“Website unreachable due to technical problems”. You may hope it never happens to you as a developer: a perfect Internet application, running smooth until the customer's successful campaign attracts thousands of visitors per day.
The FirstServed network will not let you in on those surprises. Together with you we determine the fitting hosting solution for you web project.
In the real world, a campaign doesn't last for a year, so we offer scalable solutions that perfectly fit into your campaign budget.
“Cloud computing”: we can not deny that the hype of the moment has introduced a true progress, if it is applied correctly. Cloud computing is closely linked to virtualization.
For FirstServed, the potential of a decent cluster solution in combination with virtualization and cloud computing is nothing new. Since our company saw the light (2003) we closely monitor this technology and we may reassure you that we were one of the first to practically introduce XenSource applications in a real world environment.
Meanwhile we have evolved to a professional on VMware based server farm with several nodes. Respecting the cloud computing jargon, FirstServed mainly offers IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
You may use the ‘FirstServed cloud’ for any type of application. The big advantages for your web project: dynamic resource allocation, high availability, fault tolerance and complete isolation in a secured server container... just to name a few.
If you encounter web applications with high load this often means your application will need several layers.
Load balancers that balances the access requests; SSL off-loading engines that ensure the web server is not stressed in case of usage of an encrypted website; a database cluster that divides database requests...
FirstServed helps you sketch out a technical plan for a web application and delivers a plug and play hosting solution that may grow and shrink based on the resource demands for your campaign.
High visitor ratings are in relation with a serious network load. The FirstServed network can literally take care of gigabits of bandwidth. Our infrastructure uses gigabit switching equipment, high-end routing equipment and enterprise grade hardware firewalls.
The network has multiple gigabit uplinks towards the Internet, entirely redundant with a third fallback link as an extra insurance.
The FirstServed network is IPv6 ready, in other words: ready for the future!
Writing about technological solutions is one thing, bringing them into practise is something else.
FirstServed delivers hosting solutions for the following customers: L’Oreal, Kraft Foods, Coca Cola Belgium, I Love Techno, Unibet, Touring Mobilis, Roche Parhamaceuticals, Bayer, Schering Pharma, LMS International, several culture centers and more.
Not convinced? Call us at +32 (0)3 230 85 82.
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