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SpawnPoint PWNage!

ServerBeach Staff

Recently we made a “You’re On My Shirt!” post about one of the largest public gaming communities on the Internet – SpawnPoint. In appreciation of our post, SpawnPoint sent our office their latest T-Shirts and we love them so much we wanted to show it.

You can't spell SpawnPoint without PWN!

You can't spell SpawnPoint without PWN!

We have many gamers within our company and many who frequent SpawnPoint.com so we’re very happy to be able to sport these cool T-Shirts around and we encourage all of you gamers out there to head on over to their web site and join their community. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you on the servers and enjoy some friendly gaming!

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You’re On My Shirt! SpawnPoint

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SpawnPoint is one of the largest public gaming communities on the Internet. If you’re a hardcore gamer then you already know who I’m talking about and if you don’t – give them a look because SpawnPoint.com is THE place for gamers to be!

Whether it’s information you’re looking for about a video game or gaming console such as XBox, Wii, PlayStation, PC, you’ll find it on SpawnPoint.com. If you’re more interested in gaming Forums, Videos, Blogs, and Clans, they’ve got that covered too! Don’t forget the downloads! Whatever you’re in search of, you can bet SpawnPoint has it covered.

Register at SpawnPoint.com, create a Clan, and join their game servers today!

Oh, and one more thing:

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ServerBeach celebrates 10,000 Server Milestone

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From left to right – Angela Ramirez – Manager of Client Loyalty, Allison – Customer Service, and Amy – Billing Department.

Employees of the ServerBeach San Antonio division partied it up and got their game on at Dave and Buster’s last Thursday to celebrate the ServerBeach 10,000 server milestone. Ted Smith, Vice President of Operations was able to join in on the fun while visiting San Antonio. We had food, drinks, gaming competition and ServerBeach Trivia. Congrats to Team #4 for winning the gaming competition. Jim Bair, DC Ops Technician and previous customer to ServerBeach, won the ServerBeach Trivia with only missing five answers out of 21. Congrats Jim! Some of the trivia questions related back to the beginning days of ServerBeach, such as:

  1. What is the name of the person who founded ServerBeach?
  2. What year was ServerBeach founded?
  3. What was the name of building where the first ServerBeach datacenter and office were located?
  4. What was the name of the first ServerBeach server?

All of the employees sported some cool limited edition 10,000 t-shirts (see pic). The purpose of this event was to recognize a huge accomplishment for ServerBeach and for the PEER 1 company. When PEER 1 acquired ServerBeach 3.5 years ago, SeverBeach had approximately 4,500 servers. We have now more than doubled our server count and tripled in revenue growth. This couldn’t have been done without the hard work from employees all across the PEER 1 organization.

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Get a Free ServerBeach – PEER 1 Sandbox Server!

You read correctly! Get a Free PEER 1 Sandbox Server!

PEER 1 and Microsoft are offering 50 sandbox servers (valued at $1,000 each) free for 30 days, packed full with the very latest MS development software for you to work with. This is a limited time offer and available to qualified applicants only. To become eligible for this rare opportunity, please fill out the online application. If you are selected, a PEER 1 representative will contact you directly with details on accessing your server.

SANDBOX SERVER SPECS:

* 2 x Intel Xeon 5320 Quad-core CPU
* 2 GB RAM
* 1 x 250GB HD

Each sandbox server includes:

PLATFORM

* IIS 6
* .ASP.NET 2.0
* .NET 2.0

* PHP 5.0
* Silverlight
* SQL Server Standard

EXPRESSION TOOLS

* Expression Blend
* Expression Web
* Expression Design

VISUAL STUDIO EXPRESS EDITIONS

* Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
* Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
* Visual C# 2005 Express Edition

As a bonus, we are also giving away the following to each Sandbox user that establishes a new Microsoft dedicated hosting account with PEER 1 at the end of their sandbox server trial period:

* Microsoft Expression Web (valued at $299) – a professional design tool to create modern, standards-based sites that deliver superior quality on the Web.

* FREE Microsoft Training (valued at $1099) – A free one year online subscription for Microsoft® Expression Studio & Microsoft® ASP.NET training delivered by Total Training™.

Included in Your Subscription:

o Total Training™ for Microsoft® Expression Studio – 27 hours: Watch and learn as we show you how to take your creative possibilities to a new level using the professional design tools and innovative technologies in the Expression Studio.
o Total Training™ for Microsoft ASP.NET – 23 hours: These training videos will get you up to speed quickly, exploring all of the key features of AJAX and Building Web Applications, and then guide you to mastery level with advanced topics and techniques.

Check out the full details here!

The Green gPC

Walmart has been selling Linux computers for quite a few years now at a pretty reasonable price. Now, they’re taking orders online for a new system they’re offering called the Green gPC, made by Everex of Taiwan designed for low power consumption. They’re offering it at $199.00. They say it’ll be available in approximately 600 stores as well as online.

According to a news article I read this morning, “The variant of Linux on the gPC is called gOS and is derived from the popular Ubuntu variant. It’s heavily oriented toward Google’s Web sites and online applications, like YouTube, Gmail and the company’s word processing program, all of which can be used only when the computer is connected to a broadband line.”

Another article describes this as a Google-friendly PC, but to me it sounds like it may be the first GooglePC. People have been talking about Google trying to edge in on Microsoft territory with their online applications, but they don’t have any penetration in the market for PC hardware. Today, you can buy a $200.00 PC that doesn’t need to have software on it to be useful. It’s a realization of Google’s ubiquitous computing.

Hmm…Google stock over $700.00 a share, Google phone coming out soon. Coincidence?

ServerBeach October Promotion!

ServerBeach is giving out iPod Nano’s to our new and existing customers when you order servers* throughout the month of October! Order a new server and enjoy listening to your favorite MP3’s while administering your server, setting up your websites, or just coding and scripting!

**Order a server with a value of $75-$159/mo, receive a free iPod Shuffle. *

**Order a server with a value of $160-$249/mo, receive a free 4GB iPod Nano. *

**Order a server with a value of $250+/mo, receive a free 8GB iPod Nano. *

Coupon code IPOD07.

* Orders must be placed using coupon code IPOD07. Failure to use this code will result in a regular order being placed without the iPod Nano promotion.

* Customer must commit to 6 months of service to qualify.

* Offer limited to one per account.

If you have any questions regarding this October promotion, please call us at 1-800-741-9939. You can also e-mail us at the following addresses:

Existing customers: upgrades(AT)serverbeach(NOSPAM).com.
New customers: sales(AT)serverbeach(NOSPAM).com.

ServerBeach at Austin Game Developers Conference

ServerBeach and PEER 1 at GDC conferencePEER 1 and ServerBeach has been exhibiting at the Game Developers Conferences(GDC) in San Francisco the past few years. This year, we headed out to the GDC in Austin, Texas, just one hour up the road from ServerBeach HQ in San Antonio. We sent our local crew to the show to bring “Latency Kills” to the masses. Free T-shirts, crazy tattoos and 1GB thumb-drives. Fantastic show! We ran into quite a few clients along with some future ones. See more photos