1&1 Internet Opens KC Data Center

1&1 Internet, Inc., the world’s largest Web-hosting company this week announced the operation of its new Lenexa, Kansas data center, which will house dedicated servers and Virtual Private Servers (VPS) for the German hosting giant.

The data center is the second in the US for 1&1, which has an existing facility in Philadelphia. The company said the Lenexa Data Center’s central location in the U.S. will provide low latency connections from all points in North America. The new data center makes it possible for the company to unveil its new dedicated and VPS line and grow past its current 38,000 global servers. “Since 1&1 sold out servers in October 2006, this new line of servers is a welcome and much requested addition,” said Andreas Gauger, Chairman of 1&1 Internet.

“While the dedicated servers continue to be ideal for the professional that wants exclusive control and maximum power, the VPS solutions will appeal to those who seek greater control than with a regular hosting plan and need the flexibility of a root server to install their own security and software,” said Gauger. “In this regard, our new range of VPS is filling the gap between the full power of a dedicated server and the 1&1 shared hosting plans.”

1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with 6,000 employees and a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was established in 1992 and hosts more than 7 million domain names, while more than 38,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1’s global community is over 6 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA.

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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.