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Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia

May 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Expands Into Asia 

Webmaster ToolboxTokyo, Japan and Fremont, Calif. – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has significantly expanded its network reach in Asia with connections to the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP) and the Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX).

Hurricane Electric’s expanded connectivity to Japanese networks provides reduced latency and improved fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities.  The added direct connectivity paths also increase the reach of Hurricane Electric’s next-generation (IPv6) Internet infrastructure and services.   Read more

PayPal Adopts SmarterTrack Help Desk for Internal Support and Customer Service Communications

May 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on PayPal Adopts SmarterTrack Help Desk for Internal Support and Customer Service Communications 

Webmaster ToolboxPHOENIX — Software developer SmarterTools Inc. today announced that global e-commerce provider PayPal has adopted the SmarterTrack help desk to manage internal support and customer service issues for thousands of agents in its European and North American operations centers.

“We are excited that PayPal chose SmarterTrack as a solution for their internal communication needs,” said Jeff Hardy, vice-president of business operations at SmarterTools. “The implementation at PayPal is a great example of SmarterTrack resonating with businesses of any size—from smaller companies accessing SmarterTrack as a service at our datacenter to large enterprise organizations implementing SmarterTrack on site in a fully distributed and load-balanced architecture.” 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

Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange

May 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Announces Second European Network Expansion in Two Months with Connection to Equinix Paris Exchange 

Webmaster ToolboxParis – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and colocation provider, announced that it has connected to the Equinix Paris Exchange.

The expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to improve fault tolerance, load balancing and congestion management infrastructure capabilities in its next-generation IP access services.  It will also enable Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or “peer,” with Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone. Read more

Q9 Opens New Kamloops Data Center

April 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q9 Opens New Kamloops Data Center 

Hosting ReviewsKamloops, BC – Less than two months after opening the first phase of its new 240,000 square foot data centre in Brampton, Ontario, Q9 Networks Inc. has expanded again, opening the first two phases of a six megawatt data centre site in Kamloops, British Columbia. Initiated as part of the previously announced agreement with HP Advanced Solutions Inc. to provide data centre services to the British Columbia government, the new facility opened at 9:00am on April 1, 2011 as originally scheduled two years ago.  It will serve private sector as well as public sector customers in Western Canada.

“To my knowledge, we are the only data centre company in Canada to have ever completed back-to-back builds of this scale,” says Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. “The fact that they were both completed on time is a testament to our unique in-house design and build team; a team that allows us to deliver critical customer capacity in very aggressive timeframes. With the Kamloops opening, we have delivered on our commitment to HP Advanced Solutions. We are also excited about the opportunity to serve new and existing business customers in Vancouver and across Western Canada from the new Kamloops location.” Read more

Hosting.com Partners with Coyote Point to Provide Customers High Performance Application Traffic Management

February 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hosting.com Partners with Coyote Point to Provide Customers High Performance Application Traffic Management 

Hosting BlogDenver, CO – Hosting.com, the leading provider of cloud hosting and recovery services, today announced its partnership with network solutions provider Coyote Point Systems, Inc.  Coyote Point’s load balancing products set the industry standard by providing cost-effective, secure and reliable traffic management solutions.

Hosting.com Cloud, Dedicated and Colocation customers utilize the Dedicated Load Balancing solution for improved application response time and uptime.  By dynamically distributing traffic across the web servers, the uptime of client applications and websites is dramatically improved.   Dedicated load balancing is an ideal solution for customers with multiple web servers, customers expecting an increase in web traffic and those that require high availability for their mission-critical applications. Read more

Q9 Opens New Toronto Data Center

February 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q9 Opens New Toronto Data Center 

Hosting BlogTORONTO – Q9 Networks Inc. (Q9) raises the bar again and further solidifies its leadership position with the opening of its sixth data center in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In response to strong demand, two phases comprising two megawatts of critical customer capacity were built, instead of the single phase originally planned. The second phase is scheduled to open later this quarter.

Q9 will invest $125 million in the new 240,000 square foot data center, representing the company’s largest-ever investment in new data center capacity serving the GTA. Located adjacent to Q9’s existing Brampton data centers, the new facility creates Canada’s largest commercial data center campus with capacity in place today to support eight megawatts of critical customer load. Capacity is being built out in phases, with sufficient expansion available on-site to support an ultimate capacity of more than 15 megawatts on the same campus. 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

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