September 16, 2008 15:51 ET

Hurricane Ike Blows Through Louisville, KY -- Clients Experience No Downtime's Two Louisville Data Centers Remain Operational During 75+ Mile Winds That Caused the City's Largest Power Outages in History

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) -, the first name in global hosting solutions and services, withstood Hurricane Ike's powerful winds reported as high as 75 mph on Sunday, September 14th, 2008.'s two data centers located in downtown Louisville, lost commercial power during the winds. However,'s disaster recovery and business continuance plan was engaged and power systems performed flawlessly.

The winds caused considerable amounts of damage around the city and suburbs, and were the cause of lost power for over 340,000 customers. Louisville Gas & Electric and city officials estimated that it may be up to 10 to 14 days before power is completely restored. Many businesses have had to close, and cannot estimate when they will reopen.'s Louisville data centers are colocation facilities for over 100 regional and national organizations. The two data centers also house infrastructure for's global Managed Hosting clients. recently architected their core cloud-computing infrastructure for CloudNine,, in these data centers. provides highly available solutions -- uninterrupted levels of service -- to clients to ensure that their businesses remain operational during unexpected disasters. provides geographically-dispersed disaster recovery and failover for its clients in its data centers in Irvine, CA, San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA data centers.


Since 1996,, the First Name in Hosting, has provided award-winning dedicated hosting, managed hosting, collocation, disaster recovery and business continuance services to a global customer base demanding a high level of security, reliability and responsiveness. monitors, manages, and enhances the web based platforms of Web 2.0 companies, software as a service providers (SaaS), content distribution networks (CDN), and medium to large enterprises whose web presence is crucial and high availability mandatory. currently owns and operates its proprietary content delivery grid (CDG) via data center facilities in Louisville, Kentucky; Irvine, California; San Francisco, California; and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit or call the company at 800-446-7627.

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