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Superb Internet Launches New Datacenter in Virginia

Honolulu, HI - July 8, 2009

Superb Internet, one of the most prominent leaders in the web hosting industry, announced today the opening of a new data center strategically located in Springfield, Virginia. This new addition, DCA3 compliments its two existing data centers located in McLean, VA and Seattle, WA. Superb's McLean, VA data centre, DCA2, is at 90% capacity - due to continued strong demand for businesses to outsource their data centre, dedicated server and bandwidth needs, especially in the current economic climate, where partnering with Superb brings not only cost savings, but also added quality of service and reliability for businesses' mission-critical online presence. As such, DCA3 is being open just in time for Superb to have capacity to continue growing its dedicated and colocated customer base on the east coast.

Superb Internet invested significant resources to ensure this facility has optimal network connectivity with direct access to major fibers with fully redundant systems which include 8 parallel UPS units, 2 parallel redundant 1.25MW diesel generators, and over 200 tons of AC cooling, expandable to over 500 tons.

The new facility will accommodate the growing demand for Superb Internet's dedicated server, and colocation services, coinciding with the launch of its new professional services division, which offers customers a full spectrum of advanced hosting solutions including: managed back up, proactive monitoring, scalability and capacity planning, disaster recovery, clustering, and high availability solutions. Superb attributes their continued success to the combination of offering high-performance servers with superior connectivity and unparalleled customer support since 1996.

As with all Superb data center locations, the Springfield facility is staffed 24x7x365 by experienced, certified systems and network engineers supporting multi-OS server infrastructure solutions including high-availability configurations and application hosting.

"Our Springfield data center has been designed to Superb's standards of excellence for a world-class data center that is efficient, reliable, and secure," said Haralds Jass, Superb Internet's President and CEO. "The addition of this new data center will ensure Superb's customers will have plenty of space for future expansion as our customers' business grows with us."


Superb Timeline

    From the beginning...

