Industry Gathers in Miami, Florida to Network, Learn, and Grow

March 11th, 2014 by theWHIR.com No comments »

HostingCon, the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers, today announced the theme for HostingCon 2014 in Miami, Florida — "Turn Up the Heat" by accelerating ideas and insights into innovation, strategic vision, and new revenue opportunities.

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Cybercrime Industry, Mobile Malware Pose Major Threats: McAfee Report

March 11th, 2014 by David Hamilton No comments »

In its latest quarterly threat report, security software developer McAfee warns of a burgeoning cybercrime industry supplying malicious code, the misuse of legitimate code-signing certificates, a Microsoft Office zero-day exploit, and mobile apps that collect user data.

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Industry Gathers in Miami, Florida to Network, Learn, and Grow

March 11th, 2014 by Frances Krug No comments »

West Chester, OH – March 11, 2014 — HostingCon, the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers, today announced the theme for HostingCon 2014 in Miami, Florida — “Turn Up the Heat” by accelerating ideas and insights into innovation, strategic vision, and new revenue opportunities.

“The hosting and cloud industry continues to grow and mature and the sector has never been healthier,” said Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research and program director for HostingCon. “But at the same time, the industry is undergoing some significant change. Hosters have never before faced such intense competition and the likes of Google, Microsoft and especially Amazon, are increasingly making their presence felt in the competitive landscape. This has forced the entire industry to look for new ways to become more efficient, innovate, and drive new revenues. Complacency will leave laggards behind, and those who turn up the heat will continue to have impact.”

HostingCon is the only North-American event specifically created for hosting and cloud providers with an unbiased platform for presenting the best networking, thought leadership, non-sponsored education, and value-added revenue solutions. For 2014, the conference has organized its educational program to help hosts and cloud providers identify emerging trends and create new business opportunities to drive breakthrough growth. The conference program is broken into four tracks covering Marketing & Sales, Technology, Management, and Industry Trends — all focused on sketching a compelling business vision and a robust roadmap for the future.

Over 1,900 hosting and cloud provider decision makers from more than 34 countries are expected to attend HostingCon 2014 from June 16-18 in the high-energy destination of Miami Beach, Florida.

“HostingCon is a highly interactive learning and networking environment ...

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Hybrid Cloud Growth Driven by Enterprise Deployment: MarketsandMarkets Report

March 11th, 2014 by Nicole Henderson No comments »

The hybrid cloud market will reach $79.54 billion by 2018, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The report shows the hybrid cloud market growing at a CAGR of 30.19 percent from 2013 to 2018.

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LeaseWeb Partners with Huawei to Give Customers More Server Selection

March 11th, 2014 by Nicole Henderson No comments »

LeaseWeb announced on Tuesday a new partnership with Huawei that will see the hosting provider add Huawei servers as an option to its dedicated server product line.

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Intel’s New Optic Cables Transfers Data At 800Gbps Per Second

March 11th, 2014 by THN News No comments »

(The Hosting News) – Intel has announced that they have made a new optic cable that significantly increases speed to data centers and supercomputers, ArsTechnica reports.

Intel’s new cables are based on its Silicon Photonics technology that uses 64 fibers, 32 for receiving and 32 for transmitting, which makes a jump of 800Gbps in each direction.  These fibers are brought together by a new connector, MXC.

“One MXC™ cable can transmit data at 1.6Tera-bits per second (64 fibers at 25Gbs). That’s 1,600,000,000,000 bits per second. If you could transmit data at that speed, you could download a two-hour HD movie from iTunes (4GB) in less than two seconds. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (1 followed by 18 zeroes) created every day, I doubt anyone questions that we are going to need the higher bandwidth that MXC™ cables provides in our 21st century data centers,” explains a post on Intel’s blog.

Intel, Corning, and US Conec have partnered together to develop these fibers in which they announced on Monday that they intend to sell the MXC cables.

“MXC cable assemblies have been sampled by Corning to customers and will be in production in Q3 2014,” said Intel. “US Conec announced that it will sell MXC connector parts to Corning and other connector companies.”

The advantage of MXC connectors is that they have fewer and smaller parts that can support 64 fibers and are 10 times more resistant to dust than current cables.


