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September 2nd, 2014


Webair Installs Hot Aisle Containment System in Flagship NY1 Data Center

Webair Installs Hot Aisle Containment System in Flagship NY1 Data Center

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions completed installation of a Hot Aisle Containment System in its flagship NY1 data center.

Hot aisle containment consists of a physical barrier that guides hot exhaust airflow back to the AC return and takes advantage of the natural properties of warm air rising.  This can increase cooling efficiency by 30% or more.

NY1 is Long Island’s most secure, fully redundant data center, located in one of the nations newest technological and interconnection hubs, offering hybrid capabilities that enable you to scale from colocation to cloud – all in the same facility. “This has drastically increased the efficiency of our HVAC systems. It also allows us to greatly increase the density of the facility, and best of all its great for the environment by reducing our carbon footprint,” reports Michael Christopher Orza, CEO, Webair.

Hot aisle containment increases the effectiveness of your data center cooling, by keeping hot exhaust air emitted from server racks separated so that it returns to the AC coil both hot and dry, increasing the AC’s cooling capacity. The hot air is given a separate pathway back to the AC intake without mixing with the cold air. In some cases, by containing the hot air and having it hit the AC coil at the hottest temperature possible, it can double the cooling tonnage.

About Webair

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure.  Webair offers a variety of hosting services including Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN and Video Streaming Solutions.  Webair, headquartered in New York, operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

Follow Webair on Twitter: @WebairInc and Facebook: facebook.com/WebairHosting


August 29th, 2014


Delivering the Next-Generation Content Delivery Network

In today’s content-driven world, a high-performance Content Delivery Network (CDN) is critical to business success. According to the Aberdeen Group, a one-second delay in webpage load time results in a 7% loss in conversions, 11% fewer page views and a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction.  End-users and content providers around the globe have come to expect fast and reliable delivery of digital media – wherever they are watching video, playing games, shopping online or sharing content.  The key to delivering this level of user experience is having a CDN that is flexible enough to meet any usage level and robust and redundant enough to remain operational under any network conditions.

Webair, one of the leading providers of Cloud Hosting and managed solutions, has successfully achieved this level of heightened end-user experience, recently announcing the enhancement of its world-classCDN.  The company has significantly optimized its advanced CDN offering since its initial launch in 2008; the most recent enhancement encompasses expanded infrastructure, developments in backend technologies and faster integration capabilities.  Webair has streamlined customers’ capability to deliver content and accelerate applications to ensure their end-users’ satisfaction, while attaining optimal network scalability to accommodate future growth.  This flexibility is critical, with Cisco®’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) 2012-2017 predicting 51 percent of all Internet traffic to cross CDNs by 2017.

Webair’s expanded infrastructure includes increasing network capacity by placing global cloud servers in its data centers, which are strategically located throughout the world including Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Montreal, and its flagship facility in Long Island, NY.  This enables Webair to instantly replicate customer’s content on servers closest to their end-users, helping to mitigate jitter, deliver high-quality streaming and ensure data is available to global broadband and mobile audiences within a maximum 300ms radius.

“Over the years, Webair has also made significant investments in its backend technologies, yielding reduced hops, lowering latency, mitigating cache misses and protecting customers against advanced DDoS attacks”, says Michael Christopher Orza, CEO, Webair. Furthermore, with the company’s unparalleled 24×7x365 expert support, 100% network uptime SLA, and global, multi-homed and interconnected network, Webair’s CDN service is fully redundant and capable of handling massive traffic spikes of up to 300,000 concurrent users.

On top of optimizing the quality and speed of content delivery, Webair’s enhancements have reduced CDN integration times for customers.  Utilizing Webair’s EZPanel tool, customers are now able to add, administer and analyze the performance of their CDN, while gaining a single pane of glass view of their entire CDN environment.  Furthermore, with advanced analytics and reporting features, EZPanel enables businesses to better understand how their CDN is performing.

Webair offers customers all of the benefits of a scalable, redundant global CDN and an expansive ecosystem of proven products and services, providing the complete hosting solution via a single provider. CDN is a fully managed solution that can be directly integrated into customers’ Cloud Services and Load Balanced Clusters.

