Geared to small-midsize business growth, low-cost program provides a
secure environment to develop products
VANCOUVER, Nov. 28 /CNW/ -- PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX-V:
PIX), a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, is now providing SaaS3,
a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) incubation and enablement service, for its
Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners. SaaS3 assists small to mid-sized
ISVs test, deploy and manage their Web 2.0, enterprise 2.0 and SaaS
applications throughout the entire product lifecycle on the Microsoft Windows
"ISVs are increasingly adopting the SaaS model to help them reach new
markets," said Robert Miggins, vice president of business development for PEER
1. "As SaaS providers, ISVs have to operate differently than traditional ISVs
by offering software plus services instead of just software. They can benefit
greatly by from this type of innovative and affordable development tool for
the Microsoft Windows platform."
Building on their current infrastructure for SaaS applications, PEER 1's
SaaS3 program walks businesses through the essential aspects of building and
deploying applications running on the Microsoft platform. ISVs can begin by
working on products from the ground up in an online developer sandbox. Here
they can confirm architectural design, conduct 'Proof of Concepts,' and get
feedback from potential customers.
When the product is ready for market, it can then be seamlessly
transitioned online, within the PEER 1 secure, managed hosting infrastructure.
These services can help reduce IT spending and consolidate resources needed
for SaaS applications. As the product and company grows, the SaaS3 program
provides expert consultation and a fully scalable network to support it.
"SaaS presents a tremendous opportunity for ISVs, particularly for those
working with a hosting provider," said John Zanni, managing director of
worldwide hosting for Microsoft Corp. "Working with a company like PEER 1, a
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, not only brings credibility to the
organization, but also helps the ISV go to market quicker."
PEER 1 has formulated the SaaS3 program for Windows to continue providing
value-added services to its ISV partners and in turn to their customers.
"Having an online testing area, such as SaaS3, will help our company to
expand product offerings more quickly and with better results, said Jon
Biedermann, vice president of DonorPerfect.com. "PEER 1 has provided us with
excellent customer service and support for many years, and adding this program
will just continue to build their reliability and reputation as a valuable
business and IT partner."
Visit http://www.peer1.com/hosting/saas.php for more information.
About PEER 1
PEER 1, a leading online IT infrastructure provider, believes in the
limitless opportunity of the Internet and the business growth and continuity
it provides for its more than 9,000 customers. PEER 1 delivers highly scalable
dedicated hosting and co-location solutions to ensure customers' online
presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to
include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major cities across
North America and Europe. Serving a variety of companies, PEER 1 offers
solutions that grow through every stage of web commerce, regardless of company
size. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is
traded on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol PIX. For more information
For further information:
For further information: Abigail Faylor, +1-425-452-5497,
email@example.com, for PEER 1 Web Site: http://www.peer1.com