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Affinity Internet, a provider of web-based services, has appointed Jim Collins, the company's current president, to the position of CEO, effective immediately. Jim Collins has been with Affinity in various executive roles for more than five years and has helped reshape the company. Under his leadership Affinity Internet has evolved from a web hosting provider to a full-service web based services firm, dedicated to helping businesses create, deploy, market, maintain and secure their online presence. According to Sanjeev Aggarwal, Senior Analyst Small and Medium Business Strategies, Yankee Group, ''In modern business, the traditional definition of web based services has evolved to encompass search engine optimization, e-commerce and online advertising technologies. Affinity Internet has been a driving force in this transition, adjusting its business model and offering a... (more)

Dedicated Server Hosting Company, Peer 1, Names Board Of Directors For 2006

Dedicated server hosting company, Peer 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. has named its board of directors for the coming year. At its annual general meeting, its shareholders elected Mark Benham, Michael Cytrynbaum, Werner K. Paulus, Scott Shaw, Chris Theodoropoulos and Lance Tracey as directors of the company for the coming year. The directors will guide the company forward after a year which has seen Peer 1 Network acquire approximately 8,300 servers, as well as operating facilities in Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, and Fremont, CA from Interland. Peer 1 had also previously purchased all of... (more)

SYS-CON Launches New Web Hosting News and Content Site webhosting.sys-con.com

SYS-CON Media today launched a new Web Hosting news and content site at webhosting.sys-con.com. The new SYS-CON portal will be the central news and information resource for global Web Hosting solution providers and their customers. WebHosting.sys-con.com will publish breaking news stories from the wires, exclusive interviews with leading hosting companies, as well as case studies and success stories from the Web Hosting industry. Also this week SYS-CON introduced a new portal, AJAX.sys-con.com, a leading Ajax information and news resource for its i-technology readers. ... (more)

Alienware's Latest Offering Provides Reliable Solution For Web Hosting

Alienware has announced the release of its new Alienware Hivemind 5520 5U rack server – the most powerful addition to its Hivemind rack server line. Powered by dual Intel Xeon processors with dual-core technology and with 3TB of hard drive storage and up to 16GB of memory, the Hivemind 5520 represents a complete solution for a range of businesses. "Corporate customers needing an extremely powerful, reliable solution for databases, storage area networks, web hosting, multiple workloads, or other large-scale applications will find the answer they have been looking for with th... (more)

DSL And Web Hosting Providers Covad And Verizon Resolve Disputes

Covad and Verizon have announced an agreed settlement that “resolves all pending litigation and disputes” between them, including the dismissal of Covad’s upcoming antitrust case against Verizon, dismissal of a suit Verizon filed against Covad, and resolution of all billing disputes. Another agreement also enables Covad to provide xDSL services over lines being used Verizon’s voice services resellers. "We are pleased to be able to expand our existing wholesale relationship with this highly valued customer," said Virginia Ruesterholz, President of Verizon&r... (more)