The Internet “Roads” is now 40 years old…

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The beginning of the “Roads”. Today’s Internet Is now 40 Years Old. HAPPY BIRTDAY!

The Internet is now 40 years old. Actually the first long distance message was sent to launch the ARPANET on Oct. 29, 1969. This message is recognized to be the first e-mail in the world. This first e-mail travelled traveled around 400 miles from LA, UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute. The background is that the ARPANET was started to save the Defense Department money and the initial reactions to the founding of the Internet were negative. According to Newsfactor, on that date, engineers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) sent a message to their counterparts at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in San Francisco, a distance of about 400 miles. In a modern-era equivalent of the legendary first telephone message. According to Newsfactor:

“he first typed in the letter “L” and then, by phone, asked an engineer at SRI if the letter had arrived. When that was confirmed, it was on to completing the word “log.” The arrival of the “O” was also verified by phone, but the system crashed on “G.” The problem was debugged, and now, four decades later, the world has changed. Brad Shimmin, an analyst with industry research firm Current Analysis, said he likens the birth of the Internet to the invention of roads. “Roads,” he pointed out, “were a key reason for the dominance of the Roman Empire” and the U.S. has been profoundly shaped by its interstate highway system.

The Internet or something like it was as inevitable as roads, Shimmin said. “The desire to communicate” is primal, he noted, and communicating through computing devices grows out of that. It might have grown up in ways other than the IP-based, cobbled-together system of the Internet, he said, but it would have happened. That original research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, was propelled by duplicate funding requests from various academic and research institutions. ARPA wanted the institutions to share their research. At First, Negative Reactions. M.I.T.’s Dr. Larry Roberts, who created the basic technical specs of what was then called ARPANET, recalled recently that initial reactions to the early Internet were quite negative. Institutions, he told the BBC, wanted to keep control of their bulky computers, but soon found out that they could get more computing power at lower overall cost if they worked together.

The ARPANET engineers, he said, knew the project “would change the face of research and development and business.” Before ARPANET, computers could be networked in dedicated sessions, but the costs and time to do so made it impractical and inefficient. By using packet switching, which the 1969 launch demonstrated, costs and ease of connection could be dramatically improved. Packet switching allows data to be broken up into smaller chunks for transmission using a network of computers, and then reassembled at the destination. Even though Oct. 29 is the generally accepted birthday for the Internet, that is subject to some dispute. While it was the date a message was sent from a lab in one city to a lab in another, some people consider Sept. 2 as the birthday. On Sept. 2, 1969, a message was also sent from one computer to another — a distance of 15 feet inside the UCLA lab.

This first engagement with the technology, was leading to the “first few hosting steps in Denmark, when we in 1991 where having our first server.” It was a server which was home made, that is, it it was assembled by hand. The same server later had around 400 domains as one of the largest web hotels and was upgraded to a 40GB harddisk with tape backup. ” AS a hosting Center Verinet now includes more than 1.000 servers with more than 30.000 domains. Now a days we have to make design, hosting and also advise about business plans. So you may say that the original business idea of selling a Web-Hotel for 3.600,- has changed. But not the price which in many ways is still the same.

See UCLA RESEARCH today: http://www.ucla.edu/research.html

Around 40.000 danish domains is unsecure why Hosting providers is looking forward to a busy fall

Around 40.000 Danish domains and their web sites under the .DK toplevel domain contains a marker of security flaws. That means, that most of them are hackable and/or is already defaced or exploited according to a official web page who scans all domains for this. From many of our dealers we found, that many pages already is hacked or is defaced. The service is only scanning what you can scan from outside by scanning Danish IP ranges.

Friendly hackers is searching for high bandwidth, at the many Hosting Centers which are placed centrally on the Internet

Since hackers are very friendly, they actually close the holes for you, but the reason is that no other hacker can come in. It is our estimate that the actual number is around 25.000 hacked pages which are used to spread dangerous content from downloading files and/orthe server will be used as a part of a BOT NET. Themany bot net is mostly automaticallyscanning other IP ranges aroiund the world. The bot nets also prefer to have unlimited bandwidth in stead of localy users with DSL services.

