A Look Inside Steadfast Networks
April 30th, 2012
Pay-as-you-go pricing and a monstrous discount provides clients with more flexibility than ever.
Chicago, IL, April 30, 2012 – Steadfast Networks, a Chicago-based provider of dedicated server hosting, colocation hosting, and cloud hosting services, has announced a new pricing model for the company’s cloud hosting offerings. With rates on cloud hosting services now potentially as low as $3.58 per month, this shift has dropped memory pricing by 50%, CPU pricing by 20%, and bandwidth pricing by 25%.
In addition to lower pricing, Steadfast’s new cloud hosting offer allows customers to pay only for the resources that they use. This means that the company’s cloud hosting clients can allocate as much processing power, memory, storage and bandwidth as needed. These cloud hosting servers will never run out of resources and clients pay only for what they use, placing greatly enhanced control and flexibility firmly in their hands.
"Since launching our cloud hosting platform last June, we’ve seen amazing success and have gotten some great feedback from our customers,” said Karl Zimmerman, President of Steadfast. "These successes have blessed us with greater efficiency, and we felt it was time to pass our newfound savings on directly to our clients. The goal of cloud platforms is added versatility and a simplified client experience, and we feel this true on-demand pricing brings us closer to our goals."
Beyond simplicity and easy scaling, the primary goal of Steadfast’s cloud hosting environment is, as with any cloud hosting environment, to eliminate “single points of failure”. In other words, the Steadfast cloud aims to reduce the amount of things that could go wrong with a web hosting platform by creating redundancies and assuring the high availability of system resources at all times. This falls directly in line with Steadfast’s ongoing commitment of keeping customers connected.
For more information on the Steadfast Networks cloud hosting platform, visit: http://steadfast.net/services/cloudhosting.php
Founded in 1998, Steadfast Networks has a long-running reputation of providing supreme reliability in dedicated servers, colocation, and cloud hosting services. While operating two data centers in Chicago and a third in New York City, Steadfast maintains some of the industry’s finest in-house, on-site support staff, and redundant data center infrastructure that’s second to none. For more information, visit http://steadfast.net.
April 6th, 2012
In our continuing efforts toward being the best hosting provider on Earth we are proud to announce new Cloud Hosting pricing!
We've cut memory pricing in half, dropped CPU pricing by 20%, and bandwidth pricing by 25%! Gone is the monthly minimum and in its place the most flexible, affordable Cloud Hosting pricing around. It's pay-as-you-go and you can dynamically allocate your resources for the ultimate in Cloud control. With the ability to add CPU, memory, storage and bandwidth at any time you can never run out of resources and you'll only pay for what you use. Now more than ever Steadfast is giving you the options you need, when you need them most.
Choose your specs and divide them up between as many virtual machines as you want using our revolutionary and industry leading OnApp Hypervisor. From there you can allocate resources, view statistics and logs, and have full control over your Cloud Hosting environment! Also, using the Steadfast Cloud Control app you can do all of this from anywhere on the planet using your iOS device!
Thanks for choosing Steadfast Networks and we'll see you in the Cloud!
March 22nd, 2012
We're happy to announce the availability of new Samsung 830 Solid State Drives!
The new Samsung 830 SSDs are SATA3 powerhouses of performance and reliability, twice as fast than our previous Intel X25-M and Intel 320 SSD offerings and with 50% faster IO/sec. The Samsung 830 features a 3-core MCX controller, 2x nm Toggle MLC NAND, 256MB SDRAM cache and firmware, all made by Samsung. Having full control of every component, Samsung can ensure their 830s are the height in stability and quality.
In benchmarks between the Samsung 830s and Intel 320s there is indisputable evidence that the Samsung outperforms Intel at every level. In compressible sequential read testing, the Samsungs were reading at 360.4 MB/s while the Intels only 222.2 MB/s. In write tests the Samsung 830 clocked an even 400 MB/s write time while Intel only 240 MB/s. We're seeing 16% faster on random reads, 119% faster on random writes, 62% faster on sequential reads, and 56% faster on sequential writes. See this article at Tom's Hardware for those tests and more.
Even better? We're able to offer these new Samsung 830 SSDs at outstandingly low prices. Here are our offerings:
- 64GB Samsung 830 SSD - $20 per month
- 128GB Samsung 830 SSD - $35 per month
- 256GB Samsung 830 SSD - $60 per month
- 512GB Samsung 830 SSD - $100 per month
- Hardware RAID + SSD Cache - $100 per month
The Hardware RAID + SSD cache is a fantastic option for data integrity and continuity of operations. Combining a RAID backup card with an SSD cache you can be sure that data is accessible and fast, plus safe in the event of power loss. It's a zero-maintenance cache protection design using SSD storage instead of the traditional battery backup so that your data stays intact and protected longer. Everything you need to know about RAID can be found in this blog post and if you have any questions, contact sales today!
