Hostway Sees Big Data Moving Into The Cloud Writes Big Press Release

New York (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud services, today released a video featuring experts from Gartner and Microsoft offering information and advice on moving big data and mission-critical applications to the cloud. Simultaneously, Hostway announced the availability of SQL Server 2012 for the hosts Windows managed hosting plans and cloud servers. The 2012 edition adds flexible deployment options across on-premise, private and public environments.

These announcements come as Hostway prepares to discuss the trend of moving big data, mission-critical and database-intensive applications to virtual environments at the Cloud Expo in New York City. Hostway discusses these trends and its explosive cloud growth in detail in a video featuring Lydia Leong, Research VP from Gartner, Aaron Hollobaugh, VP of Marketing from Hostway, Chris Samson, Senior Hosting Technology Specialist from Microsoft and Leen Kashyap, Strategy Manager – Cloud Infrastructure from Microsoft.

The video examines the evolution of the cloud from a development and testing environment to a flexible and scalable platform for mission-critical applications and data storage. Experts from each company discuss the importance of building a strong virtual infrastructure and best practices for migrating mission-critical and database-intensive applications to virtual platforms.

SMBs, Cloud Growth, and Big Data

Over the past several years, Hostway has built cloud platforms that support over 600,000 direct customers and over 2 million partnership-based customers. The growth is directly tied to Hostways ability to provide enterprise-class technologies and services at a price point that allows SMBs to take advantage of technologies typically reserved for large organizations.

We provide services to companies of all sizes, but we particularly target our solutions to support the enterprise needs of fast-growth SMBs, noted John Martis, Hostway President. We want to stay on the pulse of innovation and our customers are how we accomplish that. We provide access to enterprise technologies to support their fast growth and in turn, we learn from them and share in their success.

BidAbode, a fast-growth online real estate auction website, chose Hostways hybrid cloud solution to support its growth. BidAbodes reliance on a virtual environment to support its mission-critical and database-intensive applications is an example of an innovative SMB trusting a redundant, instantly scalable public cloud to support its often unpredictable infrastructure needs.

As a startup, we hoped to grow quickly, and we are excited to be experiencing that growth, said BidAbode CTO Jared Gallardo. Hostways hybrid cloud hosting has provided the scalable infrastructure we need to support our real-time, resource-intensive auctions.

Hostway traditional managed hosting customers are migrating to cloud hosting due to the cost savings and business benefits, namely flexibility and scalability, over purchasing and maintaining stand-alone dedicated servers. Microsoft has responded to this growing trend by creating features of SQL Server 2012 that directly enhance the ability to deploy databases in the cloud.

Microsoft SQL 2012 Optimized for Cloud

There are substantial upgrades added to Microsoft SQL Server 2012, most notably that its now cloud-ready, states Mike Robski, Vice President of Research & Development for Hostway. Data can be synchronized between databases via the cloud, and multiple user experiences can be powered across multiple devices.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is available in four main editions and includes enhancements to business intelligence, availability, disaster recovery, speed, security and role management:

Hostway Launches Replication and Disaster Recovery Solution, Utilizing New Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica Feature

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 04, 2012

Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud services, today announced the beta launch of its new virtual machine (VM) replication service, one of the first VM replication services for disaster recovery (DR) on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. This service is enabled by the Hyper-V Replica feature included in the newly released Windows Server 2012 operating system.

Hostways new replication service leverages the companys geographically dispersed data centers to provide a complete cloud-based DR solution that enables seamless and low-cost cross-site and site-to-site VM replication to support both planned and unplanned failover resolution. The service provides a compliance-level solution to meet SOX, HIPAA, SEC and other regulatory compliance requirements.

According to a 2011 Symantec SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey, system downtime costs an average of $ 75,000 per day for businesses that are unprepared for failure and lacking a robust disaster recovery plan. The loss is compounded by the fact that these costly outages happen an average of six times per year. Even more concerning, half of the SMB respondents surveyed said their company had no DR plan in place.

