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ServInt offers full gigabit throughput on its most popular dedicated server packages for just $25 more per month

ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed web hosting for businesses worldwide, today announced it is offering full gigabit (Gbps) throughput as an optional, modular add-on feature for its most popular dedicated server packages, for $25 more per month. The offering will be available through an easy-to-use online configuration system — a significant change for the company, which had previously only offered the gigabit upgrade on a custom basis, requiring consultation with a configuration engineer.

ServInt’s Chief Operating Officer, Christian Dawson, explained the company’s move to standardize the gigabit throughput service: “When ServInt makes important product configuration decisions, we always put our customers’ interests first — and that’s why we moved with such careful deliberation on this. Until recently, we felt that the billing risk/performance reward aspects of gigabit connections were generally poorly understood — so, from 2004 until today, we required customers to consult with ServInt configuration engineers before making that kind of change to their servers. These days, there are more customer types that clearly need a gigabit connection to run their businesses — and those that do recognize its risks, as well as its intrinsic value. Consequently, we felt comfortable making the purchase decision easier. Of course, customers are always free to contact our sales engineers before making any kind of upgrade to their service packages. In fact, we encourage it.”

Dawson cited a customer who wrote a book which recently shot to #1 on Amazon.com’s sales chart as an example of a successful gigapit “pipe” deployment. The massive surge in traffic at this customer’s site — which took him to 210 Mbps for two full days — was easily handled by his gigabit upgrade. “This kind of experience is increasingly common as broadband-centric content proliferates in an increasingly Internet-dependent world,” said Dawson. “Last year, ServInt dropped its bandwidth overage charges by 75% to make it easy for its customers to thrive in this new environment. Now, we believe the time is right to make gigabit connections as easy as possible to purchase and configure.”

About ServInt

ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed cloud hosting services for enterprises worldwide. Founded in Northern Virginia in 1995, ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server packages to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries. To learn more about ServInt’s cloud, VPS and dedicated hosting solutions, please call 1-800-573-7846 from the USA, +1-703-847-1381 from outside the USA or visit www.servint.net.

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