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Quebec, Canada – (The Hosting News) – June 23, 2009 – Montreal-based managed hosting provider, Netsimplify, has been acquired by iWeb. The company anticipates that the acquisition will allow iWeb to provide its own brand of managed hosting services.

Eric Chouinard, President and CEO of iWeb remarked, ”Customers face an increasing complexity in managing their IT infrastructure, and many of our dedicated hosting customers have requested that iWeb provide additional services. Netsimplify’s customer-driven approach brings a lot of experience, expertise and depth, all of which are important aspects of iWeb’s services.”

Simon Boulet will be appointed to the newly created position of IT Manager, from which he will spearhead internal development initiatives.

Martin Leclair, co-founder and President of Products and Technology added, ”This is a logical step towards both cloud computing and managed services. It is also a homecoming of sorts; Netsimplify’s founder, Simon Boulet, was one of iWeb’s first employees before he left to start his own company nearly three years ago – Welcome back Simon.”

Cyrille Mertes, Vice-President of IT and Infrastructure remarked, ”We looked at a number of companies and individuals, and Simon was naturally at the top of the list of potential candidates. In the medium-term, Simon and the entire infrastructure team will integrate cloud computing and automation into iWeb’s service offering.”

The transfer of Netsimplify’s customers to iWeb is almost complete, a task made easier by the fact that Netsimplify’s infrastructure was mostly colocated within iWeb’s data centers. Financial details regarding the transaction were not disclosed.

iWeb is a worldwide provider of Internet hosting services and IT Infrastructure, with three secure data centers in Montreal. Since 2004, the company’s compounded annual growth rate has been above 75%, making it one of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies according to PROFIT Magazine.

Founded in 1996 in Montreal, iWeb now generates more than 60% of its revenues from abroad and employs over 170 full-time employees. Providing Dedicated Server Hosting, Co-location and Web Hosting services to more than 20,000 customers in 150 countries.

To learn more, please visit: http://about.iweb.com.

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