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Canadian Web Host iWeb Plans to Sell Cloud Hosting Services in Brazilian Market

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Montreal-based web hosting company iWeb announced on Monday that company president and CEO Eric Chouinard will be in Brazil from April 9 to 14 to present iWeb’s latest Cloud, web and Internet infrastructure solutions during Quebec’s Brazilian trade mission.

The Brazilian web hosting market continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the success of companies like Locaweb. The WHIR’s parent company, iNET Interactive, launched online community Web Hosting Talk Brazil in January 2011, which saw more than 30,000 page views across 1,000 forum posts in less than three months.

iWeb has seen rapid growth in recent years, with its revenues growing to $35 million in 2011, the launch of a new reseller program and website, and the activation of its 3,000th Smart Server.

Having operated in the Brazilian market since 2006, iWeb has seen its Brazilian client base grow from 11 clients in 2006 to nearly 1,100 clients, which represents nearly 10 percent of its client base.

“Brazil has quickly become one of our most exciting markets; Brazilians are seizing opportunities within their market, and they are using our infrastructure to provide international levels of performance and reliability,” said Eric Chouinard, iWeb president and CEO. “Something very special is happening in Brazil, the entrepreneurial energy among tech companies is unbelievable – I’m eager to experience it firsthand.”

This pan-industry trade mission is organized by Québec’s Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export to promote cooperation in the fields of technology and science.

iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 20,000 customers worldwide. Last week, iWeb launched its new cloud server service, which it is marketing as a “kinder” cloud for customers to manage.

Hurricane Electric recently partnered with the Brazilian Network Information Center to provide its IPv6 certification program in Portuguese.

Talk Back: Are you currently offering hosting services to the Brazilian market? Do you feel there is a value in expanding your hosting services to the Brazilian market? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Justin Lee has been a staff analyst with theWHIR since 2004. He writes about a range of web hosting and IT-related issues facing the industry on the WHIR website, as well the print version of the WHIR magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Justin_theWHIR.

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