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Marc Guindon is appointed to iWeb’s board of directors

March 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Marc Guindon is appointed to iWeb’s board of directors 

iWeb 190x60 LogoWebmaster News MONTREAL, QUEBEC – iWeb Group inc. is pleased to announce the appointment, at its last annual meeting, of Mr. Marc Guindon as a director of iWeb.

“Marc has been such an important element of iWeb’s financial management since we went public in 2004” says Eric Chouinard, iWeb’s President and CEO, “his experience will continue to be a great asset now that he is a member of the board; we are happy that iWeb’s shareholders feel the same way.” shared the enthusiastic entrepreneur.

Marc Guindon, a member of the Order of Chartered Accountants of Québec and Ontario, joined iWeb in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer, and became Executive Vice-President Resources in October 2008. Having spent the early stages of his career at Ernst & Young, Mr. Guindon then joined the SNC Group as Vice-President of Finance, later filling the same position at Canam-Manac. Later creating two groups of industrial companies, he sold his interests and retired in 1996, before joining iWeb. Read more

The Planet Expands Hosting Partner Program

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The Planet 190x60 LogoWebmaster NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced a broad range of new options for its Hosting Partner Program. For the first time, The Planet is opening its entire product portfolio to partners, which adds valuable opportunities and the power to choose precisely the best services for both their businesses and their customers. Partners are now able to resell not only The Planet’s dedicated servers, but also managed dedicated servers, managed hosting or data center colocation services. Hosting Partners program members can accelerate revenues by reducing provisioning time from weeks to days or hours for setting up their customers’ IT infrastructures.

The Planet offers partner-only discounts up to 15 percent, contingent on the amount of business conducted with the company. Additional discounts are available for customized opportunities and long-term contracts. Hosting partners gain access to a full portfolio of marketing sales tools to support the growth of their businesses.

“In today’s economic climate, more companies are looking to reduce their IT expenses using hosting services,” said Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management with The Planet. “Our newly expanded Hosting Partner program provides a significant advantage to partners and resellers who can now provide value-added services to their customers, backed by our world-class data centers, and enterprise-class network and support.” Read more

DediPower selected by EN Consulting to host Labsolve, a web-based migration process validation lab service

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Webmaster NewsReading, UK – DediPower, a leading UK provider of managed hosting and data centre solutions, has been selected by EN Consulting Services to deliver the managed hosting for their recently introduced online migration process validation service.

The primary focus of EN Consulting Services is on migration and transition practices in the Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory enterprise space. As part of their transition infrastructure offerings, EN Consulting Services have built an online “laboratory” which allows customers to carry out pre–production process validation on their infrastructure prior to going to live. Read more

Quova Included in New Web Fraud Detection Magic Quadrant Report by Leading Analyst Firm

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Webmaster NewsLondon, UK. – Quova, Inc., the leading provider of IP geolocation data services, today announced it was included in the first-ever Gartner, Inc. ‘Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud Detection.i’ Additionally, six of the eleven vendors included in the report are Quova solution partners. The report, issued on 6th February 2009, explores a variety of solutions for fighting online fraud.

In the report, Gartner analyst Avivah Litan analyses the vendors that provide software products or services that help an organization detect fraud that occurs over the Web. Read more

SaaS Provider Mosso Provides Zapproved With Cloud Services

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Webmaster NewsSAN ANTONIO – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading hosting provider, today announced that Zapproved, a Portland, Oregon-based startup that provides an online solution for managing business approval process, has chosen both Cloud Sites™ and Cloud Servers™ from Mosso | The Rackspace Cloud, to power the company’s front and back end applications.

Zapproved is an online productivity tool that keeps the decision-making “conversation” in a single place. Zapproved documents input from anyone invited to participate in a decision, bringing transparency and accountability to the approval process. The online tool offers a simple, intuitive way for teams to collaborate and implement process. Read more

The Planet Adds Q Point Technology’s TrueSafe Line

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The Planet 190x60 LogoWebmaster NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced that Q Point Technology (www.truesafe.net) has selected its new Storage Cloud solution. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Q Point Technology develops TrueSafe software infrastructure that enables service providers, such as IT managed services providers (MSPs), to offer their own online backup service. With an easy-to-use backup platform accessed through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model, any service provider can immediately offer a branded service to their customers to preserve and protect server, laptop and workstation data offsite.

