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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.
  • Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in November 2017
    Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 Webair Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.145 0.048 0.095 0.097 2 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.138 0.055 0.110 0.156 3 vXtream Ltd Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.148 0.066 0.132 0.132 4 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.093 0.068 0.141 0.141 5 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.005 [...]
  • LinkedIn certificate blunder leaves users LockedOut!
    Many LinkedIn users were unable to access the professional networking website today after its administrators failed to renew a TLS certificate before it expired. The certificate in question was used by various country-specific LinkedIn websites such as https://uk.linkedin.com and https://de.linkedin.com. It expired at midday today, immediately preventing users from accessing the site via these hostnames. [...]
  • November 2017 Web Server Survey
    In the November 2017 survey we received responses from 1,819,412,110 sites and 6,893,323 web-facing computers, reflecting a gain of 4.17M sites and 6,961 computers. This month’s web server survey saw Microsoft’s market share amongst all sites fall by 12.64 percentage points due to a loss of 228M sites. Despite this, Microsoft still retains its place [...]


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