SOURCE: Project Hosts, Inc.

Project Hosts, Inc.

March 19, 2014 10:00 ET

Project Hosts Adds COO to Manage Continued Growth of Hosted Project Server, SharePoint and CRM Private Clouds for U.S. Government Agencies and Enterprises

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2014) - Project Hosts, the leading provider of Custom Cloud hosting for Microsoft Project Server, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM, announced today that it has added a new Chief Operating Officer to manage the continued growth of its private and hybrid cloud solution offerings. Erez Avidan-Antonir has joined the company in the newly created position of COO and will directly manage all aspects of business operations with particular emphasis on maintaining the company's renowned performance excellence.

"We are delighted to have Erez on board as our COO," said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-founder of Project Hosts. "Customer demand for Microsoft solutions in public, private and hybrid clouds has never been stronger, and to meet this demand and further scale the company it was paramount to bring in a highly qualified COO. Erez will also play a key role in managing the delivery of our new service offerings and partner-driven application deployments."

Erez will direct all aspects of the company's business operations including service performance, process management, support, and partner and customer satisfaction. Throughout his 23-year career in the IT industry, Erez has continually focused on performance excellence and led operations, sales, and research and development teams to achieve record results.

"Project Hosts is in a perfect position to capitalize on the growing demand for cloud-based solutions that need to be specifically tuned to business, market or technology needs," Said Erez Avidan-Antonir, COO of Project Hosts. "For example, our FedRAMP initiative is the first of its kind, making Microsoft Project, CRM and SharePoint clouds available to U.S. Government agencies that are required to support this standard."

With more hosting experience than any other company delivering Microsoft-based cloud solutions, and now in its 11th year, Project Hosts has launched several strategic initiatives to meet the demand for a new generation of cloud-based solutions. These include:

  • FedRAMP Clouds - FedRAMP-authorized private clouds for Microsoft Project Server, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions. Project Hosts is already leveraging the FISMA / NIST compliant, and "Cloud First" authorized Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) to deliver hosted solutions. The additional authorization of PPM, CRM and SharePoint applications will enable compliance at the Software as a Server (SaaS) level.
  • Hybrid Clouds - Solutions that offer a high degree of integration between on-site or cloud-based resources. One example of this is the company's SSRS Report Enabler for Project Online that enables Office 365 customers to create business intelligence reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). This service integrates Microsoft's public, multi-tenant Project Online cloud with Project Hosts' SSRS Custom Cloud services located in a separate, dedicated cloud.
  • Custom Clouds - PPM Custom Clouds, CRM Custom Clouds and SharePoint Custom Clouds that are built on an Azure-based infrastructure and offer a virtual dedicated environment on which partner-based solutions, custom code and advanced applications can be added. Project Hosts' Custom Cloud environments deliver a dedicated environment, real-time business intelligence and reporting, specialized security, and advanced applications integration.

Erez will also focus his efforts on extending the company's leadership position in performance excellence and service operations. Project Hosts has long been recognized as providing service uptime guarantees that are in accordance with industry best practices, white-glove services for customers and partners, and for its renowned Person-2-Person support services. Unlike many of today's cloud service providers, Project Hosts' adds the "personal touch," ensuring that partners and customers can reach out to an actual person via email or phone when a problem or question arises.

About Project Hosts: Project Hosts, Inc. is the worldwide leader in custom cloud hosting of Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) built on Project Server, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM SaaS solutions. Government Agencies, leading enterprises and medium-sized businesses rely on Project Hosts to deliver all of the benefits of a cloud-based solution with the additional business and technology advantages of a dedicated solution architecture, advanced application integration, customized security requirements and real-time business intelligence reporting. Many of our customers report their solutions and users are up and running in one-half (1/2) the time, and at one-half (1/2) the operating cost as compared to similarly configured on-premise cloud environments. -

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    Project Hosts, Inc.
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