Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – May 31, 2007 – Privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, has unveiled discounted unmetered bandwidth, for new server orders, wherein customers may gain unlimited access to a 10 MB uplink from the company’s multiple Tier-1 providers, along with its 100 percent uptime service level agreement.
Urvish Vashi, Director of Product Management at The Planet remarked, ” Many of our customers operate high-traffic e-commerce sites, which require high bandwidth availability to ensure peak performance at peak times. Bandwidth overages are similar to cell phone overages which translate to additional costs for customers. The Planet delivers a ”no surprise guarantee” with unmetered bandwidth at a nominal price, which enables SMB customers to prepare for seasonal or unexpected spikes in traffic.”
With direct connections to the Internet through several Tier-1 telecom providers, The Planet ensures that customers are able to bypass congested transit networks, and shorten the network path between the IT infrastructure and customers or end users. This helps to ensure lower latency, maximum speed and unparalleled reliability.
Recently, The Planet added enterprise-class storage area network (SAN) to its private rack portfolio, to provide its customers access, to highly scalable, high-performance disk storage. The new storage solution from Network Appliance, is designed to provide The Planet’s customers with maximum data availability and protection, particularly for those whose businesses require critical online data repositories, including databases, media libraries, backup archives and e-mail.
The new addition follows the company’s recent addition of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500 Series Firewalls and Foundry ServerIronXL load balancers to its comprehensive private rack portfolio. For Web 2.0 companies and SaaS providers that operate complex hosting environments, the new products add enterprise-class capabilities and enhancements at attractive, self-managed pricing.
Steve Kahan, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at The Planet remarked, ”With the proliferation of e-commerce and e-mail, the data needs of our customers continue to explode. Our new storage options enable customers to gain the same enterprise capabilities usually available only to larger organizations. As a result, they are able to make faster decisions, better serve their own customers and continue to grow their businesses without the worry of IT management. For those who have outgrown the storage provided by local hard disks, the new NetApp storage solutions provide a powerful, affordable option.”
The Planet’s new high-performance, is geared toward highly scalable storage, to add additional options specifically designed to deliver value. According to the company, NetApp FAS storage operates faster than data stored on local disks, offering high throughput and fast response times that are required for transaction processing, database and technical applications. The non-disruptive capacity expansion can be easily configured, managed and maintained. When additional storage is required, NetApp offers non-disruptive capacity expansion. In addition, the solution is fault-tolerant, with predictive technology that sends notices of an impending failure, warnings are sent to customers, The Planet and to its own automated systems.
Patrick Rogers, Vice President of Solutions Marketing at Network Appliance added, ”Reliability, scalability and simplified management are hallmarks of NetApp storage solutions. Customers want solutions that do not compromise their data or application availability. NetApp systems allow customers to confidently expand storage requirements within The Planet’s private racks in a cost-effective manner.”
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and the highest level of network connectivity, The Planet endeavors to turn information technology into a competitive advantage, enabling customers to grow businesses.
To learn more about the Network Appliance solutions and services, please visit: www.netapp.com.
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To learn more about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.