Superb Internet Corp Receives Best Dedicated Server Company Award at Annual Web Hosting Awards 2011

As per industry reports, Superb Internet Corp, a leading provider of managed and dedicated servers, virtual private servers, web hosting and domains, has become the second Best Dedicated Server Company. It has been awarded with the recognition by Host Review.  It was honored at the Annual Web Hosting Awards 2011.

After this recognition, Superb is pushing itself to enhance its excellence by producing innovative products well as superior service and product quality. The company is also striving to outperform its competitors in the market while exceeding its own performance and benchmarks.

Richard Norwood, the company’s Marketing Manager, describes Superb’s journey thus far saying, “We are proud to be named the #2 Dedicated Server Company by Host Review, adding to our long list of awards. When we started selling web hosting back in 1996, it was our goal to give our customers scalable hosting at the best possible rates. I think it is safe to say we have delivered.”

Superb boasts of providing a dedicated account manager for each client. This practice has enables them to offer their clients with customer services and also allow them high-end dedicated server load balancing on a daily basis.

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‘Advanced Web Hosting’ Moves its Data Center to Virginia

Web hosting provider ‘Advanced Web hosting’ recently announced that it has upgrades its infrastructure by colocation to a new data center in Northern Virginia

This move is as a result of the shutdown of SoftLayer‘s HOU01 data center which was housing Advanced Web Hosting for over 10 years. Advanced web hosting managed to go through with the migration while retaining the ability to offer best services and also within a short time.

Even though the company had been planning to upgrade its services, the shutting down of the SoftLayer data center sped up the process considerably.

The Advanced Web team acquired new Dell R310 and R610 servers that were placed in Equinix’s Ashburn, Virginia data center.

“The most difficult part of this process was the timeframe that was thrust upon us. This unexpected move came during a period when we were already inundated with large projects and had little spare time to squeeze from our technical staff,” said Brad Caricofe, Advanced Web director of operations. “Our operating principles had already given us the capability to recover our systems from massive catastrophe, such as losing a data center to fire or weather-related events, within 24 hours. We applied some of what we’d learned in the past while planning for the unknown, to ensure that we could move everything within the requested amount of time.”

The company said its existing disaster recovery planning protocols also assisted with its ability to migrate customer data quickly. Advanced Web said its clients now benefit from a faster and more stable network, and greater systems redundancy.

Though Caricofe admits the company “spent far more money than we intended to with our planned upgrade in 2013,” it is “extremely happy with the results.”

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SpeedHost Awarded Platinum Partner Status in GlobalSign Partner Program

GlobalSign, one of the leading certification authorities and SSl partner program specialists recently announced that SpeedHost, which is one of the leaders in Brazil’s web hosting services, will be awarded the Platinum Partner status in GlobalSign’s partner program. This new partnership will harbor added benefits like increased margins, co-branding marketing opportunities and not to mention strengthen GlobalSign’s presence in Brazil.

GlobalSign has been taking steady steps towards the Brazilian industry with the Netcraft SSL survey showing GlobalSign almost double its market share from April 2010 to April 2012. the launch of the dedicated, native language team has proved to be a major contributor towards the success of  GlobalSign’s expansion plan  Both SpeedHost and GlobalSign plan to further expand their combined presence through Latin America.

“Choosing to elevate our partnership level was an easy decision,” said Jefferson Campos, Director of Technology Partners, SpeedHost. “We have an Brazilian Account Manager who is dedicated to our account and makes everything easier. We always have fast responses to our issues and they support us in this partnership. We are planning to expand our market in the upcoming year and feel that GlobalSign, with their variety of Certificate options and superior service, are the ideal provider to support us along the way.”

“We are very excited to see SpeedHost upgrade their commitment to a Platinum Partnership,” said Steve Waite, Chief Executive Office, GMO GlobalSign. “Working with SpeedHost to provide digital certificates and security solutions for the Brazilian market has been a great experience and we consider our partnership a major success in the early stages of our expansion into Brazil. We look forward to building upon our existing relationship to achieve our mutual goal of expanding through the rest of Latin America.”

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SoftLayer Shuts Down Their “CloudLayer Storage” Service

SoftLayer, a webhost recently announced that it will withdraw its CloudLayer storage next month and will be focusing on developing its other cloud solutions.

