4Dec/110

Christmas tree in our office

Today we installed our Christmas tree in the receiption lobby of Giga-Hosting.

Altough it needs a little help from the power outlet it feels just like real snow falling down from the sky on our Christmas tree.

And how did legendary Frank Sinatra sing in one of his famous songs:

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful.
Since we've no place to go

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...

Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂

25Oct/110

Meet us on Facebook!

As of today, Giga-International.com is presenting their official website on FACEBOOK.

Like in our company blog, we would like to use this platform to inform all interested folks specifically about our products, new developments, some interesting details about our day-to-day business and, not to forget, about ourselves.

In addition, you can post your comments regarding our input via your regular FACEBOOK account. That way, you can communicate with our staff nearly “face-to-face”. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback, your proposals and your opinion in general with regard to several topics – even apart from the hosting environment.

Giga-International's entire team is contributing with news and status reports on FACEBOOK, to provide you with an open minded view on our own ideas and perspectives.

We cordially invite you to become a ‘follower’ and gain a deeper insight into our enterprise. We would be grateful for any kind of feedback. And should you generally like our homepage and our service, why not clicking the commonly well known “Like” symbol? We appreciate any fan 🙂

Visit our homepage on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Giga-International/161405220619366

27Jun/110

Number of the month: 2 + 7 = Decent Temperature!

Outside, red hot and tropical weather conditions, but the servers located at Giga-Hosting's datacenter, always keep a 'cool processor'. Thanks to 7 climate cabinets in our datacenter and to 2 cooling units on the roof top, a consistent decent temperature is kept, to care for the servers on our server floor.

In April 2011, the second level of our air conditioning system was implemented and this upgraded the former cooling capacity by another 150%.

7 Air Conditioning Cabinets / Recirculation Cooling Units

The 7 air conditioning cabinets are mounted in our data center on various locations. Our recirculating cooling units absorb the warm air stream exhausted by our servers on the ceiling level of the datacenter. This air is afterwards chilled by cold water, which is pumped through two cooling units on the roof top of the building and taken down to the server floor again. The cooled air will then be blown out through the grills of our double layered pressure floor directly underneath the servers.

2 Cooling Units

The 2 cooling units are roof top mounted, directing towards Munich's centre. The warm water from the data center is pumped up to cooling units above. It gets chilled in there and is being pumped down again to the datacenter below. If the temperature outside is cooler than at the inside, air condition is not only controlled by compressors but also substituted by using ambient air. Such results in energy savings and therefore cost reductions. Giga-Hosting's clients do definitely benefit from this effieciency directly.

This 'free-cooling', permanently remote controlled system disposes of 2 water circulations, separated from each other. In fact, two completely independent and redundant systems in each aspect are implemented. All pipes and drains for the air conditioning, but as well all electrical wiring was installed twofold. That stands to reason that we keep consistent decent temperatures in our datacenter for the server's "wellness".  Equally do the employees at Giga International feel well, as they are taken care of by chilling them in air conditioned offices and pampering them with ice cream and cooled soft drinks.

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Zahl des Monats: 2+7 = Angenehme Termperatur!

Draußen ist heiß und tropisch. Aber die Server im Rechenzentrum von Giga-Hosting bewahren immer einen "kühlen Prozessor". 7 Klimaschränke/Umluftkühler im Rechenzentrum und 2 Kühlaggregate auf dem Dach sorgen für gleichbleibende angenehme Temperatur im Rechenzentrum.

Seit April 2011 haben wir die zweite Klimastufe für das Rechenzentrum implementiert. Damit wurde die Klimaleistung um nochmals 150 % erhöht.

7 Klimaschränke/Umluftkühler:

Die 7 Klimaschränke sind im über 300 qm großen Rechenzentrum verteilt aufgestellt. Die Umluftkühler saugen die durch die Server erwärmte Luft auf Höhe der Decke des Rechenzentrums an. Die Luft wird dann durch kaltes Wasser gekühlt, das von den 2 Kühlaggregaten nach unten in das Rechenzentrum gepumpt wurde. Die gekühlte Luft wird dann durch den dichten Klimadruckboden direkt bei den Server wieder ausgeblasen.

2 Kühlaggregate:

Die 2 Kühlaggregate befinden sich auf dem Dach mit Blick auf die Frauenkirche im Münchener Zentrum. Das erwärmte Wasser aus dem Rechenzentrum wird nach oben auf das Dach zu den Kühlaggregaten gepumpt. Dort wird es abgekühlt und wieder nach unten in das Rechenzentrum gepumpt.  Die Kühlung erfolgt nicht nur über die Kompressoren, sondern auch, wenn es draußen kühler als drinnen ist, über die Außenluft. Dies führt zu Einsparungen bei den Energiekosten, die dann auch an die Kunden von Giga-Hosting weiter gegeben werden können.

