Understand the business value and risk of localized computing power at Edge Asia 2019

 “Around 10% of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75%” Gartner

From a relatively obscure technology a couple of years back, Edge Computing has evolved to become one of the most talked about technologies today. The disruptive potential of edge is fueled by the growth of Internet of Things (IoT), big data, emergence of 5G networks and growth of distributed computing architecture.

According to a report by Technavio, the global edge computing market is expected to post a CAGR of 41% during the forecast period 2019-2023.

The centralized cloud architecture alone cannot support the emerging application and business requirements. Computing at the edge can improve the overall performance, reliability, scalability and fulfill regulatory compliance for many applications.

The edge resources can be deployed both at the operator side (known as infrastructure edge) and on the user side (known as the device edge). Infrastructure and Operations leaders need to understand the associated business value and risk of localized computing power.

Covering the breadth and depth of edge computing and its potential in the Asia-pacific region, BroadGroup will be launching its inaugural Edge Asia Singapore on April 11th, 2019 powered by Datacloud.

Edge Asia will define the Edge and its importance to 5G. It will also explore the opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead in the implementation of Edge services and networks in the APAC region.

For two years we’ve been in Singapore for Datacloud Asia. This year we are bringing the Edge Computing discussion to the APAC region, especially after the success of our inaugural Edge Congresses in the US and Europe. The event is now Edge Asia, powered by Datacloud.” – Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup.

The attendees will include top executives from the edge, cloud, computing, IoT, data center and data arena.

The list of speakers include:

  • Sunil Gupta – CTO, Communication and Media Industry Vertical, APAC, HPE
  • Gordan Falconer – Chairman Advisory Board, UN, United Smart Cities Group
  • Bill Barney – Chairman and CEO, Global Cloud Xchange
  • Shehara Viswanathan – Lead Consultant, Advisory, Cisco
  • Zoe Zhuang – VP, Chindata
  • Andrew Rigoli, Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy Equinix Asia-Pacific & Interim Country Manager, Singapore
  • Manik Narayan Saha – CIO, APAC & Japan, SAP

Key topics to be discussed

  • Managing data centers
  • Asia’s evolving digital landscape
  • Mapping the edge – analyze and identify the opportunities and threats
  • Need of dynamic workforce for the changing infrastructure landscape
  • Ways to enable smart cities and connected economies
  • How 5G and IoT hold the keys to edge deployments

Why should you attend?

  • Connect with your fellow industry members, customers and partners to discuss the dominant issues.
  • Identify the opportunities in edge and how you can capitalize them.
  • Gain insights from the leaders in the edge and the cloud industry.
  • Utilize the networking opportunities presented at the event to build new business avenues.

DHN is the official media partner of Edge Asia 2019. Register now using code – DHNEDGEA19, to avail 15% discount.


Giants of the Cloud & Hosting industry to meet at Hosting Talk Global 2019 in Istanbul

Hosting Talk Global – one of the most comprehensive and well-attended cloud technologies’ events, organized under the main sponsorship of ICANN and .Istanbul Registry, will open the gates for its visitors for the 2nd time during April 12-13 at Grand Cevahir Hotel in Istanbul.

The event will gather key names of the Cloud & Hosting industry, with more than 30 sessions, during which opinion leaders of many global companies such as from Plesk, DigitalOcean, GoDaddy, RedHat and Microsoft as well as more than 500 professionals of the industry from Turkey will come together.

Among this year’s speakers will be names such as Bhavin Turakhia, the CEO of Radix, who sold major domain and hosting companies of India, ResellerClub, LogicBoxes and BigRock to the Endurance group at an amount of 1.2 billion, Lukas Hertig, Senior Vice President of Plesk known for its world-wide mostly preferred hosting control panels, Mohan Ram, Senior Partnership Manager of DigitalOcean; Soeren von Varchmin, CEO of CloudFest and Kaan Demircan, Open Source Strategy Director of Microsoft.

Hosting Talk Global aims to bring together the business world and technology fans, and discuss new cloud technologies and cloud investments in Turkey and the world.

