HostPapa Buys Bare Metal Dedicated Server Hosting Company

posted on April 13, 2021


Canadian web hosting and cloud service provider, HostPapa, has acquired San Jose-based Silicon Valley Web Hosting from Denetron LLC. Founded in 1997, Silicon Valley Web Hosting has primarily focused on providing bare metal dedicated server hosting for high-performance websites.

Park Place Technologies Opens New Office and Operation Center in Boston Region

posted on April 13, 2021


Global data center management and services company, Park Place Technologies, has opened a new office and operations center in Westborough, Massachusetts. The new location, designed by leading design and architecture firm Vocon, will house more than 120 Park Place employees.

OWASP best practices to protect your APIs from security vulnerabilities

posted on April 13, 2021


Read more here→ Learn how to create an API that protects against Injection Flaws and Input Validation from malicious clients. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:46 – Intro of Apigee and Apigee Security 6:28 – Demo – Threat Protections 24:09 – Q&A Watch more videos like this →​​ Subscribe to Google Cloud Tech → […]

Introduction to Apigee Edge

posted on April 13, 2021


Read more here→ Learn about the central role that APIs play in innovation, and how Apigee Edge enables you to manage APIs to power that innovation. There are three basic categories of capability in the API Management Platform: – Support for your Developer ecosystems, to let people discover and understand your APIs and rapidly […]

Pluribus Networks Rolls Out New Series of Network Switches

posted on April 13, 2021


To meet high capacity demands of cloud networks, Pluribus Networks has launched three new Freedom 9000 series network switches. These network switches are based on silicon from the Broadcom StrataXGS Trident 3 switch series and would deliver high performance, and are designed especially for enterprise, cloud service provider, and communication service provider data center networks.

Varnish Integrates Its Edge Cloud into Intel Select Solutions

posted on April 13, 2021


Varnish Software is now partnering with Intel to integrate their Edge Cloud software with Intel Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network. The Intel Select Solution is a validated, deployment-ready reference architecture and specification for a high-performance CDN and is workload-optimized for critical live streaming and video-on-demand (VoD) use cases across vRAN, NFVi and CDN environments.

Zuora Issues Financial Targets for Fiscal Year 2025

posted on April 13, 2021


Company Held 2021 Investor Day with Chegg, Zoom and IBM

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zuora, Inc., (NYSE:ZUO) the leading subscription management platform provider, held a virtual Investor Day today, at which Zuora’s senior leadership and customers and a system integrator partner gave presentations. The company provided an overview of its financial and strategic plans and disclosed new financial targets and key performance indicators (KPIs) for its fiscal year 2025 (ending January 31, 2025).

Zuora’s Investor Day consisted of presentations from Zuora’s senior leadership team, including:

  • Tien Tzuo, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Sri Srinivasan, Chief Product & Engineering Officer
  • Robbie Traube, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Todd McElhatton, Chief Financial Officer

The event also included interviews with Zuora’s customers and an SI partner, including:

  • Jug Bath, CTO of Chegg Learning Services
  • Velchamy Sankarlingam, President of Product and Engineering at Zoom Video Communications
  • Matt Candy, Global Managing Partner at IBM

Zuora also set financial targets for fiscal year 2025, including:

  • Subscription revenue growth of 25% or more
  • Professional services revenue (as a percent of total revenue) of less than 15%
  • Non-GAAP subscription gross margin of 82% or more
  • Non-GAAP operating margin of 10% or more
  • Free cash flow margin of 10% to 15%

Zuora also introduced three new KPIs to monitor its progress with the objective of meeting these targets by the end of fiscal year 2025:

  • Annual recurring revenue (“ARR”) growth of 25% to 30%
  • Net Dollar Retention (as defined by current period ARR compared to prior year’s

ARR from existing customers) of 112% to 115%

  • “Rule of 40” (as defined by the sum of subscription revenue growth rate plus free cash flow margin year-over-year) of 40% or more

Webcast Information

A replay of the webcast of the Investor Day event is available in the Investor Relations section of Zuora’s website at This replay will be available through April 12, 2022.

