#WebHostNews for Thursday – June 13, 2013

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Cisco Adds Carrier Routing System X (CRS-X) Core Router to Industry-Leading CRS Family
Cisco today introduced the Carrier Routing System-X (CRS-X), the newest addition to the industry-leading CRS Family, providing unmatched economical scale and lasting investment protection for more than 750 telecommunications service providers and organizations worldwide, including Verizon Wireless and SoftBank Mobile Corporation, that have deployed more than 10,000 CRS systems as the foundation of their network infrastructures. The Cisco CRS-X, which will be available this year, is a 400 Gigabit per second (Gbps) per slot system that can be expanded to nearly 1 petabit per second in a multi-chassis deployment. The CRS-X provides 10 times the capacity of the original CRS-1, which was introduced in 2004 as a new class of core routing system designed to scale network capacity to accommodate the proliferation in video, data and mobile traffic, which has taken place over the last decade. With today’s telecommunications service providers facing multiple challenges – such as limited scale, separate optical and Internet Protocol (IP) networks, and architectural constraints

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Blog Posts for Thursday – 13 June, 2013

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4 Ways to Maximize Website Uptime
Downtime is a killer for any web business. When your site or application goes down sales are lost, credibility is hurt, and you might just make a user mad enough to tell all their friends about it. You want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid downtime — right? Discussions about maximizing uptime and availability usually center on a few main backend components. Hosting providers boast about their guaranteed uptime percentages, and operations teams constantly monitor components like databases and application servers. These are certainly important pieces of a website or application that deserve due attention. But when the uptime/availability conversation sticks on these well-traveled routes, it can come at the expense of other steps you can take that help to guarantee that your site is up and available as much as possible. Every single asset on a site — be it an image, JavaScript, or CSS file — is a SPOF: a single point of failure. And while a small image failing to load may not bring an entire site crashing down, other types of assets have the potential to kill the experience.

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#WebHostNews for Wednesday – June 12, 2013

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Elemental Video Processing Solutions Selected for Foxtel OTT/TV Connected Television and iPad Services
Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that its video processing systems have been selected by Foxtel for its on demand and catch-up television services. Foxtel is employing multiple Elemental systems to process and deliver more than 50 channels for the Foxtel Go over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere services. Foxtel Go service enables subscribers to watch the network’s premium TV shows, series and sports on the go and was recently expanded to offer more than 50 channels covering drama, entertainment, documentaries, movies, sport, news, lifestyle, music and kids as well as additional catch up content. “Foxtel Go is a game-changing way for people to take their entertainment with them on the go. We are thrilled to offer our subscribers this fantastic way to enjoy our premium content,” said Brett Paton, head of product solutions design for Foxtel. “Elemental’s performance, integration, support and rapid delivery times went a long way towards helping our continued channel expansion.”

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Blog Posts for Wednesday – 12 June, 2013

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Security improvements, cost reductions drive cloud demand
Because cloud application performance levels are often better than those of their on-premise cousins, decision-makers are migrating solutions to the hosted environment in an effort to improve operations, reduce costs and keep downtime to a minimum. Before following through on the projects, however, executives need to weigh the pros and cons of moving applications to the cloud, as some tools work better when they are maintained on-site. A recent TechTarget report highlighted the two main reasons why a company should consider migrating applications to the cloud: achieving better security and reducing overall costs. Keep sensitive information safe In today’s highly competitive business world, losing control over confidential information can result in breaches that lead to potentially ruined reputations and customers losing faith in organizations. Because the cloud is a much more progressive environment than its often antiquated on-site relative, decision-makers have better access to more innovative security solutions, TechTarget noted. Often, firms can also reduce the need to maintain outdated protective tools after migrating to the cloud.

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#WebHostNews for Tuesday – June 11, 2013

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iomart Group Launches 2013 Sports Campaign
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) has today launched its annual youth sports initiative Host Your Kit with the new campaign expanded to include basketball as well as football for 2013. Host Your Kit is a competition to give away free brand new sports kit to youth teams across England, Scotland and Wales, who would otherwise struggle to pay for them. Last year 30 football teams won brand new kits courtesy of the award-winning cloud computing company. This year the competition will include basketball as well. Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for iomart Group said: “Host Your Kit is about providing much needed sports kit to deserving youth teams during difficult economic times and we’re delighted that it’s going to be bigger and better this summer. “Host Your Kit also takes our hosting message to an audience not normally associated with computing and IT. The response to last year’s football campaign was phenomenal and we wanted to expand it, so this year we’ve added basketball as it’s a fast growing sport in the cities in which we have a data centre presence. We believe this will provide us with new levels of engagement.”

