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Steadfast Networks Launches New Colocation Website

March 15th, 2010

Chicago Colocation Hosting ServicesSteadfast Networks Launches Chicago Colocation Website To Showcase Colocation Services

Steadfast Networks recently launched a new website http://colocationchicago.com/ dedicated to showcasing the company’s colocation hosting services. Although Steadfast has been offering colocation hosting services in Chicago through its parent website (steadfast.net), Karl Zimmerman, CEO of Steadfast, says, “The new Chicago Colocation website is the best place to visit for more information on Steadfast Networks colocation hosting services and to learn about our new 48,000 sq. ft. facility opening soon.”

New colocation hosting leasing options

The new site also features Steadfast’s new colocation leasing options. Zimmerman says new colocation leasing options allow customers to use a lease-to-own program without having to purchase equipment upfront. In addition, The Chicago Colocation website provides pricing on 1U server options, half and full rack colocation hosting options, and add-on services customers can use to enhance their colocation hosting experience.

100% uptime guarantee

Chicago Colocation also offers a 100% uptime guarantee - the same guarantee provided by Steadfast Networks. Colocation hosting customers have access to Steadfast Networks’ fully redundant network options and services with 24×7x365 support from their advanced team of colocation hosting experts. Steadfast Networks provides its own network product with a 100% network uptime guarantee, as well as easy access to many third party carriers including Level(3), NTT, nLayer, and PCCW.

Learn more about Chicago Colocation

For more information on Chicago Colocation’s colocation hosting services or new colocation leasing services, visit http://colocationchicago.com/.

Learn more about Steadfast Networks

For more information on Steadfast Networks, visit http://steadfast.net/.

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DedicatedNOW Announces 100% Uptime for 2009

March 15th, 2010

DedicatedNOW Managed Dedicated Server HostingDedicatedNOW Achieves 100% Uptime for 2009 Calendar Year

DedicatedNOW, a leading managed dedicated server hosting company, recently announced a 100% uptime for all of 2009. According to Josh Ewin, Director of Sales and Marketing at DedicatedNOW, the 100% uptime in 2009 is due to the investment in the company’s infrastructure, engineering support, and backbone providers. “DedicatedNOW maintains a state-of-the-art data center in Clifton, New Jersey, just 12 miles from New York City, with easy access to major backbone providers for optimum network bandwidth.”

Achieving 100% network uptime

Part of DedicatedNOW’s 2009 100% uptime success is due to their own dark fiber ring connecting two redundant pops in 111 8th NYC and 165 Halsey (Equinix) NJ. “Our core consists of Dual Cisco 6509 SUP720-3BXL routers, fully meshed to multiple aggregation switches for maximum uptime,” says Jason Silverglate, CEO of DedicatedNOW. “In addition, our cooling systems offer an accurate and reliable control of humidity, airflow, and room temperature that improves the working conditions for delicate electronic equipment.”

DedicatedNOW also uses redundant power systems including an inline power backup, using industry standard Liebert UPS systems and onsite Caterpillar generators with four days of standby fuel. In the event of a power outage, DedicatedNOW’s power management system kicks in the UPS systems and within seconds the generator is automatically fired up to power the facility. The Liebert UPS systems control and constantly monitor the quality of power so that all equipment receives filtered and clean power for 100% uptime reliability. DedicatedNOW’s engineers also test the UPS and generators weekly to ensure maximum reliability.

Learn more about DedicatedNOW

View the DedicatedNOW profile to learn why DedicatedNOW is a leading provider for managed dedicated server hosting services.

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Steadfast Networks Launches Green Initiative

March 12th, 2010

steadfast-logoSteadfast Networks Announces Carbon Neutral Hosting Services

On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Steadfast Networks announced its environmental green initiative by implementing a 100% carbon offset for staff commuting, office usage, core infrastructure, networking equipment, shared web hosting, VPS hosting, and backup services. Steadfast Networks is certified “carbon neutral” by Carbonfund.org, an environmentally-friendly organization that helps businesses reduce and offset their climate impact.

Reducing trash by using local vendors

Amadi Server Hardware VendorSteadfast Networks receives 90% of its equipment from a local hardware vendor, Amadi Systems, allowing the dedicated server hosting company to reduce emissions typically associated with transporting hardware and servers. Steadfast orders their equipment from Amadi Systems with no packing materials, resulting in a significant reduction of trash. Steadfast Networks says all paper and cardboard products, equipment, hardware, and servers building-wide are recycled.

