Gandi Announces the Next Evolutionary Step in Hosting

    LONDON, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - After 9 months of intensive beta testing using a
pool of 9,000 servers created by over 4,000 individual customers,,
the largest ICANN-accredited registrar in France, announces the grand opening
of its unparalleled hosting service.
    "We are extremely proud to announce the opening of Gandi's web hosting
service, which has been developed entirely in-house over 2 years, and is built
on a 'cloud infrastructure'. This means that your server runs on a grid of
computers, guaranteeing your resources, while giving unparalleled resilience
to failure, and the ability to expand or contract your resources as your needs
change. The hosting industry is well aware that this is the next evolutionary
step in technology and will replace shared hosting, and possibly even
dedicated hosting. The advantages for customers are too great to be ignored,
which is why the traditional players, having down played this, are now using
buzzwords around virtualisation in order to continue to sell to the less
informed." says Joe White, COO of
    "We have developed this technology in house with the support of our
active community of beta testers. Their support has allowed us to stay in
close contact with our customers during development and means that we can be
very agile in response to their changing needs in the future. We would like to
thank them for helping us deliver this revolutionary service."
    The Gandi service is unparalleled because of its extreme flexibility.
Imagine you are launching your new website, you are excited about your future
growth, but you have no idea how successful your site will be. Gandi's hosting
service makes this an easy problem to deal with:
    Ultimate flexibility exclusively at Gandi - Your dedicated server can be
up and running in 10 minutes, you can increase or reduce the power of your
server instantly with no loss of service. This means you can tailor the
service to your actual needs and evolve your server in line with your success.
There is no minimum term to your contract.
    An offer available to everyone - Experienced users can create their own
dedicated server and configure it however they wish, while beginners can take
advantage of Gandi AI (Auto-install) to setup preinstalled servers that are
ready to use in one-click (web-servers, mail-servers, game servers).
    "Made in Gandi": service first - Gandi is well known as a company that
listens to its customer's needs, has a desire to keep innovating, and for the
quality of its products and services. Because we develop our products in house
we can be highly responsive to your feedback.
    High network resilience - Gandi's infrastructure is based on high
availability servers using SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) disks running RAID 60.
Additionally, we have two separate locations on the same network loop that
allows us to "move" a server from one location to another seamlessly without
the slightest disruption in service.
    A price that is more than competitive - To celebrate the launch, Gandi
prices will start at GBP7/$14/EUR10 (excl. VAT) per 'share' per month (one
'share' being the smallest resource per server, the most powerful server may
have up to 16 shares). This will last until December 31st 2008, and will then
move to the standard price of GBP8.5/$16/EUR12 (excl. VAT).
    "This is the beginning of a new chapter in Gandi's history", says Stephan
Ramoin, CEO, "We have long been recognised as the registrar of choice for the
tech community, and our revolutionary new hosting offer delivers the same
level of quality, innovation, flexibility and price that our customers expect.
And for those who don't need the power of a full server, Gandi will soon
launch additional hosting services, at a far lower price. Watch this space."

    Created in 1999 and purchased in 2005 by an experienced executive team,
Gandi manages more than 760,000 domain names for clients in 198 countries
around the world, which places the company as a leading domain names registrar
in France and sixth in Europe. Today, Gandi is a leader in the field of domain
name registrars, always putting the customers needs first, with a commitment
to high quality, innovative products. The company's goal is to create an
alternative and independent line of Internet services based around domain
names. Gandi is devoted to giving everyone the tools they need to discuss
their interests, present products or services, or to simply express
themselves. In short, we enable people to lay claim to a personal online
presence of professional quality. Our clients range from individuals and small
companies, to public institutions (EU/ECB) and large multinational
corporations. Many have put confidence in us, and it's something we are deeply
proud of.
    More information on Gandi is available at:


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