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Why Good Cloud Hosting is Just the Start of Making Your Blog Top Notch

If you are starting a new blogging venture, you've probably put a lot of thought into the set-up of your website. You know that for your site to be a success, it will need to have near perfect availability, and be able to handle even a dramatic increase in demand. You will probably also know that it is pretty much accepted that the best way to achieve this for most sites is with cloud hosting.

Cloud hosting gives you exceptional reliability, allows your site to scale up or down in terms of the resources it needs, and gives you a pricing model where you pay for what you use, rather than needing to predict how much server space you're going to want ahead of time or paying for more than you actually end up needing.

Cloud hosting is used for other reasons too, for instance the convenience of managing your site using something like a virtual private server.

iland launches Secure Cloud Services from new location in Amsterdam to service EMEA customers

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iland, an award-winning global cloud service provider of secure and compliant Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud backup services, today announced the availability of their Secure Cloud Services from a new data center location in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

This expansion positions iland, which was established in 1995 and has been delivering cloud services globally for over 11 years, to continue to service customers across EMEA with a new focus on the Benelux region and further supports iland's global growth. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline also looming in May 2018, as well as Brexit negotiations underway, the opening of this new data center means that iland will continue to meet the data privacy requirements of customers in the EU.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the relaunch of iland's channel program last month which has been revamped to enable channel partners to easily build a cloud business and serve both new and existing customers in the Netherlands and the wider EU region. iland sees a huge market opportunity for channel partners who are already well versed with VMware, Veeam, Zerto and other virtualization products to diversify their businesses into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and is actively recruiting channel partners in the Netherlands. 
 

Fuze Expands Global Footprint in Latin America and Launches Multi-Language Desktop and App Experiences

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Fuze, the leading cloud-based communications solution provider for the modern global enterprise, today announced its expansion in Latin America with a new data center in Brazil in response to increased demand from enterprise customers. In conjunction with the announcement, the company also unveiled the availability of its desktop and mobile app experiences in three new languages: German, French, and Spanish.

The latest Fuze data center is designed to improve call quality for Fuze users in the region, reduce latency for connectivity to Fuze products and services, and extend Fuze's global reach through carrier relationships. With this expansion in Latin America, Fuze builds upon its existing nine data centers worldwide across four regions.

Datera Partners with Redapt to Bring Elastic Storage to North American Enterprises and SaaS Providers

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Datera Inc., a provider of elastic storage for on-premises clouds, today announced a strategic partnership with Redapt, a global systems integrator specializing in data center infrastructure and cloud engineering services. This partnership allows Redapt to distribute Datera's Elastic Data Fabric (EDF) software through all of its North American channels.

Datera EDF software offers enterprise-class performance coupled with cloud operations and agility for large organizations and service providers looking for scalable, on-premises clouds. This new partnership enables Redapt to provide its customer base with a complete, software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity x86 servers to deliver operational simplicity, economics and choice.

Opus Interactive Announces Lowest Latency Connectivity to Hyperscale Public Cloud Providers via Its Lit Network Services

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Opus Interactive, a leading provider of custom cloud hosting services, announces today it is offering the lowest latency, direct access to hyperscale public cloud providers available in the Portland market, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, via its Lit Network Services.  Opus' Lit Network Services provide a fully redundant and multi-provider ring that connects several Greater Portland area facilities, including Infomart Data Centers, EdgeConneX, the Pittock Block and Tata Communications' BB1.

Opus Interactive's flagship facility is located in Infomart Data Centers in Hillsboro and its Portland data center is located in Tata Communications' BB1 facility.  As the retail cloud and colocation provider for Infomart Data Centers' Hillsboro location, Opus Interactive offers the facility's wholesale tenants as well as Opus and EdgeConneX customers low latency, direct access to hyperscale public cloud providers as well as backhaul to all available providers located within the Pittock Block.  Gartner predicts that the global public cloud services market will grow 18 percent in 2017 to approximately $247 billion, up from $209 billion last year, indicating that the availability of fast, secure and seamless connectivity to public cloud services will become increasingly essential for companies to remain competitive.

ShieldX Reinvents Cloud Security to Tackle Escalating Cybersecurity Threats

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After 15 months of intensive product development, ShieldX Networks, Inc. (ShieldX) today emerged from stealth with a new cloud security product, APEIRO. The company has quickly accumulated a solid list of accomplishments including recognition by Gartner as a 2017 "Cool Vendor" in Cloud Security, enterprise deployments, integration with popular cloud environments, strong technology partnerships and 18 patents filed. With APEIRO, enterprises can rapidly add cloud security on demand, protect assets, maintain compliance and stick to budget.

Many organizations want to leverage cloud infrastructures for agility, flexibility and cost-savings benefits. But while the technologies required to support cloud deployments have advanced quickly, security technologies for the cloud have lagged-forcing organizations to make undesirable tradeoffs between cost, performance and risk.

"At ShieldX, we completely reimagined and invented a new model for comprehensive, network-based security using the latest innovations in application and infrastructure technology," said Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, CEO and Founder of ShieldX. "With APEIRO, cloud security is no longer a roadblock to business growth, cost management and innovation goals."

Green Cloud Is A 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Winner

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Red Herring’s Top 100, a national award that recognizes the most promising private ventures, selected Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”) as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner on June 15 at a special awards ceremony in Los Angles.

Red Herring's editorial staff analyzed hundreds of companies and technologies, evaluating them on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, the DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market.
 

REAN Cloud Recognized for Breadth of Experience and Expertise in the Cloud

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REAN Cloud, a global Cloud Systems Integrator and Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), achieved four new AWS competencies in Education, Security, Storage and Microsoft Workloads. These four are added to the five AWS competencies the company had already earned in Financial Services, Life Sciences, Government, Migration and DevOps. To gain each competency, REAN Cloud has had to demonstrate that it not only possesses deep expertise and experience with the AWS platform, it must deliver solutions in each of the areas mentioned seamlessly in the AWS cloud environment, providing specialized consulting services and helping enterprises adopt, develop and deploy complex projects on AWS.
 
REAN Cloud earned AWS Security Competency status in multiple security consulting categories: Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Security Engineering. This highlights the company’s strength, depth and expertise in areas of security and compliance – including FedRAMP security standards – and recognizes that REAN Cloud has already helped many customers with various aspects of IT governance, regulatory and compliance standards at scale.
 

MSA Selects Kaminario to Accelerate Marketing Analytics and Extend Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array to power its internal marketing analytics applications and support its hosted infrastructure services. A leader in analytics, information technology infrastructure and information management solutions, MSA provides analytical-based solutions across a spectrum of industries -- from consumer packaged goods, media and IT to medical, life sciences, pharmaceutical and the arts.

Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array provides MSA with unmatched database performance, helping reduce the run time of their most critical analytic workloads by 15 to 40 percent. Extending the benefits beyond just application performance improvements, the new infrastructure also enables MSA to optimize its power and data center space utilization, reducing operational spend by nearly 70 percent.

Cavium Expands the ThunderX2 Server Ecosystem for Cloud and HPC Applications

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Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, datacenter, cloud, wired and wireless networking, continues to aggressively expand the ThunderX2 server ecosystem with a broad array of commercial and open source partners.   
 
Demonstrating success in working closely with software developers and communities since the initial launch of ThunderX, Cavium has established a significant ecosystem that spans Operating Systems, Development Environments, Tools, and Applications.  An increasing array of hosted options such as Packet.Net and the online Scaleway cloud service offerings, combined with a rich set of single and dual-socket ODM and OEM platforms that include and OCP configurations, allow developers to easily build, develop, and deploy their software on ThunderX based platforms.