In a Nutshell: Since its inception as a telecommunications service in Los Angeles, QuadraNet has grown to offer an array of hosting solutions to clients around the world. The company now maintains datacenters in locations across North America, including its latest state-of-the-art facility in Seattle. And QuadraNet’s Amsterdam datacenter extends the company’s reach to Europe, providing native and trans-Atlantic clients with high-speed, reliable service in the region. QuadraNet plans to continue its European expansion and deploy new hybrid cloud solutions to ensure it can meet the needs of any client in any location.
Expansion can be a risky proposition for a company — especially in the tech industry — as it requires faith that its efforts will result in greater market share. When it doesn’t work out, the entire business, even the part that was thriving, could be compromised.
Perhaps the best approach to expansion is meeting the ever-evolving needs of a vibrant customer base while attracting new clients along the way. That strategy has proven successful for hosting provider QuadraNet, which started as a telecommunications service in Los Angeles in 2001.
To keep up with developments in the industry and meet the needs of its own growing client base, it established a full-service datacenter in downtown Los Angeles in 2004.
The 60,000-square-foot facility, located in the Telecom Center building, features uninterruptible power supplies, CRAC units, independent distribution routers, and bandwidth in excess of 250 Gbps — which can scale to meet customer needs.
Over the years, QuadraNet acquired additional brands and even expanded into dedicated servers, all with the goal of providing anything its customers might need. Now, the company is attracting and serving an even broader customer base.
In 2017, the company opened its second L.A. datacenter near Los Angeles International Airport. The 22,000-square-foot facility was completely renovated to accommodate QuadraNet’s additional deployments.
In 2019, QuadraNet opened two new datacenters to expand its footprint both in the U.S. and around the world — one in Amsterdam and the other in Seattle.
“We wanted to expand to the Pacific Northwest and Europe because we have seen increased demand for latency-sensitive applications — VPN or service providers — that need to be in those locations to serve their CDN or anything else they need within that region,” said Ilan Mishan, CEO of QuadraNet. “We host and deal with a lot of service providers that have end users who need specific applications and data hosted close by.”
Expanding Service to the Pacific Northwest and Europe
The Seattle datacenter — located just 30 minutes from downtown — provides access to the Seattle Internet Exchange, which is known for its carrier diversity. The center’s on-net carrier options provide low-latency routes across the U.S., Canada, and Asia. The fully air-conditioned, raised-floor space boasts 100% power uptime capability and handles both high-density critical loads and demanding redundancy requirements.
But that isn’t the only advanced datacenter that the company opened in Q1 of 2019.
QuadraNet’s Amsterdam facility is the first step in its plan to expand services across Europe. The expansion allows the company to better meet the global demand for its services and cloud hosting options.
“It’s our first European location, and we’re excited about it. And everything is the same. All services are offered in all locations, including Amsterdam,” Ilan said. “Now, we can better accommodate our clients that need services in that region instead of having to refer them to someone else.”
The Amsterdam datacenter’s fail-safe power infrastructure makes it a reliable option for businesses seeking to expand into Europe. They can easily migrate from other European datacenters and gain access to major regional internet exchanges like AMS-IX and NL-ix, which provide and a diverse network connectivity options.
Datacenters Across the U.S. Provide Convenient Access and Service
As it has grown, QuadraNet has become more geographically diverse with sites throughout the United States. Together, these locations provide redundancy, resilience, and high performance to consumers across North America.
- The 68,000-square-foot Dallas facility, which opened in 2008, offers a high power-to-space ratio and 80Gbps bandwidth capacity. It features high availability, connectivity, and the freedom and flexibility to scale to fit client needs. On-site security and around-the-clock technical staff ensure that operations run smoothly and safely.
- Since 2009, QuadraNet’s Miami datacenter has become a leading hub for the Latin American and Caribbean markets. It connects to multiple underground Florida Power and Light electrical grids, ensuring priority power delivery. The building itself is rated to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, and in the event of an emergency, dual diesel generators with automatic transfer and additional roll-up generators provide independent power sources to keep servers running.
- QuadraNet’s downtown Atlanta facility opened in 2014 and is the core of the company’s nationwide network. This exclusively operated and staffed facility is a short distance from Atlanta Telx POP, one of the most bandwidth-rich datacenters in the nation. The Atlanta datacenter offers solutions for unique client needs in addition to redundant power feeds, full UPS power and generator backup alongside diverse, redundant bandwidth paths.
- The 114,457-square-foot Chicago datacenter debuted in 2015 and offers scalable deployments to accommodate client growth. It provides customers with low latency connectivity that serves multiple financial, healthcare, and media companies based in the city. The site also features redundant power feeds and UPS and generator backups, plus redundant bandwidth paths.
- In 2016, QuadraNet added its Secaucus, New Jersey, facility. This location features excellent latency with connectivity to and from Canada, Europe, and the Mid-Atlantic region. The 48,000-square-foot space features redundant UPS systems, on-site backup generators, and it boasts 100% uptime for clients.
These sites are in addition to its LAX locations, which also ensure hardware is operating under optimal conditions. The nationwide presence helps American ecommerce entrepreneurs — or businesses wanting to reach a U.S. audience — connect with potential customers quickly.
Hybrid Cloud Service Provides More Flexibility
QuadraNet’s product development is driven by client feedback and demand, which have been crucial parts of its successful growth plan. One significant trend the company has observed is businesses shifting to a hybrid cloud model that provides flexible functionality alongside dedicated server space.
That’s why QuadraNet plans to offer hybrid cloud solutions that integrate existing cloud capabilities with QuadraNet’s dedicated servers — and modify the service to accommodate unique business needs. This allows clients to reap the benefits of cloud computing while maintaining and leveraging disparate legacy infrastructures.
“Whatever industry it is, they can come to us with their infrastructure needs, and we can accommodate them without needing to go anywhere else. Whether they need to make a cloud on dedicated servers or the hybrid cloud solution, we can do all that,” Ilan said. “They enjoy that relationship with us because we understand their side of it.”
All QuadraNet’s clients enjoy fast connection speeds, copious bandwidth, power and data security, and high latency — no matter which datacenter serves them. Its Seattle facility helps solidify QuadraNet’s reach across North America and beyond, while the Amsterdam datacenter is doing the same for the company in Europe.
These additions set up QuadraNet to continue providing outstanding service to clients by meeting their specific needs, helping them succeed in whatever industry or endeavor they pursue.