Fremont, California - September 30, 2003 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service
today that Ringo.com, a social networking
site that allows members to interact online,
has selected Hurricane Electric as their premier colocation provider.
Ringo.com, launched in June 2003, boasts over 250,000 members and has a growth rate of 10% per week. The social networking site, allows members to interact online within their own personal and private communities of friends, friends' friends, and friends of friends' friends. The online community is very personal and allows members to network and meet new people through their existing friends.
"Hurricane Electric is one of the few hosting companies that didn't get caught up in the Internet bubble, they grew organically during the boom and have continued to do so since," said Michael Birch, co-founder of Ringo.com. "Hurricane Electric seems to be the company that others now go to as more providers close their doors."
"We've colocated with a few of the big boys in the past and were disappointed. This time we chose Hurricane Electric because they offer an honest, simple pricing model and their sales staff is as technical as their technicians, added Birch. We are confident that our servers are in good hands at Hurricane Electric!"
The partnership will allow Ringo.com to utilize Hurricane Electric's data center and global OC48 network to provide people with the ability to network and make new connections around the world.
Developed on the six degrees of separation concept, where everyone in the world is connected to everybody else through, at most, six people, Ringo.com strives to take the concept a step further. Ringo.com envisions online communities where it is possible for people to spend holidays together, baby-sit for each other's children, pets and homes, and see movies with new people.
The partnership with Ringo.com illustrates Hurricane Electric's enterprising spirit, flexibility, and strength in the industry, which allows it to continue attracting clients around the world. Hurricane Electric currently serves several thousand colocation customers from around the world, including several of the world's larger web hosting companies.About Hurricane Electric Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC48s and Gigabit Ethernet. Check out www.he.net to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.