October 24, 2013 - Dallas, TX

Broadleaf Commerce, the open source software provider for building customized eCommerce solutions, announced today that it has partnered with PEER 1 Hosting, the global cloud infrastructure and web hosting provider, as part of PEER 1 Hosting's SMART Partner Program. This partnership will provide PEER 1 Hosting's infrastructure and hosting support to Broadleaf customers, enabling the sophisticated eCommerce platform to run optimally and provide the agility to dynamically adjust infrastructure needs to fluctuating demand.

As a member of PEER 1 Hosting's SMART Partner Program, Broadleaf Commerce has demonstrated an ability to successfully deploy PEER 1 Hosting solutions and services for its clients. In addition to offering PEER 1 Hosting colocation, as well as dedicated and managed hosting solutions, Broadleaf will leverage PEER 1 Hosting's wholly owned and operated FastFiber Network to support its customers, offering maximum uptime and faster connection between all PEER 1 Hosting datacenters. Ecommerce clients will also be able to use the space and power of PEER 1 Hosting's 16 datacenters globally, including Los Angeles, USA; London, England; and Toronto, Canada.

"Joining PEER 1 Hosting's SMART Partner Program is a crucial step in providing our customers the best possible eCommerce platform," said Jeff Fischer, CTO, Broadleaf Commerce. "In particular, PEER 1 Hosting's expansive FastFiber Network gives our customers the confidence to serve users around North America and Europe. That optimized network is a crucial asset for a VP of eCommerce because it affects site load times, conversion rates, time on site and search engine rankings, which all directly impact profits and losses."

"PEER 1 Hosting welcomes Broadleaf into our SMART Partner Program, and we look forward to helping them accelerate their eCommerce business," said Michael Mayer, executive director of worldwide channel, PEER 1 Hosting. "This collaboration will enable us to bring a high-quality eCommerce platform to market with Broadleaf, and ensure the very best service and performance for users in order to meet the rigorous requirements of online sellers."

PEER 1 Hosting solutions and services are available from Broadleaf Commerce immediately.

About Broadleaf Commerce, LLC
Broadleaf Commerce, LLC is a privately held company committed to developing and supporting an open source alternative for enterprise eCommerce. It is the first company to develop an open source, enterprise-ready eCommerce solution using the widely adopted Spring Framework, which is the leading platform to build and run enterprise Java applications. Companies using Broadleaf Commerce are able to improve efficiency, capitalize on competitive advantages, and increase revenue. The open source business model yields a product that is superior to others for a fraction of the cost and is designed for customization. For more information about Broadleaf Commerce, visit: https://www.broadleafcommerce.com.

About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA), is one of the world's leading Web hosting providers, specializing in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, and founded in 1999 with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 has 16 datacenters and 20 points of presence worldwide. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. 'Ping' represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network(tm) connected by 16 state-of-the-art data centers. 'People' represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 per cent uptime guarantee. For more information visit: http://www.PEER1.com.