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
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.
SOURCE: iWeb Group Inc.
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