Pioneers of the Cloud and Hosting industry to come together

With Hosting Talk Global, which is going to host more than 30 sessions throughout two days, the participants will have the chance to listen to highly appreciated, local and foreign opinion leaders.

Further speakers of the event, whose speeches regarding the Cloud & Hosting industry are waited impatiently, are:

  • Nick Tomasso, Vice President of Global Meeting Operations of ICANN
  • Kıvılcım İstanbulluoğlu, Domain Investor
  • İlyas Teker, Founder of Mosanta
  • Koray Şeremet, Senior Solution Architect of Red Hat
  • Selina Bieber, Regional Manager of GoDaddy
  • Boyan Ivanov, CEO of Storpool
  • Hakan Uzuner, Founder of ÇözümPark
  • Derya Sezen, Kloia, Cloud and DevOps Consultant
  • Huzeyfe Önal, General Director of BGA
  • Mert Saka, Registry Services Manager of ICANN
  • Gökalp Çakıcı, Founder of UzmanPosta
  • Fahd Batayneh, Area Manager for Middle East of ICANN
  • Filip Borcov, CEO of
  • Nivu Hussain, Marketing Director of .CLUB
  • Cihan Nimsi, Founder and CEO of Güzel Hosting
  • Yusuf Öztürk, Software Architect of VirtualMetric
  • Divya Bakshi from Radix Channel Partnerships
  • İsmail Baskın, Google Cloud Platform Expert

The meeting point of the Cloud & Hosting industry

One of the most exciting points of Hosting Talk Global is that participants of the event will have the chance to attend informative panels and join workshops that will be moderated by professionals of the industry.

And if you want to experience with experts how you can boost your business, you can take part in this unique event, where representatives of more than 300 companies from the Cloud & Hosting industry will be there.


Get ready to experience hyperscale enablement, cloud, data and other internet innovations at CloudFest 2019

CloudFest 2019 to be held between March 23-29 at Rust, Germany, will welcome the leaders of the cloud, hosting and internet infrastructure space to come together and connect to shape the future of the internet industry. Get ready to hear the most inspiring voices of the industry, attend compelling breakout sessions, and take advantage of the amazing networking opportunities followed by high-spirit after-hours events.

The theme of CloudFest 2019

This year, the festival’s theme is Hyperscale enablement. Hyperscalers are forecasted to cover 70 percent of the IaaS market by 2021. These large-scale operators are set to reshape the market. It’s the perfect time for the service providers to identify the potential of this opportunity and encash it for business growth.

CloudFest 2019 will bring together leading hyperscale operators. Attendees can use this opportunity to learn the best way to collaborate and enter into some astounding partnerships. These partnerships can help you make money from the different streams of the demand and value chains.

We see this as a critical juncture in the industry, a time where service providers should no longer look to hyperscalers as the competition, but to welcome them as a vital partner.” Soeren von Varchmin, CEO at CloudFest.

Why CloudFest 2019 is a must-attend?

CloudFest, over the past fifteen years, has evolved to be one of the most sought-after events for the leaders in the internet infrastructure space. CloudFest 2019, just like the previous year, will be bigger and better.

The event will be attended by over 7000 potential customers, industry leaders and professionals for a heck of a week. Prepare to witness some of the most innovative products to be exhibited during the event. Specially curated keynotes, workshops, and panels on trending topics will be another important reason to attend it.

The 4th annual hacking event – Hackathon

CloudFest will also be conducting Hackathon – the only official event to go beforehand, for the 4th time.

Hackathon will see 50+ developers from more than 20 companies  create innovative solutions to solve persistent tech problems. It will take place during the weekend, before the main event, in Santa Isabel Hotel at Europa Park, Rust, Germany.

The projects again this year will be focused on open-source communities, not for profit and interoperable.


