July 14th, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Hosting – Waltham, MA – mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a leading IT outsourcing and cloud services provider for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), today announced the expansion of its suite of cloud-based managed Desktop services with cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium. SMBs can now benefit from mindSHIFT’s depth of technical expertise, highly secure data centers and exceptional customer support to realize the benefits of desktop virtualization. With cloudSHIFT Desktop, users receive all the benefits of a robust, reliable, secure computer network without having to worry about handling software upgrades, security upgrades, disaster recovery and other headaches associated with managing desktop technology.
The burden and expense of new technology sometimes prevents SMBs from taking advantage of technology options which have traditionally been used by bigger organizations with larger budgets. cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium is an Internet-based solution where all software traditionally located on the desktop is housed and managed on servers located in mindSHIFT’s data centers. Customers have full use of applications such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, PDF creator and Adobe Reader, either on the customer’s existing desktops and laptops or on low-cost devices, even though the applications are located somewhere else. cloudSHIFT Desktop allows users to access applications through a web browser. It is a secure, affordable, trouble-free alternative to purchasing, managing and maintaining desktop equipment. Read the rest of this entry »
July 13th, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Hosting – London, UK – Hexagrid, a leading developer of cloud enablement solutions, announces its most recent partnership with Link47, a European SMB IT distributor, and Compare the Cloud, a comprehensive cloud comparison consultancy. This partnership trio promises to facilitate the channel delivery of low cost, high quality cloud computing solutions to the mainstream SMB market throughout the UK.
“This partnership unites three companies with similar philosophies about service delivery at the core of cloud computing value within the SMB market,” says Suresh Mandava, CEO of Hexagrid Computing. “Together we will bring the power of Infrastructure as a Service to the masses by combining Hexagrid’s award winning VxDatacenter platform, Link47’s expertise as a leading distribution partner for SMB IT solutions, and Compare the Cloud’s solid reputation for matching business needs with the appropriate cloud capabilities.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 8th, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Hosting – Denver – ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center and managed service providers in North America, announced the grand opening of its twenty-second data center facility, Synergy Park, located in Richardson, Texas. Grand opening ceremonies will take place July 19-20.
With the addition of Synergy Park, ViaWest owns and operates 22 data centers with 500,000 square feet of raised floor space, 110,000 of which resides in the Dallas area. The new complex boasts high density power configurations, disaster recovery office space, 24×7 on-site support, and access to top network providers. Services include cloud computing, colocation, complex hosting, and managed services. Read the rest of this entry »
June 22nd, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Hosting Reviews – Manchester, UK - The majority of business owners who have not invested in cloud technology admit that they are mystified by the jargon that surrounds the industry. They also say that they are concerned about security and performance if they migrate their websites and personal data to the cloud. Responding to this concern, UKFast has run a series of round table events and produced a report that seeks to demystify the cloud for SMEs.
“There are so many terms being bandied around, it’s no wonder that people are confused,” says Lawrence Jones, managing director of UKFast. As a member of the Cloud Industry Forum, the hosting specialist decided to bring together leaders from across the industry and create literature and a suite of products that would make transition to this platform easier for managing directors. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting Blog – BOCA RATON, Fla. - Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including outsourced hosted IT solutions, application hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), announced today at the viaVerio Partner Summit the availability of its new Windows® VPS solution.
Building upon the company’s portfolio of Advanced VPS/MPS suite of products, Verio’s new Windows VPS solutions will meet the growing demand of Windows-based hosting products which are critical to addressing the needs of small business customers. Built upon a strong, Windows-based architecture, Verio’s Windows VPS enables users to deploy a variety of Windows solutions on a unique platform that includes superior hardware and sophisticated technology ideal for hosted IT solutions. Users have the ability to configure a Windows environment – no matter what the business need whether it’s powering larger websites, delivering a wide range of applications, or enabling a dedicated file server.
Key features of Verio’s Windows VPS include:
- Resources and Best-in-Class Features - Reliability, fast load times, and the high performance necessary to meet user demand and address a variety of technical situations
- Performance – Flexibility to install, manage and serve applications in a Windows environment that is also ideal for general IT computing
- Bandwidth - Bandwidth at no additional charge to save small businesses money
- PCI Compliance - Meet PCI compliance faster with an advanced firewall and full control of the net stack – giving them control over information storage and data sharing
“Our VPS solutions continue to be an integral part of our partners’ product portfolio and the introduction of Windows VPS provides them with a flexible IT architecture in a Windows-based environment,” said Steve Renda, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Verio. “This flexibility is ideal for helping partners manage multiple IT computing requirements while at the same time, expanding new business opportunities.” Read the rest of this entry »
May 27th, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Hosting Blog – New York, NY - Oak Hill Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intermedia.net, Inc. (“Intermedia” or the “Company”), a global leader in cloud services founded by technology entrepreneur Michael Choupak. In conjunction with the transaction, Oak Hill Capital also announced that Phil Koen, former CEO of Savvis, Inc., will join Intermedia as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Since its founding in 1995, Intermedia has been a pioneer in offering secure and reliable cloud-based business-class email, and today is the largest third-party provider of these services to small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. The company has continued to innovate and expand its cloud service offerings, growing its user base at an annual compounded rate of 31% over the last four years. As of April 30, 2011, the company manages an industry-leading 320,000 premium Microsoft hosted Exchange mailboxes. It distributes its suite of services to 38,000 business customers directly and through its 6,800 global channel partners.
