Archive for September, 2010

Qube incorporates in the USA

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Qube is delighted to announce that, as of the 17th September 2010, we are now incorporated in the United States of America. Our new US company name is Qube Managed Hosting, Inc.

Although we have operated in the US for a number of years, all business was conducted via the UK company.
We made a strategic decision to incorporate Qube in the US in order to offer our US (and worldwide) customers more options and flexibility.

As part of Qube’s global virtualisation strategy, we have made significant investments in our VMware based virtual platforms at our 3 key sites (New York, London and Zurich).
Following on from this, we are now seeing increasing interest from customers seeking managed virtual server hosting in Qube’s New York City data centre facility,
which is located in one of the most important and well connected Internet carrier hotels in the world at 111 8th Avenue, New York, NY.

Qube Managed Hosting Inc. is a managed hosting provider offering managed virtual servers, managed dedicated servers, managed colocation and IP transit in 3 strategic locations in the US and Europe.
Qube’s focus is on quality, reliability and technical excellence for our clients in the ISP/hosting, new media, content delivery and financial services sectors

Qube provides vital support to tens of thousands of people with multiple sclerosis

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Qube has come to the aid of tens of thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis by becoming the new host of the popular social networking site ‘Jooly’s Joint’ http://www.mswebpals.org. Established in 1995 by Julie Howell, Jooly’s Joint (which is also known as MS Webpals) has for the past 15 years provided essential emotional support and friendship for people living with MS, a degenerative condition of the nervous system that affects more than 100,000 people in the UK.

Julie Howell, aged 39 from Abbots Langley in Hertforshire, was diagnosed with MS when she was just 19. For the first five years after her diagnosis, Julie says she struggled to come to terms with her condition as she didn’t know anyone else with MS to whom she could turn or support and advice. With the advent of the world wide web in the early 1990s, Julie had the inspiration to use the new electronic communications channel to help people like herself who felt isolated with MS to find other ‘MSers’ online.

Fifteen years on, Jooly’s Joint has more than 60,000 members world wide, and a thriving webpal service, message board, chat room, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Julie has always funded Jooly’s Joint herself and with the help of free hosting from a large hosting company. However, in June 2010, Julie and the tens of thousands of people who rely on her service found themselves in dire straits when, without warning, the company that was hosting the Jooly’s Joint website suddenly switched the service off without explanation. Julie says, “Whether it was an accident or a policy to stop supporting Jooly’s Joint I may never know, but the affect that it had on the many thousands of people who depend on the Jooly’s Joint website was devastating. I found myself needing to find a new host for the site quickly, who would be prepared to sponsor Jooly’s Joint long into the future and provide the website, and its many members, with stability for years to come.”

On hearing of Julie’s plight, Qube immediately stepped in, offering to provide Jooly’s Joint with free hosting and technical support should she have any hosting problems in the future.

Polly Arrowsmith, MD of Qube says, “We could see the difficulty that they were facing and were more than happy to step in and provide a solution for this worthwhile cause”

Julie says, “On behalf of thousands of people with MS I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the team at Qube. MS makes life very uncertain, which is why a service like Jooly’s Joint is so vital for the wellbeing of people with MS. Qube is enabling me to continue to offer the Jooly’s Joint service to people with MS free of charge and in so doing has guaranteed the future of this vital, free support to people with MS for many years to come.”

Qube makes “Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites″ list – again.

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Since signing up for the testing service recently, Qube has again been listed on Netcraft’s “Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites″ list, this time for the month of August. Last time we were at position 8, this time it is position 5. Lets hope this trend continues!

Qube listed in “Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2010” by Netcraft

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Qube was listed on Netcraft http://news.netcraft.com recently as it made the “Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2010″ list.
Qube recently signed up to the Netcraft service, which continuously measures several network factors such as latency and speed to build an overall picture of the reachability and response times from various locations in the US and Europe.

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Qube is on Twitter

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Follow Qube on Twitter!

http://twitter.com/qube_ms

About QUBE’s Virtual Platform Deployment

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Since QUBE’s Virtual Platform deployment, we have experienced constant growth of satisfied clients that now rely on the platform for their core business infrastructure. Qube built their platform with no single points of failure that could cause any disruptions or outages. Everything is redundant and we make use of the leading and highest regarded Virtualisation technology (VMware), alongside the ultra-reliable HP Blade System c7000 and HP Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) SAN storage. These leading edge technologies work together seamlessly for best performance and resilience. The platform is hosted in top class data centres with an engineering office located in the same building as the physical infrastructure, meaning on-site expertise and support.

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