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Top 5 OGO Employee Virtual Desktop Features
We talk about Hosted Virtual Desktop features all the time, but are you wondering what OGO Staffers find to be the most useful? This post is for you. This may seem obvious, and there are certainly other ways to provide this, but when I am in Philadelphia, and Dayvia is in Southern California, and we want to work on the same document the ability to both go into our “S:” (Shared) drive and grab the file like we were sitting in the same office is awesome. We are about 80% remote staff. Features like hosted storage make all OGOers feel a little closer, geographically at least. Some could call this feature trivial, but we all love getting the latest applications as soon as (or before!) they come out. OGO has to test their functionality on someone! The OGOers have been running MS Office 2013 for a few months now. By the way, if you are interested, it is pretty good! On the road and have your laptop stolen? That is no longer an issue for our traveling staff. The Virtual Destkop leaves no trace on your machine (All OGO Laptops are encrypted anyway) and you can just make your way to another computer and continue to operate like nothing happened.

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#WebHostNews for Monday – June 10, 2013

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Cyber Security News: Major Blow to Citadel Crime Network
In conjunction with the FBI and local authorities from over 80 different countries, Microsoft has dealt a substantial blow to the Citadel network – one of world’s most prominent cyber security crime rings. The Citadel network’s cyber security breaches have resulted in the theft of over 500 million dollars throughout the course of the last 18 months. The Citadel bots remotely installed malicious keylogging programs on approximately 5 million computers across the globe. Furthermore, infected machines were prevented from installing cyber security updates – thus keeping them within the Citadel network. The Citadel crime ring was able to profit immensely from these cyber security breaches using the logs on these computers to access their owners’ bank account details. The cyber criminals stole from major banks across the globe, with a strong focus on Western Europe, North America, India, Hong Kong, and Australia. Prominent financial institutions that were affected by the cyber security breaches include HSBC, Paypal, Citigroup, American Express, Bank of America and many, many more.

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Blog Posts for Monday – 10 June, 2013

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Zetta.net Wins Red Herring Top 100 North America Award
Zetta is proud to announce that it has been named a winner of the Red Herring 2013 Top 100 North America award! The award recognizes the most promising privately held companies in North America based on their innovations, technologies, and business models. “In 2013, selecting the Top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs have crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Zetta.net embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Zetta.net should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.” “Winning the Red Herring Top 100 is a testament to the significant traction that our cloud backup and disaster recovery solution is gaining with small and medium enterprises, distributed organizations and managed service providers,” said Ali Jenab, CEO of Zetta.

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#WebHostNews for Sunday – June 9, 2013

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Indiana Awards HP $220 Million Medicaid Contract
HP Enterprise Services today announced that the Indiana Department of Administration, on behalf of the state’s Family and Social Services Administration, has signed a $220 million contract for HP to continue its 20-year relationship as the state’s Medicaid fiscal agent. The six-and-a-half-year agreement includes construction and implementation of the new Indiana interChange Medicaid Management Information System, also called Core MMIS. It also involves moving users into the new system, as well as four years of service delivery and maintenance. In addition, the agreement contains two one-year options that are not included in the contract value. “Like all states, Indiana is facing the need to contain costs and focus on quality of care at a time of significant regulatory change,” said Patricia Casanova, director, Medicaid, Indiana Family and Social Services. “HP has delivered quality solutions with consistent service excellence for 20 years. The new Indiana interChange system will help us efficiently deliver improved healthcare to our members and provide the flexibility we need to implement our programs for another two decades.”

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Blog Posts for Sunday – 9 June, 2013

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PaaSLane to be Unveiled at Cloud Expo
With Cloud Expo only two days away, Cloud Technology Partners is excited to announce the first public demonstrations of PaaSLaneTM, a solution to accelerate application migration. PaaSLane profiles source code in minutes, identifying cloud migration issues and estimating the level of effort required to correct them. David Linthicum, SVP, will also be joining the team in New York, leading a session on calculating the true value of industry-specific clouds. PaaSLane substantially reduces the time and effort required to migrate applications to the cloud. Traditionally, cloud migration assessments are a manual process that can take months and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. PaaSLane automates the process by evaluating application source code against a customizable rules engine to identify cloud compliance and compatibility issues. Industry-specific clouds are those SaaS, IaaS and PaaS services that are tailored for a specific vertical, such as transportation, retail, finance and healthcare. Prevailing research predicts a $65 billion market in these industry solutions for 2013, rising to $100 billion in 2016.

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#WebHostNews for Saturday – June 8, 2013

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ownCloud How-to Webinar: Build Your Own ownCloud File Sync and Share App
In the fifth of a series of informational webinars ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, announced: Create your own ownCloud app with project founder, community manager Frank Karlitschek. Join ownCloud founder and community manager Frank Karlitschek – who is also ownCloud, Inc. CTO — to learn how easy it is to extend ownCloud by writing an own ownCloud app. Create email interfaces, integration with your key systems, even replace current proprietary tools. ownCloud is fully on-premise file sync and share software that integrates into existing user directories, governance processes, security, monitoring, storage and back-up tools — becoming part of the existing infrastructure. And because ownCloud is open source and open by nature, plug-in apps extend ownCloud out of the box, enabling file versioning, file sharing, external file system mounts and much more. If additional applications or capabilities are needed, enterprises can easily extend ownCloud via an enhanced application plug-in architecture, and add it to their ownCloud server.

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