( The Hosting News ) July 20, 2010 Hosting Metro, Inc. announced that it had selected PEER 1 Hosting’s Seattle data center as its new U.S. based colocation facility for the Pacific Northwest. Hosting Metro is an independent Web hosting company focused on delivering business-class Web hosting solutions (Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers) at cost effective prices. In combination with this new data center, Hosting Metro will also be expanding its enhanced business solutions by offering new feature rich hosting packages that include one-click installation of many popular open source applications like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress, as well as free traffic building tools like Attracta and Social Media brand building.
“With this new facility and services, we will continue to provide our customers with the exceptional service that they have come to expect, and also give our customers access to features and tools that were previously unavailable at our price point. Our customers will now have the flexibility and reliability they need to build their businesses, all while delivering cost savings on both the front- and back-end services they need to be online,” said Matt McKinney, Hosting Metro’s Director of Marketing.
PEER 1 Hosting’s Seattle data center offers Hosting Metro redundant bandwidth, connectivity, speed and minimal latency for its customers. It is located in downtown Seattle on Sixth Avenue and is ideally located to deliver content to end-users in the Pacific Northwest, especially for end users in Seattle and surrounding areas like Bellevue, Tacoma and Redmond. “The level of data center reliability and security was key factor in our decision,” said Tony Chu, CEO of Hosting Metro. “PEER 1’s reliability is one of the highest in the world, and by giving our customers access to their SuperNetwork, we can help safeguard their business by keeping them online and secure.” The data center features redundant UPS and diesel generator power systems making it able to sustain any possible power outages, as well as military-grade pass card access are used to ensure total security in the facility. In addition, a Network Operating Center (NOC) team monitors and manages the network 24x7x365 to ensure 100% uptime. Redundant HVAC Systems, climate control with particle filters and humidity control create optimal conditions on site for severs and system operation and eliminating any hardware failures caused by the environment conditions.