SEPATON Forecasts Increased Data Center Complexity for 2011

December 17, 2010 by · Comments Off on SEPATON Forecasts Increased Data Center Complexity for 2011 

Website Hosting ToolboxMARLBOROUGH, Mass. – For large enterprises, data protection is becoming exponentially more complicated every year. Storage administrators are grappling to stay ahead of the explosion in data volume from inside and outside the corporate data center while delivering ever faster backup and recovery times. They are adopting new technologies, such as advanced deduplication, disk-based backup solutions, and 10 Gb Ethernet network protocol, that promise to address their data protection challenges. As a result, many enterprise data centers have become exponentially more complex in the past few years.

“Many enterprises have multiple backup application environments, dozens of discrete backup targets several networking protocols, and a variety of disaster protection technologies to manage,” said Dennis Rolland, director of advanced technology, Office of the CTO, SEPATON, Inc. “Without careful planning, the benefits of new technologies can be offset quickly by the cost and risk of dramatically increased complexity.” Read more

Online Tech Upgrades Michigan Data Center Infrastructure

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Website Hosting ToolboxANN ARBOR, Mich. – Online Tech, a leading Midwest data center operator, has added network connectivity from Qwest Communications, providing them with access to one of the largest, most technically advanced data networks in the world. This investment puts Online Tech in a better position to offer more reliable and more robust network connectivity to their clients.

Qwest’s broadband network, designed with the latest advances in network technology for speed and efficiency, spans more than 173,000 route miles globally. Qwest is a Tier 1 provider, with an established reputation for network reliability and award winning network performance. Online Tech made the strategic decision to add Qwest’s network connectivity in order to meet a level of reliability that their customers had come to expect from them. Read more

iWeb successfully obtained SAS 70 Type II Certification

December 16, 2010 by · Comments Off on iWeb successfully obtained SAS 70 Type II Certification 

Website Hosting ToolboxMONTREAL, QUEBEC – iWeb Group Inc. (TSX-V: IWB) proudly announces that its iWeb-CO co-location hosting services data center located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has successfully been granted Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II Certification.

The SAS 70 standard is a widely recognized auditing standard that confirms, after an audit from a independent, external firm, that the company has control procedures and that they are adequately implemented. Read more

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick to Provide Server Management Tools for Cloud Computing

December 16, 2010 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick to Provide Server Management Tools for Cloud Computing 

Website Hosting ToolboxSAN ANTONIO – Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced its acquisition of Cloudkick™, the creator of award-winning web applications for easy and efficient cloud-server management.  Cloudkick offers what amounts to a cockpit for navigating complex cloud environments, with all the information and controls in one elegant, convenient panel to help developers and system administrators deploy and manage their cloud environments.

“Until now, the cloud has been about automating hardware and making it more agile and efficient,” says Lew Moorman, chief strategy officer of Rackspace.  “But as cloud computing has made it easier to launch servers, companies launch a lot more of them, and use many of them inefficiently — and even lose track of some.  Cloudkick brings order to that chaos and sprawl.  It takes cloud computing to a new level: into automation of the work of system administrators.  In addition to providing robust cloud health information, Cloudkick enables automation around deployment and scaling.  It makes cloud computing more powerful, with less expense.” Read more

Datapipe Outlines Key Cloud Computing Trends for 2011

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Website Hosting ToolboxJERSEY CITY, N.J. – Datapipe, a global leader of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, today outlined three key cloud computing trends for 2011. The company sees major trends for the coming year including the increased adoption to cloud computing by large enterprise organizations, increased market demand and delivery of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for guaranteed performance and reliability, and improved automation and governance that moves cloud computing beyond raw infrastructure to solve specific business domain challenges.

