Archive for February, 2012

How to get your hands on our beta Cloud Server

Published on February 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles, iWeb Articles

You may have heard through the grapevine that iWeb will soon launch a new product: the Cloud Server.

A beta version was launched a few weeks ago that made a limited number VMs available to Smart Server customers right in their Control Center. (more…)

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iWeb welcomes Bruce Knooihuizen to its Board of Directors

Published on at 1:26 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

iWeb has confirmed that Bruce Knooihuizen, until recently Chief Financial Officer of Rackspace, has joined its Board of Directors. We’re thrilled to be able to count on his experience, knowledge and intuition! We are very happy with the addition of Bruce Knooihuizen to our Board of Directors, his experience in building some of the most successful and profitable cloud and telecom infrastructures will add depth to an already strong management team.

A veteran of the telecommunications Industry since 1980, Bruce was named CFO of Rackspace in 2008, and played a key role in taking the Company public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:RAX) later that year, in what was the biggest IPO in the history of Internet Hosting Industry. At the time of his departure, Rackspace had seen its value grow to nearly $4.9 Billion USD.

Prior to that, Bruce had overseen the growth of Dobson Communications Corporation, in Oklahoma City. Valued at nearly $5 Billion USD at the time of its sale to AT&T, Dobson’s revenues had grown from $34 million to a $1.4 Billion.

Read the official press release.

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iWeb Adds ex-Rackspace CFO to Board, Getting Ready For Cloud

Published on at 9:32 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles, iWeb Press Releases

Montreal, February 20th, 2012 – iWeb has confirmed that Bruce Knooihuizen, until recently Chief Financial Officer of Rackspace, has joined its Board of Directors.

“We are very happy with the addition of Bruce Knooihuizen to our Board of Directors, his experience in building some of the most successful and profitable cloud and telecom infrastructures will add depth to an already strong management team,” says Eric Chouinard, iWeb’s CEO and co-Founder. “Just as importantly, Bruce shares our values and our vision for the future of the industry. He understands what we are building, here at iWeb, and has decided to get involved at a pivotal time.”

iWeb will announce an important Cloud Infrastructure Service offering in the spring of 2012.

A veteran of the telecommunications Industry since 1980, Bruce was named CFO of Rackspace in 2008, and played a key role in taking the Company public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:RAX) later that year, in what was the biggest IPO in the history of Internet Hosting Industry. At the time of his departure, Rackspace had seen its value grow to nearly $4.9 Billion USD. Prior to that, Bruce had overseen the growth of Dobson Communications Corporation, in Oklahoma City. Valued at nearly $5 Billion USD at the time of its sale to AT&T, Dobson’s revenues had grown from $34 million to a $1.4 Billion.

“Understandably, we’re thrilled to be able to count on Bruce’s experience, knowledge and intuition!” summarizes iWeb’s enthusiastic CEO.

About iWeb

iWeb is one of the largest providers of dedicated server hosting and management in Canada. Serving more than 20,000 customers in 150 countries, iWeb is recognized internationally for high quality infrastructure and competitive pricing. Based in Montreal, iWeb’s operations include a head office on Nun’s Island and four data centres encompassing 90,000 square feet of latest-generation technology.

Contact :

Bernard Dahl
Media Relations / Public Relations
514-762-6468
bernard@presentis.ca

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How to distribute website load across multiple servers

Published on February 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm by Charles Lacroix in: Web Hosting Articles

Here is a new article written by our guest blogger, Charles Lacroix. This time he shares with us his test results on load-balancing with Smart Servers.

I recently had the occasion do a lot of tests on my Smart Servers. I installed several webmail software, I tested  email relaying via the private network. I also experimented with reverse proxy and load balancing (more…)

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Dedicated vs. VPS: 6 reasons to make the Smart decision

Published on February 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles

When it comes to choosing an adequate solution for hosting your project, many options are available. Dedicated servers and VPS are two of the most common hosting solutions.

Depending on your project however, there are several reasons why you should consider a dedicated Smart Server instead of a VPS. (more…)

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