Forward Looking Statements

The Investor Day presentation, webcast and this press release contain forward-looking statements relating to Zuora’s financial and strategic plans as well as other statements that refer to future plans and expectations. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “goals,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on estimates, forecasts, projections, uncertain events or assumptions, including statements relating to Zuora’s total addressable market (“TAM”) or market opportunity, expected benefits of Zuora’s current and future products, future product offerings, and anticipated trends in our business or our market segments, also identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s expectations are set forth in Zuora’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 31, 2021, as well as other documents that may be filed or furnished by Zuora from time to time with the SEC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Investor Day presentation, webcast and this press release contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, namely non-GAAP subscription gross margin, total non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating margin and free cash flow margin. In accordance with SEC regulations, you can find the reconciliations to comparable GAAP measures, in the appendix of the Investor Day presentation.

About Zuora, Inc.

Zuora provides the leading cloud-based subscription management platform that functions as a system of record for subscription businesses across all industries. Powering the Subscription Economy®, the Zuora® platform was architected specifically for dynamic, recurring subscription business models, and acts as an intelligent subscription management hub that automates and orchestrates the entire subscription order-to-revenue process seamlessly across billing and revenue recognition. Zuora serves more than 1,000 companies around the world, including Box, Ford, Penske Media Corporation, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Xplornet and Zoom. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zuora also operates offices around the world in the U.S., EMEA and APAC. To learn more about the Zuora platform, please visit

© 2021 Zuora, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Zuora, Subscription Economy, and Powering the Subscription Economy are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zuora, Inc. Third party trademarks mentioned above are owned by their respective companies.

Source: Zuora Financial


Investor Relations Contact:

Luana Wolk and Carolyn Bass

Media Relations Contact:

Jayne Gonzalez

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Simulations Plus Reports Record Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

posted on April 13, 2021


Second quarter revenue of $13.1 million, reflecting 27% year-over-year growth

Board of Directors announces quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share

LANCASTER, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer goods industries, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2021, ending February 28, 2021.

Q2 Financial highlights compared with the corresponding period last fiscal year:

  • Revenue increased 27% to $13.1 million
  • Gross profit increased 33% to $10.2 million
  • Gross margin was 78%, up from 74%
  • Net income increased 49% to $3.2 million
  • Diluted earnings per share increased 25% to $0.15 per share

YTD Financial highlights compared with the corresponding period last fiscal year:

  • Revenue increased 21% to $23.8 million
  • Gross profit increased 28% to $18.5 million
  • Gross margin was 78%, up from 73%
  • Net income increased 35% to $5.7 million
  • Diluted earnings per share increased 17% to $0.27 per share

Shawn O’Connor, chief executive officer of Simulations Plus, said: “We delivered excellent 27% overall revenue growth, outpacing our annual targets. During the quarter, we also successfully completed our first sponsored conference, the MIDD+ Scientific Conference, a two-day event focused on delivering customized modeling and simulation content specifically for pharmaceutical scientists and their organizations, which was widely attended. We also won several funded collaboration projects and released new versions of GastroPlus® and Monolix Suite. In summary, this was a productive quarter for Simulations Plus and an encouraging first six months of the fiscal year.”

“While we expect growth to normalize in the second-half of our fiscal year, and are maintaining our full-year growth targets of 15-20%, this first-half performance underscores the strength and diversification of our business model,” continued Mr. O’Connor. “We have built a global organization selling an expanding portfolio of software and services to pharma and regulatory customers, and our growth is increasingly facilitating cross-selling as we leverage our industry leadership. This growth is largely dropping to our bottom line, increasing profitability and bolstering our ability to make additional strategic acquisitions.”

Quarterly Dividend Declared

The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per share of the Company’s common stock payable on May 3, 2021, to shareholders of record as of April 26, 2021. The declaration of any future dividends will be determined by the Board of Directors each quarter and will depend on earnings, financial condition, capital requirements, and other factors.

Investor Conference Call

The Company has announced an investor conference call that will be webcast live at 1:15 p.m. PDT/4:15 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 12, 2021. The live webcast/teleconference will be accessible by registering here or by calling 1-201-389-0879. Please join five to ten minutes before the scheduled start time. The call will be simulcast live on the Internet, and the webcast will be available on the Investors page of the Simulations Plus website under Conference Calls & Presentations. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website approximately one hour following the call.

About Simulations Plus, Inc.

