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Herndon, VA – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces its first Edge Data Center® (EDC) in Toronto, Canada. The new facility will serve as a robust connectivity and peering alternative, offering extensive fiber, density and peering options to metro area customers. Toronto is the financial and enterprise capital of Canada and acts as an international gateway between Europe and North America, which makes it an attractive location for large cloud, content and network service providers wanting to securely interconnect with their customers.

The new multi-tenant Toronto EDC offers high-density power in a redundant and reliable facility. The initial deployment will be a 6MW, N+1 designed data center scheduled for rapid delivery in early Q2 2018. EdgeConneX will bring a strong Internet ecosystem to the facility that includes networks, IX’s, IP providers, cloud on-ramps, gaming platforms, IoT platforms and CDN’s, creating a highly interconnected facility. Capacity for the Toronto campus is planned, offering customers peace of mind with a line of site to scalable capacity as needed for future demand.


In collaboration with its customers, EdgeConneX has seen the need for Edge services expand rapidly across the globe as cloud applications require localization and availability in the most proximate location to end user customers. EdgeConneX has previously used initial market entry deployments such as Toronto to develop other large campus builds that scale to as many as 100MWs in markets such as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Miami, Phoenix, and Portland.

The Toronto facility marks the 40th Edge Data Center in the EdgeConneX global Edge Data Center portfolio. It is located strategically at the crossroads of several major fiber routes with five network providers on-net, ensuring direct and diverse routes to multiple locations with low latency and low cost.

“In collaboration with our customers, EdgeConneX is accelerating its expansion globally and entering new markets such as Toronto to facilitate the enablement of their cloud, content, network or other services ever closer to their end-users,” says Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “Latency, security, data sovereignty and quality of service are all critical impediments to cloud adoption and content distribution, which in large part is solved by going to the Edge.”

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the internet. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.

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Dallas, TX – Limestone Networks, a leading cloud IaaS, dedicated server hosting, and colocation provider, has unveiled a complete product line refresh with a focus on the increasing trend toward dense, high throughput bare-metal servers. They have introduced new high-end single and dual processor servers to their product lines. “Our custom spec build department has seen a significant uptick in high core-count, high throughput dual-processor server requests over the last 12 months”, VP Preston Gosdin states, “so satisfying that need with our new standard stock offering was a top priority. Customers no longer need to special order high end CPUs such as the E5-2690 v4, because they are now included as normal stock servers on our order form.” Also offered are the new E3-1200 v6 series CPUs, along with the high core-count E5-1600 v4 CPUs.

Limestone expects the trend toward these high-end offerings to continue as more and more customers virtualize, containerize, and cloud-enable their applications. Bundle these new server offerings with Limestone’s top notch managed support packages, high-end network, and diverse software licensing options, to experience quality hosting at unrivaled prices in the bare-metal hosting market.


To set themselves completely apart from the competition, Limestone also announced that 100 TB (terabytes) of outbound bandwidth is now included with all normal stock dedicated server packages. In this market quality hosting companies rarely offer more than 30TB of bandwidth bundles with their servers, Limestone has changed the game by offering this extremely high throughput on servers costing as little as $138 per month. This offering is on Limestone’s world class hosting network comprising of more than 100 GBps of internet capacity, 5+ carriers, and soon expanding to multiple regions. The value of this default bandwidth availability is another example of how Limestone Networks is leading the dedicated hosting industry to the next level.

If you are in the hosting business and are seeking a hosting provider with a proven network, and now a new product lineup that includes high end single and dual CPUs or high core-count CPUs, then Limestone Networks should be on your list of established cloud, IaaS and dedicated server hosting providers.

For more information concerning the new product line, please visit www.limestonenetworks.com.

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Reston, Virginia – So far in 2017, ServInt has announced the launch of three new hosting products, increased its software offerings, and added to its technical support options. And, effective today, the company is also offering a new line of Flex Dedicated Servers.

