(The Hosting News) – Yahoo!’s recent purchase of popular blogging platform Instagram wasn’t the only big news the company recently made. On Monday, the company also announced a revamp of image hosting service Flickr in what Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer called a “completely re-imagined experience.”
The move is long overdue and a warm welcome for what was an aging service.
“Photos tell the stories — stories we’re inspired to relive, share with our friends, or capture simply to express ourselves. Collecting these moments is a part of our everyday. Since 2005, Flickr has become synonymous with inspiring imagery. Today, we’re thrilled to take Flickr even further with a beautiful, completely re-imagined experience that puts photos front and center,” stated Mayer in a Yahoo! blog post appearing on Tumblr.
The revamp includes a new photostream that allows for endless scrolling, also suited for more mobile experiences.
Also in the mix are new slideshows and a new Android-based app. But most important is what Yahoo! is giving users with the change: one terabyte of free space; that’s something the company says could allow users to store as many as 500 thousand full-resolution images.
Flickr originally launched in 2004 but was purchased by Yahoo! in 2005.
To some, Yahoo!’s bid to buy Tumblr was a surprise. The acquisition came with a $1.1 billion price tag for a service that draws in a much smaller revenue on an annual basis. However, the tech giant could use its advertising platform to boost the money Tumblr takes in.
Yahoo! has struggled compared to Google despite remaining one of the web’s most visited destinations.
(The Hosting News) – Microsoft on Monday announced plans to expand its cloud platform known as Windows Azure “downunder” – aka Australia.
“When completed, this new major region will enable the delivery of Windows Azure services locally from Australia and allow us to better address our customers’ and partners’ cloud computing needs,” stated Microsoft’s Toby Bowers via a blog post.
Meanwhile, two sub-regions are in the mix for locations including Victoria and New South Wales.
Windows Azure includes infrastructure services, mobile, scaling for websites, big data along with an Enterprise-grade cloud platform.
(The Hosting News) – The Drupal Association, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Drupal open source CMS project flourish, today announced that DrupalCon Portland 2013 has set a new record for attendance. The event opens today with more than 3,300 attendees, including a mix of individual developers, designers, IT managers, agencies and Fortune 100 companies. The event takes place at the Oregon Convention Center.
“The amazing global community that powers Drupal continues to grow in energy and numbers,” said Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association, which produces and hosts annual DrupalCon events around the world. “DrupalCon is where the community comes together to share and grow technical and design skills, network with friends, exchange best practices and drive the Drupal project forward.”
As always, DrupalCon kicks off with Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert’s keynote address followed by three days of keynotes, technical sessions, training and networking events. Speakers include renowned user experience expert Karen McGrane and Silicon Valley author and engineering leader Michael Lopp.
Drupal 8 Technical Sessions
DrupalCon Portland will feature a long list of technical sessions focused on the highly anticipated upcoming Drupal 8 release. Drupal 8 will include several new features and capabilities including improved support for HTML5, Web services and mobile support with responsive design capabilities out of the box. Drupal 8 sessions will cover a variety of topics including the new field API, upgrading modules to Drupal 8, improved multilingual capabilities, and the new unified plugin system. There will also be full-day training workshops focused on Drupal 8 at DrupalCon and at the co-located Symfony Live event.
High School Students to Attend DrupalCon
Twenty students from Wilson High School in Portland will attend the “Build a Module” training at DrupalCon where they will participate in a self-guided course focused on extending Drupal’s core functionality. Later in the week they will attend a live coding session with more than 800 Drupal developers where the students will have the opportunity to build their skills and professional relationships. The students are building an app and corresponding Web presence that will provide the Portland Police Department with a new way to communicate with citizens. Promoting student involvement in Drupal is a shared value of the community.
About The Drupal Association
The Drupal Association is dedicated to helping the open source Drupal CMS project flourish. Drupal powers millions of websites and software applications, from personal blogs to the largest enterprises, media publishers, universites and government agencies, including The Economist, Examiner.com and White House websites. Drupal is constantly being improved by a community of more than 900,000 members in 228 countries, speaking 181 languages. More than 23,000 are registered developers. The Drupal Association provides the support, infrastructure and funding to grow the Drupal community, help with online collaboration at http://drupal.org, and produce and host DrupalCon events and other events around the world. Funds to support these programs come from memberships, sponsorships and donations. To learn more about the Drupal Association, the Drupal Project, and how to get involved and contribute, visit https://association.drupal.org/.