Hostways new service enables SMBs and other businesses to leverage the companys affordable public or private cloud infrastructures to establish a real-time, compliance-quality, reliable DR solution. Businesses can perform cross-site replication of VMs from one on-premise Windows Server Hyper-V host to another for example, from an in-house office location to the Hostway cloud. Or, they can perform site-to-site replication of VMs from one Hostway datacenter to another, for real-time, geographically dispersed disaster recovery. Hyper-V Replica is application-agnostic, supporting even legacy systems, and storage-agnostic to support a wide variety of storage environments.

With more companies moving mission-critical data to VMs, its more important than ever for them to have a failsafe in place and create virtual machine redundancy across data centers to guarantee 100% application availability, said Aaron Hollobaugh, VP of Marketing & Communications for Hostway. Windows Server 2012 addresses some of our customers important concerns, because it not only makes it easier to store and manage all this virtual data, it enables companies to easily set up replication and failover to ensure business continuity.

Earlier this year, Hostway became one of the few hosting partners selected by Microsoft to offer the release candidate version of Windows Server 2012 to customers for beta testing and feedback. With the official launch of Windows Server 2012, in addition to Hyper-V Replica, Hostway is now offering the full Windows Server 2012, with capabilities including:

Hostway Partners with Open-Xchange to Extend Its Cloud Applications Portfolio for Customers and Resellers

Nuremberg, Germany; Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

Open-Xchange, maker of communication and collaboration software for the mobile-app economy, today announced an agreement with Hostway, a leader in cloud and managed hosting services, to bring web-based communication and collaboration to its users and distribution partners.

Hostway will replace its legacy webmail product with Open-Xchange, enabling in excess of 1 million email accounts to take advantage of next generation email, mobility, and collaboration capabilities for business and personal use. Open-Xchange allows users to integrate accounts across multiple email and social media platforms, access information anywhere on any device, and facilitate teamwork and group scheduling and sharing.

In addition, Hostway will provide Open-Xchange as a hosted, wholesale Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to enable resellers, including telcos and cable companies, to rapidly launch and profitably deliver branded cloud services. This will enhance competitive differentiation, customer retention, and revenue per unit, as well as assist partners to extend and tighten their relationship with their customers.

Hostways success in the cloud marketplace continues to prove that companies choose providers they can trust to protect their critical and sensitive data, said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. Adding Open- Xchange further diversifies Hostways cloud portfolio and place in the market. Hostway is a one-stop shop for customers and partners for all their hosted services, let it be infrastructure or applications.

Business-class email and collaboration is a killer application for small and mid-sized businesses, and Open-Xchange continues to emerge as a leader in this category, said Todd Benjamin, Hostways VP of Hosted Services. This partnership enables us to upgrade and extend the capabilities of our existing customers, and at the same time reduce the time-to-market and investment required to achieve a carrier class deployment for our distributors and resellers.

Hostway will start the deployment of Open-Xchange Server 6, and upgrade to the upcoming next generation Open-Xchange software, OX App Suite, without any user or data disruption upon its release. German engineered and designed for the mobile world, OX App Suite uses open standards, HTML5 and advanced JavaScript integration to deliver device independent communication, collaboration and digital media content. Additionally, the app- based portal gives providers a new basis for up-sell and cross-sell of white- labeled services and mobile applications.

Hostway and Open-Xchange will share their latest innovations at Parallels Summit, Las Vegas, from February 4 6, 2013.

Other hosted services and applications offered by Hostway include cloud servers (IaaS), website builder and hosting, DNR, hosted email, email marketing tools, and other business applications.

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure- as-a-Service providers in the world due to the companys expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB’s and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostways core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange develops, markets and sells integrated tools for the app and mobile-economy that enable full collaboration of email, documents, scheduling and social media. Built for the cloud, OX App Suite connects business and personal worlds, across devices and legacy systems. Sold and delivered through cloud and hosting providers, telcos and local Internet services companiesOX App Suite gives individuals the freedom to collaborate, work and communicate the way they want.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany, San Jose, and Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY. For more information, visit http://www.open-xchange.com.







