Selecting a reliable hosting company can be a challenge for one with little experience in the field. One reliable test of performance is a company’s ability to stay the course in the face of disaster. For example, when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast at the end of October with effects lasting well into November, Datapipe’s (News - Alert) cloud hosting services remained unaffected, earning it the designation as the most reliable hosting company for November 2012, for which it was also named most reliable in October 2012.
According to Netcraft’s monthly report, a number of cloud hosting companies enjoyed a stellar performance in the wake of the storm, including Logicworks (News - Alert), Webair, INetU and Serverstack. Each of these providers were in the path of the storm, yet were able to maintain consistent performance.
Datapipe cloud hosting is deployed on the FreeBSD, known for its reliability and a constant presence on the top 10 table. Pair Networks, another cloud hosting provider operating much like Datapipe enjoyed strong performance after the storm. Likewise, Reston, Virginia-based ServInt was able to respond to all but six requests.
The reliability of a hosting partner is critical when an event like Sandy occurs, where it took weeks for customers and businesses alike to regain resources and even power. Customers served by a particular provider may or may not be affected by a geographical disaster, but its ability to maintain efficiency at all times is critical to any business’ survival. A number of cloud hosting companies were affected by the East Coast hurricane, and those unable to demonstrate their strength in business continuity were likely soon replaced by companies such as Datapipe.
To help companies determine who would be best as their cloud hosting partner, Netcraft takes the time to measure and publish the response times of nearly 40 different hosting provider sites. These performance measurements are captured at 15 minute intervals from different points around the Internet, where averages are then calculated over the 24 hour period immediately following the measurement timeframe.
In the eye of the customer, the failed requests percentage is more important than the number of outages on the cloud hosting provider’s own sites. This parameter provides a good measure of the accuracy and reliability of routing, demonstrating a reliable and accurate picture of what a company can expect from that provider.
Datapipe continues to impress, where it was this week revealed that it made the top five of December 2012’s most reliable hosting companies, ultimately demonstrating its solid ability to consistently meet the expectations of its trusted customer base. Such service is essential to the future of any company, as it ensures the ongoing performance of a customer site in a market that is increasingly saturated with competitors promising to do better.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo