Google Firebase has recently launched a fully-managed NoSQL document database called Cloud Firestore, designed to offer high performance plus offline access for mobile and web app development. Cloud Firestore focuses on delivering value to users shipping better apps and in a faster way. Android, iOS, and Javascript SDKs of Cloud Firestore synchronize app data in real-time, making it easier for developers to build apps and powerful collaborative features. For the developers who don’t need real-time sync, there is also one-time reads feature. Android, iOS, and Web version of Cloud Firestore supports database running in offline mode, so that users can access, write, and read in mobile app even on an airplane mode. The data can later be synced to cloud when network connection is available. Cloud Firestore uses the collections and documents to structure and query data which enable developers for expressive queries. It has also enabled the serverless development which will allow mobile apps…
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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals, is proud to announce the launch of the Liquid Web Premium Business Email product to further augment their wide portfolio of hosting products. Liquid Web’s Premium Business Email offers a fully managed email solution that includes standard features important to a professional presence, including access to email from anywhere through mobile, webmail and other mail clients but without any hardware to deploy or software to install and manage. This newest Liquid Web product serves the business customer providing feature-rich services including ample storage, high quality Spam and Virus protection and the ability to create a custom domain for professional branding.

“In a time where web hosting companies are transforming more into platform as a service type offerings, Premium Business Email will allow our customers to increase their productivity and lower their costs by not having to manage, maintain or troubleshoot their email servers,” said Joe Oesterling, CTO. “We have been fortunate to be able to service our customers for over 20 years by adapting to technology changes, and we look forward to continuing to empower our customers by providing them an additional managed hosting service like Premium Business email. Our mission is to enable our customers to focus on running their business and entrust Liquid Web with managing their hosting services.”

The Premium Business Email product augments Liquid Web’s already premium portfolio, and adds capabilities to further simplify web hosting and cloud services for it’s SMBs and the designers, developers and agencies who create for them. The feature-rich product is priced competitively and low enough in order to allow Liquid Web customers who support multiple clients to create their own revenue-generating opportunity. Premium Business Email joins other recent product announcements like the acquisition of Cloud Sites, an all-in-one platform designed for high-traffic websites, and Managed WordPress innovations, such as Image Compression, Visual comparison tool and the addition of iThemes Sync. Backed by industry-leading support, Liquid Web continues to execute on its strategic focus to simplify web hosting and cloud services, for rapidly growing businesses living, building and creating on the web and in the cloud.

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support delivering reliable, highly-available, secure and hassle-free hosting backed with a human touch. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.liquidweb.com, or read our blog posts at http://www.liquidweb.com/blog. Stay up to date with all Liquid Web events on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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SINGAPORE – WPWebHost, WordPress hosting provider with over 30,000 WordPress sites, is excited to announce the launch of its latest Managed WordPress hosting offerings in Singapore. With this upgrade, users throughout Asia Pacific and nearby regions such as India and Australia will have greater connectivity and better overall experience with WPWebHost.

“Hosting our Managed WordPress service in Singapore data center is really important for us and our valued clients as we have a large customer base in Asia, which is expected to further increase with this announcement.” Chan, the CEO of WPWebHost, further asserted that “Singapore is a particularly well connected region, allowing local users to significantly reduce their latency time. Our new plans are the perfect springboard for small businesses, publishers and developers to increase productivity and deliver their message without having to worry about cumbersome back-ends.”

New plans introduced after this launch will come preconfigured with WordPress installation, migration, automated updates and enhanced security. In addition to 24/7 support by expert WordPress technical staff, additional features include Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, site indexing, cloning and staging environments.

“WordPress powers over 28% of all websites today, representing a content management system market share of over 60% and still growing strong. WordPress users have specific requirements and WPWebHost is poised to deliver best in class WordPress Hosting, with Plesk WordPress Toolkit and their phenomenal management and support” said Jan Löffler, CTO at Plesk.”

For more information about WPWebHost and its new WordPress features and benefits, visit wpwebhost.com.

About WPWebHost
Since 2001, WPWebHost has assisted entrepreneurs and developers globally bring their dreams to life on the Internet. WPWebHost powers amazing experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress. The company’s premium managed hosting platform provides the highest performance, reliability and security while remaining affordable and intuitive for individual and small businesses. Its commitments to customers include 24x7x365 professional technical support, 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, 100-Day Money Back, friendly customer service team, 99.9% Network Uptime and 99.5% Server Uptime Guarantee.

About Plesk
Plesk is the leading WebOps platform to run, automate and grow applications, websites and hosting businesses. Plesk is running more than 377,000 servers, automating over 11 million websites and 19 million mailboxes. Available in more than 32 languages across 140 countries, 50 percent of the top 100 service providers worldwide are partnering with Plesk. Plesk has simplified the life of SysAdmins and SMBs since the early 2000s and continues to add value across multiple cloud services.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – EvoSwitch, a Europe and U.S. based colocation provider with its partner-rich cloud interconnection platform, EvoSwitch OpenCloud, today releases a new white paper that covers the ‘implementation’ process of a hybrid cloud strategy. Targeting IT Directors, CIOs and CTOs, EvoSwitch’s new white paper provides enterprise organizations with guidance on cloud partner selection, compliance, cloud security, availability & performance, and hybrid cloud SLAs when implementing hybrid cloud.

