Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – Memorial Day Edition

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In the week ending May 22, 2015 ahead of the Memorial Day weekend in the US, several hosting providers are offering discounts in honor of the holiday. Zee-Way Hosting is offering 20 percent of VPS hosting for Memorial Day, Hosting24 is offering up to 70 percent off all web hosting plans, and Websnoogie is offering 20 percent off web hosting and web design for a limited time. Read More

Peak Hosting Taps Digital Realty For Two Data Centers

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Managed hosting provider Peak Hosting tapped Digital Realty to get two new data centers up and running quickly. In order to meet customer need for geographically distributed locations, the company added data center PODS (Performance Optimized Data Suites) in Richardson, Texas and Santa Clara, California. Each POD consists of 1.25 megawatts in full 2N environments. Read More

Logjam Vulnerability Could Impact More Than 500 Cloud Providers: Report

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Tens of thousands of HTTPS websites and numerous enterprise networks could potentially be affected by a vulnerability called “Logjam” according to the security experts who identified it this week. Cryptographic weaknesses in the Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm may allow decryption and manipulation of data, and man-in-the-middle attacks on TLS. Read More

Shifting Clouds: How New Relationships are Changing the Cloud Market

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Despite all the hype, the use and adoption of cloud computing is still in its infancy. And as more and more organizations enjoy its benefits, the cloud is evolving in response to market demands. Almost 80 percent of 158 companies surveyed recently say they expect to expand their cloud usage in the next three years and a third are already using three or more public cloud providers, according to a Forrester Research report. Read More

Container Hypervisor LXD Surpasses KVM in Benchmark Tests

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Debuting in the Ubuntu 15.04 release last month, Canonical-backed Linux container hypervisor LXD has been proven to run guest machines at 14.5 times more densely and with 57 percent less latency than Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM), which should likely convince many organizations of the virtues of container virtualization. Read More