(Gawkwire) – "Responding to our clients’ needs has always been something we are very focused on. Having depleted our existing DR space at our Boca Raton campus, we realized we needed to expand in order to meet both existing and new demand for business continuity/disaster recovery office space in the marketplace,” stated Jeffrey Davis, Host.net Co-Founder and CEO. The new expansion includes 5,000 SF of new custom suites designed to meet our clients’ specific needs. Host.net also plans an additional 5,000 SF to be ready in Q1, 2014. “As successful and effective as our cloud and backup solutions are, we must also respond to the need for physical space for organizations to quickly and cost effectively be up and running should the need present itself. The biggest cost of business continuity is the lack of preparation,” further stated Mr. Davis.
With multiple Host.net data centers connected through an extensive fiber optic backbone and Metro Ethernet network covering most major metropolitan markets, the company can ensure 5 nines (99.999%) uptime guarantee which is an integral aspect of Host.net’s Smart Cloud Architecture™ framework. This infrastructure is a major benefit for Host.net’s South Florida clients as they can store mission critical data at an off-site data center that is virtually (and physically) nearby, back up their data to a remote location and know that in case of a disaster they can be up and running with little to no downtime. Host.net cloud solutions offer a "World-Class", enterprise-level, safe and secure data center environment with redundant and robust network connections for companies to place mission-critical infrastructure. Host.net has multiple data centers available to protect data and applications as well as a hybrid solution of colocation and cloud services leveraging its proprietary 4cNxGn Smart Cloud Architecture™.
In addition to the newly launched DR space, the company recently completed a major upgrade to its power infrastructure at its Boca Raton campus. It added a new 1200A, three-phase, 480 V service feeding a brand new ASCO 7000 Series ATS for their phase-four colocation facility, which is backed up by an 800 kW MTU generator. Both feed state-of-the-art Liebert NXL 300 kVA UPS systems, with touch screen technology, and fully redundant internal components. The company also added another new 800 kW MTU generator to handle the load of the phase-three colocation facility. Lastly, at its generator yard, two (2) gen-to-gen ASCO Series 7000 transfer switches were added, each one fed by the primary 800 kW generators, which are backed up by a legacy 1 Megawatt generator. This upgrade effectively means that in the event of a failure of the main FPL feed, and/or the primary 800 kW generator at either colocation facility, the 1 Megawatt generator will seamlessly step in and pick up the load thereby giving Host.net true N+1 redundancy in both facilities.
Host.net is a multinational provider of managed infrastructure services focusing on cloud computing and storage, colocation, connectivity and business continuity for enterprise organizations. The company operates multiple enterprise class data centers and geographically diverse cloud platforms connected to an extensive fiber optic backbone designed to connect their clients to their suite of managed services. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, Host.net is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Further information about Host.net is available at http://www.host.net.