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Lack of natural disasters helps make Chicago keeper of web-based data

Chicago has quietly become one of the nation’s top sites for a silent but critical component of Internet and cloud computing — data centers — and one reason is the region’s relative scarcity of natural disasters such as the Japanese earthquake…more

Vexxhost Web Provider a Unique Process  for Cloud Hosting Performance and Safety

Vexxhost Company Launches a business with CloudFlare to offer a refined site performance and safety for Vexxhost clients for free. Vexxhost Cloud hosting provides the most recent enterprise and steady technologies to their clients at low price. Ranging from shared hosting, semi-dedicated hosting, reseller internet hosting all up till cloud hosting. Their top quality service coupled with their reasonably pricing makes them a high contender in a saturated market.

Amazon Web Services Extends Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced expanded functionality of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Starting today, AWS has broadened an enterprise’s networking options with Amazon VPC by letting them specify which of their Amazon VPC resources they wish to make directly accessible to the Internet and which they do not. Before today, customers of Amazon EC2 could provision a private, isolated section of the AWS cloud (called an Amazon VPC) and launch AWS resources into that VPC that were only accessible via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to an existing enterprise datacenter. Amazon VPC was not directly accessible to the Internet. With today’s announcement enterprises no longer need a VPN or existing infrastructure resources in order to leverage Amazon VPC…more

Cloud Storage Firm Nirvanix Offers Customers in Japan Free Data Migration

Cloud storage provider Nirvanix announced on Thursday it has launched a new program that provides its customers currently storing data in its Node 3 data center in Japan with the option of moving their data to one of its other data centers for free. Customers can move their data to any other locations in the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Networ, either on a temporary or full-time basis…more

Cloud Hosting; The New Affordable Technology

Vexxhost Cloud Hosting Affordable Plan

Vexxhost Cloud Hosting is an affordable hosting powerful by Citrix XenServer run Cloud Infrastructure. It isn’t the only hosting plan on the market, but it is one of the most attractive hosting plan for only $ 11:87 monthly.

Dell Venue Pro: Beautiful display, OK keyboard

The Venue Pro is a bit on the chunky side, and it feels plasticky. The glossy black surface with chrome trim gives it a professional appearance (hence the “Pro” in the name, I guess), while the textured battery cover keeps it from looking dull. Measuring 2.5 by 4.8 by 0.6 inches, the Venue Pro isn’t exactly petite. It is also somewhat heavy, weighing 6.8 ounces. Like all Windows Phone 7 devices, it gives you the standard Back, Menu, and Search touch keys below the display…more

Facebook Deals comes to Canada, beta features 11 retail partners

Canadian consumers now have access to digital coupons via Facebook on their touch screen smartphones. But not all businesses can yet create a deal through the social network – Facebook is first conducting a beta program with 11 retail partners, all of them national brands…more

Technicity Event Info

Technicity.ca is the beginning of a major effort to grow and strengthen the ICT cluster in Canada’s largest city. The journey began on November 30, 2010, when more than 300 delegates from business, the public sector and academia gathered to assess the current economic landscape and brainstorm around the investment, talent and innovation issues that must be addressed for Toronto’s high-tech firms to remain a competitive force in the industry. After an enormously successful gathering, we are taking those ideas and developing an action plan for change. This portal is a place for information on this project, comments and contributions…more

Oracle to settle false-claims charges against Sun

Oracle Corp. has agreed to pay $46 million to settle claims related to a suit against Sun Microsystems Inc., according to a Justice Department announcement. This settlement resolves allegations under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act that Sun, which was acquired by Oracle in 2009 for approximately $7.4 billion, “knowingly paid kickbacks to systems integrator companies in return for recommendations that federal agencies purchase Sun’s products,” the Justice statement said…more

Virtual Private Servers Will Soon Renamed to Cloud Servers

Vexxhost Virtual Private Servers VS Cloud Servers

As all of us know that Cloud Hosting are on a redundant central iSCSI enterprise storage server plus hundreds of thousands of gigabytes of storage ready to instant use where Virtual Private Servers are on a RAID-10 array located on the same server which limits the amount of resources that allocated to the server. Vexxhost Web Hosting as a leading global provider shows their customers the advantage of  VPS VS Cloud Hosting.

