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July 30th, 2013


Introducing EZPanel Mobile by Webair

Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions, announced the release of EZPanel Mobile, the newest addition to its highly popular EZPanel Control Panel provided to all Webair clients. With EZPanel Mobile, clients can instantly create and deploy cloud servers, configure SMS alerts for particular events, monitor and manage all aspects of their accounts and even chat with a technician in the datacenter 24/7 right from their smartphone.EZPanel Mobile provides you with powerful tools and support you need to centrally manage your account.  Clients can deploy IaaS resources, manage colocation space, and fully control managed cloud, physical and load balanced servers.

“With the addition of EZPanel Mobile, our customers can easily and conveniently manage all their hosting resources from its user friendly interface, from server reboots and database management to monitoring bandwidth and storage right their phone or tablet,” said Sagi Brody, CTO of Webair.

All of the features from the web based version are available in EZPanel Mobile, including one-click WordPress and Magento installs, ability to create or modify MySQL databases, management of crontabs and DNS zones.  Its easy to use management interface integrates with a number of Webair’s existing service offerings including Cloud Storage, FusionCloud, CDN services, and dedicated servers.

EZPanel Mobile was designed with ease of use in mind, written for iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices providing full control of your infrastructure anywhere, anytime.

About Webair

Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure for companies of all sizes and is recognized as a global leader in the industry. Webair offers a variety of Hosting services including Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN and Video Streaming Solutions. 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.


June 19th, 2013


Webair CTO Featured Panelist at Hostingcon 2013

Webair CTO Sagi Brody featured panelist at Hostingcon 2013 in Austin Texas http://www.hostingcon.com/account/events/schedule/#inline_324 to discuss Development Hosting.  Discussions included opportunities for setting up development hosting, and the best tools available. Developers and hosts discussed the importance of stacks, balancing development, test, stage and production sites, and handling team and source code management.   It was a great success and many participants walked away with knowledge and tools to become successful in development hosting.


June 14th, 2013


Webair Updates VSYS hosting platform

Webair’s VSYS hosting platform has been updated!

We are happy to release an updated version of Webair’s VSYS hosting platform.  We have put a lot of testing into this updated platform and we hope that our customers will take advantage of the updated features.

Here are some of the highlights of this release of Webair’s VSYS hosting platform:

  • FreeBSD 9.1: FreebSD 9.1 improves on the stability, performance and security of FreeBSD 8.2
  • Apache 2.2.24: Offers a number of security updates and performance improvements
  • MySQL 5.5.31:  Offers a number of security updates as well as performance improvements
  • PHP 5.3.25:  The PHP update includes a number of security fixes from previous versions
  • Improved MySQL Backups: We are excited to offer live backups of both MyISAM tables & InnoDB tables
  • OpenSSH 6: Allows for more complex authentication mechanisms as well as fixes a number of security bugs
  • New and updated packages: We have updated numerous packages based on the updated FreeBSD ports collection
  • Improved One-Click installations: We have updated our integrations and one-click installations of Wordpress, Wowza and Magento based on customer feedback
  • Integrated Server Statistics: We are happy to include server statistics on server utilization integrated into our control panel
  • PCI Compliance testing: PCI compliance tests have been ran against our VSYS hosting platform, we offer additional testing and configuration to obtain certification.

  
We will continue to offer our customers an impeccable level of service along with an underlying platform that offers increased levels of security, reliability and performance.  We continue to be committed to the FreeBSD Operating System and the open source community as a whole.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thanks!
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March 28th, 2013


Webair Wins DailyHostNews Editors Choice Award for Cloud Service Excellence!

Webair has been announced as winner of DailyHostNews’ Editor’s Choice Award for it’s excellence in Cloud Services.

Given after a thorough evaluation of Webair’s services on various parameters, including, but not limited to representation of services in terms of ease of use for the end term user, services’ position as global market innovator, unique implementation features, scalability, speed, value for money, reliability, customer support and quality of online assistance resources; this Award recognizes the fact that  Webair’s cloud services are  most distinctive in  features and market appeal.

