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Websites tally crosses 1 billion mark!

Websites tally have crossed one billion mark and this was updated in real time on Tuesday by Online Tracker Internet Live Stats. The official count of websites is about 1,050,000,000 and the number is said to be increasing at 10K/day. The number of websites tally hit the 1 billion mark in mid July this year and the increasing numbers are staggering.

But the same website also claims that among the said number, more than 19% of websites are inactive. But the level of creative activity reveals a transformation of human communication that is barely comprehensible.

Going into history of World Wide Web, Tim Berners- Lee- a British physicist was the first man to device a website in August 1991- almost 23 years ago. He was working at CERN lab in Switzerland when he outlined a way to easily access files on linked computers, paving the way for a global phenomenon that has so far touched the lives of billions of people.

In 1992 the count reached to 10 and there after it reached to 130. From the year 1994 the real growth began, as the websites tally reached 2,738 mark. In the year 1995, it rose to 23,640 and then in 1996 it reached 257,600 figure which is a ten fold rise.

In the year 2000, the website tally reached 10 million count and by 2007 it reached a 100 million figure.

With a global population of 7 billion human beings, we have a website for about seven people on the planet. And since only 3 billion people have access to the internet, a more meaningful figure is one website for every three people.

So, the figures are not only astonishing, but clearly suggest that we are getting addicted to web.

Stonefly offers Cloud Business Center exclusively to its customers

StoneFly, Inc., a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory is offering an exclusive cloud business center to all its customers. It is evident that StoneFly IP SAN technology offers to its users advanced business continuity features in the form of asynchronous remote replication, snapshots, data deduplication and volume encryption, ideal for protecting mission critical information. But in order to reap in all the said benefits, data should be stored in more than one location requiring a remote host platform.

Here’s where StoneFly Cloud Business Center (CBC) hosting empowers organizations to fully utilize StoneFly backup and disaster recovery features, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite backup inexpensively.

Users using StoneFly Physical and Virtual iSCSI storage appliances can go for this StoneFly’s Cloud Business Center. Through the remote data replication feature available in these appliances, the users can add one or more disaster recovery sites for their critical data. Thus, this leads to savings on the capital expenses that come with the purchase of a physical appliance, along with operating expenses such as power and cooling costs.

Moreover, for all those users who have servers and limited storage, but are interested in going for remote iSCSI storage, StoneFly’s cloud business center is a great and robust option to look into. They can go for StoneFly Virtual Dedicated Storage (VDS) which is a part of Stonefly’s cloud business center business. With the help of this virtual storage, users can easily add mass amounts of storage to their workstation or servers in a matter of minutes. They can get storage up to 10TB and more and the storage capacity is highly scalable and redundant. Thus, by subscribing to StoneFly Virtual Dedicated storage, the user can save immediately on capital expenses that come with the purchase of a physical appliance, along with the operating expenses such as power and cooling costs. Moreover, all advanced data storage management features such as volume encryption, data deduplication, replication, mirroring and snapshots can be availed.

So, all those StoneFly IP SAN users who want to add capacity to their current storage, but are not willing to shell out high on a physical appliances can easily go for this remote iSCSI storage. Additionally StoneFly Remote iSCSI drives hosted in the cloud business center appear and behave the same as a local drives does on your workstation or server. Therefore, users can gain a great storage management feature for a minimal cost.

Now, for those who think how safe is their data when hosted on a Cloud Business Center of StoneFly, here’s an update.

The data loaded onto the virtual dedicated storage is hosted on StoneFly’s world class USS and USS-HA series of Unified Server and Storage appliances. These appliances have high performance features which include dual hexa core storage virtualization engines, hot swappable disk drives, hardware RAID with cache battery backup for protection against disk failures, redundant hot-swappable power supply modules, and multiple iSCSI connections with port teaming, failover and load-balancing features to maximize system up-time.

To know more, please call 510.265.1616 or Click StoneFly Cloud Business Center

New Banking malware hits US financial institutions

US Financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase are said to be hit by a new malware called ‘Tiny Banker’-also known as Tinba. This malware which is just 20K in size can inject HTML fields into websites and can ask for sensitive information from users visiting those websites.

