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Software Developer Synapse Corporation Chooses INetU to Provide Dedicated Support for Level 1 PCI Compliance

September 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Software Developer Synapse Corporation Chooses INetU to Provide Dedicated Support for Level 1 PCI Compliance 

Web Hosting ToolboxALLENTOWN, PA – Software developer Synapse Corporation has switched its managed hosting provider to INetU to receive dedicated account support and security monitoring services that achieve Level 1 PCI compliance. INetU is hosting the Synapse Gateway, which gives merchants access to their transactions with a highly functional user interface.

With INetU, Synapse receives a personal Chief Hosting Officer (CHO) that tends to their particular hosting needs – a luxury they never experienced with their previous provider.

“Having a dedicated Chief Hosting Officer is ideal because they proactively know exactly what we need, whether it’s hardware or security,” said Synapse Corporation Chief Technology Officer Kyle Biggs. “When you call INetU, your CHO is on the phone in seconds and the personal knowledge they have with your business is a huge timesaver – we practically finish each other’s sentences at this point.”

With its previous provider, Synapse Corporation felt like just another number rather than a valued customer that could not afford to be kept waiting. A customer service phone call would result in being bounced around to different support personnel who had no previous interaction or relationship with the company.

“It was hard to do business while waiting for messages to be returned,” said Biggs. “INetU was more than happy to offer Synapse the personal support, timely troubleshooting and customized hosting solution it requires.”

In addition to dedicated personal customer service, Synapse Corporation also looked to INetU to meet the company’s unique security support necessary to maintain Level 1 PCI compliance. INetU handles all of Synapse Corporation’s auditing and monitoring software, something the company’s old provider didn’t perform. INetU proactively contacts them in minutes should any security issues arise. This service allows Synapse Corporation to free up resources and focus on what they do best. Read more

PacificHost partners with StopTheHacker to offer Website Security

July 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on PacificHost partners with StopTheHacker to offer Website Security 

Hosting ServicesElk Grove, CA – PacificHost, a leading provider of Linux-based cPanel hosting solutions for video and social media websites, announced on Monday it has partnered with website security services provider, StopTheHacker. The partnership integrates PacificHost services with services offered by StopTheHacker to protect the online reputation of websites and e-businesses.

With StopTheHacker, clients will have the ability to easily enable features that will protect them from being blacklisted or even hacked. The service also monitors the website reputation daily to ensure the websites position in major search engines such as Google. Read more

STRATO Enters into Cloud Application Business with Open-Xchange

July 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on STRATO Enters into Cloud Application Business with Open-Xchange 

Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, a leader in business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced an agreement with STRATO, Europe’s second-largest web host and services provider, bringing integrated online communication and teamwork to hosting customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, U.K., France and Italy.

As of today, STRATO starts to provision Open-Xchange business-class webmail to all its shared-webhosting customers, which include more than 5 million email accounts. Existing and new STRATO customers will have access to the powerful AJAX-based email, contact and calendar management functionality as part of their hosting package. Users benefit from a single and central communication application, which integrates personal contacts from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn or Xing, as well as email from external email accounts like Google Mail, GMX or Yahoo! Mail without any further interaction. The cloud-based application can be accessed with a standard Internet browser (without installing software) and via any PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone. Read more

Advenware Launches eCommerce SaaS with Online Tech’s PCI Compliant Managed Cloud

June 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Advenware Launches eCommerce SaaS with Online Tech’s PCI Compliant Managed Cloud 

Webmaster ToolboxRogersville, Missouri – Advenware, an e-commerce website developer, has chosen to host their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution on Online Tech’s fully managed cloud. The managed cloud hosting service passed PCI DSS Level 3 penetration testing to meet PCI compliance standards.

