Quebec, Canada – (The Hosting News) – December 15, 2008 – Web hosting services company, iWeb Group Inc., has been chosen to power and support The Montreal Canadien centennial celebrations, including extended official online highlights of the history of the legendary Hockey Club.
The website, located at ourhistory.canadiens.com, was a significant project that developers trusted with iWeb’s infrastructure, to ensure the performance and availability of the site during the anticipated high-traffic periods, notably because of iWeb’s experience with projects whose performance and availability are key success factors.
A site of this magnitude and depth is a historic first in the world of professional sports. ‘Our History’ is an easy to use site where virtually all aspects of the history of the organization can be viewed. Visitors of the groundbreaking site have access to hundreds of player’s biographies, thousands of videos, photos and statistics as well as the detailed results of every game played by the Habs in the last 100 years.
Eric Chouinard, President and CEO of iWeb noted, ”We are delighted to be helping fans enjoy this historic element of the Montreal Canadiens’ centennial celebrations. The creative teams at Bluesponge and Turbulent Media completed the development portion of the site, after which iWeb designed, configured and provisioned a dedicated server ‘cluster’ (an advanced setup which will ensure top performance at all times) [as] a vital element to the success of any large-scale project.”
Marc Beaudet, President of Turbulent Media, who worked on the site in partnership with Montreal firm Bluesponge; interactive partner of the Montreal Canadiens added, ”It’s important to have a reliable infrastructure, but it must also be flexible, scalable and should be able to adjust very quickly when traffic increases.”
In August, iWeb entered into a partnership for a $22M financing agreement, with Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P., covering long term growth of the company’s data centers, dedicated server leasing and web hosting operations.
iWeb initially received $ 10M USD in senior debt, 5 years, 16% and $ 1M in common shares will be issued to Goldman Sachs at $ 1.30 per share, these common shares will be subject to a four-month hold period. A subsequent $ 1M in shares will follow at $ 1.30, subject to certain market conditions. Under the second part of the agreement, Goldman Sachs can provide an additional $ 8M in senior debt with $ 2M in shares to be issued at market price, all subject to certain conditions and performance indicators.
Founded in 1996, iWeb offers a full line of advanced IP hosting services either through shared hosting, dedicated servers or co-location in three data centers, featuring over 52,000 square feet of floor space and the latest technological equipment. iWeb provides services in English, French and Spanish to clients in more than 130 countries.
For more information about iWeb, please visit: http://iweb.com.