Host Virtual, a cloud hosting provider that operates IaaS clouds worldwide, has moved its cloud hosting service into an improved Chicago data center location to serve the connection needs of its customers in Chicago and the Midwest area.
Host Virtual has moved its cloud hosting infrastructure into the CH1 colocation facility of CoreSite. This data center is located next to The Chicago Board of Trade at 427 S La Salle, which is home to the city’s commodities exchange.
The 183,000 square-foot colocation space, secured with biometric and keycard security, is located on major fiber optic rings and in close proximity to cloud hosting service providers and financial service firms. The improvements in the CH1 building means Host Virtual’s customers would be able to deploy their websites faster and better serve their end users in the city and the surrounding area.
In addition, Host Virtual has joined the Coresite exchange. The company will be able to access premium bandwidth with its participation.
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“Moving into an expanded datacenter next to Chicago’s Board of Trade building means we can better serve our customers by offering them a location in the city and its financial institutions,” said Sandy Bhargavi, Senior Vice President, Host Virtual. “Finance is one of the major industries in this city, but it’s also a gateway to the Midwest.”
The move to the Chicago-based colocation facility is the latest of Host Virtual’s ongoing cloud infrastructure upgrades. The company expanded its European and New York presence and added Toronto as its 16th data center location.
Host Virtual offers BGP Anycast, load balancing, and worldwide CDN support with its IaaS cloud hosting service. Over 300 operating system templates can be deployed by the company’s customers to its data centers that utilize native dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support.