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Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation 

Web Hosting BlogOREGON — Six companies that own and operate some of the largest networks in the world — Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo! — announced today the formation of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Joining these six founding companies in creating ONF are 17 member companies, including major equipment vendors, networking and virtualization software suppliers, and chip technology providers.

In the past two decades, enormous innovation has taken place on top of the Internet architecture. Email, e-commerce, search, social networks, cloud computing, and the web as we know it are all good examples. While networking technologies have also evolved in this time, the ONF believes that more rapid innovation is needed. SDN fulfills this need by enabling innovation in all kinds of networks — including data centers, wide area telecommunication networks, wireless networks, enterprises and in homes — through relatively simple software changes. SDN thus gives owners and operators of networks better control over their networks, allowing them to optimize network behavior to best serve their and their customers’ needs. For instance, in data centers SDN can be used to reduce energy usage by allowing some routers to be powered down during off-peak periods. Read more

Microsoft, Yahoo! Change Search Landscape

August 2, 2009 by · Comments Off on Microsoft, Yahoo! Change Search Landscape 

Web Hosting ToolsSUNNYVALE, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. — Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

For Web users and advertisers, this deal will accelerate the pace and breadth of innovation by combining both companies’ complementary strengths and search platforms into a market competitor with the scale to fuel sustained development in search and search advertising. Users will find what they care about faster and with more personal relevance. Microsoft’s competitive search platforms will lead to more value for advertisers, better results for web publishers, and increased innovation and efficiency across the Internet.

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New Online Marketing Platform – Declares Independence for Businesses

June 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on New Online Marketing Platform – Declares Independence for Businesses 

AITWebsite ToolsFayetteville NC – In the current economy, many businesses are bringing their marketing and PR efforts in-house and targeting their consumers directly in an effort to cut costs and improve ROI. According to the Center for Media Research this move to be independent is being shaped by “four trends impacting consumer-centric marketing: consumer adoption of new, low cost distribution formats such as social networks and opt-in email, a shift in advertiser spending to highly targeted online venues, the migration to cost-cutting virtualized platforms and the emergence of new capabilities due to game-changing moves by both new entrants and existing players”.

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AIT’s Enterprise Class hosting plans boast over 2gbs of RAM, 250gbs of disk space, unlimited data transfer, Ready4Design2007 web design software, MCART e-commerce platform, and guaranteed web traffic that is relevant to any business. These features and many others are supported by dedicated resources using IBM hardware and VMware starting for less than $50 a month during the months of June and July of 2009, visit www.ait.com/dedicatedhosting.php for more information about this alternative to the Enterprise Hosting Plan.

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Yahoo! Launches Cloud Computing with the Availability of Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop

June 11, 2009 by · Comments Off on Yahoo! Launches Cloud Computing with the Availability of Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop 

WebHost ToolsSUNNYVALE, Calif. – Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced the availability of the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop at the Second Annual Hadoop Summit. The Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop is based on code available from the Apache Hadoop project, an open source project of the Apache Software Foundation. Hadoop is a distributed file system and parallel execution environment that enables its users to process massive amounts of data. In response to frequent requests from the Hadoop community, Yahoo! is opening up its investment in Hadoop quality engineering to benefit the larger ecosystem and to increase the pace of innovation around open and collaborative research and development. The Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop has been tested and deployed at Yahoo! on the largest Hadoop clusters in the world.

“We know from our own experience serving half a billion users worldwide requires large-scale distributed systems, and a growing number of other companies and organizations are in need of similar capabilities,” said Shelton Shugar, senior vice president of cloud computing at Yahoo!. “Yahoo! was a pioneer in developing the Hadoop technology and now Hadoop provides Yahoo! key software infrastructure running on tens of thousands of machines to process data critical to Yahoo!’s core business. By making the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop generally available, we are contributing back to the Apache Hadoop community so that the ecosystem can benefit from Yahoo!’s quality and scale investments.” Read more

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