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Verio Announces Record Channel Growth

Company Highlights Strong Channel Growth and Continued Industry Recognition

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – March 15, 2010 – Verio Inc., the leading provider of online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including business web hosting, application hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced record growth in its Indirect Channels and continued industry recognition.

Global OEM Program

In 2009, the company experienced strong success with its Global OEM program, resulting in 26 percent year over year revenue growth and the addition of several key partners. Verio’s Global OEM program provides telecommunication companies, cable providers and service provider organizations turnkey web hosting solutions and includes national carriers in fifteen countries and on 5 continents. OEM partners joining the program in 2009 include:

  • The premier information and communications technology company in the Philippines.
  • A leading provider of OSS software and network services, based in North America, and providing services to more than 230 broadband and cable operators worldwide.
  • A leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider in Indonesia.
  • One of Singapore’s leading information communication companies.
  • One of the world’s largest telecommunications companies operating in Brazil.

“The addition of these partners, along with strong growth from our existing customers, led to impressive revenue increases for the company in 2009,” said Steve Renda, Sr. Vice President Global Sales and Marketing for Verio┬«. “We were exceptionally pleased with the success of our Global OEM program which enables our partners to address new markets, expand their reach and grow their business at a time when many organizations are navigating through the economic downturn.”

viaVerio Partner Program

The company also experienced growth in its traditional partner channels, building on the re-launch of the viaVerio® Partner Program in late 2008. Continuing its focus on providers of webhosting services, the viaVerio program also added services catering to Value Added Resellers (VARs), Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). More than 650 partners were added in 2009, and approximately sixty percent of new channel partner revenue is attributable to these new viaVerio Partners.

Additionally, the company launched several new programs and resources to assist partners in further growing their business. These programs include:

Migration Programs – providing partners with technical and financial assistance to migrate customers to Verio.

Pre-qualified New Customer Opportunities – referring end users to partners who can benefit from the unique capabilities of a viaVerio partner and are ready to purchase a Verio solution immediately.

viaVerio Sales Team – offering partners a dedicated resource which acts as an extension of a partner’s sales force, providing sales and technical support to help viaVerio participants quickly grow their business.

Industry Recognition

The company also received several awards further validating its business focus and excellence over the past year. Key awards include:

  • Best WebHosting Company and Reader’s Choice 2008 and 2009 – by HostReview.com
  • Best Reseller Hosting 2009 – by HostReview.com
  • Verio Executive Named Channel Chief in 2009 and 2010 – by Everything Channels CRN
  • Verio Executive Named one of the Top 100 Women in the Channel 2009 – by Everything Channels CRN
  • Named Best of SaaS ShowPlace 2009 – by ThinkStrategies Inc.

“We are honored by the industry recognition we have received and attribute this to our commitment to our channel partners, and the capabilities they offer our customers, said Renda. We look forward to building on our success in 2009 with new enhancements to our indirect channel programs this year, and further expanding these programs around the world.”

About Verio Inc. (www.verio.com)
Verio is the leading provider in delivering innovative online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Verio's solutions provide Cloud, web hosting, managed services, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global Tier-1 IP Network. Through this network, Verio provides partners and customers with access to business solutions in more than 120 datacenters worldwide. For more information, join us on Twitter @Verio, Facebook Verio or www.verio.com.

About Verio

Verio is a leading global provider of web hosting and cloud services. As a part of NTT, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, we offer the stability businesses need in a long-term technology partner.

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