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Barcamp Blitz 2010

Over the last 16 years, Atlantic.Net has remained one of the most influential and relied-upon companies in the hosting industry. During that time, we have been on the bleeding edge of technological advancement – first as one of the fastest growing ISPs in the United States, and more recently, as a global Cloud infrastructure provider.

Defining our industry has allowed Atlantic.Net to help tens of thousands of companies gain a competitive edge. Our customer list includes brands that serve millions of consumers. Companies that cannot afford downtime choose Atlantic.Net as their partner in technological advancement. It’s that simple!

Now, with Cloud Servers, Atlantic.Net can provide the sort of redundancy and high performance Cloud hosting architecture that was previously reserved for Fortune 500 companies. Deploying Cloud Servers is now fast, easy, and affordable!

Atlantic.Net’s commitment is to change the way that the world experiences Infrastructure as a Service. For us, that means more than making the most powerful Cloud Hosting Infrastructure available to the public. Sending our team to talk at events across the country gives us an opportunity to share what we have learned with engineers, entrepreneurs, and everyday people.

Barcamp is one of our favorite events, with talks scheduled democratically throughout the day. Anyone is able to speak, and some of the conversations that have been started as a result.

Barcamp Charleston -

By far the largest Barcamp event I have attended, with well over 300 people coming to the historic College of Charleston to learn, present, and discuss the latest technology changing today’s marketplace.

Atlantic.Net sponsored the event in conjunction with our friends at Google and the Yahoo! Developer Network, as well as quite a few other companies. From entrepreneurs to computer scientists, to students and interns, Barcamp Charleston was a thought-provoking discussion between every player in the IT industry imaginable. A big thank you to Chrys at SciRes and the College of Charleston for organizing an amazing event!

Charleston is a military town (Charleston International Airport is also Charleston Air Force Base). Building custom Cloud hosting environments to meet the most stringent security requirements was a hot topic. With 16 years of designing and implementing secure IAAS, Atlantic.Net was at the center of that discussion.

The Google Charleston Team reserved the top floor of a chic local bar for attendees, with free drinks and food all night. There is definitely a lot of folks working hard to help Charleston grow, with Google playing a huge role in developing the local IT community.

Atlantic.Net is doing our part by working to provide Enterprise-class Cloud servers to companies  affordably. A huge part of the value of our new Atlantic.Net Cloud is that it allows new companies to leverage one of the most advanced computing systems in the world to provide the IT backbone of their business.

Stay on the lookout for more Barcamps!

BarCamp Miami 2009

Change is good? In this case, it surely was. With barely a week to go, the location for Barcamp Miami 2009 (http://www.barcampmiami.org/) was changed from Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to Anokha Miami. And, boy, was it good! Set amidst the trendy settings of CocoWalk & Mayfair mall, the 2009 edition drew smiling faces and eager minds from an exciting array of businesses in South Florida and startups from the West and East coast. BarCamp conferences are a great place to meet, interact and put a face to many of the familiar names in the IT circle.

Right after parking in the Cocowalk garage, I met Mark from scrapblog.com, a south Florida startup, who seemed equally confused on how to get to the venue from our parking spots. In no time, friendly organizers, a free t-shirt & wristband greeted us upon arrival. Continue reading