Hostway Partners with Parallels to Offer Turn-key Public Cloud Servers for Resellers

LAS VEGAS & CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud solutions, today announced it will begin offering Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Server (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS) public-cloud hosting suite through a new partnership with Parallels, the worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization.

Hostway announced the APS integration of FlexCloud Server at Parallels Summit 2013, going on now through Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Through Hostways FlexCloud Server APS integration for the Parallels platform, Parallels ecosystem partners will have a cost-effective, turn-key solution for offering Hostways enterprise-class IaaS public cloud service to their customers and resellers. Through Parallels Automation Platform, partners and their resellers can bundle FlexCloud with other services to provide on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud-computing resources and offer FlexClouds advanced features, including user-configurable firewalls and load balancing, IP address management, image cloning and snapshots, managed backup and other enterprise-class capabilities.

For independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators (SIs), the new solution allows them to bundle a self-serve compute platform with their software applications, professional services, and managed service offerings to present a one-stop, end-to-end cloud-delivery environment. Server and application replication, disaster recovery and dynamically scalable application environments can now be automated including customer management, billing and care.

Offering Hostways FlexCloud Servers through the Parallels platform provides an integrated, self-service environment that enables our partners to bundle and seamlessly deliver a catalog of cloud applications to their customers, with scalable infrastructure services as a comprehensive cloud solution, said Todd Benjamin, Vice President of Hosted Services at Hostway. With built-in support for sub-resellers, our partners can even leverage their own channels for VARs, system integrators and SaaS providers, enabling them to deliver additional services from their own data center.

FlexCloud Servers are the first Hostway APS offering to be made available in the Parallels ecosystem, starting in Q2 this year. Future service syndication will include the Open-Xchange App Suite for unified email and collaboration platform and cost-effective Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Leveraging the APS Standard enables Hostway to make its comprehensive portfolio of cloud infrastructure and application products available to a much larger audience, and at a significantly reduced cost of implementation and ongoing administration.

Hostways flexible cloud solutions offer the scalability, performance and cost-effectiveness that will enable service providers to deliver high-demand cloud services, said John Zanni, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for Parallels. Adding Hostways FlexCloud offering to the APS library will enable service providers to address a wider range of needs for both their resellers and their SMB customers.

A demo of the solution can be viewed at the Parallels Summit, Booth #308.

Once released, the Hostway APS package will be available for download at http://apsstandard.org/applications#.

For more information about Hostway APS integration with Parallels, visit Booth #308 at the Parallels Summit, or visit http://www.hostway.com.

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Hybrid Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the companys expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB’s and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostways core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

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Hostway Corporation Launches FlexCloud Servers


Chicago, IL (Vocus) November 18, 2010

Hostway Corporation, a global leader in infrastructure and web application hosting, today announced the release of FlexCloud Servers, a scalable, on-demand cloud computing solution that combines the flexibility of a public cloud with the reliability and performance of an enterprise grade virtual environment.. Hostway delivers a pay-as-you-grow, elastic, enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure that can be self-provisioned and administered 24 hours a day, giving the customer full administrator access and complete control to scale individual computing resources.

FlexCloud Servers were designed to be one of the most flexible, reliable, and easy to use cloud hosting solutions on the market. An intuitive web-based management console enables users to create and self manage multiple clouds; automating the administration of resources including server instances, CPU/RAM/Disk, IP addresses, security, load balancing and more. Public and private image libraries facilitate saving and cloning of images, user initiated snapshots save multiple states, and backups are automatically scheduled and performed. With FlexCloud, provisioning takes minutes, enabling near real time availability of resources to meet growth and variability requirements.

