Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Hosted Solutions, the East Coast's premier data center and managed services provider announces today that PrepChamps, the premier online platform to connect high school athletes with college recruiters and coaches, has selected Hosted Solutions to provide its managed hosting needs for the next two years. The Apex, NC-based corporation determined the need for securing a partner who could provide scalable bandwidth for high-volume video downloads, and 100% network uptime on fully managed enterprise infrastructure to support their web-based platform. The solution utilizes Hosted Solutions secure network to provide reliability, security, and availability to PrepChamp’s technology hardware and applications. With the aggregation of networks operating within Hosted Solutions’ Raleigh data center, the facility will allow PrepChamps to cost-effectively execute strategic connectivity and data exchange, or “peering,” agreements with key partners within a highly secure and reliable environment. Through these direct connections within the same facility, PrepChamps will also be able to eliminate the cost, as well as the performance degradation associated with linking to multiple partners over significant geographic distances, resulting in enhanced end-user performance.
PrepChamps Incorporated is receiving Hi-Touch dedicated servers, managed firewall, managed backups, and network connectivity, which are monitored and maintained by Hosted Solutions at its Raleigh Data Center facility.
"By offering a unique, network-rich environment with access to multiple networks, Hosted Solutions enables us to directly interconnect with the networks serving our end-users, providing a more streamlined path between content and users," said Dean Bundschu, CEO of PrepChamps Incorporated. "This model not only enhances our site performance, but also enables PrepChamps.com to peer with end-user networks and exchange traffic in a way that circumvents the traditional method where content providers were required to pay for transit to reach end-users."
"PrepChamps is an excellent example of the new generation of digital content and media providers that seek a more streamlined and efficient approach to the network infrastructure that provides the critical link between them and their end-users," said Brian Baker, Vice President of Sales for Hosted Solutions. "Hosted Solutions is committed to providing solutions to the social networking market that help them directly reach their network partners through peering relationships that improve performance and improve the end-user experience."
About PrepChamps, Inc.:
Helping high school athletes improve their chances of getting recognized and recruited, PrepChamps.com is the premier online platform to connect high school athletes with college recruiters and coaches. Allowing users to create a free online profile, post stats, show off photos and upload highlight videos, PrepChamps.com has created an online community for athletes, coaches, and fans to interact.
For more information visit www.prepchamps.com.
About Hosted Solutions:
Hosted Solutions' high quality data center and managed hosting solutions maintain and protect customers' mission-critical, back-office IT systems and applications, enabling them to reduce operating costs, lower the risk of downtime, focus on core competencies, and achieve their top business objectives. The company operates four SAS 70 Type II certified Data Centers in Boston MA, Raleigh NC, Raleigh NC, and Cary NC providing best-of-breed data center operations with hardened physical infrastructure, security, and a complete managed services portfolio.
For more information visit www.hostedsolutions.com.