May 23, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) –Managed web-hosting provider SingleHop
, today announced the opening of a new data center. The new space marks the hosting provider's second data center and is part of SingleHop's aggressive expansion. The facility has top of the line specifications in redundancy, security, connectivity, and cooling systems. The facilities' power, UPS system, and HVAC systems are rated at a minimum of N+2, which means that for each system, there are two independent backups that ensure ongoing functionality were the original system to fail.
Some specifications of SingleHop's new data center include:
-10,000 square feet of initial, raised-floor data center space
-210 watts of power capacity per square foot
-Up to 12 kilowatts of power per cabinet
-Laser-based early fire detection system (VESDA)
-24-hour security: bullet-resistant security area, level III walls & doors, keycard & biometric ID
-On-site NOC staffed 24/7/365 by SingleHop technicians
All current and future customers will benefit from SingleHop's data center expansion. "The additional space enables geographic redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities," said Brandon Ewing, SingleHop's Senior Network Engineer. "Customers will benefit as they have more room for growth and more options for redundancy. The new data center gives SingleHop a platform from which to continue heavily investing in a wide and robust network both at our original data center and the new facility," Ewing added.
According to Zak Boca, SingleHop's President and CEO, "the data center space at the new facility allows us to locate our client's servers in one of the most technologically advanced facilities, not only in the Chicago area, but world-wide. We have superb redundancy, connectivity, fire and cooling systems that we can depend on. This facility wasn't refit, or re-engineered. It was built entirely from the ground up to anticipate high server density. It allows for our company to use all of our space, and power. With 48U cabinets and the ability to more than adequately handle 12KW per cab, we'll waste less money and resources, which in turn will keep our clients from paying for inefficiencies."
For the new data center, SingleHop entered into a $2.5 Million agreement with collocation provider ServerCentral, which operates this facility within DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc's (NYSE:DFT) facility in Elk Grove Village, IL
Jordan Lowe, President and CEO of ServerCentral, said the company is excited to expand their relationship with SingleHop. "Our support of SingleHop's physical and operational infrastructure is a great example of how ServerCentral offers customers a unique value proposition. The combination of DuPont Fabros' top-notch facility and our onsite staff's expertise in hosting infrastructure give SingleHop a decided advantage in the Chicago market," Lowe added.
SingleHop, Inc. is a full-service managed hosting provider that was founded on the principle of providing reliable, cost-effective, dedicated services. The company was founded by Zak Boca and Dan Ushman in 2006 and currently hosts several thousand websites from around the world. SingleHop competitors include: SoftLayer, ThePlanet, FastServers, and RackSpace. The cornerstone of SingleHops' managed hosting is the à la Carte Server Management Program, which is a full-array of transparent management services designed and tested to allow business customers to tailor their level of support to their needs or expertise. SingleHop Homepage
ServerCentral provides managed data center solutions, including colocation, high performance hosting and disaster recovery, at data centers strategically located worldwide. We serve a diverse roster of clients, from content delivery companies to webhosting and application service providers, small businesses to enterprise-level clients. ServerCentral keeps its clients' infrastructures running smoothly by providing consistent quality and personalized service. ServerCentral is headquartered in Chicago.