HostVirtual Boosts Its Midwest Bandwidth With Upgraded Chicago Datacenter

Cloud hosting service Host Virtual expanded into a larger datacenter in Chicago, CH1, or CoreSite’s location in the city. The datacenter will not only help to serve the company’s demands in the US’ third most populous city, but throughout the midwest region of the country as well.

HostVirtual’s moved into the CH1 facility 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 space, secured with biometric and keycard security, is located on major fiber optic rings and in close proximity to cloud service providers and financial service firms. The improvements in the CH1 building means HostVirtual’s customers will be able to deploy their websites faster and better serve their end users in the city and the surrounding area.

In addition, HostVirtual’s joined the Coresite exchange. The company will be able to access premium bandwidth with its participation.

“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,” Host Virtual Senior Vice President Sandy Bhargavi said. “Finance is one of the major industries in this city, but it’s also a gateway to the midwest. As connectivity in the US, and around the world, increases, so does the need for websites to be better able to serve users by being able to have a server location in their general vicinity.”

The improvement to Chicago’s datacenter is the latest of HostVirtual’s ongoing server upgrades. The company expanded its European and New York presence and added Toronto as its 16th location.

Host Virtual offers BGP Anycast, load balancing, and worldwide CDN support with its cloud hosting infrastructure as a service, or IaaS. Over 300 operating system templates can be deployed by the company’s customers to its datacenters that utilize native dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support.

About Host Virtual, Inc.

Host Virtual, Inc. is a cloud hosting provider that operates dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 IaaS clouds worldwide. Built around scalability, self-service and ease of use, Host Virtual customers can deploy Linux, VOIP or FreeBSD servers to any location within minutes. Free from the hassle of complicated, pay-per-minute or per-resource plans, Host Virtual customers can deploy to any of its cloud locations with unlimited usage for a low, flat monthly fee starting at under $10 per month.

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