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Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia – atmail, a leading email hosting solutions provider and the company behind more than 40 million mailboxes worldwide, today announced the release of their newest product, store(obj), an object storage plugin for Dovecot, designed to help email administrators drive email storage costs down.

“Our new object storage plugin is yet another example of our commitment to continually improve our offering and help customers reduce their costs,” said CEO Dave Richards. “After all, who doesn’t want to drive the costs down on their email platform?”


Additional benefits of atmail’s store(obj) plugin include: reduction of an organisation’s exposure to the inherent risks of storing all of their data in-house; compatibility with various cloud storage and cluster file system vendors; de-duplication support; compression support; cache support for bandwidth optimisation; and flexible administration (for example, an email administrator can choose which attachments will be uploaded to cloud storage, based on multiple parameters).

Object storage brings simplification of current file system storage from a directory structure of traditional file systems to a flat list of ‘buckets’, that store information using unique IDs rather than filenames. This means that for each piece of data stored, the amount of overhead data (metadata) required is significantly lower than a traditional file system. Object storage systems store this metadata with the object itself, which makes it very easy to scale. High availability is provided by replicating the objects across many geo-locations and disk drives.

Whilst object storage might have only gathered some serious steam in recent years with the rise of Amazon S3, the origins of object storage can be credited back to research on Network Attached Secure Disks led by Garth Gibson in 1995. That was the research that first promoted the concept of splitting less common operations (such as namespace manipulations), from common operations (such as read and writes), to optimise the performance and scale of both. Source

About atmail
atmail is an email solutions provider with nearly 20 years of experience solving email headaches for telecommunications and hosting providers. Based in Australia, with representatives in the United States, Europe and India, the company currently powers more than 40 million mailboxes across 90 countries worldwide. Their products include both cloud and on-premises options.

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PALO ALTO, CA – CloudLinux, the maker of the leading operating system for hosting providers, announced today the beta release of the CloudLinux OS Reseller Limits feature, which allows resellers to manage end-user resource usage. Now hosting providers can set limits for the amount of resources each reseller can operate. It gives tools to the resellers to control the resources each end-user has. These resources include CPU, IO, memory, number of processes, and concurrent connections per each end-user.

The CloudLinux OS proprietary Lightweight Virtual Environment (LVE) technology prevents users from bringing down the server by allowing hosts to set up individual resource limits. This ensures that users can never use more resources than was allocated to them, and now the ability to set limits has been extended to the resellers for their end-users.


“CloudLinux pioneered end-user limits seven years ago, yet, the ability to limit resellers was still out of reach for hosters,” said Igor Seletskiy, CloudLinux chief executive officer and founder. “Over the past eighteen months, our team has been working actively on this highly anticipated feature and we are very excited to announce its beta.”

The Reseller Limits feature within the LVE Manager will ensure the stability and security of servers and will allow hosting providers to offer more valuable services to their resellers. It will also empower resellers to expand their offering to their end-users, adjust their pricing models, and optimize space usage.

To learn more, customers can watch the CloudLinux Academy webinar on LVE Manager Reseller Limits: https://youtu.be/0fogW3rOPfQ

More information can be found here: https://www.cloudlinux.com/en/lve-manager

About CloudLinux
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. With more than 4,000 customers and partners, including LiquidWeb and Dell, and more than 100,000 product installations, CloudLinux combines in-depth technical knowledge of hosting, kernel development, and open source with unique client care expertise.

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LONDON, UK – Netwise Hosting officially made the switch to true 100% renewable energy at its fast-filling London Central data centre. This places the organisation right at the head of the field in terms of its commitment to a sustainable future, as one of the first data centre operators to push entirely renewable energy in the UK.

Netwise will join ranks with the likes of Google, who are themselves committed to making the switch across their entire global estate by the end of the year.


This comes as welcome news to everyone in the industry, as current estimates predict global data centre power usage to top 500 terawatts by 2020. That’s over 3% of the world’s energy consumption, an unignorable figure that places data centres at the epicentre of responsibility for spearheading and supporting genuine renewable energy schemes.