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Original title: Around 40.000 Danish domains is insecure.
Original publisher: Verinet

Hosting Center is cheaper than Cloud Computing says McKinsey & Company

For many companies it can be cheaper to buy the same infrastructure as in cloud computing. This is the conclusion from the consulting and advisor company McKinsey & Company. The report assuming that many companies want to use a shared sky, which many european companies will not do. Most companies does not ike the fact that their data is not encrypted and available on Amazon or Google Servers. If you want to build and maintain your own PRIVATE SKY it is actually cheaper than the costs for estabishment and maintaing running on the most know brands of Cloud Computing Providers. It is because that existing equipment can be re-used.

The compare system is by using the prices from Amazon EC2, and it turns out that Amazon is higher insted of buying your own equipment and use it as Server Hosting or Outsourcing in a ordinary Hosting Center. Many other companies such as Appriro agree that it is cheaper when we talk about SAAS – Software As A Service. McKinsey is setting the price pr. processor in a arge datacenter to 45 dollars pr. month. Garntner Group does not agree, as they tel the prices are much lower and thereby there is a bigger benefit for the provider.

.tel domain is released for sale today

.TEL DOMAIN NAME NIC HOSTING
.TEL DOMAIN NAME NIC HOSTING

The new top level domain .tel is released for sale today. It is not for homepage and portals. It is not at all an ordinary domain. The only function this domains has on ots name servers is to reply with the contact information of the owner of the domain. This function is needed for the upcoming mobile momentum, and for normal Internet users, as an easy access for companies, public institutions and private persons. Verinet does not expect this domain to be sold in high volumes.

The only funtions you will have available is to fillout a contact information scheme, which is your basic information which is returned as requested. Such services is allready on the market and nameli OPENID is one of the major playeres on this market. From the 8. december 2008 and today there have been a sunrise period, while the landrush period actually is starting now, but they pay a price which is higher that on the 24. march where the low price of only 1 EURO at Verinet. The low price of the registration fee is for ALL domain names in the world sold by Verinet.

98,3% of the fastest computers is Linux based on the TOP500 list

Cloud Computing TOP500 list
The worlds fastest servers & computers TOP500 list

If you take a look at the TOP500 list for the fastest computers in the world, it is dominated by Linux. Actually 98,3% af all computers is running Linux. That is 469 of 500. And in a couple of years there might NOT be any more than 1 or 2 Windows computers on the list. If you go back to last years Linux share it was 91,8% – so Linux continues to dominate the worlds market of the fastest computers and servers.

Microsoft has a fast computer on the list as number 10. It is a Windows HPC Server 2008. A part of the reason is that Microsoft cant deliver any programming tools for developing fast computers. When talking about fast the fastest servers is running more than 1 petaflop means 1026 quadrillion calculations per second. Intel does hold the record of the processors used as 75% of the TOP500 is from Intel. The other processor vendors is Sony, Cray, AMD and Sun.

In the coming years we will se more and more Cloud Computing systems which works as supercomputers because it is one of the cheapest ways to create a supercomputer. Actually you may use standard 19″ 1U Rack server to bundle many of these to a SKY which is the benefit of Cloud Computing. If you take 42 of these with 3 GHZ and 10GB memory and 4 TB disks, you will have SKY which have a 126 GHZ CPU, 420 GB Ram and 168 TB hard disk. The price for such a Rack Cabinet with 42 rack servers would be below 100.000 dollars.

Why is Linux so popular? First of all Linux is having around a 73% market share in the server market which is used in datacenters and hosting centers. Next Linux is of course free AND Open Source, but also scalable from start, so you may start with 1 rack server and have about 10 servers up running the next day, with Cloud Computing and / or Clustering with Automatic Process Failover and Load Balancing.

Check out the TOP500 list: http://www.top500.org/project/introduction

Entry Level Server Hosting Standard From 9 € Pr. Month

One of the nice thing in the world is small boxes with small prices and high performance. A such approuch has the new HP DL120 Server, DL 160 and DL 180. These server offers a high performance without sacrifying the high performance delivery.

