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Hostway continues expansion with new data center in Austin, new offices in Chicago and San Antonio

Hostway, a leading managed cloud hosting provider and specialist in compliant cloud hosting solutions, is expanding rapidly with a new data center in Austin and new offices in both Chicago and San Antonio. The new data center, Austin III, is an industry-leading, state-of-the-art facility built with the most advanced infrastructure technology, and designed for the utmost redundancy, resiliency, and reliability. Built in the heart of the city, the Austin III data center is the company’s tenth international, world-class data center, reinforcing Hostway’s commitment to deliver highly reliable and secure cloud hosting solutions 24x7x365 to its thousands of global customers. All Hostway data centers are designed with the highest uptime and efficiency in mind. They’re regularly independently audi...

451 Research’s Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit brings out the significance of digital transformation for MSPs, hyperscalers and datacenters

Hosting and cloud transformation summit (HCTS) 2017, is one of the biggest events for the web hosters and cloud industry professionals.

Riverbed previews its new Azure-Ready Edge platform at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Riverbed Technology, Inc. at Microsoft Ignite 2017, previewed Riverbed SteelFusion Azure-Ready Edge – a technology that will extend Microsoft Azure Cloud storage to the remote network edges. Riverbed Technology works towards making websites, applications, networks, cloud data centers and remote offices better through hybrid networking, cloud SD-WAN, SaaS, big data and mobile technologies. With this, the company plans to extend the flexibility and benefits of Azure cloud to the remote and network endpoint users. SteelFusion will make use of Microsoft Hyper-V as the virtualization platform to give remote locations’ direct access to Azure cloud and will be used as the primary storage tier. This will promote easy provisioning, protection and recovery of data from Azure. Paul O’Farrell, S...

Cisco strengthens its datacenter portfolio with $320 million acquisition of Springpath

Cisco Systems, the worldwide technology leader in networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and high-technology products, completely acquired Springpath, Inc., a hyperconvergence software specialist, based in Sunnyvale. With this acquisition, Cisco will be able to deliver advanced data center innovation to its customers, and provide more software-centric solutions. Springpath has been serving hyperconvergence since 2012, and it started working with Cisco from 2016 when the latter acquired it for $320 million to launch the HyperFlex platform, which is the industry’s foremost fully hyperconverged infrastructure system. Hyperconvergence is a type of infrastructure system that closely integrates networking, storage, virtualization, and other technologies in a commodity hardware box fro...

Equinix continues its acquisition spree, expands footprint in Iberia to interconnect Europe, Latin America and Africa

Global interconnection and data center company – Equinix Inc. recently announced entering into an agreement with The Carlyle Group, for acquiring leading data center, cloud infrastructure and connectivity provider in Spain and Portugal – Itconic, and its subsidiary CloudMas which supports enterprise adoption and consumption of cloud services. The acquisition will close by Q4 2017, subject to various regulatory and customary approvals. The acquisition of Itconic will strengthen Equinix’s position in Europe. The company will acquire five datacenters in four metros – two in Madrid, one in Seville, one in Lisbon and one in Barcelona, post-acquisition. With this, approximately 322,000 gross square-feet of area will get added to the Equinix IBX (International Business Exchange) datacenter portfo...

Vertical Bridge and DataBank synergize efforts to build micro-data centers

Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC – the largest private owner and operator of communication infrastructure, USA, and DataBank Ltd. – leading provider of data center solutions, recently announced a partnership to build micro datacenters at the base of communication towers to add edge computing capacity. Both the companies are governed by Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, which is a leading provider of cell towers and communication infrastructure. The transformation of voice, data and video to wireless delivery has considerably increased the traffic on wireless network architectures. Traditional wireless architectures have a cloud interface at either city or regional level. This not only increases the cost but latency as well. The partnership will reduce the distance data has to travel between mobil...

