SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2008 – Fat Spaniel Technologies Inc., the market leader in providing monitoring and reporting services for distributed renewable energy systems, today announced that it has transferred its data center operations to a Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) CyberCenter. Fat Spaniel transforms renewable energy system performance data into information services for its global customer base of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providers, systems installers, integrators and inverter manufacturers.
Qwest’s state-of-the-art CyberCenter provides SAS 70 Type II Internal Control Standards that meet rigorous reporting and testing requirements, aiding Fat Spaniel’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance and enabling Fat Spaniel to scale its service infrastructure while maintaining the highest levels of data security, response time and accountability. Fat Spaniel’s services have become increasingly critical for managing renewable energy systems in 12 countries worldwide, providing essential information for operations and maintenance, billing, and reporting.
“System owners, investors and other financial stakeholders are demanding the same level of accountability from emerging renewable energy markets that they do of any established industry. Fat Spaniel’s revenue-grade services are designed to meet that need, manage operating and financial risks, and enable maximum return on clean energy investments,” said Chris Beekhuis, president and CTO of Fat Spaniel Technologies. “With more than 3 million daily data transactions across our network, from well over 1,000 managed sites, this seamless transition to a Qwest CyberCenter ensures that we are meeting growing international customer demand with the utmost attention to data protection and reliability.”
“It is Qwest’s highest priority to work with customers to solve real business problems with next-generation solutions,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Market Group. “Qwest Hosting Services will be a part of the comprehensive solution that allows Fat Spaniel to continue to collect and deliver mission-critical information for the renewable energy market in a dependable and certifiable environment.”
Qwest Hosting Services offer an integrated portfolio of Internet solutions — solutions that begin with the secure, reliable environment in CyberCenter facilities and provide the speed and performance of Qwest’s global, all-optical IP network. Qwest Hosting Services offer a complete spectrum of fully customizable solutions. Qwest recently opened its 15th world-class CyberCenter to provide safe and scalable hosting services to businesses like Fat Spaniel. The CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex Web sites, offer geographical redundancy, and manage entire IT environments, including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Qwest offers a powerful combination of award-winning broadband, video and voice solutions for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network to meet their evolving communications and entertainment needs. Qwest employees are the driving force behind the company’s nationally recognized Spirit of Service. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide innovative voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest please visit www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visitwww.gsanetworx.com