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  • Rackspace Completes Datapipe Acquisition, Announces Exec Appointments - Rackspace has completed its acquisition of Datapipe, the largest in its history, according to a Thursday announcement. The company is beginning its planned integration process for Datapipe immediately, with former Datapipe Chief Technology and Security Officer becoming Rackspace CTO, Dan Newton becoming Rackspace VP, account management and service delivery, and...
  • End of Net Neutrality Rules Said to Be Near as FCC Plans to Vote - (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans. The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband...
  • Join the WHIR in Dallas this Thursday! - by Nicole Henderson  on Wednesday, November 15 2017 The WHIR is heading to Texas tomorrow for the last networking event of 2017! Join us on Thursday evening in Dallas from 6 – 9 p.m. at the House of Blues. Be sure to bring a business card to be entered in a draw...
  • Internet Freedom Under Global Attack: Report - Internet freedom has declined for a seventh consecutive year, with manipulation of democratic processes through social media, restrictions on VPNs, attacks on netizens and journalists, mobile connectivity shutdowns, and other worrying trends, according to the 2017 Freedom on the Internet report. Freedom House released the annual report with contributions from the Internet...
  • Companies Turn to War Games to Spot Scarce Cybersecurity Talent - (Bloomberg) — A major shipping company is under attack. With help from a corrupt executive, an international hacking syndicate called Scorpius, has penetrated the computer networks of Fast Freight Ltd. The hackers have taken control of servers and compromised the systems that control Fast Freight’s vessels and its portside machinery. The company’s cybersecurity consultants...
  • Cloudflare Acquires Neumob to Boost Mobile App Performance - Cloudflare has acquired mobile application acceleration company Neumob to improve app performance and extend Cloudflare’s benefits to mobile applications on almost any device, according to a Tuesday announcement. Neumob provides app developers with a mobile SDK to speed up load times and in-app performance by 30 to 300 percent, reduce...
  • Amazon Agrees to Sell Some Cloud Assets to Chinese Partner - (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. agreed to sell some of its Chinese cloud assets to its local partner but said it’s committed to a domestic market for internet-based computing that could be worth $30 billion. Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. will buy servers and other unspecified “operational assets” in the country’s capital from Amazon Web...
  • Alphabet's Project Loon Balloons Restore Some Internet Access in Puerto Rico - More than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been reconnected to the internet by helium balloons, Alphabet’s Project Loon has announced. Widespread internet outages have persisted across Puerto Rico and other areas affected by Hurricane Maria in September. Although most of Puerto Rico’s electrical and internet infrastructure were knocked offline,...
  • QTS and Amazon Package Hybrid Cloud as a Colo Service - Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Data center provider QTS today announced a new type of colocation service, where it pre-packages data center space and direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services. Unlike the typical private connectivity services data center providers offer their clients, QTS has prepared data center infrastructure...
  • The Father of the Web Confronts His Creation - (Bloomberg) — The World Wide Web is 28 years old. But these days it often appears to have the growing pains of a teenager. There’s the scourge of fake news, growing pockets of censorship around the world, the fiery debate over net neutrality and more. When teens get into trouble, you...
  • IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype - (Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. is increasing the pressure on Alphabet Inc.’s Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing technology. Quantum computers hold the promise of being able to solve difficult problems from fields such as chemistry and material science that are currently beyond the reach of the most...
  • Green House Data Acquires Cloud Provider Ajubeo - Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Green House Data, provider of data center services primarily in tier 2 US data center markets, announced this week that it has acquired Ajubeo, a privately held provider of cloud infrastructure services hosted in data centers in two secondary US markets and two...
  • IBM Cloud Hands German Users Control of Their Data - Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge IBM Cloud wants to make sure that what happens in Germany stays in Germany, at least as far as its European customers’ data is concerned. Starting next month, the cloud provider will institute new security measures at its Frankfurt data center that will restrict...
  • Qualcomm Begins Selling Server Chip It Says Beats Intel's - (Bloomberg) — Qualcomm Inc., trying to break Intel Corp.’s lucrative stranglehold on server chips, said it began selling a new processor that will outperform its rivals and has support from some of the industry’s biggest buyers of the technology. The Centriq 2400 processor, which uses ARM Holdings technology, is now on...
  • Wix Beats Earnings Guidance on Jump in Premium Subscriptions - Wix increased its guidance on revenue and free cash flow for 2017 as it announced strong third-quarter results, including revenues of $111 million, which beat the high-end of its previous guidance. The company added 188,000 net premium subscriptions, a 33 percent year-over-year increase to 3.1 million customers, according to the...

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Join the WHIR in Dallas this Thursday!

Join the WHIR in Dallas this Thursday!

by Nicole Henderson  on Wednesday, November 15 2017 The WHIR is heading to Texas tomorrow for the last networking event of 2017! Join us on...
Influencer Marketing and the FTC: What Web Hosts Need To Know

Influencer Marketing and the FTC: What Web Hosts...

Influencer marketing has long been part of the web hosting industry’s marketing arsenal, although it’s only recently come to be called that. Bloggers,...
Will The Cloud Kill Dedicated Server Hosting?

Will The Cloud Kill Dedicated Server Hosting?

A decade ago, there were really only two third-party web hosting options: shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. Shared hosting served the lower...

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Rackspace Completes Datapipe Acquisition, Announces Exec Appointments

Rackspace Completes Datapipe Acquisition, Announces Exec Appointments

Rackspace has completed its acquisition of Datapipe, the largest in its history, according to a Thursday announcement. The company is beginning its planned...
End of Net Neutrality Rules Said to Be Near as FCC Plans to Vote

End of Net Neutrality Rules Said to Be...

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and...
Internet Freedom Under Global Attack: Report

Internet Freedom Under Global Attack: Report

Internet freedom has declined for a seventh consecutive year, with manipulation of democratic processes through social media, restrictions on VPNs, attacks on netizens and...