SMALL COMPANIES WILL CONSUME MOST PUBLIC CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES BY 2014

More small companies are seeing value in cloud computing. To that point, public cloud computing revenue will soar more than 100 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to new research from In-Stat. The increase is changing the IT infrastructure paradigm within businesses with one to four workers, and among firms with five to 99 employees. Those sectors will make up about 65 percent of the public cloud computing market in 2014, In-Stat said this week…more

IBM to Build Largest Cloud Data Center in Asia

IBM announced on Tuesday it is collaborating with China-based Range Technology Developmen to build a cloud computing data center in Langfang City in Hebei province. The 6.2 million square foot data center will be the largest cloud computing center in Asia, says IBM. “This new facility will leverage IBM’s data center innovation and resources to provide a cost-effective solution while providing the flexibility to meet the unpredictable changes in IT demand — whether it is from changes in IT technology or new business models such as cloud computing,” says Steven Sams, vice president of IBM site and facilities services…more

Is Cloud Computing the Future of Web Hosting?

As you know internet has become a part of life and it has influenced the every day life of people and in the pursuit of ready-made things or a lighter life, made the term known as ‘Cloud computing’. It is a concept where instead of installing a lot of applications in your server or computer, you take it as and when required from the internet or a distant data center with an access fee, such as Google Docs(sharing documents online), Flickr (it is a social photo sharing site enabling upload and sharing of the photos and receive comments from others), Jing (video screen capture service) etc. which were once used with individual installation on the computer. Its main advantage is to use comparatively smaller and green technology computer which uses much lesser energy than a standard computer consumes. In the present world scenario where much importance is given to environmental impacts, it will be a good step in that direction by saving considerable amount of energy…more

Cloud Expo Europe Conference Programme

Cloud Expo Europe, the only European event to bring together all aspects of Cloud Computing, today unveiled its conference programme and tracks. Cloud Expo Europe 2011 is to take place on 2nd-3rd February, 2011 at the Barbican Centre in London. In its second year, Cloud Expo Europe is a highly successful event aiming to provide IT users with the unique opportunity to address their IT infrastructure issues under one roof and arm them with everything they need to ensure their organisation is reaping the cost and efficiency benefits that the latest technology can offer…more

Cloud Hosting Performance

Vexxhost Refined Cloud Hosting Performance and Protection

Vexxhost Corporation Launches a partnership with CloudFlare to offer refined web site performance and protection for Vexxhost customers for free. Vexxhost web hosting offers the latest enterprise and stable technologies to their clients at low cost. Starting from shared web hosting, semi-dedicated web hosting, reseller web hosting all up until cloud hosting. Their high quality service coupled with their affordable pricing makes them a high contender in a saturated market.

What is Cloud Hosting?

Cloud hosting comes with certain benefits. Perhaps two of the most commonly regarded benefits of using this host type are the cost efficiency and scalability. When it comes to cost efficiency, cloud hosting sites charge users by the amount of processing power that they use. Meaning it’s like your electricity bill, the more you use the higher the bill. This can save you quite a pretty penny since your bill is purely according to your active use of the servers, meaning you’re not paying for something that you’re not using…read more

Cloud Computing And Developers

Cloud Computing is spreading and impacting business models of IT companies already established. In the short term will likely see the implementations of solutions in Cloud complementing the existing solutions in the traditional model. But in the long run the cloud model will gradually replace the current computer model. However, its effects are already being felt. Recently Microsoft had to bend to this new environment, and also started giving this model its Office suite, its main source of revenue, which generated revenue in billion dollars in 2009…read more

