Fort Lauderdale, Florida – (The Hosting News) – April 4, 2006 – A leader in website hosting, ecommerce and online marketing services for small businesses, Affinity Internet, has launched a new Microsoft Windows web and application hosting platform.
According to Affinity, the new platform takes advantage of many of the latest development tools offered by Microsoft, making it one of the most comprehensive solutions available in today’s marketplace. Windows packages will initially be offered on Affinity’s new cutting-edge web hosting solution – Gate.com.
Building an interactive web site has traditionally been time-consuming and complex. Gate.com’s Windows solution helps eliminate this hurdle by incorporating turn-key web applications that can be installed with a single click, making the addition of advanced applications like blogs and community forums an easy deployment for any skill-level.
Pascal Martin, General Manager of Worldwide Hosting Solutions at Microsoft Corp. commented on the news, ”Microsoft hosting platforms provide the flexibility, security and scalability that service providers such as Affinity require to help customers design and deliver value-laden applications and services over the Internet. With Windows as its hosting platform, Affinity can best leverage the vast ecosystem of Microsoft developers to cost effectively deliver valuable tools and services to its customers.”
According to a recent survey published by Yankee Group, with the advent of Web 2.0, the number of interactive web sites has increased by 24% over of the past two years, with small businesses web sites making up 95% of the web community.
Jim Collins, CEO of Affinity Internet added, ”Gone are the days of brochure web sites, now every small business should have an engaging, interactive online presence. We understand the demands of today’s developer and online business owner, which is why our Windows solution provides a full suite of advanced tools and web services. By aggregating the best possible tools and technologies with the industry’s best full service solutions, Affinity’s Gate.com environment sets a new standard.”
Affinity’s engineers and web architects are among the most experienced Windows platform specialists in the world. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner – the highest-level of competency for delivering Windows-based solutions. Affinity will leverage its partnership with Microsoft to continue offering solutions incorporating the Microsoft’s latest technologies.
According to information released by the company, the Gate.com Windows packages include SQL Server 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 at a cost-effective price point and leverage a wide-range of Microsoft technologies on the back-end such as Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
To learn more about the new Windows packages, please visit: www.gate.com.