Green Tech

“CtrlS is Asia’s Largest and India’s Only Tier IV Certified Datacenter”- Prashant, CtrlS

The opening day of the recently held WHD.India 2013 had a session titled “Reaching the next level of hosting” by Prashant Jain, Director, CtrlS. It was the last session of what had been a long exhausting day with multiple sessions lined back-to-back. Spent up with the proceedings of the day, my mind had started wondering how much booze would be too much booze to drink at the succeeding ConneXion Party so as to remain sober enough to do research work for the sessions scheduled for next day. As the emcee invited Prashant on stage, I was expecting yet another run-of-the-mill session that was titled to come across as genuinely interesting and informative, but was actually rife with product pitches of the company. What followed pleasantly surprised me. One of the only three talks ou...

Technological and Environmental Benefits of Green Web Hosting Services

Web hosting providers guzzle excessive amounts of energy to power servers and data centers for providing round-the-clock business. There are allied amenities like cooling controls and heightened security operations. These demand a lot of electric energy. Naturally, this takes a toll on our environment. Green web hosting, as the name would suggest, comes as a hosting solution driven by environmentally approachable resources such as renewable energy. Green web hosting is Internet hosting that comprises green technologies whereby the abrogating impact on the environment is reduced. Green hosting could include carbon offsetting, driving a data center directly with renewable energy, tree planting, planting grass around and over data centers and more everyday undertakings like energy conservatio...

Green Cloud Technologies Open Offices into Five New Markets; Hires Five National Channel Managers

Cloud technology solutions provider Green Cloud Technologies today announced expansion  into five new markets with offices in Miami, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., New Orleans, La., Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. In an interview with DailyHostNews earlier this year, Mr. Shay Houser, CEO, Green Cloud Technologies did mention company’s plans of  investing heavily in market expansion. In addition to the expansion, Green Cloud has also announced the hiring of five national channel managers.  Each channel manager will focus on sales of the company’s Server Restoration and Recovery, Virtual Server and Virtual PBX solutions through recruiting and engaging sales partners in these new markets. By providing customers with the level of service and support they deserve, this team has built strong ...

Hetzner Online shortlisted as “New Datacentre of the Year” at the 6th International Datacentre Awards

Hetzner Online AG, a German web hosting provider and data center operator  today announced that it’s new Nuremberg data center park has been shortlisted as a finalist in the “New Datacentre of the Year” category at the “6th International DataCentre and Cloud Awards 2013” Organized by Broadgroup, an international consulting group, the awards ceremony will take place on 13/06/2013 at the WhiteHall Plcae, London. “We are very proud to have achieved international recognition for our concepts and that despite so many other interesting projects we already rank among the best”, said Christian Fitz, Marketing Manager, Hetzner Online. The Hetzner Online Nuremberg datacenter  park provides colocation services in addition to the  web hosting and server produc...

Namecheap offers Discount on Domain Transfers & Hosting on Earth day 2013 to Support WWF & Rainforest Alliance

Domain name registrar Namecheap has announced special promo codes and discounts on the eve of Earth Day 2013  in a bid to support World Wildlife Fund and  Rainforest Alliance, two  eco-conscious organizations. Customers have two coupon codes to choose from: they can use the  coupon code “SAVETHEFOREST” if they want to help the Rainforest Alliance or  “DONATE2WWF” if they want to help WWF. Every com, net, org, info or biz domain name transferred using either of the two coupons today will cost only $5.99 (normally $10.69).  The coupons can also be availed to get a  60% off on shared hosting. Namecheap will donate $1 from every domain  transfer and hosting purchase to either WWF or the Rainforest Alliance, based on customer’s choice. At the time of writing this article, Name...