Steps in Looking For a Green Web Hosting Company

When people go online, many see the convenience behind the flow of communication and information that issues on the environment may get set aside. Few people may be conscious of it, but logging online, especially for office set-ups, demands a lot of energy. An office usually has a set of computers, networks and servers that consume energy. In fact, the more a person uses the Internet on the office, the more energy is used…read more 

The Cloud Servers Can Change The Fate Of Your Business

It is easy to criticize something that you have nothing to do with it. But most of the time criticism helps people to get rid of their blunders by applying the principles mentioned in the criticism. However, when criticism is applied to the internet services in general and dedicated server hosting in particular, we come to know that the criticism is legal in any sense of the word. The critics say about the best dedicated servers are those which have few qualities which are paramount to their credit…read more 

Cloud Web Hosting Projects

Vexxhost  Develops and Tests New Cloud Web Hosting Projects

Vexxhost a leading global managed hosting services provider; announced a new cloud web hosting platform.  Vexxhost cloud hosting platform offer a new unmatched level of redundant and automatic healing technologies using the enterprise virtualization technology of Citrix XenServer . Vexxhost cloud hosting platform offers a variety of advantages over virtual private servers or dedicated servers. The customer info is stored on an enterprise network with storage device protected by the latest RAID technologies that can sustain simultaneous multiple hard drive failures. The hypervisors that host the servers are connected to the centralized network attached storage via high speed links to avoid any bottlenecks and ensure high performance for I/O operations.

 

Cloud-Based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA Awarded to EyakTek

IaaS allows EyakTek to provide a virtualized framework allowing “on-demand” usage of computing resources, including cloud storage, virtual machines, and Web hosting services. The EyakTek and HDCS solution utilizes a web-based portal that allows the customer to buy processing power, memory, storage and bandwidth on-demand…read more

 

Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program Doubles its Ranks

Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program has doubled in size over the last eight months, and it has added another eight integrated apps to its apps store. Google promises more program and product enhancements to come to entice partners to sign up…read more

 

IBM Launches Cloud for Federal Government Agencies

 The secure, private cloud environment is part of IBM’s established and dedicated federal data centers that provide secure and comprehensive certified computing capabilities to federal government clients. ..read more

 

Shanghai Government, Partners Open Cloud Data Center

The Shanghai Municipal Government says the new facility is part of China’s overall strategy to transform itself into the “Asia-Pacific cloud computing center”. China is currently hoping to form 10 cloud computing enterprises with annual income of more than $14.7 million (100 million yuan) to match the markets leading providers in three years, as reported earlier this week by the People’s Daily Online…read more

Cloud Features

Vexxhost Cloud Web Hosting Confirmed their Unlimited Features Plan

Vexxhost web hosting marketing and developing teams assure their cloud web hosting customers that their cloud infrastructure is designed to be exactly the same as other web hosts, so there are no complications in getting started. Vexxhost cloud plan is UnlimitedDisk Space, Unlimited Web Sites Allowed, Unlimited Data Transfer, Unlimited MySQL Databases and free Instant Setup, free Domain Name,free Site Builder, free Website Advertisement Credit, Linux Hosting Environment; all those features to delight Vexxhost clients.

New Cloud Web Hosting Platform Looking for Beta Testers

Web Cluster is a cloud web hosting platform designed to run either on real servers, cloud server instances or a combination of the two. Due to some key enabling technologies becoming available (particularly the ZFS filesystem) combined with technology advances made by the cluster development team, this new product is able to offer a number of features not previously seen in products of this type…read more

WHIR Magazine Oct 2010 Takes Small Hosts into the Cloud

The Web Host Industry Review, the leading resource for information on the web hosting industry, is excited to announce that the October 2010 issue of its Web Host industry Review magazine has shipped, offering readers insight into creating a product that can help them capture a part of the lucrative market for cloud hosting services…read more

Cloud-Based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA Awarded to EyakTek

(“EyakTek”) announced today that the company is one of eleven awardees of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the General Services Administration (GSA) for cloud computing. The 5 year, competitively bid Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA is valued at $76.5 million. To meet GSA’s need for hosting services and solutions, EyakTek has teamed with Horizon Data Center Solutions (HDCS) to provide cloud-based IaaS offerings for customers that will be available through Apps.gov, the government’s cloud-based services storefront…read more 