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Web Hosting Blog – CENTENNIAL, COLORADO & WASHINGTON - “You don’t know what you don’t know” may be the expression most appropriate for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) when it comes to the benefits of technology and their business, according to an independent survey of more than 500 SMB decision makers released at National Small Business Week.
The study, commissioned by Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, showed that more than two-thirds of respondents are uncertain if they will purchase a Cloud solution in the near future. However, despite this lack of knowledge, respondents seek the benefits of a Cloud offering, with 21 percent citing the ability to share resources and 20 percent citing on-demand resources as important, showcasing a need for education on Cloud benefits specific to small businesses.
With the proper knowledge and education on Cloud technology, 20 percent of decision makers stated they were likely or very likely to implement a Cloud Computing solution in the next twelve months while almost 10 percent were likely or very likely to implement in the next three months.
“This data clearly demonstrates that there continues to be a need for educating SMBs on the benefits of Cloud and more importantly, correlating those benefits to their current IT requirements,” said Mitch Merrifield, Senior Director of Managed Computing Solutions for Verio. “SMBs want to drive efficiencies, and Cloud technologies are some of the most innovative solutions to assist them in doing that.”
The survey also found that 19 percent of SMB decision makers are looking to cut technology costs, an improvement from 30 percent from last year, so the SMB appetite to purchase IT solutions continues to grow. Other findings include a sustained focus on building out and maintaining IT infrastructure as well.
“There are several considerations, including use cases, benefits, applications and purchasing, when SMBs are deciding how to best implement IT solutions such as Cloud,” continued Merrifield. “We believe as their understanding of these key factors and benefits evolve, this will significantly contribute to the adoption of Cloud technologies in 2011 and beyond.” Read the rest of this entry »
May 17th, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Hosting Blog – BOLTON, ONTARIO – Server-Logix, a Nuisoft hosting division announces it’s long awaited partnership with the leader of the high end dedicated server, SoftLayer Technologies Inc. Nuisoft Systems Inc. is a registered partner of many advanced and innovative corporations including Microsoft, 3Com, Ubuntu, Redhat, and others. Since 2006, Server-Logix have offered complex and innovating solutions for personal, small buisness, and corporate by operating out of data centers located in Montreal and Toronto.. This partnership will allow Server-Logix to offer it’s premiere services in other regions of the world, while maintaining and exponentially improving our cutting-edge network and hardware.
SoftLayer’s state of the art, low latency, redudant data centers have astonished many customers and companies over the years and we are honored to offer this level of service. All data centers will have multiple power feeds, fiber links, dedicated generators, battery backups.and all data centers are SAS 70 Type II certified. Additionally, this highly-beneficial partnership will add ten (10) new points of presence for our clients, numerous geographically diverse data centers, over two thousand gigabytes of network capacity, and will lower latency to thousands of web visitors who browse our clients’ corporate web servers. Read the rest of this entry »
Web Hosting Forum – CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including web hosting, application hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), today announced the agenda and speakers for the annual viaVerio Partner Summit, May 23 – 25, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida. Registration is still open for the event and partners interested in registering can click here.
Verio’s annual Partner Summit will offer a combination of keynote presentations, business-building tracks led by industry experts and interactive product sessions helping partners to navigate new business opportunities. The primary goal of the Summit is to deliver informational topics that partners can utilize immediately to expand their service offering and maximize profitability.
At this year’s Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts including:
CJ McClanahan - Reachmore – will outline to partners how to sell more solutions to existing customers while providing new revenue streams in the process. The session will also highlight a simple system for setting powerful goals that provide clarity and vision for a company’s success.
Ed Turi – Turi Business Coaching- will highlight how partners can effectively incorporate automation tools and processes to free up valuable time so they can focus on growing their business instead of managing their business.
Brandon Kennington – Bluekube Technologies and Matt Dotson- Momenta – will outline how partners can work more efficiently in the areas of Marketing, Sales, Operations and Delivery, to surpass their competition.
Matt Smith – The Contractor’s Friend – will provide best practices on how partners can build and harness the value of their Sales Funnel.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in peer led panel sessions and hear first-hand about the success of selling Verio’s solutions from current Verio partners. To view the complete agenda for this event, click here.
In addition to learning from market luminaries during the event, attendees will also have the ability to meet with event sponsors including:
• Trend Micro
• VMware Zimbra Read the rest of this entry »
May 3rd, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Hosting Forum – San Francisco, CA — OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced it is offering IPv6 support in production for its 20+ million users, as well as any network administrator tasked with migrating their network to the new protocol. The announcement is significant as OpenDNS is the first major recursive DNS service in the world to offer the service.
IPv6 was developed to satisfy the long-anticipated exhaustion of available IPv4 addresses. Where IPv4 allowed 32 bits in each address, IPv6 allows 128 bits, making available a significant lot of available addresses for the foreseeable future. Because IPv6 addresses are so long and difficult to remember, DNS plays a key role in IPv6 adoption by allowing the familiar Domain Name System (DNS) to ease the transition. Read the rest of this entry »