LeaseWeb Names New CTO to Drive Hybrid Cloud Strategy

LeaseWeb has appointed Svenja de Vos as its new chief technology officer, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and hosting industry to her new role. De Vos will be part of the LeaseWeb Global Management Team starting Jan. 1, 2017, and will be responsible for the product management, product engineering, and system administration departments, LeaseWeb said ...

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GoDaddy’s New Head of Hosting on the HEG Acquisition, WordPress, and What’s Next

As most companies start to slow down this time of the year ahead of the holidays, it seems that GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is doing the opposite. Take its $1.9 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group for example, announced at the beginning of December. Now GoDaddy is making another move in its hosting division with the appointment of Raghu Murthi as ...

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Azure Stack Hopes to Succeed Where Private Clouds Fail

Brought to you by Talkin’ Cloud Last month, Microsoft partner HPE told attendees of its HPE Discover conference in London that Azure Stack – Microsoft’s data center operating platform – would be available within the next six months. This week in an interview with Network World, Microsoft Azure corporate vice president Jason Zander expanded a bit on Azure Stack and ...

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Share Your Expertise through and through Industry Perspectives

Do you have thoughts on trending topics or breaking news that you want to share with an audience of hosting and cloud professionals? If so, you may be interested in Industry Perspectives, The WHIR’s guest blogging program. Industry Perspectives appear alongside our regular editorial content and are focused on education and thought leadership. Industry Perspectives are single contributions, designed for busy professionals ...

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Report: Cloud Infrastructure Equipment Revenue to Reach $70B in 2016

Each quarter for the last four years, HPE and Cisco have vied for the lead in cloud infrastructure market share, with revenues on par, according to Synergy Research Group. While Synergy’s Q3 data showed that trend continuing, it also showed original device manufacturers (ODMs) and the newly-merged Dell EMC crowding the picture by keeping pace. HPE earned slightly more cloud ...

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Facebook Accused of Misleading EU in WhatsApp Takeover Probe

(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. risks a multimillion-euro fine for allegedly misleading European Union merger watchdogs when it won approval to buy the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014. The EU’s antitrust authority said Tuesday it suspects Facebook supplied “incorrect or misleading information” on linking data with WhatsApp as officials investigated the tie-up two years ago. Approval for the $22 billion deal isn’t under ...

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Your Next Retirement Plan Could Be Run by City stargazer

(Bloomberg) — More than a third of full-time private-sector workers in the U.S. don’t have a way to save for retirement on the job. On Tuesday, the Department of Labor offered a new way to fill that gap: Let cities and counties get involved. A new rule would clear regulatory barriers that might otherwise stop large municipalities such as New York from setting up plans for all workers—not ...

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U.K. Lawmakers Win EU Case Over Extent of Internet Spying Powers

(Bloomberg) — The European Union’s top court ruled against Britain in its first major judgment of the Brexit era, saying U.K. measures forcing telecommunications companies to keep hold of customer data for a year violate the bloc’s laws. Such legislation “exceeds the limits of what is strictly necessary and cannot be considered to be justified within a democratic society,” judges at ...

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Mega-Clouds Drive Shift to Mega-Data Centers in capital of Singapore

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge While Singapore has for years been the default data center location for US and European companies wanting to serve clients in Asia, the rise of the mega-clouds is changing market dynamics there as it has done in other major data center markets around the world. Companies like Microsoft and Google have built their ...

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