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Chillers and fuel cells: the greening of the hosting industry continues
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
By Chris Redman
WebhostingDay 2010: dates, location, speakers
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
By Chris Redman
Web hosting socially and in the cloud in 2010
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
By Renee Hendricks
One man’s data loss is another man’s lesson
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
By Chris Redman
Questions you didn’t know you can ask potential web hosting providers
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
By Artashes Toumanov

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SharkSpace gives customers option on hosting location

SharkSpace now offers customers the ability to choose where they want their sites’ servers to be: Central USA, East Coast USA and West Coast USA. The option is useful since visitors can load their webpages faster if they are near the locations of the servers. West Coast USA is ideal for Asia, Russia and Australia. […]

Microsoft launches new data center to support Windows Azure

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new 50,000-square-foot data center located in Redmond, Washington. It will support Windows Azure which is the new cloud-computing platform of the company. The DC went online in early July but it was not powered at full capacity. The new data center will hold 35,000 to 50,000 servers and […]

There’s green and then there’s not so green

With our recent look at the greening of the hosting industry and the growing concerns involving ethics among everyone from hardware manufacturers to data center designers, two news stories emerged this week that deserve a bit of attention under the same light. There is a huge effort taking place where these trends are concerned but, […]

Data Center World 2009

The details of the upcoming Data Center World 2009 event have been announced. Virtual data center tours will be offered as well as customer stories and case study presentations from Microsoft, State of Vermont, and University of Pennsylvania professionals. The presentations will also include trends around the cloud, consolidation, and energy efficiency.

AMD’s new chip for hosting industry

AMD has introduced its new Opteron EE processor which is designed to operate in dense computing areas. Based on its Istanbul microarchitecture, the chip is compatible with existing systems that are capable of running quad-core chips. This new processor is able to produce an increase of up to 31 percent in terms of perforamce-per-watt.

SureWest’s third data center opens in Lenexa, Kansas

The data center of SureWest Communications in Lenexa, Kansas is now complete. This marks the company’s third data center. It is power- and fire-protected. The floor space has been modified by adding infrastructure and special environmental conditioning. The company has been recording a 15 percent increase in revenue year after year.

NTT America is building its third DC in the Bay area

A new data center in Silicon Valley will be opened according to a Data Center Knowledge report. Owned by NTT America, the new San Jose location will be the same size as its Santa Clara DC. This will mark company’s third data center in the Bay area.

Kevin Mitnick, FireHost and the importance of security

Following last month’s piece on the dropping of high-profile client Kevin Mitnick from provider HostedHere due to repeated attacks on his account and Mr. Mitnick’s subsequent finding of a new home in FireHost, I was left wondering why exactly FireHost was willing and apparently able to withstand the heat that HostedHere wasn’t.

Most reliable web hosting sites

The results of the most reliable hosting sites have been released. Server Intellect and DataPipe both came in first place, followed by Swishmail and New York Internet. INetU was placed fifth on the list. The chart, which based itself on response times, tested 50 hosting sites with a 15-minute intervals from separate points.

Routine upgrade caused Gmail downtime

Google‘s Gmail service went offline for many of the customers yesterday due to a miscalculation in routine upgrades. IMAP and POP access and mail processing services were not affected by the outage. Google’s VP of engineering wrote an apology letter and addressed the fact that the news first appeared on Twitter and various blogs.

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