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NaviSite Selected for Microsoft BizSpark™ Program

March 25
17:00 2009

NaviSite 190x60 LogoWeb Hosting News – ANDOVER, Mass. – NaviSite (“NaviSite”), a leading provider of Enterprise Hosting and Application Services, was selected by Microsoft Corp. to be a Microsoft BizSpark Program network provider for hosting services. NaviSite’s experience and global presence combined with the power of Microsoft software will give startups an unprecedented level of support and cost savings in their first crucial years of operations.

The Microsoft BizSpark Program is Microsoft’s innovative program that unites startups with a global community of entrepreneurial and technological resources to accelerate their success by providing them easy access to new generation of software and services. Once a startup meets the requirements for BizSpark, NaviSite sponsors the startup with the hosting services and bandwidth needed to get up and running. As part of the BizSpark program, startups also have access to a wide range of Microsoft’s full-featured, world-class development tools and platform technologies, visibility on the Microsoft Startup Zone website, and assistance from a global community of support resources. Licenses of Microsoft software are included in the BizSpark membership, enabling these businesses to realize significant savings in supporting and enhancing their hosted IT infrastructure.

NaviSite’s long commitment to Microsoft technologies is unique among Web hosting providers, and is demonstrated with their Hosting Solutions competency and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status within the Microsoft Partner Program. NaviSite’s Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 dedicated servers are already powering many applications used worldwide. Businesses with Windows server hosting needs save thousands of dollars on the essential building blocks and gain access to industry leading, cost-effective IT solutions through this program with NaviSite. NaviSite Dedicated Hosting product lines are specifically selected and priced for small businesses, so startups can focus on building their business without encountering high expenses. With budget friendly terms and a broad set of additional services like firewalls, load balancers, and flexible storage options, startups that choose NaviSite Dedicated Hosting have a partner for the long run.

“NaviSite understands the needs of startups and over the years has seen many of its customers experience success. A growing number of new independent software vendors are developing the next generation of Web-based software and services, and are demanding that software be delivered uninterrupted and affordably. NaviSite and the BizSpark program facilitate easy adoption of a hosted model for participating start-ups,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, Senior Vice President of Dedicated Hosting Business.

“The Microsoft BizSpark Program is a comprehensive program to accelerate the transition to hosted applications,” said Dave Wright, worldwide industry manager, SaaS ISVs, Microsoft Communications Sector. “NaviSite was selected as a network provider because of its exclusive and broad solution set and expanded focus on small businesses through its Dedicated Hosting Business Unit. “Microsoft’s unique end-to-end capability to provide not only software, but also the tools that power and operate the software is attractive to startups. Building the next generation of software on Microsoft technology is the fastest path to success.”

NaviSite’s dedicated hosting services feature the latest technology, including dedicated servers with NaviView Server Monitoring and Server Management, Intel® Quad-Core CPUs, and a choice of operating systems including Red Hat®, CentOS, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or 2008. Other available advanced services include virtual dedicated servers, shared and dedicated Cisco® firewalls, shared and dedicated load balancers, managed backup, and SAN storage.

To join BizSpark, startups must be actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service that is a core piece of their business model, have been in business less than three years, and have less than USD$1M in revenue. Startups may enroll for the program by obtaining sponsorship from a designated BizSpark Network Partner such as NaviSite. NaviSite BizSpark consultants are available to guide startups through this process. For more information please go to http://dedicatedhosting.navisite.com/BizSpark/

About NaviSite
NaviSite is a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application solutions. Over 1,500 customers depend on NaviSite for managed application services, application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 16 state-of-the-art data centers supported by more than 650 professionals. NaviSite provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its broad range of application development capabilities, packaged software implementation expertise, deep portfolio of best in class technologies, and a full suite of web-hosting and internet infrastructure options.

NaviSite Dedicated Hosting Business focuses on providing hosting solutions to small and mid size businesses leveraging NaviSite expertise in serving its Enterprise customers. The solutions offered includes powerful dedicated servers and virtual servers which are optimized for small and medium sized businesses technology needs and budgets and could be easily configured and ordered through, NaviSite’s dedicated hosting portal. For more information, please visit http://dedicatedhosting.navisite.com.

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