CloudFest is an annual get-together of not only the professionals in the internet infrastructure space, but it also draws celebrities, influencers, newsmakers and experts from around the world. CloudFest 2019 will also see the line-up of such headliners:

  • Tatiana Tropina – Cybercrime Expert, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
  • Daniel Kraft – Chief Developer, Namecoin Project
  • Will Pemble – CEO, Goal Boss
  • Hank Shocklee – Producer, Public Enemy
  • Bhavin Turakhia – CEO & Founder, Flock

Key topics

Hyperscaling with the Domain Name System

Andy Simpson – Principal Data Scientist at Verisign, will talk about the significance of domain names and how they can be used in various customer engagement strategies.

Beyond the Hype – PKI and the Cloud

Dan Timpson – CTO at DigitCert, will talk about seamless integration of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) into your cloud-native architectures. He will also throw light on the role of PKI in datacenter environments, web security etc.

The WordPress Hosting Experience – Bought Cheaply And Paid Dearly?

Jan Loffler – CTO at Plesk, will discuss and share his vision of a best-in-class WordPress hosting. He will also bring a surprise guest who will guide the audience on how to make a WordPress user happy and allow hosters to stand out in the crowd.

Power your Moonshots with the Cloud

Yuval Dvir – Head of Online Partnerships at Google Cloud, will talk about the changing technology landscape, increasing convergence of infotech and biotech and how cloud is the underlying factor here because of its high-availability and non-comprising security.

DHN is the official media partner of CloudFest 2019. Use code CF19AJL and register now for free.

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Join the defining leadership forum for data center, cloud & edge at Datacloud India & SAARC 2019

Microsoft and IDC’s joint research titled Unlocking the Economic Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia Pacific predicts that by 2021, digital transformation alone will add around USD 154 billion to India’s GDP, and will increase the growth rate by 1% every year. Globalization speed, digital systems, evolving business models and markets are leading India towards a digital economy.

This digital revolution, also regarded as ‘the internet economy’, will generate new growth avenues and present the largest business opportunity in the coming 30 to 40 years.

India has proven leadership in the digital technologies, the cloud, data center, edge, colocation and IT infrastructure space.

Take a look at the following figures:

  • The total Indian data center infrastructure market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.30% during the period from 2015-2020. 2
  • India Offers $100 Billion Intelligent Edge Opportunity,- Anant Maheshwari President, Microsoft India 3
  • India’s information technology services market is forecasted to grow from around $17 billion in 2016 to around $28 billion in 2020. 4
  • India’s cloud market is expected to be worth $ 4.1 billion by 2020. 5

To explore the value of building and investing in the data center, cloud, edge and other IT infrastructure across this competitive and fast-growing economy, Datacloud is coming to India this year.

Capacity and Datacloud has partnered for the most defining communications and data infrastructure summit of IndiaDatacloud India 2019.

A look at Datacloud India 2019

Capacity India & SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Corporation) have come together with one of the leading digital infrastructure conference series – Datacloud, to provide businesses with an unparalleled opportunity to meet and connect with the region’s entire edge, cloud, voice and content ecosystem. The alignment is a joint effort to promote India and its surrounding regions as a huge growth opportunity market for the respective partners.

Capacity India & SAARC 2019 will bring together regional and international carriers, subsea and terrestrial cable operators, content providers, cloud SPs, data centres, vendors, aggregators and government bodies, and local telecom providers in India and the Indian subcontinent.

Datacloud is a global event offering thought leadership across critical IT infrastructure markets – data centers, cloud, hyperscale, edge etc. It is a one-stop platform for exploring international networking and deal-making opportunity.

In this inaugural event, attendees can meet the leaders of data center businesses, explore the latest investment opportunities and collaborate with others to build and deploy critical cloud facilities in the exponentially growing market.

The co-located Capacity India & SAARC 2019 will further extend this opportunity to connect with telco audience.

Things you should know before heading for Datacloud India 2019:

  • While the Capacity India & SAARC be taking place on 12th February, the inaugural Datacloud India & SAARC will be held on 13th February at Westin, New Delhi.
  • With a shared exhibition space, you can attend individual content stream as well as network, both at the same time.
  • The two co-located events will be accessible with one premier networking event pass.

