February 05, 2016 Comments Off

Digital Realty Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer

SAN FRANCISCO — Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced today the appointment of Cindy Fiedelman as Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for leading the company’s global human capital strategy, which includes talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits programs, as well as human resources integration efforts related to mergers and acquisitions. She joined the company on an interim basis in September 2015 to replace Ellen Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services & Human Resources, who retired in the fourth quarter of 2015. Cindy is based in Dallas and reports directly to Chief Executive Officer A

February 05, 2016 Comments Off

IBM Doubles Down on Digital Agency Business with exc.io Acquisition

IBM has announced plans this week to acquired German digital marketing company exc.io to add digital marketing, commerce and platform skills to IBM Interactive Experience (iX).

February 04, 2016 Comments Off

EU-US Privacy Shield and its Impact on Small and Mid-Sized Hosting Providers

In an interview with the WHIR, David Snead, i2Coalition board chair and chair of the public policy group said that the Privacy Shield agreement is a “really good start” but that there are still more details that need to be ironed out.

February 01, 2016 Comments Off

US, European Officials Miss Deadline on Data Transfer Deal

Negotiations over data transfer regulations between American and European officials stalled over the weekend, missing the Sunday deadline set by Europe’s national privacy agencies.

February 01, 2016 Comments Off

City Network Selected to Provide Infrastructure as a Service for Folksam

KARLSKRONA, SWEDEN – City Network, one of Europe’s fastest growing providers of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), today announced that Folksam, one of the leading insurance and pension savings companies in Europe, chose City Network as their IaaS partner.

January 29, 2016 Comments Off

Digital Realty Considers Interxion Acquisition

San Francisco-based colocation and interconnection company Digital Realty is considering acquiring the Europe-based data center colocation provider Interxion for an undisclosed amount. The consideration was announced earlier this week through investor news site DealReporter

January 27, 2016 Comments Off

Nexcess Introduces ExpressionEngine 3.1 CMS Hosting Plans

SOUTHFIELD, MI – Nexcess, a provider of premium managed ExpressionEngine hosting and the Official Enterprise Hosting Partner of ExpressionEngine creator EllisLab, has announced that the newest version of ExpressionEngine — ExpressionEngine 3.1 — is now available on its performance-optimized hosting platform. ExpressionEngine 3.1 brings a host of new features and enhancements, including support for PHP 7, a substantially expanded range of hooks that offer greater flexibility to developers of ExpressionEngine extensions, and the ability to save template partials and variables as files. PHP 7 — which was introduced towards the end of last year — is built on an entirely new engine, which results in substantial performance improvements for PHP applications, including ExpressionEngine

January 26, 2016 Comments Off

Facebook Data Center Coming to Ireland

A village in Ireland will be the location of the second Facebook data center in Europe, the company officially confirmed on Sunday.

January 25, 2016 Comments Off

Zayo Expands FTT Network in Indiana

BOULDER, Colo. – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., the global leader in Communications Infrastructure, today announced that the company will provide fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) to 78 new towers in Indiana to serve a major wireless carrier customer.

January 22, 2016 Comments Off

Data Center Documentary Explores Places Where Cloud Lives

As bigger and bigger parts of our lives get converted to digital formats, people get increasingly curious about the infrastructure that makes the internet, or the cloud (whatever you want to call it), possible. A lot of the things that may seem obvious to those working in the data center industry are mysteries to people outside of it.