If you take the DL 120 you will have a 19″ RackServer with DualCore and 1×160 GB harddisk for only 397 €. This server is especially good for people who found out that dedicated server hosting is in. Most prople do not want to share their mailservers, web facilities and FTP servers and such and prefer more privacy, higher uptime and better security. Thats why the Entry Level Server Hosting market is booming and is not showing any signs og crisis at all.

Prices on the Rack Servers makes i a very good strategy to take 2 servers and run them in Clustering Mode with or without Load Balancing. Also the price is in this case only 794 €.

All HP Systems comes with a leasing from 1 year to 5 years and that means that this model costs from around 9 € pr. month.

All models delivered from Verinet comes with a CD which is offering VMWARE ESXi Virtualization, Citrix Xensource Virtualization, ISP Control Panel, Web 2½ Video Streaming Server and also the 3 most recognized CMS systems which is Joomla, Drupal and Typo3 and a lot of SEO Based Templates. This CD is for free but can be bought for 10 €.

Dedicated Server Hosting Center for IT Outsourcing
Dedicated Server Hosting Center for IT Outsourcing

The HP DL160 is a new line of servers which is with 4 x hotswap harddrives and equiped with the INTEL Quadcore 2.0 GHZ, 2 GB Ram and 1×160 GB harddisk the price is 660 €. Leasing is from 12 €.

Server Hosting Center HP DL 180 Rack Server
Server Hosting Center HP DL 180/185/320 Rack Server

The HP DL 180 comes with 8 x hotswap harddrives and equiped with the INTEL Quadcore 2.0 GHZ, 2 GB Ram and 1×160 GB harddisk the price is 660 €. There is another alternative which is HP DL the giant 8 x hotswap harddrives and equiped with the INTEL Quadcore 2.0 GHZ, 2 GB Ram and 1×160 GB harddisk the price is 729 €. Leasing from 16 €. Since all the models can carry 1TB harddrives this model can have a 8 TB of storage. This makes this model very suitable for Remote Backup and as a Backup Server which at the same time can act as a Clustering Server.

All these new models makes it really simple to have a cheap IT Outsourcing strategy with Virtualization and Clustering and Backup at the same time.

Windows Server 2008 – TOP10 Hosting fordele

1. Udvidet fokus på sikkerhed

Windows Server 2008 er bygget op på en helt ny platform med fokus på sikkerhed. Windows Server 2008 giver dig muligheden for kun at installere de nødvendige services, som serveren skal bruge. Udvidet auditing, Drive Encryption, Event Forwarding og Rights Management Services er bare nogle af de teknologier, som kan hjælpe organisationer med at leve op til de konstant voksende IT regelstandarder.

2. Server Management er blevet nemmere

Gør de daglige problematikker med serveradministrationen mere enkel er en af de mange tilføjelser til Windows Server 2008. Nye management værktøjer, som Server Manager Console, giver brugeren en enkel, samlet konsol til at håndtere serverens konfiguration og systeminformationer og giver et visuelt billede af serverens status samt evt. problemer.

3. Optimeret netværksydelse

Windows Server 2008 introducerer de største ændringer i netværksydelse siden Windows NT 4.0. Nye teknologier som Receive Window Autotuning, Receive Side Scaling, og Quality of Service (QOS) kan hjælpe virksomheder med at udnytte nutidens IT løsninger som multiGigabit netværk og integreret IP sec.

4. Bedre ydelse med Windows Vista og Windows 7.0

Fordi Windows Vista og Windows Server 2008 er bygget ud fra den samme platform, betyder det, at de deler en del af de nye teknologier på tværs af netværk, storage, sikkerhed og management. En virksomhed vil hurtigt kunne se og mærke fordelene ved at bruge Windows Server 2008 og Windows Vista som den bedste løsning for deres interne PC’ere og servere.

5. Beskyt hele netværket imod usikre PC’ere

Network Access Protection (NAP) gør noget ved den kendte problematik, at usikre PC’ere tilgår virksomhedens netværk og derved udsætter det for unødvendige trusler. NAP sikrer, at PC’ere der tilgår netværket, lever op til virksomhedens retningslinjer med hensyn til “pc sundheds” krav og tildeler en begrænset adgang til de, som ikke lever op til kravene og yder samtidig en hjælpende hånd i retning mod at få PC’erne tilbage til den krævede tilstand.

