical, network, system, application, and data levels. Each layer fortifies the others.”

For more information about the new Dedicated Hardware Firewalls and other SoftLayer security solutions, please visit www.softlayer.com/solutions/security. Read more

SoftLayer Sample Apps Show Flexibility of Open API

February 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Sample Apps Show Flexibility of Open API 

Hosting BlogSoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and hybrid hosting recently released sample code for Windows® 7 and Mac OS® X apps for monitoring SoftLayer server information. The sample code showcases the versatility and robustness of the company’s leading open Application Protocol Interface (API).

“The Windows 7 Desktop Gadget and Mac OS X Dashboard Widget are great examples of the creative solutions that are possible with our comprehensive API,” said Stephen Johnson, Director of Interface Development for SoftLayer. “It features more than 100 fully-automated provisioning and management services that accommodate the needs of both casual developers and serious IT professionals—truly unleashing the power and flexibility of cloud computing.”

SoftLayer customers can leverage the API to create custom applications or control processes of any size, from small tools like the desktop gadgets to large-scale, infrastructure management workflows that automatically add servers to an environment when demand peaks. The API supports the use of SOAP, REST, and XML-RPC interfaces, and—as an open, standards-based platform—can fully integrate with any third-party or custom application.

“The automation and control is all there, just waiting for the innovative ways our customers will choose to use it,” said Mr. Johnson.

Further details on the SoftLayer API and implementation guidance can be found through the SoftLayer Development Network (SLDN), and its comprehensive blog, wiki, and forums. SLDN brings together SoftLayer engineers, IT professionals, and hobbyists to collaborate on ideas and exchange expertise about the SoftLayer API and how it interfaces with SoftLayer backend systems.

About SoftLayer Technologies
SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand Web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create dedicated, cloud, or seamless hybrid computing environments, leveraging the company’s world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638. Read more

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