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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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Peer 1 moves into Microsoft Hosted Exchange hosting

A managed hosting provider Peer 1 has introduced a line of products featuring Microsoft Hosted Exchange, targeting SMBs. With latency improvement and the company’s emails are stored within the EU, the starting cost is set at £7.50 per mailbox per month. McAfee SaaS Email Protection is also included in the service.

Microsoft’s Taiwan cloud computing research center

The Microsoft Software and Service Excellence Center (SSEC) located in Taiwan has officially opened. The corporate VP of the original equipment manufacturer division presented the facility at the opening ceremony today. The SSEC has already begun to work with companies in Taiwan months before the official launch. 100 Taiwan ICT companies are expected to work […]

Microsoft’s second data center in Quincy, Washington

A second data center is being built for Microsoft in Quincy, Washington. Last summer, an announcement was made by the company that its Azure platform would be moved out of its first Quincy data center. The existing data center is powered by hydroelectricity, offering high server utilization and real-time system monitoring.

Climate change by cloud, according to Greenpeace

“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 […]

WebHostingDay 2010 kicks off with record attendance

WebHostingDay 2010 has officially kicked off today in the Phantasialand theme park outside of Cologne, Germany and event organizers are expecting to break all previous attendance records once the numbers are added up on Friday.

TWIH: Microsoft, HP put heads in cloud

Microsoft has publicly outlined its vision for container-powered cloud services with CEO Steve Ballmer giving the technology his blessing, saying that “when it comes to cloud technology, we are all in.” Poker analogies aside, Microsoft’s plan to change the technology its data centers are built on is both impressive and forward-thinking.

WebhostingDay 2010: dates, location, speakers

The first of many web hosting conferences to be held in 2010, dubbed WebhostingDay 2010, has officially opened visitor registration via its web site, opening doors to the general public that lead to presentations and exhibits from companies ranging from industry innovators like Parallels to hardware manufacturers such as Intel. The event is planned to […]

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.

Microsoft releases details on SharePoint Server 2010

New details have been released by Microsoft about its SharePoint Server 2010 software. It will feature an improved developer platform and enhanced website capabilities. On-premises and cloud solutions are also included in the software. Scheduled to be available in the first half of next year, Microsoft has showcased the software at its SharePoint Conference in […]

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.

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