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Solar-Powered Web Host Offers New Services

Solar Solar Data Centers, Inc. (SDC), announced the Solar Data Centers – Content Management (SDC-CM) an Internet hosting and management toolset.

Raleigh, North Carolina – February 17, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] SDC said their offering is powered by 100% solar energy, making it a values-compatible Internet service option for green companies, as well as those with corporate commitments to sustainability and environmentally friendly operations. “No other Internet services company can offer a full range of all-PV-powered technology and service options to the green and environmental markets that we can,” said Steve May, president, Solar Data Centers. “From the start, we’ve taken a unique and environmentally beneficial approach to providing Internet-related services. We’ve developed an easy-to-use set of technology tools for our customers to access, maintain and update their own Web sites, without having to rely on expensive Internet programmers and consultants. And, they can feel good knowing where the power to run the system comes from.” According to the company, the SDC-CM system is written in HTML, an open, standards-based programming language to make updating Web pages easier. The SDC-CM offers simple point-and-click management of images, reports and records. Users can insert digital photo albums that scale automatically, post Web links without coding and use spell checking systems. The entire system is located behind a firewall with fail-safe and redundant security systems and processes, providing a high level of protection of all site content, said the company. Nightly backups of each HTML page are stored on site in a 3-week rotation. Once created, SDC-CM Web pages exist permanently, creating a lasting online record. This also provides a virtual filing cabinet for off-site employees to store data and documents for retrieval from anywhere over the Internet. Pricing for SDC-CM ranges from $1,800 to $30,000 per year. SDC said they are now providing Web services to more than 300 clients, most of which are corporations and non-profits interested in renewable energy and environmental issues.