Press Release: The Planet Debuts Network Video Tour
Provides Insider’s View into the Company’s World-Class Data Centers in Houston and Dallas
HOUSTON, July 2, 2007 – The Planet, the world’s largest privately held dedicated hosting company, today launched an online video that features a virtual tour of its sophisticated network. Supporting 22,000 customers and more than 45,000 servers, the network video follows its previous virtual tour of the company’s six world-class data centers in Houston and Dallas.
The Planet’s network delivers unsurpassed network capacity and speed with instant scalability; a parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture; along with multi-layer security that guards against evolving Internet threats. Operating at 100 gigabits per second, the network eliminates traffic jams and roadblocks, providing customers with high-volume, instantaneous responses for their Web hosting services.
“Small and medium-sized companies juggle managing their businesses with the requisite demands of building IT systems to support their operations,” Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management for The Planet. “Rather than debate which hardware, software, bandwidth or applications they need, The Planet offers an entire range of solutions, expressly tailored to meet each customer’s specific requirements. Whether it’s e-commerce, streaming media or a robust, content-rich site, we eliminate the expensive, time-consuming requirements of building an IT infrastructure. The Planet is the competitive equalizer that allows SMBs to go head-to-head on an even playing field with their bigger, better-funded competition.”
The Planet’s network is designed without single points of failure, which means the network operates with full redundancy for its core routers and distribution switches. The company also offers carrier diversity, with connections to seven Tier-1 telecommunications providers. As a result, customers never face obstacles or suffer from poor peering connections, sub-optimal routing paths, or congested or oversold networks that limit the power, speed and availability of their sites.
The Planet Network – A Competitive Business Advantage
Ultimately, The Planet provides distinct benefits for companies looking for world-class quality and reliability:
· Unsurpassed network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
· Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
· Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
· Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
· Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business
To view the complete video, please click on the “Take the Tour” button at http://www.theplanet.com/.
About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and unmatched network connectivity, The Planet helps turn information technology into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to successfully grow their businesses. For additional information, visit www.theplanet.com.