August 12, 2008 - Innovative windows hosting leader, DiscountASP.NET, announces the launch of Microsoft SQL 2008 hosting, available to all DiscountASP.NET customers as a new hosting add-on option in both US and UK data center locations.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is a major update to its enterprise database. Some of the SQL Server 2008 feature enhancements include new data types, such as geospatial data types and date/time data types. In addition, integrated full text search, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), sparse columns, and large user-defined types are improvements that will help drive next-generation data-centric applications.
"One of our goals is to be an early adopter of new Microsoft technology. We are proud to be among the first hosts to officially launch SQL 2008 hosting along with a suite of SQL 2008 management control panel tools," said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing at DiscountASP.NET. "We also wanted to make sure that all of our customers have the opportunity to access next generation technology, so we've made SQL 2008 hosting available in both of our data centers, located in the US and Europe."
With the launch of SQL 2008 hosting, DiscountASP.NET introduces new SQL 2008 management tools in their control panel, including an on-demand SQL 2008 database backup tool, an automated SQL 2008 database restore tool, and an automated Attach MDF File tool. Customers can manage their SQL 2008 databases with Microsoft SQL Management Studio.
DiscountASP.NET is a global leader in Microsoft Windows hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET hosting and SQL database hosting. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner and early adopter of new .NET technology, DiscountASP.NET is one of the first hosts to offer Windows 2008 shared hosting and was recently named Best ASP.NET Hosting Service in asp.netPRO Magazine's Readers' Choice poll for the fourth consecutive year. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET and SQL technology, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting in the US and UK. For more information, visit www.discountasp.net.