In the week ending May 30, 2014, there are hosting discounts from Exabytes and HostGator as well as a discount on a DDoS-protected dedicated server from ClearDDoS.

 

The health care and retail sectors are particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity risks, according to a study released this week by security ratings provider BitSight. The study examined security performance across four different sectors between April 2013 and March 2014 to find quantifiable differences.

 

The health care and retail sectors are particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity risks, according to a study released this week by security ratings provider BitSight. The study examined security performance across four different sectors between April 2013 and March 2014 to find quantifiable differences.

 

Data protection and disaster recovery company Unitrends has purchased cloud data protection provider Yuruware from NICTA for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement this week. The acquisition positions Unitrends to extend its hyper-scale backup and disaster recovery offerings to AWS, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, and other third-party public clouds.

 

Amazon has been awarded a patent this week that could signal the cloud computing giant’s plans to accept bitcoin for AWS. This is despite earlier indications from company officials that Amazon had no immediate plans to accept digital currencies, including bitcoin.

 

Next Wednesday the WHIR is hosting a webinar with DDoS defense specialist Corero Network Security. The webinar will be presented by Corero’s newly appointed VP product and CTO David Larson.

 

Google is now making it easy to be forgotten on the Internet. It has taken new steps to comply with the May 13 ruling by the European Court of Justice that gives people the right to request old information be removed from search engines. The “right to be forgotten” case…

 

Server unit shipments are up 2.1 percent year-over-year in Q1 214 to 2.1 million units, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report released on Wednesday. This increase is despite growing consolidation that has offset investments in hyperscale data center capacity.

 

Chris Armer, husband, father of three, and Senior VP of Operations at web hosting company GigeNET, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday.

 

Kristoffer Sheather started Australian cloud company CloudCentral in 2010 after he noticed there was a lack of local cloud solutions for the Australian government and enterprise markets. As demand for cloud services in these markets continues to grow exponentially, the WHIR spoke with CloudCentral CEO Sheather on Wednesday about its…

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