(The Hosting News) – (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Innovation District — LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced a preview of AppGuru, the company’s new product specifically designed to help IT professionals embrace, secure and manage the rapid influx of business and employee-introduced cloud applications in the workplace — apps that have been adopted with little or no IT involvement. Built to help IT pros redefine their strategic role in today’s cloud-centric work environment, AppGuru’s identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) features are designed to centralize the management of users in the cloud, thereby easing the onboarding and off-boarding of employees, while providing a single tool for setting and enforcing policies for business and personal productivity cloud apps. As a result, IT pros can encourage and even empower the widespread use of such apps, while mitigating potential inherent data loss and compliance risks.
As business applications move to the cloud and new, employee-introduced cloud apps take hold in the workplace, the nature of and need for identity management is changing. A December 2012 study conducted by Edge Strategies on the bring-your-own-app (BYOA) trend found nearly 70% of companies reported active use of employee-introduced cloud apps at work. According to the findings, only 22 percent of IT pros indicate they are fully prepared to handle BYOA and 43 percent are concerned with the lack of control over these apps. In addition, SaaS enterprise apps (e.g. Salesforce.com), are often controlled by line-of-business owners, thus putting traditional IT tasks such as provisioning and policy control in the hands of business users outside the IT department.
AppGuru is aimed at addressing the management challenges caused by this new dynamic by introducing an approach to cloud based identity management — or IDaaS — that centralizes management and control while providing an alternative to the disparate, ad-hoc and often error prone process of procuring, configuring and deploying cloud applications into a business environment.
“The feedback we have received from our IT customers is consistent:
Today’s IT pro isn’t looking to impede the use of employee-introduced technology, and they fully appreciate the benefits of the cloud. The challenge many of them are facing is, as their role shifts into one of expert advisor and partner to the business, traditional approaches to user management, provisioning and security are often ill-suited for these new dynamics,” said Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn. “AppGuru is designed to help these IT professionals embrace the new app centric world, and redefine their role as business partner in a cloud-enabled workplace.”
AppGuru aims to help IT pros address:
– Time consuming application management: A centralized console provides an
easier way to manage multiple cloud apps than with dozens of
application-specific admin tools
– Creating and managing identities in the cloud: Creating new users,
importing existing users from current cloud apps, and leveraging
existing Active Directory services to provision users, onboard them, and
as needed, off-board employees across all cloud apps under management
– The challenge of managing cloud app licenses: A catalog of apps
simplifies subscription management in a single, unified interface
– Data privacy, compliance, and security risks: Granular policy
enforcement to control app-level security and customization settings
– The complexity of traditional policy management tools: Simple policy
creation and customization across apps to address varying requirements
across the organization
The preview of AppGuru gives IT pros the ability to manage LogMeIn’s popular collaboration apps, join.me and Cubby, as well as 3rd party cloud offerings like Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 through a single, centralized tool. LogMeIn plans to rollout support for dozens of today’s most popular cloud apps in the coming weeks and months.
Once out of beta, LogMeIn plans to offer AppGuru both as a standalone cloud app management solution, as well as an integrated component of new enterprise versions of Cubby, LogMeIn’s cloud file sync and share app, and join.me, LogMeIn’s online meeting and collaboration app.
Those interested in the AppGuru preview can request an invite via the AppGuru site. Preview versions of the Enterprise editions of Cubby and join.me are also available.
About LogMeIn, Inc.
LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) transforms the way people work and live through secure connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their digital world. The company’s cloud services free millions of people to work from anywhere, empower IT professionals to securely embrace the modern cloud-centric workplace, give companies new ways to reach and support today’s connected customer, and help businesses bring the next generation of connected products to market.
LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK.
(The Hosting News) – Jelastic, Inc., today announced the launch of a new version of its ultra-scalable cloud hosting platform. The new version, Jelastic 1.9.1, features a CRON scheduler, the ability to schedule database backups, and the latest versions of software stacks (including PostgreSQL 9.2.4).
Jelastic offers a fundamentally new approach to Java and PHP hosting: no need to learn custom systems or recode applications in order to deploy. Jelastic is the first cloud platform that can run and scale any Java or PHP application without any code changes.
The newly launched Jelastic 1.9.1 has a number of new features and improvements.