Green Cloud Technologies Lands $5.6 Million in Series C Equity; Appoints Mr. Walter Alessandrini

Green Cloud Technologies, a IaaS Cloud solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, has closed on  $5.6 million in newly issued Series C equity.  This round of financing was led by Millry Corporation and also supported by a new strategic investor and existing shareholders.  Total company investment to date is $9.6 million. The additional financing will be used for accelerated market expansion, sales and marketing investments, and data center investments. We are excited about our follow-on investment in this exploding segment of the Cloud ecosystem. We look forward to the growth of Green Cloud as its employees concentrate on providing a best-in-market service offering. – Annice Jordan, CFO, Millry Corporation. In addition to securing this latest round of funding, Green Cloud announce...

Green Cloud Technologies Celebrates 100th Customer

Greenville, SC – February 26, 2013 – Green Cloud Technologies, a Cloud technology solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, recently signed its 100th business customer, East Cooper Plastic Surgery located in Charleston, SC.  This milestone, celebrated just 10 months after the company acquired its first customer, demonstrates that today’s businesses are turning to cloud-based services that are more reliable, affordable and efficient than traditional IT solutions.  Very recently Green Cloud Technologies expanded in Florida and appointed Mr. Dan Sterling as president. This is a significant achievement and another milestone for us to celebrate. Our team has worked hard to develop the best cloud solutions on the market today.  Businesses across South Carolina, like East Cooper Plastic...

“Strong online presence is a necessity in today’s market”-Kelly Meeneghan, 1&1 Internet

If you haven’t been living under a rock for decades, there’s no need to introduce you to 1&1 Internet, Inc., one of the largest web hosting providers in the world. With strongest small business customer base in the web hosting arena, 1&1 is one of the few Web Hosting providers who have taken an initiative to support renewable energy programs and provide Green web hosting. Considering the presence of the company in 13 countries and a large number of Data Centers it has around the world, it is indeed a tough task to pull off; but 1 and 1 has done it with panache. One of the only web hosting providers to use TV to advertise its services, 1&1 recently released a new Ad highlighting must have elements for online success. So we reached out to them for an interview and the...

Webinar: Run WordPress in a Clean, Green Cloud – Standing Cloud + GreenQloud

PR from Standing Cloud Team Host Your Website in a Clean, Green Cloud  Tuesday, January 29, 2013  l  11:30 am Eastern Time Simple Deployment. Full Control. Truly Green.™   Forget downloading software and configuring servers.   Be up and running in the cloud in minutes with GreenQloud + Standing Cloud.   No headaches. No waiting. No Carbon. When it comes to running WordPress in the cloud, it’s easy being green – thanks to GreenQloud powered by Standing Cloud. GreenQloud is the world’s first Truly Green™ public cloud; Standing Cloud is the leading cloud application marketplace and management solution. Together GreenQloud powered by Standing Cloud makes it easy to run applications and web sites on GreenQloud’s clean, green cloud. Got a web site that’s built on Wo...

Green Cloud Technologies Expands in Florida with New Regional Office and Two Sales Executives

Green Cloud Technologies, a Cloud technology solutions provider headquartered in Greenville, SC, has opened a new office in the Tampa, FL. This office, centrally located at 1228 East 7th Avenue in Tampa, will market Green Cloud’s portfolio of cloud-based IT solutions to channel partners and small and medium-sized businesses in the northern panhandle, central and southern regions of Florida. Green Cloud, which recently raised an additional $2.75mm for market expansion, offers managed IT and telecom services including virtual server, virtual PBX and disaster recovery products. With regional offices in Greenville, SC, Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN, the new Tampa location expands Green Cloud’s strategic Southeastern footprint. “Every business needs a business continuity plan during a natura...

Equinix’s Newest Australian Facility Receives LEED® Gold certification

Equinix, a global data center service provider, has been awarded the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ Gold Certification. This certification is awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for Equinix’s high building standards in their SY3 facility located in Mascot, Sydney. LEED was developed by USGBC in 2000 and provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. It takes into account factors such as energy savings, water efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction. Tony Simonsen, Managing Director, Equinix Australia, quoted, “This award acts as a testament to the ongoing commitment from Equinix to bui...

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