Intel’s New Optic Cables Transfers Data At 800Gbps Per Second

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LeaseWeb Partners with Huawei To Expand Dedicated Server Line

March 11th, 2014 by Press Room No comments »


LeaseWeb, one of the world’s largest hosting providers with a broad portfolio ranging from cloud computing to on-demand dedicated server line and managed hosting, today announced a partnership with Huawei. Under the agreement, LeaseWeb will add Huawei servers as a configuring option to its dedicated servers product line – next to other server brands such as Dell, HP, and IBM.
The addition of the Huawei brand to LeaseWeb’s product line of dedicated servers broadens customer choice, as LeaseWeb clients are free to choose which server brand to utilize when deploying their ...

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Media Temple Launches New Managed Hosting Service at SXSW

March 11th, 2014 by Nicole Henderson No comments »

(mt) Media Temple announced this week at SXSW that it has launched its new managed hosting service backed by its 24/7/365 CloudTech technical support.

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Computer Solutions Unlimited Partners with OS33 to Deliver Unified Cloud IT to South Florida Area Businesses

March 11th, 2014 by THN News No comments »

(The Hosting News) –  Computer Solutions Unlimited, a provider of IT solutions in West Palm Beach, FL, today announced it has been named a Certified Delivery Partner of OS33, the leading unified cloud computing IT platform, to deliver cloud desktops and hosted IT services to West Palm Beach and South Florida area businesses.

The new Computer Solutions Unlimited service, powered by OS33, adds the capability to rapidly deliver cloud-desktops, servers, applications and storage as an integrated IT platform, meeting the demand for businesses looking to reduce costs, improve performance, and maximize productivity via the cloud. With the OS33 Cloud Desktop, business users can easily access all their apps, data and IT from multiple devices including mobile phones and tablets, providing the workforce with a consistent and secure experience 24x7x365. Some additional unique features of the OS33 Cloud Desktop include built in self-help, self-service and Single Sign-on (SSO) access to more than 3,000 top web applications.

“We are enthusiastic about our decision to partner with OS33 as our sole cloud solution provider, and intend to transition all of our clients to their platform,” says Stephen Kuska, CSU President. “The OS33 solution allows our international clients to work overseas as easily as they do here in the states. Not only does their Webtop solution provide a superior integration platform, their aggressive development team seems to integrate anticipated solutions well before others in the market place. With OS33, we are no longer one out of many choices; we are THE best solution in the marketplace.”

Through the OS33 platform, Computer Solutions Unlimited will help enable companies realize the true benefits of unified cloud – reduced complexity of deployments, improved security and management, and greater employee productivity, while eliminating the need for companies to make constant investments in server and net...

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VisiStat Adds Hosted Forms to Its B2B Tools and Integrates User Submitted Data With Enhanced Visitor Identification Technology

March 11th, 2014 by THN News No comments »

(The Hosting News) – VisiStat, a cloud-based SMB/SME sales and marketing automation company, today announced the release of Hosted Forms, their customizable and brandable real-time, cloud-based forms builder that is fully integrated with all the services VisiStat offers.Hosted Forms allows businesses to easily create, place, manage and modify forms of any size on their websites. Additionally, Hosted Forms are seamlessly integrated into the user’s anonymous lead capture tools and activity reporting, providing data submission to their CRMs and automatic data flow into their VisiStat reporting.

“With over 60,000 customers we receive a lot of feedback. One of the biggest pain points we hear is how to integrate more customer data into their reports. Hosted forms is the answer,” said VisiStat CEO, Stephen Oachs. “Now, through our intuitive, drag-and-drop interface, any user can create a form. The moment they embed our auto-generated code into their website, we are instantly capturing all user submitted data and notifying them immediately.”

In a simple WYSISYG drag-and-drop format (no coding necessary), users design custom, secure and spam-free forms that automatically build their own databases upon creation. Being hosted by VisiStatand built within the customer’s account, every form intuitively utilizes all of VisiStat’s reporting and tools, including identity capture, real-time reporting, alerts, geo data, and data from referrals, searches, views, visitor engagement, lead management and much more. Once a form is created, the user simply places an auto-generated code on their website and the form instantly begins collecting data that is immediately available in their reporting and for third party integration with Salesforce, SugarCRM and other leading CRM providers.

Hosted Forms highlights include:


Easy to use drag-and-drop form builder with rich features for quick building/editing
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