WHIR Feature Interviews

Q&A: Adam Eisner of Tucows, on ICANN and New TLDs

June 23, 2011 — In an email interview with the WHIR, Adam Eisner of Tucows breaks down the meaning of this week’s ICANN decision, and discusses the potential impact the new TLDs could have on the hosting industry, as products, and fundamentally on the way users navigate the Internet. Read More

What Apple’s iCloud Means in the Hosting World

June 21, 2011 — Hosting providers, of course, are curious about the impact iCloud could have on their businesses. And right now that impact will likely be small and abstract. In its early stages, iCloud isn’t about competing with hosting services, and is focused instead on supporting Apple’s devices and furthering its app-focused ecosystem. Read More

Web Hosting Providers and Government IT Contracts

June 20, 2011 — In an email interview with the WHIR, chief operating officer Bruce Hart for government and cloud hosting provider Terremark Federal Group says size doesn’t necessarily matter, instead pointing to the security and reliability of a service provider’s infrastructure as more important considerations. Read More

CloudFlare Gets an Unusual Endorsement from Hacker Group LulzSec

June 17, 2011 — While marketing can be a significant portion of any start-up’s budget, most marketers consider word-of-mouth attention a real prize in the marketing mix, for its affordability and its validation of their good work. Recently, security and web optimization firm CloudFlare gained the endorsement of a controversial and unusual source. Read More

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