(The Hosting News) – Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award. Hostway offers a complete suite of Microsoft-based hosted solutions running on the world’s largest public Hyper-V-based cloud, leveraging low Hyper-V license fees to deliver enterprise-class cloud services at one-third to one-half the cost of clouds using competitive hypervisors and thereby broadening the cloud market to SMBs.
Hostway has been enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network since 2002. Over the past 18 months, utilizing Hyper-V 2008 R-2 and other Microsoft technologies including System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, Hostway has built cloud platforms that support 600,000+ direct customers and 2 million others through VARs, developers and other partners. Hostway’s Microsoft-based solution suite includes:
- FlexCloud Servers, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering providing on-demand compute capacity in the cloud.
- FlexCloud Private Servers, a dedicated cloud that supports companies with either Hyper-V or VMware environments.
- FlexLink Hybrid Hosting, the first Hyper-V hybrid cloud with connectivity between Hostway’s FlexCloud infrastructure and a customer’s managed hosting, colocation and/or private cloud services.
- FlexCloud API, the first public API for a public Hyper-V cloud, which enables resellers and end customers to easily control Hyper-V VMs in the cloud as well as add their own services.
Hostway also offers managed Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server, SQL Server and SharePoint services – including one of the fastest-growing Exchange hosting services in the world – and uniquely includes high availability and technical support in every cloud or managed hosting agreement.
“The SMB’s reliance on technology continues to skyrocket. Our development on Hyper-V helped Hostway offer the market’s first enterprise-class IaaS offering that SMBs can afford,” said John Martis, president of Hostway. “Our relationship with Microsoft has been central to our success, and this recognition in the Hosting Partner of the Year program is a strong endorsement of the Microsoft-centric strategies we have used to deliver cutting-edge hosting solutions to our customers.”
“We are proud to recognize our 2012 Partner Award finalists for their outstanding commitments to solving customer challenges,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Our partners are critical to our success as a company, and it is their creativity and innovative thinking in solving the unique needs of our customers that serves as the foundation for mutual, long-term success. We congratulate this year’s finalists on their achievements and look forward to following their continued success in the future.”
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in cloud, managed and hybrid hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMBs and large enterprises with cost-effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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