Weekly 2017/09/25 Top 5 Web Hosting Industry News

2017-09-29 16:12 Posted by: Jennifer in Cloud Computing, Network Security, News Go to Comment

During this week, there are many remarkable events happening in the web hosting industry, and among these, Microsoft is one of the most impressive, because it made major positive steps forward on the road of loving open source platform, including Linux. Besides, we collect interesting news related to Amazon’s cloud computing unit AWS, Chinese largest e-commerce group and European Commission. In below, let’s bring you these events’ more details:

Microsoft hits many milestones on the loving and embracing Linux. At the beginning of this week, the company announced that its latest SQL Server 2017 now is official generally available on both Windows and Linux, with the hope to offer customer more choices about the operating systems they like to use and engage more new businesses to its databases. 

This week Microsoft announced that it has become a Platinum member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) by sponsoring it. This announcement represents a major milestone that Microsoft embraces open source and Linux. This step is inevitable, not only because of the force from direct competitors, but also for further success of cloud and Azure. Being a Platinum member of the OSI, Microsoft will take more responsibilities for the open-source software’s release, use and contribution. Also, it means Microsoft joins in the open source battle, which offers more challenges and opportunities.

Amazon Web Service (AWS) announced that its first cloud region in the Middle East, including three availability zones for Bahrain would be open by early 2019. By far, AWS provides server infrastructure in sixteen regions which including 3 in Europe across Ireland, the U.K, and Germany, 7 in the Americas across Canada, Brazil, and the U.S, as well as 6 in Asia Pacific across China, Singapore, Australia, India, and South Korea. Besides, Amazon has already planned a host of region around the world for 2018.

According to sources, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. now is scouting proper locations for its second European data center for cloud data. This China’s largest e-commerce company is expanding its global footprint so as to better compete with its major rivals Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’S Google Cloud Platform in the cloud service section. Its first European data center is located in Frankfurt in November. The second location is potentially located in Sweden or London. Up till now, Alibaba Cloud has 14 data centers in China, the U.S., etc. It also plans to open new data centers in Malaysia and Indonesia.

For online fake stories, European Commission takes them seriously and has taken actions to urge social network platforms to make effort to cope with the abusive fake news online. This week, European Commission is calling up social media corporates including Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. to make a common set of tools for detecting, blocking as well as removing illegal content such as hate speech and terrorist propaganda. 

Related Articles

ChinaNetCenter Net Profit Margin Decreases By 33% As Cloud Computing Vendors Jumping Into the Fray
10/16
China’s leading CDN platform provider ChinaNetCenter issued its performance report for the first quarters of the year last Friday, which shows a net income of 522 million to 614 million yuan, decreasing by 33 percent year-over-year to 43 percent.
Week 2017/10/09 Top 5 Web Hosting Industry News
10/13
we carefully collected the major events happening this week in the industry. Hope you can find something interesting things here.
Western Digital Makes New Breakthrough in HDD Technology
10/12
Western Digital develops a new magnetic recording technology with microwave assist.
Sina Weibo Suffers Outage Again, Caused by LUHAN’s Confession Tweet This Time
10/09
Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo was briefly unavailable yesterday, reflecting sluggish internet speeds, the comment function was suspended and some pages cannot be displayed. The site appeared to be fully restored in less than two hours.
Microsoft Finally Embraces Open Source Initiative as Love for Linux Grows
09/28
Just yesterday, Microsoft announced that it has officially joined in Open Source Initiative as a premium sponsor and a Platinum member.
Comment
Be the first to comment!
About the author
Jennifer
Views: 42620
Articles: 193

Author's Hot Articles

godaddy
hub

Hot Posts

Service Recommendation

Cloud Hosting
Cloud hosting is the fastest growing hosting solutions in the industry. »
Cloud Storage
Best Cloud Storage are named based on customer and expert reviews. »
SSL
The most popular SSL certificate providers in the industry are here. »
China Web Hosting
Find out a comprehensive evaluation to the host service provider in China. »
bluehost
Chat Advertising cooperation TOP