Louisville, Kentucky – (The Hosting News) – March 14, 2008 – Managed hosting and colocation company, Hosting.com, has appointed Christopher R. McCleary to its Board of Directors, where he will work closely with the company’s board and management team, focusing on corporate strategy.
Darren G. King, President and CEO, Hosting.com, Inc. noted, ”Chris has been a leader and a visionary in the managed hosting sector since its inception, and we look forward to having such a major pioneer of our industry work closely with us on business strategy.”
Mr. McCleary’s extensive and notable list of accomplishments includes: Executive Chairman, Radware, LTD; founder of USinternetworking, Inc., for which he carries credit for creating the industry vision for the disruptive Software-as-a-Service business model; founder, chairman and CEO of Evergreen Assurance, Inc.; chairman and CEO of DIGEX, Inc.; Blue Chip Venture Company partner; recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for software services and the Washington Post/Newsweek Corporate Citizen of the Year Award; and nomination by Forbes Magazine as one of the E-Gang Leaders of Change. He also serves on the boards of the State of Maryland Venture Fund and the City of Baltimore Emerging Technology Center.
Recently, Hosting.com announced potential plans considering a Tier 4 data center in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, with over 60,000 square feet, to offer expanded infrastructure and power efficiencies. Anticipating a high level of interest in this data center, Hosting.com is pre-selling space ahead of the scheduled grand opening. With the growing demand for business continuance and disaster recovery options, this colocation space is expected to sell rapidly.
In addition, Hosting.com recently designed its San Francisco data center to be climate neutral, and projectes that the amount of carbon it will neutralize is the equivalent of not burning 260,000 gallons of gasoline a year. In addition to pursuing green initiatives in Hosting.com’s data centers through the use of green power, energy efficient data center design, and enterprise virtualization solutions, Hosting.com pays for climate neutrality for the homes of all of its employees.
Data centers in the United States utilize between 1% and 2% of all power consumption, and some experts believe that this percentage will rise dramatically in the future with the growing number of data centers due to the expansion of the Internet as a means to delivering content, software and services. Given the relatively small number of data center in the country and their large power consumption requirements, Hosting.com is urging legislators and business leaders to evaluate energy consumption sources for data centers and implement some of the easy, practical steps that are available today to reduce carbon emissions.
Hosting.com’s San Francisco facility is located in downtown San Francisco, a few blocks from AT and T Park, offering managed colocation hosting solutions as well as additional redundancy, disaster recovery, and business continuance solutions to Hosting.com’s global customer base.
Since 1996, Hosting.com has provided managed hosting, colocation, disaster recovery and business continuance services to a global customer with a high level of security, reliability and responsiveness. Hosting.com monitors, manages, and enhances the web-based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service providers (SaaS), content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory. Hosting.com currently owns and operates its proprietary content delivery grid (CDG) via data center facilities in Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California; and Boston, Massachusetts.
For more information about Hosting.com, please visit: www.hosting.com.