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iWeb Joins OpenStack Foundation, Commits To “Open Cloud” Standard

April 15, 2013

Canadian Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider becomes a corporate
partner and one of top 50 sponsors of the OpenStack Foundation.

MONTREAL, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Canada-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader iWeb has joined the OpenStack® Foundation as a corporate sponsor with a
commitment to developing open cloud standards and technologies.

The OpenStack Foundation supports a global community of more than 8,800
members representing 850 unique organizations across 114 countries and
is responsible for continuing to promote the development, distribution
and adoption of OpenStack cloud software.

“iWeb has long been committed to open technologies.  As we get ready to
deploy our new generation of private and public cloud, OpenStack was a
great fit for us.  We have been in development with OpenStack for many
months now for a high performance cloud.  The rich feature set and
ability to customize all elements to meet the needs of our customers
has been critical for iWeb. ” Says iWeb President and COO Christian

OpenStack continues to grow quickly. Founded in 2010 with the support of
25 companies and a few dozen developers, today OpenStack powers some of
the most widely-used SaaS applications and eCommerce sites along with
some of the world’s largest public clouds.

As one of the top 50 sponsors of OpenStack, iWeb signals strong
commitment to the technology and market positioning.  Key benefits are
the open community driven philosophy along with a rapid pace of
innovation. iWeb brings a long history of innovation and reliability
with hosted solutions.

“We are excited to welcome iWeb to the OpenStack community,” said
Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. “iWeb
has had a long-held focus on reliability and commitment to the open
cloud that will benefit the whole community, and we look forward to
advancing the OpenStack mission with their support.”

Information on OpenStack can be found on http://www.openstack.org/.

About iWeb (http://iweb.com)

iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 20,000 customers in more than 150 countries worldwide
to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s
online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated
among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance
and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.  iWeb’s
network continues to rank among the most reliable in the world,
according to independent internet researcher Netcraft.


Source: PR Newswire