Category: News

United Internet acquires Strato

Cash

The parent company of 1&1 Internet, United Internet, has acquired Strato, a web hosting and domain registration provider. The acquisition of Strato is the latest known deal in the web hosting industry. United Internet will be adding a number of new customers, a new brand, and access to more talent after the closing of the […]

Equinix to acquire datacenter assets from Verizon

Announcement

Equinix has announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire 24 datacenters from Verizon for $3.6 billion dollars. After this transaction is over Equinix will increase their presence worldwide with the addition of these datacenters to the company’s own. Equinix is already known as the go-to datacenter operator if a web host […]

GoDaddy acquires WP Curve

Red car

GoDaddy has acquired on demand technical support service WP Curve. WP Curve provides WordPress administrators with on demand fixes when issues arises. WP Curve also provides marketing support in addition to technical support for WordPress administrators. The addition of WP Curve’s products and services to GoDaddy will increase the different number of WordPress offerings by […]

GoDaddy to acquire HEG

Announcement

GoDaddy has announced that the domain registration giant will pay $1.79 billion dollars for Host Europe Group (HEG). The transaction is expected to close by the second quarter of next year. With the acquisition of HEG, GoDaddy will gain a major web hosting presence in Europe. GoDaddy will acquire over 1.7 million additional customers from […]

Amazon launches DDoS protection service

Big gorilla

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now order DDoS protection from Amazon. The new anti-DDoS service is called AWS Shield. The service will only protect content and assets that are hosted on AWS services. AWS will offer two tiers of AWS Shield. Amazon will provide its existing AWS customers with a basic version of the […]

Oracle acquires Dyn

Wad of money

Oracle has announced that the software giant has acquired managed domain name service (DNS) provider Dyn. Dyn is one of the most popular and well known managed DNS providers on the Internet today. With the acquisition of Dyn, Oracle should be able to improve its managed DNS offering. Existing Dyn customers will probably be introduced […]

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Torrent

Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. Platinum is the highest level of membership at the Linux Foundation. Other Linux Foundation platinum members include: Cisco, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm, and Samsung. The Linux Foundation has different levels of memberships for organizations. The different levels of membership […]

CenturyLink acquires Level 3

Network router

CenturyLink, the telecommunications company that took over Qwest and Savvis a few years ago is now going to acquire Level 3 Communications. The transaction is valued at $34 billion dollars. CenturyLink will use a combination of cash and stock to acquire Level 3. Datacenter operators will probably not be liking this news. Qwest, Savvis, and […]

WPEngine gives customers free SSL certificates

Cloud security

WPEngine has announced the company will now be including free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates for their customers. Existing customers can activate their free SSL certificate with a few clicks from within the WPEngine portal. Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates are just like any other SSL certificate with the exception that they expire every 90 days. This […]

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