To learn more about Webair’s CDN, visit www.webair.com/webhosting-cdn


August 26th, 2014


Webair’s World-Class Content Delivery Network Enhanced

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Webair’s World-Class Content Delivery Network Enhanced

Advances in Infrastructure, Backend Technologies and Integration Yield Improved Performance, Faster Content Delivery and Application Acceleration

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 - Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions enhances its advanced Content Delivery Network (CDN) through expanded infrastructure, developments in backend technologies and faster integration capabilities.  This improvement streamlines the company’s capabilities to deliver content and accelerates applications to ensure the best end-user experience and optimal scalability, satisfying today’s growing demand for high-quality content at lightning-fast speeds.

Since the initial launch of its CDN services in 2008, Webair has substantially expanded the capacity of its network, adding global cloud servers strategically located in data centers throughout the world, including Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Montreal, and its flagship facility in Long Island, NY.  Through this expansion, Webair’s CDN is able to instantly replicate customers’ content on servers closest to their audience, resulting in global availability of data for broadband and mobile audiences reducing jitter and delivering high-quality streaming within a maximum 300ms radius.

Significant investments in Webair’s infrastructure and backend technologies have yielded improvements in reducing hops, lowering latency, mitigating cache misses and protecting against advanced DDoS attacks.  Backed by the company’s 24×7x365 expert support, 100% network uptime SLA and a global, multi-homed and interconnected network, Webair’s CDN is fully redundant, capable of handling massive traffic spikes of up to 300,000 concurrent users.

“In today’s content-driven world, a high-performance CDN is critical to business success.  Reliable web presence and content delivery can have a profound and direct impact on customer engagement, satisfaction and loyalty, and therefore, revenue loss or growth,” remarks Gerard Hiner, Business Development Manager, Webair.  “Webair’s global expansion and service enhancements enable audiences to receive a high-quality end-user experience, whether they are watching video, playing games, shopping online or sharing content.”

Webair’s enhancements have also reduced CDN integration time to minutes.  Webair customers are now able to add, administer and analyze the performance of their CDN leveraging Webair’s EZPanel.  The control panel provides customers with a single pane of glass view across their CDN environment as well as an easy to use interface and the tools and support required for seamless set-up and management of content and features.  EZPanel also includes an advanced analytics and reporting feature, enabling businesses with access to performance and utilization graphs as well as reporting.  A fully managed solution, CDN can be directly integrated into customers’ Cloud Services and Load Balanced Clusters quickly via EZPanel, with no hardware upgrades or configuration modifications required for seamless enablement.

“Webair’s CDN allows for greater global performance, security, control and load balancing of traffic, whether it is crossing a street or an ocean,” adds Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer, Webair.  “Our goal is to provide customers access to a scalable, redundant global CDN as well as an expansive ecosystem of proven products and services to ensure a complete hosting solution – all delivered with the simplicity of a single provider,” remarks Michael Orza, CEO, Webair.

To learn more about Webair’s CDN, visit www.webair.com/webhosting-cdn or email sales@webair.com.

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About Webair

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure.  Webair offers a variety of hosting services including Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN and Video Streaming Solutions.  Webair, headquartered in New York, operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

Follow Webair on Twitter: @WebairInc and Facebook: facebook.com/WebairHosting

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August 20th, 2014


We’re Now Accepting Bitcoin!

We’re excited to announce that we now accept Bitcoin digital currency as a payment option.

As supporters of the open source ecosystem Webair is happy to start accepting Bitcoin digital currency as a payment option.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has established itself as the world’s most widely used alternative currency.  It is a distributed peer-to-peer network offering a payment system based on  a completely digital currency. Bitcoin payments can be made easily from anywhere in the world. Bitcoins can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people in the world.

Bitcoin is a great option for a number of reasons – the currency and its infrastructure provide you with anonymity, it allows lower payment processing costs and quicker processing times, and it eliminates the risk of credit card fraud. And because you control your funds in your own ewallet, you have total control over their security.
Click Here to start using Bitcoin as your preferred payment method.


