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Internap Announces High-Performance, Dual-Hypervisor Cloud Compute Service Leveraging OpenStack and VMware

May 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Internap Announces High-Performance, Dual-Hypervisor Cloud Compute Service Leveraging OpenStack and VMware 

Webmaster ToolboxATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced a new on-demand cloud compute service that delivers high-performance enterprise computing capacity. The new offering builds on Internap’s recently-announced public cloud storage and is a natural extension of its comprehensive IT Infrastructure portfolio, which includes performance-optimized enterprise IP, Content Delivery Network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. Internap will showcase its cloud offering at Interop Las Vegas, May 10-12, 2011, in booth 1106.

Delivered on Internap’s global Performance IP™ network – with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology – outbound cloud traffic travels over the optimal Internet path, maximizing performance and minimizing latency all the way to the end user. The unparalleled capabilities of MIRO combine the strength of multiple, redundant carrier backbones worldwide with powerful real-time analysis of network characteristics, such as packet loss and outages, allowing Internap to provide cloud customers with a 100 percent network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA). Read more

Internap Continues Expansion of Data Center Footprint With New High-Performance Facility in Los Angeles

May 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Internap Continues Expansion of Data Center Footprint With New High-Performance Facility in Los Angeles 

Webmaster ToolboxATLANTA – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, announced that it will open a new data center in Los Angeles to serve increased demand for premium colocation. This facility will be Internap’s eleventh company-controlled facility in its eighth North American market and continues the company’s strategy to build a geographically diversified platform of premium data centers serving customers’ high-performance IT Infrastructure needs. The new Los Angeles facility will feature Internap’s route-optimized Performance IP™ service and will deliver best-in-class performance and availability across a portfolio of enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services.

Located in the South Bay, just 6 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Internap’s new Los Angeles data center will include 55,000 square feet of premium net sellable data center footprint over time. The state-of-the-art facility will leverage modular designs and the latest power and cooling technologies to deliver power densities of up to 12 KW per cabinet to economically support long-term customer growth. The facility will minimize energy consumption and environmental impact through green data center practices such as a high-efficiency Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, a cooling system that maximizes outside air for free cooling, reclaimed building materials and sustainable operational best practices. It will also feature a full range of customer amenities, including fully equipped office areas, technical workspaces, dedicated customer work environments and a full-service customer lounge. The first phase of approximately 15,000 net sellable square feet is expected to open in 2Q 2012. Read more

Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Utilizing its relationship with Akamai, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the addition of CNAMES which further extends the capabilities of its overall Cloud Files product offering.

Rackspace Cloud Files provides businesses of all sizes fundamental tools for building new applications in the cloud. Cloud Files, built on OpenStack’s Object Storage technology, is enterprise ready, highly scalable and serves content through its Akamai-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering. Read more

Nexcess Announces UK Magento Hosting Services

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Nexcess Announces UK Magento Hosting Services 

Webmaster ToolboxAnn Arbor, MI – Nexcess, a Magento Enterprise Hosting Partner, has announced expansion into the UK Magento hosting market. This effort has been designed to better serve the company’s current and future eCommerce hosting clients by providing lowered latency throughout Europe and Asia.

“We’re very excited to be bringing 10+ years of eCommerce experience to the European web hosting market,” commented Chris Wells, President & CEO of Nexcess, “We knew that many of the specialized Magento hosting solutions that Nexcess provides are of great value to the European eCommerce webmaster, and wanted to deliver these services at lower latencies than we were capable of providing from our Dearborn, Michigan data center.” Read more

Cotendo Announces Patent-Pending Cloudlet Platform

April 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cotendo Announces Patent-Pending Cloudlet Platform 

Hosting ServicesSunnyvale, CA – Cotendo, an innovative fast growing Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value-Added Site Acceleration services provider, announced today the availability of its new Cloudlet™ Platform, the world’s first fully customizable, high-performance and globally distributed cloud application environment. The patent-pending Cloudlet™ platform revolutionizes the CDN space by enabling mobile and wired content providers to extend their business logic to the edge of the network, moving content delivery decision making closer than ever before to the end user. In so doing, the Cloudlet™ platform elegantly addresses the growing need for content providers to deliver more personalized, customized and device-specific content efficiently and quickly, thus improving the users experience and ensuring high performance without increasing infrastructure complexity, spending or headcount.

