i2Coalition Statement on NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting Report

This week, NETmundial released a report on the conclusions from their“Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance.” The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) submitted public comments in advance of this meeting, many of which were incorporated in the final NETmundial statement.  Below is a statement from i2Coalition Co-Founder and Public Policy Working Group Chair David Snead in response to this report.

“The I2Coalition approached the Netmundial process as a global brainstorming session, and believes that in that regard it was successful.  While some may be disappointed that the report does not directly address their concerns, we believe that the process has helped point the Internet community, and currently existing Internet governance organizations, in a direction that will allow them to concentrate on concrete outcomes to the major issues raised in the final report.

“We particularly embrace statements in the report that hold up the development and innovation potential that the Internet provides.  In particular, the NETmundial report states that, ‘The ability to innovate and create has been at the heart of the remarkable growth of the Internet and it has brought great value to the global society. For the preservation of its dynamism, Internet governance must continue to allow permissionless innovation through an enabling Internet environment, consistent with other principles in this document. Enterprise and investment in infrastructure are essential components of an enabling environment.’

“As an organization that represents those that build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, we fully understand the role of innovation in the digital economy.   Each of our members is deeply committed to helping facilitate the growth of the global digital economy.

“We welcome the report’s frequent emphasis on the multistakeholder model of Internet governance.  The Netmundial process has shown that businesses, civil society, individuals and governments can work effectively together to help move the Internet governance process forward.  We support statements in the NetMundial report emphasizing that governments should continue to have advisory roles in Internet governance, and not stewardship roles.

“Importantly, the report addressed and issue of key concern to our members:  jurisdictional and standards based decisions.  By highlighting the importance of global connectivity, and open standards, the report helps emphasize the importance of a unified Internet. Fracturing the Internet within governmental boundaries goes against the very nature of the Internet’s growth.   By promoting open standards developed from a multistakeholder discussion that are consistent with global human rights we can allow innovation to continue.  The global nature of the Internet is imperative.

“Incorporating each of these issues within a multistakeholder approach will allow the Internet to continue to grow in the innovative environment in which it currently exists.  The Internet was built from the bottom up, and should move forward in the same manner.   However, forward movement should not be an excuse for lack of accountability.  The Internet community needs to ensure accountability for all who come to the table in this discussion.   We believe the report helps underscore this need.  Accountability must have an ongoing, central role in all Internet governance discussions.  As debate moves forward on the proposed IANA transition from the NTIA, an increased level of accountability is critical.

“While NETmundial’s multistakeholder report is a non-binding outcome of a bottom-up, open, and participatory process involving thousands of people from governments, private sector, civil society, technical community, and academia from around the world, it may prove to be a helpful push in the direction of a fuller, outcome oriented, discussion of these issues within the context of Internet governance in general. i2Coalition was proud to be a participant in this conversation, and looks forward to ensuring that our industry’s critical voice is heard in subsequent discussions.”

About i2Coalition

The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential.  To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.

RamSoft Partners With LogicPlus to Offer PowerServer Cloud in Asia-Pacific Region

RamSoft, a leader in RIS, PACS and Teleradiology software solutions, today announces their partnership with LogicPlus to offer cloud-based PowerServer RIS and PACS technology to key countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.

LogicPlus is an ICT Company based in Adelaide, SA, Australia with over a decade of systems experience, setting the benchmark for quality IT Managed Services Infrastructure delivery and customer service. They provide managed services to large and small companies in key industry sectors, including medical, and have partnered with RamSoft to represent PowerServer Cloud exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. Logic Plus will also represent PowerServer Cloud non-exclusively in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.

PowerServer Cloud is a fully hosted, pay-per-use model for RamSoft’s feature-rich PowerServer RIS and PACS platforms. It is scalable and offers unlimited freedom so that radiology practices of all sizes can customize the solution to meet their current and future needs. LogicPlus will provide the hosting platform and IT support for radiology businesses that want to transition to fully digital workflow built on a single database without the added costs of maintaining their own IT infrastructure.

According to Marilyn Solano, director of sales and marketing for RamSoft, finding a solid ICT company to support RamSoft’s cloud-based model was vital to increasing sales and growth in the Asia-Pacific region. “LogicPlus possesses a high level of expertise in providing managed services to the medical industry,” says Ms. Solano. “We are confident our partnership will herald in a new era of radiology workflow management for radiology-based businesses in Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the region.

Jason Nagy, Managing Director of Logic Plus added “RamSoft provides a software that is mature enough to handle a large-scale enterprise, and young and agile enough to set the tone in the demanding market of Radiology”… “By coupling RamSoft’s single-database, 100% web-based technology with our high availability data center, we will be able to improve the workflow and business processes for many radiology practices.”