Unlike most public clouds, FlexCloud Servers incorporates high availability features including automated failover of instances, fully redundant host, network, and storage hardware, and enterprise class Storage Area Networks to increase performance and reliability. With FlexCloud, users sacrifice neither speed nor reliability to gain the flexibility of true cloud computing.

Were thrilled to write the next chapter of the Hostway leadership in the cloud says Todd Benjamin, vice president of Enterprise Hosting for Hostway. With FlexCloud Servers we picked and chose the best that cloud technologies and business models have to offer, creating a package of features and functionality that is unparalleled in the industry.

To further encourage users to experience the benefits of FlexCloud, Hostway is offering a revolutionary pricing model known as Automatic Price Protection. With this model, pricing will automatically be set at the LOWER of the usage based or fixed monthly rating. CIOs can realize the best of both worlds pay as you go for low or variable utilization, with the predictability of a fixed monthly cap on the amount that a resource will cost. Price Protection is virtually unheard of in the industry today.

FlexCloud Servers can be ordered online starting November 18 at http://www.hostway.com/cloud-servers.For more information about Hostways purpose optimized cloud platforms and cloud based applications please visit http://www.hostway.com.

About Hostway

Hostway Corporation provides managed, cloud, and shared hosting solutions, colocation, domain name registration, ecommerce solutions and other Web-based services to over 1.4 million Web sites and 600,000 customers worldwide. The company operates more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space that reduces the complexity and cost of Web-based technologies for small businesses and large enterprises. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the world’s largest Web hosting companies with a direct presence in 14 countries, 17 worldwide operation centers and more than 700 employees. http://www.hostway.com

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Hostway Corporation Unveils New Website


Chicago, Illinois (Vocus) December 2, 2010

Hostway Corporation, a global leader in infrastructure and cloud services, today launched a new version of its corporate website at http://www.hostway.com. The new design emphasizes Hostways core strengths and quality products, and focuses on the alignment of its product portfolio to infrastructure, platform, and application centric clouds. The new site will make it easy for visitors to understand the benefits of emerging cloud technologies and business models, showcasing both Hostways expertise and accomplishments in this area.

The new Hostway website highlights the new products with a fresh, clean design. The site groups product categories into an intuitive and easy-to-use navigation so customers can quickly identify the features they are looking for and make a purchase decision. The design also illustrates Hostways focus on its professional and mature customer base, which looks for reliability, flexibility and value.

A core evolution in Hostways product offerings is the FlexCloud Sites and FlexCloud Servers platforms. FlexCloud Sites deliver highly scalable, reliable, and flexible venues for small business websites and ecommerce storefronts, while FlexCloud Servers offer enterprise-grade server solutions that leverage the cloud technology and global infrastructure that make Hostway a world-class provider of hosted solutions.

Were excited to showcase our cloud offerings to customers and to streamline our hosting plans for small business websites, said John Martis, executive vice president of Hostway Corporation. Were dedicated to continuing to innovate and align our product offerings with what customers want and feel that our FlexCloud Sites and Servers answer that call.

FlexCloud Servers offer a scalable, on-demand cloud computing solution that combines the flexibility of a public cloud with the reliability and performance of an enterprise-grade environment. FlexCloud Sites provide customers with the ability to get on the cloud quickly and enjoy on-demand availability of processor, memory, storage and bandwidth resources. These cloud offerings provide customers with optimal resource allocation and customized hosting solutions, paired with unparalleled customer support and state-of-the-art data centers.

For more information on Hostways cloud offerings and to see the new site, visit http://www.hostway.com.

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation provides managed, cloud, and shared hosting solutions, colocation, domain name registration, ecommerce solutions and other Web-based services to over 1.4 million websites and 600,000 customers worldwide. The company operates more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space that reduces the complexity and cost of Web-based technologies for businesses. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the world’s largest Web hosting companies with a direct presence in 14 countries, 17 worldwide operation centers and more than 700 employees.

