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PEER 1 partners with InMon for per IP-address network monitoring

November 2, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 partners with InMon for per IP-address network monitoring 

Webmaster News VANCOUVER, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), the global online business hosting provider, today announced a collaboration with InMon, the leading traffic monitoring solution for high-speed networks, to provide precise bandwidth measurement and analysis capability.

PEER 1 will deploy the industry standard sFlow® network monitoring technology and InMon’s Traffic Sentinel, in all of its data centers to provide an industry leading bandwidth billing solution for its Managed Hosting customers. Read more

PEER 1 Offers Image Backup and Restore Tools to Managed Hosting Customers

September 2, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Offers Image Backup and Restore Tools to Managed Hosting Customers 

Web Hosting ToolsVancouver, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), the global business hosting provider, today announced that it has launched image backup and bare metal recovery (BMR) services for its managed backup customers. The BMR functionality will be provided by software from Cristie and will be fully managed by PEER 1 along with standard managed backup plans.

“Through this service, clients can back up operating systems and applications so they can easily bounce back from just about anything the world can throw at their infrastructure,” said Tim Varma, Director of Product Management at PEER 1. “Our powerful software regularly backs up their network’s key systems, meaning there’s much less to reinstall, rebuild, and reconfigure if disaster should strike. Clients will be up and running again much faster, saving valuable time and money. Image backups and restore tools are a must in today’s business hosting environment.”

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PEER 1 Launches CloudXcelerator™ Program

June 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Launches CloudXcelerator™ Program 

Web Hosting ToolsSan Francisco – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT business hosting provider, has launched its CloudXcelerator™ program, which enables PEER 1 partners to develop, test and run their cloud applications on PEER 1’s IT hosting infrastructure. Apprenda, the creators of SaaSGrid, a powerful Cloud Application Server for rapidly building and commercializing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, joins PEER 1 as its first CloudXcelerator partner.

In launching the CloudXcelerator program, PEER 1 helps to enable qualified cloud computing companies to achieve early success. Any company developing cloud technology that requires hosting is eligible to apply for the CloudXcelerator program. Benefits of the program include deeply subsidized hosting, co-marketing funds, exposure on PEER 1’s website and to the company’s 10,000 customers, as well as public relations exposure. The PEER 1 sales team will also support partners by learning about their applications and referring qualified leads whenever possible. With these features and the use of PEER 1’s high performance infrastructure partners can take innovations one step further.

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PEER 1 offers 30% cost saving guarantee to switch hosting

June 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 offers 30% cost saving guarantee to switch hosting 

Web Hosting ToolsSouthampton, UK – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, is offering UK hosting customers a 30% cost-saving guarantee by switching to PEER 1’s UK hosting services*.

PEER 1 recently launched its managed hosting operations in the UK and is using the power of its global SuperNetworkTM through 21 POPs and 16 data centres worldwide to deliver cost-savings of up to 30% for hosting customers. Read more

PEER 1 Named as Finalist in 2009 American Business Awards

May 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Named as Finalist in 2009 American Business Awards 

Webmaster NewsVancouver, B.C. – PEER 1 was recently named a finalist in the Customer Service Team of the Year category in The 2009 American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Read more

PEER 1 Provides Free WordPress Themes

May 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Provides Free WordPress Themes 

Webmaster ToolsVANCOUVER, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, has partnered with Lisa Sabin-Wilson, celebrity blogger and author of “WordPress for Dummies”, to offer free premium blog templates, valued at $1,200 each, designed exclusively for PEER 1 and ServerBeach.

With an estimated 133 million blogs worldwide and growing, social networking and blogging has become the fourth most popular activity on the Internet, surpassing even e-mail.* For those looking to join the fast-growing blogging community, or just wanting to spice up current blogs, PEER 1 is offering five free custom-designed WordPress themes as a download to anyone who visits the PEER 1 Web site or the site of its dedicated hosting brand, ServerBeach. Read more

PEER 1 Launches SmartMonitoring

May 21, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Launches SmartMonitoring 

Webmaster ToolsVancouver, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a leading online IT hosting provider, has launched SmartMonitoringTM, a full suite of advanced monitoring solutions now available for its managed hosting customers. Utilizing the platform of partner, Absolute Performance Inc., SmartMonitoring provides in-depth data and analysis to better anticipate IT needs for business success. This offering, which will be expanded to all product lines later this year, represents strategic momentum in working together with best-of-breed companies to provide PEER 1 customers a valuable range of products and services.

“With the launch of SmartMonitoring, we are offering the best monitoring services available, while continuing to provide the advanced hosting services that are in greatest demand by our customers,” said Tim Varma, director of product management for PEER 1. “SmartMonitoring will help our customers increase efficiency and maximize IT resources, which is especially vital in today’s economy. With our fully scalable hosting solutions and services, PEER 1 adjusts to customers’ needs and helps them be more cost effective, to keep their businesses running smoothly.” Read more

PEER 1 Expands in Toronto Area with Green Data Center

May 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Expands in Toronto Area with Green Data Center 

Web Hosting ToolsVancouver, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, today announced that the company has begun build out on a 41,000 square foot green data center in the Toronto area. The new facility will implement some of the most efficient products and technologies on the market, including the use of a local well for primary water supply with redundant connection to the city water system to reduce overall carbon footprint and provide lower energy consumption. The first of four planned stages is scheduled for completion in early 2010, and will include 7,500 square feet of data center space, and 8,000 square feet of office and staging area at an estimated capital cost of U.S. $10 million. The remaining 25,500 square feet will be dedicated to additional datacenter space and infrastructure which will be built out in three future phases based upon customer demand and market conditions.

Some of the efficiencies planned include the use of redundant high efficiency VFD centrifugal chillers and heat exchangers to take advantage of “free cooling” during colder months, providing significant energy savings. This also enables the company to use more environmentally friendly refrigerants not commonly found in current air-cooled systems. Read more

PEER 1 Expands To Europe With New Data Center

April 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on PEER 1 Expands To Europe With New Data Center 

Web Hosting ToolsVANCOUVER, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, has expanded its reach into Europe, with the opening of a European headquarters in Southampton, United Kingdom, and named Dominic Monkhouse, managing director.

“We have seen consistent demand from our customers for a hosting facility in Europe,” said Fabio Banducci, president and CEO of PEER 1. “Strong demand, favorable exchange rates, falling real estate prices and a UK market growth rate of 25 percent make this an opportune time for PEER 1 to expand its presence in Europe. The office will support more than 500 UK and European-based customers, who currently utilize PEER 1’s North American hosting services, and expand quickly to help additional businesses manage their online presence.” Read more

Comic Book Auction Gets Record Bid with ServerBeach Support

March 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Comic Book Auction Gets Record Bid with ServerBeach Support 

Webmaster NewsSAN ANTONIO, TX – ServerBeach, a PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TIX:PIX) company specializing in dedicated hosting, supported customer, ComicConnect, for its record-breaking, rare comic book auction that ran from February 24 to March 13. ComicConnect, the online marketplace for comic buyers and sellers, auctioned off the first-ever Superman comic, the 1938 “Action Comics #1,” for a record sale of $317,200. During the auction period, ComicConnect experienced unprecedented traffic rates due to the auction bidding and when news of the auction made international headlines.

“ServerBeach went the extra mile to provide the hosting support we needed for this auction,” said Ben Smith, vice president of ComicConnect. “With a high profile online auction such as this, the ability to scale to support peak traffic flow is imperative and everything went off without a hitch. We worked closely with ServerBeach to prepare for the auction and our account representative was available at all times to address any potential hardware or software issues common with this intensive type of online event.” Read more

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