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Tag1 Consulting Selects BlackMesh to Host Its Flagship Web Site and Emerging Advertising Network

October 14
16:57 2008

Managed Hosting NewsHERNDON, Va. – BlackMesh, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that Tag1 Consulting, a professional consulting provider specializing in performance and scalability, chose the company to host and support its corporate and advertising Web sites. In addition to hosting Tag1’s flagship Web site,, BlackMesh is hosting the company’s advertising network,, which has grown from 10 sites and 40,000 monthly ad impressions to over 100 sites with more than 25 million monthly ad impressions since its launch in May 2008.

Tag1 Consulting provides consulting to organizations and individuals looking to improve the scalability and performance of their Web sites. With customers that include business to business Web sites, social networks and popular online newspapers, Tag1 delivers expertise in Linux, Drupal and the entire LAMP stack to ensure reliability so that Web sites can maintain their performance as visits increase.

“With our diverse array of customers, we required a provider that could manage our needs, yet gave us the flexibility to personalize our servers the way we wanted,” said Jeremy Andrews, CEO for Tag1. “Although BlackMesh maintains our data center system administration, we have the latitude to tweak the system as necessary. As a growing organization, Tag1 Consulting looks to BlackMesh to provide daily support for our internal networks, allowing us to focus on our customers.”

Tag1 also maintains, an advertising network that aims to foster a friendly and useful advertising community for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) oriented websites and advertisers. Since its introduction earlier this year, AdBard has scaled from 10 sites and 40,000 monthly advertisement views up to over 100 sites with more than 25 million monthly advertisement views. To help support this growth, Tag1 turned to BlackMesh to provide day-to-day server maintenance, so that Tag1 could focus on its core business objectives.

Tag1 leverages BlackMesh’s unique, unlimited service plan, providing the company with a 24/7 personal service team that caters to all of the organization’s IT concerns and issues.

BlackMesh’s service team not only maintains servers, but it works directly with Tag1 to support its current needs and future growth projections. By creating an individualized relationship with Tag1, BlackMesh’s service team can proactively resolve issues before they become actual business problems.

“Tag1 understood the need to outsource their day-to-day server management, which would allow them to focus on building customer relationships,” said Eric Mandel, CEO of BlackMesh. “As Tag1 Consulting’s managed hosting and managed services provider, BlackMesh is dedicated to delivering the around-the-clock support and functionality necessary to maintain the organization’s IT infrastructure, so that they can concentrate on providing customers with leading Web site performance and scalability services.”

About Tag1 Consulting
Tag1 Consulting, Inc. is a distinguished professional consulting company headquartered in sunny Florida, with an international presence providing computer consulting services worldwide. We focus on performance and scalability consulting of the entire LAMP stack, specializing on Drupal performance. For more information visit

About Blackmesh
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., BlackMesh is a provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. BlackMesh specializes in the design, deployment, and administration of robust, innovative managed hosting and managed services in both off-site and on-site locations. Combining powerful, high-performance technologies with world-class service and support, BlackMesh provides its customers with the tools they need to lower costs, accelerate growth, increase agility and improve efficiency. For more information, visit

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