Significant growth for ServerBeach customer calls for a scalable managed hosting solution to provide a competitive edge for its online services

June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (www.peer1.com), a global online IT business hosting provider, was recently chosen by ServerBeach customer, Serotek Corporation, to provide a fully managed, scalable hosting solution. Along with text-to-speech screen reader services and remote access solutions for tech professionals who are blind or low vision, Serotek operates a complete Internet service provider and online community specifically designed to meet the needs of visually impaired computer users. Serotek has received considerable interest in its low-cost solutions and interactive community, tripling the business in two years and requiring the company’s infrastructure to expand.

“The ability for PEER 1 to be flexible and scalable is crucial for us as we have to be prepared and able to immediately handle any kind of growth hurdle,” said Mike Calvo, founder and CEO of Serotek. “Going from self-managed hosting to managed hosting was a natural growth progression for us and I applaud the service and forward-thinking we’ve witnessed from both ServerBeach and PEER 1. Partnering with PEER 1, we truly believe the sky’s the limit for our business.”

After six years with dedicated hosting provider ServerBeach, Serotek experienced a seamless transition when it turned over its complete business hosting solution to PEER 1 managed hosting earlier this year. Since the move to managed hosting service, the company has nearly quadrupled its online capacity, making its system more robust and able to support the thousands of Serotek users. Serotek now has access to PEER 1’s 24x7x365 FirstCall SupportTM and the advantage of a Load Balancing service to ensure high availability and redundancy for its online services and community. As the company grows, new machines are added and up-and-running faster than if the process was managed in-house.

In addition to its customers, Serotek’s employees, the majority of whom are blind, also experience the benefits of PEER 1’s reliable managed hosting solution. Working from their homes across the country, employees are also users of Serotek’s services and require the remote access to Serotek’s web portal and online community. Employees can now fully focus on its customers and furthering the Serotek brand knowing PEER 1 is ready to handle any IT infrastructure challenge that arises.

“Serotek’s transition from ServerBeach to a fully managed hosting solution demonstrates PEER 1’s ability to scale with our customers through all the stages of their business growth,” said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1. “Whether our customers are significantly growing or need to cut back, PEER 1 has a solution for them so they can continue to focus their time and energy on their business.”



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