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NaviSite Selected to Host PetsUnited

March 17, 2009 by  

NaviSite 190x60 BannerWebmaster News – ANDOVER, Mass. – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of Enterprise Hosting and Application Services, today announced that PetsUnited, LLC of Hazleton, PA has chosen NaviSite’s expanded line of managed infrastructure services to run its online storefronts for selling pet-related products, including www.dog.com and www.horse.com.

PetsUnited owns a line of world-class online brands that deliver value-added pet and outdoor supplies to customers. Horse.com is the world’s leading e-retailer for horse tack, horse supplies, horse blankets and saddles. Dog.com is your destination for dog supplies, dog treats, dog toys, dog crates and much more.

PetsUnited was proactively seeking a trusted managed hosting provider who could deliver stability, flexibility and end-to-end support for its IT infrastructure, which is critical to delivering the best online experience to customers. The company needed an optimum combination of various infrastructure components including virtualized and dedicated servers while leveraging its existing hardware. NaviSite worked closely with PetsUnited to tailor a Hybrid Virtualized and Dedicated Hosting solution along with a suite of managed services for its entire IT footprint. While the web application and storage areas within their technology stack will be virtualized to add scalability, dedicated equipment is being provided for the associated Database and Networking tiers to meet their needs for reliability and availability.

“Horse.com and dog.com attract customers from all over the globe and it is critical for us to have minimal downtime, high performance and best web functionalities,” said Dr. Alexander Tabibi, PetsUnited CEO. “We selected NaviSite for its technology expertise and service-centric approach that extends from the pre-sales process to post-implementation support. In addition, its vast experience in ensuring seamless migration to a flexible, heterogeneous, cost-effective environment made it the ideal choice for tackling our current business challenges.”

“NaviSite, with its vast experience in the hosting arena, is helping PetsUnited leverage technology in the most optimal manner to stabilize and run its operations smoothly,” said Mark Clayman, SVP Hosting Business. “We are excited about being the trusted technology partner helping PetsUnited build high-availability, flexible IT environment for its business.”

NaviSite offers a full range of infrastructure services including managed hosting, dedicated hosting, virtualization, SaaS enablement, and a host of managed services for servers, networks, hardware, operating systems, and databases, and security. NaviSite’s advanced management and monitoring tools and 24×7 customer support team ensures that customers’ underlying infrastructure is always running at peak performance. For more information on our infrastructure offerings, please visit www.navisite.com/managed-hosting/.

About Pets United
PetsUnited is the holding company for a host of pet-related and outdoor websites, including www.dog.com, www.horse.com and www.statelinetack.com. The sites provide pet and horse supplies at the lowest guaranteed prices. PetsUnited has created the best pet community in the world, where anyone can get the following: Dog and horse articles, forums, free horse training video library, dog breeds information, dog articles, free gift certificates, contests and free shipping.

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application solutions. Over 1,500 customers depend on NaviSite for managed application services, application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 16 state-of-the-art data centers supported by more than 650 professionals. NaviSite provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its broad range of application development capabilities, packaged software implementation expertise, deep portfolio of best in class technologies, and a full suite of web-hosting and internet infrastructure options.For more information, please visit www.navisite.com.

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