This is an interview with our Vice President of Business Development Usman Arshad. Usman is a key member in HostDime’s team, ensuring global expansion and strategic partnerships. In this interview, he talks about our international locations and what can be expected in HostDime’s future.
Welcome back to the HostDime Channel. Once again my name is Vikki Fraser, Director of Marketing for HostDime. HostDime offers VPS, Dedicated Servers, and Colocation all over the globe including the United States, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Colombia, India, Latin America, The Netherlands, and Hong Kong. Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Usman Arshad, Vice President of Business Development. Today Mr. Arshad is going to let us know what is going on with HostDime Worldwide all over the globe.
HostDime Has successfully and consistently branched out globally in recent years. Can you let us in on any developments abroad?
Well, global expansion has always been central to our business model. Recently we have expanded into Latin America by opening our own data center in Guadalajara Mexico. Along with that, we are currently undergoing a network upgrade in India, which is going to help with reliability and performance in the region. We are also looking at expanding our colocation offerings in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. Both are very unique markets and we are going to continue to expand on that front and in other parts of the world.
Brazil was the first datacenter for HostDime outside of the US. What is the market currently looking like there?
Well, Brazil has always been one of the strongest markets for us, and we first started there back in 2006. It remains one of the fastest growing emerging markets that we have. Business is going very well, and more customers and businesses are starting to come online as internet connectivity expands, and it’s always going to be one of the best opportunities for datacenters out there to look at despite the fact that there are some barriers to entry and challenges that are going to be taken on when looking at that region. It’s one of our strongest markets and continues to be one that is in demand and will for the foreseeable future.
The HostDime Mexico branch in Guadalajara recently opened a datacenter. Can you give us some details?
Well, one of our biggest accomplishments in recent years was to go ahead and open up our own facility in Guadalajara Mexico. We are one of the very few providers that owns and operates its own facility. It was designed in such a way to be as efficient as efficient as possible, enabling on demand scalability. It allows us to go ahead and provide various platforms such as public and private cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting, and colocation. The market itself, just like our other markets has seen a very fast rise in demand, and it has help us greatly, having control over our own facility and our network. It’s something that we have taken advantage of, and are very proud to be one of the few datacenter providers in such an important region for us.
With Asia being the largest, most populated continent on the planet, it makes sense that HostDime and other hosting companies would enter the Indian market. What is HostDime’s differentiation in the area?
Well, HostDime is one of the very first US based companies to go ahead and expand into the Indian datacenter market. When we first started over there, the infrastructure was still growing. When I look at that market, its very similar to how it was when we first started in Brazil. There are quite a few similarities and similar challenges. Its very unique when you are trying to serve a market with over a billion people. It represents a great opportunity for us, and we decided to go ahead and expand into Asia by offering hosting in India. One of the things we have always looked at when it comes to our business is our superior customer service and support. What we try to do that differentiates us, is to make sure that it is offered in that region, and not just that region, but any region that we are actually in.
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