Data Foundry Supports HotSchedules, Inc. in Lowering Cost, Increasing Performance with Microsoft Hyper-V Server Virtualization

    Austin, TX, August 26, 2008 — Data Foundry, Inc. announced today that its Data Foundry® data center infrastructure support for client HotSchedules, Inc. has helped facilitate Hotschedules’ early implementation of Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology and contributed to excellent initial results.

    A Data Foundry client since August 2006, HotSchedules enrolled in a Rapid Deployment Program (RDP) for Hyper-V jointly sponsored by Microsoft and Dell earlier this year. HotSchedules was an appealing early adoption target because of their strong hardware ties with Dell, whose server systems are fully qualified to support Hyper-V. Hyper-V virtualization was implemented directly into HotSchedules’ live production environment.

    “Since the implementation we have experienced drastic improvements in speed, reliability and scalability which, in the end, has lead to a better user experience for our customers. We feel privileged to be selected as one of the highlighted companies that Microsoft and Dell chose to work with and are equally excited that the improved technology will provide a better end-user experience for our valued customers,” said Ray Pawlikowski of HotSchedules.

    “As our clients face the need for expansion, some of their biggest concerns are related to increased footprints and power consumption and their related costs. Hyper-V offers a great answer to those concerns and allows our clients to literally do more with less,” commented Mark Noonan, Vice President of Sales at Data Foundry.

    Visit //www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-26hyperv.mspx for more about early successes with Hyper-V technology. To learn more about and download Hyper-V, visit //www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtualization-consolidation.aspx.

    About Hotschedules

    Hot Schedules specializes in online labor scheduling and integrated workforce productivity tools. With HotSchedules in place, employees and employers have anywhere access to work schedules and functions necessary to create, manage and adjust shift assignments without interrupting the flow of business. Integrated reporting and forecasting tools ease the labor scheduling process and quickly generate a positive return on investment.

    Company Contact: Ray Pawlikowski; Ray@hotschedules.com; (512) 219-1492

    About Data Foundry

    Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company's premier data centers are supported by experienced onsite technicians, security staff and customer support 24 X 7 X 365. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

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