The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) has chosen MaximumASP (http://www.maximumasp.com) as its preferred web hosting partner, it was announced yesterday. MaximumASP will provide a “comprehensive hosting infrastructure” for the new PASS member website.
The move comes as a response to PASS’s website receiving a surge in traffic as a result of exploding membership. The PASS website caters for around 25,000 database administrators, business intelligence experts and application developers. The new PASS website will offer significant enhancements including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server2007. MaximumASP was chosen for the task after a “rigorous evaluation over several competing international hosting providers”.
The pattern of continual growth, and plans for several large website enhancement projects in 2007 prompted PASS to do an exhaustive search for a more capable hosting solution. MaximumASP was immediately identified as a top choice and was selected to provide web hosting and networking expertise.
“MaximumASP provides us with a web hosting infrastructure for both our front and back office organizational needs,” explained Rushabh B. Mehta, Director of Technology at PASS. “The initial deployment of the PASS web site includes a server farm with seven dedicated servers, generous bandwidth, and professional support.” He added, “I have full confidence that our current partnership with MaximumASP will help propel the PASS project to the next level.”
“SQL Server is a key area of focus for MaximumASP and this partnership is ideal in that it fits with our ongoing goal to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date SQL Server products and services available in the marketplace,” added Sarah Barela, SQL DBA at MaximumASP.
Established in 2000, MaximumASP is based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and currently hosts around 44,000 domains for customers in over 60 countries.
PASS was founded by Microsoft and CA to provide users of SQL Server a “community, peer networking and to build a body of expertise to help educate millions of SQL Server users around the world“.