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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 ...

Bit Refinery Chooses Digital Fortress’ Seattle Data Center to Host its Hadoop Hosting solution

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider  Bit Refinery has chosen Digital Fortress’  Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop Hosting solution. BitRefinery’s Hadoop Hosting solution allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure. In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure. – Brandon Hieb, Managing partner, Bit Refinery. Other features...

“We Are The One Stop Shop For Any SMB or Entrepreneur to Come & Grow Online”- Rajiv Sodhi, GoDaddy

India has over 137 million users million users logged onto the internet, a number big enough to make it the third biggest country in terms of internet users in the world, but still relatively small keeping in perspective the country’s 1.2 billion population. The internet adoption rate in India is growing at a year on year rate of 26%, with small towns and the lower rungs of the economic ladder getting online faster than ever before. This growing internet usage is also changing the way Indian SMBs reach out to their customers. Indian SMBs with a website have 51% higher revenues, 49% more profit, and 7% broader customer bases than their offline-only counterparts, a recent industry report revealed. However, only a 5% of Indian SMBs have a web presence, reflecting a clear lack of skill, ...

Anturis to Provide Comprehensive IT Infrastructure Monitoring For ReadySpace’s Business Customers

Anturis Inc. today announced that its cloud-based monitoring & troubleshooting solution has been selected by ReadySpace, a  cloud and managed hosting services provider to provide comprehensive IT infrastructure monitoring solutions for its business customers. ReadySpace will now offer Anturis’ solutions as an  integrated addition to its Managed Service packages. Anturis came to market early this year in beta phase and recently emerged from beta with the launch of its commercial product availability. In an interview with DailyHostNews today,  Sergey Nevstruev, CEO, Anturis, said: ReadySpace selected Anturis for its  IT infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting  needs because of two key reasons: infrastructure model representation (i.e. users work with real-life entities like a datab...

Introduction to Cloud Storage: Understanding Your Options

Cloud storage solution is emerging as an alternative to the in-house data storage and backup.  It is a growing industry where data storage solution is offered through third-party managed platforms – typically over the internet.  Data, folders and files can be shared and stored in a multi-tenant, resource pool that is accessible from anywhere. Several types of cloud storage solutions are available for personal as well as business usage.  For example – one of the first and popular cloud storage services were Google Docs and Spreadsheets offered by the search engine giant.  They have played a pivotal role in popularizing cloud storage in both business and personal level. In a cloud storage environment, company and personal data can be accessed from anywhere and on any internet ena...

“We Make it Easy, Fast and Economical for SMBs to Move to the Cloud”- Steve Zimba, Mural

Cloud has of late been marketed heavily as the panacea to every potential business problem. Lured by the ease-of-use and agility moving to the cloud brings in the business processes, SMBs are very eager to buy cloud services. This creates an enormous opportunity for service providers in the market, and they try to exploit it very aggressively. Only, it’s not as easy as it seems. Most SMBs find cutting through the fog and hype surrounding the cloud very difficult and struggle to get to grips with the new concept. They’re intrigued by the cloud, but also confused and wary of it. Moving to the cloud involves a very large, expensive and difficult set of problems, and SMBs simply don’t have the skill, resources and most importantly, time to understand every nuance and permutat...

“Our Goal is to Remove the Friction in the IT Cloud Value Chain”- John Zanni, Parallels

Parallels has an extensively broad range of products, that enable various service providers, right from web hosters, ISVs to Telcos, to manage just about anything they may need to grow their SMB cloud service revenue and profit. Speaking at the recently held WHD.India 2013, John Zanni, Vice President (VP), Service Provider Marketing and Alliances, Parallels, talked about how Parallels has designed and augmented its products according to the demands of the SMBs so that its customers and partners can grow their business selling nothing but what exactly the market demands for. We sat with him post-session to discuss Parallels’ latest product launches, their new features and USPs, and how they help service providers derive more value from the constantly booming SMB cloud market. He also ...

Bit Refinery Now Offers Hadoop Hosting; Allows Massive Data Storage at Low Costs

Cloud infrastructure as a service provider Bit Refinery  today announced that it now offers  a new dedicated service – Hadoop® Hosting™. The news comes a few weeks after  Bit Refinery  launched a new cloud solution – vDev™. The new service allows companies to store massive amounts of data through a very low cost solution. Organizations can also analyze the data without having to purchase expensive, massively parallel computing (MPC) appliances. Other features of the  new solution are fully dedicated servers, private high-speed network and full console control. Hadoop Hosting allows customers to forgo the large, up-front capital needed to get started with this new technology. Customers can store and analyze huge amounts of data with in-depth querying capabilities at an extremely low c...

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 ...

ExaGrid & CA Technologies To Deliver Customized Disk Backup & Recovery For Physical & Virtual Servers

CA Technologies and ExaGrid  Systems today announced that they’ve teamed up  to deliver a customized backup solution, which pairs CA ARCserve® D2D image-based backup and recovery software and ExaGrid disk storage and deduplication appliance hardware. Customers’ data protection requirements are evolving very quickly, and they want to make sure they get the right mix of functionality – but also efficiency, speed and simplicity – at the right ownership costs. By working with ExaGrid, CA Technologies is enabling its customers to fulfill their requirements. – Chris Ross, CA Technologies. The new solution will help   mid-market and small enterprise organizations slash storage requirements and related costs while shortening backup windows, speeding recovery, and delivering more reliable off...

Parallels Unveils Support for Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting; Updates Support for Other Microsoft Solutions

Parallels today unveiled support for a Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting Providers at the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. The company also announced updates to a collection of cloud service delivery solutions  for Microsoft partners. Parallels has updated its support for Microsoft Lync 2013 Hosting Pack, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft Office 365. The news comes a fortnight after Parallels  announced the launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5. We are excited to have Microsoft as a partner in the Parallels ecosystem and we see a big opportunity to provide their wide range of innovative collaborative and hosted solutions to our customers. With these combined solutions, no one else helps cloud hosting providers significantly speed time to m...

IBM Closes SoftLayer Acquisition; Partners With Flow to Provide Real Time Integrated Data Solutions

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform. IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the  SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to  send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business. We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our v...

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