Internap Acquires Montreal-based iWeb Technologies for $145 millions

iWeb/Internap 5754iWeb Technologies, a Montreal-based web hosting company, has been acquired today for $145 million by Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP). This one of the biggest acquisitions in the year of a Canadian tech company and is a testament to the success of iWeb's founders, Eric Chouinard and Martin Leclair. Started 17 years ago at the early beginning of the Internet industry, iWeb's first success was   Read more…


Is your Startup Hosted in Montreal?

Hostingcon 5283Last week, I was at Hostingcon, a yearly Conference and Trade Show for Web Hosting and Cloud Service Providers, which took place in Austin, TX. I had the chance to represent iWeb and share my thoughts about How to Build a Cloud on a panel discussion with Ditlev from OnApp, Rob from Dell (also sitting on the Openstack board), Tony from Flexiant   Read more…


The most dedicated product owner in Montreal

The most dedicated product owner in Montreal 3793In the category of product owners, I don't think you can beat Michael Daudignon of iWeb. Most product owners have a vision of the product, and yes most are passionate, but only a few take it personally as much as Michael, who decided to sing about the joy and merriness that the Smart Server brings. With the control panel as illustrated below, Michael says you   Read more…


Upcoming: TheBugHunt with mTrip, iWeb, matchFWD and ArtSumo

Upcoming: TheBugHunt with mTrip, iWeb, matchFWD and ArtSumo 3032For those interested in application usability, and also those interested in hooking up with technology companies, a bug hunt event is scheduled this thursday July 28th, 6pm at Notman House (51 Sherbrooke west). Like in previous editions, the idea is simple: have a diverse panel of users go through your application, at the same time, and let them log bugs, comments, feedback in a   Read more…


iWeb Technologies and MontrealTechWatch unveil special program for Montreal tech startups

banner_iweb 2892View iWeb communication View offer Montreal (QUEBEC) June 29th 2011 — iWeb Technologies, global provider of internet hosting services, and technology media site MontrealTechWatch today unveiled a program to kickstart Montréal web startups, with exclusively designed products and services. MontrealTechWatch is Montreal’s first new media site covering local technology and innovation. With a mix of blog posts and new media coverage, a strong presence in   Read more…


iWeb Technologies valued at $47M, will undergo privatization

Screen shot 2011-04-18 at 11.20.45 AM 2404iWeb Technologies, one of the largest web hosting companies in Canada with four data centers, has been on TSX.V Ventures since late 2004. It also received $22M funding from Goldman Sachs over past years, to support the development of new data centers and hiring efforts. Recently, iWeb made also headlines for its R&D efforts, with the launch of the new SmartServer / SmartLayer   Read more…


Fire starts near data center; 3000 servers down

Fire starts near data center; 3000 servers down 2017Last night was a test for iWeb Technologies support team. A fire broke near their iWeb-CL data center, and as a result, power supply was spotty. In such a scenario, and to prevent any sudden power outage for hosted servers, generators are started and iWeb waits for HydroQuébec to provide again regular electricity. iWeb was especially unlucky though. All generators started as expected, but one transfer   Read more…


iWeb launches SmartServers, dedicated servers with cloud features

iWeb launches SmartServers, dedicated servers with cloud features 1993First a disclaimer: I've been involved with iWeb in the early stage of this project, in product design. I believe though that the following is a impartial review! For those who are unaware of it, iWeb is a web hosting provider, based in Montréal. They own and run their own data centers, setting them apart from the majority of hosting providers who either rent their servers or   Read more…



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