As we wrap up this year we’re looking forward to 2012 and planning for what’s next and I thought this would be a great time to give you a glimpse into what we have in store for next year and how 2011 relates.
Earlier this year we launched a preview beta of our next next generation elastic shared cloud hosting platform with great success. Last month, we soft launched our first iteration of this service at DotNetNuke World and as “Windows Server 8” becomes a reality we’ll be bringing more to this service and evolving the offering. Windows Cloud Hosting will continue to be a focus for our company and over the coming months we’ll be rolling out a suite of offerings tailored to meet specific business needs.
This year, we also rolled out our first customers on our WebsitePanel enabled Cloud Server control panel and for the first time gave our clients control over their Hyper-V Cloud Servers. We also announced our Windows Phone app for managing these same servers which got amazing response. We’ll be updating that application soon actually and looking to roll out the application for other platforms very soon. Windows Cloud Servers will continue to be the cornerstone offering here at Applied Innovations and we’ll continue to work closely with Microsoft to see to it that our cloud servers are among the fastest, most stable and best performing cloud servers in the industry.
But those are all extensions of what we’ve been working on and I’m sure you want to know what’s coming? Well, we have great stuff coming and we’ll be kicking this off in January as we roll out a new and improved referral partner program and for the first time ever, a cloud server reseller program. This is extremely exciting for me especially! I believe we can offer a strong set of features that will be very niche focused and specific and allow our partners to deliver an unparalleled offering. We’ve been busy the past few weeks working this out and in January we’ll be announcing a couple new promotions that will be focused on: 1) cloud servers and 2) delivering great margins for cloud server resellers. But we’re not going to deliver just great margins, we’re going to deliver great products, great performance and we’re going to help educate you on how to sell these products and solutions to your clients. We believe these new services will allow you to increase your profit margins and by leveraging our team of engineers for administration and management, you’ll be able to remain focused on your core business.
2012 isn’t here yet and it’s already shaping up to be a great year for all of us and we’re excited with everything that’s on the horizon from our reseller program to SQL Server 2012 (Denali) to Windows Server Codename “Windows Server 8” but most of all, we’re excited that we get to continue working with the great group of customers we have here at Applied Innovations.
Wishing you and yours, a festive holiday season and great success and fortune in the New Year.