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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, (http://www.liquidweb.com/), the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, has announced a new, value-added, Web Professional Program.

With the theme of “Grow with Us”, the Web Professional Partner Program includes boosted commission tiers and benefits designed with flexibility to grow with Partners the way their business grows. And, for a limited time, new Web Professional Partners are eligible for a bonus of 1x monthly revenue in addition to their Partner Commissions for any deal they bring to Liquid Web by May 31st.


Exclusive to partners who grow their business by adding clients through web, store or application design, development or maintenance, Web Professional Partners can choose:

  • Whether they offer Liquid Web products and services to their clients or simply refer clients to Liquid Web, or both.
  • The choice between a recurring residual commission or a one-time monthly revenue payout.

With the program, Web Professional Partners will receive:

  • A Dedicated Hosting Advisor to Help Partners Solution and Sell
  • Access to Architects and Engineers for Large Deals
  • Special Offers Throughout the Year
  • Co-Branded Marketing Materials
  • Tips, Tricks, Training to Help You Grow Your Digital Business

Liquid Web is focused on the Web Professional. More than a third of Liquid Web’s 32,000 customer billing relationships are with Creators who design, develop and build on the web. And, Liquid Web estimates that another third of their customers came from referrals from these Creators. Liquid Web’s new Partner offering comes directly from feedback from partners on what is most important to them.

“It was important for us to craft a program that had the flexibility to allow our Web Professionals to grow with us the way they grow their own business,” said Jim Geiger, CEO. “Whether they provide hosting as a part of their bundle or prefer to refer clients, or both – we’ll pay them to grow with us. We intend to be more than just a host to these Creators whose businesses grow by helping SMBs on the web. We want to help them sell, solution and support their customers. We want them to count on Liquid Web to help them grow their business.”

The Web Professional Program joins a Partner Program portfolio that also includes Affiliate, Referral and Resellers partnerships. The addition of this program demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its relationship with the Creators and Partners they serve.

Visit Liquid Web’s Partner Program Overview to learn more about all programs.

About Liquid Web
Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. For more information, please visit http://www.liquidweb.com/, or read our blog. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with all Liquid Web events.

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REDWOOD SHORES, CA – Oracle announced the general availability of Java SE 10 (JDK 10). JDK 10 is a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 10 Platform Specification, as specified by JSR 383 in the Java Community Process. The first release in Oracle’s new six-month Java innovation cycle, Java SE 10 provides a number of new features, including local variable types, parallel full GC for G1, and experimental features such as the Java-Based JIT Compiler.

Java SE 10 was created in close collaboration with the OpenJDK Community, a diverse set of contributors whom have collaborated for more than ten years on an open-source implementation of the Java SE platform. Key features in the new release include:

  • Local-variable type inference: enhances the Java language to extend type inference to declarations of local variables with initializers.
  • Parallel Full GC for G1: improves G1 worst-case latencies by making the full GC parallel.
  • Application Class-Data Sharing: optimizes startup time and footprint by extending the existing Class-Data Sharing (“CDS”) feature to allow application classes to be placed in the shared archive.
  • Experimental Java-Based JIT Compiler: enables the Java-based JIT compiler, Graal, to be used as an experimental JIT compiler on the Linux/x64 platform

“Oracle is committed to rapidly evolving and delivering new innovations in the Java platform – this being the first in our newly adopted release cycle and licensing model,” said Georges Saab, Vice President, Software Development, Java Platform Group at Oracle. “We’re especially proud of the simplicity of this release, which introduces useful new features, removes unnecessary elements, and is easy for developers to use.”

Java is the world’s most popular programming language, with over 12 million developers running Java. Java is also the #1 developer choice for cloud, with over 21 billion cloud-connected Java virtual machines.

