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Yahoo Japan Subsidiary IDCF Offers RightScale Cloud Management Platform

November 9, 2011 — Yahoo! Japan subsidiary and data center solutions provider IDC Frontier announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with cloud computing management firm RightScale. The joint development and marketing agreement with Yahoo! Japan and IDCF will enable customers to leverage RightScale Cloud Management on the IDCF cloud, called NOAH. Read More

Data Center Operator NGD Europe Completes Wales Data Center Expansion

November 8, 2011 — European data center operator NGD Europe announced on Tuesday that its 750,000 square foot data center in Newport, Wales has a new self-contained 140,000 square foot floor area. This news comes less than six months after the company announced its plans to spend $20 million to expand the 750,000 square foot data center. Read More

Data Center Firm Infinity Names Operations Director

November 7, 2011 — Data center operator Infinity announced last week it has named Simon Blackburn its operations director. The appointment comes on the heels of Infinity acquiring a new 125,000-square-foot data center in Slough, UK. Read More

UK Data Center Operator Infinity Acquires Facility in Slough

November 7, 2011 — UK data center operator Infinity announced on Monday it is  expanding footprint with the acquisition of a new data center in Slough, UK. The move comes just a month after Dell opened its own 5,000 square foot data center in Slough. Read More

Raphael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, Keynotes Company Event

November 4, 2011 — The second keynote at Friday’s Open-Xchange event in Cologne was delivered by the company’s CEO, Raphael Laguna, who began by offering a bit of company history, focusing on how the company turned a corner in 2006 by choosing to build an email platform for the cloud. Read More

Daniel Beazer, 451 Group, Discusses Disruption in the Hosting Market

November 4, 2011 — He set out to discuss an era of disruption in the technology business, one that can basically be boiled down to the death of the desktop, but the more specific conditions of which include ubiquitous tablets and smartphones, apps running across multiple OS and devices, open platforms, the importance of hardware and the overtaking of the IT space by consumer behavior. Read More

Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011 — In the first week of November, a few web hosts are getting right into the holiday spirit. Web host Codero has launched a prize draw for its Facebook fans, DiscountASP.NET has launched a 15 percent discount on a project management solution, web hosting provider JaguarPC launched its Apple iPad 2 giveaway and domain registrar Nicline has extended its .EU promotion. Read More

Outage at HSBC Mainframe Affects Customer Experience

November 4, 2011 — Global financial institution HSBC experienced downtime Friday afternoon after an outage at the company’s mainframe occurred. As a result of the outage, many HSBC customers had trouble accessing their bank accounts online, using ATMs or performing transactions using their debit cards for several hours on Friday afternoon. Read More

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