 

Windstream Expanding Cloud Computing Offerings, Acquires Hosted Solutions

In an effort to broaden its cloud computing offerings in the business services and broadband markets, Windstream (NewsAlert) Corp. has announced its plans to acquire Hosted Solutions LLC for $310 million. yet both companies expect that it will be able to close the transaction in the fourth quarter. Hosted Solutions is a Raleigh, N.C.-based company specializing in Web hosting services for small and medium. The Associated Press reported that this deal is subject to regulatory approval…read more

Web hosting provider, VEXXHOST, announced the addition of rebootless update technology, Ksplice, to all their servers

One of the leading international web hosting and domain registration provider, VEXXHOST, announced today the addition of Ksplice on all of their web hosting servers.  Ksplice helps organizations around the world to upgrade and patch important security vulnerabilities and crucial updates on the servers’ kernel without rebooting the server, which results in decreased downtime…read more

Web Host SoftLayer Provides Customers Nimsoft Solution for Cloud Monitoring

According to Nimsoft’s announcement earlier this month, the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution now provides comprehensive visibility of infrastructure, services, customer views, and customer service levels for Softlayer customers. The highly secure, available, and scalable solution also provides full transparency through any application stack, as well as tiered monitoring levels to meet targeted business objectives and needs, robust APIs for extensive integration, and a lightweight, scalable architecture, no-touch deployment ideal for cloud environments…read more

iomart Group Wins UK Security Award for Cloud-based Government Computer Child Safety Project

Netintelligence.com, the cloud security service from iomart Group, has won the title of Security Project of the Year at the inaugural UK Computing Security Awards. The e accolade was given to the company for its work in securing and providing comprehensive parental controls on the 250,000 laptops distributed to families across England under the government’s Home Access Scheme, designed to provide low-income families with internet access…read more
 

Why cloud won’t kill IT outsourcing or consulting

In a recent interview with CIO magazine, A.T. Kearney’s Arjun Sethi stated that cloud computing will ultimately end traditional IT outsourcing. In Arjun’s opinion, the likes of Xerox, HP and Accenture, as well as Indian outsourcing vendors like Infosys and TCS, are potentially in peril.  At the same time, Arjun believes that Google and Amazon will eat away a significant share of the IT outsourcing market…read more

Virtual Internet voted as the MOST Reliable Hosting Company Site in October 2010

Virtual Internet, the UK leading specialist in cloud hosting, was ranked by Netcraft as the most reliable hosting company on the planet for the month of October. Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath, England. It provides expert data research and analysis on many aspects of the Internet. These researches are entirely independent and shows reliable statistics data of the hosting company sites rank based on their performance. According to the information provided on the Netcraft site, the ranking method chosen is the most authentic: “Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around forty leading hosting providers” sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period…read more

 

Cloud Web Hosting Issues

Vexxhost Announced Anytime Money Back Guarantee for Cloud Web Hosting Users

Vexxhost a global web hosting provider based in north America announced that they ensure their cloud web hosting customers to Anytime Money Back Guarantee besides Free & Instant Setup, 24x7x365 Support, No Contracts, 99.9% Up-time Guarantee, Latest Xeon Servers, UPS Power Backup, 24/7 Network Monitoring.

