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Cloud Computing News: November 5th 2013

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CloudSigma Strengthens it’s cloud with Equinix

Why CloudSigma opened a second data center and what are the benefits for your organization?

CloudsSigma a pure high performance public cloud have expanded their public cloud with Equinix’s IBX in Washington D.C., giving them data centers on both coasts. CloudSigma said that it was an Ideal time for them to grow with increasing customers and a growing relationship with Equinix. They believe that this second data center will offer an even more flexible and customer-centric public cloud model.

Having multiple data centers in the US will differentiate CloudSigma from its competitors. Having another data center improves customer latency performance and provides a convenient failover solution within the US for added redundancy. CloudSigma stated that they have planned more growth within the US and internationally also. Combined with a recent price drop makes CloudSigms a fantastic deal on the marketplace.

Hybrid Cloud Reportedly Perfect for Midsize Businesses

Is the Hybrid cloud the best of both worlds? Can your organisation uphold it’s security needs while adopting all the benefits of the cloud?

The hybrid cloud is simply a mixture of two cloud computing solutions, generally one which is contained within a data center and another in the cloud. Many organisations do not trust the public cloud with sensitive data. With a hybrid cloud all of the sensitive data is stored within the data center while all other is stored in the public and acts as an overspill when there are spikes in demand. Gartner have said that by 2017 half of the companies in existence will be using a hybrid cloud. via MidsizeInsider

Internap Acquires iWeb

Internap acquires hosting provider iWeb to increase IaaS global offerings

Internap just announced their plans to acquire Iweb a hosting provider to increase their IaaS offerings worldwide. iWeb were named were named one of the top ten hosting providers by 451 Research. iWeb have created an international brand with SMB’s,Internap said that is why iWeb will fit perfectly into their businesses strategy of offering a comprehensive service at every stage of the business. both iWeb and Internap are also set to gain from the acquisition, iWeb customers will l gain access to Internap’s broad geographic footprint of data centers, hybrid IT infrastructure capabilities, automated provisioning. While Internap’s customers will gain the advantage of an even broader server offering with additional price points.

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