Karl Zimmerman, President and CEO of Steadfast Networks, says, “Not having to unpack equipment has increased the speed of operations and made our Chicago hosting services and data centers run more efficiently. Highly efficient network systems and dedicated server hosting also reduce carbon outputs, and those are options we also offer to customers who want to reduce their carbon imprint.” Zimmerman also believes that people who are passionate about caring for our world are loyal to companies who share that same sense of responsibility.

Learn more about Steadfast Networks

For more information on Steadfast Networks’ green initiative, or to suggest more ways to reduce the carbon footprint, visit http://steadfast.net/corporate/green.php.

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Turnkey Internet Purchases New Data Center in New York’s Tech Valley

March 1st, 2010

Turnkey Internet Dedicated Server HostingTurnkey Internet Opening Another Data Center in New York

On February 2, 2010, Turnkey Internet announced the purchase of a former government building in Colonie, NY, with plans to upgrade the facility into a 12,000 server data center, built to federal government specifications.

President and CEO of Turnkey Internet, Adam Wills, says, “New York is a great location for hiring qualified staff and reliable green-friendly power sources and high-speed fiber optic Internet connectivity. It has provided us with the ideal centralized geographic location to meet the demands of our clients across the globe.”

New data center specifications

Turnkey Internet’s plans for upgrading the facility include increasing power and cooling capacity. The facility also features redundant green-friendly electrical systems, multiple high-capacity fiber optic Internet connections, video surveillance, and state-of-the-art biometric security protocols. Servers will be protected behind 1-foot-thick concrete walls.

The data center will also include fully-managed colocation suites for businesses looking for secure, reliable, enterprise-class connectivity for their own servers and equipment. The new Turnkey Internet data center is scheduled to open later this year Q3 2010.

Excerpted from Turnkey Internet News.

Learn more about Turnkey Internet

To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose Turnkey Internet as a top pick for virtual private servers, read the Turnkey Internet directory post.

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Steadfast Networks Acquires The New York NOC

February 3rd, 2010

steadfast-logoOn Monday, February 1, 2010, Steadfast Networks, a Chicago based dedicated server hosting company, announced its acquisition of The New York NOC, a hosting provider based out of New York.

In a previous blog post, Steadfast Networks was included as one of the Best Unmanaged Dedicated Server Hosting Companies in Chicago. Steadfast Networks acquired The NY NOC hosting provider to extend its dedicated server and colocation hosting services into the  New York area.

thenynoc-logoKarl Zimmerman, CEO of Steadfast Networks said “To continue our growth, we decided to acquire a hosting company in New York that focuses on dedicated server, colocation, and VPS hosting. Although we already offered colocation hosting services in New York, acquiring The New York NOC gives us better economies of scale by allowing us to offer more services and reduced pricing for the New York hosting market.”

The acquisition also allows Steadfast Networks to offer content delivery network (CDN) services as part of The New York NOC offerings. Zimmerman explained that The New York NOC acquisition also offers Steadfast Networks customers additional options for geographic hosting distribution and redundancy, enabling the company to offer CDN services.

Customers located in New York and the surrounding areas are encouraged to visit thenynoc.com to view all The New York NOC website hosting services including dedicated server hosting, colocation hosting, and VPS hosting.


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SingleHop Continues Innovation With Server Management LEAPtoolbar

January 21st, 2010

SingleHop Continues Innovation With Server Management LEAPtoolbar

Leading Chicago based managed dedicated server hosting company SingleHop continues its quest for producing innovative high quality server management tools with the addition of LEAPtoolbar, part of the hosting provider’s LEAP Total Server Control System.

LEAPtoolbar sits in the user’s browser window and provides instant, one-click server management control. Users can access LEAPtoolbar via mobile, desktop, or web-based desktop (web-top) access.

According to SingleHop, LEAPtoolbar offers quick links for common server management functions including:

  • Submitting, reviewing, and updating support tickets
  • Monitoring bandwidth usage
  • Rebooting remote servers

Additionally, LEAPtoolbar can be used in popular browsers including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Becoming a Dedicated Server Hosting Leader

SingleHop has quickly become a leading dedicated server hosting provider offering innovative tools, products, and services to customers, making it easier to manage and run a server, especially when compared to other managed dedicated hosting providers.

SingleHop’s VP of Operations Andy Pace says LEAPtoolbar is “designed to maximize convenience for the user, while maintaining strict standards of login security. One-click browser access for support tickets enables us to respond more quickly in critical moments, and gives our clients added time, freedom, and control.”

Visit www.leaptoolbar.com to learn more about LEAPtoolbar and SingleHop’s other innovative server management tools.

