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GigeNET Takes Cloud Hosting to the Next Level with Its High-Speed Turbo IO SAN

GigeNET Takes Cloud Hosting to the Next Level with Its High-Speed Turbo IO SAN
June 02
11:31 2014

Chicago, IL – GigeNET continues its innovative ways with its latest generation of SAN technology. GigeNET, a leader in managed hosting and DDoS protection, is headquartered just outside of Chicago, where it owns and operates a state-of-the-art, 17,000-square-foot datacenter.

A storage area network (SAN) is a high-performance network that offers many benefits including advanced caching for ultra-high read and write speeds and superior reliability. This technology intelligently prioritizes data based on frequency of use and places this data on ultra-high -speed, RAM based, SSD technology for superior performance.

Unlike other cloud providers who use SATA drives, the GigeNET Cloud solution uses high-speed SAS drives.

SAS hard drives are nearly 3X faster than SATA drives. The average seek time on an SAS drive is only 3.5 milliseconds versus the 9.5 millisecond seek time of a SATA drive. Moreover, SAS drives offer greater reliability with lower bit error rates (BER). BER is a measure of read error rates for disk drives. SAS drives are 10X more reliable for read errors than SATA drives.

The latest iteration of GigeNET’s Cloud solution has undergone extensive testing, which included unplugging disk shelves, pulling power on control units, and switching off switches. It never missed a beat.

“Today’s on-demand world requires speed, reliability, and flexibility,” said Ameen Pishdadi, president and CTO of GigeNET. “Our mission is to provide customers with the tools and support they need to offload their IT requirements so that they can focus on growing their business and boosting their bottom line. Our SAN platform delivers just that at affordable prices.”

GigeNET Cloud customers have the ability to manage many aspects of their hosting environment through an intuitive control panel. Customers can add bandwidth, create or remove virtual machines (VMs), and upgrade storage and memory. Its team of dedicated software engineers are continuously adding new tools and features to enable customers to easily and efficiently manage their servers.

About GigeNET
GigeNET is a full-service, managed hosting provider offering dedicated, cloud, hybrid, and colocation hosting solutions, as well as state-of-the-art DDoS protection. GigeNET is headquartered just outside of Chicago, Illinois where it owns and operates a 17,000 sq. ft. enterprise-class private data center that allows GigeNET to offer clients high performance with superior security at affordable prices. GigeNET also offers its wide range of services in its newly expanded Los Angeles, CA data center and has plans to open an East Coast location shortly.

GigeNET has been a pioneer since its inception in the 90s and continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible, developing new technologies and trailblazing products for their clients including ProxyShield®, the industry’s leading DDoS mitigation system.

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