Web Hosting Providers And Microsot’s Hostapalozza Event

Hostapalooza fall under the set of events organized by Microsoft’s Hosting University, a large set of articles, documents and knowledegebase for hosting partners. It is there to assist hosting partners to market their Microsoft set of hosting products and help resellers educate their customers on the services that they are getting.

Web Hosting Providers And Microsot's Hostapalozza Event
Web Hosting Providers And Microsot's Hostapalozza Event

After going through seven different cities from Canada to Mexico in the past months, Microsot’s Hostapalozza event is hosted in Phoenix, Arizona on September 22 2011.  The road show will continue afterwards towards other countries such as Argentina, Columbia, Chile and a couple of other US cities.

 With the main focus of educating their future customers as a marketing tool, these series of events maintain a model of a one-day event that provides hands-on instructions for their set of server and hosting products and information regarding Microsoft’s Service Provider Licensing Agreement which allows hosting providers to lease Microsoft’s operating systems and software for their customers which helps decreases costs and large upfront purchasing fees.

 The Phoenix event is sponsored by Dell with some of Microsoft’s other partners.  It takes place at Hotel Valley Ho at Scottsdale, Arizona and the event runs from 11:30 AM to 5:30PM.  There has been an average of 50 attendees per event with the majority being companies with their own infrastructure.  However, having a small crowd is one of the important things for these events, as they would like to maintain a level of intimacy with their partners.

 Hostapalooza fall under the set of events organized by Microsoft’s Hosting University, a large set of articles, documents and knowledegebase for hosting partners.  It is there to assist hosting partners to market their Microsoft set of hosting products and help resellers educate their customers on the services that they are getting.

GI Partners acquired SoftLayer Web Hosting Provider

GI Partners announced that it has acquired all equity of SoftLayer Web hosting provider.

Greatresponder.com – 2010-08-04 – GI Partners announced that it has acquired all equity of SoftLayer Web hosting provider.

Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer states: “I’m extremely proud of how much SoftLayer has grown and accomplished in its history. GI Partners’ investment and partnership enables us to take our unparalleled approach to the next stage. It’s gratifying that a firm with GI Partners’ insight and success sees such value in SoftLayer’s past growth and future opportunities.

GI Partners, based in The Menlo Park, CA, owns a controlling interest in The Planet, and rumors surfaced during HostingCon held in Austin, TX on July 19-21 that there would be a merger or takeover involving the two Web hosting companies in some shape or form. That possibility still exists.

Rick Magnuson, Executive Managing Director of GI Partners said: “SoftLayer has taken a visionary model and created a company for the future of hosting. We are excited to bring additional resources and experience to help SoftLayer leverage its strategic position in the expanding global data center services market.

GI Partners (www.gipartners.com) manages about $4 billion worth of capital and has investments in colocation hosting firm Telx Group as well as Managed hosting provider ViaWest. Visit www.softlayer.com for more information on it’s Web hosting and data infrastructure services.

Host Color Web Hosting Announces a VPS Web Hosting Coupon

One of the trusted service providers in the VPS Hosting market announced new promotional code on Virtual Private Servers. The code AUGUST2010 give company’s customers 15% instant rebate when sign up for any of the virtual server plans.

Greatresponder.com – 2010-08-03 – VPS Hosting provider Host Color announced the release of coupon code AUGUST2010. It offers 15% instant rebate on all Virtual Private Server Hosting plans based on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers.

The company articulates that alongside with the 15% instant rebate, it also gives free single-security domain SSL certificate to new customers of VPS Advance, VPS Power and VPS Customer. VPS Advance (http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-advance) features 1,280 MB RAM, 40 GB disc space and 1,500 GB monthly bandwidth. This virtual server costs $43.95/month. VPS Power (http://www.hostcolor.com/vps/vps-power ) is a feature-rich virtual machine which comes with 1,792 Mb RAM, 60 GB disc space and 2,500 GB monthly bandwidth.

Host Color customers are eligible to get Free SSL certificate when sign-up for 1 year subscription for the selected VPS Hosting plans. When the SSL certificates expire and the customers want to keep them, they have to renew their hosting service plan for another year. If they want to continue using the SSL without signing up another annual web hosting contract, a standard price of $39/year applies for the renewal of the SSL certificate. The promotional campaign is valid for annual subscriptions.

About Host Color Web Hosting Provider

Host Color LLC is a U.S. web hosting provider incorporated in Delaware. It powers thousands of business and personal websites hosted in data centers in South Bend, Indiana, U.S. and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company also provides Fully Managed Dedicated Hosting services and Europe based website hosting through its EU subsidiary HC Europe. It offers discounts to academics and non-governmental organizations. Host Color’s corporate message is “Web hosting about people, not about gigabytes”.