Stopping the Sprawl – How to Avoid Excel Gymnastics

Sprawl. It just sounds like an unpleasant word, doesn’t it?

If asked about “urban sprawl,” visions of unplanned development and poor infrastructure at a city’s edges probably come to mind. But there’s a newer type of sprawl on the block, and this one can lead to more dire issues than longer commutes.

Posted on November 5, 2015 and filed under Industry & Market Insights.

Behind the Update: Plesk 12.5

Today we announced the release of Plesk 12.5, the newest version of the most widely used web management solution. But that’s only part of the story. How Odin made it happen is a whole other thing.

Wait – don’t updates happen magically?

We wish, but no. A lot of considerations, technical expertise, and brainstorming happen behind the scenes.

Posted on October 13, 2015 and filed under Control Panels.

Investing in the Cloud – Stable Strategy or Simply Hype?

US investor confidence in cloud computing remains high. In a recent study by Deloitte and described by GeekWire, venture capitalists ranked cloud computing as the strongest technology investment sector for the third year in a row, narrowly topping their confidence in mobile technology.    

This obviously reads as good news to the cloud computing industry. But less apparent is what this means for service providers. What degree of truth is there in such high confidence? Is it too late to gain traction in an industry that’s already seen high investment levels for several years?

Posted on October 5, 2015 and filed under Industry & Market Insights.

A Smooth Migration is No Longer an Oxymoron: Partner Spotlight on ServerNest

Disruption-free migration. Stability while accelerating. At first, you might think these phrases are oxymorons. But ServerNest, an Odin service provider partner based in Switzerland, was able to experience both with the help of Virtuozzo and Odin Business Automation Standard.


Posted on September 17, 2015 and filed under Partners & Customers.

The Boxing Gloves Are Off: Take an Extended Range of IaaS to the Market

Competing in the match of the decade, the cloud boxing ring is one of fierce competition where only the strong will survive. Arming yourself to compete is not only advisable, but absolutely necessary in order to have a fighting chance at victory. (Guest blog post by Flexiant) 

Posted on September 10, 2015 and filed under Guest Bloggers.

ContainerCon 2015 Recap: Containers Finally Earn Their Spotlight on the Tech Stage

You know a technology is becoming big news when it starts headlining its own conferences. 

Last week, hundreds of attendees gathered at ContainerCon 2015 in Seattle, the first event of its kind hosted by the Linux Foundation. In addition to bringing together leading tech companies and other industry insiders, ContainerCon highlighted the progress and advances in container-based application virtualization. 

Posted on August 27, 2015 and filed under Virtualized Infrastructure.

When Bigger isn’t Always Better: Smaller Service Providers vs. the Big Four

Is bigger always better? According to a new study from Synergy Research Group, the “Big Four” cloud service providers – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM, and Google – have a combined international market share of 54%, and this share has grown for the second consecutive year. Some have claimed this is good news for the Big Four and not-so-good news for everyone else. 

We have a different perspective. 

Why Your Cloud Business Needs More Women

At the recent HostingCon in San Diego, I was on a panel that was a bit different from the other event sessions. My fellow panelists and I were brought together due to our shared interest in seeing more women in the hosting and cloud industry. 

Posted on August 10, 2015 and filed under Industry & Market Insights.

Delivering Greater Value while Decreasing Costs – Partner Spotlight on Vastspace

Needing to deliver more while keeping expenses low is one of the great paradoxes for businesses. Vastspace, an Odin web hoster partner located in Singapore, is no exception to this rule...

Posted on August 5, 2015 and filed under Partners & Customers.

Microsoft WPC 2015 Recap: Overwhelming Interest in Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program and Odin Service Automation

Last week, more than 15,000 participants attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC) in Orlando. The convention’s theme was “new innovations and partner opportunities with Microsoft,” and one of the hottest topics was the Microsoft CSP program. On the event’s first day, Microsoft announced...

Posted on July 23, 2015 and filed under Events.