SoftLayer Receives New Product Innovation of the Year Award

November 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Receives New Product Innovation of the Year Award 

Web Host ServicesDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services, today received the 2010 North American New Product Innovation of the Year Award in the field of Cloud Infrastructure Solutions from Frost & Sullivan.

This prestigious award was given for SoftLayer’s industry-leading CloudLayer™ line of cloud computing, storage, and content delivery network services. Multiple criteria were used to evaluate CloudLayer’s performance against key competitors, including:

– Innovative Element of the Product
– Leading Edge Technologies in Product
– Value Added Features/Benefits
– Increased Customer ROI
– Customer Acquisition/Penetration Potential

The award cited CloudLayer’s core capabilities—including full integration with SoftLayer dedicated servers to create hybrid computing environments and the “Build Your Own Cloud” offering—as unique advantages that help enterprises overcome many of the scalability challenges and fixed service package restrictions of other cloud solutions in the market.

“We are very proud of this recognition. Innovation is central to everything we do,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “From inception, we’ve approached CloudLayer in a different fashion than competing cloud service providers. CloudLayer is an extension of the SoftLayer platform, not a service line of its own. And because it leverages our fully-automated infrastructure, not only does CloudLayer provide capabilities that other clouds can’t, it has greater potential for future innovation.”

Frost & Sullivan is entering its 50th year in business as a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. It applies objective, proprietary analysis tools and methodologies to determine how best-in-class companies around the world manage growth, innovation, and leadership. Read more

HTTP Insure enters Alpha Testing Phase

November 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on HTTP Insure enters Alpha Testing Phase 

Web Host ServicesAtlanta, Georgia – HTTP Insure launched the opening for Alpha testing of the HTTP Insure product that looks set to revolutionize website backups forever. Previously many people have tried to backup their websites to an external source only to be thwarted by the complexity and cost of such an action. Having seen this gap in the market, HTTP Insure has stepped up with a product that is easy to use and low cost.

“Our management team has a strong background in day to day hosting and web development and we were getting asked around 10-15 times a day to recommend a product that could do an external backup easily. There wasn’t one and now there is.” says HTTP Insure President David Guerra. “We’ve been working along side some top names in the industry to try and pull together a ‘one size fits all product’ and I believe we are either there or very close” Read more

Atmail Releases Webmail for Parallels Plesk

November 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Atmail Releases Webmail for Parallels Plesk 

Web Host ServicesMinneapolis, MN – New Atmail Webmail APS package for Parallels Plesk server automation solution. Atmail Webmail for Parallels Plesk package includes Atmail Webmail Server 6, a premium webmail server with calendar and contact collaboration features. Open Protocols enable Atmail Webmail to access and share calendar and contact information using the open and widely supported CalDAV and CardDAV protocols.

Service providers using Parallels Plesk 9 or 10 can easily add a premium webmail and collaboration client offering to attract new customers and generate extra revenue with premium email services. They also avoid the time and cost of replacing their current email servers, because Atmail Webmail for Parallels interfaces directly with their existing email servers. Read more

ServInt doubles its Managed Services Team and occupies new Network Operations Center

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on ServInt doubles its Managed Services Team and occupies new Network Operations Center 

Web Host ServicesMcLean, VA – ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced it has surpassed its goal of doubling the size of its award-winning Managed Services Team (MST) in 2010.  ServInt also has completed and occupied its new Network Operations Center (NOC) facility in McLean, Va., which includes a new Learning Annex.  The new site also serves as the base of operations for ServInt’s popular KickStart team, launched earlier this year.

Since 1995, ServInt has focused on continually improving the customer experience with cutting-edge products, peerless experience, and unparalleled support.  In November 2009, in response to the anticipated needs of its growing customer base, ServInt embarked on an aggressive campaign to further expand its acclaimed support structure.  After months of targeted recruitment, ServInt examined hundreds of exceptionally qualified candidates in a successful effort to double the ranks of its MST.

ServInt’s brand-new NOC is designed to accommodate its growing MST. The facility is an expansion of ServInt’s worldwide headquarters in Northern Virginia and is flanked by one of ServInt’s Washington, DC area data centers.

To accompany the new facility and its staff, ServInt also opened its new Learning Annex adjacent to the new NOC.  The ServInt Learning Annex will provide ongoing inter-staff training to ensure the MST stays current with the latest web-focused applications and technologies.

In 2010, ServInt launched its critically-acclaimed KickStart Program, a sub-section of the MST designed to enhance the experience of clients who are new to server administration.  In addition to the rapid growth of the MST, ServInt expanded its management team in other mission-critical tech departments with new Directors of Engineering, Network Compliance and Provisioning.

