Web hosting and cloud services provider INetU announced on Thursday that it has expanded its data center footprint to the West coast with the addition of a Seattle data center.
INetU will offer its full product portfolio of cloud and security services from its Seattle data center starting in April, including its Gated Community Cloud service, private and hybrid clouds, and the INetU Security Suite.
The expansion of its data center footprint comes as a majority share of INetU has been acquired by private equity firm BV Investment Partners in a recapitalization deal. The deal helped to accelerate its growth initiatives.
Expanding a data center footprint across two coasts is a common approach that a lot of web hosts take to ensure redundancy of customer applications.
INetU says its enterprise clients are increasingly looking to add business continuity solutions that include disaster recovery as part of their total services. The new INetU data center will make disaster recovery “more affordable and easier to consume.”
With the Seattle data center, INetU will have 10 data centers in total, with the remainder located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ashburn, Virginia, and Amsterdam, its first international data center, opened in 2011.
“Our customers have always driven our expansion strategy, and we are responding to their requirements for more location diversity by providing our services in Seattle,” Brad Ratushny, director of infrastructure at INetU said in a statement. “Seattle also offers an attractive blend of technology, connectivity and economics that really complements our products and services.”
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