This Week in Data (July 22, 2016)

Posted by Lily Teplow on Jul 22, 2016 6:30:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week Google found a way to reduce datacenter energy usage, Microsoft announced an expansion to its Office 365 suite, and Dell patched several critical flaws in its central management system.

Skim through the headlines, check the links below to read more in-depth coverage on each story, and let us know what we missed in our weekly recap!

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Topics: Industry News, TWID

Web and App Hosting Trends: Is M&A Right for You?

Posted by Mary McCoy on May 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Money is the root of all – no, no, we weren’t going to say that! We were going to say profitability. Yes. You need to make a profit to grow your business, and vice versa. So what does that have to do with trends in web and app hosting? Or potential mergers and acquisitions?

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, Industry News

Characteristics of an Ideal Cloud or Hosting Provider

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Last week, 451 Research hosted a great webinar packed full of data about the direction of the service provider industry and what cloud and hosting providers need to know in order to stay successful in coming years. Just looking at it from a high level, there were a lot of good tidbits to take away, including:

  • The trend toward historically technology-based companies leaning into the managed services sphere to create an extra stickiness with their audience.
  • There’s a huge opportunity out there to provide high-order services, such as disaster recovery and compliance, as automated services to the less tech savvy end clients.
  • The fact that IT budgets at most small- and medium-sized businesses have been flat in recent years, so they are forced to look externally for more efficient solutions.
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Topics: hosting industry, cloud services, Industry News

My Top 5 Takeaways from 451 Research's Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit [VIDEO]

Posted by Mary Anne Halligan on Nov 4, 2015 6:00:00 AM

451 Research's Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) may be long-over, but the trends discussed during the three-day event are anything but! I was lucky enough to attend HCTS this year, joining over 500 senior decision-makers representing international cloud service providers, vendors and financial institutions. Aside from being held in electric Las Vegas, Nevada, the conference was packed with educational sessions detailing the cloud's role in web hosting and where the hosting market is headed. Here are my top 5 takeaways!

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, cloud services, Industry News

10 Books and Sites Hosting Providers Should Add to Their Fall Reading Lists!

Posted by Mary Anne Halligan on Sep 3, 2015 9:34:48 AM

Ahhh, the change of seasons. Leaves are starting to fall, days and evenings will get cooler . . . it’s perfect weather to curl up with a good business management book. Or to spend some time catching up with your peers and the latest industry news online.

Why do that? Your web hosting company and your very small business customers face many of the same challenges. It takes the same combination of perspective, skill and business savvy to make your business grow and thrive as they need to grow theirs. You aren’t simply a service provider, you’re “one of them.” And that can make you a powerful business partner.

So while you’re doing something for yourself this fall, you’re also doing something valuable for your business -- making yourself more relatable to your customers.

What should you read? Where should you network? Here are our Top 10 Must-Haves for Fall -- 5 books and 5 websites.

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, Industry News

Is IPv4 Depletion Day Coming Sooner than We Think?

Posted by Mary McCoy on Jul 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Is the Internet about to run out of IP address numbers? Hosting providers have long since speculated the arrival of Depletion Day. In fact, we've been waiting for the sky to fall since the 1980's. Why then has the industry conversation turned back to this dreaded event? In this blog post, we'll explain the status of IPv4 numbers, the likelihood that their decimation is upon us, and the next steps all hosting providers can take to survive the fallout.

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Topics: HostingCon, Industry News

Is the New Venom Virtualization Vulnerability Deadly to Data Centers?

Posted by Mary McCoy on May 21, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Last Wednesday, news broke about a new zero-day vulnerability that has the web hosting community hissing. Originally discovered by security firm CrowdStrike, VENOM - or Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation - is a buffer bug that lives in the virtual floppy drive code of the open source QEMU platform that could potentially allow hackers to compromise entire data centers by gaining access to virtual instances on the hosts within.

Just how serious is this CVE-2015-3456 security concern? Which computer virtualization platforms have been affected and which have released patches? Almost a week after detecting this flaw, are we right to equate its impact with Heartbleed or should we shed that comparison like an old layer of skin? Learn more about the VENOM virtualization vulnerability, how hackers can exploit it to gain access to virtual machines and what web hosts can do to mitigate the damage!

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Topics: data protection, hosting, data loss, Industry News, security

This Week in Data (November 29, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 29, 2014 7:00:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week the United States senate was thankful for server backup, Sony Pictures wasn't so thankful for its costly security breech, and Cloudfare showed how thankful it really is for all of its users on mainland China.

Check out our infographic for all of our big headlines of the week. As always, feel free to share with your friends and followers, or let us know about any major stories we overlooked this week.

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Topics: data recovery, data loss, Industry News, TWID

This Week in Data (November 21, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 21, 2014 6:30:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

We've got an eclectic set of headlines this week that range from the rise of "mega data centers," to an open source security framework, to pair of big wins for Greenpeace and renewable energy.

As always, you can read more about each story by clicking the links under the graphic, or contribute to the cause by submitting any stories we overlooked in the comments section below.

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Topics: cloud services, Industry News, TWID, big data

This Week in Data (October 24, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Oct 24, 2014 8:41:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

This week's infographic features a huge cloud partnership, yet another Google acquisition (shocker!), and a highly-anticipated newcomer in the data security space. Skim through the headlines, check for the links below to read more in-depth coverage on each story, and let us know what we missed in our weekly recap!

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Topics: Industry News, TWID

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