St. Louis, Missouri – (The Hosting News) – May 14, 2007 – Managed hosting and advanced connectivity solutions firm, Contegix, has been selected to provide web hosting for The Public Radio Exchange, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Public Radio Exchange (PRX), serves as an online marketplace for distribution, review and licensing of public radio programming. It is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers, and stations helping to reshape public radio.
Matt MacDonald, Technical Director at PRX remarked, ”We are a non-profit, working in the public broadcasting space on challenging technical problems. Our business requires a highly available website and network but, it’s important for us to spend our time and energy focused on solutions that directly provide benefit to our members. Contegix has played a significant role, providing us with the ability to spend more time working directly with our customers and less time worrying about our technical infrastructure.”
Mr. MacDonald continued, ”Changing hosting providers can be challenging, but the process was smooth. With Contegix’s help we reduced the number of our co-location servers, migrated our data and applications without any hiccups. We treat them like they are on staff, in the next room. They are very proactive, making suggestions and recommendations that help our business. It often feels like a co-worker making those suggestions not someone at a company who we pay.”
The agreement between PRX and Contegix has also enabled the Exchange to scale its organization. Mr. MacDonald concluded, ”Like other companies, handling growth is a concern. Contegix gives us the flexibility to scale up on the technical infrastructure side of the equation. Our new project The Public Radio Talent Quest, is a public facing, year long competition to find new talent for public radio. It’s being promoted on public radio stations and websites throughout the country. I felt very comfortable handling the high traffic to the site, knowing that the project would be run on Contegix servers. They know what they are doing, they have pride in their work and it shows.”
Contegix offers clients its Beyond Managed Hosting service, comprehensive management solutions on a simple, monthly fee plan. The solution includes a variety of managed services that range from setting up server hardware, installing the operating system, deploying the software in an optimal configuration to managing licensing, maintenance renewals and wide ranging support.
The Public Radio Exchange is an online marketplace for distribution, review and licensing of public radio programming. PRX is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers and stations collaborating to reshape public radio. The mission of PRX is to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest and importance to reach more listeners.
To learn more about The Public Radio Talent Quest, please visit: www.publicradioquest.com.
For additional information about PRX, please visit: www.prx.org.
To learn more about Contegix, please visit: http://contegix.com.