Scoring high on trust and reliability parameter, Webair currently provides an 100% network uptime guarantee. In addition to offering web hosting, Webair offers domain registration, website design, social media solutions, eCommerce solutions, custom programming and SEO services.

Webair Cloud Server Solutions come with various resources like  CPU, memory, network bandwidth, IOps etc. with all the single points of failure eliminated. What’s particularly impressive is the fact that Webair has cloud hosting infrastructure backed by Fusion ioMemory and provides 10,000 IOP/s per instance, which is 100 times the IOP/s performance of other solutions. This gives clients the ability to convert even the most powerful physical servers to a cloud environment; and also  puts  Webair’s  support resource intensive applications like database servers, data analytics and industrial content delivery products in an all together different league, guaranteeing excellent value for money.

Fully compatible with Linux, Windows, and BSD operating systems as either Managed or Self managed plans, Webair FusionCloud servers can be quickly upgraded to 8 CPUs, 144GB of memory, 10TB of Cloud Storage. Another  great feature about  Webair’s  Cloud services is that if any of the  base plan doesn’t fit a customer’s needs 100%, he/she can  can customize it too to meet his/her needs.

Final Verdict: Webair scores an overall “A” grade after being judged on a broad range of  parameters listed above. A reliable and dependable hosting solutions provider with 15+ years of industry experience, Webair is a clear front-runner when it comes to choosing high-speed cloud servers; and delivers nothing short of best in class services.


March 19th, 2013


Introducing ProtoCloud IaaS by Webair

Introducing ProtoCloud IaaS by Webair

NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions, announced ProtoCloud, the newest addition to its highly popular family of cloud hosting services. ProtoCloud is Webair’s true Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering. Built with scalability and availability in mind, ProtoCloud provides IaaS scalability on top of a highly available foundation. By default, and at no additional costs, ProtoCloud instances are provisioned with no single points of failure via the use of redundant & scalable computing nodes, Network infrastructure, SAN and FusionIO storage.

ProtoCloud comes with an easy to use management interface and integrates with a number of Webair’s existing service offerings including Cloud Storage, Carrier Neutral Cloud, FusionCloud, CDN services, and dedicated servers. Webair clients can interconnect ProtoCloud instances with other dedicated or virtual servers via secure internal networks to form true hybrid solutions. A RESTful API makes it convenient for customers to integrate ProtoCloud into their applications, requiring minimal administration and management.

“We’ve added ProtoCloud to our portfolio of Cloud services to provide our clients with true highly available IaaS out of the box without the complexity or the guess work it takes to build it themselves. The ability for clients to integrate ProtoCloud with various other Cloud hosting and traditional hosting services means highly customized and hybrid environments can be built to match even the most demanding needs ,” said Gerard Hiner, Executive Sales Manager at Webair.  ProtoCloud’s on-demand provisioning and utility billing models provide customers with an easy way to utilize the infrastructure for requirements such as Big Data analytics, NoSQL database workloads, load balanced web hosting and application testing/ development at a low cost resulting in excellent value for clients.

ProtoCloud integrates seamlessly with EZPanel, Webair’s popular, feature rich control panel. Customers can sign up for ProtoCloud with the click of a button and easily add additional services such as CDN, dedicated servers and FusionCloud to their account from within EZPanel.  ”Our customers can conveniently manage all their hosting resources from EZPanel’s friendly interface. Likewise, resource allocations and bandwidth can be aggregated between services and shown on the same bill. This empowers our clients with a true end-to-end solution that allows them to match use cases to the most appropriate solutions, and all under a fully managed umbrella of our ServerGenius support,” said Sagi Brody, CTO of Webair.

ProtoCloud will be launched first in Webair’s NY1 datacenter and will be expanded to Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Montreal in the coming weeks. Designed around industry standard best practices and security, ProtoCloud provides a robust computing platform that delivers on performance, convenience and reliability.

