The Planet Launches Planet Alpha Bargain Bin : New Web Site Addition Offers Deeply Discounted Servers

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The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today launched a permanent addition to its Web site that provides customers with significant value for their IT infrastructure planning. Known as the Planet Alpha Bargain Bin (http://www.planetalpha.com/bargain-bin/), this new real-time searchable repository features overstocked and clearance dedicated servers in a variety of configurations. The servers are available on a revolving basis, with prices starting at $45 per month.

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We have more than 22,000 customers worldwide, so The Planet's size and scale allow us to purchase thousands of name-brand servers at preferred discount pricing

Bargain Bin servers are selected from the Planet Alpha dedicated server fleet, and they continuously rotate based on availability, customer demand and data center space. Customers who visit the Bargain Bin can search for servers by processor and drive-controller type, hard disk space, memory capacity and price. The servers come with The Planet's full range of software options, including operating system and control panel choices. In addition, every server purchased from the Bargain Bin is backed by The Planet's industry-leading Service Level Agreement, 24/7 support, and world-class network and data centers.

"We have more than 22,000 customers worldwide, so The Planet's size and scale allow us to purchase thousands of name-brand servers at preferred discount pricing," said Urvish Vashi, The Planet's general manager for dedicated servers. "Many of these servers are now available at even deeper discounted rates in the Bargain Bin, and they come from each of our six SAS 70 Type II-certified data centers. Customers still receive the world-class service and support they expect from The Planet, backed by our enterprise-class network."

To supplement the administration and maintenance of their servers, customers can add Alpha Advanced Services to any Bargain Bin server. Services include Alpha Servers Monitoring, Alpha Servers Security and Alpha Servers Administration. Prices start at $25 per month per server.

Customers are encouraged to visit the Bargain Bin frequently, as new servers are constantly added, while others run out of stock. Servers must be purchased as configured, and changes cannot be made to existing hardware for the life of the server.

For more information, please visit the Web site at http://www.planetalpha.com/bargain-bin/.

About The Planet

The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 12 million Web sites worldwide. The Planet Alpha division provides the widest array of self-managed dedicated servers and advanced services backed by 24x7x365 support. The Planet Northstar Managed Hosting division combines a proactive methodology and seasoned IT experts to deliver a fully managed hosting solution. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit http://www.theplanet.com.

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