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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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Archive for Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fast and inexpensive credit card payments

Imagine simply connecting a small device to a mobile device, swiping a credit card, getting a customer signature, and being paid instantaneously. That is the premise behind SquareUp – a brand new start-up in its beta stages. With all the red tape and jumping through hoops small businesses have to contend with when it comes […]

Datalink buys reseller business unit Incentra

Data center infrastructure and services provider Datalink has bought Incentra, a data center solutions provider, for $8.8 million. According to Datalink’s announcement, Incentra’s business will be integrated with Datalink completely within 90 days.

RockYou security breach results in 32 million exposed user credentials

Big news this week – the website of RockYou was breached. As a result, 32 million user login credentials were exposed to hackers. Log-in information for applications on partner sites were not affected. Users are advised to change their passwords for their online accounts including email if they use the same information. RockYou is upgrading […]

Megacenter @ Mid Dulles – a new Washington DC

A new 150,000 square foot data center will be constructed in 2011 at Sterling, Washington. It will be the second building at 22570 Shaw Road and will be named Megacenter @ Mid Dulles.

Time to live? Instantaneous!

The problem with the current Domain Name System and TTL (Time to Live) became glaringly apparent recently when the entire country of Sweden utterly disappeared off the Internet grid. A tiny typo found in a server script was the culprit and, while seemingly insignificant, it had a dramatic impact on all “.se” web sites felt […]

SingleHop’s Tandem server reseller program to launch January 2010

Web hosting provider Single Hop is getting ready for the launch of its reseller program called Tandem. The new platform will give resellers access to LEAP Webtop interface that includes live inventory feed and auto provisioning as well as decommissioning of servers. The company is planning to make Tandem available in January 2010.

Interactive Data Corporation acquires 7Ticks

7ticks has been acquired by Interactive Data Corporation. While the details of the transaction were not disclosed, the acquisition is expected to be completed by early 2010. 7ticks expertise include providing propriety trading groups, clearing firms, and market makers with proximity hosting and support services. It is headquartered in Chicago, with additional hosting facilities in […]

Microsoft acquired Opalis Software

Data center management software firm Opalis Software is now a property of Microsoft. This deal will strengthen the company’s System Center line and some of Opalis’ software will be introduced into the System Center itself gradually. The acquisition will bring together Opalis’ expertise of deep data center automation with System Center’s management capabilities.

Privacy schmivacy – Google CEO’s take

It seems Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has the best take of all on the company’s skewed view of privacy – “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”  It should be noted that not too long ago there was a year long […]

Interxion’s new data center near Paris

The new Interxion data center 5.8 miles off center of Paris is now fully operational. The Saint Denis 26,240 square foot DC comes only a few months after the company opened its PAR 6 data center in Ivry-sur-Seine, a suburb in Paris.

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