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Emil Sayegh
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Oct 9, 2015
(This article was first published at Network World. Click here to view that post.) When more than 20 services on the Amazon Web Services platform failed on Sunday, many of the internet’s biggest sites and apps, including Netflix, Tinder, and IMDb, suffered outages over a 6-8 hour period. The culprit behind these outages was AWS's NoSQL database DynamoDB, which was overwhelmed by metadata queries leading to substantial downtime affecting multiple AWS services (including AWS Elastic Compute Cloud [EC2] and AWS WorkSpaces). This is not the… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Sep 22, 2015
Codero wants to let you know that the FBI has issued two warnings (here is the second) about a sophisticated scam called Business Email Compromise (BEC), which targets businesses working with foreign suppliers and businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The fraudsters compromise legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or phishing, then conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. Most victims are reporting money lost through wire transfers, others report checks were used instead. Whichever payment method is most commonly associated with normal business practices… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Sep 21, 2015
Codero CEO Emil Sayegh delivered the keynote address at the Telco Data Center Summit in Dallas, TX, last Wednesday. Sayegh’s keynote looked at hybrid hosting, the future of IT infrastructure, and set out to ask one simple question: Are you ready? IT as Service (ITaaS) has become more prominent recently due to the intense rate of change brought about by cloud computing, social media, and big data. These technologies must be rapidly integrated into modern enterprise, and that’s where ITaaS enters the picture and tries… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Sep 3, 2015
One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks is the recent breach of affair-oriented dating site Ashley Madison. Hackers released the personal information of more than 37 million users, which has led to embarrassment, blackmail, and government investigations. Regardless of the moral position of a company like this, this kind of breach is an unprecedented disaster for any organization hosting sensitive information. Its entire business was built on the notion of secrecy; in the eyes of the public, it has failed miserably in… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Aug 19, 2015
Techweek, the leading technology conference and festival in the U.S., announced on Tuesday that four Codero executives made its 'Kansas City Techweek 100'. Codero CEO Emil Sayegh, CTO Chandler Vaughn, CFO Eli Bowman, and CNO Jason Ackley were all named to the list, which identifies leaders that make a significant impact on the worlds of technology and innovation. Being named to the list is a huge honor. The Techweek100 honors leaders that make important contributions to the Kansas City business ecosystem. These leaders run fast-growing… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Aug 7, 2015
The cloud has caused a revolution in the technology market and has upended the way businesses roll out applications, aggregate and process data, and more. When talking about cloud application, platform development, and adoption, it all comes down to value. Visionary tech leaders are the ones introducing the cloud to their businesses, as they understand its real-world implications and application. Cloud innovation is identifiable in distinct development phases that start with ideas and roll into production. These same leaders are the ones called upon, once… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jul 17, 2015
Codero is thrilled to announce the launch of the latest installation of the Codero Cloud in our state-of-the-art Dallas data center. This launch marks the next generation of our cloud infrastructure, which is powered by 100% solid-state drives and is the only On-Demand Hybrid Cloud in the world. That means you’ll experience high-end performance for any new application or website you launch, which is always a requirement. In addition to launching the newest Codero Cloud environment, Codero has taken the step to make the Codero… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jun 2, 2015
I am thrilled to announce that BLM Acquisition Corp., a consortium of 32 regional telecom and broadband providers, has acquired Codero. This ushers in a very exciting era for the Codero team, Codero customers, and the new Codero investors. This is a very unique transaction in the hosting space and an instantly transformative acquisition for us and for our customers. Background This deal is not the typical capital investment commonly executed by companies as a means to grow. It is not a larger competitor acquiring… Read More