San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – March 13, 2008 – Web hosting high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services firm, Qwest Communications International Inc., has been chosen by Fat Spaniel Scales Network, to provide hosting services in connection wsith renewable energy market demands.
Fat Spaniel Technologies Inc., is a monitoring and reporting service for distributed renewable energy systems. Fat Spaniel transforms renewable energy system performance data into information services for its global customer base of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providers, systems installers, integrators and inverter manufacturers.
Chris Beekhuis, President and CTO of Fat Spaniel Technologies noted, ”System owners, investors and other financial stakeholders are demanding the same level of accountability from emerging renewable energy markets that they do of any established industry. Fat Spaniel’s revenue-grade services are designed to meet that need, manage operating and financial risks, and enable maximum return on clean energy investments. With more than 3 million daily data transactions across our network, from well over 1,000 managed sites, this seamless transition to a Qwest CyberCenter ensures that we are meeting growing international customer demand with the utmost attention to data protection and reliability.”
Qwest’s CyberCenter provides SAS 70 Type II Internal Control Standards that meet rigorous reporting and testing requirements, aiding Fat Spaniel’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance and enabling Fat Spaniel to scale its service infrastructure while maintaining the highest levels of data security, response time and accountability. Fat Spaniel’s services have become increasingly critical for managing renewable energy systems in 12 countries worldwide, providing essential information for operations and maintenance, billing, and reporting.
Tom Richards, Executive Vice President, Qwest Business Market Group remarked, ”It is Qwest’s highest priority to work with customers to solve real business problems with next-generation solutions. Qwest Hosting Services will be a part of the comprehensive solution that allows Fat Spaniel to continue to collect and deliver mission-critical information for the renewable energy market in a dependable and certifiable environment.”
Qwest Hosting Services offer an integrated portfolio of Internet solutions, with the secure, reliable environment in CyberCenter facilities and provide the speed and performance of Qwest’s global, all-optical IP network. Qwest Hosting Services offer a complete spectrum of fully customizable solutions. Qwest recently opened its 15th world-class CyberCenter to provide safe and scalable hosting services to businesses like Fat Spaniel. The CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex web sites, offer geographical redundancy, and manage entire IT environments, including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Based in San Jose, Calif., Fat Spaniel Technologies, Inc. is a provider of monitoring and reporting services for distributed, renewable energy systems enabling more efficient diagnostics and maintenance, more compelling visualization, and more usable revenue-grade data for billing, REC trading and performance-based incentives. Fat Spaniel acts as an independent monitoring service provider and delivers information that is used by system owners, system installers, PPA service providers, equipment manufacturers, project financing firms, renewable energy credit markets and energy utility regulatory agencies. The company specializes in renewable energy systems including grid-tied solar electric, solar water heating and wind. Fat Spaniel products are presently deployed in over 1,000 locations in 12 countries worldwide. Fat Spaniel is funded by Chrysalix Energy, Element Partners, Ignition Partners, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund and Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc.
Qwest offers a combination of broadband, video and voice solutions for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest’s industry-leading national fiber optic network to meet their evolving communications and entertainment needs. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide innovative voice, data and video services.
To learn more about Fat Spaniel, please visit: www.fatspaniel.com.
For more information about Qwest, please visit: www.qwest.com.