EMC’s $1.2B Virtustream Acquisition Takes It Deeper Into Services


One EMC official recently said it wasn’t “your father’s EMC,”and the company has now made a big acquisition that illustrates the point. The IT giant is acquiring cloud service provider Virtustream for $1.2 billion in a bid to strengthen cloud services offerings. Virtustream will operate as a managed cloud services business arm of EMC following transaction close. Read More

Web Host Acquitted of Charges Related to Hosting Torrent Site


A web host in Sweden has been acquitted on all charges relating to the hosting and takedown of a torrent site. After three and a half years in court, the case against the owners of torrent site “TTi,” otherwise known as “The Internationals,” and web host PatrikWeb has ended with convictions for the website operator but not for the hosting company owner. Read More

Cloud Hosting Considerations for Global Organizations


It’s well known that cloud computing is a distributed system where data is never really stored just in one spot. This holds true for application, desktop and even cloud-based website delivery options. The idea is to create a robust, widely available system for many users to access. Some organizations require the use of a cloud provider which is local – or regional. Many others look to work with hosting providers which cater to the international organization. Is there a difference? Read More

Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – Memorial Day Edition


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


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