Executive Corner

Building Tomorrow’s Internet

Last week, ServInt put out a joint press release with VC fund Runa Capital announcing a program to offer discounted ServInt hosting and advanced infrastructure consultation to Runa portfolio companies, a kind of grant program for their slate of startups. We announced at Hosting Con and put out a simple joint press release for industry types. The logic was that this partnership between ServInt and Runa Capital is something industry insiders would be interested in, but it would not be on the radar of customers in the hosting industry.

But then I got thinking about just what we are doing with Runa and the wider implications. Runa Capital’s companies include all sorts of tech start-ups who are redefining the possibilities of the Internet. Their portfolio companies include Nginx, Jelastic, and StopTheHacker, and their team’s previous investments include Parallels. These are the companies Christian was talking about last week when he wrote about people changing the world with the Internet.

That post wasn’t just lofty ideas and fluff. At ServInt, we not only host tens of thousands of websites for customers, we also host an array of startups building custom applications for the Internet. Some of these, like Jelastic, are massive infrastructure commitments with custom hardware and network configurations. Unlike many large hosts who offer a few standard packages and products with an emphasis on a one-size-one-technology-fits-all philosophy, ServInt has always and will always offer fully custom solutions for those with specific design requirements.

We understand that you cannot be expected to build tomorrow’s Internet on today’s technology.

Our partnership with Runa Capital reenforces our commitment to the future of the Internet and our ability to meet the needs of anyone — large or small — in the market for hosted infrastructure. And we’re looking forward to sharing profiles of some of these companies on the ServInt Source in the future.

I want to echo Christian’s comments last week on the ServInt Source and say, whether you’re one of the lucky few Runa portfolio companies or you’re a tiny startup with a big idea, we’d like to hear from you and see how we can help you build tomorrow’s Internet.

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