Key topics of discussion at Datacloud India & SAARC 2019 and Capacity India & SAARC 2019

The hot topics of discussion include but do not limit to the following:

  • Trends and forecasts for Indian and SAARC telecom market
  • Interconnection opportunities in India and beyond
  • What does it mean to evolve as a digital economy
  • Digital innovation as an Economic Foundation
  • Ways to better manage your cloud infrastructure
  • Impact of Edge on cloud and data center services
  • Data Center design

A look at speakers

  • Ajay Mishra, Director Digital Transformation Consulting, Ericsson
  • William Barney, CEO – Reliance Communications
  • Gulzar Azad, Country Head Connectivity India – Google
  • Pawan K. Sharma, Head IT operations – Tata Motors
  • Bikram Singh Bedi, Head of India – Amazon Web Services
  • Rajeev Seoni, CIO – EY
  • Narender Sen, Founder & CEO, RackBank Datacenters
  • Vikas Kanungo, Senior Consultant World Bank – The World Bank
  • Manoj Paul, MD India – GPX Global

DHN is the official media partner for Datacloud India 2019.

Register today using code DHNINDIA19 and avail 15% discount. Don’t miss your chance to network with the drivers of data center, cloud and edge in India & SAARC.


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The shift to Edge to be the most profound change in decades: Edge Europe 2019

The global Edge Computing Market is expected to reach USD 3.24 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 41.0% during the forecast period.*

Over the last few years, we have seen the prodigious value brought to the market by the cloud computing and the shift towards centralized data centers. While the cloud infrastructure has proven to be an effective and economic platform for businesses, it has also increased the amount of data generated.

With the onset of the internet of things (IoT) and demand for a connected world, computing is more dispersed and centralized infrastructures alone will fail to be a silver bullet. The rapid progression of an increasingly connected and smart world as a result of IoT and other advanced technologies necessitates bringing the computing closer to the resources with the consumer – or what we call the Edge.

This trend of distributed architecture will further multiply with the convergence of new technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, smart cities, autonomous cars, micro-datacenters, edge facilities etc. thereby, marking the shift towards the Edge Computing.

Edge Europe 2019 – a part of the global Edge Congress Series, will extensively cover this shift towards edge on January 31st 2019 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Organized by BroadGroup, the one-day congress will have everything you will need for an all-encompassing edge ecosystem. The agenda includes sessions and thought leadership across critical IT infrastructure market. It will bring together the thought leaders, innovators, enterprise users, investors and IT solution providers under one roof.

Why attend Edge Europe 2019?

  • To learn about the constantly evolving edge infrastructure landscape.
  • To know about the impact of edge on the data center.
  • To be a part of the next industrial revolution.
  • To know about the role of automation, AI and machine learning.
  • To discuss and learn about the connection between edge computing and digital transformation.

A look at the speaker lineup

The event will have key sessions led by expert leaders, like:

  • Cyril Perducat, EVP IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric.
  • Ben Tian, Senior Strategic Director, Alibaba Cloud Research.
  • Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President Global Business Unit IT, Rittal
  • Cara Mascini, CEO & Founder, EdgeInfra B.V.
  • Chad Boulanger, Managing Director, EMEA, FogHorn Systems.
  • Wilfried Dudink, Director Content Solutions, Product Management EMEA, CenturyLink.

You can check the entire list here.

DHN is the official media partner of the event. Register for Edge Europe 2019 using code DHNEDGEE19 and get 15% discount.



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Managed services are at the heart of the IT solution provider business, generating $158 billion in sales: NexGen Conference & Expo 2018

The managed services market is projected to grow from USD 180.5 billion in 2018 to USD 282.0 billion in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.3% during the forecast period.*

Enterprises across the world heavily depend on their IT infrastructure to carry on their business operations. But, they sometimes face a tough time in managing it. Here, the managed service providers play the role of advisors and managers, who help them manage different IT assets and operations like deployment of services with complete ease.

As the demand for IT infrastructure increases, the demand for managed services will also increase. To explore the huge market potential of managed services, The Channel Company has come up with its flagship conference focused on cloud-based managed services professionals – NexGen Conference & Expo 2018, between December 9 to December 11 at Anaheim, CA.

