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Devastating weather conditions push some companies to AWS, CTO – Amazon

The emerging cloud technologies are enabling companies to move away from on-premise data centers to cloud-based DC(s).While this is the major reason behind excessive cloud migration but lately, some clients have been signing-in on cloud due to a totally different reason – the climate change. The recent years have been witnessing massive storms and earthquakes from New Jersey to Japan, leaving infrastructure destroyed and in an irretrievable state. Most organizations are now favoring cloud for data backup and improved accessibility, Werger Vogels – CTO, Amazon, told to a news channel. During the AWS summit in San Francisco, Vogels said that many banking and telecommunication firms in the Philippines have been adopting AWS facilities in Singapore, “given the massive typhoons that...

“We Provide Constant Visibility Into a Company’s Cloud Spending”- Mat Ellis, Cloudability

Self-service, one of the greatest features cloud computing, makes lives of enterprises jumping on the cloud bandwagon easier in more than one ways. It makes it possible for them to have software, security, infrastructure and many other full-blown enterprise-capable applications up and running in minutes. All their website data could sit in the cloud on infrastructure they don’t even own or operate. But such ease-of-use and flexibility also brings with it less visibility of resources, less control over computing, unintended expenses and ballooned bills. A big majority of companies are unaware of the services and resources deployed by them that they don’t even need or aren’t properly utilizing. Large number of workloads, lax monitoring and lack of usage alert thresholds lea...

TrendyTools Launches HTML5 Site Builder cPanel Plug-in With Five HTML5 Site Builders

TrendyTools today announced the launch of  their HTML5 Site Builder cPanel plug-in. The new offering includes five HTML5 site builders, one of which is a business website builder and others are category specific website builders namely Salon, Church, Restaurant and Band.  Category specific site builders open new gateways for search traffic in search engines. “We have launched these pocket friendly cPanel site builders as we observed web hosting companies spend a fortune on Site Builders by paying per server. Our goal is to offer hosting companies superior website builder without burning the pockets of Web Hosts already grappling with razor-thin margins. – Abhishek Khaitan, Business Development Manager, TrendyTools. Business Website builder has neutral templates and tools sufficient for a s...

eNom & DreamHost to Work Together on the New gTLDs

ICANN accredited wholesale registrar eNom, Inc. and web hosting and cloud storage provider DreamHost today announced a strategic partnership. The new gTLD domain name extensions launching this year, including .web, .shop, and even .ninja, are exciting opportunities to build new brands and web channels for customers, and eNom enables us to deliver the whole enchilada! – Simon Anderson, CEO, DreamHost. The news comes just two days ahead of DreamCon, DreamHost’s first user conference starting on August 2nd. With the new partnership,DreamHost will now utilize the eNom reseller platform to manage its existing domain name business and new gTLDs as they become available. To support the release of new domain extensions,  eNom will begin to promote DreamHost’s services through its retail busi...

“OnApp Federation Gives You Capacity That’s Much More Affordable and Flexible” -Stein Van Stichel, Stone.is

Last week OnApp announced that hosting provider Stone.is successfully deployed OnApp CDN to host websites for Tomorrowland, an electronic dance music festival that took place on July 26–28 at De Schorre in Boom, Belgium. Stone.is used 46 locations from OnApp’s federated CDN to create a global hosting platform for Tomorrowland’s customer information, ticket pre-registration and ticket activation websites. By using OnApp’s federated CDN, Stone.is was able to support 4.6 million web pages with a peak of 1.4 million page views in just one hour on the ticket sales day with zero downtime. A total of one million fans from 214 countries pre-registered for the 180,000 Tomorrowland tickets. DailyHostNews had a quick Q & A with Stein Van Stichel, CEO, Stone.is and Kosten Metreweli, CCO, OnApp on ...

