Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – March 1, 2007 – Privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, has enhanced its product portfolio to include the Dell PowerEdge 2900, based on Intelâ€™s new Clovertown quad-core technology, through the companyâ€™s six data centers in both Houston and Dallas.
According to the company, using the Clovertown quad-core technology and 10 disk drives, the Dell 2900 maximizes processing performance. The large storage capacity and high-performance processing power are essential for multiple dynamic websites, high-transaction e-commerce sites, databases and massive multi-player gaming.
Brian Dhatt, Chief Technology Officer for Sugar Publishing remarked, â€œPerformance and storage are critical requirements for my business, particularly since we operate multiple, high-traffic Web sites with peak periods that require significant power and storage. Dhattâ€™s company operates the Sugar Network, one of the most comprehensive online communities for women. With more than two million unique visitors a month, sites include www.popsugar.com, www.fabsugar.com, www.buzzsugar.com, www.yumsugar.com, www.fitsugar.com, www.geeksugar.com, www.gigglesugar.com, www.dearsugar.com and www.teamsugar.com.
Mr. Dhatt continued, ” The recent Academy Awards served as one of our peak periods, when our servers were operating to accommodate record customer page visits. These servers offer a great addition to accommodate our anticipated growth during this yearâ€™s spring and summer fashion season.â€
Steve Kahan, Vice President of Marketing at The Planet added, â€œWith the growth of e-commerce, processing power and storage represent enormous challenges for every business. Huge data stores, graphic-intensive content and high-volume payment processing require powerful server technology. With the Dell PowerEdge 2900, we offer our SMB customers enterprise-level processing power and tremendous storage capacity. Coupled with our network reliability and bandwidth, The Planet provides an on demand IT infrastructure for small businesses that rivals any enterprise organization.â€
The Dell PowerEdge 2900 offers quad-core Intel Clovertown 5310 processors, 8GB FBDIMM RAM, 10 hard disk drives configured as 2 â€“ 15K 73GB RAID1, and 8 â€“ 10K 300GB RAID10. With an introductory price of $1,099 per month, customers may purchase the server through The Planetâ€™s online store.
The company leverages its world-class data centers, high-performance network, extensive managed services and professional IT organization to enable small companies to compete head-to-head with large businesses and to close the IT performance gap. Research from Frost and Sullivanâ€™s Stratecast Partners shows that The Planet also reduces IT infrastructure costs by up to 75 percent for SMBs. This white paper is available for download via the Planet’s web site.
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 new server, please visit: www.theplanet.com/clovertown/.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.