The event focuses on the early adopters in managed services market who actively seek out new and innovative solutions to drive more revenue and profits. It’s a golden opportunity for the attendees to get to learn advanced strategies, meet trusted partners and explore innovative technologies that can help them transform to a next-gen service provider.

Why NexGen Conference & Expo is a must attend event for MSPs?

• To stay updated on new technology services and industry trends
• To be able to identify and network with strategic partners
• To get introduced to the new products
• To experience the perfect blend of existing and new technologies

This year, the event will run on the theme of “Building a NexGen Portfolio of Managed Services”. Under this theme, the following topics will be explored:

  • IaaS, PaaS and SaaS trends for MSPs
  • Managed services growth opportunity for service providers
  • Evolution of the MSP model
  • Exploring the future of security, WiFi and BU/DR
  • Understanding customer success
  • Next-gen leadership strategies
  • Recurring revenue success stories
  • New dimensions in managed services
  • Picking the right PSA tools
  • Instilling customer loyalty in the cloud era

Sessions to look forward to

One of the major attractions at NexGen 2018 are the ‘Executive Sessions’. The thirty-minute sessions are uniquely curated and led by industry’s best speakers and CEO/COOs of leading MSPs. Here’s a look around some of the sessions to look forward to at the NexGen Conference and Expo 2018:

1. AI, Blockchain and IoT session by Ian Khan – technology futurist and author

Ian Khan – a highly sought after emerging technologies expert, will host an interesting session at the event. The attendees will get to learn about the three most transformative technologies – AI, IoT and Blockchain. These technologies are set to change the future of everything from business to everyday life. Companies will need to foster partnerships to build value for their end customers.

2. Creating a solution provider value proposition – Carrie Simpson, CEO, Managed Sales Pros

Carrie Simpson – CEO of Managed Sales Pro, in her session, will discuss the importance of timing in managed services sales cycle. Carrie will emphasize the importance of value proposition in crafting a customer acquisition strategy for driving sales and generating revenue.

3. The state of cloud in the B2B market – Mike Diamond, Group Director, Industry Analysis – B2B Technology, NPD 

Cloud is maturing and becoming a part of every organization’s digital transformation strategy. But, still companies face a tough time migrating their infrastructure from on-premises to cloud and managing it. Managed service providers find their edge here. Mike Diamond, who is the group director for B2B technology for NPD, will discuss the power of managed services delivered by MSPs and channel partners.

4. Managing multiple clouds & not losing your mind – Sean Ferrel, Chairman & Founder, Managed Solution

Sean Ferrel, Chairman & Founder, Managed Solution, will talk about the challenges faced by MSPs and solution providers in managing multiple clouds. He believes that no one cloud fits all needs, and customers are mostly hesitant to put their IT assets in one cloud.

This poses a challenge for the MSPs to equip themselves with the requisite skills to manage IT assets across multiple public and private cloud environments.

5. Are your clients gaining maximum value from digital transformation – Clayton Ching, Global Head of Product Management – DRYiCE by HCL Technologies 

Clayton Ching, who is the global head of product management at DRYiCE by HCL Technologies, will talk about how MSPs can help their clients gain maximum value from digital transformation through their cloud-native service orchestration and management platform. The platform drives agility through quick deployment of services and is backed by HCL’s cognitive assistant to help maximize productivity, while reducing the costs.

NexGen is just a few days away, so register for the event today. DHN is the official media partner for the event and our readers get amazing discounts upon registration.

Follow this link and register now before it’s too late!

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SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 near End of Support. Here are new extended support options you should explore.

Today, the world is witnessing fourth industrial revolution. Everything is evolving due to rapid rise of new technologies and fusion of physical and digital spheres. Technology is the most important factor today that is bringing about this revolution. Microsoft’s  technologies are no exception and its almost each day that Microsoft is updating them and improving them to make the world a better connected, developed and secure place to live and work in.

In July 2018, Microsoft announced the End of Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in mid-2018.

