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LONDON, UK – Netwise Hosting officially made the switch to true 100% renewable energy at its fast-filling London Central data centre. This places the organisation right at the head of the field in terms of its commitment to a sustainable future, as one of the first data centre operators to push entirely renewable energy in the UK.

Netwise will join ranks with the likes of Google, who are themselves committed to making the switch across their entire global estate by the end of the year.


This comes as welcome news to everyone in the industry, as current estimates predict global data centre power usage to top 500 terawatts by 2020. That’s over 3% of the world’s energy consumption, an unignorable figure that places data centres at the epicentre of responsibility for spearheading and supporting genuine renewable energy schemes.

Netwise Hosting, now two years on from launching its London Central facility, turned to specialist provider Ecotricity for the delivery of this ground-breaking change, as leaders in the supply of truly green energy.

Crucially, rather than relying on ambiguous carbon credits and misleading offset schemes, Ecotricity generate this energy themselves using the wind, the sun, and soon the sea. This is directly in keeping with Netwise Hosting’s own ethos of owning and controlling as much of the service chain as possible.

Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise Hosting, gave comment on the recent change.

“This is a big step for us in setting the standard for the future of data centre operations, particularly in a major capital city like London. We are incredibly proud to be delivering our customers with what may well be the greenest data centre service set in London, if not the UK.”

This bold new move works together with the industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness rating already achieved at Netwise Hosting’s London Central data centre, which is one of the lowest in Europe. It is through the intelligent deployment of evaporative and free cooling technologies that allows the facility to reach its impressive PUE of just 1.12 [lower is better, with the average at 1.60].

Netwise Hosting work with a wide range of clients who now consider ‘going green’ to be a major priority for their service delivery. None of these are more prevalent than Krystal, who are one of the UK’s largest cloud hosting companies, and who actively push responsible service provision. Earnestly evolving energy procurement in line with these pressures has become a primary driving force behind Netwise making the jump to a renewable supply at its private facilities, both now and in the future.

Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise Hosting, also gave comment.

“We now work with several large service providers who are feeling added weight every day in reducing their carbon impact, as computational demands continue to increase. We’ve listened to this demand, and helped our early adopters in delivering this to their end clients.”

Netwise plan to run a range of events and engagement activities to increase awareness around the importance of delivering services to end clients using energy sourced responsibly. The first of these occurred this month, with a soft launch of the company’s new ‘green wall’, now in place at its London Central facility.

About Netwise Hosting
Netwise Hosting provide enterprise-grade hosted environments to a wide and varied customer-base, working closely with clients all around the world. By designing and building its own private data centres, and offering unparalleled flexibility in its colocation services as a result, Netwise Hosting brings to life a wholly unified approach to hosting. A young, energetic team sit at the helm, allowing Netwise to grow progressively and organically into the inimitable company it is today. The bespoke, almost boutique nature of the Netwise Hosting facilities, coupled with the unique dynamism of company operations, allows for the supply of truly individualised solutions which meet the exacting requirements of any business. http://www.netwisehosting.co.uk

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GoDaddy has launched the Pro Managed WordPress hosting platform for WordPress web professionals on Tuesday.
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MIAMI, FL – Dedicated hosting provider ReliableSite expands its hosting reach with a data center in Los Angeles, California. It is the company’s third data center in the United States.

ReliableSite’s decision to expand in Los Angeles was made to fill a need for dedicated servers on the U.S. West Coast. Los Angeles is a well-known hub for the hosting market, as it offers direct connectivity and low latency to many areas of the world. In addition to expanding hosting in the U.S., this location will provide reliable routes between the U.S. and countries in the Asia-Pacific area, including China and Australia.


“We are happy to announce that ReliableSite is expanding to another data center that has always been in demand for our customers,” said Radic Davydov, founder and CEO of ReliableSite. “We look forward to offering our premium network and respected service in more places than ever.”

