Today we say farewell to one of our longest serving team members who has been with the company since 2009.
Jesse, our Chief Operating Officer, has played a major role in the success of the company over the past four years, and even though we have known for several years that we have had him on ‘borrowed time’, it’s been nothing but a pleasure and the entire team is very sad to see him finally go.
His knowledge of the web hosting industry coupled with his technical background and passionate nature of getting his point across has made him a truly valuable asset to the company, and earned the respect of everybody he worked with including many of our suppliers.
He is leaving to further his study and complete his Masters in Forestry which is where his true passion lies, and to take some much needed time to travel around Europe with his girlfriend.
As one of the most hardest working people in the company he will be very sorely missed, and on behalf of the entire team we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.
Last month he went to Las Vegas on what he knew would be his final trip with the company, and we think the photo sums up our relationship quite well.
Come back soon Jesse… we miss you already!
VentraIP Group (consisting of VentraIP Australia, VentraIP USA and Zuver), the sixth largest in market share and one of the fastest growing in the local market, today announced that it will deliver its full suite of services after a complete network infrastructure roll-out in Perth, Western Australia in Q2 of 2014.
The company will take up space in the NextDC P1 data centre that is currently under construction and due for completion early in 2014, in line with its current strategy of moving all infrastructure to NextDC enterprise-grade facilities across the country. This will also allow the company to follow on with the next stage of its international expansion with services in Singapore expected to go live toward the end of 2014.
Mr. Cheyne Jonstone, Executive Chairman of VentraIP Group, today explained the importance of Perth in the company’s forward thinking.
“Perth is a vital link in the chain as we expand further in to the Asia Pacific region, taking advantage of its geographical location and the infrastructure that is both existing and planned that link Perth to Singapore. We also know that our West Australian customers prefer to have rapid local access to their hosted content, email and applications without the 60-80ms latency to the east coast”, he said.
He also hinted that the complete strategy is yet to be revealed, adding “the addition of Perth to our global network is a part of a much bigger change that will be announced in the coming weeks, further cementing our position as a leader in the hosted services industry in Australia”.
The Perth facility will be managed and supported by existing staff who are already based in Western Australia, as well as our senior technical staff based on the east coast.
A full suite of products and services, hosted from brand new Dell cloud infrastructure, will be available in Perth, including Economy and Business shared hosting, WHM Multi hosting, VPS and more.
In an Australian first, VentraIP Australia customers using the cPanel hosting platform will have their web sites served from both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in a move the company hopes will stimulate the local hosting industry and internet service providers to expedite their transition to IPv6.
Customers can enable IPv6 functionality through the new ‘Enable IPv6′ option inside of the Manage Hosting Services section in VIPControl:
The exhaustion of IPv4 address space in the local region is a problem that is only going to get worse before it gets better, and unfortunately it’s a chicken and egg scenario where internet service providers and many hardware vendors are dragging their feet on the implementation of IPv6 for end users because the content is simply not available.
IPv6 connectivity is now available to all web hosting providers who use the cPanel platform in the most recent 11.40 release of the software, however the underlying network infrastructure must be IPv6 enabled first.
Our network has been IPv6 enabled since it was first launched in 2009 and all non-cPanel services have been IPv6 enabled since then, but over the years we have been actively lobbying and subsequently working with cPanel to get IPv6 support into the platform and it’s finally come to fruition which is fantastic to see.
For more information on enabling IPv6 on your hosting service, please consult our team in an eTicket which can be lodged through VIPControl.
Another day, another Wholesale System update.
This time, you can now use the filter options to easily filter results within the Domain Name management section, Manage Hosting Services section & the SSL Certificates section.
We want your feedback! Please lodge a new Secure Message through the Wholesale System, directing it to our Development team and let us know what you love, what you want to see and what you think needs to go.