US-based Hivelocity Expands Presence Into Europe, Now Offers Bare Metal Servers in Frankfurt

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Hivelocity, a provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting solutions, has announced the availability of its bare-metal “edge compute” dedicated servers in Frankfurt, Germany. Hivelocity’s new data center presence in Frankfurt joins US locations in Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta and Seattle. Frankfurt is the first in a line of several new European and APAC markets for Hivelocity.

Ben Linton
“By enabling our customers to deploy their compute and storage resources wherever in the world their end users are best served, we are providing them with a much better opportunity to maximize the end user experience and their own bottom line,” said Ben Linton, CTO and owner of Hivelocity.

Hivelocity’s platform lets users instantly deploy – hundreds of – Linux and Windows dedicated servers in any of its current eight global markets. Once bare-metal is deployed users can view server health and resource usage data, establish data recovery points, perform OS reloads, interact with technical support and more. Each bare metal server has the option of being self-managed or managed with the latter including things like proactive security patches and monitoring.

Hivelocity’s additional expansion plans include adding “edge compute” bare metal provisioning options to new markets such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, Sydney and Sao Paulo over the next three months.

“With customers hailing from over 130 countries, Hivelocity has long served a global market,” said Ben Linton, CTO  and owner of Hivelocity. “As our customers’ businesses have grown and matured, so have their needs to optimize and scale the performance of their applications all over the world. By enabling our customers to deploy their compute and storage resources wherever in the world their end users are best served, we are providing them with a much better opportunity to maximize the end user experience and their own bottom line.”

Deploying 1,000 Servers

Hivelocity was founded in 2002 and serves roughly 6000 businesses out of its 12 North American data centers. With more and more businesses “recognizing the benefits of having their compute nodes at the edge” there has been a recent surge in upstart edge providers, according to Hivelocity.

“If a business needs to deploy 1,000 servers or just 10 servers around the globe, you can guarantee they are going to need some help and technical support along the way,” said Steve Eschweiler, COO of Hivelocity. “Most of our competitors are new to the arena and all of their capital is invested in developers and hardware. We spend a lot of money on developers and hardware too, but we also employ nearly 100 technicians and engineers who work inside our data centers 24/7, providing the most exceptional technical support in the industry. Our support solutions involve experts with years of experience working with you in real time, their solution is to have you fix it yourself or reload the OS.”

Half a year ago, Hivelocity added new data centers to its US facility portfolio by acquiring Tampa, Florida-based company Incero.com. This Dallas, Texas-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider had its data centers located in Dallas, Seattle and New York City.