“Carbon-negative”cleantech web host GreenGeeks upgraded all of its servers to SSDs, the company announced Tuesday. The upgrade applies to all existing customers and has been accompanied by “multiple tweaks and enhancements.”
The California-based company uses wind power to sell three times as much electricity to the grid as is used in its data centers.
The new servers replace legacy RAID-10 SATA infrastructure across its shared hosting, reseller, and VPS platforms, and GreenGeeks claims page loads have improved by 50-100 percent.
“Speed is something our customers are always looking for and we’re always testing new ways in our lab to give our customers that speed without affecting the reliability we have come to be known for,” Kaumil Patel said, COO of GreenGeeks. “After seeing the great results with performance and even an improvement on reliability, we had no choice but to roll it out to all of our customers and make it the standard for our servers.”
Solid state drives have been adopted by numerous hosts to improve performance. When Rackspace added storage nodes in May to improve availability it built them with SSDs.
GreenGeeks has also made changes to “its web server caching technology, database servers, security and countless other improvements.”