green technology

“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 ...

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...

Informatica Goes Green in the Data center

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January18, 2012 – IT vendor Informatica said it has drastically reduced the amount of carbon emissions at its data centers by using analytics stools, retrofitting its lighting and carrying out further airflow management. The company said that in total, it has seen a 73% reduction in energy use in the data center thanks to the company virtualizing 75% of its servers and the use of intelligent energy management. It means the company has saved about 12.5mkWh of energy that would have been used for servers and cooling in a year. It installed an energy monitoring solution by Vigilent it said has saved Informatica 333,370 pounds of CO2 in the year just on cooling alone. The system provides information and automated control on airflow and cooling for the data center using a wireles...

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...

PMC Improves Data Centers Through Its Second-Generation SSD Caching Solution

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 18, 2011 – PMC-Sierra, Inc., the semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, has today announced the Adaptec Series 6Q with maxCache 2.0 SSD caching which is meant to accelerate data center and cloud computing application performance. MaxCache 2.0 employs an intelligent, learned-path algorithm to radically improve performance of HDD-based arrays. This is achieved by use of solid state drives (SSDs) which caches frequently accessed data. The latency reductions delivered with maxCache 2.0 provide a direct end-user benefit for data centers. A report by Shopzilla says that a five-second speedup results in a 10 percent increase in revenue and a 50 percent decrease in hardware. From a different approach, Amazon cites that every 100 millisecon...

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