About Webair

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure for companies of all sizes and is recognized as a global leader in the industry. 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 datacenters located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

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


February 5th, 2013


Webair Successfully Completes SSAE 16 Examination for NY1 Data Center

Webair Successfully Completes SSAE 16 Examination for NY1 Data Center

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Webair, a global leader in cloud hosting and managed services, announced today the successful completion of control procedures and compliance for its NY1 data center as verified in a Service Organization Control Report (SOC 1) prepared under the terms of SSAE 16 by independent auditing firm BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc.

“Not only are we devoted to our clients ever growing technological needs, but we are also focused on operating our data centers and facilities at the highest regulatory standards that our industry allows,” said John Rugolsky, Operations Manager, Webair.

SSAE 16, developed by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), replaces SAS 70, which was the standard used for reviewing service organization control processes for nearly two decades.

BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc, performed an independent examination and extensive testing of control activities and effectiveness at Webair’s NY1 data center, with a full assessment of:

-  Physical Security
- Operations and customer service
- Development and information technology organization
- Risk assessment monitoring

The controls addressed in SSAE 16 are those that a service organization implements to prevent, or detect and correct, errors or omissions in the information it provides to user entities. SSAE 16 report assures potential and existing clients that Webair’s policies and procedures are sound and that critical Internet services and data are secure. Webair customers can request a copy of the report, which should make it easier for them to pass their own SSAE 16 audit.

“We want these results to be accessible to all of our clients to not only show them our dedication to their success, but also, our commitment to providing the security and safety that their business deserves,” added Mr. Rugolsky.

Located in Garden City, NY, Webair’s flagship data center known as NY1 is the most secure and redundant facility east of New York City.  Strategically located 25 miles outside Manhattan, NY1 boasts the lowest network latency to Europe via direct feeds to Transatlantic fiber. Offering a full range of managed services, cloud hosting and disaster recovery suites, NY1 provides for all of a company’s Internet needs.

About Webair

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure for companies of all sizes and is recognized as a global leader in the industry. 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 datacenters located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

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


January 22nd, 2013


Webair completes network upgrades in NY1 facility providing 200Gbps of dedicated capacity to its Cloud Computing cluster

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Webair Internet Development Inc., a global leader in Managed Services and Cloud Hosting infrastructure has announced the completion of a series of network upgrades designed to vastly increase its cloud infrastructure’s network connectivity and redundancy. The upgrades involved the installation of new Cisco and Juniper networking equipment which provide dedicated routing capabilities to its cloud computing infrastructure. The upgrades, which were performed during scheduled maintenance windows did not affect any client services, a testament to Webair’s network resiliency and redundancy. The end result of the work performed is an overall increase of dedicated bandwidth of 200Gbps. The new network configuration also greatly increases the amount of traffic that can be processed and the ability to prevent and block DDoS attacks. New and existing clients can now also order cloud servers with dedicated 10GB network interfaces.

The upgrade also further enhances Webair’s Carrier Neutral Cloud service, which allows customers to use any bandwidth provider of their choice with Webair’s cloud computing platform. “Webair’s flexible network topology allows us to easily perform upgrades to stay ahead of our clients’ demands while not impacting any customer services. As the lines between physical and virtual networks blur, Webair continues to enhance its network stack by providing a scalable network layer which can facilitate any hybrid cloud configuration,” said Billy Choe , Senior Network Engineer, Webair.

About Webair
Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure for companies of all sizes and is recognized as a global leader in the industry. 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 datacenters located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

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


December 11th, 2012


Webair Launches ProtoMail – A Geo-Redundant Hosted Email Solution

Webair Launches ProtoMail — A Geo-Redundant Hosted Email Solution

NEW YORK, NY – December 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Webair (http://www.webair.com) – a global leader in cloud hosting and managed services, launched a geo-redundant email hosting solution today. ProtoMail keeps real-time copies of data in two geographically diverse datacenters protecting against natural disasters or other catastrophes.