About Oracle
The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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Microsoft yesterday announced that Windows Server 2019 will be made generally available in the second half of the year 2018. The server addresses four important customer challenge areas, including hybrid workloads, security, application platform, and hyper-converged infrastructure. The new version of Windows Server is built on Windows Server 2016, which was launched in October 2016. It marks the latest release in Microsoft’s long-term servicing channel (LTSC), which comes once in two years. Windows Server 2019 will be integrated with Project Honolulu, a browser-based management solution. Microsoft aims to make it easier for enterprises to connect their existing deployments of Windows Server to Azure services. “With Windows Server 2019 and Project Honolulu, customers will be able to easily integrate Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery, and much more so they will be able to leverage these Azure services without disrupting their applications and…
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Penang, Malaysia – Exabytes, a leading web hosting service provider in Southeast Asia with over 18 years of experience today announces an extended strategic partnership with Plesk and the launch of ultra fast SSD VPS hosting bundled with the latest Plesk Onyx 17.8, aimed to simplify their customers daily operation, especially for web developers.

The latest version of Plesk Onyx places the needs of web professionals and developers as the number one priority with enhancements in four key areas: SEO, Site Performance, Server Security, and WordPress Smart Updates with the help of AI.


It is also worth mentioning that the existing useful features, such as Docker support, Git Deploy, System Update tools, Linux Cgroups limits, SSL Improvements, DNSSec Support, Plesk Extensions SDK, Ruby Support, Python Support, and many more are made available for task simplification.

“Through the addition of the latest 17.8 Plesk Onyx to our Linux SSD VPS services, we hope to
deliver the most value added services to our valued customers,” said Mr. Chan Kee Siak, the CEO of Exabytes. “These new services will enable Exabytes customers to get rid of the hassle of maintaining their own server and make web development quicker, easier and more secure. We’re delighted by the to work with Plesk in offering the best SSD VPS hosting solutions on the market,” Chan added.

About Exabytes
A leading web hosting provider that currently serves more than 75,000 clients in over 121 countries, and manages over 1,000 servers, Exabytes has 18 years of solid experience in server management and web hosting. 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.

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ARMONK, N.Y. – As companies look to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) to gain competitive advantage and increase productivity, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new data science and machine learning platform and an elite consulting team to help them accelerate their AI journeys.

Powered by a fast in-memory database that can ingest and analyze massive amounts of data –one million events per second* – IBM’s new Cloud Private for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering and app building platform. Designed to help companies uncover previously unobtainable insights from their data, the platform is also designed to enable users to build and exploit event-driven applications capable of analyzing the torrents of data from things like IoT sensors, online commerce, mobile devices, and more.


“Whether they are aware of it or not, every company is on a journey to AI as the ultimate driver of business transformation,” said Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics. “But for them to get there, they need to put in place an information architecture for collecting, managing and analyzing their data. With today’s announcements, we are planning to bring the AI destination closer and give access to powerful machine learning and data science technologies that can turn data into game-changing insight.”

Launching on the IBM Cloud Private platform, Cloud Private for Data is an application layer deployed on the Kubernetes open-source container software and can be deployed in minutes. Using microservices, it forms a truly integrated environment for data science and application development. In the future, the Cloud Private for Data will run on all clouds, as well as be available in industry-specific solutions, for financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and more.

Commenting on the news, Christian Rodatus, CEO of IBM business partner Datameer, said that “two of the biggest challenges for Data scientists is cleansing and shaping data, and operationalizing their insights to deliver value to business. The direction IBM is headed with IBM Cloud Private for Data is aligned with Datameer’s strategy and can enable companies to more quickly prepare data for machine learning and AI projects and operationalize these across their organizations.”

The Cloud Private Data solution also includes key capabilities from IBM’s Data Science Experience, Information Analyzer, Information Governance Catalogue, Data Stage, Db2 and Db2 Warehouse. The cohesive set of capabilities is designed to help Cloud Private clients quickly discover insights from their core business data, while keeping that data in a protected, controlled environment. In other words, the new solution is designed to provide a data infrastructure layer for AI behind the firewall.

