The Planet Completes Integration, Retires EV1Servers Brand
The Planet has completed its merger with EV1Servers and relaunched with a new web site, upgraded infrastructure and an emphasis on managed hosting. The integration of the two dedicated server providers, which were both acquired last May by private equity firm GI Partners, results in the retirement of the EV1Servers brand.
The Planet is now the world's sixth-largest hosting company, according to Netcraft's Hosting Provider Switching Analysis, with 1.89 million hostnames on its network, trailing only Go Daddy, 1&1 Internet, Microsoft, Google and Germany's Intergenia AG. The Planet says it now has more than 22,000 customers housed in six data centers, and combined revenue of approximately $110 million. It has also upgraded its network with high-speed 10 gigabit ethernet links with Level 3, Savvis, Global Crossing and Verio Networks.