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The Planet Expands Hosting Partner Program

March 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on The Planet Expands Hosting Partner Program 

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

Web 2.0 Features The Planet

March 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on Web 2.0 Features The Planet 

The Planet 190x60 LogoWebmaster NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced its participation in the Web 2.0 Expo, scheduled for March 31 – April 3 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The company will showcase its IT infrastructure solutions at booth 723, as well as give away a Flip Video MinoHD camcorder.

Expected to draw nearly 8,000 attendees, the Web 2.0 Expo is the industry’s leading conference and trade show for those who mold the “next-generation” Web, including designers, developers, entrepreneurs, business strategists and product managers. Conference topics include Web operations, search and vertical search, social networks and identity, and experience-driven product strategy.

“As business becomes inextricably intertwined with the Internet, organizations more than ever require a reliable infrastructure behind their Web sites and applications,” said Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management at The Planet. “With eight data centers and a Tier-1 network that provides speeds of more than 130 Gbps, The Planet can provide the infrastructure critical to Web 2.0 companies. At the expo, we will demonstrate how businesses can leverage a broad range of hosting solutions to help their Web 2.0 businesses grow.” Read more

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