Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) February 22, 2008
Aplus.Net, a leading web hosting company and Internet solutions provider, today announced success in the migration of a key segment of its dedicated server hardware to a new state-of-the-art data center in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility is the company's second, operating in conjunction with its original San Diego-based data center.
The migration involved the transportation of 2,600 servers complete with firewalls, load balancers, KVM switches and all other related equipment. The move was conducted during off-peak hours over a space of several weeks, resulting in minimal service interruption to customers, according to company officials.
"We're proud to announce the successful completion of Phase I of our new Phoenix data center," announced Ryan Elledge, Aplus.Net's Chief Operations Officer. "As we move on to Phase II, we'll be sharing further announcements about our progress in optimizing and further growing our capabilities in this brand-new facility."
Boasting direct fiber-optic connectivity, uninterruptible power from multiple UPS systems, a back-up diesel generator and sophisticated climate-control systems, the new 25,000-sq.-ft. data center is fully modernized and optimized for security. The company has partnered with a diversified selection of six major Internet backbone providers to allow for a multi-homed bandwidth that is best-suited for continuous connectivity.
Both of Aplus.Net's data centers offer high-quality Intel and AMD processors as well as Unix, Linux and Windows servers to optimize flexibility and performance. Server areas also have restricted access, and are monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Reflecting the company's concern with the rise of identity theft and on-site burglaries, both facilities are fully protected against flood, fire and criminal invasion.
"These days more than ever, data center security is on everyone's mind," said Mr. Elledge. "So we're proud to say that we've gone all out to ensure that this facility is as secure as possible. Keeping our customers' data safe is our top priority."
"We're a rapidly growing company, and we work hard to stay on top of all the latest developments the dedicated hosting industry has to offer," added Nicholas Gaugler, the company's Vice President of Development. "Given that, a data center expansion was a necessary move for us. And, after months of searching, we decided that Phoenix was the right location for Aplus.Net."
Company officials cited Phoenix's fast-growing technological infrastructure, predictable climate, favorable real estate situation, and status as a telecommunications industry center as among the motivating factors behind the decision to open a new dedicated hosting facility in that city.
The new data center has been operational as of December 2007.
One of the industry's longest-running web hosting and Internet services provider, Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes shared website hosting, dedicated hosting, web design, online marketing, eCommerce, domain name registration and more. Aplus.Net has received multiple awards for excellence, including the prestigious CNET Editors' Choice Award, and has been featured in top U.S. business publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise and PC Magazine. For more information about Aplus.Net, please visit http://www.aplus.net.