(Gawkwire) – iWeb.com, a global provider of Internet hosting services and IT infrastructure, proudly announces the activation of the 3000th Smart Server and celebrates by the same token the first birthday of its flagship server.
One year ago, iWeb introduced its biggest innovation to date. The launch of the Smart Server, the first product based on iWeb’s SmartLayer technology, marked the first step in transforming the company into an innovative provider of automated Web hosting services.
A more intelligent Smart Server
Since its release, the product has evolved and the iWeb team has delivered a multitude of features to its customers in order to give them more control over the management of their servers. The promise to deliver a product that eliminates many of the problems normally associated with the management and use of a dedicated server was successfully fulfilled.
“We stayed in touch with our customers and developped features that meet their expectations ,” said Martin Leclair, iWeb’s President of Products and Technology . “Customers who buy a Smart Server today will also benefit from any new feature that will be added in the future.” he adds.
What does the Smart Server have to offer today?
Over the year, several features were added with both increased security and server management ease in mind, all available through the Control Center, the Smart Server’s user-friendly management interface. The SuperSmart option provides a software firewall to easily protect critical Smart Server ports and services. Automated Reinstall of the operating system is now available to the customer right from the Control Center. Customers are now able to easily save and restore their data and their Smart Server configurations (including MySQL database configurations) in a few clicks with the available R1Soft backup tools. Smart Groups brings together multiple Smart Servers in an environment completely isolated from other clients allowing each server in the group to communicate easily while remaining invisible to other servers connected to the same LAN, as if they were installed in a physical private rack. All these features are now available in the Smart Services tab, in the Control Center, for easy management of the Smart Server. Many other features will be rolled out in 2012.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Smart Server a contest will soon be held. Full details will be announced in coming weeks on the iWeb.com site.
iWeb is a worldwide provider of Internet hosting services and IT infrastructure that provides services to more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Operating four data centers, iWeb has a capacity of 34,000 dedicated servers, over 1,100 colocation racks and Internet capacity of 77 Gbit/s, divided between nine providers.
One of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies according to PROFIT Magazine, iWeb now generates more than 60% of its revenues, from abroad, with revenues of US$29 million in 2010.