Hosting Industry News Briefing for 05/19/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 05/19/2006

Streamload Offers Free Hosting for Videos

As more video hosting services try to stay on top, Streamload announced today that they now offering free hosting for video files. The company, which specializes in hosting online digital media will provide users with an economical way to share their favorite videos online.

“As video sharing becomes increasingly popular, people need a secure and reliable place to store and host videos. We provide 25 GBs of online storage and 500 MBs of monthly video hosting capacity, free of charge,” said Steve Iverson, president and CEO of Streamload. “Additionally, these videos can be downloaded and ‘taken to go.’”

If you need more than the free service can provide, Streamload offers paid accounts with enhanced features.

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Microsoft Buys Whale Communications

Microsoft will soon be having a “whale” of a time after they announced today that they have acquired Whale Communications, Ltd. The company provides several secure access products, including secure sockets layer (SSL) virtual private networks (VPN) and Web application firewalls.

“We are committed to providing a comprehensive secure access platform that helps customers easily extend and manage the reach of their information systems. The acquisition of Whale’s complementary technologies is a key part of meeting that commitment,” said Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of the Security, Access and Solutions Division at Microsoft.

“We built our company and technologies around the key customer requirement of secure, anywhere, anytime remote access to business applications,” said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale Communications. “We’re excited about what this acquisition will mean for our customers given Microsoft’s focus on providing policy-based secure access to information assets from beyond the corporate network.”

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Understanding SSL

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2Macs Joins Ethics Program

2Macs, a provider of Mac-based hosting solutions, announced that they have joined the Hosting Code of Ethics program, a program that was designed to encourage hosting companies to operate under a specific set of codes.

“This program and acceptance of these guidelines will allow the small and medium sized business owners that we target to have more confidence in our hosting and Web site design services,” said the 2Macs founders in it the company’s press release. “We encourage our current hosting clients to post a review of our services on our ratings page at WebHostingStuff.com’s Web site, even if it’s, unfortunately a negative review. We want our prospective clients to get a true feeling for how our company operates. 2Macs is very serious about providing our clients the highest standard of service and support and we feel by joining this program only strengthens our presence as a top hosting provider.”

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WildWestDomains Offers New Tools for Resellers

WildWestDomains, a provider of discount domain name registration, announced that they are now offering a new set of tools designed to assist resellers.

“Successful resellers need easy access to support, so we decided to give them a way to communicate with our team and their peers,” said Wild West Domains’ Executive Vice President Barb Rechterman. “Having several channels of communication gives our resellers the ability to reach out to us in the way most convenient and comfortable for them.”

“These additional support mechanisms are great,” said Gabriel Flores of redtoad.net, a Wild West Domains reseller. “It helped me take advantage of the free utilities offered with my reseller account. It is nice to have an avenue to chat with other resellers as well as with people making the product.”

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