(The Hosting News) – Liquid Web ( http://www.liquidweb.com ), a rapidly expanding managed hosting leader, has refined block storage while creating its own solution which it has dubbed Storm HPBS. HPBS stands for “High Performance Block Storage,” and consists of isolated storage volumes, ranging from 100GB to 15TB in size, that can be attached and detached from projects and applications. With this development, Liquid Web fills a void in hosting solutions between entry level backup options and provisioning entire instances solely for redundancy, high performance and scalability.
With few other web hosts currently offering block storage options, Liquid Web developed HPBS to offer customers a cost-effective solution, simultaneously capable of offering persistent data availability, serving as independent storage for custom scalability, providing an additional backup option for projects containing sensitive data, segregating environments for development, and providing a number of additional benefits unique to how the solution is employed. Looking to improve upon the constraints of existing block storage products, Liquid Web engineered HPBS across a distributed architecture in order to increase performance by allowing consistent I/O throughput and eliminate the time and resources lost in the effort to RAID together storage volumes.
Liquid Web Founder and CEO, Matthew Hill on HPBS:
–“Our customers’ needs come number one, so when the call to develop a block storage solution came, we wanted to answer in a big way. HPBS certainly fits the bill. I am confident that our users will be one-hundred percent satisfied with, not only the obvious performance advantages this product unlocks, but also with the ease and simplicity in which it operates within our management interface.”
In addition to improving performance and redundancy, Liquid Web also boasts HPBS’ ability to allow customers to provision new storage volumes instantly, deliver previously unavailable controls over scaling and backup, move storage volumes between servers or detach them completely and attach multiple storage volumes to a single instance for instant scalability. Always at the forefront with its innovative take on Managed Hosting –the company recently made news by integrating the first ever 59 second response time guarantee ( http://www.liquidweb.com/heroicpromise.html ) into its Service Level Agreement (SLA) and setting the high bar for I/O performance with ( http://www.stormondemand.com/blog/index.php/storm-ssd-redefining-high-performance/ ) Storm SSD — Liquid Web plans to continue the development of HPBS, noting that users will soon be able to instantly resize a volume, on-demand, as well as gain the ability to cross mount a single volume to multiple servers.
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About Liquid Web:
Liquid Web Inc. is a privately held managed web hosting company founded in 1997, with three wholly owned data center facilities located in Lansing, Michigan. In 2010 Liquid Web opened a software development office in Scottsdale, Arizona, followed in 2012 by physical data center space in Phoenix, Arizona. Liquid Web is a leader in the professional web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to providing the best hosting products available. Liquid Web has over 20,000 clients served in over 120 countries. To service our customers we have assembled a world class Heroic Support staff and a proactive Sonar Server Monitoring team, professionally educated and easily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Liquid Web received the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.