Is your Startup Hosted in Montreal?

Hostingcon 5283Last week, I was at Hostingcon, a yearly Conference and Trade Show for Web Hosting and Cloud Service Providers, which took place in Austin, TX. I had the chance to represent iWeb and share my thoughts about How to Build a Cloud on a panel discussion with Ditlev from OnApp, Rob from Dell (also sitting on the Openstack board), Tony from Flexiant   Read more…


Canadian ISPs and telecom providers asked to install spying equipment

Canadian ISPs and telecom providers asked to install spying equipment 4263Over in Ottawa, a new legislation is going to be presented today to the press, and there are consequences for the digital industry in Canada. The new online security bill gives police access to personal details without a warrant, and the government has taken a hard stance on the legislation. The new bill would require ISPs and cellular phone companies to install equipment for real-time surveillance   Read more…


OVH planning 360,000 servers in Montréal

ovh octave 3815The big news today is that Europe's biggest web hosting company, OVH, is confirming its presence in Canada, with a data center right in Montreal. The numbers are too big too be true, yet it's on the CEO's twitter feed, and he reconfirms it again later. To give you an idea what 360,000 servers represents, Facebook has only 60,000 servers to run   Read more…


The most dedicated product owner in Montreal

The most dedicated product owner in Montreal 3793In the category of product owners, I don't think you can beat Michael Daudignon of iWeb. Most product owners have a vision of the product, and yes most are passionate, but only a few take it personally as much as Michael, who decided to sing about the joy and merriness that the Smart Server brings. With the control panel as illustrated below, Michael says you   Read more…


iNovia invests in YC startup vidyard, along with other top Valley VCs

iNovia invests in YC startup vidyard, along with other top Valley VCs 3426vidyard is making headlines for its $1.65m investment, by SoftTech VC, youtube co-founder Jawed Karim, YCombinator, iNovia Capital Andreessen Horowitz and other investors. vidyard provides a professional video hosting service, for companies who use video to communicate about their products, but basically don't want them to click on the video and get lost on the youtube wonderland. As such, it targets all new hopeful entrepreneurs who   Read more…


iWeb launches new site; and spins-off shared hosting division

iWeb launches new site; and spins-off shared hosting division 3402In a move that follows its recent privatisation, iWeb has launched a new site showcasing its dedicated server offerings, with a highlight on the SmartServer product, its advanced control panel. For those who know the company, the biggest difference is that the new site more focused: it doesn't mention anymore non-virtualized server hosting. Another big difference is that shared hosting is know Funio. It   Read more…


MTLSec meetup Nov 16th

MTLSec meetup Nov 16th 3377This is a bit of last-minute, and is targeted at a niche but active and growing community in Montreal, those who are working in computer security. MTLSec is organizing an informal get together at Vieux-Dublin this evening. You can talk about the latest hackfest in Quebec city which got the team Amish Security from ETS winning, or talk about SOPA, which is making rounds Read more…


Blame Stella monitoring 1000 sites

Blame Stella monitoring 1000 sites 3326BlameStella, which was launched in January this year, made an appearance today at FounderFuel. Delano Mandelbaum came with his new co-founder, Chris Murtaugh, announcing at the same time new ambitions. The product in itself isn't much different from its launch; we've seen the unique presentation from the 19th century, the open source availability, as well as reports that are easy to read. The status page   Read more…



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