Netwise Hosting, now two years on from launching its London Central facility, turned to specialist provider Ecotricity for the delivery of this ground-breaking change, as leaders in the supply of truly green energy.

Crucially, rather than relying on ambiguous carbon credits and misleading offset schemes, Ecotricity generate this energy themselves using the wind, the sun, and soon the sea. This is directly in keeping with Netwise Hosting’s own ethos of owning and controlling as much of the service chain as possible.

Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise Hosting, gave comment on the recent change.

“This is a big step for us in setting the standard for the future of data centre operations, particularly in a major capital city like London. We are incredibly proud to be delivering our customers with what may well be the greenest data centre service set in London, if not the UK.”

This bold new move works together with the industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness rating already achieved at Netwise Hosting’s London Central data centre, which is one of the lowest in Europe. It is through the intelligent deployment of evaporative and free cooling technologies that allows the facility to reach its impressive PUE of just 1.12 [lower is better, with the average at 1.60].

Netwise Hosting work with a wide range of clients who now consider ‘going green’ to be a major priority for their service delivery. None of these are more prevalent than Krystal, who are one of the UK’s largest cloud hosting companies, and who actively push responsible service provision. Earnestly evolving energy procurement in line with these pressures has become a primary driving force behind Netwise making the jump to a renewable supply at its private facilities, both now and in the future.

Matt Seaton, Senior Manager at Netwise Hosting, also gave comment.

“We now work with several large service providers who are feeling added weight every day in reducing their carbon impact, as computational demands continue to increase. We’ve listened to this demand, and helped our early adopters in delivering this to their end clients.”

Netwise plan to run a range of events and engagement activities to increase awareness around the importance of delivering services to end clients using energy sourced responsibly. The first of these occurred this month, with a soft launch of the company’s new ‘green wall’, now in place at its London Central facility.

About Netwise Hosting
Netwise Hosting provide enterprise-grade hosted environments to a wide and varied customer-base, working closely with clients all around the world. By designing and building its own private data centres, and offering unparalleled flexibility in its colocation services as a result, Netwise Hosting brings to life a wholly unified approach to hosting. A young, energetic team sit at the helm, allowing Netwise to grow progressively and organically into the inimitable company it is today. The bespoke, almost boutique nature of the Netwise Hosting facilities, coupled with the unique dynamism of company operations, allows for the supply of truly individualised solutions which meet the exacting requirements of any business. http://www.netwisehosting.co.uk

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(Bloomberg) — After more than five years of declining sales, IBM says it will finally show investors it can grow again.
Some of that boost will come from one of the company's legacy hardware businesses, rather than the new services such as cloud and data analytics on which IBM has been pinning its prospects for growth.
Fourth-quarter revenue is projected to be $22 billion to $22.1 billion, which will represent as much as a 1.5 percent bump from the same period in 2016. It also tops analysts' average estimate of $21.8 billion. In the last quarter of the year — historically IBM's strongest — revenue will improve by as much as $2.9 billion sequentially, boosted in part by sales of its new mainframe server, Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter said Tuesday on a call to discuss earnings.
"The mainframe is going to drive a lot of the positive growth in the fourth quarter," said Josh Olson, an analyst at Edward Jones & Co. "When you're selling mainframes, you're also selling a lot of software and services with that." He rates the stock a hold.
If IBM achieves its outlook, it will end a 22-quarter streak of shrinking sales. During the third quarter, International Business Machines Corp. came the closest to stemming that decline since the same period in 2016. Getting back to growth on the top line has been a major goal for Chief Executive Officer Ginny Rometty and a milestone investors are looking for as proof that the company can finally
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MIAMI, FL – Dedicated hosting provider ReliableSite expands its hosting reach with a data center in Los Angeles, California. It is the company’s third data center in the United States.

ReliableSite’s decision to expand in Los Angeles was made to fill a need for dedicated servers on the U.S. West Coast. Los Angeles is a well-known hub for the hosting market, as it offers direct connectivity and low latency to many areas of the world. In addition to expanding hosting in the U.S., this location will provide reliable routes between the U.S. and countries in the Asia-Pacific area, including China and Australia.


