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SmarterTools Announces Public BETA Release of Help Desk Software

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on SmarterTools Announces Public BETA Release of Help Desk Software 

Webmaster ToolboxPHOENIX — SmarterTools Inc. is pleased to announce that the public BETA release of SmarterTrack 7.x is now available to anyone, from the small business to the enterprise, that wants to get a sneak peek of the new features coming in the next major release of the popular customer service and help desk software. With a brand new portal interface and a focus on increased mobility, SmarterTrack 7.x is designed to help companies provide a consistent level of customer service to customers regardless of whether agents are at home, at the office or on the road.

“Work environments have become increasingly mobile as employees conduct business from remote offices, en route to meetings or while on vacation, and companies need a customer service platform that can accommodate this shift,” said Tim Uzzanti, CEO of SmarterTools. “The features available in this BETA make SmarterTrack a truly mobile help desk, allowing individuals to respond to tickets, answer live chats, take VoIP calls or monitor all customers on their website while at the office or at the beach.” Read more

Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Data Center Solution Gains Market Momentum

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Data Center Solution Gains Market Momentum 

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SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA – Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that more than 150 customers have implemented joint data center solutions based on the FlexPod™ design architecture.

Cisco and NetApp®’s FlexPod is a pretested architectural design guide that combines networking, computing and storage in a shared infrastructure, and supports multiple applications and workloads to help channel partners accelerate and simplify their customers’ transition to the cloud. Last November, Cisco and NetApp introduced the first FlexPod solution with VMware, now available through 120 qualified channel partners worldwide. Today, Cisco and NetApp are announcing a new additional design guide for FlexPod that supports SAP applications in the cloud. Read more

HostGator.com Unveils Unlimited Shared Windows Hosting Services

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on HostGator.com Unveils Unlimited Shared Windows Hosting Services 

Webmaster ToolboxHOUSTON, TEXAS – HostGator.com, a leading web hosting provider, has announced today that it has launched unlimited shared Windows web hosting services.

HostGator is introducing 2 new shared Windows hosting packages offering unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, Parallels Plesk control panel, IIS, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (R2) and a wide variety of other features such as ASP and ASP.net starting at only $4.76/month.

“We are very excited about the launch of our new Windows shared Hosting service. HostGator has been a leader in the Linux hosting industry for a number of years now and we are looking forward to bringing our level of service and reliability to the Windows market at an affordable price” Said Taylor Hawes, Chief Marketing Officer at HostGator.com.

HostGator’s Windows Hosting service will be backed by the same award winning 24/7 support HostGator has become famous for and HostGator will continue to encompass their Green Hosting initiative powered by 130% Wind Energy.

For more information please visit www.hostgator.com/windows or call 866.96.GATOR. Read more

Windstream Launches New Boston Data Center

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Windstream Launches New Boston Data Center 

Webmaster ToolboxBOSTON – Windstream Hosted Solutions, one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class cloud computing and managed hosting solutions, announced that it has completed its new multimillion dollar data center expansion project in downtown Boston as part of the company’s plan to expand its footprint. The new SAS 70 Type II compliant data center has nearly doubled in size, making it one of the most advanced and largest managed services facilities in the Boston area.

Windstream Hosted Solutions Boston data center:
– Spans 25,000 square feet
– Located in Charlestown, Mass. and is easily accessible from Route 93
– Features new environmentally friendly technologies for efficient cooling as well as high efficiency UPS units and emergency generators
– Offers redundant utility feeds, an unparalleled network infrastructure and a seasoned operations team
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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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Verizon to Participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon to Participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – Verizon will join the Internet Society and participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8. The event will give Verizon customers and industry leaders an opportunity to test the new Internet addressing system, IPv6, and learn about its future benefits.

For 24 hours, network service providers, Internet service providers, content delivery networks, website owners, hardware and software manufacturers and others will enable IPv6 on their main services and test its readiness. This is the first global-scale production trial of IPv6. Read more

PAETEC Enables Cloud Computing Portfolio and Nationwide Data Center Expansion

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on PAETEC Enables Cloud Computing Portfolio and Nationwide Data Center Expansion 

Webmaster ToolboxFAIRPORT, N.Y. – PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a nationwide provider of comprehensive communications solutions, today announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of cloud-based products and the planned deployment of new data centers coast-to-coast.

As part of its overall cloud and data center strategy and leveraging its breadth and depth of experience in the cloud and data center space, PAETEC plans to add 13 data centers coast-to-coast by the end of 2012 to its current set of seven centers which will result in the company operating 20 centers nationwide. Additionally, the company released new cloud-based products and enhanced existing products for businesses including Dedicated Server, Virtual Server, Managed Storage, and Hosted Exchange. Cloud-based services refer to applications being housed, managed, and maintained in highly secure and fault-tolerant data centers, relieving day-to-day responsibilities from IT staffs allowing them to focus on more strategic initiatives. Read more

BeanSprout Partners with X-cart to help merchants with Business Development

May 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on BeanSprout Partners with X-cart to help merchants with Business Development 

Webmaster ToolboxNew York, NY – BeanSprout, a platform for business development, and X-cart, a leading shopping cart software provider, today announces their partnership to help online merchants find business development partnerships. X-cart has featured BeanSprout in their marketplace for members to take advantage of their special offer of 10 free connections on the BeanSprout platform.

BeanSprout makes finding business development opportunities easy by matching companies together based on the information provided in their company profile. Using sophisticated matching algorithms, BeanSprout figures out who would make a good partner and presents it as a match. Members can then send a partnership request to their match and if there is mutual interest their contact information is exchanged to discuss the details of their partnership. Read more

New AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide Thirty Nine Percent Power Reduction

May 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on New AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide Thirty Nine Percent Power Reduction 

Webmaster ToolboxSUNNYVALE, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced immediate availability of two new AMD Embedded G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, up to a 39 percent power savings compared to earlier versions1. The very low power consumption and small 361mm² package is ideal for compact, fanless embedded systems like digital signage, kiosks, mobile industrial devices and many of the new emerging industry-standard small form factors such as Qseven. This is an unprecedented low-power offering for the embedded market that features one or two low-power x86 “Bobcat” CPU cores and a discreet class DirectX® 11-capable GPU on a single die.

“We have seen many of our embedded customers deploy fanless systems even with our 15W TDP processors in the past. Today we take the ground-breaking AMD Fusion APU well below 7W TDP and shatter the accepted traditional threshold for across-the-board fanless enablement,” said Buddy Broeker, director, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “System designers can now unleash their creativity without being constrained by heat or size issues.” Read more

Latisys Teams With Allied Telecom To Deliver “On-Net” Data Center Infrastructure Services

May 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Latisys Teams With Allied Telecom To Deliver “On-Net” Data Center Infrastructure Services 

Webmaster ToolboxEnglewood, CO – Latisys, a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, today announced a new strategic relationship with Allied Telecom. Allied will interconnect its Optical Transport Network for virtually unlimited bandwidth, scalability and high-performance with Latisys’ high-density data center campus in Ashburn.

Allied Telecom, the DC-based operator of the region’s fastest broadband network, is a single-source provider of Internet, Metro Ethernet transport and Voice services for organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Corridor. Allied Telecom recently built a new 110-mile fiber ring to enhance the existing network infrastructure and connect to regional cloud computing centers at rates of over 400 Gbps. To ensure mission critical services could be provisioned to customers in excellence, Allied turned to Latisys for its secure, robust, flexible and scalable IT infrastructure. Read more

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