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Growth in Usage of Data Center Service Providers

It doesn’t seem that long ago there was a sort of phobia behind outsourcing your data center to service provider. Many IT users believed you needed to be close to your servers. That perception has changed, even more rapidly than predicted by research firms that follow the data center market. Data… Read More

Spotify Picks Carpathia for US Infrastructure

A screen shot of the Spotify online music service, which recently launched in the U.S. with support from Carpathia Hosting.

The long-awaited U.S. debut of the online music service Spotify has generated a lot of buzz in recent weeks. The service, which has 10 million users in Europe, is hosting its servers with Carpathia Hosting, which helped Spotify manage demand during the initial surge of users upon the service’s American launch. Read More

Immedion to Add Data Center Facility in Charleston

Data center and managed services provider Immedion is building its third data center in South Carolina, this time in Charleston. The new facility, projected to open in spring 2012, expands Immedion’s data center redundancy and disaster recovery offerings. Read More

OVH is Largest Web Host With 100,000 Servers

A technician works on some of OVH's thouands of servers in the company's Roubaix, France data center. (Source: OVH)

Last month French hosting company OVH announced that it was managing more than 100,000 servers. This is the first time we’ve seen a web hosting company state that it has surpassed 100,000 servers. Here’s a look at the hosts with the largest server counts. Read More

Did The Web Just Grow By 100 Million Sites?

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One of the leading benchmarks of Internet growth has shown a huge change this month. The monthly Netcraft Web Server Survey for August detected 463 million sites, an increase of more than 104 million sites from the July survey. That’s a one-month gain of about 29 percent. Read More

Web.com Buys Network Solutions

Can a roll-up of marquee brands from the early days of the Web remain relevant in the age of cloud computing and social media? Web.com today said it would acquire hosting and domain provider Network Solutions in a deal valued at about $560 million. Read More

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