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IT Europa European IT Excellence Awards, recognise Rise


- Hosted services provider shortlisted for Service Provider of the Year -

Rise, a leading provider of hosted services, has today announced that it has been shortlisted in the IT Europa European IT Excellence Awards, in recognition of its commitment to supporting its channel partners in the delivery of hosted and Cloud based IT solutions.

For more than a decade, Rise has been providing over 500,000 customers across Europe and further afield with web hosting services and DataCenter on Demand™ (DCoD) capabilities, generating over 40 million emails and establishing five billion megabytes of data storage between them.

By working with channel partners Rise has managed to leverage its partners experiences to ensure that the services it provides are feature rich, based on proven technologies, easy to sell and provision, and offer introductory availability at levels of affordable pricing that are setting benchmarks for the entire industry. This approach alone has seen it recruit over 100 UK based partners in just over two years.

In recognition of this commitment to excellence, Rise will be attending a Gala dinner event at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, in Central London on 30 May, where it will be joined by finalists from the VARs and Systems Integrator community from across Europe, to compete for the crown of ‘Service Provider of the Year’.

Steve Holford, director at Rise commented: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for Service Provider of the Year. As a business we are constantly striving to not only meet but also exceed our customers expectations. It’s not always easy and we’ve all worked very hard to grow the business and establish a name for ourselves in Europe. Being shortlisted in IT Europa European IT Excellence Awards is a great reflection of that work & dedication, and if we can win that will be fantastic.”


About Rise
Rise is the channel sales division of Fasthosts Internet Group. Based in Gloucester UK, Rise provides Cloud Computing and hosted IT services to a variety of customers, who rely on its web-hosting services and DataCenter on Demand™ platform. Rise equips its channel partners with the infrastructure they need to provide Cloud services. This includes virtual and dedicated servers, storage, backup, web hosting and disaster recovery.

Rise host these services from the secure infrastructure of Rise's DataCenter on Demand and support them 24/7/365. In recognition of its commitment to delivering products and services for outstanding adoption and application of innovation, Rise was named 2011 winner of The Hosting Partner of the Year Award, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards, as well as being awarded the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Partner of the year in March 2011. For more information, please see:

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