February 6, 2017

Industry Roundup: Week 1, February

NTT comms & AWS team up for point of presence in Ausralia; HostForLIFE.eu launches Umbraco 7.5.7 Hosting

NTT Communications teams up with AWS for point of presence in Ausralia

NTT says that it will provide a multitude of connectivity options for Melbourne-based customers looking to connect into the AWS Cloud

NTT Communications, the ICT Solutions provider announced that it is establishing Amazon Web Services (AWS) direct connect services for customers through Melbourne’s NEXTDC data center facility. The company says that the direct connection is the third of its kind in Australia and the first outside of AWS’ Sydney Region.

According to NTT Communications, the point of presence will give AWS users a direct connection from the NEXTDC M1 data center facility into the AWS Cloud. They also claim that it will allow high-speed, low latency connectivity into the AWS environment.

Through the partnership, NTT says that it can also take advantage of a broad portfolio of co-location, Internet and WAN services, including SD-WAN, all delivered from the NEXTDC M1 facility.

Tarquin Bellinger, Chief Operating Officer, NTT Communications said:

Leveraging the geographic diversity a Melbourne Direct Connect PoP provides, we will be able to provide truly diverse and redundant connectivity paths into the AWS Cloud for our customers, enhancing availability whilst also reducing cost.

HostForLIFE.eu launches Umbraco 7.5.7 Hosting

The company has leveraged its gold partner status with Microsoft to launch the service

HostForLIFE.eu, the European Windows hosting provider announced the support for Umbraco 7.5.7 hosting plan. The company said that the service was launched due to the high demand of Umbraco users in Europe.

Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets.

HostForLIFE.eu claims that it offers ultra-fast, managed and secured services in the market with servers hosted in various data centers located in Amsterdam, London, Washington D.C., Paris, Frankfurt, Chennai, Milan, Toronto, and São Paulo for guaranteed 99.9% up-time.

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