(The Hosting News) – IT Hosting provider The Planet, has officially announced that it will be participating in South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, scheduled for March 13-15, 2010, at the Austin Convention Center. The Planet will be at booth 303-305, showcasing its hosting solutions, Partner Plus program and project Sand Castle, which offers free servers to Web developers. The Planet will also be accepting applications on-site for its Microsoft WebsiteSpark program, with a year of free hosting given to a winning applicant.
“SXSW Interactive consistently draws some of the brightest minds in social media and technology spheres to Austin, including emerging startups, Web designers and developers,” said Duke Skarda, The Planet’s vice president of information technology and software development. “For these companies, a reliable platform for hosting their business or applications is critical, and customers tell us they choose The Planet based on the quality of our network, data centers and customer support. We’re looking forward to discussing our hosting capabilities, partner programs, the Sand Castle project and Microsoft WebsiteSpark with show attendees.”
The Planet is title sponsor of a Tumblr (www.tumblr.com) event at SXSW, to be held Saturday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Emo’s Austin. Participating companies include SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com/) and Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com/).