It’s Not Too Late: 5 Ways to Speed and Secure Your Site for Black Friday

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 11:  In this photo illustration a man uses a credit card to buy something online on August 11, 2014 in Bristol, United Kingdom. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the first online sale. Since that sale - a copy of an album by the artist Sting - online retailing has grown to such an extent that it is now claimed that 95 percent of the UK population has shopped online and close to one in four deciding to shop online each week.  (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

If you’re in the US you may have already taken off for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (it is, after all, one of the busiest travel days of the year), but for many small businesses it is crunch time to make the final touches on their websites so they are ready for the onslaught of holiday shopping traffic this weekend. Read More

DigitalOcean: From Two Data Centers to 11 in Three Years


The general narrative of the evolution of the public cloud infrastructure services market over the last several years has been that the handful of giants have used their scale and engineering resources to add features and lower prices to a point where most smaller providers can no longer compete, forcing even the big but late to arrive players like Dell and HP to exit the market altogether. Read More

Equinix Adds Direct AWS Cloud Connectivity in London, Dallas


While enterprises want to deploy more critical applications in the cloud, they don’t want to rely on the public internet to do it. This has given rise to services that provide direct cloud connectivity, selling private network links from companies’ servers to the servers of their cloud providers, located in the same data center. Read More