Semantico, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing, has launched dual data centre hosting provision for publishers.
Semantico already hosts and manages complex websites for many well known publishers. The new Brighton data centre provides flexibility for those looking for real industry expertise when choosing a hosting provider. Publishers can choose the hardware they need guided by Semantico’s experience, or by their own in-house expertise.
The Semantico data centre hosts the Internet POP for Neos Networks in the South-East region of the UK, providing a tier-1 carrier grade data centre suitable for pre-live hosting, as well as test systems; disaster recovery, online backup, non-critical systems and live sites that need up to 99% up-time.
For critical systems, Semantico continues its relationship with The Bunker, a former NATO nuclear bunker in Kent. The Bunker offers 99.95% up-time, including site maintenance, with a level of security that far surpasses most hosting providers. Skilled technical staff are on site 24/7 and all site visits are accompanied.
The High Availability architecture Semantico has designed for the The Bunker includes the Zeus ZXTM Load Balancer Cluster. This system balances the traffic going to the collection of servers that run a platform, enabling the site to run as efficiently as possible and offering end-users a fast, responsive reading experience. Providing this traffic management capability within shared infrastructure cuts the usually high implementation costs.
To ensure that any internet routing dispute or network outage will not affect the availability of publishing platforms, Semantico maintains multiple relationships with tier-1 network providers and automatically balances traffic between them to ensure high availability of bandwidth at all times.