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(The Hosting News) – More than 100 tech companies, including firms such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook, have expressed their disapproval with the FCC’s new net neutrality proposal.
The plan, proposed by Chairman Tomorrow Wheeler, would allow Internet service provider to charge companies for faster loading speeds, the Wall Street Journal reports.
On Wednesday, tech firms sent a letter to Wheeler claiming that the proposal would pose “a threat to the Internet.”
“Instead of permitting individualized bargaining and discrimination, the Commission’s rules should protect users and Internet companies on both fixed and mobile platforms against blocking, discrimination, and paid prioritization, and should make … More Details >>

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Ericsson manages global, distributed network infrastructure on a scale few can imagine, and it is transitioning to 5G services that require new cloud architectures. To build this cloud platform, Ericsson chose a carrier-grade OpenStack distribution from Mirantis for virtualizing its network infrastructure in what is thought to be one of the largest OpenStack licensing deals yet.

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Los Angeles, CA – Cloud hosting service Host Virtual expanded into a larger datacenter in Chicago, CH1, or CoreSite’s location in the city. The datacenter will not only help to serve the company’s demands in the US’ third most populous city, but throughout the midwest region of the country as well.
HostVirtual’s moved into the CH1 facility next to The Chicago Board of Trade at 427 S La Salle, which is home to the city’s commodities exchange.
The 183,000 square-foot space, secured with biometric and keycard security, is located on major fiber optic rings and in close proximity to cloud service providers … More Details >>

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(The Hosting News) – Mozilla’s newly appointed CEO, Brendan Eich, has resigned after two weeks of his appointment following the controversy surrounding his beliefs about gay marriage.
“I have decided to resign as CEO effective today, and leave Mozilla. Our mission is bigger than any one of us, and under the present circumstances, I cannot be an effective leader. I will be taking time before I decide what to do next,” said Eich in a statement provided by Mozilla.
In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 in support of Proposition 8, a California law that was in favor of banning same-sex marriage, which passed … More Details >>

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The use of cloud services by Australian consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) increased 11 percent in 2013 over 2012, according to a report released by the Australian Communications and Media Authority on Tuesday.

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