“Our customers look to us for turnkey solutions, ranging from self-managed to our fully managed systems,” said Bill Robertson, Founder and CEO of Q Point Technology. “The Planet Storage Cloud is a pivotal capability as it offers unlimited pain-free scalability under a utility model, and you only pay for what you use. We conducted extensive testing on offerings from several providers, and The Planet offered the best solution. It met all of our demanding technical and performance criteria. Further, The Planet took the time to understand our customer requirements, which was key. With no quota or fees for upload transfers, our customers won’t face billing surprises. They’ll know exactly what they’re paying for every month.”

“In today’s difficult economic environment, customers must take every step possible to preserve their data and their core business,” said Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management with The Planet. “Our Storage Cloud solution has been developed with SMBs in mind so they can economically store data and not worry about the pervasive billing surprises we’ve heard about so frequently with other products. With the industry’s only geographically dispersed locations, and the best price and performance, The Planet Storage Cloud offers the best value for customers.” Read more

InMotion Hosting Opens New Data Center

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Webmaster NewsLOS ANGELES, CA – InMotion Hosting, Inc. one of the fastest growing business web hosting providers in the U.S., announced today the opening of a new data center near Washington, D.C. Along with their data center located in Los Angeles, CA, this additional data center dramatically reduces the time it takes for clients to perform functions such as the sending and receiving of email and the uploading of web pages and other online content. 3rd party performance tests report an up to 6x improvement in speed when accessing websites from locations within one of InMotion Hosting’s Max Speed Zones.

InMotion Hosting is currently one of the only web hosting providers in its market that offers the benefits of multiple data centers to their clients. The company’s Business Class and Virtual Private Server (VPS) clients will now have the ability to choose which data center their account resides in. This allows their clients to host their websites and email in the location that is geographically closest to their company headquarters or client base. Read more

Akamai and OpSource Collaboration Enables SaaS ISVs to Quickly Deploy, Accelerate, and Scale Global Software Offerings

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Webmaster NewsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and OpSource™ today announced that Akamai’s recent strategic agreement with OpSource to provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with complementary solutions is helping their joint customers significantly improve the time-to-value of cloud-based applications, while remaining cost effective for IT departments looking to avoid traditional data center capital costs.

Using the award-winning Web operations services of OpSource On-Demand™ along with Akamai’s market-leading solutions for optimizing application delivery outside the data-center, helps ensure a best-in-class design for cloud delivery. OpSource On-Demand enables SaaS and Web companies to quickly and securely deliver their applications and services over the Web to consumers and businesses alike. Going far beyond full-featured managed hosting, it includes the application management, compliance and business services that are necessary for on-demand business success. Leveraging both the OpSource and Akamai solutions means that SaaS ISVs can more quickly deploy their software and accelerate their applications on the Internet, while improving availability, scalability, and security on a global scale. Read more

ParaScale Launches New Cloud Storage Software

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Webmaster NewsNEW YORK – ParaScale, Inc., a startup company developing cloud storage solutions, announced today at Sys-Con’s Cloud Computing Conference & Expo the immediate global availability of ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) software. As a software-only solution that can be downloaded from the web and applied to any standard Linux platform, PCS enables hundreds of commodity servers to be clustered together to act as a file repository with massive capacity and parallel throughput. PCS is being used by leading enterprise and service provider organizations including Blue Coat Systems, Carpathia Hosting, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Stanford Genome Technology Center. Additionally, technology providers including Vembu Technologies and South River Technologies have embraced ParaScale’s Cloud Storage software to extend the value of their offerings

Steve Kowalski, senior systems architect at Sony Pictures Imageworks said, “We have been able to leverage commodity economics in all parts of our infrastructure, but storage has been the holdout. After realizing benefits across workstations, render farms, and operating systems, we have the opportunity to see the benefits of commodity hardware in storage.” Read more

Wowza Customer Base Doubles

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Webmaster NewsEVERGREEN, CO — Wowza Media Systems, an emerging leader in streaming media server software, today announced that it has surpassed a new milestone of 20,000 licensees for its award-winning Wowza Media Server Pro software. The announcement comes six months after the company confirmed its 10,000th customer.

Wowza Media Server Pro is a high-performance, extensive and fully interactive Flash® media server for live and on-demand streaming, chat, recording, and other rich-media applications that began shipping in February 2007. Wowza Media Systems attributes its success to delivering exceptional overall value compared to its competitors, citing performance, economics, support, and technical innovation. Read more

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