In an email to customers, SoftLayer said the move was part of its “commitment to provide the best cloud infrastructure.”

“This will allow us to focus resources on developing and supporting an even better class of cloud services, such as our recently launched Object Storage solution,” SoftLayer said in the email.

CloudLayer Storage accounts will no longer be active and accessible for the customers as of Monday, July 16, 2012.

CloudLayer Storage offered cloud based services which included storing, managing and sharing of data. Customers could access the services through SoftLayer API, desktop applications, mobile applications and browsers, and priced on a monthly, pay-as-you-go basis.

In the email, SoftLayer support their customers and recommending them to migrate cloud storage to its object storage offering “and enjoy its many advantages, including free bandwidth and data transfer over [its] private network.”

SoftLayer object Storage allowed the users to categorize and index objects and includes features like search functionality for object retrieval. Its consumption-based pricing starts at 12 cents per gigabyte plus outbound network utilization.

Using the SoftLayer CDN, object storage users can replicate or transfer data at anytime to anywhere, according to its website.

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Medeco’s New Web Hosting Solutions Show Promise

Medeco High Security Locks, an ASSA ABLOY company recently announced that it has added remote key programming administration to its web hosting solutions for CLIQ Web Manager and Remote Wall Programming devices for the Logic and M3 Logic product lines.

CLIQ Web Manager provides a web based key and lock administration which provides superb flexibility and all key administers can not only access but manage it from anywhere around the world.

The remote wall programming device, which also has been added to the list of web hosted system, is a versatile tool which is available in both the Logic and M3 Logic keyways. This device allows the administrators to program, audit and schedule timely key expirations without having to recall keys from key holders. It can also communicate with the web server from anywhere with the help of power over ethernet (PoE) connection.

“Security Management Administrators may now program eCylinder keys from anywhere, anytime; without having to visit the opening,” said Joseph Kingma, Director of eCylinder Business Development. Adding, “This new functionality is evidence of Medeco’s commitment to support the growing trend of companies requiring cloud-based software solutions.”
Remote Programming is ideal for installations that span large geographic areas or where access to keys or openings may be inconvenient.

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Savvis appoints a New MD as a Part of Its Expansion Strategy

Savvis, a web and cloud hosting provider recently announced that  it has named Donald Badoux to managing director of Savvis Germany. Badoux will be based in Savvis’ new German headquarters located in Frankfurt. His appointment as managing director is being viewed as a milestone in Savvis’ European expansion strategy. The company has strived to make considerable investment on the fast growing market opportunities to deliver optimum services all across Europe.

Badoux has spent more than 25 years in the information and communications technology industry and he has a sound knowledge on working with clients from the financial industry.

“We are delighted to have Donald join the international management team,” said Neil Cresswell, EMEA managing director at Savvis. “Donald will be an excellent ambassador for Savvis in the German market, which demands the highest-quality IT services rooted in engineering excellence – attributes for which Savvis is well-known. With our presence in Frankfurt and Donald’s expertise, we can deliver strategic value-added services through in-depth local market knowledge that will help ensure our success in the region.”

The new headquarters will allow the company to provide a wide range of IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions in the German market. It will also offer Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center enterprise cloud service.

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Alvarion & PLDT Join Hands to Create Superior Wi-Fi Services

Alvarion® Ltd, a well known provider of wireless broadband connections which addresses various connectivity and capacity challenges of private and public network, announced today that they were launching a multimillion dollar project with PLDT to provide Wi-Fi access around Manila’s metropolitan area. The project is expected to be completed in two years.

PLDT is looking forward to make surfing for the customers, an experience. This Wi-Fi Zone Project provides access to a premium, high-speed Wi-Fi service in over 3,000 public areas such as cafes, bars and clubs etc. for a nominal fee, PLDT subscribers will get unlimited access to the premium Wi-Fi zone services nationwide.

Alvarion’s WBSn solution was chosen by PLDT based upon a field trial performance test. A good network planning allowed Alvarion to set up their base station strategically so that the Wi-Fi service can cover distances of up to 500 meters.

