Data Centre Archives - AWS Managed Services by Anchor

How Important is Hosting Location? Questions to Ask Your Hosting Provider

By | Cloud Computing, General | 4 Comments

The importance of your hosting partner location will depend on your organisation’s requirements and your business needs. For a small business focussed on a single country with fairly low traffic, starting with shared hosting, or small virtual private server is generally the most cost effective place to host your site.  Hosting your site or web application in the same geographical location as your website visitors reduces page load times and latency (the lag between requesting data and receiving it) and will greatly improve user experience. If you are running a business critical website or ecommerce application, or have customers or visitors from various global locations, then incorrectly placing your website in an unsuitably located data centre will cost you much more than a monthly hosting fee! Does the Location of My Hosting…

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Anchor’s US POP Goes Live

By | Company News | No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Anchor has now completed the installation, configuration and extensive testing through a beta program of web server equipment in a facility managed by Equinix in Los Angeles. We believe this to be a first of its kind for an Australian hosting company. What makes this different to other offerings is that Anchor has a real presence on the ground in the US, we’re incorporated in the US, we have our own technical staff in the US, we have own our servers, we control the networks. Most importantly we’ve minimised the number of upstream suppliers so if somethings not working we can fix it. One of the most exciting aspects of this project for us has been watching the systems developed and experienced gained over…

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US POP: Data Centre Facility Selection Process Complete

By | Company News, Technical | One Comment

After our usual negotiation process, it is with great pleasure to announce the Anchor has decided to partner with Equinix for data centre services in North America. With over 98 data centres world-wide, Equinix are probably one of the most mature data centre vendors on the planet. Given the extra advantage of having a presence here in Sydney where they’ve recently opened up their new facility – SY3 it was an easy selection as it also gave us direct access to Australian sales saff, based on local time zones. The specific facility which we will be operating out of is their LA3 facility which is based within 3 miles of LAX, which makes it very accessible in the event that we need to physically attend the site. Initially we will…

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