Feeds

Anchors away for Aus web hosties

Sets up POP in California

Build a business case: developing custom apps

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.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

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*
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations
Fix coming for bug that makes Kerberos croak when you run two domain controllers
Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere
Another sign of strain in the Borg/VMware relationship?
VVOL update: Are any vendors NOT leaping into bed with VMware?
It's not yet been released but everyone thinks it's the dog's danglies
prev story

Whitepapers

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.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.