(The Hosting News) – PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider, today announced the expansion of its partner program across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). PEER 1’s new Platinum Plus program opens up new opportunities for elite partners focused in niche markets, such as: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS); Digital Media; E-Commerce; Web Server; Web Analytics; Customer Intelligence, and; Data Mining.
With a range of benefits and incentives, the Platinum Plus partner program offers elite partners access to executive sponsors, tailored training programs and marketing collateral in addition to its industry-leading ‘Evergreen’ initiative which rewards partners for the lifetime of the customer, offering higher returns than competitive programs in the marketplace.
The Platinum Plus partner program requires partners to log customer details and pass on referrals to PEER 1’s sales team. Partners then have the opportunity to agree their level of involvement with the customer on a case-by-case basis. PEER 1’s unique payment incentive means that it continues to pay the partner over the life of the customer, instead of the usual one year contract offered by other hosting companies. Once the customer is registered, Platinum Plus partners are also rewarded through ongoing revenue share; if additional hosting services beyond the initial contract are then provided to the customer, the partner will benefit from the referral, ensuring PEER 1 continues to nurtures its highest level partners.
“With over 90 partners now signed up to our Channel Partner program across EMEA, the new program offers promising results as we hope to build upon our current business. Our dedicated sales team is actively leveraging the current customer base and looking to form new strategic partnerships in Europe, The Middle-East and Africa.” says Amanda Dunn, Director of Business Development EMEA, PEER 1 Hosting. “We are anticipating 30 per cent of new business to come from the channel by 2012, and are not only looking to increase the number of our partners across EMEA, but also to improve the quality of our solution providers.”
PEER 1’s Platinum Plus membership will be offered in addition to the four existing levels of partnership. The Evergreen programme offers Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum levels incorporating a range of features such as marketing collateral and support, a lead generation scheme, access to sales engineers and dedicated channel representatives.
About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of theworld’s leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gb SuperNetwork™ connected by 17 state-of-the-art data centres, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. PEER 1 Hosting’s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com or www.peer1hosting.co.uk.