Das freikühlende und ständig remote überwachte System hat zwei getrennte Wasserkreisläufe. Es existieren zwei in jeder Hinsicht eigenständige, redundante Klimatisierungssysteme. Sämtlich Rohre für die Kühlung und auch die elektrischen Zuleitungen sind doppelt gelegt. Dadurch herrschen im Rechenzentrum immer gleichbleibend angenehme Temperaturen und die Server "fühlen sich wohl". Aber auch die Mitarbeiter von Giga-Hosting bewahren durch eine Klimatisierung der Büroräume, durch Eis und kühle Getränke auch bei schwierigen Anfragen einen kühlen Kopf.

13May/110

NEW at Giga-Hosting: Giga Linux Cluster

The cluster system for your individual requirements. High performance, high stability and low price.

Regardless which hardware component might fail or how the number of web site visitors might increase - your web presence will remain 24/7 online.

The Giga Linux Cluster is built not only to prevent service outages, but also to provide the full capacity of all cluster servers during standard operation. This leads to a reduction of the response times even in the face of increasing load due to an increasing amount of web site visitors or complex applications. With the Giga Linux Cluster, there are no IT-related boundaries anymore to the growth of your company.

The Giga Linux Clusters offers four advantages:

  1. Reliability - high availability of your site
  2. Scalability - easy and rapid expansion
  3. Load balancing - cost effective utilization of resources
  4. Data security - don't take a risk

We take care of the details

It goes without saying that the experienced staff of Giga-International is taking care of each and every detail in accordance with your personal requirements: Assistance and consultation, initial configuration of the servers and the network infrastructure, adjustment of technical parameters in close collaboration with you and the permanent technical service for the cluster. You can sit back!

Giga Linux Cluser has unbeatable prices

Fair acconting of the individual configuration and no monthly costs. You only pay for the dedicated servers that are deployed within the cluster.__________________________

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Das Clustersystem für Ihre individuellen Bedürfnisse. Hochperformant, sicher und preiswert.

Egal, welche Hardware ausfällt oder wie sehr sich Ihre Besucherzahl vervielfacht - Ihre Webpräsenz bleibt immer 24/7 online.

Mit dem Giga Linux Cluster vermeiden Sie nicht nur Ausfälle, es kann auch im Normalbetrieb die Kapazität aller Server genutzt und modular erweitert werden, um so (z.B. bei Web-Applikationen) die Antwortzeiten selbst bei stetig zunehmender Serverlast durch wachsende Besucherzahlen oder aufwändigere Anwendungen zu verringern. Ihrem Wachstum sind seitens der IT damit endlich keine Grenzen mehr gesetzt.

Der Giga Linux Cluster bietet vier Vorteile:

  1. Ausfallsicherheit - für eine hohe Verfügbarkeit Ihres Angebots
  2. Skalierbarkeit - für einfache und schnelle Erweiterungen
  3. Lastverteilung - für eine kosteneffiziente Auslastung
  4. Datensicherheit - gehen Sie kein Risiko ein

Wir kümmern uns um die Details

Selbstverständlich übernimmt das Expertenteam von Giga-Hosting für Sie sämtliche Details, ganz nach Ihren Wünschen: Beratung, initiale Konfiguration der Server und der Netzwerkinfrastruktur, Anpassung von technischen Parametern in Absprach mit Ihnen und die dauerhafte, technische Betreuung des Clusterbetriebs. Sie können sich zurück lehnen!

Giga Linux Cluster ist unschlagbar preiswert

Faire Abrechnung der individuellen Konfiguration und keine monatlichen Kosten. Sie bezahlen lediglich für die dedizierten Server, die im Cluster zum Einsatz kommen.


27Apr/112

Number of the month: 2

Almost exactly 2 years ago we established a new datacenter with enough room for 4000 servers in Munich. This has been done in order to face the growing demand in colocation and dedicated servers and to reach an even higher quality level. The same building also contains our office rooms which enables us to deliver excellent support, 365 days a year (also on holidays and weekends).

When we started up, we had just one single server in the data center, but we are now already on the threshold of exceeding 1500 servers – and our business is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. The high level of customer satisfaction we have achieved through professional organization and a competent and always friendly support.

There is also another interesting number 2 of the month: First we had during the 2 years not a single power outage in our data center. Second, we also had no single failure of our internet connection. Other data centers would be pleased with such values that cannot be taken for granted. We owe this mainly to our high technical standards and equipment and of course our technical team.

We can take a little bit proud. It shows us that we are on the right track.

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Zahl des Monats: 2

Seit fast genau vor 2 Jahren haben wir in München ein neues Rechenzentrum für Server- und Colocation-Angebote mit Platz für 4000 Server eröffnet, um der steigenden Nachfrage und dem hohen Qualitätsanspruch unserer Kunden gerecht zu werden. Im selben Gebäude befinden sich seither auch unsere Büroräume, um einen exzellenten Support, 365 Tage im Jahr (auch an Feiertagen und Wochenenden), gewährleisten zu können.

