Denver, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – February 26, 2007 –
High-speed Internet, data, video and voice services firm, Qwest Communications International Inc., has expanded its offerings to include a new CyberCenter in the Seattle, which increases the number of Qwest locations to 14, nationwide.
Qwest CyberCenters were developed for businesses seeking hosting solutions to manage and protect all critical data and systems. Businesses are hoped to maximize efficiencies and realize significant cost savings, by outsourcing hosting and application services. Qwest CyberCenters provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex web sites, and manage entire IT environments including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Dean DuVall, Managing Director for IT Customer Services and Infrastructure at Alaska Airlines remarked, â€œQwest Hosting Services have proven to be a dependable, secure and cost-effective solution for Alaska Airlines. Through our relationship with Qwest Hosting, we are able to maintain a secondary e-commerce presence for our web-based reservations, vacations, mileage plan and check-in systems. Having this capability significantly increases the performance and availability of our most important and visible web site.”
Qwest offers a spectrum of CyberCentersolutions including colocation, operating systems, application and database monitoring and management, storage management and business protection services. The facilities offer 24-hour-a-day staffing, indoor and outdoor security monitoring and biometric access screening. CyberCenters are equipped to withstand disastrous conditions and protect customer systems and equipment with top-of-the-line fire-detection and fire-suppression systems. In addition, customers receive reliable connectivity to Qwestâ€™s extensive, coast-to-coast network backbone.
Dan Yost, Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing at Qwest added, â€œWe are seeing a significant increase in the demand for Qwest managed hosting solutions, and the new Qwest CyberCenter will allow Qwest to expand the number of customers we can serve with leading broadband applications and network services. Opening the newest facility in Seattle demonstrates Qwestâ€™s continued success in the hosting arena and our ongoing commitment to providing the most comprehensive and secure solutions available.â€
Qwest CyberCenters are state-of-the-art facilities that can house more than three million feet of data cable and fiber optics, providing the extensive infrastructure features necessary to maintain a customerâ€™s environment. Cooling towers, water pumps and chillers provide enough cooling capacity to air-condition the equivalent of approximately 1,820 private homes. With 19.5 mega-watts of emergency power to ensure network operations, Qwest CyberCenters generate enough power for approximately 5,000 households.
The 14 Qwest CyberCenters are located in 11 metropolitan areas, including Burbank, Calif.; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Minneapolis; Newark, N.J.; Sacramento, Calif.; Seattle; Sterling, Va.; Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Tampa, Fla. Qwest was voted “Hosting Center of the Year” in an InfoWorld reader’s choice survey and was also ranked number one for providing application services in a recent America’s Network end-user survey. Business customers also ranked Qwest a top data provider in a recent issue of Spokane Business Catalyst magazine resulting in an award in the â€œBest Web Hosting Businessâ€ category.
Qwest offers a combination of voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers â€“ locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwestâ€™s industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience.
Qwest Communications International Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is a provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services, with nearly 40,000 employees.
To learn more, please visit: www.qwest.com.