Simulations Plus, Inc. is a leading provider of modeling and simulation software and consulting services supporting drug discovery, development research, and regulatory submissions. With our subsidiaries Cognigen, DILIsym Services, and Lixoft, we offer solutions which bridge machine learning, physiologically based pharmacokinetics, quantitative systems pharmacology/toxicology, and population PK/PD modeling approaches. Our technology is licensed and applied by major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, consumer goods companies, and regulatory agencies worldwide. For more information, visit our website at Follow us on Twitter | Read our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words like “believe,” “expect,” and “anticipate” mean that these are our best estimates as of this writing, but that there can be no assurances that expected or anticipated results or events will actually take place, so our actual future results could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: our ability to maintain our competitive advantages, acceptance of new software and improved versions of our existing software by our customers, the general economics of the pharmaceutical industry, our ability to finance growth, our ability to continue to attract and retain highly qualified technical staff, our ability to identify and close acquisitions on terms favorable to the Company, and a sustainable market. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our quarterly and annual reports and filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Creative Solutions Acquires Lightstream to Expand into Gaming and Strengthen Cloud Offering

posted on April 13, 2021


  • The acquisition marks the first gaming venture for Creative Solutions
  • It enhances Creative Solutions’ premium live streaming technology for the global content creator community
  • Transaction to include Lightstream Studio, Lightstream Cloud, and
  • It complements Creative Solutions’ overarching strategy to develop innovative video technology for content creators alongside Teradek, SmallHD, Wooden Camera and Amimon

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc (LSE: VTC), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lightstream, a US-based tech company that builds a cloud-native live video platform, broadcast software, and creator tools with specialization in the video game live streaming industry.

Lightstream is a world leader in live streaming technology for the massive and fast growing gaming market, and has strong strategic partnerships and technology integrations with Microsoft’s Xbox and Amazon’s Twitch.

Live streaming across all industries has grown exponentially during the pandemic, no less in gaming. This acquisition allows Creative Solutions to bring its broadcast-quality hardware, mobile apps, and cloud technology to the gaming market on a global scale, and opens up new creative possibilities for storytellers.

For the past 13 years, Creative Solutions has mobilized content creators with hardware and software products spanning the broadcast, live production, and cinema markets. Integrating Lightstream’s creative suite and patented cloud production architecture with Teradek’s IP video technology and the full suite of Creative Solutions production tools raises the potential for live video content creation in every segment.

“The powerful combination of our unique cloud-native products and Teradek’s market leading hardware, apps and cloud technology unlocks truly limitless creative potential,” said Stu Grubbs, CEO & Co-Founder of Lightstream. “We couldn’t be more excited to join such respected brands and a talented group of people just as driven by the power of storytelling.”

Lightstream offers three products:

Lightstream Studio is a live streaming studio designed to remove technical hurdles and put advanced production capabilities in the hands of beginners. All powered by Lightstream’s patented cloud architecture. Via any browser, creators can bring on remote guests, mix live video feeds, brand streams with overlays, and engage audiences with dynamic motion graphics. Lightstream’s cloud architecture and unique integration with Twitch enable personalized streams for Xbox and PlayStation gamers without a PC or the additional hardware that is usually required.

Lightstream Cloud is the world’s leading API driven cloud platform for live video production. It allows developers to build creative software and live streaming platforms on top of Lightstream’s powerful cloud architecture. Production can be completely automated – programmatically triggering layout changes, combining remote feeds, compositing dynamic content, or creating variations of the same broadcast for different markets in under 500 milliseconds. provides the tools creators need to understand, engage, and activate their audience and brands the data and campaign tools they need to work with them. Creators get insight into their channel’s performance and a comprehensive stream management suite, including overlays, tipping, chat tools, and alerts. Brands and game publishers discover and create custom reports about creator and game performance across the world’s largest streaming platforms.

“We want to get rid of the technical barriers which make live streaming hard,” explains Nicol Verheem, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Creative Solutions. “Merging Teradek’s video encoding and cloud distribution capabilities with the Lightstream cloud platform will immediately simplify and improve the overall quality and delivery of live content everywhere.”

Lightstream’s founders and team will be joining Creative Solutions and there will be no immediate changes to the pricing or structure of any of their current offerings. Creative Solutions will begin developing organic integrations of Lightstream’s cloud-first approach with Creative Solutions’ traditional live streaming hardware technologies.