6fusion Launches The UC6 Meter for Amazon; Enables Cost Comparison of AWS Against Other Providers

6fusion today released  UC6 Meter for Amazon to open beta enabling customers to quantify and compare resource utilization and costs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to any other public and private IT infrastructure. The ability to normalize metering for Amazon is the basis for Amazon users to create an apples-to-apples comparison with other infrastructure suppliers for the first time. 6fusion allows all suppliers to compete openly on a clear price-to-value ratio. – Rob Bissett, SVP Product Management, 6fusion. Some of the key features of the UC6 Meter for Amazon are: It  leverages 6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) as a normalizing metric. It is built on 6fusion’s Open Market Framework and  utilizes the flexible architecture designed to separate the infrastructure layer from 6fusion’s me...

Managed Web Hosting Provider RackHigh Now Offers Colocation In Its Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Data Center

Managed web hosting provider RackHigh announced today that it now offers colocation space in its Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Data Center. RackHigh’s colocation services will be available from the Riyadh, SA data center in August 2013. We’ve seen an influx of technologies in our space over the past few years, but colocation services in Saudi Arabia offer a strategic geographical coverage that many companies are looking for. – Ibrahim Mohammad Gazzawi, Chief Operating Officer, RackHigh. RackHigh recently revamped their data center for other managed services including cloud, dedicated, and smart servers and has now updated its designated colocation space for use by customers. “We’ve seen an influx of technologies in our space over the past few years, but colocation services in Saudi Arabia off...

Easyspace and Crunch Partner to Help Startups With Web Hosting and Accounting Services

Domain name registrar and Web Host Easyspace today announced its partnership with online accountants Crunch to support startup businesses. Under the new partnership,  Easyspace will offer web hosting and domain name advice and packages, while Crunch will provide advice on tax and finances, plus on-going accounting support for the UK’s fast-growing startups. The partnership is being launched with a free seminar  titled ‘Accountancy In The Cloud’ at Google Campus, Bonhill Street, London on Thursday 18 July.  Focused at startup businesses, the event’ll take place from 6.30pm to 9:30pm. “We can provide the critical tools to get a startup business online in the first place, while Crunch has the expert knowledge on how to manage the financial side,” said  Sarah Haran, Managing ...

Enterhost Launches New Cloud-based IT Product Line; Streamlined Web site and Brand

Web hosting provider  Enterhost today launched a new cloud-based IT product line that is aimed at providing businesses with phone (Lync 2013 Enterprise Voice) and email systems (Exchange 2013), virtualization, server and application hosting, backup, and disaster recovery. “Our expertise in cloud technology provides a platform for hostingphone and email systems, servers and applications in the cloud, as well as offering scalable backup, disaster recovery and virtualization solutions. Together, these products enable our customers to create as virtual an office as they desire. – Kevin Valadez, co-president,  Enterhost. Enterhost has also launched a revamped brand and web site, which is being unveiled online this week.  As a part of repositioning, Enterhost team has got rid of  language and kn...

Radix Registry Opens up Pre-Registration For .host Domains

Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  earlier this week at HostingCon. Radix will keep those who pre-register for a .host domain informed of the launch process by furnishing personalized reminders. It will also offer discounts and special deals, increasing the odds that a pre-registered name will be granted. A new TLD created specifically for the hosting industry, .host is  one of three uncontested strings that  Radix applied for, the other two being .press and .space. Ideal for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry, .host offers  domain names  short, memorable domain names with  increased search efficiency, and better categorization and branding for the h...

ViUX Systems Deploys Parallels Cloud Server 6.0 on Dell PowerEdge Cloud (6220) Servers

ViUX Systems now deploys Parallels Cloud Server  6.0 for it’s managed cloud services and cloud storage on new Dell PowerEdge C6220 Servers. In an interview with DailyHostNews earlier this year, Mr. Jonathan Smith, President, ViUX, did say that “Most of the services that we  launch this year will  in some way  be based upon a Parallels software product.” ViUX Systems’ beta deployment of  Parallels Cloud Server in February this year made use of Dell PE C6105 Servers with AMD Processors; 96GB of Memory; & SATA Drives.  The live production deployment will use  new Dell PE C6220 Servers with: Intel E5-2630 Processors 128GB of Memory 5 x 900GB 10K SAS Drives 1 x 100GB SSD – per each of 12 nodes within the initial deployment. To view complete configuration and deployme...

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