iWeb has invited Trackmania world champion, Montreal’s own Carl-Antoni Cloutier, to our 10-year LANniversary celebration of the popular car racing game, Trackmania.
Cloud computing is the future of hosting. Find out what you need to know about Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Computing and learn how to cherry pick the best characteristics for your services with this Infographic guide from www.iweb.com.
You’ll also find tips on how to buy Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Computing, learn what to expect from each of these different cloud environments and get the latest statistics on cloud adoption around the world. If you like it, share it, re-publish it or leave us a comment!
November has seen two important updates to iWeb’s services, while development progresses on further new features and options. This month sees iWeb Cloud Servers‘ all-SSD Storage become scalable in the iWeb Control Center using an easy one-click interface, and the new Ubuntu Server OS version 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) available and supported across our entire range of enterprise-grade dedicated servers and ultra-flexible Cloud Servers. Continue reading »
A better way to serve seasonal traffic, insurance against downtime and the best chance of success for your campaign ROI… Here’s everything you need to know, plus how to get unmetered public cloud hosting to serve your 2013 holiday traffic spikes!
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping period are around the corner. For many ecommerce websites this is the period that determines the success or failure of 12 months of hard work. The National Retail Federation estimates that for many retailers the holiday period accounts for 20-40% of annual sales, and that it represented 19.3% of all annual retail sales in 2012 – an incredible $589.5 billion in revenue. In the case of Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, its online counterpart), these two days alone accounted for over $800 million in online sales in 2012. Don’t let downtime stop you from getting your slice of the action!
The lead up to the holiday period is an important time to make sure your hosting technology is up to date. That your website is ready to handle above average traffic in the most cost-effective way possible, and that it’s not going to let you down at a crucial moment. The Google search trends below highlight the potential for website traffic to peak to twice their normal levels, or even way beyond that when you consider how much of November’s peak can be attributed to just 48 hours of business over the Thanksgiving weekend. Thankfully there are a number of ways you can accommodate traffic spikes without permanently increasing capacity for the sake of just a few days of the year.
We’re iWeb and we provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Infrastructure as in hosting and service as in we love you. Continue reading »
MONTREAL, October 23, 2013 – With the launch of its new iWeb Cloud Servers, Canadian infrastructure as a service (IaaS) leader iWeb has become the first in the industry to offer scalable pay-per-use cloud servers with proven, guaranteed performance stability, QoS and the rapid innovation of OpenStack cloud computing.
Businesses, developers and service providers who depend on the flexibility of cloud hosting can now enjoy it without the ‘noisy neighbor’ effect that has traditionally been a symptom of public cloud infrastructures. Two months’ beta testing has proven iWeb Cloud Servers to provide consistent performance, regardless of workload spikes, and without any impact from other tenants. It’s an achievement that’s as much down to iWeb’s vision of ending the ‘cloud compromise’ as it is to the iWeb Cloud’s advanced technologies, as iWeb’s Chief Technology Officer Cyrille Mertes explains:
“For all the technological superiority of the iWeb Cloud, it’s actually understanding what people want from cloud hosting that has made this service different right from the get go”, explains Cyrille. “We looked around the market and asked ourselves, what do customers dream of getting from cloud services? The answer was even more of the flexibility and efficiency that makes cloud hosting great, without the compromise of unpredictable performance and local storage restrictions”.
iWeb’s vision was realised thanks to cloud engineering that combines OpenStack – open source cloud computing software innovated by over 12,000 developers – and SolidFire all SSD centralized storage that provides guaranteed QoS and burstable disk speeds for linear, predictable server performance as workloads change. The picture is completed by iWeb’s Canada-based 24/7 support and its Control Center interface, where servers can be deployed and deleted instantly, and where CPU/RAM and storage can be scaled independently of one another – another of the iWeb Cloud’s ‘dream’ features.
“The last five years have seen amazing advancements in Cloud computing” noted iWeb President Christian Primeau, explaining what makes iWeb Cloud Servers stand out from the crowd. “Cloud hosting offers flexibility and efficiency, but people also need to have confidence in their hosting partner. Until now you had to chose one or the other, but with the iWeb Cloud that’s not the case. If you want scalable pay-per-use servers, you can have it, and then some. iWeb Cloud Servers have independently scalable resources and all SSD storage that’s twice as fast as other clouds, and they also offer rock-solid performance consistency that’s clearly there to see in your user experience”.
“We think that’s real value, and a really important evolution for cloud hosting. We’re proud to have built the most reliable and advanced cloud in our industry, and we’re proud to have done it here at iWeb, concludes Mr. Primeau.
About iWeb (http://iweb.com)
iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 25,000 customers in more than 200 countries worldwide to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.
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iWeb Cloud Servers are the first in the industry to offer scalable pay-per-use cloud servers with proven, guaranteed performance stability, QoS and the rapid innovation of OpenStack cloud computing. Find out more here!
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Did you know that one third of IT budgets are expected to be spent on cloud this year? With the explosive growth of mobile, social and cloud applications in enterprise, cloud is having a tremendous impact on how businesses and consumers access and use technology.
Here are just a few quick stats to demonstrate why the cloud has become a serious option for business hosting:
- 84% of CIOs cut application costs by moving from in-house to the cloud (source)
- Public and private cloud both have reached about 25% penetration within IT (source)
- One of every seven dollars spent on packaged software, server, and storage offerings will be through the public cloud model, growing five times faster than the total IT industry by 2015 (source)
Here are 10 more reasons to move your IT from in-house hosting to the public or private cloud. Continue reading »
We may not realize how close the cloud is to our reach, but many of the popular web applications that we access on a daily basis are using cloud computing processes. From Google, Facebook, to Twitter, the fast, powerful functionalities of these platforms are made possible by cloud software.
An open source cloud infrastructure has its own unique set of benefits, providing all the advantages of the cloud as well as access to an extensive pool of development, compute, storage, and networking resources, that are constantly being reviewed and updated.
The cloud is a key frontier in the future of technology, spawning a flurry of innovation that continues to pick up steam.
Here are 5 brands that are leading the race with the open cloud. Continue reading »
Anyone looking for a good reason to bolster their transport layer protection (encrypting data transported over the internet) should look no further than the WiFi Pineapple device, a wireless device which lets you test (or perform!) man-in-the-middle attacks. The device is described on Pineapple’s website as:
“A favorite amongst hackers, penetration testers and security enthusiasts. With a talented community of developers this open-source wireless auditing tool brings ease-of-use to man-in-the-middle.”