“With geo-redundancy hosting, clients can quiet their mind knowing their email will be highly available even in a rare situation of a datacenter failure,” says Sagi Brody, CTO of Webair. In the event of a datacenter failure, the secondary datacenter will be automatically promoted and service maintained.

ProtoMail is loaded with robust features for a secure and accessible inbox including virus protection and industry leading spam-filtering technology while giving businesses control over security and compliance requirements. ProtoMail email archiving lets customers store, index, and search their entire email histories quickly and easily, no matter how much data they need to store. ProtoMail also supports popular email clients available on iPhones (iOS), Android OS and Blackberry OS phones and tablets with IMAP, POP, SMTP and Webmail. The new service also offers email governance with a web-based administration utility which lets you create accounts, manage users, and create mail routing rules.

“For many businesses email is a vital communication tool not only in the office but on the road as well. That service needs to be available regardless of the situation. Backing up data offsite is not enough. ProtoMail has duplicate hardware in place online and ready for service all day, every day,” commented Mike Orza, CEO of Webair.

About Webair

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure for companies of all sizes and is recognized as a global leader in the industry. 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 datacenters located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

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


November 9th, 2012


Webair Brand Ambassador Heads to Historic Pebble Beach


Webair Sponsored Professional Golfer Joe Horowitz has been invited to compete at the 2102 Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational presented by EMC. After missing this years’ United Sates Open by a single stroke, at the nearby Olympic Club in San Francisco, Joe looks to end his 2012 season with a win against an extremely strong field, at arguably the worlds’ most beautiful and identifiable golf course, Pebble Beach Golf Links.

“Just to be invited to this tournament is an amazing feeling. To get the opportunity to compete against some of the best players in the world, on such and amazing stage is pretty awesome. ”
- Joe Horowitz , Brand Ambassador

Founded in 1972, the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational has long claimed a unique mantle as the world’s only tournament that matches players from the The PGA Tour, The Champions Tour , and Web.com Tours. Stars of today and tomorrow are included among the many professionals who compete in the Invitational. Past British Open Champion Tom Lehman won the title in 1998, and 2-time major Champion John Daly’s name is also on the trophy. PGA Champions Mark Brooks and Rich Beem are usual competitors. Past participants from the PGA TOUR include Nick Watney, John Mallinger and defending champion, Harrison Frazer.

“Webair has been doing business with EMC for many years and the fact that Joe will be representing Webair in an EMC sponsored event is very synergetic.”
- Michael C. Orza, CEO

Tournament rounds will be at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Del Monte simultaneously on Thursday through Saturday, November 15 – 18, 2012, and at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the final round on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

You can follow Joe’s results at the tournament live at www.pebblebeach.com.


November 1st, 2012


Webair NY1 Data Center Fully Operational with 100% Uptime in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

New York, NY – November 1, 2012 — Webair.com (http://www.webair.com) announced today that it’s flagship datacenter known as NY1, located in Garden City, NY received no major damage and performed without service interruption during and after Hurricane Sandy.

Knowing the storm was approaching, Webair activated it’s Emergency Response Procedure which included Generator Technicians testing and servicing all generators over the weekend prior to the storm, in addition to standard testing and maintenance. This included confirming all diesel fuel levels were optimal and ensuring the datacenter is staffed by multiple System Administrators, Network Administrators and Datacenter Engineers, 24/7 throughout the storm.

“Webair’s NY1 datacenter is designed and maintained to provide our clients with the utmost in reliability and redundancy during weather event situations,” stated Michael C. Orza, CEO. “We’ve significantly invested in and designed our datacenter to provide us the highest level of service availability. We were temporarily on generator power and our backup systems performed as expected without issue. We have over 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel on site and disaster recovery seats were prepared for clients who required emergency seats.”

About Webair

Founded in 1996, Webair is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure for companies of all sizes and is recognized as a global leader in the industry. 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 datacenters located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.

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


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