January 31, 2012 — Web host and domain registrar Namesco announced on Monday that it will offer a free domain name with business formation packages provided by Companies Made Simple. Companies Made Simple helps its customers take care of all the steps related to starting a business, and with its Namesco partnership, it is clear that a domain name is an essential part of this process.


January 31, 2012 — Content delivery network Akamai Technologies announced on Tuesday it has appointed Kumud Kalia as chief information officer. This marks the second major appointment for Akamai in less than a week, following last week’s appointment of Mark J. Vargo to senior vice president and general manager of EMEA.


January 31, 2012 — As users scramble to recover their data from Megaupload servers before it is deleted by federal authorities, Carpathia Hosting and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have created a website to help lawful users retrieve legitimate files from Megaupload.


January 31, 2012 — Japanese telecommunications provider NTT Communications announced on Tuesday that it has completed the construction of its Singapore Serangoon Data Center. Designed to meet the needs of financial services industry and enterprises, the data center is in close proximity of the stock exchanges to provide low latency networks to the financial industry for electronic trading.


January 31, 2012 — The first federal chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, has resigned from his position, according to the White House on Friday. He becomes the second major federal technology executive to leave from the Obama administration, following last year’s departure of US chief information officer Vivek Kundra, who was recently Salesforce’s executive vice president of emerging markets.


January 30, 2012 — Arizona-based data center operator PhoenixNAP announced this week that it had completed its deal to acquire dedicated hosting provider Secured Servers, an arrangement that was first announced back in August of 2011.


January 30, 2012 — Web hosting provider Myhosting.com announced on Monday that it has launched support for mobile website builder platform, goMobi through its partnership with Parallels. Myhosting.com website hosting customers can now build mobile websites for their businesses. Parallels began offering goMobi via its Parallels Plesk platform in August 2011.


January 30, 2012 — Cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services has added third-party support for operating systems running Amazon EC2, and some system software as well, according to a blog post on Monday. In addition to third-party support, customers will have access to the AWS Trusted Advisor that monitors AWS use and recommends configuration changes to save money, improve security and system performance.


January 30, 2012 — Certificate authority and Internet security firm GlobalSign announced this week that it had appointed Ryan Hurst, a 10 year veteran of Microsoft’s security business, as its new chief technology officer, charging him with developing the company’s overall technology vision, product architecture, standards and compliance.


January 30, 2012 — Web hosting provider NaviSite announced on Monday that it has completed its annual SSAE 16 SOC 1 compliance for its data centers in Andover, MA and San Jose, CA. NaviSite says its SSAE 16 compliance also applies to managed services and managed cloud services in these two flagship data centers, as well as managed services in its Syracuse, NY and London, UK data centers.

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