“With Alvarion’s advanced technology, professional network planning and experienced engineers, we were able to offer PLDT exactly what they needed in a Wi-Fi solution,” states Hezi Lapid, President and CEO of Alvarion, “We have enabled a nationwide network of carrier-grade Wi-Fi hot spots that will give PLDT’s customers strong Internet connection anywhere they are, delivering a fantastic user experience no matter where the customer may go.”

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Domain.com’s ‘Next Great Idea’

Global leader in domain registration and web hosting solutions, Domain.com announced the ‘Next Great Idea’ challenge at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. The event, which begins over this weekend with a 24 hour Hackathon, has solidified itself as the tech industry’s hottest place for cutting edge start-ups.

The main sponsor of the event, Domain.Com, challenges the attendees to take their next great idea, name it, build it, and host it at Domain.com. The attendees should stop by the Startup 411 section to learn how Domain.com’s name generation and powerful website tools make it simple to create their website and execute their vision. Domain.com will give away free and discounted domain names, fresh domain.com t-shirts and tons of candy for sustenance to celebrate the launches of companies participating in the event.

“People think there are only a few choices when it comes to domain names and web hosting. The fact is Domain.com has been around since 2000, and we’re one of the largest domain and web hosting companies in the world,” said David Andrews, Marketing Director for Domain.com. “We don’t act like a big company though. Contact us on Twitter @domaindotcom and you’ll see how we love helping people launch their great ideas.”

The Hackathon will be followed by the three day TechCrunch Disrupt event which pins the world’s best new startups against each other to win the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 prize. MC Hammer, recently turned investor, will be one of the noted individuals to choose the winner.

Assisting businesses in their desire to be successful, Domain.com has delivered high quality, reliable web hosting and domain name registration services at the most affordable prices in the industry since 2000. Domain.com, an ICANN-accredited registrar, offers a full range of solutions to create and market websites includes web hosting, VPS hosting, Email, SSL certificates, website design, and email marketing.

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Dedicated Servers or Virtual Private Servers (VPS) – Make the Right Choice

The term ‘dedicated server’ does not have anything to do with someone you hired to take care of your whim and requests. It is just a type of web hosting provider for a website.

Usually when a person starts a website say for his business, they most definitely will need a host. A shared server does the trick. This is because, they are cheaper comparatively and a godsend when you are just starting out and can’t afford to spend a lot on a dedicated server. However, once your business takes off, you would want to expand the space for forums, something that a shared server can’t provide, it is then, you should consider getting a dedicated server.

These servers as the name suggests hosts only your website, so all that space is just for you. You can choose to fill it up in any way you want.  It also ensures that other websites on the same server won’t be affecting the performance of your own website. It provides highly secure, powerful websites without the cost of having an in-house solution. The best part it is customisable. Also by utilizing dedicated server hosting rather than owning a server you will not need to operate and maintain a data center.

A virtual private server (VPS) on the other hand, is basically when you share the physical server hardware with other websites, but you are allocated a dedicated slice of the system resources. VPS is a good bridge between low cost shared hosting and getting a dedicated server. It has made web hosting affordable and within everyone’s reach.

  • VPS is cost effective as it allows you to hire only the space you need. Look at it this way, say you want to rent a room, with dedicated servers; you need to rent the entire building just to rent the room whereas in VPS you just rent the room you need.
  • VPS gives you complete control of your space which includes installing OS, specific applications, software and hardware, much like dedicated servers, but at much lower cost.

One major glitch in the otherwise perfect system is that if your server is generating considerable amount of spam, then the search engines must penalize the entire server. This would affect your speed too.

Now that you have understood the significance of both VPS and a dedicated server, let us look at the major differences between them. This will help you make a better choice for your website.

Dedicated servers come with a huge storage space which would involve a huge financial commitment and if you are not going to need all that space, it’s not a viable option to consider. In case of VPS, you will get only what you asked for. The upside of this arrangement is that you will save quite a bit.VPS and dedicated servers provide complete control of your space but VPS does it cheap.

Dedicated servers are a way to go when you need specific hardware and software to run your site. This is because, these servers allow resources to be accessed and utilized for any given site on the server. These also prove to be quite useful if you need to run multiple sites simultaneously, a feature that VPS doesn’t possess.

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