17 Mar 2014

HostColor Upgraded All 1U - 4U Colocation Service Plans

Host Color Launched Midwest Peering Service

HostColor has announced to the IT and web hosting media that all rack mount Colocation Service plans hosted in our South Bend, Indiana data center have been upgraded.

10 Mbps on 1-gigabit Ports

Now any customer who collocates 1U, 2U, 3U, or 4U servers is allocated 10 Mbps monthly bandwidth, which is a 40% increase from the previously 6.17 Mbps monthly bandwidth limit. We have also changed our bandwidth usage and billing model and removed the limitations based on used gigabytes of Internet traffic. Our rack-mount colocation customers have previously been allowed to use a certain traffic limit in gigabytes (for example 2000 GB on a 1U Colocation plan) at 100 Mbps ports.

After the Colocation service upgrade all customers who host 1U, 2U, 3U, and 4U servers got their bandwidth allowance increased to 10 Mbps and their servers are connected to 1-gigabit physical ports.

Bandwidth Charged On Average Monthly Usage

Now Colocation customers can take advantage of a free burstable billing option and decide whether to burst up to 1000 Mbps (the physical capacity of an average port) for up to 36 hours per month or to apply a certain logical limit to their Internet connection. Anyone who wants to avoid paying additional monthly charges for overage bandwidth can apply logical port restrictions (for example 10 Mbps, 50 Mbps, or 100 Mbps) at any time. Any colo customer is allowed to add/remove the limitation on a monthly basis after one has already taken advantage of the free 36 hours of burstable bandwidth, allowed by HostColor.

All server owners who need to burst above their Internet access commitment rates, in order to deliver properly their content during any web traffic spikes, can take advantage of the Host Color's unique DIA (Dedicated Internet Access) service delivery and billing model. Our Colo customers have the privilege to pay only for the used data transfer, based on the monthly average consumption, instead of being charged for overage bandwidth, in accordance with the 95-percentile burstable billing rule. This means that at the end of the service month Host Color removes all Internet traffic peaks from a customer's bandwidth bill and charges only for the used data transfer.

HostColor uses APC cabinets and power distribution units (PDU) and Juniper networking equipment to deliver Colocation and US Dedicated Server hosting services.

Edge Server Hosting & High Bandwidth Bare Metal Servers

HostColor also offers inexpensive 2 Gbps Dedicated Server offerings in its Unmetered Servers section.

The company provisions U.S. Edge Servers from Albany, New York; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ashburn and Herndon Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Bend and Portland, Oregon; Billings, MT; Boise, ID; Boston, Massachusetts; Casper, WY; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa, Florida; Kansas City and Saint Louis, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, Santa Clara, and San Diego, California; Madison, Wisconsin; Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York City and the State of New York; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle and Spokane, Washington; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Among the company's other North American Edge locations are: Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in Canada, In Europe HostColor delivers dedicated hosting services from edge data centers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London in the UK, Athens in Greece, Amsterdam and The Hague, Netherlands, Paris, and Reims in France, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, Barcelona, Madrid and Zaragoza in Spain, Milano in Italy, Vienna in Austria Helsinki in Sweden, and ten other European cities. The company's Asian on-net edge server locations are Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo.