Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that the following salesforce.com executives will participate in these upcoming investor events:

Source: Salesforce.com Executives To Participate In Upcoming Investor Events

 

IBM today announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Indonesia (through its affiliate telkomsigma) to build a data center together and provide data center operations services in the country. This collaboration is expected to address the needs of organizations across industries inIndonesia for data center solutions, supported by reliable communication networks.

Source: IBM And Telkom Indonesia Join Hands To Provide Smarter Data Center Services

 

DDoS attacks have become a highly popular means of protest in recent years. In January 2013, the hacker group Anonymous submitted a petition to the White House\’s quot;We the Peoplequot; Web site, requesting President Obama to recognize DDoS attacks as a legal form of protest.

Source: DDoS Attacks On SCADA To Become More Frequent And Robust In 2013

 

Compila Ltd. presently offers its VPS hosting starter pack at only amp;pound;11.99 per month. This package includes use of 1 dedicated VCPU, guaranteed 1GB of RAM and 20GB of hard drive, a monthly 500GB bandwidth allowance, and a SolusVM management panel.

Source: Compila Ltd Now Offering Comprehensive VPS Hosting Plans For Businesses That Have Outgrown Their Shared Hosting

 

(The Hosting News) – Web host Velocity Technology on Wednesday revealed that it had added hosting company velos-IT to its portfolio via a transaction..

Aside from hosting, the purchased company’s solutions includes managed services.

Discussing the matter in a press release, Velocity CEO Tom Bruno emphasized the two providers “share a common set of core values and a reputation for technology innovation and customer service.”

Bruno continued, “The acquisition of velos-IT furthers our global services footprint and immediately strengthens and expands our Universal Cloud Services offering to include Oracle E-Business Suite.  We are excited to serve the European market and enthusiastically welcome the entire velos-IT team into the Velocity family.”

Velocity is known for its cloud services which include managed apps and disaster recovery.

Velocity Buys Web Host Velos-IT

 

(The Hosting News) – I will be traveling to Beijing to represent the i2Coalition at the next ICANN meeting on April 7 to 12.  This will be my second trip to an ICANN conference in the past five months and with it, advances several key goals:  support for technology that represents the core of our industry, integration into the global internet advocacy community and support for the multistakeholder process.  Each of these goals have been identified by our board as important.

ICANN is at a crucial time in its history.  There is significant controversy about the way it is run, governed, the role it plays in the Internet infrastructure, and the method is uses to administer top level domains.  The i2Coalition is made up of a broad range of Internet infrastructure companies.  Included within these are a number of registrars and registries.  In addition, domain names play a significant role the businesses of hosts, both in terms of new business opportunities, and the operations of their customers.

Decisions made at ICANN in the next several years have the potential to fundamentally alter the structure of the Internet.  For example, there is increasing demand from law enforcement for access to information maintained by registrars and registries, as well as some type of verification of this information.  Infrastructure companies have deep experience with the burdensome nature of these obligations.  Accordingly, we seek to have input into ICANN’s decision making process.

We have learned from our experience advocating in Congress that it is difficult to support our members without help from other aligned organizations.  While we are already working with organizations such as the European Internet Service Provider Association (EUROISPA) who have deep involvement at ICANN, we believe that there is significant opportunity for coalition building.  This coalition building will not only help us achieve our goals within ICANN, it will help us achieve them in other areas, including in the U.S. where these organizations are also active.

Support of the multistakeholder process is crucial to ensuring that the Internet remains the vibrant engine for economic progress and freedom.  As we saw with the attempt by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to begin to exert supranational governmental regulation over the Internet, the institutions that currently support the Internet are vulnerable to attack.  While ICANN is not the only multistakeholder organization supporting the Internet, it is the most important to the Internet infrastructure industry.  Showing that our organization, and members, are committed to ensuring the success and continued viability or ICANN demonstrates a commitment to the multistakeholder process in general.

