LeaseWeb, one of Europe's largest business hosting providers, has initiated a pilot to check images on child porn sensitive websites with so called hash technology. LeaseWeb will implement the filtering solution in close consultation with Dutch Ministry of Justice and Dutch Child Porn Hotline, in cooperation with Swedish company NetClean.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a wholesale datacentre provider, has achieved five 9s of uptime in its Turn-Key DatacentresSM once again with another year of 99.999 percent availability across its portfolio of facilities in North America and Europe in 2008. These uptime metrics are based on a comprehensive evaluation of the company's Turn-Key DatacentreSM facilities in the US and Europe using standard industry methodology.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a wholesale datacenter provider, has released the results of its annual study of the U.S. datacenter market. The study is based on a detailed survey of senior decision makers at large corporation in North America who are responsible for shaping their companies' datacenter strategies. The research was conducted for Digital Realty Trust by the respected research firm Campos Research & Analysis.
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has staged a major deployment workshop dedicated to the topic of IPv6 implementation. The event, held on 13 March, was designed to promote the features and benefits of using IPv6 especially in light of the decline of available IPv4 address space. Such was the interest in IPv6 that well over 100 industry professionals attended the London workshop looking to learn more about the techniques and tools needed to offer IPv6 on their networks.
Confirmit has announced the highest number of completed interviews on its platform to date, with 118 million interviews taking place in 2008. This figure brings the total number of completed interviews on Confirmit to over 430 million in the past seven years.
The numbers represent an increase of 33% in completed interviews on Confirmit's On-Demand platform over the past year.
Secerno, a technology leader in data security, has announced a partnership with distributor Secersa to cover the sub Saharan African continent.
Secerno was selected by Secersa on the strength of its award-winning technology and market success to date. This strategic partnership enables Secersa to offer database activity monitoring and database policy enforcement to its reseller base and their customers.
Chloride, one of Europe's leading suppliers of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, has announced that one of the UK's largest insurance companies, the BGL Group is utilising a variety of Chloride's three phase 80-NET and 70-NET UPS systems in its customer services department. Additionally, BGL Group is monitoring the performance and health of its UPS systems through Chloride's unique LIFE.net monitoring system.
Network Instruments has announced that its Observer monitoring platform now provides complete visibility into and in-depth analysis of application performance and traffic within both virtualised and physical environments. The Observer platform is the first analysis solution to close this visibility gap and extend the power of real-time and retrospective network analysis to virtualised environments.
CRYPTOCard , a leading vendor of two-factor authentication (2FA) solutions, has been voted Managed Services Provider of the Year 2009 by the readers of IT publication, Network Computing, for its CRYPTO-MAS service.
The award, which recognises the market leading position of CRYPTOCard's managed authentication service, CRYPTO-MAS, also highlights the increase in adoption of service-oriented IT strategies.
DediPower, a leading UK provider of managed hosting and data centre solutions, has been selected by Icom to provide their managed hosting requirements. Icom is an award winning, media and technology company creating innovative products for both the web and the mobile environment. DediPower will be hosting all of Icom's live environments and websites.
EvoSwitch, the Amsterdam based carrier- and CO2-neutral data center, has hired Eric Boonstra (44) as Commercial Director. In his former job Boonstra worked as Branche Director with Alfa Delta Compendium. Before that he headed Siemens Procurement and Logistics. Eric Boonstra started his job March 1st. He will be responsible for the further international expansion of the EvoSwitch client base.
Half of IT Directors plan to switch from backup tapes to online back up within the next three years, according to new research published today by Connect Support Services. The research, conducted for Connect, found that 22% of companies were already using some kind of remote backup service, with a further 28% predicting they will change from traditional tapes over the next three years. The two biggest reservations about using an online back up solution were increased costs 19% and security concerns 14%.
APCON, a leading manufacturer of network switching solutions, has announced recipients for its 2008 Channel Partner Awards. Chosen from amongst APCON's 38 partner companies, winners of the annual awards are:
-Axial Systems (Berkshire, England) as the EMEA 2008 Channel Partner of the Year -Shoshin (Tokyo, Japan) as the Asia-Pacific 2008 Channel Partner of the Year -Universal Technologies (Boston, Massachusetts) as the 2008 North America Channel Partner of the Year
The power required to cool IT equipment will soon exceed the energy needed to run the system. The new generation of power hungry blade servers brings with it new cooling issues and is set to escalate the demand for electricity creating severe problems for datacentres within urban areas.
A quarter (26%) of IT directors in small and mid-sized companies are planning to increase their technology spend by in 2009, despite the recession, according to new research published by Connect Support Services, the IT support services and online backup company. This is nearly twice as many as last year. In 2008, just 14% of IT directors planned to increase their technology spend.
Sustainability, reduced running costs and increased long term building value are among the reasons that Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale datacentre provider, is adopting the newly announced BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Bespoke datacentre standards for the future construction of its datacentres.
FutureIT Inc. (OB.FITI), has announced the latest version of EZManage SQL Pro, its powerful agentless tool for centralising and automating the management of multiple Microsoft SQL Servers. Providing a completely integrated solution for management, administration, backup, DRP, multiple server scripting, and monitoring and alerts, EZManage SQL Pro ensures that all servers are fully optimised and also cuts server maintenance costs by up to 40%.
Cisco has announced the opening of a new office and Internet Data Centre in Bahrain. This initiative is in line with the company's agreement to work closely with the Bahrain government to improve the Kingdom's global competitiveness in information and communications technology (ICT). The new Internet Data Centre is integral to the organisation's commitment to advancing strategic ICT initiatives for the country and giving the kingdom a cutting edge in business communications on the worldwide stage.