C I Host has opened a data center in Newark, New Jersey, providing its customers with new oportunities for geographic content distribution and geographic load balancing. "Our customers can now back up their entire office and its files to up to our data centers in Newark, Chicago, Fort Worth and Los Angeles," said Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host. "They can mirror content from the East Coast to the West Coast or the reverse."
Housing equipment and serving data at different locations around the globe is important for companies who have customers in several locations. The closer the server is to the customer, the more quickly the web page will load and the more likely the customer will stay on line.
"We know that millions of dollars of business can be earned or lost online depending on whether the customer can navigate the site quickly," Faulkner said. "So we put a major emphasis on the quick download times that geographic load balancing provides."