The above was posted to the Internet Infrastructure Coalition’s blog at http://i2coalition.com/why-were-going-to-beijing/.  For additional information contact Brian Walton (BWalton@hcgpublicaffairs.com).

Why i2Coalition is Going to Beijing

 

(The Hosting News) – Web host Velocity Technology on Wednesday revealed that it had added hosting company velos-IT to its portfolio via a transaction..

Aside from hosting, the purchased company’s solutions includes managed services.

Discussing the matter in a press release, Velocity CEO Tom Bruno emphasized the two providers “share a common set of core values and a reputation for technology innovation and customer service.”

Bruno continued, “The acquisition of velos-IT furthers our global services footprint and immediately strengthens and expands our Universal Cloud Services offering to include Oracle E-Business Suite.  We are excited to serve the European market and enthusiastically welcome the entire velos-IT team into the Velocity family.”

Velocity is known for its cloud services which include managed apps and disaster recovery.

Source: Velocity Buys Web Host Velos-IT

 

(The Hosting News) – I will be traveling to Beijing to represent the i2Coalition at the next ICANN meeting on April 7 to 12.  This will be my second trip to an ICANN conference in the past five months and with it, advances several key goals:  support for technology that represents the core of our industry, integration into the global internet advocacy community and support for the multistakeholder process.  Each of these goals have been identified by our board as important.

ICANN is at a crucial time in its history.  There is significant controversy about the way it is run, governed, the role it plays in the Internet infrastructure, and the method is uses to administer top level domains.  The i2Coalition is made up of a broad range of Internet infrastructure companies.  Included within these are a number of registrars and registries.  In addition, domain names play a significant role the businesses of hosts, both in terms of new business opportunities, and the operations of their customers.

Decisions made at ICANN in the next several years have the potential to fundamentally alter the structure of the Internet.  For example, there is increasing demand from law enforcement for access to information maintained by registrars and registries, as well as some type of verification of this information.  Infrastructure companies have deep experience with the burdensome nature of these obligations.  Accordingly, we seek to have input into ICANN’s decision making process.

We have learned from our experience advocating in Congress that it is difficult to support our members without help from other aligned organizations.  While we are already working with organizations such as the European Internet Service Provider Association (EUROISPA) who have deep involvement at ICANN, we believe that there is significant opportunity for coalition building.  This coalition building will not only help us achieve our goals within ICANN, it will help us achieve them in other areas, including in the U.S. where these organizations are also active.

Support of the multistakeholder process is crucial to ensuring that the Internet remains the vibrant engine for economic progress and freedom.  As we saw with the attempt by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to begin to exert supranational governmental regulation over the Internet, the institutions that currently support the Internet are vulnerable to attack.  While ICANN is not the only multistakeholder organization supporting the Internet, it is the most important to the Internet infrastructure industry.  Showing that our organization, and members, are committed to ensuring the success and continued viability or ICANN demonstrates a commitment to the multistakeholder process in general.

The above was posted to the Internet Infrastructure Coalition’s blog at http://i2coalition.com/why-were-going-to-beijing/.  For additional information contact Brian Walton (BWalton@hcgpublicaffairs.com).

Source: Why i2Coalition is Going to Beijing

 

(The Hosting News) - Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced availability of NetApp Private Storage for AWS in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX ®) data centers where AWS Direct Connect is deployed including the United States and Asia. The new solution enables organizations to leverage on-demand cloud compute services while retaining full control of their data; data remains secure on a private NetApp storage array.

