Denver, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – August 27, 2007 –
The Samsonite travel lifestyle company, has consolidated its existing website hosting, by selecting adaptable colocation and managed hosting solutions firm, ViaWest, while relocating seven of its 20 global websites, to ViaWest’s colocation services.
Samsonite, which previously managed the seven websites internally, is one of a growing number of organizations migrating to outsourcing these services. According to Frost and Sullivan’s Stratecast Partners, companies that subscribe to hosted IT infrastructure services see dramatic savings – up to 75 percent, compared to owning and operating their own facility.
Roy Dimoff, CEO and Co-founder of ViaWest remarked, ”Both small and large enterprises are seeing the benefit in outsourcing their IT infrastructures services, not only in operational efficiency but in time and savings. This is evident with ViaWest’s sales pipeline as well as the steady increase in demand for managed hosting and colocation throughout the industry.”
Dan Greenwood, IT manager, technical operations and development at Samsonite offered, ”Samsonite has traditionally had multiple regions operating several independent websites and e-commerce services. As our Internet presence continues to grow, along with our initiative to consolidate and globalize applications, it is more effective to have our Internet operations housed and managed by one entity to control costs, reduce operational complexities and minimize downtime risks.”
Samsonite operates more than 20 global websites offering online shoppers products that fulfill the travel and lifestyle needs of the sophisticated traveler. The company’s e-commerce operations has continued to increase and requires a robust data center and comprehensive data services to sustain its growth and support its online commerce. ViaWest will provide managed hosting and colocation services for Samsonite websites as well as backup, database and security support.
ViaWest provides customers with a world-class facility with easy access to its equipment, a backbone network, redundant power and environmental controls, fire detection systems, high-level security, onsite service and extensive disaster recovery plans.
ViaWest expanded efforts in Salt Lake City, acquiring a third new
10,000 sq. ft. Tier 1 data center that nearly doubled its service capacity in Utah, earlier this year, located in the Cottonwood Heights area in the Old Mill Office Park.
Samsonite is the worldwide leader in travel accessories, combining notable style with the latest design technology and the utmost attention to quality and durability. Utilizing top designer expertise from around the globe, Samsonite creates unparalleled products that fulfill the travel and lifestyle needs of the sophisticated traveler. For 97 years, Samsonite has continued to build upon this rich design heritage. Samsonite markets products under the Samsonite, Samsonite Black Label, Samsonite OutLab, American Tourister, Lacoste, Timberland and Lambertson Truex brands. Samsonite. Life’s a journey.
ViaWest’s managed hosting solution offers businesses a platform for maintaining mission-critical business applications. Its dedicated hosting team is comprised of experienced engineers who provide proactive troubleshooting and support. ViaWest provides colocation, managed hosting solutions and comprehensive services to mid-sized businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with additional Tier 1 data centers in Utah and Oregon, ViaWest offers technology infrastructure solutions and critical resources to support business needs. ViaWest currently serves thousands of customers nationwide including Frontier Airlines, the Denver Broncos, Exclusive Resorts and Chipotle. The company was named One of Denver’s Top Corporate Philanthropists and One of Colorado’s Top 10 Mid-size Best Companies to Work For.
For more information about ViaWest, please visit: www.viawest.net.