ABOUT LogicPlus:

LogicPlus Pty Ltd is an Adelaide, South Australia based IT services provider enjoying steady growth over the 10 years since it was established. Today Logic Plus provides: Hosting and Managed Service Solutions via its own internal infrastructure and external partner data centres, bespoked software application development, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Sophos Network/End User/Server Protection, Cloud Based RIS/PACS SaaS, system maintenance, 24x7x365 support desk services with a medical sector focus. For more information, visit us at http://www.logicplus.com.au.

ABOUT RamSoft:

RamSoft, Inc., a Canadian IT software and services company with over 19 years of experience, is dedicated to developing and delivering cost effective RIS, PACS and Teleradiology solutions for its clients in the U.S. and around the world. The company’s goal is to enable imaging facilities, radiology centers, and ambulatory and acute-care practices to continue offering superior patient care while improving workflow efficiencies. RamSoft, Inc. offers a wide range of affordable and feature-rich solutions such as the PowerServer™ Series of PACS, RIS/PACS, teleradiology, and patient information management systems.

Swedish Cloud Startup Jumpstarter.io Wants to Help Developers Bring Projects Online in a Snap

jumpstarterPlatform-as-a-service provider Jumpstarter.io launched in general availability this week on a mission to make it as easy as possible for developers and web agencies to launch a website or project by spinning up a pre-configured server in less than a second.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Jumpstarter.io says its background in consulting and providing hosting for web agencies starting in 2008 helped it understand the needs of its current target customers.

“We figured that our hosting solution was good at the time but it wasn’t scalable. We also had talked to a lot of web agencies about their problems, and since we were also a web agency, we knew quite a lot about their daily lives,” Daniel Marklund, Jumpstarter.io founder and chief product officer says. “We started out with what later came to be Jumpstarter back then, and we slowly moved away from the consulting to working full-time with Jumpstarter in the beginning of 2012.”

According to Marklund, he and his team started Jumpstarter with a “pretty good idea of what the future of cloud hosting would look like.”

“People think the cloud is scalable and it’s easy to use, but what the cloud industry has basically done is moved the regular old servers and the way to work with them into virtual environments,” he says. “It makes it easier to start the server on-demand but you still need to configure it yourself and spend a little time and money worrying about security issues and things like that.”

Marklund says Jumpstarter exists “between GoDaddy and Amazon” in that it provides the “benefit of the cloud that Amazon can provide, but with the ease of use that the shared hosting providers offer.”

“The majority of people don’t want to spend time to configure administration we can help them with that and we do that automatically,” he says.

Another aspect of automation central to Jumpstarter’s service is what it calls Peak Protection. Peak Protection brings scalability to Jumpstarter by ensuring that a website or project stays online through a surge in traffic without requiring directions or configuration by the user.

Marklund describes its file system as another unique feature of its platform since it “can be accessed by your project from any hosting server in our cluster.”

Another aspect of Jumpstarter that Marklund emphasizes is the ability to clone “environments in the same amount of time it takes to set them up.”

“You can go to a tutorial page or when you see a code library you want to try out there’s usually a file that you have to download but our goal is to have Jumpstarter buttons instead,” he says. “Github is a great example. It’s been tremendous for the community but it’s more like a library. You store your code there, people can go and read about your code and also make copies of it. We see ourselves as more of a theatre where the code actually comes to life. We hope we can go so far as making every GitHub project available on Jumpstarter, where you can click a button and then you will get set-up with the database and configuration needed to actually see how it looks when it’s running.”

With 8 employees Marklund says Jumpstarter has “been quite heavily invested in engineering and product development up to this point,” after receiving $1.7 million in funding last year.

Jumpstarter-team

The team behind Jumpstarter.io (Co-founder Daniel Marklund is bottom left)

Jumpstarter currently has 3,000 around clients using its platform to host blogs, company websites, and application. Marklund expects to sign-up more clients this week during its initial public launch.

“The big mission of the company is to help every developer,” he says. “We are focused on PHP and WordPress to start with but we are adding more languages further down the road.”

For now, Jumpstarter is focused on marketing in Europe, but it plans to move into the US soon. Marklund says the company is planning to raise funds later this year, and is “looking forward to having an investor from the States in that round in order to, in a year from now, go for the American market with more directed marketing and sales efforts.”

SpamExperts and XcellHost Enter Into a Hosting Partnership to Fight Email and Cyber Crime

SpamExperts, the leading provider of professional email security products from Amsterdam, announces a new HPP (Hosting Partners Program) partnership with XcellHost, to combat email security threats and help build a safer internet.

The partnership enabled XcellHost to deploy SpamExperts Local Cloud – incoming and outgoing filtering across multiple datacenters within India and Singapore, thus protecting their clients’ email flow against spam, reducing server load and preventing blacklisting. Moreover, SpamExperts solution allowed XcellHost to achieve low latency with negligible delay in email filtering.

