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SoftLayer Achieves Record Setting Revenues for Third Quarter

December 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Achieves Record Setting Revenues for Third Quarter 

Web Hosting ServicesDallasSoftLayer Technologies today announced that the company continued to experience strong operational and top-line growth in the third quarter of 2011, reaching $85 million in revenues while achieving $34 million in EBITDA. The company also appointed David Strohm, from Greylock Partners, to its board of directors to help guide and support the company’s continued market leadership and financial growth.

“SoftLayer is headed on a pretty impressive trajectory but we’re really just beginning to accelerate our efforts,” said Lance Crosby, chief executive officer for SoftLayer. “The addition of David to our leadership team benefits us immensely, especially as it relates to managing growth and rapidly expanding into international markets. Our focus hasn’t changed. We’ll continue innovating and making our platform the standard for Internet savvy businesses looking for unique cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions.”

Key milestones for SoftLayer’s third quarter ending September 30, 2011 include:

“Our growth is fueled by increased customer demand for our entire portfolio of hosting solutions,” said George Karidis, chief strategy officer for SoftLayer. “Our approach resonates with customers because we offer an à la carte menu of service and options resulting in greater flexibility and control over IT resources while reducing operating costs. With our new data centers in Singapore and Amsterdam, we’ll be able to drive even more international revenue and sales.”

David Strohm joins SoftLayer’s board of directors to help provide guidance over the company’s future growth plans. A Silicon Valley veteran, David joined Greylock in 1980 and currently sits on the board of AtHocBounty JobsEMC CorporationMATRIXX SoftwareOpenDNSProgreso FinancierorichrelevanceTabula and VMware. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Strohm led Greylock’s prior involvement with companies including as Doubleclick,Forte Software(acquired by Sun Microsystems), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Legato Systems(acquired by EMC),Internet Security Systems(acquired by IBM), Mentor Graphics, Mobile Automation (acquired by iPass), ccMail (acquired by Lotus/IBM), and Cygnus (acquired by RedHat). Read more

Superb Internet Introduces Managed White-Label Reseller Program

November 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Superb Internet Introduces Managed White-Label Reseller Program 

Web Hosting ServicesSeattle, WA – People who resell hosting are familiar with the agony of billing all of their clients month-to-month, often having to put up with countless phone calls and numerous billing-related emails. Today, Superb Internet Corp. unveiled White Label Shared Reseller Hosting: an industry first fully managed shared hosting reseller billing solution, proving once again they are still “Ahead of the Rest®.”

The innovative reseller program includes a free billing platform, runs off Linux and cPanel, allows for unlimited customer accounts, and is 100% customer branded. Understanding the importance of commerce and security for their resellers’ customers, Superb provides 5 dedicated IP addresses for the base plan, which starts at $29/month and includes 50GB disk space and 5TB of transfer.

“Everything about this new reseller program encompasses value innovation,” said Ken Nunes, COO of Superb Internet. “From the free white label billing software, to Managed Billing, all the way through to the custom branding and cPanel, we have given shared hosting resellers what they really want out of a reseller program, while hitting their price-point.”

Reseller Value
Immense value comes from the free billing platform that accompanies all reseller plans. The billing platform allows resellers to run a full business with fully branded invoices and client login, over 50 payment gateways, the ability to add any product offering like web design or development, and order form creation with cPanel integration and automatic provisioning. Superb staff is committed to providing reseller customers all the tools necessary for their new billing platform with live training.

Managed Billing, Superb.net will call their resellers’ clients for them!
The Managed Billing is truly revolutionary with Superb billing staff managing the reseller’s whole billing platform for as little as $2/month per client, allowing the reseller the freedom to concentrate on building their business with features that include unlimited billing support, invoice management, and going as far as calling clients on behalf of the reseller; even the Unlimited Technical Support is fully reseller branded!

Unlimited Technical Support
With unlimited tech support for as little as $2/month per client, resellers will sleep comfortably at night knowing their customers are well taken care of.

Resellers get $100, and their friends gets $100
Superb is so confident in its white label reseller opportunity that they have implemented a refer-a-friend program. Simply refer a friend to the Superb Reseller Program, and they will give both the reseller and the refereed friend a $100 credit. Read more

SoftLayer and RightScale Team Up to Accelerate Deployment, Automation and Management of Workloads Across Cloud Infrastructures

November 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer and RightScale Team Up to Accelerate Deployment, Automation and Management of Workloads Across Cloud Infrastructures 

Web Hosting ServicesDALLAS, TX – SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in clouddedicated, and managed hosting solutions, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that the companies are developing the ability to manage and deploy SoftLayer cloud computing services through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Customers will be able to globally deploy, automate and manage their toughest computing workloads utilizing RightScale cloud management on SoftLayer’s public and private cloud infrastructure.

