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Cloud Hosting Provider HostVirtual Upgrades Chicago Data Center

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HostVirtual has moved its cloud hosting service to a larger data center in Chicago, according to an announcement on Monday, taking advantage of the connectivity and location of CoreSite‘s CH1 facility.

The cloud hosting company said the move will help serve the connection needs of its customers in Chicago and the midwest.

The CH1 facility is next to The Chicago Board of Trade at 427 S La Salle. Prior to CoreSite, HostVirtual operated its data center out of the Digital Lakeside Facility carrier hotel at 350 E Cermak Rd.

The midwest has seen some consolidation in the cloud and colocation space recently, with the acquisition of XIOLINK by Cosentry in January.

HostVirtual has joined the CoreSite exchange which will give it access to premium bandwidth. The 183,000 square foot facility is secured with biometric and keycard security, and is located on major fiber optic rings.

“Moving into an expanded datacenter next to Chicago’s Board of Trade building means we can better serve our customers by offering them a location in the city and its financial institutions,” Host Virtual Senior Vice President Sandy Bhargavi said. “Finance is one of the major industries in this city, but it’s also a gateway to the midwest. As connectivity in the US, and around the world, increases, so does the need for websites to be better able to serve users by being able to have a server location in their general vicinity.”

The upgrade to its Chicago infrastructure is just one of the improvements HostVirtual has introduced recently. The company recently expanded its European and New York presence. It also added Toronto as its 16th location. Last year, HostVirtual expanded is cloud services to Hong Kong.

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