The Planet, a privately held dedicated hosting company, yesterday announced plans for a $3 million investment in new backup generators for its six data centers.
As part of its initial investment, The Planet has added two new high-performance Cummins generators to its Dallas data center portfolio for increased backup capacity and redundancy. In the event of a utility failure, the Dallas data center can run for 3.5 days without refueling, and even longer if required with its fuel-delivery contracts. The new generators will be installed across all of The Planet's data centers, claims the company.
"In our business, the quality of our IT infrastructure sets the stage for how we support our customers' businesses," said Chairman and CEO Douglas J. Erwin. "Uptime is critical to business operations, and we understand the important role we play in maintaining the IT infrastructure backbone for our more than 22,000 customers. The Planet continues to make significant investments that support the more than 45,000 dedicated servers housed across six world-class data centers so that our customers have access to state-of-the-art facilities."
A number of web hosting providers with reviews listed at WebHostReviews.com utilize The Planet as their primary facility to offer web hosting from. Hostgator has utilized The Planet for several years now while Site5 has just recently moved their operation there.
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and unmatched network connectivity, The Planet helps turn information technology into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to successfully grow their businesses.