The Planet today announced that it has been accredited as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The certification recognizes hosting and application services companies that have demonstrated a consistent, high quality delivery of specific solutions built on Microsoft technology.

This may or may not mean much to you, but as you are probably aware The Planet has been hosting TechSpot for many years now. We have seen the company grow from a relatively modest hosting provider, to being one of the largest and fastest growing companies in this market worldwide.

Earlier this month they announced a strategic merger with EV1, another of the big players in the hosting arena. Also earlier this year they acquired their fourth datacenter, not to mention their continued support to gamers through their Insomnia365 division, sponsor of the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) for the third consecutive year.