HostMySite Launches Light Up The Cloud Sweepstakes for Entrepreneurs.
HostMySite, a leading provider of website and cloud-hosting solutions, announced today that they are launching the Light Up The Cloud Sweepstakes, aimed specifically at the start-up community. The 8-week contest, sponsored by Microsoft, will award one Microsoft Surface 2 a week, and a Grand Prize of $10,000 worth of Cloud Hosting with HostMySite using their new Cloud OS product offering.
From July 1st to August 26, 2014, entrepreneurs and developers will be able to submit a company photo, short description of their business, project or application, and how they would use $10,000 in free cloud-hosting services from HostMySite for a chance to win weekly prizes and The Grand Prize. The winners will be announced and featured on the HostMySite website, blog, and social media platforms as the contest goes on.
“Oftentimes, the most difficult phase of any new service or application is getting it off the ground,” said HostMySite President, John Enright. “Our goal with this contest is to give some interesting projects an extra boost in the all-important launch phase, and to showcase the creative ways that developers and entrepreneurs are using new technologies such as HYPER-V, System Center, and the Windows Azure Pack from Microsoft.”
“As part of our Cloud OS vision, Microsoft is fully committed to the success of hosting service providers. We are thrilled to expand our relationship with HostMySite as they deliver cloud offerings that reach a broad and diverse distribution channel with a fast time to market,” said Garth Fort, General Manager, Cloud & Enterprise Marketing, Microsoft Corporation. “The successful launch of their cloud offerings on the Microsoft platform demonstrates how HostMySite understands the cloud needs of start-ups.”
HostMySite’s Windows Cloud Hosting platform uses the elegant and familiar Windows Azure management interface on top of its blazingly fast servers and network infrastructure, and includes free phone support from its renowned team of support experts in its Newark, Delaware headquarters. Cloud Hosting plans start at under $20 for Windows Server 2012 with 1GB RAM and 2 TB Bandwidth.