Jersey City , New Jersey – (The Hosting News) – December 22, 2008 – Managed hosting and security services company, DataPipe, recently sponsored a WIRED Magazine event, featuring Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, in New York City.
Anderson spoke about the emerging business trend toward FREE, the subject of his second book set to be released in 2009. The economics of FREE are responsible for generating billions of dollars in revenue, and it has quickly become the business model of an increasing number of industries.
Robb Allen, CEO of DataPipe noted, ”Chris Anderson’s insights provide exceptional thought leadership on the global marketplace. His analysis is always on-target and often several steps ahead of conventional wisdom.”
DataPipe and WIRED have a decade long partnership which has gone beyond advertising to include past sponsorships of NextFest and presentations at the 92nd Street Y. The longevity of this relationship is proof of DataPipe and WIRED’s commitment to technology and the resulting impact on business.
Howard Mittman, Associate Publisher at WIRED commented, ”The WIRED Store is the physical embodiment of the many ways that WIRED celebrates innovation inside our magazine’s pages. As we explore innovation and the changes our world is experiencing, it becomes more important than ever to seek out best in class companies, such as DataPipe, whose vision for the future is in line with the predictive, prescient qualities of the WIRED brand. We are proud of our long-term partnership with DataPipe and are very excited that they were alongside us as the WIRED Store provided a stage for Chris Anderson to speak about the release of his latest book, FREE.”
With Anderson at the helm, WIRED has won five National Magazine Awards, and in 2007 he was named to Time Magazine’s ‘Time 100,’ an annual list of people transforming our world. The 2008 WIRED Store is open November 21st – December 26th. Located at 15 West 18th Street in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, the fourth annual WIRED Store displays today’s leading technology products.
During the summer, DataPipe began collaborating to provide startup companies with an opportunity for competitively priced, high-performance managed hosting services, with Sun Microsystems.
Sun’s Startup EssentialsSM program, offers cost effective services to startup companies with a platform of products designed to integrate with its hosting and managed services. Members with web hosting infrastructure and services that are housed in its data center facilities and backed by quality support, according to the company, will experience value and reliability, through a range of products, including the Sun servers, Solaris 10 operating system, and storage.
The new program was developed for existing software companies, with hardware, software, managed hosting services, security, reporting and patching, provided at no cost for up to 90 days, with an ISV Sandbox agreement. Also included, is a 99.5% Service Level Agreement on the testing and development infrastructure.
The Sun Startup Essentials program is designed to help eligible U.S. based startup companies get to market faster while conserving cash. The program offers its members a range of discounted Sun products and services, including its award-winning Sun Fire x64 servers and Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads technology, and Sun’s select StorageTek line of products, including modular disk arrays, NAS and tape storage products.
DataPipe has been in the managed services business since 1998, providing application management, hosting, professional services, and security services for mid to large-sized organizations in a range of vertical industries. The company has over 1500 customers in six data centers and eight office locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.
To learn more about Sun’s web hosting program, please visit: www.sun.com/startupessentials.
To learn more, please visit: www.datapipe.com.