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DuPont Fabros: A Look at the Head-Spinning Valuation

8 hours 48 min ago
So what do you get for $4,600 per rentable data center square foot? You purchase DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE: DFT).
Categories: Network News

South Korean Web Host Pays $1 Million to Recover Customer Data

8 hours 56 min ago
A web host based in South Korea has paid over $1 million to a ransomware operation, called Erebus.
Categories: Network News

Digital Realty Study: Direct Connects to Cloud Bring 50X Less Latency

2017, June 22 - 7:50pm
For a company thinking about leveraging the public cloud as part of its data center solution, latency can be a big concern.
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Senators Press Trump Officials for More Details on Russia Hacks

2017, June 22 - 3:10am
Twenty-one U.S. states were potentially targeted by Russian government cyber actors.
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Ubersmith 4.1 Release Offers Improved User Experience

2017, June 22 - 12:36am
Ubersmith 4.1 offers many updates that allow for greater flexibility and an enhanced user experience.
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AWS Blocks New Smartsheet Exec in Non-Compete Dispute

2017, June 21 - 11:22pm
Former AWS executive Gene Farrell is being blocked by the company from joining Smartsheet, GeekWire reports.
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Rackspace Creates New Division as TriCore Acquisition Closes

2017, June 21 - 11:12pm
Rackspace has closed its acquisition of consulting and managed services company TriCore Solutions.
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Amazon Is ‘Just Getting Started' With Web Services Push in Canada

2017, June 21 - 3:41am
The internet giant will add 200 people to its Toronto office to work on sales and technology.
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With New ThinkSystem & ThinkAgile, Lenovo Expands Data Center Portfolio

2017, June 21 - 1:20am
Today in New York City during the company's Transform event, Lenovo announced what it calling its largest ever end to end data center launch with the addition of the ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data center portfolios.
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RapidScale Promotes President of Sales to Chief Strategy Officer

2017, June 21 - 12:28am
Managed cloud services provider RapidScale has promoted Mark Szotkowski to chief strategy officer, the company announced Tuesday.
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Faulty AWS S3 Configuration Exposes Personal Data of 198M U.S. Voters

2017, June 20 - 10:41pm
Republican data firm Deep Root Analytics, who was working on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is taking full responsibility for the disclosure.
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CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007

2017, June 20 - 10:25pm
Among the companies whose wireless routers have reportedly been compromised are Motorola, Linksys, Dell, Netgear, US Robotics, Belkin, Asus, Buffalo, DLink and Senao.
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3 Reasons Why Case Studies Make the Best Conference Sessions

2017, June 19 - 11:23pm
Case studies have long been used in undergrad and graduate school programs, but they can be used in any learning environment to explore how technologies or methodologies apply to real world situations.
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TierPoint Now Has a Huge Rival in Secondary Markets

2017, June 19 - 11:05pm
The acquisition expands Peak 10's reach from 16 data centers in 10 markets to 40 data centers in 20 markets, reaching as far west as Portland.
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CenturyLink Is Accused of Running a Wells Fargo-Like Scheme

2017, June 19 - 10:43pm
A former CenturyLink Inc. employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company's high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying millions of dollars for accounts they didn't request.
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Join The WHIR in Chicago June 22: RSVP Now

2017, June 17 - 2:46am
Less than a week until we return to Chicago for a networking event for web hosting, data center and cloud professionals.
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XSS Just One Part of Broad Application Threat Landscape: Report

2017, June 17 - 2:10am
The State of In-Production Application Security report, drawn from analysis of more than 30 major enterprise applications in production, shows that over 40 percent of organizations experience account takeover attacks.
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Gartner: Amazon Isn't Only E-Commerce Giant with Cloud Prowess

2017, June 17 - 12:00am
Alibaba is emerging as a company to watch in the Infrastructure as a Service market in the U.S., according to the latest Magic Quadrant for IaaS report from Gartner.
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BMW's Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM's Cloud

2017, June 16 - 9:47pm
BMW is planning to use IBM's cloud infrastructure to deploy its new platform for collecting data from connected cars.
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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Quashes Proposed Internet Streaming Tax

2017, June 16 - 6:23am
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejected a proposal to apply a 5 percent tax to broadband internet services.
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