Written on January 24, 2012 Leave a Comment |
For us, hosting is kind of an invisible value-added service. It’s part of our strategy to help small businesses leverage cloud computing.
Instead of purchasing and owning complex server resources themselves, we do it for our customers and we do it a lot cheaper than what they could do for themselves. The stuff we host also becomes available to them anywhere across the Internet. We make it simple for our clients.
When I first started hosting, the business was oriented around physical assets: what we call “iron” servers. These days, we don’t really pick up physical servers like the ones you see here, but instead create virtual servers on much larger computers. Admittedly, I have more virtual servers than “iron” servers these days.
Finally, a colo (co-location) is a secure facility with backup power and temperature-controlled environments. Our colo, Opus Interactive, recently opened their new, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Portland, requiring us to move our physical servers to the new facility this last weekend. The picture that you see here is the last of our “iron” servers racked-up in the new colo space.
Secure, professional, dedicated, and delivering enterprise-class capability to small business – that’s what we do.