SproutLoud Partners with Host.net for Colocation/Hosting Services


New State–of–the–Art Center Improves Strategic Capabilities for International Growth

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 20, 2009 – SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC recently completed the transition of its production servers and hosting capabilities to Host.net, a state–of–the–art communication and information services company located in Boca Raton, FL. Host.net operates a large diverse multinational fiber–optic based Internet, MPLS and layer 2 backbone, delivered to its customers utilizing a vast number of last–mile options.

The network is reliable, redundant and robust, featuring 10G interconnectivity with leading global Tier–1 backbone providers, including; AT&T, Level(3) and Sprint, as well as hundreds of direct peering relationships.

Due to the facility’s redundancy, the move to Host.net will ensure better Internet connectivity and maximum uptime potential in the event of any unforeseen network or power outage. Anjan Upadhya, Managing Director of IT, added, “What really influenced our decision to partner with Host.net was its robust peering network with facilities all over the world. This serves our larger international strategy and will increase speed and performance to our users spanning the globe.”

SproutLoud’s new colocation facilities are also SAS 70 Type 2 certified, which results from an audit of colocation center infrastructure and operational controls to assess compliance. Additionally the facility complies with Requirement 9 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which requires specific restrictions on physical access to consumer credit card information.

The SAS 70 certification also assists companies that must comply with Sarbanes–Oxley legislation related to internal data controls. The SAS 70 report addresses all five components of internal control outlined in the Sarbanes–Oxley legislation, including the control environment, risk assessment activities, control activities, information and communication systems, and monitoring activities.

About SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC is a leading–edge, high–technology company providing an all–in–one web–based solution, SproutNet, for companies, franchisors, and distributed marketers to more immediately and effectively distribute their product information, marketing programs, materials, and campaigns throughout their entire sales channel network.

SproutNet’s powerful yet easy–to–use features and functionality include brand management, campaign automation and reporting, one–to–one marketing, list management, digital asset customization and personalization, e-mail, direct mail with no minimums, and print–on–demand, all immediately deployable throughout all types of distribution channels. In addition, SproutNet’s highly flexible, fully automated co–op funds management streamlines and simplifies the process providing the ability for companies to optimize co–op funds usage.

About Host.net

Host.net is a multinational provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation, cloud computing, and network transport and transit for enterprise, government, educational, medical and wholesale carrier customers. The company operates an extensive fiber–optic backbone delivering Internet, MPLS and layer 2 communications using a wide array of last–mile options, plus multiple data centers encompassing nearly 45,000 square feet of enterprise–class space. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, Host.net is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.


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