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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...

Web Host Hivelocity Adds New Live Order Tracking Feature

Dedicated server and infrastructure services provider Hivelocity, has announced the introduction of a new live order tracking feature within their myVelocity customer portal. This new feature allows customers to follow along and know exactly where Hivelocity is with their new order as well as watch live within the data center as their new server gets deployed. The Hivelocity Experience is something we work very hard to create for our customers. We are not just providing web servers, we are providing an over-the-top customer service experience. We liken the Hivelocity Experience to checking in at a 5 star hotel. From the moment you arrive you realize the staff and management team are working very hard to make the experience something fantastic and something special. The Hivelocity Experienc...

Peak 10 Cloud Infrastructure Validated for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

Web Hosting and cloud solutions provider Peak 10 announced that its data centers and cloud infrastructure have been validated for PCI DSS 2.0 Level 1 compliance. The company recently underwent a rigorous audit by an independent Quality Security Assessor (QSA) to ensure that it meets best practices and security controls needed to keep credit card data safe and secure during transit, processing and storage. While customers remain responsible for many aspects of the compliance of their technologies and applications, their use of Peak 10’s cloud infrastructure can help meet many of the requirements for compliance with PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH. – David Kidd, Director of quality assurance, Peak 10. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security s...

Nirvanix Offers Connections to Cloud at CoreSite

Nirvanix, an enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced a collaborative effort with CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, to provide direct connections to Nirvanix cloud storage at CoreSite’s One Wilshire data center campus in Los Angeles. By offering direct connections to Nirvanix cloud storage services, new and existing CoreSite customers can establish a private network connection between their owned or managed IT infrastructure and the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network™–providing immediate access to the Nirvanix Cloud File System™ designed to support millions of users, billions of objects and exabytes of data. With this service, customers can bypass Internet service providers to improve throughput, gain consistent...

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...

Interview with Paul Foskett, the Chief Executive at 5NINES Data Centres

This is an interview with Paul Foskett the Chief Executive at UK Headquartered 5NINES Data Centres, a specialist global data centre development and consulting firm. 1. Tell us something about yourself and your position in 5NINES. In 2005 I was delighted to join 5NINES as CEO and since then have led a mission to deliver exceptional levels of data centre efficiency and have been committed to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) data centre developer in the market. Today, I have an exceptional management team who are all recognised leaders with the collective experience of delivering over 2,000,000 sq. ft. of business critical data centre capacity. Prior to that I started my IT career over 20 years ago working for a UK (AIM listed) software company followed by a role as VP Europea...

HostPlate Expands Its Web Hosting Solutions

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 25, 2011 – HostPlate is setting new service standards in the hosting industry. The experienced provider of unmanaged virtual private server (VPS) hosting, announced yesterday that it is expanding operations and offering its premium services to clients around the world. VPS hosting is the preferred hosting option for most businesses: it blends the power and control of dedicated server hosting with the attractive pricing of shared hosting. This compromise offers the best in value and performance. At the center of being of  HostPlate’s operations is  the exclusive EvoSwitch datacenter in Amsterdam, a hosting center that is unique in the industry for its reliance on 100% green energy. HostPlate clients enjoy the service benefits that come with hosting at one of the...

Zayo Group Set to Acquire 360networks

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 8, 2011 – Zayo Group announced yesterday that it had struck a deal which will enable it acquire 360networks. Zayo enjoys a deep metropolitan fiber network across 60 US metropolitan markets while 360networks has a unique intercity fiber network spanning the central and western United States. For sure, it is clear that this acquisition brings together highly complementary assets. So far, Zayo has made 17 acquisitions since its debut in 2007 with the expected purchase of 360networks being the largest ever. 360networks operates 18,500 miles of integrated and metro fiber network across 22 states in the US and British Columbia. Its intercity network interconnects over 70 markets across the central and western United States, including 24 Zayo fiber markets and a number of n...

CtrlS Joins International Data Center Group

CtrlS, Indian colocation provider CtrlS (www.ctrls.in), made an announcement this week that it has joined the International Data Center Group (www.idc-g.com), an organization of data center operators across the globe. With this, CtrlS becomes the 14th alliance member of the UK-based global data center organization. The London-based IDC-G is a partnership of high-end data center operators around the world under a single, unified brand, according to the press release. The handpicked members of the IDC-G alliance are “carrier-neutral and among the preeminent players in their respective national markets, with a strong focus on operations quality”. Ctrl operates APAC’s first and only EPI certified Tier IV data center in High-tech City Facility in Hyderabad, India. The company ...

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