IBM Launches Data Science Elite Team

Separately, IBM today announced the formation of the Data Science Elite Team – a new no-charge consultancy dedicated to solving clients’ real-world data science problems and to assisting them in their journey to AI.

According to a report from MIT Sloan, Reshaping Business with Artificial Intelligence, an estimated 85% of 3,000 business leaders surveyed believed artificial intelligence (AI) would enable competitive advantage, however, only about 1-in-5 have done anything about it. For many organizations, the task of understanding, organizing and managing their data at the enterprise level was too complex.

That’s where the new Data Science Elite Team comes in. This global team of data scientists, machine learning engineers, and decision optimization engineers is dedicated to assisting clients on-site to begin helping them better understand and control their data, and to start making machine learning an integral part of their business.

“Nedbank has a long tradition of using analytics on internal, structured data,” Patricia Maqetuka, Chief Data Officer, Nedbank Ltd. “More data is available now than has ever been available before and analytical tooling has undergone rapid evolution in order to keep up. Nedbank has embarked on a journey to start leveraging both internal and external data, creating new data driven business models and new sources of revenue. Thanks to the first IBM Analytics University Live we were exposed to the guidance and counsel of IBM’s Elite team. This team helped us to unlock new paradigms about how we think about our analytics and change the way we look at use cases to unlock business value.”

Specifically, Data Science Elite Team client engagements center around a use case and begin with a discovery workshop that helps clients understand their data environment and break this use case down into 3 to 4 discrete deliverables that can each be realized in two to three weeks. Following the workshop, clients are provided access to powerful data science strategies, technologies and methodologies through data science sprints and validation. The team, which comprises more than 30 people now, and is expected to grow to 200 over the next few years, is currently aiding more than 50 clients.

* Based on internal testing, February, 2018, that produced over 3 million inserts/second across three nodes.

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San Francisco, CA – Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced a collaboration with IBM that will provide IBM’s enterprise customers with the benefits of Cloudflare’s edge computing solutions.

With this collaboration, IBM becomes an authorized reseller of Cloudflare’s suite of security and performance edge services. Cloudflare’s solutions can be deployed in IBM customer environments, including public, private, hybrid cloud, or on-premise.

Through the collaboration, IBM plans to launch IBM Cloud Internet Services, a one-stop shop for enterprise network edge services. IBM Cloud Internet Services is designed to enable customers to more easily protect and accelerate their Internet properties—domains, applications, and APIs—through an integration of Cloudflare in the IBM Cloud console.

Cyber security threats are increasing in scale and becoming more complex every day, but security should not be a barrier for enterprises entering the cloud. Enterprises crave a cloud and edge security strategy that provides state-of-the-art protection and performance. With IBM Cloud Internet Services, in just a few clicks, enterprises can obtain the benefits of Cloudflare’s massive global network and core DDoS, WAF, DNS, and web caching solutions, in one place, without having to rely on multiple vendors.

“Now IBM enterprise customers can focus on innovating and spend less time worrying about performance issues or potential security incidents,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We admire IBM’s broad and deep experience with some of the world’s most powerful enterprises, and we view this offering as a great first step in working together.”

“The rate and sophistication of cyber threats is growing daily, but enterprises shouldn’t have to sacrifice performance in order to address the security of their Internet-facing applications,” said John Considine, General Manager, IBM Cloud Infrastructure. “IBM Cloud Internet Services combines IBM’s high value cloud capabilities and Cloudflare’s robust intelligent network to offer our customers an innovative solution.”

Early access to IBM Cloud Internet Services will be available in the IBM Cloud portal on March 19. Tune in on Wednesday, March 21 at 11:30 am PT during the “Building Future-Proof Cloud Solutions with an Enterprise-First Cloud Infrastructure” keynote to hear Matthew Prince and John Considine discuss the news at IBM THINK.

About Cloudflare
Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.

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