Southampton, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 04, 2009 -- PEER 1 offers award-winning Managed Hosting to SMB businesses and Dedicated Hosting through ServerBeach on a 'pay as you grow' basis. Since May, PEER 1 UK has opened offices in Southampton with a sales team of 10 staff and successfully brought online its data centre in Fleet, Hampshire connecting local customers to its 10GB SuperNetworkTM. The company also launched the UK CloudXcelerator programme in July this year, with ElasticHosts as its first partner, enabling cloud service providers to accelerate secure and robust roll-out of their cloud infrastructure.
Dominic Monkhouse, UK MD at PEER 1 commented: "Our business has performed well in our first three months of operations. Customers are responding to the quality of our service and our network and those who have started working with us are already showing very positive satisfaction feedback, which is exactly how PEER 1 wants to operate.
"Our plan is simple: keep working with customers to give them what they need, without any of the things they don't, and this will continue to build our foundations in Europe," Monkhouse added.
Greenprofs was one of PEER 1 UK's first customers. It runs an online news site focusing on environmental news, events and jobs. Initially Greenprofs was launched as a group on LinkedIn, but it grew so quickly it needed scalable dedicated server bandwidth to support its 46,000 strong subscriber community.
John Horsley, founder of Greenprofs, comments: "Greenprofs has experienced tremendous growth since we launched in 2008. The increased traffic to the website has meant that in order to keep up with postings and uploads, we needed a hosting provider that could guarantee continued uptime. Since moving to PEER 1's dedicated hosting arm, ServerBeach, we have been able to improve the speed of the site, cut down time as well as improve our Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)."
BullionVault.com is another recent customer to join PEER 1. It provides online gold trading services and needed global reach for its hosting with local points-of-presence to enable trades to transact immediately without latency that could affect the trading price.
Kris Jenkins, CTO at BullionVault.com commented, "We looked at a number of web hosting companies but none could offer the customised service ServerBeach is providing us with. Although we have a relatively low headcount, we have global customer reach. We wanted to bypass the hassle of having different hosting providers in each country, without paying the earth for global presence."
ElasticHosts recently became the first partner for PEER 1's UK CloudXcelerator programme. As the only Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to offer two independent data centres in Europe, ElasticHosts uses PEER 1's 10 Gbps SuperNetworkâ¢ to provide robust hosting support and scalability for business critical cloud services.
Richard Davies, ElasticHosts CEO, said, "Being part of the CloudXcelerator programme gives us quick, secure access to managed hardware and network. As we look to grow our business, working with PEER 1 will help us stay ahead of the market. With PEER 1 continuing to expand across Europe, we will be able to take full advantage as we develop - and continue to reap the benefits we're already seeing."