DedicatedNOW 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.
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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
Steadfast 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.
Turnkey 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.
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Why I choose DedicatedNOW for dedicated server hosting.
You’ll see a trend here at Dave On Web Hosting. Many of the hosting companies I write about have been established since the mid to late 1990’s. DedicatedNOW was established in 1997 and has been providing dedicated server hosting and managed dedicated server hosting to thousands of small to large businesses. But you are most likely reading this post because you want to know what makes DedicatedNOW a leader in providing dedicated server and managed dedicated server hosting services. Okay, so what makes DedicatedNOW one of my top choices for dedicated server and managed dedicated server hosting?
There are multiple reasons DedicatedNOW is a top choice.
100% uptime SLA
DedicatedNOW does not charge RackSpace or Peer 1 pricing, but you get a 100% uptime SLA in addition to superior support services including Dynamic Support team and proactive monitoring. And there’s absolutely no intimidation factor involved. You can get a dedicated server fully managed based on your specific requirements. DedicatedNOW makes it easy to get started with low pricing options, ideal for those individuals, companies, and organizations that want to get started with dedicated servers.
2009 100% uptime
Recently DedicatedNOW published a 100% uptime for all of 2009. I will post more about DedicatedNOW’s 2009 100% uptime in an upcoming blog post.
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