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Host Color Upgrades Rack Mount Colocation Plans

Host Color Upgrades Rack Mount Colocation Plans
March 17
17:14 2014

The Colocation and Dedicated Hosting service provider, which operates from a data center located near Chicago (based out of South Bend, IN) has announced upgrades of its rack-mount Colocation Hosting plans.

Host Color now allows its customers who colocate 1U, 2U, 3U or 4U rack servers to use 10 Mbps monthly bandwidth, a 40% increase from the previously 6.17 Mbps monthly bandwidth limit. The Colo provider has also changed its bandwidth usage and billing model and removed the limitations based on used gigabytes of Internet traffic. The company’s rack-mount colocation customers have previously been allowed to use a certain traffic limit in gigabytes (2000 GB on 1U Colocation plan) at a 100 Mbps ports.

After the upgrade all 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U Colocation plans have 10 Mbps bandwidth allowance at 1-gigabit physical ports. Customers can take advantage of a free burstable billing option and decide whether to burst up to 1000 Mbps (the physical capacity of an average port) for up to 36 hours per month. Those who want to avoid additional monthly charges for overage bandwidth can apply 10 mbps or 100 mbps logical port restriction at any time. This could be done, after a customer has already taken advantage of the free 36 hours burstable bandwidth, allowed by Host Color.

All colocation customers who need to burst above their Internet access commitment rates, in order to deliver properly their content during any web traffic spikes, can take advantage of the Host Color’s unique DIA (Dedicated Internet Access) service delivery and billing model. The Colocation provider gives its customers the privilege to pay only for the used data transfer, based on the monthly average consumption, instead of changing them for overage bandwidth usage, in accordance with the 95-percentile burstable billing rule. This means that at the end of the service month Host Color removes all Internet traffic peaks from the overage bandwidth bill and charges only for the used data transfer, based on customer’s average monthly consumption rate.

Host Color uses APC cabinets and power distribution units (PDU) and Juniper networking equipment to deliver Colocation and Dedicated hosting services.

About is a Colocation Dedicated hosting provider since 2000. Host Color (ARIN member AS 46873) operates a fully-redundant network with 100% uptime SLA guarantee that features Midwest U.S. peering and upstreams to Level 3, Cogent and Internap (through partner network). The company’s data center is located 90 miles from Chicago in South Bend, Indiana. The company’s strategic Midwest U.S. data center location and the quality Internet network, ensure the lowest possible RTT (round trip delay) to any point in North America and Europe. Host Color also provides disaster recovery, Colocation and Dedicated hosting services in Europe through its subsidiary Host Color Europe ( ).

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