Data Centers in China to Increase in 2015

With nearly 1.4 billion inhabitants, China leads the world in Internet traffic. It is also the second largest market for San Francisco-based CloudFlare. The online security and performance company has been working to build 12 new data centers within mainland China. The goal is to expand their global network and launch local service beginning in […]

Government Surveillance: What Notice Do Web Hosts Owe Their Customers?

As consumers increasingly utilize the Internet in many aspects of their daily lives, the challenge becomes enjoying the conveniences of online activities without sacrificing privacy. The mechanisms for protecting privacy continue to evolve as the focus of online activity transitions from laptops and desktop computers to smartphones and other portable devices. With enhanced surveillance from […]

Website Copyright Violations: How Will Web Hosts Respond?

Copyright violations aren’t anything new under the digital sun, but measures taken by Russia will most certainly strike an unfamiliar chord across the world. Starting in May of 2015, any website in Russia found guilty of multiple copyright violations will be permanently blocked in Russia. In an unrelated measure to fight Internet piracy in Russia, […]

Holiday Security Concerns Good for Small Businesses and Web Hosts

As 2014 ends and the new year begins, business and technology experts are looking at online business trends. A number of high-profile security breaches have led to significant shifts in consumer behavior, especially when it comes to online shopping and the types of businesses that they purchase from. A recent survey shows that many online […]

How Will the Virtual World Create Storage Problems for Web Hosts?

Virtual computing has created a tremendous opportunity for businesses to offload their IT requirements to cloud providers. Today, businesses with very large storage requirements, such as distributors of video media, can use the cloud as a way to implement management-free storage. They no longer have to worry about matching capacity to the changing market, of […]

Christmas Web: Will Cyber Monday Break the Internet in 2015?

While Thanksgiving remains a solely American holiday, businesses around the globe have for decades looked to the day after Turkey Day as the official start of the holiday shopping season. As crazed shoppers descend on stores the world over in search of the season’s newest and trendiest products being offered at insane holiday discounts, retail […]

HealthCare.gov the Second Time Around: Will the Website Handle the Traffic This Time?

Millions of Americans watched in eager anticipation as late last year, the federal health insurance marketplace’s website HealthCare.gov came online. As the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to overhaul the healthcare system in America, the marketplace was supposed to allow for those millions of citizens who are either uninsured or underinsured to quickly and conveniently […]