Reston, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – December 19, 2006 – Web host, Internet and telecommunications services company, XO Communications, has upgraded and expanded the web hosting capacity and total processing power of its Concentric Clustered Web Hosting services platform.
XO has deployed new servers from Sun Microsystems that lower data center power consumption while providing Concentric customers with a 100 percent increase in processing resources to support their web hosting plans. XO has deployed Sun’s new Sun Fire T2000 servers featuring the UltraSPARC T1 processor with CoolThreads(TM) technology, which delivers breakthrough performance with dramatic space and power efficiency. The UltraSparc T1 processor has eight cores, each with four independent threads, providing a total of 32 processing elements per processor. With the new server deployment, the pool of processing capacity is significantly larger, giving Concentric web hosting customers increased capacity and computing power.
According to XO, it has found that customer CPU resource usage of its Concentric Web Hosting services is greatly increasing as customers deploy new business productivity and communication applications, and as customers increase the functionality of traditional static web sites with dynamic and collaborative content. Adding significant processing capacity without increasing power consumption means that XO’s patented Concentric Clustered Web Hosting platform can meet customer demands in both an economically and environmentally friendly way.
Warren Mootrey, Senior Director for Sun’s volume SPARC servers remarked, ”We believe the Sun Fire T2000 servers with CoolThreads technology are a perfect match for XO’s high performance Concentric Web Hosting platform. Sun technology allows XO to grow the capacity of the Concentric Web Hosting platform even further without increasing power consumption or data center footprint.”
David Schairer, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of XO’s hosting business added. ”Because all of our applications are naturally distributed across our server farm, Concentric’s Web Hosting technology is well suited to maximize the benefits of Sun’s CoolThreads technology. Concentric customers directly benefit by having more CPU resources made available as they seek to build and host larger and more complex applications, allowing even the smallest customer to enjoy the use of a computer farm of hundreds of CPUs, so they always have resources when they’re needed.”
In contrast to traditional shared server systems, XO’s patented clustered web hosting solution provides a pool of processing resources with all web sites clustered across many servers in real time so that customers can use on- demand and without impacting other customers on platform. This platform is perfect for high traffic and database-driven content sites with applications such as ecommerce, wikis, blogs, CRM, and groupware.
Concentric, an XO Communications service, offers business-grade web hosting solutions designed to cost-effectively scale to meet specific business needs. According to the company, it is the only hosting service to hold a patent for its Clustered Hosting architecture. Backed by an industry leading 99.9% SLA, a 3-Month Satisfaction Guarantee along with 24×7 customer care, Concentric offers web site hosting, email, ecommerce, sophisticated junk mail filtering, web builder tools, and online marketing services designed to help companies effectively leverage the power of the Internet.
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc., is a provider of national and local telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and communications service providers. XO offers a portfolio of services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, data transport, and web hosting services, as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these services over an advanced, nationwide facilities-based IP network and serves 75 metropolitan markets across the United States.
To learn more about Concentric, please visit: www.concentric.com.
For more information about XO Communications, please visit: www.xo.com.