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PEER 1 Launches Partner Network

October 04
13:51 2008

Reseller Hosting News – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX – News), a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, has launched the PEER 1 Partner Network, an integrated Referral and Reseller Program targeted towards web developers, system integrators and IT consultants. These programs are designed to provide PEER 1 partners with an opportunity to strengthen their relationships with existing clients, offer revenue incentives to refer business and in turn increase revenue for both PEER 1 and its partners.

“We are constantly looking for opportunities to work more closely with our partners and their clients. These programs are designed to provide higher value relationships with clients and increase our partner’s revenues today and into the future,” said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development for PEER 1. “The Partner Network will significantly enhance PEER 1’s referral and reseller sales channels by providing our partners with an integrated incentive system that also allows us to grow our revenue.”

The Referral Program provides partners with a variety of choices for significant business and revenue growth opportunities without having to close the sale themselves or support the client afterwards. Referral partners can either receive a one-time commission of up to 100 percent for each new customer referral or participate in a revenue sharing plan that pays a monthly commission (monthly recurring revenue) of up to 15 percent. For example, if a partner refers a customer that orders a $5,000 solution, the partner can choose a one-time commission of $3,500 or recurring commission of $500 per month for the length of the initial contract.

Once a referral is passed on to PEER 1, a PEER 1 account manager will be assigned to the referred client who will work closely with a PEER 1 solution engineer to fully assess hosting needs and to recommend the best business IT solution. From that point, clients receive around-the-clock technical support through the PEER 1 support team and the MyPEER1.com website portal.

The Reseller Program, which is expected to be deployed later this quarter, will help partners offer comprehensive hosting solutions backed by PEER 1. Features will include partner discounts for dedicated servers, setup fees and managed services. Partners will have the flexibility to set pricing, with the full support of a dedicated PEER 1 account team made up of a personal account manager, technical specialist, and a billing specialist. Co-branded sales and marketing materials will also be available, as well as Partner Network status and exposure on the PEER 1 website.

“We have enjoyed a very consistent level of service with PEER 1 both with its Referral and Reseller Programs,” said Mark Lewis, chief technology officer with Mass Transmit. “We mostly resell their dedicated servers, but sometimes have clients who want to deal directly with the hosting provider. In those cases, we refer them to PEER 1 without hesitation, knowing they are in the best of hands. We also enjoy a good relationship with our account team. Our technical account manager has helped us many times when we’ve been in a pinch.”

For further information on the PEER 1 Partner Network visit http://www.peer1.com/partners

About PEER 1
PEER 1, a leading online IT infrastructure provider, believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet and in the business growth and continuity it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. PEER 1 delivers highly scalable managed hosting and co-location solutions to ensure that customers’ online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major cities across North America and Europe. Serving a variety of companies, PEER 1 offers solutions that grow through every stage of web commerce, regardless of company size. The company’s headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX.

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