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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
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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
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Internet Ireland gets a new owner

Internet Ireland has been sold by Independent News & Media to Digiweb. Internet Ireland is a company with a 15-year history, providing hosting and telecom solutions, such as managed email solutions and colocation. The staff of the acquired company is said to relocate to Digiweb’s offices in Dublin and its current customers can now access […]

VMware buys Zimbra

Zimbra was acquired by VMware from Yahoo! in a deal that is expected to close as early as April. The search engine purchased Zimbra in 2007 for $350 million. However, the financial terms of VMware’s acquisition were not disclosed. Zimbra, which saw an overall growth of 86 percent last year, has more than 55 million […]

Pronet Hosting buys CoolHandle

Pronethosting.net has completed the purchase of CoolHandle.com web hosting company, previously owned by Moniker, for the undisclosed amount. The deal positions Pronethosting.net expansion into the value-priced hosting industry. It will also be able to provide reseller, dedicated, and shared hosting to more than 100,000 domains.

EMC buys Archer Technologies

Recovery solutions provider EMC has announced its plan to acquire Archer Technologies. The terms of the sale were not immediately available, but the deal is expected to be complete by April 2010. Archer’s 138 employees will be integrated into EMC’s technology of RSA Security.

Strato web hosting company finally sells for $409M

Deutsche Telekom has announced its plans to acquire a European-based web hosting provider Strato for a total of $409 million. Strato has customers in six European countries and it is one of the largest web hosting companies in the continent. The current owner of Strato is Freenet and it has been looking for potential buyers […]

Digital Realty Trust expands with purchase of two more DCs

Two fully leased data center facilities has been acquired by Digital Realty Trust. Both are located in Santa Clara, California (1350 Duane Avenue and 3030 Raymond Street). The total cost for both acquisitions is $90.5 million. The two buildings were previously purchased four years ago by Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust.

H4Y Technologies acquires iWebFusion Technologies

H4Y Technologies, a web hosting and an ISP company, has acquired iWebFusion Technologies, a web host based in Oregon. iWebFusion will keep its own brand and there will be no changes to the billing, staff or structure of the company. Customer services will not be interrupted since no equipment will be moved.

Adobe buys Omniture

Adobe Systems Incorporated has bought a web analytics firm Omniture. The core product of Omniture is Omniture Online Marketing Suite which is used for optimizing ad spend and conversion. Omniture is in direct competition with Coremetrics, but has five times more customers. Experts estimate Adobe’s latest acquisition would enable the business to grow at a […]

$295M Compuware acquisition of Gomez

Web application experience management provider Gomez has been acquired by Compuware, an application performance management software firm. The two companies will provide optimization services for business applications. The deal is expected to close in November this year.

This week in hosting

This week in hosting saw continued news on hot topics such as improved security measures, the ever-popular “greening” of the industry and the confirmation of a long-circulated rumor concerning the merging of two giants in the domain services industry.

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