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Open Source Storage Consortium Launched - Jan 1, 2000 - Storage industry leaders announced on Tuesday that they would form an open source community named Aperi.The companies include Brocade Communication Systems, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates International, Fujitsu, IBM, Engenio Information Technologies, McDATA Corporation and Network Appliance.

 Aperi will take an open source approach to building a free platform for managing different brands of storage devices. The organization says the new platform will give customers more ...
Web Host 4PSA Adds Clients Area - Jan 1, 2000 - Third party Web hosting software developer 4PSA ( said on Wednesday that it had launched a new clients area on its Web site.

 4PSA Clients Area 2.0, part of the 4PSA Business Automation initiative, is based on the company's belief that server automation tools by themselves are insufficient without the support of business automation concepts. It was designed according to feedback from partners. The new clients area enables customers to edit their accounts, download 4PSA ...
PerlDesk Available with Fantastico - Jan 1, 2000 - Client management application developer LogicNow ( announced on Wednesday that PerlDesk is now available through Fantastico De Luxe, an auto-installer for cPanel-based servers. 

PerlDesk is a browser-based help desk and email management application. Installation can be done with the click of a mouse. "We are dedicated to adding value to hosting company offerings and making their job easier by automatically installing a variety of helpful scripts," says Ilias Moisidis of ...
Experian Picks Raritan For Data Center - Jan 1, 2000 - Raritan ( announced on Wednesday that UK-based information solutions provider Experian would use Raritan remote management solutions to maintain servers in its new data center. 

The new facility, housing 700 servers and expected to grow to 5,000, was built to support Experian's European operations. It replaces two previous data centers, one of which will now serve as a disaster recovery facility. Experian chose Raritan's Dominion KX KVM-over-IP switches and Dominion SX ... logoWeb Host Layered Picks Virtuozzo, Plesk - Jan 1, 2000 - Web hosting automation software developer SWsoft ( announced on Thursday that dedicated hosting provider Layered Technologies ( Total Reviews: 3
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) launched eight new virtual private server offerings based on SWsoft technology.

 Layered's VPS offerings are bundled with the Plesk control panel and run on the Virtuozzo virtualization solution. The company now runs Virtuozzo for both the Linux and Windows platforms.  "Virtuozzo has quickly become a pivotal solution for hosting ...
Sun CFO McGowan Plans to Retire - Jan 1, 2000 - Sun Microsystems ( announced on Wednesday that Steve McGowan, its chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate resources, will retire at the end of Fiscal year 2006. The company is currently seeking McGowan's replacement.

"It has been a privilege to work at Sun for the past 14 years and I am proud of the highly capable finance, legal, IT and global business services team we have created," says McGowan. "I am 100 percent committed to working with ...
Microsoft Planning Software Hosting Push - Jan 1, 2000 - Software giant Microsoft ( is planning a major move into hosting within the next year, according to reports.

 The company will offer a hosted version of Sharepoint, its document sharing and collaboration platform, in addition to hosted CRM and ERP software.  According to reports, the CRM solution should be available in the second half of 2006 with ERP following shortly after. Microsoft has not officially announced any of its plans but analysts say the moves are part of a ... logoWeb Host AISO Builds Green Data Center - Jan 1, 2000 - Web host provider AISO.Net ( announced on Wednesday it has built a new environmentally friendly data center in Romoland, California. The data center took six months to build, and is completely solar powered through the use of over 120 ground mounted solar panels.

AISO.Net has been using solar panels since 2002 to power its data center, but wanted to redesign the data center to help fight pollution and preserve natural resources. The building also includes solar ... logoGo Daddy Super Bowl Ad Approved - Jan 1, 2000 - Web hosting provider and domain registrar Go Daddy ( Total Reviews: 75
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) announced on Thursday that after a lengthy battle over content, the 14th ad submitted by the company was approved by ABC Television's standards and practices division to air during Super Bowl XL.

Go Daddy has been struggling to meet the approval of ABC since it signed up to run a 30-second spot during the game, scheduled for February 5. On his blog, Go Daddy's founder and president Bob Parsons has been ...
Singaporea Managed Host Adds Solution - Jan 1, 2000 - SingaporeWebdesigner (, Web hosting division of Edlink Services, announced on Monday it is offering a customized content management solution. Using the tool, says the company, applications can be developed and customized to suit the exact needs of the customer.

"This is part of the company's strategies to position itself as an all-in-one Web services company in Singapore," says Byon Ong, CTO of Edlink Services. "Web sites themselves normally contain ...