Managed Web Hosting News #1
Managed Web Hosting Solution Partners
Reston, Virginia and Peabody, Massachusetts - (via THE HOSTING NEWS) - August
17, 2005 - XO Communications, Inc. and NEXL Network Systems have announced an
alliance which will offer businesses managed hosting solutions, from the network
through to the managed application level.
The two companies will offer solutions that leverage XO data centers and IP
network infrastructure and NEXL's leadership in delivering complete managed
infrastructure computing services. Under a multi-year agreement, XO and NEXL
will co-market and sell each other's services through XO direct and indirect
sales channels and NEXL's direct sales force.
Under the arrangement, NEXL becomes the provider of complex managed services to
XO managed hosting customers, and XO becomes a preferred provider of data center
and network services to NEXL customers. XO and NEXL will jointly deliver
end-to-end managed hosting solutions leveraging XO data centers and Tier 1
OC-192 national IP network and NEXL's complete range of infrastructure computing
services. The companies will offer these solutions to new customers that want to
outsource the hosting and management of their web-based applications.
Customers will be hosted within secure and fully redundant XO data centers,
which are directly connected to the XO IP network. NEXL will design, implement
and manage the solutions, delivering a wide range of managed application,
security, and storage services.
Barbara Branaman, Vice President and General Manager of XO Communications'
Hosting Business Unit described the new realtionship, "By creating this alliance
with NEXL Network Systems, XO can continue to offer businesses the latest in
outsourced managed hosting solutions, from design and implementation to the
day-to-day management of their applications and equipment. NEXL's leading
managed offerings complement XO's data center and networking expertise, together
allowing us to provide customers a single source solution for outsourcing their
"The new relationship between NEXL and XO Communications enables us to give
customers a best of breed Managed Hosting experience, from analysis and design
to ongoing support and management," said Dean Oliver, President and Chief
Operating Officer of NEXL Network Systems. "This is an exciting alliance for
both companies, as well as for the customer."
To learn more about XO Communications please visit: http://www.xo.com.
For further information about NEXL Network Systems, please visit: http://www.nexl.com.
Posted on Wednesday, August 17 @ 10:11:08 EDT by editor
Managed Web Hosting News #2
Madison, Wis., - (via THE HOSTING NEWS) - July 26, 2005 - Sonic Foundry Inc.
a worldwide leader in automated rich media solutions, today announced a new
strategic initiative to begin offering managed hosting, content management and
delivery services coupled to its line of Mediasite(TM) Rich Media Recorders. The
hosting services, the first part of the company's new services portfolio
roll-out, will enable organizations to quickly and easily take advantage of the
Mediasite rich media communications platform, without having to wade through the
complexities associated with their IT or network infrastructure issues.
With their ''one-button'' recording design, Mediasite Rich Media Recorders are
among the leading content capture appliances for customers looking for a simple
yet powerful way to capture and deliver their enterprise communications,
web-based education, online training, product marketing and related
applications. Mediasite's automated workflow eliminates the complicated and
time-consuming authoring or post-production requirements of competing products,
and delivers the unmatched speed and versatility people have come to expect from
Sonic Foundry technology.
''Sonic Foundry's new support offerings come in response to organizations who
recognize the anytime/anywhere benefits of Mediasite's Web-based rich media
communications, but simply do not want the hassle of dealing with internal
infrastructure issues,'' said Rimas Buinevicius, chairman and CEO of Sonic
Foundry. ''By eliminating all the complexities associated with setting up and
managing internal servers, content storage, backup and distribution networks
needed for live Webcasting and Web publishing, we're making it even easier to
deploy and use a Mediasite recorder.''
As a complete, turnkey offering, these services will help organizations of all
sizes get their rich media communications initiatives up and running quickly and
effortlessly. It can serve as a hassle-free long-term solution, as well as a
low-risk way to test drive rich media before bringing hosting requirements
in-house. Indeed, in a 2004 study, Webcast Services Come of Age, research firm
Interactive Media Strategies predicted that service providers will expand their
role in helping to accelerate the enterprise-wide adoption of online multimedia.
''The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education deployed a
Mediasite solution with Sonic Foundry's backend hosting earlier this year,
enabling us to immediately conduct live, interactive rich media presentations to
health care workers in areas of the world with limited resources,'' said
Alexander Nason, project administrator of Johns Hopkins Medicine Interactive,
and director, Johns Hopkins Office of Telemedicine. ''As a new Mediasite
customer, the hosting service was critical in helping us get started fast and
has proven extremely reliable for our mission here at Johns Hopkins.''
Sonic Foundry was founded in 1991 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin. For more
information about Sonic Foundry, visit the company's web site at: http://www.sonicfoundry.com.