Posts Tagged ‘managed hosting switzerland’

Qube upgrades and expands Zurich Managed Hosting Platform

Friday, February 10th, 2012

As part of Qube’s recent data center migration to the new e-shelter facility in Zurich, Qube has upgraded storage and installed additional compute capacity on our VMware cloud hosting platform in Zurich.

The new blade server platform enables us to quickly and easily scale up the VMware cloud hosting platform as demand increases for our Qube Virtual Data Center and managed hosting services in Switzerland. With the recent product launch of Qube’s vCloud Powered infrastructure as a service offering, Qube Virtual Data Center (official VMware press release to follow) – we are now able to offer clients fully self-provisioned cloud services in Switzerland via a secure portal.

Qube’s Swiss Virtual Data Center offering allows clients to purchase the required amount of cloud resources (compute, RAM and disk storage) on the platform. Clients can then choose how they would like to allocate and provision those resources. Your Qube Virtual Data Center can be managed through a secure portal or via the API and allows clients to import and export their own templates, ISO’s images and virtual machine disks.

Qube’s upgraded Zurich cloud hosting platform uses powerful Intel Xeon E5649 Hexa-core CPU’s in dual-socket blades, each with 192GB of RAM and are now running the latest ESXi Version 5.

The new blade system also enables advanced hardware health monitoring, 4 x redundant power supply modules, N+1 networking & cooling – all ensuring that your cloud servers are performing and available 24/7.

Qube migrates Zurich hosting platform to a new data centre facility

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Qube is excited to announce the migration of our Zurich managed hosting platform to a new data center facility!

Previously we were located in the Layer One facility in Zurich. We have now migrated our Swiss hosting presence and virtual platform to e-shelter Zurich. The new e-shelter facility is located in Rümlang, close to Zurich Kloten Airport.

e-shelter plans, develops and operates high-availability data centers whose infrastructures provide the highest level of physical security and operational reliability. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, e-shelter operates in six locations: Frankfurt am Main (2), Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and recently opened in Zurich.

The new Zurich facility, opened in June 2011, offers the highest levels of physical security and operational reliability through state-of-the-art redundant systems and an integrated facility management infrastructure. With a gross floor area of 26 000 square meters, the e-shelter Zurich data center is the largest purpose-built data center in Switzerland.

The facility meets the highest environmental standards: It has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum pre-certification by the US Green Building Council. The facility is 100% supplied by green electricity generated from hydro-electric power stations.

The facility will provide Qube clients with additional advantages due to standards based certifications: ISO9001, ISO27001 (security) and certified compliance to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) circular 2008/07.

Qube began offering managed hosting services in Zurich in 2009 and we have since successfully expanded our VMware based cloud platform in the region to service customers who require high performance, secure managed cloud servers and managed networks. Our client profile in Switzerland is primarily based in the finance sector (insurance, funds, trading companies and forex). Many of these clients require multi-site architectures spread across our cloud hosting platforms in Zurich, London or New York and securely linked by managed IP VPN services.

As the Swiss cloud platform has grown, we sought out a data center facility partner that will meet our increasing client demands for higher physical data security and availability. e-shelter is our chosen partner in Switzerland, enabling Qube to deliver guaranteed service levels and promises to clients.

Qube is also adding additional compute capacity to our Zurich VMware cloud, an update about this will follow.

Call or e-mail Qube sales today to speak to us about cloud hosting in Switzerland.

Zurich Cloud Server platform & network upgrade

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Qube recently completed a full upgrade to our VMware cloud platform hosted in our Zurich data center.

The upgrade provides us with significantly increased compute, storage & RAM capacity in Europe on our VMware Cloud Server platform to deal with increasing demand. There has been a lot of interest in hosting at this site, especially from our customers in the Financial industry.

Switzerland offers several advantages as a location for hosting, particularly for those companies serving customers in Central & Eastern Europe. Central European location, strong privacy & data protection laws, political and financial stability and the highest per-capita IT expenditure in the world are all factors that make the country an attractive place to do business and invest.

As well as the upgrades to Qube’s VMware Cloud platform, we completed our connection to the Level(3) Communications IP Transit point-of-presence in Zurich. We are now using Level(3) as a primary transit provider across all of our data center locations. This also means that Qube can now offer high quality, low-latency Level(3) IP transit to our customers in Zurich.

New version of the Qube website launched

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Qube launched a new version of our website today:

Click here to see the new Qube website.

The new site is lighter and brighter and really focuses attention on our VMware Cloud Server based hosting products and services portfolio.

As well as showcasing our VMware Cloud products, we have tailored the site into 3 versions which are aimed at the different regions we operate in. Each country now has it’s own micro-site and will allow us to tailor offers and content to each region. Using anycast, visitors should be directed to the server and into country site closest to them.

We have added several new sections to the site, including an updated “Contact Us” section with updated locations.

Additionally there is a new “Careers” section to aid in our search for several new positions that have opened at Qube recently. Qube is a growing business and we are on the look out for smart, energetic people to help us achieve this growth. Please click here for to see a list of the open positions.

Qube’s Zurich facility proving to be popular

Monday, June 28th, 2010

We have had a lot of interest recently in our Zurich hosting facility from clients needing a more central location on Europe as well as those wanting a Disaster Recovery (DR) site.

Switzerland in particular offers several unique advantages for both of these hosting requirements.
It is well known for it’s neutrality, political and economic stability, large financial services industry and lower tax rates than most other European countries.
It also offers a very high level of privacy, data protection and confidentiality. Zurich is very well connected, has many international links to the large European economies surrounding the country and the latency is only 20ms to London.

All of these factors really do make sense when you are considering a hosting location in Europe.

We are undertaking a project to upgrade the site this summer and will be leasing more space in this facility. As a result, we will be able to offer a full suite of services including Managed Cloud Servers in this sought after data centre location.