C I Host Will Open San Jose Data Center In Silicon Valley Published: Sep 13, 2004
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C I Host, a global leader in Web hosting and Internet solutions, will open its fourth data center, a 10,000 square foot facility in San Jose, Calif., in November. The center will further extend the companys foothold in the North American colocation marke

DALLAS/EWORLDWIRE/Sep. 9, 2004 --- C I Host, a global leader in Web hosting and Internet solutions, will open its fourth data center, a 10,000 square foot facility in San Jose, Calif., in November. The center will further extend the company's foothold in the North American colocation market.

"Many of our customers house their equipment in at least two of our data centers for redundancy and geographic content distribution," said Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host. "We have received hundreds of requests for a Silicon Valley location and we are happy to be able to provide it."

Housing equipment and serving data at different locations around the globe is important for companies who have customers in several locations. The closer the server is to the customer the more quickly the web page will load and the more likely the customer will stay on line - an important consideration in e-commerce.

The San Jose center, like C I Host's centers in Los Angeles, Chicago and Bedford, Texas, will be completely owned and operated by C I Host. The newest center, which opened in Chicago two years ago, quickly became EBITDA-positive and is signing up new colocation and enterprise customers daily. A London center is planned to open in 2005.

Located in downtown San Jose, the center is just half  a mile from the MAE-West NAP. The convenient location will make bandwidth and fiber plentiful and economical for C I Host customers. The center will be designated CDC-04, where "CDC" means C I Host Data Center and "04" indicates the order it which it was built.

"We will be installing direct GigE connections back to the MAE WEST building to pull in bandwidth from diverse carriers, giving us an out-of-the-gate bandwidth allotment of 1,000 megabits per second," Faulkner said. "The new center will also complement our GameVault online gaming brand."

All C I Host's centers are protected by sophisticated physical and cyber-security systems. The San Jose center will be staffed 24/7 with trained system administrators to ensure that customer's web sites and servers stay active and reliable.

In addition, the San Jose Data Center will be protected from assaults from natural causes or hackers by the highest possible security measures - including instant water detection and intrusion sensors, closed circuit TV with 30-day DVR recording, infrared and biometric hand scanners and pre-action sprinkler systems.

The facility's physical security is augmented by its internal location, with no walls bordering a building exterior. Excellent physical security is enforced with personnel on site 24 hours every day of the year, a security guard at every entrance, advanced instant locking and motion detection.

The center is located within a controlled environment with multiple Liebert air systems with N+1 temperature, humidity and air-quality regulation. Two megawatts of power from multiple power grids supply electricity from diverse locations to a private substation on site, which is backed up and conditioned by UPS systems with auto-start diesel generators.

C I Host has consistently expanded over the past several years. Built on a solid financial foundation with no bank loans or venture capital, it has been able to grow and prosper even as competitors went bankrupt or scaled back their operations.

About C I Host

C I Host (www.cihost.com), based in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, is a Web-hosting and Internet solutions provider, domain name registrar and application service provider serving 210,000 individual consumers and businesses in 190 countries worldwide.

C I Host creates business-class Web hosting solutions for the small- and medium-enterprise market, with the broadest portfolio of managed hosting and value-added services in the industry. C I Host is accredited by ICANN to register domain names.

C I Host is HIPAA-compliant and has passed the SAS70 Type I audit.

C I Host has been ranked number one in speed by the Adoloma Web Hosting Guide. C I Host has been consistently ranked among the top five Web-hosting companies out of 16,000 around the globe by c|net's Ultimate Web Host List, HostPulse, WebHostsOnline.com and HostChart.com. C I Host was named among the top 25 Web-hosting companies by HostIndex.com.

C I Host offers turn-key services ranging from initial domain name registration to custom dedicated servers for e-commerce on today's Web. The company offers innovative packages and services to the Internet community.

C I Host operates three diverse data centers across the United States, with its main facility and Network Operations Center in Bedford, Texas. C I Host also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and London.

All telco-grade, tier-1 data centers are wholly owned and operated by C I Host and consist of redundant diesel generator backups and a temperature-controlled secure environment with fully redundant UPS capability. All server hardware is fully tested and configured for optimal performance. Daily Web server backups and full fire protection guard against any data loss. To deliver speed and reliability, C I Host's servers are connected to two OC-12 fiber connections, five DS-3 and two OC-3 lines from five diverse Internet backbones for a total of more than five gigabits of available bandwidth.

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