Webzilla, a world leader in premium enterprise hosting, today announced availability of Microsoft Windows Server as a managed service, in addition to Linux and the Unix-based FreeBSD, for its managed hosting customers.
"The large and growing Windows and Linux network ecosystems each offers distinct advantages for customers of managed enterprise hosting," said XBT Holding CTO Konstantin Bezruchenko. "Webzilla has grown to be a trusted provider of high-performance hosting and network solutions by ensuring that our customers always have the optimum hardware and software for their environments. Today's announcement reflects our commitment to flexibility by letting customers choose the managed operating system that best fits their needs."
"IDC reports that Microsoft Windows has grown to be 47.9% of Q2 2012 server revenue vs. 22.1% for Linux," commented Rajesh Kumar Mishra, CFO XBT Holding. "There is increasing demand for managed Windows among key Webzilla business segments, including e-commerce, foreign exchange and other financial services. Most dedicated hosting providers offer only one or two managed operating systems. We offer three because extending Webzilla's award-winning infrastructure to Windows helps us better serve our customers and is strategic in continuing our rapid growth and addressing new markets."
The managed Windows server platform brings the benefits of full Windows compatibility along with the high performance, security and reliability that distinguish Webzilla. Webzilla customers will now be able to natively run popular software such as Microsoft Exchange, Outlook and SharePoint, SQL and Access, ASP.net, and C++ and Visual Basic.
The new platform is available immediately to Webzilla customers. Certified Webzilla technicians will configure the operating system, handle updates, and provide ongoing monitoring, freeing customers from having to dedicate administrator resources. Webzilla is teaming with Insight, Inc., a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner under Microsoft's Services Provider License Agreement program, for the managed Windows server service.
Webzilla is a world leader in enterprise hosting and colocation services, with a private backbone network linking multiple carrier-neutral datacenters in Europe (Luxembourg and the Netherlands), North America (Texas) and Asia (India and Singapore). Partnerships with most major Tier 1 providers ensure premium 1,300 Gbps connectivity, allowing seamless handling of high-volume traffic at optimal speed and lowest latency. Webzilla's engineering staff is adept at building scalable server architecture optimized for specific business requirements. Webzilla is the trusted hosting infrastructure partner of more than 500 enterprise customers in the most data-intensive industries, including e-commerce, game and software developers, payment platforms, FX brokers and video streaming companies. Visit Webzilla online at http://www.webzilla.com/.
About XBT Holding
XBT Holding Ltd. is a privately-owned global hosting, network solutions and web development provider founded in 2005, with offices in eight countries. Worldwide enterprise and SMB customers rely on XBT's international expertise and comprehensive service portfolio, including managed dedicated hosting, colocation, shared and VPS hosting, high-performance network, cloud, web and application development services. The company operates a worldwide proprietary network through five carrier-neutral datacenters and 12 points of presence in the United States, Europe and Asia, with more than 12,000 servers throughout seven subsidiaries. XBT Holding partners with most major Tier 1 networks to ensure high-speed international connectivity up to 1,300 Gbps. XBT is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Internet infrastructure industry. Visit XBT online at http://www.xbt.com.