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Recap Rootconf 2018 – a look at the current and future security trends of IT infrastructure and DevOps

HasGeek hosted 400+ developers, architects, managers and security experts at Rootconf 2018, which concluded on 10-11 May 2018.

The two-day conference, held at NIMHANS Convention Centre, had over 35 sessions consisting of talks, Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions and hallway conversations around IT infrastructure and security.

Open source developer from Bangladesh, A. S. M. Shamim Reza, and network engineer from Bhutan Telecom, Alisha Gurung, spoke about security protocols and how to secure systems better. Former VSNL engineer, Derick Thomas, elaborated on the importance of network security for startups and the need for better data protection at the network layer level.

Chief evangelist from Percona, Colin Charles, talked about database security at the enterprise level, followed by a captivating session on enterprise security by Pukhraj Singh. Pukhraj explained the geopolitics of cyberspace and how this impacts the choice of security tools for companies and nation-states.

Rachna Khaira, journalist at The Tribune, delivered the closing talk on the ground realities of Aadhaar, the problems with the infrastructure of public service delivery.

Day 2 at Rootconf 2018 featured talks on monitoring, scaling, metrics aggregation, load balancing and site reliability problems that bog all IT organizations. Companies such as Intuit, Exotel, Helpshift, DigitalOcean, E2E Networks and others shared their learnings.

Videos of all talks from the conference are published here:

Day 1: https://hasgeek.tv/rootconf/2018-day-1 
Day 2: https://hasgeek.tv/rootconf/2018-day-2

Photos from the event are available here.

Day 1: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hasgeek/sets/72157669030939178

Day 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hasgeek/sets/72157696880401345

For more information visit: https://rootconf.in/ 

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LeaseWeb Releases LeaseWeb Cloud Load Balancer for Public Cloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb today added a load balancing feature to its Public Cloud. The new feature will enable customers to optimize their use of cloud resources by managing the distribution of traffic across instances.

The news comes nearly two months after LeaseWeb launched its global Content Delivery Network.

Load balancing divides traffic evenly across servers and lets customers optimize the use of their resources and minimize server response time. Traffic is redirected according to a set of rules as defined by the customer for the individual TCP ports on their public load balancer address.

These rules range from balancing simple traffic (for example, for mail servers), to advanced rules with sticky policies for web applications. Rules can be managed via LeaseWeb’s Customer Portal, where customers can configure unlimited number of rules for a multitude of protocols and ports.

There are a lot of confusing billing models being used for load balancing services, often charging per incoming request. We wanted to bring a bit of transparency to the table. Our load balancer offers the same robust options to direct traffic flow, at a set price unmatched by other providers.
– Robert van der Meulen, Cloud Manager, LeaseWeb.

The LeaseWeb Cloud load balancer supports a variety of algorithms to balance web traffic:

  • Source Based, always assigns requests from the same source IP to the same instance.
  • Round Robin, cycles though all the instances in order.
  • Least Connections, allocates the traffic to the instance with the lowest number of connections.

The load balancing feature is available immediately to customers of all globally deployed LeaseWeb Cloud platforms, at a set price per month, regardless of the request load.

“There are a lot of confusing billing models being used for load balancing services, often charging per incoming request. We wanted to bring a bit of transparency to the table. Our load balancer offers the same robust options to direct traffic flow, at a set price unmatched by other providers,” said Robert van der Meulen, Cloud Manager, LeaseWeb.

“Our load balancing feature is fully integrated in our Customer Portal, ensuring it works flawlessly with our other cloud services. In combination with our global network, which has a capacity of 3.5 Tbps, our cloud products are well equipped to handle vast amounts of traffic,” he added.

Here is more information on Load balancer for LeaseWeb Cloud.

Earlier this year, LeaseWeb released Law Enforcement Transparency Report for 2012.

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OnApp Launches Three Pre-tested Ready-to-run Cloud Packages for Service Providers in Partnership with Dell

Cloud services provider OnApp today announced it’s partnership with Dell for creating three pre-tested cloud packages. The said cloud packages are aimed at providing web hosting companies , telecommunications companies and MSPs with a swift and streamlined process of cloud services creation and their delivery to market.

Out of three packages , two are for small and one for large cloud deployments, thus providing, as OnApp terms it “cloud business in a box,’ which eliminates the complex process of building the cloud infrastructure from scratch and helps organizations start with the business of selling cloud services.

The two smaller packages are based on Dell EqualLogic storage and OnApp Storage (Details Below). Package for larger cloud deployments is based on Dell Compellent storage.

All of the packages are highly scalable and allow addition of host servers, networking and storage with increase in demand. In a recent interview with DailyHostNews, Mr. Kosten Metreweli, Chief Commercial Officer, OnApp did emphasize on OnApp Storage’s scalability saying “It really allows storage to grow as the service provider’s cloud grows.”

