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DDoS attack on DNS hits Amazon

Thursday, December 31, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Internet users in Northern California were unable to reach properties including Amazon omeprazole 20 mg and Amazon Web Services for a time Wednesday evening, as their DNS provider was targeted by a distributed denial-of-service attack. The attack came as North American consumers rushed to finish online shopping ahead of the end-of-year holiday season. Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the first to signal something was amiss. Its status page indicates that at 5:43 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday its staff was investigating reports of DNS (Domain Name System) resolution errors from customers trying to reach its S3 cloud storage service. The problem persisted until 6:38 p.m. Pacific Time, but in the meantime the S3 service continued to operate, AWS said. However, staff at Neustar, the owner of Amazon’s DNS provider UltraDNS, was aware of the problem around an hour earlier, at 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. The company was able to analyze the attack pattern and take steps to limit its effects within minutes of identifying the problem, he said. The outage affected the e-commerce servers of parent company too, and many others: “Tons of sites are offline,” wrote Jeff Barr, Amazon Web Services strategist, in a Twitter message.

Cisco Saves 120,000 dolars with Data Center Airflow Design

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Data center technology developer Future Facilities reported last week that Cisco  reached an estimated savings of 120,000 dolars per year in energy costs by simulating a data center using Future Facilities’ Virtual Facility simulation methods. The simulation results were used to design the placement of floor grilles and blanking panels that lowered equipment inlet temperatures and enabled the company to raise its chilled water setpoint by eight degrees Fahrenheit. According to Future Facilities, Cisco applied two techniques for improving energy efficiency to a facility on its San Jose campus that occupies 7,000 square feet and houses 3,202 units of IT equipment, requiring 770 kW of power. The energy bill for the facility included $660,000 per year in cooling energy and $707,000 in IT equipment power, for a total of $1.4 million. The facility has been running since 1999, with limited consideration given to energy efficiency. The VF analysis identified exhaust recirculation within cabinets as the most pressing problem, and informed floor grille ad blanking panel placement in such a way as to reduce hot spots. By enabling the eight degree increase in chilled water set point, says Future Facilities, Cisco was able to reduce power required for cooling by 30 percent, which equated to $120,000 per year. The company is reportedly taking the VF modeling approach to optimizing performance in other facilities.

Web Hosting industry

Thursday, December 24, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

The evolution of industries contains four basic stages: introduction, growth, mature and decline. There has been considerable research done on the subject, but rarely do we see written material specifically addressing the stages as they apply to a specific industry. Most telecommunications industries and the web hosting industry grow under the recurring revenue business model: “Sell it once and collect until it churns”. The evolution of industries occurs at different rates for different reasons. Attempting to quantify the future change in each of the value drivers is the science. The value to each of these stakeholders changes over time through the evolution. It is important to note some industries evolve from the creation of a new technology such as paging, cellular, PCS, Internet access and web hosting, while others evolve from deregulation such as long distance, power suppliers and the CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier). There are winners and losers throughout the entire evolution of an industry. It is important to know how it effects you, whether you are a corporate manager trying to guess the future stability of an industry, an entrepreneur wanting to know the best time to sell your business, or a product or service supplier trying to quantify future demand of its products. There are not many sure things, every path has its risk and return characteristics, all we have is history to guide us throughout our business world

VPS Web Hosting Service

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Virtual private server hosting is one of the more popular web hosting service platforms available. Also referred to as ”virtual dedicated server” (VDS) hosting, the solution partitions a physical server into multiple sections so that each has the appearance and capability of running on its own dedicated device. Virtual servers also have the ability to run their own complete operating systems and may be independently rebooted. The lower cost advantages of virtual private server hosting can greatly assist smaller online businesses that cannot justify the expense of dedicated server hosting. For those companies that don’t expect a great deal of growth within a short period of time, VPS is definitely an option to consider for their hosting needs. In addition, with the development of virtualization software, VPS has experienced a resurgence and renaissance as technologies for other architectures become more prevalent.Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Cloud computing and the virtualization of data centers

Friday, December 18, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

The Cloud Computing concept is increasingly more often lately, and is shaping up to be major technological change that will reshape the majority of data center company. Through this, users will have paid for and scalable computing resources according to needs, high availability and managed automatically by the service provider, these resources will be composed of processor, memory and disk storage space (in the form simplest) or even services. Cloud Computing Services at the stand already a mature technology: virtualization. This allows the achievement of major goals in resource management, mainly to reduce operational costs while ensuring flexibility to otherwise unattainable physical configurations. The benefits of virtualization, consisting mainly of strengthening heterogeneous computing resources: infrastructure, applications, databases, portals, interfaces, and even virtualized desktops. Lowering power consumption per unit of computing, energy saving and ensure proper functioning in a mode of “green computing” is also a point of interest. Virtualization first appeared on the desktop, providing running a second operating system (possibly other than the host) for testing and training. Over time appeared but virtualization able to host multiple virtual machines and physical hardware resources distributed between them according to needs.

