Archive for May, 2013

iWeb co-founder Martin Leclair wins Prix Reconnaissance UQAM

Published on May 27, 2013 at 10:30 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

Martin LeclairiWeb 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.

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iWeb co-founder Éric Chouinard wins RJCCQ Homage 2013 prize

Published on May 24, 2013 at 11:42 am by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

Eric ChouinardiWeb 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.

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How to build applications in the Cloud

Published on May 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Web Marketing Articles

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.

For more information or if you have any questions, leave a comment or contact us here.

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iWeb First To Launch Managed Cloud Hosting Service with guaranteed performance and reliability

Published on May 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Press Releases

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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In-house, colocation, dedicated & managed hosting – comparison and examples

Published on May 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Hosting Essentials

Hosting decisions can have far reaching consequences for a business and its customers. Our comparison of in-house hosting vs. the outsourcing options gives you an overview of the choices and some of the benefits and disadvantages of each, as well as some examples of when different organizations might be better suited to a certain type of hosting. We will consider the following:

  • In-house
  • Colocation
  • Dedicated hosting
  • Managed hosting

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