Web Hosting News

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  • OpenCloud Connect Releases Reference Architecture to Promote Consistent Cloud Standards
    Friday, March 27, 2015
    A new 104-page document describing best practices for cloud providers was released on Tuesday by OpenCloud Connect (OCC). The organization's focus is to provide cloud providers with guidelines for scaling and enhancing ethernet technology to better...
  • WHD.global 2015 Wrapup and Photos
    Friday, March 27, 2015
    The annual World Hosting Days event at Europa Park in Rust, Germany brings together cloud and hosting service providers to network and engage with partners. The 2015 show was very well attended by service providers across Europe and the US. With the...
  • Telstra Customers Can Access Metadata for the Same Fee as Law Enforcement
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Telstra will let customers pay to access their own metadata as part of its ongoing efforts to improve transparency about what information is tracked and provided to law enforcement agencies without warrants. Australia's largest telecom, the company...
  • Tech Companies Rally for Reform to Section 215 of USA Patriot Act
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    IT industry lobby group Reform Government Surveillance sent a letter to legislators this week, to urge legal limitations to electronic surveillance and metadata collection. The letter is undersigned by group member companies including Google, Apple,...
  • Open-Xchange CEO Talks Dovecot, PowerDNS Mergers at WHD.global 2015
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    On the heels of its merger with Finnish company Dovecot, Open-Xchange announced this week during the WHD.global 2015 conference that it has also completed a merger with PowerDNS....
  • PaaS Cloud Foundry Pushes Forward Hybrid Cloud Ambitions
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Pivotal is providing new capabilities in its Platform-as-a-Service, Cloud Foundry, for enterprises wanting to extend their hybrid cloud environment to Amazon Web Services, and it is also now allowing customers to use its own managed public PaaS cloud...
  • Bye Parallels, Hello Odin: Parallels Renames Service and Hosting Provider Unit Odin
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Parallels has split its service and hosting provider business from its cross-platform solutions unit, renaming its service provider business Odin as part of its re-commitment to the hosting industry. Read More...
  • Supreme Court of India Strikes Down Controversial Online Censorship Law
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    The Supreme Court of India struck down an online censorship law this week, declaring Section 66A of the Information Technology Act to be unconstitutional, NDTV reports. The law had been the subject of widespread criticism, particularly after it was...
  • WordPress Hosting Provider WP Engine Raises $23 Million
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    WordPress hosting provider WP Engine announced Wednesday a $23 million funding round, led by existing investor North Bridge Venture Partners. The company plans to use the investment to continue its global growth, as well as bolster a new innovation...
  • Cybersecurity Risks Exist on A Third of Internet Sites
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    After scanning over 1.75 million URLs with 750,000 domains, Menlo Security found a third of the Alexa top sites were "risky." Sites identified as risky were either already compromised or running software with known security holes. These types of...