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Fasthosts counted among top finalists for 2010 Microsoft Partner Awards


Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web hosting provider, announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner Awards in the Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year award category.

Steve Holford, Marketing Director of Fasthosts Internet Ltd. said: “We are delighted to be recognised in this significant award. Microsoft products have always been a popular choice with our customers. However, in recent years we have gone further to investigate and develop new ways to apply Microsoft server technologies and as a result have seen excellent performance and usability benefits for the end-user.”

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners and finalists chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year Award honours partners who have demonstrated solution innovation and a commitment to engaging with Microsoft. This award recognises Fasthosts for teaming with Microsoft to address their customer needs through identifying new market opportunities and using technology innovation.

“Congratulations to the 2010 Partner Award finalists for delivering such creative and superior Microsoft solutions and services,” said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “It’s incredible to see the level of expertise our partners continue to exhibit as they create and deliver innovative solutions and services to grow their businesses, meet customer needs, and drive down costs.”

Fasthosts has long been regarded as an expert in Microsoft hosting, having offered Microsoft-driven web solutions since 2002. Fasthosts’ award nomination follows the company’s recent launch of innovative new Virtual Servers that use Hyper-V (hypervisor based) technology, the latest in Microsoft server virtualization, to harness the full power of the hardware. All Fasthosts users can also benefit from the most advanced Microsoft Server operating system yet - Windows Server 2008 R2.

Fasthosts’ Data Centre on Demand (DCoD) platform is the foundation of the company’s virtual private server solutions. Designed in collaboration with Microsoft experts using Microsoft Dynamic Data Centre, DCoD allows the user to benefit from the latest agile, secure and highly reliable server infrastructure.

Holford added: “Microsoft technology is currently offering some of the most exciting innovations in the hosting market. The virtual servers offered from this platform are technologically superior to many other solutions, and are extremely agile, designed for both developers and businesses.”

As a leading web host, Fasthosts offers a comprehensive range of web solutions including domain name registrations, email solutions (including mobile email services), shared web hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, online payment services, reseller web hosting and feature-rich broadband packages. Fasthosts is well placed to deliver business and professional users a high quality service. All data is hosted in Fasthosts’ state-of-the-art UK based data centre.

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

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About Fasthosts
Fasthosts is a leading web hosting provider. Based in the UK and operating 24x7 from their dedicated UK data centres, Fasthosts keeps over 1 million domains running smoothly and ensures over 42 million emails are delivered safely each day. All Fasthosts services can be self-managed through the award winning Fasthosts web-based control panel that provides customers with unparalleled online control, enabling them to manage hosted services including domain registrations, shared web hosting, business-class email, virtual servers, dedicated servers, software-as-a-service, internet merchant accounts and unlimited broadband. Fasthosts’ maintains an award-winning, highly successful reseller channel.

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