After releasing its white paper on the ‘planning’ phase of a hybrid cloud strategy last month, EvoSwitch has launched this new white paper that sets out the key considerations when putting hybrid cloud plans into practice. The white paper titled ‘How to Build a Better Cloud – Implementation’ offers guidelines for successful hybrid cloud implementation. It provides information on security measures and SLAs and also features top-10 lists for selecting the right cloud partners and implementing proper security policies, including: ‘Top 10 questions to ask when selecting cloud partners,’ and: ‘Top 10 security questions to ask prospective cloud providers.’

Lessons learned from EvoSwitch’s proprietary OpenCloud exchange and growing ecosystem of 59 partners utilizing this cloud interconnection platform are included in the white paper. As with the white paper released last month on hybrid cloud planning, the new white paper ‘How to Build a Better Cloud – Implementation’ is written by Patrick van der Wilt, a seasoned data center and cloud services professional with extensive experience in colocation and hybrid cloud implementations. At EvoSwitch, Mr. Van der Wilt serves as the company’s Commercial Director.

The new white paper released by EvoSwitch today counts 30 pages and is available in English. The ‘How to Build a Better Cloud – Implementation’ white paper can be downloaded for free at:


Agility, Compliance, Redundancy

As EvoSwitch is familiar with offering cloud interconnection services through its OpenCloud exchange, the white paper on Cloud Implementation first of all explains the potential of implementing cloud infrastructure purchased at multiple cloud providers.

“I’ve included some statistics in the paper including a recently published study by Rightscale, which estimates that enterprises are running applications in an average of 1.8 public clouds and 2.3 private clouds,” said Patrick van der Wilt, the author of the white paper ‘How to Build a Better Cloud – Implementation’. “Although a proper selection of cloud suppliers requires thorough market research and resource evaluation to begin with, the hybrid cloud strategy allows you to avoid a lock-in and get a second opinion at any point during the hybrid cloud journey. As time passes, hybrid cloud enables enterprises to flexibly migrate some or all of their workloads to the cloud resources they like best with optimum support.”

“So, a key business driver for implementing hybrid cloud is the agility and scalability it brings,” added Mr. Van der Wilt. “There are several other reasons though why hybrid cloud users have chosen to implement this strategy. Compliance, redundancy and availability, cost-efficiency, but also security are among them. In this new white paper I’m addressing these topics in regard to the implementation process.”

Cloud Security, Hybrid SLAs

The author of this white paper, Patrick van der Wilt, draws particular attention to the security capabilities and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) required when implementing a hybrid cloud strategy.

Key considerations mentioned in the paper with regards to evaluating and managing the security of cloud services include: Ensuring effective governance, risk and compliance processes are in place; Auditing operational and business processes; Managing people, roles and identities; Policing and enforcing privacy policies; and more.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) should address three primary risk areas when it comes to hybrid cloud deployments, advocates Mr. Van der Wilt. He also emphasizes that general cloud SLAs tend to fall short when implementing hybrid cloud.

“The growing ecosystem of EvoSwitch OpenCloud users, with currently 59 partners on-board, are obviously taking advantage of all the hybrid cloud benefits,” said Van der Wilt. “The topics addressed in this white paper do show on the other hand that you need to fully understand the implications and practical consequences when implementing a hybrid cloud strategy.”

About EvoSwitch
EvoSwitch provides secure and sustainable data center services, with cloud- and carrier-neutral data centers in Europe and the United States. EvoSwitch is home to growing ecosystems of customers around interconnection and hybrid cloud, operating at the edge of the Internet and providing access to public clouds. EvoSwitch enables global and local customers to build their IT infrastructure for growth, creating value for customers and partners alike offering 139.900 sq. ft. (13.000 m2) and ample room for further growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

In response to customer demand and market requirements, EvoSwitch has built an extensive set of managed services including its EvoSwitch OpenCloud – a cloud-neutral and partner-rich (hybrid) cloud interconnection marketplace for low-latency interconnection options. As one of the first colocation data centers in Europe with ultra-low PUE figures while utilizing 100% renewables, EvoSwitch’s engineering teams provide special assistance for customers when optimizing equipment configurations, condition monitoring and reduction of energy consumption.

EvoSwitch’s data centers in both Europe and the U.S. provide enterprise-grade security measures while meeting strict compliance and third-party accredited standards including ISO 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2004, PCI-DSS, SIOC1 Type II, and LEED Gold.

To learn more about EvoSwitch, visit: evoswitch.com

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Microsoft, at its Ignite Conference, announced the general availability of SQL Server 2017, now with support for Linux and Docker. The SQL Server 2017 has come only 15 months or so after the launch of SQL Server 2016. Microsoft is developing rapidly to deliver more features to align Azure database platform and provide more value to customers who pay for software assurance. Microsoft is making investments across their Data and Analytics portfolio to modernize the data estate. SQL Server 2017 The SQL Server on Linux and Docker is a big news, since it delivers a mission-critical database with everything built-in, on the platform of developers’ choice. It’s going to bring seamless DevOps with Docker Enterprise Edition containers for more efficiency and simplicity. SQL Server 2017 helps building intelligent apps using scalable and highly performant analytics of R and Python. Customers will be able to discover new relationships using graph data management and analysis. It will be useful in…
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Jelastic, the advanced PaaS that simplifies complex cloud deployments and provides unique usage-only pricing, today announced the availability of version 5.3 (Cerebro), offering new features to support IPv6 and the latest containerization technologies. The post Jelastic PaaS Cerebro 5.3 Launched with IPv6 Support appeared first on Latest Web Hosting Trends | Cloud News.
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