According to Avast Malware analyst- Jaromir Horejsi, Tiny Banker has been customized to target many new & old financial institutions located all around US and UK.

This malware hits at all the users who are visiting the banking websites and as soon as it finds any vulnerabilities in their browsers, it starts exploiting it and starts asking sensitive information like the card type, card number, expiry date of the card, name on the card, address, city, state, phone, social security number, date of birth, mothers maiden name and drivers license and expiry date.

Since, the user is on the banking website, he/she will obviously think that they need to furnish these details in order to refresh their record with the bank. But this is where they are being targeted by phishing practices.

NOTE- Remember never reveal any such personal info online and make it a point that your bank never asks such details online in the form of few questions. If you experience such activity, immediately report to the concerned banking authorities via email or phone with valid proof.

Tinba is said to be in circulation from mid 2012 and has already succeeded in phishing 13000 customers so far.

In July 2014, a revision to Tiny Banker was made and its source code was leaked online, which made some cyber criminals grab it for free. Yes, these kind of malware are now available online for a high price.

Few Security software analysts found this malware’s existence after its source code leaked online and after making a probe, revealed the above said details. They analyzed that this malware was on prowl from mid 2012 and has so far targeted a good number of online banking users. It took a note of all its activities and have disclosed the same to the world.

Windows 9 will just be a mix up of Windows 7 and 8

Microsoft has made it official that it is going to offer a preview of its much awaited Windows 9 in San Francisco on September 30th, 2014. The Redmond giant has started to email out invites to Windows enterprise users from the start of this week and hinted in its invitation that it will deliver a technical preview of Windows 9 at the event.

According to some reliable online updates available on this operating system, windows 9 will feature a couple of characteristics apparently derived from Windows Phone Operating system. It will have Wi-Fi Sense and Storage Sense features on its platform.

Wi-Fi Sense is a feature procured from Windows Phone 8.1 version that automatically signs users into the available public Wi-Fi hotspots. It can accept all the terms and conditions of the service on the behalf of users and fill out the credentials like phone number, name and email address. Moreover, Windows 9 will deal with this feature in a more established way.

Win 9 will also have Storage Sense feature as one of its highlights, where it will list out apps in order of size and will make it easy to remove multiple programs at the same time. It also includes a removal tool for temporary files and lets users define default save locations, which includes removable flash media.

The preview of Windows 9 will be available on September 30th, 2014 at the San Francisco event and the beta version will be released to some selected customers.

Microsoft new CEO Satya Nadella hinted in its latest official notification that Windows 9 will be a mix-up of Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems and will surely be successful like its Windows XP which lasted for 13 years.

World’s first H.265 High Definition IP camera gets unveiled!

High Efficiency Video Coding shortly known as H.265 video image compression technology was jointly introduced to the world in mid 2013 by Moving Picture Experts Group and Video Coding Experts Group. This video codec standard was introduced as a successor to the present H.264/MPEG4 data compression standard and has the potential to support up to 8K UHD and resolutions up to 8192×4320.

Thus, with the availability of new H.265 compression technology a major break through has been made to overcome bandwidth and storage challenges that industries like security and surveillance has been facing for years.

Shenzhen-China based company ZNV technology launched the world’s first H.265 HD IP cameras at its 2014 Channel Partner Summit and new Product launch conference in Nanjing, China.

ZNV claims that its new camera will offer the flexibility to use high-definition videos at much lower bandwidth and less video storage. It will not only make a tremendous saving in system cost for its users, but also will make HD video possible in the areas that the existing network infrastructure simply cant support.

ZNV 7200 series IP cameras have inbuilt H.265 video image compression technology. This will enable HD video surveillance data to be transmitted through low bandwidth networks, while, keeping the images clear, smooth and crisper.

