The top web hosting stories from this, a short week for the WHIR on account of a public holiday in Canada on Monday, included a rare data center IPO filing, a major government-run copyright takedown, an investment in a value-added service for hosting providers, a report of a significant growth in India for Go Daddy, a strategic acquisition for Layered Tech and several others.
August 7, 2012 — Data center provider CyrusOne announced on Tuesday it plans to add a third data center at its Houston West location to meet the demand of its rapid growth.
August 7, 2012 — Cloud telephony provider Infratel announced on Tuesday that it has secured $3 million in Series A funding from investment firms Prostor Capital and Runa Capital, money it intends to use on building out its platform for small businesses.
August 7, 2012 — The government of Ukraine has shut down torrent file-sharing site Demonoid, a week after it was hit by a DDoS attack, according to several reports on Monday. Authorities raided Demonoid’s data center and seized servers from its web hosting provider ColoCall last week.
August 8, 2012 — Managed web hosting and data center services company CyrusOne filed this week for an initial public offering, through which it intends to raise up to $300 million, and reposition itself as a real estate investment trust, according to reports from Wednesday morning.
August 8, 2012 — Web hosting provider Go Daddy announced on Wednesday that it has grown its customer base in India by 52 percent since January. This news comes two months after Go Daddy named Rajiv Sodhi managing director of Go Daddy India to support its growth in the market.
August 8, 2012 — Web hosting provider Layered Technologies announced on Wednesday that it has acquired government cloud hosting provider New World Apps for an undisclosed amount. New World Apps provides cloud and managed hosting services for the US Intelligence Community, US law enforcement, the Department of Defense and US federal civilian agencies.
August 9, 2012 — Telephony software company Infratel recently broke out the ClickConnect portion of its Infra Cloud Receptionist product out as a separate product, due to its popularity as an entry-level tool for hosting customers.