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Web Hosting List Adds Green Ranking

Web Hosting Report has added a green category to its best Web hosting companies ranking. Categories include Best Cheap Hosting, Best Email Hosting and Best Blog Hosting, among others. The new category, “Green Web Hosting,” ranks the best green companies. Web Hosting Report said several Web hosting companies are buying carbon credits to offset their […]

iland Taps AboveNet to Connect Data Centers

iland Internet Solutions Corp. announced Tuesday it has selected AboveNet Communications Inc. as one of its top two tier 1 IP providers to connect the iland Virtual Data Centers, located in Los Angeles; Boston; Reston, Va.; and Dallas. The additional 4gbps IP network connectivity for each of iland’s Virtual Data Centers provide iland and its […]

Level 3 Signs Single Largest Capacity Agreement Ever

Level 3 Communications has signed the largest single capacity commitment in Level 3 history. The transport provider will support voice, data and Internet traffic for more than 250 million Telefonica customers in Europe and Latin America. The deal is an expansion of its existing relationship with Telefonica International Wholesale Services, and it establishes a dedicated […]

IBM to Outsource Thousands of U.S. Jobs to India

IBM will slash 5,000 U.S. employees, outsourcing many of their job positions to India. The new cuts will hit the global business-services unit. Outsourcing is nothing new for Big Blue: already about 71 percent of its workforce lies outside the United States. The news, reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes amid talk of an […]

3FN Starts Hosting Resale Program

Triple Fiber Network or 3FN Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based Web hosting company, announced a new Web hosting partner program. Each partner who signs up will get a unique link with his own unique ID, which will be used to assign commission for purchases made by visitors, who followed that link. The Webmaster will continue […]

Telx Channel Signs 100+ Partners in 3 Quarters

It takes nine months to gestate a baby and that’s about how long the Telx channel program has been incubating. Launched in June, the program now is seeing some momentum with more than 100 partners on board, said channel chief Kirk Horton, speaking at the at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo this week in […]

Avistar, DataMart Team for Video UC

Integrator DataMart Inc. will add Avistar Communications Corp.’s desktop videoconferencing to its unified communications portfolio, with the goal of tapping into the travel reduction trend. Wainhouse Research found in a recent study that one-third of those polled see the use of videoconferencing accelerating given today’s economy, as it reduces the need and cost for travel […]

iland Lures Agents With Cloud Services

iland Internet Solutions Corp. is rolling out a new channel program; its lure is the promise of virtualization. Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical […]

NEF: Get Your Colo Quotes Here

Agency NEF Inc. is gearing up to launch a new quoting tool for colocation and managed data center services. It will be available to potential subagents beginning in March. NEF President Michael Murphy said the tool includes data on more than 1,000 data centers from 136 national, regional, carrier and neutral facilities or managed services […]

Downturn-Proof Data Center Sales Strategies

      By Moz Aslam, COLOTRAQ The relationship between purchasing managers and CFOs mimics the cyclical nature of our economy. During boom times, there is great team chemistry — similar to a cohesive 11-man offensive unit in the NFL, where everyone is striving towards the goal. Here, the goal is increasing shareholder value. And […]

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