25. November 2011 18:16
Virtual private server (VPS) refers to cloud services that allow small businesses, medium enterprises, solution providers and web professionals to utilize and control a partition of a server at a fraction of the cost of a fully dedicated server. VPS emphasizes that the virtual machine, although running in software on the same physical computer as other customers’ virtual machines, is functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer, is dedicated to the individual customer’s needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run as a server. In short, you get the control and flexibility of a server but at a very reasonable price.
25. November 2011 18:14
DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 3, 2011—Datalink Corp., a data center infrastructure and services provider indicated on Monday that it had taken control of basically the entire operations of Midwave Corp. Midwave is an IT services and solutions firm that deals with optimization of data centers and IT infrastructure of enterprise companies. Both Datalink and Midwave have an outstanding track record of success in helping organizations achieve their business value of IT.
The purchase of Midwave amounted to $17.6 million. This value is comprised of a cash payment of roughly $16.1 million and $1.5 million in Datalink common stock. Meanwhile, Datalink assumes approximately $11.0 million of c... [More]
25. November 2011 18:09
GlobalSign (www.globalsign.co.uk), SSL certificates provider, announced on Monday its new OneClickSSL reselling automation technology has been integrated into the latest version of WHMCS’s (www.whmcs.com) billing platform.
With OneClickSSL, WHMCS offers the complete GlobalSign SSL portfolio. GlobalSign and WHMCS have worked closely together in developing the module to incorporate GlobalSign’s full range of SSL Certificates, including basic level Domain Validated SSL, to the most advanced Extended Validation (EV) SSLCertificates, opening up many new opportunities for GlobalSign SSL Resellers.
WHMCS partnership has allowed GlobalSign’s S... [More]
25. November 2011 18:05
WHMCS, the client management, billing & support solution provider for online businesses announced on Thursday the upgraded version of WHMCS.
As per the blog post by Matt at WHMCS, “We’ve reached every goal we set ourselves for Version 5, tested it thoroughly for the past 6 weeks (special thanks go to every one of our beta testing team who have helped with finding issues and providing their feedback), written clear and detailed documentation for all of the new features, improved our existing documentation where possible; we’ve also found time to rebrand and update the look of our own website to better showcase what we do and what we’re all about, and her... [More]
19. November 2011 13:39
Google, Verizon, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft and Savvis are joining a voluntary program set up by the Cloud Security Alliance that provides public information about whether contributors comply with CSA-recommended cloud-security practices.
By reading reports submitted to CSA's Security Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR), potential customers of participating providers can more readily assess whether products and services meet their security needs.
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To encourage other participants, CSA is encouraging businesses to require that any cloud vendors they deal with to submit reports to CSA STAR.
For example, eBay is requiring the submissions fr... [More]
5. November 2011 18:59
Virtualized environments, that is environments using some form of virtualization technology, often have grown organically without an overall plan or architecture. A conversation with Quantum reminded me how often companies create virtual servers and don’t think much about how both they and the data they create are to be protected. Backing up data from each of the virtual servers manually would be a time consuming and error prone task.
The folks at Quantum saw that as an opportunity to address this issue using a combination of their storage devices and software from Pancetera Software. Quantum liked what Pancetera did so much that they went out and bought the firm i... [More]
5. November 2011 18:50
Cloud computing, which amounts to be the industrialization of enterprise technology infrastructure, will bring a lot of advantages coupled with a lot of lost jobs.
Few disagree that cloud computing will be disruptive to industries, enterprise technology and the way we conduct businesses. The disruption will extend to the workforce.
In other words, humans will be virtualized just like servers are. The upshot from cloud computing is that companies will need fewer data centers. People run data centers. Those jobs are likely to simply disappear.
Johan Jacobs and Ken Brant, two Gartner analysts, made the cloud computing-jobs connection last week at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando. The present... [More]
5. November 2011 18:49
hanks to Google’s “significant improvement” to its ranking algorithm, you have just better than a third of a chance that your Google searches today are different than they would have been yesterday.
According to the Official Google Blog entry, this ranking update is designed to help the Caffeineweb indexing system at the heart of the search engine intelligently decide when to display “fresher,” more recent results over those that might be months or years old.
For example, results that are a year old aren’t very helpful when searching for recent or ongoing events like “Occupy Oakland” or “NBA Lockout.”... [More]
5. November 2011 18:44
Google continues to secure its spot as one of the top (if not the top) provider for email and online collaboration software to the enterprise world.
The latest customer set to sign up for Google Apps appears to be General Motors. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is close to inking a deal to provide its cloud-based suite of productivity apps to more than 100,000 GM employees.
However, the WSJ also reported that Google must meet certain requirements before GM will ultimately deploy its software.
Those requirements haven’t been specified publicly yet, nor has Google or GM announced anything officially just yet.
Nevertheless, if this goes i... [More]
5. November 2011 18:34
HP’s mutli-phase Project Moonshot looks to increase the density of datacenter servers while decreasing space and power requirements, with claims of systems that will use 83% less energy and occupy 63% less space on your datacenter floor. HP’s perspective is that with every computing device seeming to develop a web presence (their prediction is 5 to 8 billion devices by 2014) it will become very difficult for traditional web provider architectures to meet the demand.
The enabling technology for this first phase of Project Moonshot is the Redstone development platform. Based on the Calxeda EnergyCore ARM Server-on-a-chip technology announced shortly before the HP announc... [More]