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Inteveo Partners with Hostway to Offer Hybrid Cloud Hosting and Customized Video Streaming and Monetization Solutions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Inteveo announced today entering into a strategic alliance with Hostway Corporation, a global leader in managed hosting and cloud services, to offer the nations first line of enterprise cloud hosting solutions packaged with several video services including Content Delivery Network (CDN), Online Video Platform (OVP), HD video streaming and DIVE (Dynamic Interactive Video Experience) interactive e-commerce. This new turnkey offering will help companies use videos as a sales and advertising medium to increase total revenue through interactive product placement while reducing their network operational costs by automatically hosting their videos on competitively priced cloud servers.

Both Inteveo and Hostway will be offering four packages to choose from, each packed with a specific Hybrid Cloud Hosting configuration and a select level of HD video streaming and bandwidth utilization.

Hostway Adds Support for Microsoft


Chicago, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011

Hostway Corporation, a global leader in infrastructure and cloud services, today announced a new feature for its FlexCloud Serversa scalable, on-demand cloud computing solution that combines the flexibility of the public cloud with the reliability and performance of an enterprise-grade virtual environment. FlexCloud Servers now provide support for Microsoft WebMatrixa new Web development suite that includes everything required for rapid website development using popular open source applications.

WebMatrix installs in minutes and incorporates a Web server, database, and programming framework in an all-in-one integrated experience. WebMatrix will streamline the coding, testing, and deployment of any ASP.net or PHP website, and also pre-configures and installs the most popular open source applications, including WordPress, DotNetNuke, Umbraco and Joomla!

FlexCloud Servers make it easy to quickly publish websites with WebMatrix. The WebMatrix server image is pre-configured and available in the FlexCloud Server image library. Users simply configure a new server instance using this image and enter the connection information into WebMatrix to upload.

The new WebMatrix image illustrates the power and flexibility of the FlexCloud platform, said Todd Benjamin, vice president of enterprise hosting for Hostway. Users can create server instances from their own or our pre-published library of images, significantly reducing the time, effort, and cost to launch fully-functional applications in the cloud.

For more information on FlexCloud Servers and Microsoft WebMatrix visit http://www.hostway.com/webmatrix/.

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation provides managed, cloud, and shared hosting solutions, colocation, domain name registration, ecommerce solutions and other Web-based services to over 1.4 million Web sites and 600,000 customers worldwide. The company operates more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space that reduces the complexity and cost of Web-based technologies for small businesses and large enterprises. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the world’s largest Web hosting companies with a direct presence in 14 countries, 17 worldwide operation centers and more than 700 employees. http://www.hostway.com

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Hostway Announces Further Support for SMB Cloud Adoption, Named Gold Sponsor for Cloud4SMB Expo

Chicago, IL and Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud services, today announced it has partnered with TMC, a leading B2B media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, as a Gold Sponsor for the inaugural Cloud4SMB Expo, set for Oct. 3-5 at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. Cloud4SMB collocated with ITEXPO, the worlds largest and best-attended communication technology event.

Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind focused specifically on the unique needs and challenges of small and medium businesses (SMBs) seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud computing solutions. The event is dedicated to real-world business strategies and implications for growing businesses utilizing the cloud. Sessions at Cloud4SMB Expo are designed specifically to provide attendees with the knowledge and information SMBs need to compete and succeed.

As part of the Cloud4SMB program, Hostways Vice President of Marketing & Communications Aaron Hollobaugh will serve as a panelist in the session Cloud Adoption Trends in SMB, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, to discuss the latest cloud adoption trends based on new research from Cisco.

In addition, Hollobaugh will participate in two panels at the nearby ITEXPO West conference, including 88 Lines about 44 Clouds, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Enhancing Customer Experience through the Cloud, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

SMBs have helped Hostway become a leader in the quickly evolving cloud marketplace throught heir use of our platforms, Hollobaugh said. This event is a great opportunity to share our strong belief that cloud technologies provide most SMBs with the same access to scalable, redundant infrastructure previously reserved for large enterprises. We look forward to interacting with attendees to share the success stories and challenges that our customers have faced through their migration to cloud platforms and delivery models.