IoT boosts spending on IT infrastructure, edge, storage and cloud: 451 Research

As per a latest report by 451 Research, it was found that the latest trends and uses of Internet of Things (IoT) and the huge amount of data generated by it is having a huge impact on the enterprise IT. Built on cloud computing and networks of data gathering sensors, IoT revolves around Machine to Machine (M2M) communication. The study incorporated over 575 responses from senior IT buyers and global IoT decision-makers based in Europe and North America primarily. In the analysis, it was found that 32.4% organizations are planning to increase their storage capacities, 30.2% are planning increase in network edge equipment, 29.4% in server infrastructure and 27.2% are about to increase their off- premises cloud infrastructure in the next 12 months, so that they can manage the IoT deployment a...

IBM announces Spectrum Protect Plus for virtual environment data protection

IBM recently announced Spectrum Protect Plus, an update to its Spectrum Protect, a data protection software for backup and recovery for virtual environments. For faster backup and operational recovery, it provides policy driven data protection and a portal which makes it easy to use. It allows faster deployment using OVA (Open Virtual Appliance) and its agentless architecture enables protection in an hour. It provides smooth automation via RESTful API for flexibility of accessing backup data. The solution, meant for VM administrators, features a global catalog of Virtual Machines and files that enables quick search and restoration across various machines and recovery points. It offers backup and recovery services for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere hypervisors. It can be combined with...

Cloud IaaS to exceed traditional data center outsourcing spend in 2017

Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service will see new highs this year exceeding traditional datacenter outsourcing spend. As per a Gartner report, traditional datacenter spend in India is predicted to reach $559 million while Cloud IaaS spending will sum around $677 million, in 2017. Cloud IaaS services represent a cost effective and optimized model of managing infrastructural needs of the organizations and act as the reason why most of them go for these integrated systems. Talking about the trend, Gartner Research Analyst – DD Mishra said, “As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options. Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity...

RackForce Launches vCloud-E, a New Version of its Virtual Data Center Services

RackForce, hybrid Cloud and hosting provider has  launched a new version of it’s Virtual Data Center Services-named vCloud-E. According to the official press release, vCloud-E is delivered on the VMware vCloud suite and  provides higher performance, greater scalability and increased manageability. Customers running on RackForce’s previous Virtual Data Center products have an option of migrating to vCloud-E at their convenience. vCloud-E is delivered on premium infrastructure with the following platform features: Compute – Intel Westmere and Sandy Bridge Storage – Choice of 4 performance tiers Resiliency – compute nodes operated in High Availability (HA) mode; all hardware supported by dual path power Network – Multiple 10Gbs connections from diverse carriers Virtual...

Xtraordinary Hosting Announces Expansion into Interxion’s LON2 Datacenter

LON2 is an excellent location for a number of reasons. It offers access to a wide range of carriers; it is a POP site for the London Internet Exchange (LINX); it offers financial services clients low latency connections to trading exchanges located nearby and is within walking distance of the Tech City site at Old Street, home to a thriving community of high-tech start-ups. – Andrew Ogilvie, MD, Xtraordinary Hosting. London, 01 Mrach, 2013: UK-based cloud hosting provider, Xtraordinary Hosting, today announced an expansion of its services into Interxion’s newly built, ultra-modern, high specification LON2 datacener, in the heart of the City of London. Interxion is the leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, and LON2 is an expansion of its existin...

“We don’t want to simply be a monthly bill to our customers”-Steve Eschweiler, Hivelocity

“Support is great, hardware is great, network is great, speed is great and for dedicated servers the price is pretty darn good for the total package of quality.”- says this online review by techjr on a web hosting forum. “I believe what sums Hivelocity up best is what happened when we outgrew our server setup and asked for advice on an upgrade. Rather than try to sell us a more expensive package like most companies would do, we got techs assigned to us who went through, extensively, optimization procedures to try to get even more out of our current server without costing us a penny,” -says another one by Iain. A cursory glance on the web shows unanimous praise for Hivelocity′s service not only on their website but also on on discussion forums well outside their cont...

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