Postal services will have its own Internet domain

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

A new appearance on the market’s Web Hosting. Universal Postal Union (UPU) will manage the Internet domain. “Post”, for which he received the opinion of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The “. Post” will be functional since mid-2010. “The”. Post “will enable the UPU to fulfill their mission of creating a global space without borders, where personal or business communication is possible in a safe environment,” said Director of the Union. “Industry will serve to facilitate the development of electronic commerce and of international trade, enabling small entrepreneurs to the services more easily,” explained the organization. The new field will establish a connection between the electronic and physical addresses, facilitating legal identity of a person electronically, “added the organization.

A new free DNS service from Google

Friday, December 11, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Google has developed a new free DNS (Domain Name System) that will enhance browsing speed for users and also make browsing safer. According to them, Google’s technology behind this service will offer more protection against spoofing-type attacks aimed at attracting users to Web sites infected with malware. DNS is the service responsible for “translating” the addresses of sites in IPs and vice versa. By default, DNS is responsible for assigning an IP right, a site name. According to the application of benchmarking namebench Google DNS is 68% faster than similar service offered by RDS. To use Google’s DNS service, you must make some changes to the network.

Hosting Market Segmentation

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

The subject of hosting market segmentation comes up frequently in the web hosting industry. Specifically, web hosts are often searching for the best market segment or niche for their particular expertise. For anyone who has worked in the web hosting industry, these market segments are well known. To those who are newer to the industry these market segments can seem quite unusual. Here is a brief overview of some specific web hosting market segments, and examples of companies which occupy those segments. Wikipedia describes a market segment as follows: ”A market segment is a subgroup of people or organizations sharing one or more characteristics that cause them to have similar product or service needs. A true market segment meets all of the following criteria: it is distinct from other segments (different segments have different needs), it is homogeneous within the segment (exhibits common needs); it responds similarly to a market stimulus, and it can be reached by a market intervention.” So generally as applied to the hosting market, segments are different groups of customers who will be attracted to the same basic products and services. A common market segmentation that occurs in hosting is that of price. One typically sees three segments of pricing emerge: discounters, mid-tier providers, and premium hosting services. Examples of discounters would be: iPower or GoDaddy. Mid-tier companies are represented by firms like or NaviSite. Premium hosting is the scope of web hosting companies like Rackspace. Natural market segments arise according to geographic boundaries as well. It is logical that a business based in Germany would prefer a hosting provider whose website is written in German, whose support is conducted in the German language, and who uses the German Mark as the currency of choice for transactions. It is possible to get around some of these boundaries by having multiple versions of a website in multiple languages or currencies.

Virtualization of Hosting services with Windows Server 2008 R2

Friday, December 4, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Even Web Hosting services can be virtualized. Now, for this, there are Windows Server 2008 R2 solution. This is the latest operating system for servers, developed by Microsoft. In this paper we will present briefly explains the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 along with other Microsoft technologies that enable companies compiling a virtualization strategy. Using the benefits and capabilities of the new server operating system will be created virtualization strategies that are more easily planned, implemented and administered than in any other version of Windows Server. Windows Server 2008 R2 was built on the foundation of Windows Server 2008 which already provide increased security, reliability and performance. To all this, R2 adds improved connectivity and control, both local and remote, all the resources of an organization. In other words, a company can benefit with the help of Windows Server 2008 to reduce costs and increase efficiency in management and control of resources from the company. Chronologically speaking, Windows Server 2008 R2 was released on October 22, 2009 and is the precursor of Windows Server 2008, released on February 27, 2008. In terms of technology, Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first operating system released by Microsoft to support only 64-bit processors. The operating system has improvements in the Active Directory, new options for virtualization and management, a new version of Internet Information Services (IIS 7.5) and support for 256 physical processors. Practical technology present in Windows Server 2008 R2 which received new features can be divided into technologies for virtualization, management, web, scalability and integration with Windows 7.

Web Hosting Addons

Thursday, December 3, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

Web hosting addons typically consist of domain name registration, transfer and aliasing services, extra database and email storage, data transfer, FTP sites and SSL site options. Web hosting addons such as extra email and database storage space or additional bandwidth can ensure a better web presence, which creates a much more advantageous and lucrative setting for online businesses overall. Addon domain name registration services provide convenience, while domain parking can make it easier for visitors to find online businesses, with multiple versions of domain names pointing at the main website. Generally, addon services are priced affordably so that there is minimal cost involved, for maximum hosting plan benefit.