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November 25, 2009

Hostway Selects Brocade to Build Its Advanced Service Delivery Network

Hostway is driving advanced service and global footprint growth with Brocade’s (News - Alert) IP network. Hostway is one of the top five largest independent Web hosting companies in the world.
According to Charles Charmantz, general manager of network services at Hostway (News - Alert), Brocade gives Hostway “the most complete, stable, cost-efficient and easy-to-manage network it has ever had.” Brocade has also become Hostway’s “go-to” vendor for IP Ethernet networking products. Charmantz added that Brocade’s service and support organizations are the best in the industry, in terms of both knowledge and response time, and helps Hostway to serve its diverse customer base very well.
Founded in 1998, Hostway is a privately owned company with more than 600,000 enterprise and consumer customers worldwide. Hostway has invested $100 million in network infrastructure and provides shared hosting; co-location, dedicated, virtual, and managed hosting solutions; value-added IT solutions; as well as transport and transit services. With 700 employees worldwide, Hostway officials said the company is dedicated to global growth and expansion.
To ensure the fastest and most reliable routing of traffic, Hostway has multiple connections to major Internet backbone carriers with OC-12 and Gigabit Ethernet connections using the BGP-4 routing protocol. 

Hostway’s data centers are built with N+1 redundancy, including multiple HVAC systems and redundant power. Moreover, the backup diesel generators are tested every month to make sure they are in proper functioning order in case of power grid failure. The data center’s physical security consists of 24/7x365 live monitoring, CCTV, and biometric access control system. With 12 Tier-1 data centers located strategically around the globe, Hostway’s facilities yield more than 400,000 square feet of industry-leading server space. The Brocade products that have been deployed at Hostway are Brocade NetIron XMR, Brocade FastIron Edge X-series, Brocade FastIron GS series and Brocade BigIron RX8.
According to Ken Cheng, vice president and general manager of the IP products division at Brocade, Hostway is one of the most progressive and innovative hosting providers in the world. Cheng added that Brocade is pleased that it has been selected as a partner in building Hostway’s advanced service delivery network.
Company officials claimed that Brocade delivers data center networking solutions and services that enable organizations to manage their most vital information assets. Brocade solutions maximize the value of data by improving efficiency, performance, reliability, and security in a wide range of business environments.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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