The 2008 release cycle saw a shift from 32-bit to 64-bit computing, advanced analytics and budding server virtualization technology. The new decade marks the era of hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence and other technological innovations.

What does SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 end of support mean for my business?

Microsoft offers 10 years of support to its servers – 5 years for Mainstream support and 5 years as Extended Support, under its lifecycle policy.

End of Support for SQL Server will end on July 9, 2019, and for Windows Server on January 14, 2020.

End of support means Microsoft will not be sharing any security updates or any other kind of support for the 2008 Windows and SQL servers, post the deadline. Lack of security updates will increase the risk of your infrastructure and expose it to cyber-criminals. Also, with no security updates, companies can face several compliance and standard issues. Especially, with GDPR regulations in action, you should not take risk for your business and incur any penalties.

The gravity of the situation lies in the increased risk of cyberattacks and other vulnerabilities on businesses which are not running on the latest server versions.

A report by Symantec, states:

  1. There has been an increase of 92% in new malware downloader variants.
  2. 46% increase in new ransomware variants.
  3. 600% increase in attacks against IoT devices.

You can clearly understand the risk you can put your business in, by not upgrading the software technology.

How to prepare for SQL Server and Windows end of support?

Microsoft ensures that its customers are completely supported during this phase of transition. The company introduced two new options to help organizations transit to the new decade.

New options for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Life

With the deadlines approaching fast, customers have  very less time left with them to take an action.

Microsoft suggests its users to upgrade to the latest versions of both the software. This will help them leverage software assurance benefits for reduced security risks and continued security updates. However, for the customers who will not be able to make this transition by the end of the deadline, Microsoft has introduced new options:

  • Extended Security Updates by Migrating to Azure

For organizations, which are still running their infrastructure on-premises, the end of life is a golden opportunity to make a shift to the cloud. However, it is easier said than done. Hence, Microsoft is offering Extended Security Updates for SQL and Windows server 2008 for free in Azure for both 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of each. The organizations can:

  1. Rehost their SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with little to no code changes. Thus, getting a version free platform.
  2. Move to Azure Virtual Machines and upgrade to a newer version when they are ready. Here also, the customers get three years of extended support at no extra charges.
  3. Customers can use the existing licenses and save nearly 55 percent with Azure hybrid benefit. In case of Windows Server, they can save nearly 80% on Azure VMs through Reserved Instances and Hybrid benefits in Azure.

Customers do not need to have a Software Assurance when moving to Azure. However, they might require it if they wish to leverage Azure Hybrid Benefits.

  • Upgrade on-premises

This seems to be the most straight-away solution i.e. to upgrade to SQL Server 2017 and Windows Server 2016.

SQL Server 2017 is built for greater performance, security, availability and innovation with intelligent cloud analytics.

Customers who are running Windows Server or SQL servers under licenses with an active Software Assurance under an Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) can also purchase Extended Security Updates for three years post end of support deadline. The catch however, is that the customers will be able to buy security updates only for those servers they need to cover.

It should be noted that only Datacenter, Enterprise and Standard editions of SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be eligible for Extended Security Updates. Customers will need to get updated on the latest service pack for both the services in order to receive Extended Security Updates.

When will the Extended Security Updates option be available?

Those who opt for Azure migration, can begin migrating the workloads to Azure VMs immediately. They can apply security updates until the end of life deadline approaches. Once the deadline is over, Extended Security Updates will become automatically available for giving you continued coverage.

For those who opt for staying on-premises or on hosted environment, Extended Security Updates will be available for purchase as the deadline for end of life approaches. Microsoft will be announcing specific date for this purpose. Extended Support will be delivered immediately after the deadline ends.

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 will include provision of security updates and other bulletins that are rated critical. These will be available for a maximum of three years post deadline.

This offer will not include:

  • Any technical support. Customers will have to buy Microsoft support plans if they need assistance on 2008/2008 R2 questions.
  • Any offer including, new features, design change, non-security hotfixes etc.
  • There will be no retroactive effect for any of the updates that was declined by the engineering teams in the past.

How much the Extended Security Updates cost?

