M5 Hosting Acquires Dark Fiber to Boost Connectivity Between Data Centers

by | Jul 11, 2012 | News

SAN DIEGO (July 2, 2012)—M5 Hosting, a worldwide leader in customized, high-performance Linux and BSD dedicated server hosting solutions, announced today it has acquired dark fiber to boost connectivity between its two data centers located in San Diego.

The fiber, which runs approximately 13 miles, initially will provide an additional 10Gbps of throughput between the facilities, and can be increased to much higher speeds when needed. The additional capacity will enable the company to offer a wider variety of specialty services, including off-site data backups, multi-site load-balancing, multi-site clustering, and other multi-site services requiring low-latency synchronization of data. It will also pave the way for the company to introduce new lines of hosting services, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

“For more than a decade, our enterprise-level network and hosting infrastructure has represented a major competitive advantage. As we continue to grow and broaden our line of services, it is important we have the capacity we need to meet growing traffic demands, and the next-generation level of performance our customers require. This additional fiber helps us meet these needs by slashing latency and improving throughput,” said Michael J. McCafferty, CEO of M5 Hosting.

M5 Hosting maintains a high-performance, route optimized network. The network features redundant carrier class Cisco 6509 routers with powerful SUP720-3BXL engines and maximum memory to handle the full and ever-expanding global route table. Like all multi-homed provider networks, M5 Hosting utilizes BGP for fault-tolerant routing over multiple Internet connections. The network also relies on multiple Gigabit connections to Tier-1 carriers and direct peering with over 100 other networks.

Among other features, the company also offers switched power outlets for all dedicated servers, allowing for power-cycling of servers without the need for an on-site technician to physically access the server.

To learn more about M5 Hosting, please visit http://www.M5Hosting.com.

About M5 Hosting

As an industry leader in customized Linux and BSD dedicated server hosting solutions, M5 Hosting serves hundreds of small to medium sized business and enterprises worldwide. M5 Hosting specializes in managing unique client needs, ranging from supporting an individual project or building highly- available, distributed hosting solutions for mission-critical applications. M5 Hosting is based in San Diego, California and was founded in 2001 as a division of M5 Computer Security. The company has earned a perfect A+ score from the Better Business Bureau.

To learn more about M5 Hosting, please visit http://www.M5Hosting.com or call 1-877-344-4678.

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