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The Planet Named to MSPmentor 100

February 24
20:32 2009

Hosting NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced its inclusion in the Nine Lives Media Inc. second-annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report identifying the world’s most progressive managed service providers. The company placed seventh overall, in addition to garnering a fourth-place spot based on its number of devices managed. This is the first year The Planet has appeared on the list.

The free MSPmentor 100 report, available at, is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted October through December 2008. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes managed service providers based on a range of revenue and management metrics.

“The pillars of The Planet’s success are our six SAS 70 Type II data centers, enterprise-class network and industry-leading support,” said Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management with The Planet. “We continue to grow our portfolio of hosting products and solutions, offering customers the power to choose from the greatest range of services for managing their IT infrastructures.”

“There’s no doubting the momentum of managed service providers within the MSPmentor 100,” said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. “As a whole, MSPmentor 100 companies generated nearly $800 million in managed services revenue in 2008, up a dramatic 46 percent from 2007. The Planet makes an impressive entry in its first year on the list, with its seventh place overall ranking and fourth-place ranking for number of devices managed. ”

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media Inc., is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, webcasts, podcasts and videos. It is the No. 1 online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

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About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. ( embraces the changing IT media landscape. In fact, we help to shape it. We focus on highly targeted IT audiences, specialized content and lead generation services. We disrupt established markets and we shape new ones. Our first three destinations (, and feature the top-ranked media blogs in their specific markets.

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 15.2 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Alpha Professional Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit

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