Rackspace, Level 3, Hibernia, FTC and Microsoft in this weeks news
Gartner Positions Rackspace in Leaders Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting in North America and Europe
Rackspace Hosting, the managed cloud company, announced that Gartner Inc., the IT research and advisory institution, had positioned Rackspace in the Leaders quadrant of “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting” once again for both North America and Europe regions. Gartner had assessed 19 providers in North America and Rackspace was only one of the two Companies positioned in Leaders quadrant, on the other hand, Rackspace was one of the 7 European Companies out of 16 that were positioned in the Leaders quadrant.
Rackspace has also been positioned in the Leaders quadrant last year as well. The Company was satisfied over the achievement and the high positioning in the Leaders quadrant.
Read more at CDN Advisor.
Level 3 Helps Improve Gaming Experience for Famobi Game Services
Level 3 Communications, the provider of communications and networking services and solutions, announced that the German HTML5 games distributor, Famobi, is leveraging its Content Delivery Network (CDN) and cloud storage solutions to provide its gamers with a fast and reliable gaming experience. Famobi comprises of many former KaiserGames developers and the Company was experiencing an exponential growth in terms of gamers and partners both in and outside Germany. Level 3’s solutions have not only reduced download times for its users owing to better connectivity and use of gzip for compression, but also resulted in better customer interaction and lesser dropout rates, proving that hiring a CDN provider is a right call.
Full report at CDN Advisor.
Hibernia Networks Connects Ireland and England with North America with its Express Cable
Hibernia Express, the provider of of high speed global telecom services, announced that the company is on the verge of completing its 4600-km low latency submarine cable project that would connect Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada with London, England as well as Cork, Ireland to provide high-speed and low latency connectivity between North America and Europe. The Express Cable is expected to be up and running from September 2015 and will triple Hibernia Networks’ capacity on the transatlantic route by adding an excess bandwidth of 10 Tbps per fiber pair.
Full report at Hibernia official site.
U.S. court declares FTC has authority to regulate cybersecurity
A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers’ information. Congress has not adopted wide-ranging legislation governing data security, a growing concerns amid high-profile breaches such as at retailer Target Corp, the infidelity website AshleyMadison.com, and even U.S. government databases. In 2009, hackers broke into Wyndham’s computer system and have stolen credit card and other personal details from more than 619,000 consumers, leading to over $10.6 million in fraudulent charges. The FTC sued Wyndham in June 2012, claiming that the company’s computer systems unreasonably and unnecessarily exposed consumer data to the risk of theft. The case epilogue is yet to come.
Full story at VentureBeat.
Microsoft launches Cortana public beta for Android phones
Microsoft today launched Cortana for Android phones as a public beta. Cortana for Android is the companion to your Windows 10 PC. That means the app extends Cortana’s functionality across to your Android phone, so you can use the digital assistant on the go. Cortana for Android lets you start and complete tasks across devices, set and get reminders, search the web on the go, and track important information such as flight details. Cortana for Android cannot do everything the assistant can do on Windows 10 PCs or on a Windows phone. Although Cortana for Android is currently only available in the U.S., Microsoft said it is “planning to roll it out to other markets.”
Read more at VentureBeat.