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Verio has upgraded its Virtual Private Server hosted solution, further extending its enterprise-like technology offerings for small businesses, giving resellers a stronger product to take to market.
The third generation of the Free BSD Virtual Private Server (VPS v3) was released last month, and the solution has been updated to work more efficiently and utilize new developments in technology. The last version of the product was released about four years ago, and the service allows solution providers to resell managed, hosted server space on Verio servers by the gigabyte.
"The product offers [resellers and their customers] enterprise types of services at a very cost-efficient price," said Jim Ciampaglio, senior director of the viaVerio reseller program.
"You don't have to be an IBM or a Verizon to have access to this type of technology and the benefits this system provides. It's more than just a server, it's a solution to allow [users] to install their applications and understand and know that they're on the latest versions of technology," he said.
Verio, a hosted server and managed services provider in Centennial, Colo., has more than 3,700 indirect channel customers, 90 percent of which come through reseller partners and large corporations, and 10 percent of which are affiliates that service businesses.
The third-generation product has been updated with the FreeBSD 6.0 operating system to run more efficiently and support newer technologies. Verio manages security updates and backups. Resellers also are able to use tools from Verio that allow them to add programs such as MySQL or Urchin Web analytics software to the hosted servers without manual configuration.
"The resellers are going to have greater resources for less money," Ciampaglio said.