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Nvidia is ending driver support for 32-bit operating systems 

With the 64-bit systems becoming norm, Nvidia announced that it will no longer release graphics card drivers for 32-bit operating systems after the Version 390.

The Version 390 will be the last one to support 32-bit systems, and will impact Windows (7, 8, 8.1, and 10), Linux and FreeBSD.

There are some organizations and folks who still work with legacy hardware. They must now know that they won’t be able to operate or install the later versions of Nvidia drivers on their 32-bit operating systems. The drivers and chipsets with 32-bit systems will still work but they won’t get any updates regarding bugs, security, etc.

Driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions,” Nvidia stated.

Upgrade

The users running 32-bit systems on Windows, Linux and FreeBSD, and relying on Nvidia graphics cards, better upgrade to 64-bit operating systems. The 64- bit systems not only provide better compatibility with latest hardware and software, but also it is more secure and protects from viruses and malware.

32-bit systems are less secure and can be impacted by malware. For reference, the WannaCry ransomware that crippled the banks, hospitals and other businesses across 150 countries globally.

Now is the time to upgrade to 64-bit versions, and if you need more reasons for it, Intel has planned to drop BIOS (Basic input/output System) compatibility from firmware by 2020, which will not allow users to boot 16-bit and almost all 32-bit systems on modern hardware.

Also read: Sensitive information of 123 million American households exposed online in Alteryx data breach

Version 390 will be available in early January 2017, and Nvidia will address critical bug and security issues for 32-bit systems for one more year, until December 2019.

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XO Communications Launches XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive and XO Cloud Vault

XO Communications today announced launch of XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive, and XO Cloud Vault, its three new cloud service offerings that leverage Tier III data centers and the XO nationwide network to offer IT infrastructure-as-a-services ideal for SMBs and enterprises who want to to virtualize their data centers, back up enterprise-wide data to the cloud, and enable cloud-based file sharing and storage for employees.

Providing SLAs, integrated security, and high-performance data center and network, the new enterprise-class cloud solutions help IT professionals and the organizations run a wide range of applications, from test and development to mission-critical applications, in the cloud.

XO Enterprise Cloud

Designed to meet customer requirements for enterprise-grade cloud computing services delivered over a private and secure network environment, XO Enterprise Cloud gives customers the flexibility of multiple network connectivity options to access the Enterprise Cloud platform and multiple computing resource allocation options, such as Shared, Reserved and Dedicated, depending on what best supports their application needs.

Some specifications of XO Enterprise Cloud are as follows:

  • Performance – The XO Enterprise Cloud server and storage infrastructure is built using best-in-class products from HP, VMware Inc., and EMC Corporation and offers three tiers of high performance storage, including Solid State Drives.
  • Network Security – Networked Fortinet security appliances and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats.
  • Availability – Redundant N+1 architectural design provides for 100% availability.
  • Compliance – The XO Enterprise Cloud platform is deployed in Tier III data centers located in Northern Virginia and Southern California with SSAE 16 Type 2 compliance.
  • Scalability – XO Enterprise Cloud provides a highly flexible platform that can support 1 Gbps dedicated bandwidth per virtual machine, as well as scale-up capabilities that can reach 32 vCPUs and 512 GB RAM per server.

XO Cloud Drive

XO Cloud Drive allows companies to give their employees the ability to store, share, synchronize and collaborate on business content and files in the cloud while giving IT organizations the ability to control and centralize how business content is shared.

With XO Cloud Drive, files can be drag-and-dropped, saved virtually for consistent version control and shared anywhere, anytime, across multiple platforms and among numerous users for seamless collaboration.

The cloud-based platform provides uniform access to files across the following platforms, including iOS, Android, Mobile Web, Windows, Mac and Linux.

Some salient features of XO Cloud Drive are:

  • Content aggregation from multiple sources
    • Microsoft Office documents, presentations and spreadsheets
    • Google apps, emails and documents
    • Bookmarks
    • RSS feeds
    • Social media
    • Images and embedded media
  • Dynamic file synchronization to keep important files and folders up-to-date across multiple devices.
  • Conflict-free, automatic synchronization to mitigate offline/online, as well as multi-user file editing.
  • Full-text indexed search of all content and team collaboration with permission-based file access.
  • File version history stored allowing customers to preserve and restore from all previous versions of business files.
  • List, view, rename, share, download and delete files.
  • Intuitive editor to create text and illustrative notes.
  • Easy-to-use web-based management interface.

XO Cloud Vault

XO Cloud Vault automates and simplifies backup services for businesses with multiple locations or complex, distributed IT environments. Customers can replicate data from the XO Enterprise Cloud platform as well as from premise-based servers and desktops.

