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NTT America Selects Trend Micro to Provide Data Protection for Private Cloud Platforms

October 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Selects Trend Micro to Provide Data Protection for Private Cloud Platforms 

Web HostingNEW YORK – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the company has selected SecureCloud from Trend Micro (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704) to provide data protection for enterprise customers using NTT America’s private cloud computing platform.

Using encryption with policy-based key management and unique server validation, SecureCloud is designed to protect sensitive data stored in NTT America’s cloud computing platforms. This protection is also available for hybrid cloud environments which utilize NTT America’s private cloud.

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Peak 10 Advises Businesses to Prepare Disaster Recovery Plans for Hurricane Season

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Peak 10 Advises Businesses to Prepare Disaster Recovery Plans for Hurricane Season 

Hosting ServicesCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Peak 10 Inc., a managed services and cloud provider with world-class data centers, is encouraging businesses to ensure that their disaster recovery plans and business continuity programs are in place for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The annual hurricane season, predicted to demonstrate “above normal” activity levels this year, serves as a timely reminder that natural disasters occur regularly and can cause serious damage to a company’s business.

Peak 10 is urging its clients and other businesses to review their current BC/DR plans, as natural disasters, technical malfunctions, cyber attacks and simple human errors can eradicate a company’s essential data. A thorough DR plan can minimize downtime and the impact it has on employees, partners, customers and a company’s bottom line.
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IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus 

Hosting ServicesLondon, UK – The UK’s end-to-end infrastructure show, IP EXPO, has added a new dedicated focus: SECURITY 11, which will cover IT security in a wider computing context.

SECURITY 11 will cover information security alongside exhibitors from the worlds of cloud computing, storage, wireless, virtualization and IP networking. Attendees can explore the impact security has on developing IT infrastructure and discuss the latest tools and procedures being developed to meet the security challenges posed by these disparate–yet interconnected–technology areas. Read more

Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offerings with Private Cloud Architecture Course

June 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offerings with Private Cloud Architecture Course 

Webmaster ToolboxRALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has launched a new Red Hat Training course focused on building skills to launch world-class private cloud deployments using Red Hat technology and solutions. The Red Hat Cloud Architecture course trains participants on a range of skills needed to plan, build and manage private clouds. It brings together the full suite of Red Hat products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Network Satellite, JBoss Operations Network and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. Red Hat Cloud Architecture (CL350) is the first published course in Red Hat’s cloud curriculum and is expected to be followed this fall by an additional course focused on Red Hat’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product, Red Hat CloudForms.

With the Red Hat Cloud Architecture training course, organizations working to develop and implement a private cloud strategy will learn how Red Hat’s modular and open technology portfolio can be integrated into their cloud architecture. The two-day course is designed for IT architects who require a detailed understanding of Red Hat cloud capabilities and wish to gain the knowledge needed to select the right components and develop applications for their organization’s private cloud. Students will participate in a detailed task-oriented, hands-on introduction to IaaS clouds by exploring a private cloud computing reference architecture built with Red Hat solutions. Throughout the course, students will perform tasks with this private cloud including deploying hypervisor hosts, deploying virtual machines in the cloud and managing the virtual machine lifecycle and resources. The course targets experienced IT professionals who are responsible for using Red Hat technologies to deploy in the cloud and technical decision-makers seeking a technical overview of Red Hat’s private IaaS cloud reference architecture. Read more

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

NTT America Features New Enterprise Cloud Solution at Gartner IT Infrastructure

June 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Features New Enterprise Cloud Solution at Gartner IT Infrastructure 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – NTT America, a global infrastructure services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, today announced the company will feature the NTT America Enterprise Cloud at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit, June 13-15, 2011, at booth Q, at the Peabody Orlando, in Orlando, FL.

The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Management Summit 2011 delivers the strategies, tactics and how-to recommendations needed to take the right course of action and ensure that the I&O organization is operating at its best. Read more

SoftLayer Launches Ksplice Uptrack

June 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Ksplice Uptrack 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced it has added Ksplice® Uptrack to its wide range of available services. The powerful Linux operating system (OS) add-on enables kernel security updates to be installed on SoftLayer Dedicated Servers or CloudLayer® Computing instances in seconds, while systems are running with no reboot required.