“We are happy to announce that ReliableSite is expanding to another data center that has always been in demand for our customers,” said Radic Davydov, founder and CEO of ReliableSite. “We look forward to offering our premium network and respected service in more places than ever.”

NOT-SO-STANDARD HOSTING

ReliableSite dedicated hosting customers and resellers at any location have access to the company’s unique “rapid deploy” servers, which are pre-configured bare metal servers that allow growth similar to that of a cloud environment without the limitations of cloud. Rapid deploy servers are perfect for those who need a quick setup and all of the resources of a dedicated server.

Also available is industry-leading “DDoS protection for all” – 20 Gbps included for all dedicated hosting accounts, and upgraded to 100+ Gbps on demand. This places customer uptime numbers high above its competitors.

ReliableSite has one of the most active and fastest growing dedicated server reseller programs in the hosting industry. It offers incredible ease of use through an extensive API and third party billing system integration. All of these benefits allow resellers to take advantage of ReliableSite’s new locations or products through their own brand the moment they are available.

The Tier III data center in Los Angeles provides high-tech physical security, redundant power sources, and a 100% uptime SLA. ReliableSite promises low latency, premium carriers and an on-site support team of experienced technicians at all of its data centers. The Los Angeles data center follows Miami, Florida and the New York City metro area, to continue more than 10 years of exceptional dedicated hosting globally.

Find out more on https://www.reliablesite.net/.

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Sydney, Australia — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that it is now live on Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud infrastructure in Australia. As part of its strategic partnership with AWS, customers in Australia can access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform—including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Financial Services Cloud and more—on the AWS Sydney Region.

Salesforce is now the #1 CRM provider in Australia according to Gartner’s market share report, based on 2016 total software revenue. icare and Telstra are the first Australian Salesforce customers to access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform on the AWS Sydney Region. Both customers have partnered with Salesforce to help them drive digital transformation in their businesses and get closer to their customers.


“Salesforce’s partnership with AWS allows us to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently with one of the most trusted, reliable and resilient public clouds,” said Randy Kern, EVP Infrastructure Engineering and Chief Infrastructure Officer, Salesforce. “As the global leader in CRM, we remain focused on enabling companies in Australia and around the world to use Salesforce to transform every customer experience.”

“APAC is one of the fastest-growing regions for Salesforce — the growing shift to cloud and demand for digital transformation is driving unprecedented growth for us in Australia,” said Mark Innes, EVP and General Manager, Salesforce Asia Pacific. “With the availability of Salesforce on AWS in Australia, we’re poised to further accelerate innovation, business transformation and success for our customers and partners.”

“The most innovative and successful Australian enterprises have been leveraging the combined capabilities of the AWS and Salesforce platforms to transform their businesses for many years. The availability of Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform on the AWS Sydney Region is a very significant milestone that will help Australian customers to fully leverage the scale, security and reliability of the AWS Cloud,” said Paul Migliorini, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services Australia and New Zealand.

“Telstra Enterprise has partnered with Salesforce to help our team digitally transform the way we serve our enterprise and government customers,” said Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director, Telstra Enterprise. “Customer expectations are changing and Salesforce will play a key role in helping us better serve our customers through both face-to-face and digital interactions. This will allow Telstra Enterprise to consistently deliver world-class experiences and outcomes for our customers.”

“icare leverages the Salesforce Customer Success Platform to deliver world-class insurance and care services across NSW,” said Rob Craig, Chief Operating Officer, icare. “Being one of the first customers in Australia to access Salesforce on the AWS Sydney Region means icare can easily expand upon the way we serve the businesses, people and communities in NSW.”

AWS and Salesforce formed a strategic alliance to simplify and expand how customers capture, analyze and take action on data, delivering five service integrations for mutual customers. Additionally, as part of the alliance, Salesforce selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. In addition to Australia, Salesforce is also leveraging AWS infrastructure to support its growing customer base in Canada, as part of its international infrastructure expansion.

*Gartner, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016, 14 April 2017

About Salesforce
Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

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