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Phil Zimmermann to Open Open-Xchange Summit 2013 With a Keynote on Digital Privacy

Open-Xchange today announced that Phil Zimmermann, the creator of  Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) email encryption software will kick-off OX Summit 2013 on September 26 in Hamburg with his keynote “The NSA Revelations: Implications to Democratic Institutions and Personal Liberties”. Phil Zimmermann launched a new venture last year – Silent Circle – which enables encrypted phone, email, text and VoIP from a single platform. On August 9, 2013, Silent Circle announced that the Silent Mail service would be shut down, because the company felt it was not possible to sufficiently secure email data. Once the target of a Federal investigation himself, due to his controversial encryption technology, Phil will be describing the effects of PRISM and related programs on digital privacy in the current era in...

3rd Datacentres Central & Eastern Europe to Take Place on September 26 at Poland

3rd Datacentres Central & Eastern Europe, a data center and cloud conference and exhibition event focused on the central and eastern Europe region will take place on 26 September at Warsaw, Poland. The event has a stellar speaker academy, content of tremendous value to all attendees and outstanding networking opportunities with peers across the region. – Steve Wallage, Managing director, BroadGroup Consulting. Having a  250+ attendance, the event will feature new research from BroadGroup with current trends in demand in datacentre markets across the region and growth forecasts, customer case studies, cloud panels, a critical focus on datacenter energy management and DCIM, finance and investment for datacenter and cloud business in CEE, colocation business models, sustainability and eff...

eleven2 Upgrades Dedicated Server Range With RAID Protection, Backups and more

Web hosting provider eleven2 today announced that it has upgraded its entire dedicated server range. The news comes a few days after eleven2 announced its plans to launch a secondary VPS location in Europe. In an email conversation with Daily Host News today, Jon Eichler, VP Systems & Development, eleven2, said “We have upgraded all the CPUs on our dedicated server range to current generation. We have also made changes to ensure even our entry-level customers have RAID  protection.” “At eleven2, we take data integrity very seriously, and have gone the extra mile to ensure all of our dedicated server offerings are covered by both RAID and backups,” he added. eleven2 has also updated pricing on the dedicated server plans. The dedicated servers are available in fou...

Final Speakers Line-up and Schedule for OpenNebula Conference 2013 Announced

The OpenNebula Project today announced the complete line-up of speakers and the final schedule for the first OpenNebula Conference taking place from 24 to 26 of September in Berlin. The 3 day conference will have 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 16 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions. Keynote speakers include Ignacio M. Llorente, OpenNebula; Daniel Concepción, Produban – Bank Santander;  Steven Timm, Fermilab;  André von Deetzen, Deutsche E-Post; Jordi Farrés, European Space Agency; Karanbir Singh, CentOS Project;  and Ruben S. Montero, C12G Labs. The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, N...

Tim O’Keefe Joins INetU as Chief Financial Officer

Managed hosting and cloud provider INetU last week announced that it has hired Tim O’Keefe as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Tim will be responsible for company’s overall accounting and finance activities. A month ago,  INetU named Scott Walters as the Director of Security. Prior to joining INetU,  O’Keefe served as CFO for data center company DBSi International Inc.; where he was instrumental in growing the business over 100% in 3 years and obtaining $35 million in financing to support this substantial growth. O’Keefe has over 20 years of extensive corporate finance and operational experience in the manufacturing, professional services, technology and real estate industries. Being named INetU CFO puts me in a unique, but familiar position. My experience and expertise combined w...

The Life of Kenneth Brill: A Tribute to the Father of the Data Center Industry [Infographic]

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute,  passed away earlier this month. Mr. Brill pioneered several innovations in the  data center industry over the past 25 years, including  dual power, the industry’s Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement. His research  into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT’s declining economics have had a a major impact on the data center performance and sustainability. The infographic below by Who Is Hosting This takes a unique look at the life Mr. Brill and examines the legacy he left behind.

An Infographic: How Safe is Your Website from Hackers?

What do an outdated image re-sizer, US Bank, and computer hacking have in common?  In 2012, this well-known bank fell victim to computer hackers due to an old WordPress plug-in. Hacking is a problem affecting millions of webmasters per year. 648,000,000 websites fall prey to hackers, due to some common neglect and vulnerabilities, that include: Using cheap hosting companies. Hosting outdated plug-ins. Maintaining poor or weak passwords. Leveraging out-of-date platforms, extensions, and third-party services. A number of weaknesses allow hackers access to your website’s operations and content, potentially halting or ruining present business affairs. Joomla and WordPress are among hacker-favorited sites, with almost half of the web’s top 100 blogs using WordPress for content management.  Hein...

“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 ...

.ME to Hold Startup Competition Together With Spark.me; Winner Will Exhibit in TechCrunch’s Startup alley

The .ME Registry today announced that it is holding the Spark.me Startup Competition together with Spark.me, a regional conference to be held at the Hotel Splendid in Budva, Montenegro from September 26-27, 2013. The winner will get to exhibit in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley, which will be held in April/May 2014 in New York City. We have a long history of involvement with TechCrunch and it is a great pleasure for us to help startup from our region get exposure in New York. – Natasa Djukanovic, Director of Marketing, The .ME Registry. The Spark.me Startup competition will be judged based on innovation, diversity, the power of the idea, the startup’s growth potential and the implementation strategy. The preselection process will be held until September 12, when 10 best StartUp teams ...

“HybridCluster Allows Hosters to Differentiate, Sell New Services & Drive up Margins”- Luke Marsden, HybridCluster

There is something great about products and services that are developed by industry veterans to relieve their own pain points, to figure a way around the very problems they face day in and day out, and in the process build something that is a valuable contribution to the industry as a whole. This is where necessity, ingenuity, shortage and perspicacity hold hands in order to give birth to something that has substantial impact on the work cycle of the entire industry ecosystem. In May this year, when HybridCluster completed $1 millions fundraising and launched HybridCluster 2.0, I was supposed to prepare an Interview Questionnaire for Luke Marsden, CEO, HybridCluster. I knew little about the product at that time, but somewhere during my research work for the same, I decided that HybridClust...

LeaseWeb Releases LeaseWeb Cloud Load Balancer for Public Cloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb today added a load balancing feature to its Public Cloud. The new feature will enable customers to optimize their use of cloud resources by managing the distribution of traffic across instances. The news comes nearly two months after LeaseWeb launched  its global Content Delivery Network. Load balancing divides traffic evenly across servers and lets customers optimize the use of their resources and minimize server response time. Traffic is redirected according to a set of rules as defined by the customer for the individual TCP ports on their public load balancer address. These rules range from balancing simple traffic (for example, for mail servers), to advanced rules with sticky policies for web applications. Rules can be managed via Le...

Aquilent Launches New Cloud Resource Management Portal: Olympus Powered by Aquilent™

Aquilent today announced launch of its Cloud Resource Management Portal, Olympus Powered by Aquilent. The new solution has been developed solely for federal agencies and  provides an application and environment centric model for managing the cloud, helping meet the increasingly complex requirements of the Federal Cloud First Policy. Olympus enables federal customers to bridge the gap between native cloud tools and their individualized cloud infrastructures and significantly reduces the need for cloud expertise so that federal organizations can readily take full advantage of their cloud resources while remaining focused on their mission. Olympus  works within any FISMA or DIACAP compliant environment, integrating with the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) security model and within the agencyR...

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