Feeds

Anchors away for Aus web hosties

Sets up POP in California

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

Australian hosting outfit Anchor has expanded to the US to service Australian companies with a growing US customer base.

Anchor’s investment in the US was stimulated by client demand, particularly from fast growing web based start-ups.

The hosting company has completed the installation and configuration of web server equipment in a Los Angeles POP.

The move will be the first in a larger international expansion drive for the ten year old company.

“Australian online businesses are servicing global markets and more of our clients are seeking a high-quality experience for their important US customers,” said Anchor CEO Keiran Holloway.

The hosties added that they also wanted more control in building and delivering custom solutions under its remote management solutions, so decided to build their own facility.

“There is no other managed hosting provider in the Australian marketplace which is providing, high-quality, premium style managed services using data centers in America. With up to 20% of Australian websites hosted in places other than locally, there seems to be a really unique opportunity to be providing premium support to our Australian customer-base whilst leveraging some of the benefits of having the servers physical located in the states — for example, much larger data bandwidth allocations and closer proximity to the American audience,” Holloway said on the company blog http://www.anchor.com.au/blog/2011/11/anchor-to-build-a-us-point-of-presence/.

Australian companies with an emerging US profile, including student recruitment site Grad Connection and software company AffinityLive have already taken space in the US POP facility.

"Even with customers in more than 80 countries worldwide, roughly half of the companies using our online business management software are based in the US," said AffinityLive CEO Geoff McQueen.

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud
Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
The triumph of VVOL: Everyone's jumping into bed with VMware
'Bandwagon'? Yes, we're on it and so what, say big dogs
Carbon tax repeal won't see data centre operators cut prices
Rackspace says electricity isn't a major cost, Equinix promises 'no levy'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.