Sphera Platform Allows BellSouth to Deliver Web Hosting and Hosted Applications

November 8, 2005
November 8, 2005 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Sphera Corporation (http://www.sphera.com) has announced the launch of a new platform for BellSouth (BLS) that enables the company to deliver enhanced web hosting and hosted applications capabilities. Sphera, a data center automation and services provider, has worked with BellSouth to successfully migrate more than 100,000 web sites, email, ftp and ecommerce accounts to the new Sphera/BellSouth platform.

The new platform enables BellSouth to control its product portfolio and allows the company to expand customization capabilities. Through Sphera, BellSouth can deliver traditional hosting services and cater for residential and business customers’ hosted applications such as ecommerce, premium email, CRM and collaboration. BellSouth is now able offer a substantially enhanced product suite for small to medium businesses.

"BellSouth's small and medium business customers have expressed an ongoing need for web hosting with advanced email and commerce capabilities," said Tim Hill, director of portal services, BellSouth. "By bringing the web hosting platform in-house with Sphera, we can meet these increasing customer needs as they evolve."

"As we look to aggressively and effectively market our enhanced capabilities, such as Linux hosting and ecommerce, to millions of BellSouth customers, our investment in the Sphera platform will continue to present a significant return," continued Hill. "In partnership with Sphera, BellSouth has built a world-class infrastructure for hosting web sites with advanced email and ecommerce application capabilities, which can easily expand as we deploy new applications and services to our growing customer base."

"Sphera is extremely pleased with our partnership with BellSouth," said Michael Gold, chief executive officer, Sphera. "The infrastructure we have developed supports millions of customers and delivers virtually any web-based and business application as part of an enhanced web hosting service. We believe this solution has strengthened BellSouth's leadership position within the telecommunications industry, and look forward to expanding our pioneering technologies together."

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