Atek Grid has new owners, hiring staff

(Image courtesy Atek Grid.)

(Image courtesy Atek Grid.)

Atek Grid, formerly owned by the company behind the CloudServe OpenSim hosting company, has been bought by the Tampa-based Florida Web Council, Inc.

CloudServe will continue to run the back-end technology for the grid and manage the hosting.

Toni Moore

Toni Moore

Atek Grid is large in land area — the equivalent of 4,447 standard regions — but has not been making a big impact on the OpenSim social scene, despite being a hypergrid-enabled social grid. New owner Toni Moore says that this will change.

“Some of our plans are to create a rich social community with entertainment as well as educational events,” she said.

The grid will also rebuild its welcome area, she said.

“We have an extensive trade show area where we will attract business from across the hypergrid to engage with customers face-to-face,” she added.

There will be little change to how the grid works, she said. Visitors will continue to be able to teleport in via the hypergrid, and outside region owners will continue to be able to connect their regions to Atek Grid. The control panel for grid customers will remain the same, she said.

Atex Grid is looking to expand its in world staff, including grid managers and support staff. For more information contact Toni Moore at [email protected].

The grid’s URL and hypergrid address has stayed the same, grid.ATEKgrid.com:8002. It will also maintain its existing Facebook group and OpenSim community.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Thelma Marks

    This sounded really interesting but when I went to look at the website it really threw me off because this is all default text in the website. Whoever the webmaster is needs to be fired.

    If you go their services page this is what you see.

    “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est labour.”

    Any thoughts?

    • CloudServe’s Frank Corsi just told me: “It is new and still a web template for the most part. I think they are still working on it.”

      So check back later.

      • Thelma Marks

        Thanks will do!

    • Frank Corsi

      This is about Atek Grid not florida web council website, that was a mistake for Maria to even link to that website. The atek grid website is working just fine.

      • Thelma Marks

        Can you tell us more about what the company is?

        • Frank Corsi

          AtekGrid is an open to connect grid, much like Osgrid or Metropolis. It has been online for just 2 yrs now. The grid operates the main 9 land regions, and the surrounding waterway regions. The new owners will be enhancing the grid, and will be offering direct land simulator rentals. Currently all CloudServe server rentals are pre configured to operate land in AtekGrid as well as Osgrid and Metropolis grids.

          • Thelma Marks

            So just for clarifiation Florida Web Council, Inc. is not involved sorry if I am confused. I was trying to find out what they do. I was excited because of this involvement with a big company coming in to Opensim

          • Frank Corsi

            To Clearify.. The grid was recently purchased by Toni Moore and her partners who own Florida Web Council, Inc. This is a newly created corporation and they have been working within atek grid and not had tome to complete their corporate website. The grid does not depend at all upon that corporate website at all.

          • Thelma Marks

            Thanks for clarifying I was just very confused about the whole article. I think I understand now. Best wishes to Toni Moore and their venture.

          • TrueHebrewIsraelite

            I’ll have to check it out been looking for a good open to connect to grid I liked metropolis but was looking for something else

    • that latin is http://www.lipsum.com/