July 17th, 2014


Webair CTO, Sagi Brody to speak at LinuxCon 2014

Be sure to attend the #LinuxCon & #CloudOpen North America 2014 in Chicago on Friday, August 22nd to see Webair CTO, Sagi Brody as he speaks about “Troubleshooting as a Service”.

Sagi will be speaking about Troubleshooting as a Service during the 2014 event.  As the standardized offerings for hosting and cloud providers become more complex and interdependent, so too do the requirements to properly manage and troubleshoot them. The ability for technical teams to quickly localize bottlenecks, capacity limits, application issues, and other problems is now a key factor for a provider’s success. Whereas troubleshooting was considered a soft skill in the past, hosting companies must acknowledge and nourish the importance of this most important ability.

Sagi is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, Webair has seen an increase in websites and servers hosted by over 1000%.  Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and build, authoring of all client interfaces, designed software for data center and server automation, cloud computing, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning.

http://lccona14.sched.org/speaker/sagi#.U8gkYI1dUfJ


May 5th, 2014


Webair’s Joe Horowitz competing in qualifying round for U.S. Open Golf Championship!

Webair’s Joe Horowitz competing in qualifying round for U.S. Open Golf Championship!

The United States Golf Association has accepted a record number of entries for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C.

One of the entrants is Webair’s own brand ambassador, Joe Horowitz. Two years ago Joe missed qualifying for the US Open at The Olympic club by one agonizing shot. Joe looks to change his luck starting May 5th at the Mill River club in the first of two stages of qualifying.

Good Luck Joe!


November 15th, 2013


Webair Expands Fully Managed Cloud Platform to Amsterdam

Webair Expands Fully Managed Cloud Platform to Amsterdam

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions, announced their High Availability Cloud Servers are now offered at their Amsterdam datacenter location. Designed to give clients a flexible hosting advantage that will provide true scalability, redundancy and load balancing of traffic between the United States and Europe.

Every Webair Cloud Server plan includes a free industry standard software stack pre-installed, guaranteed memory capacity and instantly upgradeable service plans.  Webair Cloud is true high availability cloud computing infrastructure that harnesses the fault tolerance of enterprise grade hardware to keep cloud servers up and running without downtime, as well as redundancy between physical nodes, SAN disks, network switches & routers.

Designed to work seamlessly with Webair Cloud Load Balancing and Cloud Storage technologies to offer unified solutions for fully load balanced cloud instance to run large websites. Traffic can even be balanced between clusters in New York and Amsterdam providing greater global performance and redundancy.

Webair’s Cloud Server solution is a fully managed hosting platform providing guaranteed resources such as CPU, memory and IOP/s and allows for Hybrid Cloud configurations in our Amsterdam facility with a mix of cloud compute, physical servers and colocated servers.  Integration with Webair’s EZPanel provides for one click upgrades allowing you to change plans with the click of a button and a reboot of your cloud server. Dedicated Cloud Servers are designed for maximum performance and fast deployment.

About Webair:

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure. Webair offers a variety of hosting services including Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN and Video Streaming Solutions. Webair, headquartered in New York, operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

Follow Webair on Twitter: @WebairInc and Facebook: facebook.com/WebairHosting


November 11th, 2013


FusionCloud: The Perfect Cloud Compute Cocktail of Speed, Reliability, and Flexibility

THE PERFECT CLOUD COMPUTE COCKTAIL OF SPEED, RELIABILITY, AND FLEXIBILITY

By MyHostNews.com
As the cloud moves from buzzword to mainstream, there are still issues surrounding cloud computing in regards to I/O speed. Not every app, website, or database work well in a standard cloud compute environment.

It’s no secret that disk speed has been an issue in cloud hosting environments. Large sites, databases, and other disk critical applications have instead remained on dedicated servers.

Dedicated servers present their own problems, though. Dedicated servers are:

• Slow to setup
• Expensive
• Require more man hours to maintain

Quite simply, the slower I/O of most cloud compute platforms brings many databases and I/O intense apps to a crawl. Since the inception of the cloud, limitations of cloud I/O architecture has been a roadblock to I/O heavy applications.