- Regulating the sequence of balance charging
- Config manager improvement
- PostgreSQL 9.2.4 support
- CRON Scheduler
- Scheduling backups for end user DBs
- Cutting database tables
- Notification about running out of resources (Mem, Disk, CPU)
- NetBeans IDE Plugin
- Generating direct URL for solution deploy
- Software Stacks Versions
Users of Jelastic 1.9.1 get access for each node configuration files and can choose to configure all the servers together or just a specific one.
Dmitry Sotnikov, Jelastic COO said, “Jelastic 1.9.1 features CRON scheduler, which allows users to schedule jobs to run periodically at certain times or dates. They can also run programs at a specified time with a help of scheduler, which receives instructions and performs any tasks following derived scenarios. Users can also backup databases or specific tables right from the configuration files. Jelastic assures that all data is being saved periodically and can be restored or reused.”
Another new feature of Jelastic 1.9.1 is a notification about running out of resources. When the traffic grows an application requests more resources for normal work. If the limits selected are too low, this can lead to the failure in the app performance. For such cases the notification about running out of resources is implemented.
Now even more software stacks are supported including PostgreSQL 9.2.4 which provides:
- synchronous and cascading replication
- unlogged tables, per-column
- collations, and much more
The PosGIS module has also been enabled. It is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.
Jelastic 1.9.1 is already available through a selection of web hosting providers world-wide. To see the list of partners, please visit http://jelastic.com/partners or sign up now for free at http://jelastic.com.
Release notes for 1.9.1 can be viewed at http://jelastic.com/docs/release-notes-191
Jelastic, Inc. is based in Palo Alto, California, and offers a PHP and Java hosting platform for application designers, developers and web hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) offering designed especially for web hosting companies to deploy and offer to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java and PHP applications and allocates server resources, thus delivering true next generation Java and PHP cloud computing. You can learn more about Jelastic or sign-up for the service for free at http://jelastic.com.
(The Hosting News) - MySQL replication enables valuable data to be copied and stored in different locations – ensuring data security and optimal server performance.
With MySQL’s prominence on the market as the largest open source database system, it has transformed the way that businesses operate and manage data. Facilitating the creation of databases and website development, MySQL is renowned for its streamlined code, accessibility and inclusion in the LAMP (Linux, Appache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python) stack.
As MySQL is often used to store records of information from databases and inventories from online stores, protecting valuable data is vital. With MySQL replication, an exact copy of a database is replicated onto another server, ensuring that any updates to the master database are immediately made to the other server. Replication ensures availability and reduces the possibility of data loss, which is an important backup procedure.
MySQL replication is useful for a variety of reasons, such as the ability to analyse data without using the main database, backing up data and optimising database performance. Replicating data is useful for single servers that are under large loads and need to be scaled out, so that the speed of the master database is not affected.
Multiple users can access MySQL databases, which serves as a useful tool for businesses. In terms of data analysis, reports can be run on slave servers so that the master database won’t be slowed down or corrupted. SSH and VPN tunnels are also used to encrypt data, ensuring total security of data during transfer.
A major benefit of MySQL replication is that data can be replicated across different geographic locations. IP routing allows traffic to flow based on the geographical location of the user, with traffic being divided among different regional servers or data centers. This provides an ideal solution for international businesses and increases the overall performance of the master database.
Hyve are MySQL experts, offering MySQL hosting and replication services. Hyve ensure totally security for valuable company data via ISO 27001 accreditation and PCI compliance.
Article submitted by Lucie Sadler, Editor at hyve.com
(The Hosting News) – Just how popular is onshore web hosting compared to those who tend to outsource their needs overseas?
A recent study from Pingdom gauged the area, finding that ccTLDs (country-specific domains) tend to be hosted out of the countries they’re actually registered for.
For example, 97% of .KR (South Korean ccTLD) actually had hosting within South Korea.
Meanwhile, other ccTLDs that tended to have hosting domestically included ones for countries including Vietnam (93%), Germany (92%), Japan (91%), Czech Republic (90%) and Lithuania (88%).
Pingdom also looked at which countries had the most registered ccTLDs listed in Alexa’s top 1 million. Ranking at #1 with 43,002 was Russia. Other top countries included Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Poland and Japan.
“Arguably the widest selection of different web hosting options is available in the U.S. and the country’s domination in the industry is crushing. But if you don’t live in the U.S. you may want to host your site in the country where you live for a variety of reasons: access, language, legal issues, payment options, latency and performance, etc,” stated Alexa via its report.
