(Ping! Zine) – Hosting.com, the leading provider of hybrid hosting solutions – managed, cloud and colocation, today announced the sponsorship of Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub, an up-and-coming heavyweight fighter at VMworld 2010. The sponsorship of Brendan formalizes a synergy between Denver-based, hybrid hosting company Hosting.com and Denver-based elite fighter Brendan Schaub and provides the opportunity for both parties to reach new audiences and promote Hosting.com’s leadership in the quickly evolving hybrid hosting marketplace.
A finalist in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Heavyweight series on Spike TV last summer, Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub launched his MMA career with a runner-up finish on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 10 and has quickly become one of the UFC’s top heavyweight contenders. Brendan will be fighting his first main event on October 23, 2010 against Gabriel Gonzaga in Anaheim, CA.
“Brendan earned his nickname “The Hybrid” due to his agility, speed and winning-performances in the cage – this directly reflects Hosting.com’s flexibility, speed and performance within the cages of a datacenter,” stated Aaron Hollobaugh, Director of Marketing at Hosting.com, “Brendan has had a successful, upstart career in the UFC and Hosting.com looks forward to sponsoring an elite fighter like Brendan, connecting with his fans, and reaching out to the fastest growing fan base in all of sports.
Brendan is managed by Alchemist Management, based out of Los Angeles, CA and headed by CEO MC Hammer. MC Hammer noted, “The engagement between Hosting.com, Brendan Schaub and Alchemist Management illustrates the depth and breadth of the UFC fan base.” He continued, “This sponsorship aligns two fast-growth brands that share a common distinction – the hybrid nickname. We are pleased to bring one of the first business to business sponsors to the UFC and fully expect other businesses to follow Hosting.com’s lead.”
Brendan will be attending VMworld 2010 with Hosting.com and will be meeting with fans at the event. Hosting.com is in booth 1608 and is highlighting its Cloud 2.0 solutions throughout the event – Hosting.com’s general messaging for VMworld 2010 is “Cloud 2.0 – Clouds in Motion.” For more information about Brendan Schaub please visit his website www.brendanschaubmma.com. More information on Hybrid Hosting can also be found on the Hosting.com website.