Why NASA Mars Lab Turns to Cloud Computing

The NASA team behind the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers–the Jet Propulsion Laboratory–has announced a move to cloud computing. What’s wonderful is that the lab’s reasons behind the move are exactly the same as those of any other organization: It needs the capability to add and remove computing capacity when required, without the expense and time incurred in setting up servers or data centers…read more

Open-Xchange Partners with SpamExperts for Secure E-Mail

Open-Xchange, a provider of business-class open source collaboration software, and SpamExperts, the leading provider of e-mail security solutions for ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and web-hosting companies, announce an agreeement to deliver integrated e-mail security to cloud providers that offer Open-Xchange groupware as a Service…read more

Consider Cloud Hosting Your Business Intelligence and Analytics

A recent IDC (News – Alert) report indicates that business intelligence (BI) and analytics in the cloud is a fast growing market with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4 percent through 2013. We’ve seen that this significant shift to a cloud hosting infrastructure is due to the exorbitant costs associated with maintenance and general upkeep of an on-premise infrastructure made up of bloated proprietary suites…read more

UK Host Updates FlexiScale IaaS Cloud

UK-based cloud solutions provider Flexiant announced on Monday it has launched the latest version of its infrastructure-as-a-service offering FlexiScale. A cost-effective alternative to developing a cloud computing platform in-house, Extility has a real time user interface and integrated billing engine capabilities…read more

Dutch ISP claims huge server consolidation gain in data center

A dutch web hosting company says it cut its server infrastructure by 94% by deploying. The company said it cut its physical server count by 94 per cent (from 30 racks down to 2). The firm said that its existing server, storage and switch estate was based on an array of different kit. The latest deployment uses a triple chassis with a total of 25 blades, divided across Previder’s two high-end data centers…read more

Cloud Web Hosting

Vexxhost Cloud Web Hosting Support Team Ready to Move Customers New Sites For Free

Vexxhost;  a north American web hosting provider; Support Team offers to move their new customers web sites with no additional money to Vexxhost servers.  This offer is for Cloud web hosting which is designed to offer a redundant solution for users who can not tolerate any downtime The company promise to keep the customers satisfaction as top priority with 100% Uptime, any time Money Back Guarantee, True 24/7/365 Support and Daily Backups.

Why NASA Mars Lab Turns to Cloud Computing

The NASA team behind the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers–the Jet Propulsion Laboratory–has announced a move to cloud computing. What’s wonderful is that the lab’s reasons behind the move are exactly the same as those of any other organization: It needs the capability to add and remove computing capacity when required, without the expense and time incurred in setting up servers or data centers…read more

CSC Showcases Cloud Computing and Virtualization Success with Double Industry Awards for Work with UK Department of Health and Royal Mail Group

CSC announced today that it received the “Public Sector Outsourcing Project of the Year” and “Innovation in Outsourcing” awards at the 7th annual National Outsourcing Association’s (NOA) Best Practice in Outsourcing Awards. CSC was the only organization to receive awards in two categories this year…read more

White House Proposes Cloud Security Standards

The Obama administration is looking to take some of the risk out of cloud computing by proposing a set of standard security requirements that would apply to all federal agencies and contractors…read more

Cloud Hosting Opens the Doors to New Technology

Businesses who choose to embrace cloud hosting gain access to a range of different technologies, it has been claimed. According to a Lonad.com editorial, the platform allows users to manage and share large amounts of distributed data, while security, load balancing and server resources are handled virtually…read more

Intel and IT End-Users Launch Open Data Center Alliance

As the technical advisor for the organization, Intel will which has an initial membership comprised of 70 companies.  The group is led by a steering committee composed of BMW, China Life, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, National Australia Bank, Shell, Terremark and UBS …read more

Vexxhost Encouraging Customers to Use Cloud Hosting

Vexxhost Offers  Customized Cloud Hosting Servers

Vexxhost, a north American company known for high quality cloud hosting; encouraging their customers transfer from virtual and dedicated servers to join their incredible offer by buying a customized cloud server starting at $11.87/month with full storage, network & platform redundancy and 100% uptime guarantee.