To gather results, Pingdom scanned Alexa’s top 1 million list.
(The Hosting News) – Top domain registrar GoDaddy is taking a fresh look at the restaurant industry.
On Friday, the company announced plans to add new capabilities to its Website Builder via a partnership with Locu.
Included among the features is a menu manager – something that lets companies update their menus in an efficient way.
“Website Builder with Locu was specifically designed for ease-of-use and versatility – giving restaurants complete control of their identity and menu without wasting time. GoDaddy is doing whatever it takes to help our customers cross the digital divide to take advantage of technology previously only available to the big guys,” stated Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving via a press release.
(The Hosting News) – Businesses large and small all over the country are rapidly moving their voice and data communications to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to save money over traditional phone company services and to draw upon a host of feature-rich options available through the flexibility of VoIP. Denver – based NewCloud Networks specializes in delivering this cutting-edge technology to small and medium-sized businesses across the country.
For more information VoIP and Hosted PBX Service visit: http://www.voiphostedpbxservice.com/
VoIP is a fully digitized technology delivering both voice and data transmission over secure, encrypted Internet connections anywhere in the world. The advantages of VoIP are many, including the ability to provision services in a “bring your own bandwidth” fashion, meaning that end users are able to purchase cost effective bandwidth and the VoIP provider can provision services around it, making it a more cost-effective solution than a traditional telecom model. NewCloud VoIP deployments also offer a full set of over 150 telephony features managed in the Cloud, rather than from onsite equipment.
For more information on Hosted PBX Networks visit:http://www.hostedpbxnetworks.com
NewCloud Networks, founded in 1988 by Sam V. Kumar, offers these state of the art VoIP features using Class 5 soft switches from Metaswitch Networks. “Metaswitch delivers a broad range of communications infrastructure products that meet the needs of service providers who are building next-generation voice networks, modernizing legacy voice networks or deploying new voice applications.” – Metaswitch Networks. The Metaswitch class 5 soft switches are situated in geographically redundant colocations, and powered by NewCloud’s state of the art infrastructure providing coverage to their customers across the country.
The NewCloud VoIP network consists of a centrally located data center in the Denver Tech Center which is connected via fiber to 12 separate colocations in geographically diverse areas. The NewCloud VoIP network currently boasts over 25,000 subscribers and a 99.9% uptime.
With a NewCloud VoIP phone system, end users manage their VoIP system features from the CommPortal, a user-friendly web-based interface, accessible from any device that connects to the internet including desktops, laptops, tablets and thin clients. iPhone/Smartphone and desktop applications are also available for ease of connectivity for businesses with mobile workers.
For more information IP Phone Systems visit: http://www.hostedippbxphonesystem.com
Features managed from this interface include voicemail settings, contact management, call forwarding settings, call screening settings and find – me follow – me. Auto attendant programming, music on hold settings, hunt groups, and ring groups are also managed from the CommPortal, creating a 100% user-managed feature environment. CommPortal training is conducted as soon as the system is installed via live remote web presentation, giving the end user opportunity to work within the portal and ask questions as they go. Providing feature management in the Cloud saves small and medium sized businesses the costly expense of keeping IT staff on their payroll and under the NewCloud maintenance agreements, customer care is available at any time.
When it comes to equipment, NewCloud has selected a handful of top of the line VoIP equipment providers for delivery of their VoIP service. The options include an array of handsets made by Polycom, Cisco, and the lesser known Aastra. The handset product line includes everything from basic 2-line phones for the smaller, more conservative businesses, to High Definition voice phones with multiple line appearances and color display screens for larger enterprises. There are also a variety of accessory options including side cars and headsets, all tested in – house and approved by the NewCloud VoIP engineers before release to the public. VoIP equipment may be purchased from NewCloud directly or leased for the duration of the contract with buy – out or upgrade options available at the time of renewal.
To compare VoIP with traditional phone systems visit: http://www.hostedippbxcomparison.com
Quality of Service (QoS) is provided through PoE (Power over Ethernet) Switches and Session Border Controllers made by Edgewater Networks. “Edgewater equipment is made specifically for the delivery of superb voice quality. Today we are in the ‘bring your own bandwidth’ age, which makes state of the art QoS equipment an absolute necessity for businesses,” says Kumar. “Edgewater Networks provides a service delivery platform for carriers, cable operators and other service providers to profitably deliver value-added business services to their enterprise customer. Edgewater’s comprehensive solution consists of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (ESBCs) and performance monitoring software that facilitate VoIP interoperability, security, QoS and ongoing maintenance for managed services.” – Edgewaternetworks.com.