“It’s about empowering the next generation of storytellers,” Verheem continues. “To give them the tools to tell better stories live, in real-time, without sacrificing quality.”

About Lightstream

Lightstream builds cloud-native live streaming technology to empower more storytellers and grow the communities in which they tell them. Coming out of the Techstars accelerator program in 2015, Lightstream was the first to deploy browser-based broadcast software. Lightstream continues to innovate, offering a full creative suite to support the entire creator journey. Lightstream Studio and give creators the tools to easily create unique content, understand and grow their audience, and engage their community. This pioneering cloud video architecture is also available to developers as Lightstream Cloud – powering a growing number of live streaming platforms and products. For more information, visit

About Creative Solutions

Headquartered in Southern California, Vitec Group’s Creative Solutions Division designs and manufactures premium products for broadcasters, film and video production companies, independent content creators and enterprises. Comprising the brands Teradek, SmallHD, Wooden Camera and Amimon, Creative Solutions products are used around the world for sports, news, live events, film and television production and online streaming. Creative Solutions has manufacturing and R&D centers in the US, UK, Israel and continental Europe.

About Teradek

Teradek designs and manufactures high-performance video solutions for broadcast, cinema, and general imaging applications. From wireless monitoring, color correction, and lens control, to live streaming, SaaS solutions, and IP video distribution, Teradek technology is used around the world by professionals and amateurs alike to capture and share compelling content.


Andrew Ng


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Reynolds Consumer Products Issues 2020 Annual Report to Stockholders, Outlining ESG Goals

posted on April 13, 2021


LAKE FOREST, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. (“Reynolds,” “RCP” or the “Company”) announced that it has issued its 2020 Annual Report to Stockholders. In addition to the Annual Report on Form 10-K information, including Reynolds’ audited financial statements, the 2020 Annual Report to Stockholders debuts Reynolds’ initial environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) goals that the Company has established to drive long-term growth, create positive change, and deliver value to shareholders, customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

The 2020 Annual Report to Stockholders is available at

About Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.

RCP’s mission is to simplify daily life so consumers can enjoy what matters most. RCP is a market-leading consumer products company with a presence in 95% of households across the United States. RCP produces and sells products across three broad categories: cooking products, waste & storage products and tableware that are sold under iconic brands such as Reynolds and Hefty, as well as under store brands that are strategically important to RCP’s customers. Overall, across both branded and store brand offerings, RCP holds the #1 or #2 U.S. market share position in the majority of product categories in which it participates.

Note to Investors Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements reflecting RCP’s views about its future performance that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about RCP, may include projections of its future financial performance, anticipated growth strategies, the impact of ESG goals and anticipated trends in its business. These statements are only predictions based on RCP’s current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. For additional information on these and other factors that could cause RCP’s actual results to materially differ from those set forth herein, please see RCP’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. RCP undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



Mark Swartzberg

Kate Ottavio Kent

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Donaldson Filter Minder® Connect® Monitoring Solution Expands to Fuel Filters and Engine Oil Condition

posted on April 13, 2021


Connected engine technology provides performance data to inform optimum fuel filter and oil maintenance decisions for on-road truck fleets and off-road equipment

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Spring Meeting, Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced its Filter Minder® Connect® solution is now available for monitoring fuel filters and engine oil condition on heavy-duty engines. Filter Minder system components can be installed on equipment in minutes and the solution integrates into existing on-board telematics and fleet management systems.

Filtration efficiency is lost when filters are changed too soon. Alternatively, servicing filters or changing fluids too late can result in unplanned downtime and additional cost. Engine oil analysis programs, while valuable, can be time and labor intensive. Filter Minder connect sensors can measure pressure drop and differential pressure on fuel filters, plus the condition of engine oil, including density, viscosity, dielectric constant, and resistivity – characteristics that allow fleet managers to make more informed maintenance decisions. With the Filter Minder Connect monitoring solution users can achieve more uptime and productivity for a better bottom line.

The Filter Minder Connect sensors and receiver wirelessly transmit performance data to the cloud and predictive analytics inform users when filters and engine oil are approaching the end of their optimal life. Fleets that utilize Geotab and Filter Minder Connect monitoring can receive fleet data and analytics on their laptop or mobile device via the MyGeotab dashboard – making it easier to monitor filtration systems and oil, and to service them at the optimal time.

