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Acqusition of HostVector by MILLENNIUM DATA Leaves Clients Frustrated

Tue, 29th July 2008, 19:01

The following press release was taken in part from the Millennium Data site:

 Vaughan, Ontario Canada – July 18, 2008 – Millennium Data Systems, an emerging Canadian managed services company announced it has acquired the assets of HostVector (www.hostvector.com ), a Toronto based managed hosting provider.

“HostVector’s array of hosted network services which include; dedicated, virtual and e-mail hosting will complement Millennium’s current managed services offerings”, commented Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Millennium Data Systems.

It continues.... Management expects HostVector assets to be fully integrated by August 2008, with no disruptions to HostVector’s 1000+ clients however history shows otherwise:

The Reality of the situation

"About 26 hours ago my email client stopped pulling email from my Hostvector account, where I host multiple websites.
This morning I got a call from a client that their website (that I host through Hostvector) was down - their ebay listing pictures, oscommerce site etc are all unavailable - and still are.

I called into HV's tech support and got a frontend voicemail message announcing a DNS change and that all should be well soon - or at least by midnight tonight. There was no way to reach a live person.

To offer them patience/benefit of doubt, I wait until midnite - no services. On hold again with them"

A great deal of their clientele seem to have been down for 24+ hours leaving the HostVector clients without a single question answered.