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The Planet to Celebrate Grand Opening of Eighth Data Center
Plano, Texas, Facility Provides Colocation; Features ‘Green’ Design

HOUSTON, June 11, 2009 – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced it will host a ribbon-cutting event at its newly constructed data center in the north Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas. The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, will include remarks from The Planet Chairman & CEO Douglas J. Erwin and Plano City Manager Thomas H. Muehlenbeck. Tours of the 106,000-square-foot, environmentally friendly facility will be offered.

The new data center — the company’s eighth — uses the latest modular cooling technology from Turbine Air Systems (TAS), with high-efficiency, water-cooled chillers that eliminate the possibility of an interior water leak. Colocation, private racks, and Northstar Managed Hosting™ services will be offered in the new facility, which brings The Planet’s total data center raised-floor footprint to 224,000 square feet. Space is also available for a Business Continuity Center, which provides office space for customers requiring a disaster recovery base of operations during an outage.

“We’ve received substantial interest in our new highly efficient facilities from customers looking to expand their IT infrastructure capabilities,” said The Planet Vice President of Facilities Jeff Lowenberg. “This new space enables us to accommodate the rapid colocation market growth we’ve seen in the Dallas area, and we invite customers, prospects and partners to celebrate another significant step forward in The Planet’s expansion.” For more event information and to register, visit

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 15.7 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers 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

For information contact:
Yvonne Donaldson, The Planet
Director, Public Relations
Phone: (281) 714-3602

Catherine Leahy
Global Fluency
Phone: (650) 433-4150

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