NOT-SO-STANDARD HOSTING

ReliableSite dedicated hosting customers and resellers at any location have access to the company’s unique “rapid deploy” servers, which are pre-configured bare metal servers that allow growth similar to that of a cloud environment without the limitations of cloud. Rapid deploy servers are perfect for those who need a quick setup and all of the resources of a dedicated server.

Also available is industry-leading “DDoS protection for all” – 20 Gbps included for all dedicated hosting accounts, and upgraded to 100+ Gbps on demand. This places customer uptime numbers high above its competitors.

ReliableSite has one of the most active and fastest growing dedicated server reseller programs in the hosting industry. It offers incredible ease of use through an extensive API and third party billing system integration. All of these benefits allow resellers to take advantage of ReliableSite’s new locations or products through their own brand the moment they are available.

The Tier III data center in Los Angeles provides high-tech physical security, redundant power sources, and a 100% uptime SLA. ReliableSite promises low latency, premium carriers and an on-site support team of experienced technicians at all of its data centers. The Los Angeles data center follows Miami, Florida and the New York City metro area, to continue more than 10 years of exceptional dedicated hosting globally.

Find out more on https://www.reliablesite.net/.

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London, UK and Marlborough, MA – Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions, announced today the availability of its SmartWall Network Threat Defense – Virtual Edition (vNTD) with full detect and mitigate capabilities.

The SmartWall vNTD is a natural extension of the Corero family of automated DDoS protection solutions, enabling seamless deployment of high-performing, scalable, cost-effective protection across physical and virtual environments; on-premises or in the cloud.


“Corero is meeting the demand for real-time DDoS mitigation with an expansive portfolio of solutions for organizations looking to take control of the DDoS threat, eliminate attacks automatically and protect their network infrastructure to maintain service availability in the face DDoS attacks.” states Sean Newman, Director Product Management, Corero.

SmartWall vNTD, now available for KVM and vSphere platforms, enables the flexibility to choose physical or virtual form-factors when deploying DDoS protection.

High Performance, CPU efficient, protection with unified management
• Mitigation deployed, in up to 10Gbps increments, at line-rate speeds
• Protection scales to terabits per deployment
• Industry leading performance per virtual CPU core
• Mixed physical and virtual NTD deployments managed from single a console

SmartWall vNTD provides the scalability, agility and cost flexibility required to deliver DDoS protection for virtualized server infrastructures and SDN/NFV networks, enabling elastically scalable deployments, which can be based on demand for the applications and services being protected.

The expansion of Corero’s SmartWall portfolio with vNTD also enables third-party products, including Firewalls, IPS solutions and other security infrastructure to be enhanced with real-time DDoS mitigation.

“Corero continues to meet customer needs, including technology partners, who are working hard to protect their own customers from the impact of DDoS attacks. Through this process, the requirement for virtualized solutions to support SDN/NFV roll outs and technology partner solutions has been defined.

This addition to Corero’s portfolio underscores our leadership in delivering robust, automated DDoS protection to the market,” Sean Newman adds.

For more information please visit {LINK TO NEW PAGE}. OEM partners and organizations committed to protecting their customers from DDoS attacks can reach us at info@corero.com

About Corero Network Security
Corero Network Security is the leader in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions. Service providers, hosting providers and online enterprises rely on Corero’s award winning technology to eliminate the DDoS threat to their environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, coupled with complete network visibility, analytics and reporting. This industry leading technology provides cost effective, scalable protection capabilities against DDoS attacks in the most complex environments while enabling a more cost effective economic model than previously available. For more information, visit www.corero.com.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced the launch of Pro Managed WordPress, a new hosting platform designed specifically for WordPress web professionals. Pro Managed WordPress bundles together high-performance and highly-reliable hosting, with end-to-end security, and the essential tools necessary to efficiently manage multiple clients and websites. This complete solution for WordPress professionals includes Pro Advanced Care, a new WordPress-centric 24/7 expert customer support service.

GoDaddy introduced its first WordPress hosting product three years ago, and today the company is the largest WordPress host globally, serving over four million sites. GoDaddy has been working closely with its GoDaddy Pro Program community, a group consisting of over two hundred thousand web professionals. Based on the feedback from the Pro Program and our in-house WordPress experts.


The Pro Managed WordPress Solution includes:
• Modern Platform: The new hosting architecture employs a containerized, isolated environment for every site using the latest technologies for enhanced performance, scalability and security.
• High Performance hosting: Pro Managed WordPress was designed to make WordPress sites load fast. PHP7, HTTP/2, CDN image cache by Sucuri, multiple layers of caching, everything a hosting platform needs to make WordPress sites load fast. The containerized environment means each site has its own dedicated resources and automatically scales so sites run at optimum speed even during heavy traffic and resource spikes.
• Highly Reliable: 99.9% uptime with built-in redundancy that will recover a website if it goes down. If there’s ever a server issue, GoDaddy will automatically move a site to a new container, ensuring reliable uptime.
• Secure by default: Free SSL is automatically installed on every domain so customers’ sites are protected from the get-go. Sucuri monitoring stops malware before it penetrates the site and prevent DDoS attacks with the optional paid Website Security Firewall (WAF).
• Pro-Ready Features: Every site includes one-click staging for testing new features, SSH access, dedicated web cache, on-demand and scheduled backups with one-click restore for up to 90 days of backups. Customers also have the option to defer WordPress core updates for 30 days to insure ample time for testing client sites.

“Web pros tell us that the most frustrating and time consuming part of their job is the administrative work, and that they struggle to juggle all of their clients’ websites,” said Gabe Mays, Product Manager of WordPress at GoDaddy. “Pro Managed WordPress streamlines client site maintenance and allows these developers and designers to build and manage safe and reliable sites for their clients, all through one central solution.”

To help with these administrative tasks, Pro Managed WordPress includes access to the Pro Program, a set of rewards and tools designed specifically web professionals. The Pro Program includes:
• Pro Sites: Best-in-class multi-site management tools, including one-click WordPress updates for themes and plugins, site cloning and migrations, real-time performance, security and uptime monitoring.
• Pro Clients: Streamlined client management tools that simplify management of client product purchases and client invoicing.
• Pro Rewards: A rewards program that includes exclusive discounts and in store cash credit for purchases.
• Pro Connect: Provides access to GoDaddy’s 17 million small business customers for new client referrals.
• Pro Advanced Care: 24/7 expert Pro support to answer any questions and provide extra support.
• Pro Academy: Free education content including how-to videos, tutorials, monthly webinars, e-books, and articles, to help web pros with their WordPress and business skills.

For more information, visit www.godaddy.com/hosting/pro-wordpress-hosting

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With nearly 17 million customers worldwide and more than 72 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit www.GoDaddy.com.

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LEEDS, UK – Web host, eUKhost, announced today that it has become the highest placed company on the cPanel University’s all-time leaderboard for certification in cPanel and WHM training. With 470 exams passed and 221 certifications awarded, eUKhost is now the world’s most qualified expert for this popular hosting software.

The staff of eUKhost has achieved certification in three separate courses: cPanel & WHM Administration, cPanel & WHM Systems Administration and cPanel & WHM Sales. The two technical qualifications ensure employees have expert knowledge of managing a cPanel and WHM server from the command line and can undertake server administration tasks such as email troubleshooting, web stack setup, custom DNS configurations and administration of SQL engines through WHM. The sales course guarantees customers get the right advice when it comes to the features, benefits and fundamental usage of the software.


Robert King, Director, eUKhost said, “I’m extremely proud of our staff. These are tough exams designed to ensure professional standards. Globally, less than a quarter of exams get passed but the eUKhost team managed a spectacular 96% pass rate. Coming top of the leaderboard proves that we have the in-house expertise that hosting clients need.”

cPanel University was set up to give companies supporting and selling cPanel products and services the chance to become certified with cPanel and WHM. By passing the rigorous exams, which require candidates to score 90% or more, eUKhost employees have become accredited experts in these technologies. This allows the company to offer unparalleled support and guidance to its customers. eUKhost provides a wide range of Linux based hosting packages that are enabled with cPanel and WHM.

https://university.cpanel.net/#leaderboards

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