Global Switch Amsterdam Data Center is the Second European Content Hub to Connect
to Highwinds’ Extensive Content Delivery Network this Quarter
WINTER PARK, Fla. – June 27, 2007 – Highwinds Network Group, Inc., a global provider of content distribution solutions, today announced that it has completed the build-out of its data center facility in Amsterdam, the newest city to come online in Highwinds RollingThunder™ content delivery network. The extensive Internet-based content delivery server and storage plant is located at a data center facility operated by Global Switch, a leading provider of purpose-built high-specification data centers. The new state-of-the-art data center in Amsterdam, one of two rolled out in Europe this quarter, serves as a critical content hub for Highwinds.
The modern data center facility features the latest in 24×7 fire and security protection, durable and diverse power supplies including a direct power plant connection and full power backup, and environmental controls that ensure proper cooling. It is designed to minimize IT disruption and maximize business continuity for Highwinds and its customers. Connected by 40 Gbps uplinks to Highwinds’ RollingThunder network, content housed and distributed from Highwinds’ servers at Global Switch is instantly available throughout Europe and elsewhere in the world.
“Global Switch operates the largest commercial data center in the Netherlands, which together with their commitment to meeting our current and future growth needs, made them the obvious choice for our Amsterdam location,” said Steve Miller, president of Highwinds. “We are pleased to add this data center to our CDN infrastructure, and we are confident that it been outfitted using the highest quality standards to ensure optimum reliability, security and scalability.”
Highwinds’ RollingThunder network consists of a web of strategically placed data centers in eight North American and European cities housing thousands of interconnected servers and routers used to manage Internet-based content. The RollingThunder network design is fully fault-tolerant with several diverse paths used to deliver content to users throughout the world. Through multiple points of presence and multiple rings, the network infrastructure provides for redundancy in quickly and accurately moving content from point to point. The new Amsterdam data center connects directly to Highwinds’ data centers in New York and London.
About Global Switch
Headquartered in London, Global Switch was established in 1998 to provide highly resilient purpose-built data center space, specifically designed to house and protect mission-critical IT equipment. The company’s skill lies in creating high-quality space solutions that deliver optimum resilience, security and flexibility. Each of its facilities is built to the highest standards and specifically designed to minimize IT disruption and maximize business continuity. For more information about Global Switch, please visit www.globalswitch.com.
About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.
Highwinds has been a leader in the development of content replication and delivery software and services since 2002. This experience has led to a number of technology innovations in network management, distributed file system technology and advanced content routing methods. The Highwinds CDN leverages best-in-class hardware and software to quickly and successfully move content at a global level. The company’s high-performance RollingThunder™ network and user-friendly StrikeTracker™ content management and reporting console enable clients to deploy and manage content, file downloads and streaming media. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers in eight North American and European cities. For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.