Vancouver, British Columbia – (The Hosting News) – October 9, 2008 – Internet infrastructure and hosting solutions provider, PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc., has been chosen to enable the launch of web site development service, Sitemasher, which combines ease of use with power, for enterprise users.
Sitemasher provides a fully managed, hosted Web site solution that seamlessly integrates the web site building and publishing environment, content management system (CMS), analytics and search engine optimization (SEO), all within single platform.
Ron Moravek, CEO of Sitemasher remarked, ”When we researched hosting companies, PEER 1 was the only one that was willing to put together a customized solution that was a fit for us. They have one of the most extensive and highest performing networks in the world and are well respected for this. No one else could provide us the solution for our cloud computing that we needed, but PEER 1 stepped up and made it work. PEER 1 provides us with the ability to offer our customers scalability, reliability, and load balancing so they don’t have to worry about exceeding their limits if business is good.”
Sitemasher provides a rich, technical framework that gives businesses the tools and services to create their own data-driven web applications without programming. This unique, practical approach has enabled the company to grow quickly with more than 2,000 customers since beta-testing began in April. PEER 1’s ability to deliver a creative solution to the client’s needs mirrors Sitemasher’s own business model, and is credited by Sitemasher as being integral to its successful launch.
Sitemasher differs drastically from its competition because it doesn’t focus on one area of the Web site lifecycle, such as design, content management, or maintenance. Instead, it takes care of the entire lifecycle of a Web site, and delivers this function as a service. As a result, businesses can take control of their web presence without compromising on enterprise-level necessities.
Robert Miggins, Senior Vice President of business development for PEER 1 noted, ”As we look toward the future of the hosting industry, we see customizations, such as the solution we created for Sitemasher, becoming more prevalent. The ability to channel our powerful network to support and enable virtualization, is key for the growth of forward-thinking tech companies like Sitemasher, and helps them carve out a niche in the Web 2.0 space.”
PEER 1 is one of the only hosting companies offering all three types of web hosting services under one roof; dedicated, managed and co-location. These extensive services are supported by PEER 1’s world class, geographically diverse network, which includes 15 data centers in major cities across North America and POPs in Europe.
Before even bringing their product to market, Sitemasher has been the recipient of several awards: Red Herring finalist for top-50 Canadian IT companies, Microsoft Canada ‘Blue Sky’ Award, and a selected participant in Microsoft’s prestigious Accelerator Program.
Established in 2007, Sitemasher provides a fully managed, hosted website solution that seamlessly integrates the website building environment, content management system (CMS), analytics, and search engine optimization (SEO) – all within a single platform. Phil Calvin, chief technical officer, began developing Sitemasher in 2006. Ron Moravek, chief executive officer, joined the new corporation in August 2007 along with Curtis Terry, chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Sitemasher, both from Electronic Arts, Canada. Eric Dorgelo, vice president of development, joined the team from Rockwell. Nicole Denil joined Sitemasher from Microsoft Corporation. Eric Carlson became the sole venture capitalist and partner in December.
PEER 1 is an online IT infrastructure provider, with over 10,000 customers. PEER 1 delivers highly scalable managed hosting and co-location solutions to ensure customers’ online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major cities across North America and Europe. Serving a variety of companies, PEER 1 offers solutions that grow through every stage of web commerce, regardless of company size. The company’s headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol PIX.
To learn more about Sitemasher, please visit: www.sitemasher.com.
For more information about PEER 1, please visit: www.peer1.com.