In Azure: Customers who are running Windows Server or SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 in Azure will be getting Extended Security Updates at no extra charges above the standard VM rates.

Customers who will be moving to Azure SQL (PaaS) database managed instance will not need the Extended Security Updates as it comes as a fully-managed solution. It is always patched and updated by Microsoft.

Hosted: Customers will have to purchase Extended Security Updates for 75% of full on-premises license cost per year and later use them in a hosted environment.

On-Premises: Customers who own any active subscription licenses or software assurance will be able to purchase the Extended Security Updates for 75% of the EA license cost annually. They can also reduce cost by paying only for the servers they need to cover and gradually upgrade the environment.

Our take on the new options

Whether you choose to stay on-premises or in a hosted environment or consider this opportunity as a chance to make your move to the cloud, the only wrong choice you can take is by not making any choice at all.

Ceased support for the servers, is a new opportunity to innovate and explore new options in the cloud or on-premises.

Contact your Microsoft partner or a cloud service provider now, to get complete help and guidance.


Datacenter News Newss

Edge Data Center market to cross USD 13 billion by 2024, finds report

According to a new market research by Global Market Insights Inc., Edge Data Center market is projected to cross USD 13 billion by the year 2024. The increasing demand for cloud and edge computing is driving the market for Edge, per the report.

Using these technologies, organizations can set up infrastructure facilities closer to their source of data generation. This gives complete control over data processing and storage at the network edge, which is comparatively better than establishing it in a traditional centralized facility.

The application of these technologies in the industrial sector can result in reduced network traffic, low operating costs, real-time data analysis and improved business operations.

Need for a secured data environment is propelling the growth of edge data centers

Edge facilities are pre-built with protection against environmental conditions like humidity, heat, fire, rain etc. Further, the manufacturer products are coupled with various cooling and fire protecting devices which can save infrastructure facilities from any external damage. Thus, the application of these technologies gives an increased level of protection and privacy to the customer data.

IT and telecom service providers witness increased requirements for Edge facilities to meet their high computational power and 5G needs

IT and telecom sector is seeing a huge adoption of edge data center facility due to the rise in the demand of high computational power. The amount of data generated in the telecom market is also growing rapidly, which further requires them to deploy edge-based solutions to lower latency and optimize costs.

Telecom providers need to meet customized demands with a variety of plans they offer. The speed and security of Edge drives telcos towards it.

Also, with the upcoming 5G boom, telecommunication companies will be forced to deploy their facility closer to the 5G towers for faster services.

DCIM solutions are witnessing huge demand in the Edge Data center market

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions are seeing a huge demand in the Edge Data Center market. Increased application of these software for asset management, incident management and data recovery, drives its demand in the market.

IT managers also depend on these solutions to manage data center power and cooling facility.

Accurate data generation, better forecasting, less manual intervention and centralized management are some of the advantages of a DCIM software.

Strong demand for Edge data center installation and integration services

The report suggests a huge demand in installation and integration services in the edge data center due to rise in application of Edge in several business sectors. Companies who wish to deploy these facility via their own IT department have to compromise with the cost. Hence, most the companies, depend on manufacturers to maintain, manage and install these IT facilities. Thus, driving its growth.

Edge Data Center growth by application

IT & telecom sector secured 30 % of the overall market share of Edge data center. BFSI sector also witnessed a huge adoption rate. Concern for security and safety of data were identified as the driving factors. Edge technology will offer them faster disaster detection, reduced risk of loss or theft of data, reduction in data transmission durations and many other benefits.

Source: Global Market Insights

Amongst the region wise Edge data center market distribution and trend, North America edge data centers are projected to grow at 19% CAGR. Increasing adoption of advanced infrastructure facilities in the European countries is the major driver of growth in the Europe region.

Major players identified include Huawei Technologies, Rittal GmbH & Co., Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation, Eaton Corporation, EdgeConneX, Schneider Electric SA and many others.

