June 29, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a global online IT business hosting provider, has launched its CloudXcelerator™ program, which enables PEER 1 partners to develop, test and run their cloud applications on PEER 1’s IT hosting infrastructure. Apprenda, the creators of SaaSGrid, a powerful Cloud Application Server for rapidly building and commercializing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, joins PEER 1 as its first CloudXcelerator partner.
In launching the CloudXcelerator program, PEER 1 helps to enable qualified cloud computing companies to achieve early success. Any company developing cloud technology that requires hosting is eligible to apply for the CloudXcelerator program. Benefits of the program include deeply subsidized hosting, co-marketing funds, exposure on PEER 1’s website and to the company’s 10,000 customers, as well as public relations exposure. The PEER 1 sales team will also support partners by learning about their applications and referring qualified leads whenever possible. With these features and the use of PEER 1’s high performance infrastructure partners can take innovations one step further.
“We are constantly looking for opportunities to leverage our network and infrastructure strength to support and increase market innovation,” said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1. “The CloudXcelerator program allows us to help bring to market the latest innovations that will determine the future of the cloud landscape, while at the same time helping partners find the most efficient and cost effective applications to increase their success.”
By partnering with PEER 1 for the CloudXcelerator program, Apprenda will get additional exposure for SaaSGrid, while helping PEER 1 expand its SaaS enablement offering. Unlike any other offering on the market today, Apprenda’s SaaSGrid Cloud Application Server removes both the business and technical challenges of delivering Software as a Service, allowing software companies to focus 100 percent on the value delivered to their customers. SaaSGrid provides out of the box multitenancy, the application billing system, provisioning system, full application lifecycle management system and much more.
“Supporting the SaaSGrid Cloud Application Server exemplifies PEER 1’s commitment to bringing software companies powerful SaaS enablement technologies that simplify their development, testing and operational efforts,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO at Apprenda. “PEER 1 is one of the most progressive hosting providers we’ve come across and we’re excited to partner with them on the CloudXcelerator program.”
PEER 1 senior vice president of business development, Robert Miggins, and Apprenda vice president of engineering, Abraham Sultan, will speak on a Structure 09 panel today at 10:15 a.m. PT. The panel, moderated by Bernard Golden of CIO magazine, will focus on the use of commodity hardware within the cloud.