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Chillers and fuel cells: the greening of the hosting industry continues
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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CGI Federal wins two high-profile government contracts

IT services firm CGI Federal has won two high-profile contracts. The first is with the US General Services Administration that is worth $32 million and lasts for 5 years (it will host the data from the financial system of the GSA). The second is a 30-year long contract with the US Environmental Protection agency for […]

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.

UK home improvement group Kingfisher to colocate with SSE Data Centers

A new long-term colocation deal has been signed by SSE Data Centres with Kingfisher, a UK home improvement group. Kingfisher has over 820 stores in eight countries. It chose SSE because of its energy efficient environment. The size of the SSE data center is 80,000 square feet and it has 15MW of power.

Yahoo’s hosting business for sale

Two unnamed sources said Yahoo is looking for offers between $350 million to $500 million for its Small Business hosting branch. According to sources, potential buyers do not want to bid because the valuation is too high. Yahoo is also selling its job search site HotJobs and email/calendar groupware Zimbra.

Yahoo puts big price tag on hosting sale

Mergers and acquisitions are common occurrences in the web hosting industry but rarely do the numbers involved reach those being tossed around in the media this week in relation to Yahoo‘s attempt to sell its small business hosting service. With unnamed sources saying that the company is looking for between $350 million to $500 million, […]

Playing host to the recession

As the global recession continues to ebb and flow, the hosting sector fluctuates also, bringing us stories of great loss and unexpected buy-outs alongside stories of unimaginable growth and continued investment. Between the recent halt on construction of Amazon’s huge Oregon data center to the acquisitions and general company growth plans issued this week, the […]

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. […]

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.

Where everybody knows your domain

The web hosting industry is a large and sprawling beast of a sector with hosting providers and users alike spanning the globe; as a result there is very little in the way of continuity between providers or users. That ill began to be remedied in 2004 when the first annual hosting convention organized by web […]

Your green certificate is not green enough

While outfitting data centers to draw 100% of their energy needs from environmentally-friendly efforts like wind or solar power generation may not be feasible for most companies with today’s technology, web hosts are finding new and clever ways to offset their carbon footprint – and advertise so-called “green hosting”.

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