Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – February 4, 2008 – Privately held dedicated web hosting company, The Planet, has appointed Scott King as its new Senior Director, Data Center Operations, where he will be responsible for operations across the company’s six data centers in Houston and Dallas.
James P. Treuting, Vice President, Sales and Operations noted, ”Scott King brings to The Planet tremendous skills and expertise in managing large and complex data center operations. Throughout his career, he has implemented policies and procedures to advance strong relationships between technical staffs and the customers they serve. As an ITIL-certified manager, he has a keen knowledge of the advanced skills and standards required for world-class data center management.”
Mr. King will report to Mr. Treuting and brings to The Planet a broad range of experience in managing enterprise-class data centers and technical teams across multiple operating platforms and applications. He joins the company following an eight-year tenure with Data Return where he served in a number of increasingly responsible roles. Most recently, King directed a 106-person support-services organization that included management responsibilities for all server-side operational and network support, in addition to data centers and change administration. At Data Return, he also served as manager of quality assurance, manager of customer support and as a technical account manager. Previous experience includes work with Software Spectrum, where he served as a software engineer.
Recently, The Planet’s Vice President of Network Operations, Stan O. Barber, recently delivered an address at the 30th annual Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Telecom with Vision tradeshow. Mr. Barber commented, ”As customers demand additional functionality, we will begin to see broader adoption of IPv6. There are no significantly large companies driving adoption, so we face a chicken-and-egg scenario that has plagued widespread deployment. While anyone can connect to IPv6 today using a tunnel broker, it is difficult to use such connections when driving traffic of any significant bandwidth. Having providers deliver IPv6 natively removes this bandwidth barrier and makes it possible for web sites, as an example, to deliver the same content with the same experience over IPv6 and IPv4.”
Mr. Barber’s remarks included a discussion about the emerging adoption of IPv6, and the barriers to entry over the IPv4 standard. The conference was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu. The conference agenda covered issues related to emerging changes and strategic business drivers that affect today’s telecommunications industry.
The PTC opened its 30th anniversary conference with the largest attendance in five years, and a 20% increase from last year, as thousands of professionals converged in the biggest East-West conference in the industry. The conference overall spent much time discussing current regulatory issues as well. Bottom line is that reregulation is coming; globally, the days of continuous deregulation are over. Privacy, security, and digital dividend, to developing markets and population are the key issues in today’s regulatory environment.
Ultimately, The Planet endeavors to provide:
- High levels of network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
- Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
- Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
- Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
- Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting over 22,000 small and medium size businesses and 3.1 million web sites worldwide, using the best choice of servers, software tools and support, backed by enhanced facilities and network connectivity.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.