“With the VoIP network built by NewCloud Networks, business customers have carrier-class phone systems on one network at substantial savings over traditional phone companies and separate internet providers, and they can also tap into an entire array of Hosted Solutions on an as-needed basis through the NewCloud IP Cloud Network,” said Sam Kumar, NewCloud Networks Founder and CEO. “We have Hosted PBX, Hosted Email, Hosted Storage, teleconferencing, security, back-up, virtual desktops and servers, and additional services. With the system NewCloud has developed, business customers can have as many or as few network features as needed, whenever they need them, without incurring a heafty, upfront capital expense from purchasing their own systems. We provide and manage the features from our own Network Operations Center and provide a one stop shop with only one number to call for all of their voice and data needs.”
For more information on Hosted VoIP solutions for business visit: http://www.hostedippbxsolutions.com
“The Internet is becoming the standard for telecommunications, which is why the traditional telecom business phone service market is shrinking each quarter,” adds NewCloud’s Kumar. “We have 21st Century business telecommunication service in place now, fully secure and adaptable to the technological future.”
NewCloud Networks has invested millions of dollars in its technology infrastructure to deliver the very latest voice, data, network and IT managed solutions to its business customers throughout the nation. The firm handles business customers with 5 to 5,000 workstations, specializing in deployment of hosted phone systems for multi – location businesses. NewCloud Networks also delivers top customer service and technical maintenance through highly trained personnel on staff in multiple locations throughout the country.
For more information on Business VoIP Service call toll free (866) 220-2055 or visit: http://www.businessvoipnetworks.com
(The Hosting News) – Pubcon is happy to announce that registration is now open for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, the search marketing event of the year, which will take place on October 21 – 25, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including at least one full day of a new Pubcon Masters Group professional intensive training program.
Expected to be one of the biggest, busiest and best weeks of search and new media ever, topping even Pubcon’s record-setting 2012 Las Vegas event, Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 — and the premier social media and optimization conference — will bring together more great speakers, more cutting-edge sessions, more social media nightlife, a greater variety of tracks, and even more major industry exhibitors.
“Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, including our double Platinum sponsor Internet Marketing Ninjas, is going to be the biggest and most exciting gathering of new media and optimization trailblazers that we’ve ever put together, and we’re delighted to open registration today for the largest Pubcon ever at some of the fairest early-bird discount rates available,” Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke said.
Join thousands of the savviest new media innovators who will descend on Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 and make it the center of the social media universe for a full week this October, filling the massive Las Vegas Convention Center south halls.
Pubcon is famous for groundbreaking keynotes from social media stars such as Google fellow Amit Singhal and head quality control engineer Matt Cutts, Emmy award-winning technology broadcaster and noted online personality Leo Laporte, best-selling authors Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki and Robert X. Cringely, and other technology luminaries such as Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, New York Times technology writer David Pogue, Zappos chief executive Tony Hsieh, Internet Brands chief executive Bob Brisco, Demand Media co-founder Richard Rosenblatt, Opera Software founder Jon Von Tetzchner along with many others, and Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will offer a stunning new lineup of esteemed social media keynote presenters.
“With hundreds of the world’s top technology and online marketing visionaries speaking, Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 offers an unrivaled technology conference experience, and we’re confident that every attendee will take away more valuable new search and social media ideas, business solutions and actionable take-aways than ever before, all at surprisingly cost-effective rates,” Tabke explained.
“Pubcon truly starts off where other social media and optimization conferences end, and features a virtual who’s who of technology and Internet marketing, and during our biggest-ever Las Vegas conference in October we’ll have more in store for attendees than ever before in our decade-plus history,” Tabke said.
Registration for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 is now open at the lowest early-bird rates for the biggest social media and optimization event of the year as Pubcon returns to sunny and entertaining Las Vegas.
Supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will offer a week-long exploration of the future of technology from Google Plus and Pinterest optimization to the latest online marketing studies presented by many of the world’s top new media innovators.
With so much social media immersion on tap, Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 is a unique must-attend event for both corporate Internet professionals and independent webmasters who are serious about staying ahead of the curve in the quickly changing optimization and new media marketing industries.
