WinMill Software Selects Globix for Internet Hosting and Managed Services – Cites RapidDeploySM as Key Factor in Decision
NEW YORK – April 21, 2003
New York – April 21, 2003 – WinMill Software announced today that they have selected Globix Corporation to provide hosting and support services for all of its web sites and e-learning platforms. WinMill, whose hosted clients include Penn State Athletics and the Big Ten athletic conference, selected Globix for its network reach, management capabilities, and highly redundant and secure infrastructure.
“We were hosting several dozen high-volume web sites for our most demanding clients,” said Joseph Strazza, President and CEO of WinMill Software. “These sites required round-the-clock monitoring, and we were dedicating more and more resources to provide premium service. Now, Globix keeps us up and running and we are able to refocus our staff on what we do best – application development and education.”
WinMill solicited bids from several service providers, and found that Globix was willing to provide the most comprehensive service at a competitive price. But what ultimately tipped the scales in Globix’ favor was their RapidDeploySM service, which enabled WinMill to move all of its web assets across state lines, without ever having to bring down a single site.
“RapidDeploySM was critical for us,” said Strazza. “You can’t just tell Procter & Gamble that their online training site is going to be down for 24 hours while you move your servers.” With RapidDeploySM, Globix published copies of WinMill’s hosted web sites on intermediate servers in the new facility, freeing up WinMill’s own servers to be physically moved to their new location. Once the servers were reinstalled in Globix’ facilities, they were synchronized with the RapidDeploySM servers and brought back online. The entire process took less than a week and was transparent to WinMill’s clients and users of their public web sites.
“WinMill Software is a great win for us,” said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Globix. “Our network reach, world-class facilities and innovative solutions are clearly providing enterprise customers with the comfort and value-proposition they are seeking in today’s marketplace.”
Globix (http://www.globix.com) is a leading provider of managed infrastructure services for business customers. Globix delivers applications and services via its secure state-of-the-art Data Centers, high-performance global Tier 1 IP backbone, content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge technology resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet-based operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.
About WinMill Software:
WinMill Software (http://www.winmill.com/) is a provider of world-class consulting, classroom training and distance education. The company manages more than 30 public web sites. WinMill also manages private online education sites for corporate clients such as Procter & Gamble, Schering-Plough and Corning using Web CampusTM, their popular online learning management system.