(The Hosting News)– The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced that Internet messaging company Venali, Inc. (http://www.venali.com) has chosen the company to host its IT infrastructure. To support its global presence, Venali requires a geographically redundant infrastructure, robust network and solid uptime. The company made a strategic decision to move its infrastructure to a hosted solution, rather than managing it in-house. Following an extensive evaluation, Venali chose The Planet’s private racks solution, load balancers, gigabit switches and private networks to fulfill its requirements. For redundancy purposes, Venali operates in data centers located in Houston and Dallas.
“The decision we made to host with The Planet wasn’t singularly based on financials, but on the fact that it’s a smart business decision,” said Venali Chief Executive Officer John Poncy. “Just because we’re an IT services company doesn’t mean we can’t outsource. Our IT team and developers who work closely with customers took time to understand the IT hosting model. The Planet team provided both the cost-effective solutions we required and strong operational excellence. By outsourcing our IT infrastructure, we’re able to work on strategic initiatives in our company, expand our portfolio and grow our business.”
“In today’s economic environment, our customers tell us they want to focus more closely on their business, adding new products and services that are important to their long-term growth,” said Tom Blair, vice president of global sales with The Planet. “We deliver scalability, reliability and value, so they can do what they do best in their own companies, rather than worrying about their IT operations.”