PEER 1 Hosting Announces Partner Portal

Full-service hosting company introduces new resource to deliver comprehensive set of sales tools to existing partners

VANCOUVER, May 4 /CNW/ - PEER 1 Hosting, Inc. (http://www.peer1.com/) (TSX:PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, today launched the PEER 1 Hosting Channel Partner Portal to help simplify its existing program to better serve and support its partners. The new portal gives channel partners access to sales and marketing collateral, deal registration and additional resources to ensure they are equipped with the latest information and tools to sell PEER 1 Hosting services.

The PEER 1 Hosting Channel Partner Program focuses on simplicity, making it easy for partners to understand and enroll. The new Partner Portal continues to deliver on this model by providing additional resources to the channel with a focus on improving mutual profitability, growth and operational efficiencies between PEER 1 Hosting and its partners.

"Our partners are instrumental in our success," says Lee Hadsock, Worldwide Channel Program Manager, PEER 1 Hosting. "The new Partner Portal is part of our ongoing commitment to make it easy to deal with us, keep partners informed, and help them better service their customers."

The Partner Portal includes:

    
    -   a Partner Relations Management (PRM) tool to help expedite and
        automate business processes
    -   sales and marketing collateral to ensure partners have timely access
        to information to share with current and potential customers
    -   a partner directory to allow customers to easily seek out a partner
        based on geographical location and expertise
    

PEER 1 Hosting chose TreeHouse Interactive's (http://www.treehousei.com/) Reseller PRM solution to supports its Partner Portal. This solution allows the portal to integrate with Salesforce.com and enables automated contract management. The technology also includes partner locator, lead distribution, and deal registration capabilities, which allow PEER 1 Hosting to more efficiently interact with partners, building a stronger foundation for the company's overall partner program.

PEER 1 Hosting's Channel History

PEER 1 officially launched its partner program in September 2008, combining its legacy referral program with channel programs acquired through ServerBeach and Web.com. Today, approximately 20 percent of PEER 1's business is directed through referral partners and resellers and that proportion continues to climb as PEER 1's program evolves.

Earlier this year, the company announced its new Channel Sales Division to support the channel community. The Partner Portal is the latest step in the program, giving partners a hassle-free way to refer and/or resell hosting services to customers through PEER 1 including colocation, dedicated, and managed hosting. Additional benefits of PEER 1's channel program include an evergreen commission plan, reseller discounts, a dedicated sales team, and access to a virtual partner marketplace.

Resources

    
    -   Follow PEER 1 on Twitter www.twitter.com/PEER1

    -   Visit the Channel Partner Portal at: http://partners.peer1.com
    

About PEER 1 Hosting

PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world's leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-of-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10GB SuperNetwork(TM) connected by 17 state-of-the-art data centers, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support(TM). PEER 1's portfolio includes Managed Hosting (http://www.peer1.com/hosting/), Dedicated Servers (http://www.serverbeach.com/servers/) under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation (http://www.peer1.com/hosting/) and soon Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com or www.peer1hosting.co.uk.

SOURCE PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.

For further information: For further information: For Canadian and US media inquiries, please contact Tamara Kaftalovich, MAVERICK PR, (416) 640-5525 ex 234, tamarak@maverickpr.com; For European media inquiries, please contact Champion Communications, +44 (0) 20 7268 3437, peer1@championcomms.com

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