May 2, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – PEER 1
, the global IT hosting company has landed its SuperNetworkTM in Europe, with its first UK data centre. The 10GB network provides an IT platform that enables high through-put and per second scalability, whilst relieving PEER 1 customers from the hazards of hosting services delivered through third party networks.
PEER 1 offers award-winning managed hosting and dedicated hosting (through ServerBeach) to small and medium size businesses on a ‘pay as you grow’ basis. The company already works with over 500 businesses across the UK and EMEA and is investing in next generation data centre infrastructure to offer access to its SuperNetworkTM alongside local customer service and operations.
Dominic Monkhouse, UK MD of PEER 1 said: “In most cases hosting companies have remote destination networks which means they spend hours trying to reach a third-party technician when things go wrong. If a provider solely relies on a Tier 1 Network, they have no backbone and simply a set of standalone core routers. They are totally reliant on dealing with internet routing issues by escalating them to Network Operations Centers, which can take days to resolve. They have no recourse to use a backbone or peering strategy to circumvent the issue, which basically means that if your hosting is with them and they get screwed, so do you. Our SuperNetworkTM means UK and European businesses can now get tremendously improved hosting and content delivery performance through a local service provider.”
Located just outside of London, the data centre provisioning follows the opening of PEER 1’s European HQ in Southampton UK, strengthening the company’s physical footprint in Europe alongside its existing POPs, online since 2005, in both London (LINX) and Amsterdam (AMS-IX).
The data centre offers managed and dedicated hosting services to PEER 1 and ServerBeach customers. Through its initial provisioning of 100 secure racks, the data centre design delivers energy-efficient downflow and eco-friendly cold-aisle containment, upstream IP transit direct to the POP in London with redundant fibre connecting PEER 1’s global SuperNetworkTM to the data centre and UPS back-up and generator redundancy power.
In line with PEER 1’s existing global data centres, the UK location will operate on a Cisco core with Foundry load balancing and Juniper dedicated client firewalls. PEER 1’s wholly-owned SuperNetworkTM offers highly scalable and available content delivery to customers through Fast-Ethernet and Gigabit-Ethernet access over 13,000 miles of fibre connectivity. This content delivery network (CDN) delivers faster connections and improved uptime to customers through its powerful network backbone, alongside efficient single-source fault resolution that eliminates reliance on third party carrier resolution.
Ryan Murphey, VP of Data Centre Operations at PEER 1 comments: “The newest addition to our data centre fold gives state-of-the-art computing power and direct access to the SuperNetworkTM for our European customers, right on their door step. We’re always pleased to bring another data centre to life and we’re looking forward to watching this one grow in line with our customers.”
PEER 1 believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a leading online IT hosting provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high performance Internet network supporting scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and co-location solutions. Backed by its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™, PEER 1 ensures customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 15 state-of-the-art data centers in North America and points-of-presence in Europe. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX.