A number of updates have been made to OnePortal we think you’ll appreciate. If you have multiple users on your account, we recommend that you check your privileges at your earliest convenience. There are new privileges to be utilized, and the ways that they default have had some minor tweaks. Good news though, the user interface for managing them has been greatly improved.
Most feature requests we receive are great and usually rather well thought out. One highly requested feature is privileges per-server. This was actually implemented two years ago. However, we still receive feature requests for it because no one knows where they can access them. To combat this, our privilege system’s management has been overhauled, with server based privileges now manageable from it. With account and server privileges in the same location, we’ve also changed how we organize the page, making the process of granting them as painless as possible. Instead of displaying each in a large list, they have been split into chunks. The descriptions were then reworked to be clearer.
It’s a good thing we’ve made our privilege management simpler, as the number of privileges have doubled, giving you even more control over your account. Some of the more notable include restrictions on billing, account-wide server control, and more privileges at the server level. We’ve also gone back and made sure old privileges were applied throughout OnePortal in a manner that is more comprehensible. No longer will you get arbitrary ‘permission denied’ errors, caused by completely unrelated privileges. For those of you who don’t want to have to go in and dole out settings for your existing users, you’re in luck as well. We’ve created defaults for these new privileges based on related settings.
Another aspect of how we’ve revamped our privileges is changing how package based privileges default. Previously, a privilege that was specific to a server was opt-out. If they were not modified, they would default to be allowed. Now, almost all of our server based privileges map to a “parent privilege,” which they use as a default. This means that you shouldn’t have a situation where a crafty user can control a server they aren’t meant to.
Keep in mind, the primary user on your account still has all privileges. Thus, if you are trying to manage another user’s privileges, but do not have the permission to do so, they can grant you the ability. All of these changes have been made to provide you with an experience that is simple, solid and superior.
From the redesign of OnePortal Control Panel, to the addition of GlobalSign OneClickSSL, 2012 was a productive and exciting year for Limestone Networks! Partnerships were secured with leading industry solutions providers such as Olark, UserVoice, AdRoll and DesignPax, improvements were made to our Account Specialists department to better facilitate client interaction and service, new selections of high-performance Intel processors were included to our server line such as the Dual Xeon E5-2620 and Dual Xeon E5-2650, advanced routing technology was employed at the rack level in preparation for IPV6, and further enhancements were made to LSN for which we are pleased.
In addition to internal developments, Limestone Networks also made considerable strides regarding public outreach in 2012. We had a presence at several domestic and international conferences last year such as HostingCon, SXSW, and even Parallels where we won New Partner of the Year Award! A revitalized focus upon social networks generated greater exposure for LSN as well as created new opportunities to engage with clients and other industry representatives. Yes, we believe last year will be remembered as a turning point for Limestone Networks: From promising youthful challenger, to demonstrably capable & established dedicated server provider.
Despite the growth and improvements of 2012, we have no intentions of resting on past success. 2013 looks to be equally promising, and we wanted to prepare you for the journey! Some of our aims and ambitions for this year are as follows:
- LSN Cloud Hosting.
- Build your own cloud with OnApp.
- Make IPV6 available to all clients.
- Offer more SSDs, larger capacity HDDs and new Intel processors such as E5-2600v2 series.
- Enterprise level SAN & NAS solutions.
- Additional bandwidth carriers.
- Greater staffing in sales, support and abuse departments.
- And much more!
As you can see, we have important expansions and endeavors planned for the months ahead. These objectives serve the purpose of reinforcing our three word motto and business philosophy: Simple. Solid. Superior.
We would like to thank our clients, partners, investors and employees for making 2012 exceedingly rewarding. Let enthusiastic invitations be extended to the same, as well as to all new Limestone Networks friends, visitors and prospects, as we endeavor to make 2013 an even better success!
Happy New Year from Limestone Networks!