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will feature an expanded slate of its popular Pubcon Masters Group training program and workshops, a day-long group of intensive educational training programs led by some of the industry’s most respected search and social media professionals.
Over more than a decade Pubcon has gained a growing reputation as the conference of new media and optimization industry leaders with game-changing ideas that both attendees and speakers look forward to for its top-notch learning and networking opportunities, and Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.
Registration for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, featuring more than 200 of the key influencers who are shaping the future of the Web and new media, all speaking in diverse multiple topic sub-conferences with more than 130 great conference panel sessions, is now open and available at special early-bird rates that allow you to lock in our lowest prices by signing up today.
Join Pubcon and be among the who’s who of technology visionaries at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 on October 21 – 25 in sunny Las Vegas.
Learn more and register at http://www.pubcon.com
Pubcon is a multi-track educational conference hosted by Pubcon Inc. Pubcon, supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions.
For more information about the conference, contact Brett Tabke at 512-231-8107 or brett(at)pubcon(dot)com
For more details about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Conference Director Jeff Randall at 512-686-1295 or jeff(at)pubcon(dot)com
(The Hosting News) – Just how much privacy will the innovative device known as Google Glass afford users? That particular question was recently on the minds of U.S. lawmakers as eight congressmen addressed concerns via a letter.
The move comes from the Congressional privacy caucus.
“We are curious whether this new technology could infringe on the privacy of the average American,” stated the letter addressed to Google CEO Larry Page, according to the BBC.
Google was previously criticized in the past for its use of unencrypted wireless networks for data collection – something that made news headlines in 2010.
Project director Steve Lee previously signaled that Google seriously took privacy into account when developing the project.
Google Glass isn’t available for general use, instead being available to select users whom Google is hoping will help develop apps for the emerging platform.
(The Hosting News) – Web host UK2 on Thursday announced that it had added a new website builder to its portfolio, a platform that allows clients to pick a template, add content and publish their respective websites.
“Our new Website Builder is all you and your business needs to succeed online. It’s perfect for small business websites and for entrepreneurs who do not possess the technical know-how and/or the relevant computer coding experience to create a website from scratch,” stated the company via its blog.
Other features the Builder include 200 pre-designed templates and drag and drop functionality.
UK2’s services include domains, dedicated and reseller hosting.
(The Hosting News) - AlteredScale, a provider of mission critical data center solutions, today announced that they have chosen Norland Managed Services to operate and maintain their data center at 601 West Polk. Located in an historic, 100-year-old structure just west of the Loop, the building features 25,000 square feet of raised floor and the largest contiguous colocation space in downtown Chicago.
“Despite being one of North America’s most strategic data center markets, Chicago has suffered from a lack of capacity in the central business district,” said Kevin Francis, President of AlteredScale. “With the completion of phase one at 601 W Polk we are excited to serve the colocation needs of enterprises throughout Chicago and the Midwest. AlteredScale provides IT capacity in a convenient downtown location.”
601 Polk is situated on the primary fiber-optic ring serving downtown Chicago, and near multiple power substations, making it a sought-after locale for housing mission critical systems. In addition to the 25,000 square feet of data center space on the first floor, 601 Polk also includes 28,000 square feet of expansion space available for data center and office use.
AlteredScale chose Norland Managed Services, Inc. to operate and maintain the critical facilities as the company is a leading provider of facility operations and management for data centers throughout the world. In addition, AlteredScale has selected Chicago-based Tiburon Security Inc., who custom built security protocols and staffs guard personnel for the site.
Built more than 100 years ago, the 601 Polk building was at one point, a warehouse for the retailer Marshall Fields and was later slated to be a “carrier hotel” for a telecommunications company. Purchased by Pi Data Holdings, LLC in 2011, the building was renovated extensively and turned from raw industrial space into modern, flexible data center space.
About Altered Scale
AlteredScale provides mission-critical data center solutions for businesses in downtown Chicago. Their 100-year-old restored building, 601 W Polk, is a multi-tenant facility that offers a range of flexible data center services from private suite to carrier-neutral colocation. The facility provides unparalleled access to power and connectivity, allowing AlteredScale customers in Chicago and beyond to easily scale their IT operations
(The Hosting News) – Atlantic.Net (http://www.atlantic.net/), a privately held leading hosting solutions provider, announced today that all VPS & Cloud Servers have been upgraded to include 1TB of free outbound data transfer. All inbound data transfer continues to be free.
