Denver, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – November 7, 2005 – Data center automation company, Sphera Corporation, has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art platform that
enables BellSouth to deliver enhanced website hosting and hosted
Sphera and BellSouth have successfully migrated more than 100,000 web sites, e-mail, ftp and e-commerce accounts to the new Sphera/BellSouth platform – in less than one month.
Sphera’s latest platform affords BellSouth the ability to control its product portfolio, expand customization capabilities, and achieve better economies of scale while simultaneously increasing average revenue per user (ARPU). In addition to traditional website hosting services, the Sphera platform enables BellSouth to offer residential and business customers hosted applications, including, among others, e-commerce, premium e-mail, CRM and collaboration.
According to Tim Hill, Director of Portal Services – BellSouth, ”BellSouth’s small and medium business customers have expressed an ongoing need for website hosting with advanced e-mail and commerce capabilities. By bringing the website hosting platform in-house with Sphera, we can meet these increasing customer needs as they evolve.”
Michael Gold, CEO of Sphera added, ”Sphera is extremely pleased with our partnership with BellSouth. The infrastructure we have developed supports millions of customers and delivers virtually any web-based and business application as part of an enhanced website hosting service. We believe this solution has strengthened BellSouth’s leadership position within the telecommunications industry, and look forward to expanding our pioneering technologies together.”
Since migrating to the Sphera platform, BellSouth offers a significantly enhanced product suite with unparalleled growth opportunities for small to medium businesses. The open, standards-based platform created by BellSouth and Sphera has significantly reduced costs and customer churn, while improving margins.
”As we look to aggressively and effectively market our enhanced capabilities, such as Linux hosting and e-commerce, to millions of BellSouth customers, our investment in the Sphera platform will continue to present a significant return,” continued Hill. ”In partnership with Sphera, BellSouth has built a world-class infrastructure for hosting web sites with advanced e-mail and e-commerce application capabilities, which can easily expand as we deploy new applications and services to our growing customer base.”
To learn more about Sphera Corp., please visit: www.sphera.com.
For further information on BellSouth Corporation, please visit: www.bellsouth.com.