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HostingCon 2007: Clustered server technology is future of web hosting
Netfirms, web host, recognized as innovator in clustered hosting

CHICAGO, July 31, 2007- Netfirms, Inc. (http://www.netfirms.com) was recognized as an innovator in clustered server technology at HostingCon 2007. Clustered (grid) hosting was a major topic of discussion at the "The Future of Service Enablement" HostingCon keynote with the majority of the panel agreeing that clustered technology is the way of the future. Philbert Shih, Senior Analyst, Tier1 Research recognized Netfirms as a leader in clustered hosting today, during his HostingCon session titled "Marketing Web Hosting Services in a Rapidly Transforming Market."

Tophosts.com also recognized Netfirms as a leader in clustered server technology during the event. The article titled "The Benefits of Clustered Web Hosting" showcases the Netfirms clustered hosting platform. "Clustered hosting is better on all levels... It's faster to develop on, it's more reliable because there's no single point of failure and it's going to be up 100 per cent of the time." said Jason Matheson, Product Manager, Netfirms.

Further, Matheson stated, "We offer clustered hosting because it increases efficiency and reliability, two things our customers expect from us. It's only a matter of time before other hosts realize clustered hosting is the way to go."

For more information on HostingCon 2007, visit: http://hostingcon.com/2007/

For more information on Tophosts.com, visit: http://www.tophosts.com/articles/005528.html

For more information on Netfirms clustered server technology, visit: http://www.netfirms.com/enterprise-hosting/

About Netfirms: Netfirms, Inc., founded in 1998, provides web hosting solutions and technology to successful small and medium-sized businesses, home office, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. Netfirms hosts over 1,000,000 websites, with offices in the U.S. and Canada. Netfirms was selected in 2006 as one of HostReview.com's Top 10 Fastest Growing Web Hosting Companies.

For more information about Netfirms, visit: www.netfirms.com

Media Contact: Julie Vieth, Communications Coordinator Netfirms Inc., 416-661-2100 x266 julie@netfirms.com