Archive for April, 2014

iWeb in the top 100 Canadian ICT companies

Published on April 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

iWeb has been ranked 88th in the 2014 Edition of the Branham300 Top 250 Canadian ICT Companies – Canada’s Definitive Ranking of ICT Leaders – moving up seven places from position 95 in 2013.Branham300

The Branham300 ranks the top Canadian and Multinational ICT companies operating in Canada by revenues, providing industry intelligence and illustrating the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada, of which iWeb has been a part since our establishment in 1996.

This further recognition of iWeb’s growth through innovation comes in a year during which iWeb launched the iWeb Cloud, the first OpenStack powered public cloud entirely hosted in Canada, and expanded operations outside of its native Canada in response to unprecedented global demand for faster content delivery via mobile and web services.

As Canada’s most popular hosting provider, iWeb recognizes the need to offer our customers in over 150 countries the most extensive and innovative range of services in the hosting industry. iWeb customers can now choose from new data centers in California, Dallas, Singapore and Amsterdam as well as the latest dedicated server, private cloud and public cloud hosting in Canada.

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5 benefits of choosing faster hosting with iWeb

Published on April 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

iWeb’s new choice of worldwide data center allow you to reduce the latency of your servers by choosing a data center that’s closer to your users. Latency is the milliseconds of delay it takes for information to travel between your server and a user. Reducing latency is all about being the little bit faster that goes a long way with your users.

iWeb has a team of network engineers dedicated to reducing network latency through investment, maintenance and partnerships with the best networking component suppliers. And now we have a range of worldwide data centers where you can deploy dedicated servers: our green Canadian data centers or a choice of data centers in Amsterdam, California, Dallas and Singapore. We also offer a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to cache and serve static website content faster from a worldwide network of data centers according to the users location.

So why are we obsessed with increasing speed by reducing latency? Here are five benefits that you can achieve by choosing your data center wisely when deploying a new server, and reducing latency to a minimum.

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Introduction to database hosting

Published on April 14, 2014 at 11:06 am by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

This article looks at the basics of database servers: what they are, how they’re used, and how to host them. If you’re planning to host a website or database, see our detailed guide to choosing database server hardware and architectures.

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Say Goodbye to the Noisy Neighbor!

Published on April 2, 2014 at 11:24 am by SolidFire in: Cloud Computing Articles

The Noisy Neighbor is the annoying guy that ruins a good party for everyone. In cloud terms, the Noisy Neighbor is the application or volume that consumes a disproportionate amount of available IOPS at the expense of every other volume in the system.

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iWeb launched its new OpenStack powered Public Cloud Service in mid-2013. And by running the entire public cloud offering on SolidFire’s all-flash storage, iWeb was the first Canadian hosting provider to be able to offer a public cloud platform with absolutely zero noisy neighbor problems. (more…)

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