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PlexHosted Unveils New Cloud Offerings to Enhance Collaboration

Company’s managed hosting solutions make the cloud practical and affordable to businesses of all sizes

PlexHosted, a developer of robust managed cloud-hosting solutions for better enterprise collaboration, today unveiled enhanced cloud offerings solutions for business, ensuring the cloud is both practical and affordable to organizations of all sizes.

Cloud migration can be daunting for small and mid-sized businesses, especially when faced with expensive service offerings from large vendors and filled with capabilities they don't need. PlexHosted's new hosting solutions provide the same quality of management as larger vendors, but at a much more attractive price.

PlexHosted's new standalone farms start at $279 per month, which is 10% less than its nearest competitor. It's two-tier farms (from $628), three-tier farms (from $877), and HA farms (from $1,799) also all show significant savings from average market prices. Those fees include 24/7 server(s) and services monitoring as part of the service - there are no additional set-up and hourly support fees as found at many other vendors. PlexHosted delivers cloud IaaS solutions and manages the farm all at one low monthly price.

In order to ensure optimal performance for businesses utilizing enterprise software platforms, PlexHosted has implemented Microsoft's recommendations for the hardware used to support software like SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync. The result is a platform that performs better and works faster, ensuring customers are able to continue to achieve the business productivity they require.

Some of the technical improvements include faster RAM; a CPU core ratio now dedicated as 1vcpu = 1 physical core; increased HDD IO speed; and cloud machines that can now utilize a 1GB network for both public and private transfers. All of this allows for an almost immediate customer deployment and speedy hardware upgrades.

PlexHosted also utilizes geo-location in order to deploy servers both in the United States and globally, including Washington D.C., Houston, Dallas, San Jose, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Mexico, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt.

For a complete breakout of the new offerings and service plans please visit PlexHosted's website.

About PlexHosted

Founded in 2010, PlexHosted, a privately owned cloud-hosting provider headquartered in Jamestown, Rhode Island, delivers competitive business-class email, collaboration, enterprise instant messaging, and SaaS website hosting solutions that are cost-effective, secure, and well managed. PlexHosted's fully managed cloud hosting, along with its live, 24/7 support and best-in-class data centers, help businesses across the globe increase productivity and achieve organizational success. For more information please visit

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Michael Starostin, Chief Technology Officer and a founder of PlexHosted, has held engineering and strategy positions in the broad range of the internet infrastructure solutions industry since 2008. PlexHosted, founded in 2010, is a cloud based hosting company that specializes in managed SharePoint site deployments and associated infrastructure applications.

Michael is the driving force behind the company's cloud based architecture strategy that serves as the building blocks for hosting customer applications. In addition he oversees the company's engineering and sales support teams, the corner-stone of PlexHosted's superior customer satisfaction. Prior to founding PlexHosted, Mr. Starostin was an engineering manager at PortaOne, a leading provider of Voice over IP solutions. At PortaOne Michael was a mentor and trainer of junior team members as well as a quality assurance engineer.

In 2008 Mr. Starostin received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Chernihiv State Technological University in the Ukraine.