IronFist Design: 1and1 Testimonial


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This presentation tells the story of how Andrew Slattery (IronFist Design) used 1&1 web hosting services, domains, email, and website analytics to transform a hobby into a successful career.

From video games to website development, technology has been a constant interest and a passion for Andrew Slattery. It did not take long for the now 20-year-old to transform his humble hobby into a successful career beginning at age 11, all with the help of 1&1 Internet.

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IronFist Design: 1and1 Testimonial

  1. 1. 1&1 Case Study IronFist Designs – Andrew Slattery ® 1&1 Internet Inc. 2013 Page 1
  2. 2. What is IronFist Design?  Web design and development company based out of Tuscon, AZ  Launched in 2003  Clients ranging from non-profit organizations to the Canadian Air Cadets  21-year-old owner, Andrew Slattery, began his career at age 11 ® 1&1 Internet Inc. 2013 Page 2
  3. 3. From the beginning…  At 11-years-old, Slattery created a site to showcase modifications to the popular game, Halo  Later he created a strategy PC game, Oil Conquest  Game became indexed and registered with Google  Turned his passion into a career “I was making hundreds of dollars a week while I was a freshman in high school - I can't even describe how excited I was to check my email after each class, and see purchases for in-game content from PayPal.” - Slattery while in high school ® 1&1 Internet Inc. 2013 Page 3
  4. 4. The Web hosting decision Needed a reliable Web hosting partner to take the business off the ground 8 years ago, Slattery convinced his father to purchase Web hosting for him – he was only 13 After extensive research, 1&1 fit his needs in customer service, affordability, and features Began with a shared hosting solution and grew into a Cloud Server ® 1&1 Internet AG 2010 Page4
  5. 5. First-hand benefits of a Cloud Server solution Flexibility • “In the last week alone, I signed on two new contracts, one of which is projected to have daily visitors in the tens of thousands. I needed something we can upgrade on the fly, so that service is not interrupted to the site with high traffic, or to any of our current clients and online projects.“ - Slattery Affordability • “Utility based pricing just makes sense in virtual computing to me, and cloud servers offer the power of dedicated servers without the rigidity of physical hardware allocations.“ -Slattery Reliability • “I've found virtual servers deployed over a network of physical nodes to be far more reliable than a single dedicated box. And if something goes wrong, it's only a software level issue, not a physical level. Issues of that type are far easier and faster to resolve than that of a physical one.“ - Slattery ® 1&1 Internet AG 2010 Page5
  6. 6. Overall Experience “Throughout all this time, 1&1 has been there behind me, giving me peace of mind with reliable services, very competitive pricing, and customer support that always ends in the problem being resolved promptly.” - Slattery ® 1&1 Internet Inc. 2013 Page 6
  7. 7. Thank you for your attention! To see more 1&1 Case Studies, visit: ® 1&1 Internet Inc. 2013 Page 7