IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a multi-billion dollar, 10-year agreement to transform the IT infrastructure that supports all of UniCredit’s commercial and private banking activities in Europe. As a result of this transformation, UniCredit will gain dramatic efficiency and flexibility with the introduction of new service models and a cloud-based infrastructure for its data centers. As a result, Unicredit clients would be able to
Cloud World Forum Heads To North America Organisers of the hugely successful Cloud World Series – www.cloudworldseries.com - have launched the first ever edition of the Cloud World Forum North America – http://www.cloudworldseries.com/north-america/ – a one-day cloud computing conference and exhibition taking place on the 6th December, at the Sentry Centers, in New York. Understanding that the adoption of cloud computing by global companies has become a reality, the Cloud World Series North America will aim to provide local professionals and organisations with a clear picture of how this form of technology can help improve their IT department and, ultimately,develop their businesses. Various studies
Managed Service Providers Poised To Benefit Most From The Booming Cloud The opportunities ignited so far by the ever expanding cloud are best evidenced by the increasing number of companies that are fast making what is now turning out to be ‘a clever leap to the cloud’. Providers of high end cloud solutions on the other hand are constantly evolving their products as the demand for scalable cloud products grows at record pace. A good example is an announcement by global giant IBM that it is embarking on a number of revolutionary worldwide initiatives all aimed at according its partners a perfect platform to
FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions New DNS hosting options provide better redundancy and security (Dallas, Texas — Aug. 15, 2012) — FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announces new business continuity choices supported by DYN DNS hosting. DNS hosting extends FireHost’s business continuity capabilities beyond high-availability and load balancing solutions. The new business continuity options support clients who require constant uptime and sophisticated failover configurations for their websites or Web applications. “FireHost has been ahead of the curve with regard to securing a public cloud environment and finding advanced ways to boost performance,” said Jason Rieger, CTO of FireHost. “Now we move
17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.
Web Hosting Moves To The Cloud With Managed Cloud Hosting In years past, companies looking to host a high-traffic website have had one of three main options: Shared Web hosting services Dedicated Web hosting services Hosting on local IT infrastructure Shared Web hosting services have been most popular with small businesses, but they suffer from performance bottlenecks, limited management features, and no direct server access. Dedicated Web hosting offers a solution to the performance issues of shared Web hosting—but at a cost. Monthly rates are typically high, and support is either expensive or nonexistent. Local hosting has been the route