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SAN FRANCISCO – Docker announced the Windows Server Application Migration Program, the best and only way to containerize and secure legacy Windows Server applications in advance of the end-of-support deadline for Microsoft Windows Server 2008. With industry-leading Docker Enterprise 2.1 and best-in-class tools and services specifically designed for Windows Server application migration, customers can quickly and easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows applications while driving continuous innovation across any application, anywhere.

With a large percentage of Windows Server applications still running on Windows Server 2003 or 2008, companies that postpone migrating legacy applications and systems are vulnerable to security risks and a higher cost of maintenance. Traditional methods such as upgrading the underlying operating system or migrating applications on to new systems or the cloud, require significant resources and only serves to add to the existing technical debt. Docker’s new program helps organizations seamlessly migrate legacy applications with the only container platform capable of containerizing Windows Server applications. Additionally, enterprise customers can take advantage of services and tools that leverage Docker’s experience in application migrations to quickly discover, containerize and migrate Windows Server applications with immediate cost savings.


“The majority of our legacy product portfolio at Mitchell runs on Windows Server. We sought a solution that would allow us to containerize all of our applications so we could reap the benefits of DevOps, increase portability and align operational modalities across the board,” said Marius Domean, Director R&D, Mitchell International. “Only Docker Enterprise was able to provide us with a robust, enterprise-grade solution that enables us to transform our legacy application stacks while reducing operational costs, minimizing our footprint of thousands of virtual machines and allowing us to adopt a hybrid cloud hosting architecture.”

Docker Enterprise 2.1: The Only Platform for Containerizing Windows Server Applications

Docker Enterprise is the leading enterprise-ready container platform that provides companies the choice, agility and security needed to efficiently build and manage their entire application portfolio, while reducing overall costs by more than 50 percent. The latest release, Docker Enterprise 2.1, enables organizations to easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows Server applications while driving continuous innovation across any application, anywhere. New features of Docker Enterprise 2.1 include:

Improved performance and compatibility for Windows Server Applications: updated support for Windows Server 2016, 1709, 1803 and 20191 in addition to smaller image sizes, improved compatibility and expanded networking options.
Greater insights and availability with out-of-the-box dashboards: new dashboards and management console including health status visibility and deeper service and platform benefits.
Enhanced security and compliance: support for industry standard security and authentication including SAML 2.0 authentication and the cryptographic modules in Docker Engine – Enterprise have been validated against FIPS 140-2 standards for both Windows and Linux.

“Because we have been working with customers on Windows Server containers from the beginning, Docker has a proven model for migrating and modernizing legacy Windows Server applications quickly and cost-effectively to any infrastructure, on-premises or in the cloud,” said Scott Johnston, Chief Product Officer for Docker. “Windows Server customers come to us for help designing a container strategy for their legacy applications that will help mitigate end of support issues. Through this program many customers experience a 50 percent reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of applications using Docker Enterprise, freeing up budget for strategic IT initiatives such as cloud migration or edge computing.”

Industry-proven Services and Purpose-built Tooling Automates and Accelerates Application Conversion

The Docker program includes a new service offering based on the experience of proven methodologies from Docker’s Modernize Traditional Application (MTA) program and from working with enterprises like Mitchell International on migrating applications using Docker Enterprise. As part of the services engagement, customers will be able to accelerate discovery and conversion using Docker Application Converter, a tool that automatically scans systems for target applications and speeds up the conversion process by automatically creating Docker artifacts.

Additionally, customers will have access to Docker Certified Infrastructure which automates implementation and configuration best practices for integrating containers into enterprise IT infrastructure like VMware vSphere, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. When combined with Docker’s expertise, organizations will have a “blueprint” for future migration projects and new application development.

