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HP delivers innovative all-inclusive networking solutions

Hewlett-Packard, always at the forefront of technology solutions manufacturing, has announced its latest comprehensive edge-to-core networking portfolio, aiming to provide networks with higher speeds and lower energy costs through its own ProCurve technology combined with technology recently acquired from 3Com.

IBM to provide hosting for Hilton Worldwide

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Fuscan: cloud automation made easier than ever

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Automattic introduces VaultPress for WordPress backup

The founders of the incredibly popular WordPress platform have introduced a revolutionary service that will allow users of the open-source software the ability to easily backup their data via a secure service dubbed VaultPress. Currently available as a private beta for testing, VaultPress is built on the Automattic grid, the same that powers WordPress.com and […]

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  • Cloud service provider Zenlayer has launched Zenlink, a service that allows companies to connect between cloud deployments, enabling businesses to collaborate. The service makes use of a dedicated connection, which reduces latency and increases security within data centers. #
  • Following its acquisition of VMware's vCloud business in April 2017, French company OVH has launched its next-generation Hosted Private Cloud offerings for the US market, targeting SMBs. The service begins in the Eastern U.S. region along with the U.K. and Germany, with more regions to be added in the 2018 Q1-2. OVH has a leading position in cloud and hosting services across Europe, so the company feels there is an opportunity to win market share in the United States. OVH aim to scale their data centers from 27 to 50 in the next three years with $1.5 billion investment. #
  • A new MarketsandMarkets research report suggests the CDN security market is expected to grow from $1.93 billion in 2017 to $7.63 billion in 2022. The market is primarily driven by ongoing instances of DDoS and application layer security attacks and rising customer preferences for cloud-based services. For study purposes, the CDN security market has been segmented into DDoS protection, web application firewall, bot mitigation and screen scraping protection, data security, and DNS protection. #
  • Rackspace announced it has completed its transaction to acquire Datapipe, a managed services provider. This is the largest deal in Rackspace history that will enable the company to expand its capabilities in the managed hosting and private cloud space. With this acquisition, the company becomes one of the leading providers of managed public cloud services across all the top public cloud infrastructure platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and the Alibaba Cloud. #
  • Cybersecurity provider Avast just issued a warning about an increasing number of attacks on these content management systems whereby cybercriminals have injected a fake script on millions of websites. In fact, they’re saying that they have seen 4.5 million user attacks since last November. Please check with your provider to ensure that your sites are safe. #
  • Recently, a judge's ruling that directed Apple to work with the FBI to unlock a cell phone used by a terrorist in California brought national attention to the debate about government overreach. Even though the FBI withdrew its demand, did this set a precedence or will the war continue? And will this flow over to web hosting providers? Think back to Prism. #
  • A managed hosting provider Peer 1 has introduced a line of products featuring Microsoft Hosted Exchange, targeting SMBs. With latency improvement and the company's emails are stored within the EU, the starting cost is set at £7.50 per mailbox per month. McAfee SaaS Email Protection is also included in the service. #
  • DediPower has opened its third data center in the United Kingdom. The Tier 3 DC  can store 200 additional racks and it will meet the requirements of company's growing hosting business. Earlier this year, the company added managed private cloud solutions to its line of offerings. The new facility is located at Reading while the other two operate in Berkshire. #
  • Savvis is adding global financial data centers in Brazil, Mumbai, and Sydney. The decision is based on the company's customer base which gets access to low latency market data and other related statistics out of these data centers. #
  • KickStart, a program designed to maintain high quality customer service, has been launched by ServInt. After signing up for a ServInt account, new customers can categorized themselves as people who need help, after which they are contacted by the company's services team to discuss their needs. The company says it took them two months to develop and introduce the program. #
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