PEER 1 Powers Sitemasher, New SaaS Web Site Development Solution



    
    Customized Web Hosting and Virtualization Support Are Key to Success of
    Advanced Web Service

    
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 6 /CNW/ -- Through the creation of a
highly tailored managed hosting solution, PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.
(TSX: PIX) helped enable the launch of Sitemasher, a revolutionary Web site
development service that combines ease of use with the power that enterprise
users demand. Sitemasher provides a fully managed, hosted Web site solution
that seamlessly integrates the Web site building and publishing environment,
content management system (CMS), analytics and search engine optimization
(SEO), all within single platform.
    Sitemasher provides a rich, technical framework that gives businesses the
tools and services to create their own data-driven web applications without
programming. This unique, practical approach has enabled the company to grow
quickly with more than 2,000 customers since beta-testing began in April. PEER
1's ability to deliver a creative solution to the client's needs mirrors
Sitemasher's own business model, and is credited by Sitemasher as being
integral to its successful launch.
    "When we researched hosting companies, PEER 1 was the only one that was
willing to put together a customized solution that was a fit for us," said
Sitemasher CEO Ron Moravek. "They have one of the most extensive and highest
performing networks in the world and are well respected for this. No one else
could provide us the solution for our cloud computing that we needed, but PEER
1 stepped up and made it work.  PEER 1 provides us with the ability to offer
our customers scalability, reliability, and load balancing so they don't have
to worry about exceeding their limits if business is good."
    Sitemasher differs drastically from its competition because it doesn't
focus on one area of the Web site lifecycle, such as design, content
management, or maintenance. Instead, it takes care of the entire lifecycle of
a Web site, and delivers this function as a service. As a result, businesses
can take control of their web presence without compromising on
enterprise-level necessities.
    "As we look toward the future of the hosting industry, we see
customizations, such as the solution we created for Sitemasher, becoming more
prevalent," said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development
for PEER 1. "The ability to channel our powerful network to support and enable
virtualization, is key for the growth of forward-thinking tech companies like
Sitemasher, and helps them carve out a niche in the Web 2.0 space."
    PEER 1 is one of the only hosting companies offering all three types of
web hosting services under one roof; dedicated, managed and co-location. These
extensive services are supported by PEER 1's world class, geographically
diverse network, which includes 15 data centers in major cities across North
America and POPs in Europe.
    Before even bringing their product to market, Sitemasher has been the
recipient of several awards: Red Herring finalist for top-50 Canadian IT
companies, Microsoft Canada "Blue Sky" Award, and a selected participant in
Microsoft's prestigious Accelerator Program.
    
    About PEER 1
    
    PEER 1 believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the
business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a
leading online IT infrastructure provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high
performance Internet network supporting scalable managed hosting, dedicated
hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and co-location solutions. Backed by
its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support(TM), PEER 1
ensures customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since
1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 15 state-of-the-art data centers in North
America and points-of-presence in Europe. The company's headquarters are in
Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For
more information visit: http://www.peer1.com.
    
    About Sitemasher
    
    Established in 2007, Sitemasher provides a fully managed, hosted website
solution that seamlessly integrates the website building environment, content
management system (CMS), analytics, and search engine optimization (SEO) ...
all within a single platform.  Phil Calvin, chief technical officer, began
developing Sitemasher in 2005. Ron Moravek, chief executive officer, joined
the new corporation in August 2007 along with Curtis Terry, chief financial
officer and chief operating officer for Sitemasher, both from Electronic Arts,
Canada. Eric Dorgelo, vice president of development, joined the team from
Rockwell. Nicole Denil joined Sitemasher from Microsoft Corporation. Eric
Carlson became the sole venture capitalist and partner in December. For more
information visit: http://www.sitemasher.com.




For further information:

For further information: Abigail Faylor, +1-425-452-5497,
afaylor@webershandwick.com, for PEER 1; or Nicole Denil of Sitemasher,
+1-305-733-4275, nicoleD@sitemasher.com Web Site: http://www.peer1.com       
         http://www.sitemasher.com

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