This upgrade means customers can now send 1000 times more outbound data from their VPS and Cloud Servers at no additional cost. This effectively eliminates the bandwidth costs for most VPS & Cloud Servers hosted on the Atlantic.Net platform.
“We are excited to provide this significant additional bandwidth at no extra cost to our customers,” said Marty Puranik, President and CEO of Atlantic.Net. “As our clients continue to require increased bandwidth, our company is paving the way for accelerated demand for VPS and Cloud Servers.”
Atlantic.Net’s award winning VPS and Cloud Server hosting plans start at only $0.007 per hour (or $5.11 per month). For more information about the Cloud Server hosting services offered by Atlantic.Net, or to sign up for a free cloud server trial, please visithttp://www.atlantic.net/ or call 1-800-422-2936.
Atlantic.Net is a market-leading Hosting Solutions Provider recognized for providing exceptional business hosting service, simplifying complex technologies, and building a brand that businesses trust since 1994. Atlantic.Net specializes in providing affordable Cloud Servers, Colocation, Dedicated Servers and Virtualization Hosting Services. Atlantic.Net owns and operates SSAE 16 (SOC 1) TYPE II (Formerly SAS 70) audited and certified data center infrastructure and is dedicated to implementing tailored hosting solutions that enable clients to enjoy the benefits of cost savings.
(The Hosting News) – PEER 1 Hosting, the global web hosting provider, today announces the successful achievement of its PCI audit, which sees its London and Los Angeles data centres become PCI compliant; increasing its line-up of PCI compliant data centres to 6 globally. The audit allows PEER 1 Hosting to offer secure hosted PCI environments to customers on both sides of the Atlantic.
PEER 1 Hosting carried out the annual audit of its PCI environment to maintain and extend continued compliance. The audit review process coincided with PEER 1 Hosting increasing the number of geographical PCI compliant locations available. As such, the successful audit is an important addition for PEER 1 Hosting customers requiring a PCI environment in multiple locations for disaster recovery purposes – especially those operating in the financial services and eCommerce sectors that require highly secure hosting environments.
Fabio Banducci, president & CEO, PEER 1 Hosting, says: “We have seen a marked increase in customers requesting PCI solutions, with banks and associated payment gateway providers increasingly requiring this as standard. As a company we offer a consultative approach and understand the differing requirements that customers have, especially with something as complex as PCI Compliance.
“We understand PCI Compliance because we have gone through the process ourselves. We have longstanding customers using our PCI environment, and so the move to make our London and Los Angeles data centres PCI compliant shows our continued commitment to having the most security-aware and educated organisation and staff.
“We have invested in hardened operating systems necessary for PCI builds, and have put in place an on-going refinement of PCI sales processes, assisting customers with understanding complex PCI requirements – all part of powering the potential of businesses online.”
PEER 1 Hosting has a growing team of dedicated security professionals whose sole aim is to ensure continued compliance for PEER1 and solutions and services, making it easier for customers looking to achieve PCI compliance. This commitment was reflected by the organisation recently when the entire team undertook the Security Awareness Training.
PEER 1Hosting provides customers with a fully audited and maintained PCI Environment for customers to host their PCI Solution in. PEER 1 Hosting also offers a range of dedicated and managed services that can assist a customer in achieving PCI Compliance.
However PEER 1 Hosting is unable to guarantee that a customer will achieve PCI Compliance as this only depends on the customer’s internal and external security practices that are not within PEER 1 Hosting’s domain to manage.
About PEER 1 Hosting
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(The Hosting News) – One of the core public policy principles of the i2Coalition is the belief that a multistakeholder process is essential in any discussion about the Internet governance process. The i2Coalition has taken an active role globally in support of this ideal. A multistakeholder process is critical in ensuring that the Internet continues to be an engine for economic growth and innovation.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives reaffirmed those sentiments earlier this week by unanimously passing H.R. 1580, legislation reiterating U.S. policy “to preserve and advance the successful multistakeholder model that governs the Internet.”
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and comes in anticipation of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva, where Internet governance will be one of the main debates. As we saw at the ITU’s 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai last December, a multistakeholder model is needed to engage in any substantive discussion about the future of the Internet.
We applaud House members for their unanimous, bipartisan support of this important legislation and look forward to continuing to work with members of Congress in support of an inclusive process in which all stakeholders participate to ensure an open and free Internet.