As Timothy Buttram, Advenware CEO & Chief Programmer, was searching for a server to host his new SaaS e-commerce platform on, he ran into some challenges. He wanted the ability to increase server capacity on demand as his business grew and avoid customer downtime that is associated with a colocation or dedicated server. So, he knew that cloud computing would be the perfect solution. However, part of his hosting requirements was to achieve PCI compliance. Read more

Interxion and CoreSite Announce Transatlantic Cloud Computing Data Center Alliance

June 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interxion and CoreSite Announce Transatlantic Cloud Computing Data Center Alliance 

Webmaster Toolbox – AMSTERDAM – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, today announced a cloud computing-focused data center alliance with CoreSite (NYSE: COR), a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers. The alliance addresses dual-continent demand from cloud companies looking for data center space in Europe and the U.S. as well as cloud customers of both companies looking to expand internationally. The transatlantic cloud data center alliance reduces the risk and challenges involved with international data center sourcing between Europe and the U.S. with Interxion and CoreSite providing a seamless sourcing process and similar cloud-optimized peering/network access and colocation environments.

A leading information communication technology analysts firm, The 451 Group, expects the cloud computing industry (including SaaS) to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24%, reaching $16.7B in the year 2013. CoreSite and Interxion address this demand with 1.8 million square feet in key cloud computing markets such as Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin, Zurich, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, and Northern Virginia, in addition to other European and North American locations. The companies offer similar cloud-optimized data center design, including carrier-neutral, network-dense colocation environments, abundant power, uptime greater than 99.999%, and advances in energy efficiency and security. Read more

Verio Launches Windows VPS Solution Exclusively for Channel Partners at Annual viaVerio Partner Summit

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verio Launches Windows VPS Solution Exclusively for Channel Partners at Annual viaVerio Partner Summit 

Webmaster ToolboxBOCA RATON, Fla. Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including outsourced hosted IT solutions, application hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), announced today at the viaVerio Partner Summit the availability of its new Windows® VPS solution.

Building upon the company’s portfolio of Advanced VPS/MPS suite of products, Verio’s new Windows VPS solutions will meet the growing demand of Windows-based hosting products which are critical to addressing the needs of small business customers. Built upon a strong, Windows-based architecture, Verio’s Windows VPS enables users to deploy a variety of Windows solutions on a unique platform that includes superior hardware and sophisticated technology ideal for hosted IT solutions. Users have the ability to configure a Windows environment – no matter what the business need whether it’s powering larger websites, delivering a wide range of applications, or enabling a dedicated file server.

Key features of Verio’s Windows VPS include:

Resources and Best-in-Class Features – Reliability, fast load times, and the high performance necessary to meet user demand and address a variety of technical situations
Performance – Flexibility to install, manage and serve applications in a Windows environment that is also ideal for general IT computing
Bandwidth – Bandwidth at no additional charge to save small businesses money
PCI Compliance – Meet PCI compliance faster with an advanced firewall and full control of the net stack – giving them control over information storage and data sharing

“Our VPS solutions continue to be an integral part of our partners’ product portfolio and the introduction of Windows VPS provides them with a flexible IT architecture in a Windows-based environment,” said Steve Renda, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Verio. “This flexibility is ideal for helping partners manage multiple IT computing requirements while at the same time, expanding new business opportunities.” Read more

SMB’s Lack of Knowledge of IT, Including Cloud Computing, Prohibits Adoption Even with Plans to Maintain or Increase Technology Spend

May 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on SMB’s Lack of Knowledge of IT, Including Cloud Computing, Prohibits Adoption Even with Plans to Maintain or Increase Technology Spend 

Webmaster ToolboxCENTENNIAL, COLORADO & WASHINGTON – “You don’t know what you don’t know” may be the expression most appropriate for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) when it comes to the benefits of technology and their business, according to an independent survey of more than 500 SMB decision makers released at National Small Business Week.

The study, commissioned by Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, showed that more than two-thirds of respondents are uncertain if they will purchase a Cloud solution in the near future. However, despite this lack of knowledge, respondents seek the benefits of a Cloud offering, with 21 percent citing the ability to share resources and 20 percent citing on-demand resources as important, showcasing a need for education on Cloud benefits specific to small businesses.

With the proper knowledge and education on Cloud technology, 20 percent of decision makers stated they were likely or very likely to implement a Cloud Computing solution in the next twelve months while almost 10 percent were likely or very likely to implement in the next three months.

