Cloud Buzz Boosts Business for Hosting Firms

Phil Shih, Structure Research

For veterans of the web hosting industry, cloud computing isn’t revolutionary. But the “cloudification” of IT infrastructure has changed the competitive landscape for hosting, and has likely boosted business for many hosting service providers, according to analyst Phil Shih. Read More

Photo Feature: HostingCon Highlights


About 1,900 hosting professionals came together at HostingCon 2012, which got underway Monday in Boston. Check out our photo feature, Scenes From HostingCon 2012, for highlights of Day 1 of the conference. Read More

IPv4 Addresses Now Driving Hosting Deals

Hillary Stiff, Cheval Capital

There’s a new metric in web hosting acquisitions: whether a seller has a supply of unused IPv4 addresses. Investment bankers working on hosting deals say the scarcity of IPv4 addresses is becoming a factor in some transactions. Read More

Managed Hosting Buyer’s Guide

Managed hosting, in which providers own and manage the equipment, leasing full control to the client, is growing in popularity among data center owners. It offers a variety of advantages to IT organizations and companies. This white paper from Internap provides an everything-you-need-to-know guide to managed hosting, offering an overview of the service, as well as detailed steps to take when deciding if managed hosting is something your data center wishes to pursue.
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DreamHost Goes East, Expands With RagingWire

The new RagingWire data center in northern Virginia features colorful, branded air handler units. DreamHost will be the facility's anchor tenant. (Photo: RagingWire)

Los Angeles-based web hosting company DreamHost is expanding its operations to the East Coast, where it become an anchor tenant in RagingWire Data Centers’ new data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The expansion is part of a broader effort by DreamHost to improve its reliability and boost network performance for global customers. Read More

Connectria to Expand With CyrusOne in Dallas

Complex hosting specialist Connectria Hosting will expand its data center network with space at the new CyrusOne facility in Dallas. Connectria plans to use the new space to deliver its rapidly expanding cloud computing and disaster recovery solutions. Read More

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