Foundation for Continuous Innovation
Once implemented, the Docker Enterprise container platform and methodologies enable organizations to both modernize existing applications and adopt new technologies based on business requirements and customer needs. With Docker Enterprise, companies can standardize the software platform and adopt new technology stacks and architectures without changing how the organization operates – whether applications are cloud native applications, AI or edge computing workloads. Traditional application migration techniques lock companies into a specific infrastructure or operating system. With Docker Enterprise, organizations have a secure repeatable model that doesn’t lock into a specific infrastructure or cloud, enabling companies to modernize applications and adopt new technologies as business requirements evolve.

About Docker
Docker, the leader in the container platform market, enables developers and IT operations to build, secure and manage applications without technology or infrastructure lock in. By bringing together traditional applications and microservices built on Windows, Linux and mainframe under one operating model, Docker’s container platform enables the world’s largest companies to accelerate key digital initiatives including cloud migration, application modernization and edge computing. For more information, please visit: https://www.docker.com.

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Tampa FL – Hivelocity Inc, a provider of Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Hosting to customers from over 130 countries, announced today the addition of Miami, Florida to the list of Edge Computing markets where Instant Deploy Bare-Metal Servers are now available. Miami joins Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City and Tampa to the growing list of cities where Hivelocity offers its full suite of Infrastructure as a Service. Hivelocity’s new Miami data center provides a strategic advantage to customers by delivering one hop network routes between the US and Central/South America.

“With two 30,000 square foot data centers in Florida already, we long ago built out a network specifically optimized for Latin America. Our purpose built network has performed so well throughout Latin America, Brazil is now our 2nd largest market behind only the United States. Our new offerings in Miami further enhance the advantages we already provide customers in South and Central America,” said Hivelocity COO, Steve Eschweiler. “Our world-class Spanish speaking technical support and customer service teams, coupled with unparalleled network performance in Central and South America makes Hivelocity the easy choice for Latin American businesses seeking IaaS in the United States.”


Currently Hivelocity offers 25 instantly deployable bare-metal server configurations with 5 of those configurations immediately available in Miami. Additionally, Hivelocity offers custom built servers with thousands of possible configurations, which deploy in 1-5 days depending on the complexity and data center. All of Hivelocity’s Instant Deploy and Custom Built dedicated servers are available with Linux or Windows. Managed services can be added to any Linux server for just $35 per month with Windows Management scheduled for availability in Q1 of 2019.

According to Steve Eschweiler, Hivelocity intends to add more bare-metal configurations to Miami in the near future as well as open new markets in the US and abroad. “Within the coming weeks and months we will build more and more servers for the Miami market ultimately growing the number of available configurations to a dozen or so, similar to our Los Angeles and New York data centers.”

Hivelocity provides publicly available live streams and virtual tours of some of their data centers on the company website. Hivelocity offers 24/7 phone, live chat and trouble ticket support and boasts a Net Promoter Score of 81. For more information and contact information please visit https://www.hivelocity.net

About Hivelocity
Hivelocity provides cloud hosting, dedicated servers and colocation services to customers from over 130 countries worldwide. In addition to Tampa Bay and Los Angeles, Hivelocity provides services in Atlanta and Miami. By simply focusing on solutions and environments that put the customer in the best position to succeed, Hivelocity has grown steadily since 2002. These highly scalable solutions are delivered from CJIS, SSAE16, SOC 1, SOC 2 and HIPAA certified facilities. For more information about Hivelocity you can visit them at https://hivelocity.net.

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BALTIMORE – Speedify.tech recently announced that it developed new software ‘FreeSSL.tech Auto’ to help web designers, businesses and laymen add the “Secure” status of an SSL certificate to their website. Using a simple download, businesses can comply with Chrome 70 SSL certificate requirements without having to outsource the costly help of additional technical experts.

Removing the glaring “Not Secure” status message from websites’ address bars has become an urgent priority for many businesses and online retailers. The recent shift in Chrome opened an entire market of predatory “experts” who charge exorbitant fees to offer a relatively easy fix. In response, the web designers and developers of Speedify.tech created a free and simple way for businesses to comply with Google Chrome’s certificate requirements.


