Yearly Archives: 2013

THN-Digital Realty Adds New Location in Ontario

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

(The Hosting News) – Data center provider Digital Realty on Thursday announced the acquisition of a development property located in Ontario, Canada.

The cost comes for $8.65 million in Canadian currency.

Currently accounted for at the property is a warehouse and office space. However, Digital Realty intends to provide 5.4 megawatts via a data center design.

“The acquisition of this property expands our existing footprint and enables us to support our customers’ data center requirements in the Toronto market,” commented Digital Realty CEO Michal F. Foust in a press release.

Source: Digital Realty Adds New Location in Ontario

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THN-CyrusOne Inc. To Join Russell 2000 Index

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

CyrusOne Inc., today announced that it is set to join the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indices, following Russell Investments\’ first quarter IPO additions to its comprehensive set of global equity indices on March 28, according to a preliminary list of additions posted March 15 on www.russell.com.

Source: CyrusOne Inc. To Join Russell 2000 Index

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THN-Verio Launches quot;Mobile Madnessquot; For SMBs

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

Verio, Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, today announced quot;Mobile Madness.quot; The quot;Mobile Madnessquot; campaign is designed to introduce both new and existing customers to Verio\’s latest mobile hosting services. Customers will be able to take advantage of three special offers if they sign up on or before Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Source: Verio Launches quot;Mobile Madnessquot; For SMBs

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Brands Pay Up to Protect Trademarks Ahead of New gTLD Release

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

The Trademark Clearinghouse is a centralized database of validated trademarks operated by Deloitte to protect brands ahead of the new gTLD release The Trademark Clearinghouse is a centralized database of validated trademarks operated by Deloitte to protect brands ahead of the new gTLD release

ICANN introduced the Trademark Clearinghouse on Tuesday for businesses to register brands ahead of the new gTLD release this year.

The Trademark Clearinghouse is a centralized database of validated trademarks operated by Deloitte, and is the only universal means for a brand owner to protect their trademark during the launch of new gTLDs.

According to an introductory video on the Trademark Clearinghouse, the database gives organizations an early opportunity to proactively register domains during the sunrise period, and receive warnings during the registration period when anyone else registers a domain name that match their trademarks recorded in the Clearinghouse.

“Historically, the domain name industry was dominated by country codes (like .eu) and generic codes with more than two characters behind the dot. Trademark owners have had a ‘sunrise period’ mechanism that allowed them to register a domain name before anyone else. They usually registered domain names either to host a website or as a defensive move to prevent others from using it,” Deloitte’s Jan Corstens said in a Q&A with Reuters. “With the coming expansion of domain names, brands were asking how they could protect their trademarks as they did in the past. That’s how ICANN and its constituents came up with the idea of a centralized database that would serve to protect verified trademarks and intellectual property.”

According to a report by the BBC, firms that want to add trademarks to the TMCH will have to pay between $95 and $150 per year per trademark record.

While the Clearinghouse may help brands mitigate trademark infringement, it does not guarantee against cybersquatting. Brands like reddit outsource domain management to alleviate the administrative burden of tracking registrations and minimize reputation damage from phishing sites and typo squatting.

Last week, ICANN announced the initial evaluation results for the first set of new gTLDs, which included non-Latin script gTLDs from brands including Amazon and Google.

Talk back: What do you think of the Trademark Clearinghouse Do you think new gTLDs will pose a huge challenge to trademark owners Let us know in a comment.

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Velocity Technology Solutions Acquires UK Web Host velos-IT

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Velocity Technology Solutions has acquired UK-based web hosting provider velos-IT for an undisclosed amount. Velocity Technology Solutions has acquired UK-based web hosting provider velos-IT for an undisclosed amount.

Cloud application services provider Velocity Technology Solutions announced on Wednesday it has acquired UK-based web hosting provider velos-IT for an undisclosed amount.

Velos-IT’s web hosting, managed services and consulting services align well with Velocity’s products and services.

The application service provider’s Universal Cloud Services suite includes fully-managed application services, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and managed disaster recovery services delivered through a virtual private cloud.

“Velocity and velos-IT share a common set of core values and a reputation for technology innovation and customer service,” said Tom Bruno, CEO of Velocity. “The acquisition of velos-IT furthers our global services footprint and immediately strengthens and expands our Universal Cloud Services offering to include Oracle E-Business Suite. We are excited to serve the European market and enthusiastically welcome the entire velos-IT team into the Velocity family.”

Founded in 2004, velos-IT is one of the UK’s fastest-growing IT services companies and has about 100 employees in Glasgow, Scotland.

The velos-IT serves mid-market through enterprise customers with operations in 25 countries, with revenues exceeding $4.5 billion.

The company’s services include 24-hour support of business applications and IT infrastructure, systems integration, application deployment, upgrades, and custom software development.

Talk Back: Do you think the acquisition of velos-IT is a strong strategic investment for Velocity Do you think Velocity will continue to expand its product and service offerings through acquisitions like this Let us know in the comments.

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THN-Survey: Cloud Computing Takes A Backseat To On-Site Virtualization

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Scale Computing, industry leading developers of hyperconverged solutions that seamlesslyamp;nbsp;combine servers, storage and virtualization into a single system, today released results of a market survey conducted by ApplicationContinuity.org. The report showcases why midmarket organizations are embracing on-premise virtualization over the cloud, the driving factors behind this decision, and what alternatives companies are choosing for their mission-critical applications and data.