With this partnership, customers will be able to choose and deploy workloads on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure based in the US, Europe and Asia with RightScale Cloud Management. With a global footprint of 13 data centers, SoftLayer will be the first to offer a mainland Europe public cloud through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides pre-built ServerTemplates™ for faster cloud on-boarding and automation capabilities for increased efficiency. This partnership will also provide customers with access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace that includes pre-built cloud ServerTemplates, scripts, and architectures published by RightScale, ISV, and SI partners. All of these pre-built configurations are fully customizable and provide a variety of solutions to get started ranging from standard application stacks to database solutions.

SoftLayer’s cloud servers, part of its family of CloudLayer® services, leverage the company’s proprietary network architecture to allow seamless integration of virtual and dedicated computing resources. These hybrid environments can be managed through a single Customer Portal and API, providing the highest level of efficiency, control, and scalability.   With RightScale, customers will have the ability to manage SoftLayer public and private cloud workloads through a ‘single pane of glass’ with portability across private and public clouds.

“We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management,” said Duke Skarda, SoftLayer Chief Technology Officer. “The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide customers total flexibility and control.”

“SoftLayer has created an impressive cloud offering with a truly global service. We look forward to the partnership, supporting their growing cloud services and global rollout,” said Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. “RightScale is committed to supporting major cloud infrastructure providers such as SoftLayer and offering the highest caliber of management solutions for their customers.”

SoftLayer will attend and exhibit at the RightScale Conference November 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif. The RightScale Conference showcases a top-tier lineup of speakers, including RightScale co-founder and CEO Michael Crandell, the RedMonk analyst group, industry experts, and customers who will share key insights into how they’ve achieved success in the cloud. The RightScale Conference is hosted in conjunction with the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo 2011 (Cloud Expo) and registration for the RightScale Conference automatically registers participants for both events. To learn more about the conference and register visit RightScale Conference.
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ServInt promotes Kevin Nicastro to Vice President of Innovation & Technology

October 26, 2011 by · Comments Off on ServInt promotes Kevin Nicastro to Vice President of Innovation & Technology 

Web HostingMcLean, VAServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced it has promoted Kevin Nicastro to the new position of Vice President of Innovation & Technology. In this position, Nicastro will lead the design team responsible for all of ServInt’s hosting-related technological innovations and new product deployments. Nicastro reports directly to ServInt Chief Technology Officer Matt Loschert.

Nicastro joined ServInt in 2004 and for the past year has served as ServInt’s Director of Engineering. He led the teams responsible for designing and building ServInt’s core networks, validating new cloud-based hosting systems, and managing its data centers.

Nicastro has nearly 20 years of experience designing innovative data networking, storage and hosting systems. He has built and supervised the management of numerous regional and nationwide IP networks, as well as multiple data centers worldwide.

“Kevin has been an invaluable asset to ServInt,” said Loschert. “He has been at the core of all our growth-focused engineering innovations – from our highly redundant, super-low-latency networks to the rapid expansion of our hosting infrastructure. In this new position, he will lead an expanded team of our brightest product engineers – a team that is exclusively focused on designing products that we believe will revolutionize the managed-hosting industry.” Read more

SoftLayer Investing $75 million in New European Operation to Meet Growth Demands

October 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Investing $75 million in New European Operation to Meet Growth Demands 

Web HostingDALLAS/AMSTERDAM — Expanding its global reach and IT hosting capabilities, SoftLayer® Technologies today announced the opening of its new European headquarters and data center in Amsterdam. Over the next two years the company will invest approximately $75 million in its European operations, which also includes new network PoPs in Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt.

New and existing customers across Europe, especially the large corporate enterprises, Internet savvy small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), social media and gaming start-ups that make up SoftLayer’s core customer base, will be able to leverage these new capabilities, which will officially ‘go live’ at the beginning of November. European customers can now easily order SoftLayer’s unique cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions.

“This launch strengthens our foothold across Europe by bringing our services closer to our existing and expanding customer base,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. “Proximity to our customers is crucial to driving innovation and improving a better end-user experience. Currently more than 50 percent of our business is done outside North America. Our continued expansion into international markets gives our customers more control and flexibility in the way they manage and build out their cloud infrastructures and services.”

