“Facebook’s decision to build its own highly-efficient data centre in Oregon that will be substantially powered by coal-fired electricity clearly underscores the relative priority for many cloud companies. The US EPA will soon be expanding its EnergyStar rating system to apply to data centres, but similarly does not factor in the fuel source being used […]
Cloud software provider Parallels has seen major success in the past few years as they outdid their competition with new technologies and innovative software but their latest announcement of a partnership with web hosting and domain giant GoDaddy marks a pinnacle in the company’s growth and allows the latter to offer award-winning software to its […]
It’s been almost one year since we examined the virtues and short-comings of top web host 1&1 Internet. With 10 million registered domain names, 9 million customer contracts and 5 data centers in operation, 1&1 is clearly claiming a massive share of the hosting market. What begs for closer inspection is how 1&1 Internet can […]
With the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada now completed and the Games officially underway, security firm MessageLabs Intelligence has released information about the astounding number of cyber criminals attempting to spread malware in the name of the much-loved event, some with the intent to launch attacks on unsuspecting web […]
Server security for hosts ranging from the high-end firms that oversee the web site of the American Central Intelligence Agency to private companies like PayPal has become a topic at the forefront of conversation in the IT industry following a slew of attacks on various high-profile web sites this past week.
Two of the world’s top domain name registrars were in the news this week for breaches in security. Register.com and Network Solutions both share the shameful position of being compromised. For Register.com, the lack of maintaining a secured DNS for major Chinese search engine Baidu created an unfortunate set of circumstances. As for dual registrar […]
An American cyber-crime drama focused on the hosting industry has been unfolding this month with reports surfacing that the criminal parties have been arrested, bringing to a close a technological intrigue spanning two countries and a normally quiet sector of the technology industry.
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 […]
In what appears to be an ongoing issue for the past week, web hosting provider DreamHost has been experiencing numerous outages. The issues began shortly after the company migrated its data center and a resulting network failure occurred. From the looks of it, the web hosting company did not spend a little time beforehand planning […]
So, the days of being constantly treated to the image of the soulful Twitter fail whale are in the past. The main trending topic regarding Twitter isn’t so often pointing to “is Twitter down?” and, for the most part, social media addicts who savor each and every tweet are getting down to the business of […]