Concentric, the Small and Medium Business Hosting Brand of XO Communications, Offers $2500 to Flash Designers to Build Creative Content For its Top Ranking Web Hosting Services
San Jose, Calif., May 2, 2005 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ XO Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: XOCM.OB) today announced its top ranking small and medium sized business hosting brand, Concentric, is offering a $2500 first prize, $500 second prize, and 10 third-place prizes of a year of hosting to entice Flash designers to submit short, fun, and professional Flash animation designs that depict the Concentric clustered hosting message of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t CompromiseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œConcentric wants to engage the multimedia designer and developer market and what better way to do so then to give them the leeway to put their creative juices to work and in turn, give them an opportunity to win a variety of prizes,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Barbara Branaman, vice president and general manager of XOÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hosting business unit.
In April, Concentric ranked in the Host Index ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Top 15 Host CompaniesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ list and in the Top 3 Unix Hosting providers on Web Host Directory. These top rankings are indicative of ConcentricÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s growing success in the market. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOur Clustered Hosting architecture is perfect for multimedia business, offering the necessary performance, reliability, and bandwidth to support large media files all at an affordable cost,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â states Branaman.
ConcentricÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Flash contest is focused on designers creating animation around ConcentricÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t CompromiseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â clustered hosting messaging. As opposed to providing status quo shared hosting and dedicated hosting services, Concentric is turning the tables with its Clustered Hosting solution. With Clustered Hosting, customers receive the benefits of dedicated hosting and on-demand resources at shared hosting prices. The Concentric hosting architecture provides a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“clusteredÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ handling of security, load balancing, and necessary site resources. For more information about ConcentricÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Flash contest and Clustered Hosting, visit http://www.concentric.com/clustered.php.
Deadline for entries is June 30, 2005. Winning entries will be posted on www.concentric.com in August 2005.