Quebec, Canada – (The Hosting News) – October 2, 2006 – Web hosting firm, iWeb, has begun its second phase of data center expansion, during which, the installation of additional equipment is estimated to increase the data center’s capacity to at least 4000 dedicated servers and provide enough redundant power to fill 135 colocation racks.
Hundreds of servers are in operation in the new state-of-the-art infrastructures located in Saint-LÃ©onardâ€™s industrial park on the island of MontrÃ©al. The first phase of the datacenter expansion project, that started in February with aquisition of the new building, consisted in the installation of generators, raised floor, air conditioning system, routers, dark fiber and other datacenter equipments in order to quickly build a secure and resilient server hosting environment to accomodate servers when iWeb’s first facility would reach full capacity.
Several employees are now present on the premises to service customers and handle server delivery that started at the new datacenter in June. Now that the first phase has been completed, iWeb is initiating the second effort in order to expand the new datacenter capacity. During this new phase, the installation of additional equipments will increase the data center’s capacity to at least 4000 dedicated servers and provide enough redundant power to fill 135 colocation racks.
In addition, a Network Operation Center will be built in order to manage and monitor network activities more efficiently. Finally, new office space will accommodate system administrators and managers. Martin Leclair, Cofounder and Chief Operation Officer at iWeb explained, ”We are proud to be able to compete with the largest Web Hosting companies in the world and to show our customers that our facilities compares to the ones of our competitors with the addition of numerous advantages that iWeb can offer. We are also pleased to see that with our new facilities we raise the bar when it comes to the performance level and reliability of a web hosting environment. Implementing the new equipments and installing the first servers in the new datacenter was completed according to schedule. Now, Phase Two will have to be completed during the second quarter of our new fiscal year in order to be able to maintain our current growth.”
The complete Datacenter Expansion project is planned to be completed in the next 3 years. As a result, iWebâ€™s premises will total more than 25,000 square foot with capacity to host almost 20,000 servers.
Founded in 1996, iWeb offers a full line of advanced web hosting either through shared hosting, dedicated servers or colocation in its own data centers featuring the latest technological equipments. Its services are rendered in English, French or Spanish to clients in more than 95 countries. iWeb Group Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. under the IWB stock symbol.
To learn more, please visit: www.iweb.ca.