This week’s hosting news revolved heavily around the continued expansion of many companies and their data centers around the world, accompanied by news that an Energy Star rating metric for data centers is very close to completion.
“Overall, we’ve more than doubled their resources on our servers. We’ve doubled the bandwidth and disk space for all our packages, and we now provide more than twice as many databases and sub domains for most packages. Website hosting has never been more economical, especially when you consider the extensive range of new services we provide.” – Cyber Host Pro president Chris Danks
Despite the fact that money worries continue to loom over much of the world, many hosting firms are proving to be cool under economic pressure as announcements of upgrades to and expansions of data centers continue to make headlines. This week saw UK-based Cyber Host Pro open its new Manchester data center located near the company’s original facility, providing their customers with free-of-charge upgrades to existing products and services. Thanks to reduced overhead and a generous business model, Cyber Host Pro customers have seen a doubling of basic resources like bandwidth and storage space, turning an already positive service expansion into an unforgettable experience for their clientele.
Positive news for the environment was also released this week when the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that a completed metric necessary to finalize Energy Star ratings for data centers is near at hand. A year and a half in the works, the EPA has studied the energy use and general infrastructure of more than 100 data centers in compiling data to construct the rating metric that will help data centers aim for smarter use of energy. With a planned deployment of the Energy Star rating planned for June, all data centers constructed or modified after that time will have a target to aim for when planning and utilizing electrical systems, leading to a reduction in both overhead for operators and pollutants for Earth’s atmosphere.