Saturday, July 29, 2006

Planet Announces New CEO

Attending HostingCon 2006 this year in Las Vegas, will be the new CEO of the Planet / EV1Servers. While we are there we plan to hopefully have an opportunity to shake hands and meet with him. More later as things start to come together closer to the Conference.


The best just got better.We are pleased to announce that EV1Servers and The Planet have merged. Combined, we are now the largest dedicated web hosting provider in the world, providing customers with access to even greater resources, knowledge and technology.
Customers will continue to enjoy the same industry-leading products and service they have come to expect from our companies, but will now be able to tap into a larger network of resources, for even better service and reliability.

Leading the joint effort is newly appointed Chairman and CEO, Douglas J. Erwin, who brings extensive leadership experience and industry intelligence to the companies.

“With EV1Servers and The Planet already representing the upper echelon of Web hosting companies, our merger creates a powerhouse of resources for our customers,” said Erwin. “We have the scope, scale, and financial strength to deliver unmatched service levels and ground-breaking product offerings to existing and new customers.”

Erwin brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the companies, with a track record of funding, building, acquiring and integrating technology companies. Most recently he was chairman and CEO of blade server pioneer RLX Technologies. Under Erwin’s leadership, RLX’s Control Tower blade management software became an industry standard, leading to the company’s October 2005 acquisition by Hewlett Packard. Prior to RLX, Erwin was chairman, co-founder and CEO of PentaSafe Technologies, a startup that became recognized as a leader in integrated security management solutions. PentaSafe was acquired by NetIQ in October 2002.
Erwin in 2000 was runner up for the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” in Houston. In 2001 he was voted one of the top ten most influential in Texas in the high tech industry.

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