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Dotster social media effort changes focus after massive downtime

Dotster social media team is busy revising their marketing strategy after a fire in a facility that stores 500 of its company’s servers caused 27 hours of downtime for their clients. The company has launched a widespread social media campaign just days before the incident. Now, instead of a planned campaign, the priority is shifting […]

Level 3 to upgrade Phoenix ONE network connectivity

An internet service provider Level 3 Communications announced it will install a fiber connection to the new Phoenix ONE facility, recently opened by i/o Data Centers. With Level 3’s solutions, i/o Data Centers can deliver network connectivity up to 10 Gbps. The deal between the two companies also prevent backhaul charges and increase the cost-effectiveness […]

Microsoft’s monster size data center in Chicago to open July 20

Microsoft is planning to open a “mega” data center in Chicago, Illinois. A 700,000 square foot monster facility, powered by 60 megawatts, is scheduled to open on July 20. One of DC’s goals is to support the new search engine, Bing. The facility is optimized for housing containerized servers.

Business continuity found to be top priority in corporate America

A study by telecommunications provider AT&T, based on businesses with at least $25 million in revenue in the Baltimore/Washington, DC metropolitan areas, revealed that business continuity planning is top-ranked priority. 60 percent of companies are now also including wireless network capabilities as part of their plans for continuity.

Yahoo! reports on date of Geocities shut down

Yahoo! announced it will shut down its free hosting service Geocities on October 29. The company has first revealed the intention to close the service a few months ago but just announced recently the exact date of when the action would take place. The service declined in popularity due to emergence of social media sites. sued for deceptive email marketing

A New York state Attorney General is planning a lawsuit against The attorney said that the company is using deceptive email marketing to raid email addresses. According to him, the emails were misleading since people needed to join the site in order to view photos of the ones who sent an invitation.

Sources: North Korean hackers attack American, South Korean websites

A South Korean website says a number of American and South Korean websites were hacked. The National Intelligence Service of South Korea said that the attacks showed signs of “meticulous preparations”. According to South Korean media outlets, pro-North Korea led the attacks. The total number of sites that were attacked are 26.

Layered Technologies adds Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 is now available to be deployed on Astro which is an automated web hosting platform of Layered Technologies. Previously, only Unix and Linux operating systems were offered by the company. Astro can also display server inventory in real-time and the customers are able to configure their server easily.

Peak 10 rolls out new backup software called Simpana

Peak 10 announced today that it has added Simpana backup software to its fully-managed backup platform, result of a long-time partnership with CommVault. The platform integrates the Simpana features such as data backup, replication, and archive. Peak 10 platform passed extensive testing and enhances the company’s multi-center and off-premise managed services offerings.

A $1.6B data center will be built for the National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) will receive its own data center, which will be located at Fort Williams in Utah, in close proximity to the Utah National Guard facility’s runway. The construction of a $1.6 billion data center will begin in June of next year and should be completed by March 2013.

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