GigeNET: Turbo IO SAN With SAS HDDs
In managed hosting and DDoS protection, the company is headquartered outside of Chicago, where it owns and operates a 17,000-square-foot datacenter.
A SAN is a high-performance network that offers benefits including advanced caching for high read and write speeds: and reliability. This technology prioritizes data based on frequency of use and places this data on high speed, RAM based, SSD technology for performance.
Unlike other cloud providers who use SATA drives, the GigeNET Cloud uses SAS drives. They are nearly 3X faster than SATA drives. The average seek time on an SAS drive is 3.5ms versus the 9.5ms of a SATA drive. SAS drives offer greater reliability with lower bit error rates (BER). BER is a measure of read error rates for disk drives. SAS drives are 10X more reliable for read errors than SATA drives.
The latest iteration of GigeNET’s cloud solution has undergone testing, which included unplugging disk shelves, pulling power on control units, and switching off switches.
“Today’s on-demand world requires speed, reliability, and flexibility,” said Ameen Pishdadi, president and CTO, GigeNET. “Our mission is to provide customers with the tools and support they need to offload their IT requirements so that they can focus on growing their business and boosting their bottom line. Our SAN platform delivers just that at affordable prices.”
GigeNET cloud customers have the ability to manage many aspects of their hosting environment through a control panel. Customers can add bandwidth, create or remove VMs, and upgrade storage and memory. Its team of software engineers are adding new tools and features to enable customers to efficiently manage their servers.
GigeNET also offers its range of services in its newly expanded Los Angeles, CA data center and has plans to open an East Coast location shortly.