Save the Date for HostingCon Global 2016


Penton has announced the setting for HostingCon Global 2016. The hosting and cloud community will gather in New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center from Sunday, July 24 to Wednesday, July 27, 2016 for the must-attend conference. Read More

Facebook to Shutter Mobile App Platform Parse

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  The Facebook and WhatsApp app icons are displayed on an iPhone on February 19, 2014 in San Francisco City. Facebook Inc. announced that it will purchase smartphone-messaging app company WhatsApp Inc. for $19 billion in cash and stock.  (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook is shutting down mobile app platform Parse, according to a surprise announcement made on Parse’s home page. Parse will maintain backend service during the sunset period and provide migration tools before closing completely on Jan. 28, 2017, the announcement says. Read More

The WHIR: Cloud Talks, Episode 22 with Chris Rechtsteiner


In episode 22 of The WHIR: Cloud Talks, Nicole Henderson, editor in chief, talks to Chris Rechtsteiner, VP of marketing and products at ServerCentral, about creating a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, common misconceptions about DR, and how you can determine which apps are more critical in a DR scenario. Read More