FreeSSL.tech offers ‘A Let’s Encrypt client/app’ that is written in PHP. “The app completes the automation of a free SSL certificate in shared hosting, renewing and installing that certificate quickly and without need of additional tech help. All that is required is a web browser, the software download and a few minutes.” said Anindya Sundar Mandal, Lead Developer of FreeSSL.tech.

This SSL Certificate app:

  • Works with shared hosting.
  • Requires no root access.
  • Requires no command line expertise.
  • Works with a friendly administrator’s dashboard.
  • Is installed and configured using a browser.
  • Is mobile responsive. Users can efficiently manage its functions using a mobile phone.
  • Is completely free of cost, with no obligations.

There are some minimum system requirements necessary to use the software, including:

  • Linux hosting: cPanel or any other control panel (this client is NOT compatible with Windows hosting).
  • PHP 5.4 and up.
  • MySQL 5 or MariaDB 10.
  • OpenSSL extension.
  • Curl extension.
  • MySQLi extension.
  • PHP directive allow_url_fopen = On
  • An SSL installation feature enabled for cPanel accounts (for automatic installation of a free SSL Certificate).

Speedify.tech also maintains a free video tutorial HERE (https://freessl.tech/video) for those who would like a simplified walk-through.

Secure status has always been an important feature for websites that take credit card information, but that is no longer the sole reason for businesses to add a certificate to their sites. Google Chrome rates sites “Not secure” if they ask for any type of user content: passwords, emails, etc. And after the recent July 2018 update, Chrome now marks any site “Not secure” that does not have a certificate.

Finally, starting October 16, 2018, Chrome begins marking uncompliant HTTP websites as “Not secure” with a bright red warning color whenever users start to type in information, immediately alerting users to that site’s status. Businesses that do not add a “Secure” status soon may find themselves losing customers.

About Speedify.tech and Getwww.me
Speedify.tech and Getwww.me are related web development and design companies that specialize in PHP, MySQL, Apache, Linux, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, WordPress, Joomla, Zend Framework and others. With over 10 years of experience in the business, the designers develop new mobile responsive websites, overhaul existing sites, add new functionality, increase website loading speeds and incorporate automation to many web processes.

To learn more about what Speedify.tech can do to speed up your website, visit: www.speedify.tech.
To learn more about how to transform or update your business or organization’s website, visit: www.getwww.me.

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NEW YORK – Ezeelogin, a secure SSH Jump server solution, today announced that it was chosen as the software for securing the server infrastructure in operation by CenTex Hosting, a provider that specializes in shared hosting, dedicated servers, virtual private servers, colocation, and managed services.

CenTex Hosting is committed to providing an affordable, secure and scalable environment with 100% uptime across its network infrastructure.


“As our team expands, CenTex Hosting continues to balance growth and adaptation,” says Brady Huddleston, CEO and Founder of CenTex Hosting. “We are committed to shifting and adapting as the market changes, always looking for better tools while prioritizing and maintaining security procedures.” Ezeelogin’s Jump solution with Secure SSH gives CenTex the ability to access all servers from one location, allowing staff to provide premium customer support that is efficient and secure.

“Centex Hosting wanted a bastion host for securing and streamlining SSH access to its Linux server and improve the speed in servicing its customers. We are indeed happy that Ezeelogin jump server software did meet their all their requirement and qualified as the jump server software of their choice,” said Sunjith P.S, CTO, Ezeelogin.

About CenTex Hosting:
CenTex Hosting is a web hosting company dedicated to providing premium customer support and reliable, cost effective solutions. With data centers located in Dallas and Los Angeles, CenTex offers optimal transit to several parts of the world, guaranteeing 99.9% uptime on your website. Whether for an individual, small business, or large organization, CenTex Hosting provides an array of options, with industry-leading server management at a competitive cost. At CenTex Hosting, we’re the professionals behind the scenes available 24/7 to provide the best solution. Our services ensure you have the time to focus on what matters most: the success of your company.
Website: https://www.centexhosting.com/.

