Internet Services Provider and Telecoms company, Internet Central is bucking credit crunch and starting 2009 on a high with a host of new client wins for their newly launched virtual hosting service.
Entrepreneur and Dragons Den contestant, James Halliburton’s, Seatriever International is the most recent company to select Internet Central to provide virtual hosting for the award winning entrepreneur’s three websites www.seatriever.com, www.water-buoy.com and www.illoomballoon.com
The Seatriever business was started three years ago from the innovative vision of James Halliburton, a dynamic entrepreneur and over this period, the company and James have received many industry awards for their innovative products and have attracted much attention from both UK and International media, including the BBC here in the UK who featured James on the very popular Dragons’ Den business investment program.
When the company introduced the new illoom balloon website it decided to move to a new hosted infrastructure to support its new multimedia and e-commerce features across all three sites.
James Halliburton cites reputation, personalised attention and reliability as reasons for selecting the Staffordshire Internet services provider Internet Central new virtual hosting solution.
My team and I were impressed with Internet Central’s suggestions,’ said James. “It was attractive from a cost perspective and because of its green credentials, due to the fact that it consumed less power.”
Internet Central’s virtual hosting eliminates Seatriever International’s hardware requirements by using a network of hosted, dedicated servers to provide the processing power and hosting capabilities needed to run its three websites over a virtual platform.
James added “There’s no incentive for us in owning the hardware and having to replace it every three years. The ownership stays with the hosting provider, who has the expertise to run it best and Internet Central has given us an infrastructure to support our online needs “for many years”.
Ian Rowley, Internet Central Sales and Marketing Director comments: “The virtual hosting platform, has been designed to be truly scalable so that, as our customer’s requirements and demands change we can move to meet those demands in real-time. Thus allowing customer websites or applications capacity to rapidly scale up. Due to the nature of James’ business which has experienced high growth and has seasonal peaks in business and increases in sales with the introduction of new products virtualisation was deemed the perfect solution for the company. Dedicated virtual hosting makes cost-efficient scaling a practical reality, it also gives unrivalled resiliency as we replicate customer websites or applications across separate virtual machines and physical hardware to ensure that if there is any failure, traffic is redirected automatically and in real-time to the secondary virtual machine.
With customers and visitors to websites getting faster and faster connections it is more important now than ever that websites and data servers respond quickly and reliably. Internet Central’s virtual hosting platform is not only utilising the latest hardware and software to achieve this but it is constantly monitored and controlled centrally using highly advanced automated systems which will move servers and websites to the least occupied system to ensure an extremely high quality of service for customers.”