Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – September 19, 2008 – Privately held dedicated web hosting company, The Planet, has added another node to its global Storage Delivery Network (SDN) at its D2 data center in Dallas, by Nirvanix.
Steve Kahan, Vice President of marketing and product management with The Planet noted, ”Storage has become one of the most critical elements for any organization, particularly with the monumental expansion of business over the Internet. For our customers who are considering cloud storage or who already use Nirvanix solutions, this represents a significant advantage over other cloud storage options. They now will have direct access and faster bandwidth connections that enhance the service they receive from the Nirvanix SDN.”
Nirvanix has built a global cluster of storage nodes on the East and West Coasts of the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. With the addition of the new Nirvanix mid-continent node, The Planet becomes home to the companyâ€™s latest access point. In addition, the partnership marks the first time Nirvanix will use Dell servers and storage for its platform. The implementation is expected to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The Nirvanix SDN provides companies with an alternative to adding network storage systems or using first-generation online storage platforms. With Nirvanix, customers are guaranteed a shorter time-to-market, along with an 80 percent savings over building their own storage operations. Equally as important, Nirvanix customers benefit from better flexibility and control for their operations.
Steve Kahan, Vice President of marketing and product management with The Planet added, ”With a global client list, we evaluated a number of options for our next Nirvanix node. The Planet’s reputation for reliability, its world-class network and data centers, and their exclusive use of Dell servers and storage offered the best combination of products and services. With this new location, our customers now have a zero hop on the Nirvanix storage network, an even more attractive option for building and scaling their next-generation Internet applications.”
Vivek Mohindra, Vice President of Dell’s Small and Medium Business Group added, ”Cloud-based computing is becoming a vital part of small- and medium-sized businesses’ IT infrastructure. With Nirvanix cloud storage, SMBs now have access to a powerful and attractive option, backed by Dell and The Planet.”
Ultimately, The Planet’s goal is to provide:
- High levels of network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
- Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
- Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
- Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
- Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business
The Planet hosts over 22,000 small and medium-size businesses and 7.7 million Web sites worldwide. The Planet Alpha division provides the widest array of self-managed dedicated servers and advanced services backed by 24x7x365 support. The Planet Northstar Managed Hosting division combines a proactive methodology and seasoned IT experts to deliver a fully managed hosting solution. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses.
For more about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.