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SoftLayer to Offer Microsoft WebMatrix to Its Customers

September 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer to Offer Microsoft WebMatrix to Its Customers 

Web Hosting ToolboxDALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, an innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced that the company is making the Microsoft WebMatrix development platform available to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 users. WebMatrix is an all-inclusive, free tool that includes everything developers need to create, customize, and publish websites.

Key features and advantages include:
– Create, customize, and publish websites and applications
– Build easily with apps like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Umbraco, and more
– Deploy ASP.NET and PHP apps on the same server
– Support MySQL and Microsoft SQL databases
– Increase visibility with search engine optimization tools and reports
– Get online with one-click website and database publishing

“Microsoft WebMatrix provides SoftLayer customers an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for Web development,” said Andrew Maten, Vice President of IS Windows Systems for SoftLayer. “The WebMatrix platform was designed to streamline Web development environments—simply and easily integrating a suite of development applications.”

“We are excited to see Softlayer bring the value and benefits of Windows Server and WebMatrix to its customers,” said Gavriella Schuster, General Manager, U.S. Server Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Corp.. “With the integration of WebMatrix, Softlayer customers will benefit from quick configuration and access to a very powerful and flexible web development platform.”

WebMatrix can be easily added to any new SoftLayer Dedicated Server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 when ordering through the company’s website or Customer Portal. Users simply select Microsoft Windows Server as the operating system and add WebMatrix as an OS-Specific Add-on at the time of ordering. After the server is provisioned, the WebMatrix installation package can be downloaded through a link in the Customer Portal.

For a limited time, SoftLayer is offering a special introductory promotion for WebMatrix customers. The first 1,000 new dedicated servers or CloudLayer instances ordered with any version of Microsoft Windows Server R2 + WebMatrix installed will receive a combined credit of $40 per month for the first six months. Read more

Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution 

Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, Texas – To further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Dell today announced the first available cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform—the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Customers seeking alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models can now utilize the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.

The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. Tested, validated, and supported by Dell, the reference architecture is based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers, which capture the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, while being engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Read more

Microsoft Introduces Solutions to Help Partners Build New Business With Cloud Computing

July 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Microsoft Introduces Solutions to Help Partners Build New Business With Cloud Computing 

Hosting ServicesLOS ANGELES — Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 (WPC), senior leaders from Microsoft Corp. discussed how partners can benefit from the transition to cloud computing by helping customers improve agility, focus on business goals and reduce costs.

“Cloud computing is as big a transformation as we have ever seen and, together with our partners, Microsoft will help customers through the shift,” said Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. “By betting on Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to cloud computing, partners can embrace this transformation and build strong and vibrant practices that will advance how business gets done.” Read more

Parallels Automation Delivers Microsoft Office 365 Services

July 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Automation Delivers Microsoft Office 365 Services 

Hosting ServicesLos Angeles — Hosting and cloud service enablement leader Parallels® today announced syndication for Microsoft Office 365 through its flagship Parallels Automation. Parallels Automation automates delivery, provisioning, and billing of service delivery,and this support will now extend to Office 365.

Building on Parallels’ years of experience and success in helping Microsoft partners derive profit from the cloud, this represents the fastest way for service providers to bring Office 365 to the market and accelerate time to revenue and profitability. Read more

UKFast and Microsoft Navigate the Clouds

June 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on UKFast and Microsoft Navigate the Clouds 

Webmaster ToolboxManchester, UK – The majority of business owners who have not invested in cloud technology admit that they are mystified by the jargon that surrounds the industry. They also say that they are concerned about security and performance if they migrate their websites and personal data to the cloud.  Responding to this concern, UKFast has run a series of round table events and produced a report that seeks to demystify the cloud for SMEs.

“There are so many terms being bandied around, it’s no wonder that people are confused,” says Lawrence Jones, managing director of UKFast. As a member of the Cloud Industry Forum, the hosting specialist decided to bring together leaders from across the industry and create literature and a suite of products that would make transition to this platform easier for managing directors. Read more

Interxion, Microsoft, KPN International, NL-ix and HP Launch Cloud Testlab

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion, Microsoft, KPN International, NL-ix and HP Launch Cloud Testlab 

Webmaster ToolboxAMSTERDAM – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, together with, Microsoft, KPN International, NL-ix and HP today announced the launch of the Cloud Testlab, a turnkey cloud hosting test environment for service providers, combining industry-leading software, systems, connectivity and colocation capabilities. The collaboration is designed to enable hosting providers to develop cloud services and virtualised environments for their customers at high speed and with best-in-class performance guarantees.

The first platform deployed in the Cloud Testlab is the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center (DDC) Toolkit for Hosters, which is built on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and Microsoft System Center. The toolkit enables hosters to establish service level agreements (SLAs) and create portals that customers can use to directly provision, manage, and monitor their infrastructure. Setup and testing of Microsoft’s Cloud solution for hosters is offered free of charge for a limited period and is available throughout Europe.   Read more

Server-Logix Announces New Partnership With SoftLayer

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Server-Logix Announces New Partnership With SoftLayer 

Webmaster ToolboxBOLTON, ONTARIO – Server-Logix, a Nuisoft hosting division announces it’s long awaited partnership with the leader of the high end dedicated server, SoftLayer Technologies Inc. Nuisoft Systems Inc. is a registered partner of many advanced and innovative corporations including Microsoft, 3Com, Ubuntu, Redhat, and others. Since 2006, Server-Logix have offered complex and innovating solutions for personal, small buisness, and corporate by operating out of data centers located in Montreal and Toronto.. This partnership will allow Server-Logix to offer it’s premiere services in other regions of the world, while maintaining and exponentially improving our cutting-edge network and hardware.

SoftLayer’s state of the art, low latency, redudant data centers have astonished many customers and companies over the years and we are honored to offer this level of service. All data centers will have multiple power feeds, fiber links, dedicated generators, battery backups.and all data centers are SAS 70 Type II certified. Additionally, this highly-beneficial partnership will add ten (10) new points of presence for our clients, numerous geographically diverse data centers, over two thousand gigabytes of network capacity, and will lower latency to thousands of web visitors who browse our clients’ corporate web servers. 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

VISI and Microsoft to Co-Host SaaS Seminar on May 5th, 2011

April 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on VISI and Microsoft to Co-Host SaaS Seminar on May 5th, 2011 

Webmaster ToolboxEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Business executives seeking to explore Software as a Service applications are invited and encouraged to attend a complimentary breakfast seminar at Microsoft’s Bloomington office on May 5, 2011.

VISI and Microsoft are partnering to co-host the seminar, entitled Leveraging Partners to SaaS-Enable Your Business. The seminar is designed to provide business executives with practical information regarding Software as a Service. Topics include understanding the SaaS model, the challenges in offering a SaaS application, key considerations when choosing a hosting partner, and what business leaders need to know to optimize results from an SaaS initiative. Read more

ARIN and Microsoft Recognize Transfer of IP Addresses Per Community Policy

April 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on ARIN and Microsoft Recognize Transfer of IP Addresses Per Community Policy 

Webmaster ToolboxChantilly, VA – The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced that Microsoft and ARIN have reached agreement that certain Internet Protocol (IP) number resources being transferred to Microsoft from the Nortel bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware will be placed under a registration services agreement between ARIN and Microsoft.

ARIN President and CEO John Curran stated he was pleased that Microsoft has followed the Internet community’s adopted policies for such transfers: “Microsoft has demonstrated important leadership in this matter, and ARIN is pleased to be working with them for the good of the Internet community.” Read more

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