Web hosting service TextDrive was founded in 2004 with a novel idea: providing lifetime web hosting for an up-front fee of $199. Unfortunately for many of the early TextDrive customers who hoped to never pay for hosting again, however, TextDrive is shutting down March 14, 2014.
Fortinet has expanded its family of Distributed Denial of Service products with four new appliances to help detect and mitigate large threats designed to wield large numbers of infected systems to flood servers with requests and crowd out legitimate traffic.
VMware announced on Monday the launch of a new cloud-based desktop service running on its VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, called VMware Horizon DaaS.
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The Obama administration has extended its contract with Verizon Communication's Terremark unit, the hosting provider for Healthcare.gov, to ensure a smooth transition of the infrastructure over to HP.
The physical infrastructure behind web applications is about to undergo a major change at the chip-level, although it might not happen overnight. The x86 microprocessor architectures have become a common instruction set platform for many modern systems, often provided by large corporations such as Intel and AMD. The dominance of x86, however, is facing major challenges from ARM, an alternative instruction set architecture that can potentially reduce costs, heat and power use, and be optimized for specific applications.
In the week ending March 7, 2014, Hivelocity is celebrating its new website with 40 percent off Haswell Xeon servers, SoftLayer is giving away a free month of its cloud server, and Superb.net is offering up to 50 percent off dedicated servers. Lastly, Media Temple is giving away a pair of VIP tickets to its SXSW closing party every day until Monday, March 10.
The North American healthcare cloud computing market will rise at a CAGR of 29.8 percent to $6.5 billion by 2018, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. The market was valued at over $1.7 billion in 2013.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service has recently become generally availability in Europe, providing customers the flexibility to stretch their IT resources across their on-premise infrastructure and an off-premise data center in Slough, UK, that meets UK and EU compliance and data sovereignty demands.
Edward Snowden has sent a 12-page testimony to a Members of the European Parliament as part of an inquiry into the electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens. Published on Friday, the testimony argues that the mass surveillance programs by the NSA and GHCQ "endanger a number of basic rights which, in aggregate, constitute the foundation of liberal societies."
Google is adding a partner tier to its Cloud Platform Partner Program as part of an update which will grow the program. The update was announced this week by Head of Global Partner Programs Mark Hodgson in a blog post.
Platform-as-a-service provider Jumpstarter.io launched in general availability this week on a mission to make it as easy as possible for developers and web agencies to launch a website or project by spinning up a pre-configured server in less than a second.
Seven buses carrying a total of 30 coders and designers traveled North America this week, giving them 72 hours on the road to design, build and launch applications before reaching Rackspace’s headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. This is all part of the StartupBus initiative that has brought together 30 entrepreneurs…