September 2019 Archives

The data center market in Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 14% from 2018 to 2024. – ResearchAndMarkets.com The demand for data center colocation services in Africa has significantly grown in recent time. This growth in demand is because of the improvement in connectivity levels and an increase in data traffic volumes. The digital transformation in Africa has got accelerated and the market requires servers, power, connectivity, and server space. Researches show that the Africa data center market is experiencing most of the investments from telecom and enterprises. Big public cloud players like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are entering the Africa market. Talking about the cloud market in Africa, it will double in size over the next five years. By the end of 2019, the market will be worth $1.7 billion. To focus on investing, powering, connecting, and deploying data centers across Africa and discuss the challenges for Africa’s digital economy and growth, the…
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One.com (‘the Group’), a leading European provider of web hosting services and domain names to a combination of private customers, small-to-medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’), has today announced the acquisition of Digital Garden for an undisclosed consideration. This follows the acquisition of One.com by international private equity firm, Cinven in February 2019. Established in 2014, Digital Garden is one of Norway’s leading web hosting businesses. Digital Garden was formed through the merger of UniWeb and FastName – both founded in the early 2000s – and provides domain names, web hosting and email hosting as well as a number of add-on products predominantly to SMEs. Since their merger to form Digital Garden, both UniWeb and FastName are marketed as separate brands today. Digital Garden currently has three datacentres in Oslo, around 100,000 domain names and approximately 40,000 active customers. The combination of One.com and Digital Garden…
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A critical vulnerability has been found in millions of Exim servers which once exploited can enable potential attacker to run arbitrary code with root privileges. All versions of Exim servers up to and including 4.92.1 that accept TLS connections are vulnerable, according to Exim team. “The vulnerability is exploitable by sending a SNI ending in a backslash-null sequence during the initial TLS handshake. The exploit exists as a POC,” wrote Exim in a recent advisory. The Exim team on September 4 published a warning on OSS Security mailing list regarding the security bug that was affecting Exim. On Friday, the team released the version 4.92.2 to address the critical issue. This vulnerability in the Exim server (CVE-2019-15846) was discovered in July by a security researcher called “Zerons”. It allows an unauthenticated attacker to take advantage of the TLS ServerName Indicator and use this to send malicious code on servers that accept TLS connections. The Exim software is a mail…
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So . . . You have a website, now you need to decide on the type of web hosting you need to pay for each month. It’s complicated: Not least by all the less than truthful reviews you read when you try to check out your options. Read on. Web Hosting 101 Your website needs to be on a computer that is accessible to everyone. You could host your site on your office PC, but don’t go there because there are all sorts of technical and security issues if you do that. Image source Web hosting companies specialize in holding website code on their computers. They have the technical expertise to protect your website against hackers and to advise site owners. The best hosting companies also invest in replacing hard disks before they fail, ultra-fast data connections to the internet, and in training their support engineers. All this costs money, so don’t expect good web hosting to be free. Hosting Technical Terms Web hosting sites attempt to bamboozle readers with statistics and technical terms. They…
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Built primarily for web hosts, site builders, and domain registrars Logotron (a Cathect business) recently announced the launch of its new version for web providers using APIs and partners on the WHMCS Marketplace. This release boasts of powerful features and fast track integrations that partners can incorporate into any platform in the world. “Besides the interface makeover, we have also added exclusive designs and integrated it with multiple icon libraries to display the largest collection of symbols across categories. Being the only B2B provider in the world is a start – we will become the best logo maker in the world, period.” said Shridhar, founder and CEO of Cathect Technologies. The release is packed with intuitive edit capabilities, seamlessly integrated with smart search inputs. It generates personalized results, combining millions of icons, unique layouts, uncommon fonts and beautiful color palettes to cater to every user’s sensibilities. In order to protect the…
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The growth of global datacenter installed-base is expected to experience a decline of 0.1% CAGR during the forecast period (2019 to 2024), finds the leading tech analyst firm 451 Research. The new research, titled Datacenter Services and Infrastructure Market Monitor report, reveals that more than 50% of the utilized racks will be at off-premises facilities by 2024. The utilized racks don’t include server rooms, closets, micro datacenters, and telco hubs. The off-premised facilities include the cloud and colocation sites. Despite the slight decline in growth of datacenter installed-base, the overall capacity (in terms of space, power, and racks) will rapidly rise. This is because more and more businesses are moving towards larger datacenters. The research highlights that cloud and service providers are expected to drive the growth in datacenter capacity. Related read: Interconnection and managed services necessary for datacenter providers to stay alive in cloud era: 451 research…
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