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June, 2009

  • 16 June

    Data Center's Worst Nightmare Comes True

    I hope whoever owns this data center (likely a telecom provider) has good flood insurance. Considering the cost of equipment, time it takes to set up and configure several dozen servers, and most importantly, all the data these machines store, wouldn’t you think the owner of all this stuff would …

  • 15 June

    Yahoo to Build Data Center in Western New York?

    With Google looking to the sea and Apple eyeing North Carolina for data center expansion, Yahoo is feeling a bit left out. In a need to keep up with infrastructure demand, Yahoo filed plans late last week to build a data center in Lockport, New York, a city 25-miles northeast …

  • 8 June

    Use iPhone or iPod Touch as Web Server with ServersMan

    Just in time for the suspected announcement of the new iPhone, here’s a post about an application that lets you use any iPhone or iPod Touch as a web server. Launched last month under the name Serversman, it lets any iPhone/iPod Touch connected to a WiFi or 3G network be …

  • 4 June

    FTC Shuts Down California Web Host

    Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission shut down a California web hosting firm for involvement in spam operations. This is the first time the FTC has ever taken action against a hosting provider. The company, Triple Fiber Network, hosted some 15,000 websites at a data center in San Jose, …

May, 2009

  • 18 May

    Free Web services a more reliable choice

    Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are better served by free web services rather than in-house solutions, according to ZDNet. Uptime and additional features are the main draws to these services without the heavy startup costs of developing similar applications on their own hardware. “Scott Rutherford, CTO of UserVoice, a …

  • 13 May

    Study Reveals Data Centers Want to Go Green

    Yesterday, data center provider Digital Realty Trust published the results of a survey among European IT professionals. Only upper management at large companies were surveyed in what is considered to be one of the largest data center studies to date. According to Jim Smith, CTO of Digital Realty Trust: This …

  • 12 May

    What to look for in a Linux server

    If you have decided to move your company’s web sites to a dedicated server, there is a good chance that you have chosen a Linux-based operating system to run on it. Linux, a free and open source alternative to proprietary operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or variants of UNIX, …

  • 7 May

    Google: The cloud is cheaper

    McKinsey released a report in April 2009 that concluded small to mid-sized businesses saved money by moving to a cloud computing environment versus a traditional data center; however, large businesses were better off running their own data centers. Companies, they said, could match or even surpass cloud computing savings by …

  • 7 May

    Rwanda Looks to Reduce Costs with National Data Center

    In an effort to reduce costs, Rwanda will build what it’s calling the National Data Center (NDC) at a cost of at least £3.4 million. The data center will help centralize all of the African country’s IT resources and various other services for the government, including communications, human resources, and …

  • 4 May

    DDos Attacks on the Rise

    Over the last six months, Internet security experts have observed an increase in Distributed Denial of Service of Attacks (DDos). DDoS attacks occur when an attacker uses a large number of compromised computers to send tiny pieces of data, often as small as a 52-byte ping, to a server. So …