The benefits of migration to a cloud compute environment are numerous, and until now, most IT managers charged with managing I/O intense applications have steered clear.

The reasons for choosing the cloud to host your applications has been a no brainer for most company IT department heads. Almost all of us are familiar with the top 3:

1. Cost Savings
2. Scalability
3. Load Bursting

Now, you can add a fourth item to the list:

4. Insanely Fast I/O

Thanks to a relatively new technology, I/O is no longer an issue in a cloud compute environment. That is if your hosting provider has the ‘right’ technology in play.

The truth is, 99% of all cloud compute providers simply don’t have the resources to provide a cloud using the right technology.

You see, it’s not cheap.

Most cloud compute platforms are designed to not care about disk I/O. Mass storage is the name of the game. Most cloud providers tout mass storage as being a big bonus. If all you require is a huge amount of cheap disk space and simple HTML page delivery, these providers are perfect. However, if you care about performance, these are not the providers for you.

Enter Fusion-io.

Fusion-io is a new PCI card that provides incredible I/O performance when meshed with a cloud compute platform such as VMWare.

One such provider has been able to merge the stability and flexibility of VMWare with Fusion-io to create the perfect cocktail of speed and functionality. It’s called the FusionCloud and launched recently by Webair.com

To find out a little more about this perfect cloud compute mix of both hardware and software I sat down with Sagi Brody from Webair.com.

Chris (FindMyHost): Good afternoon, Sagi. Can you tell our readers a bit more about the FusionCloud?

Sagi (Webair): FusionCloud is a revolutionary cloud computing service designed to provide the fastest possible IOP/s and lowest latency to applications running in the cloud. IOP/s (Input/Output operations per second) is a measure of how quickly programs can read or write data to its storage medium – typically disks. Traditional cloud services are limited in their abilities to provide fast IOP/s performance thus hindering the use of specific applications in the cloud. Examples include busy database clusters, big data analytics, and file servers. Users wanting to move these applications into the cloud are therefore unable to do so or forced to spread the applications between multiple less performing cloud servers which causes considerable operational overhead, complexity, and higher costs.

FusionCloud provides more IOP/s and lower latency in a single cloud server than is achievable in most modern physical hardware configurations. This enables users to move those applications into the cloud and provider better performance than they experienced prior with more redundancy and scalability.

Chris: This sounds almost too good to be true. Can you elaborate on what the actual Fusion-io PCI card is? I know our readers are techies and would love to hear more.

Sagi: Webair’s FusionCloud service is built using the fastest possible solid state disk technology. Specifically, FusionIO PCI-X cards are utilized in our SANs for reads AND writes. FusionIO cards use the same solid state flash memory found on SSD disks. However unlike the SSD disk, they bypass the server’s disk controller which was never meant to operate at such high speeds and now cause bottleneck. Instead they connect directly to the PCI bus unleashing the full potential of the hardware. Even though SSD and FusionIO cards both utilize similar flash memory, a single FusionIO card can deliver performance at least 10-15x that of an SSD disk.

Chris: Can you give us some comparisons on the actual speed difference between a traditional cloud platform and the FusionCloud? The readers would be interested in some hard numbers so they can compare.

Sagi: Sure – Webair has been able to integrate this technology into its cloud computing platform so that each cloud server is guaranteed at least 10,000 IOP/s in a redundant and scalable way. To compare that to traditional disks, a server with a single SATA disk cannot achieve more than 100 IOP/s. A 10 disk SAS array would yield no more than 1,500 IOP/s. Furthermore – Webair FusionCloud utilizes redundant SANs that can provide these high IOP/s numbers at extremely low latency and in a redundant fashion so that the loss of a physical card or disk would not cause any downtime or degradation of service for the users.

Chris: Pretty amazing. What kind of disk storage and replication options are available to FusionCloud customers?

