Hosted Solutions Powers Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Hosted Solutions hosts 143rd build of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for Edenton, NC.

Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 at 1:54 PM CDT

Raleigh, NC -- (SBWire) -- 03/09/2009 -- Hosted Solutions, the East Coast’s premier data center and managed services provider, announced today that the company is the official IT infrastructure host for the 143rd build for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Emmy-award winning hit reality show on ABC Television is coming to the northeastern area of North Carolina to surprise a lucky and deserving family with an extreme home makeover.

Several companies and thousands of volunteers are coming together in Edenton, N.C. to implement an intense, concentrated one-week build of a new home that will make a miracle happen for a deserving family.

Hosted Solutions is providing the IT infrastructure and services to support the official website and central registration database for the show. As part of this, the company is donating a fully redundant infrastructure consisting of fully managed firewalls, load-balancing, server and storage infrastructure supported by an enterprise class data center and multi honed bandwidth across multiple tier 1 providers. Several Hosted Solutions employees donated their time in the evenings and over the weekend to support this initiative.

“We’re thrilled to support such a great cause,” said Rich Lee, founder and chief executive officer for Hosted Solutions. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an incredible show. The way they rally an entire community to come together and support a family in need is truly amazing. The websites for each Extreme Makeover show experience tremendous traffic between visitors and volunteer registration. They needed a robust platform that could support substantial spikes in traffic. We handle high volume like that for clients every day so we were well equipped to help.”

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is one of several charitable organizations that Hosted Solutions supports. The company actively supports Band Together, The Boys and Girls Club of North Carolina and The Tammy Lynn Foundation.

About Hosted Solutions
Hosted Solutions’ high quality Data Center and Managed Hosting services maintain and protect customers’ mission-critical IT systems and applications, enabling them to reduce operating costs, lower the risk of downtime, focus on core competencies, and achieve their top business objectives. The company operates SAS 70 Type II Certified facilities in Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, and Cary NC providing best-of-breed data center operations with hardened physical infrastructure, the highest level of security, and a complete managed services portfolio. Hosted Solutions was acquired by Boston-based private equity firm ABRY Partners in April 2008 for $144 million. For more information please visit

About ABCTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 6th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The show airs on Sundays (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.