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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, […]

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. […]

Data Center World 2009

The details of the upcoming Data Center World 2009 event have been announced. Virtual data center tours will be offered as well as customer stories and case study presentations from Microsoft, State of Vermont, and University of Pennsylvania professionals. The presentations will also include trends around the cloud, consolidation, and energy efficiency.

Kevin Mitnick, FireHost and the importance of security

Following last month’s piece on the dropping of high-profile client Kevin Mitnick from provider HostedHere due to repeated attacks on his account and Mr. Mitnick’s subsequent finding of a new home in FireHost, I was left wondering why exactly FireHost was willing and apparently able to withstand the heat that HostedHere wasn’t.

Providers being held responsible for hosted content

Many industries face unique legal questions where responsibility for customer actions are concerned; in many places a bartender is responsible for the safety of exiting patrons and landlords are often put to task for the illegal actions of their tenants, for example. The hosting sector is no stranger to the legal questions involved in providing […]

When your hosting provider can’t stand the heat

Security is a concern for everyone involved in the web hosting industry, whether you are a hosting customer, hosting provider, software developer or datacenter administrator. The integrity of the network and the information it holds rests in the hands of all involved and, generally speaking, the protections put in place at all levels combine to […]

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