Local hosting startup FireHost continues its rapid growth and expansion by launching a new data center in Phoenix, Arizona. The company recently was focusing on a European expansion initiative after securing a $10MM Series B financing. This new data center continues in the same mold, providing customers with additional options and capabilities.
FireHost is one of few tech companies here in Dallas that has raised significant amounts of capital.
Here is their full press release:
(Dallas, Texas – March 14, 2012) – As part of FireHost’s global expansion, which saw the secure cloud host launch operations in Europe earlier this year, the company is now offering services at a state-of-the-art data center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix facility mirrors the innovative, secure cloud hosting environments FireHost has established in Dallas and London, and will allow customers an additional option in choosing where their servers reside. This is another step in a line of offerings the company provides to ensure customers have the flexibility and control they want for their environments. New and existing clients can now deploy secure cloud servers in any of the three locations directly through their MyFireHost customer portal.
“Phoenix is an ideal location for data centers due to the extremely low incidence of natural disasters like tornadoes, flooding and earthquakes. This new location gives our customers another secure option for primary or disaster recovery environments,” said Jason Rieger, CTO of FireHost. “The main benefits of this addition are that FireHost is widening its data center footprint and giving our customers more freedom and options.”
“We host thousands of WordPress sites with FireHost. The fact that we can make strategic decisions about where our servers reside, including disaster recovery, brings peace of mind,” said Joshua Strebel, co-founder of Page.ly, a Phoenix-based business. “From the beginning, FireHost has focused on securing our client data. Offering a new data center in this location is another example of the steps the company has taken to maintain that commitment. I love now having my data in my own backyard.”
FireHost’s mission is to provide the most secure, scalable cloud hosting possible. The company offers its customers more control within their secure environment than any other cloud host, from scaling, to storage. FireHost is the first public cloud host to offer three tiers of secure storage: SATA, SAS and now SSD. Additionally, FireHost offers three scaling options to manage costs and server resources: auto-scale, manual and scheduled scaling. All of these options can be controlled by the customers themselves within the MyFireHost customer portal.
FireHost is a secure cloud hosting company focused on protecting sensitive data and company’s brand reputation with an architecture built for security, scalability and performance. Customers with specific compliance or performance needs subscribe to FireHost’s PCI, HIPAA or high traffic solutions, including some of the largest companies in the world, as well as many fast growing eCommerce, SaaS and healthcare IT providers. FireHost provides services from Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam.