C I Host, a provider of web hosting and Internet solutions, yesterday announced that it will open its fourth data center, a 10,000 squarefoot facility in San Jose, California, in November.
The San Jose center, like C I Host’s centers in Los Angeles, Chicago and Bedford, Texas, will be completely owned and operated by C I Host. The center’s convenient location, just a half-mile from the MAE-West NAP will make bandwidth and fiber plentiful and economical for C I Host customers. It will be staffed 24/7 with trained system administrators. A London center is planned to open in 2005.
“Many of our customers house their equipment in at least two of our data centers for redundancy and geographic content distribution,” said Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host. “We have received hundreds of requests for a Silicon Valley location and we are happy to be able to provide it.” He also stated that the new center will complement their GameVault online gaming brand.
In addition, the San Jose Data Center will be protected from assaults from natural causes or hackers by the highest possible security measures, including instant water detection and intrusion sensors, CCTV (closed circuit TV) with 30-day DVR recording, infrared and biometric hand scanners and pre-action sprinkler systems.
“We will be installing direct GigE connections back to the MAE WEST building to pull in bandwidth from diverse carriers, giving us an out-of-the- gate bandwidth allotment of 1000Mbits/second,” Faulkner said. “The new center will also complement our GameVault online gaming brand.”