, (PressExposure) April 11, 2008 -- United States Secure Hosting Center (USSHC), has formally announced its provision of co-location services to the XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF). The agreement supports the core web, mail, and source control services maintained by the XSF for use by the Jabber/XMPP developer and user communities, as well as the flagship jabber.org IM service.
The XMPP Standards Foundation (formerly the Jabber Software Foundation) is the central hub for development of the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), a real-time communication technology based on the open-source Jabber code first released in 1999. XMPP is increasingly seen as a core aspect of the Internet infrastructure, as witness its deployment by the likes of Google, Apple, Sun, NTT, Portugal Telecom, Twitter, the U.S. Marine Corps, and major Wall Street investment banks.
"Given the secure, always-on nature of Jabber/XMPP technologies, the choice of USSHC is only natural," said Peter Saint-Andre, Executive Director of the XSF. "USSHC's commitment to secure hosting, highly reliable systems, and fast, friendly service is unsurpassed in the industry."
"We're happy to support the continued expansion of the Jabber project and the XMPP Standards Foundation," said Jerry Pasker, CEO and founder of USSHC. "We have provided hosting and services for the foundation informally for almost 10 years and are happy to continue that support as the XMPP Standards Foundation continues to create,develop, and maintain innovative software."
Offering truly redundant fiber connections with zero common points of failure, dual data and UPS drops to customer racks, and multiple onsite generators with secure fuel storage, USSHC can meet the expanding needs of groups like the XSF today and in the future.
About USSHC Established in 2003 to provide total redundancy for a local ISP, USSHC has expanded to offer full disaster recovery and collocation services to a wide variety of consumers. USSHC provides a full range of services from its secure data center in their military-built, hardened, underground facility. Designed to survive and operate normally during a major disaster, the facility has been a premier choice for leaders in internet services, technology startups, and Fortune 500 companies. USSHC is a privately held company based in Eastern Iowa.
About the XMPP Standards Foundation
The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) builds open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF's Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), and also provides information and infrastructure to the worldwide community of Jabber/XMPP developers, service providers, and end users. Widely considered the lingua franca of instant messaging, XMPP is an Internet standard for presence, real-time messaging, and streaming Extensible Markup Language (XML) data that grew out of the popular Jabber open-source technologies first released in 1999. With approval of XMPP by the IETF in 2004, the XSF continues to develop XMPP extensions that meet the needs of its many stakeholders: open-source and commercial developers (including Apple, HP, Nokia, and Sun), organizations large and small (including the U.S. defense establishment and most Wall Street investment banks), Internet and mobile service providers (including Google, NTT, and Portugal Telecom), and more than 50 million end users worldwide. PressRelease Distribution By PressReleasePoint(http://www.pressreleasepoint.com)