(The Hosting News) – Orem, UT – Lane Livingston, CEO of US-based Cloud computing firm NetHosting, , will be the company’s’ official represented at TechWeb’s premier cloud computing event, Cloud Connect.

The event will be held March 15th through the 18th in Silicon Valley, CA, opening with select pre-conference programs that include the Cloud Business Summit—an in depth discussion venue on funding, marketing, and investing in the cloud—and elite developer workshops.

Following the pre-conference programs, Mr. Livingston plans to attend all three days of the Cloud Computing Conference, during which time keynotes and panel discussions will cover a broad range of cloud-centric topics, such as: designs for cloud applications, code-writing, “cloudonomics,” public vs. private clouds, standardization, cloud security, and a great deal more.

“There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained at venues like Cloud Connect, which bring countless professionals together for a specialized purpose,” Mr. Livingston said in anticipation of the event. “In this case, that purpose is to define cloud computing as an emerging, and powerful, new technology, and to share the tools to enhance its application in all areas of business.”

Scheduled keynotes include presentations by Mark Prichard, Senior Principal Product Manager in the Java Platform Group of Oracle, Matt Thompson, General Manager of Microsoft’s developer and platform evangelism efforts, Ric Telford, VP of Cloud Services at IBM, and Scott Chasin, CTO of McAffee SaaS, to name only a few.

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(The Hosting News) — SunGard has officially announced it’s acquisition of  365 Hosting Limited, a Dublin, Ireland-based cloud computing and data centre services company which trades as ‘Hosting 365’. Although the details of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is  not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s results.

Privately-owned Hosting 365 has built a strong presence in Ireland delivering both data centre managed IT services and, more recently, on-demand computing services within its cloud computing environment.

The company has been providing hosted services since 2001 and operates from two secure data centres in the Dublin area to help ensure the resilience of its solutions. It has pioneered the use of Web-based tools to facilitate customer self-service across all aspects of the service procurement process. Customers can order and provision their changing computer requirements in near real-time as well as monitor their usage and manage their accounts on-line.

Ed Byrne, general manager, Hosting 365, commented, “We are pleased to become part of SunGard and to augment our product portfolio with SunGard’s capabilities. Much of our success so far can be put down to our commitment to serve our customers’ changing business and technology needs. The addition of SunGard’s world-class range of availability solutions will help ensure that we can continue to reinforce our leadership position in Ireland and can help our customers be even more resilient as their businesses change and grow.”

Keith Tilley, managing director UK and executive vice president Europe for SunGard Availability Services, said, “Hosting 365 has built a superb business since its formation. The deal has major benefits for both parties: SunGard gains access to a new geographic market and proven cloud computing expertise, while Hosting 365 extends its product range with our own managed IT services, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions.”

About Hosting365
Hosting365 is a hosted infrastructure provider. The company operates its own 25,000 square feet, state-of-the-art data centre in Park West, Dublin. Hosting365 was named as Ireland’s 25th fastest growing technology company in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50. More information can be found on www.hosting365.com.

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. Visit SunGard Availability Services at www.sungard.co.uk

SunGard Availability Services has been recognized as Service Provider of the Year an unprecedented six times in the Business Continuity Awards’ eleven-year history, and has been a finalist on all but one occasion: a track record unequalled in the industry. In 2008, SunGard was presented the 10th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Excellence in Business Continuity. SunGard and its customers have also achieved success in the Most Innovative Product, Most Effective Recovery, Industry Personality, Lifetime Achievement and Consultant of the Year categories, amongst others.

Representing Intellect, the trade association, on the steering committee for BS 25999, SunGard helped to define the first standard of its kind, which is alerting the wider business community to the importance of business continuity management. SunGard then became the first business continuity expert to secure certification against the BS 25999 Standard. It is now in the unique position of being able to assist its customers – both large and small alike – through the certification process drawing on its own experience.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world’s 25 largest financial services companies.

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.

*January 2009 Technology Vendors Financial Database Tracker http://www.datamonitor.com

Trademark Information: SunGard and SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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(The Hosting News) – Kent-based PR/Marketing consultant firm JB Creative Marketing  have secured a new office to house its radical expansion plans. This announcement is the culmination of  six months of searching, but now the new Faversham based headquarters will be handed over to the online marketing consultants towards the middle of March after a month of negotiations.

“It was vital that we found a new secure head office to help deliver our clients’ needs and keeps all departments of JB Creative Marketing under one roof. This office will help deliver our target for the foreseeable future while offering a good logistical location for our clients,” said Justin Bridges, Managing Director for JB Creative Marketing.

Since its successful roll out of marketing strategies for some of its online clients, a new department was put together to help identify other marketing opportunities. With new clients already signed up off the back of this department the need to secure these offices were critical. This opportunity also provides potential for some extra local job opportunities in the area for fresh young talent and opportunities for organic growth now for both its staff and the company.

Among those new clients feature telecommunications company Keypoint Communications(The Hosting News)

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(The Hosting News) – Kent-based PR/Marketing consultant firm JB Creative Marketing  have secured a new office to house its radical expansion plans. This announcement is the culmination of  six months of searching, but now the new Faversham based headquarters will be handed over to the online marketing consultants towards the middle of March after a month of negotiations.

“It was vital that we found a new secure head office to help deliver our clients’ needs and keeps all departments of JB Creative Marketing under one roof. This office will help deliver our target for the foreseeable future while offering a good logistical location for our clients,” said Justin Bridges, Managing Director for JB Creative Marketing.

Since its successful roll out of marketing strategies for some of its online clients, a new department was put together to help identify other marketing opportunities. With new clients already signed up off the back of this department the need to secure these offices were critical. This opportunity also provides potential for some extra local job opportunities in the area for fresh young talent and opportunities for organic growth now for both its staff and the company.

Among those new clients feature telecommunications company Keypoint Communications(The Hosting News)

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(The Hosting News) – The Planet has formally announced it’s plan to  join up with three social media powerhouses in sponsoring a Saturday night meet-up during Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference. The March 13 event will be at Emo’s Austin, one of the city’s premier music venues, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“SXSW offers us the opportunity to meet up with our customers, and to showcase new products and capabilities,” said Tom Blair, vice president of Global Sales with The Planet. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Tumblr, one of our largest customers, and to work side-by-side with Kickstarter and SoundCloud, who embody precisely what SXSW is all about – innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging social media technologies.”

“With so many Tumblr users in Austin for SXSW, this group event is a great opportunity to get together to hear feedback and bounce around new ideas,” said Tumblr President John Maloney (www.tumblr.com). “We’re coming off a milestone month with more than 1 billion pageviews, so it’s a terrific opportunity to celebrate with our users and The Planet, which provides the infrastructure for our service.”

SXSW participants will find The Planet team at the Interactive show in booth 303.
For more information and to RSVP, visit www.theplanet.com/events.

About the Participating Companies

Tumblr – Tumblr provides users with a foundation for effortlessly sharing anything, from posting text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos via browser, phone, desktop, email and from virtually any location.

Kickstarter – As a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors and explorers, Kickstarter offers a creative outlet that inspires people to open their wallets by offering products, benefits and fun experiences.

SoundCloud – The SoundCloud platform lets users move music fast and easy. It takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending and distributing music for artists, record labels and other music professionals.

The Planet Joins Forces with Tumblr, Kickstarter, SoundCloud for SXSW Meet-Up


The Planet Joins Forces with Tumblr, Kickstarter, SoundCloud for SXSW Meet-Up

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