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The Planet Expands Server Fleet with Next-Generation Intel Processor

March 23
08:46 2010

Web Host NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced the availability of the Dell PowerEdge R710 server, equipped with the Intel® Xeon® X5600 series processor and now the most powerful server in the company’s fleet. The next-generation processor, built on the new Westmere microarchitecture, offers significantly enriched performance and security. Built with six cores, the new 32 nanometer processor operates at speeds up to 2.80GHz, with 12MB of cache, a 1333MHz memory bus, and enabled with turbo- and hyper-threading.

The new processor also delivers two new security features – Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) and Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT). These new technologies enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualized environments.

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The new server is available today exclusively on The Planet’s Virtual Rack platform, which allows customers to effortlessly scale computing capacity within their hosting environment without long-term commitments.

“Our customers require performance, security and server density, and the new Intel processor delivers across the board,” said Todd Mitchell, general manager for Dedicated Hosting and Global Services. “This high-performance server offers hardware acceleration for virtualization and cloud instances, and improved security through Intel’s AES-NI and TXT technologies. It also improves the economics of multi-tenant environments such as cloud and virtualization, as well as Web hosting services.”

Every server from The Plant comes bundled with Symantec Endpoint Protection — business-class antivirus software — along with 10GB of Storage Cloud, the company’s robust cloud storage solution. Customers also receive the Parallels Small Business Panel for their hosting environments.

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About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 18.5 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting™ and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit

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