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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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HOUSTON, TX – RoboCyberWall, Inc., a provider of a proprietary precision firewall solution that protects HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) ports on Linux-based Apache2 and NGINX web servers, today unveiled its flagship product under the same name. The RoboCyberWallTM patent-pending firewall blocks all known exploits and “Zero Day” attacks on Apache2 and NGINX web servers that, according to W3Techs Web Technology Surveys, comprise more than 83 percent of all web servers worldwide. It is a simple-to-download and easy-to-install module for use with on-premise servers, cloud servers or shared hosting accounts and requires exceptionally low RAM and processor resources. It’s available for license for less than $9/month.

In securing the non-application portion of the stack, RoboCyberWall provides pinpoint protection for Linux Apache2 or NGINX web server’s HTTP and HTTPS ports. Typically these are ports 80 and 443, which are two of the top three most targeted ports for attack worldwide, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet report.


RoboCyberWall is also proud to announce it has Partnered with Astra Security which offers a highly specialized web application firewall designed to protect WordPress, Magento, OpenCart, Drupal, Joomla, Woocommerce.

“Firewalls today remain the critical first line of defense from ever-growing and increasingly sophisticated threats,” said John R. Martinson Jr., CTO and Founder of RoboCyberWall. “Stopping a malicious program, or attacker, from gaining access to your network and information before any potential damage is done is key, and RoboCyberWall prevents breaches from happening in the first place.”

RoboCyberWall, Inc. contracted with SecureWorks to perform security assessment during the period from September 5, 2017 to September 8, 2017. The objective of this engagement was to identify vulnerabilities in RoboCyberWall’s systems and network security that external adversaries could exploit. During the course of the assessment, SecureWorks launched 6,593 probes and manual hack attempts on the RoboCyberWall protected server without accomplishing any breaches. The Full Report is available for review at: https://robocyberwall.com/files/RoboCyberWall_EPT_09132017.pdf

“RoboCyberWall is a particularly attractive option for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), which are targeted much more frequently than large enterprises,” said John Martinson, Sr., CEO and President of RoboCyberWall. The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report found that 81 percent of all data breaches happen to small businesses which often lack the resources to protect business-critical data. “RoboCyberWall is a step in the direction of democratizing firewalls for all web servers and making true cyber security possible at an affordable price,” said Martinson, Sr. “Enterprise firewalls are very expensive and require significant investments and IT staff to install, configure and maintain, which often puts them out of reach for most SMBs.

“‘Zero Day’ attacks have been impossible to protect against because older technology has to guess which packets are good and which are bad. However, RoboCyberWall has a real-time whitelisting feature that allows good packets to be immediately validated while blocking all other unknown packets. Moreover, if new content is added to a server, that information is instantly added to the whitelist,” said Martinson Jr.

“RoboCyberWall’s white listing feature means zero false positives and zero bad packets make it into your Linux server, which shields your website with comprehensive protection,” said Martinson Jr. “With Google blacklisting an estimated 10,000 compromised websites every day, RoboCyberWall protects your website and keeps it up and running.”

RoboCyberwall is already receiving industry recognition with these recent awards:

CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards 2017 – http://cybersecuritybreakthrough.com/
Unified Threat Management – Next Generation Firewall Solution of the Year.
Golden Bridge Awards 2017 – http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com
New Products and Services – Security Software – RoboCyberWall™ Version 1.0 Bronze Winner.

RoboCyberWall is being offered as a $8.95/month subscription, licensed to users on a monthly or yearly basis. For more information about RoboCyberWall or to download please go to https://robocyberwall.com.

About RoboCyberWall, Inc.
RoboCyberWall, Inc. is a provider of the proprietary, precision, perimeter firewall solution for businesses of all sizes that achieves the ultimate in protection for the highly targeted HTTP and HTTPS ports on Linux-based Apache2 and NGINX web servers. RoboCyberWall is easy-to-download and simple-to-install. It blocks both known exploits and “Zero Day” attacks. For more information, visit https://robocyberwall.com and follow us on Twitter @robocyberwall.

About Astra Security
Astra is a plug-n-play website security suite that takes 2-minutes to setup and provides rock solid security against hackers, bots and 100+ internet threats. Astra is a completely managed firewall not requiring any manual intervention, giving business owners all the time to focus on business while Astra takes care of security. It works seamlessly with WordPress, OpenCart, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, Woocommerce. More information at www.getAstra.com

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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:

HOW TO BUILD A BETTER CLOUD PART TWO: IMPLEMENTATION

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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SAN JOSE, CA – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, and networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced the availability of its new 6U SuperBlade® solutions designed to support the latest generation processors as well as future generation processors.

The new SuperBlade® system combines compute, networking, and storage into a 6U enclosure with either 10 or 14 blade servers, up to 28 U.2 NVMe or 42 SAS SSDs, and up to four 25G/10G Ethernet switches with support for 50G and 100G networking solutions coming. The blade servers support Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (up to 205 watts) with 24 DIMM slots (2-socket blade) and 12 DIMM slots (1-socket blade), maximizing performance and efficiency. In addition, the servers support M.2 NVMe, Intel Optane™ and Apache Pass. The enclosures use the same Ethernet switches, chassis management modules, and software as 8U/4U SuperBlade and 6U/3U MicroBlade systems for improved reliability, serviceability, and affordability.


“Our new 6U SuperBlade design builds upon the success of our 8U/4U SuperBlade®, which was launched earlier this year,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With up to 14 Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor-based blade servers with maximum memory, NVMe, BBP, and 25G Ethernet switch support, our enterprise, cloud and data center customers can benefit from this high-performance and high-density solution. The disaggregated architecture unlocks the interdependence between the major server subsystems enabling the independent upgrade of the CPU and Memory, I/O, Storage as well as Power and Cooling. Now each component can be refreshed on-time to maximize Moore’s Law improvements in performance and efficiency instead of waiting for a single monolithic server refresh cycle.”

“A disaggregated server architecture enables the independent upgrades of the compute modules without replacing the rest of the enclosure including networking, storage, fans and power supplies, which refresh at a slower rate,” said Shesha Krishnapura, Intel Fellow and Intel IT CTO. “By disaggregating CPU and memory, each resource can be refreshed independently allowing data centers to reduce refresh cycle costs. When viewed over a three to five year refresh cycle, a SuperBlade® with Intel’s Rack Scale Design disaggregated server architecture will deliver, on-average, higher-performing and more-efficient servers at lower costs than traditional rip-and-replace models by allowing data centers to independently optimize adoption of new and improved technologies.”

Supermicro SuperBlade systems provide the perfect building blocks for a Rack Scale Design (RSD) data center solution. With up to 90% cabling reduction compared to 1U server solutions, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lowered and airflow is significantly improved, which in turn reduces the load on the cooling fans, resulting in even lower OPEX. Up to 54% percent cooling fan power efficiency improvement is achieved by sharing eight cooling fans and integrated power modules across all 14 SuperBlade servers. Free from vendor lock-in, these solutions ship with open industry standard IPMI 2.0 and Redfish APIs designed to lower management overhead in large scale data centers. With up to 98 dual or single-socket blade servers with 25G or 10G Ethernet switches per 42U rack, the new 6U SuperBlade systems are perfect for wide range of enterprise, cloud, and data center applications including:

  • Virtualization
  • Simulation, CAE, EDA
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data / Business Intelligence
  • ERP / CRM
  • HPC

A unique optional Battery Backup Power (BBP) Module provides adequate power to the enclosure in case of power trip or failure. This adds to the reliability of the system as it prevents data corruption or loss during transit due to power failure. The use of an expensive UPS solution also becomes optional with the available BBP Module.

For comprehensive information on Supermicro SuperBlade product lines, please go to https://www.supermicro.com/products/SuperBlade/.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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