Vericenter Hosting NASA Shuttle Site

Houston managed hosting frim Vericenter is using tomorrow’s launch of the Space Shuttle discovery as an opportunity to crow a little bit about providing NASA’s data center infrastructure. VeriCenter manages 50 NASA servers and 2 million NASA Web pages in its seven U.S. data centers, including content for NASA Headquarters, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marshall Space Flight Center. For last week’s web coverage of the Deep Impact encounter with a comet, NASA’s site successfully handled 8 million visitors and more than 1 billion hits to NASA Web sites in a 24-hour period.

“With NASA facing unprecedented demand for Web site access, VeriCenter has employed a utility computing strategy to handle spikes in Web traffic and to ensure that millions of space buffs can follow these historic events,” said Gray Hall, president and CEO of VeriCenter.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.