“What was once considered an unknown technology surrounded by lots of hype is now revolutionizing IT,” said Ed Laczynski, Datapipe’s vice-president for cloud strategy and architecture. “The reality is, we’ve only scratched the surface of what is possible in the cloud and during 2011 we will see significant advancements that will drive stronger adoption and value from the entire cloud computing ecosystem.” Read more

euNetworks Adds London to Stockholm Route to its Dedicated Finance Network

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Website Hosting ToolboxLondon, UK – euNetworks Group Limited (SGX: H23.SI), announced it has launched a new ultra low latency route from London to Stockholm, marking the completion of the latest phase of its network development programme dedicated to the financial services community. Following high demand in the third quarter for new routes linking Slough to London and London to Frankfurt, with more than 22 new contracts signed, this new London to Stockholm route further strengthens euNetworks’ euTrade service portfolio and provides one of the shortest routes in the market today.

euNetworks has again demonstrated its industry leading deployment capability, reducing the previous leading latency on the London to Stockholm route by 12%. This new straight point-to-point route offers a round trip time of 22.4 milliseconds.   Read more

Codero Launches Server Portal v2 For A More Satisfying User Experience

December 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on Codero Launches Server Portal v2 For A More Satisfying User Experience 

Website Hosting ToolboxLenexa, Kan. – Continuing its quest to provide the infrastructure solutions most in demand by businesses, Codero debuted Server Portal v2, a customer-focused communications channel. The portal has been expanded to provide more depth and value-added content.

Supported by a staff of professionals with experience in the hosting business for over 15 years, the design was based on user browsing habits and customer feedback. The goal was for customers to effortlessly obtain real-time server information and enhance their ability to perform administrative functions.

The portal offers immediate 24/7/365 access to a wide range of hosting information. Customers benefit from the detailed visibility and navigation which expedites submitting inquiries and managing and paying invoices. Everything needed for their account is located in one convenient place.
Server Portal v2 features an easy-to-use interface with colorful icons and graphics that are readily identifiable.  Benefits include:

– Straightforward access to support  communications
– A more organized way to display information
– A new dashboard for quicker access to messages, tickets, invoices and services
– A new menu system making it easier to access areas of Server Portal features
– A new message system to keep users up-to-date on Codero happenings
Since Codero approached the project from a customer-centered perspective, Server Portal v2 is also designed so that new features can be integrated into it in the future, refining it to be the best possible experience for portal users.  As customers’ businesses grow, the portal will grow as well, allowing them to conveniently manage their data. A Cloud and Reseller Program integration are planned as the next enhancements to the Codero portal. Read more

OnApp Certifies NetDepot Enterprise Blades for the OnApp Cloud Engine

December 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on OnApp Certifies NetDepot Enterprise Blades for the OnApp Cloud Engine 

Website Hosting ToolboxAtlanta, GA – OnApp, one of the fastest growing cloud platforms on the market, has completed testing and certification of NetDepot’s enterprise blades for OnApp’s cloud engine. OnApp approached NetDepot for a stable, high performance platform on which its customers can run their cloud. OnApp performed extensive testing of the NetDepot infrastructure to ensure top performance for the OnApp cloud engine. This partnership provides OnApp users a turnkey, enterprise level infrastructure for their cloud computing business.

“We are very pleased to be working with OnApp to host their software customers on our hardware,” said Global Net Access President, Jeff Hinkle. “To meet OnApp’s needs, we provide an enterprise-grade infrastructure that is second-to-none, simple and relatively inexpensive to deploy. The market has been crying out for an offering that will support a highly available computing platform on which companies can build out and scale fully virtualized cloud services, while remaining competitive from a price standpoint. Our enterprise-grade HP blades achieve this end and subsequently have been certified by OnApp to ensure optimal performance for its customers.” Read more

MonsterMegs Implements LiteSpeed Web Server

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Website Hosting ToolboxWisconsin – MonsterMegs announced it has implemented LiteSpeed Web Server across its high performance PHP & MySQL application hosting environment. “Not only will LiteSpeed vastly improve the performance of hosted applications,” said Kevin Kopp, MonsterMegs CEO “but it will also increase the resilience of our environment to high traffic and denial of service attacks.”.

LiteSpeed web server, the main product of LiteSpeed Technologies, is quickly becoming an industry leader in the web server market in terms of performance, scalability, and security. It can meet the most demanding needs from high traffic web sites by more efficiently utilizing server resources, and has been successfully deployed on many large-scale web properties such as and Read more

Hurricane Electric Expands Toronto Network

December 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Expands Toronto Network 

Website Hosting ToolboxToronto – Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and leading colocation provider, today announced that it has established a point-of-presence (PoP) with Standard Connections, located at 151 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

The expansion allows Hurricane to offer Standard Connections’ clients greater bandwidth, reduced latency and improved quality of service while broadening Hurricane’s network reach through the opportunity for additional peering relationships. Read more

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