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The Planet Joins Commission Junction Affiliate Network

February 11, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Joins Commission Junction Affiliate Network 

Web Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today continued the expansion of its Partner Plus Program by joining the Commission Junction affiliate network. A leading provider of affiliate marketing solutions, Commission Junction’s extensive network of publishers expands The Planet’s visibility among Web-based buyers.

With the increasing popularity of cap-ex-free IT and cloud computing, The Planet offers Web content publishers the ability to profitably reference the company’s broad range of solutions. The Planet advertiser program through Commission Junction offers solutions that range from affordable dedicated servers to fully managed hosting. The Planet pays affiliates an industry-leading, one-time $150 commission for each newly referred customer who completes a Web purchase. Read more

Venali Chooses The Planet for IT Infrastructure

February 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on Venali Chooses The Planet for IT Infrastructure 

Web Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced that Internet messaging company Venali, Inc. (http://www.venali.com) has chosen the company to host its IT infrastructure. Headquartered in Miami, with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Singapore, Venali provides desktop and production fax solutions – including fax to e-mail conversion services – that streamline sending, receiving and managing fax communications.

To support its global presence, Venali requires a geographically redundant infrastructure, robust network and solid uptime. The company made a strategic decision to move its infrastructure to a hosted solution, rather than managing it in-house. Following an extensive evaluation, Venali chose The Planet’s private racks solution, load balancers, gigabit switches and private networks to fulfill its requirements. For redundancy purposes, Venali operates in data centers located in Houston and Dallas.
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The Planet Announces Plans for $7 Million Network Investment

February 8, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Announces Plans for $7 Million Network Investment 

Web Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today outlined plans to spend more than $7 million to enhance the network infrastructure in Houston and Dallas, its core operating cities. The company plans capital investments in network capacity upgrades, expanded infrastructure for its Private and Virtual Rack solutions, new routers and switches, and robust test platforms to evaluate custom solutions. To increase network resilience and capacity, the company plans to double the number of 10 Gig-E links connecting its data centers with its Internet Service Providers. Also planned are capacity and functionality upgrades to meet the unprecedented traffic utilization demands of its colocation and managed hosting customers.

The Planet operates seven data centers – two in Houston and five in Dallas – with 179,000 square feet of raised floor, and additional capacity in London for virtual rack customers. Approximately 44 percent of the company’s business originates from outside of North America, and it operates network points of presence on the East and West Coasts to enhance network performance and reduce latency.
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The Planet Enhances Reseller Program

February 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Enhances Reseller Program 

Web Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced sweeping enhancements to its Partner Plus Program for resellers. Extending its leadership position as a preferred Web hosting platform, the company now offers registered reseller partners volume discounts up to 20%, depending on their monthly order value. Additionally, the company has created new server bundles optimized for resellers, including key software and upgrade options, at reduced prices.

Registered resellers who bill up to $2,500 per month receive 10% discounts on new orders, while those who bill more than $2,500 and up to $5,000 receive 20% discounts. Resellers who bill more than $5,000 are eligible for special bids.
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The Planet Escalates Hosting Value with Permanent Price Reductions

February 1, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Escalates Hosting Value with Permanent Price Reductions 

Web Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – Expanding its mission to provide customers with the best value in the hosting industry, The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced sweeping price reductions across its product portfolio. From domestic and international servers in London, to CDNs, bandwidth, services, and hard drive and RAM upgrades, the company is lowering pricing and taking deliberate steps that enable customers to extract more value from their hosting investments.

Prices on new server orders are reduced from 7 to 30 percent, while RAM and hard drives are reduced by 50 percent. Read more

AttainResponse Selects The Planet for IT Infrastructure Hosting

January 27, 2010 by · Comments Off on AttainResponse Selects The Planet for IT Infrastructure Hosting 

Web Hosting – HOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced AttainResponse (www.attainresponse.com) has chosen the company to host its IT infrastructure. Headquartered in Erie, Colo., AttainResponse develops and manages content delivery applications, including text and video e-mail, e-mail marketing and streaming video hosting.

The AttainResponse Web-based applications are unified into a single platform known as ComF5, which allows customers to combine core services such as business e-mail hosting and e-mail marketing with visual communications, including video, audio communications, images and other content. ComF5 also offers customers an industry-leading online video and publishing platform. This new approach to unified communications and video commerce allows businesses to increase response rates for outbound marketing and affiliate programs, at the same time providing a lower cost of ownership for business e-mail and e-mail marketing.
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The Planet Revamps Portfolio with New Value-Based Servers; Stakes Claim as the Industry’s Value Leader

January 20, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Revamps Portfolio with New Value-Based Servers; Stakes Claim as the Industry’s Value Leader 

Web Hosting ToolboxHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today added two new value-priced servers to its product portfolio that include the latest in Intel processing horsepower. Featuring the new Intel Pentium G6950 processor, these powerful servers are now the entry point for the company’s Dell server fleet.

As an additional value, all new server purchases from The Planet receive free-of-charge the choice of a cPanel or Parallels Plesk control panel, free Symantec antivirus software and 10GB of free cloud storage.
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The Planet Now Offers Free Control Panel, Cloud Storage and Antivirus Software with Every New Server Purchase

January 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Now Offers Free Control Panel, Cloud Storage and Antivirus Software with Every New Server Purchase 

Web Hosting ToolboxHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced sweeping changes to its server fleet with the addition of free services bundled with every new server purchase. Across the board, customers now benefit from a free control panel, free antivirus software and 10GB of free Cloud Storage on every server leased from The Planet.

The bundle includes Symantec Endpoint Protection — business-class antivirus software — along with Storage Cloud, the company’s robust cloud storage solution. Customers can also choose from either Parallels Plesk Panel or cPanel/WebHost Manager (WHM) for their hosting environments. Read more

The Planet Offers Free Servers to Software Developers, Technology Entrepreneurs to Help Create Jobs, Fight Unemployment

January 12, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Planet Offers Free Servers to Software Developers, Technology Entrepreneurs to Help Create Jobs, Fight Unemployment 

Web Hosting ToolboxHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today launched Sand Castle, a program designed to eliminate technology costs, and help individuals and entrepreneurs with great ideas and visions. For one year, The Planet will provide one server to individual developers and entrepreneurs looking to develop new applications and products. The Sand Castle program includes up to 500 servers.

According to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years, and hire 40 percent of high-tech workers, including scientists, engineers and computer programmers.
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The Planet Adds Third Nehalem-Based Dell Server to Portfolio

December 15, 2009 by · Comments Off on The Planet Adds Third Nehalem-Based Dell Server to Portfolio 

Web Hosting ServicesHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced the addition of a third server to its portfolio powered by Intel’s next-generation Nehalem microarchitecture. The Xeon 3450, based on the Dell PowerEdge R210 platform, is now the most powerful single-processor server in the company’s fleet. The server is available immediately.

“Our customers consistently look for the latest technology to power mission-critical applications, from e-commerce sites to databases,” said Todd Mitchell, general manager for dedicated hosting and global services. “This new Nehalem-based platform works best as a versatile workhorse, offering an optimal price/performance ratio. Our size allows us to leverage our purchasing power from Dell and offer the newest technology at an affordable rate to our customers.”
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