InWorldz Joint Venture announcement

Apparently InWorldz has now partnered with CariNet for hosting/technology. Here is the press release that was published today on the official Inworldz news page. The InWorldz Founders have been replying to comments on this thread on the InWorldz Forums if you’re interested in knowing more.

InWorldz, LLC and CariNet Inc. To Power Virtual World Technology and Hosting Through Joint Venture

Venture to focus on quality of service, scalability, and core software to
promote growth and technical innovation

Contact: Beth Reischl                                                    

Tel. (630) 504-8449

NY and SAN DIEGO, CA , July 30, 2011 – InWorldz, LLC a leading provider of virtual world services and CariNet Inc. a quality-oriented provider of dedicated servers, server clusters, and cloud computing announce plans to form a joint venture to build a redundant 3D virtual world grid capable of high performance and fast growth.

The venture builds around the original vision of the InWorldz founders. Known to their customers mainly by their pseudonyms, Elenia Llewellyn (real name Beth Reischl), Legion Hienrichs (real name John Arnolde), and Tranquillity Dexler (real name David Daeschler) have supported the continuing vision that everyone should be able to experience virtual world technologies and services in a way that enhances their lives and their own vision. Since it’s inception in February of 2009, InWorldz, LLC has listened to customer feedback and demand to provide it’s residents with the software, hardware, and tools they need to create dramatic simulations ranging from vast and mystical oceans, to artistic  depictions of real world cities. Building on a strong customer community and a solid technical background, the InWorldz grid has grown to over 800 customer owned regions on word of mouth alone.

CariNet Inc. has been a hosting leader since 1997, offering a wide variety of hosting options including dedicated servers, server clusters, public and private cloud offerings as well as server virtualization hypervisors. CariNet Inc. builds, owns and operates all of their datacenters and are capable of handling customers and demands of any size. CariNet Inc. currently services 7500+ customers around the globe.

CariNet Inc. provides a strong background and expertise in all things hosting. The CariNet team consists of a dedicated group of individuals willing to go the extra mile to make sure they have a quality product their customers can rely on. From power, to network, to hardware and software, CariNet Inc. has created a strong backbone for any business to tether their dreams to and let them run.

Enablement is the shared theme that has brought CariNet Inc. and InWorldz, LLC together. The joint venture will provide InWorldz with access to the latest in hardware and software technology available to support efficiency and scalability. Powered by this venture, InWorldz will have access to systems and expertise that will increase the effectiveness of their business processes, free up development resources, and increase profitability. The joint venture will provide both companies with the opportunity to continue to explore the growing virtual world market and provide the services and support that enable the individual as well as organizations who will use virtual world technologies in the future.

  • Should LL and other grids should be concerned now ?
  • What do you think about the Joint Venture?

6 thoughts on “InWorldz Joint Venture announcement

  1. ReactionGrid already uses CariNet.

    I’m pretty sure this isn’t a “joint venture”: it’s just CariNet providing hosting (as a service) to InWorldz, just like they do for lots of other businesses.

    LL has servers in colocation facilities in SF, Dallas, and DC. (In other words, they own and manage their own servers, they don’t rent servers owned by someone else.) LL also has some fancy dedicated connections between those facilities. LL’s server setup is a whole different ball game.


  2. It will be interesting to see if Inworldz can produce enough revenue to afford a higher end hosting company like this one.


  3. According to comments on Tateru Nino’s blog, InWorldz was already using CariNet! All that’s new is that they got better/cheaper servers, as I understand it.

    I can’t believe they thought they needed to send out a press release about _that_.

    If you re-read the press release, you’ll find there are almost no specifics about what’s new. It’s just a bunch of self-praise for the two companies involved.


  4. Troy I’m not really sure what your beef is with us, but NO this isn’t something everyone on Cari.Net gets.

    This is an official joint venture between the two companies to build the InWorldz platform. If you look up the definition of joint venture you can see the difference between this and discounts.

    Cari.Net has been our hosting provider from the beginning. This enhances and builds on that relationship.

    Feel free to use the press contact information provided with the press release if you have any questions regarding this venture. It seems some are intent in muddying this to make it look a lot less significant than it is.


  5. If their was muddyness, it was the fault of the press release, which was strong on self-congratulation and weak on saying what, exactly, the two companies are doing together. I was just trying to make sense of it.

    I’m now more confused than ever.


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