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    A look at a nine.ch rack

    In this post, we want to give you a look at the detailed structure of our racks in various data centres.

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    Patrick Herzfeld Successfully Completes Diploma

    We are very pleased that in July 2016 our apprentice, Patrick Herzfeld, successfully completed his federal (Swiss) computer science diploma with a focus on systems technology. We congratulate him on this important milestone!

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    Startup-Scaleup - New Offer for Startups

    With nine.ch, startups can have their web application professionally managed and count on the assistance of experts. The Startup-Scaleup programme offers founders advice, flexibility and a favourable financing model.

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    TechTalkThursday in July at nine.ch

    Just in time for the summer holidays, we are pleased to invite you to our next TechTalkThursday on 14th July 2016. We have again interesting topics and exciting presentations.

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    Follow the Sun: Our Work in Canada

    24/7, round the clock, never-ending, continuous, and so on. These are the demands we place on our environment in this day and age. And this environment is increasingly relying on apps. We find ourselves in the midst of a digital transformation. The new possibilities offered by technology are continually growing. The current big trend of the Internet of Things (IoT) will add even more to the prevalence of apps. But we are already at the point where we only become aware of the significance of these technologies when they become unavailable to us.

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    Access for All Foundation @nine.ch

    We are delighted to welcome the Swiss Foundation for disabled-accessible technology use, Access for All, at nine.ch and to be able to sponsor them.

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    Our Journey to Xenial

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with the code name Xenial Xerus, is the latest version of Ubuntu LTS. It was released, as already indicated in the version number, in April 2016. LTS stands for “Long Term Support” here and means that this version of Ubuntu is supported/receives updates for 5 years.

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    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Now Available

    The new Ubuntu version 16.04 LTS with codename Xenial Xerus for Root and Managed Servers is available from nine.ch with immediate effect. Every two years, Ubuntu offers new LTS (long-term support) for its Linux distribution, which is then supplied with security updates for five years.

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    What Does nine.ch Mean by Managed Service?

    In today’s blog post we will be taking a closer look at the topic of managed service. We want to give you an idea of what nine.ch means by managed service and what benefits this has for you as a valued customer of nine.ch.

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    Linux turns 25

    It all started with Linus Torvalds simple announcement in the comp.os.minix newsgroup that he was working on an open-source operating system for 386(486) AT clones. In just a few years, a hobby project evolved to become Linux, which runs on about a third of all servers worldwide and 98.8% of the top 500 systems.

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    nine.ch opens its doors for Informatiktage

    The greater Zurich region will be hosting Informatiktage for the first time on June 3rd to 4th 2016. Over two days, more than 70 companies will open their doors to interested visitors and offer an exciting glimpse into the fascinating world of computer science.

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    PHP 7.0 is here!

    We now offer the latest version of PHP! You can upgrade directly from 5.5/5.6 to the new version 7.0.

    PHP version 7.0 is now available to our customers. You are free to continue using version 5.5/5.6, but this is not possible in all cases. In this blog post, we will explain which situations allow this, what limitations there are, and the benefits of using PHP 7.0.

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    New: 1 Gbps flat inclusive

    We are pleased to inform that starting from 1 April 2016, all nine.ch products (except BGP-Transit) have 1 Gbps flat traffic included.

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    TechTalkThursday at nine.ch

    We are pleased to invite you to our next TechTalkThursday on 14th April 2016. We have again interesting topics and exciting presentations.

    Let’s talk about…

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    New Managed Service: OpenConnect VPN

    We are very happy to announce that we now offer the possibility to create VPN connections using the OpenConnect service for our customers. This new Managed Service is available as of now for all customers using Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) as operating system on their servers.

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    The all new nine.ch Cockpit

    For the management of our products and getting technical insights about them we have been offering an administrative interface to our customers for many years. The nine.ch Cockpit displays all products with additional information such as traffic graphs or CPU usage and allows to manage DNS zones.

    Today, we’re introducing the all new nine.ch Cockpit.

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