ServerHub has broadened its geographical reach by adding a Chicago data center location to its infrastructure-as-a-service network, the company announced Thursday. ServerHub said its 2016 mission is to expand its operations to a global presence, as Chicago joins ServerHub’s presences in Phoenix and Dallas.
Dedicated cloud infrastructure and enterprise disaster recovery will be delivered from the downtown Chicago data center, with IronMetal Dedicated Servers, IronGrid Big Data, and IronGrid SSD set for general availability on Jan. 26. ServerHub will also install the Intel E3 v5 processor family, the newest addition to its IronMetal line, in its Chicago location.
“We’ve seen high demand for quite some time in the Chicago area, and our customers have long since expressed a desire to host their applications and infrastructure in the Midwest. We’ve listened to our users, and the decision to expand into Chicago was clear,” ServerHub CEO John Brancela said in a statement. Brancela said ServerHub has prioritized the same high availability, high scalability, and redundancy in Chicago that it did in establishing its existing presences. “This facility will allow us to meet the changing demands of our enterprise customers, while also allowing us to focus on highly scalable disaster recovery options as well for our current customer base.”
Chicago continues to grow as a key network hub, despite uncertainty about how its “cloud tax” will be applied to service providers.