Verizon Reduces Data Center Energy Consumption

June 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Reduces Data Center Energy Consumption 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK and EL CERRITO, Calif. – Using innovative technology that targets cooling efficiency, Verizon has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at 24 of its U.S. data centers. The technology, intelligent energy-management systems from Vigilent™, enabled Verizon to achieve the following results:

• Turning off approximately 40 percent of the computer room air conditioners in these data centers within two days of implementing the energy management systems, providing an instant reduction in energy consumption and an anticipated savings of more than 55 million kilowatts annually. Read more

SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Sponsors StopBadware to Help Combat Malware 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting provider, today announced its sponsorship of the non-profit anti-malware organization StopBadware. Founded in 2006, StopBadware provides tools and resources that help website owners, Web hosting providers, end users, and URL blacklist operators fulfill their respective roles in defending the Web against badware. The organization’s services include:

  • Badware Website Clearinghouse
  • Independent review process
  • Tips for users and website owners
  • Community forum
  • Guidelines and definitions
  • Web hosting best practices
  • Aggregated data & badware trends
  • Reports and insights

“SoftLayer recently demonstrated their commitment to combating badware by supporting our best practices for Web hosting providers,” said Maxim Weinstein, Executive Director of StopBadware. “We’re excited they have elected to extend their support by becoming a StopBadware sponsor.”

“We are proud to sponsor StopBadware,” said Sean Charnock, Senior Vice President of Business Development for SoftLayer. “More than 22 million websites are hosted on SoftLayer’s infrastructure, making us one of the largest providers in the world. With such a reach, we believe it is our duty to strengthen efforts to protect the Internet for everyone.”

SoftLayer joins industry leaders Google, Mozilla, PayPal, and Verizon in supporting StopBadware, which last year spun off from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Earlier this month, the organization released best practices that guide hosting providers in responding to malware reports. This report is available in full at Read more

Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centers Around the Globe

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centers Around the Globe 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – Verizon has successfully completed the annual SAS 70 Type II examinations of its data centers around the globe, which support the company’s colocation, managed hosting and application management services.  Many of these offerings underpin Verizon’s “everything-as-a-service,” or EaaS, cloud-based delivery model.

SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard performed by a certified public   accounting firm.  It is conducted in accordance with the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  These reports included the examination of specific areas such as: organizational structure, governance and administration; physical access to facilities; logical access to systems; network services; and operational processes and environmental safeguards.  The results of these examinations demonstrate that Verizon has the controls and processes in place to manage and monitor its data centers and infrastructure for enterprises around the globe. Read more

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

Verizon Saves Energy and Reduces Environmental Impact with Polargy Data Center Containment Solution

May 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Saves Energy and Reduces Environmental Impact with Polargy Data Center Containment Solution 

Webmaster ToolboxSunnyvale, Calif. – With an eye to reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint, Verizon has decreased its data center energy usage by implementing the PolarPlex™ data center containment solution.

Rather than cooling the entire data center, this solution uses several methods to separate hot and cold air and maximize cooling potential. Containment designs include redirecting hot air from cold aisles, installing solid or plastic panels to contain temperatures and using special panels to fill empty cabinets and shelf positions. Read more

Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation 

Web Hosting BlogOREGON — Six companies that own and operate some of the largest networks in the world — Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo! — announced today the formation of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Joining these six founding companies in creating ONF are 17 member companies, including major equipment vendors, networking and virtualization software suppliers, and chip technology providers.

In the past two decades, enormous innovation has taken place on top of the Internet architecture. Email, e-commerce, search, social networks, cloud computing, and the web as we know it are all good examples. While networking technologies have also evolved in this time, the ONF believes that more rapid innovation is needed. SDN fulfills this need by enabling innovation in all kinds of networks — including data centers, wide area telecommunication networks, wireless networks, enterprises and in homes — through relatively simple software changes. SDN thus gives owners and operators of networks better control over their networks, allowing them to optimize network behavior to best serve their and their customers’ needs. For instance, in data centers SDN can be used to reduce energy usage by allowing some routers to be powered down during off-peak periods. Read more

Verizon, SAP Team Up on Cloud Enterprise Application Delivery

March 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon, SAP Team Up on Cloud Enterprise Application Delivery 

Hosting ToolboxNEW YORK and NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ) and SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), announced on Wednesday (March 16) that they will jointly deliver the SAP® Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon’s flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service. Workers will now be able to access SAP CRM from their desktops or their mobile devices.

The SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution, the first in a series of SAP solutions deployed in the cloud by Verizon, can help enhance the productivity of enterprise sales, marketing and service professionals. By accessing SAP CRM and subsequent applications in the cloud, enterprises can benefit from easier and faster deployments. The SAP rapid-deployment solution offers enterprises a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined services and pre-configured content at a pre-defined price that can be deployed much more quickly, sometimes in as little as eight weeks. Read more

Verizon Expands Support for Next-Generation Internet Protocol Across Dedicated Internet Services

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Expands Support for Next-Generation Internet Protocol Across Dedicated Internet Services 

Hosting BlogBASKING RIDGE, N.J. – To help business and government agencies continue to experience uninterrupted Internet service, Verizon has enabled its Internet Dedicated Services to carry traffic using the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6. As a result, Verizon Internet Dedicated Access customers can immediately rely on the world’s most connected Internet backbone network to handle their IPv6 traffic, across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Verizon’s global Internet services are among the first to be able to accept IPv6 data in several formats, including “native” or pure IPv6; “dual stack,” which can handle IPv4 and IPv6 concurrently; and IPv6 traffic within IPv4 packets, which is known as “tunneling.” The company later this year will continue to roll out IPv6 capabilities across Canada and Latin America as well as on its global Private IP service, an MPLS-based (multiprotocol label switching) virtual private network. Read more

Verizon Offers Businesses Advanced Collaboration Tips

December 1, 2009 by · Comments Off on Verizon Offers Businesses Advanced Collaboration Tips 

Web Hosting ToolboxBASKING RIDGE, N.J. – As organizations embrace and engage more collaboration technology in business processes, even small steps can go a long way toward achieving better performance and business returns.

A recent study, “Meetings Around the World II: Charting the Course of Advanced Collaboration” conducted by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by Verizon and Cisco, provides a wealth of insight into how organizations of all sizes can incorporate advanced collaboration tools into their business processes. The study found organizations that deploy the most advanced collaboration technologies see a higher return on their collaboration investment and perform better than their less collaborative peers. Read more