  • 1996
    • Superb Internet Corporation founded, using exclusively Sun SPARC servers, based out of a Maryland data centre facility
    • Superb is first to offer name-based virtual hosting
    • In 12 months, the number of Internet host computers goes from 1 million to 10 million
    • Average cost for a gallon of gas, $1.22
  • 1997
    • Superb is first to offer unlimited site, third-level domain wildcard (*) hosting
    • Superb offers PC servers in addition to Sun SPARC servers
    • Microsoft buys small stake in Apple Computer for $150,000,000
    • Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal clone
    • The ideal American family, 'The Simpsons' becomes the longest-running primetime animated series
  • 1998
    • Superb introduces low-cost Cobalt RaQ servers
    • Founding charter member, together with other largest and most reputable hosting companies of the day, of the Web Host Guild, an industry best-practices and customer-advocacy organization - the first of its kind in the industry
    • Google is founded & launches revolutionary search engine technology
    • Windows '98 released
    • Apple Computer unveils the iMac computer, in many colors
    • Final Seinfeld episode airs in May. Loyal viewers become more aware of good samaritan laws
  • 1999
    • Y2K theories create widespread panic, which turns out to be all for nothing. The world still turns, just with a two and three zeros
    • Companies spend over $1,000,000,000 in online advertising; spending more online than TV, radio or print budgets
  • 2000
    • Superb's first data centre, DCA1 in Georgetown, Washington, DC opened; all operations moved from third party data centre in Maryland to DCA1 in DC
    • 24x7x365 phone support introduced
    • Major network upgrade to OC-12 SONET ring in the DC-VA-MD metropolitan area
    • badinvestment.com - The .com industry crashes
    • Millions of people stop trying to set the clock on their VCRs as DVD players become more affordable
  • 2001
    • Superb and its CEO awarded in Web Hosting Magazine's Best of 2000 awards in its January, 2001 issue: Most Conscientious Citizen (Haralds Jass) and Best Host for Resellers (Superb Internet)
    • Industry's first Virtual Private Server (VPS) service introduced, known as the Superb Power Servers (SPS)
    • Superb Internet awarded the Best Host award in Shared category at the reputable Web Hosting Expo, the industry's largest yearly event
    • Superb CEO delivers address on customer surveys and customer care at Web Hosting Expo
    • They've got worms! The code red (WORM) virus attacks 250,000 websites on Microsoft IIS web server
    • Accessible knowledge becomes a collective effort; Wikipedia launches its open-source encyclopedia site, informing millions and mis-informing a few along the way
    • Thousands of children skip school to see the first Harry Potter movie
    • Apple releases the iPod, changing the music business forever
    • Microsoft releases Windows XP, the last properly functioning version of the Windows operating system
  • 2002
    • Superb CEO awarded "Man of Action" Award by the Web Hosting Magazine, the industry's largest and most reputable magazine
    • According to the Web Host Magazine Superb Internet's determination to rely on a rock solid, long-term business plan and a serious commitment to our customers has helped us to successfully "Survive The Hosting Glut"
    • Our second data center(DCA2), was opened in Tyson's Corner, McLean, Virginia
    • Low-cost SuperbServers.net launched
    • The Mars Odyssey finds signs of water on the planet
  • 2003
    • Our coast-to-coast IP backbone born: network extended to Chicago and California
  • 2004
    • Launched the new interactive ordering system, where customers can custom-build and order online their Linux, FreeBSD & Windows managed dedicated server - one of the first in the industry
    • We are selected as the #1 Shared Web Hosting Provider and the Best Performing Company in the Web Host Directory
    • CoveSoft customer base and servers acquired, moved from its Maryland facility to our DCA2 data centre in McLean, VA
  • 2005
    • SEA2, our third data centre, in Seattle, WA opened
  • 2006
    • DCA1 data centre consolidated into DCA2 data centre
  • 2009
    • DCA3, our fourth data centre, in Springfield, VA opened
    • In order to accommodate our continued growth and need for top talent, headquarters office moved from Vancouver, BC to Honolulu, HI
  • 2010
    • Introduced GridIron, a one-of-a-kind fully redundant and infinitely scalable grid-computing-based shared hosting platform, the result of 100s of man years of development
    • Massive access layer Cisco network upgrade performed at all three data centres (all access switches replaced, increasing throughput capacity for customers many fold)
    • Network FWSM service, at the distribution layer, introduced at all data centres, thus enabling every customer to easily enable network firewall & DDoS protection service on the fly
  • 2011
    • Major core Cisco network upgrade performed, across all data centers and PoPs (all core routers replaced), in order to upgrade each router to 200-320Gb/s throughput capacity
    • IPv6 introduced at the Cisco network core layer
  • 2012
    • Seattle area (SEA1, SEA2) network capacity upgrade: network capacity increased 10-fold
    • Superb Internet corporation named: best dedicated server company
    • Superb Internet Dedicated Servers get Unlimited Traffic with Increased RAM
    • Hosting Company Cyber Monday: 99% Off Web Hosting
    • Dedicated Server Company Releases Largest Black Friday Hosting Deal to Date
    • Dedicated Server Company Superb Internet Announces Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
    • Superb Internet Launches Exclusive SEO Hosting Services
    • Superb Internet Launching New Xeon E5-2600 Series Servers
    • Superb Internet partners with e-online data to deliver a Turnkey Reseller Hosting Solution that is 100% white label
  • 2013
    • Seattle area (SEA1, SEA2) network capacity upgrade: network capacity increased 10-fold
    • Superb Internet Celebrates 16th Anniversary with Gift Card Promotion
  • 2014
    • Superb Internet and OnApp Launch Turn-Key CloudPOD Service
    • Superb Internet Offers New IaaS Business Strategy
  • 2015
    • Superb Internet Awarded GSA Schedule 70 Contract
    • Superb Internet Achieves ISO 27001:2013 & ISO 9001:2008 Certifications
    • Superb Internet Corp. awarded as first Cloud Service Provider to sell Cloud Computing Services to all level of government agencies.
  • 2016
    • Superb Internet improves their already industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA), guaranteeing 100% marks in many aspects.
  • 2017
    • Superb Internet launches their 2nd-gen massively-scalable cloud solution, ThunderCloud
  • 2018
    • Superb Internet Celebrates 22nd Anniversary