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  • Deis Acquired by Microsoft from Engine Yard
    Microsoft, a cloud services company, recently acquired Deis from PaaS company Engine Yard. The Deis platform will be used by Microsoft to help attract developers. It offers tools for application addition to containers. No financial details were released. Deis is a San Francisco based company, while Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington. The goal of the acquisition is to make Microsoft Azure the best platform available for application development. Deis is an open source option with tools, such as Helm and Workflow. Read the full story here.
  • Domain Anonymization Service Launched by Co-Founder of Pirate Bay
    Peter Sunde, a former co-founder of Pirate Bay has launched a domain name registration anonymization service. The service is called Njalla and offers protection for customer data and privacy. Instead of the customer owning the domain, the company will own it on behalf of the customer. Njalla isn’t a domain registrar and doesn’t offer ownership by proxy, like many other privacy services. They own the domain fully for the customer and give the customer full control over it. The domain can even be transferred to the customer or another third party without charge. Read the full story here.
  • Echo Cloud Acquired by Online Tech
    A hybrid cloud service called Online Tech recently acquired Echo Cloud. The move is expected to help Online Tech reach the Midwest market and will help strengthen the complaint services of the company. Online Tech is based out of Michigan, while Echo Cloud is based in Kansas City. Two edge data centers are now a part of Online Tech from the acquisition. Both are found in Kansas City and will be added to the other four data centers the company owns. The existing services will be combined to give customers access to all Online Tech can now offer. Read the full story here.
  • nginx, Nginx, NGiИX, or NGINX?!
    While nginx capitalizes on the demand for its high performance, recently overtaking Microsoft with its install base, its own name has also had a tendency to be capitalized. Originally called nginx, the server is today used by several commercial products that have rebranded it as NGINX. This has led to much confusion over how the [...]
  • February 2018 Web Server Survey
    In the February 2018 survey we received responses from 1,838,596,056 sites across 214,036,874 unique domain names and 7,290,968 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 63,000 computers, and nearly a million additional domains. Overall hostname growth was 33 million, and the number of active sites grew by 9.3 million. Microsoft dominated this month's domain growth, [...]
  • Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in January 2018
    Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 ServerStack Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.126 0.060 0.118 0.118 2 vXtream Ltd Linux 0:00:00 0.006 0.135 0.053 0.107 0.107 3 XILO Communications Ltd. Linux 0:00:00 0.006 0.184 0.059 0.118 0.118 4 Memset Linux 0:00:00 0.006 0.146 0.067 0.133 0.133 5 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.006 [...]


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