Posts Tagged ‘HostingCon’
Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like yesterday that I was standing around the HostingCon 2011 booth with my colleagues, talking to customers, partners, industry experts and more. But this year is going to be extra-special: For the first time, our entire US Sales team is going to be there to meet you and tell you what we’ve been up to in our Northern Virginia datacenter.
What a week! The industry was out in full force at HostingCon 2011, and with speaker sessions from Liam Eagle of the WHIR to Stephen Oakes of the FBI, there was a lot to see and hear. The LeaseWeb team came back exhausted but excited about everything that was accomplished during the week. With an interest in forging relationships with other hosting providers in the U.S., the team was out to meet potential partners and customers. And while a Starbuck’s coffee stand at our booth was a draw for many event goers, the roving LeaseWeb mini-helicopters attracted a lot of attention, too!
Flights. Check. Passport. Check. Cell phone. Check. With three days full of great speakers and a whole host (excuse the pun) of exhibitors, we’re flying out to HostingCon 2011 early to prepare ourselves for the line-up of meetings we’ve scheduled. But don’t forget your phones, as we’ll be offering something a little bit different on our booth this year…
In the last few days an FBI raid on a data center in Virginia, targeting one malware server put offline many legitimate companies, with many servers down for days after the seizure.
Failure to enforce good security policies and operations can be expensive for hosts and their clients. Successful hosts must deal with a wide range of security issues as a regular part of doing business in an internet environment. Inevitably, the actions of some clients create serious security issues that need to be addressed by hosts quickly and cost effectively.