A web hosting provider Advanced Internet Technologies has experienced a router failure and went offline yesterday. FTP services, hosted sites, and email servers are some of the services that are not accessible. Customers reported in Twitter that some of them have not received service for over six hours. According to the “system status page”, the […]
Two California-based data centers have been acquired by a wholesale data center operator Digial Realty Trust. The company paid $44.3 million for both DCs located at 444 Toyama Drive facility in Sunnyvale and 1525 Comstock Street in Santa Clara. The size of each data center is approximately 42,000 square feet.
Google has followed Microsoft in implementing free cooling technology in their Belgium data center. Windows-maker relies mostly on free cooling (when a DC relies on outside air 95% of the time, and saving water and power) in its Dublin data center location.
The online domain marketplace Sedo has purchased ParkingPanel, a domain monetizing service provider. ParkingPanel was launched three years ago and it caters primarily to individuals with large domain portfolios. ParkingPanel customers will be merged into the existing Sedo framework, according to sources, and will gain access to Sedo’s advanced monetization engine.
This week in hosting saw continued news on hot topics such as improved security measures, the ever-popular “greening” of the industry and the confirmation of a long-circulated rumor concerning the merging of two giants in the domain services industry.
A second Dallas-based data center was opened by Horizon Data Center Solutions. Company’s first 25,000 square feet data center in Dallas reached its capacity approximately two months ago. Additionally, several thousand square feet has already been leased in the second data center, which is of the same size as Horizon Data’s first DC.
Microsoft has launched a program called WebsiteSpark. Designed to assist businesses with less than 10 employees, it provides qualified web professionals with design and development software licenses for a low $100 fee. Microsoft expects between 15,000 to 25,000 companies to take advantage of this offer.
Critical personal details of Demon Internet users have been leaked via email. The event was blamed on a human error. The director of customer service for the company sent an email to thousands of business and government subscribers that was intended to promote a new e-billing system. According to the statement issued by the company, […]
Two unnamed sources said Yahoo is looking for offers between $350 million to $500 million for its Small Business hosting branch. According to sources, potential buyers do not want to bid because the valuation is too high. Yahoo is also selling its job search site HotJobs and email/calendar groupware Zimbra.
Mergers and acquisitions are common occurrences in the web hosting industry but rarely do the numbers involved reach those being tossed around in the media this week in relation to Yahoo‘s attempt to sell its small business hosting service. With unnamed sources saying that the company is looking for between $350 million to $500 million, […]