Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider ranks 170TH with 376% growth over 5 years
Montreal, Quebec – June 11, 2013 – iWeb has been ranked as Canada’s 170TH fastest growing company in the 25th annual PROFIT ranking of Canada’s 500 Fastest-Growing Companies. Having made the ranking every year since 2008, iWeb is one of only 16 companies on this year’s list who have achieved 6 or more appearances on the list.
iWeb, who provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Cloud server services from its four (4) Canadian data centers in Montreal, grew its revenue 376% over 5 years and, more impressively, grew 4667% since 2003 – from $0.9M in 2003 to $42M in 2012.
Published in the summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 list ranks Canadian businesses by the growth of their revenue over five years.
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iWeb co-founder Martin Leclair received the Prix Reconnaissance UQAM (Université de Québec à Montréal) on Thursday. The prize recognizes UQAM graduates’ outstanding success and contribution to the profession for which they studied at the university.
A 2002 graduate of the university, Martin receives the award from the UQAM faculty of sciences for his achievements in developing his studies into a successful enterprise, building a winning team of professionals and taking the skills and knowledge promoted at UQAM to new people and new horizons.
Martin co-founded iWeb in 1996 with fellow UQAM graduate Éric Chouinard, building the company from a small technology service innovator to an international IaaS and hosting provider with customers in over 150 countries worldwide.
iWeb co-founder Éric Chouinard has been awarded the Homage 2013 prize by the RJCCQ (Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec), an organization supporting young entrepreneurs and professionals in Québec, Canada.
A former governor of the RJCCQ, Éric will receive the prize at their gala event on June 1 in recognition of his contribution to the organization and his support of young people seeking to enjoy similar success in their chosen ventures.
Éric co-founded iWeb in 1996 with Martin Leclair, building the company from a small technology service innovator to an international IaaS and hosting provider with customers in over 150 countries worldwide.
Yesterday was a big day for iWeb with the launch of our Managed Cloud offer powered by OpenStack and SolidFire, and we had the opportunity to talk at the “Parlons-en du Cloud” event. As promised during our “Architecture Matters: How to build Applications in the Cloud” talk, here are the slides we showed.
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The service guarantees disk speed, system management, availability and other elements often stated as barriers to Cloud adoption.
MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 - Canada-based infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader iWeb announces the launch of a fully-managed Cloud hosting service based on OpenStack®.
The managed Cloud service is the first Openstack public cloud deployment in Canada and the first in the industry to provide guaranteed disk speed as a standard, a key element of overall system performance. The other key components of this breakthrough service are worry-free system management, rapid deployment, Cloud elasticity, scalability and soon, a robust application-programming interface (API).
“This service would not have been technologically possible even 12 months ago,” says Mike Gero, Director of Product Management. “When we looked at the market we couldn’t find a cloud that met all our customers needs. By engineering this cloud with the best vendors and technologies, we are delivering something I am sure customers will enjoy and competitors will envy. We truly believe this will meet our customer’s performance, availability and support requirements. Due to our use of SSD drives our standard disk performance is on average 2x that of other Cloud providers and the security of customer data is maintained with data replication and redundancy.”
Openstack infrastructure + iWeb’s network + Solid state disk drives (SSD)
= Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS)
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It will be a busy year for iWeb in terms of events but we like to stay close to our clients and partners.
Here is a first list of events we will be attending (starting today), whether as a sponsor, a speaker, to present our products and services or simply to be a part of the audience and say hi to our friends and learn more about what is going on in the exciting world of web hosting.
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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 – 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. Continue reading »
March 2013 saw iWeb record a 44 successive month with no network downtime, maintaining our position as the most reliable hosting in the world for more than three years. Don’t take our word for it – our uptime is independent measured each month by hosting performance analysts Netcraft.
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