Cloudlet™ modules have been running in live production environments in stealth mode with selected Cotendo customers and have achieved dramatic performance improvement and significantly reduced origin load. Publishers, social networks, e-tailers, and large enterprises, among others, will benefit from this unique capability to generate and deliver intelligent and real-time adaptive locally cached dynamic assets that can be content-aware, device specific, and selective by context (e.g. user’s location or time of day). Enterprise customers can use Cloudlet™ modules for granular authentication and contextual, personalized application delivery to employees and partners around the globe. Providers of content to mobile devices – the fastest growing area of content delivery – will particularly benefit from Cloudlet™ modules and the ability to deliver location and device-aware information on an as-needed basis while simultaneously reducing their origin server calls by up to 90%. Because Cloudlet™ modules seamlessly integrate with other Cotendo offerings, Cloudlet™ users not only benefit from this whole new type of content acceleration but also from Cotendo’s comprehensive suite of content delivery, site acceleration and Web performance optimization offerings. Read more

PacificHost adds Free CloudFlare CDN to Hosting service

April 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on PacificHost adds Free CloudFlare CDN to Hosting service 

Hosting ReviewsElk Grove, CA – CloudFlare accelerates and protects websites utilizing multiple methods. CloudFlare has proxy servers located throughout the world. The The servers are used to cache content and deliver it to the visitor closest to the nearest proxy server to ensure that website speeds are increased for the visitor. Additionally CloudFlare uses data from Project Honey Pot and other third party sources to identify malicious traffic and stop attacks and spammers from visiting the website.

PacificHost is offering CloudFlare for free in its hosting service. The service integration allows PacificHost customers to login to their control panel and after a few clicks be up and running using the CloudFlare CDN on their website. Read more

Sharedband Leverages Highwinds System Suite

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Sharedband Leverages Highwinds System Suite 

Hosting BlogWINTER PARK, FL – Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, today announced that Sharedband Technologies is utilizing a tailored set of services available through Highwinds System Suite™.  The System Suite brings together network infrastructure and content delivery services under one agreement.  It offers customers a great deal of flexibility, scalability and bundling opportunities from a single-source provider.  Sharedband is using Highwinds’ transit, transport, peering and colocation services in 11 U.S. and European cities.

Sharedband’s technology is designed to radically improve the performance and resilience of Internet connections by aggregating multiple, low-cost broadband connections into a single high-performance connection.  Sharedband has its roots in the United Kingdom and is undergoing U.S. expansion by forming key partnerships and casting a generous technological net over the country.  Highwinds is a vital part of the expansion, and deployments are currently underway. Read more

Cotendo Delivers High Performance Content Delivery Network

March 11, 2009 by · Comments Off on Cotendo Delivers High Performance Content Delivery Network 

Webmaster NewsSan Carlos, CA – Cotendo, a content delivery network and innovator of software-focused CDN technologies, today announced a complete suite of Internet content delivery applications that addresses the sophisticated and evolving needs of mid-market content providers. The Cotendo Content Delivery Application Suite improves performance and user experience while giving content providers application-level flexibility to control content in real time.

“Content providers have a critical need for a flexible platform that enhances the performance of all the deliverable static and dynamic assets in their Web site or application, with key features such as real-time content control, the ability to match the expense of CDN to monetization, and real-time reporting for both technical and non-technical users,” said Ronni Zehavi, Cotendo’s CEO. “Our Content Delivery Applications Suite is designed as an agile platform specifically to answer these customer needs.” Read more

Cloud Computing Industry Trends Report Released By Hosting.com

February 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on Cloud Computing Industry Trends Report Released By Hosting.com 

Webmaster NewsLOUISVILLE, KY – Hosting.com, the first name in global hosting solutions and services, today released their 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report. Hosting.com completed this report based on data it collected over a five-week period by conducting an open survey targeting company executives and IT professionals. Over 600 individuals responded to the survey.

The 2009 Cloud Computing Trends Report introduces new data into the cloud marketplace. This survey provided insight into the expectations small, medium and large businesses have of Cloud Computing, their intended uses, reasons for adopting, and expected time-frames for implementing cloud-based solutions. Read more

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