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Tony Anderson
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May 3, 2016
The low end hosting industry took a couple of black eyes this past week when stories circulated around the web over the accidental loss of customer information. It didn’t happen just once, it happened twice. It all started with a post on Server Fault , where an unidentified user called Bleemboy asked: "I run a small hosting provider with more or less 1535 customers… All servers got deleted and the offsite backups too because the remote storage was mounted just before by the same script (that is… Read More
Tony Anderson
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Apr 26, 2016
The abuse of the word "cloud": A brief history Does anybody host anymore or are we all just supposed to act like we only sell cloud now? If you follow the general trends in the hosting/cloud industry, you would have to believe that hosting is becoming extinct, as everyone is “cloud washing” (the purposeful, and perhaps deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old product or service by associating it with the buzzword “cloud”). Let’s pick a couple of examples where the word “hosting”… Read More
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Feb 29, 2016
Thank you to everyone for a great RTIME conference! With both of our presenters – Chief Executive Officer, Emil Sayegh and Chief Network Officer, Jason Ackley – speaking about the cloud on the RTIME/NTCA certification tracks and an extremely busy booth, we experienced the best RTIME had to offer. View their presentations here and here. What were the hot topics RTIME? Cybersecurity risks were on everyone’s mind as RLECs/ILECs look for solutions to protect their operations. Senior executives led a policy discussion on the impending… Read More