Source: Survey: Cloud Computing Takes A Backseat To On-Site Virtualization

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THN-Dell Launches Dell Enterprise Forum

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Dell will host its Dell Enterprise Forum at the San Jose Convention Center on June 4-6, 2013. The event will offer Dell customers and partners open access to the most influential executives, engineers and architects developing Dellamp;rsquo;s end-to-end IT infrastructure. Attendees will take part in keynotes, featuring Dellamp;rsquo;s end-to-end data center approach, technology-specific super sessions, technical breakouts, roadmap sessions, amp;ldquo;speak with a geekamp;rdquo; opportunities, and hands-on labs showcasing the latest Dell data center offerings.

Source: Dell Launches Dell Enterprise Forum

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Pingdom Talks Top Web Hosting Cities and Countries

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

The report marks the second time Pingdom has looked at the top web hosting countries around the world, but the first time it found out what cities were home to the most top one million sites The report marks the second time Pingdom has looked at the top web hosting countries around the world, but the first time it found out what cities were home to the most top one million sites

When talking about the number of websites on the Internet, isolating the top one million does not necessarily create a sample representative of much aside from traffic or reach. Websites not only vary tremendously in terms of content, but also where they are hosted, and who they are hosted with. Still, by carving out Alexa’s top one million websites and looking at their IP, website monitoring service Pingdom was able to create a pretty compelling visual on where the top million sites in the world are hosted.

The report marks the second time Pingdom has looked at the top web hosting countries around the world, but the first time it dug deeper to find out what cities in particular are home to the most top one million sites. Houston, the city that HostGator, SoftLayer Technologies and cPanel all call home, took the top spot on the list, hosting more than 50,000 of the world’s top one million websites.

Last year, Pingdom created a script to find out how many sites were actually physically located in Africa. Now, according to Pingdom’s Magnus Nystedt, the script has been tweaked to understand more about what cities these sites are hosted in.

“The part that takes time is doing the script, and the script runs for four or five hours, and then compiling the data,” Nystedt says, “but it’s really getting the script right that has taken the longest time because we’re not really programmers.”

The information Pingdom found is not entirely surprising to anyone who works in the hosting industry – Houston, Texas; Mountain View, California; and Dallas, Texas account for around 10 percent of the top million sites, while cities in Virginia, Arizona, Illinois, Utah and China round out the top ten list. When the list was released earlier this month, many on Twitter seemed to be surprised that London was absent; though Pingdom says it didn’t find the information all that surprising.

“It’s mostly the same as last year,” Pingdom’s Svante Lundin says. “We looked at the numbers from this year and last year, and there are no big changes.”

The top four web hosting countries have not changed from last year, the US is still number one, hosting about 42 percent of the top million sites. According to the report, Germany, China and the UK round out the top four countries on the list, while Russia is now in fifth place, moving up two spots from last year. Singapore and Sweden are new to the list.

“I guess we didn’t think that Houston necessarily would be the number one,” Nystedt says. “We found a small city less than an hour away from where we are in Sweden that had a site in the top million websites. Details like that were surprising, but as an aggregate, not so much.”

Nystedt says that some people argue the data it bases its lists on, the Alexa top one million, “is skewed in the way that the US is represented or not accurately represented.”

“We have no way of verifying that,” Nystedt says. “If you look at the top 1,000 or top 10,000 they are probably pretty steady on the list, but then the further down you go, sites pop in and out of the list probably on a daily basis, but we haven’t done that comparison.”

“I think the web hosting countries and cities would vary a lot the further down you go down the list because of sites falling off the list and coming back on the list,” Nystedt says.

“We don’t take into consideration things like CDNs, where the content comes from,” he says. “If we could look beyond the load balancers and other equipment at certain websites we might find that you actually connect to a server that’s located closer to you, but we look at the entry point.”

Pingdom is working on adapting the script to get more information out of the list for future reports, and plans to eventually automate the script so reports can be generated more often than once a year.

Talk back: What do you think of the information on top web hosting cities and countries that Pingdom was able to collect Did any of the data surprise you about the Alexa top one million websites Let us know in a comment.

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THN-Savvis Unveils ClientConnect

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

(The Hosting News) – Cloud provider Savvis, a subsidiary of CenturyLink, announced on Tuesday the launch of new platform ClientConnect – a business gateway for revenue generation.

“Whether you’re a retailer looking for e-commerce services or a trading firm looking for low-latency access to financial exchanges, Savvis ClientConnect gives you visibility into the players that can help accelerate your business growth,” commented the company’s Drew Leonard via a press release.

The service focuses on clients in areas such as healthcare, finances and consumer-brands.

Savvis offers solutions such as ecommerce, managed hosting, security and more.

Source: Savvis Unveils ClientConnect

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THN-Netcetera Launches Latest Dedicated Server Promotion With 50% Savings For The First 3 Months

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

With no long term contracts, a choice of Windows or Linux operating systems, a dedicated management service, 99.9% uptime guarantee and free offsite server backup it is now the perfect time to trial your very own dedicated server.

Source: Netcetera Launches Latest Dedicated Server Promotion With 50% Savings For The First 3 Months

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