“We’ve seen great success with our Filter Minder Connect monitoring solution, which has been commercially available for engine air filtration in on-highway trucks and off-road equipment for the past year,” said Nate Zambon, director of Filter Minder at Donaldson. “We are pleased to expand our connected technology to fuel filters and engine oil condition, helping fleet managers and heavy-duty operators optimize filter and fluid maintenance intervals to get the most out of their equipment.”

To learn more about the Donaldson Filter Minder Connect Monitoring Solutions, request a demo or participate in a trial for monitoring hydraulic filtration and/or hydraulic oil condition, email or call +1319-234-0231 extension 11.

About Donaldson Company, Inc.

Founded in 1915, Donaldson (NYSE: DCI) is a global leader in technology-led filtration products and solutions, serving a broad range of industries and advanced markets. Our diverse, skilled employees at over 140 locations on six continents partner with customers—from small business owners to the world’s biggest OE brands—to solve complex filtration challenges. Discover how Donaldson is Advancing Filtration for a Cleaner World at


Rod Radosevich (952) 703-4571

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Top 7 web hosting trends in 2021

posted on April 13, 2021


As of January 2021, there were 4.66 billion active internet users (1) around the world – 59.5 per cent of the global population. This means, more than half of the world’s population is online.

From buying products and services online to enrolling in online education courses, the internet has become an indispensable part of our lives. It is a boon for eCommerce sellers and other businesses who can contact their customers easily anytime and promote their products seamlessly by creating an online presence. One of the many reasons why there are over 1.5 billion websites (2) on the world wide web today.

The growing importance of online presence drives the demand for web hosting services. This is a golden opportunity for web hosting providers. But to make full use of this opportunity, it is important to stay on top of web hosting trends.

To help you with that, we came up with the top 7 web hosting trends in 2021 that you must bookmark now.

Top 7 web hosting trends in 2021

1. The future is multi-cloud

To build a business that is resilient and agile – you need to rely on technologies that evolve with you. Many organizations learnt this the hard way when the COVID19 pandemic hit.

Cloud computing is one of the most popular digital technologies in the market right now. And why not, it offers everything that a modern business requires to stay on the top of its game. From low-upfront investment and instant scalability to premium data security and flexibility of resources, cloud hosting has been a technological breakthrough of this decade.

This is the reason why the demand for cloud hosting does not seem to decline anytime soon.

A multi-cloud architecture defines a computing model that utilizes two or more different types of public, private, or hybrid clouds. With distributed cloud solutions of multiple providers, businesses can achieve greater efficiencies and economies of scale.

More than half (55%) of organizations currently use multiple public clouds, with 21% saying they use three or more.(3)

It also helps them in picking the best-of-breed services of different cloud providers. For example, they can pick a cloud provider based on their premium security offering, while another provider can guarantee high upload speed for their customer-facing application.

Though setting up a multi-cloud arrangement is not easy, with the right expertise, businesses can achieve complete agility and workload mobility. As a hosting provider, you must keep this trend in mind while preparing your service offering.

2. Green hosting is gradually becoming a necessity

Green hosting defines web hosting that either uses renewable energy resources or offsets the energy consumed by servers using green initiatives.

Now, you might think, how buying hosting can affect the environment?

Let’s dig deeper. When a customer buys any hosting – they are securing a spot in the world of the internet where their data (website) will reside. This data is stored in servers. These servers run non-stop round the year and need to be kept in cooled environments – leading to the generation of a significant amount of carbon footprint. This makes them harmful to the environment.

The effect can be understood more deeply when you realize that there are billions of websites and data centers in the world right now.

Green web-hosting providers actively try to use eco-friendly initiatives – like using renewable energy to run data centers. These companies are REC (Renewable Energy Certificates) or VERs (Carbon Offset Certificate) certified.

In the coming years, with more talks on protecting the environment and reducing carbon footprint, green hosting can become the first choice of customers.

3. Security will take center stage

Security will take the center stage in the web hosting services industry in this year and for the years to come. The reason being the pandemic complicating the security landscape – introducing new threats and vulnerabilities. COVID-19 related scams are posing serious threats to personal as well as commercial data. Thus, there are rising concerns over data security and growing cyberattacks.

