PEER 1 Hosting joins VMware Service Provider Program

Customers now able to reduce IT costs and increase efficiency through the use of virtualization technology

VANCOUVER, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - PEER 1 Hosting (TSX: PIX), a global online IT hosting provider, today announced its participation in the VMware Service Provider Program (http://www.vmware.com/partners/vip/service-providers/) (VSSP) to offer customers Private Cloud solutions. This relationship will provide customers with access and visibility of their hosted VMware environments augmented by PEER 1 Hosting's Managed services.

PEER 1's Hosted Private Cloud will enable companies of all sizes to run their web applications, protect their data, systems, and services using virtualization technology. Companies will benefit from peace of mind with increased business continuity and disaster recovery options. Customers will be able to manage and monitor their Private Cloud using VMware vSphere(TM).

PEER 1 Hosting customers will also benefit from:

    
    -   Running multiple workloads on fewer physical servers. This higher
        utilization of hardware dramatically increases efficiency and reduces
        IT costs.

    -   Transforming the software development lifecycle by using
        virtualization for development, testing, staging, and production
        environments. This will reduce costs, increase productivity, and
        improve quality.

    -   Reduce downtime. Private Cloud powered by VMware make high
        availability and disaster recovery solutions more cost-effective,
        easy to use, and reliable.

    -   Three VMware vSphere license options are available: Standard,
        Advanced and Enterprise Plus
    

PEER 1 Hosting's Private Cloud powered by VMware are hosted on the company's 10Gb SuperNetwork(TM) backbone to ensure faster performance, low latency and no single point of failure. In addition, customers will benefit from in-house VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support(TM).

As Tim Varma, Vice President of Product Development at PEER 1 Hosting comments, "PEER 1 Hosting is a leading provider with a global footprint and a proven track record in delivering excellent customer service. It was critical that we joined the leading virtualization service provider program - and that's VMware. We look forward to offering the very best virtualization solution in the market with our Private Cloud powered by VMware's solutions".

"PEER 1 Hosting provides an excellent option for customers to take advantage of IT as a service without building an in-house datacenter," said Geoff Waters, director, VMware Service Provider Program, VMware. "Businesses that sign up for Private Clouds powered by VMware can count on the powerful combination of VMware's industry-leading virtualization platform and PEER 1 Hosting's outstanding customer service and high-performance network infrastructure."

For further information please visit www.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 centres, 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 (http://www.serverbeach.com/) brand, Colocation (http://www.peer1.com/hosting/) and 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.serverbeach.com or www.peer1.com.

VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

SOURCE PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: For North American inquiries please contact Marcela Peake at PEER 1 Hosting, +1-604-909-6428, mpeake@peer1.com; For European media inquiries please contact Champion Communications, +44 (0) 207 268 3439, PEER1hosting@championcomms.com

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