3rd November, 2014 6 Min read
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Incapsula announced the activation of their latest datacenter in Stockholm, Sweden—located in the lucrative Telecity STO1 facility. With the new point-of-presence (PoP), the portfolio of connectivity routes has been expanded for a better performance in the Nordic region, Baltic countries and Eastern Europe. The new multi-10Gbps datacenter also augments Incapsula’s resilience against volumetric DDoS attacks, pushing its worldwide network capacity even closer to the 1Tbps mark.
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Other than Stocholm, these are the other Incapsula’s European facilities:
Full report at Incapsula blog.
The options available are becoming incredibly diverse, to the point that some of the industry’s biggest names are engaged in a pricing war, a race to the bottom in terms of each provider trying to undercut each other with the latest cut-price rates. The Peer1 hosting team ran a indie survey among 550 IT pros to find out the line between the price and the quality. The following conclusions were made out of the 550 UK and U.S. IT professionals surveyed:
80% of IT decision makers will not compromise on security, even if it means they get to enjoy lower prices, more than half of IT professionals would not compromise on speed.
Over 90% of decision makers refuse to compromise on customer service.
More than one-third of It professionals would not change hosting providers, even if they were offered lower pricing.
Read the full story at Peer1Hosting.
Level 3 Communications, the provider of networking, communication services and CDN solutions announced the clearance on the Company’s proposal to acquire the Littleton-based tw telecom. Level 3 had been working closely with tw telecom as part of a settlement-free peering agreement that was made a couple years back. The Company will acquire tw telecom in a stock-and-cash transaction.
At its end, Level 3 Communications mentioned that it was happy to get the regulatory approval for the acquisition.
Full story at CDN Advisor.
The Liberty and Independence state was followed by Virginia and Washington, according to Akamai Technologies,the largest U.S. provider of content delivery network services to media and entertainment companies. Delaware has historically been a strong performer in Internet performance. The small size of the state is the main reason, making it easier to bring higher-speed connectivity to a larger percentage of the population. For the first time, all of the top 10 states saw average peak connection speeds above 50 mbps. Globally, the U.S. overall ranks No. 14, with an average connection speed of 11.4 mbps. The fastest Internet speeds occur in South Korea and Hong Kong.
Check the full article at Investors.com.
In his commentary at InformationWeek, Greg Lord, Akamai Senior Product Marketing Manager responsible for enterprise solutions, discusses important issues when delivering cloud apps. As you consider how cloud-based application delivery can complement your current on-premises IT environment, it’s important to ask your application delivery vendors the right questions;
Full article at InformationWeek.
A quarter of all new websites are built on WordPress, but when it comes to web performance, WordPress has consistent speed, scalability, and accessibility risks, site outages and page errors and other setbacks. There are ways to solve these site issues without switching to a different CMS and these are the 5 checkpoints to do so;
Check the full article at Yottaa blog.
91% of companies say their business is dependent on Web apps. Web disruptions mean imapacted sales and loss of business and conversion. There are two types of attacks: DDoS and Web App Attack; both are considered dangerous. The average cost per IP DoS/DDoS Security Event is between $10000 and $1 million.
These are the 5 critical components of a Managed Web Deffense:
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Justt is a chargeback mitigation startup based in Tel Aviv. Chargebacks, as defined, are demands by a credit card provider for a retailer to reimburse losses on fraudulent or disputed transactions. Justt’s objective is to assist merchants worldwide in combating false chargebacks using its proprietary artificial intelligence technology.
The cloud used to be viewed as a place of significant cost savings: rather than purchasing and maintaining dozens of server stacks, organizations could outsource this and purchase compute power on an as-needed basis. In the ensuing rush to cloud architecture, however, many companies simply lifted-and-shifted their old financial bad habits. The sheer speed of […]
Cloud computing has transformed more than individual app architectures: it’s granted both start-ups and market leaders an equal platform for innovation. New products are no longer dependent upon complex revenue-draining in-house server stacks. Instead, cloud-native disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb have been able to harness the once-unthinkable degrees of agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency that […]
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