Today, with nearly half of its 23,000 customers coming from more than 140 countries, SoftLayer has an established international customer base and European demand for SoftLayer’s IT hosting services continues to soar across a variety of industries and countries. Companies like Ultra Knowledge, Flumotion, BaseCase and Magma Mobile, which have all adopted SoftLayer solutions and are able to deploy, scale and manage their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions based on SoftLayer’s private network.

“We needed a scalable and reliable hosting provider with global network capabilities, more than just standard IT bells and whistles, to meet our growing demands,” said Etienne Jambou, Chief Marketing Officer for Magma Mobile. “SoftLayer provided us with a complete range of IT infrastructure services from development and production environments to web hosting and database management. Thanks to the robustness of SoftLayer’s infrastructure we have been able to remain focused on our core business.”

With the opening of the Amsterdam data center, SoftLayer will have 13 data centers and 16 PoPs worldwide. Each data center is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, as well as fully integrated with all SoftLayer facilities. The company’s global network fully integrates three distinct and redundant network architectures—public, private, and data center to data center—into the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, and control.

“The market opportunity for providing hosting and cloud solutions is still in its infancy,” said Melanie A. Posey, IDC Research Vice President, Hosting & Managed Network Services. “Companies like SoftLayer are taking the lead in establishing a globally accessible network that is helping push the adoption of these computing models to a broader mainstream audience. The addition of the new data center and capabilities will provide a foundation for users to securely run a complete gamut of solutions and services based on SoftLayer’s unique Intellectual Property (IP) and turnkey offerings.” Read more

SoftLayer Launches Mobile Apps for Windows Phone 7 and iPad

September 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Mobile Apps for Windows Phone 7 and iPad 

Web HostingDALLAS — SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced the release of its Mobile app for Windows Phone 7 and Mobile HD app for iPad. Specifically designed for the Windows Phone 7 environment and iPad’s screen size, the new apps bring robust server and account management tools right to SoftLayer customers’ fingertips, anywhere they go.

We focus on giving customers total control over their infrastructure. This means being able to manage your services when, where, how, and on whatever device you want,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “Our Mobile app for Windows Phone 7 and Mobile HD app for the iPad extend our suite of management clients to the mobile platforms our customers use most, and that includes Android as well. We’re already hard at work innovating the next versions of these apps so our customers can take advantage of even more features and functionality.”

The new apps feature fast menu navigation and enhanced design, delivering mobile control over many infrastructure management functions also found in SoftLayer’s industry-leading Customer Portal including:

  • Tickets—Quickly create a new ticket for a support request or view existing support tickets and check their statuses.
  • Servers—View performance details and control basic functions for your SoftLayer Dedicated Servers and CloudLayer Computing Instances. Easily turn a server off or on, ping the server to test its network availability, or reboot.
  • Bandwidth—Monitor the bandwidth usage of your SoftLayer Dedicated Servers and CloudLayer Computing Instance.
  • Accounting—Get up-to-date account information and view and download invoices.

SoftLayer Mobile for Windows Phone 7 is available for free download through Marketplace—Microsoft’s virtual store—and SoftLayer Mobile HD for iPad is available for free download through the iTunes® Store.

Updates and enhancements have also been made to iOS versions of the app and are available for free download through the iTunes Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. SoftLayer applications for other mobile devices, including Android smartphones, are also available for free download. Read more

SoftLayer Launches Asia-Pacific Operations

September 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Asia-Pacific Operations 

Web HostingDALLAS — SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced the upcoming opening of the company’s new data center in Singapore and network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Beginning Sept. 23, customers can pre-order services in the new data center, to be deployed when the data center and PoPs officially “go live” on Oct. 3.

“We are excited to bring our unique solutions to hosting to the Asia-Pacific region,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. “We’ve had an international customer base for quite some time, with almost half of our 23,000 customers coming from more than 140 countries besides the U.S. But we couldn’t be happier to now have a truly international presence, putting our industry-leading solutions so much closer to our customers and their countless end users.”

Designated SNG01, the new data center features the following:

SNG01 and the Tokyo and Hong Kong PoPs feature connectivity from multiple Tier-1 network carriers, including NTT, Tata, and Equinix, with direct network connections to SoftLayer facilities in San Jose and Los Angeles. With the strategic location of the Asia-Pacific operations and the exceptional speed of the SoftLayer network, customers and end users anywhere in the region can connect to SoftLayer services with less than 40ms of latency.

