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LiquidWeb launches 80-million dollar DC in Michigan

A grand opening ceremony will take place today for Liquid Web’s new D3 data center in Lansing, Michigan. The $80 million facility is 90,000 square feet, designed to support company’s new propriety cloud computing product. D3 is the first cloud computing data center in the state of Michigan.

InetServices launches cloud computing services

InetServices has launched its own cloud solution, which is essentially a cloud computing infrastructure with high performance and high reliability (according to the company). Both Windows and Linux operating systems are supported by the hybrid dedicated server/cloud hosting solution and either Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization or VMWare ESX technology can be chosen by its Cloud Virtual […]

WiredRE to teach Facebook on reliability and infrastructure cost-management

Wired Real Estate Group will host a series of seminars with colocation, cloud, and data center executives who will share their insights for achieving reliable and cost-manageable infrastructure. Among participating companies are such names as CBS Interactive, MySpace, and Facebook. WiredRE provides free global colocation and data center listing service.

This week in hosting

A successful “phishing” trip dominated this week’s headlines with an upcoming hosting industry event and the cleaning up of a mess involving domain names coming a close second and third. Here is an overview of this week in the hosting and web service industries.

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 […]

The darker side of the cloud

Earlier this week I wrote that web hosting firms needed to embrace the idea of cloud computing in order to stay competitive, citing the recent announcement of Chrome OS and Google’s general sway over internet trends in general. But what about the downsides of cloud hosting?

Computing on a cloud; it’s about time

With Google’s recent announcement of their upcoming Chrome operating system, the idea of cloud computing has taken center-stage within the technology industry in general and the hosting industry in particular. Don’t be fooled; cloud computing is not a new idea and many companies, including Google, have long been encouraging users to work remotely via applications […]

Attenda launches its third UK data center

Attenda has launched its third data center in the United Kingdom. It accommodates the company’s large cloud computing platform called Attenda RTI. The facility is also independent of the other two data centers under company management. The new DC features a virtualization platform that increases agility while reducing the cost of operating client infrastructures.

CA buys Cassatt

IT management software giant CA has acquired Cassatt Corporation – a cloud computing software developer. As part of the deal, CA also inherits Cassatt’s intellectual property including existing and pending patent applications. According to the co-founder of Cassatt, its company is a leader in cloud-style architecture usage. The chief architech of CA also praised Cassatt […]

FlexiScale’ downtime woes put customers in doubt

Cloud storage provider FlexiScale went through an 18-hour downtime this week. Network failure, caused by “near simultaneous switch failure in the switches that connect the storage to the processing nodes” (source: The Register), left some customers wonder whether cloud computing’s ongoing troubles are living up to its puffed up expectations. According to reports, in a separate incident FlexiScale went offline for several days […]

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