Introducing Varial Hosting's New Saskatoon Data Center
In early 2016 we will be launching our next generation hosting platform. Having been part of the hosting industry for over 12 years, we have witnessed websites transform from simple static pages to amazingly beautiful and complex applications. Over the past year we have put considerable thought into what kind of company we want to be and what exciting new services we can offer to address today's challenges and prepare for the future. Our next generation hosting platform will heavily focus on security and utilize our expertise in optimizing website speed and performance for popular applications like WordPress which now powers over 70% of the websites hosted on our servers.
We will be building our new platform from the ground up and evaluating every component of our architecture in order to provide the best service we can build. Over the coming months we will reveal many of the new technologies that will be part of our next generation platform, but today we'd like to talk about where we will serve your data.
For the past 7 years our servers have been physically located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We chose to host our hardware from Montreal as network connectivity options vastly exceeded what was available to us locally in 2008. While planning our new platform it quickly became apparent that having our servers closer to home would be advantageous so we could scale and deploy new features faster.
We are pleased to announce that our next generation hosting platform will be physically located in our hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. We have selected a data center partner with a historically reliable network and state of the art facility that has received one of the highest environmental certifications in Canada. The data center's fully redundant network features two concentric fiber rings that run west to Vancouver and east to Toronto, connecting to major telecommunications hubs in each city. This allows for traffic to be instantly routed east or west depending on network conditions and offers connectivity to all major peering points in North America. Sounds high tech? It is!
Our first servers have just arrived at the facility today and we're very excited to get started deploying our new platform and sharing its development with you!