About Ezeelogin:
Ezeelogin is a jump server solution that streamlines SSH access to Linux servers, AWS instances and cloud containers. Features include parallel shell, SSH session recording, SSH user access control, IAM, 2 factor authentications, SSH key management, and more. Our security features help enterprises and hosting providers achieve security compliance such as PCI DSS, HIPPA, ISO 27001, GDPR and more. Website: https://www.ezeelogin.com/.

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South Bend, IN – HostColor.com (HC), a web hosting provider since 2000 has recently launched a new service named Managed Website which includes technical and system administration. The difference between regular self-managed Web Hosting and the Managed Website is, that the first one is a do-it-yourself service. The owners of a self-managed web hosting accounts usually receive login credentials for a their control panel and account management system. The controls panel is used for configuration and automation of various services such as http/https, email, antispasmodic, antivirus, databases, ftp, storage space and others, delivered from a shared server environment.

What is Managed Website?

Managed Website is an IT hosting service that uses the same technology environment as the self-managed web hosting. There is one major difference, however. The Managed Website comes with a technical and system administration. This means that the website owners no longer need to learn how control panels and all other website services work, in order to be able to configure them to their custom settings.


In other words, the Managed Website makes possible for the individuals and small business owners to save a lot of time by outsourcing all technical workloads to Host Color. All HC Managed Website Hosting plans feature 1 hour of technical and system administration by default. The website owners can extend the managed service on demand.

“The average site owner who manages a website based on the most popular LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQWL, PHP) server environment, usually spends between 8 and 16 hours per month on technical administration. Those are numbers which we have received from a survey, we have conducted among our clients who use the Self-Managed Web Hosting services”, says Dani Stoychev an Operations Manager at HostColor.com. He has also added that a lot of people who spend more than 8 hours per month working with the cPanel control panel and on the backend of their websites, usually like doing that and this is the main reason for them to deal with a technical administration. “Still, there are many small business owners who simply do not calculate the time spend on managing their websites and hosting accounts. At the end of the month many of them usually find that they have lost 10 hours on average on dealing with technical issues, instead of spending more time on developing and growing their business”, adds the HC Operations Manager.

The main reason for Host Color to announce the Managed Web Hosting service is that website technology frameworks have become much more complex and people no longer deal with a handful of technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and few others. Most content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla have grown into whole ecosystems. In order to manage properly any live versions of websites, anyone needs to have a specific operational knowledge and experience on server-side installations.

Those who create and manage websites need a complex knowledge on Linux OS, web servers, databases, various Open Source frameworks, hosting automation control panels, CMS and various platforms and applications. Even the web designers and digital agencies who usually specialize in building websites on certain CMS, aren’t usually familiar with the server-side workloads, website maintenance and troubleshooting.

“There are 3 major reasons the website management work to be shifted to the infrastructure providers”, says Dimitar Avramov, the CEO of HC. “Web hosting companies are open 24/7; Their Support teams have the knowledge to manage live versions of the websites; Managed web hosting providers charge less for maintenance than the digital agencies.”

HC has listed five different Managed Website plans on tis website. Each of them features different amount of computing resources. However, all of them come with “1 hour of Managed Service” per month. The company’s customers can add as many hours of technical and system administration as they need by paying a reasonably low per-hour fee. There are also monthly Managed service packages available at special pricing for commitment of 4 hours or above.

The Managed Website includes a Domain Validated SSL certificate, a dedicated IP address, a certain number of hosted websites, an enterprise-grade SSD storage with build-in data protection, an uptime monitoring and most importantly an onsite SEO service (website and content analysis). The HC customers have the flexibility to use and subscribe for the Managed Website hosting service on monthly basis.

About Host Color
Host Color- AS46873 – is a web hosting provider since 2000. It operates a fully-redundant, 100% uptime network and peers to more than 70 quality Internet networks and ISPs. The company is also a Cloud Computing service provider and delivers Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud servers from various data centers across North America. Its main data center is based out of South Bend, Indiana, 90 miles from Chicago. HC also provides disaster recovery, Colocation and Dedicated Hosting in Europe through Host Color Europe.

