Archive for August, 2013

iWeb at HackMTL 2013 – Javascript edition

Published on August 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Development Articles


On August 16 and 17 iWeb participated in #HackMTL, a ‘hackathon’ event organized by MTLStartupTalent and held at the Montreal Olympic Stadium. The hackathon brought together more than a hundred developers from a wide variety of backgrounds for 24 hours of hacking in Javascript, creating single page applications, Chrome extensions and Node.js based systems, and even integrating it all with hardware. Here’s an account of the event for anyone who couldn’t attend, or is simply interested in understanding what a hackathon is. We also have details of the competition winners.MTL hackathon (more…)

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Celebrating 3 years of OpenStack [Infographic]

Published on August 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Cloud Computing Articles

This month OpenStack – the open source cloud platform on which the iWeb Cloud is built – celebrates three years of growth, development and innovation. See that progression in numbers on this Infographic produced by OpenStack, which illustrates the rapidly accelerating growth of the project, of which iWeb is a sponsor.

Since its inception in July 2010, the OpenStack open source cloud project has grown to include contributions from a community of over 1,200 cloud developers, who have between them written over 1.3 million lines of code.

These numbers show that, as the biggest open source cloud platform, OpenStack is fast fulfilling its destiny to become the ‘Linux of the Cloud’. It is already used by IaaS services including the iWeb Cloud and Rackspace Cloud, as well as scientific research organizations and gaming, media and finance companies to name a few.

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Celebrating 3 years of OpenStack

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Considerations for buying server backup

Published on August 12, 2013 at 11:07 am by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

August sees the launch of the Idera v5 backup platform in the iWeb Control Center and with all iWeb dedicated hosting and cloud hosting options. If you’re considering protecting your data, take a look at these considerations for information backup and recovery decisions.
Data backup decision criteria (more…)

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