iWeb Dominates OpenStack Contributions in Canada
Leading cloud service provider ranks among Top 30 OpenStack contributors
MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - iWeb, Canada's leading cloud service provider, today announced that it has been ranked Canada's No. 1 contributor in the OpenStack® Havana™ release, and ranks No. 28 in the world only five months after becoming a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation.
"From a provider's perspective, OpenStack is the future of cloud infrastructure - and I am referring to both public and private clouds," said Cyrille Mertes, CTO of iWeb. "This is just the beginning of iWeb's progress within the OpenStack community."
To date, the OpenStack community includes more than 13,500 people across 132 countries. Founded in 2010 with the support of 25 companies and a few dozen developers, OpenStack now powers some of the most widely-used SaaS applications and cloud-based eCommerce sites.
"This is a seminal time for cloud infrastructure, and OpenStack is quickly becoming the 'Linux of the cloud,'" said Christian Primeau, President and COO of iWeb. "Who wouldn't want to jump at the chance to take an active role shaping tomorrow's cloud technologies? The open community philosophy and the rapid pace of innovation are key benefits of both OpenStack and iWeb and, as such, allow us to provide a broader range of managed cloud solutions to our clients. It's a win-win combination."
iWeb, an Internap company, provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 10,000 customers in more than 150 countries worldwide to deliver today's Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow's online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated among the world's top web infrastructure providers based on performance and reliability and among Canada's fastest growing companies. iWeb's network continues to rank among the most reliable in the world, according to independent internet researcher Netcraft. For more information, visit http://iweb.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to our expectations regarding our progress in the OpenStack community and the impact of such participation on our product development. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include our continued participation in OpenStack; the actual performance of our products and services; the reaction and behavior of customers and the market to our products and services; our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and our ability to protect our intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.
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