Sagi: The configurations are highly customizable. Users can mix and match storage tiers to applications within their cloud servers so that the correct technology is utilized for each use case. Therefore, they only need to purchase enough FusionCloud storage for their high IOP/s uses and can utilize our SAN storage or cloud storage for the their other needs. Each of these storage tiers is redundant by default, includes built in snapshots, and offers multiple options for off site or global replication.

Conclusion
Dedicated servers are more difficult and more expensive to maintain than a cloud environment.

Many have been hesitant on moving I/O heavy applications and platforms to the cloud due to slow performing disk speed. Webair’s FusionCloud solves the problem traditional cloud platforms face concerning slow performance through creative use of hardware and software.

Webair provides IT directors the best the cloud has to offer mixed with state-of-the-art disk speed to form the perfect cocktail of performance and reliability.

To learn more about FusionCloud and Webair, please visit: www.webair.com/webhosting-cloud-fusion.html

Christian Henning
Founder/CEO FindMyHost, Inc.


September 27th, 2013


Webair is here to assist Nirvanix customers

News reports have stated that Nirvanix is closing its cloud services and that current Nirvanix customers have a deadline set of October 15 to remove data. This will be a very challenging time, especially for those with large amounts of data to migrate.

Webair is here to help!

If you are currently a Nirvanix customer, you can take advantage of free data migration services to Webair Cloud Storage and also receive Cloud Storage credit of $500. For details on this special offer, contact our Sales Team today.

Why Webair?

Webair has been in business since 1996 with over 16 years of experience in hosting storage solutions. Webair’s cloud storage is a service built around a scalable cluster of storage nodes. Data is stored on all nodes and duplicated many times over across the cluster to provide extremely high speed, redundancy, and data protection.

Webair’s cloud storage architecture was designed and developed to specifically address the needs of storing, managing and accessing file-based data and other digital content. The enables businesses to create a single, shared pool of storage that can modularly scale to more several petabytes of capacity and deliver data throughput of up to 20 GB/second, achieving the type of industry-leading capacity and performance required by next generation enterprise data centers. Each modular, self-contained node contains disk capacity along with a powerful storage server, CPU, memory and network connectivity. As additional nodes are added to a cluster, all aspects of the cluster scale linearly, including capacity, throughput, memory and CPU processing power. Nodes automatically work together, harnessing their collective power into a single unified storage system.

Other Solutions

In addition to Cloud Storage, Webair has several Cloud services that can compliment your storage needs including:

Webair Public Cloud, Webair Private Cloud and Webair FusionCloud.

We look forward to helping you make a smooth transition. Call us with any questions at 866-WEBAIR-1.


August 9th, 2013


Webair is the featured cover story of the Long Island Business News

Webair breaks incubator mold

For a firm eyeing the future, Webair is remarkably well-rooted in the past. The Garden City tech company is headquartered in a a building that’s been Doubleday Publishing’s offices and JetBlue’s Flight Operations Center. But in with the new: The firm’s temperature-controlled, escorted-access, 25,000-square-foot flagship data center, dubbed “NY1,” features direct access to transatlantic fiber providing the best connection speeds to Europe of any U.S. data center.

But in an era when tech startups are considered Long Island’s last, best economic hope, Webair’s most intriguing trait may be its unique spin on the co-working phenomenon.

Within its ample offices, it hosts tech startups in search of space and mentoring, in exchange for access to the startups’ brainpower.

There are other business accelerators, but none like this: Webair has a separate, primary function and revenue source, and incubates on the side.

Software developers Interconnecta and Clerk 123 and cybersecurity firm Integris Security currently share Webair’s sprawling center, qualifying it as one of Long Island’s busiest business accelerators.

Webair moved to Garden City in 2010, creating a headquarters for  operations in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam. About 50 data center employees, mostly technicians, fill a cubicle-lined space that could easily accommodate twice as many, leaving plenty of room for the guest companies.

The advantages flow both ways. The startups gain access to Webair’s many trappings, including a super-secure 24/7 work environment, uninterrupted emergency power provided by dual 600-kilowatt diesel generators and the wisdom of veteran tech professionals with decades of experience.

Webair Long Island Business News Cover Story

http://libn.com/2013/08/09/webair-breaks-incubator-mold/


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