“We’re excited to offer customers the advantages that Ksplice provides for managing their Linux systems,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “Now, there is no need to delay updates to maximize uptime on your production environments. You don’t even have to reboot to set Ksplice up the first time.”

Ksplice Uptrack collects Linux updates from all major vendors, converts each into a rebootless update, and then publishes the updates to Ksplice Uptrack servers for seamless download and installation. Ksplice operates at the object code layer, enabling it to transform many traditional source code patches into hot updates with little or no programmer involvement. Key features include:

– Virtualization support for VMware®, Parallels® Virtuozzo, Citrix® Xen®, and more
– Compatibility with control panels and third-party kernel modules
– Rollback capability to instantly reverse any update
– Performance neutrality, not requiring a persistently running process
– Convenient browser-based tool for seeing if systems are up to date

In addition, Ksplice Uptrack servers are on the SoftLayer private network, streamlining installation for SoftLayer customers and using no metered bandwidth for installation.

Ksplice Uptrack can be ordered today for new servers at www.softlayer.com or for existing servers through the SoftLayer Customer Portal. Read more

VMware Helps Move Customers Using SAP® Solutions to Virtualized Environments with HP Converged Infrastructure

June 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on VMware Helps Move Customers Using SAP® Solutions to Virtualized Environments with HP Converged Infrastructure 

Webmaster ToolboxPALO ALTO, Calif. — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the availability of solutions that will enable customers using SAP® solutions to easily migrate to virtualized infrastructure powered by VMware and HP technologies.  These solutions, which include HP reference architectures for use with SAP solutions, are designed to increase agility, performance and scalability of running SAP applications while reducing capital and operating costs – helping customers accelerate their journey to the cloud.

Customers looking to refresh their current hardware, migrate from proprietary platforms or deploy SAP solutions for the first time can benefit from virtualizing SAP solutions on the VMware platform, increasing availability of SAP applications and supporting key business processes more efficiently. Read more

SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting provider, today announced its sponsorship of the non-profit anti-malware organization StopBadware. Founded in 2006, StopBadware provides tools and resources that help website owners, Web hosting providers, end users, and URL blacklist operators fulfill their respective roles in defending the Web against badware. The organization’s services include:

  • Badware Website Clearinghouse
  • Independent review process
  • Tips for users and website owners
  • Community forum
  • Guidelines and definitions
  • Web hosting best practices
  • Aggregated data & badware trends
  • Reports and insights

“SoftLayer recently demonstrated their commitment to combating badware by supporting our best practices for Web hosting providers,” said Maxim Weinstein, Executive Director of StopBadware. “We’re excited they have elected to extend their support by becoming a StopBadware sponsor.”

“We are proud to sponsor StopBadware,” said Sean Charnock, Senior Vice President of Business Development for SoftLayer. “More than 22 million websites are hosted on SoftLayer’s infrastructure, making us one of the largest providers in the world. With such a reach, we believe it is our duty to strengthen efforts to protect the Internet for everyone.”

SoftLayer joins industry leaders Google, Mozilla, PayPal, and Verizon in supporting StopBadware, which last year spun off from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Earlier this month, the organization released best practices that guide hosting providers in responding to malware reports. This report is available in full at http://stopbadware.org/home/webhost. Read more

Rackspace Hosting to Offer Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Hosting to Offer Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, announced at Citrix Summit 2011 today the availability of the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform. The hosted virtual desktop platform utilizes Rackspace’s comprehensive hosting services and may be paired with industry leading desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix and other joint channel partners. The offering enables customers to host their virtual desktops on their choice of dedicated and/or cloud solutions.

The market for hosted virtual desktop platforms is growing considerably as virtual desktops are increasingly adopted in the enterprise.  In fact, Gartner expects mainstream adoption of virtual desktops to take place in 2012 through 2014, with 70 million users by 2014[i]. Desktop virtualization solutions, such as Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp™, deliver on-demand virtual desktops and applications anywhere users are and on almost any device, including PCs, smartphones, and even tablets. Because of this, virtual desktops can provide:
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