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Rzeszow, Poland – HostBill, a popular billing and automation software for web hosting industry has recently launched a set of tools integrated with Plesk: Plesk Key Administrator module to resell Plesk licenses and two new extensions to their Plesk module: Plesk DNS Helper and Plesk Service Plan Sync tool.

Plesk Key Administrator
Plesk Key Administrator module for HostBill allows to resell Plesk Software licenses (such as Plesk, Virtuozzo and more) and add-ons. With HostBill the licenses are created, provisioned and terminated automatically, making the reselling process completely hassle-free. The users can also set automatic renewal that could significantly improve the license management process. The end-clients can display the license details, change license IP, check license keys, activation and content in HostBill’s user-friendly client area. The admin panel on the other hand gives full control over the billing information and account lifecycle. The admin can also choose which client area functions end-customers will have access to.


Plesk DNS Helper
Plesk DNS Helper is and extension to the Plesk module and was created to help connect Plesk installations with one of the HostBill-supported DNS services: Power DNS, Power DNS Slave Zones, OnApp DNS, cPanel DNS or any other DNS that HostBill supports.

As Plesk handles DNS really well, but it’s more suited for single-install deployments, HostBill created the extension for users who want to deploy multiple Plesk instances and manage single DNS server (master) rather than multiple ones. The extension also helps to hook up PowerDNS to store slave zones, while the Plesk would keep master zone records.

With the Plesk DNS Helper extension installed in HostBill, any time new DNS zone is created / updated / deleted in Plesk, the extension notifies HostBill about it and HostBill then “decides” what to do next. It can push this zone to real master nameserver, notify secondary nameserver to create/update slave zone and after exporting such zone, HostBill can assign it to the related customer

As a result slave DNS (any supported by HostBill) will be notified automatically about new zones in Plesk or Plesk DNS will not be used to handle DNS queries, but as a source of data for actual DNS server that handles requests.

With this approach you can benefit from flexible & automated DNS templates built into Plesk on any central DNS server you wish to use with it.

Plesk Service Plan Sync tool
Plesk Service Plan Sync tool was developed to help manage service plans and addons changes across unlimited Plesk installations with ease. This extension is a real problem-solver especially for hosting companies that use more than one Plesk installation. This automated tool will help to keep multiple service plans and addons in sync between different installations.

The tool allows to create multiple configurations (for separate Windows/Linux Plesk installations or different installations for different purposes) that consist of Plesk servers. In each configuration you can select source server, that will serve as a source of actual plans & addons configuration. Other Plesk servers within configuration will have plans updated, and missing plans created according to the source plan with a single click of a button.

The Plesk Service Plan Sync tool will track what plans/addons/plan settings are missing or different compared to the source server and show those differences. You can then run a synchronization process and as a result all plans and addons missing will be added to target server and plansand addons with matching names but conflicting configurations will have their configurations updated to match those in source Plesk. Moreover, if you’re syncing Plesk with minor configuration/version/extensions differences you can setup overrides that will be prevented from overwritting when creating/updating plans and addons on this server, as well as when comparing it with target server.

Plesk Service Plan Sync Tool can be of use to you if you want to update your plans in bulk, add new plan to all your installations or add new Plesk installation.

About HostBill
HostBill is a powerful and flexible, all-in-one automation, billing, client management and support platform for online businesses. HostBill handles all aspects of running a successful online business, from client acquisition, through invoicing and payment collection, automated service provisioning and management, to customer service and support. Extensive range of advanced features, multitude of modules and apps and integration with various various control panels, domain registrars, payment gateways, order pages, client panels and more, make it the most comprehensive solution on the market for Hosting, Cloud/IaaS/VPS Solutions Providers, Domain name and SSL Resellers around the globe to automate and manage their online businesses.

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