“Everything we do is designed to give customers more control, and this expansion is no different,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “New and existing customers across the region will now have direct access through the SoftLayer Private Network to our automated platform. They can manage and deploy their Dedicated and Cloud services on their own terms—whether that’s in Singapore or in any of our other data centers. And they can provide an experience that’s better than ever for their end users in the region.”

The opening of the Asia facilities will soon be followed by the launch of SoftLayer’s Amsterdam data center and European PoPs, scheduled for early November. SoftLayer will then have 13 data centers and 16 PoPs worldwide. Each data center is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, as well as fully integrated with all SoftLayer facilities. The company’s global network fully integrates three distinct and redundant network architectures—Public, Private, and Data Center to Data Center—into the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, and control. Read more

Software Developer Synapse Corporation Chooses INetU to Provide Dedicated Support for Level 1 PCI Compliance

September 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Software Developer Synapse Corporation Chooses INetU to Provide Dedicated Support for Level 1 PCI Compliance 

Web Hosting ToolboxALLENTOWN, PA – Software developer Synapse Corporation has switched its managed hosting provider to INetU to receive dedicated account support and security monitoring services that achieve Level 1 PCI compliance. INetU is hosting the Synapse Gateway, which gives merchants access to their transactions with a highly functional user interface.

With INetU, Synapse receives a personal Chief Hosting Officer (CHO) that tends to their particular hosting needs – a luxury they never experienced with their previous provider.

“Having a dedicated Chief Hosting Officer is ideal because they proactively know exactly what we need, whether it’s hardware or security,” said Synapse Corporation Chief Technology Officer Kyle Biggs. “When you call INetU, your CHO is on the phone in seconds and the personal knowledge they have with your business is a huge timesaver – we practically finish each other’s sentences at this point.”

With its previous provider, Synapse Corporation felt like just another number rather than a valued customer that could not afford to be kept waiting. A customer service phone call would result in being bounced around to different support personnel who had no previous interaction or relationship with the company.

“It was hard to do business while waiting for messages to be returned,” said Biggs. “INetU was more than happy to offer Synapse the personal support, timely troubleshooting and customized hosting solution it requires.”

In addition to dedicated personal customer service, Synapse Corporation also looked to INetU to meet the company’s unique security support necessary to maintain Level 1 PCI compliance. INetU handles all of Synapse Corporation’s auditing and monitoring software, something the company’s old provider didn’t perform. INetU proactively contacts them in minutes should any security issues arise. This service allows Synapse Corporation to free up resources and focus on what they do best. Read more

Enhancements on Codero.com Make Choosing Hosting Package Easier

September 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Enhancements on Codero.com Make Choosing Hosting Package Easier 

Web Hosting ToolboxLenexa, Kan. – With ease of navigation in mind, Codero revamped its website enhancing functionality and comfort for the shopping experience. The site is now more product-focused so visitors can find the information they need faster when selecting their hosting infrastructure.

The new look demonstrates Codero’s dedication to being a pioneer within the hosting industry, recognizing that buying web hosting does not need to be complicated. A design that incorporates a familiar ecommerce-friendly way to shop Codero.com helped accomplish Codero’s goals. Users can review different hosting products, gain tips about how to achieve the best performance, and discover logical upgrades like security, disaster recovery, server management and other Codero products and services. Consideration was given to streamlining detailed information for ease in reading and highlighting the different price points and product features throughout the site.

Codero Marketing Director, Shelby Garlock, said, “The site has been refreshed to be lighter, cleaner and more inviting. We also understand today’s website user wants to be able to easily share website content and to see how often content is shared.  So the new design also accommodates a social networking rail throughout the site.” Read more

NetHosting Receives Type II SAS 70 Certification

July 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on NetHosting Receives Type II SAS 70 Certification 

Hosting ServicesOrem, UT – NetHosting, a global provider of Cloud, Dedicated, VPS Server, and Virtual hosting products, today announced that it has received SAS 70 Type II certification through independent service auditor, The Cadence Group, after an extended audit of its internal processes.

“We want our customers to be assured of our consistent and dedicated pursuit of security in our data centers,” stated NetHosting CEO, Lane Livingston. “So we’ve taken our Type I certification to the next level by becoming SAS 70 Type II certified.” Read more

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