Check out the video below to see Mr. Paul Brook, Programme Manager, Dell talk about Dell’s partnership with OnApp and the new pre-tested hardware packages.</p

Dell is a great partner because they’ve put a lot of thought into how their hardware can best support our customers. Our goal is to eliminate barriers to success in the cloud market, and now we can offer a complete package to get the job done quickly, without the hassle of worrying about the specific hardware configuration you need. – Kosten Metreweli, CCO, OnApp.

All of the packages come with:

  • Complete virtual infrastructure: Power, Cabling, Rack, Servers, Storage, Networking, Management extensions and Optional deployment services.
  • Fully managed OnApp Cloud platform installation.
  • Pre-installed systems management.
  • Dell ProSupport™ services on all the hardware.
  • OnApp 24×7 support for OnApp Cloud.

Some additional benefits of the packages are:

  • Swift deployment.
  • 15 minute SLA for cloud platforms.
  • Fully managed installs and upgrades.
  • Choice of distributed and centralized SAN options to suit differing application use cases.
  • Full-featured cloud – Auto-scaling, load-balancing, automated provisioning, utility billing, CDN, control panel & API access, and more.

Detailed features and specification of each package are as follows (Maximize the images for best readability):

“Our approach has always been about making it as fast, painless and cost efficient as possible for service providers to bring cloud services to market and become profitable, said Mr. Kosten Metreweli, Chief Commercial Officer, OnApp.

“Dell is a great partner because they’ve put a lot of thought into how their hardware can best support our customers. Our goal is to eliminate barriers to success in the cloud market, and now we can offer a complete package to get the job done quickly, without the hassle of worrying about the specific hardware configuration you need,” he added.

Very recently, OnApp launched CDN.net, a customizable and usage-based Content Delivery Network. OnApp Cloud v3.0 was rolled out late February this year with VM support in order to helps cloud providers build SANs.

For more information on package based on OnApp Storage, please click here.
For more information on package based on Dell EqualLogic, please click here.
For more information on package based on Dell Compellent storage, please click here.
More detailed information can be found here.

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ZNetLive Launches Enterprise Solutions; Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS and more

A day after launching SSD Hosting Services, CloudNet Servers and Cloud Shared Hosting, ZNetLive today unveiled a wide range of hosting and data center solutions specially engineered for enterprises.

Designed for providing enterprise grade services capable of delivering a higher level of performance, security, scalability & availability, the solutions include Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Hosting, Virtualization, Web Apps and SaaS, Hybrid Environments and more.

ZNetLive enterprise solutions-Big Data, Disaster Recovery, SaaS, Enterprise Hosting etc.

Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements.
– Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet.

“The volume of data that is being generated on a daily basis is huge and complex to such an extent that it is not possible to process it using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing. ZNetLive’s customizable big data solutions are high performance, cost-effective, easy to implement, highly capable, secure and scalable,” said Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.

“Our server options range from public cloud instances to enterprise class dedicated servers and our storage solutions are extremely flexible when it comes to read-write speed; thus suiting the demands of every client and delivering him the exact resources he needs as per his requirements,” he added.

Customers can order engineered servers with hardware configurations and OS optimizations specifically for MongoDB. Providing best-practices MongoDB deployment, these servers have been developed in partnership with 10gen.

ZNetLive’s Disaster Recovery solutions provide global load balancing; geographically diverse DNS routing and hot swap backups to assuage the risk of any potential downtime.

“Our state-of the-art network storage eliminates all single points of failure and provides a restoration path for your mission-critical data,” said Miss Ruchita Gupta, Assistant Vice President, ZNetLive.

Along with disaster recovery, ZNetLive’s Enterprise hosting, SMB hosting, Application servers and Software-as-a-Service solutions are available in three plans-Basic, Advanced and Premium.

ZNetLive’s Hybrid Hosting solutions can be used for Cloud Bursting, Application Development and Corporate Virtual Desktop Deployment.

ZNetLive Hybrid Hosting Solutions.

Our state-of the-art network storage eliminates all single points of failure and provides a restoration path for your mission-critical data.
– Ruchita Gupta, AVP, ZNetLive.

“We employ virtualization with in a dedicated environment to create customers’ own private solution that optimizes their technology resources and delivers a high level of scalability without any compromise on stability, cost, or efficiency,” said Mr. Jadoun.

ZNetLive’s virtualization services can reduce capital expenditures and energy costs by Hardware consolidation, reduce errors by OS standardization, improve time-to-market by rapid provisioning, reduce staffing costs by automation and improve availability, recovery, and flexibility by portability. They’re ideal for Private cloud, Disaster recovery, Business continuity, Maintenance windows, Load Balancing, Abstraction layer, Development and testing, Patching, Security and Thin client.

ZNetLive Virtualization Services

To view complete list of new solutions being offered by ZNetLive, please click here.

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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.