These reimagined Flex Dedicated Server solutions provide leading edge hardware that will enhance performance by allowing website pages to load faster. With on-board SSD hard drive options, it’ll give you even faster read and write times, Time To First Byte (TTFB), and higher data transfer rates. These increased speeds will allow people to browse websites quicker and easier, and likely stay on sites for longer periods of time.


ServInt’s new Flex Dedicated Server packages also come standard with ServInt’s SimpleScale™ technology, which allows customers to upgrade and downgrade their server’s RAM and storage seamlessly. Since there’s no need to reboot a server to perform an upgrade, users won’t even notice the change. Similarly, the company is able to quickly and easily upgrade or downgrade servers between different pieces of server hardware.

“Today we’re redefining the dedicated hosting experience; we’re providing more power, performance, and value than ever before – while using our technology to make managing dedicated servers a breeze for our clients,” said ServInt CEO Reed Caldwell.

These Flex Dedicated Servers are complete hosted solutions that provide substantially more resources and features than traditional bare metal solutions. Customers receive a secure and scalable server that comes with off-server backups, LAMP stack, cPanel/WHM, as well as the peace of mind knowing their server is being expertly cared for.

ServInt’s new Flex 4 Core package starts at $189 per month, and includes 16 GB of RAM and 750 GB of HDD Storage, or with 150 GB of SSD storage for just $199 monthly. For those who need even more speed and power – like those who host their website, company information, database and other items on a single server – the Flex 16 Core is the perfect solution. With 64 GB of RAM and 1.5 TB of hardware RAID 10 Storage, starting at just $449 on a monthly basis, this server can store a large amount of data while still giving you the speed, resources, and redundancy you need for quick and efficient operations.

For more information about ServInt’s new Flex Dedicated Server products, visit www.servint.net.

About ServInt
Founded in 1995, ServInt is a global IaaS and Cloud Services Provider delivering public, private, and hybrid hosted solutions including VPS, Dedicated Servers, AWS, Microsoft Azure, as well as Managed Support and Professional Services.

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Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge
Data centers these days are busy replacing expensive hardware solutions with "software-defined" everything, but the trend is the opposite when it comes to security. While software still prevails in keeping servers secure, hardware is often being added to the mix as another layer of protection, especially during the boot process, when a computer is vulnerable to dangers such as maliciously modified firmware.
This trend started when UEFI — and Secure Boot — replaced BIOS on computers, and was carried a step further when Google began including an additional custom designed hardware security chip on all servers and peripherals in its data centers. In June, Hewlett Packard Enterprise followed suit and announced it was joining the secured-by-hardware crowd by including its own custom chip on its Gen10 servers. Lenovo also includes a degree of security-on-a-chip technology on its line of servers, through XClarity Controller.
There are several advantages to having security protections contained in chipsets that are separate from a server's CPUs. Being isolated from the server's main components, they are more difficult for an outside hacker who manages to get through a system's defenses to find and penetrate. In addition, they can utilize read-only memory that can be difficult or impossible to modify.
See also: Here's How Google Secures Its Cloud
At its Cloud Next event in March, Google unveiled a custom security chip
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Admitting that you have made a mistake is never easy. When it happens at work, it can be even more difficult to own up to because in some cases you may feel your career is on the line. But how you deal with the aftermath of a mistake as an IT pro can go a long way in showing your manager that you are dependable in a crisis and know how to use creative problem-solving under pressure.
While not all IT screw-ups go as viral as this one on Reddit, mistakes can happen at any time and to companies of any size. For a recent example, look at Cisco. Earlier this month, its engineering team made a configuration error on its Meraki object storage, leading to loss of user data. The company had to work over the weekend to investigate what data could be recovered and what tools it can build to help customers identify the data that had been lost.
In this example, the issue was externally facing, so a PR strategy had to be devised. But what if the issue is something more internally-facing, like a company server that has been fried with no backups?
IT Pro asked experts to weigh in on what the best course of action is in the case that a server goes down, and the backups that were supposed to be in place are not working. What are the steps that an IT pro should take before, during, and after to recover from the situation and move on?
Before a similar scenario happens to you, it is important to know that there are many preventative steps that can be taken. But if it
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Gloucester, UK – Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web and cloud hosting provider, has announced the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to its virtualised technology portfolio.

