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Cloud options: public cloud servers; dedicated cloud severs (dedicated server replacement); wholesale cloud (unlimited resources), flex cloud (hourly pricing).
Features Superb’s cloud solutions: automatic failover; InfiniBand and SSD technology for blazing fast speeds; distributed DNS; 100% uptime SLA; backbone connectivity consisting of 11 sites located in 5 states from the U.S. East Coast to the West Coast, with direct connectivity to all major global Tier 1 backbones and major networks & ISPs.
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Data Centers: U.S. – Seattle, WA; McLean, WA; Springfield, VA; Manattan, NY.
Credits: has won multiple awards since its inception in 1996, granted by editors from a variety of global publications.
USP: Deployment Time and Service Level Warranties.
Clients: Serves clients in more than 150 countries worldwide. Has customer successes in finance, healthcare and legal among other vertical markets.
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CLOUD HOSTING EXPLAINED
A (public) cloud server will provide you with a very elastic, scalable and easy to provision hosting solution. Its characteristics ensure that spinning up new cloud instances or deleting obsolete ones is done particlarly fast and that the (temporary) enlargement or shrinking of your hosting environment will be an easy task to achieve. A cloud server often includes feature rich and advanced functionality where you as a client are in full control of everything, even when your hosting knowledge is limited.
The costs of cloud servers are generally speaking somewhat higher than virtual servers. On the other hand, it’s an extremely redundant solutionwhereby the availability is very high. Many hosting providers offer cloud servers on the basis of a pay per use model. Does the nature of your data request the highest privacy and security levels, then go for a private cloud server instead. If you need maximum server power and want to have full control over the server resources, then opt for a dedicated server.