NetApp Private Storage for AWS allows organizations to balance private and public cloud resources to best meet their business needs. This enables companies to maintain control of their data, comply with the most stringent privacy and security standards, and deliver sub-5ms performance.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • Customers with heavy storage and compute needs can now combine NetApp Private Storage with AWS Direct Connect, to gain all the cost and agility benefits of public cloud while meeting rigorous compliance and security standards, retaining control over data, and maintaining high-levels of application performance.
  • When located within an Equinix IBX data center, NetApp Private Storage for AWS enables sub-5ms response times on data traveling between the hosted NetApp array and AWS. Other data center providers claiming a “direct connection” to public cloud services use long-haul circuits for the connection, which introduces additional latency and impairs performance.
  • Companies can use NetApp Private Storage for AWS for a wide range of applications, such as disaster recovery, development and test, burst, tiered data back-up and recovery, big data analytics, and more.
  • NetApp Private Storage for AWS has been deployed and tested in Equinix data centers located in Silicon Valley and Ashburn, VA. Demo platforms will be made available for testing and validation by Equinix customers in Singapore, Silicon Valley, and Ashburn IBXs.

Quotes

  • Jon Mellon, vice president and general manager, Americas Telco/Service Providers, NetApp:
    “Our partnership with Equinix puts NetApp in the perfect position to give businesses control over a highly flexible mix of on-premise and cloud resources. We believe this offering is truly a unique opportunity for enterprises to increase agility and reduce cost by using hybrid resources to optimize business outcomes.”
  • Melanie Posey, research vice president, Hosting and Managed Network Services, IDC:
    “NetApp Private Storage for AWS offers enterprises a ‘toe in the water’ approach to public cloud — leveraging its scalability and elasticity with the added benefit of maintaining control of and easy access to private storage. Secure private filers may also help mitigate barriers to enterprise cloud services adoption, particularly for organizations concerned about securing corporate data in the cloud. For companies concerned about cloud performance issues, this offering facilitates high security and low latency through the ability to physically connect enterprise infrastructure to public clouds in a secure data center environment, thus avoiding the potential threats of public Internet connectivity.”
  • Greg Adgate, general manager global alliances and partnerships, Equinix:
    “Equinix’s robust cloud ecosystem makes Platform Equinix an ideal place to combine NetApp Private Storage with AWS Direct Connect. By taking down the barriers of cloud service adoption, we believe the solution will help both cloud consumers and cloud service providers accelerate business and maximize revenue streams.”

Additional Information

About NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

Source: Equinix & NetApp Unveil NetApp Private Storage

 

(The Hosting News) – Seo4anyone, one of Miami’s best search engine optimization companies, is now providing traditional marketing agencies and other specialty marketing agencies with its white label services reseller program for online marketing. By offering these services, the company aims to diversify their risk by providing their services to other agencies who otherwise would be considered competitors.

Being one of the most reliable SEO companies in Miami, Florida, seo4anyone focuses on creating the highest quality content for their customers’ websites and helps to share and promote that content virally on the social media sites.

Company spokesperson Matt Silvers states, “With our white label SEO reseller services, agencies can now offer their clients the best interactive marketing solutions at an affordable cost. This helps agencies become a one-stop shop for their clients’ online marketing needs. Now these smaller agencies can compete and win against other larger firms.”

“Our client services team comprises not only the best SEO experts in Florida, but also some really talented young writers and social media experts. We provide our white label partners ongoing training for their sales team so they can more effectively bundle online marketing projects. In today’s economy, instead of asking for more budget, marketing agencies need to help customers re-allocate their existing budgets and focus on high value ROI projects”, added Silvers.

Among the many SEO resellers in the marketplace, seo4anyoe provides some of the highest profit sharing commissions. Depending on which team handles the direct client project management duties, commissions can range as high as 20% of the gross monthly retainer.

Seo4anyone is able to scale this white label service thanks to their deep relationships with the local universities in South Florida. Seo4anyone has guest lectured at the University of Miami two times in the past year and offers both internships and full time jobs to inspired marketers.

About the Company:

Seo4anyone is a full service internet marketing agency based in Miami, Florida. They work with local small businesses as well as large multinational companies. The company specializes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click Management (PPC), Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn), Website Optimization & Conversation Testing (A/B Testing), and E-Commerce Website Design & Development.

Source: Seo4anyone Expands Outside Florida Market

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