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August, 2009

  • 19 August

    Will cloud computing replace shared hosting?

    Cloud computing is quickly gaining traction in the corporate world, and, according to cloud computing manager Emil Sayegh, it could drive shared web hosts out of business: Over the next for five years, shared hosting as we know it will be made obsolete by the cloud. I firmly believe it. …

  • 18 August

    Speculation about Apple data center abounds

    Apple’s plans for a mega data center in North Carolina have been public knowledge for some time, but few details about the facility itself and its intended purpose have been divulged by Apple thus far. That hasn’t stopped people in-the-know from speculating, however. One industry expert, Data Center Knowledge editor …

  • 17 August

    Amazon's Cloud Import/Export Service Now Exports

    One of the general unwritten principles of cloud computing and even general web hosting is that data is to be sent electronically through FTP, SFTP, HTTP, or any number of other methods. But this principle is unwritten for a reason. When it comes to humongous amounts of data, it is …

  • 11 August

    VMware buys SpringSource for US$420M

    VMware announced today that it plans to purchase SpringSource, a leader in cloud computing application management. VMware specializes in virtualization and intends to extend their reach naturally into cloud computing. The deal will reportedly involve US$362 million in cash and equity, as well as US$58 million in stock options. The …

  • 10 August

    Are mega data centers cost effective?

    In an attempt to save money, it has been the trend over the last few years for tech companies to reduce their existing data center inventory and invest in several large data centers. Perhaps the most famous instance of this occurring is HP, which cut its IT costs in half …

  • 7 August

    Microsoft acquires Office.com domain

    On Thursday Microsoft announced their purchase of Office.com, a domain previously owned by ContactOffice, an online office service. The next version of Microsoft’s office suite, Office 2010, reportedly includes a web-based version. The web-based version will be part of their Windows Live service and will be compatible with browsers other …

  • 5 August

    HostingCon Begins Monday August 10

    HostingCon, which calls itself the “largest gathering of hosted services professionals in the world”, begins next Monday, August 10, in Washington,D.C. It is both a conference and a trade show, showcasing news, ideas, and networking opportunities for web hosting professionals. This is the 5th annual conference, and organizers expect a …

  • 4 August

    Asia, Europe will ride the cloud faster, says Microsoft

    According to Allison Watson, corporate vice president for Microsoft’s worldwide partner group — there is a mouthful — businesses in Asia and Europe seem to be more willing to adopt their Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) — another mouthful — faster than those in the U.S. This international market, Watson …

July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Is this the most secure data center in the world?

    It may not look like something out of James Bond, but a new government data center in Culpeper, Virginia may be the most secure yet. Hosting provider Terremark constructed the data center for the United States government as a cloud computing facility. Built like a bunker, the center boasts reinforced …

  • 13 July

    AMD unveils more super powered energy-light chips

    In June AMD released a series of six-core processors designed for servers. The interestingly named Opteron Instanbul chips were quite popular, according to the company, which claims it saw numerous customers of their four-core chips upgrade to the new six-core Instanbul. The latest incarnations of the chips are designed for …