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OpenDNS Announces IPv6 DNS Sandbox

May 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on OpenDNS Announces IPv6 DNS Sandbox 

Webmaster ToolboxSan Francisco, CA — OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced it is offering IPv6 support in production for its 20+ million users, as well as any network administrator tasked with migrating their network to the new protocol. The announcement is significant as OpenDNS is the first major recursive DNS service in the world to offer the service.

IPv6 was developed to satisfy the long-anticipated exhaustion of available IPv4 addresses. Where IPv4 allowed 32 bits in each address, IPv6 allows 128 bits, making available a significant lot of available addresses for the foreseeable future. Because IPv6 addresses are so long and difficult to remember, DNS plays a key role in IPv6 adoption by allowing the familiar Domain Name System (DNS) to ease the transition. Read more

Kaspersky Lab to Support VMware vShield for Virtual Data Centers

April 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Kaspersky Lab to Support VMware vShield for Virtual Data Centers 

Hosting ServicesAbingdon, UK – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has today announced that it will support VMware vShield Endpoint from later this year.  Kaspersky Lab’s support of VMware vShield Endpoint will offer comprehensive protection for virtual machines from the latest malware threats without compromising speed and performance.

New online research undertaken for Kaspersky Lab by YouGov reveals that around one in four (26 per cent) of IT managers surveyed considered security to be a major concern when implementing virtualized environments.

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Approved Host Future Hosting Adopts U.S.-E.U Safe Harbor Framework

April 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Approved Host Future Hosting Adopts U.S.-E.U Safe Harbor Framework 

Web Hosting BlogNOVI, MI – Future Hosting, an Internet solutions provider serving SMBs and enterprises internationally and developer of Future Engineer™, announced it has self-certified under the United States Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor framework, enabling its clients to operate freely in the European Union and the United States.

The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet the European Union adequacy standard for privacy protection. The self-certification program enables United States companies to bridge the gaps in privacy regulation and operate safely within the European Union. Read more

Consumer Study Shows Small Business Lose Customers from Poor Websites

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Consumer Study Shows Small Business Lose Customers from Poor Websites 

Web Hosting BlogLONDON – A total of 46 per cent of British consumers have cancelled plans to spend with a small business after finding a poor quality website, according to research released today by 1&1 Internet Ltd, a global leader amongst web hosts.  From a study of more than 1800 UK adults, 37 per cent have walked away completely whilst a further 9 per cent have opted to spend less as a direct result.  Many consumers feel that small business websites today are mostly unattractive and often contain errors.  Whilst 1 in 3 consumers are willing to provide valuable feedback to business owners, a further study of small firms finds that half have never asked clients about their experiences of using their website.

The majority of UK businesses have now taken steps to launch a website and battle for valuable online visibility.  However, 1&1’s ‘2011 Digital High Street Audit'(1) finds worryingly low levels of consumer satisfaction with the small business websites available to them.  The risk to firms from providing a bad online experience is clear – 49 per cent of consumers believe that a bad website makes a worse impact than a business having no website at all.  This conclusion has led 37 per cent to walk-away from companies completely, in favor of using a competitor.  An additional 9 per cent of Britons have found themselves reducing their spend with small companies as a direct result of being deterred by a poor company website. Read more

Microsoft Survey Reveals 39 Percent of SMBs to Pay for Cloud Services Within Three Years

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Microsoft Survey Reveals 39 Percent of SMBs to Pay for Cloud Services Within Three Years 

Web Hosting BlogREDMOND, WA — Microsoft Corp. today released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011,” which investigates how cloud computing will impact small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the next three years. The research finds that 39 percent of SMBs expect to be paying for one or more cloud services within three years, an increase of 34 percent from the current 29 percent. It also finds that the number of cloud services SMBs pay for will nearly double in most countries over the next three years.

The findings show an increasing opportunity for hosting service providers to profit in the cloud from offering services such as collaboration, data storage and backup, or business-class email. Some key findings include the following: Read more

Hurricane Electric Establishes PoP in VegasNAP Las Vegas Colocation Facility

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hurricane Electric Establishes PoP in VegasNAP Las Vegas Colocation Facility 

Hosting BlogLas Vegas, NV – VegasNAP, LLC, a premier provider of colocation, disaster recovery, and managed IT services based in Las Vegas, Nevada, today announced that Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone and a leading global network services provider has established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) within the VegasNAP datacenter facility.