Developing cloud solutions for the SMB marketplace ties directly into Hostways strategic goal of providing enterprise-class technologies at a cost-effective price point for SMBs. Read more in Hostways guest blog post for Microsoft, called Cloud Computing Is Meeting the Enterprise Needs of SMBs.

Recently named a finalist for the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award, Hostway pioneered the FlexCloud highly scalable cloud solution, offering a unique public-private hybrid optimized for high availability, high performance and seamless integration of managed hosting solutions over a private connection for maximum load balancing and security. The company recently launched its first Canada-based cloud in its Vancouver data center, offering new cloud computing options for Canadian companies seeking a Canada-based cloud or a West Coast location for geographic diversity, redundancy and disaster recovery.

For more information about Hostway cloud solutions, stop by Booth #1326 during Cloud4SMB Expo or visit hostway.com.

Register for Cloud4SMB online, or follow the event on Twitter for news, updates and information at #cloud4smbexpo.

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Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the companys expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB’s and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostways core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

About TMC:

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the worlds leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; SUITS (Synopsis Under IP/Patents Telecom Sourcing); Video World Conference & Expo and more!

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Hostway Named Microsoft


Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 26, 2011

Hostway Corporation, a global leader in infrastructure and cloud hosting services, today announced it has been selected as the 2011 Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year. Hostway was recognized for its unique solutions that offer exceptional flexibility and provide enterprise-grade compute capacity in the cloud at an unbeatable value.

Hostways FlexCloud Servers were designed to be one of the most flexible, reliable and easy-to-use cloud hosting solutions on the market and are based on Microsofts Hyper-V and System Center, supporting both Windows and Linux virtual machines. An intuitive Web-based management console enables users to create and self-manage multiple clouds, automating the administration of resources including server instances, CPU/RAM/Disk, IP addresses, security, load balancing and more. Public and private image libraries facilitate saving and cloning of images, user-initiated snapshots save multiple states and backups are automatically scheduled and performed. With FlexCloud, provisioning takes minutes, enabling near real-time availability of resources to meet growth and variability requirements.

Hostway is the first cloud hosting provider in the industry to offer Automatic Price Protection, a revolutionary billing model that was commended for the value it affords customers. Automatic Price Protection guarantees the lowest price by automatically billing for services at whichever model costs less: hourly billing based on usage or a fixed monthly rate, providing a predictable cap to help control costs.

The Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year award was presented by Austen Mulinder, CVP, CS, corporate vice president of the Communications Sector at Microsoft during the opening keynote of the 2011 Microsoft Hosting Summit in Bellevue, Wash.

With more than 75 Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Service providers offering their own unique services, Hostways vice president of Enterprise Hosting Todd Benjamin says the Hyper-V Provider of the Year honor from Microsoft is strong validation of Hostways superior, cost-effective offering.

Weve received numerous accolades and best-in-class rankings from a wide range of industry analysts and publications, but we are especially thrilled to be recognized by Microsoft for our innovation in technology and customer focus, Benjamin said. We look forward to the opportunity to continue evolving our services in concert with Microsoft to meet our clients every-changing needs.

For more information about Hostway FlexCloud as well as other managed hosting, ecommerce and network/infrastructure services, visit http://www.hostway.com.

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation provides dedicated hosting, shared hosting, colocation, domain name registration, ecommerce solutions and other Web-based services to over 1.4 million Web sites and 600,000 customers worldwide. The company operates more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space that reduces the complexity and cost of Web-based technologies for small businesses and large enterprises. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the world’s largest Web hosting companies with a direct presence in 14 countries, 17 worldwide operation centers and more than 700 employees. http://www.hostway.com

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