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Host.net Adds 5,000 Square Feet of Disaster Recovery Space

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Host.net announced on Tuesday that it has added 5,000 square feet of data center space in South Florida, with an additional 5,000 square feet to be available in Q1 2014.

The 5,000 SF of new custom suites will serve clients’ specific disaster recovery needs, according to Host.net.

“Responding to our clients’ needs has always been something we are very focused on. Having depleted our existing DR space at our Boca Raton campus, we realized we needed to expand in order to meet both existing and new demand for business continuity/disaster recovery office space in the marketplace,” Jeffrey Davis, Host.net co-founder and CEO said. “As successful and effective as our cloud and backup solutions are, we must also respond to the need for physical space for organizations to quickly and cost effectively be up and running should the need present itself. The biggest cost of business continuity is the lack of preparation.”

Prior to the DR expansion, Host.net upgraded its power infrastructure at its Boca Raton campus. A new 1200A, three-phase, 480 V service feeding a brand new ASCO 7000 Series ATS for its phase-four colocation facility.

The company also added a new 800 kW MTU generator, and two ASCO Series 7000 transfer switches to its generator yard. The generator gives Host.net N+1 redundancy in both its facilities.

Host.net’s data centers are connected through its fiber optic backbone and Metro Ethernet network. Its hybrid solution of colocation and cloud services leveraging its proprietary 4cNxGn Smart Cloud Architecture.

Earlier this year, Host.net was acquired by Canadian private equity firm NOVACAP.

Recently, in a feature on disaster recovery, David Hamilton explored the relevancy of disaster recovery in a “cloud world.”

 

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