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The Planet First to Hosting Market With Nehalem EX Servers

April 15
10:01 2010

Web Host NewsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced the immediate availability of the Quad Xeon 7550 server, equipped with the new Nehalem EX processor. With more than three times the performance of the Intel Xeon 7400 series, this eight-core processor offers new levels of scalability and advanced reliability for mission-critical applications. It becomes the most powerful server in the company’s portfolio.

Built on a Dell PowerEdge R910 rack server chassis, the Quad Xeon 7550 is the first four-socket (4S) server in The Planet’s fleet. It provides enhanced performance with a 2.0GHz processor, 18MB of cache and 1066MHz bus speed. The server’s default configuration includes 32GB of RAM, 2TB of bandwidth and 2-300GB SAS drives.

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When hyper-threading is enabled, the 32-core processor increases to 64 cores for greater throughput and responsiveness. With this core density, combined with a memory footprint that can expand up to 2TB, this platform is ideal for virtualization and cloud deployments.

“Customers that run large in-memory databases, applications or business-critical workloads require powerful hardware that provides maximum performance, expandability and high availability,” said Todd Mitchell, general manager for Dedicated Hosting and Global Services. “With the biggest performance leap in Xeon history, the new Quad Xeon 7550 delivers, with enhanced memory bandwidth, socket scalability and more than 20 new reliability features. Customers can effectively host their mission-critical data and applications on this versatile new platform, backed by The Planet’s enterprise-class network and data centers.”

Every server from The Planet 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 simple server setup and control.

The new server is available today to all virtual and private and rack customers, with availability to all other environments by end of month.

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 18,000 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, Advanced 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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