Web hosting provider Infinitely Virtual announced on Tuesday that it is started the phased move of its backup data center from San Diego to Boston.
Infinitely Virtual says the move will help it to better serve its East Coast client base, and is a key part of its 2013 business strategy. The other part of the plan includes the installation of primary hosting in Boston, which is expected to wrap up in May.
By early Q3 2013, Infinitely Virtual will enable customers to designate their data center of choice from the website. Giving customers control over where their data is placed geographically, and enabling them to do so online, ensures that customers are confident with their disaster recovery plan. AWS EC2 is a good example of how this works effectively, giving customers the ability to choose different regions, all of which is configurable online.
The new Infinitely Virtual backup data center, located at 70 Innerbelt Road in Somerville, supports its primary data center in Los Angeles. The move will occur in stages throughout the first half of the year.
“While our roots are in Southern California, we’ve been fortunate to experience sustained robust growth and to gain a truly global footprint,” Adam Stern, Infinitely Virtual founder and CEO said in a statement. “We view this expansion as a vote of confidence in our model of meeting the hosting and infrastructure needs of small and midsize businesses.”
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