MSP Today Expert Feature
September 13, 2013

Fastest Managed Hoster Brings Speed to Partners

There are many companies today with names that seem to have absolutely no real meaning. Some are just a jumble. HOSTING doesn’t have that problem. What you see is what you get. HOSTING does, you guessed it, hosting. And a recent Cloud Spectator benchmark test found HOSTING to be the fastest – at least when it comes to managed hosting.

Now HOSTING wants to share this goodness with more partners under its new Cloud Crew program.

The hoster already has partners, it just wants more and it wants to give its existing friends more options, support, services and revenue.

The new program is tailored to three kinds of partners, referral, wholesale and associate.

The company said its new offering comes with: “highly competitive compensation plans with no certifications, quotas or lock-ins; personalized onboarding and cadence calls to accelerate success; exclusive access to HOSTING's channel partner sales and marketing team; co-branded marketing and channel partner promotions; specialized 24/7 live technical support; and Cloud Crew Online Resource Center with helpful tools.”

One partner uses HOSTING to offload its basic infrastructure. “HOSTING is our partner in infrastructure,” said Jeremy Pease, EVP of Infrastructure at Indisoft. “We're a software development firm. HOSTING allows us to do what we do best, and not have to worry about infrastructure.”

Check that, make it two customers. “When we bring HOSTING to the table, we know that they're going to provide the right solution. HOSTING has done a great job of meeting our customers' needs. They've helped my business grow," said RW Holleman, president of Great Day.

The Hostest with the Mostest

We mentioned that Cloud Spectator said HOSTING has the most when it came to managed hosting speed. Their report, Cloud Analysis: Performance Benchmarks of Linux & Windows Environments, found that “HOSTING performs 67 percent greater than Rackspace (News - Alert), and 167 percent greater than Amazon in overall system performance (using Windows).”

Cloud Spectator is no flash in the pan. The company watches 20 different IaaS providers every day, tracking and continually monitoring performance in the areas of CPU, storage, RAM (News - Alert) and the performance of the provider’s internal network. In fact, Cloud Spectator runs these tests at least three times a day, every day.

“HOSTING offers the fastest CPUs on average, as well as greater performance predictability. In a Windows environment, HOSTING consistently outperformed both Rackspace and Amazon over the entire test period. The aggregate performance differentials between the three providers for Linux systems show HOSTING CPUs outperforming Rackspace's CPUs by 10.1 percent and Amazon's by 49 percent,” the report said.

A Little HOSTING Magic

Performance is of critical importance. But it is certainly not the only thing Gartner (News - Alert) looks at in putting together its recent Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant.

HOSTING made the magic cut, placing in the lower left hand corner, which qualifies the company as a “niche player.” Rackspace was in the upper right hand quadrant as a leader, while AWS didn’t appear anywhere.

So what precisely is managed hosting? For Gartner “managed hosting solutions are offered on physical and virtualized infrastructures, including cloud infrastructure as a service. This market is mature, but cloud capabilities are disruptive, so vendors must be chosen with care,” the report said.

Furthermore, these services include storage, bandwidth, data center services and the provider must manage the computing, including managing server operating systems – that element of management of course is the key!

Edited by Alisen Downey