Web Hosting Provider The Planet Reports Record Second Quarter

July 24, 2007
July 24, 2007– (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Web hosting provider The Planet has recorded a record second quarter 2007, it was announced yesterday. “The Planet produced another record revenue quarter, continuing its inception-to-date string of sequential record quarters,” explained Kevin Klausmeyer, the company’s Chief Financial Officer. “We also realized an increase in the quarterly revenue growth rate for the first time since the merger of the predecessor companies. Gross margins once again reached a new quarterly high due to continued synergies and leverage.”

Highlights of The Planet’s second quarter include 1,000+ new leased server customers, the appointments of Johnny K. Vincent and Steve Reichert into new executive positions, the introduction of the company’s Microsoft Business Unit, and a range of new products, including the addition of enterprise-class NetApp FAS systems storage to its private rack solution, Dell PowerEdge 840 servers featuring Intel’s Xeon 3040 Conroe dual-core processors and Cogent unmetered bandwidth. The company also launches a new blog and a new video tour of The Planet’s premises. The company also released two white papers during the period, on titled ‘The Small Business Transition to Hosted Technology: Costs vs. Benefits’ and the other titled ‘How SMBs Can Increase eCommerce Revenue and Decrease IT Costs’.

“With solid revenue growth, the addition of numerous new customers and extensions to our existing customer base, we continue to make progress integrating and maturing our company into a single operating business,” added the company’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Douglas J. Erwin. “Investments in our data centers, operations and management team will provide customers with world-class products, solutions and support for managing their businesses. Customer experience remains our first and most important priority as we mark our first anniversary.”



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