6. Forbedret Scripting og Task Automation

Nye teknologier som Windows Powershell, et commandline og scripting sprog, hjælper professionelle til at automatisere opgaver. Med det nye værktøj bliver 120 standard og commandline tools syntaks konsistente.

7. Genoptag kontrollen med dine eksterne kontorlokationer

At håndtere servere, services og sikkerhedskontrol på eksterne lokationer er en konstant udfordring for IT professionelle. Windows Server 2008 gør administration af eksterne servere en del nemmere ved hjælp af en forbedring af Active Directory, med ReadOnly Domain Controllers og en separat administratorrolle. Yderligere kan du ved hjælp af teknologier som BitLocker og Server Core installation option bedre skabe et mere sikkert miljø på den enkelte lokation.

8. Centraliseret styring af applikationer

Med Windows Server 2008 vil brugeren have en yderst sikker adgang til interne applikationer via firewallvenlige porte. Med Windows Server Terminal Services RemoteApp vil det kun være det enkelte applikationsvindue, som vil åbnes og ikke hele den eksterne desktop.

9. Windows Server Virtualisation

Windows Server 2008 bølgen vil indeholde Windows Server Virtualisation (WSv), en kraftfuld virtualiseringsteknologi, som indeholder styrke management og sikkerhedsmuligheder. Windows Server virtualisering vil hjælpe virksomheder med at reducere deres omkostninger, give dem et mere fleksibelt IT miljø til bl.a. disaster recovery, test & udvikling.

10. En yderst kraftig Web og applikationsplatform

Windows Server 2008 tilbyder en sikker platform, som er let at håndtere, hvis man vil udvikle eller hoste applikationer eller services via den enkelte server eller internettet. Nye muligheder er bl.a. en mere simpel management konsol, udvidet sikkerhed og en bedre ydelse drevet af det indbyggede Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7), ASP.NET, and Windows Communication Foundation.

Outsourcing will boom in 2008

The need to cut costs in s weak global economy are predicted to drive IT Outsourcing growth up in 2008. Actually there is a amazing 53% share of companies which plans to increase outsourcing spending in 2008.

This was comming from 38% in 2006 and 48% in 2007. This is comming from silcon.com according to a survey of 250 IT professionals by the american outsourcing and business process outsourcing company Syntel. Their CEO, Bharat Desai, said outsourcing is one industry that will NOT suffer from the crisis in the credit markets. Desai said in a statement: “In a weak or uncertain economy, companies look for technology solutions that will increase productivity, efficiency and savings.”

The link between outsourcing and savings was reinforced by a separate study by BPO provider Sutherland Global Services, which found cost reduction and the ability to provide a variable cost model was in the top five reasons for outsourcing for more than 90 per cent of businesses it questioned.

The study of BPO trends for 2007 surveyed major global companies in the insurance, banking, telecom, retail and banking industries. It found that tech support and customer care departments continue to be the most commonly outsourced divisions, standing at more than 60 per cent and 40 per cent respectively, and that India and the USA are the most popular locations, chosen by about 70 per cent and 60 per cent of respondents.

Data and site security topped the list of what companies want from their outsourcers for 80 per cent of businesses, with an understanding of process and industry experience close behind.

90 days FREE hosting & co location in Verinet Server Hosting Center

Verinet is now offering a 90 days full co location server hosting at no cost. You pay only for traffic and extra services. The offer is valid for both small customers and big customers with 5-10 racks. This new offer can be found on www.verinet.dk

If you choose a full 2,5 m. rack console, with up to 64 units, you will safe 7.500,- DKR or 1.000 EURO, because the monthly fee is 2.500,- DKR. Verinet is a Colocation provider within 39 countries with 73 hosting centres and Dynamic Cache facilities for Video Streaming and heavy demanding traffic customers. The offer is only available in Germany, Sweden, America and Denmark.

Verinet is a well known colocation provider and originated from 1992, Verinet delivers colocation in DS, ISO or insurance certified environments which contains all aspects of a mission critical server hosting center.

For more information call Verinet at +45 70202200.