The Planet Selects Penguin Computing Hardware for Dedicated Web Hosting Environment for Fastest, Most Powerful Server Offering Ever

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 9, 2006 1:33 AM EDT
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Server Hosting Market Leader Expands Customer Options With Fast Provisioning, Customizable Penguin Servers

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Planet, a leading server-hosting company with over 200,000 square feet of dedicated and co-located datacenters, has expanded its array of products by adding a new line of servers from Penguin Computing for the fastest, most powerful server capability The Planet has ever offered. The new line of servers from Penguin Computing will help The Planet meet the growing demand for dedicated enterprise and gaming servers.

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"Penguin servers are designed and custom built for high volume dedicated hosting environments like ours," said Julia Morgan, vice president of sales and marketing for The Planet. "And because the servers were pre-integrated by Penguin's experts, we can deliver increased reliability through a superior quality control process. This allows us to focus on tailoring servers to each customer's unique needs and providing even more value to our customers with these high end machines."

"We understand The Planet's goal of value-add; that is why we went the extra mile by pre-testing and delivering a network ready solution for The Planet so they were up and running fast," said Bill Cook, senior vice president of Sales and Services of Penguin Computing. "Penguin servers also offer customers flexibility because they use standards-based components that scale out easily to connect to most existing infrastructures for fast deployment. Even more importantly to customers like The Planet, our tool-less case designs and powerful Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor technology deliver great performance per unit of space, which is critically important to web hosting companies for whom servers are both a source of revenue and a cost of goods sold."

The Planet has increased its datacenters in the last 18 months, growing to more than 200,000 square feet. Within the last year, The Planet has been recognized nationally for its growth in publications rankings such as the Inc. 500, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and the Metroplex Technology Business Council Tech Titans/Tech Fast 50.

Penguin Computing's products, including Scyld cluster software and the BladeRunner(R) server, help service providers increase profitability by lowering operational costs through power efficiency and ease of management. The Penguin servers selected by The Planet feature a PCI Express or optional PCI-X expansion slot, up to four hot swap 3.5" hard drives, an optional slim optical drive and up to 16GB of ECC Reg. DDR RAM. This family of servers also includes dual integrated 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet NICs and integrated IPMI management. About The Planet

With over 10 years experience, The Planet delivers enterprise level hosting solutions that are readily available, affordable, and scalable. The Planet offers dedicated servers, co-location, Internet access, email and business continuance. Customers receive extreme value through offerings such as advanced security, proactive monitoring, database administration, data storage, load balancing, and virtual private networks, all managed through Orbit(SM), the Planet's customer portal. For additional information, visit About Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing is the leading provider of Cluster Virtualization solutions, delivering virtualized cluster systems to the High Performance Computing ("HPC") and Enterprise markets. Its virtualized cluster solutions are driven by Scyld ClusterWare(TM), its unique industry-leading Linux clustering software, which dramatically simplifies the deployment and management of Linux clusters by making large pools of servers act like a single, consistent, virtual system. As a result, Penguin Computing's clusters deliver the power, manageability and scalability of an expensive SMP machine or supercomputer, at a fraction of the cost. The company's extensive customer base includes Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and educational institutions. Founded in 1998, Penguin Computing is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about HPC and Linux clustering, please visit Penguin Computing at . NOTE: Altus is a trademark and Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. AMD, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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