Archive for October, 2009

iWeb at the World Solar Challenge with the ETS

Published on October 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

etseclipseWe are proud to announce that our logo is speeding at 85kmph on the Éclipse VI prototype in the Australia desert. ETS, or “École des Technologies Supérieure de Montréal”, partipates currently in the World Solar Challenge which is the ultimate challenge in terms of renewable energy.

Their challenge is to design and build a car able to cross the mighty and huge australian continent (3000km from Darwin, Northern Territory to Adelaide, South Australia) using sun rays as main source of energy, against other friendly teams which will have the same objectives.

Since iWeb is a company requiring lots of energy and which always looks for ways to be greener, our association with the Éclipse team was a great fit. The sun is the ultimate source of energy and we will be looking forward to use it to power our data centers. To make it happen, we need to help organizations like ETS which is researching on how to improve solar technology and how to store energy in batteries, with minimal loss.

You can follow the evolutiokn of the race on the World Solar Challenge website or on our Facebook fan page.

Go Éclipse Go!

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New Air Conditioning Unit in the iWeb-CL colocation zone

Published on October 14, 2009 at 3:48 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Hosting Articles, iWeb Articles

liebertWe will receive a new A/C unit, a Liebert XDC of 45 tons capacity in a few days, and it will be installed in the iWeb-CL colocation zone. This will add up to the 4 other Liebert System 3 of 20 tons, for a total capacity of 125 tons. The new unit is planned to be activated at the end of October.

After the installation and the provisioning of this new unit, we will proceed to the planned maintenance and cleaning of 2 Liebert. We must stop them completely, during 2-3 days, for their total cleanup. Because of the normal usage of this AC units, their efficiency drop every month and those 2 units operate at only 50%, with temperate raising by a few degrees at the southern entrance of iWeb-CL. Temperature is now 24-25 Celcius degrees in this data center zone, but this is still below the ASHRAE norm which advises 27 degrees.

With the new 45 tons capacity of the Liebert XDC, we can stop those units, without raising the heat in the colocation zone in iWeb-CL, and even stabilize the small raise.

If you want to know more about the ASHRAE norm, you can read this excellent article at Data Center Knowledge.

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Come meet us at the Technology career fair of Montréal the 7-8th October 2009

Published on October 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

3904157632_9f3bc3a652_oAre you looking for a job in the information technology industry? If yes, come meet us at the technology career fair, scheduled today and tomorrow (7-8th October 2009) at the Montreal Palais de Congrès, since we  have several positions to fill. The event is free and we will be there  with our hi-tech kiosk !

This kiosk is a mini-replica of our data centers, with network switches, servers, and all the cables required  for  operation. You will be surprised by the complexity of the setup, and we will hope it will thrill you to work with us.

To give you an idea of what iWeb is, here are a few figures:

  • 3 iWeb data centers in Montreal
  • 185 employees
  • 52GBps of bandwidth
  • 6 the number of BBQs this summer
  • 22nd consecutive growth quarter for iWeb
  • 10000 servers in our data centers (in May so there is definetely more today)

We hope to meet you at our kiosk at the technology career fair 7 and 8th of October 2009


October Promotion: 50% discount on dedicated servers

Published on October 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles


Snow is coming slowly in Montreal and we have decided to to fill the lack of sun by the craziest promotion ever since iWeb’s creation (13 years already!). We offer a 50% discount on a few selected servers. There are 8 completely different offers to fullfill your hosting needs. We go from the bandwidth offer (50Mbps unmetered or 10TB) to offers with better security (Firewall + R1Soft Backup + Level 5 management)

Here is a brief description of the offers:

You can also double your RAM for free on each of those offers (except cluster, Mac deal, and power servers). You can simply tweet the message available on the promotion page.

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The web hosting star team ; vote for iWeb

Published on October 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

For its next edition in October, the webzine TheWhir has decided to create the star team for the web hosting industry. There are several sections such as “The marketer”, “The Customer Servant” and “the social media Star”.

You can add the name of the person and iWeb in the text fields “Vote-in” of the forms here. Here are our suggestins from iWeb:

  • THE MARKETER: Sylvain Leclair – iWeb (VP Sales and Marketing)
  • THE CUSTOMER SERVANT: Martin Leclair – iWeb (President Products & Technologies)
  • DATA CENTER DESIGNER: Cyrille Mertes – iWeb (VP IT Global Infrastructure)
  • THE EMPIRE BUILDER: Eric Chouinard – iWeb (CEO)
  • THE SOCIAL MEDIA STAR: Jean-Luc SansCartier – iWeb (community manager)

We thank you in advance of your votes and your trust in iWeb. If there was a vote for best customers, be sure you’ll have ours!