September 16, 2008 15:02 ET Provides CloudNine to VMware Customers; Joins VMware vCloud Initiative

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) -, the first name in global hosting solutions and services, today announced its participation in the VMware (NYSE: VMW), vCloud Initiative. CloudNine,'s cloud computing solution, will be showcased at VMworld 2008, which is expected to draw more than 14,000 attendees. will be an original member of the VMware vCloud partner ecosystem, and will work with VMware to create standard APIs and services for VMware vCloud partners, allowing organizations to seamlessly extend their traditional IT infrastructures into the cloud.

Darren King, CEO of, noted, "The VMware vCloud Initiative can revolutionize the hosting industry just as the virtual private server did in the early 2000s. The VMware Infrastructure suite allows to provide a secure, scalable utility solution -- CloudNine -- to provision, support and consult with clients at a level previously unavailable in the hosting industry." utilizes VMware virtualization in its data centers throughout North America, and the VMware platform is a critical component of CloudNine. Through its participation in the VMware vCloud Initiative, will provide cloud computing services and benefits to businesses of all sizes. For more information on CloudNine, please visit

"The VMware vCloud Initiative introduces an entirely new model for IT where organizations can leverage their existing investments in the industry-leading VMware platform to increase business agility and reduce costs by transitioning to the cloud," said William Shelton, Director of Emerging Products and Solutions at VMware. "Through our relationship with, VMware technologies and CloudNine solutions are enabling our joint customers to realize the benefits of cloud computing in an automated, flexible and secure cloud environment." deployed a complete, standards-based architecture to create CloudNine. worked strategically with manufacturers such as Radware, HP, Cisco, Fortinet, and others to ensure the security, reliability and availability of CloudNine. CloudNine is currently available in both production and beta. Visit for more information.


Since 1996,, the First Name in Hosting, has provided award-winning dedicated hosting, managed hosting, collocation, disaster recovery and business continuance services to a global customer base demanding a high level of security, reliability and responsiveness. monitors, manages, and enhances the web based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service providers (SaaS), content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory. currently owns and operates its proprietary content delivery grid (CDG) via data center facilities in Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California; and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit or call the company at 800-446-7627.

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