Host.net (Booth 403), a national communications and information services provider, has broken ground on its 19,000-square-foot expansion. The project will include a 6,300-square-foot colocation expansion, network operations center, and more than 10,000 square feet of disaster recovery office space.
The companys growth in 2006, which nearly doubled its record 2005 results, created the need to double the existing colocation facility adjacent to the existing space. Host.net will continue to expand its footprint as the demand for enterprise-class colocation space continues to increase, as it has over the last two years.
Lenny Chesal, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales at Host.net, said, Colocation services have been adapted at a greater rate by professional services and enterprise clients to not only meet their business continuity/disaster recovery needs, but to meet increasingly stringent compliancy issues including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and GLB.
New rules like Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act are putting new data-archiving and availability requirements on U.S. businesses.
Host.net continues to expand its network reach through strategic partnerships and now provides metro Ethernet services in Atlanta and Raleigh, N.C., in addition to its robust South Florida network. The Host.net infrastructure provides customers in these markets fast connectivity, flexible solutions and metro, long-haul and international access.
With this expansion, customers can not only expect the great quality of service theyve come to enjoy, but now they can also reap the additional benefits this new space will offer, Chesal said.
Because we recognize the need for greater power and HVAC density per square foot than ever before, we have designed the new center with over 200 tons of precision cooling and dual 400Kva UPS systems, added Jeff Davis, president and CEO of Host.net.
The expansion already has begun and will be available in June.