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“POP Helps Users to Set up & Manage Their Online Presence Easily”- Juan Diego Calle,.CO Internet

Yesterday saw launch of POP.CO, a new platform that helps businesses get online instantly. The company behind POP.CO, .CO Internet S.A.S, is well known for coming up with fresh ideas to help entrepreneurs and start ups establish successful online presence. POP.CO, the company’s latest endeavor, is a bundle of online services that comes with a .CO domain name, a custom POP Page and an email address powered by Google Apps. Entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses who’re not tech-savvy enough don’t need to hire a web developer to build a professional web presence or spend extra time finding a Web address, hosting provider, email account, etc. as a central POP account handles all that. It also enables users to add and install proprietary or third-party apps to their domains directly ...

OpenDNS Launches Umbrella Web security platform With Integrated Predictive Detection Capabilities

Internet security and DNS services provider OpenDNS today announced the launch of  latest release of its Umbrella Web security platform. The latest release has been enhanced with predictive detection capabilities provided by the Umbrella Security Graph. By using the big data analytics tools, machine learning, graph theory and related algorithms of the Umbrella Security Graph we can predict where new threats are coming from and block them before they can reach users of the Umbrella Security service. – Dan Hubbard, CTO, OpenDNS. The Umbrella Security Graph combines big data-based analytics and predictive classifiers to harnesses the collective security intelligence from more than 50 million users in 160 countries. The  indexed and cross-referenced data is combined with real-time cyber intell...

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...

ownCloud Releases ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 With Expanded Enterprise Features, Improved Usability

Open source secure enterprise file sync and share software developer ownCloud today announced the availability of ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5, the latest version of ownCloud Enterprise Edition. Somes of the features of ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 are: ownCloud Inc. takes the community-created ownCloud Community Edition and, immediately upon launch, begins certification tests of the server, desktop clients and mobile apps. We enhance the software, upgrading it to take advantage of the new features, making it all function properly together as an integrated unit and packaging and testing the installation and upgrade process. The result is ready-for-business, easy-to-integrate and extend, secure on-premise file sync and share. – Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud. Security:  Improved Active Directo...

Mural Helps Over 100,000 SMBs Maximize Use of Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

Customer on-boarding platforms and services provider Mural today announced that  it  worked with over 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the last year and helped them maximize use of their cloud-based applications, including nearly 20,000 businesses on Microsoft collaboration tools. Service providers are most vulnerable to losing customers in the first 90 days after a sale.Mural engineers work one on one with SMB employees to engage them more deeply, understand their overall IT needs, and educate them on other Microsoft services they could benefit from. – Steve Zimba, President, Mural. The news comes three weeks after Mural launched Platform MaaX, a new on-boarding and post-sales support platform designed to provide SMBs with services that accelerate cloud implementation. SMBs ha...

BitcoinWebHosting.net to Accept Bitcoins as Payment for Anonymous Web Hosting Services

Web hosting industry has seen several big players accepting Bitcoin as a payment option over the last few months, however, today marked the launch of  BitcoinWebHosting.net, a first of its kind  web hosting provider that accepts Bitcoin for their privacy minded hosting solutions, which include anonymous web hosting services and anonymous domain registration. Whether you need simple website hosting, or a dedicated server, we have a solution that will meet your needs. We even offer DDoS protection – and all of our services can be purchased with Bitcoin. – Robert Lons, Co-Founder and CMO, BitcoinWebHosting.net. As per BitcoinWebHosting.net’s privacy policy, the company only requires customers to provide their email address. When paying with Bitcoin, Western Union, or MoneyGram customers...

1&1 Internet Launches New gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a Cloud Server Package

Global  Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has today made two major announcements – launch of a gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a new cloud server package. The news comes nearly two months after 1 and 1 Internet added Artful.ly, CraftIsArt, Meetup and Wanelo web apps to 1&1 MyWebsite and launched its  Microsoft Exchange 2013 Hosting services. New gTLD Pre-Order Portal The new gTLD Pre-Order Portal allows website owners to  pre-order  the new gTLDs that’ll hit the market soon and provides domain news, expert advice articles and practical tips to plan a  domain portfolio. Website owners can browse the new domain endings at the  portal and make a risk-free pre-order for the domain of their choice.  This pre-order does not guarantee that a domain will be purchased, however, it is ...

dotCOM host Now Offers Premium ‘Media Vault’ Data Protection and Backup System

A week after securing  three International datacenters to supplement its San Diego facility,  online business solutions provider dotCOM host today announced that it now offers its clients ‘Media Vault’ Data Protection and  Backup System  with  triple redundancy Media Vault data center. Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, technical failures – there are myriad circumstances that can devastate an online business and we help clients of all sizes in every category function at full capacity no matter what comes their way. – Michelle Lockhart, VP-Sales, dotCOM host. The triple redundancy Media Vault data center ensures that if one circuit goes down, another one immediately takes over, with a  battery backup system that provides power until a generator kicks in functioning for seven days ...

INetU Adds INetU Application Traffic Firewall to its Managed Security Suite

Managed hosting and cloud provider INetU has added INetU Application Traffic Firewall to its Managed Security Suite. The INetU Application Traffic Firewall goes beyond classic Web Application Firewalls and provides an additional layer of critical protection for businesses by thwarting attacks targeting application vulnerabilities, says the official press release. The world needs to access your applications, but your business needs to ensure that users and data are safe. The INetU Application Traffic Firewall is the lock at your front door protecting this information against would-be attackers looking to exploit your applications as a way in. -Andrew Hodes, Director of technology, INetU. Once the  troublesome  threat profiles are detected,  The INetU Application Traffic Firewall can be conf...

Developers Can Now Fork Their Own Applications With The Newly Introduced Heroku Fork

Heroku today introduced Heroku Fork, that let’s developers fork their own applications and the applications they’re collaborating on. The basic information about the new product is available in this write-up and a detailed version of the same is available in this article by the Heroku team. The news comes a month after Heroku made Heroku Platform API available in Beta. Heroku Fork lets developers create unique, running instances of existing applications from the command line. These instances are live and available on Heroku immediately so developers can change, scale and share them  however they want. Developers need to have the  Heroku Toolbelt installed to use this feature. They can fork an existing application by running the following command: $ heroku fork -a sourceapp targ...

NTT Communications Plans to Launch On-premises Connection, an SDN-based Cloud Migration Service

NTT Communications Corporation plans to launch  the ‘On-premises Connection’, world’s first software-defined networking (SDN)-based cloud migration service. The service will launched on July 28 in Japan and  later in other markets worldwide. On-premises Connection service will connect  customer on-premises systems with NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud via the Internet using SDN technology to facilitate smooth, flexible transitions to the cloud. The SDN technology has been developed by NTT Com in partnership with VMware, and a research institute operated by parent NTT Corporation. Some of the key features of the new service are: The new service will substantially reduce the workload  required to design and configure on-premises networks by connecting on-premises systems and cloud in t...

Flexiant and Boston Partner to Deliver ‘Cloud in a Box’ Solution on Supermicro Servers

Flexiant today announced that it will provide a ‘cloud in a box’ solution to the market in partnership with  Boston Limited,  a preferred distribution partner for Supermicro. Our joint ‘cloud in a box’ offer with Boston gives these service providers and hosters the flexibility to get to market quickly and test and develop new products and services that meet the needs of their customers, – George Knox, CEO, Flexiant. The news comes a month after  the selection of  Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator by ALVEA Services  for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, ALVEA Infrastructure. With ‘cloud in a box’ offered on Supermicro Servers, cloud service providers and web hosters can get the hardware and cloud management software to deploy cloud services immediately. This gives them ...

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