With India as main business focus, the hosting partnership is meant to strengthen XcellHost’s protection against malware attacks from spammers and botnets, supporting their customers with a secured platform: full protection against spam or virus attacks, no more blacklisting or suspended accounts, and optimal usage of resources.

“Cybercriminals are increasingly sophisticated in preying on clients emails.”, said Samir Jhaveri, Managing Director at XcellHost. “Since implementing SpamExperts, we’ve been really impressed with the accuracy of the spam filtering and the administration of the service is hassle free. Spam is no longer a worry for us and productivity has increased for the email users.

“SpamExperts is excited to mark its collaboration with XcellHost. The Hosting Partnership was established to develop a culture of cybersecurity for XcellHost’s clients by taking effective, preventative measures to anticipate, address and mitigate email based security threats.”, said Sam Renkema, SpamExperts CEO.

About XcellHost

XcellHost provides customized managed hosting solutions and innovative cloud services and to companies with a critical internet component since 1999. XcellHost operates as a 25+ Cloud Ready Datacentres collocated within various world-class datacenter facilities in various countries across the world.

XcellHost delivers secure, scalable, high performance cloud services & solutions to its 5000+ customers on various operating systems & platforms, providing dedicated proactive 24 x 7 Toll Free Support.  For more info, please visit www.xcellhost.in

VPS hosting in Canada

Looking for reliable VPS hosting is extremely difficult. There are factors that need to be considered. And those factors must be present in order to achieve the right website builder for your company. Many people are getting caught up with too many promises like  larger disk space as well as cheaper price, but in the end everything is just for promotion purposes. There are web hosting services that are usually down.  Now, with that performance can you say that choosing such a host is the right choice and a good deal? Well, obviously no, right? Thus, before deciding everything you better make sure that you choose the best Canadian web hosting for your business.

VPS-Hosting

Any top web hosting company is known for its reliability and speed access. Because of these two factors present,  downloading remains fast and reliable almost all the time. And since there is no down moments with the chosen web host, every second is business. During the process of searching the right web host, most of the companies that you can encounter will usually explain the benefits that you can get from them as well as the pros and cons of taking advantage of their services. Well, that’s nice but the problem is, companies tend to forget to discuss the ‘uptime’ percentage. What is this ‘uptime’ all about? The best VPS hosting provides 99.9% ‘uptime’ rate. Meaning to say, the server must be always working and should have no room for down servers.

Looking for a reliable website builder is a responsibility. There are business owners who want to save money, thus, they look for VPS web hosting that gives them the lowest cost, but it could be a deception too.

However, while they are busy searching for reliable hosting they tend to forget that the true saving of money is not just considering cheap web host, but choosing the web host that will help your business to become successful over time. Another usual promise of the many providers is they provide ‘unlimited bandwidth’. You must understand that there is no cheaper rates for general bandwidth. Moreover, if at first they promise you to have lower price, you should think that over the period of time they will ask for extra charges, especially if your requirements are getting more and more each day. Hence, it would be better to choose a company that is honest about everything upfront, most especially charges and payments. And as much as possible, make sure you choose a company that doesn’t have hidden charges.

Fortunately, many Canadian web hosting companies are honest when it comes to this issue which is also the primary factor why people entrust their companies to them. Visit online and see what the reliable web host service providers can offer you.

AIT Offers Virtual Private Server Hosting Plans This Holiday Season Starting at Just $9 for First Month

Advanced Internet Technologies, a Fayetteville, N.C.-based Web-hosting firm, today announced immediate availability of its Virtual Private Server Basic Hosting Plan for just $9 for the First Month with one Dedicated IP and one Free Domain Name. AIT’s VPS platform leverages infrastructure in its Fayetteville, NC Data Center, paired with robust virtualized hosting technology. The result is a high performance application hosting solutions to individuals and small businesses at reasonable costs.

“Providing a solid virtual technology is something we’ve been doing for years here at AIT. But we also back our VPS products with round-the-clock customer service and technical support at a very competitive price point,” said Michael Roberts, Chief Operation Officer at AIT. “Service and reliability are at the core of AIT’s cutting-edge services and technology,” said Roberts. “We have keen insight into this type of virtual technology, and we’re trying to give our customers an upper hand in a competitive business landscape by providing more tools, applications and reliability than anyone else in the industry,” added Roberts.

To learn more about AIT’s Virtual Private Server Web Hosting Plans, please visit www.ait.com/servers/vps-hosting/.

Clarence E. Briggs III, the founder and CEO of AIT and a service-disabled veteran, launched the company in 1995. It has since grown into a multimillion dollar business that has been named twice to the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Mr. Briggs is the recipient of several local and national awards for economic achievement as an entrepreneur to include Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of North Carolina.

To learn more about Advanced Internet Technologies, Inc., contact Michael Noble, at mnoble(at)ait(dot)com.