“Now that Hurricane Electric is operating a PoP in our Las Vegas colocation facility, both our clients as well as other local and regional businesses have the unique opportunity to connect directly to one of the top-ranked global Internet backbones. Clients within our facility will now be able to access Hurricane Electric’s network with a simple cross connect, and any businesses that wish to connect that do not have a presence at VegasNAP can do so using one of the numerous transport providers that are available at our facility. This new PoP is a big step in our goal to become the primary network access point (NAP) for Southern Nevada,” stated Rob Tyree, VegasNAP’s Chief Technology Officer. Read more

Parallels to Leverage Scality RING Technology

February 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels to Leverage Scality RING Technology 

Hosting BlogOrlando, FL – Cloud storage pioneer Scality today announced an OEM partnership that will see Scality RING provide the underlying Cloud Storage technology in Parallels’ newly announced “Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure”.  Parallels’ cloud infrastructure solution enables service providers to rapidly and profitably deliver the infrastructure needed for cloud computing and cloud storage services to SMBs and developers – in particular, enabling service providers to compete with established cloud players.

Scality CEO Jérôme Lecat said: “Once a new technology has been deployed and proven, the key to success is speeding up adoption, and this is where Scality RING is today.  After deployment with seven service providers in Europe during 2010, Scality needs partners who can accelerate adoption of our ground-breaking technology for the Hosting Service Provider market. Read more

Parallels Founder and Executive Chairman Names Birger Steen as CEO

February 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Founder and Executive Chairman Names Birger Steen as CEO 

Hosting BlogORLANDO, FL. – Parallels, a global leader in Cloud services enablement and desktop virtualization software, today announced the promotion to CEO of current company President Birger Steen.  Steen has been charged with managing and accelerating the growth Parallels has experienced in recent years.  The profitable company generates more than $100 million in revenue. Parallels founder and outgoing CEO, Serguei Beloussov, will continue his full-time role as Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect driving the company’s strategy and innovation.

The announcement was made by Beloussov during his keynote speech at Parallels Summit 2011, the premier industry event for cloud service providers focused on SMBs and the company’s annual gathering for worldwide partners, customers, employees and other industry leaders. Read more

InterNetX presents Parallels Business Automation software at Parallels Summit

February 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on InterNetX presents Parallels Business Automation software at Parallels Summit 

Hosting BlogPARALLELS SUMMIT, Orlando, FL – InterNetX is presenting Parallels Business Automation (PBA) along with the specifically designed InterNetX plugin at Parallels Summit 2011, the leading conference worldwide for service providers. From February 22 – 24, 2011, over 1.500 conference attendees are getting together in Orlando/Florida, to exchange information on how the widest spectrum of integrated, easy-to-use cloud services can be made available to small and medium- sized businesses (SMBs). As a silver sponsor, InterNetX is represented with their own booth at this international event.

The summit in Orlando offers visitors a broad selection of over 45 presentations – one being held by Daniel Eisenhut, International Key Account Manager at InterNetX. In his presentation, he will delve into the technology theme “Customer Orientation in the Cloud” and give the audience practical tips for maintaining customer loyalty efficiently using the PBA software. Read more

Parallels Reveals Study of Cloud Adoption by Small and Medium Size Businesses

February 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Reveals Study of Cloud Adoption by Small and Medium Size Businesses 

Hosting BlogRENTON, WA – Parallels announced it will distribute key findings of its study of Cloud adoption of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) at Parallels Summit. The research focuses on current usage, growth expectations and areas of market opportunity for service providers delivering Cloud services to their SMB customers.  The research results will be published in a white paper titled “Parallels SMB Cloud Insights, (U.S., 2010)” which will be available to all attendees of Parallels Summit to be held February 23-24th in Orlando Florida.

“Parallels study of Cloud adoption by the SMB market offers unique insights into customers’ buying trends, priorities for the coming year and confirms our vision of the continued rapid evolution and growth of the Cloud market,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels.  “This study demonstrates there is ample opportunity for service providers to offer value-added services to SMBs.” Read more

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