The Samsung 830 SSDs are only available for new orders. To take advantage of these amazing new drives contact email@example.com and inquire today!
March 15th, 2012
A major initiative in 2012 for Steadfast is a focus on local tech and the burgeoning Chicagoland technology scene. It started with the idea that Chicago and really the entire Midwest is fast emerging as a hotbed for developing startups. The term "digital prairie" has gotten bandied about along with the Chicago government's efforts toward growing the South Loop area into a Silicon Alley of sorts. It's attention like this and more that is quickly changing the face of tech startup incubation across the country. No longer are startups heading West to the sunnier patches of California, but instead are occupying lofts in Wicker Park and Bucktown, collaborating locally with other startups in shared spaces and meeting at cafes to discuss their progress and vision. Chicago is the hotspot in the country for startup tech and the everyone is starting to take notice. Just today the Wall Street Journal published this article with undeniable proof that Chicago fosters an amazing atmosphere for startups.
It's with that in mind that we're proud to announce our partnership with Built In Chicago, a fantastic local resource for technology enthusiasts, venture capitalists and startup entrepreneurs. At BuiltInChicago.org hundreds of companies are gathering to talk tech and reinforce what everyone suspects: there is power in numbers and we are more stronger as a whole than we could ever be as separate forces. Tremendous resources for growth have emerged over the past few years. From companies like Excelerate Labs where the startups of tomorrow are taught how to succeed to shared workspaces such as TechNexus and 1871 where companies collaborate and grow together, this city is fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration that is crucial to so many fledgeling tech companies.
Steadfast Networks is proud to host BuiltInChicago.org and is working to partner with several other Chicagoland tech companies to assist in any way we can and help solidify Chicago's place in the national technology landscape. We truly can accomplish magnificent things by working together toward one common goal.
March 5th, 2012
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STEADFAST NETWORKS PARTNERS WITH SUPPLIES FOR DREAMS TO HELP CHICAGO STUDENTS
With their combined efforts more Chicago Public School students will receive help.
Chicago, IL (PRESS RELEASE) March 1, 2012 – Steadfast Networks, a provider of Chicago dedicated server hosting, colocation hosting, and cloud hosting service provider is teaming up with Supplies For Dreams, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for Chicago Public Schools students. Through both financial and material support, Steadfast Networks will be working to mentor, equip and empower hundreds of students in Supplies for Dreams' programs.
"Our web-based platforms are extremely important in connecting with our donors, our partner communities, and advocates of education reform. Without these platforms, we would face considerable fundraising and marketing challenges. We are grateful for Steadfast's support of our organization and endeavors," said Executive Director for Supplies for Dreams Hiro Kawashima.
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the 3rd largest public school system in the country and caters to more than 400,000 students in 675 schools. 21,320 teachers serve students from all racial backgrounds including 45% African-American, 41% Latino, 9% White, and 3.6% Asian or Pacific Islander. Leveraging their already existing clients such as The Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Broadcast Communications, WBEZ, and Chicago Public Radio Steadfast Networks will be able to expose Chicago Public School students to industries, career options and resources that may have previously been unattainable or unknown.
45% of all CPS students will fail to graduate from high school. That means that 45% of students will drop out and fail to earn a diploma. CPS has been unable to provide most of its students with a realistic path to securing a college education. Currently, 94 out of every 100 students who enroll in CPS will never graduate from a 2-year or 4-year college by the time they are 25. Supplies for Dreams, with the help of Steadfast Networks works to battle these odds and provide hope and real-world experiences for kids to give them opportunities to better their lives.
"Supplies For Dreams represents one step in our ongoing focus on the local Chicagoland tech community. Empowering youth is a great way to ensure Chicago's foothold in the national technology landscape," said Karl Zimmerman, CEO of Steadfast Networks, "we're very excited to help in any way we can and look forward to seeing the good that can come of this and many programs like it."
More about Steadfast Networks: Founded in 1998, Steadfast Networks is a provider of Chicago dedicated server hosting, colocation hosting, and cloud hosting service provider that focus on security, reliability, and flexibility. Find Steadfast Networks online at http://www.steadfast.net.
More about Supplies For Dreams: Supplies for Dreams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides Chicago Public Schools students with critical resources and extra-curricular opportunities ranging from basic school supplies to field trips and one-on-one mentoring. Supplies For Dreams can be found at http://www.suppliesfordreams.org.