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Superb Internet is currently upgrading the network hardware in their DCA2 data center located in McLean, VA. This upgrade maintenance will replace all Cisco 2924XL-EN switches with Cisco 2950G-48-EI switches as well as providing the security and cost-effective performance of a dedicated back-end network. Similar to their DCA3 data center in Springfield, VA, customers who order servers in DCA2 will have their own dedicated VLAN and IP space they can use to communicate between their servers.
There are key benefits of using a dedicated network for your servers such as having a higher level of security for your data. Having a dedicated VLAN and subnet will prevent other customers having access to your data as it crosses the network since all internal traffic will be seen by your servers only. In addition, a back-end network gives your servers unmetered access for all communicated between your servers within the internal network and will not be counted against the bandwidth allocation. Superb gives a whopping 4TB of monthly traffic so this will not be a problem for most, but nevertheless, unmetered access is nice to have. Backend network also results in a greater quality of service since certain administrative tasks, such as backup, will not interfere with the front-end internet traffic that forms the core of your business.
It’s great to hear announcements surrounding infrastructure improvements because it shows that our dedicated server hosting company cares us, the customer, by making investments to improve their quality of service. To read more on Superb Internet’s data centers, check out their pages on network and infrastructure.
Superb Internet now has the new Dual Xeon Westmere servers in their dedicated server lineup. This is the latest addition to their dedicated servers product line for high-performance computing. For those in the dark on this new CPU, the Xeon Westmere processor (5600s) is Intel’s new 32nm chip that boasts increased performance and power flexibility to succeed their Nehalem series (5500s). With this new CPU, the hexa-core dedicated servers are introduced in a much more affordable price point.
From their website, Superb Internet offers the following Westmere servers (note, not all Westmere processors have 6 cores):
Dual Xeon E5620 Quad-Core 2.40Ghz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 1000GB SATA HD
Dual Xeon X5650 Hexa-Core 2.66Ghz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 1000GB SATA HD
Dual Xeon X5660 Hexa-Core 2.80Ghz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 1000GB SATA HD
Dual Xeon X5670 Hexa-Core 2.93Ghz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 1000GB SATA HD
Dual Xeon X5680 Hexa-Core 3.33Ghz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 1000GB SATA HD
As part of their launch special, Superb Internet is giving a free upgrade to 6GB DDR3 RAM for all their Hexa-Core servers which include X5650, X5660, X5670, and X5680 servers. Promo code is not needed as you can select this option on their order form. This means, you can combine this deal with another promotion.