Vancouver, British Columbia – (The Hosting News) – October 4, 2007 – Internet infrastructure and hosting solutions provider, PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.,
has upgraded its dedicated hosting services, with the SWsoft Plesk 8.2 for Linux Control Panel application.
Plesk provides server administrators with a simple yet powerful tool to manage their servers and websites. Plesk 8.2 also includes an intuitive interface that allows users without a technical background to create new email accounts and manage domains.
Ted Smith, Vice President of dedicated hosting for PEER 1 offered, ”The decision to incorporate the new version of the SWsoft Plesk control panel was an easy one for PEER 1. SWsoft listens to customer feedback, suggestions, and other criteria and actually implements them in upgrades. This new version includes many features beneficial to our customers like the Single Sign-on (SSO) feature that assists with user authentication, and allows users to go from one application to another without having to sign in for each one.”
The Plesk control panel automates a large number of tasks to help service providers reduce operating costs and resources. The new feature set also includes additional skins and the ability to customize, along with improved security via a redesigned subsystem and support for third-party FTP servers to assist with secure uploads.
Kurt Daniel, Vice President of marketing and alliances at SWsoft added, ”By offering Plesk 8.2 with its managed hosting packages, PEER 1 customers can take advantage of new options for e-commerce and secure email to drive incremental revenue. Plesk 8.2 further advances our OPEN FUSION initiative to deliver an open, integrated platform for SaaS and hosting.”
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company’s software powers more than 130,000 servers and 600,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo — the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels — the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk — the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
In September, PEER 1 expanded its EMC Platform, across multiple dedicated hosting data center operations. The IT Infrastructure provider has deployed the EMC Storage Area Network Platform in Atlanta, Miami and Silicon Valley. The EMC platform was developed to provide the best technology available, to optimize PEER 1’s data backup solution, providing managed dedicated hosting customers with faster and more reliable backup and data recovery.
The data backup service from PEER 1 provides customers with either daily or weekly backup options of local server storage to the EMC Storage Area Network in a highly secure area of the PEER 1 data centers. PEER 1’s backup and data recovery solutions are fully managed by internal PEER 1 data backup experts and support professionals.
In addition to backup services, the EMC storage solution allows PEER 1 to offer highly available mass storage options to customers over 4Gbit Fiber Channel connections. This external storage will provide additional scaling options to PEER 1 customers that have traditionally been limited to local server storage.
PEER 1 is an Internet infrastructure provider delivering highly scalable hosting solutions to facilitiate fast performing online presence, with 100% availability. Since its inception in 1999, the company has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major cities across North America and Europe, all connected by PEER 1’s world class Internet network. PEER 1 serves a variety of small and medium-sized businesses including emerging technology companies, hosting providers, online gaming providers, Internet phone (VoIP) companies, and professional services organizations. The company’s headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol PIX.
For more information about Peer 1, please visit: www.peer1.com.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.