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Acquisition News Newss

Hivelocity Acquires Dallas IaaS Provider,

Hivelocity, a leading provider of dedicated servers, cloud hosting, colocation and managed services, today announced the acquisition of, a Texas based IaaS provider with data centers in Dallas, Seattle and New York City.

“We are very excited to bring the Hivelocity experience to all of our new customers.  Our customer centric focus is what continues to foster our growth and what allows us to do things like we accomplished today.  I hope our customers, new and old, are just as excited as we are about today’s news.  Every one of our customers will benefit from the addition of our 9th, 10th and 11th data centers in what is now 7 highly strategic domestic markets,” said Hivelocity COO, Steve Eschweiler. 

Soon, our new data centers in Dallas, Seattle and New York will be privately connected to our other data centers in Los Angeles, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta and New York City.  This private connectivity between all of our data centers gives us the ability to maximize network performance and allows our customers to exchange data between geo-diverse solutions free, fast and securely.  Our new customers from Incero will now have services previously unavailable to them like Private Cloud, Rapid Restore, Managed Services and the ability to instantly deploy Bare-Metal in more than twice as many markets as before.

Incero was founded in 2008 and quickly gained traction with aggressive pricing coupled with a no-nonsense approach to self-managed bare-metal.  “We think our new customers from Incero will be thrilled when they see what Hivelocity brings to the table for them.  Our pricing aligns with what they are accustomed to from Incero, but our scale allows us to offer them a great deal more in both solutions and customer service.  Hivelocity has made exceptional customer service and technical support the foundation of its business since 2002.  Our objective is to exceed our customer’s expectations every time we interact with them.  Over the next few months our goal is to improve upon everything they have already enjoyed at Incero previously.  We aim to improve their network, their support experience and give them more options to most effectively operate their online presence.

Hivelocity is a provider of high-performance data center services to over thousands of customers from 130+ countries since 2002.   Hivelocity boasts a Net Promotor Score of 81 which signifies a world-class level of customer service.  In 2017, Hivelocity completed the acquisition of RackAlley, an IaaS provider headquartered in Los Angeles.  Both acquisitions have been privately funded allowing Hivelocity to continue operating with only the customer’s best interests in mind.

For more information about Hivelocity you can visit them at

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Comodo Cybersecurity partners with 1-grid to expand its web security solutions to South Africa

Leading cybersecurity solutions provider – Comodo Cybersecurity, announced a partnership with Under the partnership, 1-grid will be bundling Comodo cWatch website security along with its web hosting services.

1-grid specializes in providing hosting solutions for small and medium size businesses (SMBs) across South Africa. is a leader in its marketplace in providing managed services for its online SMB customers,” said Jeffrey Eckhaus, Comodo VP Web Security Solutions.”

Adding further he said, “Including Comodo cWatch Web in the hosting control panel streamlines security implementation for hosting customers. With a single click, small business web sites gain comprehensive protection from malware and other cybersecurity threats.”

Rising cybersecurity threats are not only a challenge for the large enterprises but for the SMBs too, with over 61% of the malware victims being identified as small businesses, per Ponemon Institute 2017. The intensity and risk factors associated with these attacks are becoming more severe and sophisticated.

Compromised websites are the most common feeding ground for cybercriminals. Users who visit such websites unknowingly download malware their systems. This can lead to grave consequences like denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Comodo and 1-grid aim to provide SMBs the ultimate protection against such vulnerabilities, by offering cWatch security tools with 1-grid hosting solutions.

cWatch powered by Comodo, will act as the complete website repair and protection solution to help companies protect their website and stop malware from coming back.

Together with Comodo, stands at the forefront in the fight against cybercrime,” said Thomas Vollrath, Head, hosting business.

Comodo is the ideal partner and cWatch Web the best offering to serve the cybersecurity needs of our market here in South Africa. Comodo makes it easy to help customers secure their web properties, fueling our growth and building customer confidence,” he added further.

Last month only, Comodo has rolled out Platinum version of Dome shield for DNS based security and visibility. By partnering with 1-grid they are expanding the reach of their cybersecurity solutions to the South African hosting market, ensuring safe browsing for all.

Source: Globe Newswire

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