Following last year’s successful launch of CloudNX servers, leading web hosting provider Fasthosts has built on this next-generation cloud platform to introduce an all-new range of virtualised services. Customers now have even more options when it comes to enterprise-level cloud computing, with servers, stacks and apps that can be dynamically deployed, flexed and scaled.


CloudNX services now include Root Servers, Managed Stacks, and Applications

So what are Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications? Root Servers are powerful and highly scalable virtual machines with full root access, representing infrastructure as a service on the CloudNX platform. Fully configurable and customisable, Root Servers give users complete control to build and maintain their own unique cloud hosting environment.

Managed Stacks are custom software bundles that include everything a web project needs to run on the CloudNX platform. To start coding, the user simply selects their preferred database, web server and scripting language, while Fasthosts takes care of the operating system, software updates and security.

When it comes to Applications, CloudNX provides content management systems including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, pre-installed and ready to use. Fasthosts handles the infrastructure, leaving the user with more time to focus on their content, with the full functionality of their chosen CMS combined with the performance of dedicated resources.

The power behind these new virtualised services is container technology. Managed Stacks and Applications are built on software containers that automatically spin up to spread the load across a cluster of cloud servers, with no single point of failure. This means higher availability and rapid failover if anything needs to be patched or rebuilt.

For users looking to upgrade from shared hosting, platform as a service on CloudNX offers a range of advantages. CPUs, RAM and SSD storage resources are scalable and 100% dedicated, with absolutely no contention from other users. This is especially beneficial for demanding, high-traffic applications like ecommerce, and design agencies running several client websites. Multiple projects can be easily deployed via a single control panel, with processing power and memory dynamically allocated to ensure high performance – all without the headaches of server admin and patching. So, with time to market, redundancy and convenience taken care of, and with the benefit of dedicated resource and no ‘noisy neighbours’, users can simply focus on growing their own business.

Gavin Etheridge, Fasthosts Product Owner, understands the huge benefits offered by Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications to customers looking for a bespoke cloud hosting solution:

“With the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to our CloudNX product line, we can now provide customers with a very broad set of solutions for managing their web projects, without the need to sign up to any lengthy contracts,” he confirms.

“The incredibly lightweight setup process means you can spin up a new environment for your preferred CMS in as little as 55 seconds. If our customers anticipate more traffic for promotional offers, testing or events, they can designate resources to individual projects as needed. When you need to adjust the level of resources, just make the changes within the Cloud Panel, and they’ll be executed in less than one minute.”

“Customers using Managed Stacks and Applications can focus 100% on their core business, while Fasthosts takes care of the first layer of infrastructure to ensure they’re up to date and, vitally, secure. And, as this is fully supported in the UK by our team, we’re on hand to help, speeding up the process and giving our customers more time to create the content they want. All our customers need to do is bring the code.”

The next phase of Fasthosts’ move towards containerisation will see the introduction of containers as a service running on Docker-based container technology. Docker is renowned for granting the ability to configure purpose-built software stacks to match highly individual requirements, providing the customer with a resilient, agile platform that increases the availability of their online services helping them to be even more successful on the internet.

Find out more about Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications on CloudNX at https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/cloud-servers

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts has been a leading provider since 1999, offering secure UK data centres, 24/7 support and a highly successful reseller channel. We provide everything web professionals need to power and manage their online space, including domains, web hosting, business-class email, dedicated servers and a next-generation cloud platform. Outside of our support queries, our dedicated Professional Service experts go above and beyond customer requirements, providing bespoke and cost-effective server management. So whether you’re launching a new project, migrating from another provider or upgrading your software, Fasthosts does the hard work for you. Website: www.fasthosts.co.uk.

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