(The Hosting News) – Coinciding with its I/O conference, Google on Wednesday announced plans for more widespread availability of Google Compute Engine – a platform that allows users to run large-scale workloads via Linux-based VMs.
“Google Compute Engine provides a fast, consistently high-performance environment for running virtual machines. Later today, you’ll be able to go online to cloud.google.com and start using Compute Engine,” stated Google’s Urs Hölzle via a blog post.
In addition to the move, the company also announced ISO 27001:2005 international security certification for Compute Engine along with other platforms including Google Cloud Storage and Google App Engine.
Among Compute Engine’s features are sub-hour billing, shared-core instances, advanced routing and persistent disks that support 10TB per volume.
Meanwhile, the tech giant also announced PHP runtime integration with Google App Engine along with a non-relational data solution called Google Cloud Datastore.
The new offerings could help Google compete more directly against Amazon Web Services.
(The Hosting News) – Website builder Web.com is planning to hire 100 new employees in the Jacksonville, Florida area, a report from the Jacksonville Business Journal signaled on Tuesday.
The move arrives after the internet-centric company obtained a city building permit.
An office expansion cost will account for $504,000 at Jacksonville’s Flagler Center. Web.com’s services include eCommerce, Domain Names, Hosting, SSL and more.
(The Hosting News) - Canadian Web Hosting joins the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor and sets date for new web hosting and cloud hosting services built on OpenStack software. The summer launch will expand Canadian Web Hosting’s existing Canadian Cloud Hosting services and provide customers with a feature rich, highly repeatable, massively scalable cloud based in Canada.
Canadian Web Host and Cloud Hosting provider Canadian Web Hosting has announced its commitment to support the development of OpenStack®, the open source software for building public, private and hybrid clouds, and is now a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation.
By becoming a corporate sponsor of OpenStack, Canadian Web Hosting is joining a community of more than 850 unique organizations who are committed to building cloud architecture based on open source software and open standards.
Canadian Web Hosting has been integrating OpenStacks Cloud Operating System into their existing Canadian Cloud Hosting infrastructure including the Compute, Networking and Storage services that are accessible through OpenStacks dashboard giving users an easy web interface to automatically provision cloud-based resources in Canada. Canadian Web Hosting will provide both monthly server and storage services, and hourly usage billing, to give customers the flexibility they need to manage their resources. With the summer release, companies and their development teams looking to benefit from OpenStack’s high-performance cloud environment without the typical vendor lock, will have immediate access to a system that delivers repeatability, usability and massive scalability to its users. With the promise of OpenStack, and its open standards for both public and private clouds, companies in and outside of Canada will benefit from the new open source cloud computing platform that delivers easy to use infrastructure-as-a-service, while benefiting from Canada’s strict regulations to protect theirdata and privacy.
“OpenStack gives us the ability to continue supporting the open source community that has been a big part of our company since 1998. More importantly, we will be doing something a bit different by not only offering our corporate support behind the platform but also reaching out to our customers and working with them to join our efforts in increasing the footprint of Canadian Web Hosting within the community and supporting several of the interrelated projects within the platform. It’s a unique proposition and we are excited to be working with our customer’s hand-in-hand to bring these cutting edge technologies to Canada,” said Matt McKinney, Director at Canadian Web Hosting.
“We are excited to welcome Canadian Web Hosting to the OpenStack community and look forward to advancing the OpenStack mission with their support,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “As our community continues to grow globally, we are thrilled to see the innovative solutions Canadian Web Hosting and other members of the community continue to bring to market, helping to deliver new open source solutions to the enterprise and produce the best cloud software in the industry.”
Back in March of 2013, Canadian Web Hosting expanded its Canadian Cloud Hosting services to include multiple cloud server locations across Canada including Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON. “The purpose behind our cloud services was always to give customers an easy-to-use, highly reliable cloud hosting environment that enables companies to meet their corporate governance requirements,” said Matt McKinney. For customers interested in a cloud built on OpenStack software, they can get more information on the website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about OpenStack, please visit: http://www.openstack.org
Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing on-demand hosting solutions that include Shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for Canadian companies of all sizes. Through the use of innovative technologies and experienced support personnel, they continually focus on helping each customer by offering configurable solutions that are tailored to their exacting business requirements. Canadian Web Hosting maintains a SSAE16 Type II certification and guarantees 100% network availability, and a total money back guarantee. Customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get basic support. For more information, follow them on Twitter at @cawebhosting and Facebook