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Q9 to Participate in World IPv6 Day

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q9 to Participate in World IPv6 Day 

Webmaster ToolboxTORONTO – Q9 Networks is pleased to announce that after two years of planning and a 12-month deployment project, it has successfully implemented IPv6 throughout all of its data centers. As part of the upgrade project, Q9 is also now in a position to support customer networking requirements up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps).

IPv6 is a new Internet addressing protocol that will enable the continued rapid growth of the Internet.  The new protocol provides a number of benefits, including almost unlimited addressing capacity and better security. On June 8, 2011, Q9 will join with other leading Internet industry participants and the Internet Society in supporting “World IPv6 Day”, a global trial of the new protocol. Read more

Interoute London Hosting Center Attains PCI DSS Accreditation

May 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Interoute London Hosting Center Attains PCI DSS Accreditation 

Webmaster ToolboxLondon, UK – Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest advanced next-generation network, today announced that it has achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for its London data center. PCI DSS is a security standard for online credit card transactions set out by the PCI Security Standard Council, founded by leading credit card organisations including American Express, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa.

Interoute attained compliance through an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for its managed hosting solution.   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

GigeNET Cloud Plans to Release Version 3

April 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on GigeNET Cloud Plans to Release Version 3 

Hosting ReviewsArlington Heights, IL – GigeNETCloud, the Illinois-based Cloud Server provider, announced that its GigeNETCloud with its newly added features is the best and most feature rich Cloud environment on the market today” and since that announcement GigeNETCloud has been adding more features, increased reliability and now featuring a new White Label Reseller Panel plus the expected release of version 3.

“The newest version once again puts everyone on notice. Snapshots, VPN access, RDNS, Clone your Cloud from a Snapshot we are moving and moving fast,” said Ameen Pishdadi, GigeNET CTO. “With our Infrastructure and continued updates and improvements coming out every other week, we are definitely one of the front runners in Cloud Computing. GigeNETCloud customers are receiving the best options in the industry for the best possible price.” Read more

Six tips for protecting critical data against Advanced Evasion Techniques

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Six tips for protecting critical data against Advanced Evasion Techniques 

Web Hosting BlogLONDON, UK – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity solutions, discovered Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs) last year. Since then, it has been verified that the threat posed by AETs to organisation’s critical data capital and systems is constantly evolving and dynamic. Here Stonesoft shares six tips for organisations to protect their critical data assets and systems against Advanced Evasion Techniques.

Evasions are a way to bypass network intrusion prevention systems (IPS) or any security device that is supposed to do network traffic inspection. As such, evasion techniques have been known for a long time. However, when Stonesoft discovered the AETs – a new threat category that existing network security systems are not able to detect – the information and the first 23 samples were quickly delivered to the Computer Emergency Response Team CERT-FI and later announced to the public. Stonesoft has recently shared 124 newly discovered samples with CERT-FI. However, this was just the tip of the iceberg. Read more

Cloud Hosting Security Service Unveiled By StratoGen

March 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cloud Hosting Security Service Unveiled By StratoGen 

Hosting ToolboxEast Sussex, UK – Cloud hosting company StratoGen today launched a range of security features designed to enhance cloud security and help prevent malicious attacks.

The new service called SharpLock is free and available exclusively on StratoGen’s VMware hosting service. SharpLock acts as an additional firewall to protect administrator access to your cloud hosting account using a range of sophisticated security measures. Read more

Array Networks Introduces Next-Generation Application Delivery Controllers

March 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on Array Networks Introduces Next-Generation Application Delivery Controllers 

Hosting ToolboxMILPITAS, CA — Array Networks Inc., a global leader in optimized application access, security and delivery, today announced the immediate availability of its next-generation APV Series application delivery controllers that offer 50-300% better performance than similarly configured and comparably priced alternatives from its closest competitor. Consisting of eight new purpose-built appliances, the Array APV Series offers an unbeatable combination of features, price and performance for enterprise and mid-market businesses.

APV2600 and APV5600 appliances provide 100-300% better performance than similarly configured and comparably priced alternatives. With throughput in the range of 4 to 10 Gbps and supporting between 4 and 8M concurrent connections, mid-range APV Series appliances integrate high-end capabilities including SSL acceleration, TCP multiplexing, dynamic caching, selective compression and high-speed HTTP processing to raise the bar for mid-line, enterprise-class application delivery. Read more

Nexcess Announces Magento Cluster Hosting Solutions

March 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Nexcess Announces Magento Cluster Hosting Solutions 

Hosting BlogAnn Arbor, MI – Nexcess, an Enterprise Magento Hosting Partner with facilities in Dearborn, MI, has announced a new line of managed cluster solutions designed to work specifically for web sites that use the Magento shopping cart platform.

The company’s fresh options for Magento cluster hosting are designed with the scalability needs of large, enterprise clients in mind, providing the technical platform for limitless growth potential on successful Magento shops. Additionally, these complex hosting arrangements will provide increased security measures to protect sensitive financial data via private firewall and intrusion detection appliances, the securing of database and file servers behind the Nexcess private network, and private VPN access for the site’s owners. Read more

Array Networks Unveils Ultra-Scalable 60Gbps Application Delivery Controller

February 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Array Networks Unveils Ultra-Scalable 60Gbps Application Delivery Controller 

Hosting BlogMILPITAS, CA — Array Networks Inc., Array Networks Inc., a global leader in optimized application access, security and delivery, today announced the immediate availability of its next-generation, 60Gbps application delivery controller (ADC) appliance. The APV9650 delivers more L4 throughput, more Layer 7 throughput and unbeatable price-performance as compared to the closest competing ADC appliance. As capable as it is fast, the APV9650 also introduces key enhancements for optimizing service delivery and lowering costs in the enterprise and service provider data center.

Powered by Array’s SpeedCore application delivery platform, the APV9650 leverages a parallelized, multi-core architecture to pack maximum scalability and performance into a compact, energy-efficient form factor. Notable advancements include 2048-bit SSL encryption for accelerating performance and standards compliance, virtual environment integration and 10Gig Ethernet for an affordable route to data center modernization, IPv6 for creating headroom to profit from explosive growth in mobility, and high-speed HTTP processing to enable real-time application velocity for millions of concurrent users. 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

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