This week, there were many events happening in the web hosting industry, and to help you learn more about the industry, we carefully pick our top 5 news in the industry here, which are related to top-line bandwidth providers, cloud hosting providers, world’s leading colocation data center provider, and so on.
On Monday, CenturyLink, Inc.’s obtained the approval from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc. With this approval, CenturyLink can finally close its purchase of Level 3. Then, the combined firm would not only provide users a broader as well as more complementary range of solutions and services, but also enable more advanced technologies as well as growing bandwidth demands of its business, consumer and government customers.
IBM announced new software named IBM Cloud Private, and the company has great expectation on the new platform to win hybrid cloud scrum with open architecture. The purpose of it is to help on-premises data centers to develop cloud native applications. Namely, different from other cloud services providers, IBM is working on making IBM Cloud Private a container, to bring in open source methods, integrate hybrid cloud and hardware systems, and support existing infrastructure.
During the week, thee large cloud service providers are said to alter their pay to stoke cloud computing service demands and push them to make sure their users become active ones over the long haul. After checking their changes in cloud sales strategy, it is easy to find that not only the three, but also other major players in the cloud industry all changes their pay or calculation on cloud sales. It means the new round of pricing war come and is becoming fiercer.
Equinix reported the revenues of its 59th quarter, and it reached a high point of $1.15 billion. In detail, Equinix obtained 25% increase in quarterly revenue year-on-year, although there is $137 million as a direct result of the acquisition of 29 data centers from Verizon. By far, the company has more than 180 data centers across 44 regions and over 230,000 cross-connects, and it is committed to deliver 99.99999% availability to its users.
Google seems to roll out a new design for its mobile search results page, which is reported to be testing for months. Since 2013 users saw a unified card design, the new curved mobile search results interface would be the first major redesign. Although there is still no statement from Google to confirm this new design, more and more users can see the results page changed. Hope it will offer better user experience.