iWeb Cloud Heads to Brazil

Canadian Web hosting company iWeb has announced that CEO Eric Chouinard has gone to Brazil as part of a trade mission between Québec and Brasília. The mission runs from April 9th through the 14th. While there Chouinard intends to present iWeb’s cloud infrastructure in hopes that he can make sure his company is on the forefront of cloud computing in that country. iWeb has been active in Brazil since 2006, yet this will be their first attempt to bring a cloud computing to that market.

When iWeb first began its Brazilian operations it had a mere 11 clients using standard shared web hosting services. They have seen a 1,000-fold increase with their Brazilian customer base now standing at 1,100 strong. While that doesn’t seem like much by North American standards, it’s pretty significant in Latin American markets like Brazil. If Chouinard can convince his counterparts in Brasília of the future of cloud computing that will go a long way to boosting iWeb’s Brazilian market share.

“Brazil has quickly become one of our most exciting markets; Brazilians are seizing opportunities within their market, and they are using our infrastructure to provide international levels of performance and reliability,” Chouinard said an official remark. “Something very special is happening in Brazil, the entrepreneurial energy among tech companies is unbelievable – I’m eager to experience it firsthand.”

Across the globe Montréal-based iWeb serves more than 20,000 customers and produces some $35 million in revenue. Earlier this year the company launched a new reseller program in conjunction with a redesigned website. They also activated their 3000th Smart server and launched the new cloud service the company bills as a “kinder” cloud environment.

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