In a report, Gartner predicted the worldwide spending on cybersecurity to reach $133.7 billion in 2022.

As people become more aware of cybersecurity and its importance, web hosting providers will need to make security an inherent part of their service offerings.

Not only this, but you will also need to follow the best security protocols within your organization. Even a petty cyber-security incident can ruin your reputation. Some best cybersecurity practices can include embracing two-factor authentication, SSL certification, unified protection, and compliance checks for CMS (Content Management System).

Many websites hosting providers are also offering domain privacy services. A domain privacy service ensures that the customer’s domain info on WHOIS (a public domain directory) is kept anonymous and private.

Another important security offering is HTTPS. Today, offering HTTPS more than a nice-have feature has become a must-have. HTTPS can not only improve any website’s security profile but also help it rank higher on search engines like Google.

Suggested Reading: Top 10 cybersecurity trends in 2021

4. Decrease in traditional data centers

In one of its blog posts, Gartner predicted that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centers.

Source: Gartner

Spending on traditional data centers is slowly declining due to the increased dependence on cloud-based servers and collocated data centers.

Today, not every organization is building their own data centers. Rather, they pick data center services from large providers to save infrastructure set-up cost. While ‘cost’ may seem to be the primary reason why people are shifting to collocated data center space, but network performance is an equally or even more pertinent reason. By moving to the cloud and colo, enterprises can:

  • Improve application and infrastructure scalability
  • Improve data center security & resiliency
  • Reduce capital expenditure

As traditional data center demand decline, hybrid and multi-cloud architecture will become more significant.

5. Value addition is key to differentiation

When it comes to the service industry, extra is always desirable. This holds for the web hosting providers as well. It is not what you offer that differentiates you, it is what you offer in extra that attracts the customers the most.

This is more relevant in today’s age where the customer is looking for value. Gone are the days when hosting was just about the server space and file storage. Today, tons of different offerings can make you stand out from the competition. These include offerings like SSL, web design, e-mail marketing, automation tool, control panel, website optimization, SEO and more.

Giving your customers value-added extras establishes you as the one-stop destination or the first port of call whenever the customer requires a new service or product.

6. Growth of managed web hosting

Managed web hosting is one of the most interesting web hosting trends to watch out for this year.

Managed hosting is one where the service provider manages the necessary website operations like backups, system updates, help desk support at their own end. This means that the customer who is buying the service does not need to worry about the management and administration.

Unmanaged hosting services come with a lot of hidden costs – like the cost of hiring system admins, database admins, security teams, etc.

A managed hosting can cover these additional costs for you and your customers. Plus, you and your customers can focus on core business goals and competencies.

Managed hosting providers can also take care of the website security through advanced server monitoring, proactive detection of vulnerabilities and other irregularities.

7. Rise in DIY website builders

Do-it-yourself (DIY) website builders are the biggest competition for web hosting providers.

These DIY website builders offer a simple and intuitive drag-and-drop feature to customers, allowing them to build a website from scratch. This largely attracts the customers who like to have control over their website – in terms of how it looks but does not necessarily have the technical knowledge to do so.

Website builder tools allow them to build beautiful websites without requiring any coding or designing experience.

The global website builder software market was valued at USD 6,525 million in 2018 and is expected to generate around USD 13,605 million by the end of 2027. (4)

The growing demand for website builder software is an alarming trend for web hosting providers. Many web hosting providers have started offering DIY page and website builder as add-ons. Nevertheless, true web hosting benefits go beyond a simple website and design. Speed, security, functionality, and scalability are some other factors that web hosting providers can offer.

We hope you liked our list of top web hosting trends. Did we miss anything? Do share your thoughts through the comments section below.






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Expert Blog: Disruptive Innovation in Cybersecurity

posted on April 12, 2021


The COVID-19 outbreak has speeded up the growth of Internet traffic. The number of websites is rising rapidly, therefore the shared web hosting companies are doing a roaring trade. But unfortunately, these are not the only numbers that are growing. Cyberattacks are also on the rise, and no business is safe nowadays. By now, cybercrime is one of the most frequently reported economic crimes in organizations, making cybersecurity a C-suite and board-level concern. Read the Expert Blog by George Egri, the co-founder, and CEO of BitNinja.