Starteten wir zu Gründerzeiten noch mit einem einzigen Server im Rechenzentrum, so sehen wir uns heute bereits die Schwelle von 1500 Servern überschreiten - und wir wachsen immer schneller. Die hohe Kundenzufriedenheit haben wir durch professionelle Organisation und einen kompetenten und immer freundlichen Support erreicht.

Außerdem gibt es eine weitere interessante Zahl 2 des Monats: Erstens hatten wir innerhalb der 2 Jahren keinen einzigen Stromausfall in unserem Rechenzentrum. Zweitens hatten wir ebenso keinen einzigen Ausfall unserer Internetanbindung. Andere Rechenzentren würden sich über solche Werte freuen, die nicht als selbstverständlich vorausgesetzt werden können. Wir verdanken dies hauptsächlich unseren hohen technischen Standards, der Ausstattung und natürlich unserem Technikteam.

Darauf können wir zu Recht ein bisschen stolz sein. Es zeigt uns, dass wir auf dem richtigen Weg sind.

8Feb/110

Number of the month: 1000

Until now we have never presented a "number of the month" in our blog, but I think February is a good month to start with it. This "number of the month" gives us the chance to reveal some more details about our company and our products by using hard facts instead of just telling anything. And, in my opinion, there do exist some really interesting facts which can be presented by using numbers in a very nice way.

Indeed, there are even two reasons why the number of the month February is 1000. At first, I chose this number because there are more than 1000 dedicated server systems up and running in our datacenter so far. Actually, we crossed this line around half a year ago and we're already heading towards the line of 1500 servers. But as there hasn't been a "number of the month" special yet, I didn't want to miss the event of having crossed the number of 1000 servers. =)

Moreover, and this is much more news-worthy, we just achieved the milestone of maintaining more than 1000 v-servers for our customers. It was in the middle of May when we started to offer our new v-server products, thus only a little bit more than 8 months have passed since then. This means that, in average, we have created (and kept) more than 4 new virtual servers for our customers per day since we've been starting to offer them. This number seems quite remarkable to us considering the fact that we hardly do no advertising for our products.
Right now, there are days when we install dozens of new v-servers for our new and existing customers. The number of new server installations increases pretty fast.
Thanks to all of our customers for your loyalty and your confidence in our products! We're definetly going on with our hard work to provide the best products and service for you possible!

And as there are so many new customers day by day, please let me finally announce something for our german blog visitors:
If you're interested in the webhosting business and you think it might be a good idea to join a fast-growing hosting company with a nice team and excellent future prospects in the beautiful city of Munich (where the Oktoberfest is used to take place every year, just to mention one aspect... 😉 ) don't hesitate to contact me! We're looking for new team members on all positions, such as customer support, technical assistance, administration, sales, etc. etc.

Have a really nice week! Your server at Giga-Hosting definetly does =)

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16Dec/100

Price reduction for our server upgrades!

Some time has passed since there has been made the last price change regarding the upgrades for our dedicated servers and v-servers.  Nevertheless, it is our goal to provide all of our products - including the upgrades for these products - at the best quality and at the best price possible.

Thus, we have made some new calculations with respect to the fees we've been computing for additional hardware and admin-panels so far and here it is: A list with upgrades which can be ordered at a lower price than before. If you're interested in upgrading your server with one of these great features, don't hesitate to contact our support department! Of course, if you'd like to order a new server, it's no problem to order these upgrades during the order process, too.

+ 1 GB RAM (XL, DUO):
59,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 250 GB HDD:
54,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 400 GB HDD:
69,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 1000 GB HDD:
79,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ 2000 GB HDD:
109,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

+ Hardware-RAID 5 (3ware, 4 ports):
299,99 EUR one-time setup fee, no monthly charges

All Administration Panels (like CPanel or Plesk):
NO more setup fees, just the normal monthly fee!

I hope you like our new prices. Have a nice day!

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1Jun/100

V-Servers available at Giga-International!

It’s about time: Our VPS are finally available for international customers!

We've invested countless hours during the past few months and we haven’t been afraid of necessary expenses to provide you with a rock-solid product, paired with a great mix of technical features for a small price. According to our slogan “Think bigger, think Giga!” here they come! Giga-International V-Servers at an excellent cost-performance ratio.

For only 9.99 EUR / month we provide a high-performance Intel-CPU with four cores, 2 GB of RAM – guaranteed! - and a hard disk of 100 GB. You need more power? Check out our V-Servers 'L' and 'XL'. They will definitely meet your requirements, that's for sure! With a guaranteed amount of RAM of up to 8 GB and 400 GB of hard disk space you definetly won't regret choosing Giga-International. Just like our dedicated servers, our V-Servers are connected to a 100 Mbps port paired with unlimited traffic. And, of course, you'll gain full root and administrator access to the machine installed with an operating system of your choice.

And there is something more to complete this 'all-in-one-package': Our great customer support, available 365 days a year, even on holidays and on weekends, from 8 am to 11 pm (available by telephone or e-mail), is included!

During market launch only: Order your new GIGA V-Server today and your virtual machine will come without a setup fee!

Check our offers on your own: Our VPS offers