To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose SingleHop as a top pick for managed dedicated servers, read the SingleHop directory post.


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SingleHop Launches New SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall

October 8th, 2009

SingleHop Launches New SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall

SingleHop, a leading managed dedicated server hosting company, is at it again with their latest innovation for on-demand server management tools. SingleHop launched their new New SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall in September, adding to their already advanced array of innovative tools.

According to SingleHop, the on-demand firewall system enables small and medium sized clients to quickly deploy an advanced Cisco-powered™ hardware firewall, for a fraction of the cost of having their own dedicated hardware firewall. SingleHop clients will enjoy the seamless control of their on-demand firewall due to its direct integration into LEAP, the web-hosts’ comprehensive server management software accessible online, on a desktop application and through various mobile devices including Android, iPhone and Blackberry.

SingleHop’s President & CEO, Zak Boca, says “With the addition of SnapShield, LEAP now offers a set of features unmatched by other server providers. Clients now can deploy an affordable and advanced hardware firewall in less than a minute, something that used to take days and is simply not available with many of our competitors.”

SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall Features Include

  • Application awareness
  • SSL and IPsec VPN
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Automatic anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-phishing protection

SnapShield is available currently inside the LEAP web-top interface. SingleHop plans to offer mobile firewall deployment and configuration via LEAP mobile within the next six months.

Excerpted from SingleHop’s News page.

To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose SingleHop as a top pick for managed dedicated servers, read the SingleHop directory post.

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Turnkey Internet Launches Green-Friendly Hybrid Web Servers

October 8th, 2009

Web Hosting Company Turnkey Internet Launches Green-Friendly Hybrid Web Servers

TurnKey Internet has added a great new line of servers, the Green-Friendly Hybrid Web Server Line. These fully-managed hybrids offer the performance and reliability of TurnKey’s dedicated servers, with increased energy efficiency at an affordable price. Adam Wills, President and CEO of TurnKey Internet, says “The hybrid server finds the perfect balance of price, performance and reliability and it’s very environmentally friendly.”

A dedicated web server is often sitting idle between tasks. Even so, it still consumes the same amount of electricity as when running at full capacity. TurnKey Internet’s Hybrid Web Server Line solves this problem.  Hybrid servers provide the same performance as a dedicated web server for up to 8 clients on one machine translating into less use of electricity per client. This should be great news for all businesses and individuals who are concerned about our environment. Through TurnKey Internet’s Hybrid Web Server Line you can purchase a high-quality web hosting solution that saves money and reduces the carbon footprint.

Green-Friendly Hybrid Web Servers Features Include

All of TurnKey Internet’s hybrid servers are backed by 24×7 gold-level, fully-managed support previously only available on their dedicated line. With a choice of Windows or Linux, each hybrid server includes free cPanel or Plesk, bare metal off-site back-ups, a managed firewall, system administrative assistance, security monitoring and auditing and free server migration assistance.

Excerpted from Turnkey Internet News.

To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose Turnkey Internet as a top pick for virtual private servers, read the Turnkey Internet directory post.

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SingleHop Launches New Data Center

May 21st, 2009

Managed dedicated web hosting provider SingleHop, launches a new data center in Elk Grove, IL.

According to Zak Boca, SingleHop’s President and CEO, “the data center space at the new facility allows us to locate our client’s servers in one of the most technologically advanced facilities, not only in the Chicago area, but world-wide. We have superb redundancy, connectivity, fire and cooling systems that we can depend on. This facility wasn’t refit, or re-engineered. It was built entirely from the ground up to anticipate high server density. It allows for our company to use all of our space, and power. With 48U cabinets and the ability to more than adequately handle 12KW per cab, we’ll waste less money and resources, which in turn will keep our clients from paying for inefficiencies.”

Some specifications of SingleHop’s new data center include:

• 10,000 square feet of available, raised-floor data center space
• 210 watts of power capacity per square foot
• Up to 12 kilowatts of power per cabinet
• Laser-based early fire detection system (VESDA)
• 24-hour security: bullet-resistant security area, level III walls and doors, keycard & biometric ID
• On-site NOC staffed 24/7/365 by SingleHop technicians

For the new data center, SingleHop entered into a $2.5 Million agreement with collocation provider ServerCentral, which operates this facility within DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc’s (NYSE:DFT) facility in Elk Grove Village, IL.

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To learn why daveonwebhosting.com chose SingleHop as a top pick for managed dedicated servers, read the SingleHop directory post.

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