“Today, our MST is poised to deliver the best customer experience in ServInt history,” said Jim Tricarico, ServInt’s Director of Managed Services. “With the rapid expansion of our MST, the opening of our latest NOC, and the addition of our Learning Annex, we’re well positioned to further bolster our stellar reputation for customer service and support.”
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The Data Center Alliance Announces Details for Its Second Event

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Data Center Alliance Announces Details for Its Second Event 

Web Host ServicesLinden, NJ – The Data Center Alliance (DCA) today announced that its second educational and networking event will be held on December 8th at the George Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA from 8 AM – 2 PM.

Titled “Winds of Change: Creative Concepts for Increasing Data Center Efficiency,” the event will focus on new developments and best practices for data center efficiency addressing topics that include scalable designs for rack enclosures, data center mobility, lowering cooling costs, power management, facility design, remote access management, and others. Keynote speakers from Georgia Tech and a panel of data center professionals will offer insights into data center energy management challenges to an audience of CIOs, facilities managers, data center managers, IT managers and system administrators. Read more

Trustwave Upgrades WebDefend Web Application Firewall

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on Trustwave Upgrades WebDefend Web Application Firewall 

Web Host ServicesCHICAGO – Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, has unveiled a major upgrade to its WebDefend Web Application Firewall.

A Web application firewall (WAF) is a technology that provides protection for Web applications (such as an e-commerce site) against cyber attacks. Trustwave WebDefend provides Web applications with real-time, continuous security against attacks and data loss, ensures Web sites operate as intended and help businesses comply with industry regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. WebDefend is in use today at businesses around the globe, protecting Web applications from attacks that could disrupt business and compromise sensitive data. Read more

Radiant Expands National Cloud Infrastructure in Toronto

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on Radiant Expands National Cloud Infrastructure in Toronto 

Web Host ServicesTORONTO – Radiant Communications Corp. (“Radiant”) (TSX-V: RCN) today announced the opening of its cloud datacenter located at 151 Front Street in Toronto, expanding the company’s cloud computing infrastructure to two facilities. Radiant’s other facility is located in Vancouver. Together, the two datacenters provide one of the widest cloud computing footprints in the country.

“The availability of Radiant’s AlwaysThere Enterprise Cloud platform in Toronto gives companies greater geographic options when selecting their cloud or managed hosting partner,” said Radiant’s President and CEO, David Buffett. “Located at a central downtown address, the Toronto facility provides companies situated near the datacenter with the added advantage of geographic proximity and high end-user performance. Read more

Dell Data Center Solutions Unit Momentum Builds

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on Dell Data Center Solutions Unit Momentum Builds 

Web Host ServicesROUND ROCK, TX – Dell today announced growing market adoption and interest in its Dell Cloud Solutions as customers across a variety of industries including market research and IT hosting services have chosen Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS) to build out their own cloud computing, data analytics and hyperscale data center installations.

Supporting Dell’s broader Virtual Era strategy, these holistic cloud solutions are comprised of pre-tested, pre-assembled, fully-supported and optimized hardware, software and services. As a result, these customers have experienced a more responsive web infrastructure, deeper business insights and reduced overall operating costs. Read more

Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 Offers Support for Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

November 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 Offers Support for Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 

Web Host ServicesRALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4, the latest version of Red Hat’s on-premises systems management solution that provides software updates, configuration management, provisioning and monitoring across both physical and virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 delivers compliance improvements, greater flexibility in content management and improved subscription management. It also provides support for managing the newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform.

Red Hat Network Satellite is a systems management platform that enables IT organizations to efficiently manage the lifecycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is an industry-leading solution that optimizes Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems so that they are properly secured, operating efficiently and compliant with various standards. Compared to other commercial solutions, it is less complex and costly to implement, and compared to home-grown solutions, it more closely follows best practices and scales to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux more efficiently. Read more

FiberLight Launches New 104-Mile High Bandwidth Fiber Optic Network

November 22, 2010 by · Comments Off on FiberLight Launches New 104-Mile High Bandwidth Fiber Optic Network 

Web Host ServicesBaltimore, MD – FiberLight, LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of mission critical, high performance fiber optic networks, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Baltimore Technology Park this week to officially launch a new, $20 million 104-mile fully diverse fiber optic network. The new network will augment FiberLight’s existing 123-mile Baltimore network and 299-mile Virginia and D.C. networks by extending the 100% underground optical backbone past the downtown business district to connect to the growing cities of Laurel, Columbia, Elkridge and Greenbelt, while providing greater diversity to the MD/D.C./VA region.

“We selected Baltimore as a primary market to invest our capital dollars, as a way to provide greater economic opportunity for all citizens and businesses in the Greater Baltimore region,” Kevin Coyne, FiberLight’s President and COO and a Baltimore native said. “In today’s economy, cities must position themselves as being forward thinking, innovative and technology rich in order to secure new economic opportunities. FiberLight’s high fiber count network future proofs Baltimore and its surrounding communities and offers secure connectivity to Washington, Virginia and beyond while reducing the overall cost of broadband solutions through a choice of providers for service delivery.” Read more

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