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PEER 1 Cloud Services Storm Ahead Offering Customers Flexible, On-Demand Storage Resources

December 14, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ServicesVancouver, BC – PEER 1Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), the global online business hosting provider, today announced its selection of EMC® Atmos™®, as the foundation for its new cloud storage service. PEER 1 will offer customers a network accessible, data storage service in the first half of 2010. This enhances PEER 1’s existing cloud offerings, which today include; SaaSGrid, its software-as-a-service enabler and the CloudXcelerator Program for cloud innovators.

PEER 1 selected EMC Atmos as its foundation because the technology uniquely provides a policy driven infrastructure that is capable of managing and distributing petabytes of information globally. In addition, it offers standard web service APIs and provides simple migration across all Atmos-based clouds.


PEER 1 is initially deploying EMC Atmos technology in its Atlanta and San Antonio data centers. Its cloud infrastructure will enable instant access to information across distributed geographies and efficiently deliver content and information services over the Web. PEER 1 will incorporate EMC Atmos within its 10GB SuperNetworkTM in 2010 to increase overall storage capacity and geographic footprint for customers. In addition to PEER 1’s managed hosting customers, the service will also be available to dedicated hosting customers of ServerBeach.

Tim Varma, Director of Product Management at PEER 1 said: “EMC Atmos is designed specifically to support service providers hosting large data sets that require worldwide content distribution. PEER 1 can now offer high performance cloud storage capabilities for our customers, which further complement our other cloud service offerings. PEER 1’s strategy is to build our infrastructure on best-of-breed technology to exceed our customer’s expectations.”

Jon Martin, Director of Product Management and Marketing, EMC Cloud Infrastructure Group said: “Hosting providers, such as PEER 1, are increasingly leveraging EMC Atmos as a key enabler to their cloud services portfolio, creating a competitive advantage for themselves and benefiting from the operational efficiency, simplified management and cost advantages that are inherent to cloud. EMC is pleased to work with PEER 1 and broaden their portfolio of cloud offerings to customers worldwide to offer a best-in-class storage service.”

About PEER 1
PEER 1 believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a global online business hosting provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high performance Internet network supporting scalable Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and Colocation solutions.

Backed by its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™, PEER 1 ensures customers’ online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 16 state-of-the-art data centers and points-of-presence throughout North America and Europe. The company’s headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.PEER1.com or www.PEER1hosting.co.uk.

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