Saturday, August 19, 2017

Web hosting industry news

DreamHost refuses to part with information to US Department of Justice


DreamHost has reported that it has received a potentially alarming request from DoJ and The request from the DOJ demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses — in addition to contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people — in an effort to determine who simply visited the website. ... That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment.

DreamHost protests DoJ notice on sharing content.
courtesy: DreamHost

DreamHost claims that when they made inquiries about the request, DoJ - instead of replying - filed a motion to force them to part with the information. For now, DreamHost has filed legal arguments in opposition, which in simple terms means that DreamHost is contesting DoJ's notice for sharing the required information.

What the new handshake between Box and Microsoft Ajure means for web hosting


Microsoft offers Ajure, a mammoth collection of integrated cloud services which one can use to create web-based applications. The tools and technologies are open source and cross-platform.

Box is a file sharing and collaboration platform. If you have used Google Docs, well, it is something like that - but allows for much more complex collaboration and solutions, and provides much more storage space.

They have been partnering on some projects already, and now they have joined hands for integrated offers for cloud based content management. What appears is that it will provide content management functions of Box platform linked to storage of content on Ajure which has much more spread across the globe than Box.  Microsoft says... the companies commit to shared go-to-market investments, including initiatives to co-sell Box with Azure. In addition, the partnership will enable future integration between Azure’s artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities with Box’s cloud content management platform.