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WHMCS Announces Integration of eNom New TLD portal in Version 5.2.3

eNom, Inc., an ICANN accredited wholesale registrar and WHMCS, a billing and support solutions company, have  announced the inclusion of eNom’s new TLD program in the recently launched WHMCS Version 5.2.3 software. This update will allow WHMCS users the unique opportunity to participate in all aspects of the initial phases of the new TLD launch, including the Sunrise and Landrush periods. A while back, WHMCS announced the release of WHMCS Version 5.2. “We are an advocate and true believer in the introduction of new TLDs, as it will change how the world uses the Web, Our partnership with eNom demonstrates our commitment to be at the forefront of this new digital endeavor.“ said Aaron Phillips, vice president of business development for WHMCS. No matter who you are, as long...

Rackspace Extends Cloud Operations Expertise to Enterprise Private Clouds; Launches OpenCenter

Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, yesterday announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise data center. The news comes a few days after Rackspace  lowered the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. New features of Rackspace Private Cloud Software include: OpenCenter – Drawing from experience of operating The Rackspace Open Cloud, OpenCenter provides a centralized graphical user interface and API that simplifies and automates the operational activities associated wit...

“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...

Cisco and NetApp to Unify Branch Office, Data Center and Public Cloud with FlexPod Architecture

Cisco  and NetApp announced on Thursday an expanded partnership to deliver new converged infrastructure innovation to unify branch office, data center and public cloud infrastructures under the FlexPod architecture. Current IT architectures comprise a fragmented combination of infrastructure along with public, private and hybrid clouds offered by different organizations and addressing distinct customer needs. NetApp and Cisco share a common vision for the future of the data center and will continue to collaborate on innovations that connect organizations under a holistic cloud architecture. – Manish Goel, Executive vice president, NetApp. The partnership expansion   makes Cisco and NetApp able to offer the ability to simplify deployment, management and orchestration — connecting enterprise...

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