ServerBeach, the dedicated hosting unit of Peer 1 (PIX), now hosts 10,000 servers, the company said this week. "This milestone also reflects the company's continuous growth in the very competitive self-managed hosting arena," said Fabio Banducci, president and CEO of Peer 1. "We strongly believe this has been accomplished in part because ServerBeach has maintained its commitment to go above and beyond what other self-managed hosting companies provide, with much needed resources and support that help our customers succeed."
ServerBeach is based in San Antonio, Texas and has locations in California and Virginia. The company uses the Peer 1 network, with 15 data centers and 20 network points-of-presence across North America and Europe.
ServerBeach was launched in 2003, when Rackspace provided financial backing for co-founder Richard Yoo to create a discount dedicated server subsidiary. ServerBeach sold unmanaged dedicated servers for $99 a month. in October 2004, ServerBeach was acquired by Peer 1, which paid $7.5 million for a data center in San Antonio and 4,200 dedicated servers.
Peer 1, a leading online IT infrastructure provider, delivers highly scalable managed hosting and co-location solutions in addition to self-managed hosting by ServerBeach. Since 1999, Peer 1 has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major cities across North America and Europe. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada.