Greetings from Palo Alto, California! Some of you may have read in recent news – such as Techcrunch, SD Times and Intranet Journal – that Codesion has made the strategic decision to move our corporate headquarters to the heart of Silicon Valley (local customers, feel free to drop by). It’s true.
It’s all part of a new chapter in the Codesion story, and one we anticipate will be welcomed by the two thirds of our subversion hosting customers who are US-based. Our US-based executives and teams will be focused on technical support, business development and marketing, kicking off with the release of our new website and V4 Platform shortly (see below).
Our core R&D team will remain in Australia (HQ on the Gold Coast, with satellites in Brisbane and Melbourne), with tangential developers in India and Eastern Europe. With developers now spanning broad swaths of the planet, we will be able to expand tech support services to the Pacific and European time zones.
In a few weeks we’ll be releasing our new website and rebuilt software/hardware Platform, which will eventually replace our existing systems— watch this space for our full upcoming review. The platform features distributed,multi-redundant server architecture, a clean new AJAX-based UI, resulting in increased stability and much faster load times. This platform has been beta tested by over 2,000 users over the past year, and has been receiving rave reviews.
We’re aware that outages or network slowdowns may have affected some users over the past year. This is largely attributable to both the technical and human demands that come with a rapid increase in usership. We apologize if you’ve been affected by any outages, and thank you for your patience. Our new Platform has been carefully designed to address these scaling issues, as have our business expansion plans. We’re confident that our customers will enjoy the benefits!
We are also excited to announce that Codesion is taking over SharpForge.com and Projxpert.com (two SVN hosting competitors), who approached us in January of this year. As of March, the Codesion group of companies will be looking after clients and users of these sites.
Finally, despite the worldwide recession, we had our best revenue month ever last month (January). We see this a testament to the strength of the SaaS business model, which minimizes your upfront costs. So it seems an opportune time to say thank you to you, our friends and customers, for your support and commitment to cloud-based technology.