At least at the one customer beta site that actually, you know, tested the fucking software, the IT department is a cross between FEMA and DHS. To get anything added to the network requires paper-pushing and extensive "security" tests, so nothing gets done. Instead of the server actually sitting on the data center's network, it's plugged into someone's cable modem. Now that's security! Connection reliability and speed both suck, too.
The company I work for wishes to move most of their software to "the Web" over the next few years, anyway. So, I thought, why not just sell our software services without requiring a customer-side server? Hell, then we could even move to a subscription model fairly easily, if we wished.
One problem with that, is that our own IT department is overworked as it is. It'd take a lot of buy-in from the higher-ups to get the right manpower, redundancy, connectivity, etc. to host the stuff from here. I'd have it hosted off-site, at least for now, to eliminate the burden on IT and to gain some political momentum.
My fellow HuSians, I now turn to you. Do you know of any companies out there that provide ASP.NET/C#/SQL Server 2000+ hosting of a caliber that would move things in the right direction?
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