CARY, N.C. — Springboard Managed Hosting has signed a service agreement with ListStream, a Chapel Hill-based provider of Internet solutions for the real estate industry.

Springboard will provide fully managed servers, enterprise backup, managed security and comprehensive monitoring and management of ListStream’s expanding national customer base. ListStream’s suite of products is designed to enable Realtors to leverage Internet technologies to build a sales pipeline, shorten the sales cycle and improve close ratios.

“ListStream’s value proposition centers on creating a fast and reliable online sales environment to allow prospective buyers to search the MLS, with tools including clickable maps, property photos, online communication between consumers and Realtors, cost effective websites and e-mail services,” Springboard Chief Executive Rich Lee said in a statement. “They are providing true 24/7 service to a national audience with a heavy traffic pattern. The fact that we provide them with a state-of-the-art data center and the largest network in the Carolinas … was clearly a determining factor in their decision to pick Springboard.”

ListStream is positioned for rapid growth in an underdeveloped market and needs the capabilities that Springboard can provide, President Tom Morris said in a statement.

“We were looking for a hosting partner that could provide both the horsepower and the responsiveness required as we scale our business,” he said. “With Springboard, our servers are hosted in a carrier-grade data center that ensures maximum performance, reliability and 24×7 availability.”

Springboard has now signed agreements with more than 130 Internet-enabled companies since its June 2001 inception.

Springboard Managed Hosting: www.springboardhosting.com

ListStream: www.liststream.com