“This data clearly demonstrates that there continues to be a need for educating SMBs on the benefits of Cloud and more importantly, correlating those benefits to their current IT requirements,” said Mitch Merrifield, Senior Director of Managed Computing Solutions for Verio. “SMBs want to drive efficiencies, and Cloud technologies are some of the most innovative solutions to assist them in doing that.”

The survey also found that 19 percent of SMB decision makers are looking to cut technology costs, an improvement from 30 percent from last year, so the SMB appetite to purchase IT solutions continues to grow. Other findings include a sustained focus on building out and maintaining IT infrastructure as well.

“There are several considerations, including use cases, benefits, applications and purchasing, when SMBs are deciding how to best implement IT solutions such as Cloud,” continued Merrifield. “We believe as their understanding of these key factors and benefits evolve, this will significantly contribute to the adoption of Cloud technologies in 2011 and beyond.”
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ExoIS and Rapid7 Announce Panel Discussion on PCI in the Cloud

May 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on ExoIS and Rapid7 Announce Panel Discussion on PCI in the Cloud 

Webmaster ToolboxSANTA CLARA, CA – ExoIS, a leading provider of information security and compliance services and products and PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), and Rapid7, a leading provider of unified vulnerability management and penetration testing solutions, today announced that the companies will co-host a PCI panel discussion in San Jose, California on Friday, June 10, 2011 to bring together industry professionals who are looking to migrate PCI environments to the cloud.

The PCI in the Cloud event will be held at the historic Hayes Mansion in San Jose with registration to open at 2:30 p.m., the panel discussion to occur from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and cocktail and hors d’oeuvres on the patio to conclude the event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Product overviews and demos will be made available during the networking session. Read more

Verio Announces Agenda for Annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011

May 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verio Announces Agenda for Annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011 

Webmaster ToolboxCENTENNIAL, Colo. Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including web hosting, application hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), today announced the agenda and speakers for the annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida. Registration is still open for the event and partners interested in registering can click here.

Verio’s annual Partner Summit will offer a combination of keynote presentations, business-building tracks led by industry experts and interactive product sessions helping partners to navigate new business opportunities. The primary goal of the Summit is to deliver informational topics that partners can utilize immediately to expand their service offering and maximize profitability.

At this year’s Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts including:

CJ McClanahan – Reachmore – will outline to partners how to sell more solutions to existing customers while providing new revenue streams in the process. The session will also highlight a simple system for setting powerful goals that provide clarity and vision for a company’s success.

Ed Turi – Turi Business Coaching- will highlight how partners can effectively incorporate automation tools and processes to free up valuable time so they can focus on growing their business instead of managing their business.

Brandon Kennington – Bluekube Technologies and Matt Dotson- Momenta – will outline how partners can work more efficiently in the areas of Marketing, Sales, Operations and Delivery, to surpass their competition.

Matt Smith – The Contractor’s Friend – will provide best practices on how partners can build and harness the value of their Sales Funnel.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in peer led panel sessions and hear first-hand about the success of selling Verio’s solutions from current Verio partners. To view the complete agenda for this event, click here.

In addition to learning from market luminaries during the event, attendees will also have the ability to meet with event sponsors including:
• Accrisoft
• CM4all
• cPanel
• GlowTouch
• CompTIA
• Parallels
• ShopSite
• Trend Micro
• TZO
• VMware Zimbra Read more

DiscountASP.NET Attains Microsoft Gold Hosting Competency Status in the Microsoft Partner Network

May 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on DiscountASP.NET Attains Microsoft Gold Hosting Competency Status in the Microsoft Partner Network 

Webmaster ToolboxPasadena, CA – DiscountASP.NET, a leader in hosting solutions for .NET developers, today announced it has achieved a Gold Hosting Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

DiscountASP.NET provides two types of hosting solutions for .NET developers. DiscountASP.NET offers cutting-edge ASP.NET web hosting on the latest Windows stack, including support for Windows 2008, ASP.NET 4, MVC 3, Razor View Engine, WebMatrix, and web deploy. DiscountASP.NET also offers a SaaS solution for source control with Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) hosting. Hosted TFS allows single or multiple developers to use familiar Visual Studio development tools to manage source control and track work items and bugs. Read more

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