  

Bet on Microsoft’s Cloudy Forecast

Redmond’s massive investment in forward-thinking cloud infrastructure is spreading across the globe, indicating that Microsoft will be worth partnering with for years to come…read more

 

Investment Firm Bridgepoint Acquires UK Host Lumison

UK managed hosting provider Lumiso announced on Monday it has been acquired by investment firm Bridgepoint Development Capital for an undisclosed sum…read more

French Web Hosting Market Offers Growth Opportunities

 Standing out as a unique opportunity in the greater European hosting landscape, the French Web hosting market, according to experts, is a growing market for hosted services. However, they say new entrants should take a nuanced approach suited to its differences…read more

6 Technologies that Will Change Web Hosting

Web hosting technology develops at a rapid pace. So much so that often what is new technology today is old news tomorrow.  As more and more business start to see the value derived from operating online, web hosting will continue to evolve and develop at a dramatic pace. Many businesses will be able to take advantage of this and gain a more global reach while at the same time cutting costs and improving efficiency…read more

Amazon Cuts Cloud Storage Pricing by up to 19 Percent

According to AWS’ Monday announcement, the cost of storage will be up to 19 percent less than before, effective November 1, 2010. There’s a new pricing tier at the 1 TB level, and the current 50 to 100 TB tier has been removed, effectively extending the volume discounts to more Amazon S3 customers…read more

Web Hosting Treats From UK2 this Halloween

This Halloween UK2.net are rolling out fantastic deals on their web hosting packages. These ‘web hosting treats’ as they have been dubbed include up to 3 free products which comprise a listing in their Business Directory, Search Engine Submission tools and Stats2 – a real-time website monitoring solution..read more

CloudSigma Cloud Hosting Provider Launches New Cloud Server Security Suite

Cloud Hosting – 2010-09-20 – A provider of cloud servers, CloudSigma AG, announced the launch of the cloud security suite in conjunction with its cloud computing platform. The company alleges that the new security suite, designed to work in conjunction with its existing web console interface, offers enterprise level security options for public cloud servers.A sample of a reliable cloud hosting can be found in vexxhost.com hosting plans.

It articulated that a growing number of the company’s customers come from the enterprise space. Enterprise customers are looking for solutions that offers secure access from within their corporate environment. Unfortunately traditional VNC access is often not possible due to restrictions on software installation and/or firewall rules within an enterprise environment. The in-browser VNC solution allows enterprises to access their cloud servers securely over the HTTPS port without having to modify their firewall settings or potentially compromise the security of their in-house desktop machines by allowing installation of third party software.

• Enable/disable FTP gateway functionality
• Control web console inactivity timeout periods
• Allow two stage login authentication using SMS

The company states that in this way, customers can dial in the level of restriction they wish to achieve with their web console access. The two stage authentication combines the usual initial username/password combination with a second stage SMS code verification step. It is quite similar to the latest generation systems employed by banks to secure retail access to their online banking. All failed attempts are logged and the account owner is alerted instantly informing customers when a password has become compromised as well as providing a comprehensive audit trail.

It further states that API access represents a double-edged sword for those looking to use public Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds. On one hand, it allows full automation of cloud infrastructure allowing automatic scaling, load balancing and more. At the same time, however, such powerful tools represent a significant threat to a company’s infrastructure if not secured correctly. Detailed access control to the API is an essential part of maintaining the integrity of a company’s infrastructure. The following new settings allow customers to secure and limit access:

• Switch off API access completely
• Create an IP white list for API access
• Allow http/https or only https API access
• Choose between plain or digest authentication
• Choose between username/password or UUID/API key authentication

The company claims that these critical settings allow customers to tightly control the access and authentication to the API. The combination of secured web console access and secured API access present a robust answer to the concerns that have been raised with regards to securing infrastructure in a public cloud environment.

Patrick Baillie, CloudSigma AG CEO commented, “This latest announcement brings our cloud into the lead in terms of user controlled security options in the public cloud arena. Features such as two-stage authentication, IP white lists and more mean adding a public cloud to your infrastructure doesn’t mean taking a step down in terms of security.” Baillie continued, “We are seeing more and more demand from our customers for very fine grain security controls and audit trails from their cloud computing. New features such as our API white list and improved authentication options allow companies to bolt-on our public cloud to their existing infrastructure. Our customers are deploying VPNs then carefully restricting access to cloud infrastructure management tools using this security suite.”

Source: ZNet India