The highlight of ZNV 7200 series IP cameras is that during the test, the new 7200 series IP cameras can transmit dynamic 1080P video images at 1.5 MBPS under H.265, instead of 4MBPS under current H.264 standard. In static scenes that are used a lot in security surveillance environments, the video stream is often witnessed to drop to 100Kbps to 200Kbps, which is 10 times lower than the current best cameras in the market.

With the same storage space, the new compression technologies enables users to store 3 to 10 times of videos by using the new 7200 series IP Cameras rather than normal, same definition cameras. Thus, this will lead to tremendous savings in storage facilities and relevant room space, as well as, in power consumption.

ZNV claims that its new breed of cameras can function in minimal light conditions reaching 0.002 lux (Color) or 0.001 lux (B/W). Thus, these high definition IP cameras can operate in low light conditions as well. These cameras can still record the videos in color or B/W in the low light environments where human eyes cannot identify any object.

ZNV plans to make these cameras available by the end of next month all around the world. The price of ZNV 7200 series High Definition IP Cameras is yet to be revealed.

How to simplify IP Surveillance Network Virtualization

Here’s a video which shows you to simplify IP Surveillance Network Virtualization through DNF Security Falcon Unified Storage and Server. The video provides all the advantages of virtualization, virtual server basics, high-availability and redundancy issues solved by Falcon USS.

DNF Security is a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory which offers intelligent digital and hybrid video management systems, video management engines, mobile surveillance systems, viewing workstations and scalable IP storage.

This company is in the industry from more than a decade and in association with its partners, it has been offering excellent and satisfactory services to all clients and has bagged immense recognition and awards in doing so.

For more details call DNF Security or call 510.265.1122

Top reasons to choose DNF Security Scale-Out NAS for IP Video Surveillance

As surveillance industry continues to transform from analog to digital, the technological need to update the way images are being captured and how they are being stored also increases to many folds. Earlier, people used to capture surveillance data on the VHS tapes and films, but now in this digital age it is being dropped more onto the disk.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is one the categories for connecting storage to a surveillance system. An important thing which separates the NAS from other storage technologies such as SAN or DAS is that it supports file level access to the storage device from the connected servers and applications.

DNF Security Twin Scale-Out NAS can manage surveillance data from a range of sources for scalable, efficient storage solutions that address large amounts of video data.

This appliance is highly capable of offering unprecedented performance, redundancy and scalability. It is designed for customers requiring a powerful storage solution that can scale out storage capacity while scaling up performance. This is possible with the help of Mirrored twin scale out NAS nodes which are capable of scaling up to 36 drives and 144 terabytes of storage per node.

Now, for those who are interested in knowing more about the Twin Scale-Out (TSO) NAS of DNF Security, here are some highlights.

  • TSO is also designed for markets that require vast quantities of high bandwidth throughput or fast parallel throughput for very large files required in high computing environments like media and entertainment.
  • As the surveillance needs grow, DNF Security TSO can expand one or more volumes across multiple nodes using no metadata and a single namespace. Thus, usable bandwidth increases as new nodes are added. The highlight is that you can manage multiple nodes with just a single user interface.
  • The other feature which needs to be highlighted is that this appliance allows its users to add server nodes on the fly as well as add CPU horsepower and storage capacity from additional TSO nodes.
  • Its StoneFusion 7.0 advanced network operating system offers snapshot services with 2520 delta based snapshots per subsystem. With the presence of snapshot and replication features, optimization of data recovery with precise recovery time objective and recovery point objective can be gained.
  • With the presence of dual active/active controller architecture and cache mirroring reliability factor increases to many folds, essential for business critical workloads.
  • Eliminates redundant data and reduces capacity required for common enterprise file data by more than 50%.
  • DNF security TSO can be used for active and archived content in a single, scalable appliance.
  • Optimization of storage resources with policy driven automatic storage tiering to move older camera surveillance data to lower cost storage tiers is achievable to further reduce costs.

DNF Security Video Surveillance Solutions in integration with leading video management software vendors provide solutions related to video surveillance, security and data storage.

For more details click DNF Security Twin Scale out NAS or call 510.265.1122

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