An intelligent backup design provides compression, encryption and copy of only those documents, emails and databases that have changed since the most recent backup across the following platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris and FreeBSD.

To restore, the virtual design allows users to point and click to refresh files to a single point in time, streamlining and automating disaster recovery/business continuity planning for businesses of all sizes.

Some salient specifications of XO Cloud Vault are as follows:

  • Flexible backup schedule including continuous, every few hours, by day and time, incremental and multiple full backups.
  • Powerful compression algorithms to reduce bandwidth usage.
  • Support Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL SharePoint, etc.
  • Support Mapped Network Drives and external USB drives.
  • Block level incremental backups with options to configure multiple full backups.
  • User configured (up to 448 bit) encryption key guarantees data privacy and facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Virtually unlimited versioning with advanced data retention policies.
  • Comprehensive reports & dashboards with email notification options.
  • Bandwidth throttling.
  • Automatic updates of agent and plugin software.

“IT organizations are continually pressured to support an increasing number of mission-critical applications with fewer resources, causing businesses to seek out virtual solutions as a way to effectively and efficiently expand core operations without spending unnecessary capital,” said Jake Heinz, Vice President of marketing, XO Communications.

“In response to this industry need, XO Communications has expanded our services for dedicated cloud resources. This deeper commitment to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market puts XO Communications in the best position to serve mid- and large-sized businesses for their computing, data and network requirements,” he added.

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A week after expansion in Denver, Host Virtual Adds Seattle, WA For 15th Cloud Location

Host Virtual, Inc., a leading cloud platform with public clouds available throughout the US, Europe and South Asia, has announced its fifteenth cloud location in Seattle, WA.  The news comes exactly a week after  Host Virtual’s expansion in Denver. Before this the twelfth location was announced on 1/01/13 in India.

“We’re pleased to launch our fifteenth cloud location in Seattle, WA,” said Sandy Bhargavi, Sr. Vice President of Host Virtual, Inc. “Seattle really rounds out our cloud connectivity and brings us closer to our goal of being within 20ms of any customer.”

The Host Virtual, Inc. cloud allows customers to easily deploy over 300 Linux, FreeBSD, VOIP and Hosting appliances in just a few minutes, with native dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support to any of its fifteen worldwide locations.Combined with advanced tools and services, such as BGP Anycast, load balancing, and worldwide CDN support, Host Virtual provides a seamless IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) base for its customers.In addition to its public cloud options, Host Virtual offers managed cloud hosting, dedicated private/public clouds, white-label cloud solutions and consulting.

About Host Virtual, Inc. 
Host Virtual, Inc. is a cloud hosting provider that operates dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 IaaS clouds worldwide. Built around scalability, self-service and ease of use, Host Virtual customers can deploy Linux, VOIP or FreeBSD servers to any location within minutes. Free from the hassle of complicated, pay-per-minute or per-resource plans, Host Virtual customers can deploy to any of its cloud locations with unlimited usage for a low, flat monthly fee starting at under $10 per month. For more information about Cloud Hosting or Host Virtual, Inc.’s Cloud VPS hosting and virtualization services, please visit www.vr.org.

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Host Virtual Expands Cloud Platform in Denver

Denver, February 14, 2013 Host Virtual, Inc., a leading cloud platform with public clouds available throughout the US, Europe and South Asia is has its thirteenth cloud location in Denver, CO. The twelfth location was announced on 1/01/13 in India.

“We’re excited about launching our services in Denver, CO.Customers looking for excellent mid-point US connectivity, disaster recovery or simply geographic peace of mind will find our Denver cloud an excellent option.” said Sandy Bhargavi, Sr. Vice President of Host Virtual, Inc.

The Host Virtual, Inc. cloud allows customers to easily deploy over 300 Linux, FreeBSD, VOIP and hosting appliances in just a few minutes, with native dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support to any of its twelve worldwide locations. Combined with advanced tools and services, such as BGP AnyCast, Load Balancing, and worldwide CDN support, Host Virtual provides a seamless IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) base for its customers. In addition to its public cloud options, Host Virtual offers managed cloud hosting, dedicated private/public clouds, white-label cloud solutions and cloud consulting. Customers can learn more about the Host Virtual Denver Cloud, located in a seismic zone 1 (one of the lowest risk zones in the country) and other launches by visiting  www.hostvirtual.com

About Host Virtual, Inc.
Host Virtual, Inc. is a cloud hosting provider that operates dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 IaaS clouds worldwide. Built around scalability, self-service and ease of use, Host Virtual customers can deploy Linux, VOIP or FreeBSD servers to any location within minutes.